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Picture of bau1haus- modernism around the globe

Publisher's Description

A century after the founding of the Bauhaus—probably the most popular and yet controversial art school in Weimar—its name has become a byword, as well as a myth. Entire generations have been confronted with, and socialized by, the factual, down-to-earth, and functional Bauhaus architecture. Trailblazers, allies, and heirs to modernism are united by an architectural language generally described as “Bauhaus.”

The Bauhaus legacy, which the photographer Jean Molitor has been tracking around the world since 2009, is presented here in this catalogue. In his art project bau1haus Molitor focuses on the buildings’ aesthetics. He sees them as the central element in an epoch-making movement in architecture, art, and design, which evolved from Art Nouveau/Jugendstil into modernism, and his pictures make it possible to perceive this global connection clearly.

Ed. Nadine Barth, text(s) by Kaija Voss, graphic design by Julia Wagner grafikanstalt

German, English

Publisher: Hatje Cantz

Size: 290 x 250 mm

160 pages, 100 illustrations

Jean Molitor
The Bauhaus legacy: Jean Molitor tracks down a legend
£31.50

Picture of Archisable

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Rooted in the tradition of the ephemeral art, evoking the Native Americans’ Sand Paintings, the Tibetan mandalas or Constantino Nivola and Le Corbusier’s Sand Castings, Archisable is first and foremost a poetical project, born two years ago on Deauville’s beach. Invited by Tina Dassault, 26 renowned architects have, one after the other, expressed themselves in front of elements. For every one of them, it has been the occasion to reconnect to the builder’s immemorial gestures, through spontaneous constructions, far from the comfort of their offices and their computers. The publication and the exhibition present a selection of photographs by Michel Tréhet, only traces of those ephemeral structures that vanish with the tide, in front of which the eye loses every reference point. By the magic of the standpoint, the sandcastles appear as mighty monuments. “The focus, the very close-up shot, the high- and the low-angle shot, penetrate to explore virgin universes. The loss of scale arises the stunning, and brings to light the barely-visible” (Tina Dassault)

The architects that played the game:
Paul Andreu, France, Marc Baranni, France, Michel Cantal-Dupart, France, Dominique Châtelet, France, Marie-Hélène Contal, France, Jérôme Damiens, France, Dinah Diwan, United States, Patrice Doat, France, Frédéric Druot, France, Anne Feenstra, Netherlands, Antoine Grumbach, France, Franck Hammoutène, France, Anne Heringer et Marc Rauch, Germany, Dominique Jakob et Brendan McFarlan, France, Yann Kersalé, France, Didi Pei, United States, Jana Revedin, Austria, Nathalie Sabatier, France, Léna Soffer, France, Roger Taillibert, France, Isabelle Taourel, France, Youssef Tohmé, Lebanon, Bernard Vaudeville, France, Corinne Vezzoni, France

Photographs
Michel Tréhet

Texts
- Tina Dassault, curator of the exhibition
- Franck Nouchi, journalist at Le Monde
- Francis Rambert, head of the architectural creation, Cité de l’architecture & du patrimoine
- Patrice Doat, architect, cofounder and scientific director of CRAterre

Publisher; Editions Xavier Barral

Size: 246 x 173 mm

192 pages, 102 photographs

Michel Tréhet
nvited by Tina Dassault, 26 renowned architects have, one after the other, expressed themselves in front of elements.
£32.00
£31.00

Picture of California Captured

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The style and mythology of Mid-Century Modern California architecture as seen through the expert lens of Marvin Rand,

Los Angeles photographer Marvin Rand created iconic images of some of the most celebrated architectural creations of his time, photographing buildings by the likes of Modernist masters Craig Ellwood, Louis Kahn, and Frank Lloyd Wright to capture the essence of their work - and, in doing so, played a critical role in shaping the Mid-Century California style now worshiped the world over. The discovery of Rand's archive has brought a treasure trove to life, and California Captured showcases it - and the period - as never before.


