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Picture of Victorian Giants

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Oscar Rejlander (1813–75), Julia Margaret Cameron (1815–79), Lewis Carroll (1832–98) and Clementina Hawarden (1822–65) embody the very best of photography from the Victorian era. They experimented with new approaches to picture making and shaped attitudes towards photography that have informed artistic practice ever since. Discover the images that made people think about the photograph as a work of art in this beautiful book.

Publisher: NPG

Size: 260 x 230 mm

240 pages, approx. 190 images illustrations

 


Oscar Rejlander (1813–75), Julia Margaret Cameron (1815–79), Lewis Carroll (1832–98) and Clementina Hawarden (1822–65) embody the very best of photography from the Victorian era.
£0.00

Picture of New Bauhaus Chicago: Experiment Photography

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This lavishly illustrated volume looks from both sides of the Atlantic at 80 years of photography from Chicago. At the New Bauhaus and what later became the Institute of Design, teachers like László Moholy-Nagy, György Kepes and später Arthur Siegel, Harry Callahan and Aaron Siskind taught an uninhibited approach to the medium which influenced generations of photographers.

To mark the start of the great Bauhaus anniversary in 2019, the Bauhaus Archiv / Museum für Gestaltung Berlin is presenting its collection of “New Bauhaus Photography” which is unique in Europe. It introduces the protagonists and institutions who since the foundation of the New Bauhaus in Chicago in 1937 have inspired, created and collected photography and then presented it to the public. The wide range of illustrations extends from abstract photograms and material experiments to conceptual and process-oriented works series. Contemporary works from Chicago complete the picture and reflect the importance of the Bauhaus thought process for the present day.

With works by: Harry Callahan, György Kepes, Nathan Lerner, László Moholy-Nagy, Arthur Siegel, Aaron Siskind, et al.
with contributions by A. Bähr, S. Daiter, J. Grimes, S. Hoiman, K. Lowis, E. Siegel

Publisher: Hirmer Publihsers

Size: 230 x 250 mm

208 pages, 183 illustrations in colour


This lavishly illustrated volume looks from both sides of the Atlantic at 80 years of photography from Chicago. At the New Bauhaus and what later became the Institute of Design, teachers like László Moholy-Nagy, György Kepes and später Arthur Siegel, Harry Callahan and Aaron Siskind taught an uninhibited approach to the medium which influenced generations of photographers.
£34.20

Picture of New Realities: Photography in the 19th Century

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World-renowned photographs from the Rijksmuseum’s collection

With masterpieces by world-famous photographers such as Eadweard Muybridge, Charles Marville, William Henry Fox Talbot

The invention of photography in 1839 led to a revolution in visual culture: photography both portrayed and created the modern world. For the first time, it was possible to depict and unlock every facet of that world. Photography secured a position in every field: in science, the arts, daily life and in the reporting of what was happening in the world.

Presenting a selection of more than 300 photographs from the large and important collection of the Rijksmuseum, New Realities provides an impressive overview of the international development of photography. Major highlights include the earliest travel photos, motion studies by Eadweard Muybridge, advertising photography, portraits, scenes from everyday life, the earliest photograph taken in Suriname and amazing shots that were made by microscope and telescope.
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Publisher: nai010

Size: 230 x 290 mm

340 pages


World-renowned photographs from the Rijksmuseum’s collection
£44.00

Picture of Arbus Friedlander Winogrand: New Documents, 1967

Publisher's Description

In 1967, when Diane Arbus, Lee Friedlander, and Garry Winogrand were still relatively unknown, curator John Szarkowski linked their work indelibly in the groundbreaking exhibition New Documents at The Museum of Modern Art. Although few at the time could have predicted it, New Documents signaled a watershed moment in the history of American photography. What Szarkowski recognized in the three artists was a shared fascination with the commonplace and a novel application of a documentary language to personal expression. “They like the real world,“ Szarkowksi wrote, “in spite of its terrors, as the source of all wonder and fascination and value—no less precious for being irrational.” Their conviction that life’s frailties and imperfections are worth examining remains today a premise as vital as when they were first starting out.

