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Picture of From my land to the Planet

Publisher's Description

Sebastião Salgado's photographs have been shown around the world. In From my land to the Planet the photographer tells us the story of his most famous reportages: the black and white portraits of unknown men and women, workers or refugees, and more recently his Genesis project aimed at the conservation of the most beautiful places of our planet. With a kindness and a disarming simplicity, Salgado rebuilds its path, exposes his beliefs, makes us sharers of his emotions. It turns out that his talent as a storyteller and the authenticity of a man who knows how to combine activism and professionalism, talent and generosity. Inside the book there are fascinating stories of Africa, Brazil, the Americas, Mozambique and Rwanda, and then again the birth of the Instituto Terra, of Genesis project, of the agency Magnum Photos until Amazonas Images.

“I very much like to work on long-term projects...There is time for the photographer and the people in front of the camera to understand each other. There is time to go to a place and understand what is happening there. ...When you spend more time on a project, you learn to understand your subjects. There comes a time when it is not you who is taking the pictures. Something special happens between the photographer and the people he is photographing. He realizes that they are giving the pictures to him. With my background as an economist, sociologist, and anthropologist my photograpy can be nothing but social. Everything in my background, my upbrising, my education, my focus on sociology, anthropology, and geopolitics—has speeded into my photography. Photography, for me, is continuity.” Sebastião Salgado

Publisher: Contrasto

Size: 160 x 224 mm

160 pages, 40 black and white photographs

Sebastião Salgado
In From my land to the Planet the photographer tells us the story of his most famous reportages: the black and white portraits of unknown men and women, workers or refugees, and more recently his Genesis project aimed at the conservation of the most beautiful places of our planet.
£15.26

Picture of Capturing the Light

Publisher's Description

An intimate look at the journeys of two men—a gentleman scientist and a visionary artist—as they struggled to capture the world around them, and in the process invented modern photography

During the 1830s, in an atmosphere of  intense scientific enquiry fostered by the industrial revolution, two quite different men—one in France, one in England—developed  their own dramatically different photographic processes in total ignorance of each other's work. These two lone geniuses—Henry Fox Talbot in the seclusion of his English country estate at Lacock Abbey and Louis Daguerre in the heart of post-revolutionary Paris—through diligence, disappointment and sheer hard work overcame extraordinary odds to achieve the one thing man had for centuries been trying to do—to solve the ancient puzzle of how to capture the light and in so doing make nature 'paint its own portrait'.  With the creation of their two radically different processes—the Daguerreotype and the Talbotype—these two giants of early photography  changed the world and how we see it.

Drawing on a wide range of original, contemporary sources and featuring plates in colour, sepia and black and white, many of them rare or previously unseen,Capturing the Light by Roger Watson and Helen Rappaport charts an extraordinary  tale of genius, rivalry and human resourcefulness in the quest to produce the world's first photograph.

Publisher: St Martin's Press

Size: 6 1/8 x 9 1/4"

320 pages, Plus two 8-page color photograph inserts

Roger Watson and Helen Rappaport
An intimate look at the journeys of two men—a gentleman scientist (Talbot) and a visionary artist (Daguerre)—as they struggled to capture the world around them, and in the process invented modern photography.
£19.75

Picture of Mountain Light:  In Search of the Dynamic Landscape

25th anniversary edition, with new foreword by David Muench

Publisher's Description

Mountain Light is the best-selling classic that captures the unique artistic vision of Galen Rowell, one of the world's most celebrated nature photographers. This remarkable collection offers 80 of Rowell's finest photographic images, as well as the stories behind them - what he was after and how he achieved it.

Rowell arranges the photographs, with details of their creation, in eight exhibits according to visual themes, reflecting his fascination with the infinitely varying qualities of light found in mountain landscapes. He recounts his development as a photographer, his philosophy and techniques for creating "dynamic landscapes," and his adventures in remote, dangerous, and beautiful places, from California's Yosemite Valley to almost inaccessible peaks in China.

