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Picture of Landscape and Industry

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Landscape and Industry is both a set of photographs covering a range of landscapes and industries, and an exploration of how contemporary art can draw on the influences of early industrial “record picture” photography and 19th century “Naturalist” landscape painting. Photographed on large format in a matter of fact aesthetic, the subjects include Battersea Power Station, Birmingham car factories, Pennsylvanian coal mines, cityscapes of London, New York and Paris, the Bedford brickworks and the industrial remains on the Hoo Peninsula.

As Michael Collins writes in the introductory essay: “The matter of fact nature of photography is its eloquence. Its creativity comes not from an a priori imagining, but a patient observation, and from that close reading, the photograph exposes an unlimited visual dimension. It is the inclusion of the unsolicited, unimagined and unwelcome that make the photograph feel so realistic and authentic. The photographic truth isn’t stranger than fiction, it’s more fascinating… At its prime, it is the visual art par excellence because it is wholly about looking. There is no mark making. Everything is observed.”

Publisher: Dewi Lewis

Size: 248mm x 305mm

144 pages, 64 colour photographs   

Michael Collins
Landscape and Industry is both a set of photographs covering a range of landscapes and industries, and an exploration of how contemporary art can draw on the influences of early industrial “record picture” photography and 19th century “Naturalist” landscape painting.
£31.50

Picture of Paris: City of Light

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Christopher Thomas captures the streets and sights of Paris devoid of people in the photographer’s signature, hauntingly beautiful style.

Imagine an entirely empty Louvre, or the Eiffel Tower minus the lines of tourists waiting to ascend. By taking advantage of the late night and early morning hours of a notoriously busy city, Christopher Thomas is able to capture familiar sights devoid of people. Using a large-format camera, long exposures, and the last of his remaining Polaroid film, Thomas shows us Paris as an explorer might experience a forgotten city. Without the human element, the buildings, streets, landmarks, and gardens take on an architectural significance that is at once majestic and intimate. As with his other books in the series, these photographs are stunningly reproduced on heavy paper and bound in a linen cover. Framed by the ragged edges that characterize Polaroids, each print is given space to breathe on the page. The result is a sequence of dream-like images that encourage close, contemplative examination. Fans of Thomas’ earlier books on New York and Venice, and anyone who loves Paris, will treasure this exquisite tribute to one of the world’s most captivating cities.

Publisher: Prestel

Size: 300 x 280 mm

160 pages80 b/w illustrations

Christopher Thomas
Christopher Thomas captures the streets and sights of Paris devoid of people in the photographer’s signature, hauntingly beautiful style.
£36.00

Picture of Landmark: The Fields of Landscape Photography

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Landscape photography has traveled far from its origins in the picturesque or pastoral. It is at the cutting edge of contemporary image-making with leading photographers creating work that transcends definitions of “art” or “documentary.” This is the first truly international survey of a vibrant, burgeoning field of photography, its masterful image-makers, and their work.

William A. Ewing has selected more than 230 photographs by over 100 photographers, ranging from renowned figures such as Susan Derges, Edward Burtynsky, and Simon Norfolk, to younger rising stars including Pieter Hugo, Olaf Otto Becker, and Penelope Umbrico. Each of them represents an individual viewpoint of a shared concernfor our changing landscape and environment.

Organized into ten themes—Sublime; Pastoral; Artefacts; Rupture; Playground; Scar; Control; Enigma; Hallucination; and Reverie—Landmark is an intelligent and poetic survey which captures a genre of photography to perfection.

Publisher: Thames & Hudson

Size: 12 x 10"

256 pages, 240 colour illustrations

William A. Ewing
This is the first truly international survey of a vibrant, burgeoning field of photography, its masterful image-makers, and their work.
£35.96

Picture of Stephen Shore: Survey

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Stephen Shore has had a significant influence on multiple generations of artists and photographers. Even for the youngest photographers working today, his work remains an ongoing and indisputable reference point. This book copublished with Fundación MAPFRE in conjunc¬tion with the first-ever retrospective exhibition, includes over 250 images that span Shore’s impressive and productive career. The images range from 1969 to 2013, with series such as Early Works, Amarillo, New York City, American Surfaces, and Uncommon Places, among others. Stephen Shore: Survey elucidates Shore’s contributions, as well as the historiographical interpretations of his work that have influenced photographic culture over the past four decades. Both the exhibition and the narrative of the catalogue are conceptualized around three particularly revealing aspects of Shore’s work, including his analysis of photographic and visual language, his topographical approach to the contemporary landscape, and his significant use of color within a photographic context.

Publisher: Aperture

Size: 11 3/4 × 9 1/2"

300 pages , 250 black-and-white and four-color images 

Stephen Shore
This book copublished with Fundación MAPFRE in conjunc¬tion with the first-ever retrospective exhibition, includes over 250 images that span Shore’s impressive and productive career.
£36.00

Picture of France SIGNED limited edition

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Signed and numbered book in a custom made clamshell box.  

