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Picture of Ordos: The Stillborn City

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The city of Ordos in China, only exists since a few years, but is already a ghost-town. One of countless new city projects in China, Ordos is the biggest, the most megalomaniac, and the worst situated one: in the middle of inner Mongolia’s vast steppe, in a region lacking water and trees. Originally, Ordos was set to welcome at least a million inhabitants but repelled by its harsh climate and exorbitant prices, barely a few thousands ever settled. There is no activity in Ordos, except building Ordos. Relentlessly, high-rise condominiums reproduce in the hostile plain, while the wide avenues in the blank city center stay empty. The skyscrapers of the hypothetical Central Business District are not even connected to the power network. Ordos is a gigantic real estate bubble, of a breed that could ruin the economy of a whole country, but the Chinese government ploughs on with its chimera. In the meanwhile Ordos, the city, where everything is better and bigger, still awaits the essential: its inhabitants.

Adrien Golinelli (b. 1987) lives and works in Switzerland. In his works, that amongst others include essays on Bhutan, Afghanistan and North Korea, he combines fine art and documentary photography.

Authors: Adrien Golinelli, Christian Caujolle, Gabriel Grésillon, Hudson LockettDesigned by Neo Neo (Xavier Erni, Thuy-An Hoang)

Publisher: Kehrer Verlag

Size: 245 x 300 mm

216 pages, 128 colour illustrations 

Adrien Golinelli
The city of Ordos in China, only exists since a few years, but is already a ghost-town. One of countless new city projects in China, Ordos is the biggest, the most megalomaniac, and the worst situated one.
£31.50

Picture of Store Front II: A History Preserved: The Disappearing Face of New York

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James and Karla Murray have been capturing impeccable photographs from the streets of New York City since the 1990s; Store Front II chronicles their continued efforts to document a little-known but vitally important cross-section of New York’s “Mom and Pop” economy. The Murrays’ penetrating photographs are only half the story, though. In the course of their travels throughout the city’s boroughs the Murrays have taken great care to document the stories behind the scenery. Their copious background texts, gleaned largely from interviews with the stores’ owners and employees, bring wonderful color and nuance to the importance of these unique one-off establishments. The Murrays have rendered the out of the way bodegas, candy shops and record stores just as faithfully as the historically important institutions and well known restaurants, bars and cafes. From the Stonewall Inn to the Brownsville Bike Shop and The Pink Pussycat to Smith and Wolensky, the Murrays reveal how New York’s long-standing mom & pop businesses stand in sharp contrast to the city’s rapidly evolving corporate facade.

The authors’ landmark 2008 book, Store Front, was recently cited in Bookforum’s 20th Anniversary issue as having “…demonstrated the paradoxical power of digital photo editing to alter actual views in order for us to see more clearly what is really there.” James and Karla Murray live in New York City and were awarded the New York Society Library’s prestigious New York City book award in 2012 for their last book, New York Nights.

Introduction by David Lopes

Publisher: Gingko Press

Size: 13 1/4" X 12"

348 pages, 250 Illustrations

James and Karla Murray
James and Karla Murray have been capturing impeccable photographs from the streets of New York City since the 1990s; Store Front II chronicles their continued efforts to document a little-known but vitally important cross-section of New York’s “Mom and Pop” economy.
£49.50

Picture of Elvis & Presley
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  • A unique collaboration between two photographers, which resulted in colour (Robert Huber) and black and white (Stephan Vanfleteren) photos inspired by Elvis Presley
  • Huber and Vanfleteren travelled through the US looking for interesting places to shoot, using themselves as costumed protagonists for their photo series

In 1999, photographers Robert Huber and Stephan Vanfleteren travelled through the US in the wake of their hero, Elvis Presley. Elvis (Huber) and Presley (Vanfleteren) invite you to share their journey across the American landscape, from Times Square to Death Valley.

Decked out in glittering jumpsuits, sunglasses, and big hair, this is the story of two European photojournalists who travelled across eleven states taking pictures of each other, Stephan Vanfleteren using black and white film, Robert Huber, colour. This is the ultimate pop idol on a tour of America, interacting with the people, the places, the history, the cool glances, the warm embraces, the hot coffee and the cheap motels that define modern life.

