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Picture of End. (Signed)

Publisher's Description

Created as both installation and publication, End. is a collaborative work by Eamonn Doyle, Niall Sweeney and David Donohoe. Built around the photographs of Doyle, it also features drawing and sound by Sweeney and Donohoe. End. gives equal significance to the city and its population, their combined forces continuously shaping each other. Individual journeys of everyday life are compacted repetitively into the same streets. Dubliners wear away at the autonomy of their city, while the streets themselves become a kind of sculptural civic mental State. Dublin, its light and its people, carry out dance-like actions, swapping roles in a series of short plays. End. unfolds as a sequence of events — loops of time and place — revealing a city whose concrete is as plastic as the movement of its inhabitants.

End. is a set of 13 sections all brought together in a white leatherette slipcase, with black-embossed drawings and tip-in title sheet, wrapped in yellow cellophane.

Each section is folded to 200 x 280 mm, portrait.

Featuring 273 photographs, 20 ink drawings and a 7” vinyl sound work, these 13 Dublin “moments” comprise:

One yellow book, thread sewn, printed in black duotone with screen-printed drawings.

Two black books, thread sewn, printed with silver inks.

Three full-colour books, thread sewn, with screen-printed drawings.

Four concertina-folded double-sided diptychs in full-colour with screen-printed drawings.

One large full-colour double-sided folded map.

One 7” vinyl record tucked inside a printed and folded glassine poster.

At the centre of the work is a concertina-folded double-sided full-colour triptych.

 Published by D1, Dublin, 2016.

Design by Pony Ltd.

Print production by MM Artbook printing & repro.

Numbered edition of 1,000.

Sample images

In i, Doyle presented a sequence of images depicting unknowable figures enveloped entirely in their own interior landscape of street, poised in silent choreography. We focussed on the patterns, colours and shapes of wool, polyester, and a certain amount of dust. ON’s black & white giants convulse across the pages, bracing the hard Dublin light. The texture and volumes of the city and the people are somehow hewn from the same rock, though they strike out against it.

End. gives equal significance to the city and its population, but here their combined forces collectively and continuously morph each other in order to survive. Individual journeys of everyday life are compacted repetitively into the same streets. Dubliners wear away at the constructed autonomy of their city, while the streets themselves become a kind of sculptural mental State. End. unfolds like a series of maps — loops of time and place — revealing a city whose concrete is as plastic as the movement of its inhabitants.

End. is a collection of printed and folded sections, with sequences of imagery and illustration that employ a number of different papers and print techniques. There is a 7” vinyl sound work, tracing a coiled beat around the city. The entire work of End. is presented in a numbered slipcase.

Eamonn Doyle
The spectacularly designed final part of Doyle's trilogy of Dublin street photography
£69.50

Picture of Laying Stones (Signed and Numbered)

Publisher's Description

This book, Laying Stones, is dedicated to Munemasa Takahashi’s friend, Kazuto Hoshi.

As a photographer, Munemasa Takahashi has been pursuing his original expression with camera.

Just after his first photobook Skyfish was published, the Great East Japan earthquake hit on March 11th, 2011. The official report confirmed over 15,000 deaths, and the damages and losses were unimaginable. Takahashi felt helpless, his camera and photography were utterly useless in front of such a disaster. A month after the earthquake and tsunami, he began to see many photos that were swept by the tsunami scattered on the ground. These photos are family photos which belonged to someone. He and his team started a project to clean the photos and return them to the original owners (families). While many of the photos were returned, there were those which were too heavily damaged to be returned and had to be thrown into a “Hopeless” box. He took these “Hopeless” photos and turned them into a traveling exhibition “Lost & Found Project” which aimed to raise funds for tsunami survivors. The exhibition has been traveling around the world.

However, in 2014, a good friend of Takahashi who was a core member of the project and also a survivor of the disaster suddenly passed away. It was a suicide. Since 2011, Takahashi had not really worked on his personal photography project, but this incident prompted him to started shooting again.

