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Picture of Bitter Years: The Farm Security Administration Photographs Through the Eyes of Edward Steichen

Publisher's Description

The Bitter Years celebrates some of the most iconic photographs of the 20th century and provides a whole new insight into Edward Steichen’s impact on the history of documentary photography.

The Great Depression of the 1930s was still a vivid memory in 1962 and The Bitter Years was the title of a seminal exhibition held that year at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, curated by Edward Steichen. 2012 marks its 50th anniversary. No proper catalogue was produced of the exhibition in 1962 so this book provides a unique opportunity to see all the photographs in a structure and sequence that reflect those devised by Steichen for the original show.

The exhibition featured more than 200 images by photographers who worked under the US Farm Security Administration (FSA) in 1935–41 as part of Roosevelt’s New Deal. The FSA, set up to combat rural poverty, included an ambitious photography project that launched many photographic careers, most notably those of Walker Evans and Dorothea Lange.

The exhibition featured their work as well as that of ten other FSA photographers, including Ben Shahn, Carl Mydans and Arthur Rothstein. Their images are among the most remarkable in documentary photography – testimonies of a people in crisis, hit by the full force of economic turmoil and the effects of drought and dust storms.

This book is published in association with the Centre National de l’Audiovisuel and the Ministry of Culture in Luxembourg. It accompanies a permanent display at the Château d’Eau in Dudelange of the original exhibition, given by Steichen, who was born in Luxembourg. No proper catalogue was produced of the exhibition in 1962 so this book provides a unique opportunity to see all the photographs in a structure and sequence that reflect those devised by Steichen for the original show.

Publisher: Thames & Hudson

Size: 305 x 240 mm

288 pages with 229 illustrations

Edited by Françoise Poos
The Bitter Years celebrates some of the most iconic photographs of the 20th century and provides a whole new insight into Edward Steichen’s impact on the history of documentary photography.
£34.20

Picture of Photographers

Publisher's Description

An extravagant photographic history of photographers and their cameras.

Photographers celebrates the truly innovative men and women behind the camera; trailblazers in their field, who captured and immortalised our world.

This definitive edition shows rarely seen photographs of some of twentieth-century photography’s greatest names. From Henri Cartier-Bresson and Weegee, to David Bailey and Richard Avedon by way of the men and women of Life and Picture Post magazines as well as anonymous pressmen, they are all shown at work with their camera. Photographers shows photographers with their celebrity subjects, who range from the best-known Hollywood stars to players of sport, musicians and politicians. It also shows some of those same celebrities turning the camera back on to the photographer.

Photographers shows off the classic cameras used by the press, photojournalists and fashion photographers. The Leica, the Nikon, the Pentax, the Rolleiflex and Speed Graphic are among the cameras shown in use. A section on wartime photographs shows aerial cameras in action.

Amongst the photographers shown are: Antony Armstrong-Jones, Richard Avedon, David Bailey, Cecil Beaton, Margaret Bourke-White, Robert Capa, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Terence Donovan, Philippe Halsman, Bert Hardy, Annie Leibovitz, Tony Ray-Jones and Weegee. Stars include Sean Connery, Sammy Davis Jr, David Hemmings, Audrey Hepburn, Jayne Mansfield, Marilyn Monroe, Peter Sellers, Terence Stamp, James Stewart, Robert Vaughn and John Wayne; and subjects such as the Beatles, Christine Keeler, Bobby and John F Kennedy, and shots on film sets.

An introductory essay by one of the world’s leading photographic specialists, Michael Pritchard, sets the photographers and their cameras within a wider context of the rapid growth in demand for photographs of celebrities from the 1890s and the development of celebrity culture associated with the rise of the movies from the 1920s.

Produced in association with Getty Images, one of the world’s leading collections of photography, Photographers reproduces each of the images to the highest standards supported by detailed captions.

Publisher: Real Art Press

Size: 300 x 250 mm

288 pages, 260 colour and b/w photographs

Edited by Tony Nourmand and written by Michael Pritchard
An extravagant photographic history of photographers and their cameras celebrating the truly innovative men and women behind the camera; trailblazers in their field, who captured and immortalised our world.
£40.50

Picture of Photography of Victorian Scotland

Publisher's Description

This is the first book to provide a full and coherent introduction to the photography of Victorian Scotland. There are many books which deal with particular elements and individual photographers, which show the interest in the subject, but no book draws everything together to provide an understanding of the multi-faceted nature of photography and the inter-relationship with other activities in the society of the time. This authoritative introduction, building upon these other publications, will provide a wide-ranging appreciation of early Scottish photography and in particular that Scottish photography was in the vanguard of many international trends. The material has been structured and the topics organised, with appropriate illustrations, as both a readable narrative and a foundation text for the subject.

Key Features

  • Draws together a coherent narrative of the many different aspects of photography in Victorian Scotland
  • Shows how photography was related to, and was influenced by, the society and culture of the time
  • Highlights how Scotland and Scots were in the forefront of photography in Victorian times
  • Uses the most apt illustrations to emphasise the quality of the image-making

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

Size: 234 x 156 mm

224 pages, 130 illustrations

Roddy Simpson
This is the first book to provide a full and coherent introduction to the photography of Victorian Scotland and provides a wide-ranging appreciation of early Scottish photography and in particular that Scottish photography was in the vanguard of many international trends.
£22.49

Picture of Dutch Photobook: A Thematic Selection from 1945 Onwards

Publisher's description


The Dutch photobook is internationally recognized for its innovative and collaborative approach between photographers, printers, and designers. Dutch graphic designers have long worked at the forefront of their discipline, often crossing existing boundaries and exploring new territories—qualities that have become an integral part of contemporary Dutch photobook culture.

