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Picture of Drawing Parallels Architecture Observed
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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
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'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
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'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
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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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£40.00

Picture of Silent Nests
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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
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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
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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
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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

Picture of Berlin
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With his distinct southern touch, Italian photographer Giovanni Chiaramonte sheds an unusually balmy light on this much-photographed city. Casting a sensitive eye not only on its architecture, but also to empty lots and places not represented in official tourist guides, he discovers the hidden lines of fate and clandestine beauty of a city charged with history.

Publisher: Schirmer/Mosel
Size: 300 x 242 mm
160 pages, 66 colour plates

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Giovanni Chiaramonte
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With his distinct southern touch, Italian photographer Giovanni Chiaramonte sheds an unusually balmy light on this much-photographed city. Casting a sensitive eye not only on its architecture, but also to empty lots and places not represented in official tourist guides, he discovers the hidden lines of fate and clandestine beauty of a city charged with history.

Publisher: Schirmer/Mosel
Size: 300 x 242 mm
160 pages, 66 colour plates

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£39.95

Picture of Napoli
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Continuing her global project documenting public interiors, Candida Höfer dedicates her latest series to Naples: theaters, concert halls, libraries, museums, townhouses, and palazzos reflecting the city’s enormous historic and cultural heritage.

Publisher: Schirmer/Mosel
Size: 240 x 300 mm
56 pages, 42 colour plates

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Candida Höfer
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Continuing her global project documenting public interiors, Candida Höfer dedicates her latest series to Naples: theaters, concert halls, libraries, museums, townhouses, and palazzos reflecting the city’s enormous historic and cultural heritage.

Publisher: Schirmer/Mosel
Size: 240 x 300 mm
56 pages, 42 colour plates

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£29.95

Picture of Götz Diergarten - Photographs
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In his series featuring German façades, French beach cabanas, and British spa architecture, Götz Diergarten (*1972 in Mannheim) examines the outward appearance of different types of everyday buildings. Following in the footsteps of the Becher School , Diergarten’s works are conceptually rigorous, with a documentary-style straightforwardness. Diergarten’s originality, however, lies in the fact that he adds color as a dimension to this austere concept. In his photographs of standard beach cabanas, it is the color that expresses a sense of originality and uniqueness. In the METROpolis series, he transforms the materials and patterns of passageways, tunnels, and railway platforms into abstract color spaces and fields, so that they resemble the kind of American color photography by artists such as William Eggleston or Stephen Shore.

Publisher: Hatje Cantz
Size: 246 x 276 mm
160 pages, 98 color illustrations

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Götz Diergarten
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In his series featuring German façades, French beach cabanas, and British spa architecture, Götz Diergarten (*1972 in Mannheim) examines the outward appearance of different types of everyday buildings. Following in the footsteps of the Becher School , Diergarten’s works are conceptually rigorous, with a documentary-style straightforwardness. Diergarten’s originality, however, lies in the fact that he adds color as a dimension to this austere concept. In his photographs of standard beach cabanas, it is the color that expresses a sense of originality and uniqueness. In the METROpolis series, he transforms the materials and patterns of passageways, tunnels, and railway platforms into abstract color spaces and fields, so that they resemble the kind of American color photography by artists such as William Eggleston or Stephen Shore.

Publisher: Hatje Cantz
Size: 246 x 276 mm
160 pages, 98 color illustrations

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£32.50

Picture of Ruins of Detroit
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Over the past generation Detroit has suffered economically worse than any other of the major American cities and its rampant urban decay is now glaringly apparent during this current recession. Yves Marchand and Romain Meffre documented this disintegration, showcasing structures that were formerly a source of civic pride, and which now stand as monuments to the city’s fall from grace.

“Ruins are the visible symbols and landmarks of our societies and their changes, small pieces of history in suspension. The state of ruin is temporary by nature, the volatile result of the end of an era and the fall of empires. This fragility, the time elapsed but even so running fast, lead us to watch them one very last time: being dismayed, or admiring, wondering about the permanence of things. Photography appeared to us as a modest way to keep a little bit of this ephemeral state.”

