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Picture of SPBH Book Club Vol V by Esther Teichmann (Signed)

Publisher's Description

In Volume V of SPBH Book Club, Esther Teichmann presents a rarefied and ambiguous exploration of female pleasure.  Backdrops and shells, sculptures and the sea, the imagined and the painted, the real and the staged - it all appears in Teichmann's chimerical paradise.  By referencing classical representations of women in the history of art, most often in the hands of and for the consumption of men, Teichmann reclaims the traditional pictorialism of femininity in a subversive and provocative manner.  All of the complex forms of womanhood and yearning emerge - the lover, the mother, self pleasure, sensuous pleasure and the women appear as characters, specters and statues as flesh turns to stone and back again. 

With a layered mix of photographs - some of which are collaged on the book pages - and an original, handprinted cyanotype on the front cover, the book is an object of tactility and longing.

The book is numbered and signed in an edition of 500.

Publisher: SPBH

Size: 150 x 200 mm

60 pages, 45 images

Esther Teichmann
Esther Teichmann presents a rarefied and ambiguous exploration of female pleasure. Backdrops and shells, sculptures and the sea, the imagined and the painted, the real and the staged - it all appears in Teichmann's chimerical paradise.
£36.00

Picture of Frontcountry (Signed)

Not yet in stock but due Spring 2014

Publisher's Description

Between 2006 and 2013, Lucas Foglia traveled throughout rural Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, and Wyoming, some of the least populated regions in the United States. “Frontcountry” is a photographic account of people living in the midst of a mining boom that is transforming the modern American West.

Published in a first edition of 2,000 casebound copies, “Frontcountry” is Lucas Foglia’s second monograph. Foglia’s first monograph, “A Natural Order”, was published by Nazraeli Press in 2012 to international critical acclaim. Foglia’s photographs have been widely exhibited in the United States and in Europe, and are in the permanent collections of major museums including the Denver Art Museum, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Philadelphia Museum of Art, and Victoria & Albert Museum, London.

See sample images here.

Publisher: Nazraeli Press

Size: 10 x 13"

120 pages, 64 four-colour

Lucas Foglia
Not yet in stock but due Spring 2014. “Frontcountry” is a photographic account of people living in the midst of a mining boom that is transforming the modern American West.
£40.00

Picture of Waiting for the Magic: The Photography of Oscar Marzaroli

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Publisher's Description

This book celebrates Marzaroli’s extraordinary talent with a number of specially-commissioned essays and a selection of previously unpublished photographs, as well as many of the iconic, much loved work for which he is renowned. The first section, 'Europe: A Man with a Vision' (Anne Marzaroli), highlights Oscar’s journey into photography at the age of eighteen and features figure and landscape shots from Scotland and beyond, as well as photographs of family and friends. 'Waiting for the Magic' is a piece by the late James Grassie, who worked with Marzaroli on many of his documentary films. Photographs include land and seascapes, and images which explore the human response to the natural environment. 'Glasgow: A Dear Green Place' (Robert Crawford, St Andrews University) contains some of Marzaroli’s most familiar Glasgow shots, as well as many images never before published. All are of extraordinary historical and social importance as they depict the city during a profound process of change. The last section is 'Marzaroli’s People' (Peter Ross, Scotland on Sunday). Marzaroli’s portraits always had a purpose and a point; his empathy is apparent as is his lack of intrusion and respect for people in their unique landscape, whether it be urban or country.

Publisher: Birlinn

224 pages

Oscar Marzaroli
This book celebrates Marzaroli’s extraordinary talent with a number of specially-commissioned essays and a selection of previously unpublished photographs, as well as many of the iconic, much loved work for which he is renowned.
£22.50

Picture of Paris (signed)

Publisher's Description

In the shape of a true Paris map, Martin Parr invites us to follow him in the French capital. For three years, commissioned by the Maison Européeenne de la Photographie (MEP), Martin Parr has focused his lens on Parisians and photographed the Champs-Elysées, tourists, Bastille Day, fashion shows, Paris Air Show, museums and art fairs, the Agricultural Show... 

In the end, around forty unpublished images and several previous iconic ones of everyday scenes convey a concentrate of Parisian atmosphere. 

