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Picture of Islands of the Blest

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These photographs depict various places in the American West, and were taken over a one hundred-year period, from the 1870s through the 1970s. The photographers represented range from the completely unknown to some of America’s most distinguished practitioners of the medium. All of the images were sourced from digital public archives.

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Publisher: Silas Finch

Size: 11.5 x 13.5"

68 pages, 44 b&w plates

Offset printed with UV inks on uncoated paper. 

Edited by Bryan Schutmaat and Ashlyn Davis
These photographs depict various places in the American West, and were taken over a one hundred-year period, from the 1870s through the 1970s.
£30.95

Picture of Framing the West: the Survey Photographs

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The image of the untamed American West persists as one of our country’s most enduring cultural myths, and few photographers have captured more compelling images of the frontier than Timothy H. O’Sullivan. Trained under Mathew Brady, O’Sullivan accompanied several government expeditions to the West—most notably with geologist Clarence King in 1867 and cartographer George M. Wheeler in 1871. Along these journeys, O’Sullivan produced many beautiful photographs that exhibit a forthright and rigorous style formed in response to the landscapes he encountered. Faced with challenging terrain and lacking previous photographic examples on which to rely, O’Sullivan created a body of work that was without precedent in its visual and emotional complexities.

The first major publication on O’Sullivan in more than thirty years, Framing the West offers a new aesthetic and formal interpretation of O’Sullivan’s photographs and assesses his influence on the larger photographic canon. The book features previously unpublished and rarely seen images and serves as a field guide for O’Sullivan’s original prints, presenting them for the first time in sequence with the chronology of their production.

Toby Jurovics is curator of photography at the Smithsonian Museum of American Art. Carol M. Johnson is curator of photography at the Library of Congress. Glenn Willumson is director of the graduate program in museum studies and associate professor of art history at the University of Florida. William F. Stapp is an independent scholar of photography. Page Stegner is a novelist, essayist, and teacher.

Mar 23, 2010
272 p., 9 1/2 x 11
150 illustrations

Timothy O'Sullivan
Remaindered (publisher's price £40; our price £17.50) The first major publication on O’Sullivan in more than thirty years
£40.00
£17.75

Picture of The Stanford Albums

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Born in upstate New York in 1829, Carleton Watkins ventured west in 1848 to strike it rich. Instead of prospecting for gold, Watkins acquired a talent for photography. Through the 1860s and 1870s, Watkins charted the remote American West, and masterfully captured the vast scale and spirit of the Pacific Northwest. Among his most iconic photographs are the dramatic waterfalls, peaks, and valleys of Yosemite Valley. So moving were these images of the Valley that they were instrumental in convincing the 38th U.S. Congress and President Abraham Lincoln to pass the Yosemite Act of 1864, the first official step toward preserving the region and creating a blueprint for America's National Park System.

Carleton Watkins: The Stanford Albums presents over 150 images from three of Watkins's albums—Photographs of the Yosemite Valley (1861 and 1865-66), Photographs of the Pacific Coast (1862-76), and Photographs of the Columbia River and Oregon (1867 and 1870)—from the Stanford University Libraries Special Collections. These images represent the definitive collection of Watkins's highest achievements. In addition to the complete albums, the book also features fifteen essays by renowned scholars of the American West, including David M. Kennedy, Alexander Nemerov, and Richard White. Carleton Watkins: The Stanford Albums accompanies an ambitious exhibition of the same name, on view at the Cantor Arts Center from April through August 2014.

June 2014 marks the 150th anniversary of the congressional act that preserved Yosemite Valley and launched the national park system in the United States. These photographs—feats of innovation and technology at the dawn of photography—evince the beauty, power, and persuasiveness of the great American landscape.