There is a folk legend in Japan that says a child who dies before his/her parent is punished by having to lay stones after stones on the riverbed in front of the gate to the heaven, only to be demolished by a demon. The parent who lost the child will help out the child by laying stones to alleviate the child’s suffering.

Takahashi bid farewell to his friend and promised him that he will be remembered in his photography. By laying stones, Takahashi wants to turn the death of his good friend into a hope.

Takahashi made this book as a letter to his loved friend.

Size: 210 × 150 mm

80 pages

Japanese binding with envelope 

Art Direction by Takashi Tsukahara

Signed, and Numbered 

Limited edition of 700 copies

Munemasa Takahashi
This book, Laying Stones, is dedicated to Munemasa Takahashi’s friend, Kazuto Hoshi.
£39.00

Picture of Dozen Failures, A (Signed)

Publisher's Description

A Dozen Failures is both a singular statement as a photobook and a commentary on a life spent making some of the classic photobooks of our time, among them The Pond, There and Gone, The Romance Industry, and Berlin in the Time of the Wall.

Every photograph is in some way perfect (as a technical feat) and in another way a failure (as representational “residue”). So what makes a picture a “failure” – something worthy of further contemplation? It goes far deeper than merely being a mistake. Failures teach us about life and the self in ways as powerful as – and far more confoundingly than – successes.

Or, as Gossage says, they show us “a love lost through lack of skill and misunderstanding.”

Publisher: TIS Books

Size: 9.5 x 11.5"

48 pages, 18 tritone plates, one fold out tritone poster(17 x 21")

EDITION OF 700

John Gossage
A Dozen Failures is both a singular statement as a photobook and a commentary on a life spent making some of the classic photobooks of our time, among them The Pond, There and Gone, The Romance Industry, and Berlin in the Time of the Wall.
£55.00

Picture of Chernobyl (Signed with Original Photograph)

Publisher's Description

This book includes an original certified, printed on photo paper Hahnemühle Luster 30cm x 26.7cm. Once the purchase, you will receive the contact sheets so you can pick your picture (exist only 20 copies of each photograph).

Chernobyl is a world heritage of disaster, the historical moment and the place where it took place are important elements for the construction of its iconography which has left behind what meant and means 30 years later for the domestic life of thousands of people.

ИВАН И МЭРИ 30 years after Chernobyl searches human experience through ruins and its geography, beyond explosion impact. Living in such a landscape, setting up a home in the middle of somewhere that was a crucial point of the country, today drifting away in oblivion; not only as an urban place or industrial, but also a historical oblivion. As if letting nature consume its ruins would erase it from the human misfortune pages.

This book travels through a journey that goes from religious to human and from pristine nature to still life. It’s about human life fragility and the abilities to build up a home among ruins of our own civilization.

Size: 200 x 280 mm

92 pages

Edition: 50

Ricardo Arispe
This book includes an original certified, printed on photo paper Hahnemühle Luster 30cm x 26.7cm.
£100.00

Picture of Chernobyl (Signed)

Publisher's Description

Chernobyl is a world heritage of disaster, the historical moment and the place where it took place are important elements for the construction of its iconography which has left behind what meant and means 30 years later for the domestic life of thousands of people.

ИВАН И МЭРИ 30 years after Chernobyl searches human experience through ruins and its geography, beyond explosion impact. Living in such a landscape, setting up a home in the middle of somewhere that was a crucial point of the country, today drifting away in oblivion; not only as an urban place or industrial, but also a historical oblivion. As if letting nature consume its ruins would erase it from the human misfortune pages.

This book travels through a journey that goes from religious to human and from pristine nature to still life. It’s about human life fragility and the abilities to build up a home among ruins of our own civilization.

Numbered, stamped and signed.

