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Picture of Beyond
Publisher's Description
“The earth is a sphere. This simple fact still fascinates me. Beyond the horizon, there are continued horizons, other lives, and incidents. The landscape doesn’t exist in and of itself; it exists with other related environments of the time, and it carries layers of history beneath its surface.” — Kiriko Shirobayashi The minimalist landscape photographs by Kiriko Shirobayashi that are presented in Beyond, the artist’s first monograph, combine a delicate Japanese aesthetic with rugged land- and seascapes. The horizon line motif underscores a common thread found in all landscapes, from urban skylines to swampy wetlands. Shirobayashi transforms the colors of her images, originally captured on color film, into mysterious, aqueous hues that offer a refreshing interpretation of the varied terrain that makes up the journey of Beyond. Born in Osaka, Japan and currently living in New York and Hong Kong, Kiriko Shirobayashi is the recipient of numerous awards, and has been widely exhibited in the United States and Asia. 'Beyond' is printed in a first edition of 1,000 copies; only 500 copies will be distributed in the United States and Europe.

Publisher: Nazraeli
Size: 12 x 13'
72 pages, 35 four-color plates

Publisher's Price: £ 40.00
Kiriko Shirobayashi
Publisher's Description
“The earth is a sphere. This simple fact still fascinates me. Beyond the horizon, there are continued horizons, other lives, and incidents. The landscape doesn’t exist in and of itself; it exists with other related environments of the time, and it carries layers of history beneath its surface.” — Kiriko Shirobayashi The minimalist landscape photographs by Kiriko Shirobayashi that are presented in Beyond, the artist’s first monograph, combine a delicate Japanese aesthetic with rugged land- and seascapes. The horizon line motif underscores a common thread found in all landscapes, from urban skylines to swampy wetlands. Shirobayashi transforms the colors of her images, originally captured on color film, into mysterious, aqueous hues that offer a refreshing interpretation of the varied terrain that makes up the journey of Beyond. Born in Osaka, Japan and currently living in New York and Hong Kong, Kiriko Shirobayashi is the recipient of numerous awards, and has been widely exhibited in the United States and Asia. 'Beyond' is printed in a first edition of 1,000 copies; only 500 copies will be distributed in the United States and Europe.

Publisher: Nazraeli
Size: 12 x 13'
72 pages, 35 four-color plates

Publisher's Price: £ 40.00
£36.00

Picture of Naksan
Publisher's Description
'The winter sea that Boomoon photographed was so stormy it could just as well be called a sea of snow. The snow is constantly, imperceptibly, burying and sinking the landscape in a uniform whiteness. But the accumulating snow does not simply cover and hide the landscape, it strips away the cover of existing meaning that envelops the figure of nature. At times the windblown snow violently agitates the scene, but this agitation can also be seen having the same endpoint. The snow is making the landscape new.' – from the introduction by Shino Kuraishi. Our third monograph with the contemporary artist Boomoon presents a series of 33 photographs of a snowstorm where the sea meets the coast of Naksan. The series takes its name from a beach in northeast Korea that faces Japan. But the photographs construct an encounter for the beholders with themselves, wherever they may be, to reflect on the place they are in now, so the location is “nowhere.” Or, as was the case with Boomoon's previous book, On the Clouds, 'anywhere'.

Publisher: Nazraeli Press
Size: 9 x 13'
44 pages, 33 duotone plates

Publisher's Price: £ 40.00
Boomoon
Publisher's Description
'The winter sea that Boomoon photographed was so stormy it could just as well be called a sea of snow. The snow is constantly, imperceptibly, burying and sinking the landscape in a uniform whiteness. But the accumulating snow does not simply cover and hide the landscape, it strips away the cover of existing meaning that envelops the figure of nature. At times the windblown snow violently agitates the scene, but this agitation can also be seen having the same endpoint. The snow is making the landscape new.' – from the introduction by Shino Kuraishi. Our third monograph with the contemporary artist Boomoon presents a series of 33 photographs of a snowstorm where the sea meets the coast of Naksan. The series takes its name from a beach in northeast Korea that faces Japan. But the photographs construct an encounter for the beholders with themselves, wherever they may be, to reflect on the place they are in now, so the location is “nowhere.” Or, as was the case with Boomoon's previous book, On the Clouds, 'anywhere'.

Publisher: Nazraeli Press
Size: 9 x 13'
44 pages, 33 duotone plates

Publisher's Price: £ 40.00
£36.00

Picture of The Journey is the Destination - The Journals of Dan Eldon
Publisher's Description
The best-selling and critically acclaimed book The Journey Is the Destination, is now in paperback. Featuring a selection of over 200 pages from the journals of photojournalist Dan Eldon, it is the legacy of a young artist killed just as his creative powers were beginning to be recognized by himself and others. Already an international inspiration for a documentary, a feature film, a clothing line, and the Spring 2011 collection of Tom's Shoes, Dan's life sets an admirable example of how to be young, human, and alive—and will continue to inspire future generations as it has for the past decade.

Dan Eldon was born in London in 1970 and raised in Nairobi, Kenya. As a photojournalist for Reuters, he helped trigger an outpouring of international aid with his photographs of Somalia's brutal famine.

Kathy Eldon is the founder of the Creative Visions Foundation, a global organization that supports creative activists to use their talents to change the world around them. She lives in Los Angeles.

Publisher: Chronicle
Size:
8 x 10 1/2'
224 pages, full-colour images throughout

Publisher's Price: £ 16.99
Edited by Kathy Eldon
Publisher's Description
The best-selling and critically acclaimed book The Journey Is the Destination, is now in paperback. Featuring a selection of over 200 pages from the journals of photojournalist Dan Eldon, it is the legacy of a young artist killed just as his creative powers were beginning to be recognized by himself and others. Already an international inspiration for a documentary, a feature film, a clothing line, and the Spring 2011 collection of Tom's Shoes, Dan's life sets an admirable example of how to be young, human, and alive—and will continue to inspire future generations as it has for the past decade.