Rowell also explains how film and the human eye see differently, how he selects and composes the content of his work, how to work with optical phenomena and natural light, and how equipment and adventure interact in the field.

"A splendid blend of autobiography, personal philosophy, and superb color photographs of high, wild places."
- The New York Times

Publisher: Sierra Club

Size: 236 x 304 mm

240 pages, 80 colour photographs

Galen Rowell
25th anniversary edition, with new foreword by David Muench
£21.99

Picture of Looking at Ansel Adams

Publisher's Description

Looking at Ansel Adams is a personal and penetrating study that explores Ansel's life as an artist by looking closely at the stories behind 20 of his most significant images. Immediately recognizable photographs like Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico, and Mount McKinley and Wonder Lake are turned on their axes and seen from a new angle, along with ancillary photographs, alternative versions, and letters and postcards that relate to these beloved icons. Less familiar but equally important photographs provide unexpected insight into Ansel's creative and personal life. For anyone with a love of the American wilderness and an interest in the life and work of the country's most revered landscape photographer and environmental advocate, Looking at Ansel Adams is an essential and deeply satisfying book.

Publisher: Little Brown

Size: 269 x 239 mm

272 Pages

Andrea Gray Stillman
An intimate artistic biography of America's most honored photographer, as told through a selection of key photographs.
£27.00

Picture of Josef Sudek: The legacy of a deeper vision

Publisher's Description

The photographer Josef Sudek stands for outstanding artistry and technical virtuosity - unparalleled among his contemporaries, particularly the representation of the light in his photographs. This book invites you to a multi-layered, autobiographical journey through art, life and the indomitable spirit of this artist.

Josef Sudek (1896 -1976) was confronted early in his career with Cubism and Surrealism, the Czech avant-garde and other art forms prevalent in the 1920s and 1930s. But the artist was looking for a unique form of artistic expression. He quickly gave his photographs almost contemplative quality and turned his observations into visual poetry of particular timelessness. The catalog assembled with contributions from the photography historian and curator Antonin Dufek, the editor of the magazine Canadian Art, Richard Rhodes, the photographer Geoffrey James and the curator of photography at the Art Gallery of Ontario, Maia-Mari Sutnik, the most important authors on Sudek's work. In addition, the volume contains excerpts from John Banville's Prague Pictures: Portraits of a City and a chronology of Sudek's life and work, compiled by art historian Anna Ferova.

See sample images here.

Publisher: Hirmer Verlag

Size: 312 x 264 mm

256 pages

Josef Sudek
This book invites you to a multi-layered, autobiographical journey through art, life and the indomitable spirit of Josef Sudek.
£40.50

Picture of Gerda Taro

Gerda Taro (19101937) was the first woman photojournalist to photograph in the heat of battle. Taro was the lover and photographic partner of famed photojournalist Robert Capa and, as his manager, is often credited for launching Capas career. She and Capa covered much of the Spanish Civil War side by side. Taro was killed in July 1937, while photographing a crucial battle near Madrid. ICP holds what is by far the worlds largest collection of Taros work, including approximately 200 prints as well as original negatives. Organized chronologically, this exhibition will include vintage and modern prints, and magazine layouts using Taros work. The exhibition will be accompanied by a catalogue, the first major collection of Taros work ever published.

Gerda Taro

Gerda Taro (19101937) was the first woman photojournalist to photograph in the heat of battle. Taro was the lover and photographic partner of famed photojournalist Robert Capa and, as his manager, is often credited for launching Capas career. She and Capa covered much of the Spanish Civil War side by side. Taro was killed in July 1937, while photographing a crucial battle near Madrid. ICP holds what is by far the worlds largest collection of Taros work, including approximately 200 prints as well as original negatives. Organized chronologically, this exhibition will include vintage and modern prints, and magazine layouts using Taros work. The exhibition will be accompanied by a catalogue, the first major collection of Taros work ever published.