Publisher: Phaidon

Size: 290 x 250 mm

240 pages, 240 illustrations

Marvin Rand
The style and mythology of Mid-Century Modern California architecture as seen through the expert lens of Marvin Rand
£44.96

Picture of Image Building: How Photography Transforms Architecture

Publisher’s Description

This generously illustrated examination of architectural photography from the 1930s to the present shows how the medium has helped shape familiar views of iconic buildings.

Photography has both manipulated and bolstered our appreciation of modern architecture. With beautiful photographs of private and public buildings by Julius Shulman, Candida Höfer, Andreas Gursky, Thomas Struth, and others, this book examines the central and active role that photography plays in defining and perpetuating the iconic nature of buildings and places. This volume shows how different photographers represent the same building, offers commentaries on the “American dream,” and explores changes in commercial architectural photography. Placing decades-old images alongside modern ones, Image Building depicts the idea of the comfortable middle-class home and the construction of suburbia as an ironic ideal. It presents the ways that public spaces such as libraries, museums, theaters, and office buildings are experienced differently as photographers highlight the social, cultural, psychological, and aesthetic conditions to reveal the layered meanings of place and identity. Looking at how photography shapes and frames our understanding of architecture, this volume offers thought-provoking points of view through an exploration of social and cultural issues.


With contributions from Marvin Heiferman, Terrie Sultan

Publisher: Prestel

Size: 220 x 300 mm

144 pages, 47 colour illustrations, 54 b/w illustrations

Therese Lichtenstein
This generously illustrated examination of architectural photography from the 1930s to the present shows how the medium has helped shape familiar views of iconic buildings.
£26.99

Picture of The Older Industrial Parks

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In 1974, Lewis Baltz’s seminal work, “The New Industrial Parks Near Irvine, California”, explored a common American theme (the promised land defiled) in an uncommon place. For Baltz, industrial parks were a new phenomenon which would “cause severe dislocations in the local economy”. He was interested in “the effect of this kind of urbanism … Was it a world people could live in? Really?”

The Australian landscape rarely elicits such blatant anger. Our notion of landscape seems very different. Baltz documented the short term impact of money on place, while Lane’s project explores the mildly subversive impact of people after the event (more erosion than explosion), transforming Baltz’s stark Californian minimalism into an ethereal antipodean nocturne.

Lane and Baltz’s aims seem different, and yet, they are very much connected. Both projects are rooted in an exploration of place and time, there and here, then and now, Lane and Baltz.

Bill Lane was born in Melbourne in 1962. He was a finalist in 1992’s Felix H. Mann Memorial Prize at the National Gallery of Victoria and was acquired as part of the Hugh Williamson bequest for inclusion in “Sites of the Imagination”. His 1996 project “Shades” was included in the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art’s “The Object of Existence”  and subsequently in Chris McAuliffe’s book “Art and Suburbia”.

Includes essay written by Sean Payne.

Publisher; Velvet Cell

Size: 240 x 175 mm

64 pages

Limited Edition of 500

Bill Lane

Publisher's Description

In 1974, Lewis Baltz’s seminal work, “The New Industrial Parks Near Irvine, California”, explored a common American theme (the promised land defiled) in an uncommon place. For Baltz, industrial parks were a new phenomenon which would “cause severe dislocations in the local economy”. He was interested in “the effect of this kind of urbanism … Was it a world people could live in? Really?”

The Australian landscape rarely elicits such blatant anger. Our notion of landscape seems very different. Baltz documented the short term impact of money on place, while Lane’s project explores the mildly subversive impact of people after the event (more erosion than explosion), transforming Baltz’s stark Californian minimalism into an ethereal antipodean nocturne.

Lane and Baltz’s aims seem different, and yet, they are very much connected. Both projects are rooted in an exploration of place and time, there and here, then and now, Lane and Baltz.

Bill Lane was born in Melbourne in 1962. He was a finalist in 1992’s Felix H. Mann Memorial Prize at the National Gallery of Victoria and was acquired as part of the Hugh Williamson bequest for inclusion in “Sites of the Imagination”. His 1996 project “Shades” was included in the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art’s “The Object of Existence”  and subsequently in Chris McAuliffe’s book “Art and Suburbia”.

Includes essay written by Sean Payne.