Dan Eldon was born in London in 1970 and raised in Nairobi, Kenya. As a photojournalist for Reuters, he helped trigger an outpouring of international aid with his photographs of Somalia's brutal famine.

Kathy Eldon is the founder of the Creative Visions Foundation, a global organization that supports creative activists to use their talents to change the world around them. She lives in Los Angeles.

Publisher: Chronicle
Size:
8 x 10 1/2'
224 pages, full-colour images throughout

Publisher's Price: £ 16.99
£15.29

Picture of Eleven: W stories 1997-2008

Publisher's Description
Between 1997 and 2008 Philip-Lorca diCorcia completed eleven photographic portfolios in collaboration with W Magazine’s creative director Dennis Freedman who has been creative director at W Magazine, that together stand as one of the most ambitious editorial projects of the last decade. Together diCorcia and Freedman spanned the globe visiting locations such Havana, Paris, Bangkok, St. Petersburg, Los Angeles, and New York. The locations included a Lautner house in LA, the Mariinsky Opera House in St. Petersburg, Windows on the World atop the World Trade Center, and an notorious “club echangiste” (French swinger club) in Paris. The cast of characters included iconic models Nadja Auermann, Guinevere, Kristen McMenamy, Karen Elson, Shalom Harlow and Hannelore Knuts as well as actresses such as Isabelle Hupert and designer Marc Jacobs in addition to locals who were street cast. The stories were notable for their length and for the enigmatic and sometime veiled narratives. This is the first time all of these stories are gathered and published together.

Philip-Lorca diCorcia was born in Hartford, Connecticut, in 1951. He received his MFA in Photography from Yale University in 1979. diCorcia’s work has been the subject of solo shows at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, Centre National de la Photographie, Paris, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, and the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid amongst others. He has been named a Guggenheim Foundation Fellow and has received multiple grants from the National Endowment for the Arts. His work is included in the collections of the Bibliotheque Nationale de France, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, among others. His previous books include A Storybook Life (2003), and Thousand (2007) which was exhibited at Los Angeles County Museum of Art. diCorcia lives and works in New York City.

You can view images from this book at the Damiani website

Publisher: Damiani
Size: 9.3 x 6.5'
288 pages, 120 illustrations

Publisher's Price: £ 50.00
Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Edited by Dennis Freedman

Publisher's Description
Between 1997 and 2008 Philip-Lorca diCorcia completed eleven photographic portfolios in collaboration with W Magazine’s creative director Dennis Freedman who has been creative director at W Magazine, that together stand as one of the most ambitious editorial projects of the last decade. Together diCorcia and Freedman spanned the globe visiting locations such Havana, Paris, Bangkok, St. Petersburg, Los Angeles, and New York. The locations included a Lautner house in LA, the Mariinsky Opera House in St. Petersburg, Windows on the World atop the World Trade Center, and an notorious “club echangiste” (French swinger club) in Paris. The cast of characters included iconic models Nadja Auermann, Guinevere, Kristen McMenamy, Karen Elson, Shalom Harlow and Hannelore Knuts as well as actresses such as Isabelle Hupert and designer Marc Jacobs in addition to locals who were street cast. The stories were notable for their length and for the enigmatic and sometime veiled narratives. This is the first time all of these stories are gathered and published together.

Philip-Lorca diCorcia was born in Hartford, Connecticut, in 1951. He received his MFA in Photography from Yale University in 1979. diCorcia’s work has been the subject of solo shows at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, Centre National de la Photographie, Paris, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, and the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid amongst others. He has been named a Guggenheim Foundation Fellow and has received multiple grants from the National Endowment for the Arts. His work is included in the collections of the Bibliotheque Nationale de France, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, among others. His previous books include A Storybook Life (2003), and Thousand (2007) which was exhibited at Los Angeles County Museum of Art. diCorcia lives and works in New York City.

You can view images from this book at the Damiani website

Publisher: Damiani
Size: 9.3 x 6.5'
288 pages, 120 illustrations

Publisher's Price: £ 50.00
£45.00

Picture of Mapplethorpe X7
Publisher's Description
  • A unique new perspective on Mapplethorpe, covering his famous as well as many lesserknown works
  • Seven major artists present their own personal relationship to Mapplethorpe’s work
Robert Mapplethorpe’s influence as an artist has grown steadily since his untimely death in 1989. Recently, over a period of seven years, seven extraordinary contemporary artists—David Hockney, Vik Muniz, Catherine Opie, Sterling Ruby, Cindy Sherman, Hedi Slimane, and Robert Wilson—each in turn reviewed Mapplethorpe’s entire body of work to select those that personally resonated.

The result was the groundbreaking series of exhibitions documented in this book, which also features intensive interviews conducted by Richard Flood, noted curator of the New Museum of Contemporary Art (New York). This beautiful and compelling presentation offers bold new insights into Mapplethorpe’s genius and his lasting impact on contemporary art.

Publisher: teNeues
Size: 216 x 280 mm
256 Pages, 350 color and duotone photographs

Publisher's Price: £ 50.00
Robert Mapplethorpe
Publisher's Description
  • A unique new perspective on Mapplethorpe, covering his famous as well as many lesserknown works
  • Seven major artists present their own personal relationship to Mapplethorpe’s work
Robert Mapplethorpe’s influence as an artist has grown steadily since his untimely death in 1989. Recently, over a period of seven years, seven extraordinary contemporary artists—David Hockney, Vik Muniz, Catherine Opie, Sterling Ruby, Cindy Sherman, Hedi Slimane, and Robert Wilson—each in turn reviewed Mapplethorpe’s entire body of work to select those that personally resonated.