280 pages

160 photographs

28.55 cms L x 36.09 cms W (2.61 kgs)

Publisher's price $40

Carleton Watkins
Over 150 images from three of Watkins's albums—Photographs of the Yosemite Valley (1861 and 1865-66), Photographs of the Pacific Coast (1862-76), and Photographs of the Columbia River and Oregon (1867 and 1870)
£28.25

Picture of An American Odyssey

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These rediscovered Photochrom and Photostint postcard images from the private collection of Marc Walter were produced by the Detroit Photographic Company between 1888 and 1924. Using a photolithographic process that predated the autochrome by nearly 20 years, they offered people the very first color photographs of the United States. Suddenly, the continent's colors were available for all to see. The rich ochres and browns of the Grand Canyon, the dazzle of Atlantic City, became a visual delight not only for eyewitnesses, but for Americans far and wide.

Imbued with this sense of discovery and adventure, the pictures gathered here are a voyage through peoples, places and time at once. They take us through North America’s vast and varied landscape, encounter its many communities, and above all transport us back to the New World of over a century ago. Over more than 600 pages including fold-out spreads, this sweeping panorama takes us from Native American settlements to New York's Chinatown, from some of the last cowboys to Coney Island's heyday. As luminous now as they were some 120 years ago, these rare and remarkable images that brought America to Americans now bring American's past to our present.

The authors:
Graphic designer, photographer, and collector Marc Walter specializes in vintage travel photographs, particularly photochroms, of which he has one of the world's largest collections. He has widely published books with images from his collection as well as his own photographs.

Sabine Arqué is a documentarian, iconographer, and author. She has collaborated on numerous books on the subjects of travel, the history of tourism and photography.

Hardcover with fold-outs, 11.4 x 15.6 in., 612 pages

Multilingual Edition: English, French, German

 


A massive collection of Photochrom and Photostint postcard images produced between 1888 and 1924.
£121.50

Picture of Conquest of Everest

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The Conquest of Everest features a trove of original photographs - many hitherto unpublished - and other rare materials from the Lowe collection. Stunning landscapes, candid portraits and action shots illustrate the decisive moment of this historic expedition as never before, bringing a unique personal perspective and a fresh sense of immediacy to this renowned event.

  • 27.00 x 22.00 cm
  • 240pp
  • 163 Illustrations, 62 in colour
  • First published 2013
George Lowe & Huw Lewis-Jones

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The Conquest of Everest features a trove of original photographs - many hitherto unpublished - and other rare materials from the Lowe collection. Stunning landscapes, candid portraits and action shots illustrate the decisive moment of this historic expedition as never before, bringing a unique personal perspective and a fresh sense of immediacy to this renowned event.

  • 27.00 x 22.00 cm
  • 240pp
  • 163 Illustrations, 62 in colour
  • First published 2013
£22.46

Picture of Some Vernacular Railroad Photographs

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Jeff Brouws and Wendy Burton have been collecting American vernacular railway photographs for many years, poring through boxes of snapshots at train shows and enthusiasts’ gatherings. Seeking out the unusual, the lyrical, the pastoral and the urban, they have assembled a collection that includes railway landscapes, locomotives, bridges and people primarily during the age of steam.

This fascinating assemblage is accompanied by an essay that includes a brief discussion of the aesthetic evolution of railway photography in the early to mid-twentieth century and the phenomenon of the International Engine Picture Club, which acted as a clearing house and swapping mechanism for rail fans.

Publisher: WW Norton

Size: 185 x 235 mm

288 pages, 250 duotone photographs

Jeff Brouws and Wendy Burton
Seeking out the unusual, the lyrical, the pastoral and the urban, Brouws and Burton have assembled a collection that includes railway landscapes, locomotives, bridges and people primarily during the age of steam.
£25.20

Picture of Negative kept : Maori and the carte de visite

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Michael Graham-Stewart in association with John Gow. Introductory essay by Keith Giles. Auckland : John Leech Gallery, 2013. Large quarto, illustrated wrappers, 198 pp, colour photographic illustrations throughout, with essays by Michael Graham-Stewart and Keith Giles. A superbly produced catalogue showcasing what is almost certainly the most comprehensive collection of Maori carte de visite photographs in public or private hands, as well as one of the most important private collections of nineteenth century photographs of Polynesian peoples ever assembled.