Publisher; Velvet Cell

Size: 240 x 175 mm

64 pages

Limited Edition of 500

£30.00

Picture of New American Topographics

Publisher's Description

Iñaki Bergera’s enthusiasm for modern architecture shines through his entire oeuvre. Form, shape and volume are the key elements of his landscapes, shaped by industrial transformation and urban life.

However, his huge capacity for observation and his sense of astonishment allow him to show details that would otherwise go unnoticed and emphasise the intimate essence of places, as he transforms the most trivial things into something unknown and unexpected.

Bergera’s photographs might be universal, even neutral, but their content clearly speaks of North America in the new millennium. He surprises us with humorous remarks and associative games, showing the beauty of a parking lot, or the expressive strength of a row of mailboxes.

Iñaki Bergera (Vitoria, Spain, 1972) is a Spanish architect, photographer, researcher and professor. His interest in contemporary urban and hybrid landscapes and buildings has lead him to produce an intensive and coherent oeuvre displayed at several solo exhibitions.

Publisher: La Fabrica

Size: 160 x 245 mm

98 pages, 56 images

Language: English / Spanish

Iñaki Bergera
A poetic search for North American landscape as shaped by industrial growth and urban life
£25.20

Picture of Mobile Churches

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Bucharest in the 1980s. Ceaușescu’s “systematisation” programme is in full swing in the Romanian capital: one-third of the historic centre has been wiped out to make way for imposing buildings and wide avenues intended to honour the regime. Despite Ceaușescu’s particularly dogged approach towards the churches, seven are spared and undergo a process as incredible as it is absurd: they are lifted and placed on rails then moved and hidden behind housing blocks. Withdrawn from the cityscape, they live secret lives interpolated in the disparate architecture that shapes Bucharest’s urban landscape today.

Shortlisted for the Luma Rencontres Dummy Book Award, Les Rencontres de la Photographie, Arles 2017 and for the Unseen Dummy Award, Unseen, Amsterdam 2017.

Publisher: Kehrer Verlag

Size:165 x 227 mm

144 pages, 8 black & white, 11 duotone and 40 colour illustrations

Anton Roland Laub
Shortlisted for the Luma Rencontres Dummy Book Award, Les Rencontres de la Photographie, Arles 2017 and for the Unseen Dummy Award, Unseen, Amsterdam 2017
£22.50

Picture of Candida Hofer in Mexico

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In 2014, Candida Hofer (b. Eberswalde, Germany, 1944; lives and works in Cologne) traveled to Mexico, visiting the eight cities Ciudad de Mexico, Guadalajara, Guanajuato, Oaxaca, Puebla, Tepotzotlan, Tlacochahuaya, and Tonantzintla, where she photographed old and new libraries, theaters and opera houses, churches and museums, poorhouses and palaces. Most of the pictures are organized by symmetry along a central axis, a characteristic feature of her art. If these works suggest her training with Hilla and Bernd Becher, who taught photography in Dusseldorf--she is now the best-known of their students--others show a -new- Candida Hofer: old-fashioned offices, weather-beaten walls, and simple stores as well as a few expertly captured details of facades, floors, and interiors. With an essay by the Mexican historian and economist Jose N. Iturriaga.

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Publisher Distanz Publishing

Size: 275 x 325 mm

144 pages, 65 color images

German / English


978-3-95476-139-5

Candida Hofer
n 2014, Candida Hofer traveled to Mexico, visiting the eight cities Ciudad de Mexico, Guadalajara, Guanajuato, Oaxaca, Puebla, Tepotzotlan, Tlacochahuaya, and Tonantzintla, where she photographed old and new libraries, theaters and opera houses, churches and museums, poorhouses and palaces.
£36.00

Picture of Architecture of Truth: The Cistercian Abbey of Le Thoronet

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Le Thoronet Abbey, one of the wonders of twelfth-century Cistercian architecture and still revered by architects today, nestles in a wooded valley in Provence, South of France. This book is a pictorial appreciation of the abbey, photographed by Lucien Hervé in the mid-1950s and introduced by Le Corbusier.

