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Latest newsletter- 01 February 2016

Our latest newsletter, out today, has new and forthcoming photobooks by Huger Foote (signed), Jamie Hawkesworth, Chris Dorley-Brown, Brian David Stevens, Kou Inose, Tenmei Kanoh, Francesca Woodman, Walker Evans & more.

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Strange and Familiar

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Publisher's Description

Two dozen artists from countries around the world offer their own perspectives on British society. In a project that is unparalleled in its scope and scale, iconic British photographer Martin Parr has selected works, dating from the interwar period to today, that capture the social, cultural, and political identity of the UK through the camera lens. These images range from social documentary and street photography to portraiture and architectural photography and offer a reflection of how Britain is perceived by those outside its borders. The book features some of the leading figures of 20th- and 21st-century photography, including Henri Cartier-Bresson, Bruce Davidson, Robert Frank, David Goldblatt, Candida Höfer, Sergio Larrain, Shinro Ohtake, Paul Strand, and Garry Winogrand. From the Hebrides to Dover, Belfast to Cardiff, modern Britain comes to life from a fresh perspective—and the results are both strange and familiar.

Hardcover with jacket, 272 pages, 24,0 x 28,0 cm, 200 color illustrations

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Inherit the Dust

Nick Brandt

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Publisher's Description

Three years after the completion of his trilogy, On This Earth, A Shadow Falls Across the Ravaged Land, Nick Brandt returned to East Africa to photograph the escalating changes to the continent’s natural world and its animals. In a series of epic panoramas, Brandt recorded the impact of man in places where animals used to roam, but no longer do. In each location, Brandt erected a life-size panel of one of his portrait photographs—showing groups of elephants, rhinos, giraffes, lions, cheetahs and zebras—placing the displaced animals on sites of explosive urban development, new factories, wastelands and quarries. The contemporary figures within the photographs seem oblivious to the presence of the panels and the animals represented in them, who are now no more than ghosts in the landscape. Inherit the Dust includes this new body of panoramic photographs along with original portraits of the animals used in the panoramas, the unique emotional animal portraiture for which Brandt is recognized. There are also two essays by the artist: a text about the crisis facing the conservation of the natural world in East Africa, and behind-the-scenes descriptions of Brandt’s elaborate production process, with accompanying documentary photographs. 

EDWYNN HOUK EDITIONS, NEW YORK, 2016. HARDCOVER, 124 PAGES. 68 TRITONE PHOTOGRAPHS, 13 X 15 INCHES.

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When War is Over

Andrew Haslam & Daniel Alexander

Publisher's Description

1.7 million Commonwealth War dead from the First and Second World Wars are commemorated individually and by name, on graves and memorials in 153 countries throughout the world. The Commonwealth War Graves Commission maintains these – 2,500 cemeteries, 21,000 other burial grounds and 200 memorials to the missing.

This involves an international industry of administrators, quarrymen, stone cutters and gardeners. They respond to queries from relatives, update records, tend to the landscape and repair or replace worn and damaged headstones – each year some 22,000 are replaced. This ongoing maintenance has created a form of living memorial, which continually regenerates.

When War is Over investigates this through archival material and through photographs of the maintenance and construction process. Aerial satellite images of the cemeteries emphasize the monumental scale of death and the world wide reach of these sites of commemoration. Alexander avoids the familiar and the sentimental in order to investigate contemporary ideas of permanence, process and ongoing commemoration. The photographs and the design of the book emphasize the inherent tension in the Commission’s aim to commemorate the individual through the uniform treatment of the many.

Daniel Alexander is a London based photographer. Combining design and photography his work has been published in several books and has been exhibited at the Wellcome Collection, The Imperial War Museum, The Science Museum and the Charité. He is currently Course director of Photography at London South Bank University.

Andrew Haslam is a designer and writer whose previous publications include Type and Typography, Book Design and Lettering: A Reference Manual of Techniques. He is Associate Head of the Design School, Kingston School of Art, Kingston University.

Clothbound hardback
164pp, 290mm x 212mm

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Around the House

Robert Adams

Publisher's Description

Over his more than forty-year career of making photographs, Robert Adams has been known primarily as an artist of the landscape, tracing humans’ relationship to nature and the American West. In a shift from his focus on the changing environment, Around the House focuses on his more immediate environs: the quiet corners and rooms of his home, his darkroom, and his garden, as well as the subtle drama in the sky just above his house. This book is his most personal book to date, as Adams’ photographs circumscribe an intimate sphere, capturing the small details and spaces that define his daily routine.

