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Since the publication of Richard Misrach’s best-selling and critically acclaimed publication On the Beach, he has continued to photograph at the same location, building a body of work that has been exhibited as On the Beach 2.0—a reference to the technological and optical developments that have made the intensely detailed, exquisitely rendered depictions possible. The Mysterious Opacity of Other Beings focuses less on the abstraction of water, sand, and mote-sized figures, instead honing in on the gestures and expressions of bathers adrift in the ocean, at play or in poses ranging from relaxation to transcendence.

Misrach has rarely ventured into portraiture; this work is his first to focus exclusively on the human figure. Each photograph features one or more individuals crisply rendered from a distance, as they seem to levitate among turquoise waves, isolated from everything save the shifting patterns of the ocean. There is ambiguity and a sense of the uncanny in the figures suspended in the water: are they approaching the shore or moving away from it? Each image is presented both as full frame and as a series of enlarged details that enable the viewer to lin- ger on each individual’s complete surrender of their body to the sea—a seductive melding of human and nature.

Publisher: Aperture

Size: 12 7/8 x 17"

88 pages, 86 four-colour images

Richard Misrach
The Mysterious Opacity of Other Beings focuses less on the abstraction of water, sand, and mote-sized figures, instead honing in on the gestures and expressions of bathers adrift in the ocean, at play or in poses ranging from relaxation to transcendence.
£45.00

Picture of Saudade Moon:  Brazil Feel

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Saudade Moon is a wonderful and immersive journey across Brasil.

The images in this book penetrate the heart and soul, the very existence of this country. Photojournalist Paolo Marchetti captures events, landscapes and people and sees them in a romantic way as with “saudade”: a Portuguese word which means an emotional state related to nostalgia, melancholy, and bitter sweet longing. Through the photographer which filters reality into his own style we see Brasil and its people in an unprecedented, remarkable and penetrating way.

The photographs in this book individually and combined create an ephemeral visual poem that agitates the senses and ignites emotion.

Publisher: Postcart

Size: 270 x 240 mm

104 pages, 44 Photographs

Paolo Marchetti
Saudade Moon is a wonderful and immersive journey across Brasil.
£28.35

Picture of Voyages Italiens

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Bernard Plossu has been travelling the length and breadth of Italy for over forty years: “It’s a need, a passion, I feel good there. I go everywhere, on foot, by car, by train, from the mountains of Piedmont to Apulia, from Cuneo to Bari, from Turin to Palermo, from Bologna to Cagliari. All of it attracts me! Everywhere, I photograph the landscapes, people, atmospheres, architecture, present, past, future, poetry...”

Bernard Plossu has selected over 150 colour using Fresson processing (matt carbon prints) and black and white photographs for this book, many of which are published here for the first time. Far from the usual shots celebrating the high temples of Italy, Bernard Plossu alternates points of view between street scenes, deserted or buzzing marinas, landscapes taken from moving trains, majestic and serene landscapes from Lake Garda or the Maddalena Pass to wilder natural environments, particularly on islands.

Publisher: Editions Xavier Barral

Size: 190 x 240 mm

216 pages, 120 black & white and 50 colour photographs

Bernard Plossu
Bernard Plossu has been travelling the length and breadth of Italy for over forty years.
£35.25

Picture of Landscape in my Mind: Landscape photography today. Hamish Fulton to Andreas Gursky

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Landscape in my Mind is a pictorial journey through the landscapes of current art photography. The exhibition covers the whole gamut of current positions in international landscape photography from Hamish Fulton to Andreas Gursky. Always a network of connections between man and nature landscape presents itself as a mental projection level of the perception of our surroundings – both close and distant.

The works of art function as 'distorted' mirrors of perceived reality; they are not pure documentations produced at the click of a camera but hybrid tableaus between fiction and abstraction, metaphors of the view of the world and beyond. Typically, the photographs are 'pictures painted with the camera' in large format, which exude the self-confidence of New Photography. Blurring effects and compositional qualities enhance the tableau’s painterly and pictorial value. Consequently, artists such as Elger Esser or Jörg Sasse, for example, see themselves more as 'picture composers' rather than photographers. Rather than the objective perception of landscape as found in say Thomas Struth, these images elicit emotions in the observer, including feelings of being overwhelmed, melancholy, disquiet and dread.