Size: 200 x 250 mm

92 pages

Edition: 150

Ricardo Arispe
Chernobyl is a world heritage of disaster, the historical moment and the place where it took place are important elements for the construction of its iconography which has left behind what meant and means 30 years later for the domestic life of thousands of people.
£37.50

Picture of Topical Times for these Times Book of Liverpool Football (Special Edition - with signed print)

Publisher's Description

Since the 1980’s Ken Grant has photographed football culture in Liverpool, his home city. From youth games and local bar teams playing in district park leagues, to the weekly rituals of match days at Liverpool and Everton, he has photographed the sport - and the city’s relationship with it - in all its forms. Rarely going inside the stadia, he has instead photographed in the streets and bars outside, at the pitch sides and on buses across the city over decades.

With football serving as a central thread in the working and social lives of his contemporaries, it has always been an element of Grant’s wider work about the city. This book brings together his pictures of the game, the land and the people who populate it. A Topical Times for these Times, taking its title from boys sports annuals and the football yearbooks that prospered and inspired in the 1970s and 80s, draws on the changing landscape of Liverpool as it negotiated success and tragedy, and as a new commercial era took hold. The book is a devoted appreciation of football in the city, the game itself and those who are part of each.

An essay by the writer Niall Griffiths and a short piece by Ken Grant accompany the photographs.

Publisher: RRB Photobooks Publishing

Size: 195 x 230 mm

176 pages, 170 images

Edition of 100

Ken Grant
Limited Edition with signed print
£75.00

Picture of Topical Times for these Times Book of Liverpool Football (signed)

Publisher's Description

Since the 1980’s Ken Grant has photographed football culture in Liverpool, his home city. From youth games and local bar teams playing in district park leagues, to the weekly rituals of match days at Liverpool and Everton, he has photographed the sport - and the city’s relationship with it - in all its forms. Rarely going inside the stadia, he has instead photographed in the streets and bars outside, at the pitch sides and on buses across the city over decades.

With football serving as a central thread in the working and social lives of his contemporaries, it has always been an element of Grant’s wider work about the city. This book brings together his pictures of the game, the land and the people who populate it. A Topical Times for these Times, taking its title from boys sports annuals and the football yearbooks that prospered and inspired in the 1970s and 80s, draws on the changing landscape of Liverpool as it negotiated success and tragedy, and as a new commercial era took hold. The book is a devoted appreciation of football in the city, the game itself and those who are part of each.

An essay by the writer Niall Griffiths and a short piece by Ken Grant accompany the photographs.

Publisher: RRB Photobooks Publishing

Size: 195 x 230 mm

176 pages, 170 images

Edition of 1000

Ken Grant
Since the 1980’s Ken Grant has photographed football culture in Liverpool, his home city.
£35.00

Picture of Tokyo: Vision of its Other Sides 2

Publisher: Superlabo

Size: 216 x 280 mm

44 Pages, 25 Images(b/w)

Limited edition of 1000

Masatoshi Naito
Limited Edition
£35.00

Picture of Last Year’s Photographs (limited Edition)

Publisher's Description

The special, hardcover edition of Araki’s Last Year’s Photographs is limited to 500 copies and comes in a case made after the original box the photos were stored in for over 40 years.

Hidden away in a box labelled “Kyonen no shashin” (Last Year’s Photographs), 38 pictures Nobuyoshi Araki has taken in 1975 spent a quiet life, to surface as a time capsule of the prolific Japanese photographer’s early work period.

The photos - mostly snapshots of people in streets and trains, in stark black and white - capture private moments in Tokyo’s public life with an unintruding, unassuming eye. A beautiful look into the recent past of one of the world’s biggest megacities, and into the early career of one of its most talented photographers.

