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Picture of Landscape Without Horizon - Proximity and Distance in Contemporary Photography
Publisher's Description
In the landscape photography chosen for this catalogue, there is one thing that all the pictures have in common: the horizon is missing.

The catalogue shows works by 15 international contemporary photographers, each of whom in their own specific view of landscape blends out the separating and and defining horizon.

The absence of the horizon as a borderline between heaven and earth, as an orientation mark between above and below, is demonstrated by the illustrated photographs, opening up new and unforeseen perspectives of landscapes that seem familiar to us.

Accepted patterns of reception and the self-assurance of man in his place in the world, for which the visible horizon is all-important, are questioned in very different ways.

English and German text.

Publisher: Verlag für moderne Kunst Nürnberg
Size: 295 x 245 mm
144 pages

Publisher's Price: £25.00

Publisher's Description
In the landscape photography chosen for this catalogue, there is one thing that all the pictures have in common: the horizon is missing.

The catalogue shows works by 15 international contemporary photographers, each of whom in their own specific view of landscape blends out the separating and and defining horizon.

The absence of the horizon as a borderline between heaven and earth, as an orientation mark between above and below, is demonstrated by the illustrated photographs, opening up new and unforeseen perspectives of landscapes that seem familiar to us.

Accepted patterns of reception and the self-assurance of man in his place in the world, for which the visible horizon is all-important, are questioned in very different ways.

English and German text.

Publisher: Verlag für moderne Kunst Nürnberg
Size: 295 x 245 mm
144 pages

Publisher's Price: £25.00
£22.50

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 Once
Publisher's Description
Travel diary and photoalbum in one, Wenders’ picture stories reveal the views and sentiments of a movie maker inspired by the poetry of the eye and the melody of speech. English reprint edition. Schirmer/Mosel. Reprint

Publisher: Schirmer/Mosel
Size: 145 x 205 mm
272 pages, 225 duotones

Publisher's Price: £19.95
Wim Wenders
Publisher's Description
Travel diary and photoalbum in one, Wenders’ picture stories reveal the views and sentiments of a movie maker inspired by the poetry of the eye and the melody of speech. English reprint edition. Schirmer/Mosel. Reprint

Publisher: Schirmer/Mosel
Size: 145 x 205 mm
272 pages, 225 duotones

Publisher's Price: £19.95
£17.96

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 Collector’s Guide to Emerging Art Photography
Publisher's Description
The Collector's Guide is an invite only, unique 180–page source book distributed to collectors, art dealers, gallery directors, photo editors, museum professionals, and independent curators. Published biennially, The Collector's Guide aims to further Humble's mission by bridging the gap between ambitious early-career photographers and often-unapproachable photography professionals and art institutions.

Publisher: Ameringer Yohe Fine Art
Size: 250 x 340 mm
180 pages, 163 illustrations, 159 in colour

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Publisher's Description
The Collector's Guide is an invite only, unique 180–page source book distributed to collectors, art dealers, gallery directors, photo editors, museum professionals, and independent curators. Published biennially, The Collector's Guide aims to further Humble's mission by bridging the gap between ambitious early-career photographers and often-unapproachable photography professionals and art institutions.

Publisher: Ameringer Yohe Fine Art
Size: 250 x 340 mm
180 pages, 163 illustrations, 159 in colour

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£39.00

Picture of Wildlife Photographer of the Year Portfolio 19
Publisher's Description
'Wildlife Photographer of the Year Portfolio 19' is undoubtedly the most outstanding new collection of nature photographs available. The book showcases more than 120 stunning images from the 2009 Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition - the most prestigious event of its kind. All the winning and commended photographs are here, selected by an international panel of expert judges and beautifully reproduced in this portfolio. Choosing the winning entries from an incredible 35,000 entries submitted by photographers around the world is not easy. Each year the new collection is eagerly awaited by nature lovers and photography buffs alike - and each year they are not disappointed, as the quality of the images and the ingenuity of photographers reach new heights of excellence. The range of subjects and styles is diverse - from abstract nature images to animal behaviour and portraits to environmental reportage. Together they celebrate the splendour, drama and variety of life on Earth. Each photograph is accompanied by a memorable caption that tells the story of how and why the shot was taken. Being placed in this competition is something that wildlife photographers the world over aspire to. To succeed, they need a mixture of vision, technical ability, knowledge of nature - and luck. All these elements are here in abundance in these inspirational photographs that bring the breathtaking beauty of the natural world to your coffee table.n, which includes photographic details.

