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New Photobooks & Photobooks of the Year- 10 December 2018

Our latest newsletter, out today, has info on new and forthcoming photobooks by Ragnar Axelsson, Kenro Izu, Issei Suda, Abelardo Morell, Adam Pape, Edward Keating, Willy Ronis and more.

We've also just released a blog with customers' recommendations for the Best Photobooks of 2018. Please contact us with suggestions for more titles as this is an evolving list.

Featured

Glacier (Signed)

Ragnar Axelsson

Publisher's Description

Glacier is an ode to Iceland’s glaciers by renowned documentary photographer, Ragnar Axelsson. Having grown up near the glaciers and flown his plane over them countless times since, Axelsson has a deep affinity for the ice that has shaped the country’s land and psyche, as well as his own lifelong fascination. With near-abstract black-and-white aerial images, and short reflective texts, Glacier is a breathtaking view of glacial forms, textures, and patterns as seen from a lyrical flight that starts above the clouds and ends at the sea. 

The photographs, taken in the past ten years, are at once elemental and ethereal, dynamic and timeless, unfamiliar and intimate. A few minuscule human figures give an initial reference to the enormity of the glaciers, but the images soon lose all sense of scale, requiring a constant reassessment of our relationship to what we are seeing, and what in reality we are bearing witness to. Surface details of the ever-moving ice, brought into sharp relief by volcanic ash, show powerful natural forces at play, but unseen and unstoppable forces are also at work. Nothing can be done to prevent Iceland’s glaciers from melting away. Within the next two centuries, they will be gone forever. 

200 pages
134 black-and-white images
345×240 mm
Printed in tritone

Forward by Ólafur Eliasson
Final words by Tómas Guðbjartsson

Edited and designed by
Einar Geir Ingvarsson


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Event Horizon

Eric Lawton

Publisher's Description

The wave is not the water. The water merely tells us of the passing of the wave.” 
—Buckminster Fuller

Physics describes the Event Horizon as the boundary of a black hole, a one-way crossing between the universe outside and an undiscovered state within, the point of no return between one reality and another. Einstein's theory of Special Relativity proved that different observers, in different states of motion, see different realities. The nearer one approaches the Event Horizon, the stronger the effect on space and time.  Nothing – not even light – can escape its power. 

This book explores the nature of perception and reality.  The photograph as a portal from one perception of reality to another, employing the Event Horizon as a metaphor for that passageway. A photograph can be such a passageway, where form is a place mark for other, more fundamental elements, like the movement of trees manifesting the wind.  Seen in this way, a subject may be less important for what it is, or where it is, than for what it can reveal to us of its underlying, essential nature: a visual harmonic. Event Horizon seeks to explore such ideas. 

Eric Lawton is a fine art photographer, writer and visual artist whose work has been exhibited and published throughout the world. His art is in numerous private, corporate and public collections including the Skirball Museum, the International Photography Museum, the New York Public Library and the Bibliotheque Nationale in Paris. Lawton’s portfolio Event Horizon was awarded First Prize for book projects at the Palm Springs Photography Festival in 2014 and was exhibited at the Annenberg Space for Photography. He is the recipient of numerous other awards, including The International Photography (“Lucie”) Awards, American Photographic Artists, American Photo and Communication Arts’ Award of Excellence. He lives and works in Los Angeles, California.

Nazraeli Press

2018

330 x 330mm, 48 pages, 25 full-color plates.   

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Willy Ronis by Willy Ronis: The Master Photographer's Unpublished Albums

Written by Matthieu Rivallin and Willy Ronis

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Publisher's description

Willy Ronis curated and commentated on the iconic images featured in this beautiful volume that retraces his career and contributions to photography and photojournalism.
 
A key figure in twentieth-century photography, Willy Ronis conveyed the poetic reality of postwar Paris and Provence in iconic black-and-white photographs. Influenced by Alfred Stieglitz and Ansel Adams, and amicable with his contemporary Magnum photographers, Ronis was the first French photographer to contribute to Life magazine. In the 1950s, MoMA curator Edward Steichen featured Ronis—along with Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Doisneau, and Brassaï—in the groundbreaking exhibitions The Family of Man and Five French Photographers.

Throughout his life, this powerhouse of humanist photography kept meticulous records of his work, curating each era into albums, which are reproduced here for the first time. Timeless photographs of postwar France and its inhabitants are accompanied by the photographer’s original observations and comments, framing the images within their technical and historical context. Photography historian Matthieu Rivallin’s critical perspective adds nuance to the photographer’s notes, and the ensemble is a groundbreaking and definitive reference on the myriad aspects of the artists’ immense career and an essential volume for all photography aficionados.

