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Picture of The Burn

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»These photographs are part of a series begun in 2007 when I observed my first controlled prairie burn. I was immediately struck by the burn’s visual and expressive potential, as well as the way it evoked themes that are at the core of my photographic work. A controlled burn is deliberately set; its violent, destructive force reduces invasive vegetation so that native plants can continue to prosper. (…) These images of regenerative destruction constitute a universal metaphor: the ephemeral moment when life and death are not opposed but are harmonized as a single process to be embraced as one.« Jane Fulton Alt

Jane Fulton Alt (b. 1951) is a fine art photographer based in the Chicago area. She has received numerous awards, among them Photolucida’s Critical Mass Award and the Humble Arts 31 Women in Art Photography. She has published Look and Leave: Photographs and Stories of New Orleans’s Lower Ninth Ward about the aftermath of Katrina in 2009. Alt’s work is in numerous permanent collections, e. g. the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, Smithsonian National Museum of American History, New Orleans Museum of Art, De Paul Art Museum, Center for Photography, Woodstock.

Authors: Deborah Gribbon, Gary Gutting, Jane Fulton Alt, Michael Weinstein
Artists: Jane Fulton Alt

Designed by Sam Silvio
Hardcover
21 x 21 cm
96 pages
38 color ills.
English

2013

Jane Fulton Alt
A series of photographs of a controlled prairie burn. Selected for the German Photo Book Award 2014.
£35.25

Picture of Meadow Eschenau 1986-2013

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This book catalogues the natural development of the meadow owned by Herman and Susanne De Vries in the Steigerwald near Eschenau, Germany.

Publisher: Lecturis

Size: 240 x 170 mm

320 pages, 308 colour illustrations

Herman De Vries And Susanne De Vries
This book catalogues the natural development of the meadow owned by Herman and Susanne De Vries in the Steigerwald near Eschenau, Germany.
£38.25

Picture of Geometrical Determination Of The Sunrise, The

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This monograph celebrates the work of French photographer Noémie Goudal (born 1984), a 2013 HSBC Photography Foundation award winner. Goudal uses photographs printed on fabric to create installations that transform caves, factories and forests into enchanting theatrical settings.

Publisher: Actes Sud

Size: 230 x 290 mm

108 pages, 40 illustrations, 25 in colour

Noémie Goudal
Goudal, a 2013 HSBC Photography Foundation award winner, uses photographs printed on fabric to create installations that transform caves, factories and forests into enchanting theatrical settings.
£17.75

Picture of Above The Clouds

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In this series of photographs, British photographer Tim Hall embraces the vast expanses and craggy landscapes of Austria’s Arlberg mountains in an effort to convey the scale and majesty of the place, as well as the sense of liberation it evokes. All of the region’s aspects are pictured, from ski slopes, chair lifts and white-covered mountain villages, to sublime peaks reaching above the clouds and the graceful greenery of the warmer seasons. His work sets humans before the enormity of nature, exploring the fragile relationship between that world and those who venture into it. Completing this sense of awe are passages from writers, artists and others, plus an essay by Anna Tyzack.

Publisher: Lecturis

Size:310 x 290 mm

108 pages, 85 illustrations, 70 in colour

Tim Hall
British photographer Tim Hall embraces the vast expanses and craggy landscapes of Austria’s Arlberg mountains in an effort to convey the scale and majesty of the place as well as the sense of liberation it evokes..
£40.95

Picture of Gama Caves

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From the banta cliffs of Okinawa, mabui - the spirits of the land, of the deceased - led me into the gama caves below.
These caves are the sacred home of Okinawa's spirits - its ancestors, its history, its memory.
I enter hesitantly - through the eeriness of the cave's dark, heavy air, through the remnants of war scattered on the ground.

    Enveloped total darkness, what could I possibly see? Yet inside the earth's womb, deep in this darkness, the conversation continues.

  With just a flashlight in hand, I search for anything I might find, unable to entirely illuminate my surroundings.

  The shutter wide open, I enter into the image, my flashlight in hand, floating and conversing with mabui as the cave's interior slowly seeps into the camera.