Publisher:  Editions Xavier Barral

Size:  210 x 300 mm 

128 pages, 40 illustrations

Martin Parr
In the shape of a true Paris map, Martin Parr invites us to follow him in the French capital. For three years, Martin Parr has focused his lens on Parisians and photographed the Champs-Elysées, tourists, Bastille Day, fashion shows, Paris Air Show, museums and art fairs, the Agricultural Show...
£41.25

Picture of Francesca Woodman: Works from the Sammlung Verbund

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This volume--the most comprehensive monograph published on Francesca Woodman to date--considers her enigmatic photography in the light of the tradition of the tableau vivant and also explores for the first time her poetic use of props (mirror, gloves, wallpaper, etc.) as well as her unusual staging of space. Featuring 80 photographs and 20 previously unpublished works from the collection Sammlung Verbund in Vienna, it is the first publication ever to reproduce all of Woodman’s photographs in their original sizes, authentically reconstructing her idiosyncratic technique of placing the image on the photographic paper. Woodman’s stark, black-and-white photographs explore an intense curiosity and ambivalence toward the feminine self, but her often playful, surreal and symbolic gestures also demonstrate her ability to incorporate elements of humor into her otherwise sober iconography. This volume unifies all of these themes in her work under the broad concept of tableau vivant, showing how Woodman radically reimagined that tradition. It also includes the first detailed and illustrated biography of her life.

Publisher: DAP

Size: 9.5 X 11.5"

304 pages, 33 colour / 160 b&w

Francesca Woodman
The most comprehensive monograph published on Francesca Woodman to date--featuring 80 photographs and 20 previously unpublished works from the collection Sammlung Verbund in Vienna.
£40.50

Picture of Secrets (Signed)

Publisher's Description

“No sentimentalty
towards the Motherland.
Absolutely none.
All what is left from the Motherland –
no official ideology, no patriotism,
just the sandy, dirty, dry, unfriendly, unfruitful soil.”

As children we used to play a game called “Secrets”. To hide something, to bury it under the ground: a flower, a leaf, a wrapper of a sweet under a glass. And it would become a secret, something important and wonderful. The earth means connection to the land, your only visible image of the Motherland. In 2009 I left Russia, and since then I look for this image. To tell you a story of my native land, I came back to my archives. Hundreds of thousands of images, seven years of photographic life, the incredibly personal stories formed together this book.

This book is a symbol of an endless country, a story of a person of “the lost generation” – between the ruined Soviet Union, chaos of the nineteens and development of a new authoritarian unit. Sometimes this book makes you laugh, sometimes it makes you cry. You feel at the same timehe unbearable pain and highest joy. It is this combination of the complicated, the uncontrollable and the absurd, which we call “the mysterious Russian soul”.

Publisher: Dostoevsky Publishing

Irina Popova
This book is a symbol of an endless country, a story of a person of “the lost generation” – between the ruined Soviet Union, chaos of the nineteens and development of a new authoritarian unit.
£35.00

Picture of Memory City (Signed)

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“Time, my twin, take me by the hand through the streets of your city” — Ilya Kaminsky

Photographers Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb take an elegiac look at Rochester, New York, a city that was for 125 years the home of Eastman Kodak, which declared bankruptcy in 2012. These images, taken during what may be the last days of film as we know it, are a meditation on film, memory, time, and the city itself.

For this project, Alex took images with his last rolls of Kodachrome, a formerly vibrant color film that can now only be processed as black-and white. The resulting photos have a weathered quality akin to a fading memory. Alex also took to the streets of Rochester and shot in digital color – work that punctuates the black and white work with images from his signature style. Rebecca, who still uses film for all her work, responded to the medium’s uncertain future by creating an elegiac refrain of color still lifes and portraits of Rochester women past and present.

Woven into the book are quotes by many of the famous writers and thinkers who have been connected to Rochester, including women’s rights activist Susan B. Anthony, abolitionist Frederick Douglass, and poets John Ashbery and Ilya Kaminsky. And the authors have also created a timeline on the cultural history of the city that traces the evolution of a once-vibrant and now complex city.

The design of the book includes a separate booklet and special tipped-in images throughout. As both previous RADIUS books with these artists have sold out quickly – this is sure to be a collector’s item.

