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Picture of Who Do You Love

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Who Do You Love presents a tightly curated group of unique, never-before-seen pieces—photographic distractions, in the words of the artist—from the 1990s, culled from hundreds made over the course of that decade. Using simple materials, they push at the edge between collage and straight photography, not sitting squarely in either space. A traditional photographic image takes you “elsewhere” and “previously”; the photographic frame acts as a threshold to another place and time. By presenting each image unobscured but in tandem with collage-like elements and handmade marks, Gossage breaks the basic photographic illusion and directs one’s attention back to the surface of the work—to the present—with a rare sophistication. 

These twelve works survey a decade-long artistic practice that occurred concurrently with a straight photographic discipline.

Publisher: Fraenkel Gallery

Edition of 500

Perfect bound with affixed boards, 12 color reproductions, 32 pages
John Gossage
Who Do You Love presents a tightly curated group of unique, never-before-seen pieces—photographic distractions, in the words of the artist—from the 1990s, culled from hundreds made over the course of that decade.
£30.50

Picture of American Places

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Mount Rushmore. Gettysburg. Manzanar. Plymouth Rock. In Palacio's American Places these sites, so closely linked to the collective and complex legacy we inherit as Americans, are paired with monumental images of what seems familiar and even invisible. Yet the unremarkable ordinariness of the field of tall grass is transformed when you become aware that these are the grasses now covering a site, once a home, in New Orleans' Ninth Ward, severely impacted by Hurricane Katrina. Originally from Colombia, Palacio brings an outsider's perspective to his keenly observed America, and we discover a landscape both expansive and contained, delimited and unbounded.

Publisher: California Institute of Integral St

Size: 9 x 12"

80 pages, 34 color illustrations

Oscar Palacio
Mount Rushmore. Gettysburg. Manzanar. Plymouth Rock. In Palacio's American Places these sites, so closely linked to the collective and complex legacy we inherit as Americans, are paired with monumental images of what seems familiar and even invisible.
£46.95

Picture of Nicknight: The photographs of Nick Knight

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Nick Knight, born in London in 1958, ranks among the international elite of the young generation of master photographers. Very early on, the fashion, commercial advertising and portrait photographer created an oeuvre of trailblazing aesthetic standards, a benchmark in virtually all sectors of applied and free photography. His clients are leading fashion designers, such as Yohji Yamamoto, Christian Dior, Jil Sander, Yves Saint Laurent, Jean Paul Gaultier, and international magazines. This book was first published in 1994 as a review of fifteen years of artistic activity. The getup itself was outstandingly aesthetic: bound in artificial blue velvet suede, designed by the English designer Peter Saville and printed with the Novaspace technique, which imparts to the photographs in Nicknight an unusual optical luster. 

Publisher: Schirmer/Mosel.

Size 265 x 343 mm

162 pages, 121 partly colour plates

With a text by Satoko Nakahara. Book design Peter Saville, Art Director Marc Ascoli.

English/German edition.

Nick Knight
This book was first published in 1994 as a review of fifteen years of artistic activity. The getup itself was outstandingly aesthetic: bound in artificial blue velvet suede, designed by the English designer Peter Saville
£35.96

Picture of We Love Britain

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With history providing strong links between Hanover and Great Britain – from the 1714 crowning of a Hanover Elector as George I of England to the British post-WW II occupation of Lower Saxony— Martin Parr, British Magnum photographer and one of the most poignant chroniclers of our time, was asked to search for traces of Britishness in and around Hanover, for vivid evidence of a common German-British heritage. 

Publisher: Schirmer/Mosel

Size: 210 x 270mm

136 pages, 75 colour plates

English/German edition.

Martin Parr
Martin Parr, British Magnum photographer and one of the most poignant chroniclers of our time, was asked to search for traces of Britishness in and around Hanover, for vivid evidence of a common German-British heritage.
£19.95

Picture of Storyteller

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Accompanying a retrospective of the pioneering photographer, this volume of more than 75 original works will thrill Duane Michals aficionados, while introducing younger viewers to an innovative artist who redefined the role of the photograph in artistic expression.