£18.00

Picture of Diane Arbus - A Chronology
Publisher's Description
Diane Arbus: A Chronology is the closest thing possible to reading a contemporaneous diary by one of the most daring, influential, and controversial artists of the twentieth century. Drawn primarily from Arbus’s extensive correspondence with friends, family, and colleagues; personal notebooks; and other unpublished writings, this beautifully produced volume exposes the private thoughts and motivations of an artist whose astonishing vision derived from the courage to see things as they are and the grace to permit them simply to be. Further rounding out Arbus’s life and work are exhaustively researched footnotes that amplify the entire Chronology. A section at the end of the book provides biographies for fifty-five personalities, family members, friends, and colleagues, from Marvin Israel and Lisette Model to Weegee and August Sander.

Describing the Chronology in Art in America, Leo Rubinfien noted that “Arbus…wrote as well as she photographed, and her letters, where she heard each nuance of her words, were gifts to the people who received them. Once one has been introduced to it, the beauty of her spirit permanently changes and deepens one’s understanding of her pictures…”

The texts in Diane Arbus: A Chronology originally appeared in Diane Arbus Revelations. This volume makes this invaluable text available in an accessible, paperback volume for the very first time.

You can view images from this book on the Aperture website.

Publisher: Aperture
Size: 8" x 6 1/2"
192 pages

Publisher's Price: £ 19.95
Diane Arbus
Publisher's Description
Diane Arbus: A Chronology is the closest thing possible to reading a contemporaneous diary by one of the most daring, influential, and controversial artists of the twentieth century. Drawn primarily from Arbus’s extensive correspondence with friends, family, and colleagues; personal notebooks; and other unpublished writings, this beautifully produced volume exposes the private thoughts and motivations of an artist whose astonishing vision derived from the courage to see things as they are and the grace to permit them simply to be. Further rounding out Arbus’s life and work are exhaustively researched footnotes that amplify the entire Chronology. A section at the end of the book provides biographies for fifty-five personalities, family members, friends, and colleagues, from Marvin Israel and Lisette Model to Weegee and August Sander.

Describing the Chronology in Art in America, Leo Rubinfien noted that “Arbus…wrote as well as she photographed, and her letters, where she heard each nuance of her words, were gifts to the people who received them. Once one has been introduced to it, the beauty of her spirit permanently changes and deepens one’s understanding of her pictures…”

The texts in Diane Arbus: A Chronology originally appeared in Diane Arbus Revelations. This volume makes this invaluable text available in an accessible, paperback volume for the very first time.

You can view images from this book on the Aperture website.

Publisher: Aperture
Size: 8" x 6 1/2"
192 pages

Publisher's Price: £ 19.95
£17.96

Picture of Frida Kahlo: Her Photos
Publisher's Description
When Frida Kahlo died in 1954, her husband Diego Rivera asked the poet Carlos Pellicer to turn her family home, the fabled Blue House, into a museum. Pellicer selected some paintings, drawings, photographs, books and ceramics, maintaining the space just as Kahlo and Rivera had arranged it to live and work in. The rest of the objects, clothing, documents, drawings and letters, as well as over 6,000 photographs collected by Kahlo over the course of her life, were put away in bathrooms that had been converted into storerooms. This incredible trove remained hidden for more than half a century, until, just a few years ago, these storerooms and wardrobes were opened up. Kahlo's photograph collection was a major revelation among these finds, a testimony to the tastes and interests of the famous couple, not only through the images themselves but also through the telling annotations inscribed upon them. Photography had always been a part of Kahlo's life—her father Guillermo Kahlo was one of the great Mexican photographers at the beginning of the twentieth century—and her collection constitutes a roll call of great photographers: Man Ray, Brassaï, Martin Munkacsi, Pierre Verger, George Hurrel, Tina Modotti, Edward Weston, Manuel and Lola Álvarez Bravo, Gisèle Freund and many others, including Kahlo herself. It is likely that many of the unattributed photographs in the collection were taken by her, though we can only be sure of the few that she decided to sign in 1929. Frida Kahlo: Her Photos allows us to speculate about Kahlo's and Rivera's likes and dislikes, and to document their family origins; it supplies a thrilling and hugely significant addition to our knowledge of Kahlo's life and work.

