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Picture of Duane Michals: Portraits

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A comprehensive overview of more than a half century of portrait photographs by one of our era’s most influential – and entertaining – artists.

Duane Michals: Portraits presents for the first time a comprehensive look at more than a half century of portrait photos by one of our era’s most significant artists. Michals, long recognized for his influential photo sequences, also is a sought-after editorial photographer for major periodicals. With inventive, improvisational flair, he has documented outstanding creative personalities of our era in portraits that constitute a major and under-appreciated side of his creative legacy. Accompanied by his inimitable, sometimes hilarious, observations and reminiscences, the subjects of the portraits, most not previously seen in book form, include performers such as Barbra Streisand and Johnny Cash; contemporary artists including Andy Warhol, David Hockney and Jasper Johns; outstanding authors like Norman Mailer and John Cheever; ‘old masters’ of modern art including René Magritte and Balthus; and Michals’s probing self-portraits and ‘imaginary portraits’ made by painting on vintage photographs.

Publisher: Thames & Hudson

Size: 24.5 x 29.5 cm

176 pages

Duane Michals
A comprehensive overview of more than a half century of portrait photographs by one of our era’s most influential – and entertaining – artists.
£31.46

Picture of Nothing Personal

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This meticulous reprint of Richard Avedon and James Baldwin’s Nothing Personal explores the complexities and contradictions still at the center of the American experience – especially timely in the age of Donald Trump. Deploying both image and text, Avedon and Baldwin examine the formation of identity, and the bonds that both underlie and undermine human connection. An accompanying 72-page booklet features a fresh essay by Pulitzer Prize-winning critic Hilton Als, and many of Avedon’s unpublished outtakes, correspondence, preliminary layouts and ephemera.

In 1963-64, former high school friends Richard Avedon, at the time one of the world’s most famous photographers, and James Baldwin, best-selling novelist and essayist and a leading literary voice in the American civil rights movement, collaborated on Nothing Personal, a book about the state of life in America.

Avedon’s subjects range from civil rights icons, to intellectuals, politicians, pop singers, patients in a mental institution, and ordinary Americans, all carefully juxtaposed, cropped, and tightly sequenced. Here, the American Nazi Party contends with poet Allen Ginsberg, and a weary General Eisenhower gives way to the sway of Malcolm X. Depleted mental institution patients call out for human warmth, and are followed by the embrace of mother and child.

Baldwin’s four-part essay offers a critique of a society that is disconnected, unjust and divisive, and therefore in the midst of an existential crisis. In a highly personal and pertinent testimony, he writes about his own experience of harassment by a racist police officer in his native New York City. Yet Baldwin, like Avedon, ends his work with the inescapable need for – and power of – love.

Designed by legendary art director Marvin Israel, Nothing Personal is a triumph of minimalism. An oversized book in its own white slipcase, the striking placement of both photographs and text revolutionized the design and packaging of photography books. This is a faithful reprint of the original book, which has been out of print for decades, and was produced with the collaboration of The Richard Avedon Foundation.

Publisher: Taschen

Size: 270 x 360 mm

160 pages

Richard Avedon & James Baldwin
Richard Avedon and James Baldwin’s landmark 1964 book finally back in print
£53.99

Picture of A Pink Flamingo

Edition of 750. Signed copies.

Travelling is the broadening of horizons in hope of betterment. In the story of American settlement this process is both physical and metaphorical. Settlers struck out in search of new horizons; visions of a landscape from which they hoped to enclose a new life. The Oregon Trail was one such journey.

Now the landscape is fenced, with the people in it, the terrain has been charted and limitless opportunity capped, but yearning remains. In a sense America has never stopped travelling west; whilst the pursuit of happiness leads toward an ever-receding goal, people wait for greener grass.

with essay by Dai George

104 pages
49 Colour Plates
22.86 cm x 27.94 cm
Embossed Hardcover
Designed by Stanley James Press


Jack Latham

Edition of 750. Signed copies.