Robert Huber is a Swiss photographer. He studied at the CEPV (Centre d'Enseignement Professionel de Vevey) in Switzerland (1991-1995). Two years later he moved to New York to work as an editorial photographer. From 2004 until 2006 he lived in Istanbul to pursue his career, and worked for several European and American magazines. He now lives in Zürich and works there as a commercial and editorial photographer and works on his own projects as well. Stephan Vanfleteren specialises in black-and-white portraits and reports extensively at home and abroad. He is currently working mainly for foreign newspapers and magazines. In 1998, Vanfleteren won the European Fuji Awards; in 1996, 1998 and 2000, he won five World Press Photo Awards and several Belgian press awards. He also won the German Henri Nannen Prize in 2011. In 2012, he received the five-yearly Culture Award for the Province of West Flanders and the National Portrait Award in the Netherlands. In 2013, he has won the World Press Photo Award for his series "People of Mercy" in the category "Staged Portraits".


Size: 280 x 280 mm

92 pages

Robert Huber & Stephan Vanfleteren
A unique collaboration between two photographers, which resulted in colour (Robert Huber) and black and white (Stephan Vanfleteren) photos inspired by Elvis Presley
£27.00

Picture of ICI AILLEURS

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From his very first photograph in New York in 1936 to his recent work in the Alpilles forest, this monograph testifies of the wealth of Louis Stettner's work. He makes the link between the humanist photography and the American street photography by giving a poetic and uncluttered vision of the world which surrounds us.

Through his long career, Stettner knew how to catch with an incomparable eye the urban atmospheres, from the post-war Paris to the boiling city of New York at the same time, then the beat generation of East Village, movements of political contestations in the 1970s in the United States or the gestures of the work in the series Workers on both sides of the Atlantic ocean.

Photographer and art critic at the same time, the book also presents a long interview of the artist with Clément Chéroux and Julie Jones where Stettner evokes his influences, his inspirations and his reflections on the photography. In a selection of articles published during his collaboration with the american magazine Camera 35 in the 1970s, Louis Stettner broaches, without waffle, the artistic context of the time, his friendship with Brassaï, Lisette Model and Weegee. He claims the influence of the Photo League and defends the social commitment in photography.

Exhibition at the Centre Pompidou, Paris
June, 15 - September, 12 2016

Publisher: Editions Xavier Barral

Size: 190 x 275 mm

160 pages, 90 black & white photographs

Texts : interview between the artist, Clément Chéroux and Julie Jones

Louis Stettner
From his very first photograph in New York in 1936 to his recent work in the Alpilles forest, this monograph testifies of the wealth of Louis Stettner's work.
£37.25

Picture of Muchismo

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In the work Muchismo, the photographer Cristina de Middel digs around in her studios and brings all of her images to light, exactly the way she has them stored, in colossal, gorgeous chaos, to show them in the exhibition of the same name to be held in June at the Teatro Fernán Gómez in Madrid. This is a sui generis display of her entire oeuvre, with neither a curator nor any apparent order, which seeks to question the art market and its rules.

At the same time, the artist is holding another exhibition of the Antipodes series in La Fábrica (Madrid), a series made up of pictures taken in New Zealand in which the artist strives to bring depth back to landscape photography by using mirrors and her own devices. Both works are captured in this publication, a book that had become an object of desire even before it materialised, as always happens with the works of one of the most fascinating photographers on today’s scene.Size: 170 x 240 mm

All copies signed

Sample images

180 pages, 120 images

Language: Spanish / English

Cristina de Middel

Publisher's Description

In the work Muchismo, the photographer Cristina de Middel digs around in her studios and brings all of her images to light, exactly the way she has them stored, in colossal, gorgeous chaos, to show them in the exhibition of the same name to be held in June at the Teatro Fernán Gómez in Madrid. This is a sui generis display of her entire oeuvre, with neither a curator nor any apparent order, which seeks to question the art market and its rules.

