Size: 12 3/4" x 9 3/4"
Publisher: Trebruk Publishing(2002)
This special offer includes a limited edition collector's print, signed and numbered on the back.
This book has been signed by photographer Bruce Gilden.
Sitting on the outskirts of the five boroughs, the world famous pleasure beach of Coney Island has been the summer destination for New Yorkers since its heyday in the 1890s.
Towards the end of the 1960s, one year after he first picked up a camera, Bruce Gilden took the subway train through Brooklyn to capture the sunbathers, the weekenders, the sideshow booths and the Cyclone rollercoaster. Coney Island's reputation has steadily slipped since Gilden started to photograph there, and is now known as a place where the poor who cannot escape the summer city heat go for thrills. Regardless of this, Gilden's ability to eke out the characters and eccentricities give the beach and its surrounding neighborhood a humorous and authentic view of daily life on the beach from the sixties through until the late 1980s.