With introductions by Robert Polidori and Thomas Sugrue

Publisher: Steidl
Size: 380 x 290 mm
200 pages, 150 colour plates

Publisher's Price: £ 82.00
Yves Marchand & Romain Meffre
Publisher's Description
Over the past generation Detroit has suffered economically worse than any other of the major American cities and its rampant urban decay is now glaringly apparent during this current recession. Yves Marchand and Romain Meffre documented this disintegration, showcasing structures that were formerly a source of civic pride, and which now stand as monuments to the city’s fall from grace.

“Ruins are the visible symbols and landmarks of our societies and their changes, small pieces of history in suspension. The state of ruin is temporary by nature, the volatile result of the end of an era and the fall of empires. This fragility, the time elapsed but even so running fast, lead us to watch them one very last time: being dismayed, or admiring, wondering about the permanence of things. Photography appeared to us as a modest way to keep a little bit of this ephemeral state.”

With introductions by Robert Polidori and Thomas Sugrue

Publisher: Steidl
Size: 380 x 290 mm
200 pages, 150 colour plates

Publisher's Price: £ 82.00
£73.80

Picture of Building of My Home and Studio
Publisher's Description
Julius Shulman, born in Brooklyn in 1910, has for decades been recognized as the pre-eminent photographer of mid-century architecture. Shulman’s own home and adjoining studio in Hollywood’s Laurel Canyon were designed in 1949 by Raphael Soriano, and serve as the subject of this gorgeous new artist’s book. Shulman photographed the land he had purchased for his home in the early 1940s, as well as the construction which ensued. His set of master prints of this project, spiral-bound into an album, have been kept on his studio shelves for the past 60 years. We are now pleased to make available a limited edition facsimile of this important body of work, which provides insight into Shulman’s early working methods, and his unique ability to capture not only the aesthetic, but also the emotional, intention of designs. The Building of My Home and Studio is limited to 1,000 copies, each housed in a transparent slipcase for protection.

Publisher: Nazraeli Press
Size: 8 x 10'
50 pages, 50 duotone plates, slipcased

Publisher's Price: £30.00
Julius Shulman
Publisher's Description
Julius Shulman, born in Brooklyn in 1910, has for decades been recognized as the pre-eminent photographer of mid-century architecture. Shulman’s own home and adjoining studio in Hollywood’s Laurel Canyon were designed in 1949 by Raphael Soriano, and serve as the subject of this gorgeous new artist’s book. Shulman photographed the land he had purchased for his home in the early 1940s, as well as the construction which ensued. His set of master prints of this project, spiral-bound into an album, have been kept on his studio shelves for the past 60 years. We are now pleased to make available a limited edition facsimile of this important body of work, which provides insight into Shulman’s early working methods, and his unique ability to capture not only the aesthetic, but also the emotional, intention of designs. The Building of My Home and Studio is limited to 1,000 copies, each housed in a transparent slipcase for protection.

Publisher: Nazraeli Press
Size: 8 x 10'
50 pages, 50 duotone plates, slipcased

Publisher's Price: £30.00
£27.00

Picture of Scales
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Some indigenous people who had lived many years in the jungle visited a savannah for the first time in their lives and, upon seeing a human figure in that vast expanse, commented that “People around here are very small.” “Small people,” to them, represented literal reality; it was not a metaphor. We may laugh at them as being “childlike,” but when the contemporary architect “I” remarks: “It’s as if a large model itself becomes a building,” can’t we say that something similar to that story is taking place? What if someone looked at an actual building and said, “That model is very large”? — Naoya Hatakeyama

Scales is the result of a commission by the Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA), Montréal, given to Naoya Hatakeyama to create a work in response to photographs of architectural models in the Collection. In this beautifully produced book, featuring tipped-in plates and an 8-page gatefold, the artist presents his three series New York / Tobu World Square, 2003–2004; New York / Window of the World, 2006; and Tokyo / Mori Building, 2003.

Publisher: Nazraeli Press
Size: 8 x 10'
64 pages, 33 four-color plates

Publisher's Price: £30.00
Naoya Hatakeyama
Publisher's Description
Some indigenous people who had lived many years in the jungle visited a savannah for the first time in their lives and, upon seeing a human figure in that vast expanse, commented that “People around here are very small.” “Small people,” to them, represented literal reality; it was not a metaphor. We may laugh at them as being “childlike,” but when the contemporary architect “I” remarks: “It’s as if a large model itself becomes a building,” can’t we say that something similar to that story is taking place? What if someone looked at an actual building and said, “That model is very large”? — Naoya Hatakeyama

Scales is the result of a commission by the Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA), Montréal, given to Naoya Hatakeyama to create a work in response to photographs of architectural models in the Collection. In this beautifully produced book, featuring tipped-in plates and an 8-page gatefold, the artist presents his three series New York / Tobu World Square, 2003–2004; New York / Window of the World, 2006; and Tokyo / Mori Building, 2003.