Robert Adams (born 1937) has published more than 60 books and has been the recipient of Guggenheim and MacArthur Foundation fellowships, the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize, and the Hasselblad Foundation International Award. His work was the subject of a major retrospective organized by the Yale University Art Gallery, which toured nationally and internationally from 2011-2014

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The Time Between: the sequences of Minor White

Minor White

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Publisher's Description

The Time Between is an original exhibition and publication dedicated to the work and legacy of Minor White (American, 1908-1976). This catalog marks the first major examination focusing on White’s sequences: a unique style of presentation he refined throughout his career. White’s early career as a poet and mentorship under Edward Weston both informed his photographic impulses. His theory around sequential photography that “The time between photographs is filled by the beholder,” is poetic in its own right and a book is perhaps the perfect medium in which to experience this phenomenon. White, a co-founder of Aperture Magazine was a force in the field for more than three decades and one of America’s most influential photographers, writers, and educators of the 20th century. His photographic percept now commonly referred to as “visual literacy,” a way of seeing and reading photographs is more relevant than ever.

260 pages pages, Hardcover
12" x 9"
172 Black & White Illustrations

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M (Signed)

Misha Pedan

Publisher's Description

M is for Metro

Misha Pedan’s new book ”M” is poetic chronicle of the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic. All the photographs are taken, while communting on the subway of Kharkov during 1985-86.

Each day Pedan travelled for 45 minutes into town and 45 minutes back, spending some 1000 hours in the tube. These are the poeple he met.

Photographer Misha Pedan Text author Vagritch Bahchanyan Language: Russian, English Translation: Igor Manko Design: Anders Malmströmer Darkroom wizard: Madeleine Atterhem Publisher: Khimaira förlag Printer: Göteborgstryckeriet Publ. Year: 2015 Edition: Limited to 1000 copies Binding: Paperback with French flaps Pages: 124 Illustrations: 80 Width x height: 260 x 200 (mm) Weight: 600 g

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Tones of Dirt and Bone (limited edition)

Mike Brodie

Publisher's Description

TBW Books continues its long established relationship with Mike Brodie with our release of the Limited Edition for Tones of Dirt and Bone

Designed and produced in Oakland California, the limited edition was carefully crafted to both compliment the work in the book and pair handsomely with the previous limited editions produced for A Period of Juvenile Prosperity.

The slipcase is screenprinted, this time onto a heartier 72pt. chipboard with die-cut window on the inside cover. This edition brings together elements of Brodie's hand written notes and images from the book to create a unique package that embodies his earliest works and TBW Book's own affinity for simple materials and refined design.

Limited Edition Slipcase + First Edition Book (signed)
Edition of 200

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Tones of Dirt and Bone (limited edition with two prints)

Mike Brodie

Publisher's Description

TBW Books continues its long established relationship with Mike Brodie with our release of the Limited Edition for Tones of Dirt and Bone

Designed and produced in Oakland California, the limited edition was carefully crafted to both compliment the work in the book and pair handsomely with the previous limited editions produced for A Period of Juvenile Prosperity.

The slipcase is screenprinted, this time onto a heartier 72pt. chipboard with die-cut window on the inside cover. This edition brings together elements of Brodie's hand written notes and images from the book to create a unique package that embodies his earliest works and TBW Book's own affinity for simple materials and refined design. 

The prints included in this editions were intentionally withheld by Brodie from the final edit of the trade edition of the book for inclusion in TBW Books' Limited Edition. Both prints are printed on Kodak F surface (glossy) paper at 8x8 inches. Signed on verso.

Limited Edition Slipcase + First Edition Book (signed) + 2 Prints (signed on verso)
Edition of 100

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Sharkification

Cristina de Middel

Cristina de Middel's new book Sharkification imagines the favelas of Brazil as a coral reef where the battle between the police and drug gangs can be seen as if sharks in pursuit of small fishes.

Sample pages

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Life in Color

Jacques-Henri Lartigue

Publisher's Description

Jacques Henri Lartigue (1894–1986) was the best-known “amateur” in the history of photography, famously discovered by the art world and given an exhibi­tion at MoMA in New York when he was in his late sixties. He began by recording the pastimes and customs of his wealthy Parisian milieu, indulging his fascination with sports and aviation, and throughout his long life he was never without his camera. His friendships extended to the superstars of French culture, but he also made thousands of photographs of his family, wives, and lovers. His work was irresistibly warm and engaging.

