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Picture of Picturing America's National Parks

Publisher's Description

To celebrate the centennial of America’s National Park Service, Picturing America’s National Parks brings together some of the finest landscape photography in the history of the medium, from America’s most magnificent and sacred environments. Photography has played an integral role in both the formation of the National Parks and in the depiction of America itself, through this natural resource. From Yosemite to the most recent 2013 addition of Pinnacles National Park in California, America’s National Parks have been enjoyed through photographs for over 150 years. This book traces that history and delights readers with stunning photographs of the best American landscapes. An informative essay from curator Jamie M. Allen unfolds the role of photography in promoting America’s national heritage, land conservation, and wildlife preservation. Featuring the historic work of masters such as Ansel Adams, Imogen Cunningham, William Henry Jackson, Edward Weston, and Minor White, as well as contemporary greats such as Lee Friedlander, Stephen Shore, and Joel Sternfeld, this volume offers a powerful look at America’s National Parks and pays homage to a practice that has defined the way we see America, particularly the American West.

Publisher: Aperture (Co-published with George Eastman Museum)

Size: 9 5/8 x 11 3/4"

160 pages, 120 black-and-white and four-color images

Jamie M. Allen
To celebrate the centennial of America’s National Park Service, Picturing America’s National Parks brings together some of the finest landscape photography in the history of the medium, from America’s most magnificent and sacred environments.
£31.50

Picture of Border Cantos

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This project presents a unique collaboration between photographer Richard Misrach and composer and performer Guillermo Galindo. Misrach has been photographing the two-thousand mile border between the U.S. and Mexico since 2004, with increased focus since 2009—the latest installation in his ongoing series Desert Cantos, a multi-faceted approach to the study of place and man’s complex relationship to it. Misrach and Galindo have been working together to create pieces that both document and transform the artifacts of migration. Using water bottles, clothing, backpacks, Border Patrol “drag tires,” spent shotgun shells, ladders, and sections of the border wall itself, most of which were collected by Misrach, Galindo fashions instruments to be performed as unique sound-generating devices. He also imagines graphic musical scores, many of which also use Misrach’s photographs as points of departure.

A unique melding of the artist as documentarian and interpreter, the book will include several suites of photographs drawn from a number of distinct series, or Cantos—some made with a large-format camera as well as an iPhone. The book will also contain a compilation of two dozen sculpture-instruments, graphic scores, instrument designs, and links to videos of performances by Galindo on the image-inspired instruments.

Publisher: Aperture

Size: 13 1/4 x 10 3/4"

274 pages , 257 four-color images

Richard Misrach
This project presents a unique collaboration between photographer Richard Misrach and composer and performer Guillermo Galindo.
£45.00

Picture of Combray

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For Elger Esser Combray, a fictional place in Marcel Proust’s In Search of Lost Time, is every place where France might still look as it did in Proust’s time: enchanted villages, riverside farms, Monet’s garden in Giverny, old monasteries and church ruins. Shot in black and white, he produced heliogravures from the negatives, an outdated method that highlights the beauty and latent melancholy of his vision. 

Publisher: Schirmer/Mosel.

Size: 322 x 280 mm

224 pages, 102 duotone plates

German edition with English and French text inlay.

Elger Esser
For Elger Esser Combray, a fictional place in Marcel Proust’s In Search of Lost Time, is every place where France might still look as it did in Proust’s time: enchanted villages, riverside farms, Monet’s garden in Giverny, old monasteries and church ruins.
£61.50

Picture of New Pictures from Paradise

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Thomas Struth draws the viewer into the semidarkness of forests and jungles, the impenetrable yet bright green of trees, bushes, and tropical plants. With 11 new pictures, the expanded new edition of his Paradise book contains the entire series taken in China, Japan, Australia, Brazil, Germany, Peru, Florida, and Hawaii.

Publisher: Schirmer/Mosel

Size: 413 x 324 mm

80 pages, 36 colour plates

English/German edition.

Thomas Struth
Thomas Struth draws the viewer into the semidarkness of forests and jungles, the impenetrable yet bright green of trees, bushes, and tropical plants. With 11 new pictures, the expanded new edition of his Paradise book contains the entire series taken in China, Japan, Australia, Brazil, Germany, Peru, Florida, and Hawaii.
£61.50

Picture of So Long, China

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For over thirty years, Patrick Zachmann has traveled across China, a country he discovered in 1982 while reporting on the Chinese film industry. From Hong Kong triads in the 1980’s to the mutation of the city of Beijing through Tiananmen Square protests, this book brings together around 350 B&W and colour photographs, in which the small and the great history meet in a changing country. The underlying theme of this long-term work is the issue of identity, that becomes for the new generations in loss of marks of identity, a major concern.

