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Picture of A Year in Photography: Magnum Archive

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Now available again in an attractive new compact format, this generously illustrated book for lovers of photography includes 365 images from the greatest photojournalists of today and yesterday.

Founded by Henri Cartier-Bresson, Magnum Photos is an iconic international photographic cooperative whose members have captured the major historical events of their times, as well as private and intimate moments. A year’s worth of these images is offered in this visually stunning book that features full-page reproductions organized to reflect what Cartier- Bresson himself declared a “community of thought, a shared human quality, a curiosity about what is going on in the world, a respect for what is going on and a desire to transcribe it visually.” Nearly 70 photographers are represented with five to six images each, and the current Magnum members have selected the photographs that they consider to best represent their own output. Published in a brilliant new compact format, running more than 700 pages, this book includes images that make history both individual and universal.

752 pages, 20x20, 7.9 x 7.9 Inches, 365 colour illustrations


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Publisher's Description

Now available again in an attractive new compact format, this generously illustrated book for lovers of photography includes 365 images from the greatest photojournalists of today and yesterday.

Founded by Henri Cartier-Bresson, Magnum Photos is an iconic international photographic cooperative whose members have captured the major historical events of their times, as well as private and intimate moments. A year’s worth of these images is offered in this visually stunning book that features full-page reproductions organized to reflect what Cartier- Bresson himself declared a “community of thought, a shared human quality, a curiosity about what is going on in the world, a respect for what is going on and a desire to transcribe it visually.” Nearly 70 photographers are represented with five to six images each, and the current Magnum members have selected the photographs that they consider to best represent their own output. Published in a brilliant new compact format, running more than 700 pages, this book includes images that make history both individual and universal.

752 pages, 20x20, 7.9 x 7.9 Inches, 365 colour illustrations

£17.99

Picture of Our Daily Bread

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Magnum photographer Erich Hartmann’s long-term project shows the human work involved in making "Our Daily Bread" from land-clearing through planting and harvesting to the feeding of millions. From the early 1950s he added material to this project – land workers in Israel, combine harvesting in Nebraska, a miller in rural France, a soup kitchen, a Paris bakery, a Bedouin in Beersheba selling grain at market, a school cafeteria. "Our Daily Bread" was first shown in a large exhibition in New York 1962 and is now, for the first time, published as a book.
Born in Munich, Erich Hartmann (1922 – 1999) fled to the USA in 1938 and later worked as a freelance photographer in New York. Invited by Robert Capa to join Magnum in 1952, he was for many years on the board of directors, becoming president in 1985. As a photojournalist, he traveled all over the world on assignments from newspapers, magazines and corporate clients. He pursued many personal projects, for instance in the 1990s he photographed the remains of the Nazi concentration camps, resulting in the book and exhibition In the Camps (1995).

»The product of eight years of thought and work, Erich Hartmann’s Our Daily Bread is his lyrical tribute to the men and women everywhere whose daily work helps to create the bread which feeds us all and which has become a metaphor for sustenance. His photographs make a picture-poem of the significance of bread to us all.« Ruth Bains Hartmann

Editor: Anna-Patricia Kahn, Ruth Bains Hartmann
Authors: Erich Hartmann, Ruth Bains Hartmann, Yves Kugelmann, et al.
Artists: Erich Hartmann

Designed by Kehrer Design
Hardcover
23 x 32 cm
164 pages
88 duotone ills.
English
ISBN 978-3-86828-446-1
2013

Erich Hartmann

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Magnum photographer Erich Hartmann’s long-term project shows the human work involved in making "Our Daily Bread" from land-clearing through planting and harvesting to the feeding of millions. From the early 1950s he added material to this project – land workers in Israel, combine harvesting in Nebraska, a miller in rural France, a soup kitchen, a Paris bakery, a Bedouin in Beersheba selling grain at market, a school cafeteria. "Our Daily Bread" was first shown in a large exhibition in New York 1962 and is now, for the first time, published as a book.
Born in Munich, Erich Hartmann (1922 – 1999) fled to the USA in 1938 and later worked as a freelance photographer in New York. Invited by Robert Capa to join Magnum in 1952, he was for many years on the board of directors, becoming president in 1985. As a photojournalist, he traveled all over the world on assignments from newspapers, magazines and corporate clients. He pursued many personal projects, for instance in the 1990s he photographed the remains of the Nazi concentration camps, resulting in the book and exhibition In the Camps (1995).