Michael Graham-Stewart
A superbly produced catalogue showcasing what is almost certainly the most comprehensive collection of Maori carte de visite photographs in public or private hands, as well as one of the most important private collections of nineteenth century photographs of Polynesian peoples ever assembled.
£30.00

Picture of Searching for the Seventies: The DOCUMERICA Photography Project

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The 1970s were more than leisure suits, streaking and disco; as this volume shows the ‘70s witnessed profound changes in politics, society and economy. 100 remarkable colour photographs, sourced from over 20,000 DOCUMERICA images taken between 1972 and 1978 and now in the U.S. National Archives, highlight the achievements of the decade, capturing its growing environmental awareness and appreciation of cultural diversity.

Drawing inspiration from the depression-era Farm Security Administration (FSA) photography project, DOCUMERICA photographers created a portrait of mid 70s America featuring small Midwestern towns, barrios in the Southwest, and coal mining communities in Appalachia. Their assignments were as varied as African American life in Chicago, urban renewal in Kansas City, commuters in Washington, DC, and migrant farm workers in Colorado. Included are iconic images such as "Hitchhiker with His Dog, 'Tripper' on U.S. 66" by Charles O'Rear and "Approaching Logan Airport" by Michael Philip Manheim.

You can scour the archives yourself.

Publisher: GILES in association with the Foundation for the National Archives, Washington, D.C.

Size: 280 × 240 mm

144 pages, 120 colour illustrations


100 remarkable colour photographs, sourced from over 20,000 DOCUMERICA images taken between 1972 and 1978 and now in the U.S. National Archives, highlight the achievements of the decade, capturing its growing environmental awareness and appreciation of cultural diversity.
£18.00

Picture of Shuttered Society Art Photography in the GDR: 1949–1989

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How did free art photography express itself under the authoritarian conditions prevailing in the former East Germany (GDR)? And how did it change over the decades?

This exhibition catalogue features a total of 33 selected photographers who show how, despite numerous obstacles, free art photography did exist and critically reflected social conditions.

The selected positions convey the most important threads of development: montage and experimentation, documentary perspective and social reportage and the work of young newcomers in the 1980s.

Publisher: Kerber Verlag

Size: 270 x 230 mm

352 pages, 94 colour, 64 b&w illustrations

English and German text.


How did free art photography express itself under the authoritarian conditions prevailing in the former East Germany (GDR)? And how did it change over the decades? This catalogue features a total of 33 selected photographers who show how, despite numerous obstacles, free art photography did exist and critically reflected social conditions.
£50.40

Picture of Wartime Kiss: Visions of the Moment in the 1940s

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Wartime Kiss is a personal meditation on the haunting power of American photographs and films from World War II and the later 1940s. Starting with a stunning reinterpretation of one of the most famous photos of all time, Alfred Eisenstaedt's image of a sailor kissing a nurse in Times Square on V-J Day, Alexander Nemerov goes on to examine an array of mostly forgotten images and movie episodes--from a photo of Jimmy Stewart and Olivia de Havilland lying on a picnic blanket in the Santa Barbara hills to scenes from such films as Twelve O'Clock High and Hold Back the Dawn. Erotically charged and bearing traces of trauma even when they seem far removed from the war, these photos and scenes seem to hold out the promise of a palpable and emotional connection to those years.

Through a series of fascinating stories, Nemerov reveals the surprising background of these bits of film and discovers unexpected connections between the war and Hollywood, from an obsession with aviation to Anne Frank's love of the movies. Beautifully written and illustrated, Wartime Kiss vividly evokes a world in which Margaret Bourke-White could follow a heroic assignment photographing a B-17 bombing mission over Tunis with a job in Hollywood documenting the filming of a war movie. Ultimately this is a book about history as a sensuous experience, a work as mysterious, indescribable, and affecting as a novel by W. G. Sebald.