In an intimate format, this book recalls the travel diary punctuated with excerpts from Patrick Zachmann’s travel log written during his travels. These quotes bring new light on these photographs, as well as on the work of a photographer in a society where censorship and state manipulations prevail.

Publisher: Editions Xavier Barral

Size: 170 x 230 mm

592 pages, 345 black & white and colour photographs

Texts (in French): Patrick Zachmann

Patrick Zachmann
In an intimate format, this book recalls the travel diary punctuated with excerpts from Patrick Zachmann’s travel log written during his travels. These quotes bring new light on these photographs, as well as on the work of a photographer in a society where censorship and state manipulations prevail.
£35.25

Picture of Magnum Landscape

Publisher's price £14.95 > our price £4.99

Publisher's Description

In the tradition of great Magnum books this publication brings together work by the finest photographers of our time. For fifty years Magnum photographers, through commissions and their personal work, have produced images that comment on the state of the world. In photographing the landscape they are not just spectators but participants, aware that the land itself has been shaped by man, and that the very notion of a landscape depends on a human viewpoint. As each photographer records, interprets and finds a unique personal style, the variations on a theme are endless - landscapes of war, of agriculture, of industry, of cities and motorways, of desolation, celebration and tranquillity. The photographs gathered in this book invite us to rediscover landscape, and urge us to think more profoundly about the planet earth.

Publisher: Phaidon

Size: 150 x 210 mm

184 pages, 32 colour illustrations


Publisher's price £14.95 > our price £4.99
£4.99

Picture of Dam

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Since 2010, photographer Carsten Meier has been documenting dams across the U.S. and Europe. Embedded within the surrounding landscape, these purely functional architectures develop a unique aesthetic with the appearance of manmade mountain ranges.

In their imposing massiveness these structures at once serve as monuments to humanity’s will to shape nature and demonstrate the dubiousness of its value.

Consistently photographed from a one-point perspective and rendered in large format, in over 100 images a typology of dam architecture is presented. Apart from Hoover Dam, Meier also photographed dams known from popular movies, such as, the Contra Dam from James Bond: Golden Eye, or the Edertalsperre (Eder Dam), from The Dam Busters.

Publisher: Kerber Verlag

Size: 240 x 300 mm

120 pages

Carsten Meier
Since 2010, photographer Carsten Meier has been documenting dams across the U.S. and Europe. Embedded within the surrounding landscape, these purely functional architectures develop a unique aesthetic with the appearance of manmade mountain ranges.
£33.75

Picture of Olaf Otto Becker Set

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For over ten years now, Olaf Otto Becker has traveled the Far North on a search for the first ever image of the primeval landscape, where the eye reaches the limits of familiar vision and nature becomes a mirror of the soul. He observes distinctive geographic features and waits for the ideal light conditions for taking photographs that testify to great clarity, breadth, and concentration. Whether along the coastline or on the Greenland ice sheet, or into Iceland’s most remote regions (Broken Line and Above Zero ), his photographic studies always reveal the overwhelming beauty of these icescapes as well as their existential endangerment. Even here, in these completely uninhabited regions, human influences have fatal consequences: dust and soot in the air form black, crusty deposits that, in conjunction with global warming, accelerate the melting of the ice sheets—with no doubt unavoidable catastrophic consequences.

Publisher: Hatje Cantz

Size: 279 x 347 mm 

488 pages, 244 illustrations

Olaf Otto Becker
A set of three spectacular photo books at an attractive special price! Set containing: Broken Line, Above Zero, Under the Nordic Light.
£108.00

Picture of Restlicht

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Glaciers, volcanoes, and caves—places of solitude, tranquility, and melancholy. At the same time places of tremendous sublimity. Since 2004, the Swiss photographer Bernd Nicolaisen (*1959 in Aarberg) has been drawn time after time to Iceland, the land of glaciers and geysers. Equipped with a large-format camera, he sets out on fascinating expeditions deep into the bowels of glacial caves in search of fabulous images. Neither man nor animal has ever set foot in or their eyes on the frigid halls of mirrors, in which the space is dominated solely by bizarre ice and rock formations that magically refract the light. Viewed from a distance, Nicolaisen’s photographs gain form and depth, while up close they disintegrate into crystalline structures. Due to the extreme light conditions, the residual light that penetrates into the caves, each of the images in the catalogue takes readers on a truly spectacular discovery tour.