»The product of eight years of thought and work, Erich Hartmann’s Our Daily Bread is his lyrical tribute to the men and women everywhere whose daily work helps to create the bread which feeds us all and which has become a metaphor for sustenance. His photographs make a picture-poem of the significance of bread to us all.« Ruth Bains Hartmann

Editor: Anna-Patricia Kahn, Ruth Bains Hartmann
Authors: Erich Hartmann, Ruth Bains Hartmann, Yves Kugelmann, et al.
Artists: Erich Hartmann

Designed by Kehrer Design
Hardcover
23 x 32 cm
164 pages
88 duotone ills.
English
ISBN 978-3-86828-446-1
2013

£37.80

Picture of Crossing Paths signed

Publisher's Description

In early 2011, I began the Crossing Paths project, taking portraits of people I met as I travelled across Britain. In the three years since, I have photographed more than 800 people, travelled over 50,000 miles and stopped at more than 120 towns right across England, Scotland and Wales.

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Signed copies

21 x 14.8 cm
272 pages 148 colour images
Publisher Hey Little Heroes, 2013
500 Copies

Niall McDiarmid

Publisher's Description

In early 2011, I began the Crossing Paths project, taking portraits of people I met as I travelled across Britain. In the three years since, I have photographed more than 800 people, travelled over 50,000 miles and stopped at more than 120 towns right across England, Scotland and Wales.

Sample images

Signed copies

21 x 14.8 cm
272 pages 148 colour images
Publisher Hey Little Heroes, 2013
500 Copies

£22.50

Picture of Le Crowbar signed

Signed copies

Publisher's description

‘…and with just a flyer from Steve Bedlam, stating “Hostomice, It’s Out There… The Tekno Travellers’ Holiday Destination Of The Year” as directions, we head off to Europe.’

In 1995 Tom Hunter set off from a squatted street in Hackney with a group of friends in an old double decker bus, loaded with muesli, Sosmix, baby-foot table and a sound system. Fuelled by selling egg butties, veggie burgers and beer, their journey took them through folk festivals in France, teknivals in Czech Republic, hippie gatherings in Austria and beach parties in Spain. Le Crowbar Café became an oasis for a nomadic party community hungry for all night food and a break from the hardcore techno.

‘Le Crowbar’ paints a vivid picture of friends on a journey, exploring new horizons and ways of living on the road, in the wake of the introduction of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994.

210 x 270mm, 96pp
68 photographs + 1 illustration
Text & photographs by Tom Hunter
Offset lithoprint
Hard back
Edition of 1000

Tom Hunter
Signed copies. In 1995, Tom Hunter set off on a European road trip with a "nomadic party community". Here, published for the first time, are the photos from this trip.
£30.00

Picture of Empire

Summer 2014 reprint

Publisher's Description

Empire is a fascinating journey across the South Atlantic exploring life on four remote islands – the British Overseas Territories of Ascension Island, Tristan da Cunha, the Falkland Islands and St. Helena ­– relics of the once formidable British Empire, all intertwined through their shared history.

Jon Tonks spent up to a month at a time in each territory, travelling 60,000 miles around the Atlantic via military outposts, low-lit airstrips and a long voyage aboard the last working Royal Mail Ship. Some 400 rolls of film, 24 flights and 32 days at sea later, the resulting work creates an insight into these distant places that resonate with a sense of Britishness which is remarkably recognisable yet inescapably strange.