Some of the artists in the exhibition present landscape photography as an experience and adventure, and resort to manipulative means in doing so. 'Global landscapes' produced as digital collages and enriched using found footage from the Web. Others destroy the illusion as when Thomas Ruff reveals images in pixeled resolution to be nothing more than digital information. Moreover, we have never set eyes on Mars. Roland Barthes’ pronouncement on photography that 'this is how it was' is annulled given the full spectrum of manipulation and fiction. Landscape photography as a painterly construction of reality.

Publisher: Verlag für moderne Kunst

Size: 282 x 297 mm

176 pages, 60 illustrations in colour

Roland Lippuner, Lisa Ortner-Kreil, Christoph Ransmayr, Florian Steininger, Ingried Brugger
Landscape in my Mind is a pictorial journey through the landscapes of current art photography.
£25.20

Picture of Godrevy SIGNED

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Godrevy light flashes across St Ives Bay in Cornwall, England, warning ships of a treacherous submerged reef. Built in 1859, it has figured in paintings by several generations of the St Ives school of artists. It was an inspiration to the young Virginia Woolf, who visited it during childhood holidays and later used her memories in her novel, To the Lighthouse. Michael Marten’s photographs aim to place the lighthouse in the context of its landscape and seascape, its geology and weathers. He is interested in multiple approaches to a subject, as opposed to the idea that one particular moment and viewpoint can adequately portray a place or a scene. The book is based around a series of triptychs, which consist of separate photographs taken one after the other. The purpose is to get away from a »standard« panoramic landscape and surprise the viewer into
looking more carefully.

Publisher: Kehrer Verlag

Size: 300 x 245 mm

64 pages, 77 colour illustrations

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Michael Marten
Godrevy light flashes across St Ives Bay in Cornwall, England, warning ships of a treacherous submerged reef. Built in 1859, it has figured in paintings by several generations of the St Ives school of artists. It was an inspiration to the young Virginia Woolf, who visited it during childhood holidays and later used her memories in her novel, To the Lighthouse.
£28.00

Picture of Mediterranean

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From 2010 to 2014, photographer Nick Hannes travelled the length and breadth of the Mediterranean shores, documenting various contemporary issues such as tourism, urbanisation and migration. While he was working on this project, the region continuously hit the headlines: crisis in Greece, the Arab Spring, boat refugees on Lampedusa, wars in Libya, Syria, and Gaza. One thing is for sure: the Mediterranean was centre stage once more.

Nick Hannes' images capture the paradoxes of this region and the spirit of the time most significantly. They put things into perspective. Serious and moving in one moment, hilarious and ironic in the next.

Publisher: Hannibal Publishing

Size: 215 x 290 mm
192 pages, 100 colour illustrations

Nick Hannes
The pictures in this book capture what is not usually seen when one is travelling around in the Mediterranean; it is a beautiful and intelligent portrait of an infamous region.
£27.00

Picture of Atlantic Wall

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During World War II, Adolf Hitler gave the order for a line of defence to be constructed along the coasts of the western front. Ranging from the French-Spanish border to the north of Norway, this Atlantic Wall is a series of bunkers, barricades and coastal batteries.

Over the past year, Stephan Vanfleteren photographed this 'wall' of more than 2600 kilometres in his well-known black-and-white style. He planted his tripod on various beaches in Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany, climbed cliff faces in France, sailed between the fjords of Norway and stood in the surf in Denmark to photograph the ruins of the largest military structure of the previous century.

Vanfleteren shows with this series of photos his wonder for the untamed architectural beauty of these concrete structures and he shows the power of nature as it slowly reclaims these structures that were once considered impenetrable.

Publisher: Hannibal Publishing

Size: 195 x 280 mm

200 pages, 200 illustrations

Stephan Vanfleteren
Unique and unseen pictures of the crumbling Atlantic Wall by awards winning photographer Stephan Vanfleteren.
£31.50

Picture of 4 Real & True 2! Landschaften. Photographien

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Famous and unpublished highlights from Wenders’ acclaimed photo series Written in the West, Buena Vista Social Club, Once, Pictures from the Surface of the Earth, and Journey to Onomichi. A tribute on the occasion of his 70th birthday. Schirmer/Mosel. Edited by Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf. With texts by Hubertus von Amelunxen, Laura Schmidt and Beat Wismer and Haikus von Wim Wenders.