The current photobook publishing boom in the Netherlands springs from a long-standing tradition of excellence. This tradition precedes WWII, but the aftermath of the war marked a period of particularly close collaboration between photographers and designers. Their contributions led to such unique photography books as Ed van der Elsken’s Love on the Left Bank (1956) and Chili September by Koen Wessing (1973). Innovations such as the photo novel and the company photobook bloomed in the 1950s and 60s. Later, other genres emerged as part of the publishing landscape, including conceptual and documentary works.

The Dutch Photobook will feature selections from approximately one hundred historic, contemporary, and self-published photobook projects, including landmarks such as Hollandse taferelen by Hans Aarsman (1989), The Table of Power by Jacqueline Hassink (1996), Why Mister Why by Geert van Kesteren (2006), and Empty Bottles by Wassink Lundgren (2007).

Dutch photo historians Frits Gierstberg and Rik Suermondt contribute several texts on the history of the genre, the collaborative efforts between photographers and designers, and their inspiration and influences, to complement the special, high quality reproductions of photobooks. Award-winning designer Joost Grootens contributes unique charts and diagrams that bring all of these elements together, forming a visually unique map of the Dutch photobook.

Publisher: Aperture

Size: 11" x 9 1/2"

240 pages, 620 four-colour images

Frits Gierstberg and Rik Suermondt
The Dutch photobook is internationally recognized for its innovative and collaborative approach between photographers, printers, and designers.
£45.00

Picture of Anatomy of Movement

An array of hydralike tentacles surround a ragged white ring (the immediate aftermath of a drop of milk falling onto a table); a sensuous red shape being stretched out at one end by a dense black spot (a bullet, in fact, being shot through a candle flame). MIT scientist Harold Edgerton (1903-1990) devoted much of his career to revealing images like these--moments exponentially too brief for the human eye to ever glimpse in real time, which today are a familiar part of our visual lexicon. As an inventor and electrical engineer, "Doc" Edgerton created and patented a series of high-speed electric flash mechanisms that enabled his cameras to capture the tiniest slices of time, and produced a substantial body of work almost as a byproduct of his experiments and researches. In this respect, Edgerton's photographs can be seen as the surprising results of his adventures in mechanics, and as worthy successors to the earlier efforts of Eadweard Muybridge to divide up time and transcend the limits of the human eye. The literally arresting images collected in this survey of his career occupy a fascinating midground status between art and scientific artifact, and reveal Edgerton as a man magnificently obsessed with the paradoxes and wonders of motion.

Harold Edgerton

An array of hydralike tentacles surround a ragged white ring (the immediate aftermath of a drop of milk falling onto a table); a sensuous red shape being stretched out at one end by a dense black spot (a bullet, in fact, being shot through a candle flame). MIT scientist Harold Edgerton (1903-1990) devoted much of his career to revealing images like these--moments exponentially too brief for the human eye to ever glimpse in real time, which today are a familiar part of our visual lexicon. As an inventor and electrical engineer, "Doc" Edgerton created and patented a series of high-speed electric flash mechanisms that enabled his cameras to capture the tiniest slices of time, and produced a substantial body of work almost as a byproduct of his experiments and researches. In this respect, Edgerton's photographs can be seen as the surprising results of his adventures in mechanics, and as worthy successors to the earlier efforts of Eadweard Muybridge to divide up time and transcend the limits of the human eye. The literally arresting images collected in this survey of his career occupy a fascinating midground status between art and scientific artifact, and reveal Edgerton as a man magnificently obsessed with the paradoxes and wonders of motion.

£27.00

Picture of Magnum Contact Sheets

Overseas deliveries  Please note that, as this is an exceptionally heavy item, overseas postage will be charged at three times our standard rates.

Publisher - Thames & Hudson

Binding - Hardback

Publication Date - 2011

Size - 508 pages, 34 x 28 cm

 

This special and important photography book presents, for the first time, the very best contact sheets created by Magnum photographers. Contact sheets tell the truth behind a photograph. They unveil its process, and provide its back story. Was it the outcome of what a photographer had in mind from the outset? Did it emerge from a diligently worked sequence, or was the right shot down to pure serendipity a matter of being in the right place at the right time? This landmark publication provides the reader with a depth of understanding and a critical analysis of the story behind a photograph, the process of editing it, and the places and ways in which the selected photographs were used. For anyone with a deep appreciation of photography and a desire to understand what goes into creating iconic work, Magnum Contact Sheets will be regarded as the definitive volume. With 435 illustrations in total, 230 in colour, including over 3,600 frames on 139 contact sheets.


Overseas deliveries  Please note that, as this is an exceptionally heavy item, overseas postage will be charged at three times our standard rates.

Publisher - Thames & Hudson

Binding - Hardback

Publication Date - 2011

Size - 508 pages, 34 x 28 cm

 

This special and important photography book presents, for the first time, the very best contact sheets created by Magnum photographers. Contact sheets tell the truth behind a photograph. They unveil its process, and provide its back story. Was it the outcome of what a photographer had in mind from the outset? Did it emerge from a diligently worked sequence, or was the right shot down to pure serendipity a matter of being in the right place at the right time? This landmark publication provides the reader with a depth of understanding and a critical analysis of the story behind a photograph, the process of editing it, and the places and ways in which the selected photographs were used. For anyone with a deep appreciation of photography and a desire to understand what goes into creating iconic work, Magnum Contact Sheets will be regarded as the definitive volume. With 435 illustrations in total, 230 in colour, including over 3,600 frames on 139 contact sheets.