       What am I hearing? What can I express for them?  How will these images of darkness speak to others?

  These questions continue to resonate in my mind as I return from the blackness of the caves to my studio to draw out the spirits of this place.
――――Osamu James Nakagawa

Akaaka Publishers

247×370㎜|88 pages
Book Design : Hikari Machiguchi

Osamu James Nakagawa
Stunning colour photographs taken inside a cave system in Okinawa
£36.00

Picture of Land/Sea Volume 1

First in a planned series of landscape photography collections, each one involving a photo essay by five different photographers, in this case Joe Wright, Valda Bailey, Al Brydon, Giles McGarry and Finn Hopson.  Also includes an essay by Paul Kenny.

Triplekite Publishing

Book Size: 230mm x 240mm
Pages: 68
Printing: Litho, waterless press
Cover: Soft bound, uncoated stock, soft laminated
Inner pages: 150gsm sealed and 60gsm bible paper


First of Triplekite's planned series of landscape photography collections
£20.00

Picture of Looking Up Ben James - a Fable

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“It is spring 2008 and my friend, photographer and book collector John Gossage is coming to the UK. We have planned to embark upon a minor road trip together. All John requests is that I drive and that we visit some ‘typical Parr seaside locations’. No problem.” Martin Parr “The protagonist of this work, “the photographer”, Mr. Parr is pictured throughout the book.” John Gossage Martin Parr and John Gossage’s British coastal trip covered spots like Georgian Clifton (Bristol), Severn Bridge (Wales), and Caerau, the mining village near Cardiff where photographer Robert Frank had made his famous report and met the miner Ben James in 1953.

The road took them further north to reach Porthmadog and Blaenau Ffestiniog in North Wales, ending in Liverpool, Morecambe and smaller towns in the Lake District. The outcome are shots of street scenes, backyards, gardens, sceneries and very few people on the way, silent testimonies of small, unexpected details of everyday life in a world that is not visited by many, let alone photographed. As Parr concludes in his introductory text: “I am amazed that the collective vision of this volume is so familiar, but entirely alien. It restores my faith in photography to know that a mature and original photographer like John Gossage can see the things I just did not notice.”

Steidl publishers

192 pages

John Gossage
John Gossage's account of a road trip taken in the west of England and Wales with Martin Parr as his guide
£31.50

Picture of My First Summer in the Sierra

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The founder of the Sierra Club and a driving force behind the creation of our National Parks, naturalist John Muir penned several classic books that inspired the American conservation movement, including this 1911 memoir of his first extended trip to the Sierra Nevada, in what is now Yosemite National Park. Landscape photographer Scot Miller gorgeously illuminates Muir's text in this anniversary edition, from a rosy dawn over Mono Desert to a streak of rainbow hanging over Tuolumne Meadows, as well as several double-page images like a portrait of Yosemite Falls above the Merced River. Muir's own drawings are also here, including some previously unpublished.

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin

189 pages

10.3 in. x 9.25 in

John Muir; photographs by Scot Miller
Publisher's price $30; our price £6.25 The 100th Anniversary Illustrated Edition of the American Classic
£6.25

Picture of In Wildness is the Preservation of the World

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Faithfully—and gorgeously—reproduced from new scans of Eliot Porter's original dye transfer prints, the photographs in this 50th-anniversary edition of his 1962 masterpiece capture the subtleties and the richness of hue that earned Porter the sobriquet "the Ansel Adams of color photography." These images of New England woods and streams, taken in all seasons over ten years, are evocatively paired with the words of Henry David Thoreau, their direct inspiration. In his photos of the similarly striped oven-bird and chipmunk, delicate violets and vigorous aspens, cool green luna moths and fiery red and orange pond reflections, Porter speaks across a century to a man who profoundly understood the importance of wilderness, both to the world and to the spirit of humankind.

We should point out that some readers have been less happy with the quality of reproduction than the publishers but this is the only edition currently available and, as such, is a valuable (and good value) record for students of Porter's work.

