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Latest Newsletter- 13 November 2018

Our latest newsletter, just published, has new and forthcoming titles by Homer Sykes, Chris Killip, Martin Parr - all signed - plus Don McCullin, Margaret Fay Shaw, Vivian Maier, Harry Gruyaert, Albarran/Cabrera and more.

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Shaped by the Sea

Theo Bosboom

For his new photo book sea photographer Theo Bosom explored the Atlantic coast of Europe, in every season and in all kind of weather conditions.

The book includes images of Norway, Iceland, the Faroe Islands, Scotland, Ireland, Northern Ireland, France Portugal and Spain.

Publisher: DDB Publishers

Size: 30 x 24 cm

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ToiletMartin PaperParr Calendar 2019

Martin Parr, Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari

Publisher's description

'ToiletMartin PaperParr' wall calendar 2019 features photographs conceived by Martin Parr, Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari, a back-to-back of images made in collaboration between the three artists.

In a hotly anticipated follow-up to the first 'ToiletMartin PaperParr' magazine, this calendar presents a selection of the best images conceived by the three artists.

Publisher: Damiani

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Beach Therapy (Collector's Edition)

Martin Parr

Publisher's description

This Collector’s Edition includes the book 'Beach Therapy' with a fabric cover conceived for this edition and this print signed and numbered by Martin Parr: 'St Ives', Cornwall, England, 2005, Pigment print, 9 x 6 inches. The photograph has been printed in 2018 in a limited edition of 90 copies plus 10 Artist Proofs.

During his long career as a photographer, Martin Parr has always photographed on beaches, particularly in the UK. He has often used the beach as a laboratory to experiment with new cameras and techniques. So far example, when he changed from black and white to medium format colour in the early 80s his first major project was about New Brighton, a run down seaside resort near Liverpool. In recent months he has started exploring the beach with the aid of a telephoto lens. This lens is rarely used in the world of art and documentary photography so it is a challenge to find new ways of using it. Often this involves incorporating the vegetation on the perimeter with the beach as a backdrop, both in and out of focus. So over his long career he has tried everything from a close up macro lens, a medium format wide angled camera and finally this latest offering with the telephoto.

Publisher: Damiani

120 pages, 75 illustrations

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Beach Therapy

Martin Parr

Publisher's description

During his long career as a photographer, Martin Parr has always photographed on beaches, particularly in the UK. He has often used the beach as a laboratory to experiment with new cameras and techniques. So far example, when he changed from black and white to medium format colour in the early 80s his first major project was about New Brighton, a run down seaside resort near Liverpool. In recent months he has started exploring the beach with the aid of a telephoto lens. This lens is rarely used in the world of art and documentary photography so it is a challenge to find new ways of using it. Often this involves incorporating the vegetation on the perimeter with the beach as a backdrop, both in and out of focus. So over his long career he has tried everything from a close up macro lens, a medium format wide angled camera and finally this latest offering with the telephoto.

Publisher: Damiani

120 pages, 75 illustrations

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Anthropocene

Edward Burtynsky

Publisher's description

Anthropocene is the newest book by Edward Burtynsky to document human destruction of the earth on a geological scale. In photos as beautiful as they are disconcerting, Burtynsky explores issues such as extinction (large-scale burning of elephant tusks to disrupt illegal trade and the black market, the plight of the last white rhino), technofossils (Nigerian landfill sites entirely of plastic, massive concrete tetrapods to protect Chinese coastline from erosion), and terraforming (mines and industrial agriculture). Containing specially commissioned poems by Margaret Atwood published here for the first time, a statement by Burtynsky and a range of essays, Anthropocene presents compelling artistic and scientific responses to these urgent topics.