£85.50

Picture of Photobook: From Talbot to Ruscha and Beyond
Publisher's Description
The photograph found a home in the book before it won for itself a place on the gallery wall. Only a few years after the birth of photography, the publication of Henry Fox Talbot’s The Pencil of Nature heralded a new genre in the history of the book, one in which the photograph was the primary vehicle of expression and communication, or stood in equal if sometimes conflicted partnership with the written word. In this book, practicing photographers and writers from different fields of scholarship share a range of new approaches to reading the photobook, developing fresh ways of understanding how meaning is shaped by an image’s interaction with its text and context and engaging with the visual, tactile and interactive experience of the photobook in all its dimensions. Through close studies of individual works, from the Victorian aestheticism and indulgent production of Talbot’s literary-inspired images to the fragile, disposable yet paradoxically enduring creations of Ruscha, the photobook in all its manifestations – from fetishised objet d’art to cheaply-printed booklet – is explored and its unique creative and cultural contributions celebrated.

International in scope and encompassing the history of the photobook until the present day, The Photobook demonstrates a variety of critical approaches accessible to academic scholars, the art world and the general reader alike.

Publisher: I. B. Tauris
Size: 234 x 156 mm
288 pages

Publisher's Price: £ 18.99
Patrizia Di Bello, Colette Wilson and Shamoon Zamir
Publisher's Description
The photograph found a home in the book before it won for itself a place on the gallery wall. Only a few years after the birth of photography, the publication of Henry Fox Talbot’s The Pencil of Nature heralded a new genre in the history of the book, one in which the photograph was the primary vehicle of expression and communication, or stood in equal if sometimes conflicted partnership with the written word. In this book, practicing photographers and writers from different fields of scholarship share a range of new approaches to reading the photobook, developing fresh ways of understanding how meaning is shaped by an image’s interaction with its text and context and engaging with the visual, tactile and interactive experience of the photobook in all its dimensions. Through close studies of individual works, from the Victorian aestheticism and indulgent production of Talbot’s literary-inspired images to the fragile, disposable yet paradoxically enduring creations of Ruscha, the photobook in all its manifestations – from fetishised objet d’art to cheaply-printed booklet – is explored and its unique creative and cultural contributions celebrated.

International in scope and encompassing the history of the photobook until the present day, The Photobook demonstrates a variety of critical approaches accessible to academic scholars, the art world and the general reader alike.

Publisher: I. B. Tauris
Size: 234 x 156 mm
288 pages

Publisher's Price: £ 18.99
£17.09

Picture of A History of Aerial Photography and Archaeology - Mata Hari's Glass Eye and Other Stories
Publisher's Description
This book was inspired by a centenary marking the first aerial photographs of an archaeological monument in Britain. Those photographs are inevitably of Stonehenge. How a single balloon flight and the resulting photographs fit into the context of the history of aerial photography is revealed in this fascinating new book. The main emphasis is on how aerial photography came to be such an important tool for archaeologists over the last 100 years. However, the beginnings and development of aerial photography within military and civilian contexts are explored in depth, especially the contribution of pioneering aeronauts and aviators such as Samuel Cody who designed man-lifting kites and J L B Templer who was crucial to the development of military ballooning. During the First World War the true potential of aerial photography as a reconnaissance technique was realised. The Second World War saw even greater resources invested in aerial photography and the training of skilled specialist staff to interpret the millions of photographs taken from aircraft. Nevertheless, after the First World War it was realised how something that had developed within the context of warfare could serve non-military uses, including archaeology. Between the wars, aerial photography had a considerable impact on our understanding of the past, particularly once the significance and extent of cropmarks became apparent - the airborne camera could record sites and landscapes that were often invisible from the ground. As examples of recent and current archaeological work are explored, it becomes apparent just how far we have progressed in the use of aerial photography to record and interpret past landscapes. The book includes nearly 200 colour and black and white photographs, ranging from images of early balloon exploits and intriguing photographs from the Boer War to reconnaissance views from the World Wars and modern aerial shots of archaeological sites.

Publisher: English Heritage
256 Pages, 190 illustrations

Publisher's Price: £ 25.00
Martyn Barber
Publisher's Description
This book was inspired by a centenary marking the first aerial photographs of an archaeological monument in Britain. Those photographs are inevitably of Stonehenge. How a single balloon flight and the resulting photographs fit into the context of the history of aerial photography is revealed in this fascinating new book. The main emphasis is on how aerial photography came to be such an important tool for archaeologists over the last 100 years. However, the beginnings and development of aerial photography within military and civilian contexts are explored in depth, especially the contribution of pioneering aeronauts and aviators such as Samuel Cody who designed man-lifting kites and J L B Templer who was crucial to the development of military ballooning. During the First World War the true potential of aerial photography as a reconnaissance technique was realised. The Second World War saw even greater resources invested in aerial photography and the training of skilled specialist staff to interpret the millions of photographs taken from aircraft. Nevertheless, after the First World War it was realised how something that had developed within the context of warfare could serve non-military uses, including archaeology. Between the wars, aerial photography had a considerable impact on our understanding of the past, particularly once the significance and extent of cropmarks became apparent - the airborne camera could record sites and landscapes that were often invisible from the ground. As examples of recent and current archaeological work are explored, it becomes apparent just how far we have progressed in the use of aerial photography to record and interpret past landscapes. The book includes nearly 200 colour and black and white photographs, ranging from images of early balloon exploits and intriguing photographs from the Boer War to reconnaissance views from the World Wars and modern aerial shots of archaeological sites.