Despite the importance of New Documents for posterity, no catalogue was produced at the time. Arbus Friedlander Winogrand marks the exhibition’s 50th anniversary and presents for the first time, in full-page reproductions, the 94 photographs that hung on the walls of MoMA, freshly contextualized with an abundance of archival material. Essays by curator Sarah Hermanson Meister and photographer and critic Max Kozloff, who originally reviewed the exhibition for The Nation in 1967, shed new light on the enduring significance of the exhibition and on the legacy of these three essential artists. Hardcover. 168pp; 147 ills.

Publisher: MoMA

Size: 9 x 10.5"

168 pages

Diane Arbus, Lee Friedlander, and Garry Winogrand
Despite the importance of New Documents for posterity, no catalogue was produced at the time. Arbus Friedlander Winogrand marks the exhibition’s 50th anniversary and presents for the first time, in full-page reproductions, the 94 photographs that hung on the walls of MoMA, freshly contextualized with an abundance of archival material.
£31.50

Picture of Contemporary Russian Photography

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Contemporary Russian Photography is the first extensive publication presenting the history of Soviet-Russian creative photography from the early 1950s to 2012. This book is based on a broad collection of photographic work never before assembled from these years. The book presents the evolution of creative photography of the post-Stalin period through the wild experimentation of Perestroika and its aftermath in the 1990s to the work of young Russian photographers today. In its presentation of Russian photography, the book shows the remarkable breadth of the photographic arts in Russia over the past 66 years. The essays provide a re-examination of the history of creative photography in the Soviet Union and Russia after Stalinism.


The book is divided into three chapters:


After Stalin and “The Thaw” The Re-emergence of the Personal Voice
Late 1940s through the 1970s
Including artists such as: Victor Akhlomov, Max Alpert, Naum Granovsky, Gennady Koposov, Pavel Krivtsov, Vsevolod Tarasevich, Alexander Ustinov.

Perestroika Liberalization and Experimentation
Mid 1980s–2010
Including artists such as: Sergey Chilikov, Alexander Gronsky, Vadim Gushchin, Yuri Kozyrev, Gregory Maiofis, Sergey Maximishin, Boris Mikhailov, Igor Moukhin, Alexey Titarenko.

The Young Generation A Collective Portrait
Mid 2000s–2012
Including artists such as: Oleg Borodin, Maria Kozhanova, Margo Ovcharenko, Nikita Pirogov, Tatiana Plotnikova, Anna Skladmann, Anastasia Tailakova, Daria Tuminas.


The history of Russian creative photography since the late 1950s, its artists and artworks, are the subjects of essays by the leading Russian curators and independent art historians, Evgeny Berezner, Irina Chmyreva and Natalia Tarasova.

Former Deputy Director General for photography and multi-media projects at the ROSIZO State Museum and Exhibition Center of the Russian Ministry of Culture and Deputy Director for photography and multi-media projects at Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Evgeny Berezner curated over 150 exhibitions of contemporary and classical Russian photography.

Publisher: Schilt Publishing

Size: 220 x 245 mm

360 pages with approx. 300 photographs in full colour and duotone


Evgeny Berezner, Irina Chmyreva and Natalia Tarasova
Contemporary Russian Photography is the first extensive publication presenting the history of Soviet-Russian creative photography from the early 1950s to 2012.
£40.50

Picture of New York in Photobooks

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New York in Photobooks gathers and studies a selection of images of the capital of the twentieth century, the most photogenic and most photographed city in history. In these images from the books selected (only a fraction of those in existence), the city of skyscrapers is captured from construction thereof in the 1930s to the destruction of the World Trade Center in 2001, alongside the urban life of the New Yorkers themselves, recorded in a model style of street photography. Many of the books are the work of European and Japanese photographers, who discovered multiple perspectives (human, cultural, social, economic…) from which to view the city that shaped the twentieth century.

New York in Photobooks is the catalogue of a traveling exhibition curated by Horacio Fernández, who is also the editor of the book: a collaborative effort in which, in addition to the many images, there are texts by numerous photography scholars.

The photographers represented include Berenice Abbott, Nobuyoshi Araki, Cecil Beaton, Mario Bucovich, Roy DeCarava, Bruce Davidson, Raymond De-pardon, Juan Fresán, Bruce Gilden, György Lörinczy, Lewis Hine, Evelyn Hofer, Karol Kallay, André Kertész, William Klein Helen Levitt, Danny Lyon, Daido Moriyama, Ugo Mulas, Robert Rauschenberg, Kees Scherer, Aaron Siskind, Weegee, Kojima Yasutaka, Ruiko Yoshida, among others.