Travelling is the broadening of horizons in hope of betterment. In the story of American settlement this process is both physical and metaphorical. Settlers struck out in search of new horizons; visions of a landscape from which they hoped to enclose a new life. The Oregon Trail was one such journey.

Now the landscape is fenced, with the people in it, the terrain has been charted and limitless opportunity capped, but yearning remains. In a sense America has never stopped travelling west; whilst the pursuit of happiness leads toward an ever-receding goal, people wait for greener grass.

with essay by Dai George

104 pages
49 Colour Plates
22.86 cm x 27.94 cm
Embossed Hardcover
Designed by Stanley James Press


£35.00

Picture of Town to Town

Publisher's Description

For the past seven years Niall has travelled the country stopping at more than 200 towns along the way. Town to Town will feature more than 50 portraits from this journey in his singular, colourful style.

Most of our town centres have the same high street shops and the same café chains all selling the same things. But every town has its distinctive character given by the individuals who walk its streets. Town to Town brings together a unique portrait of Britain in a time of huge social change for the country.

Size: 240 x 270 mm   

120 pages  

Edition of 1000

Niall McDiarmid
Edition of 1000, including 90 copies with 1 signed print, and 10 copies with 4 signed prints
£35.00

Picture of The Englishman and the Eel (Signed)

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The Englishman and the Eel is a journey into that most London of institutions, the Eel, Pie and Mash shop. Today, these simple spaces hold within them the memories of a rich, largely undocumented cultural heritage of generations of working-class Londoners in a city whose only constant is change.

Stuart Freedman grew up in East London in the 1970s, then a byword for poverty now a metaphor for gentrification. The streets were navigated by pubs, rough, cheap cafés and Eel, Pie and Mash shops. Often elaborately decorated with ornate Victorian tiling, many sold live eels in metal trays that faced out onto the street to the fascination (and sometimes horror) of passersby. Inside, warmth and comfort. Steam. Tea. Laughter. Families.

Now few in number, the shops are havens for what the East End once was – but this is no rosy description of the Cockney – that music hall, heart-of-gold caricature but an affectionate and serious look at what that culture and its people have evolved into. The Englishman and the Eel is not an encyclopaedic record of every shop. Rather, a document of the most interesting and significant ones to make a book that is a tribute to a timeless institution. For Stuart Freedman the eel and its decline is a metaphor of the cultural change that has enveloped the East End. What remains is a tenacious and rare creature – endangered – but still surviving.

Publisher: Dewi Lewis

Size: 220mm x 165mm

224 pages, 80 colour plates

Stuart Freedman
The Englishman and the Eel is a journey into that most London of institutions, the Eel, Pie and Mash shop. Today, these simple spaces hold within them the memories of a rich, largely undocumented cultural heritage of generations of working-class Londoners in a city whose only constant is change.
£29.00

Picture of Harry Benson: Persons of Interest

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With unique access to the most intriguing and enduring legends of our time, Harry Benson: Persons of Interest is a compelling masterpiece of photojournalism and portraiture.

Celebrating Benson’s 60+ year career and featuring photographs spanning his early years on London’s Fleet Street to his arrival in New York in 1964 with the Beatles, to marching with Martin Luther King during the Civil Rights movement, to being present at RFK’s assassination, to scores of Hollywood and music and sports legends, and right up to the present as the only person who has photographed the last twelve Presidents from Eisenhower to Trump, Benson’s unparalleled magnum opus is to be published following the massive success of the Magnolia Pictures documentary film, Harry Benson: Shoot First (2016).

With decades spent deliberately being in the just the right place at just the the right time, Benson’s photographs and writings of his encounters and adventures are sure to be of broad interest to photography afficionados, history lovers, and people young and old. With subjects ranging from Queen Elizabeth to Amy Winehouse, from Frank Sinatra to Brad Pitt, from Greta Garbo to Kate Moss, from Winston Churchill to Hilary Clinton, and Donald Trump, Benson explores and delights our public fascination with his images of the lives of the rich, powerful, and famous.

