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Picture of Magnum Landscape

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In the tradition of great Magnum books this publication brings together work by the finest photographers of our time. For fifty years Magnum photographers, through commissions and their personal work, have produced images that comment on the state of the world. In photographing the landscape they are not just spectators but participants, aware that the land itself has been shaped by man, and that the very notion of a landscape depends on a human viewpoint. As each photographer records, interprets and finds a unique personal style, the variations on a theme are endless - landscapes of war, of agriculture, of industry, of cities and motorways, of desolation, celebration and tranquillity. The photographs gathered in this book invite us to rediscover landscape, and urge us to think more profoundly about the planet earth.

Publisher: Phaidon

Size: 150 x 210 mm

184 pages, 32 colour illustrations


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Picture of Magnum Ireland

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The photographs include the extraordinary insights of Henri Cartier-Bresson, Elliot Erwitt, Joseph Koudelka, Inge Morath, Erich Lessing, Eve Arnold, Martine Franck, Martin Parr, Ian Berry, Donovan Wylie, Stuart Franklin and many others.

Comment and commentary is provided by six of the most notable Irish writers of our time – Anthony Cronin, Nuala O'Faolain, Eamonn McCann, Fintan O'Toole, Colm Tóibin and Anne Enright.

Organized decade by decade, the images show the lingering influence of rural life in the 1950s; the hidden stories of ordinary Irish men and women – as well as the sectarian conflict – during the troubled 1960s and 70s; and the country's renewed confidence and prosperity over the past three decades, right up to the present day.

Publisher: Thames & Hudson

Size: 260 x 258 mm

256 pages, with 236 illustrations in colour and duotone

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Introduction by John Banville
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Picture of Fat Baby, The

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The Fat Baby is an epic collection of poignant and often controversial stories photographed and written by acclaimed social documentary photographer Eugene Richards. The culmination of a dozen years of reporting, both on and off assignment, these stories, each one different in style and tone, immerse us in the lives of Honduran coffee growers, members of a Kansas City street gang, drought-plagued villagers from Niger, and doctors in an embattled Bosnian hospital. They chronicle the birth of a first child, an explosion of family violence, the struggle of a farming family to hang on to its ancestral home, and the unearthing of a half-hidden grave said to hold the remains of a slave.

Described as having an acute, sometimes hard-edged visual sensibility and a literary voice, Richards writes in order to come to terms with the complexities of what he is observing. At a time when photojournalists are often relegated to illustrating the ideas of others, he persists in interweaving his words and photographs to create boldly narrative stories that bear witness to the dramas of real lives and comment on the times in which we live. Deeply personal and prodigious in scope, The Fat Baby is a tribute to the emotional power of photography and a celebration of storytelling.

Publisher: Phaidon

Size: 290 x 214 mm

432 pages, 300 Duotone Photographs

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Eugene Richards
The Fat Baby is an epic collection of poignant and often controversial stories photographed and written by acclaimed social documentary photographer Eugene Richards. Publisher's price £59.95 > our price £19.95
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Picture of Family

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Drawing from the very same impulses that compel us all to capture on film the members of our family, this book brings to light the entirely unique response that photographers have through their work towards their own families, and the significance of this work in the broader context of their photographic work.

Family is an intimate compilation of almost 200 photographs taken by a wide range of photographers, that reflects consciously on the emotions and experiences wrought and woven into the family unit. It includes the work of established photographers such as Sally Mann and David Bailey, as well as rarely seen images from the families of iconic figures such as like Dorothea Lange. It presents the work of some of the earliest photographers to focus on the subject of family, alongside that of photographers taking pictures of their family in the twenty-first century.

This book is far more than a sociological exploration of how the concept of the family has evolved with the passage of time: it signifies a timeless curiosity about the notion of the family, as well as the strongly personal element of autobiography that feeds this intrigue. Family embodies an extensive reflection on the diversity of meanings behind our own family photographs and pays homage to the long-standing relationship between family and photography. The typically private and introvert sphere of familial relationships is revealed to us through this compilation of photographs, through whose vision we are reminded of the underlying energies that drive our most intimate and personal emotional ties.