Publisher: English Heritage
256 Pages, 190 illustrations

Publisher's Price: £ 25.00
£22.50

Picture of Latin American Photobook
Publisher's Description
A growing appreciation of the photobook has inspired a flood of new scholarship and connoisseurship of the form—few as surprising and inspiring as The Latin American Photobook, the culmination of a four-year, cross-continental research effort led by Horacio Fernández, author of the seminal volume, Fotografia Pública. Compiled with the input of a committee of researchers, scholars, and photographers, including Marcelo Brodsky, Iatã Cannabrava, Pablo Ortiz Monasterio, and Martin Parr, The Latin American Photobook presents one hundred and fifty volumes from Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, Mexico, Nicaragua, Peru, and Venezuela.

The Latin American Photobook begins with the 1920s and continues up to today, providing revelatory perspectives on the under-charted history of Latin American photography, and featuring work by great figures such as Claudia Andujar, Barbara Brändli, Manuel Álvarez Bravo, Horacio Coppola, Paz Errázuriz, Graciela Iturbide, Sara Facio, Paolo Gasparini, Daniel González, Boris Kossoy, Sergio Larrain, and many others. The book is divided into thematic sections such as The City, Conceptual Art and Photography, and Photography and Literature, a category uniquely important to Latin America. Fernandez’s texts, exhaustively researched and richly illustrated, offer insight not only on each individual title and photographer, but on the multivalent social, political, and artistic histories of the region as well. This book is an unparalleled resource for those interested in Latin American photography or in discovering these here-to-fore unknown gems in the history of the photobook at large.

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

Publisher: Aperture
Size: 12 x 9"
256 pages, ca. 350 four-colour images

Publisher's Price: £ 45.00
Horacio Fernandez
Publisher's Description
A growing appreciation of the photobook has inspired a flood of new scholarship and connoisseurship of the form—few as surprising and inspiring as The Latin American Photobook, the culmination of a four-year, cross-continental research effort led by Horacio Fernández, author of the seminal volume, Fotografia Pública. Compiled with the input of a committee of researchers, scholars, and photographers, including Marcelo Brodsky, Iatã Cannabrava, Pablo Ortiz Monasterio, and Martin Parr, The Latin American Photobook presents one hundred and fifty volumes from Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, Mexico, Nicaragua, Peru, and Venezuela.

The Latin American Photobook begins with the 1920s and continues up to today, providing revelatory perspectives on the under-charted history of Latin American photography, and featuring work by great figures such as Claudia Andujar, Barbara Brändli, Manuel Álvarez Bravo, Horacio Coppola, Paz Errázuriz, Graciela Iturbide, Sara Facio, Paolo Gasparini, Daniel González, Boris Kossoy, Sergio Larrain, and many others. The book is divided into thematic sections such as The City, Conceptual Art and Photography, and Photography and Literature, a category uniquely important to Latin America. Fernandez’s texts, exhaustively researched and richly illustrated, offer insight not only on each individual title and photographer, but on the multivalent social, political, and artistic histories of the region as well. This book is an unparalleled resource for those interested in Latin American photography or in discovering these here-to-fore unknown gems in the history of the photobook at large.

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

Publisher: Aperture
Size: 12 x 9"
256 pages, ca. 350 four-colour images

Publisher's Price: £ 45.00
£40.50

Picture of From Polaroid to Impossible - Masterpieces of Instant Photography
Publisher's Description
The art of Polaroid – the first presentation of the legendary instant film‘s fascinating range of materials and techniques While the world evaporates into the digital, the anachronistic Polaroid snapshot dominates media and advertising. The recent sale of the photography collection owned by Polaroid’s inventor Edwin Land to the Viennese photography museum WestLicht marks an art-market trend toward the analog. Beginning in the sixties, Polaroid supplied artists around the world, from Ansel Adams to Andy Warhol, with each one of the imperium’s latest products. In return, 4,400 works by 800 photographers found their way into the company’s International Collection at their European headquarters near Frankfurt am Main. In 2008, when the last instant film factory was rescued from demolition by the company Impossible, the founder’s commitment to collecting could be carried on as well. This publication features selected Polaroid masterpieces and new Impossible instant photography by contemporary artists such as Stefanie Schneider and Nobuyoshi Araki.

You can view images from this book on the Hatje Cantz.

Publisher: Hatje Cantz
Size: 253 x 325 mm
192 pages, 230 colour illustrations

Publisher's Price: £ 35.00
The WestLicht Collection
Publisher's Description
The art of Polaroid – the first presentation of the legendary instant film‘s fascinating range of materials and techniques While the world evaporates into the digital, the anachronistic Polaroid snapshot dominates media and advertising. The recent sale of the photography collection owned by Polaroid’s inventor Edwin Land to the Viennese photography museum WestLicht marks an art-market trend toward the analog. Beginning in the sixties, Polaroid supplied artists around the world, from Ansel Adams to Andy Warhol, with each one of the imperium’s latest products. In return, 4,400 works by 800 photographers found their way into the company’s International Collection at their European headquarters near Frankfurt am Main. In 2008, when the last instant film factory was rescued from demolition by the company Impossible, the founder’s commitment to collecting could be carried on as well. This publication features selected Polaroid masterpieces and new Impossible instant photography by contemporary artists such as Stefanie Schneider and Nobuyoshi Araki.