'The pictures in this book are witnesses to the truth,' says Le Corbusier of Hervé's photographs of the Romanesque abbey. Hervé's exquisite study presents the building throughout the course of a day, depicting the changing play of light and shadow on its stone vaulted exterior and interior. Highly textured and almost abstract in quality, his photographs reveal how the abbey is defined as much by light as by the conventions of Romanesque architecture, to communicate the intense spirituality of the Cistercian monastic order. Arranged according to the canonical hours of prayer, Hervé's photographs are complemented by quotations from the psalms and the saints.

An essay by Father Samuel of the Abbey of Notre-Dame de Sept-Fons provides a profound insight into the Cistercian monastic order, while the renowned state-of-the-art architect John Pawson contributes a personal appreciation of this fine example of Cistercian architecture.

A pictorial tribute to one of the wonders of 12th-century architecture.

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Publisher: Phaidon

Size: 290 x 250 mm

160 pages, 67 Duotone Images

Lucien Hervé
Le Thoronet Abbey, one of the wonders of twelfth-century Cistercian architecture and still revered by architects today, nestles in a wooded valley in Provence, South of France. This book is a pictorial appreciation of the abbey, photographed by Lucien Hervé in the mid-1950s and introduced by Le Corbusier.
£35.00
£17.50

Picture of In Search of Habitat

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In Search of Habitat explores the fringes of metropolitan India; places of construction, deterioration and places where landscape and urban development intersect. The photographs were taken during two months of fieldwork in late 2010, covering nine different cities across the country. Both the photographs and the essay examine the haphazard and often contradictory urban growth, and together they offer a glimpse of India’s present and future cities, and as such, the very frame within which the lives of more than 400 million people currently take place.

Lars Rolfsted Mortensen is an architect and photographer based in Copenhagen, Denmark. His photographic works are indebted to the New Topographics and revolves around subjects such as urban transformation, infrastructure and the notion of ‘multiple modernities’ as witnessed in the geographically diverse trajectories of modern urban development.

Publisher: Velvet Cell

Size: 250 x 280 mm

92 pages, 45 Colour Plates & Essay

Limited Edition of 600

Lars Rolfsted Mortensen
In Search of Habitat explores the fringes of metropolitan India; places of construction, deterioration and places where landscape and urban development intersect. T
£22.50

Picture of New York in the 1970s

Publisher's Description

The luminous and compelling photographs in New York in the 1970s capture the essence of a city in a way best described as “place portraiture.” Trager’s images present the architecture of Manhattan with time-defiant clarity and beauty. Although Trager selected his subjects for aesthetic and visual reasons—rather than from an historical or documentary point of view—with the passage of time his distinctly imaginative photographs have also acquired value as historical documents. The negatives for the images in this book, only recently rediscovered, had originally been archived for printing but Trager began other projects before any prints were made.

The photographs in New York in the 1970s were taken at the same time as Trager’s timeless Philip Trager: New York, published by Wesleyan University Press in 1980, in which the photographer depicts the city “as a solitary figure, always aware of the ‘enveloping sky’.” New York in the 1970s reveals Trager’s more concentrated attention to the interaction between the city’s architecture and the dynamics of the street.

"Trager has definitively taken New York, twice." Stephen C. Pinson

Publisher: Steidl

Size: 250 x 290 mm


112 pages

Philip Trager
The luminous and compelling photographs in New York in the 1970s capture the essence of a city in a way best described as “place portraiture.”
£36.00

Picture of I Listen to Your Heart, City

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With over 150 photographs, this publication covers the main themes in the body of work of Gabriele Basilico (Milan, 1944–2013), in particular his relationship with cities and urban landscapes. Beginning with the Milano: Ritratti di fabbriche cycle from the late 1970s, this book follows the evolution of Basilico’s artistic language from his legendary pictures taken in France and in major ports across Europe in the 1980s to the 1991 series devoted to Beirut, which had just left behind its long civil war, up to his final work on the renewal of the Porta Nuova district in Milan. The main core of works in this publication consists of the fifty portraits of cities which the artist took over the course of his career: Paris, Madrid, Berlin, Moscow, San Francisco, Istanbul, Rio de Janeiro, and Shanghai intermingle and dialogue through Basilico’s impassioned and contemplative gaze. He was able to interpret the passage of time, transformations in architecture, and unexpected analogies in an endless journey across the bodies of cities.