Publisher: Flammarion

Size: 9 3/8 x 10 3/4"

600 pages

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Magnum China

Publisher's description

A timely, panoramic portrait of China by Magnum's legendary photographers, spanning the pre-revolutionary years to contemporary China

Many of Magnum’s most renowned photographers, beginning with Robert Capa and Henri Cartier-Bresson on assignment in the 1930s, have photographed China, returning time and again, their fascination growing in line with China’s burgeoning accessibility and international influence. Magnum China – both an outstanding photobook and a fascinating social history – illustrates the agency’s evolving relationship with China to give a visually rich, informed photographic account of the country, its people and the changes witnessed over the last nine decades.

Chronologically organized to present key periods in the development of the modern state and its associated territories, Magnum China presents in-depth portfolios by individual photographers, accompanied by introductory commentaries on the featured projects, and group selections illustrating the diversity of Magnum’s interaction with the region. Supplemented with introductory essays by Jonathan Fenby, historical timelines, lists of photographers’ travels and a fold-out map of China, Magnum China offers detailed and insightful socio-political, geographical and historical context to complement the outstanding photography of some of the world’s finest documentary, art and street photographers.

Features work by forty photographers:
Abbas • Christopher Anderson • Eve Arnold • Olivia Arthur • Bruno Barbey • Jonas Bendiksen • Ian Berry • Werner Bischof • Michael Christopher Brown • René Burri • Robert Capa • Henri Cartier-Bresson • Chien-Chi Chang • Carl De Keyzer • Raymond Depardon • Carolyn Drake • Thomas Dworzak • Elliott Erwitt • Martine Franck • Stuart Franklin • Bruce Gilden • Burt Glinn • Jim Goldberg • Harry Gruyaert • Hiroshi Hamaya • Thomas Hoepker • Philip Jones Griffiths • Guy Le Querrec • Lu-Nan • Steve McCurry • Alex Majoli • Constantine Manos • Inge Morath • Martin Parr • Paolo Pellegrin • Gueorgui Pinkhassov • Marc Riboud • Alec Soth • Chris Steele-Perkins • Patrick Zachmann

Publisher: Thames & Hudson

Size: 29.5 x 24.5 cm

376 pages

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Wallace W. Abbey: A Life in Railroad Photography

Wallace W. Abbey

Publisher's description

From the late 1940s on, Wallace W. Abbey masterfully combined journalistic and artistic vision to transform everyday moments in transportation into magical photographs. Abbey, a photographer, journalist, historian, and railroad industry executive, helped people from many different backgrounds understand and appreciate what was often taken for granted: a world of locomotives, passenger trains, big-city terminals, small-town depots, and railroaders. During his lifetime he witnessed and photographed sweeping changes in the railroading industry from the steam era to the era of diesel locomotives and electronic communication. Wallace W. Abbey: A Life in Railroad Photography profiles the life and work of this legendary photographer and showcases the transformation of transportation and photography after World War II. Featuring more than 175 exquisite photographs in an oversized format, Wallace W. Abbey is an outstanding tribute to a gifted artist and the railroads he loved.

Publisher: Indiana University Press

25.65 cms L x 26.16 cms W, 240 pages

84 black & white illustrations

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NeoRealismo: The New Image in Italy 1932-1960

Enrica Viganò (Editor)

Publisher's description

This stunning book explores Italian Neorealism in photography, as it documented Italy’s economic and social conditions in the mid-20th century and its rise as a democratic nation.

Originally used for Fascist propaganda, the camera in Italy became a tool for artists to reveal the poverty and oppression of their country and a way to instigate positive social development and create a national identity. The NeoRealismo style became a call for economic justice as well as an artistic movement that influenced the modern world. The achievements of that movement are celebrated in this book with more than 200 illustrations, including exquisitely reproduced photographs and magazine images as well as film stills and posters. Together these images portray the seismic changes that took place throughout Italy during and after the war. The migration from south to north, the rural and urban poverty, and the desire to establish a national identity are all given expression through the photographers’ lenses. Accompanying essays discuss the technological changes that transformed the country, trace the evolution of Neorealist cinema, and explore how writers became part of this revolution. Beautiful, raw, and free of artifice, these images and the people who created them ushered a unique and fascinating moment in modern art history.