The result was the groundbreaking series of exhibitions documented in this book, which also features intensive interviews conducted by Richard Flood, noted curator of the New Museum of Contemporary Art (New York). This beautiful and compelling presentation offers bold new insights into Mapplethorpe’s genius and his lasting impact on contemporary art.

Publisher: teNeues
Size: 216 x 280 mm
256 Pages, 350 color and duotone photographs

Publisher's Price: £ 50.00
£45.00

Picture of This Is Not A House
Publisher's Description
The US subprime mortgage crisis, which had its roots in the closing years of the twentieth century, exposed pervasive weaknesses in the regulation of the financial industry and the global financial system. At the end of 2008, as the fall-out from the crisis became increasingly widely felt, Edgar Martins was commissioned by the New York Times Magazine to photograph across the US in eight separate states and across sixteen different locations. These carefully researched sites exposed the extent and impact of the crisis on the US construction industry.

Martins approached the project as a photographic intervention into a crisis and the resulting images go beyond pure formal investigation or documentation. His interest lay in summoning a disquieting conjunction of realism and fiction by ‘cutting into the real’. As the writer Jacques Ranciére states, the real can only be unravelled and understood if it is first fictionalised. And so the real must be transformed to be understood. The houses depicted in this series do not refer to just the particular. They are images of spatial assemblages, of kinds of stages on which a number of quite different (and perhaps incompatible) narratives might be enacted. These images, these houses, these ruins, reflect back at us the human constructs that we project and impose on them.

This Is Not A House emerges precisely at that juncture where clear words falter, where language is disturbed. The meaning of the world is no longer carried on its surface, if indeed it ever was.

Internationally recognised, Edgar Martins has won several awards for his work including Portugal’s BES Photography Award, The UK’s National Media Museum Terry O’Neil Award, and a Jerwood Photography Prize. He has exhibited throughout Europe and the United States and has published several books, the two most recent being Topologies, (Aperture), and When Light Casts No Shadow, (Dewi Lewis Publishing).

Publisher: Dewi Lewis Publishing
Size: 265 x 335 mm
108 pages, 65 colour photographs

Publisher's Price: £ 35.00
Edgar Martins
Publisher's Description
The US subprime mortgage crisis, which had its roots in the closing years of the twentieth century, exposed pervasive weaknesses in the regulation of the financial industry and the global financial system. At the end of 2008, as the fall-out from the crisis became increasingly widely felt, Edgar Martins was commissioned by the New York Times Magazine to photograph across the US in eight separate states and across sixteen different locations. These carefully researched sites exposed the extent and impact of the crisis on the US construction industry.

Martins approached the project as a photographic intervention into a crisis and the resulting images go beyond pure formal investigation or documentation. His interest lay in summoning a disquieting conjunction of realism and fiction by ‘cutting into the real’. As the writer Jacques Ranciére states, the real can only be unravelled and understood if it is first fictionalised. And so the real must be transformed to be understood. The houses depicted in this series do not refer to just the particular. They are images of spatial assemblages, of kinds of stages on which a number of quite different (and perhaps incompatible) narratives might be enacted. These images, these houses, these ruins, reflect back at us the human constructs that we project and impose on them.

This Is Not A House emerges precisely at that juncture where clear words falter, where language is disturbed. The meaning of the world is no longer carried on its surface, if indeed it ever was.

Internationally recognised, Edgar Martins has won several awards for his work including Portugal’s BES Photography Award, The UK’s National Media Museum Terry O’Neil Award, and a Jerwood Photography Prize. He has exhibited throughout Europe and the United States and has published several books, the two most recent being Topologies, (Aperture), and When Light Casts No Shadow, (Dewi Lewis Publishing).

Publisher: Dewi Lewis Publishing
Size: 265 x 335 mm
108 pages, 65 colour photographs

Publisher's Price: £ 35.00
£31.50

Picture of Corridor of Uncertainty (Signed)

Publisher's Description
‘The book is an instinctive response to the uncertain and new world I entered without my best friend and constant companion of 42 years who died in 2006.’ – Paul Hill

Corridor of Uncertainty is a metaphorical meditation on loss and pain, despair and hope, beauty and banality, and seeming to be in a foreign country without a map, where reactions range from pity to incredulity. Although a very personal journey, it has resonances for a wide audience. It is the first major monograph that Paul has published since White Peak, Dark Peak in 1990.

Widely acknowledged as one of the most influential UK photographers and teachers of photography of the last forty years, Paul Hill began his career in the 1960s, working freelance for both regional and national newspapers. In the early 1970s he began working in photographic education at Trent Polytechnic, Nottingham, where he became head of the ground-breaking Trent / Derby Creative Photography course – the forerunner of every art photography degree now available. In 1976, he and his late wife, Angela, established The Photographer’s Place, the first residential photography workshop in the UK, and a centre which influenced a generation of British photographers.

Paul Hill has exhibited extensively, with solo shows at The Photographers Gallery, London; Focus Gallery, San Francisco; Arnolfini, Bristol; Graves Art Gallery, Sheffield; Stills Gallery, Edinburgh and Derby Museum & Art Gallery amongst many more, and in group shows at The Serpentine Gallery, London; the V&A, London; The Barbican Art Gallery, London, and Moderna Museet, Stockholm. His work is in many permanent collections including The National Media Museum, the V&A, the British Council and the Arts Council; and, overseas, in the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Cleveland Museum of Art; the Japanese Photography Foundation; the Australian National Gallery, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, and the Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris. Birmingham City Archives have recently finished cataloguing his archive, which it acquired in 2004 to add to its national collection of photography.

