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Picture of Metropolis
Publisher's Description
Fritz Lang’s Metropolis (1927) is a defining film of the silent era and science fiction genre. But the work of the film’s still photographer Horst von Harbou has remained obscure. Von Harbou, brother of Thea von Harbou, Lang’s then wife and co-screenwriter of Metropolis, photographed filmed scenes as well as off-camera action, and made an album of thirty-five photographs which he gave to the film’s young star Brigitte Helm. The book Metropolis is a careful reconstruction of this album, showing the photographs and some of their backsides which feature hand-written notes. Von Harbou’s photographs not only offer a rare insight into Lang’s film, but have been crucial in reconstructing missing scenes from it.

Publisher: Steidl/Edition 7L
Size: 230 x 170 mm
84 pages, 35 colour plates

Publisher's Price: £ 55.00
Horst von Harbou
Publisher's Description
Fritz Lang’s Metropolis (1927) is a defining film of the silent era and science fiction genre. But the work of the film’s still photographer Horst von Harbou has remained obscure. Von Harbou, brother of Thea von Harbou, Lang’s then wife and co-screenwriter of Metropolis, photographed filmed scenes as well as off-camera action, and made an album of thirty-five photographs which he gave to the film’s young star Brigitte Helm. The book Metropolis is a careful reconstruction of this album, showing the photographs and some of their backsides which feature hand-written notes. Von Harbou’s photographs not only offer a rare insight into Lang’s film, but have been crucial in reconstructing missing scenes from it.

Publisher: Steidl/Edition 7L
Size: 230 x 170 mm
84 pages, 35 colour plates

Publisher's Price: £ 55.00
£49.50

Picture of Places, strange and quiet
Publisher's Description
“When you travel a lot, and when you love to just wander around and get lost, you can end up in the strangest spots. … I don’t know, it must be some sort of built-in radar that often directs me to places that are strangely quiet, or quietly strange.”

Wim Wenders—painter, actor, writer, and one of the most successful contemporary filmmakers around—has assembled a fascinating series of large-scale photographs taken from 1983 to 2011 in countries all over the world. From his iconic images of exteriors and buildings to his panoramic depictions of towns and landscapes, this book presents the full range of Wenders’s photography.

You can view images from this book on the Hatje Cantz website.

Publisher: Hatje Cantz
Size: 171 x 205 mm
124 pages, 37 colour illustrations, 8 foldouts

Publisher's Price: £ 22.99
Wim Wenders
Publisher's Description
“When you travel a lot, and when you love to just wander around and get lost, you can end up in the strangest spots. … I don’t know, it must be some sort of built-in radar that often directs me to places that are strangely quiet, or quietly strange.”

Wim Wenders—painter, actor, writer, and one of the most successful contemporary filmmakers around—has assembled a fascinating series of large-scale photographs taken from 1983 to 2011 in countries all over the world. From his iconic images of exteriors and buildings to his panoramic depictions of towns and landscapes, this book presents the full range of Wenders’s photography.

You can view images from this book on the Hatje Cantz website.

Publisher: Hatje Cantz
Size: 171 x 205 mm
124 pages, 37 colour illustrations, 8 foldouts

Publisher's Price: £ 22.99
£20.69

Picture of Human and Animal Locomotion Photographs

Publisher's Description
English photographer Eadweard Muybridge was a pioneer in visual studies of human and animal locomotion. In 1872, he famously helped settle a bet for former California governor Leland Stanford by photographing a galloping horse. Muybridge invented a complex system of electric shutter releases that captured freeze frames—proving conclusively, for the first time, that a galloping horse lifts all four hooves off the ground for a fraction of a second. For the next three decades, Muybridge continued his quest to fully catalog many aspects of human and animal movement, shooting hundreds of horses and other animals—and of nude or draped subjects engaged in various activities such as running, walking, boxing, fencing, and descending a staircase (the latter study inspired Marcel Duchamp’s famous 1912 painting).

This resplendent book traces the life and work of Muybridge, from his early thinking about anatomy and movement to his latest photographic experiments. The complete 781 plates of Muybridge’s groundbreaking Animal Locomotion (1887) are reproduced here. In addition, Muybridge’s handmade and extremely rare first illustrated album, The Attitudes of Animals in Motion (1881) is reproduced in its entirety. A detailed chronology by British researcher Stephen Herbert throws new light on one of the most important pioneers of photography.

Exhibition Eadweard Muybridge at Tate Britain, London, 8 September 2010 – 16 January 2011.

