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Picture of DUST: Egypt's forgotten architecture

Publisher's Description

Egypt is one of the most densely populated countries in the world and has a colonial history that stretches back centuries. From 1882 until 1952 it was under British rule although nominal independence was granted in 1922, with the exception of four “reserved” areas: foreign relations, communications, the military and the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan.

Between 1860 and 1940, Cairo and other large Egyptian cities witnessed a major construction boom that gave birth to extraordinary palaces and lavish buildings. These incorporated various architectural styles, such as Beaux-arts or Moorish Revival, with local design heritage influences and materials. Today many lie empty and neglected, with no legislation protecting historic buildings less than a hundred years old from demolition.

In 2006, Russian born photographer Xenia Nikolskaya began the process of documenting these extraordinary structures. She has gained exceptional access and has photographed at some thirty locations including Cairo, Alexandria, Luxor, Minya, Esna, and Port Said. Sadly, the state of Egypt’s colonial architecture is now rapidly succumbing to time, real estate frenzy, and an ongoing overpopulation crisis. Since she began the project a number of these spaces have been demolished, whilst others have gone through a process of regeneration and modernisation.

Publisher: Dewi Lewis

Size:245 x 295mm

128 pages, 70 colour plates

Xenia Nikolskaya
Images of extraordinary palaces and lavish buildings erected during Egypt's construction boom between 1860 and 1940 many of which have since been demolished.
£27.00

Picture of Dust to Dust

"Dust to Dust" draws inspiration from early still life painting and recent discoveries in
quantum physics both of which tell us, metaphorically and scientificaly respectively, that
we are a small part of a vast interconnected cosmos and part of that infinite expanse
resides inside each and every one of us. Drawn from an archive of 8 years work in the
Western Isles of Scotland, "Dust to Dust"  juxtaposes images of former dwellings slowly
being decomposed by the elements with images of found books in various states of
Disintegration.
Adrian Tyler

"Tyler enjoys a considerable visual return from photographing the remains of this “bookwreck”...
Nonetheless, he gains an even greater symbolic return from this catastrophe,
as from the wounded memorials that are these now almost illegible books, mere objects
whose substance has withered, Tyler manages to express a moral lesson, which
transforms his photographs into true Vanitas, one of the primary intentions of this artistic
genre that would later be called the still life. In my opinion, precisely at this time of moral
gravity, Tyler’s photography achieves its most profound beauty and above all, or if you
wish, more so, his most complete understanding of what this art has become in our
days, so defined by time; so, indeed, “dust to dust”, “only time will tell”. Is this not
perhaps the finest testimony to our beauty"
from the text by Francisco Calvo Serraller

Adrian Tyler
Limited edition of 500. Beautiful colour images of abandoned dwellings in the Western Isles and of books found there.
£25.00

Picture of Power Book

Jacqueline Hassink is a Dutch-born conceptual artist, originally trained as a sculptor. She first picked up a camera in 1994, beginning successive series of photographs dealing methodically and precisely with the themes of globalisation and economic power. Her series include Table of Power (1996), for which she photographed the boardroom tables of Europes 40 largest multinationals, Female Power Stations: Queen Bees (2000) about the business and domestic environments of the worlds leading women executives, and Car Girls (2007) about the manifestations of power in the world of the global car fairs. The Power Book, the first survey of Hassinks photography, takes the form of a travelogue the best of her photographs from America, Europe, the Middle East and Japan are presented chronologically along with illuminating diary notes and sketches and is published to accompany her major exhibition The Power Show (opening in Amsterdam, Rotterdam and New York before touring internationally).

Jacqueline Hassink

Jacqueline Hassink is a Dutch-born conceptual artist, originally trained as a sculptor. She first picked up a camera in 1994, beginning successive series of photographs dealing methodically and precisely with the themes of globalisation and economic power. Her series include Table of Power (1996), for which she photographed the boardroom tables of Europes 40 largest multinationals, Female Power Stations: Queen Bees (2000) about the business and domestic environments of the worlds leading women executives, and Car Girls (2007) about the manifestations of power in the world of the global car fairs. The Power Book, the first survey of Hassinks photography, takes the form of a travelogue the best of her photographs from America, Europe, the Middle East and Japan are presented chronologically along with illuminating diary notes and sketches and is published to accompany her major exhibition The Power Show (opening in Amsterdam, Rotterdam and New York before touring internationally).

£27.00

Picture of Restricted Areas

Restricted Areas brings together the results from a nine year project looking at some of the key military bases in Eastern Germany that lie abandoned following the fall of the Iron Curtain and withdrawal of the Soviet Armed forces. For the first time, this publication includes colour images and film stills by Angus Boulton alongside comprehensive textual analysis by Simon Faulkner, John Schofield and Angela Weight. The photographs survey the varied structural and material remains representative of this legacy. The films interrogate various aspects of recent history and the Cold War, researching the visual culture of such sites and inhabiting the growing field that exists between strict documentary work and artist film and video.

