William Reagh's long walk downtown

reagh-window-shopping-on-broadway.jpgWindow shopping on Broadway, 1939/William Reagh

Michael Dawson, the collector and proprietor of the late Dawson's Books on Larchmont, has co-produced the first book of photographs by William Reagh. "William Reagh: A Long Walk Downtown. Photographs of Los Angeles & Southern California, 1936-1991," includes 130 photographs selected by Dawson and Patrick Reagh and is published by The Book Club of California.

The images reflect "Reagh's perspective on urban renewal and change in Los Angeles during the years in which he worked. There are images of Angels Flight, Bunker Hill, Pershing Square, Broadway, Grand Avenue, Hill Street, Wrigley Field and Chavez Ravine," says the publisher. An essay by Dawson is included.

It sounds like a beauty and the price reflects it: $225. The limited edition includes 350 copies, printed on letterpress.

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