Paul Hill has published several books: Dialogue with Photography, co-written with Thomas Joshua Cooper, Approaching Photography and White Peak, Dark Peak. He has also received numerous awards including a Fellowship of the Royal Photographic Society, a Hasselblad Foundation fellowship, and an M.B.E...

‘If a camera could capture poetry, this might well be what it would look like.’ – The Guardian (May 2008) referring to work included in Corridor of Uncertainty.

Publisher: Dewi Lewis
Size: 215 x 247 mm
64 pages with 57 colour plates
Slipcased hardback, Cialux cloth with foil stamping

Publisher's Price: £ 35.00
Paul Hill

Publisher's Description
‘The book is an instinctive response to the uncertain and new world I entered without my best friend and constant companion of 42 years who died in 2006.’ – Paul Hill

Corridor of Uncertainty is a metaphorical meditation on loss and pain, despair and hope, beauty and banality, and seeming to be in a foreign country without a map, where reactions range from pity to incredulity. Although a very personal journey, it has resonances for a wide audience. It is the first major monograph that Paul has published since White Peak, Dark Peak in 1990.

Widely acknowledged as one of the most influential UK photographers and teachers of photography of the last forty years, Paul Hill began his career in the 1960s, working freelance for both regional and national newspapers. In the early 1970s he began working in photographic education at Trent Polytechnic, Nottingham, where he became head of the ground-breaking Trent / Derby Creative Photography course – the forerunner of every art photography degree now available. In 1976, he and his late wife, Angela, established The Photographer’s Place, the first residential photography workshop in the UK, and a centre which influenced a generation of British photographers.

Paul Hill has exhibited extensively, with solo shows at The Photographers Gallery, London; Focus Gallery, San Francisco; Arnolfini, Bristol; Graves Art Gallery, Sheffield; Stills Gallery, Edinburgh and Derby Museum & Art Gallery amongst many more, and in group shows at The Serpentine Gallery, London; the V&A, London; The Barbican Art Gallery, London, and Moderna Museet, Stockholm. His work is in many permanent collections including The National Media Museum, the V&A, the British Council and the Arts Council; and, overseas, in the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Cleveland Museum of Art; the Japanese Photography Foundation; the Australian National Gallery, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, and the Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris. Birmingham City Archives have recently finished cataloguing his archive, which it acquired in 2004 to add to its national collection of photography.

Paul Hill has published several books: Dialogue with Photography, co-written with Thomas Joshua Cooper, Approaching Photography and White Peak, Dark Peak. He has also received numerous awards including a Fellowship of the Royal Photographic Society, a Hasselblad Foundation fellowship, and an M.B.E...

‘If a camera could capture poetry, this might well be what it would look like.’ – The Guardian (May 2008) referring to work included in Corridor of Uncertainty.

Publisher: Dewi Lewis
Size: 215 x 247 mm
64 pages with 57 colour plates
Slipcased hardback, Cialux cloth with foil stamping

Publisher's Price: £ 35.00
£35.00

Picture of Idris Khan
Idris Khan first came to my attention with his brilliant “Every... Bernd And Hilla Becher... series” in which he appropriates the Bechers’ typologies of different forms of industrial architecture and compiles them into single super-images, “giving the effect of an impressionistic drawing or blurred film still” . I really hope this series is produced in a monograph some day but, until then, would recommend you take a look at a recent survey of his work published to coincide with his exhibition at the Victoria Miro Gallery.

Publisher: Victoria Miro Gallery
Size: 230 x 230 mm
48 pages, 29 colour illustrations

Publisher's Price: £ 32.50
Idris Khan
Idris Khan first came to my attention with his brilliant “Every... Bernd And Hilla Becher... series” in which he appropriates the Bechers’ typologies of different forms of industrial architecture and compiles them into single super-images, “giving the effect of an impressionistic drawing or blurred film still” . I really hope this series is produced in a monograph some day but, until then, would recommend you take a look at a recent survey of his work published to coincide with his exhibition at the Victoria Miro Gallery.

Publisher: Victoria Miro Gallery
Size: 230 x 230 mm
48 pages, 29 colour illustrations

Publisher's Price: £ 32.50
£29.25

Picture of Pompei - Echoes from the Grand Tour
Publisher's Description
Pompeii. Echoes from the Grand Tour, is a collection of 53 photographs of Pompeii, never published before, shot by the master photographer Mimmo Jodice. Unique images, visions conjuring up a long-lost past tradition, coupled with texts by Ethan Canin, Jim Nisbet and Jay Parini. The project was conceived by Angelo Cannavacciuolo, with an introduction by the officer in charge of all emergencies in the archaeological area of Naples and Pompeii, Marcello Fiori.

“What better location for this Grand Tour project than Pompeii? And what better way of re-evocating it if not through the work of great contemporary writers of the calibre of Ethan Canin, Jim Nisbet and Jay Parini, and of an internationally renowned artist-photographer, Mimmo Jodice? Together, they have been invited to assume the role of traveller and create a testimony for our collective memory, revisiting Pompeii through a blend of the classic and contemporary, literature and photography. It is clear, then – albeit unusual – that by combining two different art forms (in an editorial sense, also), we have aimed to reach the very depths of our “historic” memory.

I would also like to think that, in this case, the writing and photography are like parallel segments that in all probability are destined to converge, the point of convergence being where they translate into our “historic” memory, forming a bridge that extends back out again to new areas. But above all, I would like to think that this photography book, in its simplicity, might be seen as a little tool to engender a new form of complicity, a new-found love for art, culture and beauty, and that it might lead to a new- found respect for this region. “ From the introduction by Angelo Cannavacciuolo

Publisher: Contrasto
Size: 280 x 260 mm
136 pages, 53 black & white illustrations

Publisher's Price: £ 30.00
Mimmo Jodice
Publisher's Description
Pompeii. Echoes from the Grand Tour, is a collection of 53 photographs of Pompeii, never published before, shot by the master photographer Mimmo Jodice. Unique images, visions conjuring up a long-lost past tradition, coupled with texts by Ethan Canin, Jim Nisbet and Jay Parini. The project was conceived by Angelo Cannavacciuolo, with an introduction by the officer in charge of all emergencies in the archaeological area of Naples and Pompeii, Marcello Fiori.