Tonks has photographed the people, the landscapes and the traces of the past embedded within each territory and through short texts, which combine history and anecdote, he tells the story of these remote and remarkable islands. His motivation is neither political or nostalgic, the images arising primarily from his curiosity about the lives of these distant lands that remain very firmly British.

Born in the West Midlands in 1981, Jon Tonks studied product design before becoming a staff photographer on a local newspaper. He moved to London to take a master’s degree in Photojournalism & Documentary Photography at London College of Communication, and it was during his studies that he undertook a trip to Ascension Island which was to launch the Empire project. Winner of an AOP award, Tonks has been published widely in the UK national press and his work is in a number of private collections. ‘Empire’ is his first book.

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Publisher: Dewi Lewis

Size: 248 x 197mm

188 pages

Jon Tonks
Summer 2014 reprint. Empire is a fascinating journey across the South Atlantic exploring life on four remote islands – the British Overseas Territories of Ascension Island, Tristan da Cunha, the Falkland Islands and St. Helena ­– relics of the once formidable British Empire, all intertwined through their shared history.
£30.00

Picture of A Complete Examination of Middlesex

Publisher's Description

"I'm known for taking pictures very close, and the older I get, the closer I get." Bruce Gilden

In 2011, New York-based street photographer Bruce Gilden was commissioned by the Archive of Modern Conflict to capture the people and places of London. Kalev Erickson, who accompanied Gilden in his daily forays to photograph passers-by on the streets and wrote about the highs and lows of their various encounters, has now drawn on the photographs made by Gilden for the London project to produce this book.

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Publisher: AMC Books

Size: 225 x 335 mm

104 pages, 76 images

Bruce Gilden
In 2011, New York-based street photographer Bruce Gilden was commissioned by the Archive of Modern Conflict to capture the people and places of London.
£50.00

Picture of Weegee: Murder Is My Business

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Drawn from the International Center of Photography’s archives, this book highlights the incomparable style and fascinating career of Weegee, one of New York City’s quintessential press photographers.

For a decade between 1935 and 1946, Weegee made a name for himself snapping crime scenes, victims, and perpetrators. Armed with a Speed Graphic camera and a police-band radio, Weegee often beat the cops to the story, determined to sell his pictures to the sensation-hungry tabloids. His stark black and-white photos were often lurid and unsettling. Yet, as this beautifully produced volume shows, they were also brimming with humanity. Designed as a series of “dossiers,” this book follows Weegee’s transformation from a freelancer to a photodetective. It explores his relationship with the tabloid press and gangster culture and reveals his intimate knowledge of New York’s darkest corners. It provides readers with a rich historical experience—a New York City “noir” shot through the lens of one of its most iconoclastic figures.

With contributions from Weegee, Rosa Reilly, Eddy Portnoy, Carol Squiers, Richard Meyer and Alan Trachtenberg

Publisher: Prestel

Size: 210 x 273 mm

264 pages

Weegee
Drawn from the International Center of Photography’s archives, this book highlights the incomparable style and fascinating career of Weegee, one of New York City’s quintessential press photographers.
£31.50

Picture of Långt fårn Stockholm (Far from Stockholm)

Publisher's Description

Långt fårn Stockholm (Far from Stockholm) finds JH Engstrom on a journey into the surrounding world away from the big city. 

Shifting between isolated small communities and the untamed wilderness of the Swedish landscape -Engstrom weaves the two worlds with portraits of 'dance bands', youths etc and juxtaposing them amongst icy rivers, forests and disappearing roads. 

By weaving these themes, Engstrom tells at once a poetic solitary and contemplative story whilst returning to the heart and structure of the small community.