Publisher: Prestel

Size: 24 x 29 cm

352 pages, 241 b/w illustrations

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Flowers for Lisa

Abelardo Morell

Publisher's description

Best known for his surreal camera obscura pictures and luminous black-and-white photographs of books, photographer Abelardo Morell now turns his transformative lens to one of the most common of artistic subjects, the flower. The concept for Flowers for Lisa emerged when Morell gave his wife, Lisa, a photograph of flowers on her birthday. “Flowers are part of a long tradition of still life in art,” writes Morell. “Precisely because flowers are such a conventional subject, I felt a strong desire to describe them in new, inventive ways.” With nods to the work of Jan Brueghel, Édouard Manet, Georgia O’Keeffe, René Magritte, and others, Morell does just that; the images are as innovative as they are arresting.

Publisher: Abrams Books

Size: 10 x 12"

144 pages, 100 colour photographs

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Making It Up: Photographic Fictions

Marta Weiss

Publisher's description

One of two launch volumes in an important and highly collectible new photography series by the V&A, here is an introduction to the history of staged photography in over 130 key images from the V&A’s outstanding collection

Presenting work from the earliest through to the most contemporary of photographers, Making It Up: Photographic Fictions challenges the idea that ‘the camera never lies’. With over 130 photographs supported by extended commentaries and an introduction, the book illustrates that, though we often recognize the staged, constructed or the tableau as a feature of contemporary art photography, this way of working is almost as old as the practice itself. Remarkable in themselves, these photographic fictions, whether created by such early practitioners as Lewis Carroll or Roger Fenton, internationally renowned artists such as Cindy Sherman and Jeff Wall, or contemporary figures such as Hannah Starkey and Bridget Smith, find new and intriguing relevance in our so-called ‘post-truth’ age.

'[Marta Weiss's] history of freeze-frame tricks of the eye begins with gelatin-plate fantasies and ends with the emergence of digital techniques that allowed any kind of make-believe'
Observer

Publsher: Thames & Hudson

Size: 25.0 x 19.5 cm

192 pages, 146 illustrations



ISBN: 9780500480373

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Civilization: The Way We Live Now

William A. Ewing, Holly Roussell

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Publisher's description

Every day and every hour, human civilization expands, evolves, and mutates. These universal movements are chronicled by prestigious curator William A. Ewing in this stunning photographic exploration, Civilization. Ewing illuminates how contemporary photography, notably art photography, is fascinated by, and attempts to decode, the way we live today. This landmark publication is accompanied by an internationally touring exhibition produced by the Foundation for the Exhibition of Photography—a global cultural event for a global subject.

Eight thematic chapters are led by breathtaking imagery accompanied by essays, commentaries, and captions that illuminate the theme.The chapters, including “Hive”, “Flow”, “Rupture” and “Escape”, explore the many faces of our shared civilization. From how we move goods and peoples to the complex relations of close-knit living, Civilization looks beyond the surface to the workings of the world, at the ways we live, work and play and at what happens when it all breaks down.

Visually epic and ambitiously popular in approach, Civilization will reach beyond the boundaries of the photography world to engage and connect with audiences worldwide.

Publisher: Thames & Hudson


Size: 9.9 x 11.9"

352 pages, 470 illustrations in colour

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Cameraless Photography

Martin Barnes

Publisher's description

One of two launch volumes in an important and highly collectible new photography series by the V&A, here is an introduction to the history of cameraless photography in over 125 key images from the V&A’s outstanding collection.

Visually compelling, Cameraless Photography is an outstanding introductory overview of the major creative, cameraless processes running throughout the history of photography – including photograms, chemigrams, luminograms, dye destruction prints and more – illustrated by the cameraless work of some of photography’s greatest names. More than 125 photographs are supported by extended commentaries and a concise introduction. The book begins with the early photographic experiments of artists such as Anna Atkins in the 19th century through the avant-garde photograms of modernists such as Man Ray, to the work of contemporary artists, such as Susan Derges, nearly two centuries later.

Publisher: Thames & Hudson

Size: 25 x 19.5 cm

192 pages, 141 illustrations


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Robert Doisneau: Music

Robert Doisneau

Publisher's description

Previously unpublished photographs and iconic portraits of musicians from the 1950s through the 1980s offer a new perspective on Doisneau's remarkable talent.

Master photographer Robert Doisneau's passion for the joyful energy inherent in the music world comes alive in images that cover the musical spectrum, from classical and jazz to be-bop to the roots of modern rap and alternative rock. With camera in hand, Doisneau crisscrossed Paris to capture intimate moments with star musicians such as Eartha Kitt in a jazz club, Django Reinhardt at home, and Yehudi Menuhin backstage, or with locals at a neighborhood dance or jamming in a brass band. His portraits were commissioned for stars from Juliette Gréco to Charles Aznavour to Claude François, and a new generation of musicians in the 1980s including Rita Mitsouko and Les Négresses Vertes.

