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Picture of Lines, The

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Edward Ranney (b. 1942) is one of the most distinguished photographers of the Peruvian landscape. In 1985 Ranney began photographing the Nazca lines, a series of monumental geoglyphs that stretch across an arid plateau in southern Peru. Created by the Nazca culture more than 2,000 years ago, the lines have perplexed archeologists and inspired scores of visual artists. While most clearly seen from the air in a plane or helicopter, these lines offer an even more awe-inspiring experience when viewed from the ground—Ranney’s chosen vantage for his large-format photographs.

Two decades of work on these lines in Peru and on similar glyphs found in northern Chile are brought together for the first time in this handsome volume, revealing the enigmatic beauty of these ancient manmade landforms. An illuminating essay by esteemed critic Lucy R. Lippard situates Ranney’s work within the context of landscape photography and contemporary art.

Publisher: Yale Univeristy Press

Size: 12 x 9 3/4" 

88 pages, 44 tritone illustrations

Edward Ranney
In 1985 Ranney began photographing the Nazca lines, a series of monumental geoglyphs that stretch across an arid plateau in southern Peru.
£27.00

Picture of Reading the Landscape

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In the first, breathtakingly beautiful photographs of his Habitat series, Olaf Otto Becker (* 1959) presents us with idyllic dreamlike places, paradisiacal tableaus from the jungles of Malaysia and Indonesia. Roman­tic floodplains, tree trunks slung with liana vines, eco­logical niches for countless life forms—these are the kinds of untouched tropical rainforests that we pic­ture in our dreams. Even the temperate rainforest of Redwood National Parks in California seems reassur­ingly intact. The mammoth trees are surviving thanks to rigorous conservation measures. In contrast, in the second half of his series Becker painfully shows us what happens throughout the globe when interna­tionally operating companies clear large tracts of land and giant areas of barren, treeless terrain result. Erosion also does its work, and no life can survive in these places. In the final section Becker presents the artificial “forests” conceived by various international architects to insert greenery into urban space. Is this our vision of the future?

Publisher: Hatje Cantz

Size: 348 x 278 mm

160 pages, 90 illustrations

Olaf Otto Becker
In the first, breathtakingly beautiful photographs of his Habitat series, Olaf Otto Becker presents us with idyllic dreamlike places, paradisiacal tableaus from the jungles of Malaysia and Indonesia.
£54.00

Picture of Landscape

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The latest monograph from David LaChapelle (born 1963) comprises two separate series, Gas Station and Refineries, each of which was shot on location in the rainforests of Maui and on the coastlines of California. This idyllic scenery is brutally punctured by LaChapelle’s scale models of disturbingly dazzling oil refineries and petrol stations with bright, fluorescent smokestacks—handcrafted from cardboard and a vast array of recycled materials from egg cartons to tea canisters, hair curlers and other byproducts of our petroleum based, disposability-obsessed culture. The striking contrast between the fueling stations and refineries and their naturalistic backdrops is both captivating and repelling: though the natural world seems on the verge of engulfing these manmade creations, the eerie, unnaturally lit buildings suggest the extent of the destruction already caused, even as their chromatic glare distracts from their function.

Publisher: Damiani Editore

88 pages, 88 illustrations 

David LaChapelle
The latest monograph from David LaChapelle comprises two separate series, Gas Station and Refineries, each of which was shot on location in the rainforests of Maui and on the coastlines of California.
£26.10

Picture of Bruce Davidson/Paul Caponigro: Two American Photographers in Britain and Ireland

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Bruce Davidson (b. 1933) and Paul Caponigro (b. 1932) are two of the greatest American photographers of their generation. Working in different traditions, and exhibiting fundamentally distinct approaches, they are both brilliant observers whose art inspires and provokes. This book, the first to pair the two, examines the work they produced during visits to Britain and Ireland in the 1960s and 1970s. The gritty sensibility that made Bruce Davidson’s series Brooklyn Gang such a sensation was unmistakable as he trained his camera on the gamut of British society, travelling from London to Scotland and later to the mining region of Wales. Paul Caponigro, steeped in a formalist black-and-white landscape tradition, made expressive portraits of prehistoric stone circles, dolmens, and ancient Irish churches in the landscape. Bruce Davidson/Paul Caponigro brings the work of these artists together into a dramatic visual dialogue.