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Publisher: Hatje Cantz

Size: 252 x 302 mm

192 pages, 103 illustrations

Bernd Nicolaisen
A dream out of ice, a dream in white … blue, green, and gray: In the hall of mirrors of the glacier caves
£49.50

Picture of Cathedral of the Pines

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Cathedral of the Pines presents Gregory Crewdson’s first new body of work in over five years. The series marks a return to Crewdson’s classic style of storytelling via the single image, using light and color to create newly intimate, psychologically charged imagery.
This body of work marks a time of transition for the artist, including the end of his marriage and a retreat from New York to a remote home and studio in western Massachusetts—a period of time during which Crewdson chose to remain socially withdrawn, instead committing to daily, long-distance, open-water swims and cross-country skiing on wooded paths. Cathedral of the Pines is named after one of these trails, deep in the forests of Becket, Massachusetts, the site where he found the inspiration to make these new pictures. It was there that he felt darkness lift, experienced a reconnection with his artistic process, and moved into a period of renewal and intense creative productivity.

The photographs are accompanied by an essay by Alexander Nemerov, who addresses the work in relation to the American past, focusing in particular on the way the images draw space and time down to ceremonial points, in which “all that ever happened in these places seems crystallized in his tableaux, as if the quiet melancholy of Crewdson’s scenes gathered the unruly sorrows and other little-guessed feelings of people long-gone who once stood on those spots.”

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Publisher: Aperture

Size: 15 1/2 x 12"

76 pages, 31 four-colour images 

Gregory Crewdson
Cathedral of the Pines presents Gregory Crewdson’s first new body of work in over five years. The series marks a return to Crewdson’s classic style of storytelling via the single image, using light and color to create newly intimate, psychologically charged imagery.
£45.00

Picture of Wilderness To Wasteland

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or 30 years, David T. Hanson (born 1948) has made photographs that are widely celebrated for their powerful depictions of the American landscape and its dramatic transformation and despoilment by humans. His newest collection, 'Wilderness to Wasteland', presents four series of previously unpublished and unexhibited photographs from Hanson’s early work, made between 1982 and 1987.' Atomic City' documents the former nuclear boomtown in Idaho, site of the world’s first nuclear power plant and first reactor meltdown. 'The Richest Hill on Earth' is a study of the vast copper mines, housing and surrounding wasteland of Butte, Montana.

Publisher: Taverner Press

Size: 300 x 250 mm

192 pages

David T. Hanson
For 30 years, David T. Hanson (born 1948) has made photographs that are widely celebrated for their powerful depictions of the American landscape and its dramatic transformation and despoilment by humans.
£42.95

Picture of Tokyo

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“I have been recording cityscape of Tokyo since 2008. The city gives me a sense of evanescence. All the cities are formed by man’s greed and depth of it decides the size of the cities.
Every single thing existing in the cities is consisted by man intentionally. The cities transforms themselves every moment like the nature does. The city in the period of time where our identity and subjectivity has been lost in the urban environment. They city has lost traditional meaning of the perspective structure and collapsed and expand itself beyond men’s intention.

I see the future of the cities in the boundary of humans and the nature as if man’s greed were disappeared.

I want to record it by photography before it disappears.”

-Kojima Yasutaka afterword, Tokyo

Born in Tokyo in 1977 and based in New York, Kojima Yosutaka’s Tokyo documents the landscape of the city within his most recently published body of work. Published by Sokyusha, Kojima Yosutaka’s photobook collates a series of images taken in between 2008 and 2014. Within, Yosutaka’s portrayal of Tokyo presents a personal reflection upon the landscape and environment which have come to characterize and define a city through it’s structure. What is provided within the images is a representation and mirror to aspects of both time and change, as well as the overriding presence and influence of the human in the shaping of environments.

Publisher: Sokyusha

Size: 230 x 260 mm

64 pages, 60 images

Limited Edition: 600

Kojima Yosutaka
Kojima Yosutaka’s Tokyo documents the landscape of the city within his most recently published body of work.
£35.10

Picture of Horizon Icons

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Chris Shaw captured a dark and spectacular vision of the Californian desert during the summer of 2013 while on a residency in Joshua Tree National Park. He took pictures in the early morning using a strong flash and printed at night in a make-shift darkroom in his bathroom, using an enlarger specially shipped from New York. In this bold and striking series of photographs, the joshua trees and various desert cacti are transformed into haunting anthropomorphic figures and dancing icons. The prints themselves bear the marks of the ad-hoc printing process, with bleeding edges, fingerprints, off-kilter frames and Shaw's signature hand-written titles.