Publisher: Ammo

168 pages

13.75 in. x 10.5 in

Eliot Porter
Publisher's price £34.95; our price £11.50
£34.95
£11.50

Picture of Great Wall Revisited

A journey along the Great Wall in the past and present, this landmark volume offers an extraordinary portrait of perhaps the world’s most famous structure. Carrying his camera and a file of vintage photographs—the earliest dating from 1871—author-photographer William Lindesay traveled across Northern China for three years, searching for settings where the Great Wall could be examined in the past and present, side by side. The result, The Great Wall Revisited, presents seventy-two of the most elucidating then- and-now comparisons. This glossy dossier opens out as an extraordinary journey from the Jade Gate in northwest China’s Gobi Desert to Old Dragon’s Head on the Yellow Sea.

Far more than a romantic look at the Great Wall of yesteryear, this stunning, artfully crafted volume also contains concise histories of the sites that Lindesay’s images revisit. Colorful literary impressions composed by earlier visitors, juxtaposed with contemporary eyewitness accounts of change traced along the Wall, afford a sense of history unfolding and time inexorably creeping along the contours of this enduring monument to human ingenuity.

Publisher: Harvard

291 pages

8.5 in. x 11.5 in.

William Lindesay
Publisher's price £25; our price £8.25
£25.00
£8.25

Picture of Party: Quotations from Chairman Mao TseTung

Awaiting stock

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Party. Quotations from Chairman Mao TseTung is a photobook built upon the skeleton of Chairman Mao’s Little Red Book. It was conceived by photographer Cristina de Middel after her first trip to China, which took place in 2012 and for which she set the intention of reacting with the camera to whatever caught her attention, without any attempt to analyse or explain.

De Middel returned from China with an extensive series of photographs which at first she found hard to classify and edit, since their only common denominator was her own astonishment. But she soon realised that their very resistance to classification was the key to their ability to show us what China is today.

She decided to adapt Chairman Mao TseTung's Little Red Book (which in the 1960s was the single most visible icon in mainland China, even more visible than the image of Chairman Mao himself) as a framework for the photographs to create a narrative for modern times. Censoring or hiding parts of the original text and highlighting and altering other parts, she presents a portrait of the People's Republic of China in the 21st century.

Cristina de Middel
Awaiting stock. Party: Quotations from Chairman Mao TseTung is a photobook built upon the skeleton of Chairman Mao’s Little Red Book. It was conceived by photographer Cristina de Middel after her first trip to China, which took place in 2012 and for which she set the intention of reacting with the camera to whatever caught her attention, without any attempt to analyse or explain.
£42.00

Picture of Landscapes

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These three volumes of Tom Wood’s new work, Landscapes, are drawn from the artist’s extensive unseen and unpublished landscape work. The first volume concentrates on Wood’s photographs made in response to the West of Ireland, County Mayo, the landscape of his birthplace and childhood and an area he has returned to as an artist almost every year since 1975. Taken over decades, views of this wild and remote landscape, many of them glimpsed from the car, bus or train during his journeys there, are combined with fragile fragments of surviving family photographs, video stills, and intimate and affectionate portraits of day-to-day life within a rural community.

The second volume consists of Wood’s landscapes predominantly made within Merseyside, where he lived and worked for 25 years, from 1978–2003. In this more urban environment, his landscapes encompass pictures of people’s homes and gardens, parks, wastelands, and the river Mersey. Wood moved to Wales in 2003 to address what he has referred to as “the matter of landscape.” His open and experimental approach to photography means he is constantly pushing its formal and conceptual possibilities.

Selected from the photographs he has been making in Wales, the third volume is the most formally abstract of the three books and includes many photographs taken with a panoramic camera—complex, optically rich pictures with multiple points of view and focus.

Publisher: Steidl

480 pages

Tom Wood
These three volumes of Tom Wood’s new work, Landscapes, are drawn from the artist’s extensive unseen and unpublished landscape work.
£70.20

Picture of Landmarks (signed)

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Landmarks is a glorious celebration of the work of Fay Godwin, one of the UK’s most respected and influential photographers. Drawing on the whole body of her photographic practice of the last thirty years, it includes literary portraits, humorous snapshots, and rural and urban landscapes, as well as the intimate series of colour images, Glassworks, that marks the most recent evolution of her vision. Poet Simon Armitage introduces the work, and an essay by photographic historian Roger Taylor explores and illuminates both her career and her approach to photography.