Publisher: BBC Books
Size: 250 x 250 mm
160 pages

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Publisher's Description
'Wildlife Photographer of the Year Portfolio 19' is undoubtedly the most outstanding new collection of nature photographs available. The book showcases more than 120 stunning images from the 2009 Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition - the most prestigious event of its kind. All the winning and commended photographs are here, selected by an international panel of expert judges and beautifully reproduced in this portfolio. Choosing the winning entries from an incredible 35,000 entries submitted by photographers around the world is not easy. Each year the new collection is eagerly awaited by nature lovers and photography buffs alike - and each year they are not disappointed, as the quality of the images and the ingenuity of photographers reach new heights of excellence. The range of subjects and styles is diverse - from abstract nature images to animal behaviour and portraits to environmental reportage. Together they celebrate the splendour, drama and variety of life on Earth. Each photograph is accompanied by a memorable caption that tells the story of how and why the shot was taken. Being placed in this competition is something that wildlife photographers the world over aspire to. To succeed, they need a mixture of vision, technical ability, knowledge of nature - and luck. All these elements are here in abundance in these inspirational photographs that bring the breathtaking beauty of the natural world to your coffee table.n, which includes photographic details.

Publisher: BBC Books
Size: 250 x 250 mm
160 pages

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£25.00

Picture of Landscape Photographer of the Year - Collection 3
Publisher's Description
'Take a view', the Landscape Photographer of the Year competition, is the brainchild of Charlie Waite, one of today's most respected landscape photographers. Together with the AA, he has created this prestigious competition and award with a total prize fund exceeding £20,000, plus an eight-week exhibition at the National Theatre and publication of Landscape Photographer of the Year, the full-colour book of best entries, which has been hugely successful in its first two years. Britain's heritage is celebrated by people around the world and entries are welcome from everyone, whether resident in the UK or simply visiting, as long as the image is from the British Isles. This book showcases the best pictures from amateur and professional photographers alike, from the third annual competition.

Publisher: AA Publishing
Size: 260 x 260 mm
Pages 224 pages

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Publisher's Description
'Take a view', the Landscape Photographer of the Year competition, is the brainchild of Charlie Waite, one of today's most respected landscape photographers. Together with the AA, he has created this prestigious competition and award with a total prize fund exceeding £20,000, plus an eight-week exhibition at the National Theatre and publication of Landscape Photographer of the Year, the full-colour book of best entries, which has been hugely successful in its first two years. Britain's heritage is celebrated by people around the world and entries are welcome from everyone, whether resident in the UK or simply visiting, as long as the image is from the British Isles. This book showcases the best pictures from amateur and professional photographers alike, from the third annual competition.

Publisher: AA Publishing
Size: 260 x 260 mm
Pages 224 pages

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£25.00

Picture of Image Collection
Publisher's Description
Contains four themes that include 'Wilderness, Exploration and Adventure'; 'Wildlife'; 'Peoples, Cultures and Lifestyles'; and 'Science and Climate Change'. This book describes the evolution of photography, both technically and aesthetically.

The book takes the reader from the time National Geographic's first editor and president began collecting pictures, until today, with important photography still being created as energetically as ever. Two thoughtful essays introduce the book, giving varying perspectives on the pictures. Then the book is divided into four themes: 'Wilderness, Exploration and Adventure'; 'Wildlife'; 'Peoples, Cultures and Lifestyles'; and 'Science and Climate Change'. Each section's content and images describe the evolution of photography, both technically and aesthetically. A one hundred page Appendix closes the book and serves as a reference to the entire collection. The appendix is divided into three parts: 'The Special Collections'; 'A Complete List of Subjects'; and 'A Complete List of Photographers'. The Appendix will describe the size, range and character of all aspects of the National Geographic Picture Collection and will feature brief biographies of photographers whose work is represented.

Publisher: National Geographic
Size: 241 x 292 mm
512 pages

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National Geographic
Publisher's Description
Contains four themes that include 'Wilderness, Exploration and Adventure'; 'Wildlife'; 'Peoples, Cultures and Lifestyles'; and 'Science and Climate Change'. This book describes the evolution of photography, both technically and aesthetically.