At the same time, the artist is holding another exhibition of the Antipodes series in La Fábrica (Madrid), a series made up of pictures taken in New Zealand in which the artist strives to bring depth back to landscape photography by using mirrors and her own devices. Both works are captured in this publication, a book that had become an object of desire even before it materialised, as always happens with the works of one of the most fascinating photographers on today’s scene.Size: 170 x 240 mm

All copies signed

Sample images

180 pages, 120 images

Language: Spanish / English

£27.90

Picture of hello camel

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"In my experience, the two most significant characteristics of war are horror and absurdity," says Christoph Bangert, the German photojournalist who has been documenting crises for international publications such as the New York Times for ten years. Following his examination, in his critically acclaimed book War Porn (Kehrer 2014) of the way our society deals with horrific images, in his new work hello camel he now confronts the bitter absurdity of war. He opposes our clichéd notion of modern war as a dynamic, dramatic, and heroic experience with his calm and composed, but equally odd and alien images of the wars in Afghanistan, Gaza, Darfur, Lebanon, and Iraq. Simultaneously, hello camel is a documentary of human striving to create something approximating normality in the face of violence and chaos.

Publisher: Kehrer Verlag

Size: 240 x 320 mm

96 pages, 44 colour illustrations 

Christoph Bangert
Bangert opposes our clichéd notion of modern war as a dynamic, dramatic, and heroic experience with his calm and composed, but equally odd and alien images of the wars in Afghanistan, Gaza, Darfur, Lebanon, and Iraq.
£32.40

Picture of Diane Arbus: In the Beginning

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Diane Arbus (1923–1971) is one of the most distinctive and provocative artists of the twentieth century. Her photographs of children and eccentrics, couples and circus performers, female impersonators and nudists, are among the most recognizable images of our time. This book is the definitive study of the artist’s first seven years of work, from 1956 to 1962. Drawn primarily from the rich holdings of the Metropolitan Museum’s Diane Arbus Archive—a remarkable treasury of photographs, negatives, appointment books, notebooks, and correspondence—it is an essential contribution to our understanding of Arbus and her oeuvre.

diane arbus: in the beginning showcases over 100 of the artist’s early photographs, more than half of which are published here for the first time. The book provides a crucial, in-depth presentation of the artist’s genesis, showing Arbus as she developed her evocative and often haunting imagery. The photographs featured in this handsome volume reveal an artist defining her style, honing her subject matter, and in full possession of the many gifts for which she is now recognized the world over.

Publisher: The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Size: 9 1/4 x 11"

256 pages,160 color + tritone illustrations

Diane Arbus
diane arbus: in the beginning showcases over 100 of the artist’s early photographs, more than half of which are published here for the first time.
£35.00

Picture of Rest 3000~ Stay 5000

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Rest 3000~ Stay 5000~ sees Tokyo based photographer Tokyo Rumando explores the world of the Tokyo’s love hotels. Visiting more than 20 love hotels in areas such as Shinjuku, Ikebukuro and Yoshiwara, Tokyo Rumando explores the historical and cultural aspects of the hotels through self-portraiture. Exposing the private worlds of intimacy where excitement, fantasy and love are sought out behind the facade of Japan’s well ordered and clean society.

Publisher: Zen Foto Gallery

Size: 257 × 182 mm

88 pages

Tokyo Rumando
Tokyo based photographer Tokyo Romando explores the world of the Tokyo’s love hotels.
£24.75

Picture of Once a Year, Some Traditional British Customs

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'A truly unique document recording many of Britain’s most enduring seasonal customs and events, in all their uncanny yet prosaic glory.'
Simon Costin, Director of The Museum of British Folklore

'Probably the best study of English folklore and ritual.'
Peter Hamilton in The British Journal of Photography

Once a Year, Some Traditional British Customs was first published in 1977 establishing Homer Sykes as one of the UK’s leading young photographers. Over a period of almost seven years he travelled the country photographing around 100 traditional British customs, with over 80 appearing in the book.

Though inspired by the 19th century photographer Benjamin Stone, Homer Sykes approached the events with a distinctly modern sensibility, creating dynamic images which focus mainly on the tradition that is being re-enacted against a background of everyday life.

In recent years Homer Sykes’s photographs have become recognised as one of the most important archives of British traditional customs as well as a fascinating insight into life in 1970s Britain. Homer Sykes has exhibited widely both in the UK and internationally and has published 14 books, including many which cover other aspects of British life.

