Ken Schles: Invisible City

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For a decade Ken Schles watched the passing of time from his Lower East Side neighborhood. His camera fixed the instances of his observations, and these moments became the foundation of his invisible city. Friends and architecture come under the scrutiny of his lens and, when sorted and viewed in the pages of this book, a remarkable achievement of personal vision emerges.

A New York Times notable book of the Year (1988) and awarded by the AIGA for book design, Invisible City also appears in 802 Photo Books from the M + M Auer Collection, a compendium of books important in the history of photography. 1992 saw Invisible City exhibited in More Than One Photography at The Museum of Modern Art, an exhibit that surveyed the range of photographic practice in various media. There it was the sole representative of the published photographic book. Cited in the seminal Parr/Badger The Photobook: A History Volume III as well as in 10×10 American Photobooks (where it was noted by two photobook experts), Invisible City has proven its place in the canon of the photobook.

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Twenty-five years later, Invisible City still has the ability to transfix the viewer. A penetrating and intimate portrayal of a world few had entrance to – or means of egress from — Invisible City stands alongside Brassai’s Paris de Nuit and van der Elsken’s Love On The Left Bank as one of the twentieth century’s great depictions of nocturnal bohemian experience. Documenting his life in New York City’s East Village during its heyday in the tumultuous 1980s, Schles captured its look and attitude in delirious and dark honesty. Long out of print, this “missing link” in the history of the photo book is now once again made available. Using scans from the original negatives and Steidl’s quadratone technique to bring out nuance and detail never seen before, this new edition transcends the original of this underground cult classic.

Extra informatie

title

Invisible City

photographer

Ken Schles

text

Lewis Mumford, Jorge Luis Borges, Franz Kafka, George Orwell, Jean Baudrillard

design

Ken Schles and Jack Woody

publisher

Steidl

ISBN

9783869306919

year

2014 (2nd ed.)

binding

Hardback

size

23.2 x 17.3 cm

pages

80 p.

illustrations

62

language

English

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