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Picture of Feast for the Eyes

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From basic sustenance to savory repasts, food awakens the senses and touches both private and public life. It can be political, religious, aspirational, commercial, creative, symbolic, national, and regional. Food’s complexity of form and meaning—and the fact that it’s often at hand—have made it a much-photographed subject throughout the history of photography. Interest in both food photography and food as a subject has risen in recent years, and this is the first book to cover food photography’s rich history—not only in fine art photography, but also in crossover genres such as commercial and scientific photography and photojournalism. Susan Bright’s introduction and commentary accompanying the photographs bring insight and intelligence to this spectacular subject, and trace the progression of the genre from photography’s beginnings to present day, featuring artists from all eras—Roger Fenton, Nickolas Muray, Edward Weston, Irving Penn, Stephen Shore, Laura Letinsky, Wolfgang Tillmans, Nobuyoshi Araki, and Martin Parr, to name a few. Through key pictures, Bright explores the important figures and movements of food photography to provide an essential primer.

Publisher: Aperture

Size: 9 ½ x 11 ½"

304 pages, Over 250 black-and-white and four-color images

Susan Bright
Interest in both food photography and food as a subject has risen in recent years, and this is the first book to cover food photography’s rich history—not only in fine art photography, but also in crossover genres such as commercial and scientific photography and photojournalism.
£40.50

Picture of Autophoto

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Autophoto explores photography's longstanding and generative relationship to the automobile. Since its invention, the automobile has reshaped our landscape, extended our geographic horizons and radically altered our conception of space and time, influencing the practice of photographers worldwide.


The book shows how the car provided photographers with new subject matter and a new way of exploring the world. It brings together 500 works made by 100 historical and contemporary artists from around the world, including Robert Adams, Brassaï, Edward Burtynsky, Langdon Clay, John Divola, Robert Doisneau, William Eggleston, Elliott Erwitt, Walker Evans, Robert Frank, Lee Friedlander, Anthony Hernandez, Yasuhiro Ishimoto, Jacques Henri Lartigue, Joel Meyerowitz, Daido Moriyama, Catherine Opie, Martin Parr, Rosângela Rennó, Ed Ruscha, Hans-Christian Schink, Malick Sidibé, Stephen Shore and Henry Wessel.


Capturing formal qualities such as the geometric design of roadways or reflections in a rear view mirror, these photographers invite us to look at the world of the automobile in a new way. Autophoto also includes other projects, such as a series of car models that cast a fresh eye on the history of automobile design, created specifically for the Fondation Cartier show by French artist Alain Bublex, plus a comparative history of automobile design and photography, essays by scholars and quotes by participating artists.

Publisher: Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain / Editions Xavier Barral

Size: 8.25 x 10.25"

464 pages, 300 colour and 300 duotone images


The camera’s romance with the car: a photo history
£36.00

Picture of Magnum Analog Recovery

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Magnum Analog Recovery takes readers along an unusual route through the history of Magnum's first 30 years from Robert Capa's D-Day (1944) to Telex Iran by Gilles Peress (1979) : the range comprises 231 prints of that period from the Magnum Analog Recovery archive. This path - neither academic nor official - leads us through the mysteries at the heart of the Magnum cooperative. It is a sensitive journey through the upheavals of time.
Reproduced in a file reminiscent of the archive boxes from which they came, these iconic 20th-century photographs are to be found side by side with numerous unpublished images by Henri Cartier-Bresson, Eve Arnold, René Burri, Elliott Erwitt, Alex Webb and Gilles Peress.

Texts and quotations from the photographers (notes, extracts from correspondence of recorded conversations) punctuate the sequence and call to mind the approaches to photography to be found at the heart of Magnum, approaches that can sometimes be contradictory.

Publisher: LE BAL

232 pages, 231 images

32 quotations and documets


Magnum Analog Recovery takes readers along an unusual route through the history of Magnum's first 30 years from Robert Capa's D-Day (1944) to Telex Iran by Gilles Peress (1979) : the range comprises 231 prints of that period from the Magnum Analog Recovery archi
£55.00

Picture of Girl on Girl: Art and Photography in the Age of the Female Gaze

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A new generation of female artists is emerging who have grown up in a culture saturated with social media and selfies.