The book is organized neither chronologically nor by theme and chapter; rather, many of the ideas and themes we associate with family photographs are discernible through sequenced stories and the juxtaposition of individual images. Each selection of photographs is consolidated by a succinct commentary at the end of the book. Thought-provoking, intensely evocative and softly poignant, Family is both sensitive and stigmatizing.

Publisher: Phaidon

Size: 250 x 189 mm

208 pages, 52 colour photographs, 123 Duotone Images, 6 Foldouts

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Picture of I to Eye

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In a career that has spanned some 50 years, Lewis Morley has worked with equal ease in theatre, fashion, portraiture, magazine photography and documentary reportage. His body of work, particularly his portraits of key figures of 1960s London, is highly recognised, and with his famous photo of Christine Keeler naked upon a chair, Morley produced an image that is probably one of the most memorable, and most copied, of any photographs of any time.

Born in Hong Kong in 1925 to a Chinese mother and English father, Morley spent much of the war in a Japanese internment camp, before being repatriated to England.

His early photographic work included magazine assignments for Tatler before devoting himself to theatre photography and studio portraits from a studio above Peter Cook’s nightclub The Establishment. Through Cook he help shape Beyond the Fringe and contributed photographs to Private Eye.

In addition to the Keeler portrait, Morley photographed many of the most famous faces of the Sixties, including Salvador Dali, Somerset Maugham, Joe Orton, Andre Previn, David Frost, Dudley Moore, Tom Jones, Clint Eastwood, Judi Dench, Peter O’Toole, Charlotte Rampling, Susannah York, Michael Caine, Barry Humphries, and celebrity couples including John Cleese and Connie Booth, David Bailey and Catherine Deneuve.

Morley and his family emigrated to Australia in 1971 and he worked extensively in colour for the first time in Pol, Woman’s Day and the design magazine Belle. He continued his work in portraiture with studies of Australian celebrities such as Peter Carey, Brett Whiteley, and the young Nicole Kidman. This book includes several hundred photographs, many published for the first time.

Publisher: T & G Publishers

Size: 240 x 286 mm

400 pages with over 270 duotone and colour plates.

Lewis Morley
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Picture of Pop Sixties

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Culled from the archives of Magnum Photos, the world’s preeminent photo agency, Pop 60s celebrates the visionaries, icons, and memorable moments of the decade that transformed the fabric of American life. From Andy Warhol, Twiggy, and James Bond to Beatlemania, biker culture, and geodesic domes, the reverberations of the Swinging Sixties are felt in today’s art, music, design, and fashion.

This phenomenal collection of photographs spans the globe, including images of Tokyo nightlife, Brazilian Carnaval, and art happenings in New York City. Renowned photographers such as Dennis Stock, Eve Arnold, Danny Lyon, Thomas Hoepker, David Hurn, and many others contribute both their best-loved and their seldom seen photographs. From naked spectators at the Isle of Wight Festival to literati at Truman Capote’s Black and White Ball, Pop 60s captures the spirit, style, and attitude of an unforgettable era.

Publisher: : Abrams Books

Size: 8 1/2 x 10 1/4"

192 pages, 150 colour photographs

Magnum Photos
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Picture of Love

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From the passion of young love to the heartbreak of former lovers, from the tenderness of parents with their children to the timeless bond of old married couples, the 150 color and black and white images in this album come from all over the world, and span the history of photography. Here are photos from Henri Cartier-Bresson, Elliott Erwitt, William Henry Fox Talbot, Julia Margaret Cameron, Brassaï, Weegee, Mary Ellen Mark, and William Eggleston, as well as little-known photographers who have caught revealing moments in out-of-the-way places and hidden rooms.
"Here love's iconography is expanded to include a heart-shaped balloon floating over the city of Jaipur and three babies crawling in a row across colorful, plaid blankets.... In some of the book's most surprising images, lovers pull the viewer's attention into the background of a picture that otherwise calls one's attention to discord or isolation."—Publishers Weekly

