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Author and technologist Nicholas Negroponte has declared that printed books are in danger of disappearing; according to his predictions, the last printed book will appear sometime in the spring of 2016. This copy might well make its appearance tucked away in a backpack and taken aboard a subway to read. This is the premise of The Last Book, the latest body of work by Amsterdam-based photographer Reinier Gerritsen. The world—and the word—is in the process of becoming less and less dependent on paper. Our reading habits, especially as they occur in public spaces, are subtly shifting each day. Gerritsen has taken up the current plethora of books and their readers on New York City’s subways as the proverbial canary-in-the-coal-mine, an indicator of the still-robust nature of public readership, in the face of its ostensible decline. The work began for Gerritsen as a series of modest observations, and has turned into a series of unexpected, documentary portraits, set against a visual landscape of best sellers, classics, romance novels, detective thrillers, Bibles, biographies, and other printed books. Gerritsen depicts groups of individuals engrossed in the worlds they hold in their hands, bringing together a social portrait of readers. From the subtle interactions of passengers and facial expressions to the sociological clues of book titles, a complexly layered narrative is informed by the choices of readers and the mélange of New York City’s subway riders as they are transported both literally and figuratively, by the books in their hands. The Last Book will also include an illustrated index and bibliography charting the titles and authors that populate our minds during our daily commutes. 

Publisher: Aperture

Size: 6 1/2 × 9"

240 pages , 45 four-color images and a visual index 

Reinier Gerritsen
The world—and the word—is in the process of becoming less and less dependent on paper. Our reading habits, especially as they occur in public spaces, are subtly shifting each day. Gerritsen has taken up the current plethora of books and their readers on New York City’s subways as the proverbial canary-in-the-coal-mine.
£36.00

Picture of Exiles

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Available again with 10 new images, this remains one of the most powerful documents of the spiritual and physical state of exile ever published.

The sense of mystery that fills these photographs – mostly taken during Koudelka’s years of wandering through Europe and the United States since leaving his native Czechoslovakia – speaks of passion and reserve, of his ‘rage to see’. The brilliant accompanying essay by Robert Delpire invokes the soul of man in search of a spiritual homeland; it speaks with a remarkable and unforgettable dignity.

Publisher: Thames & Hudson

Size: 265 x 298 mm

188 pages, 75 Illustrations

Josef Koudelka
Available again with 10 new images, this remains one of the most powerful documents of the spiritual and physical state of exile ever published.
£35.96

Picture of From Black & White to colour

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At the end of the 1950s William Eggleston began to photograph around his home in Memphis using black-and-white 35mm film. Fascinated by the photography of Henri Cartier-Bresson, Eggleston declared at the time: “I couldn’t imagine doing anything more than making a perfect fake Cartier-Bresson.” Eventually Eggleston developed his own style which later shaped his seminal work in color—an original vision of the American everyday with its icons of banality: supermarkets, diners, service stations, automobiles and ghostly figures lost in space.

From Black and White to Color includes some exceptional as yet unpublished photographs, and displays the evolution, ruptures and above all the radicalness of Eggleston’s work when he began photographing in color at the end of the 1960s. Here we discover similar obsessions and recurrent themes as present in his early black-and-white work, including ceilings, food, and scenes of waiting, as well as Eggleston’s unconventional croppings—all definitive traits of the photographer who famously proclaimed, “I am at war with the obvious.”

Publisher: Steidl

200 pages

William Eggleston
From Black and White to Color includes some exceptional as yet unpublished photographs, and displays the evolution, ruptures and above all the radicalness of Eggleston’s work when he began photographing in color at the end of the 1960s.
£28.80

Picture of Stigma

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"STIGMA” resulted from two years of work and over fifty meetings of photographer Adam Lach and the authors of the interviews Katarzyna Dybowska with the family of Romanian Romas living in the encampment in Wroclaw. This work was already seen and appreciated i.a. on prestigious competition Picture of the Year International in 2014.

The book “STIGMA” tells the story of 60-person family of Romanian Romas living in the encampment in Wroclaw. This is not another chapter of colorful legend about gypsies – there are no caravans, no campfires, no dancing and singing – there are people with remarkable stories. This group of nomads, depended on never-ending looking for a better world, unawarely influenced by the mass culture, struggles with the same worries as every modern man.

“It’s easy to fight for the rights of people who scream loud. It’s harder to see the ones that aren’t demonstrating. By narrowing the photographed places only to Psie Pole – a part of the district of Wroclaw occupied by Roma slums – I’m taking away the possibility to observe the Romas while doing what’s commonly seen as their every-day reality – beggary and theft. With the family, separated from the rest of the society, they appear as completely different people - opposite to the typical image. They struggle not only with hard everyday life but also with the city authorities and with the neighbors. Among the citizens of Wroclaw they are seen as beggars, thieves and swindlers what causes repeated acts of aggression. Any operation of the city authorities that is supposed to solve the problem of Roma, leads to intimidation and the attempts of eviction. Above all “STIGMA” is the tale about family, relationships and emotions of the people who, in spite of everything, seem to be happy and calm. It’s also an attempt to analyze the shape of present-day family in the borderland of tradition and modernity.” – Adam Lach

The form of the book creates the complementation to the verbal layer – it’s thick, irregular and often uncomfortable for the viewer. The narration of the story adopts film characteristics - surprising the viewer with the culmination of emotions and sudden calmness. “That’s their world – disorganized and random – completely different from our regular modern reality” – the authors point out.