Angus Boulton

Restricted Areas brings together the results from a nine year project looking at some of the key military bases in Eastern Germany that lie abandoned following the fall of the Iron Curtain and withdrawal of the Soviet Armed forces. For the first time, this publication includes colour images and film stills by Angus Boulton alongside comprehensive textual analysis by Simon Faulkner, John Schofield and Angela Weight. The photographs survey the varied structural and material remains representative of this legacy. The films interrogate various aspects of recent history and the Cold War, researching the visual culture of such sites and inhabiting the growing field that exists between strict documentary work and artist film and video.

£9.00

Picture of Inner World

“Spaces are always bound to the people who live in them ... These lives are strongly connected to the political situations in each country. So a personal history reflects the history of a country.” (Beatrice Minda)

Since 2003, Beatrice Minda (*1968 in Munich), formerly a pupil of Katharina Sieverding at the Hochschule der Künste in Berlin, has been working on a series of photographs that carefully explores questions regarding the relationship of homeland, exile, and (collective) identity, of the personal and political histories of a country. The first photographs of interiors were taken in Romania and reflect, as the artist says, the “atmospheres of the spaces in my childhood.” Other photographs were taken in Paris, Munich, and Berlin, which were the preferred destinations of twentieth-century Romanian migrants. In a third section, Minda photographed the shacks of Romanian migrant workers in the suburbs of Paris, where she also discovered a lovingly staged piece of her homeland.

This volume is the first to present this wonderful series, along with a text by Ulrich Pohlmann and a literary essay by German-Romanian author Richard Wagner.

Beatrice Minda

“Spaces are always bound to the people who live in them ... These lives are strongly connected to the political situations in each country. So a personal history reflects the history of a country.” (Beatrice Minda)

Since 2003, Beatrice Minda (*1968 in Munich), formerly a pupil of Katharina Sieverding at the Hochschule der Künste in Berlin, has been working on a series of photographs that carefully explores questions regarding the relationship of homeland, exile, and (collective) identity, of the personal and political histories of a country. The first photographs of interiors were taken in Romania and reflect, as the artist says, the “atmospheres of the spaces in my childhood.” Other photographs were taken in Paris, Munich, and Berlin, which were the preferred destinations of twentieth-century Romanian migrants. In a third section, Minda photographed the shacks of Romanian migrant workers in the suburbs of Paris, where she also discovered a lovingly staged piece of her homeland.

This volume is the first to present this wonderful series, along with a text by Ulrich Pohlmann and a literary essay by German-Romanian author Richard Wagner.

£27.00

Picture of Churches

The churches in this book reflect a wide and diverse range of denominations and sects that form what is often referred to as the ‘charismatic evangelical movement’. Materially and architecturally the buildings display an almost protestant ascetism quite in keeping with a spiritualist church movement reacting against secular material rationalism and consumerism. In these churches the holy spirit pervades, faith is instrinsic and god is personally experienced. They feature none of the monumental architecture or symbols of status and power of the historically dominant denominations. In these churches the architecture is contingent. The buildings were never designed to be churches and this random collection of architectural structures has come about as the result of numerous acts of faith. Often temporary, semi-permanent or unconsecrated, they are sometimes anonymous and almost invisible. They are located where we would least expect to find them, in industrial estates, shopping parades, houses, garages, cinemas, above pubs and commercial properties.

In an era of globalisation and migration in which religion is the subject of complicated political debates and the focus of many conflicts, it is often forgotten how religious beliefs offer a sense of community and support for those experiencing the displacement of urban existence. Spero’s work acknowledges that the divine may exist in the most unlikely places and testifies to our enduring need to seek out a state of grace.

David Spero

The churches in this book reflect a wide and diverse range of denominations and sects that form what is often referred to as the ‘charismatic evangelical movement’. Materially and architecturally the buildings display an almost protestant ascetism quite in keeping with a spiritualist church movement reacting against secular material rationalism and consumerism. In these churches the holy spirit pervades, faith is instrinsic and god is personally experienced. They feature none of the monumental architecture or symbols of status and power of the historically dominant denominations. In these churches the architecture is contingent. The buildings were never designed to be churches and this random collection of architectural structures has come about as the result of numerous acts of faith. Often temporary, semi-permanent or unconsecrated, they are sometimes anonymous and almost invisible. They are located where we would least expect to find them, in industrial estates, shopping parades, houses, garages, cinemas, above pubs and commercial properties.

In an era of globalisation and migration in which religion is the subject of complicated political debates and the focus of many conflicts, it is often forgotten how religious beliefs offer a sense of community and support for those experiencing the displacement of urban existence. Spero’s work acknowledges that the divine may exist in the most unlikely places and testifies to our enduring need to seek out a state of grace.