You can view images from this book on the ART BOOK website.

Publisher: RM
Size: 6.75 x .59"
524 pages, 460 duotone

Publisher's Price: £ 30.00
Edited by Pablo Ortiz Monasterio
Publisher's Description
When Frida Kahlo died in 1954, her husband Diego Rivera asked the poet Carlos Pellicer to turn her family home, the fabled Blue House, into a museum. Pellicer selected some paintings, drawings, photographs, books and ceramics, maintaining the space just as Kahlo and Rivera had arranged it to live and work in. The rest of the objects, clothing, documents, drawings and letters, as well as over 6,000 photographs collected by Kahlo over the course of her life, were put away in bathrooms that had been converted into storerooms. This incredible trove remained hidden for more than half a century, until, just a few years ago, these storerooms and wardrobes were opened up. Kahlo's photograph collection was a major revelation among these finds, a testimony to the tastes and interests of the famous couple, not only through the images themselves but also through the telling annotations inscribed upon them. Photography had always been a part of Kahlo's life—her father Guillermo Kahlo was one of the great Mexican photographers at the beginning of the twentieth century—and her collection constitutes a roll call of great photographers: Man Ray, Brassaï, Martin Munkacsi, Pierre Verger, George Hurrel, Tina Modotti, Edward Weston, Manuel and Lola Álvarez Bravo, Gisèle Freund and many others, including Kahlo herself. It is likely that many of the unattributed photographs in the collection were taken by her, though we can only be sure of the few that she decided to sign in 1929. Frida Kahlo: Her Photos allows us to speculate about Kahlo's and Rivera's likes and dislikes, and to document their family origins; it supplies a thrilling and hugely significant addition to our knowledge of Kahlo's life and work.

You can view images from this book on the ART BOOK website.

Publisher: RM
Size: 6.75 x .59"
524 pages, 460 duotone

Publisher's Price: £ 30.00
£27.00

Picture of Alfred Stieglitz - A Legacy of Light
Publisher's Description
In Stieglitz: A Beginning Light, Katherine Hoffman presented an account of the early years of the career of Alfred Stieglitz (1864-1946) and of his European roots. Now, she offers a compelling portrait of his life and art from 1915 to 1946, focusing on his American works, issues of identity, and the rise of modernism in America.

Hoffman explores Stieglitz's roles as photographer, editor, writer, and gallery director; how they intersected with his personal life — including his marriage to artist Georgia O'Keeffe — and his place in the cultural milieu of the 20th century. Excerpts from previously unpublished correspondence between Stieglitz and O'Keeffe reveal the fervor and complexity of their relationship as well as his passion for photography and modern art and his ongoing struggle to have photography recognized as an established artistic medium. These letters, along with his work as an editor and writer of short articles, illuminate Stieglitz's literary side, thus giving a new perspective on his total oeuvre.

Generously illustrated with 300 images, this intriguing, beautifully written book separates the photographer's true personality from the myths surrounding him and highlights his lasting legacy: the works he left behind.

Publisher: Yale University Press
Size: 8 1/2 x 10 1/2"
400 pages, 200 b/w + 80 colour illustrations

Publisher's Price: £ 35.00
Katherine Hoffman
Publisher's Description
In Stieglitz: A Beginning Light, Katherine Hoffman presented an account of the early years of the career of Alfred Stieglitz (1864-1946) and of his European roots. Now, she offers a compelling portrait of his life and art from 1915 to 1946, focusing on his American works, issues of identity, and the rise of modernism in America.