Publisher: Princeton University Press

Size: 6 1/8 x 9 1/4"

184 pages, 46 halftones

Alexander Nemerov
Wartime Kiss is a personal meditation on the haunting power of American photographs and films from World War II and the later 1940s.
£14.36

Picture of Timothy H. O'Sullivan - The King Survey Photographs
Publisher's Description
Clarence King's Survey, undertaken between 1867 and 1872, covered a vast swath of terrain, from the border of California eastward to the edge of the Great Plains. It was the first survey to include a full-time photographer—Timothy O'Sullivan—who produced about 450 finished photographs in large-format and smaller-format stereographs. O'Sullivan's images convey a distinct individual quality of perception, at once direct and laconic, as well as a perfect union of objective fact and personal interpretation. As such, O'Sullivan remains the most admired, studied, and debated photographer who worked on the great western surveys of the 19th century.

This handsome and enlightening book aims to enrich and enlarge our understanding of O'Sullivan's pivotal body of western photographs by emphasizing the idea of context. This ambition encompasses several frames of reference: O'Sullivan's best-known images in relation to his larger body of survey work; the function his photographs served in relation to the survey's overall goals and methodologies; and the King Survey itself as a logical part of a complex and prolonged expeditionary endeavor. The volume also includes an essential catalogue raisonné of O'Sullivan's King Survey work.

Publisher: Yale University Press
Size: 11 x 11"
252 pages, 384 colour + b/w illustrations

Publisher's Price: £ 45
Timothy H. O'Sullivan
Publisher's Description
Clarence King's Survey, undertaken between 1867 and 1872, covered a vast swath of terrain, from the border of California eastward to the edge of the Great Plains. It was the first survey to include a full-time photographer—Timothy O'Sullivan—who produced about 450 finished photographs in large-format and smaller-format stereographs. O'Sullivan's images convey a distinct individual quality of perception, at once direct and laconic, as well as a perfect union of objective fact and personal interpretation. As such, O'Sullivan remains the most admired, studied, and debated photographer who worked on the great western surveys of the 19th century.

This handsome and enlightening book aims to enrich and enlarge our understanding of O'Sullivan's pivotal body of western photographs by emphasizing the idea of context. This ambition encompasses several frames of reference: O'Sullivan's best-known images in relation to his larger body of survey work; the function his photographs served in relation to the survey's overall goals and methodologies; and the King Survey itself as a logical part of a complex and prolonged expeditionary endeavor. The volume also includes an essential catalogue raisonné of O'Sullivan's King Survey work.

Publisher: Yale University Press
Size: 11 x 11"
252 pages, 384 colour + b/w illustrations

Publisher's Price: £ 45
£40.50

Picture of Hiroshima: Ground Zero 1945
Publisher's Description
On 6 August 1945, the US government dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima. This was the first wartime use of a nuclear weapon, and along with the bombing of Nagasaki three days later, heralded the surrender of Japan and the end of World War II. After the dust had settled, President Truman dispatched military personnel and civilians to photograph the destruction. Nearly seventy years later, Hiroshima: Ground Zero 1945 presents a selection of these once confidential images alongside critical texts.

1,100 photographs were taken, and 865 of them published in the classified report The Effects of the Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima, Japan (1947). Today, 700 of these images are part of the permanent collection at the International Center of Photography. Hiroshima: Ground Zero 1945 is testament to this shameful, haunting episode of the twentieth century and the role of documentary photography within it, and is the latest phase in ICP’s ongoing investigation of the unacknowledged histories of photography.

You can view images from this book on the Steidl website.

Publisher: Steidl & Partners
Size: 254 x 309 mm
248 pages, 300 colour plates

Publisher's Price: £ 42.00

Publisher's Description
On 6 August 1945, the US government dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima. This was the first wartime use of a nuclear weapon, and along with the bombing of Nagasaki three days later, heralded the surrender of Japan and the end of World War II. After the dust had settled, President Truman dispatched military personnel and civilians to photograph the destruction. Nearly seventy years later, Hiroshima: Ground Zero 1945 presents a selection of these once confidential images alongside critical texts.

1,100 photographs were taken, and 865 of them published in the classified report The Effects of the Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima, Japan (1947). Today, 700 of these images are part of the permanent collection at the International Center of Photography. Hiroshima: Ground Zero 1945 is testament to this shameful, haunting episode of the twentieth century and the role of documentary photography within it, and is the latest phase in ICP’s ongoing investigation of the unacknowledged histories of photography.