Publisher: Radius Books

Size: 9.75 x 12.25"

172 pages, 65 colour and B/W images

Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb
Photographers Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb take an elegiac look at Rochester, New York, a city that was for 125 years the home of Eastman Kodak, which declared bankruptcy in 2012.
£45.00

Picture of Under the Influence

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John Deakin was one of London’s greatest postwar photographers, renowned for his penetrating portraits, haunting street scenes and inventive fashion work. Though recognized as a genius by both peers and rivals – a ‘photographer with extraordinary eyes’, as one contemporary described him – he was prodigal and careless with his talent. He flourished briefly at Vogue, but the lure of nearby Soho with its pubs, clubs and subterranean watering holes led him away from regular employment. Loved and loathed in equal measure, Deakin was a legendary member of the quarter’s bohemian crowd of artists and misfits. His circle included the painters Francis Bacon and Lucian Freud, the writers Dylan Thomas and Jeffrey Bernard, and the socialite Henrietta Moraes and Muriel Belcher, proprietor of fabled drinking den the Colony Room.

Coinciding with an exhibition at The Photographers’ Gallery, Under the Influence: John Deakin, Photography and the Lure of Soho explores the hidden corners and colourful characters of this notorious part of London as seen through Deakin’s eyes. With dozens of his most compelling images, letters and contact sheets, it is an evocative record of life in and around the four parallels of Wardour, Dean, Frith and Greek streets in the 1950s and 1960s, the backdrop for this creative and maverick figure ‘whose pictures take you by the scruff of the neck and insist that you see’.

Publisher: Art/Books (Published in association with the John Deakin Archive and The Photographers’ Gallery)

Size: 295 x 245 mm

176 pages, 175 colour and duotone illustrations


John Deakin
Coinciding with an exhibition at The Photographers’ Gallery, Under the Influence: John Deakin, Photography and the Lure of Soho explores the hidden corners and colourful characters of this notorious part of London as seen through Deakin’s eyes.
£26.99

Picture of Western Front

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"I began photographing musicians in 1975, in fact they were my roommates, the punk movement was just starting, so sometimes I took a picture…
But in San Francisco, it was special. It was called “Art and Music”. The Mutants, The Dills, Flipper, Crime, SVT, The Yanks, Tuxedo Moon, The Tubes, Los Lobos, The Avengers, Dead Kennedys and Romeo Void, U2. Many of them were students at the San Francisco Art Institute. Members of The Mutants and Romeo Void of course. Chris Isaac of Silver Tones, too, and Bonnie Hayes & The Wild Bunch – Bonnie Hayes, one of the coolest girls in the punk scene. I was surrounded by these rock bands, both punks and artists. Suddenly these groups wanted images. They’d call me and say: “Stanley, I know you have pictures, you know, this magazine wants to do an article about us, etc.” And without realizing it, I became a professional photographer while still an art student…
At the VU agency, when I arrived, they wanted these photos, these punk pictures, an assistant then asked me where were the contact sheets – but there was no contact sheets."

Thus 400 contact sheets from this period were made a few years later, when Teun van der Heijden – who directed the design of the Stanley’s book Black Passport – found the few prints the photographer had. Some images have been exhibited in Perpignan five years ago and the book is finally released for the 25th anniversary of Visa pour l’image. Since the success of Black Passport in 2009 (the award-winning book designed by the same book designer), Stanley Greene has not published a thematic book.

Born in 1949 in Brooklyn, New York, Stanley Greene has worked around the world as a photojournalist. His most famous work is his coverage of the war in Chechnya. He has received, among others, the W. Eugene Smith prize and the World Press five times. He has published several books, including Open Wound published by Trolley, and Black Passport. Stanley is a founding member of the Noor agency. He is based in Paris and New York.

Publisher: Andre Frer Editions

Size: 245 x 345 mm

176 pages, 110 images

Texts in English & French

Stanley Greene
"I began photographing musicians in 1975, in fact they were my roommates, the punk movement was just starting, so sometimes I took a picture…"
£58.50

Picture of Coal not Dole The Miners' Strike 1984/1985

Publisher's Descrption

In 1984, with the UK miners' strike at its peak, the young German photography student Michael Kerstgens decided to travel to Britain and document the dispute. Born in Wales, and with a godfather who was managing director of the Llanelli-based mining supplies company Thyssen Schachtbau Great Britain Ltd., he imagined it would be easy to get close to the action.

Yet the strike was brutal and had torn a rift through British society. People were wary of him, as an outsider, and so he was limited to photographing events on the periphery, but not the striking miners and their various activities.