Publisher: National Geographic

Size: 10.25 x 10.25"

240 pages

Ferdinand Protzman
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Picture of Japan: A Self-Portrait: Photographs 1945–1964

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From the end of the Pacific War in 1945 to the Tokyo Olympic Games in 1964, Japan underwent an extraordinary transformation; from a defeated and devastated empire, mired in ancient martial traditions, it embraced modernization and mass production to become a rising economic power. This moment of radical change generated an enormous creative energy, which also influenced the evolution of Japanese photography from social realism to a subjective and increasingly personal style. This album presents 150 exemplary black and white images from leading photojournalists and street photographers, capturing Japan's changing view of itself in that remarkable time.

Publisher: Flammarion

Size: 12.25 x 10.5"

216 pages


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Picture of Designs on the Land

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For more than three decades, aerial photographer Alex MacLean has visually documented the history and evolution of the American land. From Massachusetts tobacco farms to a decimated Queens neighborhood, and from the fog-shrouded Berkshires to a field of abandoned B-52 bombers in Arizona, many of these 400 color photographs of deserts, forests, junkyards, and housing developments display an abstract beauty and cultural relevance. A trained architect who is closely involved in landscape protection issues, MacLean fashions aesthetically pleasing images which can nonetheless serve as a caution against the effects of pollution and urban sprawl.

Publisher: Thames & Hudson

Size: 9.75 x 7.5"

368 pages

Alex MacLean
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Picture of At Water’s Edge

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At Water’s Edge, the long-awaited publication from photographer Paul Blackmore, explores the relationship between humanity and its most vital natural resource. This extraordinary body of work – spanning 11 years and 14 countries – provides a global look at how water flows through the spiritual and physical daily lives of people around the world. The photographs poignantly illustrate the unfolding drama of the global water crisis and how it is affecting those caught up in it: a billion people without access to clean water, another four billion without an adequate supply. Against this dire backdrop, the work also celebrates the quiet, yet essential connection with nature that water offers us.

Publisher: T & G Publishing

Size: 306 x 260 mm 

132 pages with over 59 duotoned B/W Photographs

Paul Blackmore
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Picture of Lost Photographs of Captain Scott

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Captain Scott perished with four of his fellow explorers on their return from the South Pole in March 1912. Almost immediately the myth was founded, based on Scott's diaries, turning him into an icon of courage in the face of impossible circumstances.

But during the final months of that journey Scott also took a series of breathtaking photographs: panoramas of the continent, superb depictions of mountains and formations of ice and snow, and photographs of the explorers on the polar trail. But these photos have never been seen - initially fought over, neglected, then lost - until now, that is. For the first time, they are resurrected and are a humbling testament to the men whose graves still lie unmarked in the vastness of the Great Alone.

Publisher: Little Brown

192 pages

26.1 x 29 cm

Captain Scott; David M Wilson
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Picture of Richard Prince

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Emerging in the 1980s as an innovative artist who created work based on images produced by others for commercial and news media, Richard Prince treads a fine line between copyright infringement—he himself has referred to the practice as "stealing" on occasion—and an artistic re-examination of images out of context. This monograph—reproducing work from Prince's Cowboys and Girlfriends series, as well as Spiritual America—features a long interview conducted by art critic Jeff Rian, essays by Rosetta Brooks and Luc Sante, and several writings by the artist himself, including a 1967 conversation with J.G. Ballard.