This book--curated by the photographer's granddaughter to accompany an exhibition at the Philharmonie de Paris--includes more than one hundred photographs, many previously unpublished, that showcase the artist's mastery in editing, special effects, photomontage, collage, photo distortions, and splits.

Publisher: Flammarion

Size: 7 1/2 x 9 3/4"

192 pages

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Women Photographers: From Julia Margaret Cameron to Cindy Sherman

Boris Friedewald

Publisher's description

Now available in an updated paperback edition and including new photographs, this thorough and accessible introduction to the greatest women photographers from the 19th century to today features the most important works of 55 artists, along with in-depth biographical and critical assessments.

Since the inception of photography as an art form nearly 200 years ago, women have played an important role in the development of the genre, often pushing boundaries and defying social convention. This comprehensive volume presents fifty-five of the most important women photographers such as Eve Arnold, Nan Goldin, Candida Höfer, Dorothea Lange, Inge Morath, and Cindy Sherman. Each artist is profiled in spreads featuring splendid reproductions of their key works and in-depth overviews of their careers and contributions to photography. Biographical information for each subject and a contextual essay focusing on the impact of women in the history of the medium makes this an excellent illustrated reference.

Publisher: Prestel

Size: 21 x 27 cm

240 pages, 230 color illustrations

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The Mechanical Retina on My Fingertips

Issei SUDA

Publisher's Description

“The Mechanical Retina on My Fingertips” is how Suda named his Minox Camera that held him in thrall from 1991 to 1992. The Minox camera is popularly known as a spy camera - It fits in the pocket with a shutter release as light as the blink of an eye. The resulting images developed from 8x11mm negatives are grainy and have a flat perspective. Suda comments that “no other camera ever accompanied my activities so closely.”

In addition to the Minox works which Suda published in his exhibitions during the 90s - “Trance”, “Keelung”, “Family Diary”, “Naked City”, “1987 Taipei City View” and “Before Night Falls”, this book includes more than 400 works selected from over 600 unpublished images which had long been stored in “A Box of Lingering”, as Suda called it.

“The moment” has finally been released.

Publisher: Zen Foto Gallery

Size: 18.3 × 12.8 cm

438 pages, 430 images

Language: English, Japanese, Chinese

Limited Edition: 700

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Main Street. The Lost Dream of Route 66

Edward Keating

Publisher's description

'Main Street. The Lost Dream of Route 66' includes 84 photographs taken by Edward Keating along Route 66 from 2000 to 2011.

Once the only direct road to California, an interstate highway system built in the 1950s bypassed ‘the Mother Road’ and shut off its lifeblood, forcing thousands of shops and motels into bankruptcy over the next fifty years. Between the twin pressures of harmful trade treaties and lower wages abroad, the national economy had changed as well, as entire industries began to dry up, sending a countless number of jobs to Asia and south of the border. Western-bound job seekers now bumped shoulders with Mexican immigrants heading east looking for the same. As a boy, Keating heard his mother tell stories of growing up in St. Louis near Route 66, tales of her trips to California; and of her father, the first Ford dealer in the bustling city, selling Model A’s in the teens and twenties. Therefore, it was probably fate that lead Keating to the brink on the road that no longer held the nation’s promise. Some made it across while others got stuck to the side of the road. Keating made it across.

This book is about the many who didn’t and settled wherever their bones and their broken cars dropped them.

The book is designed by Yolanda Cuomo Design, NYC.

Publisher: Damiani

176 pages, 84 illustrations

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Dyckman Haze

Adam Pape

Publisher's description

In the city there are ways to escape the grid and walk along lines unseen. The city parks of New York offer this escape, eliciting both alienation and intoxication. They allow citizens and nature both a space for growth, a second city away from eyes on the street. Adam Pape’s photographs utilize the city parks in Washington Heights and Inwood as the backdrop for a narrative that unfolds in between day and night. Like a church or temple, parks are transformative. Here, young people have a public stage where they can try on different roles in the dark. Other citizens wander, fish, smoke, and pass time while animals lurk in the urban fringes, a reminder of nature’s promises and perils. These monochromatic images, directed by Pape and artificially lit, depict an ongoing exchange between humans, animals, and the landscape. In the furthest reach of Manhattan, sectioned off from further development, history and myth are at play.