Publisher: Schirmer/Mosel

Size: 135 x 200 mm

336 pages,240 colour and duotone plates

Wim Wenders
Famous and unpublished highlights from Wenders’ acclaimed photo series.
£25.20

Picture of Territories of the Soul

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The images of the Japanese photographer accompany the reader on a fascinating trip around the world through the most important religious centers. The sophisticated art of Kenro Izu (Osaka, 1949) is the focal point of a volume devoted entirely to the photographer’s long exploration of the world’s most important holy places, from Cambodia, India, and Tibet to Indonesia, Egypt, and Syria. Fascinated by the sublime beauty of ancient remains, he returns to the styles and printing techniques of 19th-century photography, as they are best able to capture the mystical atmosphere of the places examined.

Publisher: Skira

Size: 9-1/2 x 11"

120 pages

Kenro Izu
The images of the Japanese photographer accompany the reader on a fascinating trip around the world through the most important religious centers.
£31.46

Picture of Uncommon Places: The Complete Works

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Originally published in 1982, Stephen Shore’s legendary Uncommon Places has influenced more than a generation of photographers. Shore was among the first artists to take colour beyond the domain of advertising and fashion photography, and his large-format colour work on the American vernacular landscape stands at the root of what has become a vital photographic tradition over the past forty years. 

Uncommon Places: The Complete Works presents a definitive collection of the landmark series, and in the span of a decade has become a contemporary classic. Now, for this lushly produced reissue, the artist has added twenty more images and a statement discussing the rediscovery of photographs never previously printed and what it means to expand a classic series.

Like Robert Frank and Walker Evans before him, Shore discovered a hitherto unarticulated vision of America via highway and camera. Approaching his subjects with cool objectivity, Shore retains precise internal systems of gestures in composition and light, through which a parking lot emptied of people, a hotel bedroom, or a building on a side street assumes both an archetypal aura and an ambiguously personal importance. In contrast to his signature landscapes with which Uncommon Places is often associated, this expanded survey reveals equally remarkable collections of interiors and portraits.

An essay by noted critic and curator Stephan Schmidt-Wulffen and a conversation with Shore by fiction writer Lynne Tillman examine his methodology as they elucidate his roots in the Pop and Conceptual art movements of the late 1960s and early 1970s. The texts are illustrated with reproductions from Shore’s earlier series ‘American Surfaces’ and ‘Amarillo: Tall in Texas’.

Publisher: Thames & Hudson

Size: 262 x 327 mm

208 pages, 183 Illustrations, 183 in colour

Stephen Shore
Uncommon Places: The Complete Works presents a definitive collection of the landmark series, and in the span of a decade has become a contemporary classic.
£35.96

Picture of Kodama

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This photographic story is the first subject matter that Hajime would challenge himself to portray. The trigger to his passion dates back to a decade ago, when he was just 21 years old. Sitting in the college library he stumbled upon a book that portrayed the life of an ancient Japanese people living in mountainous ranges, only 30 years ago. The tribe was described as being quite apart from the Japanese society as we know it today. The book left a deep impression that marked him for life... This 56-page memory is richly overflowing with the recollections of Hajime's 5 years spent living, between 2007 and 2011, with that very tribe, the MATAGI.

Publisher: Madosha

Size: 300 x 300 mm

56 pages

Hajime Kimura
This 56-page memory is richly overflowing with the recollections of Hajime's 5 years spent living with the MATAGI in the mountainous ranges of Japan.
£26.73

Picture of Cry of Silence: Traces of An Armenian Memory

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Antoine Agoudjian’s comprehensive tome is dedicated to the Armenian cultural memory and identity; it marks the centenary of the Armenian genocide. Antoine Agoudjian has dedicated his life’s work to the photographic documentation of Armenian peoples, exiled from a nation decimated by genocide and war. Agoudjian’s evocative images explore cultural memory and identity in the face of wholesale extermination and consequent exile; his exhibition in 2011 was the first on this subject to be exhibited in Turkey since the 1915 genocide. His work evolved that same year from black and white to color photography, and his message of tolerance transcends beyond the Armenian community, offering hope in the irrepressible strength of the human spirit. With photographs taken all over the world over the course of nearly thirty years, Agoudjian documents what must not be forgotten in powerfully moving and intimate images.

Publisher: Flammarion

Size: 11 3/4 x 11"

Antoine Agoudjian
Antoine Agoudjian has dedicated his life’s work to the photographic documentation of Armenian peoples, exiled from a nation decimated by genocide and war.
£45.00

Picture of Babel: Ordinary Landscapes

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Hirokawa has been working to express the existence and life of human nature under the relationship with mother earth and the universe. With his critical eyes, he has taken landscapes of the nature; where human destroyed, where nature try to recapture their own land(sometimes it can be a natural calamity), where the earthquake and nuclear technology made, where you see scrap irons lays, etc. Artificial objects can have astonishingly beautiful sight but on the other hand, this describe the negative side of human life. No people inside the images Hirokawa shows… This can be a message to all the people who go to the future.

