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Alfred Stieglitz and Camera Work - “A magazine for the more advanced photographer”.

“The Time appearing ripe for the publication of an independent American photographic magazine devoted largely to the interests of pictorial photography, “Camera Work” makes its appearance as the logical outcome of the evolution of the photographic art. It is proposed to issue quarterly an illustrated publication which will appeal to the ever-increasing ranks of those who have faith in photography as a medium of individual expression, and, in addition, to make converts of many at present ignorant of its possibilities”.

With such unpretentious words did Alfred Stieglitz (1864-1946) open his brief editorial in the first issue of Camera Work published in January 1903. Frequently described as one of the most beautiful and influential publications in American art, Camera Work, which ran to 50 numbers between 1903-1917, is Stieglitz’s visual and written love poem to photography.

Publisher: Alinari
Size: 310 x 220 mm
128 pages, 75 black & white illustrations

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Essay by Pamela Roberts
Publisher's Description
Alfred Stieglitz and Camera Work - “A magazine for the more advanced photographer”.

“The Time appearing ripe for the publication of an independent American photographic magazine devoted largely to the interests of pictorial photography, “Camera Work” makes its appearance as the logical outcome of the evolution of the photographic art. It is proposed to issue quarterly an illustrated publication which will appeal to the ever-increasing ranks of those who have faith in photography as a medium of individual expression, and, in addition, to make converts of many at present ignorant of its possibilities”.

With such unpretentious words did Alfred Stieglitz (1864-1946) open his brief editorial in the first issue of Camera Work published in January 1903. Frequently described as one of the most beautiful and influential publications in American art, Camera Work, which ran to 50 numbers between 1903-1917, is Stieglitz’s visual and written love poem to photography.

Publisher: Alinari
Size: 310 x 220 mm
128 pages, 75 black & white illustrations

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£35.00

Picture of Los Angeles, Portrait of a City
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A pictorial history of the City of Angels From the first known photograph taken in Los Angeles to its most recent sweeping vistas, this photographic tribute to the City of Angels provides a fascinating journey through the city's cultural, political, industrial, and sociological history. It traces the city's development from the 1880s' real estate boom, through the early days of Hollywood and the urban sprawl of the late 20th century, right up to the present day. With over 500 images, L.A. is shown emerging from a desert wasteland to become a vast palm-studded urban metropolis. Events that made world news—including two Olympics, Bobby Kennedy's assassination, and the Rodney King riots—reveal a city of many dimensions. The entertainment capital of the world, Hollywood, and its celebrities are showcased along with many other notable residents, personalities, architects, artists, and musicians. The city's pop cultural movements, its music, surfing, health food fads, gangs, and hot rods are included, as are its notorious crimes and criminals. This book depicts Los Angeles in all its glory and grit, via hundreds of freshly discovered images including those of Julius Shulman, Garry Winogrand, William Claxton and many other superb photographers, culled from major historical archives, museums, private collectors, and universities. These are given context and resonance through essays by renowned California historian Kevin Starr and Los Angeles literature expert David L. Ulin.

Publisher: Taschen
Size: 250 x 340 mm
527 pages

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Publisher's Description
A pictorial history of the City of Angels From the first known photograph taken in Los Angeles to its most recent sweeping vistas, this photographic tribute to the City of Angels provides a fascinating journey through the city's cultural, political, industrial, and sociological history. It traces the city's development from the 1880s' real estate boom, through the early days of Hollywood and the urban sprawl of the late 20th century, right up to the present day. With over 500 images, L.A. is shown emerging from a desert wasteland to become a vast palm-studded urban metropolis. Events that made world news—including two Olympics, Bobby Kennedy's assassination, and the Rodney King riots—reveal a city of many dimensions. The entertainment capital of the world, Hollywood, and its celebrities are showcased along with many other notable residents, personalities, architects, artists, and musicians. The city's pop cultural movements, its music, surfing, health food fads, gangs, and hot rods are included, as are its notorious crimes and criminals. This book depicts Los Angeles in all its glory and grit, via hundreds of freshly discovered images including those of Julius Shulman, Garry Winogrand, William Claxton and many other superb photographers, culled from major historical archives, museums, private collectors, and universities. These are given context and resonance through essays by renowned California historian Kevin Starr and Los Angeles literature expert David L. Ulin.