Publisher: Mack Books

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Dr. Blankman´s New York

Tod Papageorge

Publisher's description

"In Dr. Blankman´s New York, I hope you’ll find a persuasive account of what it meant for me to be free with a Leica in the streets of my then newly-adopted home of Manhattan, a record drawn in the saturated colors of Kodachrome film, where even the heavy shadows pouring into the backdrop-avenues of the pictures seem full of depth.

I’d never worked in color before, but, just 25 and starting out, I was soon convinced by photographer-friends that I could pay the rent by landing a bit of magazine work, and that a carousel-tray of color slides would be the best way of convincing editors to take a chance on me. Perhaps unsurprisingly, I responded to my friends’ suggestion by photographing the street in much the way I’d been doing in black-and-white, but also — and new for me — I began intuitively making still-life pictures of shop windows and signs, where fruit or Brillo boxes were as likely to turn up as subjects as a political poster pasted over with images of a weeping Vietnamese girl. Clearly not a formula for commercial success.

So, of course, I failed in reaching my immediate goal of making a living through photography, but the journey that the project forced on me — producing pictures in a fresh medium, and, just as crucially, at a time when thoughts of assassination, 'The Summer of Love,' and the war in Vietnam were as present as the weather — has resulted so many years later in a new thing, this book." – Tod Papageorge

Publisher: Steidl

Size: 27.5 x 30 cm

136 pages, 62 images

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Okinawa

Anders Petersen

Publisher's description

Anders Petersen photographed Okinawa, the island in southern Japan famous for traditional Ryukyu culture, beautiful beaches, and American bases, which is his first series made in Asian country. He was invited by European Eyes on Japan project in 2000 for a three-week residence.

Okinawan pictures are shown in Okinawa, 2000, and there is a catalogue including some other photographers, and only a few images got part of his other books. But almost of the images in this book are unpublished before.

He briefly researched Okinawan history before his visit there, and he thought “how can you possibly handle this information as a person, and as a photographer?”. With his anxiety, he has photographed the street( Kokusai Dori: the main street in Naha city), people, and small animals.

With respect and love, he beautifully and wonderfully withdraws the strengths of his subjects in Okinawa.

- The cover of the book is foil embossed. And the printing is by black and silver inks.

Publisher: T&M Projects

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Plossu: Des Oiseaux

Bernard Plossu

Publisher’s Description

Half traveler and half migratory photographer, as he likes to introduce himself, Bernard Plossu strides along the world since many years. He captures through his lens furtive moments, where birds are flying in huge swarms or caught alone, standing proudly in the middle of a puddle, or gliding high up in the sky, among the peaks. The photographer looks at birds with tenderness and curiosity, a gaze which underlines fantasy and a “surrealistic” approach, as explains the critic Francesco Zanot about his images.

The flight fascinates the photographer, obsessed with the euphoric speed of swallows as well as the hypnotic inertness of large raptors drifting through the wind at high altitude. Plossu’s photographs allow us to see fragments of the world, a world in which birds have reinvested our environment. 

The essay by ornithologist Guilhem Lesaffre underlines a fundamental aspect of bird life: migration as brought by Plossu’s photographs to light. 

This book, along with the one of Pentti Sammallahti, launch our collection Des oiseaux (On birds) celebrating, through the vision of different artists, their immense presence in a world where they are now vulnerable.

Publisher: Xavier Barral

2018

20.5 x 26 cm

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Sammallahti: Des Oiseaux

Pentti Sammallahti

Publisher's Description

Traveller-photographer Pentti Sammallahti captures the myste­ries of nature on his travels and among these, the world of birds. Coastlines, swamps, parks, endless plains, forest clearings, snowy landscapes… In these isolated areas, birds slyly reveal their pres­ence.

Like visual tales, his B&W photographs attest to his extraordinary eye for detail, to light that sculpts spaces, to silent expanses in which a human or animal presence suddenly appears. The experience of the image is twofold: beyond its narrative virtuosity, his use of a two-colour process, with immaculate whites (as in the plumage of his swans or pink flamingos) confronted with deep blacks, creates a play of textures and powerfully renders a world in which birds play a unique role.

 This book constitutes one of the two first titles of Des oiseaux(On birds) collection celebrating, through the vision of different artists, their immense presence in a world where they are now vulnerable. Accompanying these photographs, the ornithologist Guilhem Lesaffre showcases the relationship to the seasons that is a fundamental aspect of the life of birds. Where it exists, winter is a major constraint that birds must grapple with and that notably leads to strategies in their search for food and energy economy, or socialising. The author here associates the life of birds in winter with Pentti Sammallahti’s photographs.