Publisher:Morel

Size: 240 X 315 mm

128 Pages 

Limited Edition of 1000

JH Engstrom
Shifting between isolated small communities and the untamed wilderness of the Swedish landscape -Engstrom weaves the two worlds with portraits of 'dance bands', youths etc and juxtaposing them amongst icy rivers, forests and disappearing roads.
£35.00

Picture of Paris mortel retouché

Publisher's Description

The book documents the creation process that resulted in the publication of Paris mortel by Johan van der Keuken (1938-2001) in 1963. In addition to an extensive introduction and background information provided by the composer Willem van Zoetendaal, the book contains a selection of photographs from Van der Keuken’s Paris period (1956-1958) that have never been published before, (85 photographs). These photographs include many that were taken in the 12th arrondissement where he lived, and these closely resemble those incorporated by the photographer in the final dummy version of 160 pages and 132 photos. In the selection, we find striking revelations such as a photo of men seen through a misted over café window in Rue Tiquetonne, from which Van der Keuken made a variety of cropped versions but which did not make it to the final version of the book. Van der Keuken also took some stunning photos in the neighbourhood of his apartment in Rue de Traversière. The dummy (superbly produced by Harold Strak) can be seen in the collection of the Leids Prentenkabinet. At the end of the book, we see a facsimile of the final publication, designed by Marinus H. van Raalte and dating from 1963. It deviates considerably from the final dummy and is reduced to 64 pages and 80 photographs. 

Publisher: van Zoetendaal Publishers

Size: 185 x 260 mm

188 pages

Johan van der Keuken
The book documents the creation process that resulted in the publication of Paris mortel by Johan van der Keuken in 1963. In addition to an extensive introduction and background information the book contains a selection of photographs from Van der Keuken’s Paris period that have never been published before.
£57.75

Picture of Sochi Project An Atlas of War and Tourism in the Caucasus

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Rob Hornstra and Arnold van Bruggen have been working together since 2009 to tell the story of Sochi, Russia, site of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games. They have returned repeatedly to this region as committed practitioners of “slow journalism,” establishing a solid foundation of research on and engagement with this small yet incredibly complicated place before it finds itself in the glare of international media attention. As Van Bruggen writes, “Never before have the Olympic Games been held in a region that contrasts more strongly with the glamour of the event than Sochi. Just twenty kilometres away is the conflict zone Abkhazia. To the east the Caucasus Mountains stretch into obscure and impoverished republics such as North Ossetia and Chechnya.” 

Hornstra’s photographic approach combines the best of documentary storytelling with contemporary portraiture, found photographs, and other visual elements collected over the course of their travels. The highlights and key elements of this extensive effort are brought together for the first time in this volume, designed by Kummer & Herrman, offering alternative perspectives and in-depth reporting on this remarkable region, the site of the most expensive Olympic Games, which sits at the combustible crossroads of war, tourism, and history. 

Publisher: Aperture

Size: 9 1⁄2 x 12 1⁄2"

512 pages, 200 four-color and black-and-white images 

Rob Hornstra
Rob Hornstra and Arnold van Bruggen have been working together since 2009 to tell the story of Sochi, Russia, site of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games.
£45.00

Picture of Bert Hardy’s Britain

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Bert Hardy was a mainstay of Picture Post magazine through much of its twenty year life. This long overdue book is the first major retrospective on his work in forty years.

Publisher: Bluecoat Press

Size: 270 x 290 mm

192 pages

Bert Hardy
Bert Hardy was a mainstay of Picture Post magazine through much of its twenty year life. This long overdue book is the first major on his work in forty years.
£17.99

Picture of Rich and Poor

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From 1977 to 1985, Goldberg photographed the wealthy and destitute of San Francisco, creating a visual document that has since become a landmark work. Through the combination of text and photographs, Rich and Poor’s mass appeal was instantly recognizable. In 1984 the series was exhibited alongside Robert Adams and Joel Sternfeld in the “Three Americans” exhibition at MoMA, and was published the following year by Random House.

Out of print since 1985, Jim Goldberg’s Rich and Poor has been completely re-designed and expanded by the artist for Steidl. Available for the first time in hardcover, Rich and Poor builds upon the classic combination of photographs and handwriting and adds a surplus of vintage material and contemporary photographs that have never been published or exhibited. The photographs in Rich and Poor constitute a shocking and gripping portrait of America during the 70’s and 80’s that remains just as relevant today.