You can view images from this book on the Hatje Cantz.

Publisher: Hatje Cantz
Size: 253 x 325 mm
192 pages, 230 colour illustrations

Publisher's Price: £ 35.00
£31.50

Picture of Alfred Stieglitz - A Legacy of Light
Publisher's Description
In Stieglitz: A Beginning Light, Katherine Hoffman presented an account of the early years of the career of Alfred Stieglitz (1864-1946) and of his European roots. Now, she offers a compelling portrait of his life and art from 1915 to 1946, focusing on his American works, issues of identity, and the rise of modernism in America.

Hoffman explores Stieglitz's roles as photographer, editor, writer, and gallery director; how they intersected with his personal life — including his marriage to artist Georgia O'Keeffe — and his place in the cultural milieu of the 20th century. Excerpts from previously unpublished correspondence between Stieglitz and O'Keeffe reveal the fervor and complexity of their relationship as well as his passion for photography and modern art and his ongoing struggle to have photography recognized as an established artistic medium. These letters, along with his work as an editor and writer of short articles, illuminate Stieglitz's literary side, thus giving a new perspective on his total oeuvre.

Generously illustrated with 300 images, this intriguing, beautifully written book separates the photographer's true personality from the myths surrounding him and highlights his lasting legacy: the works he left behind.

Publisher: Yale University Press
Size: 8 1/2 x 10 1/2"
400 pages, 200 b/w + 80 colour illustrations

Publisher's Price: £ 35.00
Katherine Hoffman
Publisher's Description
In Stieglitz: A Beginning Light, Katherine Hoffman presented an account of the early years of the career of Alfred Stieglitz (1864-1946) and of his European roots. Now, she offers a compelling portrait of his life and art from 1915 to 1946, focusing on his American works, issues of identity, and the rise of modernism in America.

Hoffman explores Stieglitz's roles as photographer, editor, writer, and gallery director; how they intersected with his personal life — including his marriage to artist Georgia O'Keeffe — and his place in the cultural milieu of the 20th century. Excerpts from previously unpublished correspondence between Stieglitz and O'Keeffe reveal the fervor and complexity of their relationship as well as his passion for photography and modern art and his ongoing struggle to have photography recognized as an established artistic medium. These letters, along with his work as an editor and writer of short articles, illuminate Stieglitz's literary side, thus giving a new perspective on his total oeuvre.

Generously illustrated with 300 images, this intriguing, beautifully written book separates the photographer's true personality from the myths surrounding him and highlights his lasting legacy: the works he left behind.

Publisher: Yale University Press
Size: 8 1/2 x 10 1/2"
400 pages, 200 b/w + 80 colour illustrations

Publisher's Price: £ 35.00
£31.50

Picture of Beginning and the End of the World: St Andrews, Scandal and the Birth of Photograph
Publisher's Description
In a work of spectacular imagination and remarkable synthesis, Robert Crawford celebrates St Andrews, the first town in the English-speaking world to have its people, buildings and natural environment thoroughly documented through photography. The Beginning and the End of the World tells the stories of several pioneering Scottish photographers. Yet it also places them within the extraordinary intellectual life of an eccentric society rich in sometimes apocalyptically-minded Victorian inventors and authors whose work has had an international impact.

Robert Crawford is Professor of Modern Scottish Literature at St Andrews University. He received his MA from Glasgow University and his DPhil from Oxford. He is a founding Fellow of the English Association and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. He has taught at the universities of Oxford and Glasgow, and has been at St Andrews since 1989.

'A work of spectacular imagination and remarkable synthesis,' - British Photographic History

'The kind of intellectually fleet-footed work only a poet and critic could produce' - Scotland on Sunday

Publisher: Birlinn
272 pages

Publisher's Price: £ 16.99
Robert Crawford
Publisher's Description
In a work of spectacular imagination and remarkable synthesis, Robert Crawford celebrates St Andrews, the first town in the English-speaking world to have its people, buildings and natural environment thoroughly documented through photography. The Beginning and the End of the World tells the stories of several pioneering Scottish photographers. Yet it also places them within the extraordinary intellectual life of an eccentric society rich in sometimes apocalyptically-minded Victorian inventors and authors whose work has had an international impact.

Robert Crawford is Professor of Modern Scottish Literature at St Andrews University. He received his MA from Glasgow University and his DPhil from Oxford. He is a founding Fellow of the English Association and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. He has taught at the universities of Oxford and Glasgow, and has been at St Andrews since 1989.

'A work of spectacular imagination and remarkable synthesis,' - British Photographic History

'The kind of intellectually fleet-footed work only a poet and critic could produce' - Scotland on Sunday

Publisher: Birlinn
272 pages

Publisher's Price: £ 16.99
£15.29

Picture of Pencil of Nature, The
Publisher's Description
Originally published as a serial between 1844 and 1846, The Pencil of Nature was the first book to be illustrated entirely with photographs. Early enthusiast William Henry Fox Talbot hoped to spur public interest in photography—but was forced to cease publication after just six installments. In its time, The Pencil of Nature was a commercial disaster.

150 pages | 24 calotype plates | 8 1/2 x 11 Originally published as a serial between 1844 and 1846, The Pencil of Nature was the first book to be illustrated entirely with photographs. Early enthusiast William Henry Fox Talbot hoped to spur public interest in photography—but was forced to cease publication after just six installments. In its time, The Pencil of Nature was a commercial disaster. 150 years later, Talbot’s Pencil is recognized as a major contribution to both the history of photography and the development of the book. Talbot not only invented the calotype process—the precursor to today’s film cameras—he transformed his everyday subjects into art. Architectural studies and local landscapes, still-lifes, close-ups, and even a single, painstakingly executed portrait—Talbot’s twenty-four prints remain strikingly modern and quietly beautiful.