Publisher: Dewi Lewis

Size: 290 x 235mm,

216 pages, 134 duotone photographs

Homer Sykes
Over a period of almost seven years Homer Sykes travelled the country photographing around 100 traditional British customs, with over 80 appearing in the book. First published in 1977.
£27.00

Picture of Oxford Pictures 1968-1978, The

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“a properly nostalgic vision, but one that is devoid of any sentimentality... to many it may seem bleak and unduly pessimistic” – Gerry Badger

Between 1968 to 1978, Paddy Summerfield photographed Oxford students in the summer terms. No older than his subjects, he shared their uncertainties: “I was young and unsure and found a way to show this. I felt like an outsider, and lonely, that there was always something going on, parties and drinking, but elsewhere. Often, I sensed a loneliness in the students I photographed. We were all lonely together.”

Though he found his subjects beside the rivers and on sunlit college lawns, Summerfield’s images primarily express the insecurities and pain of youth. His psychological approach is driven by the tension between the yearning for love, and sexual anxiety. Solitary figures represent his own isolation, an experience that many will recognise. Rituals are played out, frivolity and romance give way to revision and exams, then celebrations that collapse into debauchery, and regret. The students depart and are replaced; only the stones remain.

Oxford-based, Summerfield, trained at Guildford School of Art in the Photography and the Film departments. Photographs he took in 1967, when still a first year student, were published in Album, and spreads in Creative Camera received encouraging recognition. His work has been shown in many galleries, including the ICA, The Barbican, The Serpentine Gallery, and The Photographers’ Gallery. In 1976, Sir Nicholas Serota (then director of MOMA, Oxford) invited Summerfield to exhibit ‘Beneath The Dreaming Spires’, his first one-man show. His work is in the collections of the Arts Council and of the V&A, as well as in numerous private collections. His first book, Mother And Father (2014. Dewi Lewis Publishing) was widely reviewed, and included in several lists of the ‘Best Photobooks of 2014’.

Publisher: Dewi Lewis

Size: 220 x 245mm

96 pages, 57 duotone photographs

Paddy Summerfield
“a properly nostalgic vision, but one that is devoid of any sentimentality... to many it may seem bleak and unduly pessimistic” – Gerry Badger
£27.00

Picture of Afronauts, The (2nd Edition) (Signed)

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In 1964  a Zambian science teacher named Edwuard Makuka  decided to train the first African crew to travel to the moon. His plan was to use an alluminium rocket to put a woman, two cats and a missionary into Space. First the moon, then Mars, using a catapult system. He founded the Zambia National Academy of Science, Space Research and Astronomical Research to start training his Afronauts in his headquarters located only 20 miles from Lusaka.

This self published book was finalist of Paris Photo Aperture First book award in 2012, was finalist of the Deutsche Börse award and obtained the Infinity award from the ICP in NYC in the same year.

Signed copies

Sample images

Publisher: Self-published

Size: 17 x 23 cm

88 pages

Cristina de Middel
2nd edition of this landmark photobook. Signed, first printing
£50.00

Picture of Jakarta: Modest Interventions and Minor Improvisations

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In this book Ramírez explores the difficulties associated with of living in an overpopulated city that is expanding at tremendous speed. Jakarta is currently the 2nd largest megalopolis on the planet, after Tokyo-Yokohama. The photos in this book show the modest interventions and minor improvisations Jakartans have developed to get by while living in a city that offers a quality of life that is far from perfect. For 2 years, between 2014 and 2015, Ramírez made numerous trips to Jakarta to create this body of work.

Isidro Ramírez is a Spanish photographer who, after 20 years spent living, working and studying in the UK, is now based in Singapore. Alongside developing his practice as a contemporary urban photographer, Ramirez also lectures at Temasek Polytechnic. Ramírez’s works have been exhibited widely in major cities across Europe and the USA, including Barcelona, Bogota, Vienna, Berlin, New York and Los Angeles. Ramírez is a member of the Association of Urban Photographers, an international collective focusing on aspects of urban life in their work.