Publisher: Steidl

256 pages

Jim Goldberg
From 1977 to 1985, Goldberg photographed the wealthy and destitute of San Francisco, creating a visual document that has since become a landmark work.
£49.50

Picture of Bruce Davidson In Color

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This volume presents Bruce Davidson’s personal selections from his lesser-known color archive. Ranging from a period of fifty-six years and counting, these images are representative of the photographer’s color career. Assignments from various magazines (Vogue, National Geographic, Life magazine) and commercial projects led him to photograph fashion (early 1960s), the Shah of Iran with his family (1964), keepers of French monuments (1988), the supermodel Kylie Bax (1997), and college cheerleaders (1989). He photographed in India and China, but also at home in New York, in Chicago, and along the Pacific Coast Highway. In 1968, Michelangelo Antonioni invited him to document the making of his film Zabriskie Point. Davidson also continued to pursue personal projects, e.g. photographing the Yiddish writer and Nobel Prize laureate Isaac Bashevis Singer (1972–75), the New York City subway (1980), and Katz’s Delicatessen (2004). Often staying on in a country after an official assignment, he documented Welsh coalfields, family holidays in Martha’s Vineyard, and travelled through Patagonia and Mexico.

Publisher: Steidl

280 pages

Bruce Davidson
This volume presents Bruce Davidson’s personal selections from his lesser-known color archive.
£52.20

Picture of Picture Post Photographer

Publishers Description

Picture Post, the UK’s best known illustrated magazine was launched 75 years ago in October 1938 and ran for almost twenty years until 1957. It was massively popular and at its peak had a circulation of just under two million copies.

At the age of 22, John Chillingworth was the youngest member of the ‘star’ team of photographic journalists on the magazine. He worked alongside many other great photographers including Bert Hardy, Kurt Hutton, Felix Man, Bill Brandt, Thurston Hopkins, Grace Robertson, and Leonard McCombe. Editorially the magazine was liberal, anti-Fascist and populist. It covered everything from politics, through to sport, fashion, music, theatre and film, as well as picture stories of everyday life both in the UK and abroad.

Chillingworth stayed with Picture Post for seven years producing a vast range of photo stories of a very high quality. Encouraged by the legendary picture magazine editor Tom Hopkinson, he learned to combine ‘story-telling’ images with the written word and worked with some of the finest magazine journalists of the age. Hopkinson, described Chillingworth as one of his great successes.

Although John Chillingworth’s images are still reproduced in publications around the world, this is his first monograph and features a wide range of photographs, primarily taken during his Picture Post years. The book is introduced by Matthew Butson, Vice President of Hulton Archive, whose vast experience of the Picture Post archive stretches back almost 30 years.

Publisher: Dewi Lewis Publishing

Size:245 x 245 mm

96 pages, 76 colour/black & white photos

John Chillingworth
Picture Post, the UK’s best known illustrated magazine was launched 75 years ago and ran for almost twenty years. It was massively popular and at its peak had a circulation of just under two million copies. At the age of 22, John Chillingworth was the youngest member of the ‘star’ team of photographic journalists on the magazine.
£17.99

Picture of Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning

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This beautiful volume celebrates one of the twentieth century’s most important photographers, Dorothea Lange. Led off by an authoritative biographical essay by Elizabeth Partridge (Lange’s goddaughter), the book goes on to showcase Lange’s work in over a hundred glorious plates. Dorothea Lange is the only career-spanning monograph of this major photographer’s oeuvre in print, and features images ranging from her iconic Depression-era photograph “Migrant Mother” to lesser-known images from her global travels later in life. Presented as the companion book to a PBS American Masters episode that will air in 2014, this deluxe hardcover offers an intimate and unparalleled view into the life and work of one of our most cherished documentary photographers.