Although known for his black-and-white work, Lartigue loved color film, experimenting with the Autochrome process in the teens and twenties and embracing Ektachrome in the late 1940s. His color work, reproduced here for the first time, is astonishingly fresh: the French countryside, the women in his life, famous friends (Picasso, Fellini), and glimpses from his travels all come alive in this delightful book.

  Imprint: Abrams Books

  Publication Date: February 9, 2016

  Trim Size: 8 1116 x 9 716

  Page Count: 168

  Illustrations: 107 color photographs

 

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D'une foret a l'autre

Bae Bien-U

Bae Bien-U is undoubtedly the greatest living photographer in Korea today. For over forty years he has been a tireless photographer of landscapes, particularly forests, in which the human form never figures. His images are spectacularly beautiful, formally incisive and inventive, borrowing from classical East Asian painting as much as 20th-century European and American art. This first monograph published in France highlights the importance of his work and its singular style: the surprising way in which shots are framed, perspective is deconstructed, and a new photographic space invented, while always remaining on a human scale.

104 pp, 280*245 mm

67 black and white photos

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On Being an Angel

Francesca Woodman

Publisher's Description

On Being an Angel takes its title from a caption the artist inscribed on two of her photographs—self-portraits with her head thrust back and her chest thrust forward. Typical of Woodman’s work in the way they cast the female body as simultaneously physical and immaterial, these photographs and the evocative title they share are apt choices to encapsulate the work of an artist whose legacy has been unavoidably colored by her tragic personal biography and her death, at age 22, of suicide. In less than a decade, Woodman produced a fascinating body of work — in black-and-white and in color — exploring gender, representation, sexuality and the body through the photographing of her own body and those of her friends. Since her death, Woodman’s influence continues to grow: her work has been the subject of numerous in-depth studies and exhibitions in recent years, and her photographs have inspired artists all over the world. Published to accompany a traveling exhibition of Woodman’s work, Francesca Woodman: On Being an Angel offers a comprehensive overview of Woodman’s oeuvre, organized chronologically, with texts by Anna Tellgren, Anna-Karin Palm and the artist’s father, George Woodman.

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Publisher: Moderna Museet

Size: 170 x 235 mm

232 pages, 105 illustrations

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Now Here Then (Signed)

Huger Foote

Publisher's Description

The photographs in this book were taken all over the world, and later archived, stored, and then finally unpacked and furiously edited over a period of several years in a breathless, hopeful search for great images. Compiled in this book for the first time, and appearing as if from a series of dreams, they reveal the narrative of a life unfolding. A pool party in Memphis…women wrestling in a chair, one in a leather skirt…time moving slowly in Dar es Salaam…a vase of flowers on a desk distressed almost to the point of abstraction….a watery jungle in London’s Hyde Park.

Work prints were created for editing purposes, which were stacked and grouped together, pored over, shuffled, piled, boxed, put away and pulled out again and again. Some prints were inadvertently damaged during this process -- they were stained, torn, sometimes even scorched. This final, furious editing phase gave the prints a unique “patina”, and added artifacts to the images themselves, and was an intense, and serendipitous, last stage of creation for the work, just as important to finishing the images as their original subject matter, composition, color, and light.

Huger Foote was born in 1961, in Memphis, Tennessee, and has held numerous solo exhibitions in London, New York, Paris, and other cities, including his hometown of Memphis. His work hangs in many public and private collections. This is his second monograph since “My Friend from Memphis”, published by Booth Clibborn Editions in 2001. He resides in NYC and upstate NY.

Sample images

Publisher:Dashwood Books

92 pages

23.5 cm x 23.5 cm

Edition 1000 copies

Isbn 978-0-9844546-9-3

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Daido Tokyo

Daido Moriyama

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Publisher's Description

From February 6 to June 5, 2016, the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain in Paris will present a solo exhibition of Daido Moriyama, a legendary figure in Japanese photography.