“What better location for this Grand Tour project than Pompeii? And what better way of re-evocating it if not through the work of great contemporary writers of the calibre of Ethan Canin, Jim Nisbet and Jay Parini, and of an internationally renowned artist-photographer, Mimmo Jodice? Together, they have been invited to assume the role of traveller and create a testimony for our collective memory, revisiting Pompeii through a blend of the classic and contemporary, literature and photography. It is clear, then – albeit unusual – that by combining two different art forms (in an editorial sense, also), we have aimed to reach the very depths of our “historic” memory.

I would also like to think that, in this case, the writing and photography are like parallel segments that in all probability are destined to converge, the point of convergence being where they translate into our “historic” memory, forming a bridge that extends back out again to new areas. But above all, I would like to think that this photography book, in its simplicity, might be seen as a little tool to engender a new form of complicity, a new-found love for art, culture and beauty, and that it might lead to a new- found respect for this region. “ From the introduction by Angelo Cannavacciuolo

Publisher: Contrasto
Size: 280 x 260 mm
136 pages, 53 black & white illustrations

Publisher's Price: £ 30.00
£27.00

Picture of Photographs 1978-2010

Publisher's Description
“Thomas Struth’s photographs are about making order visible. And with the help of these images, the viewer finds him- or herself better able to grasp some of the many and varied faces of reality.”

Photographer Thomas Struth is one of the most acclaimed artists to emerge from Europe in the late twentieth century. With great precision, clarity of color, and an unwavering instinct for composition, he addresses both important photographic motifs and informal, often little-known subjects. Struth characteristically treats the various aspects of his photographs in an even-handed way, a neutrality he also applies to the viewer, for he puts the viewing public on a par with his pictorial world.

“Struth poses aesthetically formulated issues that make such an impact not least because they concern us personally and are, above all, crucial to the future of human civilization.”


This lavish volume is the most comprehensive study of Struth’s œuvre, showcasing all of the famous series and images: the streetscapes of Düsseldorf, New York City, Rome, China, and elsewhere; the family portraits; the museum photographs; the flowers, plants, and rainforests; and most recently, the studies of science and technology. Struth revisits many of his subjects, adding ever more layers of complexity and interpretation. Essays by renowned curators and critics complete this essential study of one of the world’s major artists.

“Struth’s work suspends both belief and doubt and shifts the subject to a bigger picture about the inescapable entanglement of experience and ideology.”


Publisher: Random House
Size: 12 x 11½'
282 pages

Thomas Struth

Publisher's Description
“Thomas Struth’s photographs are about making order visible. And with the help of these images, the viewer finds him- or herself better able to grasp some of the many and varied faces of reality.”

Photographer Thomas Struth is one of the most acclaimed artists to emerge from Europe in the late twentieth century. With great precision, clarity of color, and an unwavering instinct for composition, he addresses both important photographic motifs and informal, often little-known subjects. Struth characteristically treats the various aspects of his photographs in an even-handed way, a neutrality he also applies to the viewer, for he puts the viewing public on a par with his pictorial world.

“Struth poses aesthetically formulated issues that make such an impact not least because they concern us personally and are, above all, crucial to the future of human civilization.”


This lavish volume is the most comprehensive study of Struth’s œuvre, showcasing all of the famous series and images: the streetscapes of Düsseldorf, New York City, Rome, China, and elsewhere; the family portraits; the museum photographs; the flowers, plants, and rainforests; and most recently, the studies of science and technology. Struth revisits many of his subjects, adding ever more layers of complexity and interpretation. Essays by renowned curators and critics complete this essential study of one of the world’s major artists.

“Struth’s work suspends both belief and doubt and shifts the subject to a bigger picture about the inescapable entanglement of experience and ideology.”


Publisher: Random House
Size: 12 x 11½'
282 pages

£54.00

Picture of Tropical Gift - The Business of Oil and Gas in Nigeria
Publisher's Description
Christian Lutz continues his photographic study of power structures with “Tropical Gift”. He took portraits in Nigeria of people who live by and with the economic force that dominates everything there, the oil and gas industry. The photographs observe the protagonists’ everyday lives and professional world from very close up, the rich profiteers in the capital and the indigenous population in the oil region, the Niger delta. The pictures tell their own story of business with these coveted raw materials subtly, but highly expressively.

To view images from this series visit Christian Lutz's page on the Agence VU website.

Publisher: Lars Muller Publishers
Size: 304 x 244 mm
96 pages, 50 illustrations

Publisher's Price: £ 35.00
Christian Lutz
Publisher's Description
Christian Lutz continues his photographic study of power structures with “Tropical Gift”. He took portraits in Nigeria of people who live by and with the economic force that dominates everything there, the oil and gas industry. The photographs observe the protagonists’ everyday lives and professional world from very close up, the rich profiteers in the capital and the indigenous population in the oil region, the Niger delta. The pictures tell their own story of business with these coveted raw materials subtly, but highly expressively.

To view images from this series visit Christian Lutz's page on the Agence VU website.