This book looks at how young women are using photography and the internet to explore issues of self-image and female identity, and the impact this is having on contemporary art.

Forty artists are featured, all of whose principal subject matter is either themselves or other women. Each is accompanied by a short profile based on personal interviews with the author, giving a fascinating insight into this exciting shift in female creativity.

Publisher: Lawrence King

Size: 244 x 199 mm

192 pages, 300 illustrations

Charlotte Jansen
This book looks at how young women are using photography and the internet to explore issues of self-image and female identity, and the impact this is having on contemporary art.
£17.99

Picture of American Photography 32

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With a determined eagerness, the photographers in American Photography 32 found and covered stories that made headlines, dominated news cycles and uncovered stories often overlooked in 2016. Stirring photos of Syria refugees prevailed, shot by Paula Bronstein, Yuri Kozyrev, Paolo Pellegrin and Sergey Ponomarev. The immigrant’s plight was also captured and brought to the streets of New York by artist JR for a New York Times Magazine cover feature. The run-up to the presidential primaries brought new and familiar faces from both parties in revealing portraits by Nate Gowdy, Aristide Economopolous and Mark Peterson. The continuing trouble America faces with countless black men being shot by police was addressed by Andrew Burton in Baltimore, along with an uplifting look at New Orleans ten years after Hurricane Katrina, in series by Daymond Gardner and Alec Soth. Other topics include LGBT refugees in Africa and a strip club that runs the music scene in Atlanta.

Size: 240 x 310 mm

400 pages, 319 colour illustrations


American Photography 32 at 400 gilded pages, is a time capsule in the making of the year 2015.
£66.95
£65.50

Picture of World Press Photo 2017

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Publishing the results of the most recent annual World Press Photo Contest, this exceptional book contains the very best press photographs from the year 2016 – pictures submitted by photojournalists, picture agencies, newspapers and magazines throughout the world. Selected from thousands of images, these prizewinning photos capture the most powerful, moving and sometimes disturbing images of the year.

Publisher: Thames and Hudson

Size: 150 x 210 mm

240 pages


978-0500970782


Publishing the results of the most recent annual World Press Photo Contest, this exceptional book contains the very best press photographs from the year 2016 – pictures submitted by photojournalists, picture agencies, newspapers and magazines throughout the world.
£17.06

Picture of Magnum Manifesto

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In this landmark photography publication and accompanying exhibition, Clément Chéroux demonstrates how Magnum Photos owes its pre-eminence to the ability of its photographers to encompass and navigate the points between photography as art object and photography as documentary evidence. A Magnum photograph can be expressive and bear witness at the same time.

Magnum Manifesto is organized into three main parts:

  • Part 1 (1947–1968) views the Magnum archive through a humanist lens, focusing on post-war ideals of commonality and utopianism. 
  • Part 2 (1969–1989) shows a world fragmenting, with a focus on subcultures, minorities and outsiders. 
  • Part 3 (1990–present day) charts the ways in which Magnum photographers have captured – and continue to capture – a world in flux and under threat.

Featuring both group and individual projects, the book includes contact sheets, notebooks, magazine spreads and other previously unseen material to accompany the photographs. Complete with extensive texts by Clément Chéroux and photographic historian Clara Bouveresse, 'Magnum Manifesto' is an essential purchase for anyone seeking to understand the very best in photography.


Publisher: Thames & Hudson

Size: 295 x 245 mm

416 pages, 400 illustrations

Edited by Clément Chéroux in collaboration with Clara Bouveresse
The official publication celebrating Magnum Photos’ 70th anniversary: a totally fresh and perceptive view of the legendary agency’s history and archive
£40.50

Picture of New Fashion Photography

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Find out who’s making their mark in a new century—and era—of fashion photography.