Daido Moriyama (born 1938 in Ikeda) invented a new visual language in his work from the mid-1960s onwards. Frenetic and tormented, it depicts a reality that is grainy, blurry, and out-of-focus. Witness to the spectacular changes that transformed postwar Japan, his photographs express the contradictions in a country where age-old traditions persist within a modern society. Often blurred, taken from vertiginous angles, or overwhelmed by close-ups, they show a proximity to and a particular relationship with the subject. Daido Moriyama’s photographs of Tokyo, in particular of the narrow streets of Shinjuku District—where all sections of the population live—, provide a harsh, crude vision of city life, the chaos of everyday existence, strange worlds, and unusual characters. Considering books as the best means to spread his work, Daido Moriyama has published more than 150 monographs so far. His work was shown in major solo exhibitions at the SFMoMA in San Francisco (1999), the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography (2008), the Philadelphia Museum of Art (2009), and the Tate in London (2012–13). It is also part of the collections of prestigious international institutions, including the MoMa in New York, the Getty Museum of Los Angeles, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and the Centre Pompidou in Paris, as well as the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain in Paris. Twelve years after the organization of a landmark solo exhibition of Daido Moriyama, the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain will present the exhibition Daido Moriyama, Daido Tokyo featuring a large selection of color photographs by the artist, shedding light on this lesser-known yet ubiquitous aspect of his photographic practice over the last two decades. The Fondation Cartier has also commissioned a slide show of 291 black-and- white photographs, which will plunge viewers into the unrelenting urban hustle and bustle of Tokyo.

The catalogue published in conjunction with the exhibition will include these images as well as a text by the artist, providing a unique occasion to discover Daido Moriyama’s recent work and to rediscover the subjects that are omnipresent in the artist’s work and his penchant for textures and shaky compositions.

Publisher: Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain

Size: 180 × 270 mm

248 pages, 377 color and black-and-white reproductions

Bilingual French-English Hardback, Text by Daido Moriyama ISBN: 978-2-86925-122-9 Price: £26; $40 Publication date: February 2016 Distribution: Thames & Hudson

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Preston Bus Station

Jamie Hawkesworth

Publisher's Description

Loose Joints is proud to present Preston Bus Station, the first individual publication of work by British photographer Jamie Hawkesworth. Preston Bus Station is a body of photographs produced during sustained engagement with a site of key significance in the development of Hawkesworth’s practice.

A civic space with listed status, Preston Bus Station in Lancashire, North-West England is often characterised as an icon of Brutalist architecture. Although the building has recently been subject to revere and contention at a national level, the focus here is predominantly directed from a distance at the architectural structure, discounting the public service function that it provides. More importantly for Hawkesworth, the Bus Station continues to exist as a place for people; here we see a space for waiting, passing through, arriving and departing.

In Preston Bus Station, Hawkesworth does not concern himself directly with the political and social concerns of precast concrete. Rather, attention is given to the myriad of people that turn structure into place.

Publisher: Loose Joints

Size: 240 x 280 mm 

68 pages, 29 colour plates

Offset litho

Edition of 1000

Edited with Adam Murray

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Depth of Field

Walker Evans

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Publisher's Description

This resplendent volume is the most comprehensive study of Walker Evans’s work ever published, containing masterful images accompanied by authoritative commentary from leading photography historians.

The name Walker Evans conjures images of the American everyman. Whether it’s his iconic contributions to James Agee’s depression-era classic book, "Let Us Now Praise Famous Men", his architectural explorations of antebellum plantations, or his subway series, taken with a camera hidden in his coat, Evans’s accessible and eloquent photographs speak to us all. This comprehensive book traces the entire arc of Evans’s remarkable career, from the 1930’s to the 1970’s. The illustrations in the book range from his earliest images taken with a vest pocket camera, to his final photos using the then new SX-70 because his regular equipment became too heavy to carry around. The book includes commentary from three of Evans’s longtime friends, photographers Alan Trachtenberg, Jerry Thompson and John T. Hill. Their insight and first-hand experience give depth to their critical writings on Evans’s work. In addition to offering a broad perspective on Evans’ work, the book also clarifies the photographer’s “anti-art” philosophy. Eschewing aesthetic hyperbole, Evans wanted his pictures to resonate with a wide audience. At the same time, his natural curiosity made him one of the most inventive photographers of all time. What these photographs and writings attest to is a huge and timeless talent, which came not from a camera, but from Evans’s uniquely hungry eye.