Publisher: Case Publishing

Size: 262 x 180 mm

80 pages, 38 images

Limited Edition: 500

Araki
The special, hardcover edition of Araki’s Last Year’s Photographs is limited to 500 copies and comes in a case made after the original box the photos were stored in for over 40 years.
£53.00

Picture of Rivers of Power (Signed)

Publisher's Description

This is the story of the tragic relationship between two bodies: a critical narration of the long and failed relationship between a society and a river. Although today it is a long and winding sarcophagus, in the past the city depended on the abundance of its stream. Centuries later, with Monterrey transformed into a regional industrial enclave, the Santa Catarina River served as border between social classes: the employers on the north side, the laborers on the south. The first hydraulic engineering works were carried out at the beginning of the 20th century. In 1909, wells and dikes were routed through pipes. That same year the river overflowed and caused the catastrophic flood that took over 5 thousand lives. Entire families disappeared. Since then, the river has been serving a sentence, receiving the treatment of a beast, with its future in peril. This fear, built based on ignorant speeches, created in American universities and reproduced with strict fidelity in Monterrey, was capitalized by governments eager to make their power known. The domination of the uncontrollable body of nature is a necessary rite of passage in any industrial society. In this way, the political apparatus decided to display its strength against the Santa Catarina River, whose clamor still resonated in the city’s memory, with the inauguration of the works that channeled it to protect Monterrey and utilize the water as raw material. The prolonged engineering works were nothing short of a marvel of modernity. After the ribbon was cut, in the mid-20th century, a subconscious link was broken and a period of aridity began, not only in the landscape, but also in morality. It broke the scale. The river was a line drawn on a technical plan. In 1988, Hurricane Gilberto hit the city of Monterrey. The city once again trembled before the torrential power of its currents, which tore up houses, markets, Ferris wheels and merry-go-rounds. Leaving over 300 people dead, the destruction served as a reminder to the following generation: this is not a dead river, but a captive one. The tragedy had no end point until the year 2004 when another large-scale work of civil engineering was inaugurated, known as the Rompepicos dam or grout curtain, whose purpose was to curb the water level from its source, in the Sierra Madre Oriental. But in the year 2010 it again broke through with all its might: stoked by Hurricane Alex, the body of water managed to burst the pipes to escape, fugitive and enraged, bellowing across the entire length of the city. Those of us who heard it cannot forget that enthralling and harrowing cry of freedom. Its spirit took shape, returned to it. Faced with human pain, we hid our joy as we acknowledged its resurrection. Standing on the devastated riverbanks, we contemplated the water, enraptured by a sensual revolution. The frenzied cry of fertility of a body faced with its captor. Then we watched the same entrepreneurs build business opportunities out of the destruction. We stood witness to the engineering works that managed to bury the river once again. We were not able to stop them, or resist, because the speed of the expressways rushing along the riverside hampers any considered thought. They plundered the stone and sand of its sepulcher to use as construction materials. Today we stand thirsty as the withered body of the river is scattered throughout the city.

Signed copies

Sample images

Size: 230 x300 mm

144 pages

Limited Edition 490 copies

Alejandro Cartagena
This is the story of the tragic relationship between two bodies: a critical narration of the long and failed relationship between a society and a river.
£40.00

Picture of Post-Script (Signed)

Publisher's Description

Post-Script revisits Laura El-Tantawy’s journey through Cairo’s iconic Tahrir Square five years from Egypt’s momentous revolution and one year after the release of her self-published monograph, In the Shadow of the Pyramids.

The pocket-sized publication features previously unpublished images and written reflections where El-Tantawy takes readers behind the photographs and into the thoughts and emotions that went into making them. It can be considered a reflection on the act of photography itself.

The publication is released to coincide with the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize 2016, for which In the Shadow of the Pyramids is nominated. The series goes on show at The Photographer’s Gallery in London from April 15-July 3, 2016.

