First Edition of Bill Owens' Suburbia; Inscribed by Him
Item Number: 948
San Francisco: Straight Arrow Press, 1973.
First Edition. Oblong quarto, original photographic stiff paper wrappers. Inscribed by Bill Owens on the front free endpaper, “For Dave Bill Owens Can you avoid Suburbia.” In very good condition. Laid in is the photographer’s business card.
“Suburbia is too sympathetic and too conflicted to be simply another ironic deadpan document… This delicate balance of outsider and insider perspectives turns the resulting book into a critical self-portrait—one that’s almost painfully observant but withholds judgment” (Roth, 224). Roth 101; Parr & Badger II, 24, Open Book, 296.