You can view images from this book on the Steidl website.

Publisher: Steidl & Partners
Size: 254 x 309 mm
248 pages, 300 colour plates

Publisher's Price: £ 42.00
£37.80

Picture of Nein, Onkel

Publisher's Description
Nein, Onkel: Snapshots From Another Front 1938–1945 is a photographic survey of a different, rarely glimpsed side of life in the Nazi Third Reich. It contains reproductions of 347 previously unpublished snapshots – some of them in colour – portraying the fun-loving, sexually incongruous and work-shy elements of the German military machine, and challenging the accepted view of evil men in jackboots. Selected from the extensive collections at the Archive of Modern Conflict, these highly personal photographs come from private albums compiled by ordinary soldiers caught up in the conflagration of world war two. They record not the bloody battles, but the fun snatched by those who would rather be enjoying forty winks, a spot of country dancing or a roll in the hay than fighting. Winner of the Historical Book Award at Rencontres d'Arles 2008.

You can view images from this book on the AMC Books website.

Publisher: AMC Books

Size: 250 x 230 mm

236 pages, 308 black & white and 39 colour illustrations

Edited by Ed Jones and Timothy Prus
ein, Onkel: Snapshots From Another Front 1938–1945 is a photographic survey of a different, rarely glimpsed side of life in the Nazi Third Reich.
£61.50

Picture of Seeing through Race - A Reinterpretation of Civil Rights Photography
Publisher's Description
Seeing through Race is a boldly original reinterpretation of the iconic photographs of the black civil rights struggle. Martin A. Berger’s provocative and groundbreaking study shows how the very pictures credited with arousing white sympathy, and thereby paving the way for civil rights legislation, actually limited the scope of racial reform in the 1960s. Berger analyzes many of these famous images—dogs and fire hoses turned against peaceful black marchers in Birmingham, tear gas and clubs wielded against voting-rights marchers in Selma—and argues that because white sympathy was dependent on photographs of powerless blacks, these unforgettable pictures undermined efforts to enact—or even imagine—reforms that threatened to upend the racial balance of power.

Publisher: University of California Press
264 pages

Publisher's Price: £ 19.95
Martin A. Berger
Publisher's Description
Seeing through Race is a boldly original reinterpretation of the iconic photographs of the black civil rights struggle. Martin A. Berger’s provocative and groundbreaking study shows how the very pictures credited with arousing white sympathy, and thereby paving the way for civil rights legislation, actually limited the scope of racial reform in the 1960s. Berger analyzes many of these famous images—dogs and fire hoses turned against peaceful black marchers in Birmingham, tear gas and clubs wielded against voting-rights marchers in Selma—and argues that because white sympathy was dependent on photographs of powerless blacks, these unforgettable pictures undermined efforts to enact—or even imagine—reforms that threatened to upend the racial balance of power.

Publisher: University of California Press
264 pages

Publisher's Price: £ 19.95
£17.96

Picture of Direction - Space!
Publisher's Description
Fifty years ago, on April 12th 1961, Yuri Gagarin became the first man in space. His orbit of the Earth made him a celebrity worldwide. His name is still synonymous with the Space Race and with Russian space exploration.

Half a century after the legendary flight, Direction–Space! looks at two of the sites that were key to the Soviet Space programme: Star City and Baikonur.

Cosmonauts have lived and trained in Star City since the 1960s. In the Soviet era, it was a top secret location. Now also known as ‘The Yuri Gagarin Russian State Science Research Cosmonauts Training Centre’ it is still a military research centre and consists of a training facility and a residential area for the cosmonauts and their families as well as the military and civilian personnel serving the facility.

Baikonur, situated in Kazakhstan, was the world’s first space launch facility and it is still the largest. Nowadays, the site is rented and administered by Russia.