Publisher: Taschen
Size: 250 x 340 mm
527 pages

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£44.99

Picture of Visual Currencies - Reflections on Native Photography
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Visual Currencies in an edited collection of essays coming out of sessions held at the Native American Art Studies Association Conference, Phoenix, 2005. The seven contributors focus on the far-reaching influences of photography on Native American communities, and the possibilities that it currently presents. The essays present issues at the root of contemporary photographic practice, within and beyond Native American and First Nations communities, exploring the values, or currencies, attributed to to photographs by practitioners and institutions. John Tagg has memorably described the history of photography as that of an insistent practice, and this aptly and vividly conveys the legacy of Native American and First Nations photography in its varied perspectives presented by the authors and contemporary photographers who have contributed to this edited volume. By focusing on institutional repositories and contemporary photographic practice, Visual Currencies invites reflection into the 'material turn'; specifically addressing the significance of early photographs and the impact of digital media, the relationship between artistic practice and archival resources, the enactment of sovereignty and the performance of memory, operating at an individual and communal level.

Publisher: NMS Enterprises Ltd
Size: 245 x 188 mm
128 pages 40 colour and 20 b/w photographs

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Edited by Henrietta Lidchi & Hulleah J. Tsinhnahjinnie
Publisher's Description
Visual Currencies in an edited collection of essays coming out of sessions held at the Native American Art Studies Association Conference, Phoenix, 2005. The seven contributors focus on the far-reaching influences of photography on Native American communities, and the possibilities that it currently presents. The essays present issues at the root of contemporary photographic practice, within and beyond Native American and First Nations communities, exploring the values, or currencies, attributed to to photographs by practitioners and institutions. John Tagg has memorably described the history of photography as that of an insistent practice, and this aptly and vividly conveys the legacy of Native American and First Nations photography in its varied perspectives presented by the authors and contemporary photographers who have contributed to this edited volume. By focusing on institutional repositories and contemporary photographic practice, Visual Currencies invites reflection into the 'material turn'; specifically addressing the significance of early photographs and the impact of digital media, the relationship between artistic practice and archival resources, the enactment of sovereignty and the performance of memory, operating at an individual and communal level.

Publisher: NMS Enterprises Ltd
Size: 245 x 188 mm
128 pages 40 colour and 20 b/w photographs

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£19.99

Picture of Political Images –Soviet Photographs
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Many artists of the Russian avant-garde wholeheartedly embraced the Revolution as the triumph of a new socialist order. At the same time, they also assigned a special role to photography in the erection of a new society. The camera was confirmed as the ideal technical instrument for social reconfiguration and for the education of the population in an entirely altered way of life. The leaders of this movement developed all-encompassing programmes for the enlistment of photography to replace traditional perception with a new vision. Whereas this innovative potential of photography had developed rather freely during the 1920s, it was later exploited for propaganda. After 1936, all artistic work was absolutely subject to directives of the Party and the wishes of the dictator Stalin.

Daniela Mrázková assembled her unique collection of 234 original photographs by Arkadii Shaikhet, Georgii Zel’ma, Boris Ignatovich, Maks Al’pert, Georgii Petrusov and Aleksandr Rodchenko during the Cold War, to give a voice to “the other Soviet Union”. The pictures in this collection comprise a representative section of the era’s photography, yet they also reflect the unstoppable slide into the abyss of Stalinist despotism. Museum Ludwig, Cologne, bought the collection from Daniela Mrázková in 2008 and is now presenting it within this catalogue.

Co-published with Museum Ludwig, Cologne

Publisher: Steidl
Size: 240 x 280 mm
240 pages, 234 photographs

Publisher's Price: £ 30.00
Bodo von Dewitz (ed.)
Publisher's Description
Many artists of the Russian avant-garde wholeheartedly embraced the Revolution as the triumph of a new socialist order. At the same time, they also assigned a special role to photography in the erection of a new society. The camera was confirmed as the ideal technical instrument for social reconfiguration and for the education of the population in an entirely altered way of life. The leaders of this movement developed all-encompassing programmes for the enlistment of photography to replace traditional perception with a new vision. Whereas this innovative potential of photography had developed rather freely during the 1920s, it was later exploited for propaganda. After 1936, all artistic work was absolutely subject to directives of the Party and the wishes of the dictator Stalin.

Daniela Mrázková assembled her unique collection of 234 original photographs by Arkadii Shaikhet, Georgii Zel’ma, Boris Ignatovich, Maks Al’pert, Georgii Petrusov and Aleksandr Rodchenko during the Cold War, to give a voice to “the other Soviet Union”. The pictures in this collection comprise a representative section of the era’s photography, yet they also reflect the unstoppable slide into the abyss of Stalinist despotism. Museum Ludwig, Cologne, bought the collection from Daniela Mrázková in 2008 and is now presenting it within this catalogue.

