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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 Composing with Architecture - The Photographs of Hélène Binet (Limited Edition)

Publisher's Description
This book is an elegant overview of Binet’s career, bringing together black & white and color work. It is divided into thematic sections, each highlighting specific architects and designers as well as a particular aspect of their work that Binet’s dramatic photographs draw out and present. Interludes of more personal work, primarily abstract landscapes, show a different aspect of Binet’s work. Accompanying texts and conversations will highlight the ideas that inform Binet’s work, including abstraction, the importance of materiality and light, the experience of space, and the emotional power of architecture.

  • Limited edition of the only monograph on the work of Hélène Binet, the contemporary photographer of choice for today’s major architects
  • Compelling and evocative, Binet’s photographs of details, materials and light and shadow constitute a powerfully abstract and emotional body of work
  • Features the work of architects such as Peter Zumthor, Zaha Hadid, Peter Eisenman, Le Corbusier and Alvar Aalto

For Previews of this book visit the Phaidon website

Publisher: Phaidon
Size: 290 x 233 mm
224 pages, 10 colour illustrations, 170 black and white illustrations

Publisher's Price: £ 100
Hélène Binet
Limited edition of the only monograph on the work of Hélène Binet, the contemporary photographer of choice for today’s major architects
£90.00

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

Picture of The New Antiquity
Publisher's Description
Living for the first time in an ancient city on a Rome Prize Fellowship, Tim Davis began to notice a shift in attention when looking at archeological sites. He then took that forceful change in significance to parts of the city that are not so well documented. The photographs in The New Antiquity were made over five years, in the suburbs of great and ancient capitals, in Italy and China, and then along the eastern seaboard of the United States. They portray a world where layers of time are collapsed. Places of great antitquity turn up on digital camera screens and sugar packets and in front of apartment blocks. New buildings and structures and objects seem to be decaying into what Davis calls 'a soon to be ancient past.' People appear, but they are difficult to place in time. There are red herrings: pictures that look like archaeology, but might just be the side of the road. And there are places of real ancientness, but seen without romance, as living things. Intended as a complex an open-ended work of 'creative non-fiction,' the pictures in this book, made with a large-format view camera, are both beautifully clear and vehemently obscure.

Publisher: Damiani Publishing
Size: 240 x 300 mm
106 pages, 100 duotones

Publisher's Price: £ 35.95
Tim Davis
Publisher's Description
Living for the first time in an ancient city on a Rome Prize Fellowship, Tim Davis began to notice a shift in attention when looking at archeological sites. He then took that forceful change in significance to parts of the city that are not so well documented. The photographs in The New Antiquity were made over five years, in the suburbs of great and ancient capitals, in Italy and China, and then along the eastern seaboard of the United States. They portray a world where layers of time are collapsed. Places of great antitquity turn up on digital camera screens and sugar packets and in front of apartment blocks. New buildings and structures and objects seem to be decaying into what Davis calls 'a soon to be ancient past.' People appear, but they are difficult to place in time. There are red herrings: pictures that look like archaeology, but might just be the side of the road. And there are places of real ancientness, but seen without romance, as living things. Intended as a complex an open-ended work of 'creative non-fiction,' the pictures in this book, made with a large-format view camera, are both beautifully clear and vehemently obscure.

Publisher: Damiani Publishing
Size: 240 x 300 mm
106 pages, 100 duotones

Publisher's Price: £ 35.95
£32.36

Picture of Drawing Parallels Architecture Observed
Publisher's Description
Quintin Lake uses visual comparisons drawn from his extensive travels in more than 60 countries. From megacities to the remotest villages, from man-made structures to natural forms, he takes us through pairings of photographs that force us to re-examine the world around us and challenge our understanding of what constitutes architecture. Beginning with 'shape and surface', comparisons are drawn between forms and textures in the man-made and natural world. 'Organising space' reveals the layers, divisions and structure of both vernacular and contemporary urban space. 'Shelter' covers all aspects of the home and survival from favela housing to skyscrapers and suburbia. 'Memory and architecture' reflects on the aftermath of war and natural disasters, and the visible passage of time through weathering. Finally, 'Architecture as stage set' examines the use and mis-use of space for personal gratification, political drama or public narrative. About the Author: Quintin Lake is a photographer and architect. He studied at the Architectural Association and is a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and the Royal Society of Arts. His extensive expeditions include Greenland, Uganda, Peru and Iran; recent solo exhibitions include Cities and Landscapes, Orquideas Interoeanicas and Pripiat: 21 Years After Chernobyl.