Hoffman explores Stieglitz's roles as photographer, editor, writer, and gallery director; how they intersected with his personal life — including his marriage to artist Georgia O'Keeffe — and his place in the cultural milieu of the 20th century. Excerpts from previously unpublished correspondence between Stieglitz and O'Keeffe reveal the fervor and complexity of their relationship as well as his passion for photography and modern art and his ongoing struggle to have photography recognized as an established artistic medium. These letters, along with his work as an editor and writer of short articles, illuminate Stieglitz's literary side, thus giving a new perspective on his total oeuvre.

Generously illustrated with 300 images, this intriguing, beautifully written book separates the photographer's true personality from the myths surrounding him and highlights his lasting legacy: the works he left behind.

Publisher: Yale University Press
Size: 8 1/2 x 10 1/2"
400 pages, 200 b/w + 80 colour illustrations

Publisher's Price: £ 35.00
£31.50

Picture of Andreas Feininger - A Photographer's Life 1906-1999
Publisher's Description
Andreas Feininger (1906–1999) spent his entire adult life exploring the artistic and technical possibilities and limitations of photography. In terms of technique, he was the expert among experts. Artistically, the austere black-and-white lines and simplicity of his work brought him recognition the world over, and his images have long since gone down in the annals of photography.

This biography describes his life behind and beside the camera. The oldest son of painter Lyonel Feininger, beginning with his childhood, the book moves through his years at the Bauhaus in Weimar and Dessau and the period he spent as an émigré in Paris and Stockholm to his years in the United States, where he worked as a photojournalist and photographer. Feininger contributed to Life magazine for twenty years and published countless textbooks and volumes of photographs—photography was his life.

Publisher: Hatje Cantz
Size: 170 x 230 mm
192 pages, 129 illustrations in duotone

Publisher's Price: £26.99
Andreas Feininger
Publisher's Description
Andreas Feininger (1906–1999) spent his entire adult life exploring the artistic and technical possibilities and limitations of photography. In terms of technique, he was the expert among experts. Artistically, the austere black-and-white lines and simplicity of his work brought him recognition the world over, and his images have long since gone down in the annals of photography.

This biography describes his life behind and beside the camera. The oldest son of painter Lyonel Feininger, beginning with his childhood, the book moves through his years at the Bauhaus in Weimar and Dessau and the period he spent as an émigré in Paris and Stockholm to his years in the United States, where he worked as a photojournalist and photographer. Feininger contributed to Life magazine for twenty years and published countless textbooks and volumes of photographs—photography was his life.

Publisher: Hatje Cantz
Size: 170 x 230 mm
192 pages, 129 illustrations in duotone

Publisher's Price: £26.99
£24.29

Picture of Frida Kahlo - Photographs of Myself and Others
Publisher's Description
Frida Kahlo: Photographs of Myself and Others comprises a cache of rare and never-before-published materials from the collection of designer Vicente Wolf. Designed by Sam Shahid, this astonishing collection brings together formal portraits of Kahlo by such luminaries as Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Tina Modotti, Julien Levy, Carl van Vechten and Lucienne Bloch as well as candid snapshots of Frida and Diego at work and at home. Selections from the collection have been featured in the major exhibition, Frida Kahlo, organized by the Walker Art Center and later shown at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. This book presents the most arresting photographs from both the exhibition and the vast treasure trove of heretofore unexhibited pieces, and offers a fresh and captivating look at the iconic artist, her exuberant husband, and their coterie of famous friends.

