Invisible City. Photographs by Ken Schles. Photographs by Ken Schles. Texts excerpted from writings by Jean Baudrillard, Jorge Luis Borges, Franz Kafka, Lewis Mumford, and George Orwell. Twelvetrees Press, Pasadena, CA, 1988. Unpaged. First edition (limited to 2000 copies). SIGNED on title page. Quarto. Photo-illustrated dust jacket and endpapers. Numerous gravure reproductions.
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"Invisible City is a grainy, dark, impressionistic portrait of urban life. Unlike Weegee, who made New York seem like a theater of sentimentality and cornball humor, Ken Schles wants to point to its spiritual poverty…Individually, the photographs range wildly in quality, but the book's layout and sequence give them a minor-key vitality and an unkempt brilliance."--Andy Grundberg, from the New York Times Book Review. Chosen by him as one of the ten best books of 1988.
Near Fine+ in Near Fine+ jacket; light wear and slight aging to extremities