Publisher: Skira

Size: 10 1/3 x 10 1/3"

Gabriele Basilico
With over 150 photographs, this publication covers the main themes in the body of work of Gabriele Basilico.
£22.46

Picture of Houses Rooms Voices

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With Houses Rooms Voices, Stefan Koppelkamm not only collects basic elements of urban space. The catalogue also uses them to stage a game with different times. It focuses on the Local Time project, which the photographer initiated in 1990. Shortly after the fall of the Berlin wall, he travels through eastern Germany and captures houses, streets, and squares in black-and-white photographs. Ten years later, he seeks out these places a second time and takes pictures of them from exactly the same position. The changes are remarkable: social and economical transformations permeate each of these images. Supplemented by contemporary urban impressions—enormous window façades and huge billboards—as well as urban sound collages, Koppelkamm creates a panorama that embraces not only space, but time as well.

Publisher: Hatje Cantz

Size: 210 x 306 mm

207 pages, ca. 100 illustrations

German, English

Stefan Koppelkamm
Shortly after the fall of the Berlin wall, he travels through eastern Germany and captures houses, streets, and squares in black-and-white photographs. Ten years later, he seeks out these places a second time and takes pictures of them from exactly the same position.
£29.25

Picture of Toshio Shibata | Laurent Ney

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The book presents a collection of photographs by the Japanese artist Toshio Shibata of structures designed by the Belgian-Luxembourgish engineer Laurent Ney. Two artists, two media meeting one another. Both media deal with the same subject: the civil-engineering structure embedded in a natural setting. Both artists analyze topography, geology and landscape and detect essential forms that emphasize their artificial creations. Although temporality and locality are present in their work, there is also a kind of timelessness. Not only in the large scale; there are similar ingredients they work with. Also in the smallest detail of the individual object,texture and materiality play a predominant role.

Sample images

Publisher: MER. Paper Kunsthalle

Size: 30cm × 25cm

120 pages

Toshio Shibata
The book presents a collection of photographs by the Japanese artist Toshio Shibata of structures designed by the Belgian-Luxembourgish engineer Laurent Ney.
£48.60

Picture of English Cathedral (Collector's Edition - with signed print)

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A special collector's edition comprising a blocked, cloth-bound hardback edition of the book and a signed, hand-finished print, 30.5 x 25.4 cm, placed together in a handmade, blocked, cloth-bound slip case.

A unique opportunity to own a print by Magnum photographer Peter Marlow

Among the most magnificent buildings of England are its Anglican cathedrals, great symbols of spiritual and architectural power. No one can fail to marvel at Durham’s incomparable Romanesque masterpiece, the elegant stylistic unity of Salisbury, the world-famous stained glass of Canterbury or the striking Gothic scissor arch at Wells. In this breathtaking book, available for the first time in a compact hardback edition, award-winning Magnum photographer Peter Marlow has captured the nave of each of England’s 42 Anglican cathedrals. Taken in natural light at dawn, usually looking towards the east window, these remarkable images bring into sharp relief the full splendour of the architecture, whatever the style. Marlow’s spellbinding photographs are accompanied by his commentary on the project, including sketches, preparatory shots and technical notes; an introduction by curator Martin Barnes on the tradition of church architecture in England, particularly the work of Frederick Evans and Edwin Smith; and a concise summary of each cathedral interior by architectural historian John Goodall.

