Ostfildern, Germany: Hatje Cantz, 2006. Deluxe Limited Special Edition. Hardcover. Signed Peter Granser on half-title and portfolio colophon card. 1/3 A.P. of 30 + 3 A.P. Large Square Quarto. 99 (1)pp. Original photo-illustrated boards with black lettering on cover and spine, housed in gray vinyl covered slipcase with blind-stamped lettering, containing blind-stamped portfolio with handmade c-print in color, with tissue guard, laid in. Yellow endpapers.
Coney Island brings Granser's gaze to an outpost of retro beach culture and economic decay that may be better known in Europe than at home. With precise, witty color, Granser captures the morbid charm of "America's Playground" on the Brooklyn beach front, with its dilapidated amusement parks, made famous long ago in the black-and-white work of Diane Arbus, Weegee and Bruce Gilden. Contains photo-illustrated index, biography and bibliography at rear. Text in German and English. Fine condition. Item #49535