The book is one part of the larger “Anthropocene” project, a multi-disciplinary body of work with film-makers Jennifer Baichwal and Nick de Pencier which includes a major traveling exhibition, documentary film and interactive website. Its starting point is the research of the Anthropocene Working Group, an international body of scientists advocating to change the name of our present geological epoch, Holocene, to Anthropocene—the period where human activity dominates climate and environmental change. Including images of the video components and augmented reality experiences from the exhibition, the book, like the overall project, combines traditional and new lens-based media in an innovative and dynamic expression of humanity’s profound and lasting changes on the planet.

Publisher: Steidl

Size: 36 x 28.7 cm

236 pages

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New Vedute

Simon Roberts

Publisher's description

In New Vedute, Simon Roberts takes historic Italian tourist postcards, all of which have been written on, stamped and sent back to the UK from British tourists in Italy, and reconceptualises them for a new purpose. Framing one image within another, he uses these postcards depicting idealized views of Italy—grand historical monuments, ancient ruins, picturesque natural landscapes and holiday destinations— as backdrops upon which he then superimposes vernacular photographs, thereby playing with the way we, literally, see Italy. Roberts’ new postcards were then sent to the address marked on the original postcard along with a blank version that recipients could write on and post back. A selection of these replies are published in the book.

New Vedute includes a specially commissioned essay (in English and Italian) by writer and critic Emanuele Trevi, and comes with a concertina presentation of six new postcards, blank on the reverse, which can be used by recipients of the book.

Publisher: Minimalist Works

Size: 14 X 21 cm

29 photographs plus 6 loose postcards

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Hannah Starkey: Photographs 1997–2017

Hannah Starkey

Publisher's description

Since the mid-1990s, the Northern Irish photographer Hannah Starkey has dedicated her work to women and the ways in which photography has shaped ideas about what it means to be female. Known for her cinematic mise-en-scenes, Starkey constructs portraits of women of different generations, often situated in everyday urban contexts. Proffering the view of the flâneuse – a female counterpoint to the artistic tradition of the male flâneur – Starkey’s images reveal moments of private reflection, alienation, or social interaction that might otherwise go unseen: a woman fleetingly fascinated by another woman’s reflection, or the attentive gaze of a mother carrying her child.

Like modern-day genre paintings, Starkey’s images are driven by familiar narratives, but ones that play on the visual languages of diverse photographic genres – including diaristic, street, documentary, cinematic, fine art, and fashion – to subtly probe the ways that women are represented in popular culture. As Starkey has said, “I really think that visual culture is the last battleground for women’s equality and freedom”. From her early staged photographs made in Belfast to her recent documentation of the 2017 Women’s March in London, this catalogue raisonné charts two decades of Starkey’s influential image-making, and serves as a significant touchstone for discussions on the female gaze. The book includes a biographical essay by the curator and writer Charlotte Cotton and a candid conversation between the artist and the editor and writer Liz Jobey.

Publisher: Mack Books

Size: 25.5 cm x 27.5 cm

184 pages

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Czech and Slovak Photo publications

Edited by Manfred Heiting

Publisher's description

This survey of Czech and Slovak photo publications commemorates the hundredth anniversary of the founding of the Republic of Czechoslovakia on 28 October 2018. It demonstrates the persistent tradition of superior artistic imagination and technical ingenuity that is uniquely and wonderfully Czech and Slovak.

Over its more than 1,000 years of existence the Czechs and Slovaks were only a free nation between 1918 and 1938—and again since 1989. When finally living under their own rule, photographers and writers, typographers and book designers, graphic artists and printers were consumed by a love of country and documented its landscapes, cities, national treasures, monuments and the life of its people with unflinching attention—thus forming their unique cultural identity, even during Nazi annexation and 40 years of Communist occupation.