The book takes the reader from the time National Geographic's first editor and president began collecting pictures, until today, with important photography still being created as energetically as ever. Two thoughtful essays introduce the book, giving varying perspectives on the pictures. Then the book is divided into four themes: 'Wilderness, Exploration and Adventure'; 'Wildlife'; 'Peoples, Cultures and Lifestyles'; and 'Science and Climate Change'. Each section's content and images describe the evolution of photography, both technically and aesthetically. A one hundred page Appendix closes the book and serves as a reference to the entire collection. The appendix is divided into three parts: 'The Special Collections'; 'A Complete List of Subjects'; and 'A Complete List of Photographers'. The Appendix will describe the size, range and character of all aspects of the National Geographic Picture Collection and will feature brief biographies of photographers whose work is represented.

Publisher: National Geographic
Size: 241 x 292 mm
512 pages

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£30.00

Picture of European Nature Photographer of the Year and Fritz Polking Prize
Publisher's Description
From 629 photographers, more than 8,500 pictures are chosen the European Nature Photographer of the Year This book presents 130 pages featuring images from 72 photographers from 16 European countries. Also featured are the winners of thes Fritz Pölking prize. These fantastic pictures are testament to the unusual quality of European nature photography.

Publisher: Tecklenborg
Size: 230 x 220 mm
136 pages, 117 illustrations

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Publisher's Description
From 629 photographers, more than 8,500 pictures are chosen the European Nature Photographer of the Year This book presents 130 pages featuring images from 72 photographers from 16 European countries. Also featured are the winners of thes Fritz Pölking prize. These fantastic pictures are testament to the unusual quality of European nature photography.

Publisher: Tecklenborg
Size: 230 x 220 mm
136 pages, 117 illustrations

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£16.99

Picture of Natur Faszination
A beautiful collection of images showing the natural world in all its facets, from starling close-ups to majestic landscapes.

Publisher: Tecklenborg
Size: 280 x 240 mm
128 pages, 130 illustrations

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A beautiful collection of images showing the natural world in all its facets, from starling close-ups to majestic landscapes.

Publisher: Tecklenborg
Size: 280 x 240 mm
128 pages, 130 illustrations

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£25.00

Picture of Photography and Africa
Publisher's Description
Africa, a land comprising more than fifty nations and myriad cultural diversity, has long been associated with spectacle, image, colour and representation. Since the advent of photography in the first half of the nineteenth century, Africa has been the subject for photographers: indigenous and immigrant, amateur and professional, explorer and colonist, naturalist and artist, journalist and writer have for nearly two hundred years recorded intrepid expeditions and chronicled the transformations of physical, cultural and political landscapes.

Photography and Africa investigates the themes that intertwine photographs and the circumstances of their creation, placing them within broader cultural and historical currents. Presenting a wealth of astonishing and rare images, Erin Haney brings together some of the most vibrant examples taken in the continent of Africa. From royal portraiture in the nineteenth-century Cape Coast and staged vignettes of old Cairo streets, to apartheid-era South African resistance photography, this book illustrates the fascinating and long-standing relationship between Africa and the photograph. The importance of pre- and post-colonial African photographers is stressed, and Haney investigates how the medium has influenced other art forms, including painting, sculpture, performance and textiles, from the nineteenth century onwards.

A powerful and celebratory insight into Africa’s relationship with the photograph, Photography and Africa will appeal to all those interested in the photography and culture of Africa, and anyone intrigued by the relationship between our ‘oldest’ continent, and the modern medium representing it.

Publisher: Reaktion Books
Size: 220 x 190 mm
160 pages, 80 illustrations, 40 in colour

Publisher's Price: £ 15.95
Erin Haney
Publisher's Description
Africa, a land comprising more than fifty nations and myriad cultural diversity, has long been associated with spectacle, image, colour and representation. Since the advent of photography in the first half of the nineteenth century, Africa has been the subject for photographers: indigenous and immigrant, amateur and professional, explorer and colonist, naturalist and artist, journalist and writer have for nearly two hundred years recorded intrepid expeditions and chronicled the transformations of physical, cultural and political landscapes.