Sample images

Publisher: RRB Publishing

SIze: 110 x 150 mm

32 pages, 15 plates, 1700 words

Limited edition of 750

Signed and numbered by Laura El-Tantawy

Laura El-Tantawy
Post-Script revisits Laura El-Tantawy’s journey through Cairo’s iconic Tahrir Square five years from Egypt’s momentous revolution and one year after the release of her self-published monograph, In the Shadow of the Pyramids.
£15.00

Picture of Lina Scheynius: 08
Eighth in the series of diaristic self-published books from young Swedish photographer Lina Scheynius. - See more at: http://www.dashwoodbooks.com/pages/books/16081/lina-scheynius/08#sthash.bQY26j7i.dpuf
Eighth in the series of diaristic self-published books from young Swedish photographer Lina Scheynius. - See more at: http://www.dashwoodbooks.com/pages/books/16081/lina-scheynius/08#sthash.bQY26j7i.dpuf
Eighth in the series of diaristic self-published books from young Swedish photographer Lina Scheynius. - See more at: http://www.dashwoodbooks.com/pages/books/16081/lina-scheynius/08#sthash.bQY26j7i.dpuf

Eighth in the series of diaristic self-published books from young Swedish photographer Lina ScheyniusSize: A5

64 pages

Limited Edition: 1000 copies

Sample images

Lina Scheynius
Eighth in the series of diaristic self-published books from young Swedish photographer Lina Scheynius. - See more at: http://www.dashwoodbooks.com/pages/books/16081/lina-scheynius/08#sthash.bQY26j7i.dpuf
Eighth in the series of diaristic self-published books from young Swedish photographer Lina Scheynius. - See more at: http://www.dashwoodbooks.com/pages/books/16081/lina-scheynius/08#sthash.bQY26j7i.dpuf
Eighth in the series of diaristic self-published books from young Swedish photographer Lina Scheynius. - See more at: http://www.dashwoodbooks.com/pages/books/16081/lina-scheynius/08#sthash.bQY26j7i.dpuf

Eighth in the series of diaristic self-published books from young Swedish photographer Lina ScheyniusSize: A5

64 pages

Limited Edition: 1000 copies

Sample images

£22.00

Picture of Nadia Color and B&W (two volume set)

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Publisher's Description

Nadia, oh Nadia
Where are you?
In the wonderlands of this world,
you are always near my heart,
and there you lie asleep even now
From time to time you talk in your sleep,
“Wasn’t the camera good back then!”

Kazuko Shiraishi wrote the poetry for this book.

Long out of print and frequently selected for "best of photography books", we present a new edition of this work which has rightfully become a legend of its genre.

The two types of publication; b&w and color books are published simultaneously and gathered together in this two volume set.

This new edition of “Nadia", to include a lot of unpublished works.


Publisher: Akio Nagasawa Publishing

Size: 202 × 284 mm

Two vols: 264 +136 pages

Limited Edition: 600

Hajime Sawatari
Long out of print and frequently selected for "best of photography books", Akio Nagasawa Publishing present a new edition of this work which has rightfully become a legend of its genre.
£330.00

Picture of Nadia B&W

Publisher's Description

Nadia, oh Nadia
Where are you?
In the wonderlands of this world,
you are always near my heart,
and there you lie asleep even now
From time to time you talk in your sleep,
“Wasn’t the camera good back then!”

Kazuko Shiraishi wrote the poetry for this book.

Long out of print and frequently selected for "best of photography books", we present a new edition of this work which has rightfully become a legend of its genre.

The two types of publication; b&w and color books are published simultaneously.

This new edition of “Nadia", to include a lot of unpublished works.


Publisher: Akio Nagasawa Publishing

Size: 202 × 284 mm

264 pages

Limited Edition: 600

Hajime Sawatari
Long out of print and frequently selected for "best of photography books", Akio Nagasawa Publishing present a new edition of this work which has rightfully become a legend of its genre.
£200.00

Picture of Nadia Color

Overseas deliveries  Please note that, as this is a heavy item, overseas postage will be charged at twice our standard rates.

Publisher's Description

Nadia, oh Nadia
Where are you? In the wonderlands of this world, you are always near my heart, and there you lie asleep even now From time to time you talk in your sleep, “Wasn’t the camera good back then!”

Kazuko Shiraishi wrote the poetry for this book.

Long out of print and frequently selected for "best of photography books", we present a new edition of this work which has rightfully become a legend of its genre. The two types of publication; b&w and color books are published simultaneously.