  • A unique photographic record of the Anglican cathedrals of England
  • A new compact edition of this superbly produced, critically acclaimed book
  • With an overview of the architectural importance of each cathedral, and an introduction on ecclesiastical photography
  • Essential for anyone interested in architectural photography, church architecture or the heritage of England

Publisher: Merrell

Size: 290 x 235 mm

128 pages, 50 illustrations, 45 in colour, 1 map
 

Peter Marlow
A special collector's edition comprising a blocked, cloth-bound hardback edition of the book and a signed, hand-finished print, placed together in a handmade, blocked, cloth-bound slip case.
£85.50

Picture of English Cathedral

Publisher's Description

Among the most magnificent buildings of England are its Anglican cathedrals, great symbols of spiritual and architectural power. No one can fail to marvel at Durham’s incomparable Romanesque masterpiece, the elegant stylistic unity of Salisbury, the world-famous stained glass of Canterbury or the striking Gothic scissor arch at Wells. In this breathtaking book, available for the first time in a compact hardback edition, award-winning Magnum photographer Peter Marlow has captured the nave of each of England’s 42 Anglican cathedrals. Taken in natural light at dawn, usually looking towards the east window, these remarkable images bring into sharp relief the full splendour of the architecture, whatever the style. Marlow’s spellbinding photographs are accompanied by his commentary on the project, including sketches, preparatory shots and technical notes; an introduction by curator Martin Barnes on the tradition of church architecture in England, particularly the work of Frederick Evans and Edwin Smith; and a concise summary of each cathedral interior by architectural historian John Goodall.

  • A unique photographic record of the Anglican cathedrals of England
  • A new compact edition of this superbly produced, critically acclaimed book
  • With an overview of the architectural importance of each cathedral, and an introduction on ecclesiastical photography
  • Essential for anyone interested in architectural photography, church architecture or the heritage of England

Publisher: Merrell

Size: 290 x 235 mm

128 pages, 50 illustrations, 45 in colour, 1 map
 

Peter Marlow
In this breathtaking book, available for the first time in a compact hardback edition, award-winning Magnum photographer Peter Marlow has captured the nave of each of England’s 42 Anglican cathedrals.
£22.46

Picture of City of Mines

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Victor, Colorado ­– the City of Mines – came into life in the early 1890s when a prospector who had been unsuccessfully searching for gold for nineteen years finally hit pay dirt. Victor, and the nearby Cripple Creek, became the two key towns in a strip of land just ten miles by six that offered up an extraordinary geological bonanza. People flocked into Victor in search of their fortunes and its population quickly rose to over 18,000. Flourishing businesses served the miners and the hundreds of surrounding mines, and an area which had once been isolated ranching country became totally transformed. The gold and the prospectors are now long gone, but Victor, with its current population of now only 450, still echoes this history in its streets and buildings.

Anderson & Low discovered it by chance fifteen years ago and were immediately mesmerized by the town’s individuality. With its sense of being a place outside of time – neither of the present nor of the past – it has drawn them back repeatedly.

In their images they weave back-and-forth from expansive landscapes, through to expressive architectural images and intimate interiors. Whilst their subjects are primarily architectural, the human imprint of these historic structures is evident and powerfully conveyed. The result is a disarmingly intimate and moving study of a small American town.

For over 25 years, Anderson & Low have collaborated in the creation of photographic and video art projects. Perhaps best known for their portraiture, they have also undertaken many critically acclaimed projects incorporating architecture and landscape. Their work is held in numerous public, museum and national collections worldwide including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, The National Portrait Galleries of both the UK and Australia, and has featured at the Venice Biennale. The City of Mines will be exhibited in Colorado Springs in autumn 2015.

Publisher: Dewi Lewis Publishing

Size: 245 x 318 mm

120 pages, 98 colour plates 

Anderson & Low
Victor, Colorado ­– the City of Mines – came into life in the early 1890s when a prospector who had been unsuccessfully searching for gold for nineteen years finally hit pay dirt. Victor, and the nearby Cripple Creek, became the two key towns in a strip of land just ten miles by six that offered up an extraordinary geological bonanza.
£31.50

Picture of Soviet Bus Stops

Taking orders for 2nd printing, due November 2015

Publisher's Description

Photographer Christopher Herwig has covered more than 30,000 km by car, bike, bus and taxi in 14 former Soviet countries discovering and documenting these unexpected treasures of modern art. From the shores of the Black Sea to the endless Kazakh steppe, these extraordinary bus stops show the range of public art from the Soviet era and give a rare glimpse into the creative minds of the time. The book represents the most comprehensive and diverse collection of Soviet bus stop design ever assembled from: Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Ukraine, Moldova, Armenia, Abkhazia, Georgia, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and Belarus.
With a foreword by writer, critic and television presenter Jonathan Meades.