A self-taught photographer, Duane Michals broke away from established traditions of the medium during the 1960s. His messages and poems inscribed on the photographs, and his visual stories created through multiple images, defied the principles of the reigning practitioners of the form. Indeed, Michals considers himself as much a storyteller as a photographer. Accompanying a major traveling retrospective of his work, this book features Michals’s best-known early sequences, "The Spirit Leaves the Body", "Paradise Regained", and "Chance Meeting"—as well as works from later in his career such as "The Bewitched Bee" and "Who is Sidney Sherman"? Penetrating essays situate Michals within the history of 20th-century photography, explore the artist’s images of sexual identity and sensuality, examine his legacy today, and address the childlike aspects of his work—a theme that has never been widely examined. An annotated timeline of Michals’s biography includes rare archival materials and provides a unique glimpse into his life. Wide-ranging and timely, this volume offers a fresh appraisal of a popular artist who continues to create moving and experimental works that speak to a broad and evergrowing audience.

Publisher: Prestel

Size: 248 x300 mm

240 pages

Duane Michals
Accompanying a retrospective of the pioneering photographer, this volume of more than 75 original works will thrill Duane Michals aficionados, while introducing younger viewers to an innovative artist who redefined the role of the photograph in artistic expression
£45.00

Picture of Postcards from the Road

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Walker Evans said in his 1958 introduction to Robert Frank’s The Americans, “For the thousandth time, it must be said that pictures speak for themselves, wordlessly, visually, or they fail.” The images revolutionized postwar American photography. With their candid images of men and women from all classes and walks of life, the photographs presented a very different story than that portrayed by the wholesome caricature of midcentury prosperity pervading American photography at the time. Although initially dismissed by his peers for his pioneering work, Frank was ultimately credited with changing the course of the art form, and his photography holds a secure status in the history of twentieth-century art. And he did all this without words. It seems appropriate then – and not a little overdue – that Jonathan Day has created a book that expounds, explores, and examines Frank’s work pictorially
 
Taking Frank’s iconic images as his point of reference, Day shot new photographs that commented on the road and contemporary America. Here, these images are paired with critical commentary that details the aspects of the work that are visually expounded and explained in Day’s complementary images. A visual entryway to the photographs and themes of this iconic book in the history of photography, Postcards from the Road represents an innovative, carefully considered departure from standard photographic textbooks.

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

Size: 9 x 9"

220 pages, 50 color plates

Jonathan Day
Taking Frank’s iconic images as his point of reference, Day shot new photographs that commented on the road and contemporary America. A visual entryway to the photographs and themes of this iconic book in the history of photography, Postcards from the Road represents an innovative, carefully considered departure from standard photographic textbooks.
£37.80

Picture of Black Country Stories SIGNED

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Over the last four years Martin Parr has been working on a commission for Multistory photographing the Black Country. It was an area he knew little of, other than its reputation as a densely populated, post-industrial area; one in decline. Many of the industries that once made the Black Country great have declined, but numerous small factories and manufacturing businesses remain in good health. A degree of regeneration has also come as a result of the many immigrant communities that have made the Black Country their home. The region is now populated with many different communities – Polish, Sikh and Somali to name but a few.

Parr has explored workplaces, temples, churches, shops, clubs and societies. Wary of neglecting the day-to-day experience, he also photographed in the Merry Hill Shopping Centre, in shops such as Tesco, in bars, clubs and nightclubs as well as in leisure facilities such as gyms, sports centres and spas. One particular focus of this new series is on portraiture, an aspect of Parr’s work that has really blossomed through the project. 

For Parr, it was a welcome return to the notion of being a community photographer, something he last did in the late 1970s in the Calder Valley in and around Hebden Bridge ­– connecting to the community, giving back prints to the subjects and ensuring that the photographs are shown locally before being launched on an International stage.

Publisher: Dewi Lewis

Size: 315 x 230 mm

140 pages, 105 colour plates

Martin Parr
Over the last four years Martin Parr has been working on a commission for Multistory photographing the Black Country. It was an area he knew little of, other than its reputation as a densely populated, post-industrial area; one in decline.
£30.00

Picture of Day the Dam Collapses

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Text by Kirsten Rian. The latest body of work from California-based Japanese photographer Hiroshi Watanabe (born 1951), The Day the Dam Collapses consists (unusually for this artist) of digital pictures taken over the past five years (since his son was born). Ranging from seemingly ordinary details of quotidian life to poetic visual metaphors, the The Day the Dam Collapses paints the cycles of life as fleeting, fragile and devastatingly ephemeral. In his introduction to the book, Watanabe writes: "the truth is, we are all living like the characters in a disaster movie. We know we may someday face a disaster or a terrible event, but we keep living calmly as we do not know what and when that might occur. But a disaster will surely come to us. And the largest disaster must be our death that we all have to face sometime in the future." Despite these looming intimations of mortality, Watanabe persists in recording and sharing a life fully felt.

