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Picture of Shutting Up Shop

Publisher's Description

Shot over a fifteen-year period beginning in the early 1970s, Shutting Up Shop is a tribute to an era that has all but disappeared: the traditional small shops that feature have now almost all gone.

In all there are 60 shops. Each one is unique, and their range diverse: from flowers to condoms, from tea to tobacco. As well as shops from London the series covers many regions of the UK, everywhere from the Isle of Harris to the Isle of Wight.

As well as the photographs of the shops are their stories, vividly told through anecdote and interviews with the staff; for just as important as the shops were the shopkeepers, people who were cherished and seen as important members of their community. And how proud they were to be serving it!

In 2004 Londei began the task of updating what had become of the shopkeepers and shops he’d photographed so long ago. His findings are included in the fascinating ‘afterword’ section of the book. Many had closed not long after the pictures were taken, others struggled on until the death or retirement of their owners; almost every single one had changed beyond recognition.

Publisher: Dewi Lewis

255mm x 247mm

144 pages, 120 photographs

John Londei
Shot over a fifteen-year period beginning in the early 1970s, Shutting Up Shop is a tribute to an era that has all but disappeared: the traditional small shops that feature have now almost all gone.
£22.50

Picture of Portraits: The Human Clay

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American photographer Lee Friedlander (b. 1934) has had an expansive career, photographing his subjects—from family and friends to political figures and celebrities—in their everyday environments, while simultaneously changing the very landscape of his chosen media. The Human Clay is a new series of six publications to be released over three years, each of which focuses on images of people and features hundreds of photographs, many never before published, chosen and sequenced by the artist himself from his vast archive.

Portraits presents over 300 photographs of the musicians, authors, artists, and more that Friedlander has met over the last four decades. Many of the images show prominent figures, including artists Maya Lin and Walker Evans, in private spaces—unguarded in living rooms and kitchens, captured in conversation or an embrace. In others, celebrities such as Fats Domino and Derek Jeter are surrounded by the trappings of fame.

Publisher: Yale University Press

Size: 11 x 9 5/8"

224 pages

Lee Friedlander
Portraits presents over 300 photographs of the musicians, authors, artists, and more that Friedlander has met over the last four decades.
£40.50

Picture of Children: The Human Clay

Publisher's Description

In Children, more than 300 photographs are presented in two sections. The first features images of children that the artist has known: being bathed or fed, laughing or crying with family members, posing with pets or mugging for the camera. The second section presents works from Friedlander’s years of photographing people on the street: children in parades, sitting in cars, reflected in storefront windows. Taken together, these images offer a picture of America’s youth through the eyes of one of the most renowned photographers of his generation.

Publisher: Yale University Press

Size: 11 x 9 5/8" 

214 pages, 203 duotone illustrations

Lee Friedlander
In Children, more than 300 photographs are presented in two sections
£40.50

Picture of Prayer Pilgrimage for Freedom

Publisher's Description

On May 17, 1957, Lee Friedlander was given full access to photograph the participants of the Prayer Pilgrimage for Freedom in Washington, DC. This extraordinary event brought together many of the great thinkers and leaders of the civil rights movement and solidified Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s position as its preeminent leader. The 58 previously unpublished photographs reproduced as duotones in this important and beautifully produced commemorative record are among Friedlander’s earliest work. With his full access to the presenters’ stage, Friedlander was able to portray the famous individuals at the event—Mahalia Jackson, A. Philip Randolph, Harry Belafonte, Ruby Dee, among many others—as well as the audience of some 25,000 men, women and children who gathered to give voice and energy to the ideas embattled by the movement. Timed with the three-year anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education, the Prayer Pilgrimage placed pressure on the Eisenhower administration to uphold desegregation in the South and made voting rights a focal point of the struggle for equality. Also included in this publication is a facsimile typescript from The King Center of MLK’s “Give Us the Ballot” speech and additional ephemera from the march, including the printed program and the “Call to Prayer” distributed to participants. The complete (and only existing) set of the 58 prints, acquired by Yale University Art Gallery, will be on exhibition at YUAG and other venues in 2017 in commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the Prayer Pilgrimage.