In April 2017 Benson received the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Center of Photography.
Critic Leonard Maltin said it all when he wrote, “Harry Benson has been witness to the key events of the past half-century and has never failed to capture their most telling moments with his camera.”

Publisher: PowerHouse

Size: 11 x 13"

300 pages

Harry Benson
With unique access to the most intriguing and enduring legends of our time, Harry Benson: Persons of Interest is a compelling masterpiece of photojournalism and portraiture.
£67.50

Picture of From Life

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Fashion and portrait photographer Sheila Metzner presents her life’s work, including her intimate family portraits in 1960s Woodstock, fashion editorials, nudes, and sacred landscapes.

This exquisite volume presents more than 300 photographs accompanied by the groundbreaking artist’s enchanting stories of the inspirations behind her critically acclaimed work. The first female art director at Doyle Dane Bernbach advertising agency in the 1960s, Sheila Metzner became a photographer while raising five children. In 1978, one of Metzner’s portraits became the hit of a controversial exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art; gallery shows and assignments from Alexander Liberman at Vogue soon followed. At a time when Avedon, Penn, and Piel commandeered its pages, Metzner became the first female photographer to receive steady work from Vogue. Always pushing artistic boundaries, Metzner’s distinctive photographic aesthetic soon positioned her as a contemporary master not only in fashion photography but also in fine art, portraiture, still life, and landscape.

With memoir-like vignettes that accompany her photos, this book is a deeply personal look at the artist’s career as a peer to fashion and film luminaries such as Diane Arbus and Richard Avedon. Featuring her renowned fashion editorials and acclaimed fine-art photography, this volume will appeal to both fashion and photography lover.

Publisher: Rizzoli

Size: 9-5/8 x 13"

288 pages

Sheila Metzner
Fashion and portrait photographer Sheila Metzner presents her life’s work, including her intimate family portraits in 1960s Woodstock, fashion editorials, nudes, and sacred landscapes.
£63.00

Picture of Nicholas Nixon

Publisher's Description

This book accompanies a comprehensive retrospective based on around 200 photographs by Nicholas Nixon (b. 1947 in Detroit), who has produced one of the most powerful and personal photographic oeuvres of the past few decades. Nixon expresses himself in a poetic voice that is unmistakeable and profoundly original, unaffected by the pressure of contemporary artistic movements and closely connected to reality and life. He returns to the idea of art as an account that can be understood, shared and remembered, establishing a reflexive dialogue and creating a body of work that can trouble us, arouse desires, encourage thought, and transform us. Nixon’s photographs can thus be associated with the tradition of documentary photography with a social focus. At the same time, Nixon’s work offers a remarkable demonstration of how the traditional tools of photography – a large-format camera, black and white film and contact sheets – can be used to venture into previously unexplored artistic territories. The book offers a chronological survey based on the artist’s most important series, concluding with the well-known group of the Brown Sisters that he has created over the past 40 years.

Interview by Carlos Gollonet with Nicholas Nixon

Publisher: Fundación Mapfre

Size: 240 x 290 mm

288 pages, 226 duotone illustrations

Nicholas Nixon
This book accompanies a comprehensive retrospective based on around 200 photographs by Nicholas Nixon (b. 1947 in Detroit), who has produced one of the most powerful and personal photographic oeuvres of the past few decades.
£36.00

Picture of My Kingdom (Signed)

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My Kingdom by Catalan photographer Txema Salvans offers a sharp-witted insight into contemporary Spanish society, and a wry comment on the climate of power in the artist’s home country. Salvans splices together blackand-white photographs of ordinary citizens enjoying the Mediterranean coast, with citations from the political rhetoric of former King of Spain, Juan Carlos I (1975–2015). Drenched in authority and affect, his speech conveys a King playing the role of a good-natured sovereign, the tender ruler of a democratic monarchy.