Publisher: Daylight

Size: 190 x 240 mm

88 pages 66 colour illustrations  


Hiroshi Watanabe
The Day the Dam Collapses consists (unusually for this artist) of digital pictures taken over the past five years (since his son was born). Ranging from seemingly ordinary details of quotidian life to poetic visual metaphors, the The Day the Dam Collapses paints the cycles of life as fleeting, fragile and devastatingly ephemeral.
£30.75

Picture of Evocations of Place: The Photography of Edwin Smith

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Hailed by the poet and architectural historian Sir John Betjeman as “a genius at photography”, Edwin Smith (1912–1971) was one of Britain’s foremost photographers. At the time of his death he was widely regarded as without peer in his sensitive renditions of historic architecture and his empathetic evocations of place. The recurrent themes of Smith’s work – a concern for the fragility of the environment; an acute appreciation of the need to combat cultural homogenization by safeguarding regional diversity; and a conviction that architecture should be rooted in time and place – are as pressing today as when Smith first framed them in his elegant compositions. By providing the first in-depth survey of his work, this book introduces Smith’s poignant imagery to a new generation.

Publisher: Merrell

Size: 280 x 240 mm

180 pages, 181 duotone illustrations

Edwin Smith
Hailed by the poet and architectural historian Sir John Betjeman as “a genius at photography”, Edwin Smith (1912–1971) was one of Britain’s foremost photographers.
£22.50

Picture of Agua Nacida (Water Born)

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Whilst living in the Balearic island of Ibiza, an island renowned for the healing properties of its water, world-renowned photographer, Hugh Arnold, was moved to follow a new direction in his work. Inspired by the limitless possibilities of the three-dimensional, weightless medium of underwater photography, he embarked upon a 12-month adventure that would see him travel the world to explore man’s relationship with the sea. Arnold began his journey in Australia, but cold Antarctic currents, poor visibility, box jellyfish and sharks all conspired to push Arnold further afield to Fiji where he shot until storms made diving impossible. Then, lured by the Tuna rearing pens in Gozo, an island off Malta, he travelled there to complete his mission. The result is this luxurious 368-page book, which takes us on a journey to explore the ocean, and ourselves, in a totally new way. It is an evocative and breath-taking volume that reflects the ocean as a feminine element, captured in Arnold’s stunning images of underwater nudes. Immersed in the playfulness and sensuality of water, the swimmers, Nika Lauriatis and Polina Barbasova, express the cycles of Woman through fluidity of movement: the womb’s embrace, growth, discovery, sexuality, and of course, beauty. Arnold’s work provokes and invokes. It arouses reflection and understanding of man’s connection to a greater and larger world.

Features over 175 stunning, original colour images by world-renowned photographer Hugh Arnold Engaging texts by Stella Thomas, Founder & President of Global Water Fund and Anne Morrow Lindbergh, author of the acclaimed Gift from the Sea.

Publisher: Merrell

Size: 360 x 240 mm

368 pages, 177 colour photographs

Hugh Arnold
An evocative and breath-taking volume that reflects the ocean as a feminine element, captured in Arnold’s stunning images of underwater nudes.
£36.00

Picture of Lines, The

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Edward Ranney (b. 1942) is one of the most distinguished photographers of the Peruvian landscape. In 1985 Ranney began photographing the Nazca lines, a series of monumental geoglyphs that stretch across an arid plateau in southern Peru. Created by the Nazca culture more than 2,000 years ago, the lines have perplexed archeologists and inspired scores of visual artists. While most clearly seen from the air in a plane or helicopter, these lines offer an even more awe-inspiring experience when viewed from the ground—Ranney’s chosen vantage for his large-format photographs.

Two decades of work on these lines in Peru and on similar glyphs found in northern Chile are brought together for the first time in this handsome volume, revealing the enigmatic beauty of these ancient manmade landforms. An illuminating essay by esteemed critic Lucy R. Lippard situates Ranney’s work within the context of landscape photography and contemporary art.