The 21st century has brought about seismic changes in photography, technology, fashion, and art. At the nexus of these exciting movements is a group of fashion photographers who are breaking ground in a variety of ways, including cultural referencing, digital imaging, photo manipulation, and the use of new media. This stunningly illustrated book profiles more than 30 young artists from around the world through exclusive interviews, commentary, and beautiful images. From Nick Knight’s paint-soaked portrait of Lady Gaga to Miles Aldridge’s dark surrealism to Alice Hawkins’s explorations of body image through satire, new fashion portraiture is challenging conventional ideas of beauty by confronting us with the unexpected. Throughout the book, these photographers explore new avenues previously off-limits, opening the art of fashion photography to thrilling possibilities.

Including:

Nick Knight, Miles Aldridge, Rankin, Markus + Indrani, René Habermacher, Ruven Afanador, Chadwick Tyler, Yelena Yemchuk, Paola Kudacki, Aram Bedrossian, Daniel Sannwald, Sofia Sanchez and Mauro Mongiello, Sean + Seng, LaRoache Brothers, Alice Hawkins, Kourtney Roy, Eugenio Recuenco, Wing Shya, Bruno Dayan, Paco Peregrín, Takahiro Ogawa, Pierre Debusschere, Catherine Servel, Serge Leblon, Daniel Jackson, Sean Ellis, Daniele & Iango, Yasunari Kikuma, Tim Richardson.

Publisher: Prestel

Size: 240 x 320 mm

224 pages, 175 color illustrations
ISBN: 978-3-7913-4791-2
$ 45.00 | £ 29.99

Edited by Paul Sloman
Find out who’s making their mark in a new century—and era—of fashion photography.
£29.99
£9.99

Picture of 100 Great Street Photographs

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This celebration of contemporary street photography—in all its edgy, strange, beautiful, haunting, colourful, and humorous glory—brings together the work of a new generation of talented artists.

Over the past few decades, the long tradition of street photography has been wholly transformed by the proliferation of digital cameras, the Internet, and smartphones. A new generation of photographers have embraced this modern technology to capture the world around us in a way that is un-staged, of-the-moment, and real. Exploring this rich seam of emergent and exciting street photography, the 100 photographs featured in this book—the majority of which are previously unpublished and taken in the last few years—are presented on double-page spreads along with commentary about the work and its creator. Curated by David Gibson, a street photographer and expert in the genre, this stunning book offers a truly global collection of images. Gibson’s insightful introduction gives an insider’s overview of street photography, illuminating its historic importance and its renaissance in the digital age.

Publisher: Prestel

Size: 230 x 250 mm

208 pages, 100 colour illustrations

Curated by David Gibson
This celebration of contemporary street photography—in all its edgy, strange, beautiful, haunting, colorful, and humorous glory—brings together the work of a new generation of talented artists.
£22.49

Picture of Arbus Friedlander Winogrand: New Documents, 1967

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In 1967, when Diane Arbus, Lee Friedlander, and Garry Winogrand were still relatively unknown, curator John Szarkowski linked their work indelibly in the groundbreaking exhibition New Documents at The Museum of Modern Art. Although few at the time could have predicted it, New Documents signaled a watershed moment in the history of American photography. What Szarkowski recognized in the three artists was a shared fascination with the commonplace and a novel application of a documentary language to personal expression. “They like the real world,“ Szarkowksi wrote, “in spite of its terrors, as the source of all wonder and fascination and value—no less precious for being irrational.” Their conviction that life’s frailties and imperfections are worth examining remains today a premise as vital as when they were first starting out.

Despite the importance of New Documents for posterity, no catalogue was produced at the time. Arbus Friedlander Winogrand marks the exhibition’s 50th anniversary and presents for the first time, in full-page reproductions, the 94 photographs that hung on the walls of MoMA, freshly contextualized with an abundance of archival material. Essays by curator Sarah Hermanson Meister and photographer and critic Max Kozloff, who originally reviewed the exhibition for The Nation in 1967, shed new light on the enduring significance of the exhibition and on the legacy of these three essential artists. Hardcover. 168pp; 147 ills.