Texts: Horacio Fernández, Iñigo García Urueta y Jeffrey Ladd

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  • Centro José Guerrero + RM
  • Softcover with dust jacket
  • 240 pages
  • 350 photographs
  • 6.4 x 9.4 in
  • Design: César Ávia
Horacio Fernandez

Publisher's Description

New York in Photobooks gathers and studies a selection of images of the capital of the twentieth century, the most photogenic and most photographed city in history. In these images from the books selected (only a fraction of those in existence), the city of skyscrapers is captured from construction thereof in the 1930s to the destruction of the World Trade Center in 2001, alongside the urban life of the New Yorkers themselves, recorded in a model style of street photography. Many of the books are the work of European and Japanese photographers, who discovered multiple perspectives (human, cultural, social, economic…) from which to view the city that shaped the twentieth century.

New York in Photobooks is the catalogue of a traveling exhibition curated by Horacio Fernández, who is also the editor of the book: a collaborative effort in which, in addition to the many images, there are texts by numerous photography scholars.

The photographers represented include Berenice Abbott, Nobuyoshi Araki, Cecil Beaton, Mario Bucovich, Roy DeCarava, Bruce Davidson, Raymond De-pardon, Juan Fresán, Bruce Gilden, György Lörinczy, Lewis Hine, Evelyn Hofer, Karol Kallay, André Kertész, William Klein Helen Levitt, Danny Lyon, Daido Moriyama, Ugo Mulas, Robert Rauschenberg, Kees Scherer, Aaron Siskind, Weegee, Kojima Yasutaka, Ruiko Yoshida, among others.

Texts: Horacio Fernández, Iñigo García Urueta y Jeffrey Ladd

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  • Centro José Guerrero + RM
  • Softcover with dust jacket
  • 240 pages
  • 350 photographs
  • 6.4 x 9.4 in
  • Design: César Ávia
£30.00

Picture of Magnum Photobook: The Catalogue Raisonne

Publisher's Description

The first complete illustrated bibliography of 1,000 iconic photobooks created by members of the renowned photo agency

This fascinating in-depth survey brings Magnum's history alive through the genre of the photobook – an essential vehicle for photographers to share their work.

Its pages include unpublished behind-the-scenes material, together with ephemera from the photographers' archives about the making of their books. With an introduction by Fred Ritchin and texts by Carole Naggar, this book explores the evolution of the photobook, as well as the important role that Magnum has played in the history of documentary photography.

Publisher: Phaidon

Size: 270 x 180 mm

512 pages, 200 illustrations
ISBN: 9780714872117


The first complete illustrated bibliography of 1,000 iconic photobooks created by members of the renowned photo agency
£44.96

Picture of The Chinese Photobook (mid-size 2016 edition)

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Publisher's Description

Newly revised histories of photography as recorded via the photobook have added enormously to our understanding of the medium’s culture, particularly in places that are often marginalized, such as Latin America and Africa. However, until now, only a handful of Chinese books have made it onto historians’ short lists. Yet China has a fascinating history of photobook publishing, and The Chinese Photobook reveals for the first time the richness and diversity of this heritage. This now available in a smaller size, more accessibly priced hardcover edition, volume is based on a collection compiled by Martin Parr and Beijing- and London-based Dutch photographer team WassinkLundgren. And while the collection was inspired initially by Parr’s interest in propaganda books and in finding key works of socialist realist photography from the early days of the Communist Party and the Cultural Revolution era, the selection of books includes key volumes published as early as 1900, as well as contemporary volumes by emerging Chinese photographers.

Texts by Gu Zheng, Raymond Lum, Ruben Lundgren, Stephanie H. Tung, and Gerry Badger

Publisher: Aperture

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Size: 10 x 11 3/8"

448 pages, ca. 1000 four-colour images

Edited by Martin Parr and Wassink Lundgren
This now available in a smaller size, more accessibly priced hardcover edition, volume is based on a collection compiled by Martin Parr and Beijing- and London-based Dutch photographer team WassinkLundgren.
£45.00

Picture of Photography Inc.

Publisher's Description

Presented in pictures: the history of the photography industry and its interaction with the photographer.

With pictures by William Henry Fox Talbot, Robert Doisneau, Weegee and many other world-class photographers.

This book celebrates the FoMu's 50th anniversary and is the catalogue of their Autumn exhibition.