Co-published with Museum Ludwig, Cologne

Publisher: Steidl
Size: 240 x 280 mm
240 pages, 234 photographs

Publisher's Price: £ 30.00
£27.00

Picture of Helios - Eadweard Muybridge in a Time of Change
Publisher's Description
Helios: Eadweard Muybridge in a Time of Change offers a unique opportunity to trace the life and complex art of the 19th century photographer. This book places his entire body of work –both artistic and technical –in the context of one of the most transformative periods of American and European history. Published to accompany a retrospective exhibition organized by the Corcoran Gallery of Art, this catalogue includes essays by Philip Brookman, Marta Braun, Corey Keller, and Rebecca Solnit that investigate a variety of new ways to understand and interpret Muybridge’s art and influences. Born in England, Eadweard J. Muybridge (1830–1904) moved in his early twenties to the United States, where he was soon drawn to the dramatic Western landscape. After a stagecoach accident, during a long convalescence in England, he learned photography. Returning to San Francisco in 1867, he soon earned his reputation photographing both the landscape and urban development of the West. Muybridge is best known for this inventive work and his massive atlas of stop-action motion studies, Animal Locomotion, first published in 1887.

Co-published with Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington

Publisher: Steidl
Size: 279 x 216 mm
300 pages, 200 photographs and illustrations

Publisher's Price: £ 50.00
Philip Brookman (ed.)
Publisher's Description
Helios: Eadweard Muybridge in a Time of Change offers a unique opportunity to trace the life and complex art of the 19th century photographer. This book places his entire body of work –both artistic and technical –in the context of one of the most transformative periods of American and European history. Published to accompany a retrospective exhibition organized by the Corcoran Gallery of Art, this catalogue includes essays by Philip Brookman, Marta Braun, Corey Keller, and Rebecca Solnit that investigate a variety of new ways to understand and interpret Muybridge’s art and influences. Born in England, Eadweard J. Muybridge (1830–1904) moved in his early twenties to the United States, where he was soon drawn to the dramatic Western landscape. After a stagecoach accident, during a long convalescence in England, he learned photography. Returning to San Francisco in 1867, he soon earned his reputation photographing both the landscape and urban development of the West. Muybridge is best known for this inventive work and his massive atlas of stop-action motion studies, Animal Locomotion, first published in 1887.

Co-published with Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington

Publisher: Steidl
Size: 279 x 216 mm
300 pages, 200 photographs and illustrations

Publisher's Price: £ 50.00
£45.00

Picture of Sophie Ristelhueber: Fait (Books on Books #3)
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Publisher's Description
Sophie Ristelhueber's Fait, which in French means 'fact' or 'what was done,' remains one of the most powerful statements about the aftermath of war. In October of 1991, Ristelhueber photographed the battle-scarred landscape of Kuwait following the end of the first Gulf war with Iraq. Books on Books 3 presents all 71 black and white and color photographs as seen in the original artist book as it was conceived and designed by Ristelhueber. Marc Meyer of the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal contributes an essay that discusses Ristelhueber's disturbing yet beautiful achievement.

Publisher: Errata Editions
Size: 9½ x 7'
96 pages, 89 four-colour illustrations

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Essays by Marc Mayer and Jeffrey Ladd
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Publisher's Description
Sophie Ristelhueber's Fait, which in French means 'fact' or 'what was done,' remains one of the most powerful statements about the aftermath of war. In October of 1991, Ristelhueber photographed the battle-scarred landscape of Kuwait following the end of the first Gulf war with Iraq. Books on Books 3 presents all 71 black and white and color photographs as seen in the original artist book as it was conceived and designed by Ristelhueber. Marc Meyer of the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal contributes an essay that discusses Ristelhueber's disturbing yet beautiful achievement.

Publisher: Errata Editions
Size: 9½ x 7'
96 pages, 89 four-colour illustrations

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£33.00

Picture of Walker Evans: American Photographs (Books on Books #2)
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Publisher's Description
Walker Evans' American Photographs is arguably the most important photobook ever published. Originally conceived to be a 'catalog' to accompany his one-man show at the Museum of Modern Art in 1938, it continues to go out-of-print for long stretches of time. Books on Books 2 presents the original 1938 edition with its 87 legendary black and white photographs that defined the documentary aesthetic. This volume also reproduces the great Lincoln Kirstein essay and a contemporary piece written by John T. Hill, the author of many books on Evans including Lyric Documentary (Steidl 2006).