£22.50

Picture of Reconstructing Space - Architecture in Recent German Photography

Publisher's Description
It is as though human beings - in an age increasingly dominated by photography - have taken on the attributes of the camera... 'We now see the world in terms of the "snapshot", and according to the mechanism of the camera itself.' Neil Leach

German photography has led the world in the reassessment of our relationship to the urban and man-made environment. Themes such as the way we move through space, and our alienation from the world around us, are explored by artists including Bernd & Hilla Becher, Gosbert Adler, Laurenz Berges, Mona Breede, Johannes Bruns, Susanne Brügger, Michael Danner, Thomas Demand, Christine Erhard, Andreas Gursky, Matthias Hoch, Candida Höfer, Thomas Ruff, Heiner Schilling, Matthias Schmidt, Michael Schmidt, Heidi Specker, Petra Wunderlich and Ulrich Wüst. The artists' portfolios are supported by a series of essays that set the work in a theoretical and historical context.

Publisher: AA Publications
Size: 270 x 240 mm
196 pages

Published Price: £ 25.00
Edited by Michael Mack

Publisher's Description
It is as though human beings - in an age increasingly dominated by photography - have taken on the attributes of the camera... 'We now see the world in terms of the "snapshot", and according to the mechanism of the camera itself.' Neil Leach

German photography has led the world in the reassessment of our relationship to the urban and man-made environment. Themes such as the way we move through space, and our alienation from the world around us, are explored by artists including Bernd & Hilla Becher, Gosbert Adler, Laurenz Berges, Mona Breede, Johannes Bruns, Susanne Brügger, Michael Danner, Thomas Demand, Christine Erhard, Andreas Gursky, Matthias Hoch, Candida Höfer, Thomas Ruff, Heiner Schilling, Matthias Schmidt, Michael Schmidt, Heidi Specker, Petra Wunderlich and Ulrich Wüst. The artists' portfolios are supported by a series of essays that set the work in a theoretical and historical context.

Publisher: AA Publications
Size: 270 x 240 mm
196 pages

Published Price: £ 25.00
£10.00

Picture of Le Corbusier & Lucien Hervé - The Architect & The Photographer - A Dialogue
Publisher's Description
In 1949 the photographer Lucien Hervé took photographs of Unité d’Habitation, an innovative apartment building in Marseille. He sent them to the building’s architect, Le Corbusier, who immediately realised that after forty years of searching he had finally found a photographer with an ‘architect’s soul’.

Their seminal collaboration is extensively documented in this album of 1200 of Hervé’s carefully edited, sequenced and labelled contact prints.

Originating as a vehicle for dissemination of the architect’s work and as a commercial venture for the photographer, these contact sheets, housed at the Fondation Le Corbusier, now form an extraordinary archive of modernist architecture and photography in the mid-twentieth century.

Quentin Bajac and Béatrice Andrieux describe the two men’s collaborative process and the productive – if occasionally stormy – dynamic of their relationship, which was grounded in a shared belief that the moral and aesthetic virtues of modern architecture are inseparable.

Jacques Sbriglio presents sixteen of Corbusier’s most iconic buildings, using Hervé’s contact sheets as visual references. The architect’s innovative structures and materials are highlighted by Hervé’s dynamic and expressive perspectives, sharp contrasts of black and white, and frequent close-ups of structural details and textures. The viewer’s eye, moving across the sheets, gradually discovers forms, defined spaces, and the play of light and shadow – the cinematic dimension inherent in Le Corbusier’s architecture.



Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Size: 250 x 348 mm
296 pages, 224 illustrations

Publisher's Price: £ 55.00
Lucien Herve
Publisher's Description
In 1949 the photographer Lucien Hervé took photographs of Unité d’Habitation, an innovative apartment building in Marseille. He sent them to the building’s architect, Le Corbusier, who immediately realised that after forty years of searching he had finally found a photographer with an ‘architect’s soul’.

Their seminal collaboration is extensively documented in this album of 1200 of Hervé’s carefully edited, sequenced and labelled contact prints.

Originating as a vehicle for dissemination of the architect’s work and as a commercial venture for the photographer, these contact sheets, housed at the Fondation Le Corbusier, now form an extraordinary archive of modernist architecture and photography in the mid-twentieth century.

Quentin Bajac and Béatrice Andrieux describe the two men’s collaborative process and the productive – if occasionally stormy – dynamic of their relationship, which was grounded in a shared belief that the moral and aesthetic virtues of modern architecture are inseparable.