Publisher: Yale University Press

Size: 9 1/2 x 10 1/2"

220 pages, 195 colour and duotone illustrations

Bruce Davidson and Paul Caponigro
This book, the first to pair the work of Bruce Davidson and Paul Caponigro, examines the work they produced during visits to Britain and Ireland in the 1960s and 1970s.
£35.99

Picture of Iceland

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Marco Paoluzzo has been visiting and photographing the impressive landscapes of Iceland for 20 years. Most of his photographs have so far remained unpublished.

The first part of Iceland illustrates the country's unspoilt landscapes (my zen garden), while the second part reveals the signs of man (and other stories).

Publisher: Till Schaap Edition

Size: 320 x 305 mm<

132 pages, 120 black & white illustrations

Marco Paoluzzo
Marco Paoluzzo has been visiting and photographing the impressive landscapes of Iceland for 20 years. Most of his photographs have so far remained unpublished.
£40.50

Picture of Question of Hope

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The question of hope is especially urgent because of environmental threats. One such peril, deforestation, is the subject of the first half of this book, where pictures of it suggest a war zone. The subject of the second half of the book, light on the sea, might initially seem disconnected from the first, but in combination they have about them what Samuel Johnson once called “the stability of truth,” in this case a recognizable balance of harsh facts and dateless, mysterious consolation. Robert Adams has studied both elements – our failed stewardship and the promise implied by beauty – across much of the American West. He has over the years also photographed them near where he lives on the Oregon coast, and it is this local caring that gives The Question of Hope much of its intensity. Published in association with the Portland Art Museum, this important new monograph is beautifully printed on Japanese art paper in a first edition of 1,000 copies. It includes a text by Adams, and an essay by Julia Dolan, Minor White Curator of Photography at the Portland Art Museum.

Publisher: Nazraeli Press

Size: 8 1/2 x 9 1/2"

56 pages, 40 duotone plates

Robert Adams
The question of hope is especially urgent because of environmental threats. One such peril, deforestation, is the subject of the first half of this book, where pictures of it suggest a war zone. The subject of the second half of the book, light on the sea, might initially seem disconnected from the first, but in combination they have about them what Samuel Johnson once called “the stability of truth,” in this case a recognizable balance of harsh facts and dateless, mysterious consolation. Robert Adams has studied both elements – our failed stewardship and the promise implied by beauty – across much of the American West. He has over the years also photographed them near where he lives on the Oregon coast, and it is this local caring that gives The Question of Hope much of its intensity.
£28.00

Picture of ¡Vámonos! Bernard Plossu in México

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For more than fifteen years, French photographer Bernard Plossu took extended trips to Mexico to photograph people, landscapes, and a culture in flux. ¡Vámonos! Bernard Plossu in México captures the bohemian adventure of this traveler’s four journeys, the first in 1965–66 and the last in 1981. His black-and-white and color images have transfixed generations of young people in France, who cherish him in the way young Americans celebrate Jack Kerouac. Plossu’s romantic vision encompasses coquettish women, peasants at work, fog-wrapped trails in the jungle, and waves lapping at sandy beaches. Yet Plossu is also aware of poverty and the challenges facing a modernizing society, and his photographs capture the nobility of all his subjects. Along with more than three hundred photographs, organized into chapters representing each of his Mexican journeys, this first compilation of Plossu’s Mexican work includes an essay by prominent French photo editor Claude Nori that highlights Plossu’s vagabond spirit. Additional commentaries are provided by renowned writers, including the book’s editor, Salvador Albiñana, and Emmanuel Guigon, Francisco Salinas, Alfonso Morales, and José Agustín. 

Publisher: Aperture

Size: 11 3/8 x 12 5/8"

336 pages, 330 duotone and four-colour images

Bernard Plossu
For more than fifteen years, French photographer Bernard Plossu took extended trips to Mexico to photograph people, landscapes, and a culture in flux. ¡Vámonos! Bernard Plossu in México captures the bohemian adventure of this traveler’s four journeys, the first in 1965–66 and the last in 1981.
£67.50

Picture of Woodlands

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Woodlands is the title of a series of 50 landscape photographs, which are presented here on full-page plates.

They were taken over the past three years in Upper Austria, Bernhard Fuchs' home region near Linz, which he left in the 1990s in order to study under Bernd Becher at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf.

No other photographer is as far removed from today's zeitgeist as Bernhard Fuchs. In their peace and tranquillity, in their patience and discretion, his pictures are as beautiful as nature itself.