In Salvans’ subversive combination of image and text, the language acts like a socio-political filter, through which the gestures and emotions of the beach-goers are seen – the hopes, the indolence, and the aggression of people parading their own small sovereignties: the freedom to nap, eat, sunbathe, play, love and suffer, and display their human uniqueness. Power, as something embodied and enacted, permeates the king’s speech and the interactions of ordinary Spaniards, on the beaches and residential development of ‘real’ Spain.

Accompanying My Kingdom is a booklet containing extracts of fervent speeches by political figures including Thatcher, Mussolini, Churchill and Chaplin the Dictator, all proclaiming the authoritarian power of the state over people.
 

Publisher: Mack Books

Size: 150 x 230 mm

104 pages

Txema Salvans
My Kingdom by Catalan photographer Txema Salvans offers a sharp-witted insight into contemporary Spanish society, and a wry comment on the climate of power in the artist’s home country.
£30.00

Picture of I will be Wolf (Signed)

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In December 1975 Dutch photographer Bertien van Manen made a series of black-and-white photographs capturing daily life in metropolitan Hungary. I will be Wolf brings together many of these beautiful and never-before-seen images with the editorial direction of renowned British photographer Stephen Gill. Her snapshots of commuters, grocers, chemists, café workers, and street vendors contain all the hallmarks of a bygone era, before the grip of globalisation was able to make its mark on the country. Imbued with an air of ambivalent nostalgia, the book takes its title from the poem Grief by the 20th century Hungarian poet József Attila.

Edited by Stephen Gill

Publisher: Mack Books

64 pages

Bertien van Manen
In December 1975 Dutch photographer Bertien van Manen made a series of black-and-white photographs capturing daily life in metropolitan Hungary. I will be Wolf brings together many of these beautiful and never-before-seen images with the editorial direction of renowned British photographer Stephen Gill.
£22.50

Picture of Nothing But Clouds (Signed)

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Nothing but Clouds were the words used by the research commission in Andrey Tarkovsky’s 1972 film Solaris to deny video evidence suggesting traces of alien life on the planet. Taking this disclaimer as its title, this meditative book by Kristina Jurotschkin brings together images from her photographic archive made in various places across Europe over numerous years. Jurotschkin’s alienating views of everyday spaces examine the fabric of our social reality and propose an archaeological survey of our future.

Publisher: Mack

Size: 220 x 340 mm

260 pages

Kristina Jurotschkin
Nothing but Clouds were the words used by the research commission in Andrey Tarkovsky’s 1972 film Solaris to deny video evidence suggesting traces of alien life on the planet. Taking this disclaimer as its title, this meditative book by Kristina Jurotschkin brings together images from her photographic archive made in various places across Europe over numerous years. Jurotschkin’s alienating views of everyday spaces examine the fabric of our social reality and propose an archaeological survey of our future.
£27.00

Picture of The Model

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In The Model, Torbjørn Rødland examines one of the defining principles of his approach to photography: that the notion and meaning of ‘the model’ is open-ended. Hyper-aware that we view the world through endless filters that arbitrate our relationship with people, objects and images, from the mid 1990s Rødland’s photography has sought to penetrate postmodern surfaces in order to redefine the possibilities of psychological, erotic and spiritual subjectivity and interconnectivity. He attempts to tap into subliminal thoughts and feelings through images that are both sensual and cerebral.

Synthesizing an array of photographic genres and approaches The Model comprises elements of critical appropriation, diaristic snapshot, reportage, commercial and staged photography – all strung together by the iconic face of Polish actress and fashion model Malgosia Bela. The book brings together pictures of Malgosia made over a ten-year period in Los Angeles, New York, Paris, London, Warsaw, Oslo and Lofoten. In Rødland’s words, “We see her interacting with pictures, becoming pictures, being pictures.” Serving as an experiment in photographic language and code, each image elicits a response that equivocates between alienation and intimacy. With this in mind, The Model can also be seen as a love letter to both a medium and to a mediated woman.