Publisher: Chronicle

Size: 9 x 12"

192 pages, 100 duotone photographs

Dorothea Lange
This beautiful volume celebrates one of the twentieth century’s most important photographers, Dorothea Lange.
£31.50

Picture of The Big Book

Publisher's description

W. Eugene Smith, an icon in the field of twentieth-century photography, is best known as the master of the humanistic photographic essay. Smith’s most expressive and frequently reproduced images—World War II combat, the country doctor and nurse-midwife, Pittsburgh, Albert Schweitzer in Africa, rural Spanish villagers, and the mentally ill in Haiti—have altered our perception and understanding of the world.

In 1959, Smith became obsessed with creating an extended photo-essay that he called “The Big Book,” a complex retrospective of his work that would reflect his philosophy of art and critique of the world. Smith’s layout grouped photographs out of context and chronological order to form a series of connected “visual chapters and subchapters” that were intended to have a Joycean or Faulknerian literary quality. After three years of intense labor, Smith completed two handmade folio-sized maquettes to send to publishers. With 380 pages and 450 images, The Big Book was universally rejected as unviable and non-commercial, and it was never published.

Now, five decades later, a facsimile of W. Eugene Smith’s The Big Book, which is part of the Smith Archive at the Center for Creative Photography (CCP) at the University of Arizona, is in print for the first time. Accompanying the facsimile is a supporting volume with a foreword by Dr. Katherine Martinez, Director of CCP; an introduction by William S. Johnson, who arranged Smith’s archive at CCP; an essay by the renowned Swiss critic John Berger; notes on the Smith Collection at CCP by archivist Leslie Squyres and Jennifer Jae Gutierrez. “The Walk to Paradise Garden,” by W. Eugene Smith; and an appendix that maps Smith’s complete layout with titles, dates, and reproductions of each image from original prints. The Big Book is an essential primary source document for the study of both the history of photography and the history of the photobook. This set, in slipcase, will likely be the most comprehensive catalogue of W. Eugene Smith’s work ever published.

Foreword by Dr. Katharine Martinez. Introduction by William S. Johnson. Essay by John Berger. Notes by Leslie Squyres and Jennifer Jae Gutierrez.

9.75x12.75 in

448 pages

University of Texas Press

W Eugene Smith
These slipcased volumes present a facsimile of the unpublished magnum opus of one of the twentieth century’s greatest photographers that reveals W. Eugene Smith as a major progenitor of the photobook genre.
£112.50

Picture of Looking for Love on the Left Bank
Publisher's description
Dutch photographer and filmmaker Ed van der Elsken relocated to Paris in 1950. There he found a bohemian group, closely following and photographing their everyday movements, intertwining fiction and reality in a new genre of photography book. The reconstruction of this process from unpublished documents – contact prints, sketches, maps – illuminates not only the nihilist worldview of the young people he befriends but also the cinematographic layout of the book, ‘Love on the Left Bank’. A fiction extracted from these documents confronts the original narrative that Van der Elsken established in the book, a visual story accompanied by a text by Tamara Berghmans.

112 p, ills bw, 20 x 27 cm, hb, French/English

RRP £32.95

Ed van der Elsken
Publisher's description
Dutch photographer and filmmaker Ed van der Elsken relocated to Paris in 1950. There he found a bohemian group, closely following and photographing their everyday movements, intertwining fiction and reality in a new genre of photography book. The reconstruction of this process from unpublished documents – contact prints, sketches, maps – illuminates not only the nihilist worldview of the young people he befriends but also the cinematographic layout of the book, ‘Love on the Left Bank’. A fiction extracted from these documents confronts the original narrative that Van der Elsken established in the book, a visual story accompanied by a text by Tamara Berghmans.

112 p, ills bw, 20 x 27 cm, hb, French/English

RRP £32.95

£32.25

Picture of In the Box

Signed copies

Publisher's description

In the Box is a unique and compelling collection of images from the world of competitive Subbuteo, an iconic 80’s/90’s miniature football board game. The project, launched in 2010, has taken Tom Groves and his camera across Europe, visiting several of the major tournaments and capturing a series of images with illuminating clarity and humour which brings the sport to life in spectacular fashion.