Publisher: Taschen
Size: 332 x 243 mm
804 pages

Publisher's Price: £ 44.99
Eadweard Muybridge

Publisher's Description
English photographer Eadweard Muybridge was a pioneer in visual studies of human and animal locomotion. In 1872, he famously helped settle a bet for former California governor Leland Stanford by photographing a galloping horse. Muybridge invented a complex system of electric shutter releases that captured freeze frames—proving conclusively, for the first time, that a galloping horse lifts all four hooves off the ground for a fraction of a second. For the next three decades, Muybridge continued his quest to fully catalog many aspects of human and animal movement, shooting hundreds of horses and other animals—and of nude or draped subjects engaged in various activities such as running, walking, boxing, fencing, and descending a staircase (the latter study inspired Marcel Duchamp’s famous 1912 painting).

This resplendent book traces the life and work of Muybridge, from his early thinking about anatomy and movement to his latest photographic experiments. The complete 781 plates of Muybridge’s groundbreaking Animal Locomotion (1887) are reproduced here. In addition, Muybridge’s handmade and extremely rare first illustrated album, The Attitudes of Animals in Motion (1881) is reproduced in its entirety. A detailed chronology by British researcher Stephen Herbert throws new light on one of the most important pioneers of photography.

Exhibition Eadweard Muybridge at Tate Britain, London, 8 September 2010 – 16 January 2011.

Publisher: Taschen
Size: 332 x 243 mm
804 pages

Publisher's Price: £ 44.99
£40.49

Picture of Sanctuary
Publisher's Description
While visiting Rome, world-renowned photographer Gregory Crewdson was invited to tour the legendary Italian film studio Cinecittà, where directors such as Federico Fellini and Roberto Rossellini shot their iconic works. He found the elaborate film sets had fallen into ruin and was captivated by their decaying beauty. He knew immediately that he had found his next project. While Crewdson’s earlier series were enormously elaborate and required massive production crews, custom-built sound stages, and hired actors, he returned to Rome with only a small team and worked mostly with available lighting to create haunting black-and-white portraits of crumbling façades and deserted streets. However, all this does not really indicate a break with his earlier series, for the dramatic subtext so often found in his photographs, the uncanny feeling that they bring the past back to life, remains.

Publisher: Abrams
Size: 393 x 311 mm
96 pages, 41 illustrations in tritone

Cover illustration shows Hatje Cantz version, Abrams version may differ.

Publisher's Price: £ 39.99
Gregory Crewdson
Publisher's Description
While visiting Rome, world-renowned photographer Gregory Crewdson was invited to tour the legendary Italian film studio Cinecittà, where directors such as Federico Fellini and Roberto Rossellini shot their iconic works. He found the elaborate film sets had fallen into ruin and was captivated by their decaying beauty. He knew immediately that he had found his next project. While Crewdson’s earlier series were enormously elaborate and required massive production crews, custom-built sound stages, and hired actors, he returned to Rome with only a small team and worked mostly with available lighting to create haunting black-and-white portraits of crumbling façades and deserted streets. However, all this does not really indicate a break with his earlier series, for the dramatic subtext so often found in his photographs, the uncanny feeling that they bring the past back to life, remains.

Publisher: Abrams
Size: 393 x 311 mm
96 pages, 41 illustrations in tritone

Cover illustration shows Hatje Cantz version, Abrams version may differ.

Publisher's Price: £ 39.99
£35.99

Picture of Sam Shaw
Publisher's Description
Charming photographs of icons from the history of cinema: Marlon Brando, Paul Newman, Audrey Hepburn, Sidney Poitier, Marilyn Monroe—and countless others

The amiably spontaneous pictures taken by Sam Shaw (1912–1999) are well known: the native and life-long New Yorker shot countless cover photographs for Life and Look in the fifties and sixties, and later also took the still images for the films he produced himself. Shaw and Marilyn Monroe were friends, and he captured her unique aura in countless unpretentious portraits. During the filming of The Seven Year Itch, he staged his probably best known picture with her: Marilyn standing over a subway grate, a waft of air blowing the skirt of her white dress above her knees.

Sam Shaw also portrayed almost every major Hollywood star of his day, consistently capturing the moment in his quest for truthfulness, with enthusiasm and from a new perspective, just as if he were selecting the camera angle for a film sequence. The researcher and author Lorie Karnath, the book’s editor, enhances the publication with very personal memories of her long-time friend.

