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Picture of Shinan

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Shinan, an archipelago of 1,004 exquisite and unspoiled islands situated in the South West of Korea, is also known as “The Island of Angels”. Michael Kenna photographed there over a period of two years. The resulting monograph, “Shinan”, is comprised of sixty-two black and white images in which the artist emphasizes suggestion rather than description; sparce and graphic elements evoke a whole world. Elegantly printed with our special Daido black ink and tinted spot varnish on Japanese matte art paper, this first printing of Shinan is limited to 3,000 slipcased copies. A special edition of 250 signed and numbered copies, presented in a custom clamshell box, is also available. “Breathtakingly beautiful” – it sounds like a cliché, but the phrase encapsulates the feeling that echoed in my mind the moment I saw Michael Kenna’s work... It is as if Mother Nature is trying to show off her creation through the medium of these images. – Lee Chuyoung, Curator of National Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea.

Watch a video of Kenna working in Shinan.

Browse Kenna Shinan image archive.  The images are not guaranteed to be the same as the contents of the book.

All copies of the limited edition have been sold.

Michael Kenna
Due late Sept 2013. Kenna's photographs of the Shinan region of Korea.
£45.00

Picture of One Picture Book #77: birds have wings

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Having difficulty identifying a particular species of bird through her spotting scope, Carol E. Richards took a photograph through the lens to assist with her research. The resulting picture turned out to be far more than a tool for verification. It had a mood and visual content the artist was drawn to, and led to the creation of a series of beautiful, dream-like vignettes. “Unlike some photographs of wildlife that are clear and provide answers,” says Richards, “these soft visuals raise questions. It was a surprising discovery; as I spied on these birds, I could see their charm and individuality. Who knew?”

Publisher: Nazraeli Press

Size:5 1/2 x 7 1/4"

16 pages, 12 four-color plates, 1 original photograph.

Carol E. Richards
One Picture Book featuring a series of beautiful, dream-like vignettes of birds as seen through the photographers spotting scope.
£36.00

Picture of One Picture Book #78: Juliette

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“I was inspired to create a series showing a female perpetrator – a true femme fatale. As opposed to High Fashion Crime Scenes, which focused on the victim and was based entirely in reality, the Juliette series is a fantasy, and flips the model’s role to one in a position of power.  I approached Juliette Lewis with the idea and she became my muse for the series. I wrote scripts for each shot and she acted out the scenes. Each shot in essence is a film still. The only film still. The series was shot in Los Angeles in 2004.” — Melanie Pullen

Publisher: Nazraeli Press

Size:5 1/2 x 7 1/4"

16 pages, 7 four-color plates, 1 original photograph.

Melanie Pullen
One Picture Book featuring Juliette Lewis as a femme fatale.
£28.50

Picture of One Picture Book #79: Fox About Town

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In 2006, photographer Martin Usborne spent three days walking around London in the company of a fox, a dead fox, hired from a taxidermist at a rate higher than it would cost to rent a Ferrari. It was money well spent. Usborne had great fun interacting with people on the street and the fox, temporarily at least, was given a new lease of life. Follow this Fantastic Mr Fox, a delightful addition to our One Picture Book series, as he visits a grocery store, joins the queue at an ATM and – of course! – drops in at a good old British pub. Truly, this is one urbane fox.

Publisher: Nazraeli Press

Size:5 1/2 x 7 1/4"

16 pages, 14 four-color plates, 1 original photograph.

Martin Usborne
In 2006, photographer Martin Usborne spent three days walking around London in the company of a fox, a dead fox, hired from a taxidermist at a rate higher than it would cost to rent a Ferrari.
£28.50

Picture of Atelier of Cezanne

Pubisher's Description

"Memories may dwell in materials. Standing in Cézanne’s atelier, I felt like I was there at the same time as the painter. I had traveled to Aix-en-Provence to photograph the Mont Sainte Victoire in 2000, and visited the atelier. It retains its original furniture and is now open to the public. The table, skeletons on the cabinet, and the wall with serene light from the window; everything about the room looked as if it was still waiting for new creation by the artist. I came back to the atelier with 8×10 inch camera in 2009 and exposed the interior, imaging a view of Cézanne. This series is an attempt to visualize the memories that dwell in the materials." Risaku Suzuki's newest artist book, "Atelier of Cézanne", is a powerful homage both to the painter Paul Cézanne, and to memories that transcend space and time. Beautifully printed on Japanese matt art paper, and bound in black cloth, this first edition is limited to 500 copies.