Reproduced from the original plates held in England’s National Media Museum, each print is accompanied by the artist’s own careful description of its creation. An introduction gives further shape to Talbot’s life, making The Pencil of Nature an essential volume for historians, photographers, and anyone interested in the development of this modern art.

Publisher: KWS Publishers
Size: 8 1/2 x 11'
150 pages, 24 calotype plates

Publisher's Price: £ 103.50
William Henry Fox Talbot
Publisher's Description
Originally published as a serial between 1844 and 1846, The Pencil of Nature was the first book to be illustrated entirely with photographs. Early enthusiast William Henry Fox Talbot hoped to spur public interest in photography—but was forced to cease publication after just six installments. In its time, The Pencil of Nature was a commercial disaster.

150 pages | 24 calotype plates | 8 1/2 x 11 Originally published as a serial between 1844 and 1846, The Pencil of Nature was the first book to be illustrated entirely with photographs. Early enthusiast William Henry Fox Talbot hoped to spur public interest in photography—but was forced to cease publication after just six installments. In its time, The Pencil of Nature was a commercial disaster. 150 years later, Talbot’s Pencil is recognized as a major contribution to both the history of photography and the development of the book. Talbot not only invented the calotype process—the precursor to today’s film cameras—he transformed his everyday subjects into art. Architectural studies and local landscapes, still-lifes, close-ups, and even a single, painstakingly executed portrait—Talbot’s twenty-four prints remain strikingly modern and quietly beautiful.

Reproduced from the original plates held in England’s National Media Museum, each print is accompanied by the artist’s own careful description of its creation. An introduction gives further shape to Talbot’s life, making The Pencil of Nature an essential volume for historians, photographers, and anyone interested in the development of this modern art.

Publisher: KWS Publishers
Size: 8 1/2 x 11'
150 pages, 24 calotype plates

Publisher's Price: £ 103.50
£93.15

Picture of Photographers A-Z

Publisher's Description
An encyclopedia of 20th century photographers and their finest publications

A comprehensive overview of the most influential photographers of the last century and their finest monographs: Arranged alphabetically, this biographical encyclopedia features every major photographer of the 20th century, from the earliest representatives of classical Modernism right up to the present day.

Richly illustrated with facsimiles from books and magazines, this book includes all the major photographers of the last one hundred years—especially those who have distinguished themselves with important publications or exhibitions, or who have made a significant contribution to the culture of the photographic image. The 400 entries include photographers from North America and Europe as well as from Japan, Latin America, Africa, and China.

Photographers A-Z focuses on photographic images and culture, but also features photographers working in 'applied' areas, whose work goes beyond the merely illustrative, and is regarded as photographic art and is conserved by major museums, such as Julius Shulman, Terry Richardson, Cindy Sherman, and David LaChapelle, et al.

Featured photographers include:
Ansel Adams, Manuel Álvarez-Bravo, Nobuyoshi Araki, Diane Arbus, Richard Avedon, David Bailey, Elmer Batters, Peter Beard, Cecil Beaton, Werner Bischof, Guy Bourdin, Bill Brandt, Robert Capa, William Claxton, Anton Corbijn, Robert Doisneau, William Eggleston, Masahisa Fukase, Nan Goldin, Jean-Paul Goude, John Heartfield, Eikoh Hosoe, George Hoyningen-Huene, Seydou Keïta, William Klein, Nick Knight, Neil Leifer, Peter Lindbergh, Man Ray, Robert Mapplethorpe, Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin, Jean-Baptiste Mondino, Helmut Newton, Martin Parr, Irving Penn, Pierre et Gilles, Bettina Rheims, Leni Riefenstahl, Sebastião Salgado, Andres Serrano, Cindy Sherman, Kishin Shinoyama, Jeanloup Sieff, Lord Snowdon, Bert Stern, Larry Sultan, Mario Testino, Wolfgang Tillmans, Ellen von Unwerth, Andy Warhol, Bruce Weber, Weegee, Gary Winogrand and many more.

You can view spreads from this book at the Taschen website.

Publisher: Taschen
Size: 250 x 317 mm
444 pages

Publisher's Price: £ 44.99
Hans-Michael Koetzle

Publisher's Description
An encyclopedia of 20th century photographers and their finest publications

A comprehensive overview of the most influential photographers of the last century and their finest monographs: Arranged alphabetically, this biographical encyclopedia features every major photographer of the 20th century, from the earliest representatives of classical Modernism right up to the present day.

Richly illustrated with facsimiles from books and magazines, this book includes all the major photographers of the last one hundred years—especially those who have distinguished themselves with important publications or exhibitions, or who have made a significant contribution to the culture of the photographic image. The 400 entries include photographers from North America and Europe as well as from Japan, Latin America, Africa, and China.

Photographers A-Z focuses on photographic images and culture, but also features photographers working in 'applied' areas, whose work goes beyond the merely illustrative, and is regarded as photographic art and is conserved by major museums, such as Julius Shulman, Terry Richardson, Cindy Sherman, and David LaChapelle, et al.