Publisher: Prestel

Size: 255 x 270 mm

408 pages, 350 black & white illustrations

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Adrift (Signed)

Magda Biernat

Publisher's Description

"In 2013 I traveled from the continent of Antarctica to Barrow, Alaska, 320 miles north of the Artic Circle, through seventeen countries in the Americas. I documented dwellings, how human habitation responds to and reflects harsh landscapes, and the means with which societies adapt to changing climates, both cultural and physical. During the journey I was drawn to subjects which were both a departure from my work yet still felt like a familiar target: organic and inorganic structures succumbing to the effects of a warming planet." — Magda Biernat

Adrift is a sequenced series of photographs that occilates between icebergs 'adrift' on the ocean and manmade structures submerged in snow. They are hauntingly silent images that might arise out of a frozen dream of a forgotten world and culture. The accordian fold of the book lends itself to a sense of floating from one image to the next.

Sample images

Publisher: Ink & Bellows LTD

Size: 6 8"

48 pages, 26 colour accordion fold illustrations

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Berlin 1978-1987

Boris Becker

Publisher's Description

When photographer Boris Becker showed his first monograph "Photographs 1984-2009", it showed 25 years of photography. For the 1961 born artists "a quarter century of suffering" how he commented with a wink. But Boris Becker started taking photographs before he studied from 1984-1990 at the academy of fine arts in Düsseldorf in the class of Bernd & Hilla Becher. The book "Berlin 1978-1987" shows the photographers early work, shot on 35mm and medium format, that gained importance through the course of history and changes of our perception. Boris Becker photographed in a divided Berlin. In his images we can see the war and the seperation of the city and what it caused in both parts. The book is arranged in chapters that form image-groups and also testify of the political sensitivity of the artist: The east- and westsector of the city, the wall and border installations, the desolate diplomatic-district, the subway reduced to empty wooden wagons and deserted stations, and a series of bunkers that will become Beckers most extensive series later on with over 700 images of World War II bunkers. Gallery Heinz Holtmann, Cologne showed 46 of the works in an exhibition in 2014. "Berlin 1978-1987" now shows the complete series with 55 color- and 34 black & white plates.

The photographer Boris Becker describes himself as an imagefinder. The master-class pupil of Düsseldorfs Becher-class, 1961 born in cologne (germany), is one oft the most influential photo-artists. Less the symbolic power of the motive rather than the visual impact of the buildings and landscapes are the mainfocus of his work.

Publisher: PogoBooks

Size: 170 x 215 mm

128 Pages, 55 color plates, 34 duotone plates

First Edition

500 Copies

Essays by: Gerhart Baum (Federal Minister of the Interior from 1978-1982) and Roswitha Haring

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Longest Way Round, The

Chris Dorley-Brown

Publisher's Description

A visual investigation of the author’s family history, The Longest Way Round is a construct of historical images woven together with new photographs. Uncovering a treasure trove of archive material not intended for the family album, Dorley-Brown’s book presents a multi-layered alternative narrative for the course of events that shaped the late 20th century.

Two Londoners born in 1920 embark on a series of journeys shaped by war, romance, and subsequent settlement in a seaside paradise. Unable and unwilling to recall their most traumatic experiences for their five children, a box of photographs, film negatives and letters was bequeathed to the youngest child ‐ a photographer. He attempts to form a new narrative with the archive, integrating his own pictures made in the UK and on travels through Europe that follow in the footsteps of his mother and father.

During World War II Dorley-Brown’s parents Peter and Brenda were not yet married, but had known each other as childhood friends. At age 19 Peter volunteered as a heavy artillery sergeant and survived the Battle of Crete, four years as a prisoner of war in German stalag camps, and a death march of more than 500 miles in extreme weather near the end of the war. Some of his photographs that were confiscated while a POW appear in this book. While captive at Stalag VIIA near Munich, Peter befriended a guard – Conrad Barnack – the son of Oskar Barnack who invented the Leica 35mm camera. Peter and Conrad would later reconnect after the war was over.

Chris Dorley-Brown’s contemporary images resonate the effects of his family history on his own outlook decades later. This intimate book addresses subjects of personal identity and memory, and offers potential for a sense of closure for the author.

Publisher: Overlapse,

Size: 270 × 215 mm

168 pages

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Terayama

Daido Moriyama

Publisher's Description

The book before you contains five of the seventeen essays that make up Life on the Wrong Side of Town: Sports Edition, which orginally appeared as a series in the magazine Mondai Shosetsu ("Problem Novels", published by Tokuma Shoten) in 1975 and was then published as a single volume by Shinyosha in 1982, the year before Terayama passed away. By adding Moriyama-san's photographs to the text we have constructed a new edition.