Publisher: Velvet Cell

Size: 250 x 200 mm

80 pages

Swiss Binding, 4 Colour Offset

Limited Edition of 500

Isidro Ramírez
In this book Ramírez explores the difficulties associated with of living in an overpopulated city that is expanding at tremendous speed.
£22.50

Picture of Amsterdam (Signed)

Size: 30.6cm x 30.6cm,

84 pages 67 duotone photographs,

Thomas Manneke
Signed copy
£35.00

Picture of Six Degrees of Freedom

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Jessica Backhaus (b. 1970) examines, with her latest photographic series "Six degrees of freedom", universal questions of human existence. Based on her own life story she inquires after the sig- nificance of knowing the roots of one’s own existence and to what extent it is possible to re-elaborate these – usually prescribed – roots.

Initially unconsciously, then ever more purposefully the photographer, who grew up in a family of artists, at some point in her life set off in search of her own background. On this journey she visits places of her childhood and youth and fills the gaps in her memories.
With her photographs she symbolically captures the essence of this search and of her life stages. Simultaneously, she pulls off the balancing act of keeping the images open for the beholder. Her photographs possess metaphoric potential and work against the grain of a classic social documentary photography. They alternate between realism and abstraction.

Jessica Backhaus is regarded as one of the most important representatives of contemporary photography in Germany. Her works are internationally exhibited, published and are found in major collections. "Six degrees of freedom" is her sixth photobook at Kehrer Verlag and deals with the great universal themes of background, yearning, identity, and destiny.

Publisher: Kehrer Verlag

Size: 228 x 274 mm

132 pages, 64 colour and b/w illustrations 

English/German

Jessica Backhaus
Jessica Backhaus examines, with her latest photographic series "Six degrees of freedom", universal questions of human existence.
£27.00

Picture of Houses Rooms Voices

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

Publisher's Description

With Houses Rooms Voices, Stefan Koppelkamm not only collects basic elements of urban space. The catalogue also uses them to stage a game with different times. It focuses on the Local Time project, which the photographer initiated in 1990. Shortly after the fall of the Berlin wall, he travels through eastern Germany and captures houses, streets, and squares in black-and-white photographs. Ten years later, he seeks out these places a second time and takes pictures of them from exactly the same position. The changes are remarkable: social and economical transformations permeate each of these images. Supplemented by contemporary urban impressions—enormous window façades and huge billboards—as well as urban sound collages, Koppelkamm creates a panorama that embraces not only space, but time as well.

Publisher: Hatje Cantz

Size: 210 x 306 mm

207 pages, ca. 100 illustrations

German, English

Stefan Koppelkamm
Shortly after the fall of the Berlin wall, he travels through eastern Germany and captures houses, streets, and squares in black-and-white photographs. Ten years later, he seeks out these places a second time and takes pictures of them from exactly the same position.
£29.25

Picture of Short Flashes

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During her time in North East China, Oskar Barnack Newcomer award winner Wiktoria Wojciechowska photographed intrepid, rain drenched cyclists as they fleetingly passed her by during the typhoon season. Although in China Wojciechowska had found an unexpected sense of home, she also found it eternally difficult to connect with people. Influenced by the words of Polish novelist Wiesław Myśliwski, Wojciechowska set out to capture a physical reference to the human faces that sped past her, using a flash on her camera. The result is a collection of photographs that are initially exciting, vibrant and seemingly playful, but infact embody a melancholic metaphor for a wistful sense of place. The work exists as a typological document and, as Wojciechowska describes, a collection of faces for memory, building ‘a new family album to remember the people she never knew’.

'There are infinitely many of these faces I carry inside myself. Conceived in short flashes. I don’t know whose, where, or when. I know nothing about them. But they live in me. Thoughtfulness, gazes, sorrows, pallor, grimaces, bitterness - they live in me, detained like on photographies.' - Wiesław Myśliwski, A Treatise on Shelling Beans, 2006

Publisher: Bemojake

48 pages

Limited Edition: 1000 copies.

Wiktoria Wojciechowska
During her time in North East China, Oskar Barnack Newcomer award winner Wiktoria Wojciechowska photographed intrepid, rain drenched cyclists as they fleetingly passed her by during the typhoon season.
£25.20

Picture of Astres Noirs (Signed)

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Astres noirs is the debut book for both Katrin Koenning and Sarker Protick, artists who live thousands of miles apart whose peculiar photographic wanderings create a hauntingly beautiful dialogue. This book presents photographs taken on mobile phone cameras, devices used to capture their everyday in an impulsive and almost obsessional way, documenting life from their doorsteps to far afield.