Photography and Africa investigates the themes that intertwine photographs and the circumstances of their creation, placing them within broader cultural and historical currents. Presenting a wealth of astonishing and rare images, Erin Haney brings together some of the most vibrant examples taken in the continent of Africa. From royal portraiture in the nineteenth-century Cape Coast and staged vignettes of old Cairo streets, to apartheid-era South African resistance photography, this book illustrates the fascinating and long-standing relationship between Africa and the photograph. The importance of pre- and post-colonial African photographers is stressed, and Haney investigates how the medium has influenced other art forms, including painting, sculpture, performance and textiles, from the nineteenth century onwards.

A powerful and celebratory insight into Africa’s relationship with the photograph, Photography and Africa will appeal to all those interested in the photography and culture of Africa, and anyone intrigued by the relationship between our ‘oldest’ continent, and the modern medium representing it.

Publisher: Reaktion Books
Size: 220 x 190 mm
160 pages, 80 illustrations, 40 in colour

Publisher's Price: £ 15.95
£14.36

Picture of History of Women Photographers (3rd Edition)
Publisher's Description
“The definitive book on the subject.” The Wall Street Journal

“Rich in new revelation and discoveries.” Art New England

“Brings to light a largely unknown world in vivid originality and broad archival conception.” Publishers Weekly

“This volume is a remarkable resource and a wonderful work of art... In all, an unaccustomed luxury of quantity and quality...” The Art Book

Women have had a special relationship with the camera since the advent of photographic technology in the mid-nineteenth century. Photographers celebrated women as their subjects, from intimate family portraits and fashion spreads to artistic photography and nude studies, including Man Ray’s Violon d’Ingres. Lesser known—and lesser studied—is the history of women photographers, who continue to make invaluable contributions to this flourishing art form.

A lengthy study with 416 pages and more than 300 illustrations, A History of Women Photographers is the only survey of women photographers working in the past three centuries, and it is impressively comprehensive. In this edition author Naomi Rosenblum expands the book’s coverage, including new photographers and fifteen new images. There are several important revisions throughout the text and to the appendix of photographer biographies. Rosenblum also provides a new Afterword, in which she evaluates the influence of rapidly changing digital technology on the field of photography and how women photographers stand in the twenty-first century. A History of Women Photographers is a momentous contribution to the study of photography—and an important addition to any shutterbug’s library.

Naomi Rosenblum, an independent curator and scholar who has written many articles and lectured extensively on a wide range of subjects in photography, first published A World History of Photography in 1984 (it is now in its fourth edition and is a popular course textbook). This is the second revision of her 1994 book, A History of Women Photographers. She lives in Long Island City, New York.

Publisher: Abbeville
Size: 292 x 222 mm
416 pages, 324 illustrations

Publisher's Price: £ 50.00
Naomi Rosenblum
Publisher's Description
“The definitive book on the subject.” The Wall Street Journal

“Rich in new revelation and discoveries.” Art New England

“Brings to light a largely unknown world in vivid originality and broad archival conception.” Publishers Weekly

“This volume is a remarkable resource and a wonderful work of art... In all, an unaccustomed luxury of quantity and quality...” The Art Book

Women have had a special relationship with the camera since the advent of photographic technology in the mid-nineteenth century. Photographers celebrated women as their subjects, from intimate family portraits and fashion spreads to artistic photography and nude studies, including Man Ray’s Violon d’Ingres. Lesser known—and lesser studied—is the history of women photographers, who continue to make invaluable contributions to this flourishing art form.

A lengthy study with 416 pages and more than 300 illustrations, A History of Women Photographers is the only survey of women photographers working in the past three centuries, and it is impressively comprehensive. In this edition author Naomi Rosenblum expands the book’s coverage, including new photographers and fifteen new images. There are several important revisions throughout the text and to the appendix of photographer biographies. Rosenblum also provides a new Afterword, in which she evaluates the influence of rapidly changing digital technology on the field of photography and how women photographers stand in the twenty-first century. A History of Women Photographers is a momentous contribution to the study of photography—and an important addition to any shutterbug’s library.

Naomi Rosenblum, an independent curator and scholar who has written many articles and lectured extensively on a wide range of subjects in photography, first published A World History of Photography in 1984 (it is now in its fourth edition and is a popular course textbook). This is the second revision of her 1994 book, A History of Women Photographers. She lives in Long Island City, New York.