Fay Godwin is the author, or co-author, of seventeen books, including Remains of Elmet, with poems by Ted Hughes (1979, new edition published as Elmet, 1994); and the Land trilogy, Land, (1985); Our forbidden land, (1990); and The Edge of the Land, (1995). In 1987 she was made a Fellow of the National Museum of Photography and in 1990 received an Honorary Fellowship from the Royal Photographic Society. President of the Ramblers' Association from 1987 to 1990, she is well known for her work as an environmentalist and for her lectures and workshops on photography.

Introduced by Simon Armitage; Essay by Roger Taylor

Publisher: Dewi Lewis Publishing

Size: 240mm x 230mm

184 pages, 95 duotone/55 colour photos

Fay Godwin
SIGNED COPY. Landmarks is a glorious celebration of the work of Fay Godwin, one of the UK’s most respected and influential photographers.
£125.00

Picture of Landmarks

Publisher's Description

Landmarks is a glorious celebration of the work of Fay Godwin, one of the UK’s most respected and influential photographers. Drawing on the whole body of her photographic practice of the last thirty years, it includes literary portraits, humorous snapshots, and rural and urban landscapes, as well as the intimate series of colour images, Glassworks, that marks the most recent evolution of her vision. Poet Simon Armitage introduces the work, and an essay by photographic historian Roger Taylor explores and illuminates both her career and her approach to photography.

Fay Godwin is the author, or co-author, of seventeen books, including Remains of Elmet, with poems by Ted Hughes (1979, new edition published as Elmet, 1994); and the Land trilogy, Land, (1985); Our forbidden land, (1990); and The Edge of the Land, (1995). In 1987 she was made a Fellow of the National Museum of Photography and in 1990 received an Honorary Fellowship from the Royal Photographic Society. President of the Ramblers' Association from 1987 to 1990, she is well known for her work as an environmentalist and for her lectures and workshops on photography.

Introduced by Simon Armitage; Essay by Roger Taylor

Publisher: Dewi Lewis Publishing

Size: 240mm x 230mm

184 pages, 95 duotone/55 colour photos

Fay Godwin
Landmarks is a glorious celebration of the work of Fay Godwin, one of the UK’s most respected and influential photographers.
£65.00

Picture of Horizons

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A widening of our horizons: in his Horizons series, the British-American artist Sze Tsung Leong combines wide-angle photographs of landscapes from throughout the world that exhibit fundamental, formal similarities and rhythms by connecting them with a common horizon line. Unconventional juxtapositions allow the viewer to transcend distances and boundaries and to leap from the glacial lake of Jökulsárlón in Iceland to the tropical Indian Ocean, from the Israeli separation barrier to the Three Gorges Dam on the Yangtze River, from the suburbs of California to the plains of Kenya. More than ten years in the making, Horizons gives an unfurled view of the surface of the globe.Thought-provoking and witty, poignant and playful, the series is above all a cumulative reminder of the complex and perpetually transforming relations between regions, cultures, and nations that constitute the planet we live on.

Publisher: Hatje Cantz

Size: 340 x 272 mm

160 pages, 145 illustrations

Sze Tsung Leong
In his Horizons series, the British-American artist Sze Tsung Leong combines wide-angle photographs of landscapes from throughout the world that exhibit fundamental, formal similarities and rhythms by connecting them with a common horizon line.
£54.00

Picture of Beijing: Contemporary and Imperial

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In three decades of visits to China, celebrated photographer Lois Conner has witnessed firsthand the monumental physical transformation of the country. Nowhere is this change more dramatic than in the capital city of Beijing, the'subject of Conner's remarkable new book Beijing: Contemporary and Imperial . Conner's breathtaking black-and-white panoramas reveal an ancient city in thrall to change, where the lingering splendor of a dynastic past is cast into shadow by rising concrete and steel. Juxtaposed against the ancient ruins from the Gardens of Perfect Brightness, the ultra modern "Bird's Nest" National Olympic Stadium embodies all the ambitions of a rapidly ascending China. And yet, amid all the bustle and spectacle, quietly contemplative images of city life emerge, as if rescued from another era. Rich in tone and flawless in detail, Conner's photographs capture all the complexities and contradictions of this fascinating modern metropolis.