Direction–Space! is a fascinating study of Star City and Baikonur. Incorporating unique archive materials, it explores the reality of the space community at first hand, investigating the physical and psychological space as well the routine and lives of its residents. It offers a new insight into a subject central to the Cold War history of the Soviet Union, and raises questions over attitudes and perceptions that have been formed over past decades.

Maria Gruzdeva is a young Russian photographer. Based in London for the past three years, she is able to offer a unique perspective on her country of origin, its post-Soviet history and aesthetics. She held her first major solo exhibition in Moscow in 2010 and has shown her work in several group exhibitions as well as at art fairs such as VOLTA6 in Basel and Art Moscow.

Publisher: Dewi Lewis Publishing
Size: 247 x 310 mm
112 pages, 120 colour photos & illustrations

Publisher's Price: £ 30.00
Maria Gruzdeva
Publisher's Description
Fifty years ago, on April 12th 1961, Yuri Gagarin became the first man in space. His orbit of the Earth made him a celebrity worldwide. His name is still synonymous with the Space Race and with Russian space exploration.

Half a century after the legendary flight, Direction–Space! looks at two of the sites that were key to the Soviet Space programme: Star City and Baikonur.

Cosmonauts have lived and trained in Star City since the 1960s. In the Soviet era, it was a top secret location. Now also known as ‘The Yuri Gagarin Russian State Science Research Cosmonauts Training Centre’ it is still a military research centre and consists of a training facility and a residential area for the cosmonauts and their families as well as the military and civilian personnel serving the facility.

Baikonur, situated in Kazakhstan, was the world’s first space launch facility and it is still the largest. Nowadays, the site is rented and administered by Russia.

Direction–Space! is a fascinating study of Star City and Baikonur. Incorporating unique archive materials, it explores the reality of the space community at first hand, investigating the physical and psychological space as well the routine and lives of its residents. It offers a new insight into a subject central to the Cold War history of the Soviet Union, and raises questions over attitudes and perceptions that have been formed over past decades.

Maria Gruzdeva is a young Russian photographer. Based in London for the past three years, she is able to offer a unique perspective on her country of origin, its post-Soviet history and aesthetics. She held her first major solo exhibition in Moscow in 2010 and has shown her work in several group exhibitions as well as at art fairs such as VOLTA6 in Basel and Art Moscow.

Publisher: Dewi Lewis Publishing
Size: 247 x 310 mm
112 pages, 120 colour photos & illustrations

Publisher's Price: £ 30.00
£27.00

Picture of Aces High
Publisher's Description
[...] Like all artists, Tom’s stock-in-trade is to see what others overlook, to capture the essence of something that eludes the rest of us. With these photographs, he has done just that. He has succeeded in looking beyond the aluminum, steel and paint portrayed by the calendar photographers, to capture the true soul of these aircraft- a soul that is inseparable from the men that flew them in combat. These images are powerful because they embrace, rather than gloss over, the context with which these planes were created and flown. They pay tribute to the men who took them into battle, and they capture the emotion of an era that was routinely characterized by desperate life and death struggles. To do anything less is to only tell half the story. [...] As you view these photographs, don’t be surprised if you feel like you’re looking back through a crack in time and can hear the distant echoes of history calling. It’s not your imagination - it’s the power of great photography! William E. Hamilton (Former Planes of Fame General Manager)

To view images from the book see the Ponchiroli Editori.

Publisher: Ponchiroli Editori
Size: 240 x 300 mm
176 pages

Publisher's Price: £ 50.00
Tom Porta
Publisher's Description
[...] Like all artists, Tom’s stock-in-trade is to see what others overlook, to capture the essence of something that eludes the rest of us. With these photographs, he has done just that. He has succeeded in looking beyond the aluminum, steel and paint portrayed by the calendar photographers, to capture the true soul of these aircraft- a soul that is inseparable from the men that flew them in combat. These images are powerful because they embrace, rather than gloss over, the context with which these planes were created and flown. They pay tribute to the men who took them into battle, and they capture the emotion of an era that was routinely characterized by desperate life and death struggles. To do anything less is to only tell half the story. [...] As you view these photographs, don’t be surprised if you feel like you’re looking back through a crack in time and can hear the distant echoes of history calling. It’s not your imagination - it’s the power of great photography! William E. Hamilton (Former Planes of Fame General Manager)

To view images from the book see the Ponchiroli Editori.