Photography Inc.,is the comprehensive catalogue based on the FotoMuseum's Autumn exhibition with the same name, in Antwerp. The book charts the history of photography, from the perspective of the photography industry, with pictures, cameras and albums from the FoMu collection.Since the 19th century, photography has evolved from a luxury article to a mass-produced article. That development is what Photography Inc.illustrates. Photography continually needs to become faster, simpler, and cheaper, which has far-reaching consequences - both from an aesthetic point of view and from a social one. This book focuses on a number of milestones in the history of photography, and upon the influence companies such as Gevaert, Agfa, Kodak, Polaroid etc. have had on the approach of both amateur and professional photographers.Text in English and Dutch.

Publisher: Lannoo

Size: 260 x 210 mm

264 pages, 250 colour illustrations, 50 black & white illustrations


Presented in pictures: the history of the photography industry and its interaction with the photographer.
£29.25

Picture of Thames & Hudson Dictionary of Photography

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Publisher's Description

The Thames & Hudson Dictionary of Photography is a landmark publication that encompasses the history, art, and science of photography in a single volume. At a time when information is instantly accessible on the Internet but is often unreliable or uncited, this ambitious project both reasserts the veracity, reliability, and accuracy of scholarly research in reference publishing and offers an immersive, usable, beautifully designed reading experience.

Compiled under the editorial guidance of curator, writer, and art historian Nathalie Herschdorfer, and in consultation with an international panel of 150 experts, this volume is based on entirely new scholarship by seventy-seven researchers from sixteen countries. Over 1,200 concise yet fully detailed entries describe all aspects of the subject, including photographers, images, agencies, genres, movements, exhibitions, publications, collectors, techniques, and processes. Entries from Ansel Adams, Diane Arbus, and amateur photographers to Emile Zola, Piet Zwart, and the zoom lens are enriched by 300 images showing key works, artist portraits, exhibitions, installations, and publications.

Publisher: Thames & Hudson

Size: 8.25 x 12.5"

440 pages, 300+ photographs and diagrams

Edited By Nathalie Herschdorfer
The Thames & Hudson Dictionary of Photography is a landmark publication that encompasses the history, art, and science of photography in a single volume.
£58.50

Picture of Family of Man, The

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Publisher's Description

Hailed as the most successful exhibition of photography ever assembled, The Family of Man opened at The Museum of Modern Art in January 1955. It was groundbreaking in its scope--503 images by 273 photographers originating in 69 countries--as well as in the numbers of people who experienced it on its tour through 88 venues in 37 countries. As the permanent embodiment of Edward Steichen's monumental exhibition, this publication reproduces all of the 503 images that Steichen described as "a mirror of the essential oneness of mankind throughout the world. Photographs made in all parts of the world, of the gamut of life from birth to death." To celebrate the 60th anniversary of this classic and inspiring work, MoMA is releasing this handsome hardcover edition.

Publisher: Museum of Modern Art

Size: 8.5 x 11"

192 pages, 503 black and white illustrations


Hailed as the most successful exhibition of photography ever assembled, The Family of Man opened at The Museum of Modern Art in January 1955. It was groundbreaking in its scope--503 images by 273 photographers originating in 69 countries--as well as in the numbers of people who experienced it on its tour through 88 venues in 37 countries.
£20.25

Picture of Scottish Photography: The First Thirty Years

Publisher's Description

In the middle of the nineteenth century a sympathetic relationship between art, science and technology laid the groundwork for photography to flourish, including camera obscura and the panorama. This is a lavishly produced book on the eventful first thirty years of photography in Scotland - around 1840 - 70. The photographers whose work is discussed include David Octavius Hill, Robert Adamson, James Valentine, Thomas Annan and George Washington Wilson plus practitioners not previously mentioned in any publication. Julia Margaret Cameron's encounter with Scotland is also described as is the work of Scottish photographers abroad.

Publisher: NMSE - Publishing Ltd 

Size: 196 x 220 mm

352 pages

Sara Stevenson and A. D. Morrison-Low
This is a lavishly produced book on the eventful first thirty years of photography in Scotland - around 1840 - 70.
£22.50

Picture of Scottish Photography: The First Thirty Years

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Publisher's Description

In the middle of the nineteenth century a sympathetic relationship between art, science and technology laid the groundwork for photography to flourish, including camera obscura and the panorama. This is a lavishly produced book on the eventful first thirty years of photography in Scotland - around 1840 - 70. The photographers whose work is discussed include David Octavius Hill, Robert Adamson, James Valentine, Thomas Annan and George Washington Wilson plus practitioners not previously mentioned in any publication. Julia Margaret Cameron's encounter with Scotland is also described as is the work of Scottish photographers abroad.