Publisher: Mack Books

Size: 185 x 228 mm

128 pages, 75 colour plates, 8 duotone plates

Torbjørn Rødland
In The Model, Torbjørn Rødland examines one of the defining principles of his approach to photography: that the notion and meaning of ‘the model’ is open-ended.
£27.00

Picture of Die Zweite Heimat (Signed)

Includes text in English

Publisher's Description

Five years ago Peter Bialobrzeski began working on his “Second Heimat” project (following the “Heimat” of 2005). Switching his navigation system to “avoid Autobahn,” he traveled through Germany in search of answers to his questions: How and where do Germans live? How do most citizens experience German reality? His journeys brought him to small and medium-sized towns, larger cities, and suburbs and city centers. His magnificently captured and beautifully composed pictures, together with the text by Henning Sußebach about places, non-places, and memories of the German concept of home, make a great book about Germany, the country, and its soul that is hard for foreigners to comprehend.

"More than thirty years after Stephen Shore´s publication Uncommon Places, I decide to take a trip through Germany on the eve of the twenty-fifth anniversary of reunification. I try to describe and fathom the country´s social terrain..... Like Walker Evans, I´m interested in formulating photographically what the present day might look like once it is past. And to quote yet another role model: I want to see what the country where I´ve lived for fifty years looks like in my photographs.“ Peter Bialobrzeski

Publisher: Hartmann Books

Size: 230 × 280 mm

148 pages | 78 pictures

Text by Henning Sußebach | German/English

Bookdesign Andrea Rauschenbusch, Bremen

Peter Bialobrzeski
Five years ago Peter Bialobrzeski began working on his “Second Heimat” project (following the “Heimat” of 2005). Switching his navigation system to “avoid Autobahn,” he traveled through Germany in search of answers to his questions: How and where do Germans live? How do most citizens experience German reality?
£43.00

Picture of Gates of Paradise

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Hiroshi Sugimoto, one of Japan’s best-known photographers, turns his lens on Italy’s architectural masterworks to create a meditation on the potential of cultural exchange and the possibility of cultural fusion.

In an electrifying moment in 1585, four Japanese youths appeared before Pope Gregory XIII, summoned to his court from the nascent Christian community in Japan to present themselves at the capital of their faith. Legendary photographer Hiroshi Sugimoto follows in the boys’ footsteps, capturing the architectural wonders of Rome, Florence, and Venice as the Eastern visitors might have seen them on their grand tour. Sugimoto’s images present each chapel and theater as a marvel, imposing and dark. He contextualizes his photographs with Japanese works from the period and the decades that follow. These panels and objects attest to the impact of Western culture, specifically Jesuit Christianity, on Momoyama and Edo aesthetics as Japanese artists envisioned scenes of European life.

Publisher: Skira Rizzoli

Size: 10 1/2 x 11 1/2"

Hiroshi Sugimoto
Hiroshi Sugimoto, one of Japan’s best-known photographers, turns his lens on Italy’s architectural masterworks to create a meditation on the potential of cultural exchange and the possibility of cultural fusion.
£49.50

Picture of Merrie Albion: Landscape Studies of a Small Island (Signed)

Due to publish 16 November 2017

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Introduced by David Chandler 
With texts by A L Kennedy, Alex Vasudevan, Carol Ann Duffy, David Matless, Frank Cottrell-Boyce, Ian Jeffrey, Irenosen Okojie, Nikesh Shukla and Tristram Hunt

For over a decade, Simon Roberts has photographed events and places across Britain that have drawn people together in public, communal experiences. This has often been an implicit theme of his work, the apparent desire for common presence and participation and the need to share a sense of belonging, suggesting something distinctive about our national character and identity.

Whilst Roberts’s interests have often gravitated towards evolving patterns of leisure, and the consumption and commodification of history, he has also chosen to photograph events and places that have a more immediate, topical significance in the turning of Britain’s recent history, and which – summoning the sense of a national survey – collectively form a visual chronicle of the times in which we live.

Merrie Albion ranges across several of his projects from the last decade, projects that have explored not only our leisure landscape but also our social and political landscape. The book registers a distinct shift in approach, and tone, from his work in We English. Roberts has exchanged the element of discovery and revelation evident in his earlier travels through England, for a form of ‘reporting’, in which he responds to subjects and places that are already firmly positioned within the public consciousness – defining locations in our recent national story.

