CALIFORNIA BOYS: COLOR PHOTOGRAPHS 1959-1980, by Mel Roberts - 2000


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California Boys: Color Photographs 1959-1980

by Mel Roberts

Published by: Fotofactory Press. Santa Monica, California. 2000. Limited to an edition of 5,000. The featured photographic reproductions are available as signed original prints limited to an edition of 50. Includes an introduction by Mark Harvey and a brief biographical timeline.203 pages. 9.25" by 9.5"

CONTAINS DEPICTIONS OF NUDITY. Published in conjunction with an exhibition at the David Aden Gallery, Venice Beach, California. November 8, 2000 - December 10, 2000.


Hardback is overall in NEAR FINE condition NEAR FINE DJ. 

  • ISBN: 9781883923488
  • Blue paper covers feature stylized title and remain free of any major signs of age or wear. 
  • Boards are very subtly scuffed and exhibit a few white flecks to the rear. 
  • Spine remains square and firm with stylized title and author. 
  • Binding is firm.
  • Illustrated pastedowns and endpapers remain free of any major signs of age or wear. 
  • Frontispiece is present and fully intact. 
  • Illustrations are fully intact and unworn. 
  • Interior remains free of any apparent signs of age or wear. 
  • Inside pages are free of writing and intentional marks.
  • DJ is subtly scuffed and exhibits very mild creases along the edges though overall remains free of any major signs of age or wear. 
  • Book may exhibit additional minor signs of age or wear.
  • JS20180810

Ephemera: includes glossy illustrated insert with advertisement and contact information. This first collection of Mel Roberts' photographs reveal the styles and trends of unique generation.
These portraits, which range from bodybuilders in posing straps, to surfer on the beaches of the California coast, to hippies in love beads, to skateboarders in short shorts and tube socks, capture the unique character of the individuals and the cultural climate of an important period of self discovery.

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Region: North America
Original/Facsimile: Original
Modified Item: No
Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
Topic: Catalogs & Exhibitions
Author: Mel Roberts
Subject: Art & Photography
Year: 2000
Original/Reproduction: Original
US State: California
Special Attributes: 1st Edition
Binding: Hardcover
Publication Year: 2000
Language: English
Format: Hardcover
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