 

This book constitutes one of the two first titles of Des oiseaux(On birds) collection celebrating, through the vision of different artists, their immense presence in a world where they are now vulnerable. Accompanying these photographs, the ornithologist Guilhem Lesaffre showcases the relationship to the seasons that is a fundamental aspect of the life of birds. Where it exists, winter is a major constraint that birds must grapple with and that notably leads to strategies in their search for food and energy economy, or socialising. The author here associates the life of birds in winter with Pentti Sammallahti’s photographs.

Publisher: Xavier Barral

2018

20,5 x 26 cm

120 pages, 66 B&W photographs

Text: Guilhem Lesaffre

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Shaped by the Sea (Signed)

Theo Bosboom

Publisher's Description

For his new photo book, Shaped by the sea, photographer Theo Bosboom explored the Atlantic coast of Europe, in every season and in all kind of weather conditions.  The multi-year project lead him to spectacular beaches – both known and unknown – in Norway, Iceland, the Faroe Islands, Scotland, Ireland, Northern Ireland, France, Portugal and Spain. The book is a tribute to the power of the sea and to the dynamics of the beach. It shows how the sea is constantly changing and shaping the landscape, it highlights some of the creatures living in the intertidal zone (for instance the limpets and seasnails) and it reveals the variety of geological features along Europe's west coast.  All this photographed in his own personal style, with a focus on details and often with a fresh perspective.

176 pages, with 110 images

30 x 24 cm

English/Dutch

Foreword by Tristan Gooley, author of How to read water

Book design by Sandra Bartocha

Publication date: November, 2018

DDB Publishers

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Bestsellers

Bright Black World (Signed)

Todd Hido

Expected around 13 December 2018.  All signed copies have been allocated to customers so please DO NOT USE THIS PAGE TO ORDER. There may be some cancellations of advance orders so please send an email to info@beyondwords.co.uk if you wish to be put on the reserve list.

Link to unsigned copies

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Publisher's Description

We are thrilled to announce the publication of Todd Hido’s new monograph, Bright Black World. For over two decades, Hido has crafted narratives through loose and mysterious suburban scenes, desolate landscapes, and stylized portraits. He has traversed North America capturing places that feel at once familiar and unknown; welcoming and unsettling. Underscoring the influences of Nordic mythology and specifically the idea of Fimbulwinter, which translates into the ‘endless winter’, many of Hido’s new images allude to and provide form for this notion of an apocalyptic, never-ending winter.

Exploring the dark terrain of the Northern European landscape and regions as far as the North Sea of Japan enchanted Hido, calling him back on several occasions. This newest publication highlights the artist’s first significant foray extensively photographing territory outside of the United States, chronicling a decidedly new psychological geography.

Opening with a text by Alexander Nemerov, Bright Black World comprises 48 plates printed in an oversized format, and featuring two vertical gatefolds and a fold-out poster measuring some 25 x 40 inches. This first printing is limited to 3,000 clothbound copies.

Publisher: Nazraeli Press

Size: 43.2 x 30.4 cm

104 pages, 48 four-color plates

Michael Kenna Calendar 2019

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 twenty-third calendar featuring his work. The 2019 Michael Kenna Wall Calendar is printed on an exclusive, uncoated, natural Japanese paper using Daido black ink. It features thirteen photographs: Pine Trees, Study 4, Gangwondo, South Korea. 2011; Distant Mountains, Pizzoli, Abruzzo, Italy. 2015; Snowy Afternoon, Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan. 2008; James Island, Study 4, La Push, Washington, USA. 2014; Daybreak Reflection, Angkor Watt, Cambodia. 2018; Huangshan Mountains, Study 56, Anhui, China. 2017; Watchtower, Study 49, Bongsudae Beach, South Korea. 2018; Two Pine Trees, Llucalcari, Mallorca, Spain. 2017; Kite and Clouds, Bangalore, India. 2008; Homage to Giacomelli, Scanno, Abruzzo, Italy. 2016; Joemma Beach, Study 3, Washington, USA. 2017; Guggenheim Museum, Study 1, New York, USA. 2010; and Emerging Light, Maepang Beach, South Korea. 2018.