Publisher: Abbeville
Size: 292 x 222 mm
416 pages, 324 illustrations

Publisher's Price: £ 50.00
£45.00

Picture of Future Images
Publisher's Description
This book compares some of the developments of photography by selecting the work of those who, at an international level, have understood and adhered to a new approach to photography. We are now experiencing an epoch-making transition from the analogue process to the digital one. This technological change has also influenced the visual modalities of art, photography and the media as a whole, causing many photographers to open their eyes and become aware of new dimensions and developments, blending differing currents of thought and working methods.

Publisher: Motta
Size: 285 x 255 mm
312 pages, 455 colour illustrations

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Mario Cresci
Publisher's Description
This book compares some of the developments of photography by selecting the work of those who, at an international level, have understood and adhered to a new approach to photography. We are now experiencing an epoch-making transition from the analogue process to the digital one. This technological change has also influenced the visual modalities of art, photography and the media as a whole, causing many photographers to open their eyes and become aware of new dimensions and developments, blending differing currents of thought and working methods.

Publisher: Motta
Size: 285 x 255 mm
312 pages, 455 colour illustrations

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£50.00

Picture of Camera Work
Publisher's Description
Alfred Stieglitz and Camera Work - “A magazine for the more advanced photographer”.

“The Time appearing ripe for the publication of an independent American photographic magazine devoted largely to the interests of pictorial photography, “Camera Work” makes its appearance as the logical outcome of the evolution of the photographic art. It is proposed to issue quarterly an illustrated publication which will appeal to the ever-increasing ranks of those who have faith in photography as a medium of individual expression, and, in addition, to make converts of many at present ignorant of its possibilities”.

With such unpretentious words did Alfred Stieglitz (1864-1946) open his brief editorial in the first issue of Camera Work published in January 1903. Frequently described as one of the most beautiful and influential publications in American art, Camera Work, which ran to 50 numbers between 1903-1917, is Stieglitz’s visual and written love poem to photography.

Publisher: Alinari
Size: 310 x 220 mm
128 pages, 75 black & white illustrations

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Essay by Pamela Roberts
Publisher's Description
Alfred Stieglitz and Camera Work - “A magazine for the more advanced photographer”.

“The Time appearing ripe for the publication of an independent American photographic magazine devoted largely to the interests of pictorial photography, “Camera Work” makes its appearance as the logical outcome of the evolution of the photographic art. It is proposed to issue quarterly an illustrated publication which will appeal to the ever-increasing ranks of those who have faith in photography as a medium of individual expression, and, in addition, to make converts of many at present ignorant of its possibilities”.

With such unpretentious words did Alfred Stieglitz (1864-1946) open his brief editorial in the first issue of Camera Work published in January 1903. Frequently described as one of the most beautiful and influential publications in American art, Camera Work, which ran to 50 numbers between 1903-1917, is Stieglitz’s visual and written love poem to photography.

Publisher: Alinari
Size: 310 x 220 mm
128 pages, 75 black & white illustrations

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£35.00

Picture of Time - The Illustrated History of the World's Most Influential Magazine
Publisher's Description
The history of Time—from its inception to its iconic status today—recounted by its world-famous editors, art directors, and stellar cast of contributors.

Time is a fascinating look at the history of the world's most influential newsweekly. The complete compendium is illustrated with hundreds of covers and archival photographs, featuring the work of the twentieth century's most respected journalists, editors, and photographers—from Eddie Adams, Neil Leifer, Dirck Halstead, and David Hume Kennerly, to David Burnett, Gregory Heisler, Matt Mahurin, James Nachtwey, and Diana Walker, who together won more major photo awards for Time than all other publications combined. This volume explores Time's documentation of seminal moments in history, including the moon landing, the Kennedy assassination, Vietnam, the Gulf War, and September 11th. It investigates the reasons behind Time's 'Man of the Year,' transitions in design, the creation of the symbolic red frame, the important designers and illustrators, the covering of both hot and soft news, as well as the magazine's changeover to the 21st century and the creation of Time's international editions.

Publisher: Rizzoli
Size: 9 x 12'
432 pages, 600 illustrations

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Commentaries by Henry Kissinger and Bill Gates
Publisher's Description
The history of Time—from its inception to its iconic status today—recounted by its world-famous editors, art directors, and stellar cast of contributors.