Publisher: Eakins Press Foundation

Size: 9 x 8 1/2"

88 pages, 58 black & white and 11 colour

Lee Friedlander
On May 17, 1957, Lee Friedlander was given full access to photograph the participants of the Prayer Pilgrimage for Freedom in Washington, DC. This extraordinary event brought together many of the great thinkers and leaders of the civil rights movement and solidified Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s position as its preeminent leader.
£33.75

Picture of Valparaiso

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Valparaiso is a photographic esssay by Anders Petersen. The work was carried out in August 2014, during a Residency for the “Internacional Festival of Photography in Valparaiso”, FIFV. This was Anders Petersen’s first time visiting Latin America.

Roaming the streets and hills of Valparaiso Petersen captures the every day life of this magic portal town. In his usual direct andconfrontational manner he portrays its inhabitants and through them he reveals a piece of Valparaiso’s soul.

Sample images

Publisher: Andre Frere Editions

Size: 160 x 230 mm

64 pages, 43 duotone pictures

French


Anders Petersen
Valparaiso is a photographic esssay by Anders Petersen. The work was carried out in August 2014, during a Residency for the “Internacional Festival of Photography in Valparaiso”, FIFV. This was Anders Petersen’s first time visiting Latin America.
£23.25

Picture of Heavens, The

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Since the banking crisis of 2008 the world of international finance has increasingly come under the spotlight. The consequent squeeze on public finances has led to global firms such as Starbucks, Google and Amazon coming under fire for the techniques that they use to avoid paying tax. There seems to be a growing culture of naming and shaming companies, and an increasing pressure on governments to act. Underpinning much of this financial manipulation by the global brands is the shadowy world of the tax haven. They may be legal but their morality is deeply unsettling.

Driven by a relentless obsession to translate this rather immaterial subject into images, Paolo Woods and Gabriele Galimberti have spent over two years travelling to the offshore centres that embody tax avoidance, secrecy, offshore banking and extreme wealth. Their photographs reveal a world of exploitation and privilege that distorts the financial markets and benefits those that already have the most. The book is presented as if it were an annual report and the accompanying text by author Nicholas Shaxson presents a clear insight into how these tax havens feed into the global economy and how they impact not only on the world of business but also on our everyday lives.

Publisher: Dewi Lewis Publishing

Size: 310 x 246mm

218 pages, 84 colour plates & extensive illustrations

Slip-cased hardback, in an edition of 1200 copies

Paolo Woods and Gabriele Galimberti
Driven by a relentless obsession to translate this rather immaterial subject into images, Paolo Woods and Gabriele Galimberti have spent over two years travelling to the offshore centres that embody tax avoidance, secrecy, offshore banking and extreme wealth.
£35.10

Picture of Los Angeles 1964

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"Esquire’s editors sent me to Los Angeles, and when I landed at L.A. International Airport I noticed giant palm trees growing in the parking lot. I ordered a hamburger through a microphone speaker in a drive-in called Tiny Naylor’s. The freeways were blank and brilliant, chromium-plated bumpers reflected the Pacific Ocean, but the air quality was said to be bad. People looking like mannequins seemed at peace on the Sunset Strip while others were euphoric as they watered the desert. I stood there ready with my Leica, aware of my shadow on the pavement. I walked up to strangers, framed, focused, and in a split second of alienations and cynicism, pressed the shutter button. Suddenly I had an awakening that led me to another level of visual understanding. But in the end, for some unknown reasons, the editors rejected the pictures, and I had to return home with a big box of prints, put them in a drawer, and forgot all about the trip." - Bruce Davidson

Publisher: Steidl

Size: 295 x 290 mm

56 pages

Bruce Davidson
Images of Los Angeles taken while on assignment for Esquire in 1964.
£27.00

Picture of Nature of Los Angeles: 2008 - 2013

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In 2008 Bruce Davidson began exploring Los Angeles from the point of view of its exotic plant life. The arid climate, normally hostile to life, allows for an exceptional botanical diversity in L.A. County that reaches from the surrounding foothills and mountain wilderness to the Pacific Ocean. Davidson’s images reveal both the beauty and banality of urban existence in L.A., and the unexpected interactions between the natural and man-made environments.