Adam Lach
The book “STIGMA” tells the story of 60-person family of Romanian Romas living in the encampment in Wroclaw.
£44.00

Picture of Karaoke Sunne

Publisher: Super Labo

Size: 14.5 x h21 cm

160 pages, 158 Images (colour)

Limited edition of 1000

JH Engström and Margot Wallard
Limited edition of 1000
£40.00

Picture of Landscape and Industry

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Landscape and Industry is both a set of photographs covering a range of landscapes and industries, and an exploration of how contemporary art can draw on the influences of early industrial “record picture” photography and 19th century “Naturalist” landscape painting. Photographed on large format in a matter of fact aesthetic, the subjects include Battersea Power Station, Birmingham car factories, Pennsylvanian coal mines, cityscapes of London, New York and Paris, the Bedford brickworks and the industrial remains on the Hoo Peninsula.

As Michael Collins writes in the introductory essay: “The matter of fact nature of photography is its eloquence. Its creativity comes not from an a priori imagining, but a patient observation, and from that close reading, the photograph exposes an unlimited visual dimension. It is the inclusion of the unsolicited, unimagined and unwelcome that make the photograph feel so realistic and authentic. The photographic truth isn’t stranger than fiction, it’s more fascinating… At its prime, it is the visual art par excellence because it is wholly about looking. There is no mark making. Everything is observed.”

Publisher: Dewi Lewis

Size: 248mm x 305mm

144 pages, 64 colour photographs   

Michael Collins
Landscape and Industry is both a set of photographs covering a range of landscapes and industries, and an exploration of how contemporary art can draw on the influences of early industrial “record picture” photography and 19th century “Naturalist” landscape painting.
£31.50

Picture of Here and Gone: Bob Dylan, Woody Guthrie and the 1960s

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John Cohen was a founding member of the New Lost City Ramblers, one of the folk revival’s most authentic and respected musical groups. In the 1960s he made a series of photographs of the last years of Woody Guthrie’s life, and early portraits of Bob Dylan on his arrival in New York, depicting two titans of American music at opposite ends of their careers. In the process, Cohen portrayed one of the great moments of American folk music history.

The book contains other images from the 1960s including the music scenes at Washington Square and on MacDougal Street in Greenwich Village, images of Jerry Garcia and the musicians in San Francisco’s “Family Dog,” as well as the psychedelic “Sky River Rock” festival.

In 1970, Dylan requested Cohen make another set of color photographs of him with a “camera that could take photographs from a block away.” By then, he had become world-famous. Bob was seen walking unrecognized on the streets of the city and at a farm in upstate NY. The photographs were used in Dylan’s album “Self Portrait".

Publisher: Steidl

152 pages

John Cohen
John Cohen was a founding member of the New Lost City Ramblers, one of the folk revival’s most authentic and respected musical groups. In the 1960s he made a series of photographs of the last years of Woody Guthrie’s life, and early portraits of Bob Dylan on his arrival in New York.
£28.80

Picture of Paris: City of Light

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Christopher Thomas captures the streets and sights of Paris devoid of people in the photographer’s signature, hauntingly beautiful style.

Imagine an entirely empty Louvre, or the Eiffel Tower minus the lines of tourists waiting to ascend. By taking advantage of the late night and early morning hours of a notoriously busy city, Christopher Thomas is able to capture familiar sights devoid of people. Using a large-format camera, long exposures, and the last of his remaining Polaroid film, Thomas shows us Paris as an explorer might experience a forgotten city. Without the human element, the buildings, streets, landmarks, and gardens take on an architectural significance that is at once majestic and intimate. As with his other books in the series, these photographs are stunningly reproduced on heavy paper and bound in a linen cover. Framed by the ragged edges that characterize Polaroids, each print is given space to breathe on the page. The result is a sequence of dream-like images that encourage close, contemplative examination. Fans of Thomas’ earlier books on New York and Venice, and anyone who loves Paris, will treasure this exquisite tribute to one of the world’s most captivating cities.