Jacques Sbriglio presents sixteen of Corbusier’s most iconic buildings, using Hervé’s contact sheets as visual references. The architect’s innovative structures and materials are highlighted by Hervé’s dynamic and expressive perspectives, sharp contrasts of black and white, and frequent close-ups of structural details and textures. The viewer’s eye, moving across the sheets, gradually discovers forms, defined spaces, and the play of light and shadow – the cinematic dimension inherent in Le Corbusier’s architecture.



Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Size: 250 x 348 mm
296 pages, 224 illustrations

Publisher's Price: £ 55.00
£49.50

Picture of Dan Graham's New Jersey
Publisher's Description
Dan Graham, one of America's most important contemporary artists, is best known today for his sculptural works and installations. His photographic works are generally not so well known, despite the fact that he first became famous for his photographic series, Homes for America, pictures of typical American suburbia. To this day the theme of architecture and its surfaces represents an extremely important facet of his work, as does the question of what role it plays in postmodern society and in the context of everyday culture. This publication presents new photographs by Dan Graham, taken in the context of a study trip with the architecture faculty of Columbia University, together with a selection of original photographs from the Homes for America series. The new images exhibit stark similarities to the old pictures, because they were taken in the same locations, in the same deserts of suburban streets and housing that Graham had photographed in the 1960s. This creates a fascinating reference system of repetitions and differences, in terms of both the temporal and the spatial, that asks questions of the viewer about architecture, public space, and their function in society.

Publisher: Lars Muller Publishers
128 pages

Publisher's Price: £ 45.00
Dan Graham
Publisher's Description
Dan Graham, one of America's most important contemporary artists, is best known today for his sculptural works and installations. His photographic works are generally not so well known, despite the fact that he first became famous for his photographic series, Homes for America, pictures of typical American suburbia. To this day the theme of architecture and its surfaces represents an extremely important facet of his work, as does the question of what role it plays in postmodern society and in the context of everyday culture. This publication presents new photographs by Dan Graham, taken in the context of a study trip with the architecture faculty of Columbia University, together with a selection of original photographs from the Homes for America series. The new images exhibit stark similarities to the old pictures, because they were taken in the same locations, in the same deserts of suburban streets and housing that Graham had photographed in the 1960s. This creates a fascinating reference system of repetitions and differences, in terms of both the temporal and the spatial, that asks questions of the viewer about architecture, public space, and their function in society.

Publisher: Lars Muller Publishers
128 pages

Publisher's Price: £ 45.00
£40.50

Picture of Time Machines
Publisher's Description
New York-based photographer Stanley Greenberg has long entranced viewers with his stunning black-and-white photographs that provide unparalleled access to objects and places ordinary people might otherwise never see—from New York’s century-old water system to the hidden infrastructure of some of the world’s most impressive architectural works. In his new book, Greenberg trains his lens on the unfailingly strange world of nuclear and particle physics.

From Fermilab to neutrino hunting in Antarctica to ongoing attempts to re-create the conditions of the Big Bang using the world’s largest atom smasher in Switzerland, Greenberg has over the course of five years traveled to—and photographed—many of the most important experiments in modern physics. Greenberg is a self-described science nerd, and the taking of these photographs led him inside mountains, thousands of feet below ground into mine shafts, and miles above sea level in his quest to photograph some of the most high-tech gadgetry and equipment science has to offer. The result is this breathtaking volume in which hulking detectors and accelerators are revealed to be structurally interesting objets d’art. Stanley Greenberg: Time Machines takes readers deep into the world of muons, neutrinos, and quarks, a place where scientists mount ever-larger experiments in hopes of finding ever-smaller particles. And while it’s a world few of us will ever experience firsthand, the eighty photographs here will leave readers in awe.

Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Size: 10 1/4 x 11"
131 pages, 80 halftones

Publisher's Price: £ 39.95
Stanley Greenberg
Publisher's Description
New York-based photographer Stanley Greenberg has long entranced viewers with his stunning black-and-white photographs that provide unparalleled access to objects and places ordinary people might otherwise never see—from New York’s century-old water system to the hidden infrastructure of some of the world’s most impressive architectural works. In his new book, Greenberg trains his lens on the unfailingly strange world of nuclear and particle physics.

From Fermilab to neutrino hunting in Antarctica to ongoing attempts to re-create the conditions of the Big Bang using the world’s largest atom smasher in Switzerland, Greenberg has over the course of five years traveled to—and photographed—many of the most important experiments in modern physics. Greenberg is a self-described science nerd, and the taking of these photographs led him inside mountains, thousands of feet below ground into mine shafts, and miles above sea level in his quest to photograph some of the most high-tech gadgetry and equipment science has to offer. The result is this breathtaking volume in which hulking detectors and accelerators are revealed to be structurally interesting objets d’art. Stanley Greenberg: Time Machines takes readers deep into the world of muons, neutrinos, and quarks, a place where scientists mount ever-larger experiments in hopes of finding ever-smaller particles. And while it’s a world few of us will ever experience firsthand, the eighty photographs here will leave readers in awe.

Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Size: 10 1/4 x 11"
131 pages, 80 halftones

Publisher's Price: £ 39.95
£35.96

Picture of Saint Vitus’s Cathedral
Publisher's Description
Saint Vitus's Cathedral is the sixth volume in Torst's Josef Sudek: Works series. This volume is the first to compile Sudek's photos of St. Vitus's Cathedral, the spiritual and cultural heart of the Czech Republic, from various periods of Sudek's work. It includes photos that he lovingly prepared for a book that was ultimately never published, titled Svat Vít.

Publisher: Torst
Size: 8.75 x 11'
104 pages, 107 Illustrations

Publisher's Price: $60
Josef Sudek
Publisher's Description
Saint Vitus's Cathedral is the sixth volume in Torst's Josef Sudek: Works series. This volume is the first to compile Sudek's photos of St. Vitus's Cathedral, the spiritual and cultural heart of the Czech Republic, from various periods of Sudek's work. It includes photos that he lovingly prepared for a book that was ultimately never published, titled Svat Vít.

Publisher: Torst
Size: 8.75 x 11'
104 pages, 107 Illustrations

Publisher's Price: $60
£42.93

Picture of A Wide-Angled Eye
Publisher's Description
Charlotte Perriand (1903–1999) was one of the most innovative furniture and interior designers of the 20th century, long renowned for the tubular-steel chairs she created with Le Corbusier. In the late 1920s, French interior and furniture designer Charlotte Perriand (1903–1999) was at the cusp of her career, just beginning her work as an architect, designer, town planner, and political militant. Starting in 1927, she turned to photography, which was to play a pivotal role in her development as a designer through the pioneering years of the modern movement. Her photographic venture ended in Japan in 1941, when the hope of a better world was shattered by World War II. For Charlotte Perriand, photography was a machine for thinking, taking notes, and stirring emotions, but it was also an instrument of political engagement. Today, her photographs are a revelation, offering never-seen-before glimpses into her creative process and intellectual development. Her photographs express the important themes and questions explored by modern artists of the day, and are part of the vast stream of avant-garde movements in which painters, architects, and photogra- phers—and sometimes all three combined—worked together in a common spirit.

Publisher: Five Continents
Size: 240 x 285 mm
368 pages, 438 colour and duotone illustrations

Publisher's Price: £ 45.00
Charlotte Perriand
Publisher's Description
Charlotte Perriand (1903–1999) was one of the most innovative furniture and interior designers of the 20th century, long renowned for the tubular-steel chairs she created with Le Corbusier. In the late 1920s, French interior and furniture designer Charlotte Perriand (1903–1999) was at the cusp of her career, just beginning her work as an architect, designer, town planner, and political militant. Starting in 1927, she turned to photography, which was to play a pivotal role in her development as a designer through the pioneering years of the modern movement. Her photographic venture ended in Japan in 1941, when the hope of a better world was shattered by World War II. For Charlotte Perriand, photography was a machine for thinking, taking notes, and stirring emotions, but it was also an instrument of political engagement. Today, her photographs are a revelation, offering never-seen-before glimpses into her creative process and intellectual development. Her photographs express the important themes and questions explored by modern artists of the day, and are part of the vast stream of avant-garde movements in which painters, architects, and photogra- phers—and sometimes all three combined—worked together in a common spirit.

Publisher: Five Continents
Size: 240 x 285 mm
368 pages, 438 colour and duotone illustrations

Publisher's Price: £ 45.00
£40.50

Picture of Los Angeles - The Birth of a Modern Metropolis
Publisher's Description
The renowned architectural photographer shares seven decades’ worth of images of the city he loved, celebrated, and made iconic. With a life and career spanning nearly a century, Julius Shulman is credited with furthering the midcentury modernism movement through his flawless photographs of the pioneering architecture of Richard Neutra and Charles Eames, among others. While Shulman’s pictures comprise the most published images of the modernist movement, this new monograph presents many never-before-seen images on a subject closest to Shulman’s heart: Los Angeles and its environs—including Palm Springs and other suburbs. These affecting photographs show Los Angeles as a living organism, simultaneously vibrant and volatile depending on the neighborhood. This tension is apparent in Shulman’s documentation of then-emerging areas like Century City, Wilshire Boulevard, and Echo Park, as well as his studies of landmarks like the Watts Towers and Grauman’s Chinese Theatre. Many of the Los Angeles buildings and neighborhoods photographed by Shulman have since been overhauled, torn down, or otherwise altered beyond recognition, making these images some of the only lasting testaments to their existence. Selected from his personal collection as well as his official archives, the photographs included in this book represent not only lesser-known and never-before-seen material, but also some of Shulman’s own personal favorites.