Publisher: Phaidon

160 pages

11.4 in. x 9.95 in

Richard Prince
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Picture of My First Summer in the Sierra

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The 100th Anniversary Illustrated Edition of the American Classic

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The founder of the Sierra Club and a driving force behind the creation of our National Parks, naturalist John Muir penned several classic books that inspired the American conservation movement, including this 1911 memoir of his first extended trip to the Sierra Nevada, in what is now Yosemite National Park. Landscape photographer Scot Miller gorgeously illuminates Muir's text in this anniversary edition, from a rosy dawn over Mono Desert to a streak of rainbow hanging over Tuolumne Meadows, as well as several double-page images like a portrait of Yosemite Falls above the Merced River. Muir's own drawings are also here, including some previously unpublished.

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin

189 pages

10.3 in. x 9.25 in

John Muir; photographs by Scot Miller
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Picture of Battlescapes

A united Europe has been in existence for over 50 years, however before the European Union was formed the continent saw over 2 millennia of constant conflict. The battlefields where these wars were decided dot the landscape of Europe, bearing witness to the sacrifice paid by armies of the past, and acting as reminders to those who forget the dangers of conflict. This book collates the work of Alfred Buellesbach, who has spent years traveling around Europe to photograph battlefields. Some of the sites have a sad history, or host memorials and cemeteries. The beauty of other sites conceals the brutality that once played out over them. "Battlescapes" combines these images with details for visitors.

224 pages

30*25 cm

Alfred Buellesbach
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Picture of Reza: War and Peace

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With the Middle East and Asia as his far-ranging home territory, Reza Deghati's photos chronicle 30 years of turmoil, hope, and splendor. Now some of his most dramatic works are in this volume, filled with pictures that convey torment and upheaval, but also the art, culture, and traditions of Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, and other areas—and the photographer's understanding of humanity and deep commitment to justice.

Reza's own narration focuses attention on the costs of war and the human condition. For readers interested in world history, current events, and the human experience, this photographic tour de force is a must.

Publisher: National Geographic

Size: 11" x 14"

296 pages, 200 color and black-and-white photographs

Reza Deghati
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Picture of Photo Poetry

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Manuel Alvarez Bravo was one of the foremost practitioners of visual arts in the twentieth century. Manuel Alvarez Bravo, the first major retrospective of his eighty-year career, showcases hundreds of iconic photographs and unveils more than twenty previously unpublished images. Featuring landscapes, still lifes, rural and urban scenes, religious and vernacular subjects, as well as portraits of luminaries such as Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, Carlos Fuentes, and Octavio Paz, the work is chronologically arranged and richly varied. Three illuminating essays reveal the poetry of Bravo's photographsfrom his use of light and form to his fascination with dreams and his preoccupation with death. This definitive monograph is a powerful tribute to Mexico's most distinguished photographer.

Manuel Alvarez Bravo (1902-2002) received his first camera in 1923 and would go on to become Mexico's most celebrated photographer.

Publisher: Chronicle

Size: 10-1/4 x 11"

320 pages, 350 duotone photographs

Manuel Alvarez Bravo
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Picture of Earth on Fire

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  • Spectacular photographs of the world’s most dramatic and beautiful volcanic landscapes
  • Divided into five chapters by tectonic plate region, this book includes geothermal regions in Europe, the Americas, Africa, New Zealand, the Indian Ocean and the Caribbean
  • Includes famous volcanoes such as Mount St Helens in the USA, Etna in Italy, Kilimanjaro in Tanzania and Krakatoa in Indonesia
  • Features a wide variety of phenomena, from hot flowing lava and towering columns of smoke and ash to lakes, islands and mountain ranges that are the result of volcanic activity
  • Includes clear, accessible texts explaining key volcanic phenomena and events

Publisher: Phaidon

Size:350 x 297 mm

224 pages, 200 colour illustrations

Bernhard Edmaier
Was £35 > Now £16.50 Spectacular images of the world's most beautiful and dramatic volcanic landscapes
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Picture of American Photographer