Publisher: Steidl

Size: 295 x 290 mm

68 pages, 30 Photographs

Bruce Davidson
In 2008 Bruce Davidson began exploring Los Angeles from the point of view of its exotic plant life. The arid climate, normally hostile to life, allows for an exceptional botanical diversity in L.A. County that reaches from the surrounding foothills and mountain wilderness to the Pacific Ocean.
£27.00

Picture of LAPD '53

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James Ellroy, the undisputed master of crime writing, has teamed up with the Los Angeles Police Museum to present a stunning text on 1953 LA. While combing the museum’s photo archives, Ellroy discovered that the year featured a wide array of stark and unusual imagery—and he has written 25,000 words that illuminate the crimes and law enforcement of the era. Ellroy offers context and layers on wild and rich atmosphere—this is the cauldron that was police work in the city of the tarnished angels more than six decades ago.

More than 80 duotone photos are spread throughout the book in the manner of hard-edged police evidence.

‘It’s a perfect marriage of words and pictures, but above all it is a love letter to the city of his birth, LA, says Ellroy, ‘is the town that made me and that I must return to, again and again.’ As must we.' - Tatler, July 2015

Publisher: Abrams

Size: 216 x 165 mm

224 pages, 85 duotone photographs

James Ellroy
James Ellroy, the undisputed master of crime writing, has teamed up with the Los Angeles Police Museum to present a stunning text on 1953 LA.
£14.39

Picture of Other Americas

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Other Americas, originally published in France in 1986 and designed by Lélia Wanick Salgado, is Sebastião Salgado’s first book. Upon publication it became an award winning photobook classic, establishing Salgado’s reputation as the visionary reportage photographer of his generation. With forty-nine black-and-white photographs taken between 1977 and 1984, Salgado’s distilled survey of a continent includes images from Brazil, Ecuador, Bolivia, Peru, Guatemala, and Mexico. The images range in subject, capturing spiritual and religious practices, changing rural landscapes, and intimate domestic life. Each photograph shares a sense of sincere connection-connection between the subject and the photographer, between a population and their homeland, and between Salgado and the audience he seeks to engage. In his text, Alan Riding writes, “Salgado has sought out a lost corner of the Americas and he has made it a prism through which the entire continent can be viewed. A philosophy of life is caught in a look; an entire way of life is frozen in a moment . . .”

Publisher: Aperture

Size: 9 1⁄2 x 12 1⁄4"

127 pages, 49 duotone images

Sebastião Salgado
Other Americas, originally published in France in 1986 and designed by Lélia Wanick Salgado, is Sebastião Salgado’s first book. Upon publication it became an award winning photobook classic, establishing Salgado’s reputation as the visionary reportage photographer of his generation.
£27.00

Picture of The People. Egypt's 2011 Revolution and Beyond.

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More than four years on The People chronicles how citizens in the Arab world’s largest nation fought for social and economic change in the face of a brutal political regime that wanted to maintain the status quo. Following El-Tantawy’s In the Shadow of the Pyramids — a first person account exploring memory and identity through the author’s experience before and during the country’s turbulent political struggle, The People takes a step back from the personal narrative.

Published in a newspaper format and narrated by “the people,” El-Tantawy’s second publication aims to preserve and celebrate the vanishing memory of one of the most historically relevant chapters in modern-day Egypt’s story.

With its text in Arabic the books is meant to have the feel of an Arabic newspaper.

Publisher: Nameless Publishing

Size: 16.5 x 11.5 "

80 pages 110 color photographs, 5 Egyptian revolution graffiti stencils, 12 text pages (in Arabic).

Laura El-Tantawy.
More than four years on The People chronicles how citizens in the Arab world’s largest nation fought for social and economic change in the face of a brutal political regime that wanted to maintain the status quo.
£25.00

Picture of Mühit (Signed)

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"It was back in 1991, somewhere outside of Ganja, that I took my first glance at the world. The recent collapse of the USSR was affecting life in every imaginable way. The future was grim, local industry had practically disappeared and the people were fleeing abroad from a total loss of hope in any viable outcome. The void developed by this situation created the perfect seeding ground for cultural decadence.

That same year the Nagorno-Karabakh war was at its peak, claiming over 30,000 lives and forcing the surrounding population to be constantly displaced as the territories changed sides, and back again. The aftermath of the war is still clearly visible today, be it on the surface or deep in the core of the region and its people. I remember visiting my father on the frontline when I was just two or three years old. For such a young child, those endless and tedious hours in transit were simply unbearable. I eventually found a way to pass time, by letting my imagination run wild and weave itself into reality. Time went faster that way.