Publisher: Yale Univeristy Press

Size: 12 x 9 3/4" 

88 pages, 44 tritone illustrations

Edward Ranney
In 1985 Ranney began photographing the Nazca lines, a series of monumental geoglyphs that stretch across an arid plateau in southern Peru.
£27.00

Picture of Nationality Doubtful

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This retrospective catalog features vintage prints as well as recent, unpublished work by internationally acclaimed photographer Josef Koudelka (b. 1938). A leading member of the photo agency Magnum, co-founded by his close friend Henri Cartier-Bresson, Koudelka has been a legend since the publication of his unforgettable eyewitness photographs taken during the invasion of Czechoslovakia by Soviet-led troops in 1968. In addition to Invasion and Exiles, Koudelka’s most ambitious project, Gypsies, is featured with the complete set of twenty-two prints first exhibited in 1967. Koudelka’s impressive imagery is accompanied here by five essays that provide a thorough understanding of and appreciation for this outstanding artist, willfully independent and reclusive despite his renown.

Publisher: Yale Univerity Press

Size: 9 1/2 x 12"

224 pages, 200 colour and black & white illustrations.

Josef Koudelka
This retrospective catalog features vintage prints as well as recent, unpublished work by internationally acclaimed photographer Josef Koudelka (b. 1938).
£31.50

Picture of Afghanistan

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For thirty years, Afghanistan has known only war. Renowned Magnum photographer Larry Towell presents a moving and in-depth look at the country, whose citizens and landscapes are affected by conflict on a daily basis. Towell, a veteran conflict reporter, has also worked in Nicaragua, El Salvador, Mexico, Palestine, and Israel. This work was shot between 2008 and 2011, offering a tour de force examination of survival, exile, loss, and recuperation. Here is the war seen from a variety of perspectives—from military camps to domestic interiors—and depicting U.S. and British soldiers, landmine victims, ordinary Afghan citizens, cityscapes, recreation, addiction, and weaponry, as well as a rare series of Taliban portraits. The limited-edition book presents a facsimile of the photographer’s original artist maquette, complete with his handwritten notes and stories, items he collected in the field, and over 350 images, including powerful collages made by Towell. A true art object, this book conveys the complexity of the conflict, which has roots that go deep into historical and tribal grievances. Beautifully produced in a limited edition, this extraordinary object offers an important historical document on present-day Afghanistan seen through its social, political, and environmental landscapes. 

Publisher: Aperture

Size: 11 x 15"

192 pages, 350 duotone and four-color images

Edition of 1,000 copies

Larry Towell
Renowned Magnum photographer Larry Towell presents a moving and in-depth look at the country, whose citizens and landscapes are affected by conflict on a daily basis.
£90.00

Picture of Reading the Landscape

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In the first, breathtakingly beautiful photographs of his Habitat series, Olaf Otto Becker (* 1959) presents us with idyllic dreamlike places, paradisiacal tableaus from the jungles of Malaysia and Indonesia. Roman­tic floodplains, tree trunks slung with liana vines, eco­logical niches for countless life forms—these are the kinds of untouched tropical rainforests that we pic­ture in our dreams. Even the temperate rainforest of Redwood National Parks in California seems reassur­ingly intact. The mammoth trees are surviving thanks to rigorous conservation measures. In contrast, in the second half of his series Becker painfully shows us what happens throughout the globe when interna­tionally operating companies clear large tracts of land and giant areas of barren, treeless terrain result. Erosion also does its work, and no life can survive in these places. In the final section Becker presents the artificial “forests” conceived by various international architects to insert greenery into urban space. Is this our vision of the future?

Publisher: Hatje Cantz

Size: 348 x 278 mm

160 pages, 90 illustrations

Olaf Otto Becker
In the first, breathtakingly beautiful photographs of his Habitat series, Olaf Otto Becker presents us with idyllic dreamlike places, paradisiacal tableaus from the jungles of Malaysia and Indonesia.
£54.00

Picture of Red Ball of a Sun Slipping Down

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The Arkansas Delta has been called at different times the soul of the South, the land of opportunity, a place ruled by race, a forgotten place. Eugene Richards (born 1944) first went to the delta as a VISTA volunteer in 1969. It was less than a year after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a time when cotton, religion, prejudice and poverty were what characterized most peoples' lives. Increasingly drawn to this both sorrowful and beautiful place, Richards would stay for more than four years, working as a social worker and reporter until the community service organization and newspaper he helped found were forced to close their doors. But over the years he would keep returning. Red Ball of a Sun Slipping Down is a book that speaks of remembrance and change, of struggle and privation, of loving and loss, of then and now. Black-and-white photographs made long years ago but never before published are interwoven with recent color photographs and, in turn, with a short story that relates Richards' relationship with an impoverished delta family as well as a growing awareness of his own aging and mortality.