"Aesthetically speaking, Hirokawa has opted for an extremely stoic approach in this book. Artificial objects placed in natural settings are filled with an indescribable tedium, and their methodical geometry seems puzzlingly uncontrollable. The ambitious dazzle of the modern era, which set out to subjugate nature, has already been rendered inert and now we are confronted with the bleak results."
Keiichiro Hirano, novelist, "Our Place"

Publisher: AKAAKA

Size: 262 × 285 mm

96 pages

Taishi Hirokawa
Hirokawa has been working to express the existence and life of human nature under the relationship with mother earth and the universe.
£44.00

Picture of Deeper Shades #3: Paris SIGNED

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The much-anticipated third volume of Andreas H. Bitesnich’s urban exploration series ‘Deeper Shades’ is dedicated to that most iconic and romantic of European cities, Paris. For Bitesnich though, this idyllic view of Paris is “...too simplistic: it is pulsating, sexual and rough.”
 
Bitesnich has managed to create a unique vision of this ‘other Paris’.  While the most familiar Paris landmarks do make an appearance in the book, Bitesnich shifts them from center-stage to being just another part of the greater landscape. This is at times disorientating, as images of the city become disturbingly alien. The bustling Metro, or the elegant Tuileries become eerily empty spaces, the images evoking scenes from Hitchcock or Welles. This is vital to Bitesnich’s philosophy of looking “..behind the velvet curtain.” As with Bitesnich’s other two volumes, these dark images are often tinged with humour, either within the frame, or by the juxtaposing of images. His vision is perhaps not quite as apocalyptic as it at first appears.   

Compulsory for any admirer of Bitesnich’s travel photography (or indeed anyone who thought they knew Paris), Deeper Shades #03 is Bitesnich’s “...most personal volume to date”, and one can certainly sense the thrill he describes in creating it. It alternately surprises, entertains, amuses, revolts. It is an homage to a new friend.

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Size: 240 x 320 mm

96 pages, 120 black & white photographs

Limited to 960 copies

Andreas H Bitesnich

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The much-anticipated third volume of Andreas H. Bitesnich’s urban exploration series ‘Deeper Shades’ is dedicated to that most iconic and romantic of European cities, Paris. For Bitesnich though, this idyllic view of Paris is “...too simplistic: it is pulsating, sexual and rough.”
 
Bitesnich has managed to create a unique vision of this ‘other Paris’.  While the most familiar Paris landmarks do make an appearance in the book, Bitesnich shifts them from center-stage to being just another part of the greater landscape. This is at times disorientating, as images of the city become disturbingly alien. The bustling Metro, or the elegant Tuileries become eerily empty spaces, the images evoking scenes from Hitchcock or Welles. This is vital to Bitesnich’s philosophy of looking “..behind the velvet curtain.” As with Bitesnich’s other two volumes, these dark images are often tinged with humour, either within the frame, or by the juxtaposing of images. His vision is perhaps not quite as apocalyptic as it at first appears.   

Compulsory for any admirer of Bitesnich’s travel photography (or indeed anyone who thought they knew Paris), Deeper Shades #03 is Bitesnich’s “...most personal volume to date”, and one can certainly sense the thrill he describes in creating it. It alternately surprises, entertains, amuses, revolts. It is an homage to a new friend.

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Sample images

Size: 240 x 320 mm

96 pages, 120 black & white photographs

Limited to 960 copies

£55.00

Picture of Deeper Shades #2: Tokyo SIGNED

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After New York, in his continuing book series DEEPER SHADES, Andreas H. Bitesnich turns his camera on Tokyo.

“The flawless and the raw” are Andreas H. Bitesnich’s defining elements of Japanese culture, and the way it is reflected in his own work. Certainly, anyone who has followed Bitesnich’s impressive 20 year career will recognize both these elements in the nude male and female work for which he gained an international reputation. In the context of his new book ‘Deeper Shades #02 Tokyo’ these aspects take on new and surprising form. 

A master of the controlled studio composition, Bitesnich demonstrates that he is equally at home producing perfect compositions from random street situations.