Publisher: Nazraeli Press

Size: 31 x 35.5 cm

13 duotone plates


Per Strada (Signed)

Guido Guidi

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Publisher's Description

Per Strada presents a significant body of work by Guido Guidi, which he made intermittently from 1983 to 2015. The subject is the Via Emilia, a Roman road connecting Milan to the Adriatic Sea. To this day, the Via Emilia is the territorial backbone of the Southern tier of the PoValley, running through mid-size cities such as Parma, Reggio Emilia, Modena, Bologna, Forlì, and Rimini. Using a 8x10 inch camera, Guidi focuses his lens on the “interstices” between cities rather than on historical centres. He explores the rich palimpsest of signs in the landscape built from centuries of residential, agricultural, industrial, and commercial activity.

Guidi’s project on the Via Emilia began in the environs of his hometown, Cesena. For the Italian artist, to photograph everyday landscapes is to acknowledge the importance of the vernacular, but also to break free of one’s own stereotypes, ideas, and constraints. As he once stated in an interview: “At a certain moment I felt pushed to leave my room, like in Wim Wenders’s film ‘The Wrong Move’ (1975), when Wilhelm breaks the windowpane with the palm of his hand and leaves the house. I leave the house and what do I find? A house, an entrance door, a woman who passes by or who asks me something.”

Publisher: Mack Books

Size: 30 cm x 24 cm

464 pages

Three paperback volumes each with a tipped-in-image and a bilingual booklet with Guido Guidi in conversation, all housed together in a printed slipcase.

Signed by the artist

Return to Manchester (Signed)

Martin Parr

Publisher's description

Iconic British social documentary photographer, Martin Parr began his career in Manchester, studying at Manchester Polytechnic (now Manchester Metropolitan University) from 1970-73.

He has revisited the city many times over the last 40 years. Ranging from black and white images of Prestwich Mental Hospital in 1972 and Yates Wine Lodges in 1982-3, to colour pictures of people shopping in 1986 and 2008, this book brings together Parr’s Manchester photographs.

Bringing this work up to date a new commission, a portrait of the city and its people in 2018. Parr has photographed people in hairdressers, at markets, in Mosques, in cafes, playing sport, in factories and in the gay village.

He has captured scientists’ ground-breaking research at Manchester University, fans of the city’s world famous football teams and the state of the art BBC facilities at Media City.

The images show a diverse, inclusive and multi-cultural city and reveal people’s passions, skills, relationships and quirks – celebrating the humanity of the everyday.

Published on the occasion of the exhibition, Martin Parr: Return to Manchester at Manchester Art Gallery (16 November 2018 – 22 April 2019).

Publisher: Manchester Art Gallery

Size: 24 x 29 cm

160 pages

Scattered Waters (Signed)

Thomas Joshua Cooper

Out of print.  We have a final few signed copies

Publisher's Description

Thomas Joshua Cooper is one of the most celebrated and distinctive landscape photographers working anywhere in the world today. The capturing of any one image can involve months of preparation and arduous travel as each location is tracked down and then photographed with a weighty wooden field camera from 1898.

Cooper’s travels have taken him from pole to pole, old world to new, but always between journeys he returns to his studio and dark room in Glasgow. Scotland is his home and, for the last 32 years, he has worked on a parallel project to his wider travels, chronicling his adopted land through the rivers that help to define its identity. Scattered Waters: Sources Streams Rivers is Cooper’s love letter to Scotland and presents some of the most beautiful and unexpected photographs that he has ever made.

This beautiful 96-page hardback book, with 47 illustrations and essay by Bella Bathurst, was published to accompany the major solo exhibition  Scattered Waters: Sources Streams Rivers at Ingleby Gallery which took place from 11 October – 29 November 2014.

Signed copies

Artist's video intro to Scattered Waters

hardback book, published by Ingleby Gallery (2014)
96 pages; 28 x 22 x 1.7 cm

Recommended retail price £30

Approximate Joy

Christopher Anderson

Taking advance orders for second printing, available December 2018

Publisher's Description

“I have seen the future and it is now and it is China. There is no need for the past. It can be erased. A new happiness is being constructed, an approximation of joy, better than the real thing.” - CHRISTOPHER ANDERSON

Publisher: Stanley/Baker

120 pages 

303 x 246 mm

2018

Bright Black World

Todd Hido

We're down to our last few copies.

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

Publisher's Description

We are thrilled to announce the publication of Todd Hido’s new monograph, Bright Black World. For over two decades, Hido has crafted narratives through loose and mysterious suburban scenes, desolate landscapes, and stylized portraits. He has traversed North America capturing places that feel at once familiar and unknown; welcoming and unsettling. Underscoring the influences of Nordic mythology and specifically the idea of Fimbulwinter, which translates into the ‘endless winter’, many of Hido’s new images allude to and provide form for this notion of an apocalyptic, never-ending winter.