Time is a fascinating look at the history of the world's most influential newsweekly. The complete compendium is illustrated with hundreds of covers and archival photographs, featuring the work of the twentieth century's most respected journalists, editors, and photographers—from Eddie Adams, Neil Leifer, Dirck Halstead, and David Hume Kennerly, to David Burnett, Gregory Heisler, Matt Mahurin, James Nachtwey, and Diana Walker, who together won more major photo awards for Time than all other publications combined. This volume explores Time's documentation of seminal moments in history, including the moon landing, the Kennedy assassination, Vietnam, the Gulf War, and September 11th. It investigates the reasons behind Time's 'Man of the Year,' transitions in design, the creation of the symbolic red frame, the important designers and illustrators, the covering of both hot and soft news, as well as the magazine's changeover to the 21st century and the creation of Time's international editions.

Publisher: Rizzoli
Size: 9 x 12'
432 pages, 600 illustrations

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£35.00

Picture of Writing on the Edge - Great Contemporary Writers on the Front Line of Crisis
Publisher's Description
Powerful essays by such luminaries and literary giants as Daniel Day-Lewis and Martin Amis offer a compassionate look at the crises that most affect our world today.

An important book for anyone interested in global issues, Writing on the Edge features twelve essays that take the reader to countries in crisis. Award-winning writer Martin Amis experienced firsthand the problems of gang violence in Colombia, South America; New York Times bestselling author Tracy Chevalier focuses on the abuse of women in Burundi, East Africa; Oscar-winning actor Daniel Day-Lewis writes of meeting children raised in war-torn Palestine; Booker Prize–winning author DBC Pierre addresses the unusually high incidence of mental health issues in Armenia. Award-winning photographer Tom Craig was commissioned by the humanitarian charity Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors without Borders to document the writers in these places in trouble. His striking photographs amplify the sense of compassion required while also demonstrating that beautiful humanity is the victim of tragedy.

Publisher: Rizzoli
Size: 6 x 9'
276 pages, 150 - 200 illustrations

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Edited by Dan Crowe, Photographed by Tom Craig
Publisher's Description
Powerful essays by such luminaries and literary giants as Daniel Day-Lewis and Martin Amis offer a compassionate look at the crises that most affect our world today.

An important book for anyone interested in global issues, Writing on the Edge features twelve essays that take the reader to countries in crisis. Award-winning writer Martin Amis experienced firsthand the problems of gang violence in Colombia, South America; New York Times bestselling author Tracy Chevalier focuses on the abuse of women in Burundi, East Africa; Oscar-winning actor Daniel Day-Lewis writes of meeting children raised in war-torn Palestine; Booker Prize–winning author DBC Pierre addresses the unusually high incidence of mental health issues in Armenia. Award-winning photographer Tom Craig was commissioned by the humanitarian charity Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors without Borders to document the writers in these places in trouble. His striking photographs amplify the sense of compassion required while also demonstrating that beautiful humanity is the victim of tragedy.

Publisher: Rizzoli
Size: 6 x 9'
276 pages, 150 - 200 illustrations

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£19.95

Picture of Street Seen - The Psychological Gesture in American Photography, 1940-1959
Publisher's Description
This in-depth and generously illustrated look at six postwar photographers, alongwith a selection of their predecessors and contemporaries, captures a unique and pivotal moment in American photographic history.

World War II and its aftermath ushered in a new era of artistic expression. Abstract Expressionism, film noir, Beat poetry, and the New Journalism are often considered responses to war’s shocking realities. Creative photographers responded to the same situation with images that broke the rules of conventional photographic technique. Street Seen, a companion volume to an exhibition, highlights six photographers who were prominent during and immediately following the war. Lisette Model’s unflinching look at the urban environment; Louis Faurer’s portraits of eccentrics in Times Square; Ted Croner’s haunting night images; Saul Leiter’s evocative glimpses of daily life; William Klein’s graphic, confrontational style; and Robert Frank’s documentation of American ideals gone awry-these and other beautifully reproduced photographs communicate the emotional resonance of everyday life in postwar America. An essay by Lisa Hostetler explores the aesthetic revolution that took place after the war and reveals the principles of spontaneity and subjective interpretation that guided these photographers as they sought to make sense of new realities. A timeline, brief biographies, and bibliography are also included in this valuable compilation of the mid-century’s most influential photography.

Publisher: Prestel
Size: 255 x 310 mm
208 pages, 137 black & white illustrations

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Lisa Hostetler
Publisher's Description
This in-depth and generously illustrated look at six postwar photographers, alongwith a selection of their predecessors and contemporaries, captures a unique and pivotal moment in American photographic history.