This new edition of “Nadia", to include a lot of unpublished works.


Publisher: Akio Nagasawa Publishing

Size: 202 × 284 mm

136 pages

Hajime Sawatari
Long out of print and frequently selected for "best of photography books", Akio Nagasawa Publishing present a new edition of this work which has rightfully become a legend of its genre.
£165.00

Picture of NZ Library | Set Two (Complete - Signed)

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Publisher's Description

Each title in the NZ Library is limited to 350 numbered, signed and individually slipcased copies. Books measure  approximately 380 x 305mm.  The retail price for single copies is £150; when purchased as a set, a generous discount is extended, for a per-title price of £100.
NZ Library: Set Two includes the following six titles:

    •    ROBBERT FLICK | LA Diary
    •    KAZUO KITAI | Tsugaru / Shimokita
    •    PHILIP MELNICK | Nineteen Seventies California
    •    JOHN SCHOTT | Mobile Homes 1975-1976
    •    TOSHIO SHIBATA | Yodaka
    •    MARK STEINMETZ | Angel City West
.

Publisher: Nazraeli Press


Each title in the NZ Library is limited to 350 numbered, signed and individually slipcased copies.
£540.00

Picture of Angel City West (Signed)

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Publisher's Description

“I entered the Yale School of Art straight from college and left after my first semester. I was 21. I was restless, curious about the America that lay beyond New England, and had a strong interest in the movie industry; I also had heard that Garry Winogrand was somewhere in Los Angeles so in the summer of 1983 I headed west.” – Mark Steinmetz, from the Preface



Angel City West offers a touching, highly personal look at Los Angeles through the eyes of Mark Steinmetz as a young artist straight out of school. In his preface to the work, Steinmetz describes living in a studio apartment in the Miracle Mile district, complete with a futon surrounded by a dozen roach motels and a makeshift darkroom set up in a tiny nook off of the bathroom. It didn’t take long before he ran into Garry Winogrand, for whom he became a kind of unofficial chauffeur, enabling Winogrand to photograph through the car window while Steinmetz navigated the streets of his new home town.



Viewed together in book form, the 58 photographs presented in Angel City West document Steinmetz finding his own voice as an artist. In light of the later projects for which he has become so well known, this early series of street photographs, informal portraits and landscapes foreshadows the sometimes humorous, oftentimes sad, and always poignant mood that runs through Mark Steinmetz’s work.

Sample images

Publisher: Nazraeli Press

Size: 380 x 305 mm

64 pages, 58 duotone plates

Mark Steinmetz
Angel City West offers a touching, highly personal look at Los Angeles through the eyes of Mark Steinmetz as a young artist straight out of school.
£135.00

Picture of Yodaka (SIgned)

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Publisher's Description

“The end of the 1970s saw the completion of Japan's postwar construction, as well as a withering of the student movement and the various terrorist acts that had shaken the global community. The early 1980s was a brief interlude of calm, anticipating the end of the long Showa era, before Japan was deluged by the bubble economy. 



I had just returned to Japan in 1980, after studying for four years in Flanders where time moves slowly, and the atmosphere is very relaxed. In addition to the rapidly advancing westernization, the reality of this new Tokyo, where old pre-war Showa is blended with modern Showa (post-war) looked disorderly and chaotic to me, and it was not easy to capture it visually. I struggled to realize my own mode of expression in this home country of mine, and began by chasing lights of the night-time to deflect this chaos.” – Toshio Shibata, from the Afterword



Born in Japan in 1949, Toshio Shibata entered the painting department of the University of Arts of Tokyo in 1968. He later decided to continue his studies in Europe at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Gant (Belgium) where he turned to photography. It was upon his return to Japan in 1980 that he made the haunting, nighttime photographs of Tokyo presented here for the first time.