Publisher: Koenig Books

Size: 270 x 280 mm

104 pages, 50 colour illustrations

Bernhard Fuchs
Woodlands is the title of a series of 50 landscape photographs, which are presented here on full-page plates.
£43.20

Picture of Nail Houses

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During his travels through China, Peter Bialobrzeski was fascinated by the so-called nail houses. Sur­rounded by tall, newly constructed buildings, these houses have been earmarked for demolition, but their owners resolutely refuse to vacate. In his thought-provoking series the artist photographs these isolated structures, often in the evening hours, when the brightly lit interiors convey the domestic comfort that these homes provide for their owners, despite all the cracks in the walls. Peter Bialobrzeski (* 1961 in Wolfsburg) uses his camera to offer these re­nitent structures moral support. Following the publi­cation of Case Study Homes and Informal Arrange­ments, this striking series completing the Habitat tril­ogy poses uncomfortable questions to the viewer. It also emphatically underscores the fundamental right of every human being to a home and sense of security.

Publisher: Hatje Cantz

Size: 200 x 299 mm

116 pages, 63 illustrations


Peter Bialobrzeski
During his travels through China, Peter Bialobrzeski was fascinated by the so-called nail houses. Sur­rounded by tall, newly constructed buildings, these houses have been earmarked for demolition, but their owners resolutely refuse to vacate.
£29.25

Picture of Dust

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Nadav Kander is a recipient of the renowned Prix Pictet and one of today’s most successful pho­tographers. When he learned of the existence of two “closed” cities on the border between Kazakhstan and Russia, he knew that he would have to visit them. For Dust he photographed the desolated landscapes of the Aral Sea and captured fascinating images of the restricted military zones of Priozersk and Kurtchatov, which did not appear on any map until well after the end of the Cold War. Long-distance missiles were tested in Priozersk under great secrecy. Hundreds of atomic bombs were detonated in the so-called Poly­gon near Kurchatov until the program ended in 1989. The bombs were exploded in a remote but still popu­lated area, and covert studies were made of the ef­fects of the radiation on the unsuspecting inhabi­tants. Kander writes how the ticking of the Geiger counter on his belt while he photographed reminded him that he should not become too enthralled with the aesthetic and painterly allure of the crumbling ruins.

Publisher: Hatje Cantz

Size:340 x 270 mm

120 pages, 48 illustrations

Nadav Kander
For Dust Nadav Kandar photographed the desolated landscapes of the Aral Sea and captured fascinating images of the restricted military zones of Priozersk and Kurtchatov, which did not appear on any map until well after the end of the Cold War.
£63.00

Picture of Out West

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The images in this book are part of a project documenting small rural communities (1,000 inhabitants or less) in the Canadian West. As demographic changes – ‘rural drain, urban claim’ – persist, many would argue that the rural is becoming a redundant sidepiece in a world that is increasingly concerned with the urban. The project investigates how rural communities in the Canadian West struggle to hold onto their heritage despite the diminishing vitality of these towns.

Publisher: The Velvet Cell

Size: 148 x 210 mm

112 pages

Limited Edition of 500

Kyler Zeleny
The images in this book are part of a project documenting small rural communities (1,000 inhabitants or less) in the Canadian West. The project investigates how rural communities in the Canadian West struggle to hold onto their heritage despite the diminishing vitality of these towns.
£16.20

Picture of European Fields (Original Edition)

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At the beginning of the 1995 football season, Hans van der Meer set out to take a series of football photographs that avoided the clichéd traditions of modern sports photography. In an attempt to record the game in its original form—a field, two goals and 22 players—he sought matches at the bottom end of the amateur leagues, the opposite end of the scale to the Champions’ League. And he avoided the enclosed environment of the stadium and tight telescopic details and hyperbole of action photography. Preferring neutral lighting, framing and camera angles, he chose instead to pull back from the central subject of the pitch, locating the playing field and its unfolding action within a specific landscape and context. He was heavily influenced by the old tradition of photography in which a wide view of the action often resulted in elements of the locality being present in the image.

Van der Meer began by focusing on sites within the Netherlands and in 1998 he published Dutch Fields, followed by a DVD, Flemish Fields, in 2000. His European odyssey has since taken him from small towns in the remote regions of Europe—from Bihariain in Romania to Björkö in Sweden, from Torp in Norway to Alcsóörs in Hungary, from Bartkowo in Poland to Beire in Portugal—and to the fringes of the major conurbations of Greece, Finland, England, France, Germany, Scotland, Switzerland, Holland, Slovakia, Denmark, Ireland, Wales, the Czech Republic, Belgium, Spain and Italy. These acute and subtle observations of the poetry and absurdity of human behavior connect the game of football to the basic futility of the human condition. The small tragicomedies are dwarfed by the serenity and permanence of the natural or manmade world that surrounds them but in their pathos can be found the original passion and humanity of the game.