World War II and its aftermath ushered in a new era of artistic expression. Abstract Expressionism, film noir, Beat poetry, and the New Journalism are often considered responses to war’s shocking realities. Creative photographers responded to the same situation with images that broke the rules of conventional photographic technique. Street Seen, a companion volume to an exhibition, highlights six photographers who were prominent during and immediately following the war. Lisette Model’s unflinching look at the urban environment; Louis Faurer’s portraits of eccentrics in Times Square; Ted Croner’s haunting night images; Saul Leiter’s evocative glimpses of daily life; William Klein’s graphic, confrontational style; and Robert Frank’s documentation of American ideals gone awry-these and other beautifully reproduced photographs communicate the emotional resonance of everyday life in postwar America. An essay by Lisa Hostetler explores the aesthetic revolution that took place after the war and reveals the principles of spontaneity and subjective interpretation that guided these photographers as they sought to make sense of new realities. A timeline, brief biographies, and bibliography are also included in this valuable compilation of the mid-century’s most influential photography.

Publisher: Prestel
Size: 255 x 310 mm
208 pages, 137 black & white illustrations

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£35.00

Picture of Digital Eye
Publisher's Description
Photographers who use digital technologies as tools for creative expression are driving the most exciting and transformative developments in today's photography.

Digital photographic and imaging technologies are the most recent development in an art and science whose history is one of constant technological innovation. Using sophisticated software and scanners, artists are able to enhance or alter photographs, and create mesmerizing effects. Focusing exclusively on digital photography, Sylvia Wolf explores a medium that challenges our notions of the role of the artist and of an image's relationship to the real. Taking readers from the earliest experiments in digital photography to the latest innovations, Wolf offers a historical perspective and points to future trends. The work of a global panoply of artists, including Ida Applebroog, Sheila Pree Bright, Peter Campus, Xing Danwen, Joan Fontcuberta, Tom Friedman, Andreas Gursky, Martina Lopez, Loretta Lux, Mary Mattingly, Wendy McMurdo, Andreas Müller-Pohle, Thomas Ruff, Lucas Samaras, and Jeff Wall, demonstrates how diverse and complex the field has become. This expert survey offers a riveting snapshot of a medium

Publisher: Prestel
Size: 195 x 240 mm
192 pages, 150 color illustrations

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Sylvia Wolf
Publisher's Description
Photographers who use digital technologies as tools for creative expression are driving the most exciting and transformative developments in today's photography.

Digital photographic and imaging technologies are the most recent development in an art and science whose history is one of constant technological innovation. Using sophisticated software and scanners, artists are able to enhance or alter photographs, and create mesmerizing effects. Focusing exclusively on digital photography, Sylvia Wolf explores a medium that challenges our notions of the role of the artist and of an image's relationship to the real. Taking readers from the earliest experiments in digital photography to the latest innovations, Wolf offers a historical perspective and points to future trends. The work of a global panoply of artists, including Ida Applebroog, Sheila Pree Bright, Peter Campus, Xing Danwen, Joan Fontcuberta, Tom Friedman, Andreas Gursky, Martina Lopez, Loretta Lux, Mary Mattingly, Wendy McMurdo, Andreas Müller-Pohle, Thomas Ruff, Lucas Samaras, and Jeff Wall, demonstrates how diverse and complex the field has become. This expert survey offers a riveting snapshot of a medium

Publisher: Prestel
Size: 195 x 240 mm
192 pages, 150 color illustrations

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£19.99

Picture of Freedom - A Photographic History of the African American Struggle
Publisher's Description
This momentous volume chronicles a photographic history of the African American struggle for freedom, combining a unique assimilation of rare images with thought-provoking scholarly analysis. Although the civil rights movement in America is conventionally identified with the period between 1954 and 1968 (from 17 May, 1954 when the Supreme Court outlawed segregation in public schools, through to the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr on 4 April, 1968), the struggle actually began long before that.

Slavery in American colonies was protested against as far back in time as the seventeenth century, though it was not until the mid-nineteenth century that the resistance built momentum. This photographic journey of the African American struggle for equality begins with abolitionists like Harriet Tubman, who escaped slavery in 1849 after which he was able to help others to freedom, and continues to the twenty-first century. Freedom chronicles the battle to eradicate slavery throughout the Civil War (1815), with profound sensitivity and acute attention to detail. Accordingly, it traces the evolution of the dual legacy of slavery - segregation and racism - after its official prohibition.