Publisher: MoMA

Size: 9 x 10.5"

168 pages

Diane Arbus, Lee Friedlander, and Garry Winogrand
Despite the importance of New Documents for posterity, no catalogue was produced at the time. Arbus Friedlander Winogrand marks the exhibition’s 50th anniversary and presents for the first time, in full-page reproductions, the 94 photographs that hung on the walls of MoMA, freshly contextualized with an abundance of archival material.
£31.50

Picture of Contemporary Russian Photography

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Contemporary Russian Photography is the first extensive publication presenting the history of Soviet-Russian creative photography from the early 1950s to 2012. This book is based on a broad collection of photographic work never before assembled from these years. The book presents the evolution of creative photography of the post-Stalin period through the wild experimentation of Perestroika and its aftermath in the 1990s to the work of young Russian photographers today. In its presentation of Russian photography, the book shows the remarkable breadth of the photographic arts in Russia over the past 66 years. The essays provide a re-examination of the history of creative photography in the Soviet Union and Russia after Stalinism.


The book is divided into three chapters:


After Stalin and “The Thaw” The Re-emergence of the Personal Voice
Late 1940s through the 1970s
Including artists such as: Victor Akhlomov, Max Alpert, Naum Granovsky, Gennady Koposov, Pavel Krivtsov, Vsevolod Tarasevich, Alexander Ustinov.

Perestroika Liberalization and Experimentation
Mid 1980s–2010
Including artists such as: Sergey Chilikov, Alexander Gronsky, Vadim Gushchin, Yuri Kozyrev, Gregory Maiofis, Sergey Maximishin, Boris Mikhailov, Igor Moukhin, Alexey Titarenko.

The Young Generation A Collective Portrait
Mid 2000s–2012
Including artists such as: Oleg Borodin, Maria Kozhanova, Margo Ovcharenko, Nikita Pirogov, Tatiana Plotnikova, Anna Skladmann, Anastasia Tailakova, Daria Tuminas.


The history of Russian creative photography since the late 1950s, its artists and artworks, are the subjects of essays by the leading Russian curators and independent art historians, Evgeny Berezner, Irina Chmyreva and Natalia Tarasova.

Former Deputy Director General for photography and multi-media projects at the ROSIZO State Museum and Exhibition Center of the Russian Ministry of Culture and Deputy Director for photography and multi-media projects at Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Evgeny Berezner curated over 150 exhibitions of contemporary and classical Russian photography.

Publisher: Schilt Publishing

Size: 220 x 245 mm

360 pages with approx. 300 photographs in full colour and duotone


Evgeny Berezner, Irina Chmyreva and Natalia Tarasova
Contemporary Russian Photography is the first extensive publication presenting the history of Soviet-Russian creative photography from the early 1950s to 2012.
£40.50

Picture of North Sea: A Visual Anthology

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A spectacular showcase of vintage and contemporary photography of the North Sea, its coasts and people

‘A striking testament to the relationship between the sea and the people who live and work alongside it’ – Dundee Sunday Post

The nations bordering the North Sea have always been engaged in a dialogue with water. The sea is the source of livelihoods as well as leisure, industry as well as relaxation. Holidaymakers are not the only ones drawn to the seaside: the currency of both painters and photographers is light, and under Northern skies the best light is often to be found where land joins water. In addition, coastal locations often give urban artists an opportunity to observe life in the raw.

The North Sea provides the overarching theme for this showcase of vintage and contemporary photography, accompanied by paintings and songs, poetry and prose. Its pages capture both the sublimity of nature and a cast of human subjects, whose lives are placed in perspective by the vastness of the sea. In spite of the changes wrought by history, the fascination of the frontier between land and water remains timeless, and these images stand as a striking testament to the relationship between the sea and the people who live and work alongside it.

Publisher: Thames & Hudson

Size: 284 x 237 mm

240 pages, illustrated in colour and black and white throughout


A spectacular showcase of vintage and contemporary photography of the North Sea, its coasts and people
£28.80

Picture of The Best of LensCulture: 150 Contemporary Photographers You Should Know

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Fresh, inspiring, insightful, thought-provoking: here is an overview and introduction to 150 of the most exciting contemporary photographers from cultures around the world.