Publisher: Prestel

Size: 300 x 280 mm

160 pages80 b/w illustrations

Christopher Thomas
Christopher Thomas captures the streets and sights of Paris devoid of people in the photographer’s signature, hauntingly beautiful style.
£36.00

Picture of This Equals That

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Aimed at children aged five and up, this clever and surprising picture book by artists and collaborators Jason Fulford and Tamara Shopsin, takes young viewers on a whimsical journey while teaching them associative thinking and visual language, as well as colors, shapes, and numbers. Through a simple narrative and rhythmic sequence of photographs, the book raises multiple meanings, making the experience of reading the book interactive—parent and child must ask questions and come up with their own answers, drawing on the child’s imagination. Each spread presents a new relationship that changes and shifts as the book unfolds, with the last picture relating again to the first, forming a circle. Through playful and inspired sequencing, everyday scenes are transformed into a game of pairs, enjoyable for adults and children alike.

Jason Fulford (coauthor, born in Atlanta, 1973) is a photographer and cofounder of the non-profit J&L Books. He is a contributing editor at Blind Spot and a frequent lecturer at universities. His monographs include Sunbird (2000), Crushed (2003), Raising Frogs for $$$ (2006), The Mushroom Collector (2010), and Hotel Oracle (2013).

Publisher: Aperture

Size: 7 3/4 × 7 3/4"

80 pages , 40 color images

Jason Fulford and Tamara Shopsin
Aimed at children aged five and up, this clever and surprising picture book by artists and collaborators Jason Fulford and Tamara Shopsin, takes young viewers on a whimsical journey while teaching them associative thinking and visual language, as well as colors, shapes, and numbers.
£11.66

Picture of Stephen Shore: Survey

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Stephen Shore has had a significant influence on multiple generations of artists and photographers. Even for the youngest photographers working today, his work remains an ongoing and indisputable reference point. This book copublished with Fundación MAPFRE in conjunc¬tion with the first-ever retrospective exhibition, includes over 250 images that span Shore’s impressive and productive career. The images range from 1969 to 2013, with series such as Early Works, Amarillo, New York City, American Surfaces, and Uncommon Places, among others. Stephen Shore: Survey elucidates Shore’s contributions, as well as the historiographical interpretations of his work that have influenced photographic culture over the past four decades. Both the exhibition and the narrative of the catalogue are conceptualized around three particularly revealing aspects of Shore’s work, including his analysis of photographic and visual language, his topographical approach to the contemporary landscape, and his significant use of color within a photographic context.

Publisher: Aperture

Size: 11 3/4 × 9 1/2"

300 pages , 250 black-and-white and four-color images 

Stephen Shore
This book copublished with Fundación MAPFRE in conjunc¬tion with the first-ever retrospective exhibition, includes over 250 images that span Shore’s impressive and productive career.
£36.00

Picture of On The Beach

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In 1990, photographer Hiroshi Sugimoto visited the seas of New Zealand. On one particular deserted beach, he discovered hundreds of car parts, probably from the 1960s, disintegrated and corroded by decades under the waves. Photographing them individually, he imagined that human civilization had ended, thinking that the sight of crafted objects rotting away is at once dreadful and beautiful. This series of heavily black-and-white images of decaying metal on the sand are reproduced in this large-format photo book, accompanied by an introspective text by Sugimoto on the nature of the sea and the inexorable, practically incomprehensible, passage of time.

Publisher: Idea Books

Size: 260 x 360 mm

68 pages

Japanese/English

Hiroshi Sugimoto
This series of heavily black-and-white images of decaying metal on the sand are reproduced in this large-format photo book, accompanied by an introspective text by Sugimoto on the nature of the sea and the inexorable, practically incomprehensible, passage of time.
£42.50

Picture of France SIGNED limited edition

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Signed, numbered limited edition of 250 with clamshell box

A selection of Kenna’s images of France

312 pages, 275 images, 12 by 13 inches

Nazraeli Press

Michael Kenna

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Signed, numbered limited edition of 250 with clamshell box

A selection of Kenna’s images of France

312 pages, 275 images, 12 by 13 inches

Nazraeli Press

£182.50

Picture of France (standard edition)

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A selection of Kenna’s images of France

312 pages, 275 images, 12 by 13 inches

Nazraeli Press

Michael Kenna

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A selection of Kenna’s images of France

312 pages, 275 images, 12 by 13 inches

Nazraeli Press

£49.50

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. 

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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. 

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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 SIGNED

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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.

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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.

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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

Publisher's Description

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 Antarktis

Publisher's Description

In 2001, through a grant from the Swedish Polar Research Secretariat, Gerry Johansson (b. 1945, Swedish) traveled to the inaccessible and distinct landscape of Antarctica on a research trip for two months. With him on the journey he had a large-format camera and his fearless curiosity. The series of photos eventuate in an unusual reality relevant perspective, and capture the astonishing non-distance relationship between physicality and nature. The series was exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art in 2003 in Stockholm, Sweden.

Sample images

Publisher: Libraryman

Size: 245 x 305 mm 

64 pages, 33 duotone plates

First Edition of 700 numbered copies

Gerry Johansson
In 2001, through a grant from the Swedish Polar Research Secretariat, Gerry Johansson traveled to the inaccessible and distinct landscape of Antarctica on a research trip for two months.
£24.30

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