Those trips, and what they involved, are probably the source of my choice of profession and lifestyle. After several years living abroad, I decided to return to Azerbaijan to look back at my childhood. Such a trip could make anyone feel dizzy. Sometimes your expectations end up being unfulfilled and you are left with a bittersweet reality instead. My visits to my native region brought upon me both a familiar and alien feeling. Seeing my country, though estranged eyes, walking the Ganja streets, walking to hunt down my own memories because they turned out to be the only thing I could trust".

Publisher: RIOT BOOKS

Size: 200 x 150 mm

72 pages

Ilkin Huseynov
"It was back in 1991, somewhere outside of Ganja, that I took my first glance at the world. The recent collapse of the USSR was affecting life in every imaginable way..."
£36.00

Picture of Coastline

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Zhang Xiao was born in 1981 in Yantai, Shandong province. He now lives in Chengdu, Sichuan province. He won Houdengke Documentary Photography Award (China) in 2009, won Three Shadows Photography Award (China) in 2010, won The Photography Talent Award (France) in 2010, won MIO Photo Award (Japan) 2011, won The PRIX HSBC POUR LA PHOTOGRAPHIE (France) 2011.

Zhang Xiao started his journey from 2009-2013 along the coastline of China. China has long coastline which from the mouth of Yalu river in Liaoning province in the northern to the mouth of Beilun river in Guangxi province in the southern. Totally, it is continuous eighteen thousands kilometers. There are great changes every day in China since it began opening up 30 years ago. The cities are like big construction sites speeding their construction pace to catch up with the rest of the world. All of this appears particularly outstanding in China's coastal areas. A multitude of countrymen leave their native place to go there. Urbanization drive continually accelerate growth while people’s spiritual life stay.

In China, every year hundreds of millions of people find work in other places. During the Spring Festival, hundreds of millions of people return home during a very short time, so the whole family can be reunited. They come from everywhere, North to South, East to West. People often lose their way during this process, losing the feeling of a real home. Lacking a sense of belonging, perhaps this is a symptom of being Chinese during this time.

Publisher: Jiazazhi Press

Size: 215 x 280 mm

192 pages, plus 16 folding pages, 118 colour pictures

Limited Edition: 600, numbered and signed

Zhang Xiao
Zhang Xiao started his journey from 2009-2013 along the coastline of China. China has long coastline which from the mouth of Yalu river in Liaoning province in the northern to the mouth of Beilun river in Guangxi province in the southern.
£55.00

Picture of Wealth Management

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Wealth Management is the practice of helping the rich get richer, while depriving the treasury of funds that otherwise would result in tax revenue. Private banks, like other powerful organizations, are masters of understatement, communication consists of a clean, professional and sophisticated language, both written and visual, with inviting the wealthy to join them and experience the ecstasy of accumulating money.  

This book aims to reflect on this issue and explores what would it look like the world of the rich and powerful if you can eliminate the benevolent makeup and syrupy taste that are often in their campaigns and publications. This is a look into the world of the ultra rich and their agents: a supposedly better life, where money does not necessarily bring happiness, and the ultimate luxury is to be invisible, inaccessible, and therefore invulnerable.

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Publisher: Editorial RM

Size: 240 x 320 mm

64 pages, 33 pictures

Carlos Spottorno
Wealth Management is the practice of helping the rich get richer, while depriving the treasury of funds that otherwise would result in tax revenue.
£20.00

Picture of I to Eye

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Was £72 > Now £23.95

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In a career that has spanned some 50 years, Lewis Morley has worked with equal ease in theatre, fashion, portraiture, magazine photography and documentary reportage. His body of work, particularly his portraits of key figures of 1960s London, is highly recognised, and with his famous photo of Christine Keeler naked upon a chair, Morley produced an image that is probably one of the most memorable, and most copied, of any photographs of any time.

Born in Hong Kong in 1925 to a Chinese mother and English father, Morley spent much of the war in a Japanese internment camp, before being repatriated to England.

His early photographic work included magazine assignments for Tatler before devoting himself to theatre photography and studio portraits from a studio above Peter Cook’s nightclub The Establishment. Through Cook he help shape Beyond the Fringe and contributed photographs to Private Eye.

In addition to the Keeler portrait, Morley photographed many of the most famous faces of the Sixties, including Salvador Dali, Somerset Maugham, Joe Orton, Andre Previn, David Frost, Dudley Moore, Tom Jones, Clint Eastwood, Judi Dench, Peter O’Toole, Charlotte Rampling, Susannah York, Michael Caine, Barry Humphries, and celebrity couples including John Cleese and Connie Booth, David Bailey and Catherine Deneuve.