Publisher: Papadakis Publishing
Size: 260 x 210 mm
208 pages

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Quintin Lake
Publisher's Description
Quintin Lake uses visual comparisons drawn from his extensive travels in more than 60 countries. From megacities to the remotest villages, from man-made structures to natural forms, he takes us through pairings of photographs that force us to re-examine the world around us and challenge our understanding of what constitutes architecture. Beginning with 'shape and surface', comparisons are drawn between forms and textures in the man-made and natural world. 'Organising space' reveals the layers, divisions and structure of both vernacular and contemporary urban space. 'Shelter' covers all aspects of the home and survival from favela housing to skyscrapers and suburbia. 'Memory and architecture' reflects on the aftermath of war and natural disasters, and the visible passage of time through weathering. Finally, 'Architecture as stage set' examines the use and mis-use of space for personal gratification, political drama or public narrative. About the Author: Quintin Lake is a photographer and architect. He studied at the Architectural Association and is a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and the Royal Society of Arts. His extensive expeditions include Greenland, Uganda, Peru and Iran; recent solo exhibitions include Cities and Landscapes, Orquideas Interoeanicas and Pripiat: 21 Years After Chernobyl.

Publisher: Papadakis Publishing
Size: 260 x 210 mm
208 pages

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£20.00

Picture of Detroit Disassembled
Publisher's Description
'One could say that Detroit has become America’s version of an open city. It’s been left undefended against an onslaught of scrappers, vandals, and the forces of nature. It’s a city of hundreds, if not thousands, of empty homes, apartment buildings, factories, libraries, hospitals, schools, and churches. All are abandoned and most are unguarded, barely salvageable, and slated for demolition that gets delayed year after year' (Andrew Moore). For Andrew Moore, the wonder of Detroit’s transformation is its demonstration of Nature’s power to devour and through destruction, to renew. His depiction of Detroit questions what the changing, precarious future of America holds. Recently celebrated with a show at Akron Art Museum, Andrew Moore is an internationally recognized fine artist working in color large format photography. He is professor of photography at Princeton University. He lives in New York.

Publisher: Damiani Publishing
Size: 25.5 x 33 cm
136 pages, 70 duotones

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Andrew Moore
Publisher's Description
'One could say that Detroit has become America’s version of an open city. It’s been left undefended against an onslaught of scrappers, vandals, and the forces of nature. It’s a city of hundreds, if not thousands, of empty homes, apartment buildings, factories, libraries, hospitals, schools, and churches. All are abandoned and most are unguarded, barely salvageable, and slated for demolition that gets delayed year after year' (Andrew Moore). For Andrew Moore, the wonder of Detroit’s transformation is its demonstration of Nature’s power to devour and through destruction, to renew. His depiction of Detroit questions what the changing, precarious future of America holds. Recently celebrated with a show at Akron Art Museum, Andrew Moore is an internationally recognized fine artist working in color large format photography. He is professor of photography at Princeton University. He lives in New York.

Publisher: Damiani Publishing
Size: 25.5 x 33 cm
136 pages, 70 duotones

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£34.95

Picture of Julius Shulman - Chicago Mid-Century Modernism
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New and vintage photography of America’s modernist architectural mecca. A visionary artist who has achieved worldwide fame, Julius Shulman transformed architectural photography. From his earliest photographs to those taken today, his work demonstrates a profound sensitivity to and appreciation for the spaces in which people live. These spaces, as seen through his lens, are at once luminous and profoundly shadowed, becoming spaces of intrigue and extraordinary beauty into which the observer longs to enter. This volume focuses on Shulman’s Chicago work. This town is America’s First City of Architecture, and its modern architecture is the ideal subject for Shulman’s lens. Featured here are the elegantly modern Minsk House, designed by Keck & Keck in 1955; the 1960 Burton Frank House, a mid-century modern gem; architect Harry Weese’s inspired modernist home and studio of 1957; and many other modern masterpieces.

