NEW YORK. Inside Out With Photographs by Robert Walker. Introduction by William S Burroughs.
(Burroughs, William S).
Toronto: Skyline Press, 1984. First edition A sidewalk portrait of New York in its glamour, pretension, toughness, grandeur and fun. Robert Walker's photographs are vibrant, like sculptures, as though his shapes were weights in delicate balance. Wm S Burroughs, in his introduction, reflects on the use of similar approaches in writing and on their value in teaching a method of perception. He discusses photography as a medium, relating his own 'cut-up' technique of writing to the characteristics of street photography, and contrasing both with representational painting and linear writing. He then looks back upon his own lifetime's experience of New York, and hints at what Walker's pictures may really tell us about life in the city. Oblong 8vo. 88pp, illustrated from color photographs. Very Good Hardcover 0195406036 (Item ID: ESB11152)