Publisher: Rizzoli
Size: 12 x 10'


Publisher's Price: £ 39.95
Julius Shulman
Publisher's Description
The renowned architectural photographer shares seven decades’ worth of images of the city he loved, celebrated, and made iconic. With a life and career spanning nearly a century, Julius Shulman is credited with furthering the midcentury modernism movement through his flawless photographs of the pioneering architecture of Richard Neutra and Charles Eames, among others. While Shulman’s pictures comprise the most published images of the modernist movement, this new monograph presents many never-before-seen images on a subject closest to Shulman’s heart: Los Angeles and its environs—including Palm Springs and other suburbs. These affecting photographs show Los Angeles as a living organism, simultaneously vibrant and volatile depending on the neighborhood. This tension is apparent in Shulman’s documentation of then-emerging areas like Century City, Wilshire Boulevard, and Echo Park, as well as his studies of landmarks like the Watts Towers and Grauman’s Chinese Theatre. Many of the Los Angeles buildings and neighborhoods photographed by Shulman have since been overhauled, torn down, or otherwise altered beyond recognition, making these images some of the only lasting testaments to their existence. Selected from his personal collection as well as his official archives, the photographs included in this book represent not only lesser-known and never-before-seen material, but also some of Shulman’s own personal favorites.

Publisher: Rizzoli
Size: 12 x 10'


Publisher's Price: £ 39.95
£35.96

Picture of Brasilia
Publisher's Description
Brasilia is a realized utopia. The Swiss photographer Rene Burri Magnum documented the out of thin air capital of Brazil from 1958 to 1997: first, its construction, then the daily life. Brasilia is now presenting this rich imagery, with its unique metaphorical, cinematic-direct view of the nascent city. The color and black-and-white photographs showing architectural icons and the view from the plane to the jungle reclaimed from building sites. This includes an essay and an enriched numerous documents as well as portraits of the 'people photographer' Burri, street scenes and atmospheric parties. Clearly be the enormous efforts and the optimism of the era and the visionary dimensions of Brasilia.

Publisher: Scheidegger & Spiess
Size: 230 x 310 mm
224 pages, 104 colour and 118 black & white illustrations

Publisher's Price: £ 70.00
Rene Burri
Publisher's Description
Brasilia is a realized utopia. The Swiss photographer Rene Burri Magnum documented the out of thin air capital of Brazil from 1958 to 1997: first, its construction, then the daily life. Brasilia is now presenting this rich imagery, with its unique metaphorical, cinematic-direct view of the nascent city. The color and black-and-white photographs showing architectural icons and the view from the plane to the jungle reclaimed from building sites. This includes an essay and an enriched numerous documents as well as portraits of the 'people photographer' Burri, street scenes and atmospheric parties. Clearly be the enormous efforts and the optimism of the era and the visionary dimensions of Brasilia.

Publisher: Scheidegger & Spiess
Size: 230 x 310 mm
224 pages, 104 colour and 118 black & white illustrations

Publisher's Price: £ 70.00
£63.00

Picture of Cosmic Communist Constructions Photographed
Publisher's Description
Photographer Frédéric Chaubin reveals 90 buildings sited in fourteen former Soviet Republics which express what he considers to be the fourth age of Soviet architecture. His poetic pictures reveal an unexpected rebirth of imagination, an unknown burgeoning that took place from 1970 until 1990. Contrary to the 1920s and 1950s, no “school” or main trend emerges here. These buildings represent a chaotic impulse brought about by a decaying system. Their diversity announced the end of the Soviet Union.

Taking advantage of the collapsing monolithic structure, the holes in the widening net, architects went far beyond modernism, going back to the roots or freely innovating. Some of the daring ones completed projects that the Constructivists would have dreamt of (Druzhba Sanatorium, Yalta), others expressed their imagination in an expressionist way (Palace of Weddings, Tbilisi). A summer camp, inspired by sketches of a prototype lunar base, lays claim to Suprematist influence (Prometheus youth camp, Bogatyr). Then comes the 'speaking architecture' widespread in the last years of the USSR: a crematorium adorned with concrete flames (Crematorium, Kiev), a technological institute with a flying saucer crashed on the roof (Institute of Scientific Research, Kiev), a political center watching you like Big Brother (House of Soviets, Kaliningrad). This puzzle of styles testifies to all the ideological dreams of the period, from the obsession with the cosmos to the rebirth of identity. It also outlines the geography of the USSR, showing how local influences made their exotic twists before the country was brought to its end.

Publisher: Taschen
Size: 260 x 340 mm
312 pages

Publisher's Price: £ 34.99
Frédéric Chaubin
Publisher's Description
Photographer Frédéric Chaubin reveals 90 buildings sited in fourteen former Soviet Republics which express what he considers to be the fourth age of Soviet architecture. His poetic pictures reveal an unexpected rebirth of imagination, an unknown burgeoning that took place from 1970 until 1990. Contrary to the 1920s and 1950s, no “school” or main trend emerges here. These buildings represent a chaotic impulse brought about by a decaying system. Their diversity announced the end of the Soviet Union.