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Publisher: Adad Books

Size: 240 x 305 mm 


80 pages 



Print run of 500 copies



Chris Shaw
Chris Shaw captured a dark and spectacular vision of the Californian desert during the summer of 2013 while on a residency in Joshua Tree National Park.
£32.00

Picture of Adrift (Signed)

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"In 2013 I traveled from the continent of Antarctica to Barrow, Alaska, 320 miles north of the Artic Circle, through seventeen countries in the Americas. I documented dwellings, how human habitation responds to and reflects harsh landscapes, and the means with which societies adapt to changing climates, both cultural and physical. During the journey I was drawn to subjects which were both a departure from my work yet still felt like a familiar target: organic and inorganic structures succumbing to the effects of a warming planet." — Magda Biernat

Adrift is a sequenced series of photographs that occilates between icebergs 'adrift' on the ocean and manmade structures submerged in snow. They are hauntingly silent images that might arise out of a frozen dream of a forgotten world and culture. The accordian fold of the book lends itself to a sense of floating from one image to the next.

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Publisher: Ink & Bellows LTD

Size: 6 8"

48 pages, 26 colour accordion fold illustrations

Magda Biernat
Adrift is a sequenced series of photographs that occilates between icebergs 'adrift' on the ocean and manmade structures submerged in snow.
£36.00

Picture of Berlin 1978-1987

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When photographer Boris Becker showed his first monograph "Photographs 1984-2009", it showed 25 years of photography. For the 1961 born artists "a quarter century of suffering" how he commented with a wink. But Boris Becker started taking photographs before he studied from 1984-1990 at the academy of fine arts in Düsseldorf in the class of Bernd & Hilla Becher. The book "Berlin 1978-1987" shows the photographers early work, shot on 35mm and medium format, that gained importance through the course of history and changes of our perception. Boris Becker photographed in a divided Berlin. In his images we can see the war and the seperation of the city and what it caused in both parts. The book is arranged in chapters that form image-groups and also testify of the political sensitivity of the artist: The east- and westsector of the city, the wall and border installations, the desolate diplomatic-district, the subway reduced to empty wooden wagons and deserted stations, and a series of bunkers that will become Beckers most extensive series later on with over 700 images of World War II bunkers. Gallery Heinz Holtmann, Cologne showed 46 of the works in an exhibition in 2014. "Berlin 1978-1987" now shows the complete series with 55 color- and 34 black & white plates.

The photographer Boris Becker describes himself as an imagefinder. The master-class pupil of Düsseldorfs Becher-class, 1961 born in cologne (germany), is one oft the most influential photo-artists. Less the symbolic power of the motive rather than the visual impact of the buildings and landscapes are the mainfocus of his work.

Publisher: PogoBooks

Size: 170 x 215 mm

128 Pages, 55 color plates, 34 duotone plates

First Edition

500 Copies

Essays by: Gerhart Baum (Federal Minister of the Interior from 1978-1982) and Roswitha Haring

Boris Becker
The photographer Boris Becker describes himself as an imagefinder. The master-class pupil of Düsseldorfs Becher-class, 1961 born in cologne (germany), is one oft the most influential photo-artists.
£20.70

Picture of Brighter Later (Signed)

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As an island race we have always looked out; to find food from the sea, to find opportunity to trade, to find adventure, and to find ourselves. Brighter Later is a journey around the coastal counties of Britain. It is a portrait of the island, looking out rather than in.

As novelist Melissa Harrison writes in her essay included in the book:

"Brian David Stevens’ simple seascapes require a slowing-down, a recalibrating of our usual demand for information, drama and resolution. More than just requiring it, in fact, they induce it: each pair of images leads us quietly out of our everyday world and stands us on a British beach somewhere, shielding our eyes against all that reflected light, that surfeit of sky."

Brighter Later features 68pp of full colour photographs, together with text from Brian David Stevens and Melissa Harrison, with design and layout by Wayne Ford.

Publisher: Tartaruga

Size: 290 x 155 mm

68 pages

Brian David Stevens
Brighter Later is a journey around the coastal counties of Britain. It is a portrait of the island, looking out rather than in.
£30.00

Picture of Beyond Maps and Atlases (Signed)

Taking advance orders for signed copies, available March 2016

Publisher's Description

In this new body of work, Beyond Maps and Atlases, Bertien van Manen turns to Ireland. Van Manen says, ‘At first, working in Ireland I wasn’t sure what I was looking for. My husband had died. I dispensed with the people and reflected on the atmosphere. I was guided by a feeling and a search, a longing for some kind of meaning in a place of myths and legends. There was mystery and endlessness at the edge of a land beyond which is nothing but a vast expanse.’