The rawness of bare flesh is replaced by analogue roughness thrust over the bare bones of urban living. Images which in themselves are surprising, almost surrealistic, become even more bizarre through the book’s use of juxtaposition, lending meaning, distorting meaning, or as with most street photography, like life itself, leaving meaning entirely open to the interpretation of the individual. Is Bitesnich presenting us with an apocalyptic nightmare, or a fond and touching representation of humanity? The choice, he seems to suggest, is yours.

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Size: 240 x 320 mm

96 pages, 120 black & white photographs

Limited to 960 copies

Andreas H Bitesnich

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After New York, in his continuing book series DEEPER SHADES, Andreas H. Bitesnich turns his camera on Tokyo.

“The flawless and the raw” are Andreas H. Bitesnich’s defining elements of Japanese culture, and the way it is reflected in his own work. Certainly, anyone who has followed Bitesnich’s impressive 20 year career will recognize both these elements in the nude male and female work for which he gained an international reputation. In the context of his new book ‘Deeper Shades #02 Tokyo’ these aspects take on new and surprising form. 

A master of the controlled studio composition, Bitesnich demonstrates that he is equally at home producing perfect compositions from random street situations.

The rawness of bare flesh is replaced by analogue roughness thrust over the bare bones of urban living. Images which in themselves are surprising, almost surrealistic, become even more bizarre through the book’s use of juxtaposition, lending meaning, distorting meaning, or as with most street photography, like life itself, leaving meaning entirely open to the interpretation of the individual. Is Bitesnich presenting us with an apocalyptic nightmare, or a fond and touching representation of humanity? The choice, he seems to suggest, is yours.

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Sample images

Size: 240 x 320 mm

96 pages, 120 black & white photographs

Limited to 960 copies

£55.00

Picture of Deeper Shades #1: New York SIGNED

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The the first volume in a series of limited edition books, in which Andreas H. Bitesnich explores urban locations.

Anyone aware of Andreas H. Bitesnich’s travel photography, in particular his stunningly beautiful INDIA book, may, on an initial viewing, be a little surprised by this first ‘Deeper Shades’ volume. Can these apparently naive images really be the work of the master of technical perfection? A closer look soon reveals that Bitesnich has achieved something extremely clever. Through the grain and blur is an underlying sophistication of both the techniques employed and the artful composition. With his perfectionist’s eye, he has simply managed to free himself from the constraints of socially accepted beauty, and discovered it in a new language among the chaos of this quintessential urban landscape. 

As with INDIA, this is not a pretty travelogue, no tourist guide to the coolest locations. Deeper Shades NEW YORK captures the mood of the city, as it is lived and felt on the street. Slightly disturbing, ironically humourous, and vastly fascinating, these images are a refreshing new homage to a much loved city.

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Size: 240 x 320 mm

96 pages, 120 black & white photographs

Limited to 960 copies

Andreas H Bitesnich

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The the first volume in a series of limited edition books, in which Andreas H. Bitesnich explores urban locations.

Anyone aware of Andreas H. Bitesnich’s travel photography, in particular his stunningly beautiful INDIA book, may, on an initial viewing, be a little surprised by this first ‘Deeper Shades’ volume. Can these apparently naive images really be the work of the master of technical perfection? A closer look soon reveals that Bitesnich has achieved something extremely clever. Through the grain and blur is an underlying sophistication of both the techniques employed and the artful composition. With his perfectionist’s eye, he has simply managed to free himself from the constraints of socially accepted beauty, and discovered it in a new language among the chaos of this quintessential urban landscape. 

As with INDIA, this is not a pretty travelogue, no tourist guide to the coolest locations. Deeper Shades NEW YORK captures the mood of the city, as it is lived and felt on the street. Slightly disturbing, ironically humourous, and vastly fascinating, these images are a refreshing new homage to a much loved city.

Signed copies

Sample images

Size: 240 x 320 mm

96 pages, 120 black & white photographs

Limited to 960 copies

£55.00

Picture of Road Trip: Roadside America, From Custard's Last Stand to the Wigwam Restaurant

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Unseen photographs of the late ’60s and early ’70s from the American road offer a compelling portrait of a fanciful landscape, now all but gone. Expectation, anticipation, discovery—each of these is a facet of an American institution, the road trip. With a focus on vernacular roadside architecture built between 1920 and the late 1960s, the golden age of the American road, Road Trip is a time capsule, a snapshot taken primarily in the early 1970s, of an extraordinary era and its roadside buildings, restaurants, gas stations, motels, and places of amusement, most of which are now long since gone. Built in an age of unbridled imagination, these structures speak to the fancies of their original owners and builders as much as to the purposes for which they were built: a gas station whose pumps are covered by a canopy in the form of a fully realized B-29 bomber; a hot dog stand named Frank ‘n’ Stein, whose diners are met by a colossal Frankenstein bearing in one hand a mustard-covered dog and in the other a mug of foaming beer. With more than 200 previously unpublished full-color photographs of the iconic imagery of the American highway and richly descriptive text, Road Trip will delight and engage both the armchair traveler, the enthusiast of Americana, the architectural enthusiast, and all those longing for the romance of the road.