While putting this project together, I went back to Terayama's words as expressed in many literary forms - haiku, tanka, poetry, ruminations, essays, novels, scripts, theatrical productions and dramas. The enormous volume and quality of his output was overwhelming, but I eventually settled on this work, Life on the Wrong Side of Town: Sports Edition. The reason lay in this passage form the Afterword.

"This book is a kind of rear window view of the life of what we call sportsmen. From the rear window you can see the river. Sometimes you can see people saying goodbye. But however miserable the view is, you have to keep the rear window open."

-Excerpt from Satoshi Machiguchi's afterword The Spell Moves On, published in Daido Moriyama: Terayama (2015)

Publisher: bookshop M

Size: 200 × 135 mm

358 pages

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Bestsellers

Songbook (Signed)

Alec Soth

Signed copies, 2nd printing

Publisher's Description

Known for his haunting portraits of solitary Americans in Sleeping by the Mississippi and Broken Manual, Alec Soth has recently turned his lens toward community life in the country. To aid in his search, Soth assumed the increasingly obsolescent role of community newspaper reporter. From 2012-2014, Soth traveled state by state while working on his self-published newspaper, The LBM Dispatch, as well as on assignment for the New York Times and others. From upstate New York to Silicon Valley, Soth attended hundreds of meetings, dances, festivals and communal gatherings in search of human interaction in an era of virtual social networks.

With Songbook, Soth has stripped these pictures of their news context in order to highlight the longing for connection at their root. Fragmentary, funny and sad, Songbook is a lyrical depiction of the tension between American individualism and the desire to be united.

SIGNED COPY

Sample images

Publisher: Mack Books

Size: 285 cm x 273 mm

144 pages, 75 tritone plates

France (standard edition)

Michael Kenna

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SHIPPING OCTOBER 2014. Nazraeli Press is thrilled to announce Michael Kenna’s long-anticipated monograph on France. Kenna first visited France in 1973 and has been photographing there since the early 1980s. He has produced thousands of photographs on subjects such as Mont St Michel, Le Notre’s Gardens, the Calais Lace Factories and Chateau Lafite Rothschild. France encompasses work from these projects and many others. Comprising 275 duotone plates, this gorgeous new book was edited by the artist himself, who selected both well-known and previously unpublished material from his own archive. It coincides with an exhibition of his Paris studies at Le Musée Carnavalet opening October 2014. 

Casebound in burgundy-dyed silk cloth and housed in an elegant gold-stamped black slipcase, France is printed in duotone on matt art paper. The book opens with an introduction in French and English by renowned historian and curator Jean-Claude Lemagny.

Michael Kenna is widely considered to be the most influential landscape photographer of his generation. The subject of some 50 monographs, Kenna’s work is included in the permanent collections of over 100 museums and institutions worldwide, and has been widely exhibited and written about internationally since the mid-1970s. Michael Kenna was presented with the prestigious Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters by the French Ministry of Culture in 2000.

A selection of Kenna’s images of France

312 pages, 275 images, 12 by 13 inches

Nazraeli Press

River Winter, The SIGNED

Jem Southam

SIGNED COPIES

Publisher's Description

“Winters, like ice ages, are Janus faced, for after the freeze comes thaw and flood, as water is returned to life and movement. Freeze, thaw, flood: the great climatic cycles that created the topography of the northern hemisphere, and which continue to shape the idea of winter that lies deep in our cultural imagination.”
Richard Hamblyn

In November 2010, after a photographic lull of half a year, Jem Southam took a photograph which became the first in this series, The River  Winter and which spurred him to make one of the most concentrated bodies of work in his career. From late autumn through to the earliest signs of spring, along the banks of the river Exe in Devon, Southam chose locations and took photographs, returning at regular intervals. This pattern continued for the next five months with Southam documenting the subtle agencies of change transforming the landscape. By the end of January 2011 he realized this had become a new work, one that caught the effects of the Earth’s turn on film, one which followed the passage of a single winter.

The shift in seasons is presented through a sequence of ten by eight colour contact prints, with which an essay by Richard Hamblyn explores how, since the last ice-age, winter has embedded itself into our cultural psyche.