Publisher: NMSE - Publishing Ltd 

352 pages

Sara Stevenson and A. D. Morrison-Low
This is a lavishly produced book on the eventful first thirty years of photography in Scotland - around 1840 - 70.
£31.50

Picture of Revelations

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Published alongside a major exhibition, Revelations explores a radical expansion of the visual field brought about by early scientific photography, and the ways this informed and inspired photography's applications within modern and contemporary art.

Early scientific imagery such as X-Ray, photomicrography and experimental high-speed photography exposed and surpassed the limits of human vision. In doing so, it revealed important formal possibilities to artists, and spoke to them in clear and articulate terms about man’s changing relationship to science and technology. Drawing on the National Collections held in Bradford and London, and further international collections, a selection of photographs, book spreads and other documents demonstrate new modes of representation established by early scientific photography and their profound impact on the histories of photographic art.

Publisher: Mack Books

Size: 170 x 223 mm

216 pages, 152 colour plates

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Ben Burbridge
Published alongside a major exhibition, Revelations explores a radical expansion of the visual field brought about by early scientific photography, and the ways this informed and inspired photography's applications within modern and contemporary art.
£25.00

Picture of Photography Visionaries

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Photography Visionaries is an inspiring guide to 75 of the most influential photographers from around 1900 to the present. Entertainingly written by an expert on photography, it provides fascinating insight into the lives and careers of men and women working in a medium which perhaps more than any other in the visual arts has been deeply affected by technological change.

The entries are arranged chronologically, instilling in the reader an understanding of what marks each photographer as a visionary. Each entry is less about providing a full biography of the person and more about creating a sense of excitement regarding their work and the lasting impact that it has had on photography.

With the aid of an arresting selection of photographs, some well-known and others less so, this book offers a unique and engaging perspective on the development of photography through some of its most inventive practitioners.

Publisher: Lawrence King

Size: 290 x 200 mm

312 pages, 340 illustrations

Mary Warner Marien
Photography Visionaries is an inspiring guide to 75 of the most influential photographers from around 1900 to the present.
£22.46

Picture of Photography Book (2nd Edition)

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A revised and updated edition of Phaidon's bestselling book, which brings this landmark work fully up-to-date with new additions covering the latest developments in photography.

The Photography Book is an unsurpassed collection of more than 550 superb images that represent the world's best photographers from the mid-nineteenth century to today.

Arranged alphabetically by photographer, it showcases pioneers such as Gustave Le Gray and Daguerre, icons like Robert Capa and contemporary names such as Richard Wentworth and Carolee Schneemann. The selection encompasses fashion, sport, natural history, reportage, society portraiture, documentary and art, with concise text providing useful insight into each work and its creator. Also included are extensive cross-references and glossaries of technical terms and movements.

Publisher: Phaidon

Size: 290 x 210 mm

576 pages, 563 illustrations

Ian Jeffrey
A revised and updated edition of Phaidon's bestselling book, which brings this landmark work fully up-to-date with new additions covering the latest developments in photography.
£35.96

Picture of History of Photography in 50 Cameras

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The history of photography, perhaps more so than any other art, is a history of technology that is best revealed in the very vehicle that makes it possible – the camera.

Through a selection of fifty landmark cameras, Michael Pritchard tells the story of this ground-breaking piece of equipment that changed the way we saw the world around us. Beginning with Louis Daguerre's daguerreotype of 1839, other entries include the Brownie (1900), the Kodak Instamatic 100 (1963), the Polaroid SX-70 (1972), right up to the Canon EOS 5D Mark III (2012) and the Nokia Lumia camera phone (2013). 

Illustrations show not only the cameras themselves but also the advertising material that accompanied them and some of the well-known images they were used to take. Pritchard uses each camera as a point of entry for talking about the people who created and used them and the kind of photos they produced, from Weegee and his Speed Graphic to Cartier-Bresson and the Leica's role in the invention of photojournalism. In the hands of individual photographers, he reveals, cameras came to represent unique styles of depiction. 

