NW1 by David Bailey. First edition first impression from 1982 in near fine condition. No internal markings, pages clean, binding firm. The jacket has some wear to front fold and top, now in removable protective sleeve. Please see pictures. PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch.
David Bailey had lived in Primrose Hill and Camden for nearly 30 years when he decided to capture the shuttered cinemas, boarded railway arches, crumbling Victorian facades, dormant car parks and advertising hoardings before they disappeared from view entirely. In 1982, when 'NW1' was first published, it reflected an already vanishing landscape: viewed now, Bailey's photographs are even more portentous and poignant. "Put yourself in any one of the pictures of 'NW1' and you're right there. Your ghosts can get to meet Bailey's ghosts... Bailey lived there, and loved it, and in the pictures, he's saying what he thinks. It isn't what it was; but it's freighted with that, and it will be something again." - Francis Hodgson.
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