Publisher: Pointed Leaf Press
Size: 228 x 292 mm
138 pages, Over 150 illustrations

Publisher's Price: £ 38.00
Vicente Wolf
Publisher's Description
Frida Kahlo: Photographs of Myself and Others comprises a cache of rare and never-before-published materials from the collection of designer Vicente Wolf. Designed by Sam Shahid, this astonishing collection brings together formal portraits of Kahlo by such luminaries as Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Tina Modotti, Julien Levy, Carl van Vechten and Lucienne Bloch as well as candid snapshots of Frida and Diego at work and at home. Selections from the collection have been featured in the major exhibition, Frida Kahlo, organized by the Walker Art Center and later shown at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. This book presents the most arresting photographs from both the exhibition and the vast treasure trove of heretofore unexhibited pieces, and offers a fresh and captivating look at the iconic artist, her exuberant husband, and their coterie of famous friends.

Publisher: Pointed Leaf Press
Size: 228 x 292 mm
138 pages, Over 150 illustrations

Publisher's Price: £ 38.00
£34.20

Picture of Motion Studies - Time, Space and Eadweard Muybridge
Publisher's Description
In 1872 an Englishman photographed a running horse in California and succeeded for the first time in capturing an image of high-speed motion - the crucial breakthrough that eventually made movies possible. From Muybridge's invention came Hollywood and from his patron's sponsorship of technological research came Silicon Valley - two industries that have most powerfully shaped the modern world. The story of Muybridge's own life while he was making his motion studies is equally riveting. He became an internationally renowned inventor and photographer whose pictures have now become classics - and in a blaze of publicity, stood trial for the murder of his wife's lover. Gripping and erudite, this is a fascinating biography of a true pioneer and the larger story of how time and space were revolutionized in the 19th century.

'An entertaining history, full of odd pockets of knowledge ... his life makes a dramatic story, and his legacy has enver been in doubt' Liz Jobey, Guardian

‘Solnit can produce prose of startling vigour and wit’ Independent on Sunday

‘Rebecca Solnit has created a work which not only describes Muybridge's intellectual adventure but sets it in the history of the American West, and in particular, the growth of San Francisco, the city where Muybridge's self-invention and scientific and artistic exploration took place ... it is this relating of Muybridge's personal explorations of the 19th century in a new land, and to our constantly changing relationship to time and space, which makes this book so rich and vivid and gives life to a solitary, often tormented man’ London Evening Standard

‘A nicely weighted meditation on landscape, photography, history and myth. A book that shocked and delighted by remaking everything I thought I knew’ —Iain Sinclair, Daily Telegraph, Books of the Year

Publisher: Bloomsbury
Size: 200 x 130mm
305 pages

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Rebecca Solnit
Publisher's Description
In 1872 an Englishman photographed a running horse in California and succeeded for the first time in capturing an image of high-speed motion - the crucial breakthrough that eventually made movies possible. From Muybridge's invention came Hollywood and from his patron's sponsorship of technological research came Silicon Valley - two industries that have most powerfully shaped the modern world. The story of Muybridge's own life while he was making his motion studies is equally riveting. He became an internationally renowned inventor and photographer whose pictures have now become classics - and in a blaze of publicity, stood trial for the murder of his wife's lover. Gripping and erudite, this is a fascinating biography of a true pioneer and the larger story of how time and space were revolutionized in the 19th century.

'An entertaining history, full of odd pockets of knowledge ... his life makes a dramatic story, and his legacy has enver been in doubt' Liz Jobey, Guardian

‘Solnit can produce prose of startling vigour and wit’ Independent on Sunday

‘Rebecca Solnit has created a work which not only describes Muybridge's intellectual adventure but sets it in the history of the American West, and in particular, the growth of San Francisco, the city where Muybridge's self-invention and scientific and artistic exploration took place ... it is this relating of Muybridge's personal explorations of the 19th century in a new land, and to our constantly changing relationship to time and space, which makes this book so rich and vivid and gives life to a solitary, often tormented man’ London Evening Standard

‘A nicely weighted meditation on landscape, photography, history and myth. A book that shocked and delighted by remaking everything I thought I knew’ —Iain Sinclair, Daily Telegraph, Books of the Year

Publisher: Bloomsbury
Size: 200 x 130mm
305 pages

Usually dispatched within 2 working days
£8.99

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