Together, the stories of the fifty cameras gathered here present an approachable and informative take on a medium that continues to fire the imagination, whether we're perfecting the selfie using the modern camera-phone or longing for the days of Fotomat.

Publisher: Bloomsbury

Size: 227 x 170 mm

224 pages, 150 colour illustrations

Michael Pritchard
Through a selection of fifty landmark cameras, Michael Pritchard tells the story of this ground-breaking piece of equipment that changed the way we saw the world around us.
£20.00

Picture of Photoshow: Landmark Exhibitions that Defined the History of Photography

Publisher's Description

From photography’s earliest days, the thrill and immediacy of the new medium were defined at the first public exhibitions.

Half art, half science, photography captured the attention of everyone from eager technophiles to curious painters: the art of representation was about to change.

This is the first book to study the history of photography via international exhibitions. The foremost historians of the medium describe the most important shows and set them in the context of their times, from London’s Great Exhibition of 1851 to today.

Edited by Alessandra Mauro, with contributions by and interviews with a host of international photography experts, this will be required reading for anyone with a serious interest in photography and curating, and provides the most informative and wide-ranging survey available of the era’s defining medium.

Publisher: Thames & Hudson

Size: 265 x 200 mm

272 pages, 125 Illustrations, 75 in colour

Edited by Alessandra Mauro
This is the first book to study the history of photography via international exhibitions. The foremost historians of the medium describe the most important shows and set them in the context of their times, from London’s Great Exhibition of 1851 to today.
£35.96

Picture of Photobooks Spain 1905-1977

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The form of the photo book allows for narrative meaning to arise from the images, and as such, has been used by many of the most preeminent photographers to present and communicate their works. In Spain particularly, the photo book is colored by a complex national history: the Civil War, the transition to democracy, the social and cultural role of the peasantry and the evolving role of women have all been significantly documented via the photo book. The relationship of Spanish culture and photography to the photo book is comprehensively explored in this volume, published to accompany an exhibition at the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía. This volume collects the work of not only well-known photographers such as José Ortiz Echagüe, Alfonso, Francesc Català-Roca, Ramón Masats, Xavier Miserachs, Francisco Ontañón and Colita, but also relatively unknown figures, such as Antonio Cánovas, the collective work of Misiones Pedagógicas (Teaching Missions), José Compte, Enrique Palazuelo, Luis Acosta Moro and Salvador Costa. Text by Horacio Fernández explains the cultural significance of these artists' works and further delves into the complex relationship between the Spanish photo book and literature.

Publisher: RM/Museo Nacional Centro De Arte Reina Sofía

Size: 8.75 X 11.25"

264 pages


In Spain particularly, the photo book is colored by a complex national history: the Civil War, the transition to democracy, the social and cultural role of the peasantry and the evolving role of women have all been significantly documented via the photo book.
£40.50

Picture of Postcards from the Road

Publisher's Description

Walker Evans said in his 1958 introduction to Robert Frank’s The Americans, “For the thousandth time, it must be said that pictures speak for themselves, wordlessly, visually, or they fail.” The images revolutionized postwar American photography. With their candid images of men and women from all classes and walks of life, the photographs presented a very different story than that portrayed by the wholesome caricature of midcentury prosperity pervading American photography at the time. Although initially dismissed by his peers for his pioneering work, Frank was ultimately credited with changing the course of the art form, and his photography holds a secure status in the history of twentieth-century art. And he did all this without words. It seems appropriate then – and not a little overdue – that Jonathan Day has created a book that expounds, explores, and examines Frank’s work pictorially
 
Taking Frank’s iconic images as his point of reference, Day shot new photographs that commented on the road and contemporary America. Here, these images are paired with critical commentary that details the aspects of the work that are visually expounded and explained in Day’s complementary images. A visual entryway to the photographs and themes of this iconic book in the history of photography, Postcards from the Road represents an innovative, carefully considered departure from standard photographic textbooks.

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

Size: 9 x 9"

220 pages, 50 color plates

Jonathan Day
Taking Frank’s iconic images as his point of reference, Day shot new photographs that commented on the road and contemporary America. A visual entryway to the photographs and themes of this iconic book in the history of photography, Postcards from the Road represents an innovative, carefully considered departure from standard photographic textbooks.
£37.80

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