Publisher: Hatje Cantz
Size: 265 x 305 mm
224 pages, 150 illustrations

Publisher's Price: £ 45.00
Sam Shaw
Publisher's Description
Charming photographs of icons from the history of cinema: Marlon Brando, Paul Newman, Audrey Hepburn, Sidney Poitier, Marilyn Monroe—and countless others

The amiably spontaneous pictures taken by Sam Shaw (1912–1999) are well known: the native and life-long New Yorker shot countless cover photographs for Life and Look in the fifties and sixties, and later also took the still images for the films he produced himself. Shaw and Marilyn Monroe were friends, and he captured her unique aura in countless unpretentious portraits. During the filming of The Seven Year Itch, he staged his probably best known picture with her: Marilyn standing over a subway grate, a waft of air blowing the skirt of her white dress above her knees.

Sam Shaw also portrayed almost every major Hollywood star of his day, consistently capturing the moment in his quest for truthfulness, with enthusiasm and from a new perspective, just as if he were selecting the camera angle for a film sequence. The researcher and author Lorie Karnath, the book’s editor, enhances the publication with very personal memories of her long-time friend.

Publisher: Hatje Cantz
Size: 265 x 305 mm
224 pages, 150 illustrations

Publisher's Price: £ 45.00
£40.50

Picture of Zelluloid - Cameraless Film
Publisher's Description
ZELLULOID is dedicated to a particular genre of artistic film, in which the image is generated directly, by physically processing the film strip.

Unlike other forms of experimental film, the film material is interpreted as if it were a canvas by using a diverse range of artistic processes: through painting, drawing, collage on the celluloid, scores and scratches in the photographic emulsion, chemical manipulation or the direct lighting of photo-sensitive media.

This exhibition catalogue contains outstanding examples of ‘films without a camera’ and features some 20 international artists and filmmakers from the 1930s to the present day.

Published on the occasion of the exhibition Zelluloid: Film ohne Kamera, June – August 2010, Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt.

English and German text.

Publisher: Kerber Verlag
Size: 170 x 240 mm
193 pages, 224 colour, 102 b&w illustrations

Publisher's Price £30.00

Publisher's Description
ZELLULOID is dedicated to a particular genre of artistic film, in which the image is generated directly, by physically processing the film strip.

Unlike other forms of experimental film, the film material is interpreted as if it were a canvas by using a diverse range of artistic processes: through painting, drawing, collage on the celluloid, scores and scratches in the photographic emulsion, chemical manipulation or the direct lighting of photo-sensitive media.

This exhibition catalogue contains outstanding examples of ‘films without a camera’ and features some 20 international artists and filmmakers from the 1930s to the present day.

Published on the occasion of the exhibition Zelluloid: Film ohne Kamera, June – August 2010, Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt.

English and German text.

Publisher: Kerber Verlag
Size: 170 x 240 mm
193 pages, 224 colour, 102 b&w illustrations

Publisher's Price £30.00
£27.00

Picture of Magnum on Set
Publisher's Description
Since the 1950s, Magnum photographers have regularly, and sometimes exclusively, accompanied movie productions. Twelve productions were selected for this book, with stunning pictures, summaries of the plots, and background information. Schirmer/Mosel. Edited by Isabel Siben and Andrea Holzherr. With texts by Hans Helmut Prinzler.

Publisher: Schirmer/Mosel
Size: 320 x 280 mm
140 pages, 128 duotones



Publisher's Price: £ 29.95

Publisher's Description
Since the 1950s, Magnum photographers have regularly, and sometimes exclusively, accompanied movie productions. Twelve productions were selected for this book, with stunning pictures, summaries of the plots, and background information. Schirmer/Mosel. Edited by Isabel Siben and Andrea Holzherr. With texts by Hans Helmut Prinzler.

Publisher: Schirmer/Mosel
Size: 320 x 280 mm
140 pages, 128 duotones



Publisher's Price: £ 29.95
£24.30

Picture of Exposed - 10 Years in Hollywood
Publisher's Description
Jamaican born Mark Liddell is considered to be one of the world’s foremost celebrity photographers, having published more than 300 top international magazine covers as well as many celebrity-driven advertising campaigns. Liddell focuses on what is “behind the eyes,” with a signature style that brings together what he sees as four essential elements: strength, sensuality, seduction and soul. He has photographed many of the worlds most beautiful and intriguing personalities including Jennifer Aniston, Tom Cruise, Heath Ledger, Nicole Kidman and Cindy Crawford.

