Item #7070 Gay Semiotics. Hal Fischer.

Gay Semiotics

San Francisco: NFS Press, 1977. Quarto. Rubbing and creasing to spine and small abrasion to one page; very good. Item #7070

Rare first edition of Hal Fischer’s renowned photobook of San Francisco’s gay scene in the 1970s. analysis of gay vernacular visual culture. Itself a wry appropriation of structuralist theory and the dry formal aesthetics of documentary and anthropological photography, the book is both a valuable compilation and analysis of gay vernacular visual culture and an example of the techniques of ingenious appropriation and pastiche that has been central to gay cultural production.

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