Publisher: Steidl

Size: 268 x 380 mm

176 pages, 89 photos

Hans van der Meer
Original hardcover edition.
£55.00
£40.00

Picture of Abandoned Places: The Photographer's Selection

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The best of Abandoned Places 1, 2 and 3 from a different point of view; each photo included has been chosen by the photographer
Showcases the beauty of decay and includes 80% new material

In Abandoned Places: The Photographer's Selection photographer Henk Van Rensbergen collects the most fascinating photographs of abandoned buildings from all over the world.

With Abandoned Place 1, Van Rensbergen earned his place amongst the major photographers. His photos of mysterious abandoned castles, factories and hospitals were internationally acclaimed. In the two other books in the series he discovered a whole range of abandoned places across the world. This photographer's choice shows the evolution of Van Rensbergen's art.

Publisher: Lannoo Publishers

Size: 270 x 340 mm

224 pages, 150 colour, 60 black & white

Henk Van Rensbergen
The best of Abandoned Places 1, 2 and 3 from a different point of view; each photo included has been chosen by the photographer Showcases the beauty of decay and includes 80% new material
£40.50

Picture of Common Ground

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Common Ground, by Italian photo artist Luca Faccio (born 1969), examines Korea’s violent division into North and South, with portraits of people, cities and landscapes on both sides of the divide.

Publisher: Verlag für moderne Kunst Nürnberg

Size: 295 x 245 mm

224 pages

English and German text.

Luca Faccio
Common Ground, by Italian photo artist Luca Faccio (born 1969), examines Korea’s violent division into North and South, with portraits of people, cities and landscapes on both sides of the divide.
£32.40

Picture of Route 66: 1973-1974

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In the summer of 1973, John Schott drove Route 66 from the midwest to California and back, sleeping in his pick-up truck and photographing with an 8x10-inch Deardorf view camera. Among his subjects were vintage motels situated along the highway, and it was a selection of these photographs that, two years later, were included in William Jenkins’ seminal New Topographics exhibition at the George Eastman House.

The twenty images that were included in this exhibition have been well-documented, though never reproduced in a manner showing the richness of detail and tone displayed in the original contact prints.

We are pleased to announce that, as part of our NZ Library, a beautifully printed, oversized book is now available which presents not only the 20 photographs originally shown from this important body of work, but all 47 photographs included in the artist’s complete set of archived images. This important new publication opens with an illuminating essay by Britt Salvesen, Department Head and Curator of the Wallis Annenberg Department of Photography, and the Department Head and Curator of Prints and Drawings, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and a leading expert on the subject.

Publisher: Nazraeli Press

Size: 12 x 15"

60 pages, 47 duotone plates

From the NZ Library | Set One

John Schott
In the summer of 1973, John Schott drove Route 66 from the midwest to California and back, sleeping in his pick-up truck and photographing with an 8x10-inch Deardorf view camera.
£150.00

Picture of Oasis Hotel

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This book documents a hitchhike along China’s Cross-Desert Highway, a road built in the mid 1990s to help the extraction of oil. It stretches for more than 500km from north to south across the Taklamakan, one of the world’s most inhospitable deserts. The journey records the road and its people - truck drivers, cotton pickers, oil well workers and prostitutes, whose lives are caught up in the dependancy and desolation of the prospering oil industry.

Book details
Author: Nicoló Degiorgis
Design: Nicoló Degiorgis and Walter Hutton
Format: hardcover, concertina binding
Handmade book opening to 11,5m
First edition of 500
Publication date: May 2014
ISBN: 9788890981718
Photographer website: www.nicolodegiorgis.com

Nicoló Degiorgis

Publisher's Description

This book documents a hitchhike along China’s Cross-Desert Highway, a road built in the mid 1990s to help the extraction of oil. It stretches for more than 500km from north to south across the Taklamakan, one of the world’s most inhospitable deserts. The journey records the road and its people - truck drivers, cotton pickers, oil well workers and prostitutes, whose lives are caught up in the dependancy and desolation of the prospering oil industry.