In nine chapters this comprehensive book explores over 800 publications from 1918 to 1989, highlighting the work of more than 250 photographers and graphic artists including Alphonse Mucha, Josef Sudek, Frantisek Drtikol, Jaromír Funke, Jaroslav Rössler, Zdenek Tmej, Jindrich Styrsky, Karel Teige and Ladislav Sutnar to Vladimír Hipman, Karel Plicka, Jan Lukas, Karel Hájek, Tibor Honty, Josef Prosek, Libor Fára, Martin Martincek, Karol Kállay, Pavel Stecha, Jindrich Streit, Bohdan Holomícek and Josef Koudelka.

Edited by Manfred Heiting

Publisher: Steidl

Size:26.6 x 28.8 cm

516 pages



English / Czech

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Midwest Sentimental

Nathaniel Grann

Publisher's description

As everybody knows, you can’t really leave the family roots behind. You can run away, try to escape, but mostly it does not work. The family and its history are just part of your life. And when Nathaniel Grann dedicates his book to his father, mother, stepfather and stepmother, one can imagine that there was a lot going on at home.

When the photographer, already grown-up, spent another three years in his mother’s house, he confronted himself with the strange furniture and furnishings, the sometimes peculiar preferences of the mothers and fathers, the Christmas visitors - the beautiful and the painful memories.

Nathaniel Grann’s book is a confession. In spite of all the alienation, he understood: This is where I come from, these are my people. They dress differently than me, they may live and think differently than I will once, but there they are and I want to deal with it. And he does – critically, directly and ironically, but also affectionately, mildly and humorously.

... love the one you’re with.

Publisher: Peperoni Books

Size 22 x 28.5 cm

64 Pages, 33 colour photographs

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Ravens & Red Lipstick: Japanese Photography Since 1945

Lena Fritsch

Publisher's description

The first introduction to and study of Japanese photography since 1945 to be published in English

While major exhibitions of Japanese photography have become steadily more frequent over the last thirty years, Ravens & Red Lipstick offers one of the first overviews of the subject to be published in English.

Visually bold and richly detailed, this volume traces the development of Japanese photography from the severity of post-war Realism to the diversity and technical ingenuity of photography in contemporary Japan, via movements and groups such as Vivo in the 1960s and ‘girls’ photography’ in the 1990s. Interleaved are new interviews with some of the most influential practitioners in photographic history, from Moriyama Daido to Araki Nobuyoshi and Kawauchi Rinko.

Lena Fritsch writes with imagination and clarity, interrogating a cross-section of photographic movements and works against the vivid, shifting backdrop of Japanese social, cultural and political history. The result is both an accessible introduction and an illuminating work of analysis, for general readers and aficionados alike.

Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Size: 29.5 x 24.5 cm

288 pages, 218 images

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The Soviet Century: Russian Photography in the Archivo Lafuente, 1917-1972

Publisher's description

Over 500 historical images by the great masters of Soviet photography.

The Soviet Century—a publication to accompany the exhibition of the same name that will take place in the context of PHotoESPAÑA 2018—brings together more than 500 images belonging to the Archivo Lafuente, which document the history of Russia between 1917 and 1972 through the lens of the great masters of Russian photography.

Photographers such as Aleksandr Rodchenko, Giorgi Zelma and El Lissitzky and many more, captured meetings, demonstrations, parades, factories, farms, strikes, wars... and they also made countless portraits of political leaders, artists, peasants and workers. Grouped into eight thematic sections—Constructing the New Man, Heralds of Tempests, The Collective Dream, Soviets and Electricity, Fighting for the Harvest, Expanding Towards the East, War and the Course of History and A Moscow Diary—these images reconstruct historical events such as the 1917 Revolution, the dawn of the Avant-garde, World War II and more.

Accompanied by three essays by on Soviet history, art and photography, as well as short biographies of all the featured photographers and other complementary texts, this beautiful, comprehensive publication serves as a key testimony to the construction and evolution of the Soviet regime, as well as a thorough history of 20th-century Russian photography.