Featured photographers include:
Ansel Adams, Manuel Álvarez-Bravo, Nobuyoshi Araki, Diane Arbus, Richard Avedon, David Bailey, Elmer Batters, Peter Beard, Cecil Beaton, Werner Bischof, Guy Bourdin, Bill Brandt, Robert Capa, William Claxton, Anton Corbijn, Robert Doisneau, William Eggleston, Masahisa Fukase, Nan Goldin, Jean-Paul Goude, John Heartfield, Eikoh Hosoe, George Hoyningen-Huene, Seydou Keïta, William Klein, Nick Knight, Neil Leifer, Peter Lindbergh, Man Ray, Robert Mapplethorpe, Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin, Jean-Baptiste Mondino, Helmut Newton, Martin Parr, Irving Penn, Pierre et Gilles, Bettina Rheims, Leni Riefenstahl, Sebastião Salgado, Andres Serrano, Cindy Sherman, Kishin Shinoyama, Jeanloup Sieff, Lord Snowdon, Bert Stern, Larry Sultan, Mario Testino, Wolfgang Tillmans, Ellen von Unwerth, Andy Warhol, Bruce Weber, Weegee, Gary Winogrand and many more.

You can view spreads from this book at the Taschen website.

Publisher: Taschen
Size: 250 x 317 mm
444 pages

Publisher's Price: £ 44.99
£40.49

Picture of Paul Graham - Beyond Caring (Books on Books #9)
Publisher's Description
Paul Graham's Beyond Caring published in 1986 is now considered one of the key works from Britain's wave of 'New Color' photography that was gaining momentum in the 1980s. While commissioned to present his view of 'Britain in 1984,' Graham turned his attention towards the waiting rooms, queues and poor conditions of overburdened Social Security and Unemployment offices across the United Kingdom. Photographing surreptitiously, his camera is both witness and protagonist within a bureaucratic system that speaks to the humiliation and indignity aimed towards the most vulnerable end of society. Books on Books #9 presents every page spread of Graham's controversial book along with a contemporary essay by writer and curator David Chandler.

Publisher: Errata Editions
Size: 9.5 x 7'
104 pages, 50 Color illustrations

Publisher's Price: £ 32.50
Essays by David Chandler, Jeffrey Ladd
Publisher's Description
Paul Graham's Beyond Caring published in 1986 is now considered one of the key works from Britain's wave of 'New Color' photography that was gaining momentum in the 1980s. While commissioned to present his view of 'Britain in 1984,' Graham turned his attention towards the waiting rooms, queues and poor conditions of overburdened Social Security and Unemployment offices across the United Kingdom. Photographing surreptitiously, his camera is both witness and protagonist within a bureaucratic system that speaks to the humiliation and indignity aimed towards the most vulnerable end of society. Books on Books #9 presents every page spread of Graham's controversial book along with a contemporary essay by writer and curator David Chandler.

Publisher: Errata Editions
Size: 9.5 x 7'
104 pages, 50 Color illustrations

Publisher's Price: £ 32.50
£29.25

Picture of Zdenek Tmej - Alphabet of Spiritual Emptiness (Books on Books #10)
Publisher's Description
Zdenek Tmej's Abeceda Dusevniho Prazdna (The Alphabet of Spiritual Emptiness) published in 1946 enables a rare look, from a captive's perspective, inside a Nazi forced labor camp in Breslau, Poland during World War II. It is remarkable that Tmej, a Czech citizen made to work for the Nazi war effort for three years, was allowed to photograph at all, let alone describe the psychological stasis of his experience with the poetic voice that these portraits and still-lifes convey. Books on Books #10 presents every page spread from this extremely rare and fragile document including the original texts by Alexandra Urbanova translated for the first time into English.

Publisher: Errata Editions
Size: 9.5 x 7'
172 pages, 105 Duotone illustrations

Publisher's Price: £ 32.50

Publisher's Description
Zdenek Tmej's Abeceda Dusevniho Prazdna (The Alphabet of Spiritual Emptiness) published in 1946 enables a rare look, from a captive's perspective, inside a Nazi forced labor camp in Breslau, Poland during World War II. It is remarkable that Tmej, a Czech citizen made to work for the Nazi war effort for three years, was allowed to photograph at all, let alone describe the psychological stasis of his experience with the poetic voice that these portraits and still-lifes convey. Books on Books #10 presents every page spread from this extremely rare and fragile document including the original texts by Alexandra Urbanova translated for the first time into English.

Publisher: Errata Editions
Size: 9.5 x 7'
172 pages, 105 Duotone illustrations

Publisher's Price: £ 32.50
£29.25

Picture of Alexey Brodovitch - Ballet (Books on Books #11)
Publisher's Description
Alexey Brodovitch's Ballet published in 1945 is one of the most legendary of photobook masterpieces. While already established as a leading influential art director and graphic designer, Brodovitch turned his photographic talents towards rehearsals and performances of ballet companies visiting New York stages. Shot in 35mm and disregarding traditional conventions of 'good' technique, Brodovitch pushed the boundaries of description to create a panorama of images that perfectly captures the motion and spirit of dance. Books on Books #11 reproduces every dynamic page spread from this rarely seen volume along with a contemporary essay written by leading Brodovitch scholar Kerry William Purcell.

Publisher: Errata Editions
Size: 9.5 x 7'
142 pages, 120 Duotone illustrations

Publisher's Price: £ 32.50
Essays by Kerry W. Purcell, Edwin Denby, Jeffrey Ladd
Publisher's Description
Alexey Brodovitch's Ballet published in 1945 is one of the most legendary of photobook masterpieces. While already established as a leading influential art director and graphic designer, Brodovitch turned his photographic talents towards rehearsals and performances of ballet companies visiting New York stages. Shot in 35mm and disregarding traditional conventions of 'good' technique, Brodovitch pushed the boundaries of description to create a panorama of images that perfectly captures the motion and spirit of dance. Books on Books #11 reproduces every dynamic page spread from this rarely seen volume along with a contemporary essay written by leading Brodovitch scholar Kerry William Purcell.