Jem Southam (b. 1950) is a key figure in British landscape photography, working across twenty-five years. His work is included in many important collections including Rijksmuseum, Museum Folkwang, and the Yale Centre for British Art. He has been the subject of numerous solo shows including Tate St. Ives in 2004 and The Victoria & Albert Museum in 2006.

Publisher: MACK Books

Size: 330 x 277 mm

96 pages, 40 colour plates

Michael Kenna Calendar 2016

Michael Kenna

Publisher's Description

Michael Kenna's intimate, exquisitely crafted black-and-white photographs reflect a sense of refinement, respect for history, and thorough originality. We are pleased to present our twentieth calendar featuring his work. The 2016 Michael Kenna Wall Calendar is printed on an exclusive, uncoated, natural Japanese paper using Daido black ink. It features thirteen photographs: Eloquent Trees, Kussharo Lake, Hokkaido, Japan. 2013; Mountain Snow Storm, Okushunbetsu, Japan. 2013; Two Hundred and Seven Sheep, New Zealand. 2013; The Matterhorn, Pennine Alps, Switzerland. 1994; Eleven Hours, Te Kaha, Eastlands, New Zealand. 2014; Solar Eclipse, Tokyo, Honshu, Japan. 2012; Eighteen Hedges, Versailles, France. 1998; Crumbling Boardwalk, Shiga, Honshu, Japan. 2003; Ten Balloons, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA. 1993; Early Morning Storm, Calais, France. 1998; Clouds, Fence and Snow, Nakafurano, Japan. 2013; Chateau Lafite Rothschild, Study 27, France. 2012; Snow Covered Forest, Heilongjiang, China. 2012. 

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Publisher: Nazraeli Press

Size; 430 x 350 mm

13 duotone plates

2014 Michael Kenna Wall Calendar

Michael Kenna

Publisher's Description

Michael Kenna’s intimate, exquisitely crafted black-and-white photographs reflect a sense of refinement, respect for history, and thorough originality. We are pleased to present our eighteenth calendar featuring his work. The 2014 Michael Kenna Wall Calendar is printed on an exclusive, uncoated, natural Japanese paper using “Daido black” ink. It features thirteen photographs: Two Leaning Trees, Kussharo Lake, Hokkaido, Japan. 2013; Yuanyang, Study 1, Yunnan, China. 2013; Alley of Trees, Damyang, Jeollanamdo, South Korea. 2012; Skyline, Shanghai, Study 5, China. 2011; Bamboo and Tree, Qingkou Village, Yunnan, China. 2013; Three Posts and Island, Jangsan-do, Shinan, South Korea. 2013; Chateau Lafite, Study 5, Bordeaux, France. 2012; Sand Dune, Wooi-do, Shinan, South Korea. 2012; Baby Elephant, Phuket, Thailand. 2011; Moai, Study 50, Ahu Tongariki, Easter Island. 2001; Pont Neuf, Study 3, Paris, France. 2011; Sadakichi‘s Docks, Otaru, Hokkaido, Japan. 2012; and Snow Clad Trees, Heilongjiang, China. 2012.

Publisher: Nazraeli Press

Size: 14 x 18"

13 duotone plates

Silent Landscape SIGNED

Jan Tove

We have signed copies of the first printing only.  A decision has yet to be made on a second printing. Remaining copies have slight imperfections on the cover or in the printing.  We will send you the best copy we have.

Jan Tove's first published work for several years, Silent Landscape represents a significant maturation in his vision.  If, in Riverside, the relatively traditional nature photography of Beyond Order coexisted with work influenced by contemporary American landscape photographers, here they are successfully integrated.  Photographs mostly from Sweden but also from Norway, Denmark and Scotland.  See here for all the spreads from the book.

Michael Kenna 2013 calendar

Michael Kenna

Please note this is the 2013 calendar.

Michael Kenna’s intimate, exquisitely crafted black-and-white photographs reflect a sense of refinement, respect for history, and thorough originality. We are pleased to present our seventeenth calendar featuring his work. The 2013 Michael Kenna Wall Calendar is printed on an exclusive, uncoated, natural Japanese paper using “Daido black” ink. The subject of this year's calendar is France: Homage to Atget, Parc de Sceaux, France. 1988; Intra Muros, St. Malo, France. 1993; Dawn Mist, Mont St. Michel, France. 1994; Fontaine du Palmiere, Study 2, Paris, France. 2007; Sunrise, St. Valery sur Somme, France. 2009; Printemps, Bargeme, France. 2011; Pebbles and Beach House, Cayeaux sur Mer, France. 2009; Tidal Pool and Posts, Berck Plage, France. 2003; La Trappa, Vielle Ville, Nice, France. 1996; Abbey Façade and Star Trails, Hautvillers, France. 2001; Night Shadows, Saint Malo, France. 2000; Ciel d’Orage, Bargème, France. 1996; In-Between, Courances, France. 1997.