Publisher: Rizzoli
Size: 12 x 10'
208 pages, 117 colour & 41 blak & white illustrations

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Photographed by Julius Shulman and Juergen Nogal
Publisher's Description
New and vintage photography of America’s modernist architectural mecca. A visionary artist who has achieved worldwide fame, Julius Shulman transformed architectural photography. From his earliest photographs to those taken today, his work demonstrates a profound sensitivity to and appreciation for the spaces in which people live. These spaces, as seen through his lens, are at once luminous and profoundly shadowed, becoming spaces of intrigue and extraordinary beauty into which the observer longs to enter. This volume focuses on Shulman’s Chicago work. This town is America’s First City of Architecture, and its modern architecture is the ideal subject for Shulman’s lens. Featured here are the elegantly modern Minsk House, designed by Keck & Keck in 1955; the 1960 Burton Frank House, a mid-century modern gem; architect Harry Weese’s inspired modernist home and studio of 1957; and many other modern masterpieces.

Publisher: Rizzoli
Size: 12 x 10'
208 pages, 117 colour & 41 blak & white illustrations

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£40.00

Picture of Silent Nests
Publisher's Description
For centuries, raising pigeons and doves was a symbol of status and privilege granted to the aristocracy. Before the French Revolution there were over 40 000 dovecotes in France – large, freestanding buildings, which Vicki Topaz depicts in her enigmatic black-and-white photographs. Today less than 1 000 of these »colombiers« remain, and their numbers dwindle further every year. Fascinated by the melancholic nature of the once-prestigious pigeonries, the American photographer traced their slow decay in Brittany and Normandy over the course of several years. Beyond their documentary character, Topaz’ photographs summon associations with lost worlds, with transience and death. And yet some of these seemingly desolate structures still harbor life, with pigeons nesting undaunted in the homes built just for them so many centuries ago. With its careful framing of telling details and the subtle play of light captured by the camera, Silent Nests represents a unique aesthetic experience. This book represents the first photographic investigation into this special niche of our cultural legacy. Authors: Doreen Schmid, Gilles Boussard Artists: Vicki Topaz

Publisher: KehrerVerlag Publishing
Size: 25.5 x 25.5 cm
96 pages, 61 duotones

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Vicki Topaz
Publisher's Description
For centuries, raising pigeons and doves was a symbol of status and privilege granted to the aristocracy. Before the French Revolution there were over 40 000 dovecotes in France – large, freestanding buildings, which Vicki Topaz depicts in her enigmatic black-and-white photographs. Today less than 1 000 of these »colombiers« remain, and their numbers dwindle further every year. Fascinated by the melancholic nature of the once-prestigious pigeonries, the American photographer traced their slow decay in Brittany and Normandy over the course of several years. Beyond their documentary character, Topaz’ photographs summon associations with lost worlds, with transience and death. And yet some of these seemingly desolate structures still harbor life, with pigeons nesting undaunted in the homes built just for them so many centuries ago. With its careful framing of telling details and the subtle play of light captured by the camera, Silent Nests represents a unique aesthetic experience. This book represents the first photographic investigation into this special niche of our cultural legacy. Authors: Doreen Schmid, Gilles Boussard Artists: Vicki Topaz

Publisher: KehrerVerlag Publishing
Size: 25.5 x 25.5 cm
96 pages, 61 duotones

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£32.00

Picture of Philadelphia
Publisher's Description
Philadelphia is one of the oldest cities in the US and of special historic and national importance. The place where the Declaration of Independence was pronounced and the Constitution was signed is the subject of Candida Höfer’s latest series. 13 large-size photographs portray the city’s symbolic, venerable institutions and one modern building, the Beth Sholom synagogue. English/German edition. With a foreword by Anna-Maria Ehrmann-Schindlbeck and texts by Richard Torchia and Mari Shaw.

Publisher: Schirmer/Mosel
Size: 210 x 270 mm
60 pages, 13 colour plates

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Candida Höfer
Publisher's Description
Philadelphia is one of the oldest cities in the US and of special historic and national importance. The place where the Declaration of Independence was pronounced and the Constitution was signed is the subject of Candida Höfer’s latest series. 13 large-size photographs portray the city’s symbolic, venerable institutions and one modern building, the Beth Sholom synagogue. English/German edition. With a foreword by Anna-Maria Ehrmann-Schindlbeck and texts by Richard Torchia and Mari Shaw.

Publisher: Schirmer/Mosel
Size: 210 x 270 mm
60 pages, 13 colour plates

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£29.95

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