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Picture of Elemental
Publisher's Description
British artist Susan Derges engages with themes of alchemy, testing the inter-relation between the elements of fire, water, earth and air. Her beautifully crafted images reflect a holistic system that encompasses the human psyche and finds its metaphors through the natural world.

From 1980–86 Derges lived and worked in Japan, introducing the influence of Japanese minimalism which she combined with her discovery of ‘camera-less’ photography techniques. Her first major series, Chladni Figures, was created by sprinkling powder onto photographic paper made to vibrate with sound, making visible the shapes of invisible sound waves. Subsequent series continued to explore hidden forces and cycles of nature and her most frequently recurring subject is water. She captures the interference patterns in flowing rivers, the energy of waterfalls and breaking waves and the states of water from ice to cloud, from the solid to the intangible. Derges often uses the landscape at night as her darkroom. She submerges large sheets of photographic paper in rivers and uses the moon and flashlight to create the exposure. These images can appear abstract from a distance yet highly descriptive when seen close up. They confound a sense of orientation, questioning what is above or below and implying a dialogue between the microcosm and the macrocosm, or matter and spirit.

This book, edited by Martin Barnes, Senior Curator at the V&A, gathers together all of Derges’ major series to date and the key texts about them. Drawing from twenty-five years of work, the chronological sequence is creatively rearranged by the artist and grouped according to the four elements and the transitions between them.

Publisher: Steidl
Size: 250 x 350 mm
240 pages

Publisher's Price: £48.00
Susan Derges
Publisher's Description
British artist Susan Derges engages with themes of alchemy, testing the inter-relation between the elements of fire, water, earth and air. Her beautifully crafted images reflect a holistic system that encompasses the human psyche and finds its metaphors through the natural world.

From 1980–86 Derges lived and worked in Japan, introducing the influence of Japanese minimalism which she combined with her discovery of ‘camera-less’ photography techniques. Her first major series, Chladni Figures, was created by sprinkling powder onto photographic paper made to vibrate with sound, making visible the shapes of invisible sound waves. Subsequent series continued to explore hidden forces and cycles of nature and her most frequently recurring subject is water. She captures the interference patterns in flowing rivers, the energy of waterfalls and breaking waves and the states of water from ice to cloud, from the solid to the intangible. Derges often uses the landscape at night as her darkroom. She submerges large sheets of photographic paper in rivers and uses the moon and flashlight to create the exposure. These images can appear abstract from a distance yet highly descriptive when seen close up. They confound a sense of orientation, questioning what is above or below and implying a dialogue between the microcosm and the macrocosm, or matter and spirit.

This book, edited by Martin Barnes, Senior Curator at the V&A, gathers together all of Derges’ major series to date and the key texts about them. Drawing from twenty-five years of work, the chronological sequence is creatively rearranged by the artist and grouped according to the four elements and the transitions between them.

Publisher: Steidl
Size: 250 x 350 mm
240 pages

Publisher's Price: £48.00
£43.20

Picture of Above Zero
Publisher's Description
After his breathtaking, prize-winning photographs of the coast of Greenland in Broken Line, Olaf Otto Becker (*1959 in Travemünde) turns his attention to the interior of the island in his new series, Above Zero.

Second only to Antarctica, Greenland has the most expansive continental ice sheet in the world. Becker’s spectacular portraits of this region are taken with a cumbersome and heavy large-format camera during physically strenuous, sometimes life-threatening tours among glacial crevasses and snowmelt flows. His photographic studies reveal the overwhelming beauty of this ice-covered landscape while at the same time documenting the existential threat to it, for even here, in this completely uninhabited region, human influences have fatal consequences: dust and soot in the air form black, crusty deposits that, in conjunction with global warming, accelerate the melting of the ice sheets—with no doubt unavoidable catastrophic results.

Publisher: Hatje Cantz
Size: 340 x 280 mm
176 pages, 76 colour ilustrations

Publisher's Price: £ 60.00
Olaf Otto Becker
Publisher's Description
After his breathtaking, prize-winning photographs of the coast of Greenland in Broken Line, Olaf Otto Becker (*1959 in Travemünde) turns his attention to the interior of the island in his new series, Above Zero.

Second only to Antarctica, Greenland has the most expansive continental ice sheet in the world. Becker’s spectacular portraits of this region are taken with a cumbersome and heavy large-format camera during physically strenuous, sometimes life-threatening tours among glacial crevasses and snowmelt flows. His photographic studies reveal the overwhelming beauty of this ice-covered landscape while at the same time documenting the existential threat to it, for even here, in this completely uninhabited region, human influences have fatal consequences: dust and soot in the air form black, crusty deposits that, in conjunction with global warming, accelerate the melting of the ice sheets—with no doubt unavoidable catastrophic results.

Publisher: Hatje Cantz
Size: 340 x 280 mm
176 pages, 76 colour ilustrations

Publisher's Price: £ 60.00
£54.00

Picture of Wildfire
Publisher's Description
In the American west during the last 35 years, the number of fires increased by a factor of four; the average fire went from lasting one week to lasting five; the total area burned increased by six-and-a-half times; and the average fire season increased by 78 days. All of which is to say, as Bill McKibben points out in his introduction to Wildfire, we really shouldn’t be calling them wildfires any more. Sasha Bezzubov has gained wide recognition for his photographs of natural disasters in his ongoing project “Things Fall Apart.” Wildfire, the artist’s first monograph, is comprised of 32 large-scale photographs of the aftermath of forest fires in California. Using the genre of landscape photography, a tradition born with, and used to celebrate, industrial expansion, these photographs evidence the fragility of the man-made as it is transformed into dreamscapes of apocalyptic proportions.