Publisher:La Fabrica

Size: 21.5 x 27.5 cm

612 pages, 550 images

Language: English / Spanish

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Steve McCurry: A Life in Pictures | 40 Years of Photography

Steve McCurry and Bonnie McCurry

Publisher's Description

The biggest and most comprehensive volume on Steve McCurry published to date and the final word on forty years of McCurry’s incredible work. Written and compiled by Bonnie McCurry, Steve’s sister and President of the McCurry Foundation, Steve McCurry: A Life in Pictures is the ultimate book of McCurry’s images and his approach to photography.

The book brings together all of McCurry’s key adventures and influences, from his very first journalistic images taken in the aftermath of the 1977 Johnstown floods, to his breakthrough journey into Afghanistan hidden among the mujahideen, his many travels across India and Pakistan, his coverage of the destruction of the 1991 Gulf War and the September 11th terrorist attacks in New York, up to his most-recent work. Totalling over 350 images, the selection of photographs includes his best-known shots as well as over 100 previously unpublished images. Also included are personal notes, telegrams and visual ephemera from his travels and assignments, all accompanied by Bonnie McCurry’s authoritative text – drawn from her unique relationship with Steve – as well as reflections from many of Steve’s friends and colleagues.

Steve McCurry: A Life in Pictures is the complete, definitive volume on McCurry.

Publisher: Lawrence King

Size: 250 x 330 mm

392 pages, 650 illustrations

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Mongolia

Frédéric Lagrange

Publisher's Description

'Mongolia' is a project which Frédéric Lagrange began in 2001 and has spanned over sixteen years, during which he took thirteen trips in all four seasons, covering vastly different regions of the country.

This book is his visual portrait of Mongolia and her people captured in detail in a genuine, human form through a compilation of landscapes and portraits. The book offers the viewer an intimate look and visual journey into a still largely unknown and intriguing place. The book is intentionally printed in large format, to maximize the impact of the smallest details and the different emotions of everyday life in the countryside and cities. The entire selection of images have been shot on negative film which offers a painterly quality with grain and with vivid colors.

As far as Lagrange is aware, this is the only body of work about Mongolia that offers such an extensive coverage of the country.

Publisher: Damiani

240 pages, 150 illustrations

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Limited Edition: Skinningrove/The Station/Portraits/The Last Ships

Chris Killip

Publisher's Description

A limited slipcased edition of 250 signed and numbered. Over a total of 124 pages, these high quality newsprint, tabloid format publications feature photographs spanning 1970 to 1989, with many unpublished before.

Chris Killip in conjunction with Pony, London has made four new newsprint publications:

The Station - 34 images on 32 pages on an an anarcho-punk venue in Gateshead that he photographed in 1985. "Nobody ever asked me where I was from or even who I was. A thirty-nine years old with cropped white hair, always wearing a suit (as the jacket had pockets stitched inside to hold my 4x5" slides). I had a big flat-bed plate camera around my neck and a hefty Norman flash with its out-size battery around my waist. I must have looked like something out of a 1950s B-movie or some rather oddball imitation of 'Weegee the Famous.'"

The Last Ships - 25 images on 28 pages of Killip's shipbuilding photographs from Tyneside. "When I was making my shipbuilding photographs I didn't show them to anyone, as shipbuilding on Tyneside had become a personal obsession. I made them with a sense of urgency as I thought it wasn't going to last. I didn't set out to be the photographer or the English de-industrial revolution, it happened all around me during the time I was photographing."

Skinningrove - 34 images on 32 pages from Skinningrove with a text by Killip. Thirty of these images are previously unpublished.

Portraits - 26 images on 32 pages. "Making a portrait fills me with a certain amount of dread. It's the impertinence of what you're about to do in reducing a human being into one fixed moment. You think about the subject's complexity (knowing them makes this worse) and the predetermined limitations that surround any attempt at portraiture. Then you convince yourself that you have to try, and you go ahead. This brief moment between you and the person in front of you is based on their trust in your intent."