Publisher: Errata Editions
Size: 9.5 x 7'
142 pages, 120 Duotone illustrations

Publisher's Price: £ 32.50
£29.25

Picture of Laszlo Moholy-Nagy - 60 Fotos (Books on Books #12)

Publisher's Description
Laszlo Moholy-Nagy's 60 Fotos sets forth the framework and ideas behind the 'New Vision' of modern photography from the legendary Bauhaus teacher and key figure in early experimental photographic practice. Published in 1930 as the first book in the planned Fototek series on 'New Photography,' 60 Fotos evoked a complex and multi-layered dialogue using some of Moholy-Nagy's finest examples of 'straight' photographs, negative prints, photograms, and photomontage. Books on Books #12 reproduces every page spread from this classic treatise on photography along with a contemporary essay from the noted photo-historian David Evans.

Publisher: Errata Editions
Size: 9.5 x 7'
92 pages, 50 Duotone illustrations

Publisher's Price: £ 32.50

Publisher's Description
Laszlo Moholy-Nagy's 60 Fotos sets forth the framework and ideas behind the 'New Vision' of modern photography from the legendary Bauhaus teacher and key figure in early experimental photographic practice. Published in 1930 as the first book in the planned Fototek series on 'New Photography,' 60 Fotos evoked a complex and multi-layered dialogue using some of Moholy-Nagy's finest examples of 'straight' photographs, negative prints, photograms, and photomontage. Books on Books #12 reproduces every page spread from this classic treatise on photography along with a contemporary essay from the noted photo-historian David Evans.

Publisher: Errata Editions
Size: 9.5 x 7'
92 pages, 50 Duotone illustrations

Publisher's Price: £ 32.50
£29.25

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

Usually dispatched within 10 working days
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

Picture of History of Women Photographers (3rd Edition)
Publisher's Description
“The definitive book on the subject.” The Wall Street Journal

“Rich in new revelation and discoveries.” Art New England

“Brings to light a largely unknown world in vivid originality and broad archival conception.” Publishers Weekly

“This volume is a remarkable resource and a wonderful work of art... In all, an unaccustomed luxury of quantity and quality...” The Art Book

Women have had a special relationship with the camera since the advent of photographic technology in the mid-nineteenth century. Photographers celebrated women as their subjects, from intimate family portraits and fashion spreads to artistic photography and nude studies, including Man Ray’s Violon d’Ingres. Lesser known—and lesser studied—is the history of women photographers, who continue to make invaluable contributions to this flourishing art form.

A lengthy study with 416 pages and more than 300 illustrations, A History of Women Photographers is the only survey of women photographers working in the past three centuries, and it is impressively comprehensive. In this edition author Naomi Rosenblum expands the book’s coverage, including new photographers and fifteen new images. There are several important revisions throughout the text and to the appendix of photographer biographies. Rosenblum also provides a new Afterword, in which she evaluates the influence of rapidly changing digital technology on the field of photography and how women photographers stand in the twenty-first century. A History of Women Photographers is a momentous contribution to the study of photography—and an important addition to any shutterbug’s library.

Naomi Rosenblum, an independent curator and scholar who has written many articles and lectured extensively on a wide range of subjects in photography, first published A World History of Photography in 1984 (it is now in its fourth edition and is a popular course textbook). This is the second revision of her 1994 book, A History of Women Photographers. She lives in Long Island City, New York.

Publisher: Abbeville
Size: 292 x 222 mm
416 pages, 324 illustrations

Publisher's Price: £ 50.00
Naomi Rosenblum
Publisher's Description
“The definitive book on the subject.” The Wall Street Journal

“Rich in new revelation and discoveries.” Art New England

“Brings to light a largely unknown world in vivid originality and broad archival conception.” Publishers Weekly

“This volume is a remarkable resource and a wonderful work of art... In all, an unaccustomed luxury of quantity and quality...” The Art Book

Women have had a special relationship with the camera since the advent of photographic technology in the mid-nineteenth century. Photographers celebrated women as their subjects, from intimate family portraits and fashion spreads to artistic photography and nude studies, including Man Ray’s Violon d’Ingres. Lesser known—and lesser studied—is the history of women photographers, who continue to make invaluable contributions to this flourishing art form.

A lengthy study with 416 pages and more than 300 illustrations, A History of Women Photographers is the only survey of women photographers working in the past three centuries, and it is impressively comprehensive. In this edition author Naomi Rosenblum expands the book’s coverage, including new photographers and fifteen new images. There are several important revisions throughout the text and to the appendix of photographer biographies. Rosenblum also provides a new Afterword, in which she evaluates the influence of rapidly changing digital technology on the field of photography and how women photographers stand in the twenty-first century. A History of Women Photographers is a momentous contribution to the study of photography—and an important addition to any shutterbug’s library.

Naomi Rosenblum, an independent curator and scholar who has written many articles and lectured extensively on a wide range of subjects in photography, first published A World History of Photography in 1984 (it is now in its fourth edition and is a popular course textbook). This is the second revision of her 1994 book, A History of Women Photographers. She lives in Long Island City, New York.

Publisher: Abbeville
Size: 292 x 222 mm
416 pages, 324 illustrations

Publisher's Price: £ 50.00
£45.00

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