Limited Edition of 250 copies, each numbered and signed by the artist, and presented in a custom clamshell case.

SHIPPING NOVEMBER 2014. Nazraeli Press is thrilled to announce Michael Kenna’s long-anticipated monograph on France. Kenna first visited France in 1973 and has been photographing there since the early 1980s. He has produced thousands of photographs on subjects such as Mont St Michel, Le Notre’s Gardens, the Calais Lace Factories and Chateau Lafite Rothschild. France encompasses work from these projects and many others. Comprising 275 duotone plates, this gorgeous new book was edited by the artist himself, who selected both well-known and previously unpublished material from his own archive. It coincides with an exhibition of his Paris studies at Le Musée Carnavalet in October. Casebound in burgundy-dyed silk cloth and housed in an elegant gold-stamped black slipcase, France is printed in duotone on matt art paper. The book opens with an introduction in French and English by renowned historian and curator Jean-Claude Lemagny.

Michael Kenna is widely considered to be the most influential landscape photographer of his generation. The subject of some 50 monographs, Kenna’s work is included in the permanent collections of over 100 museums and institutions worldwide, and has been widely exhibited and written about internationally since the mid-1970s. Michael Kenna was presented with the prestigious Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters by the French Ministry of Culture in 2000.

A selection of Kenna’s images of France

312 pages, 275 images, 12 by 13 inches

Nazraeli Press

Michael Kenna
Michael Kenna’s long-anticipated monograph on France. 312 pages, 275 images, 12 by 13 inches. Limited Edition of 250 copies, numbered and signed , presented in a custom clamshell case
£182.50

Picture of France (standard edition)

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SHIPPING OCTOBER 2014. Nazraeli Press is thrilled to announce Michael Kenna’s long-anticipated monograph on France. Kenna first visited France in 1973 and has been photographing there since the early 1980s. He has produced thousands of photographs on subjects such as Mont St Michel, Le Notre’s Gardens, the Calais Lace Factories and Chateau Lafite Rothschild. France encompasses work from these projects and many others. Comprising 275 duotone plates, this gorgeous new book was edited by the artist himself, who selected both well-known and previously unpublished material from his own archive. It coincides with an exhibition of his Paris studies at Le Musée Carnavalet opening October 2014. 

Casebound in burgundy-dyed silk cloth and housed in an elegant gold-stamped black slipcase, France is printed in duotone on matt art paper. The book opens with an introduction in French and English by renowned historian and curator Jean-Claude Lemagny.

Michael Kenna is widely considered to be the most influential landscape photographer of his generation. The subject of some 50 monographs, Kenna’s work is included in the permanent collections of over 100 museums and institutions worldwide, and has been widely exhibited and written about internationally since the mid-1970s. Michael Kenna was presented with the prestigious Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters by the French Ministry of Culture in 2000.

A selection of Kenna’s images of France

312 pages, 275 images, 12 by 13 inches

Nazraeli Press

Michael Kenna
Michael Kenna’s long-anticipated monograph on France with 275 images over 312 pages
£49.50

Picture of Antarktis

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In 2001, through a grant from the Swedish Polar Research Secretariat, Gerry Johansson (b. 1945, Swedish) traveled to the inaccessible and distinct landscape of Antarctica on a research trip for two months. With him on the journey he had a large-format camera and his fearless curiosity. The series of photos eventuate in an unusual reality relevant perspective, and capture the astonishing non-distance relationship between physicality and nature. The series was exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art in 2003 in Stockholm, Sweden.

Sample images

Publisher: Libraryman

Size: 245 x 305 mm 

64 pages, 33 duotone plates

First Edition of 700 numbered copies

Gerry Johansson
In 2001, through a grant from the Swedish Polar Research Secretariat, Gerry Johansson traveled to the inaccessible and distinct landscape of Antarctica on a research trip for two months.
£24.30

Picture of Gift

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This catalogue was published in conjunction with IMA Gallery’s second exhibition, “Gift.”

Rinko Kawauchi and Terri Weifenbach, two internationally recognized female photographers, maintain correspondence by exchanging photographs. Kawauchi is one of Japan’s best-known photographers. Weifenbach creates fantastic images of natural landscapes. They owned books of each other’s works and began exchanging images via-email in 2011. “Gift” is a result of this photographic exchange.

Kawauchi and Weifenbach exchanged the photographs over a long period of time. The images, which were sent as responses and as gifts to a faraway friend, constitute a story of their relationship and communicate the seasons as well as various emotions. Living in Tokyo and Washington D.C. respectively, Kawauchi and Weifenbach exchanged sincere photographic gifts, which tell a subtle tale of friendship and draw viewers into a poetic world.

See here for sample images

Publisher: Amana

Size: 250 x 195 mm

160 pages

Rinko Kawauchi and Terri Weifenbach
Kawauchi and Weifenbach exchanged the photographs over a long period of time. The images, which were sent as responses and as gifts to a faraway friend, constitute a story of their relationship and communicate the seasons as well as various emotions.
£45.00

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

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