Publisher: Nazraeli Press
Size: 8 x 10'
64 pages, 33 four-color plates

Publisher's Price: £30.00
£27.00

Picture of American Ruins

Publisher's Description
American Ruins is the first photography book to document historic ruins throughout the United States. It presents a stunning visual record of ruins ranging from ancient Native American dwellings in the Southwest to the remains of Gilded Age mansions on the East Coast and a king’s summer home in Hawaii. Luminous infrared photographs expose crumbled walls, weathered façades and overgrown flora, and are accompanied by brief essays detailing the historic, geographical and architectural significance of each site. This landmark publication raises awareness of and appreciation for overlooked ruins that remain unknown even to most Americans. It captures the visual poetry of each place and offers a new way of seeing the landscape, the past and the collective identity of America.

Publisher: Merrell
Size: 290 x 254 mm
144 pages, 120 illustrations

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Arthur Drooker

Publisher's Description
American Ruins is the first photography book to document historic ruins throughout the United States. It presents a stunning visual record of ruins ranging from ancient Native American dwellings in the Southwest to the remains of Gilded Age mansions on the East Coast and a king’s summer home in Hawaii. Luminous infrared photographs expose crumbled walls, weathered façades and overgrown flora, and are accompanied by brief essays detailing the historic, geographical and architectural significance of each site. This landmark publication raises awareness of and appreciation for overlooked ruins that remain unknown even to most Americans. It captures the visual poetry of each place and offers a new way of seeing the landscape, the past and the collective identity of America.

Publisher: Merrell
Size: 290 x 254 mm
144 pages, 120 illustrations

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£5.95

Picture of Iron Beauties
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Michelle Keim grew up in rural Ohio, an area more known for its rolling pastures than industrial parks. While in college at the Columbus College of Art and Design, she became fascinated by the industrial landscape and its overbearing presence. Keim started photographing active industry in the Midwest in 1992 and moved to Chicago three years later to get closer to the great steel metropolis of Gary, Indiana. The industrial landscapes have led Keim to explore the fascinating concept of power, an overwhelming force that is inherent in the utilitarian structures she shoots. The scale and function of industry rivals the sublime beauty associated with natural forms and forces. Keim accentuates this relationship by photographing at night, which eliminates details in the massive forms. The ultimate goal for Keim is to emphasize the force and drama with which active industrial structures rise up from the contemporary landscape. Steel mills and power plants contain the same tense beauty and spectacular power as volcanoes and electrical storms, and serve as a reminder that industrial age technology is powerfully in the present. Michelle Keim’s first monograph, Iron Beauties is published in a first edition of 1,000 copies.

Publisher: Nazraeli Press
Size: 12 x 13'
48 pages, 22 four-color plates

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Michelle Keim
Publisher's Description
Michelle Keim grew up in rural Ohio, an area more known for its rolling pastures than industrial parks. While in college at the Columbus College of Art and Design, she became fascinated by the industrial landscape and its overbearing presence. Keim started photographing active industry in the Midwest in 1992 and moved to Chicago three years later to get closer to the great steel metropolis of Gary, Indiana. The industrial landscapes have led Keim to explore the fascinating concept of power, an overwhelming force that is inherent in the utilitarian structures she shoots. The scale and function of industry rivals the sublime beauty associated with natural forms and forces. Keim accentuates this relationship by photographing at night, which eliminates details in the massive forms. The ultimate goal for Keim is to emphasize the force and drama with which active industrial structures rise up from the contemporary landscape. Steel mills and power plants contain the same tense beauty and spectacular power as volcanoes and electrical storms, and serve as a reminder that industrial age technology is powerfully in the present. Michelle Keim’s first monograph, Iron Beauties is published in a first edition of 1,000 copies.

Publisher: Nazraeli Press
Size: 12 x 13'
48 pages, 22 four-color plates

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£27.00

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