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Schles, Ken (Photographer); Borges, Jorge Luis; Kafka, Franz; Orwell, George & Other Contributions. INVISIBLE CITY: THE NEW STEIDL EDITION. Gottingen, Germany: Gerhard Steidl Druckerei Und Verlag, 2014. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 80 pages. As New/As New.

New Edition of the artist/photographer's breakthrough debut collection. One of the greatest photography books of the 20th century. Advance Copy of the First Edition Thus in its First Printing. The book is scheduled for release on February 24, 2015. An austerely elegant production by Ken Schles and Gerhard Steidl: Regular-sized volume format. Black cloth boards with titles embossed on cover and spine, as issued. Photographs by Ken Schles. Text-quotations by Jean Baudrillard, Jorge Luis Borges, Franz Kafka, Lewis Mumford, and George Orwell. Printed using the advanced, "five plate" technology on thick uncoated stock paper in Gottingen, Germany to the highest standards. In black pictorial DJ with titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Re-presents, in a stunning re-creation, Ken Schles' masterpiece. "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. Long out-of-print, this 'missing link' in the history of the photographic book is now once again made available" (Publisher's blurb). An absolute "must-have" title for Ken Schles collectors. This Advance Copy is very prominently, neatly, and beautifully signed, placed, and dated (before official 2015 release) in black pen on the title page by the artist/photographer: "Ken Schles NYC 2014". Schles made exactly one appearance, in New York City, to launch the book and its companion volume, "Night Walk". This title is a great photography book. As far as we know, this is one of only two signed copies of the Steidl First Edition Thus/First Printing still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. A rare signed copy thus. Lavishly illustrated with black-and-white plates. One of the most brilliant living artist/photographers. A flawless collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER KEN SCHLES TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 3869306912. $200.00

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