Sample images

Publisher: Nazraeli Press

Size: 380 x 305 mm

48 pages, 41 duotone plates


Toshio Shibata

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Publisher's Description

“The end of the 1970s saw the completion of Japan's postwar construction, as well as a withering of the student movement and the various terrorist acts that had shaken the global community. The early 1980s was a brief interlude of calm, anticipating the end of the long Showa era, before Japan was deluged by the bubble economy. 



I had just returned to Japan in 1980, after studying for four years in Flanders where time moves slowly, and the atmosphere is very relaxed. In addition to the rapidly advancing westernization, the reality of this new Tokyo, where old pre-war Showa is blended with modern Showa (post-war) looked disorderly and chaotic to me, and it was not easy to capture it visually. I struggled to realize my own mode of expression in this home country of mine, and began by chasing lights of the night-time to deflect this chaos.” – Toshio Shibata, from the Afterword



Born in Japan in 1949, Toshio Shibata entered the painting department of the University of Arts of Tokyo in 1968. He later decided to continue his studies in Europe at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Gant (Belgium) where he turned to photography. It was upon his return to Japan in 1980 that he made the haunting, nighttime photographs of Tokyo presented here for the first time.

Sample images

Publisher: Nazraeli Press

Size: 380 x 305 mm

48 pages, 41 duotone plates


£135.00

Picture of Mobile Homes 1975-1976 (Signed)

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Publisher's Description

“Encountering the American west for the first time in the early 1970s, I became fascinated with the landscapes and iconography of mobile homes. In a previous century Americans migrated west in Prairie Schooners to become farmers or shopkeepers. After the Second World War they continued this ‘Westward Ho!’, but now in commercially-fabricated mobile homes, often to retirement. These new pioneers clustered in communities that transformed the western landscape and its built environment through a new architecture of mobility.

Mobile home manufacturers produce a range of styles with architectural references that animate cultural aspirations or memories of home and community left behind. After choosing a basic style, new owners make individual touches to the exterior and lawn that transform the generic into the personal. Viewed from a surrounding hillside, mobile home parks look like arabesques of uniform aluminum boxes. On close observation, however, they reveal a rich flora and fauna of personal expression and longing for both individuality and community.” – John Schott, from the Preface

The images in Mobile Homes 1975-1976 were made with an 8x10-inch Deardorff view camera in California during 1975 and 1976. This project followed photographs of Route 66 motels in 1973 and 1974, work which was included in “New Topographics: Photographs of a Man-Altered Landscape”, at George Eastman House in 1975 and John Schott | Route 66: 1973–1974, Nazraeli Press, 2014 (NZ Library: Set 1).

Sample images

Publisher: Nazraeli Press

Size: 380 x 305 mm

64 pages, 54 duotone plates

John Schott
The images in Mobile Homes 1975-1976 were made with an 8x10-inch Deardorff view camera in California during 1975 and 1976.
£135.00

Picture of Nineteen Seventies California (Signed)

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Publisher's Description

Born in Chicago, Illinois, in 1935, Philip Melnick grew up in Los Angeles, where he attended the University of California. In the 1970s, shooting with a medium format camera, Melnick made black-and-white photographs of his surroundings, exploring the unique sense of style found in the Southern California urban landscape. Nineteen Seventies California offers a beautifully presented selection of Melnick’s most striking work from this period, in which he displays a keen eye for the character of its vernacular architecture and the distinctive look of its streets: the quirky confluence of a single parked car with a street facing wall and a fragmented apartment building; the intersection of street, fence and another non-descript apartment house. He isolates the intricate pattern of a wall, creating arresting fusions of everyday sights and geometric abstraction. “Melnick’s images emphasize a push-pull, hard-soft tension that give his pictures distinguished style and great beauty,” wrote the late Fred McDarrah, who was himself a photographer for The Village Voice, as well as a writer, during the years that this series was produced.

Sample images

Publisher: Nazraeli Press

Size: 380 x 305 mm

48 pages, 31 duotone plates

ISBN 978-1-59005-438-3

Philip Melnick
Nineteen Seventies California offers a beautifully presented selection of Melnick’s most striking work
£135.00

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