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[George Sera portraits of authors at Black Oak Books].
BANC PIC 2016.059--B box 1
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Title:

[George Sera portraits of authors at Black Oak Books]

Creator/Contributor:

Sera, George, creator, photographer.

Abstract:

Portraits of authors taken following their readings at Black Oak Books in Berkeley, California. Large-scale copies of these images were hung on the walls of the book store. Those depicted are 1: Christopher Alexander, 1986 -- 2: Isabel Allende, 1986 -- 3: Luis Alvarez, 1987 -- 4: Paul Auster, 1986 -- 5: Ann Beatty, 1987 -- 6: Bruno Bettelheim, 1987 -- 7: Stewart Brand, 1987 -- 8: Harold Brodkey, 1986 -- 9: Tom Clark, 1987 -- 10: J. California Cooper, 1986 -- 11: John Gregory Dunne, 1986 -- 12: Louise Erdrich, 1986 -- 13: Louise Gluck, 1987 -- 14: Diane Johnson, 1987 -- 15: Alice Kahn, 1987 -- 16: Carolyn Kizer, 1987 -- 17: Ursula K. LeGuin, 1985 -- 18: Nancy Mairs, 1986 -- 19: Sue Miller, 1986 -- 20: Czeslaw Milosz, 1987 -- 21: Toni Morrison, 1987 -- 22: Tim O’Brien, 1986 -- 23: Grace Paley, 1987 -- 24: Cecile Pineda, 1986 -- 25: Mona Simpson, 1986 -- 26: Gary Snyder, 1986 -- 27: Wallace Stegner, 1987 -- 28: Robert Stone, 1986 -- 29: Virgil Thomson, 1987 -- 30: Tomas Tranströmer, 1987.

Date:

1985 (issued)

Subject:

n-us-ca
Black Oak Books (Firm)
Authors -- 20th century -- Portraits

Note:

Title devised by cataloger.
Prints signed by the photographer.
From the photographer's web site: "The author pictures were taken in the back office of the bookstore in the interval between the public reading and the schmoozing at Chez Panisse which followed. This interval tended to be brief."
George Sera portraits of authors at Black Oak Books, BANC PIC 2016.059, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Purchase; from Marc Selvaggio ; 2016.
Sera was employed at Black Oak Books, located in the Gourmet Ghetto district of Berkeley, from 1984 to 1987. Other subjects of his photography include the 1970s punk scene in San Francisco and Bay Area street scenes.

Type:

graphic
Portraits-California-Berkeley.

Physical Description:

photoprint
30 photographs in 1 box : gelatin silver prints ; sheets 51 x 41 cm

Language:

English

Identifier:

BANC PIC 2016.059--B box 1

Origin:

California