The tide turned when he resolved to travel to the heart of the strike in Yorkshire and there met the activist Stuart "Spud" Marshall. Spud trusted him immediately and opened the door for Kerstgens to photograph not only the heat of the action but also more intimate moments beyond the picketing, violent clashes with the police, and public discussions on the political stage.

Kerstgens photographed soup kitchens, meetings behind closed doors, and the wives of striking miners who first became politically active through their help and support in organizing the protest. He photographed families at home or with friends at occasional festivities, and striking miners picking low-grade coal to heat their houses. He documented the pride and courage of workers who were deeply rooted in the mining community. And he recorded their exhaustion and despair when defeat finally came at the end of a long campaign.

The strike of 1984/85 was the last significant labour dispute in the UK. It marked the end of an era and the beginning of a new age of industrial relations, both in Britain and beyond. Michael Kerstgens' book shows how this process shaped the lives of many and how it transformed the country forever. Nearly 30 years after the strike, he returned to record the changes. These photographs, including some of "Spud", who still lives there, are also included in this work.

Publisher: Peperoni Books

Size: 230 x 210 mm

132 pages, 71 illustrations, 14 in colour

Michael Kerstgens
In 1984, with the UK miners' strike at its peak, the young German photography student Michael Kerstgens decided to travel to Britain and document the dispute
£32.95

Picture of Meadow Eschenau 1986-2013

Publisher's Description

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

Publisher's Description

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 Sex

Publisher's Description

Readers expecting something literal from Miki Jo's "SEX" will be disappointed: the book is a study of the movement of water. "SEX" is an extremely large book, which highlights the power of the waves that Jo photographs. Perhaps in showing the rushing of an ocean wave, or in plunging beneath the surface of the water to capture a turbulent image, we can find some relation between the book's title and its content. It seems possible that the photographs in this series represent Jo's idealized vision of sex. In this way, the different states of water--sometimes powerful, sometimes at rest--represent a highly poetic vision.

303 × 402 mm | 48 pages
Art Director : Hideki Nakajima

Miki Jo
Readers expecting something literal from Miki Jo's "SEX" will be disappointed: the book is a study of the movement of water.
£30.00

Picture of Surrendered Myself to the Chair of Life

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Jin Ohashi is one of the most popular and significant photographers in Japan today. His work in earlier books, "Menomaenotsuduki" and "Ima", took the public by surprise with its dynamic realism. This autumn, he is back after a seven-year absence with a new book of photographs, Surrendered Myself to the Chair of Life.

"I think the fact that life starts--and each person starts his or her own life--to me means that everyone has a calling," says Ohashi. "We are all led to take our seat at a particular place, which is already prepared for us ... At this moment, I am alive in this world, where we all are alive. I wanted to take my seat at that place."

Surrendered Myself to the Chair of Life challenges us to look at the place where we live, the place where life begins. A fundamental body of work, it reflects the life of an individual rather than society as a whole. By exploring the last frontiers of life, new meanings can be created through the formation of relationships with others. It is this exploration that makes Ohashi's work multi-layered and real.

"Jin Ohashi has a natural instinct for photography. He really is in a class of his own. Is this photography? It is undoubtedly contemporary art!" -- Nobuyoshi Araki

Akaaka Publishers

297 × 420 mm | 400 page | clothbound embossing title and artist name, with a box
Art Director: Chikako Yamamoto

Jin Ohashi
"Jin Ohashi has a natural instinct for photography. He really is in a class of his own." -- Nobuyoshi Araki
£155.00

Picture of Rasen Kaigan (Album & Notebook)

Our price covers two volumes, the Album and the accompanying paperback Notebook (150 × 185 mm | 320 pages)

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In 2008, Lieko Shiga announced herself on the Japanese photography scene. That year, she published two books ("CANARY," through Akaaka, and "LILLY") and received the prestigious Ihee Kimura Photography Award. This personal, dreamlike work was also recognized by an ICP Infinity Award. Surely, from that point on, Shiga could have gone on to work in the vein of "CANARY" to continued acclaim both in Japan and abroad. However, in 2009, she moved to Kitakama, a coastal town in Japan's Tohoku region, where she began working as the town's official photographer. This move marks a significant turning point for Shiga, and "Rasen Kaigan" collects this new body of work into a book.