Publisher: Universe

Size: 6 1/2 x 9 1/4"

Richard Longstreth
Unseen photographs of the late ’60s and early ’70s from the American road offer a compelling portrait of a fanciful landscape, now all but gone.
£18.00

Picture of Fluss - River

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With its scenic beauty and myth-enshrouded past, the Rhine has always been a popular subject in art and literature. One of the longest rivers in Europe, it inspired the masters of medieval panel painting as well as the Romanticists and the representatives of the classic modern era and contemporary art. Between 2012 and 2014, the photographer Michael Lange devoted his attention to the waters of the Upper Rhine. Taken with a large-format camera, his photographs tell of the longing for tranquility and the desire to lose oneself: they present secluded places, areas of water veiled in fog and traversed by mysterious reflections, at dusk. Subtle shading and color gradation give rise to compositions of atmospheric density and intense clarity.

Publisher: Hatje Cantz

Size: 290 x 217 mm

80 pages, approx. 35 illustrations

Michael Lange
The Rhine in painterly photographs
£36.00

Picture of An Era Without Memories: Chinese Contemporary Photography on Urban Transformation

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This timely book documents the phenomenon of rapid and transformative urbanization in China through the work of thirty-one of the country’s most talented art photographers. Capturing both the remnants of widespread demolition and constant, massive new development, these insiders have captured the new Chinese reality—an “era without memories”—brought on by the expansive urban transformation.

In four thematic chapters, An Era Without Memories offers a varied and thought-provoking kaleidoscope of imagery depicting every aspect of urban living, from juxtapositions of old and new to still-life pockets of roadside greenery to digital renderings of closely packed high-rises. These include Miao Xiaochun’s photograph of a vast glass building rising ominously from behind a traditional neighborhood; Wang Jinsong’s collages of the Chinese character used to mark condemned buildings; Zhang Peili’s shots of pastiche Western architecture; Xu Zhengqin’s billboards showing dream residential and commercial developments; and Wang Chuan’s poetic images of abandoned, half-finished, modern buildings.

Complete with an introduction by Stephan Feuchtwang, an expert on China and Professor of Anthropology at the London School of Economics, and a personal afterword by author Jiang Jiehong, this remarkable book offers a moving portrait of the dramatically changing Chinese landscape.

Publisher: Thames & Hudson

Size: 8.75 in x 9.75"

192 pages, 132 illustrations, 115 in colour

Jiang Jiehong
This timely book documents the phenomenon of rapid and transformative urbanization in China through the work of thirty-one of the country’s most talented art photographers.
£26.96

Picture of Uncommon Ground: A word-lover's guide to the British landscape

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'Out ... over the hill and then down the dip and through some lumpy bits.' This was how Dominick Tyler used to describe the places he roamed during his childhood in rural Cornwall. Vague generalities were good enough then, but later he felt a more precise, more detailed language must exist, precisely because he needed it to do what people must have needed it to do for millennia: give directions, tell a story or find a place.

And so he began collecting words for landscape features, words like jackstraw, zawn, clitter and cowbelly, shivver and swag, tolmen and tor. Words that are as varied, rich and poetic as the landscapes they describe. Many of these words for our landscape are falling into obscurity, some endure only by haunting place-names and old maps. Here Dominick Tyler gathers them into an enchanting visual glossary of the British landscape.

On facing pages are photographs and stories touching on geology, literature, topography, folklore and a time when our ancestors read the lines on the land as fluently as text. Taking us from the waterlogged fens to the whitesands of the Western Isles, this full-colour book is a rare delight.

Publisher: Faber

Size: 179 x 179 mm

256 pages

Dominick Tyler
On facing pages are photographs and stories touching on geology, literature, topography, folklore and a time when our ancestors read the lines on the land as fluently as text. Taking us from the waterlogged fens to the whitesands of the Western Isles, this full-colour book is a rare delight.
£15.29

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