Taking advantage of the collapsing monolithic structure, the holes in the widening net, architects went far beyond modernism, going back to the roots or freely innovating. Some of the daring ones completed projects that the Constructivists would have dreamt of (Druzhba Sanatorium, Yalta), others expressed their imagination in an expressionist way (Palace of Weddings, Tbilisi). A summer camp, inspired by sketches of a prototype lunar base, lays claim to Suprematist influence (Prometheus youth camp, Bogatyr). Then comes the 'speaking architecture' widespread in the last years of the USSR: a crematorium adorned with concrete flames (Crematorium, Kiev), a technological institute with a flying saucer crashed on the roof (Institute of Scientific Research, Kiev), a political center watching you like Big Brother (House of Soviets, Kaliningrad). This puzzle of styles testifies to all the ideological dreams of the period, from the obsession with the cosmos to the rebirth of identity. It also outlines the geography of the USSR, showing how local influences made their exotic twists before the country was brought to its end.

Publisher: Taschen
Size: 260 x 340 mm
312 pages

Publisher's Price: £ 34.99
£31.49

Picture of Spaces of Their Own
Publisher's Description
The final destination of a famous pilgrim’s trail, Santiago de Compostela is an important cultural center. Candida Höfer was invited to photograph the city’s celebrated libraries. She presents various works in this book published to accompany an exhibition of her work on site.

With English language texts by Luisa Castro, Enrique Vila-Matas and Herbert Burkert.

Publisher: Schirmer/Mosel
208 pages, 112 colour plates

Publisher's Price: £ 49.95
Candida Höfer
Publisher's Description
The final destination of a famous pilgrim’s trail, Santiago de Compostela is an important cultural center. Candida Höfer was invited to photograph the city’s celebrated libraries. She presents various works in this book published to accompany an exhibition of her work on site.

With English language texts by Luisa Castro, Enrique Vila-Matas and Herbert Burkert.

Publisher: Schirmer/Mosel
208 pages, 112 colour plates

Publisher's Price: £ 49.95
£44.96

Picture of Julius Shulman - The Last Decade
Publisher's Description
Julius Shulman (1910 – 2009), one of the foremost architectural photographers of our day, achieved international acclaim with his pictures of the architecture of the postwar and Kennedy eras. Shulman not only set standards in modern architectural photography, working with the pre-eminent architects of his time; he also defined a completely new style of architectural photography. Architectural photography is elevated above the slavish illustration of architectural history to become a pictorial medium in its own right, with far-reaching functions going beyond representation.

German born photographer Jürgen Nogai (*1953) and Julius Shulman began a rewarding collaboration in 2000 which lasted almost a decade until the death of Shulman in 2009. Together they continued to develop their unique style, worked on projects and published in books and magazines. This publication is released on the occasion of Julius Shulman’s 100th birthday, and presents works from the joint archive of Shulman and Nogai resulting from their ten year partnership, many of them published for the first time in a book.

Publisher: Kehrer
Size: 300 x 230 mm
144 pages, 93 color illustrations

Publisher's Price: £ 39.99
Julius Shulman / Jürgen Nogai
Publisher's Description
Julius Shulman (1910 – 2009), one of the foremost architectural photographers of our day, achieved international acclaim with his pictures of the architecture of the postwar and Kennedy eras. Shulman not only set standards in modern architectural photography, working with the pre-eminent architects of his time; he also defined a completely new style of architectural photography. Architectural photography is elevated above the slavish illustration of architectural history to become a pictorial medium in its own right, with far-reaching functions going beyond representation.

German born photographer Jürgen Nogai (*1953) and Julius Shulman began a rewarding collaboration in 2000 which lasted almost a decade until the death of Shulman in 2009. Together they continued to develop their unique style, worked on projects and published in books and magazines. This publication is released on the occasion of Julius Shulman’s 100th birthday, and presents works from the joint archive of Shulman and Nogai resulting from their ten year partnership, many of them published for the first time in a book.

Publisher: Kehrer
Size: 300 x 230 mm
144 pages, 93 color illustrations

Publisher's Price: £ 39.99
£35.99

Picture of Il Corpo dello Stato (The Body of the State)
Publisher's Description
At the end of 2006, Italian photographer Armin Linke was commissioned by the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities to realize a reportage. For this commission, the artist proposed a photographic mapping of all the institutions housed in various historical buildings in Rome. His research attempted to carry out both a documentation of and an inquiry into the characteristics of public institutions. The result is a portrait of the Italian State through the understanding of the architectures in which functions and ceremonies are performed daily.