Recognised internationally as one of the UK’s leading photographers, Simon Roberts deals with our relationship to landscape and notions of identity and belonging. He examines contemporary economic, cultural and political landscapes, often through expansive tableaux photographs. Selected as the 2010 British Election Artist, he has exhibited widely with solo shows at National Media Museum in Bradford (UK), the Museo d'Arte Contemporanea di Roma (Italy), and the Multimedia Art Museum in Moscow (Russia) amongst others. His work is in major collections including George Eastman House, Deutsche Börse Collection and Wilson Centre for Photography. His previous books include Motherland (Chris Boot, 2007), We English (Chris Boot, 2009), and Pierdom (Dewi Lewis Publishing, 2013).

Merrie Albion is designed by Ben Weaver, and made possible thanks to the generous support of The Incite Project. www.inciteproject.com
An exhibition of Merrie Albion will launch at Flowers Gallery, London & New York in 2018.

Publisher: Dewi Lewis Publishing

Size: 340 x 283mm

152 pages, 66 colour plates

Simon Roberts
For over a decade, Simon Roberts has photographed events and places across Britain that have drawn people together in public, communal experiences. This has often been an implicit theme of his work, the apparent desire for common presence and participation and the need to share a sense of belonging, suggesting something distinctive about our national character and identity.
£45.00

Picture of Dublin

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Krass Clement's Dublin book features never before published images from the Irish city, shot concurrently with the now seminal work published in 'Drum'.
Publisher: RRB Publishing

Size: 205 x 265 mm

136 pages

Edition of 1000

Krass Clement
Krass Clement's Dublin book features never before published images from the Irish city, shot concurrently with the now seminal work published in 'Drum'.
£45.00

Picture of Internat (Signed)

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At the end of a rutted road on the outskirts of Ternopil, surrounded by a wall as thick as the trees of the Petrykiv forest, lies a secluded estate. Seventy women, reportedly ill, none older than thirty-five, reside within its boundaries. When not occupied by daily chores, they play the roles of mother, daughter, queen, wolf, monster, and pixie.

The series was made in Ukraine at a Soviet-era orphanage designed to protect and provide shelter to girls marked as disabled. I actively collaborated with the residents, drawing ideas from fairy tales, and seeing where our joint aspirations led while passing time in the seclusion of the institution. Nature, real-life activities, and the thick walls surrounding the facility became vehicles for exploring questions about invisibility, creativity, and the construction of normal female behavior.

The artwork that opens and closes the book is made over the pages of a book about Taras Shevchenko, a 19th century Ukrainian artist, ethnographer, serf, peasant, poet and imprisoned political figure who is widely revered today. I invited the women to paint on the artwork made by Shevchenko and his male contemporaries, re-imaging the published pages of history. In doing so they became artists, creators, ethnographers, and designers themselves.

The images were made between 2014 and 2016, but my involvement with the women began years earlier when I was living in the region and first met and photographed them as children. I returned in 2014, expecting that the girls would have graduated out of the orphanage, but found most of them still living there.

Design by SYB. Lithography by Colour & Books. Printed by Wilco Art Books. Binding by Fopmawier Boekbinderij. 2017.

First Edition: 500 signed and numbered books with hand-colored spine.

Size: 170 x 240 mm

122 pages



Carolyn Drake
At the end of a rutted road on the outskirts of Ternopil, surrounded by a wall as thick as the trees of the Petrykiv forest, lies a secluded estate. Seventy women, reportedly ill, none older than thirty-five, reside within its boundaries. When not occupied by daily chores, they play the roles of mother, daughter, queen, wolf, monster, and pixie.
£70.00

Picture of Outskirts

Publisher’s Description

A hallucinatory night walk in the outskirts of Tokyo, where sleepy suburbia emerges as dreamscape. Could this be the backdrop for a nocturnal crime scene, or a tale of irretrievable loss? For the photo essay 'Outskirts', Daisuke Yokota shot his haunting images on colour film before inverting the colours and changing them to a monochrome palette. The camera staggers around, resulting in a stream of images of trees, parked cars, and forlorn buildings. Yokota unpretentiously traverses the boundaries between the digital and the analogue, overdeveloping film, re-photographing images, and distorting them with heat, dust, or acid. Yokota's dynamic process is permeated by the spectral qualities of the medium.