Publisher: Errata Editions
Size: 9½ x 7'
112 pages, 98 Duotone and 4 colour illustrations

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Essays by Lincoln Kirstein, John T. Hill, Jeffrey Ladd
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Publisher's Description
Walker Evans' American Photographs is arguably the most important photobook ever published. Originally conceived to be a 'catalog' to accompany his one-man show at the Museum of Modern Art in 1938, it continues to go out-of-print for long stretches of time. Books on Books 2 presents the original 1938 edition with its 87 legendary black and white photographs that defined the documentary aesthetic. This volume also reproduces the great Lincoln Kirstein essay and a contemporary piece written by John T. Hill, the author of many books on Evans including Lyric Documentary (Steidl 2006).

Publisher: Errata Editions
Size: 9½ x 7'
112 pages, 98 Duotone and 4 colour illustrations

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£33.00

Picture of Atget : Photographe de Paris (Books on Books #1)
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Publisher's Description
Atget : Photographe de Paris is the perfect starting point for a series on great photography books. Published in 1930, three years after Atget's death, it is now regarded as a classic that influenced generations of artists including Berenice Abbott and Walker Evans. Books on Books 1 reproduces all 96 collotype plates and an English translation of the Pierre Mac Orlan text on Eugène Atget's remarkable documentation of Paris at the turn of the 19th century. The noted author, David Campany, contributes a contemporary essay called Atget's Intelligent Documents written for this volume.

Publisher: Errata Editions
Size: 9½ x 7'
116 pages, 110 Four colour illustrations

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Essays by Pierre Mac Orlan, David Campany, Jeffrey Ladd
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Publisher's Description
Atget : Photographe de Paris is the perfect starting point for a series on great photography books. Published in 1930, three years after Atget's death, it is now regarded as a classic that influenced generations of artists including Berenice Abbott and Walker Evans. Books on Books 1 reproduces all 96 collotype plates and an English translation of the Pierre Mac Orlan text on Eugène Atget's remarkable documentation of Paris at the turn of the 19th century. The noted author, David Campany, contributes a contemporary essay called Atget's Intelligent Documents written for this volume.

Publisher: Errata Editions
Size: 9½ x 7'
116 pages, 110 Four colour illustrations

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£33.00

Picture of Scottish Photography: A History
Publisher's Description
Scotland was instrumental in the invention of photography, yet this is the first comprehensive study of Scottish photography. From the pioneering work of Hill and Adamson to the experimental work of contemporary artists, this book provides a history, a setting, and a scale for the growth of photography in this country. From the themes that have emerged in Scotland; portraits and people, land and landscape, documentary and the art-photograph, a cohesive and enthralling argument is built up. An important, informative and highly readable study, which brings Scottish photography onto the international stage.

Publisher: Luath Press
Size: 227 x 186 mm
320 pages, 142 colour and b&w photos

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Tom Normand
Publisher's Description
Scotland was instrumental in the invention of photography, yet this is the first comprehensive study of Scottish photography. From the pioneering work of Hill and Adamson to the experimental work of contemporary artists, this book provides a history, a setting, and a scale for the growth of photography in this country. From the themes that have emerged in Scotland; portraits and people, land and landscape, documentary and the art-photograph, a cohesive and enthralling argument is built up. An important, informative and highly readable study, which brings Scottish photography onto the international stage.

Publisher: Luath Press
Size: 227 x 186 mm
320 pages, 142 colour and b&w photos

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£29.95

Picture of Flora Photographica - Masterpieces of Flower Photography From 1835 to the Present
Publisher's Description
Flora Photographica is a striking and extravagantly designed book. Each bloom shown here has been observed with that acuity of vision which only the most sensitive artist-photographers can bring to bear.

Here are Mapplethorpe’s tulips, half-metal, half-living creatures; Steichen’s delphiniums, preserved in an everlasting summery perfection of blues and pinks; Atget’s open-air profusion of poppies; Cunningham’s magnolia, richly fertile and lush; Man Ray’s surreal yet pure calla lily; Chris Enos’s dying poinsettia, its colours curdling in decay.