Book details
Author: Nicoló Degiorgis
Design: Nicoló Degiorgis and Walter Hutton
Format: hardcover, concertina binding
Handmade book opening to 11,5m
First edition of 500
Publication date: May 2014
ISBN: 9788890981718
Photographer website: www.nicolodegiorgis.com

£35.00

Picture of Natur

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In a series of black and white images of the German landscape made between 1987 and 1997, Michael Schmidt has forged a new pictorial language to deconstruct the world he observes. Concerned with light and form, Schmidt’s images contain a wealth of silver tones, a spectrum of rich greys which evolve from light to dark in mystical, imperceptible gradients. But the black and white filter is also a tool that allows Schmidt to neutralise the world, impeding the subjective perception of his viewer. It is through his editorial process, a process of montage, that Schmidt constructs an interior dialect, fashioning a self-contained world within the linear sequence of the book.

Publisher: Mack Books

179 x 239 mm

104 pages, 63 black & white plates


Michael Schmidt
In a series of black and white images of the German landscape made between 1987 and 1997, Michael Schmidt has forged a new pictorial language to deconstruct the world he observes.
£31.50

Picture of Costa (Signed)

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"14 kms south from Lisboa, where I live, is Costa da Caparica. 
During the last years I often found myself returning to this magnetic place."
José Pedro Cortes

Costa da Caparica is a place, south of Lisboa - a strip of land that exists between the last stretch of civilization and the beach.

In COSTA, we wander through this territory: shacks, outmoded architecture, remains of houses, dirt left by the tide; an agglomeration of sand, vegetation and streets – a peripheral, end-of-the-line location. We are flooded by a strange luminosity; a dazzling and mysterious light which imbues these spaces with a disconcerting and unreal atmosphere, like something seen while in a hypnotic state, encouraging the spectator to participate in a suggestive and paradoxical exploration of individual experience. 

Publisher: Pierre von Kleist

Size: 210 x 305 mm

80 pages

José Pedro Cortes
In COSTA, we wander through this territory: shacks, outmoded architecture, remains of houses, dirt left by the tide; an agglomeration of sand, vegetation and streets – a peripheral, end-of-the-line location.
£28.00

Picture of Japan Drug (Signed)

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"It was 1997 and the new millennium was imminent, one could feel the tense anticipation about what was to come next.
I was alone in Japan, a place I had never been before. During the day I would go out looking for my own sense of the place, photographing, exploring notions of center, a place of convergence, as the world expanded before me in its uncertain course. 

Many years have passed and I felt a need to go back to these images. 
The millennium is long gone but the vertigo of uncertainty is yet to disappear." 
António Júlio Duarte.

Publisher: Pierre von Kleist

Size: 265 x 185 mm

136 pages 

Edition of 600

All books are numbered and signed.

António Júlio Duarte
"It was 1997 and the new millennium was imminent, one could feel the tense anticipation about what was to come next. I was alone in Japan..."
£28.00

Picture of European Fields

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At the beginning of the 1995 football season, Hans van der Meer set out to take a series of football photographs that avoided the clichéd traditions of modern sports photography. In an attempt to record the game in its original form—a field, two goals and 22 players—he sought matches at the bottom end of the amateur leagues, the opposite end of the scale to the Champions’ League. And he avoided the enclosed environment of the stadium and tight telescopic details and hyperbole of action photography. Preferring neutral lighting, framing and camera angles, he chose instead to pull back from the central subject of the pitch, locating the playing field and its unfolding action within a specific landscape and context. He was heavily influenced by the old tradition of photography in which a wide view of the action often resulted in elements of the locality being present in the image.

Van der Meer began by focusing on sites within the Netherlands and in 1998 he published Dutch Fields, followed by a DVD, Flemish Fields, in 2000. His European odyssey has since taken him from small towns in the remote regions of Europe—from Bihariain in Romania to Björkö in Sweden, from Torp in Norway to Alcsóörs in Hungary, from Bartkowo in Poland to Beire in Portugal—and to the fringes of the major conurbations of Greece, Finland, England, France, Germany, Scotland, Switzerland, Holland, Slovakia, Denmark, Ireland, Wales, the Czech Republic, Belgium, Spain and Italy. These acute and subtle observations of the poetry and absurdity of human behavior connect the game of football to the basic futility of the human condition. The small tragicomedies are dwarfed by the serenity and permanence of the natural or manmade world that surrounds them but in their pathos can be found the original passion and humanity of the game.

Publisher: Steidl

176 pages

Hans van der Meer
At the beginning of the 1995 football season, Hans van der Meer set out to take a series of football photographs that avoided the clichéd traditions of modern sports photography. In an attempt to record the game in its original form—a field, two goals and 22 players—he sought matches at the bottom end of the amateur leagues.
£28.80

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