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Schles, Ken (Photographer) & Eliot, T.S. (Contribution). NIGHT WALK. Gottingen, Germany: Gerhard Steidl Druckerei Und Verlag, 2014. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 162 pages. As New/As New.

Retrospective collection of photographs. Advance Copy of the First Hardcover Edition in its First Printing. Together with "Invisible City" New Edition, 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 and poetic, introductory fragment by Ken Schles. Text-quotation by T. S. Eliot appended at the end. 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. Presents, as "Invisible City" 's companion volume, "Night Walk". "Twenty-five years after the printing of his seminal 1988 book, 'Invisible City', Ken Schles revisits his archive and fashions a narrative of lost youth: A delirious, peripatetic walk in the evening air of an irretrievable downtown New York as he saw and experienced it. 'Night Walk' is a substantive and intimate chronicle of New York's last pre-Internet bohemian outpost, a stream-of-consciousness portrayal that peels back layers of petulance and squalor to find the frisson and striving of a life lived amongst the rubble. Here, Schles embodies the flaneur as Sontag defines it, as a 'connoisseur of empathy cruising the urban inferno, the voyeuristic stroller who discovers the city as a landscape of voluptuous extremes'. We see in 'Night Walk' a new and revelatory 'Ulysses' for the 21st century: A searching tale of wonder and desire, life and love in the dying hulk of a ruined American city" (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 "Night Walk" and the New Edition of "Invisible City". This title is an instant collectible, and will become a contemporary photography classic. As far as we know, this is the only signed copy of the First Harcover Edition/First Printing 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 3869306920. $250.00

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