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Since the early nineties, American artist Catherine Opie (*1961) has been working on a diverse photographic oeuvre that explores our notions of sexual and cultural identity with penetrating acuity. Influenced by social documentary photographers such as Walker Evans and Dorothea Lange, her works—from early portraits of the transgendered and tattooed to her urban landscapes of cities such as Los Angeles or New York—examine social norms and deviations.
All of Opie’s principal works are assembled in this volume, the most in-depth presentation of her work to date. It features color reproductions of all of her series, including Portraits, Self-Portraits, Freeways, Houses, Domestic, American Cities, Icehouses, and Surfers.Containing an extensive essay, interviews with the artist, introductions to all of the series, a newly revised and comprehensive list of exhibitions, as well as a bibliography, this will be the standard reference work for future studies on Catherine Opie.

Publisher: Hatje Cantz

Size: 313 x 260 mm

288 pages, 237 color illustrations.


Catherine Opie
Was £35 > Now £12.50. Excellent, hardback, mid-career retrospective – and very substantial, measuring 313 x 260 mm and with 288 pages.
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Picture of Downstream: encounters with the Colorado River

Downstream is an arresting vision of the Colorado River by renowned landscape photographer Karen Halverson. The Colorado, crucial to development in the West, is at once wilderness, natural resource, recreation area, and wasteland. In seventy large-format color photographs, Halverson captures the river's natural majesty as well as the strange and unexpected beauty of its altered state. The images take us on an intimate exploration of the Colorado's entire length—from its rugged upstream canyons, to its dams and reservoirs, to where it disappears into the desert, entirely consumed. In an insightful, personal introduction to the photographs, Halverson tells how she explored the Colorado—accessing it by car, on foot, and by raft—while learning about its transformation into a complex water delivery system. In a lyrical foreword, historian William Deverell sets the photographs in the illuminating context of Colorado River history and discovery. In both images and prose, the book gives an extraordinary view of the Colorado's great and enduring splendor and a clear-eyed look at the many ironies contained in its waters.

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Karen Halverson
An arresting vision of the Colorado River by renowned landscape photographer Karen Halverson
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Picture of As I See It

"Magic is the word we [photographers] use to describe what we discovered...when we think we've captured in a photograph some missing feeling, or hidden beauty, or bit of mystery from the fabric of life." -John Loengard

John Loengard, one of the great LIFE magazine photographers, sums up his 50-year career in this handsome volume. His subjects include movie stars, writers, politicians, artists, and other photographers, as well as everyday people engaged in a host of extraordinary activities-or, rather, typical activities rendered unforgettable and compelling by the photographer's vision. From a shimmering Marilyn Monroe to a man dozing on the beach, from a guffawing Ronald Reagan to Henri Cartier-Bresson flying a kite, from a groundskeeper in Dublin to picnickers in Central Park, Loengard's vision moves us with its humanity and artistry.

John Loengard's own commentaries on his pictures enlarge our understanding and deepen our appreciation of them. These vivid texts-who knew that the term silhouette was the name of Louis XV's budget-conscious finance minister?-help us to see as if through Loengard's own eyes.

Review

"...make(s) you truly long for...LIFE magazine. Loengard, captured celebrities and brilliant everyday moments for the renowned magazine." -- Photo District News, December 1, 2005

Publisher's Price $35

About the Author

John Loengard is a veteran LIFE photographer. He was also picture editor of LIFE magazine from 1973 to 1987, and with numerous books to his credit, including last year's The Great Life Photographers, he is the chronicler of LIFE's illustrious history. He lives in New York.

Ann Beattie, one of America's most important writers of fiction, has numerous short story collections and novels to her credit. She lives in Maine and Key West, Florida.

  • Hardcover: 216 pages
  • Publisher: Vendome Press; First edition (October 18, 2005)
  • Product Dimensions: 8.7 x 7.6 x 0.9 inches
John Loengard
Brief career retrospective of the great LIFE photographer. Publisher's price $35
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