EXPOSED: 10 YEARS IN HOLLYWOOD goes behind the lens of more than 100 photo shoots with photographer Mark Liddell and today’s most sought-after musicians, supermodels, media darlings, and the Hollywood A-list, exposing it all. Including an informative Q&A with all the answers to the questions you have wanted to know about what goes on behind-the-scenes of today’s celebrity photo shoots. Exclusive insider commentary from Halle Berry, Britney Spears, Sharon Stone, Annie Lennox, Avril Lavigne, Paris Hilton and more. This book brings attention to many of today’s issues and causes with a portion of all proceeds going to THE TREVOR PROJECT: A suicide prevention helpline for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth and to JENESSE, the Women’s Domestic Abuse center.

Publisher: Channel Photographics
Size: 355 x 280 mm
208 pages, 100 colour photographs

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Mark Liddell
Publisher's Description
Jamaican born Mark Liddell is considered to be one of the world’s foremost celebrity photographers, having published more than 300 top international magazine covers as well as many celebrity-driven advertising campaigns. Liddell focuses on what is “behind the eyes,” with a signature style that brings together what he sees as four essential elements: strength, sensuality, seduction and soul. He has photographed many of the worlds most beautiful and intriguing personalities including Jennifer Aniston, Tom Cruise, Heath Ledger, Nicole Kidman and Cindy Crawford.

EXPOSED: 10 YEARS IN HOLLYWOOD goes behind the lens of more than 100 photo shoots with photographer Mark Liddell and today’s most sought-after musicians, supermodels, media darlings, and the Hollywood A-list, exposing it all. Including an informative Q&A with all the answers to the questions you have wanted to know about what goes on behind-the-scenes of today’s celebrity photo shoots. Exclusive insider commentary from Halle Berry, Britney Spears, Sharon Stone, Annie Lennox, Avril Lavigne, Paris Hilton and more. This book brings attention to many of today’s issues and causes with a portion of all proceeds going to THE TREVOR PROJECT: A suicide prevention helpline for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth and to JENESSE, the Women’s Domestic Abuse center.

Publisher: Channel Photographics
Size: 355 x 280 mm
208 pages, 100 colour photographs

Usually dispatched within 10 working days
£19.95

Picture of Dennis Hopper and New Hollywood
Publisher's Description
Dennis Hopper – a rebel with a cause called New Hollywood. The road movie Easy Rider, 1969, was a huge commercial hit and a seminal film for the American new wave. In the United States that Hopper both depicted and embodies as a young man, rock music met with pop art, realism cohabited with psychedelic experience, and the producer-driven Hollywood of old caved into the demands of a new generation. An inverted image of the American dream and a borderline icon for the greatest film directors of modern times (Coppola, Peckinpah, Altman, Wenders, Lynch , Ferrara), Dennis Hopper has always kept one foot in the anti-establishment, but the other in mainstream cinema and television series. A true chameleon, he has crossed the borders of fiction and reality, art and cinema. This work, accompanying an exhibition conceived and organised by the Cinematheque Francaise, showcases masterpieces from Dennis Hopper’s collection that encapsulate the American counterculture of the last forty years. From Andy Warhol to Ed Ruscha, from Roy Lichtenstein to Jean-Michel Basquait, the selection, which also includes a number of Hopper’s own paintings and photographs, brings to light the relationship between Hopper’s artwork and his cinematographic career.

Publisher: Flammarion
Size: 250 x 215 mm
192 Pages, 340 Images

Usually dispatched within 10 working days
Matthieu Orlean et al
Publisher's Description
Dennis Hopper – a rebel with a cause called New Hollywood. The road movie Easy Rider, 1969, was a huge commercial hit and a seminal film for the American new wave. In the United States that Hopper both depicted and embodies as a young man, rock music met with pop art, realism cohabited with psychedelic experience, and the producer-driven Hollywood of old caved into the demands of a new generation. An inverted image of the American dream and a borderline icon for the greatest film directors of modern times (Coppola, Peckinpah, Altman, Wenders, Lynch , Ferrara), Dennis Hopper has always kept one foot in the anti-establishment, but the other in mainstream cinema and television series. A true chameleon, he has crossed the borders of fiction and reality, art and cinema. This work, accompanying an exhibition conceived and organised by the Cinematheque Francaise, showcases masterpieces from Dennis Hopper’s collection that encapsulate the American counterculture of the last forty years. From Andy Warhol to Ed Ruscha, from Roy Lichtenstein to Jean-Michel Basquait, the selection, which also includes a number of Hopper’s own paintings and photographs, brings to light the relationship between Hopper’s artwork and his cinematographic career.

Publisher: Flammarion
Size: 250 x 215 mm
192 Pages, 340 Images

Usually dispatched within 10 working days
£30.00

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