This book celebrates excellence in the visual language of photography in all genres: documentary, fine art, photojournalism, portrait, street photography, abstract, landscape, architecture, nature, alternative process, experimental, poetic, personal, and more. From the already world-famous, to brand new discoveries and emerging talents,
anyone who is serious about the current state of photography around the globe will be delighted and surprised to discover the rich variety of photographers and their imagery presented in these pages.

Who are the people practicing this profound universal language with “fluency” in our image-saturated world today? This book attempts to answer that question. The editors of this volume believe it takes the critical eyes of curators and experts in the field to discover and celebrate true excellence, finding those images that stand out from the crowd and deserve our considered attention.

In addition to appearing in the pages of this book, all of these photographers have been featured in exhibitions and shows at large-scale international photo festivals and events around the world in the past year, including London, Paris, Barcelona, Amsterdam, Berlin, New York, San Francisco, Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, Beijing, Seoul and Tokyo.

Publisher: LensCulture

Size: 190 x 245 mm

288 pages with approx. 200 photos in full colour and duotone


Fresh, inspiring, insightful, thought-provoking: here is an overview and introduction to 150 of the most exciting contemporary photographers from cultures around the world.
£19.80

Picture of Livraison no. 4: Open Landscapes - Closed Rooms

Publisher's Description

>>For LIVRAISON N°4 we asked a selection of people we admire to explore private spaces, places of memory and topographies of the mind photographically and philosophically.<<

We were curious to understand what a place actually is and realized that the answer to this question is as manifold as it is subjective. Is it even possible to come up with a stable formula or definition of it? Or is what we understand as >place< a much more haunting, elusive entity?
The heterogenous mix of images and texts that we had the opportunity to compile for this issue seems to suggest the latter. The places and rooms of our lives are ghosts and they determine who we are to a much larger extent than we tend to give them credit for.


But as surely as night follows day, Livraison doesn’t limit itself to one form of expression. The secret personalites of some are perfectly complemented by the secret appearances of others. In Livraison III, 69 photographers, including Bela Borsodi, Helmut Lang, Sølve Sundsbø, Richard Burbridge and Viviane Sassen, manifest their visions of secret identities by using masks to conceal the real identity of their objects, create a sort of dualism, erase or enhance the person behind the mask and give birth to a new identity.

Publisher: Livraison

Size: 230 x 330 mm

438 pages

Edition: 2000


"For LIVRAISON N°4 we asked a selection of people we admire to explore private spaces, places of memory and topographies of the mind photographically and philosophically."
£31.50

Picture of Magnum Contact Sheets

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An extraordinary record of great photographs being captured, edited and made, reissued to mark Magnum’s 70th anniversary

This exceptional book, published here in an accessibly priced paperback format, comes out just as the shift to digital photography threatens to render the contact sheet obsolete. It celebrates the contact sheet as a fascinating way of accompanying great photographers as they work towards, and capture, the most enduring images of our time.

139 contact sheets, representing 69 photographers, are featured, as well as zoom-in details, selected photographs, press cards, notebooks and spreads from contemporary publications, including Life magazine and Picture Post.

Further insight is provided by texts written by the photographers themselves or by experts chosen by members’ estates. It includes many greats of photography, among them Henri Cartier- Bresson, Elliott Erwitt and Inge Morath, as well as Magnum’s latest generation, such as Jonas Bendiksen, Alessandra Sanguinetti and Alec Soth. These photographers cover over 70 years of history, from the D-Day landings by Robert Capa and the Paris riots of 1968 by Bruno Barbey to images of Che Guevara by René Burri, Malcolm X by Eve Arnold and classic New Yorkers by Bruce Gilden.

Publisher: Thames & Hudson

Size: 293 x 240 mm

524 pages, 446 illustrations


An extraordinary record of great photographs being captured, edited and made, reissued to mark Magnum’s 70th anniversary
£26.96

Picture of Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2016

Publisher's Description

This book provides a unique opportunity to see an inspiring range of portraits from contemporary photographers selected from thousands of submissions. The works included are not only about the sitters but also reveal the outstanding skill of the photographers, in capturing a moment in time, and conveying something of the spirit of those photographed. This year’s In Focus display, the second in the competition’s history ,features previously unseen photographs by Cristina de Middel that will be exhibited alongside those of the finalists. The works are reproduced in the catalogue, together with other series by de Middel and an interview about her life and work. With her photojournalistic background, De Middel is recognised as one of the most innovative photographers working today–she frequently combines documentary work with storytelling and artifice. Fully illustrated in colour throughout, the book also features all the selected entries, comments and insights from the judges and interviews with the prizewinners.