Publisher: Lars Muller Publishers
Size: 304 x 244 mm
96 pages, 50 illustrations

Publisher's Price: £ 35.00
£31.50

Picture of Terra Borealis

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

Publisher's Description
In 1991 the Swiss photographer Marco Paoluzzo discovered Iceland, its dramatic light conditions and impressive sceneries. Mesmerised by the mysterious north, he would gradually expand his travels to include Norway, the Faroe Islands and even Greenland. That triggered his idea to combine the isles and countries in the 60th parallel north into a photo collection. 'Terra Borealis' contains photographs that were taken on Iceland, the Faroe Islands, the Shetlands, Norway, Greenland and Svalbard. The book offers an enchanting and magical journey in black-and-white.

To view images from this book visit Marco Paoluzzo's website.

Publisher: Benteli Verlag
Size: 326 x 300 mm
488 pages

Publisher's Price: £ 60.00
Marco Paoluzzo

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

Publisher's Description
In 1991 the Swiss photographer Marco Paoluzzo discovered Iceland, its dramatic light conditions and impressive sceneries. Mesmerised by the mysterious north, he would gradually expand his travels to include Norway, the Faroe Islands and even Greenland. That triggered his idea to combine the isles and countries in the 60th parallel north into a photo collection. 'Terra Borealis' contains photographs that were taken on Iceland, the Faroe Islands, the Shetlands, Norway, Greenland and Svalbard. The book offers an enchanting and magical journey in black-and-white.

To view images from this book visit Marco Paoluzzo's website.

Publisher: Benteli Verlag
Size: 326 x 300 mm
488 pages

Publisher's Price: £ 60.00
£60.00
£26.96

Picture of Revealing Mexico
Publisher's Description
In 2010, Mexico observes two important anniversaries: the bicentennial of its independence from Spain, and the centennial of the Mexican Revolution. These two milestones offer the country’s 111 million citizens and 30 million Mexican-Americans an unprecedented opportunity to rediscover and celebrate their shared heritage. Revealing Mexico by John Mack and Susanne Steines is an astonishing new photographic portrait of the country.

For a period of eight years, up-and-coming American photographer Mack and writer Steines crisscrossed Mexico photographing its vibrant city and rural life, its stunning architecture, striking landscapes, and captivating people. With roughly 200 images representing all 31 states, from the canyons of Chihuahua to the Myan ruins of Chiapas, from the indigenous communities of Oaxaca to the bustling port towns of the Yucatán, as well as the skyscrapers and thoroughfares of the Federal District, Revealing Mexico offers a poetic vista of Mexico’s landscape today. What’s more, Revealing Mexico also includes portraits of individuals from all walks of Mexican life—luminaries, authors, artists, academics, politicians, fisherman, business titans, street vendors, and farmers among others—many accompanied by their own words about what it is to be Mexican.

Revealing Mexico is the photography book of the Mexican bicentennial worldwide: an exhibit of the photographs will be held at Antiguo Colegio San Ildefonso, Mexico City’s premier museum and cultural center; images will be displayed in the open-air gallery at Las Rejas de Chapultepec, Mexico City’s most heavily trafficked public space; and New York City will be holding its own Mexican bicentennial festivities in October, with similar celebrations to be held in Los Angeles, Dallas, Chicago, and Houston. In honor of the anniversary, images from Revealing Mexico will be displayed prominently at Rockefeller Center and in the lobby of The MoMA, as well as other blue-chip institutions worldwide.

To view images from this book visit the PowerHouse website.

Publisher: PowerHouse
Size: 11.75 x 13.5'
296 pages, over 175 tritone photographs

Publisher's Price: £ 55.00
John Mack
Publisher's Description
In 2010, Mexico observes two important anniversaries: the bicentennial of its independence from Spain, and the centennial of the Mexican Revolution. These two milestones offer the country’s 111 million citizens and 30 million Mexican-Americans an unprecedented opportunity to rediscover and celebrate their shared heritage. Revealing Mexico by John Mack and Susanne Steines is an astonishing new photographic portrait of the country.

For a period of eight years, up-and-coming American photographer Mack and writer Steines crisscrossed Mexico photographing its vibrant city and rural life, its stunning architecture, striking landscapes, and captivating people. With roughly 200 images representing all 31 states, from the canyons of Chihuahua to the Myan ruins of Chiapas, from the indigenous communities of Oaxaca to the bustling port towns of the Yucatán, as well as the skyscrapers and thoroughfares of the Federal District, Revealing Mexico offers a poetic vista of Mexico’s landscape today. What’s more, Revealing Mexico also includes portraits of individuals from all walks of Mexican life—luminaries, authors, artists, academics, politicians, fisherman, business titans, street vendors, and farmers among others—many accompanied by their own words about what it is to be Mexican.

Revealing Mexico is the photography book of the Mexican bicentennial worldwide: an exhibit of the photographs will be held at Antiguo Colegio San Ildefonso, Mexico City’s premier museum and cultural center; images will be displayed in the open-air gallery at Las Rejas de Chapultepec, Mexico City’s most heavily trafficked public space; and New York City will be holding its own Mexican bicentennial festivities in October, with similar celebrations to be held in Los Angeles, Dallas, Chicago, and Houston. In honor of the anniversary, images from Revealing Mexico will be displayed prominently at Rockefeller Center and in the lobby of The MoMA, as well as other blue-chip institutions worldwide.

To view images from this book visit the PowerHouse website.

Publisher: PowerHouse
Size: 11.75 x 13.5'
296 pages, over 175 tritone photographs

Publisher's Price: £ 55.00
£49.50

Picture of Lost Souls
Publisher's Description
A 'Wunderkammer', or 'cabinet of curiosities', was an encyclopaedic collection of controversial, yet-to-be-defined objects, including Cyclopes, Siamese twins and other infants with fatal genetic disorders. Herzog visited these Renaissance collections, photographing the mysteries they contain. Although for years they have been preserved as scientific specimens, they are profoundly transformed through Herzog's lens into a mirror reflecting human fears. Also included are images of skeletons and bones of various creatures and other unusual objects on display. To view images from this book visit Lena Herzog's website.

