Ken Schles

The Geometry of Innocence

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Ken Schles
The Geometry of Innocence

Ed. Thomas Zander, Markus Schaden, text(s) by Ken Schles u.a.


2001. 128 pp., 208 ills.


25.80 x 34.60 cm

ISBN 978-3-7757-1011-4

His first book was called Invisible City and has become quite a legend. Twelve years after this initial success, the American photographer Ken Schles now presents his second book of photographs - The Geometry of Innocence. With his photographs, Schles approaches the omnipresence of social structures, which - pushed by the flood of media images - are undergoing permanent, almost frantic change. In a veritable visual roller coaster he sends his viewers onto city streets, playgrounds, into pubs and bars, puts them into a police helicopter and takes them to death row, hospital rooms and police interventions. There is no "story", only a breathless sequence of pictures condensed into thematic clusters - a highly intense visual experience soon holding the viewer spell-bound. Ken Schles is aware that the meaning of the photographic image is relative. But he did his book anyway, and with The Geometry of Innocence, he succeeded in creating a bold, highly sophisticated picture book. The photographer: Ken Schles, born 1960. In 1981, studies at the New York School for Social Research. In 1982, B.F.A. Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art. Numerous awards, among them the American Institute of Graphic Arts Award for Book Design in 1990 for his book Invisible City.

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