These are masterpieces of photographic art, in an astonishing range of media, from photography’s beginnings up to the present day. Full details of the techniques and processes used are elucidated in the introduction and commentaries by the acclaimed photo-historian William A. Ewing, but, above all, here are flowers as we have never seen them before.

Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Size: 300 x 245mm
224 pages, 56 colour illustrations, 127duotones

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William A. Ewing
Publisher's Description
Flora Photographica is a striking and extravagantly designed book. Each bloom shown here has been observed with that acuity of vision which only the most sensitive artist-photographers can bring to bear.

Here are Mapplethorpe’s tulips, half-metal, half-living creatures; Steichen’s delphiniums, preserved in an everlasting summery perfection of blues and pinks; Atget’s open-air profusion of poppies; Cunningham’s magnolia, richly fertile and lush; Man Ray’s surreal yet pure calla lily; Chris Enos’s dying poinsettia, its colours curdling in decay.

These are masterpieces of photographic art, in an astonishing range of media, from photography’s beginnings up to the present day. Full details of the techniques and processes used are elucidated in the introduction and commentaries by the acclaimed photo-historian William A. Ewing, but, above all, here are flowers as we have never seen them before.

Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Size: 300 x 245mm
224 pages, 56 colour illustrations, 127duotones

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£18.95

Picture of Motion Studies - Time, Space and Eadweard Muybridge
Publisher's Description
In 1872 an Englishman photographed a running horse in California and succeeded for the first time in capturing an image of high-speed motion - the crucial breakthrough that eventually made movies possible. From Muybridge's invention came Hollywood and from his patron's sponsorship of technological research came Silicon Valley - two industries that have most powerfully shaped the modern world. The story of Muybridge's own life while he was making his motion studies is equally riveting. He became an internationally renowned inventor and photographer whose pictures have now become classics - and in a blaze of publicity, stood trial for the murder of his wife's lover. Gripping and erudite, this is a fascinating biography of a true pioneer and the larger story of how time and space were revolutionized in the 19th century.

'An entertaining history, full of odd pockets of knowledge ... his life makes a dramatic story, and his legacy has enver been in doubt' Liz Jobey, Guardian

‘Solnit can produce prose of startling vigour and wit’ Independent on Sunday

‘Rebecca Solnit has created a work which not only describes Muybridge's intellectual adventure but sets it in the history of the American West, and in particular, the growth of San Francisco, the city where Muybridge's self-invention and scientific and artistic exploration took place ... it is this relating of Muybridge's personal explorations of the 19th century in a new land, and to our constantly changing relationship to time and space, which makes this book so rich and vivid and gives life to a solitary, often tormented man’ London Evening Standard

‘A nicely weighted meditation on landscape, photography, history and myth. A book that shocked and delighted by remaking everything I thought I knew’ —Iain Sinclair, Daily Telegraph, Books of the Year

Publisher: Bloomsbury
Size: 200 x 130mm
305 pages

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Rebecca Solnit
Publisher's Description
In 1872 an Englishman photographed a running horse in California and succeeded for the first time in capturing an image of high-speed motion - the crucial breakthrough that eventually made movies possible. From Muybridge's invention came Hollywood and from his patron's sponsorship of technological research came Silicon Valley - two industries that have most powerfully shaped the modern world. The story of Muybridge's own life while he was making his motion studies is equally riveting. He became an internationally renowned inventor and photographer whose pictures have now become classics - and in a blaze of publicity, stood trial for the murder of his wife's lover. Gripping and erudite, this is a fascinating biography of a true pioneer and the larger story of how time and space were revolutionized in the 19th century.

'An entertaining history, full of odd pockets of knowledge ... his life makes a dramatic story, and his legacy has enver been in doubt' Liz Jobey, Guardian

‘Solnit can produce prose of startling vigour and wit’ Independent on Sunday

‘Rebecca Solnit has created a work which not only describes Muybridge's intellectual adventure but sets it in the history of the American West, and in particular, the growth of San Francisco, the city where Muybridge's self-invention and scientific and artistic exploration took place ... it is this relating of Muybridge's personal explorations of the 19th century in a new land, and to our constantly changing relationship to time and space, which makes this book so rich and vivid and gives life to a solitary, often tormented man’ London Evening Standard

‘A nicely weighted meditation on landscape, photography, history and myth. A book that shocked and delighted by remaking everything I thought I knew’ —Iain Sinclair, Daily Telegraph, Books of the Year

Publisher: Bloomsbury
Size: 200 x 130mm
305 pages

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£8.99

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