The struggle for equal rights involved countless small acts of personal bravery and sweeping proclamations of legal and moral import. It is the stuff of of hope and despair, vigilance and violence - realized in an arena of economics, politics and war. It engages black and white, the heroes and the unheard, public acts of protest and private moments of introspection in a world that is unforeseeably challenging.

This book comprises a passionate and poignant celebration of this historical struggle as a gradual phenomenon, substantiating incisive academic discourse with previously unpublished photographs of iconic status.

Publisher: Phaidon
Size: 290 x 250 mm
512 pages, 100 colour illustrations, 500 black and white illustrations

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Text by Manning Marable and Leith Mullings, picture-editing by Sophie Spencer-Wood
Publisher's Description
This momentous volume chronicles a photographic history of the African American struggle for freedom, combining a unique assimilation of rare images with thought-provoking scholarly analysis. Although the civil rights movement in America is conventionally identified with the period between 1954 and 1968 (from 17 May, 1954 when the Supreme Court outlawed segregation in public schools, through to the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr on 4 April, 1968), the struggle actually began long before that.

Slavery in American colonies was protested against as far back in time as the seventeenth century, though it was not until the mid-nineteenth century that the resistance built momentum. This photographic journey of the African American struggle for equality begins with abolitionists like Harriet Tubman, who escaped slavery in 1849 after which he was able to help others to freedom, and continues to the twenty-first century. Freedom chronicles the battle to eradicate slavery throughout the Civil War (1815), with profound sensitivity and acute attention to detail. Accordingly, it traces the evolution of the dual legacy of slavery - segregation and racism - after its official prohibition.

The struggle for equal rights involved countless small acts of personal bravery and sweeping proclamations of legal and moral import. It is the stuff of of hope and despair, vigilance and violence - realized in an arena of economics, politics and war. It engages black and white, the heroes and the unheard, public acts of protest and private moments of introspection in a world that is unforeseeably challenging.

This book comprises a passionate and poignant celebration of this historical struggle as a gradual phenomenon, substantiating incisive academic discourse with previously unpublished photographs of iconic status.

Publisher: Phaidon
Size: 290 x 250 mm
512 pages, 100 colour illustrations, 500 black and white illustrations

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£29.95

Picture of Inner Silence - The Portraits of Henri Cartier-Bresson
Publisher's Description
Henri Cartier-Bresson was perhaps the finest and most influential imagemaker of the 20th century, and his portraits are among his best-known work. Over a fifty-year period, he photographed some of the most eminent personalities of the era, as well as ordinary people, chosen as subjects because of their striking and unusual features.

In 2003, the Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson, which was created to provide a permanent home for his collected works, opened in Paris. This book is published to coincide with the first exhibition at the Fondation that is drawn entirely from those archives, and it features both well-known images and previously unpublished portraits.

Each photograph has been chosen because it perfectly embodies Cartier-Bresson’s description of what he was attempting to communicate in his work: ‘Above all I look for an inner silence. I seek to translate the personality and not an expression.’ The portraits reproduced here – discreet, without artifice – confirm once more the singular gift of Cartier-Bresson, who instinctively knew in which revealing fraction of a second to click the shutter.

Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Size: 240 x 200 mm
160 pages, With 97 tritone illustrations

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Henri Cartier-Bresson
Publisher's Description
Henri Cartier-Bresson was perhaps the finest and most influential imagemaker of the 20th century, and his portraits are among his best-known work. Over a fifty-year period, he photographed some of the most eminent personalities of the era, as well as ordinary people, chosen as subjects because of their striking and unusual features.

In 2003, the Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson, which was created to provide a permanent home for his collected works, opened in Paris. This book is published to coincide with the first exhibition at the Fondation that is drawn entirely from those archives, and it features both well-known images and previously unpublished portraits.

Each photograph has been chosen because it perfectly embodies Cartier-Bresson’s description of what he was attempting to communicate in his work: ‘Above all I look for an inner silence. I seek to translate the personality and not an expression.’ The portraits reproduced here – discreet, without artifice – confirm once more the singular gift of Cartier-Bresson, who instinctively knew in which revealing fraction of a second to click the shutter.

Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Size: 240 x 200 mm
160 pages, With 97 tritone illustrations

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£18.95

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