Period of Juvenile Prosperity, A

Mike Brodie

Overseas deliveries  Please note that, as this is a heavy item, overseas postage will be charged at twice our standard rates.

Publisher's Description

But I needed to find out for myself. Two weeks later I was gone, witnessing my new world wizz by, especially at dusk, then darkness as I watched the sum of all the city lights cast my silhouette across the pine trees of the Florida panhandle. This was it, I was riding my very first freight train. And soon, what would begin as mere natural curiosity and self-discovery would evolve into a casting call of sorts, taking photographs of my newfound friends.
Mike Brodie

For sample images, see Mike Brodie's website

Publisher: Twin Palms

2nd printing

Size: 11 x 13 Inches

104 Pages, 60 Four-colour Plates



Silent Respiration of Forests

Takeshi Shikama

Signed Copies

Publisher's Description
'The depth of the forest was filled with an uncanny air For something seemed to be lurking there.'

This series of photographs is an expression of my search for the soul of the deep forests.

One day in early autumn in 2001, just as twilight was setting in, I had lost track of the mountain paths. I happened to wander into a shady forest, where I found myself suddenly seized with a strong desire to take photographs. The following day, I set out once again, carrying my camera with me this time, and searched for the same forest. This experience made me realize that I was not taking photographs of the forest out of my own will, but that the forest was inducing me to take its photographs.

Looking back in retrospect, I have a feeling that this might have all begun with my decision to build a mountain lodge with my own hands. In order to clear a plot of land for constructing a lodge inside a small forest, I had to fell Japanese red pine trees some eighty years old. Although many years have elapsed since then, I still vividly remember the sensation I had as I sat astride the felled down trees, stripping them of their barks. The trees collapsed onto the ground with a huge thud, making my entire body tremble; I looked up and remained motionless for a while, totally overwhelmed by the vastness of the sky. Almost as if stained by the blood rushing from another person's wound, I was covered with splashes of tree sap spurting from the edge of the blade of my hatchet. This made me acutely aware of the living energy of the trees, and I immediately decided to make the most of this power in the lodge I was about to build.

It took me some ten years to finish constructing the lodge. Thirty-six Japanese red pine trees growing in that forest were used for the ground sills, the central pillar and the beams. This probably explains why it is so very cozy and comfortable inside my mountain lodge. While continuously handling wood for building my lodge, I believe that I have come to feel things I could neither see nor hear before. And it could well be that, lured by this strange power, I started to travel all over Japan visiting the depth of forests.

The Silent Respiration of Forests is a collection of photographs which I was able to take, inspired by this power of the forest.

Takeshi Shikama

Publisher: TOSEI-SHA Publishing Co
Size: 270 x 380 mm
64 pages

Publisher's Price: £ 50.00

Mountain Light: In Search of the Dynamic Landscape

Galen Rowell

25th anniversary edition, with new foreword by David Muench

Publisher's Description

Mountain Light is the best-selling classic that captures the unique artistic vision of Galen Rowell, one of the world's most celebrated nature photographers. This remarkable collection offers 80 of Rowell's finest photographic images, as well as the stories behind them - what he was after and how he achieved it.

Rowell arranges the photographs, with details of their creation, in eight exhibits according to visual themes, reflecting his fascination with the infinitely varying qualities of light found in mountain landscapes. He recounts his development as a photographer, his philosophy and techniques for creating "dynamic landscapes," and his adventures in remote, dangerous, and beautiful places, from California's Yosemite Valley to almost inaccessible peaks in China.

Rowell also explains how film and the human eye see differently, how he selects and composes the content of his work, how to work with optical phenomena and natural light, and how equipment and adventure interact in the field.

"A splendid blend of autobiography, personal philosophy, and superb color photographs of high, wild places."
- The New York Times

Publisher: Sierra Club

Size: 236 x 304 mm

240 pages, 80 colour photographs

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