The photos guide us through the bizarre yet fascinating oddities of a sport that many people thought had died. Included in the book are images of euphoria, passion and dedication as well as quotes from the world’s top players, each providing a personal insight into why Subbuteo means so much to them. The final section of this artist book, printed on a different paper stock pays homage to the childhood game ‘Top Trumps’ and idolises a range of players from the European circuit.

‘In the Box’ is an edition of 1,000 copies and was funded through Kickstarter where nearly 300 copies were pre-ordered earlier this year. Printed by the world renowned EBS print house in Verona, Italy, the book, designed by Studio Thomas, features a silk screened hardcover which is wrapped in a flocked material, replicating the feel of a Subbuteo pitch.

Silk screened hardcover, wrapped in a flocked material

44 Photographs

250 x 175 mm

92 Printed Pages

80 on GardaMatt Paper Stock

12 on Uncoated Offset Stock

Edition of 1,000

Published  by Bellevue Books

Tom Groves
In the Box’ is a unique and compelling collection of images from the world of competitive Subbuteo.
£25.00

Picture of Pigs, The

Temporarily out of stock.  We hope to receive more stock from the US.  Please email if you wish to reserve a copy or check on the current situation.

Publisher's Description

The economic news media have coined the term PIGS to refer to the weakest countries in the Eurozone: Portugal, Italy, Greece, and Spain. 

How did Spain—an empire on which the sun never set—end up like this? Whatever happened to Italy, which still contains a large part of the world’s artistic heritage? What about Greece, the birthplace of Western civilization? And what caused Portugal to see its future become so dim, after having dominated the seas for centuries?

The Pigs is a tragicomic vision of the stereotypes, deserved or not, with which the countries of southern Europe have to live. A vision halfway between caricature and harsh reality, which reveals the wreckage of the slow shipwreck of the cradle of Europe through the eyes of a cruel economist.

Publisher: RM

Soze: 7.8 × 10.6"

112 pages, 80 photographs

Carlos Spottorno
The Pigs is a tragicomic vision of the stereotypes, deserved or not, with which the countries of southern Europe have to live. A vision halfway between caricature and harsh reality, which reveals the wreckage of the slow shipwreck of the cradle of Europe through the eyes of a cruel economist.
£15.00

Picture of Sergio Larrain: Vagabond Photographer

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Publisher's Description

A notoriously reclusive artist, Sergio Larrain has nonetheless become a touchstone for those who have come to know and love his work, including authors Roberto Bolaño and Julio Cortázar. Celebrated by Henri Cartier-Bresson, his contemporary and a co-founder of Magnum, Larrain’s experimental process yielded images that transformed the fixed nature of the medium. His images have left generations of viewers in awe of the simultaneous serenity and spontaneity that a camera can capture—when placed, that is, in the hands of an artist with such rare meditative passion. “A good image is born from a state of grace,” the artist once explained. Sergio Larrain, a selection of over two hundred images, rectifies Larrain’s omission from the canon of significant twentieth-century photographers, and combines his work in Latin America with photographs taken in Europe. Following a creatively fertile period in the 1950s and ’60s, Larrain put away his camera and devoted himself to the solitary pursuit of spiritual mysticism, a decision that further contributed to his reputation as a romantic, a “fatal personage,” in the words of Bolaño. Created with the encouragement of Larrain’s family, the book is sumptuously produced, designed by Xavier Barral, and edited by Agnès Sire, who enjoyed a long correspondence with the photographer and has worked with Magnum on preserving his photographic estate.

Publisher: Aperture

Size: 8 1/4 x 11 1/2"

420 pages, 200 duotone photographs

Sergio Larrain
Celebrated by Henri Cartier-Bresson, his contemporary and a co-founder of Magnum, Larrain’s experimental process yielded images that transformed the fixed nature of the medium.
£58.50

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