Sample images

Publisher: Fuel

Size: 160 x 200 mm

192 pages, 159 photographs

Christopher Herwig
Taking orders for 2nd printing, due November 2015. Photographer Christopher Herwig has covered more than 30,000 km by car, bike, bus and taxi in 14 former Soviet countries discovering and documenting these unexpected treasures of modern art.
£17.99

Picture of Bay Bridge: The New East Span

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With his Bay Bridge: The New East Span images, photographer Tom Paiva has richly documented the latest chapter in the history of spanning California’s East Bay. In the late 1920s, economic and social changes in the Bay Area, including the increasing popularity of automobiles, prompted the California legislature to establish the California Toll Bridge Authority and charged it with connecting San Francisco and Alameda County. The groundbreaking ceremony for the longest bridge in the world at that time took place on July 9, 1933, and presaged a nearly three-and-a-half-year project at a cost of $77 million. When it opened on November 12, 1936, the Bay Bridge caused “the greatest traffic jam in the history of San Francisco.” During its first year of operation, the Bay Bridge was crossed by nine million vehicles.
The 50th anniversary of the completion of the Bay Bridge, which actually includes both a suspension bridge and a truss bridge, took place in 1986. Three years later, the Loma Prieta earthquake damaged the East Span, even though the epicenter of the 7.1 earthquake lay nearly 90 miles south. After 53 years and many millions of vehicles safely transported, the bridge was showing its age, prompting plans to create a more enduring structure.

In 2002, the 11-year construction project on the new Bay Bridge began, involving a complete retrofit of the suspension bridge and the replacement of the truss bridge with the world’s longest self-anchored suspension span. Photographer Tom Paiva, on an aerial assignment in the Bay Area, happened upon the initial phase of the project and knew that he had to become part of it Assigning himself the task of recording the creation and the construction of this monumental structure from his vantage point, Paiva believed that his unique vision would offer a valuable, yet complementary, view of the $6 billion enterprise. His quest was to contribute a lasting document that would honor the visionaries—past and present—who could imagine and create these imposing, yet beautiful, man-made spans.

With “Bay Bridge: The New East Span”, Tom Paiva has produced a masterful body of work, documenting one of the most daunting, and finally triumphant, engineering feats of our generation. This beautifully produced, oversized monograph pays fitting homage to its subject, and all of those who were involved in its creation.

Sample images

Publisher: Nazraeli

Size: 430 x 355 mm

124 pages, 78 four-colour plates

Tom Paiva
With “Bay Bridge: The New East Span”, Tom Paiva has produced a masterful body of work, documenting one of the most daunting, and finally triumphant, engineering feats of our generation
£45.00

Picture of Angola Cinemas

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Publisher's Description

Angola Cinemas honors the fantastic, unique and little-known architecture of movie theaters in Angola, built in the decades before the end of Portuguese colonial rule in 1975. “Initially designed as traditional closed spaces, later in the 1960s open air cinemas with terrace bars became the order of the day, so much better adapted to the tropical climate. The arrival of these cinemas brought elegance to the business of going to the movies.” (Miguel Gomes, “Cinema from way back when...”)

Yet it is not only this exceptional architecture which impresses us and mirrors the experimental spirit of its ambitious and visionary builders. Visiting the cinema was a communal act—it was a crucible where young met old, where people fell in love and where liberation from colonialism was a feasible option. Examining the architectural history of these buildings, Walter Fernandes’s photographs are documents of urban organization in the twentieth century, and of the changing mentalities of a society living within the possibility of its foreseen independence. What has changed since then, and what is the future of these urban cathedrals? Angola Cinemas poses such questions, both preserving these architectonic treasures and reflecting on their cultural, social and affective heritage.

Co-published with the Goethe-Institut Angola

Publisher: Steidl

Size: 297 x 210 mm 

240 pages


Walter Fernandes
Angola Cinemas honors the fantastic, unique and little-known architecture of movie theaters in Angola, built in the decades before the end of Portuguese colonial rule in 1975.
£34.20

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