Publisher: Many Voices Press

Size: 12 x 9.75"

112 pages, 26 colour and 26 black & white illustrations

Eugene Richards
Red Ball of a Sun Slipping Down is a book that speaks of remembrance and change, of struggle and privation, of loving and loss, of then and now.
£34.25

Picture of Landscape

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The latest monograph from David LaChapelle (born 1963) comprises two separate series, Gas Station and Refineries, each of which was shot on location in the rainforests of Maui and on the coastlines of California. This idyllic scenery is brutally punctured by LaChapelle’s scale models of disturbingly dazzling oil refineries and petrol stations with bright, fluorescent smokestacks—handcrafted from cardboard and a vast array of recycled materials from egg cartons to tea canisters, hair curlers and other byproducts of our petroleum based, disposability-obsessed culture. The striking contrast between the fueling stations and refineries and their naturalistic backdrops is both captivating and repelling: though the natural world seems on the verge of engulfing these manmade creations, the eerie, unnaturally lit buildings suggest the extent of the destruction already caused, even as their chromatic glare distracts from their function.

Publisher: Damiani Editore

88 pages, 88 illustrations 

David LaChapelle
The latest monograph from David LaChapelle comprises two separate series, Gas Station and Refineries, each of which was shot on location in the rainforests of Maui and on the coastlines of California.
£26.10

Picture of Iceland

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Marco Paoluzzo has been visiting and photographing the impressive landscapes of Iceland for 20 years. Most of his photographs have so far remained unpublished.

The first part of Iceland illustrates the country's unspoilt landscapes (my zen garden), while the second part reveals the signs of man (and other stories).

Publisher: Till Schaap Edition

Size: 320 x 305 mm<

132 pages, 120 black & white illustrations

Marco Paoluzzo
Marco Paoluzzo has been visiting and photographing the impressive landscapes of Iceland for 20 years. Most of his photographs have so far remained unpublished.
£40.50

Picture of Question of Hope

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The question of hope is especially urgent because of environmental threats. One such peril, deforestation, is the subject of the first half of this book, where pictures of it suggest a war zone. The subject of the second half of the book, light on the sea, might initially seem disconnected from the first, but in combination they have about them what Samuel Johnson once called “the stability of truth,” in this case a recognizable balance of harsh facts and dateless, mysterious consolation. Robert Adams has studied both elements – our failed stewardship and the promise implied by beauty – across much of the American West. He has over the years also photographed them near where he lives on the Oregon coast, and it is this local caring that gives The Question of Hope much of its intensity. Published in association with the Portland Art Museum, this important new monograph is beautifully printed on Japanese art paper in a first edition of 1,000 copies. It includes a text by Adams, and an essay by Julia Dolan, Minor White Curator of Photography at the Portland Art Museum.

Publisher: Nazraeli Press

Size: 8 1/2 x 9 1/2"

56 pages, 40 duotone plates

Robert Adams
The question of hope is especially urgent because of environmental threats. One such peril, deforestation, is the subject of the first half of this book, where pictures of it suggest a war zone. The subject of the second half of the book, light on the sea, might initially seem disconnected from the first, but in combination they have about them what Samuel Johnson once called “the stability of truth,” in this case a recognizable balance of harsh facts and dateless, mysterious consolation. Robert Adams has studied both elements – our failed stewardship and the promise implied by beauty – across much of the American West. He has over the years also photographed them near where he lives on the Oregon coast, and it is this local caring that gives The Question of Hope much of its intensity.
£28.00

Picture of Oz diary

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The man behind Purple magazine is the chronicler of his generation, exposing the lifestyles of the creative elite through his intimate, autobiographical photographs.

Publisher: Rizzoli

Size: 8 1/4 x 12"

Olivier Zahm
The man behind Purple magazine is the chronicler of his generation, exposing the lifestyles of the creative elite through his intimate, autobiographical photographs.
£45.00

Picture of Views from the Window of my Flat

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Jirí Hanke worked as a clerk in a savings bank in Kladno, Czechoslovakia, where his office looked out onto the city square. Between 1981 and 2006 he photographed the public events that took place there, producing the now-celebrated series presented in this volume.

Publisher: Kant

Size: 9 x 6.5"

92 pages, 124 duotome images

Jirí Hanke
Jirí Hanke worked as a clerk in a savings bank in Kladno, Czechoslovakia, where his office looked out onto the city square. Between 1981 and 2006 he photographed the public events that took place there, producing the now-celebrated series presented in this volume.
£48.50

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