Publisher: National Portrait Gallery

80 pages


Language: English
ISBN-10: 1855147955
ISBN-13: 978-1855147959


This book provides a unique opportunity to see an inspiring range of portraits from contemporary photographers selected from thousands of submissions.
£13.50

Picture of New York in Photobooks

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New York in Photobooks gathers and studies a selection of images of the capital of the twentieth century, the most photogenic and most photographed city in history. In these images from the books selected (only a fraction of those in existence), the city of skyscrapers is captured from construction thereof in the 1930s to the destruction of the World Trade Center in 2001, alongside the urban life of the New Yorkers themselves, recorded in a model style of street photography. Many of the books are the work of European and Japanese photographers, who discovered multiple perspectives (human, cultural, social, economic…) from which to view the city that shaped the twentieth century.

New York in Photobooks is the catalogue of a traveling exhibition curated by Horacio Fernández, who is also the editor of the book: a collaborative effort in which, in addition to the many images, there are texts by numerous photography scholars.

The photographers represented include Berenice Abbott, Nobuyoshi Araki, Cecil Beaton, Mario Bucovich, Roy DeCarava, Bruce Davidson, Raymond De-pardon, Juan Fresán, Bruce Gilden, György Lörinczy, Lewis Hine, Evelyn Hofer, Karol Kallay, André Kertész, William Klein Helen Levitt, Danny Lyon, Daido Moriyama, Ugo Mulas, Robert Rauschenberg, Kees Scherer, Aaron Siskind, Weegee, Kojima Yasutaka, Ruiko Yoshida, among others.

Texts: Horacio Fernández, Iñigo García Urueta y Jeffrey Ladd

Sample page spreads

  • Centro José Guerrero + RM
  • Softcover with dust jacket
  • 240 pages
  • 350 photographs
  • 6.4 x 9.4 in
  • Design: César Ávia
Horacio Fernandez

Publisher's Description

New York in Photobooks gathers and studies a selection of images of the capital of the twentieth century, the most photogenic and most photographed city in history. In these images from the books selected (only a fraction of those in existence), the city of skyscrapers is captured from construction thereof in the 1930s to the destruction of the World Trade Center in 2001, alongside the urban life of the New Yorkers themselves, recorded in a model style of street photography. Many of the books are the work of European and Japanese photographers, who discovered multiple perspectives (human, cultural, social, economic…) from which to view the city that shaped the twentieth century.

New York in Photobooks is the catalogue of a traveling exhibition curated by Horacio Fernández, who is also the editor of the book: a collaborative effort in which, in addition to the many images, there are texts by numerous photography scholars.

The photographers represented include Berenice Abbott, Nobuyoshi Araki, Cecil Beaton, Mario Bucovich, Roy DeCarava, Bruce Davidson, Raymond De-pardon, Juan Fresán, Bruce Gilden, György Lörinczy, Lewis Hine, Evelyn Hofer, Karol Kallay, André Kertész, William Klein Helen Levitt, Danny Lyon, Daido Moriyama, Ugo Mulas, Robert Rauschenberg, Kees Scherer, Aaron Siskind, Weegee, Kojima Yasutaka, Ruiko Yoshida, among others.

Texts: Horacio Fernández, Iñigo García Urueta y Jeffrey Ladd

Sample page spreads

  • Centro José Guerrero + RM
  • Softcover with dust jacket
  • 240 pages
  • 350 photographs
  • 6.4 x 9.4 in
  • Design: César Ávia
£30.00

Picture of Magnum Photobook: The Catalogue Raisonne

Publisher's Description

The first complete illustrated bibliography of 1,000 iconic photobooks created by members of the renowned photo agency

This fascinating in-depth survey brings Magnum's history alive through the genre of the photobook – an essential vehicle for photographers to share their work.