  • A traveling exhibition of these photographs organized by the Cleveland Museum of Art opens in the spring of 2014 with additional venues to be confirmed
  • This deluxe large-format edition features superb photographic reproductions'
  • Photographer uses a large forty-pound 7-by-17-inch panoramic "banquet" camera whose aspect ratio comes closest to the elongated hand scrolls of traditional Chinese art

Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press

Size: 381 x 191 mm

156 pages, 91 duotones

Lois Conner, Gerald R. Barme
In three decades of visits to China, celebrated photographer Lois Conner has witnessed firsthand the monumental physical transformation of the country. Nowhere is this change more dramatic than in the capital city of Beijing, the'subject of Conner's remarkable new book Beijing: Contemporary and Imperial
£27.00

Picture of Eternal London SIGNED

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Go where we may, rest where we will, Eternal London haunts us still.
– Thomas Moore

Giacomo Brunelli has been commissioned by The Photographers Gallery, London to produce a body of work about the capital. The result is Eternal London which is to be exhibited at the gallery throughout March and April 2014. In the photographs Brunelli uses his distinct film-noir style to create a unique and evocative view of the city. The images are framed around the silhouettes of people and animals. Though many London landmarks feature including Tower Bridge, Trafalgar Square, St. Paul’s Cathedral and the statue of Winston Churchill depicted alongside Big Ben, they are presented in a surprising and very particular way. 

Brunelli photographs during daily early morning walks, randomly choosing a person to follow before focusing his camera on them. Working discreetly, he often uses a removable viewfinder, to be able to photograph his subjects from waist height and other unusual angles, such as directly from behind or using extreme close-up. He protects their anonymity by obscuring their faces whilst exploiting light, shadow and contrast to imbue his images with a dramatic atmosphere and a deep sense of mystery.

Sample images

SIGNED COPIES

Publisher: Dewi Lewis

Size: 270 x 220mm

56 pages, 32 tritone plates

Giacomo Brunelli
SIGNED COPIES Giacomo Brunelli has been commissioned by The Photographers Gallery, London to produce a body of work about the capital. The result is Eternal London which is to be exhibited at the gallery throughout March and April 2014.
£25.00

Picture of To Leave a Light Impression

Catalogue of exhibition at White Cube Bermondsey, January to April 2014

Publisher's Description

Text by T. J Demos
Designed by Jonathan Hares
Hardback, 104pp, Illustrated
350mm x 230mm
White Cube 2013

Darren Almond
Catalogue of exhibition at White Cube Bermondsey, January to April 2014
£30.50

Picture of New York, New York

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The enormously successful deluxe New York, New York, updated with new photography and reformatted for an affordable price point. In addition to the classic storied neighborhoods and buildings previously showcased in New York, New York, Richard Berenholtz has photographed several new architectural marvels, like the striking Gehry IAC building, a Chelsea residence building by Jean Nouvel, and the new World Trade Tower, to name only a few. This book wonderfully captures the duality of New York in grand style-that timeless yet ever-changing characteristic that makes the city so captivating-and is the perfect gift for those who love New York.

Publisher: Rizzoli

Size: 12 3/4 x 8 1/2"

Richard Berenholtz
The enormously successful deluxe New York, New York, updated with new photography and reformatted for an affordable price point.
£29.25

Picture of Trees

Publisher's Description

One year after the success of The Invisibile City, Irene Kung is back with another amazing book.

Fascinated by the trees, their shape, and their symbolic meaning, Kung focuses her lens on Mother Nature's creations, making an effort to catch the spirit of plants and places, and to transmit it, pure, intact, and free, in her photographs.

Publisher: Contrasto

Size: 9.50 x 11.63"

112 pages


Irene Kung
An extraordinary photographic journey among Irene Kung's trees, discovering the hidden beauty of nature. Special paper, special printing.
£29.70

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