Hill, Carol; Davidson, Bruce
Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1973. First edition. Pages are bright, clean, and square. Binding is without flaw. Cloth boards are clean and square. Price-clipped jacket is bright, clean, and square, with minor scuffing and minimal shelf-wear; protected by mylar jacket. 186 pp. Very Good.
A captivating experiment. Text by Carol HIll, photographs by Bruce Davidson. As Hill describes the experience: "In the spring of 1971, Bruce Davidson and I were asked to explore with a camera and a tape recorder, some aspects of American life characterized by the concept of subsistence. In the course of the year and a half of work on the book, we experienced this word in constant, and sometimes torturous, evolution. Each time we discovered someone who, we thought, should be a part of this book, we found we had to expand or revise our definition of what its subject was. Subsistence came to include principles of survival, originality, wholeness, and independence." Printed in Holland, the black and white photographs are alive.