Publisher: Ponchiroli Editori
Size: 240 x 300 mm
176 pages

Publisher's Price: £ 50.00
£45.00

Picture of Human and Animal Locomotion Photographs

Publisher's Description
English photographer Eadweard Muybridge was a pioneer in visual studies of human and animal locomotion. In 1872, he famously helped settle a bet for former California governor Leland Stanford by photographing a galloping horse. Muybridge invented a complex system of electric shutter releases that captured freeze frames—proving conclusively, for the first time, that a galloping horse lifts all four hooves off the ground for a fraction of a second. For the next three decades, Muybridge continued his quest to fully catalog many aspects of human and animal movement, shooting hundreds of horses and other animals—and of nude or draped subjects engaged in various activities such as running, walking, boxing, fencing, and descending a staircase (the latter study inspired Marcel Duchamp’s famous 1912 painting).

This resplendent book traces the life and work of Muybridge, from his early thinking about anatomy and movement to his latest photographic experiments. The complete 781 plates of Muybridge’s groundbreaking Animal Locomotion (1887) are reproduced here. In addition, Muybridge’s handmade and extremely rare first illustrated album, The Attitudes of Animals in Motion (1881) is reproduced in its entirety. A detailed chronology by British researcher Stephen Herbert throws new light on one of the most important pioneers of photography.

Exhibition Eadweard Muybridge at Tate Britain, London, 8 September 2010 – 16 January 2011.

Publisher: Taschen
Size: 332 x 243 mm
804 pages

Publisher's Price: £ 44.99
Eadweard Muybridge

Publisher's Description
English photographer Eadweard Muybridge was a pioneer in visual studies of human and animal locomotion. In 1872, he famously helped settle a bet for former California governor Leland Stanford by photographing a galloping horse. Muybridge invented a complex system of electric shutter releases that captured freeze frames—proving conclusively, for the first time, that a galloping horse lifts all four hooves off the ground for a fraction of a second. For the next three decades, Muybridge continued his quest to fully catalog many aspects of human and animal movement, shooting hundreds of horses and other animals—and of nude or draped subjects engaged in various activities such as running, walking, boxing, fencing, and descending a staircase (the latter study inspired Marcel Duchamp’s famous 1912 painting).

This resplendent book traces the life and work of Muybridge, from his early thinking about anatomy and movement to his latest photographic experiments. The complete 781 plates of Muybridge’s groundbreaking Animal Locomotion (1887) are reproduced here. In addition, Muybridge’s handmade and extremely rare first illustrated album, The Attitudes of Animals in Motion (1881) is reproduced in its entirety. A detailed chronology by British researcher Stephen Herbert throws new light on one of the most important pioneers of photography.

Exhibition Eadweard Muybridge at Tate Britain, London, 8 September 2010 – 16 January 2011.

Publisher: Taschen
Size: 332 x 243 mm
804 pages

Publisher's Price: £ 44.99
£40.49

Picture of Victorian Scotland

Publisher's Description

The Victorians were the harbingers of the modern age, their society driven by curiosity, a zeal for invention, and an enormous appetite for economic and imperial consumption. The boiler room of the era was stoked furiously, and its frequent combustions produced advances in everything from science and philosophy to industry and architecture.

By the end of the nineteenth century, Scotland was a nation transformed. Glasgow had exploded into the second city of the Empire, the majestic Forth Bridge was celebrated as a wonder of the modern world, and railways had opened the remote Highlands to new industries of leisure and tourism. But for every grand museum or gothic-revival country house, tenements and slums rose in their thousands – overcrowded living for the vast army of workers that sustained the great Victorian machine. Ambition and wealth saw social divisions become ever more acute, producing a society obsessed with class hierarchy.