Exploring the dark terrain of the Northern European landscape and regions as far as the North Sea of Japan enchanted Hido, calling him back on several occasions. This newest publication highlights the artist’s first significant foray extensively photographing territory outside of the United States, chronicling a decidedly new psychological geography.

Opening with a text by Alexander Nemerov, Bright Black World comprises 48 plates printed in an oversized format, and featuring two vertical gatefolds and a fold-out poster measuring some 25 x 40 inches. This first printing is limited to 3,000 clothbound copies.

Publisher: Nazraeli Press

Size: 43.2 x 30.4 cm

104 pages, 48 four-color plates

Small World (Signed)

Martin Parr

Publisher's description

First published in 1996 Small World is one of the most popular and most important of Martin Parr’s books. This revised and extended edition includes more than 40 new photographs as well as featuring many of Martin Parr’s most iconic images.

It is a biting, very funny satire in which Parr looks at tourism worldwide, exposing the increasingly homogenous ‘global culture’ where in the search for different cultures those same cultures are destroyed. The issues that Parr raised two decades ago when the book was first published are even more relevant today.

Whilst Parr’s larger-than-life troupe of tourists appear willing participants in an omnipresent consumer culture they are also bemused victims – at the mercy of larger social forces and locked into their insatiable craving for spectacle. Small World‘s citizens become a symbol of western society’s prosperous freedoms, declaring their power and their rights to travel, to choose and to consume.

A member of the prestiguous MAGNUM photo agency Martin Parr is one of the best known photographers in the world today. He has published innumerable books and his work has been exhibited and published worldwide

Introduced by Geoff Dyer

Publisher: Dewi Lewis Publishing

Size: 24 x 29.5 cm

80 colour photographs, 104 pages

Provoke Complete Reprint of Three Volumes

Publisher's Description

2018 marks the 50th year since Provoke had first been published.

Provoke was first published in November 1968 as a dojin-shi, or self-published magazine. It was originally conceived by art critic Koji Taki (1928-2011) and photographer Takuma Nakahira (1938-2015), with poet Takahiko Okada (1939-1997) and photographer Yutaka Takanashi as dojin members. The subtitle for the magazine was “Provocative Materials for Thought”, and each issue was composed of photographs, essays and poems. After releasing the second and third issue with Daido Moriyama as a subsequent member, the group broke up with their last publication First, Abandon the World of Pseudo-Certainty - an overview edition of the three issues. Provoke’s grainy, blurry, and out-of-focus photographs were initially ridiculed as are-bure-boke and stirred a great deal of controversy, yet it had created a strong impact inside and outside of the photography world during that time. However, today, Provoke has become an extremely rare book and very few people have seen the original.

Why does Provoke matter today?

Provoke has been attracting increasing attention in recent years, in and out of Japan. In 2016, an extensive photography exhibition entitled Provoke: Between Protest and Performance Photography in Japan, 1960-1975 opened first in Austria, then toured to Switzerland, France and the United States. Provoke has challenged existing photographic conventions and posed fundamental questions of visual perception, in the midst of the social and political upheaval during the late sixties. Now the world is gradually recognizing and re-examining its significance in a multitude of contexts.

Why is NITESHA reprinting Provoke?

While we are running our second-hand bookshop NITESHA, we were fortunate to be able to purchase all three volumes of Provoke. Rather than merely putting them back in the market again for profits, we have decided to make a reprint of these extremely rare and inaccessible issues that are currently only owned by a limited number of connoisseurs. Striving to stay close to the original publications as much as possible, we are making this reprint available to many in a reasonable price and highly looking forward to seeing how today’s society will respond to the work.

How does NITESHA’s Provoke Complete Reprint differ from the one in The Japanese Box, released in 2001?

Published as part of The Japanese Box: Facsimile Reprint of Six Rare Photographic Publications of the Provoke Era*, Provoke's facsimile reprint has its photographic images cropped approximately 3 mm from the edges for bookbinding purposes. The reprint also does not include texts by Takahiko Okada due to copyright reasons. Provoke Complete Reprint by NITESHA maintains the original size of the images and includes all original texts, along with the ones by Takahiko Okada. In addition, the volumes will be accompanied by complete English and Chinese translations of the original Japanese texts as a booklet.

Publisher:NITESHA
Vol.1: H210×W210mm, 68 pages, Softcover
Vol.2: H242×W180mm, 109 pages, Softcover, Obi Strip
Vol.3: H240×W184mm, 110 pages, Softcover
Languages: Japanese (English and Chinese translations will be printed separately
to accompany the volumes as a supplement)

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