Their photographs capture the commonplace such as water stains on asphalt, dust clouds and rays of light, and transform these into mesmerising frames – elusive fragments that evoke an imaginary creature, a milky way, a phosphorescent silhouette…

Presented together, their combined voices lead us on a journey into unexplored territory, somewhere between the everyday and paranormal, between night and day. Amongst enveloping darkness, lightness is revealed, dazzling and miraculously caught by discerning eyes.

Publisher: Chose Comune

Size: 160 x 220 mm

168 pages, 79 duotone plates

Bilingual: English, French

1500 copies

Katrin Koenning, Sarker Protick
Astres noirs is the debut book for both Katrin Koenning and Sarker Protick, artists who live thousands of miles apart whose peculiar photographic wanderings create a hauntingly beautiful dialogue.
£50.00

Picture of Early Times (SIgned)

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Early Times is the first chapter of Vasantha Yogananthan’s long-term project A Myth of Two Souls, which offers a contemporary retelling of The Ramayana. A seven-chapter tale first recorded by the Sanskrit poet Valmiki around 300 BC, The Ramayana is one of the founding epics of Hindu mythology.

Since 2013, Yogananthan has been travelling from north to south India, retracing the itinerary of the epic’s heroes. Between fiction and reality, he deliberately blurs the lines through multiple aesthetic approaches: colour, black and white, hand-painted and illustrated photographs are interspersed with vernacular images to compose the layers of this timeless story.

This first book addresses the beginnings: it tells of the youth and education of Rama, son of King Dasharatha, and of Sita, daughter of King Janaka, who do not yet know each other but are destined to meet and fall in love. The Ramayana has been continuously rewritten and reinterpreted through time, and for Yoganathan’s book has been retold by Indian writer Anjali Raghbeer. Yogananthan commissioned Mahalaxmi & Shantanu Das, Indian artists specialising in the tradition of Madhubani painting, to create original illustrations for display alongside his photographic work.

A Myth of Two Souls will be published in seven photobooks between 2016-2019, one per chapter of the epic.

Publisher: Chose Comune

Size: 245 x 300 mm

104 pages, 48 photographs

French / English

Vasantha Yogananthan
Early Times is the first chapter of Vasantha Yogananthan’s long-term project A Myth of Two Souls, which offers a contemporary retelling of The Ramayana.
£52.50

Picture of Toshio Shibata | Laurent Ney

Publisher's Description

The book presents a collection of photographs by the Japanese artist Toshio Shibata of structures designed by the Belgian-Luxembourgish engineer Laurent Ney. Two artists, two media meeting one another. Both media deal with the same subject: the civil-engineering structure embedded in a natural setting. Both artists analyze topography, geology and landscape and detect essential forms that emphasize their artificial creations. Although temporality and locality are present in their work, there is also a kind of timelessness. Not only in the large scale; there are similar ingredients they work with. Also in the smallest detail of the individual object,texture and materiality play a predominant role.

Publisher: MER. Paper Kunsthalle

Size: 30cm × 25cm

120 pages

Toshio Shibata
The book presents a collection of photographs by the Japanese artist Toshio Shibata of structures designed by the Belgian-Luxembourgish engineer Laurent Ney.
£30.60

Picture of Mud | Sand

Publisher's Description

Mud|Sand… a notation that appears frequently on the Ordnance Survey map of the Bristol Channel. It is also a pretty succinct description of the coast here.

When the sediment rich waters of Britain’s longest river merge with a sea that is subjected to the second largest tidal range in the world, it is inevitable that some remarkable coastal landscapes are formed.

This series of photographs explores the unusual and often maligned aesthetic of a coastline defined by miles of mudflats and salt marsh. It is a landscape rich with patterns that are constantly remoulded by tidal forces, and wet surfaces that reflect whatever drama is being played out in the skies above.

Publisher: Triplekite

Size: 240 x 240 mm

48 pages, 25 plates

James Osmond
This series of photographs explores the unusual and often maligned aesthetic of a coastline defined by miles of mudflats and salt marsh.
£16.65

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