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Vivian Maier: The Color Work

Vivian Maier

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

Publisher's description

The first definitive monograph of color photographs by American street photographer Vivian Maier.

Photographer Vivian Maier’s allure endures even though many details of her life continue to remain a mystery. Her story—the secretive nanny-photographer who became a pioneer photographer—has only been pieced together from the thousands of images she made and the handful of facts that have surfaced about her life. Vivian Maier: The Color Work is the largest and most highly curated published collection of Maier’s full-color photographs to date.

With a foreword by world-renowned photographer Joel Meyerowitz and text by curator Colin Westerbeck, this definitive volume sheds light on the nature of Maier’s color images, examining them within the context of her black-and-white work as well as the images of street photographers with whom she clearly had kinship, like Eugene Atget and Lee Friedlander. With more than 150 color photographs, most of which have never been published in book form, this collection of images deepens our understanding of Maier, as its immediacy demonstrates how keen she was to record and present her interpretation of the world around her.

Publisher: Harpercollins

Size: 10.25 x 12.50"

240 pages

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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

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My British Archive: The Way We Were 1968-1983 (Signed)

Homer Sykes

Publisher's description

The Way We Were 1968-1983 is a look at British society through the eyes of leading British photographer Homer Sykes – his personal view of ‘life’ as he encountered it as a young photographer setting out in the early years of his career.

This was a time when British society was going through a period of enormous change. This is reflected by Sykes as he embraces everyday life, with a gentle and seeing eye; a knife throwing striptease tent booth at The Derby in Epsom, through to a kite-flying middle class family battling against the wind and rain on Brighton promenade. The book covers poverty in the East End, rich kids and their parents at society balls, teddy boys, factory workers in the north of England and New Romantics at the Blitz Club in Covent Garden, when Boy George was just George O’Dowd and there was still an Alternative Miss World. Skinheads hang out in upstairs bars, while Catholic youths riot in the streets of Northern Ireland. He also chronicles many of the social issues of the time and the demonstrations that brought those problems to public attention: “I attempted to get behind the more obvious news image; I was looking for other moments, that gave depth and understanding to those people’s predicaments."

Homer Sykes published his first book in 1977. Since then he has published more than fifteen other books and has featured in magazines worldwide. His last book Once A Year was also published by us. Homer has exhibited widely, with his first show being held in 1971 at the ICA in London. In 2014 the prestigious Maison Robert Doisneau museum in Paris gave him a one man show, their first ever for a British photographer.

Publisher: Dewi Lewis Publishing

Size: 29 x 23.5 cm

168 pages, 138 duotone plates

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Werd - Photo Book

Marco Zedler

Publisher's description

A Photographic Encounter with Monastery and Island

Lying at the western end of the Untersee, Werd Island is also washed by the waters of Lake Constance in Switzerland, which a few hundred metres away flows into the High Rhine. People have been coming to the island since time immemorial, using it as a place of dwelling and religious worship.

Photographer Marco Zedler spent several months exploring this remarkable setting between nature, civilization and spiritual life. Presented here for the first time are the resulting landscape photos and his personal impressions of daily monastic life.

Contains over 40 color photographs, an essay and personal foreword.

German | English

80 pages

First edition

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The Isle of Dogs: Before the big money

Mike Seaborne

Publisher's description

Book 2 in the series 'Vintage Britain'

Now home to Canary Wharf and global finance, the Isle of Dogs was once the beating heart of industrial East London. These photographs, taken between 1982 and 1987, show the island just before the big money moved in and the area was forever transformed.

Mike Seaborne has been photographing London since 1979. He was Senior Curator of Photographs at the Museum of London until 2011 and now focuses on personal photographic projects.

With an introduction by Ken Worpole.

This is the first edition.

Book design by Friederike Huber.