Its pages include unpublished behind-the-scenes material, together with ephemera from the photographers' archives about the making of their books. With an introduction by Fred Ritchin and texts by Carole Naggar, this book explores the evolution of the photobook, as well as the important role that Magnum has played in the history of documentary photography.

Publisher: Phaidon

Size: 270 x 180 mm

512 pages, 200 illustrations
ISBN: 9780714872117


The first complete illustrated bibliography of 1,000 iconic photobooks created by members of the renowned photo agency
£44.96

Picture of People Knitting: A Century of Photographs

Publisher's Description

People Knitting is a charming tribute in vintage photographs and printed ephemera to the ever-popular, often all-consuming, craft of knitting. When women posed with their knitting in the earliest nineteenth-century photographs, it demonstrated their virtue and skill as homemakers. Later, knitting became fashionable among the wealthy as a sign of culture and artistic ability. During the two world wars, images of nurses, soldiers, prisoners, and even knitting clubs composed of very serious small boys'all with heads bent down, intent on knitting items (especially socks) for the troops'abounded. In the 1950s and 1960s, as snapshots became ubiquitous, knitters took on a jauntier air, posing with handiwork held proudly aloft. People Knitting is a quirky and fascinating gift for the knitter in your life.

Publisher: Princeton Arcitectural Press

Size: 127 x 191 mm

144 pages, 10 colour illustrations, 90 b/w illustrations



People Knitting is a charming tribute in vintage photographs and printed ephemera to the ever-popular, often all-consuming, craft of knitting.
£8.99

Picture of Total Records: Photography and the Art of the Album Cover

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The history of photography is teeming with portraits of musicians made iconic by their album covers: Thelonious Monk by W. Eugene Smith, Miles Davis by Irving Penn, Grace Jones by Jean-Paul Goude, Laurie Anderson by Robert Mapplethorpe.

The history of album cover art also includes collaborations between prominent figures, such as Mick Rock and David Bowie, Annie Leibovitz and John Lennon, Lee Friedlander and John Coltrane, Nobuyoshi Araki and Björk, Anton Corbijn and U2, and Robert Frank with the Rolling Stones—not to mention Francis Wolff ’s legendary work with Blue Note, the record label he cofounded. Musicians and designers have also sifted through photography’s rich history for powerful photographs to match and keep company with the music enclosed within: Anders Petersen’s classic Café Lehmitz portrait of a man nestling into a woman’s bosom stands in for Tom Waits on the cover of Swordfishtrombones; Big Star and Alex Chilton push the listener into a corner with William Eggleston’s Red Ceiling on their album Radio City; Rage Against the Machine goes for the jugular on its self-titled album with the anonymous Vietnam War photo of the self-immolation of a Buddhist monk. Images like the Abbey Road crosswalk are deeply inscribed in our collective memory, yet few details are known about the photographer. All of these—and more—are included in this compendium of electrifying images and the albums they grace.

Includes albums featuring images by David Bailey, Guy Bourdin, Anton Corbijn, Roy DeCarava, Robert Frank, Lee Friedlander, Nan Goldin, Luigi Ghirri, Jean- Paul Goude, Brian Griffin, William Klein, David LaChapelle, Danny Lyon, Robert Mapplethorpe, Jean-Baptiste Mondino, Ryan McGinley, Helmut Newton, Martin Parr, Anders Petersen, Pierre et Gilles, Hiro, Cindy Sherman, W. Eugene Smith, Pennie Smith, Juergen Teller, Jeff Wall, Andy Warhol, Albert Watson, William Wegman, and more.

Publisher: Aperture

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

448 pages, 444 color images

Edited by Antoine de Beaupré, Text by Jacques Denis, Interview with Jean-Baptiste Mondino
The history of photography is teeming with portraits of musicians made iconic by their album covers: Thelonious Monk by W. Eugene Smith, Miles Davis by Irving Penn, Grace Jones by Jean-Paul Goude, Laurie Anderson by Robert Mapplethorpe.
£17.96

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