Now, for the first time, RCAHMS is showcasing images from its National Collection in a remarkable illustration of this landmark era. From the pioneering work of photographers like John Forbes White, William Donaldson Clark, Thomas Annan and Harry Bedford Lemere, to never before seen excerpts from private family albums, Victorian Scotland is a window on the lives of the generation who changed the world.



Publisher: RCAHMS
Size: 300 x 245 mm
224 pages, 220 illustrations

Publisher's Price: £ 30.00

Was £30 > Now £12.50
£12.50

Picture of China - Through The Lens of John Thomson 1868-1872
Publisher's Description
Scottish photographer John Thomson (1837–1921) was one of the most influential photographers of the 19th century and a pioneer of photojournalism.

Born two years before the invention of daguerreotype and the birth of photography, Thomson first travelled to Asia in 1862 where he set up a professional photographic studio. He became fascinated by local culture and the people of Asia and in 1868 he made his second trip, this time settling in Hong Kong. Between 1868 and 1872, Thomson made extensive trips to Guangdong, Fujian, Beijing, China’s north-east and down the Yangtze river, covering nearly 5,000 miles. This exhibition catalogue is drawn from his time in these regions.

These were the early days of photography when negatives were made on glass plates that had to be coated with emulsion before the exposure was made. A huge amount of cumbersome equipment had to be carried from place to place and with perseverance, great energy and stamina, Thomson managed to take a wide variety of images and themes, including landscapes, people, architecture, domestic and street scenes. As a foreigner, his ability to gain access to photograph women is also remarkable. In China, Thomson excelled as a photographer in quality, depth and breadth, and in artistic sensibility.

John Thomson’s photographs appear courtesy of the Wellcome Library, London.

Publisher: Riverbooks
Size:310 x 310 mm
168 pages, 157 black and white photographs

Publisher's Price: £35.00
John Thomson
Publisher's Description
Scottish photographer John Thomson (1837–1921) was one of the most influential photographers of the 19th century and a pioneer of photojournalism.

Born two years before the invention of daguerreotype and the birth of photography, Thomson first travelled to Asia in 1862 where he set up a professional photographic studio. He became fascinated by local culture and the people of Asia and in 1868 he made his second trip, this time settling in Hong Kong. Between 1868 and 1872, Thomson made extensive trips to Guangdong, Fujian, Beijing, China’s north-east and down the Yangtze river, covering nearly 5,000 miles. This exhibition catalogue is drawn from his time in these regions.

These were the early days of photography when negatives were made on glass plates that had to be coated with emulsion before the exposure was made. A huge amount of cumbersome equipment had to be carried from place to place and with perseverance, great energy and stamina, Thomson managed to take a wide variety of images and themes, including landscapes, people, architecture, domestic and street scenes. As a foreigner, his ability to gain access to photograph women is also remarkable. In China, Thomson excelled as a photographer in quality, depth and breadth, and in artistic sensibility.

John Thomson’s photographs appear courtesy of the Wellcome Library, London.

Publisher: Riverbooks
Size:310 x 310 mm
168 pages, 157 black and white photographs

Publisher's Price: £35.00
£31.50

Picture of Expanding Horizons - Painting and Photography of American and Canadian Landscape 1860-1980
Publisher's Description
This unique book is the cataogue of a travelling exhibition held at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and at the Vancouver Art Gallery. It examines American and Canadian landscape painting and photography in an era of great artistic and historical transformation coinciding with the American Civil War, the Canadian Confederations and the end of World War I.

Publisher: Somogy Editions d'Art
Size: 287 x 246 mm
320 pages, 175 colour and 75 black and white illustrations

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Hilliard T. Goldfarb (Editor)
Publisher's Description
This unique book is the cataogue of a travelling exhibition held at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and at the Vancouver Art Gallery. It examines American and Canadian landscape painting and photography in an era of great artistic and historical transformation coinciding with the American Civil War, the Canadian Confederations and the end of World War I.

Publisher: Somogy Editions d'Art
Size: 287 x 246 mm
320 pages, 175 colour and 75 black and white illustrations

Usually dispatched within 10 working days
£35.00

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