Publisher: Alauda Publications

Size: 230 x 310 mm

92 pages

Daisuke Yokota
A hallucinatory night walk in the outskirts of Tokyo, where sleepy suburbia emerges as dreamscape.
£49.75

Picture of Huangshan: The Yellow Mountain (Special Edition)

In stock. Quantity very limited.

Standard edition also available

Publisher’s Description

Signed and numbered edition of 100 copies, presented in a custom greyboard slipcase.

Huangshan, also known as The Yellow Mountain, is an exquisite one hundred and sixty-square mile mountain range in Anhui province in eastern China. The range is particularly known for its seventy-two uniquely-shaped granite peaks, the ubiquitous pine trees that literally grow right out of the rock faces, and the ever-changing configurations of flowing clouds as seen from above. Originally named Yishan (Yi Mountain), legend has it that the mountain was renamed after the Yellow Emperor (Huang Di) ascended to heaven there in 747 AD. Huangshan has been, and continues to be, the subject of numerous traditional Chinese paintings and literature, and was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1990. Today, it is one of China’s most popular tourist attractions.

In 2007, Michael Kenna made his first pilgrimage to Huangshan, and three years later Nazraeli Press published a monograph of the photographs he made on this and subsequent visits. The first edition of Huangshan sold out quickly, so we are pleased to announce a new, expanded edition of the book published on the tenth anniversary of Kenna’s first visit to the site. Huangshan: The Yellow Mountain includes fourteen new, previously unpublished photographs as well as the original forty-six.

Sample images

Publisher: Nazraeli Press

Size: 290 x 216 mm

84 pages, 60 duotone plates



Michael Kenna
Signed and numbered edition of 100 copies, presented in a custom greyboard slipcase.
£125.00

Picture of Huangshan: The Yellow Mountain

Publisher’s Description

Huangshan, also known as The Yellow Mountain, is an exquisite one hundred and sixty-square mile mountain range in Anhui province in eastern China. The range is particularly known for its seventy-two uniquely-shaped granite peaks, the ubiquitous pine trees that literally grow right out of the rock faces, and the ever-changing configurations of flowing clouds as seen from above. Originally named Yishan (Yi Mountain), legend has it that the mountain was renamed after the Yellow Emperor (Huang Di) ascended to heaven there in 747 AD. Huangshan has been, and continues to be, the subject of numerous traditional Chinese paintings and literature, and was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1990. Today, it is one of China’s most popular tourist attractions.

In 2007, Michael Kenna made his first pilgrimage to Huangshan, and three years later Nazraeli Press published a monograph of the photographs he made on this and subsequent visits. The first edition of Huangshan sold out quickly, so we are pleased to announce a new, expanded edition of the book published on the tenth anniversary of Kenna’s first visit to the site. Huangshan: The Yellow Mountain includes fourteen new, previously unpublished photographs as well as the original forty-six. This new edition features a special Chinese-style binding, and is limited to 1,000 copies of which only 500 will be sold outside of Asia, where the book is co-published by Monogram Asia. Huangshan: The Yellow Mountain is beautifully printed on Japanese art paper using our exclusive “Daido black” ink.

A special edition of 100 copies, numbered and signed by the artist and presented in a board slipcase, is also available at our US website.

Publisher: Nazraeli Press

Size: 290 x 216 mm

84 pages, 60 duotone plates

Michael Kenna
In 2007, Michael Kenna made his first pilgrimage to Huangshan, and three years later Nazraeli Press published a monograph of the photographs he made on this and subsequent visits.
£54.00

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