ISBN: 978-1-910566-39-8

Publisher: Hoxton Mini Press

Size: 15.6 x 19.6 cm

192 pages


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Dog Show 1961-1978

Shirley Baker

Publisher's description

Book 3 in the series 'Vintage Britain'

When Shirley Baker began taking photographs at dog shows in the 1960s the hairdos of the owners were more impressive than those of their groomed canines. Not only a fascinating portrait of the phenomenon, Dog Show also captures the tender, amusing and at times obsessive relationship between humans and their dogs.

Shirley Baker (1932–2014) was a British social documentary photographer known for her street photographs of working-class areas of Manchester taken in the 1960s and ’70s. Her acute observation and artistic eye can be seen throughout her work, which has been exhibited in the UK and around the world.

With an introduction by Lucinda Gosling. This book is published in collaboration with Mary Evans Picture Library.

This is the first edition.

Book design by Friederike Huber.

Publisher: Hoxton Mini Press

Size: 15.6 x 19.6 cm

80 pages

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Bestsellers

Bright Black World (Signed)

Todd Hido

Publishing November 2018. Taking advance orders.

Unsigned copies - £10 less

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

The Moth (Signed)

Jem Southam

Publisher's Description

The Moth derives from one black-and-white picture that Jem Southam made in about 1983: a solitary man standing on Gwithian beach in St Ives, Cornwall. From this singular, meditative moment, the book of otherwise unpeopled, colour photographs unravels like a succession of memories, drifting back and forth through time. Over the course of 30 years, Southam intermittently returned to the west of Cornwall to explore a place steeped in marine and mining history, and in the mythology of Celtic saints who exiled to Cornish shores. His poetic sequence of images, inspired by the alliterative verse of the old English poems The Wanderer and The Seafarer, moves from vistas of meadows to water streams, forgotten homes and farm dogs awaiting their food. Now and then, Southam’s fluctuating current of pictures is punctuated by a sublime moment in the rural landscape, only to be eclipsed by the hazy memory of The Moth.

Publisher: Mack Books

72 pages

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

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 2018 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

Scattered Waters (Signed)

Thomas Joshua Cooper

Due to limited supply, we cannot accept any more orders for this title at the moment. Email info@beyondwords.co.uk if you would like us to let you know if it becomes available again.

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

Bright Black World

Todd Hido

Publishing November 2018. Taking advance orders.

Signed copies also available

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

Takeshi Shikama

Takeshi Shikama

The first collection of Takeshi Shikama's work since 2013.  It includes a selection of his earlier images but primarily focuses on recent work, not previously published, from the Scottish Highlands and Islands, Italy, the Netherlands, France, Spain and the USA.

Shikama handprints his own work using the platinum palladium technique on a traditional Japanese paper handmade from the bark of the gampi tree.

Published by the Daguan Gallery, Taiwan, on the occasion of a solo exhibition in 2018.

96 pages

53 images

230 x 170mm

Per Strada (Signed)

Guido Guidi

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

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

Supplement: Deutschland (Signed)

Gerry Johansson

Publisher's Description

“Why Supplement: Deutschland ? Shouldn’t the 169 pictures in Deutschland (MACK, 2012) be enough? Frankly not. Some pictures I liked were left out for various reasons. And some went into the book even though they shouldn’t be there. I’m simply not very good at judging my books until they are printed and bound and I hold them my hands. I guess I will have the same problem with Supplement: Deutschland, but that’s the way it is. So this is probably not the last Supplement

 But there is also another, and stronger, reason. I just can’t leave my subjects. I keep working on them year after year if it is possible. And as time goes by it gets more and more interesting and new images creates a dialog with older work.

 Roughly two thirds of the pictures in the new book are made after 2012. Most of them in the countryside between Berlin and the North Sea.” (Gerry Johansson, January 2018)

Edited by Gerry Johansson and Greger Ulf Nilsson

Designed by Greger Ulf Nilsson and Henrik Nygren

96 pages 24 x 17 cm 

Cloth bound with 2 tipped in images

59 images

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