Publisher: DEMO
Size: 279 x 224 mm
160 pages

Publisher's Price: £ 38.99
Lena Herzog
Publisher's Description
A 'Wunderkammer', or 'cabinet of curiosities', was an encyclopaedic collection of controversial, yet-to-be-defined objects, including Cyclopes, Siamese twins and other infants with fatal genetic disorders. Herzog visited these Renaissance collections, photographing the mysteries they contain. Although for years they have been preserved as scientific specimens, they are profoundly transformed through Herzog's lens into a mirror reflecting human fears. Also included are images of skeletons and bones of various creatures and other unusual objects on display. To view images from this book visit Lena Herzog's website.

Publisher: DEMO
Size: 279 x 224 mm
160 pages

Publisher's Price: £ 38.99
£35.09

Picture of Fortunate Steps
Publisher's Description
In his second book of photographs made in Havana, John Comino-James has again set out to explore a part of the city not normally visited by tourists. The geographical scope of the photographs is restricted to a single road, the Calzada del Diez de Octubre. The route itself predates the foundation of the Parish of Jesús del Monte in the 17th century and was formerly known as the Calzada de Jesús del Monte. In 1918 the road was renamed in commemoration of one of the most important events in Cuban history – the declaration of the first full-scale war of independence against Spanish colonial rule on 10th October 1868 by Carlos Manuel de Céspedes.

Although its once important function as the principal route to the south has been superseded with the construction of new highways, the Calzada still remains a busy urban thoroughfare. Through engaged portraits and candid observation and with an eye for both architectural detail and the imposing façades that stand as testimony to the changing architectural styles of well over a century, John Comino-James creates an intimate and sympathetic record of the Calzada del Diez de Octubre which, through its long history, occupies an important place in the imagination and memory of Habaneros today.

Born in Somerset, John Comino-James lives near Thame in Oxfordshire. He has published four previous books of photographs; Nearly Every Tuesday, which documented Thame’s weekly street market; Fairground Attraction, which explored the way of life of travelling showmen; A Few Streets, A Few People, an intimate portrayal of the people and surroundings of the Cayo Hueso barrio in Havana, Cuba; and In a Very English Town, which, through photographs and texts acknowledges some of the qualities that typify Thame as an English market town.

Publisher: Dewi Lewis
Size: 165mm x 295mm
168 pages, 110 duotone photographs

Publisher's Price: £ 19.99
John Comino-James
Publisher's Description
In his second book of photographs made in Havana, John Comino-James has again set out to explore a part of the city not normally visited by tourists. The geographical scope of the photographs is restricted to a single road, the Calzada del Diez de Octubre. The route itself predates the foundation of the Parish of Jesús del Monte in the 17th century and was formerly known as the Calzada de Jesús del Monte. In 1918 the road was renamed in commemoration of one of the most important events in Cuban history – the declaration of the first full-scale war of independence against Spanish colonial rule on 10th October 1868 by Carlos Manuel de Céspedes.

Although its once important function as the principal route to the south has been superseded with the construction of new highways, the Calzada still remains a busy urban thoroughfare. Through engaged portraits and candid observation and with an eye for both architectural detail and the imposing façades that stand as testimony to the changing architectural styles of well over a century, John Comino-James creates an intimate and sympathetic record of the Calzada del Diez de Octubre which, through its long history, occupies an important place in the imagination and memory of Habaneros today.

Born in Somerset, John Comino-James lives near Thame in Oxfordshire. He has published four previous books of photographs; Nearly Every Tuesday, which documented Thame’s weekly street market; Fairground Attraction, which explored the way of life of travelling showmen; A Few Streets, A Few People, an intimate portrayal of the people and surroundings of the Cayo Hueso barrio in Havana, Cuba; and In a Very English Town, which, through photographs and texts acknowledges some of the qualities that typify Thame as an English market town.

Publisher: Dewi Lewis
Size: 165mm x 295mm
168 pages, 110 duotone photographs

Publisher's Price: £ 19.99
£17.99

Picture of Paul Graham - Beyond Caring (Books on Books #9)
Publisher's Description
Paul Graham's Beyond Caring published in 1986 is now considered one of the key works from Britain's wave of 'New Color' photography that was gaining momentum in the 1980s. While commissioned to present his view of 'Britain in 1984,' Graham turned his attention towards the waiting rooms, queues and poor conditions of overburdened Social Security and Unemployment offices across the United Kingdom. Photographing surreptitiously, his camera is both witness and protagonist within a bureaucratic system that speaks to the humiliation and indignity aimed towards the most vulnerable end of society. Books on Books #9 presents every page spread of Graham's controversial book along with a contemporary essay by writer and curator David Chandler.

Publisher: Errata Editions
Size: 9.5 x 7'
104 pages, 50 Color illustrations

Publisher's Price: £ 32.50
Essays by David Chandler, Jeffrey Ladd
Publisher's Description
Paul Graham's Beyond Caring published in 1986 is now considered one of the key works from Britain's wave of 'New Color' photography that was gaining momentum in the 1980s. While commissioned to present his view of 'Britain in 1984,' Graham turned his attention towards the waiting rooms, queues and poor conditions of overburdened Social Security and Unemployment offices across the United Kingdom. Photographing surreptitiously, his camera is both witness and protagonist within a bureaucratic system that speaks to the humiliation and indignity aimed towards the most vulnerable end of society. Books on Books #9 presents every page spread of Graham's controversial book along with a contemporary essay by writer and curator David Chandler.