Where can it be found again,
An elswhere world, beyond
Maps and atlases,
Where all is woven into
And of itself, like a nest
Of crosshatched grass blades?
Seamus Heaney

Van Manen rolled into photography almost by accident, taking pictures of her children with an old camera. As her work became more public she was soon drafted into the world of fashion photography. In 1977 she tired of the industry, and on discovering the documentary photography of Robert Frank and Josef Koudelka, van Manen began to explore the developing relationship between herself and her subjects, keeping a closeness and developing a personal, organic style of photography.

Publisher: Mack Books

Size: 260 x 290 mm

60 pages

Bertien van Manen
In this new body of work, Beyond Maps and Atlases, Bertien van Manen turns to Ireland.
£35.00

Picture of Lost in the City (Collector's Edition)

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A fully cloth-covered Collector's Edition of Lost in the City by Nicholas Sack presented in a bespoke cloth-covered clamshell box complete with signed and numbered limited edition print. This Collector's Edition is limited to 150 copies.

Edition numbers allocated from lowest to highest as orders are processed.

Nicholas Sack's black and white photographs of office workers in and around the City of London capture isolated individuals and set them against the imposing architecture of modern London. The work is beautiful but also unnerving and reminds us of the alienation that can be felt in the heart of a city as well as obliquely commenting on the moral uncertainty of the banking practices in the City . The book is accompanied by an introductory essay by the well-known writer Iain Sinclair.

Publisher: Hoxton Mini Press

Nicholas Sack
A fully cloth-covered Collector's Edition of Lost in the City by Nicholas Sack presented in a bespoke cloth-covered clamshell box complete with signed and numbered limited edition print. This Collector's Edition is limited to 150 copies.
£40.50

Picture of Hackney By Night (Collector's Edition)

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A fully cloth-covered Collector's Edition of Hackney By Night by David George presented in a bespoke cloth-covered clamshell box complete with signed and numbered limited edition print. This Collector's Edition is limited to 150 copies.

Edition numbers allocated from lowest to highest as orders are processed.

David George’s photographs of Hackney by night reveal urban landscapes of stillness but also strange pastoral beauty. Here is the London that we miss when we sleep. The images are accompanied by a short story by Karen Falconer that takes the reader on a parallel journey into the night of the narrator’s past and a painful memory that is unresolved...

Publisher: Hoxton Mini Press

David George
A fully cloth-covered Collector's Edition of Hackney By Night by David George presented in a bespoke cloth-covered clamshell box complete with signed and numbered limited edition print. This Collector's Edition is limited to 150 copies.
£40.50

Picture of Talking Stones

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A shaman stone sends its song across the Gobi desert. Tibetan prayer flags flutter in the wind sending prayers to the blue sky from a celebratory rock at Namtso Lake. Pictograms found in cliffs in the American Southwest, Africa, Australia, and Asia bear witness to the close relationship of man to the spirit world. Natural rocks stand majestically at their empowered sites. For 30 years, photographer Elaine Ling wandered through deserts, canyons and jungles gathering the mythology of »stones«. Across four continents, she travels with her strong cultural sensitivities: her birth heritage from the East and her philosophies from the West where she lived from the age of nine and studied medicine. In trust, we place a certain permanence in stones. But their fragility is at risk of destruction by the erosive forces of nature and the destructive forces of war. This book offers a stunning global view of a very unique presentation of natural and ancient stones. Listen to the polyphonic voice of »talking stones«.

Born in Hong Kong, Elaine Ling lives in Canada. Ling’s photographs, widely exhibited and published, are in the permanent collections of numerous museum and private collections.

'Much of human history is gleaned from the marks left in stone by our ancestors. Elaine Ling has travelled the world gathering what may be the most comprehensive body of work by a visual artist about the most compelling and spiritually charged stones still residing among us. These beautiful black-and-white images, made from the now extinct Polaroid Type-55 black-and-white negatives, are a fitting medium with which to capture these human histories. This beautiful and timely book arrives as the anxiety of our times causes many of us to wonder just how long our current monuments of stone will endure.' Ed Burtynsky

Publisher: Kehrer Verlag

Size: 280 x 310 mm

144 pages, 114 tritone illustrations

Elaine Ling
For 30 years, photographer Elaine Ling wandered through deserts, canyons and jungles gathering the mythology of 'stones'. Across four continents, she travels with her strong cultural sensitivities: her birth heritage from the East and her philosophies from the West where she lived from the age of nine and studied medicine.
£31.50

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