Including excerpts from Giorgio Agamben's recent book 'Il Regno e la Gloria,' the publication invites a critical reading of the representation of power, while displaying very rarely seen interiors and details of the government's settings in an objective style typical of Linke's images.

Publisher: JRP Ringier
Size: 210 x 255 mm
128 pages, 72 colour images

Publisher's Price: £ 25.00
Armin Linke
Publisher's Description
At the end of 2006, Italian photographer Armin Linke was commissioned by the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities to realize a reportage. For this commission, the artist proposed a photographic mapping of all the institutions housed in various historical buildings in Rome. His research attempted to carry out both a documentation of and an inquiry into the characteristics of public institutions. The result is a portrait of the Italian State through the understanding of the architectures in which functions and ceremonies are performed daily.

Including excerpts from Giorgio Agamben's recent book 'Il Regno e la Gloria,' the publication invites a critical reading of the representation of power, while displaying very rarely seen interiors and details of the government's settings in an objective style typical of Linke's images.

Publisher: JRP Ringier
Size: 210 x 255 mm
128 pages, 72 colour images

Publisher's Price: £ 25.00
£22.50

Picture of FASCISMO ABBANDONATO
Publisher's Description
with essays by PATRICK DUERDEN & PENNY LEWIS During the period of Mussolini’s Fascist regime (1923–43) ‘colonie’ – holiday centres for children – were established on the northern Italian coasts. Run by paramilitary youth organisations, they brought together modernist architecture, fresh air and discipline with the intention of converting the body and soul of Italian youth to fascist principles. The colonie were far removed from both the towns of Italy’s past and from the traditional structures of family and community. They offered a dramatic daily programme of activity with marching, synchronised exercise and gymnastics, flag raising, saluting and swearing of allegiance to the regime. It was a programme that in turn inspired architectural features in the buildings – including towers, ramps and elevated platforms – all designed to dramatise the parades and presentations by the young people. Even in the context of massive public works programmes, the building of the colonie offered unprecedented opportunities for progressive architects. They became a distinctive type of fascist building that evolved under the directives of the youth organisations. Despite the spectacle of the buildings, official policy declared luxuries as anti-educational and anti-social. Accordingly only the most basic of accommodation was provided. Dormitories were intimidating, open plan and stark; each might accommodate several hundred children. Italian parents would routinely admonish recalcitrant children with the threat ‘ti mando in colonia!’ (Behave, or I'll send you to the colonia!). For a generation of Italians the experience of fascism was a formative one, from which some never recovered. An architect by training, artist and photographer Dan Dubowitz is also a cultural master-planner who has worked on major public arts projects both in the UK and abroad. Patrick Duerden is a well-respected architect and writer. Penny Lewis was editor of Prospect, the Scottish architecture magazine, from 2003-2008 and now lectures at the Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen.

Publisher: Dewi Lewis Publishing
Size: 300 x 300 mm
108 pages, 94 duotones

Publisher's Price: £ 35.00
DAN DUBOWITZ
Publisher's Description
with essays by PATRICK DUERDEN & PENNY LEWIS During the period of Mussolini’s Fascist regime (1923–43) ‘colonie’ – holiday centres for children – were established on the northern Italian coasts. Run by paramilitary youth organisations, they brought together modernist architecture, fresh air and discipline with the intention of converting the body and soul of Italian youth to fascist principles. The colonie were far removed from both the towns of Italy’s past and from the traditional structures of family and community. They offered a dramatic daily programme of activity with marching, synchronised exercise and gymnastics, flag raising, saluting and swearing of allegiance to the regime. It was a programme that in turn inspired architectural features in the buildings – including towers, ramps and elevated platforms – all designed to dramatise the parades and presentations by the young people. Even in the context of massive public works programmes, the building of the colonie offered unprecedented opportunities for progressive architects. They became a distinctive type of fascist building that evolved under the directives of the youth organisations. Despite the spectacle of the buildings, official policy declared luxuries as anti-educational and anti-social. Accordingly only the most basic of accommodation was provided. Dormitories were intimidating, open plan and stark; each might accommodate several hundred children. Italian parents would routinely admonish recalcitrant children with the threat ‘ti mando in colonia!’ (Behave, or I'll send you to the colonia!). For a generation of Italians the experience of fascism was a formative one, from which some never recovered. An architect by training, artist and photographer Dan Dubowitz is also a cultural master-planner who has worked on major public arts projects both in the UK and abroad. Patrick Duerden is a well-respected architect and writer. Penny Lewis was editor of Prospect, the Scottish architecture magazine, from 2003-2008 and now lectures at the Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen.

Publisher: Dewi Lewis Publishing
Size: 300 x 300 mm
108 pages, 94 duotones

Publisher's Price: £ 35.00
£31.50

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