Morley and his family emigrated to Australia in 1971 and he worked extensively in colour for the first time in Pol, Woman’s Day and the design magazine Belle. He continued his work in portraiture with studies of Australian celebrities such as Peter Carey, Brett Whiteley, and the young Nicole Kidman. This book includes several hundred photographs, many published for the first time.

Publisher: T & G Publishers

Size: 240 x 286 mm

400 pages with over 270 duotone and colour plates.

Lewis Morley
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£23.95

Picture of Pop Sixties

Was £15 > Now £5

Publisher's Description

Culled from the archives of Magnum Photos, the world’s preeminent photo agency, Pop 60s celebrates the visionaries, icons, and memorable moments of the decade that transformed the fabric of American life. From Andy Warhol, Twiggy, and James Bond to Beatlemania, biker culture, and geodesic domes, the reverberations of the Swinging Sixties are felt in today’s art, music, design, and fashion.

This phenomenal collection of photographs spans the globe, including images of Tokyo nightlife, Brazilian Carnaval, and art happenings in New York City. Renowned photographers such as Dennis Stock, Eve Arnold, Danny Lyon, Thomas Hoepker, David Hurn, and many others contribute both their best-loved and their seldom seen photographs. From naked spectators at the Isle of Wight Festival to literati at Truman Capote’s Black and White Ball, Pop 60s captures the spirit, style, and attitude of an unforgettable era.

Publisher: : Abrams Books

Size: 8 1/2 x 10 1/4"

192 pages, 150 colour photographs

Magnum Photos
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£5.00

Picture of Earthlings

Was £30 > Now £9.95

Publisher's Description

A member of the elite club of Magnum photographers, Richard Kalvar has a talent for catching moments when societal behavior shifts into the absurd. With a style that encompasses both the intriguing juxtapositions of Henri Cartier-Bresson and the humorous grotesques of Diane Arbus, Kalvar documents the human condition with both candor and sympathy. In these nearly 100 duotone photographs, a man and his dog confront a captive alligator; two statues in a park appear to be meeting each other; a bespectacled gentleman conceals himself in a large shrub; and a forlorn boy dressed as the devil stands on a beach, tail in hand.

Publisher: Flammarion

Size: 12.5 x 9.8"

94 pages

Richard Kalvar
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£9.95

Picture of I went to the worst of bars hoping to get killed but all I could do was to get drunk again (Signed)

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I went to the worst of bars hoping to get killed but all I could do was to get drunk again is a diary of sorts, following invisible men, down piss alleyways and into empty bars. The photographer accompanies the seekers of oblivion, their lopsided faces caught between ecstasy and apathy, their mouths chasing the numbness of inebriation.

This is Ballinasloe, a sandstone town on the River Suck in the easternmost corner of Galway in Ireland, seen through the eyes of a native, Ciarán Óg Arnold. Within the rabble, Arnold trails after the cast-offs, invisible men who spend their time in murky corners, choosing to do nothing but drift and drink. Ballinasloe is a mouth; in Irish, mouth of the ford, mouth of the crowds. “We claim to hate it here”, writes Arnold, “but the truth is that we choose to stay, hiding from reality, drowning in drink and wanting to be left alone as we await whatever fate is in store.”

Over the years, Ballinasloe has become a ghost town, its immobile economy holding back only the indifferent. Its empty clubs are the ordinary voids of an orthodox escapism, the unvarying nightly vocation that is also creeping annihilation. The town is haunted by the absence of those unseeable others, who have also departed – the suicide kids of Charles Bukowski’s poem, from which the book’s title is taken.

Winner of the First Book Award 2015

Publisher: Mack

Size: 160 x 220 mm

76 pages, 43 colour plates

Ciarán Óg Arnold
Signed copy
£20.00

Picture of 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.

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.

Publisher: Steidl

Size: 173 x 232 mm

80 Pages

Ken Schles
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.
£25.20

Picture of Night Walk

Publisher's Description

Twenty-five years after 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 expose the frisson and striving of a life lived amongst the rubble. Here Schles embodies the flâneur as Susan 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 twenty-first century: a searching tale of wonder and desire, life and love in the dying hulk of a ruined American city.

Publisher: Steidl

Size: 173 x 232 mm

162 Pages

Ken Schles
Twenty-five years after 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.
£27.00

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