Publisher: Errata Editions
Size: 9.5 x 7'
104 pages, 50 Color illustrations

Publisher's Price: £ 32.50
£29.25

Picture of Zdenek Tmej - Alphabet of Spiritual Emptiness (Books on Books #10)
Publisher's Description
Zdenek Tmej's Abeceda Dusevniho Prazdna (The Alphabet of Spiritual Emptiness) published in 1946 enables a rare look, from a captive's perspective, inside a Nazi forced labor camp in Breslau, Poland during World War II. It is remarkable that Tmej, a Czech citizen made to work for the Nazi war effort for three years, was allowed to photograph at all, let alone describe the psychological stasis of his experience with the poetic voice that these portraits and still-lifes convey. Books on Books #10 presents every page spread from this extremely rare and fragile document including the original texts by Alexandra Urbanova translated for the first time into English.

Publisher: Errata Editions
Size: 9.5 x 7'
172 pages, 105 Duotone illustrations

Publisher's Price: £ 32.50

Publisher's Description
Zdenek Tmej's Abeceda Dusevniho Prazdna (The Alphabet of Spiritual Emptiness) published in 1946 enables a rare look, from a captive's perspective, inside a Nazi forced labor camp in Breslau, Poland during World War II. It is remarkable that Tmej, a Czech citizen made to work for the Nazi war effort for three years, was allowed to photograph at all, let alone describe the psychological stasis of his experience with the poetic voice that these portraits and still-lifes convey. Books on Books #10 presents every page spread from this extremely rare and fragile document including the original texts by Alexandra Urbanova translated for the first time into English.

Publisher: Errata Editions
Size: 9.5 x 7'
172 pages, 105 Duotone illustrations

Publisher's Price: £ 32.50
£29.25

Picture of Alexey Brodovitch - Ballet (Books on Books #11)
Publisher's Description
Alexey Brodovitch's Ballet published in 1945 is one of the most legendary of photobook masterpieces. While already established as a leading influential art director and graphic designer, Brodovitch turned his photographic talents towards rehearsals and performances of ballet companies visiting New York stages. Shot in 35mm and disregarding traditional conventions of 'good' technique, Brodovitch pushed the boundaries of description to create a panorama of images that perfectly captures the motion and spirit of dance. Books on Books #11 reproduces every dynamic page spread from this rarely seen volume along with a contemporary essay written by leading Brodovitch scholar Kerry William Purcell.

Publisher: Errata Editions
Size: 9.5 x 7'
142 pages, 120 Duotone illustrations

Publisher's Price: £ 32.50
Essays by Kerry W. Purcell, Edwin Denby, Jeffrey Ladd
Publisher's Description
Alexey Brodovitch's Ballet published in 1945 is one of the most legendary of photobook masterpieces. While already established as a leading influential art director and graphic designer, Brodovitch turned his photographic talents towards rehearsals and performances of ballet companies visiting New York stages. Shot in 35mm and disregarding traditional conventions of 'good' technique, Brodovitch pushed the boundaries of description to create a panorama of images that perfectly captures the motion and spirit of dance. Books on Books #11 reproduces every dynamic page spread from this rarely seen volume along with a contemporary essay written by leading Brodovitch scholar Kerry William Purcell.

Publisher: Errata Editions
Size: 9.5 x 7'
142 pages, 120 Duotone illustrations

Publisher's Price: £ 32.50
£29.25

Picture of Laszlo Moholy-Nagy - 60 Fotos (Books on Books #12)

Publisher's Description
Laszlo Moholy-Nagy's 60 Fotos sets forth the framework and ideas behind the 'New Vision' of modern photography from the legendary Bauhaus teacher and key figure in early experimental photographic practice. Published in 1930 as the first book in the planned Fototek series on 'New Photography,' 60 Fotos evoked a complex and multi-layered dialogue using some of Moholy-Nagy's finest examples of 'straight' photographs, negative prints, photograms, and photomontage. Books on Books #12 reproduces every page spread from this classic treatise on photography along with a contemporary essay from the noted photo-historian David Evans.

Publisher: Errata Editions
Size: 9.5 x 7'
92 pages, 50 Duotone illustrations

Publisher's Price: £ 32.50

Publisher's Description
Laszlo Moholy-Nagy's 60 Fotos sets forth the framework and ideas behind the 'New Vision' of modern photography from the legendary Bauhaus teacher and key figure in early experimental photographic practice. Published in 1930 as the first book in the planned Fototek series on 'New Photography,' 60 Fotos evoked a complex and multi-layered dialogue using some of Moholy-Nagy's finest examples of 'straight' photographs, negative prints, photograms, and photomontage. Books on Books #12 reproduces every page spread from this classic treatise on photography along with a contemporary essay from the noted photo-historian David Evans.

Publisher: Errata Editions
Size: 9.5 x 7'
92 pages, 50 Duotone illustrations

Publisher's Price: £ 32.50
£29.25

Picture of One Picture Book #66: Love Point
Publisher's Description
Japanese-born photographer Hiroshi Watanabe has become an important force in the medium during the past several years, with a a growing list of monographs, artist's books, exhibitions and awards to his credit. Love Point, his first publication with Nazraeli Press, is a pocket-sized, collectible version of a collaboration with the novelist Richard Curtis Hauschild.

Publisher: Nazraeli Press
Size: 5 1/2 x 7 1/4'
16 pages, 7 duotone plates, 1 original print.

Publisher's Price: £ 25.00
Hiroshi Watanabe
Publisher's Description
Japanese-born photographer Hiroshi Watanabe has become an important force in the medium during the past several years, with a a growing list of monographs, artist's books, exhibitions and awards to his credit. Love Point, his first publication with Nazraeli Press, is a pocket-sized, collectible version of a collaboration with the novelist Richard Curtis Hauschild.

Publisher: Nazraeli Press
Size: 5 1/2 x 7 1/4'
16 pages, 7 duotone plates, 1 original print.

Publisher's Price: £ 25.00
£22.50

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