“The cycle of destruction and regeneration, of death and birth, is a reality that is not subject to human contravection. Despite the muted palette, these pictures present stunning vistas of natural wreckage that mirror man-made war zones. The vastness of the devastation is at once appalling and breathtaking.” — Mary Hrbacek, New York Art World

Publisher: Nazraeli Press
Size: 12 x 13'
64 pages, 32 four-color plates

Publisher's Price: £30.00
Sasha Bezzubov
Publisher's Description
In the American west during the last 35 years, the number of fires increased by a factor of four; the average fire went from lasting one week to lasting five; the total area burned increased by six-and-a-half times; and the average fire season increased by 78 days. All of which is to say, as Bill McKibben points out in his introduction to Wildfire, we really shouldn’t be calling them wildfires any more. Sasha Bezzubov has gained wide recognition for his photographs of natural disasters in his ongoing project “Things Fall Apart.” Wildfire, the artist’s first monograph, is comprised of 32 large-scale photographs of the aftermath of forest fires in California. Using the genre of landscape photography, a tradition born with, and used to celebrate, industrial expansion, these photographs evidence the fragility of the man-made as it is transformed into dreamscapes of apocalyptic proportions.

“The cycle of destruction and regeneration, of death and birth, is a reality that is not subject to human contravection. Despite the muted palette, these pictures present stunning vistas of natural wreckage that mirror man-made war zones. The vastness of the devastation is at once appalling and breathtaking.” — Mary Hrbacek, New York Art World

Publisher: Nazraeli Press
Size: 12 x 13'
64 pages, 32 four-color plates

Publisher's Price: £30.00
£27.00

Picture of Footprint - Our Landscape in Flux
Publisher's Description
Stuart Franklin’s pictures express a deep ecological concern

They create a stunning yet ominous photographic document of Europe’s changing landscape. From the arctic north of Russia to the arid coast of southern Spain, from the glaciers of Spitsbergen to the baked concrete of Athens, the extremes of the European landscape are captured with an eye for both natural and unnatural processes.

Change is documented in beautiful, disturbing detail: the effects of pollution on trees and tundra; the extent of floods and rising sea levels; the shrinking and recession of once vast glaciers. Franklin’s photographs also depict evolving scenes of contemporary life, such as industrial floriculture in the Netherlands and artificial beaches in city centres.

With essays by Heike Strelow, editor of italic(Ecological Aesthetics), Tanja Pföhler, Stuart Franklin’s photographic assistant, and Andrew Goudie, Professor of Geography at Oxford University, this book is a profound testament to fragility and change in the landscape.

Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Size: 216 x 295 mm
144 pages, 99 colour illustrations

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Stuart Franklin
Publisher's Description
Stuart Franklin’s pictures express a deep ecological concern

They create a stunning yet ominous photographic document of Europe’s changing landscape. From the arctic north of Russia to the arid coast of southern Spain, from the glaciers of Spitsbergen to the baked concrete of Athens, the extremes of the European landscape are captured with an eye for both natural and unnatural processes.

Change is documented in beautiful, disturbing detail: the effects of pollution on trees and tundra; the extent of floods and rising sea levels; the shrinking and recession of once vast glaciers. Franklin’s photographs also depict evolving scenes of contemporary life, such as industrial floriculture in the Netherlands and artificial beaches in city centres.

With essays by Heike Strelow, editor of italic(Ecological Aesthetics), Tanja Pföhler, Stuart Franklin’s photographic assistant, and Andrew Goudie, Professor of Geography at Oxford University, this book is a profound testament to fragility and change in the landscape.

Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Size: 216 x 295 mm
144 pages, 99 colour illustrations

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£29.95

Picture of The Storr - Unfolding Landscape
Publisher's Description
In August 2005 an unforgettable installation was taken to one of Europe's most hauntingly beautiful landscapes - the high cliffs of Coire Faion and the Stòrr on the Isle of Skye.

For six weeks around midnight, groups, equipped with head torches and walking sticks, were guided through this inspiring landscape as the words of Skye's legendary poet Sorley MacLean echoed down from the mountain. This book of essays, photographs and diary excerpts from the event The Storr: Unfolding Landscape captures one of the greatest single site-specific environmental artworks ever to be staged in Britain or anywhere in the world.

Publisher: Luath Press Ltd
144 pages

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We will be hosting an event in association with Stills Gallery on Wednesday 25 October to celebrate the launch of this book. For more information see the events section of this website.
Angus Farquhar et al
Publisher's Description
In August 2005 an unforgettable installation was taken to one of Europe's most hauntingly beautiful landscapes - the high cliffs of Coire Faion and the Stòrr on the Isle of Skye.

For six weeks around midnight, groups, equipped with head torches and walking sticks, were guided through this inspiring landscape as the words of Skye's legendary poet Sorley MacLean echoed down from the mountain. This book of essays, photographs and diary excerpts from the event The Storr: Unfolding Landscape captures one of the greatest single site-specific environmental artworks ever to be staged in Britain or anywhere in the world.

Publisher: Luath Press Ltd
144 pages

Usually dispatched within 2 working days

We will be hosting an event in association with Stills Gallery on Wednesday 25 October to celebrate the launch of this book. For more information see the events section of this website.
£15.00

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