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Book - A Beautiful Catastrophe
Bruce Gilden
The title to Gilden's newest book is taken from a statement made by Le Corbusier about New York City, in which he called the metropolis "a beautiful catastrophe". Gilden grew up in Brooklyn, making him no stranger to the city's multi-faceted nature. His photographs are of the street poet variety with his images laid out in a stream-of-consciousness-type manner. Though the sequencing follows no particular, identifiable rhythm, they reflect the meandering eye of their maker. Scattered throughout the book are apt, canny quotes, including Russell Baker ("New York is the only city in the world where...

Bruce Gilden 1984

1984. USA. New York City.
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Bruce Gilden 1989

USA. New York City. 1989. Man, dog, cart.
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Bruce Gilden 1992

USA. New York City. 1992. Blind woman guided through 57th Street....
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Bruce Gilden 1996

USA. New York City. 1996.
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Bruce Gilden 1983

1983. USA. New York City.
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Bruce Gilden 2001

USA. New York City. Man walking in Wall Street area. September...
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Bruce Gilden 1984

USA. New York City. 1984.
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Bruce Gilden 1992

USA. New York City. Woman walking on Fifth Avenue. 1992.
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Bruce Gilden 1986

USA. New York City. 1986.
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Bruce Gilden 1993

USA. New York City. 1992. Midtown.
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Bruce Gilden 1992

USA. New York City. 1992. Fifth Avenue.
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Bruce Gilden 1984

1984. Fifth Avenue.
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Bruce Gilden 1986

USA. New York City. 1986.
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Bruce Gilden 1993

1993. USA. New York City.
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Bruce Gilden 1992

USA. New York City. 1992.
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Bruce Gilden 1989

USA. New York City. 1989. Homeless woman smoking on Fifth Avenue....
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Bruce Gilden 1993

1993. USA. New York City.
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Bruce Gilden 1989

USA. New York City. 1989. Fifth Avenue.
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USA. New York City. 1989.
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Bruce Gilden 1989

USA. New York City. 1988. San Gennaro Festival.
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Bruce Gilden 1984

USA. New York city. 1984.
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USA. New York City. 1984.
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Bruce Gilden 1988

USA. New York City. 1988. San Gennaro Festival.
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Bruce Gilden 1996

USA. New York City. 1996. Midtown.
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Bruce Gilden 1990

USA. New York City. 1990.
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Bruce Gilden 1992

USA. New York City. 1992.
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Bruce Gilden 1993

USA. New York City. 1993. Chinatown.
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Bruce Gilden 1989

USA. New York City. 1989. Feast of San Gennero, Little Italy....
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Bruce Gilden 1983

1983. Times Square, 46th and Broadway.
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Bruce Gilden 1984

1984. USA. New York City.
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Bruce Gilden 1986

USA. New York City. 1986.
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Bruce Gilden 1993

USA. New York City. 1993. Chinatown.
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Bruce Gilden 1988

USA. New York city. 1988.
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Bruce Gilden 1995

USA. New York City. 1995.
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Bruce Gilden 1992

USA. New York City. 1992.
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Bruce Gilden 1993

1993. USA. New York City.
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Bruce Gilden 1995

USA. New York City. 1995. Woman on Easter Sunday.
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Bruce Gilden 1995

USA. New York City. Fifth Avenue. 1995.
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Bruce Gilden 1997

USA. New York City. 1997.
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Bruce Gilden 1994

USA. New York City. 1994.
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Bruce Gilden 2001

USA. New York City. 2001.
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Bruce Gilden 1992

USA. New York City. 1993. Street scene in New York.
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Bruce Gilden 1989

USA. New York City. 1989. Fifth Avenue.
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Bruce Gilden 1993

USA. New York City. 1993.
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Bruce Gilden 1984

1984. USA. New York City.
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Bruce Gilden 1981

1981. USA. New York City.
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Bruce Gilden 1995

USA. New York City. 1995. Broadway.
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Bruce Gilden 1986

USA. New York City. 1986. Betting at Belmont Race Track.
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