Shiga's photographs from Kitakama are different from her previous work in that they were produced over more than four years, in concert with the local residents. This personal connection is noteworthy, and indeed it might not be far-fetched to say that Shiga is operating more as an "organizer" than as a "photographer." Yet it's clear that "Rasen Kaigan" is Shiga's tour de force. The images in this book call to mind many things outside the realm of photography: surrealism, land art, happenings, sculpture and the presence of Japanese "earth spirits," to name just a few. Kitakama was severely affected by Japan's March 2011 tsunami, and "Rasen Kaigan" acknowledges this disaster, but this is far from a book of "tsunami photos." Years in the making, "Rasen Kaigan" affirms Shiga's position as one of the most compelling young photographers in Japan today.

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Six years have passed since Lieko Shiga came to Miyagi Prefecture.
This exhibition shows us the results of Shiga's attempts to integrate her surroundings and experiences with her photographic expression. Lieko Shiga's artistic practice has developed out of her visceral sense of unease with the coziness and automation of everyday life. Born in 1980, she has made her work both in Japan and abroad. Her first visit to Miyagi Prefecture was in 2006, when she was taking part in an exhibition at the Sendai Mediatheque. Since then she has returned to Tohoku countless times, each time seeking to foster an intimate relationship with this region. One day, in Kitakama (∗) , she discovered a pine forest that faces the Pacific.
Living in Kitakama, Shiga worked as the resident photographer, documenting festivals and other official events while also recording an oral history of the region. These experiences had a major influence on her practice. Shiga created each work as though her photography were inseparable from her own body? as if inhaling Kitakama's air as deeply as possible and then slowly, quietly breathing it out. This was not meant as a conceptual expression of Kitakama's character and individuality, but to reveal traces of physical activities connected with the land. Therefore, what one sees in Shiga's works is not an auteur's "answer" to telling the stories of Kitakama, but the revelation of Shiga's ongoing engagement with the larger questions she asks herself: What is the nature of photography as a medium? And what is the nature of living and expressing oneself on land? Perhaps these questions speak clearly to our society and its many problems.
(∗) Kitakama is the general name for Yashiki, Aza, Shimomasuda, Natori City, Miyagi Prefecture
---- from website of exhibition "RASEN KAIGAN"

Our price covers two volumes, the Album and the accompanying paperback Notebook (150 × 185 mm | 320 pages)

Akaaka publishers

257 × 364 mm | 280 page | hardcover
Art Director: Daishiro Mori

Lieko Shiga
Shiga's tour de force. The images in this book call to mind many things outside the realm of photography: surrealism, land art, happenings, sculpture and the presence of Japanese "earth spirits," to name just a few.
£71.00

Picture of Looking Up Ben James - a Fable

Publisher's description

“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 Richard Prince

Publisher's Description

Emerging in the 1980s as an innovative artist who created work based on images produced by others for commercial and news media, Richard Prince treads a fine line between copyright infringement—he himself has referred to the practice as "stealing" on occasion—and an artistic re-examination of images out of context. This monograph—reproducing work from Prince's Cowboys and Girlfriends series, as well as Spiritual America—features a long interview conducted by art critic Jeff Rian, essays by Rosetta Brooks and Luc Sante, and several writings by the artist himself, including a 1967 conversation with J.G. Ballard.

Publisher: Phaidon

160 pages

11.4 in. x 9.95 in

Richard Prince
Publisher's price £27.95; our price £10.95
£27.95
£10.95

Picture of Antibodies

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This monumental collection of d’Agata’s controversial work is a cult classic and companion to one of the most talked-about photography exhibitions of the past decade, available now for the first time in English.

Containing striking images of people living on the fringes of society, Antibodies is a challenging and captivating collection from one of the most renowned photographers working today. Antoine d’Agata has traveled the world’s darkest corners collecting images of prostitutes, addicts, war-torn communities, and the homeless. A nomad himself, d’Agata tackles subjects often left untouched, unnoticed, or ignored. Frequently compared to his mentors Nan Goldin and Larry Clark, d’Agata’s work, for all its grim and occasionally terrifying realism, bears the hallmarks of timeless photographs. This volume features images from a number of d’Agata’s series, interspersed with short texts as well as essays and commentary. Antibodies was awarded the 2013 Arles Book Prize, and is certain to become one of the most sought-after photography books of the year.

Publisher: Prestel

Size: 204 x 266 mm

560 pages, 2500 colour illustrations

Antoine d’Agata
This monumental collection of d’Agata’s controversial work is a cult classic and companion to one of the most talked-about photography exhibitions of the past decade, available now for the first time in English.
£54.00

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

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