Publisher: Nazraeli Press

Size: 11 x 14"

56 pages, 28 four-color plates

Risaku Suzuki
Risaku Suzuki's newest artist book, "Atelier of Cézanne", is a powerful homage both to the painter Paul Cézanne, and to memories that transcend space and time.
£45.00

Picture of Possession (Signed)

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AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER, EXPECTED SPRING 2013. Following 'Secret City', Jason Langer’s sold-out, debut monograph, comes 'Possession', a volume of 42 images made between 1990 and 2012. Over the past two decades, Langer has established a reputation for his masterful black and white photography representing contemporary urban life. Evoking the lustrous style of the symbolist photographers, his carefully crafted images, rich with lush, black tones, exude an air of vintage, timeless mystery – “as much Hopper and Raymond Chandler as Steichen” (Bomb Magazine). Langer follows in the tradition of the flâneur-photographer. His images are, as he puts it, the product of “walking the streets alone as a stranger in a strange land.” To shadow Langer on his walks is to visit the haunts of amusement parks, lonely bars, nighttime streets and alleys, beautiful women and their chaperones, gardens, hotels, and supper clubs. Both the still life and the intimate figure study are frequent objects of his quiet gaze. Regardless of their subject, Langer's images return us to a place where what happens in front of the lens is unanticipated and distinctly photographic. 'Possession' is printed in an oversized 11"x14" format on uncoated paper and bound in cloth. This first printing is limited to 1,000 casebound copies.

Publisher: Nazraeli Press

Size: 11 x 14"

52 pages, 42 duotone plates.

Jason Langer
Following 'Secret City', Jason Langer’s sold-out, debut monograph, comes 'Possession', a volume of 42 images made between 1990 and 2012.
£49.50

Picture of Coney Island (Signed)

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Jeff Chien-Hsing Liao, born in Taiwan and based in New York, is well-known for his large-scale panoramic photographs that capture magnificent detail of the urban and social environment of New York City. Liao received broad critical acclaim for his Habitat 7 series, published in book form by Nazraeli Press in 2007 and now an out-of-print, sought-after first monograph. We are pleased to follow up with the artist’s second oversized monograph, “Coney Island”. In 2010, Liao began photographing Coney Island during a period of transition, for both the place and the artist. A new incarnation of Luna Park opened to the public, the municipal government actively engaged in redevelopment, and the area visibly transformed. At the same time, Liao’s approach to picture making changed as he experimented with new strategies and techniques. He started the project working with traditional transparency film. Although he had always used digital technology to transform the film images into a finished image, he slowly introduced digital picture-making technology to the process of recording the scenes. The resulting large-scale prints have a visual sweep often associated with cinema, encompassing the viewer and providing a strong sense of place. Jeff Liao’s work is widely exhibited and collected, and is included in the permanent collections of such institutions as the Bronx Museum of the Arts; The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles; and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Opening with an introduction by Sean Corcoran, “Coney Island” is printed in an edition of only 500 copies, printed on Japanese art paper in an oversized, 24 x 12 inch format and bound in cloth. Each book comes with its own carrying case.

Publisher: Nazraeli Press

Size:24 x 12"

52 pages, 22 four-colour plates

Jeff Liao
In 2010, Liao began photographing Coney Island during a period of transition, for both the place and the artist.
£81.00

Picture of Coney Island

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

Publisher's Description

Jeff Chien-Hsing Liao, born in Taiwan and based in New York, is well-known for his large-scale panoramic photographs that capture magnificent detail of the urban and social environment of New York City. Liao received broad critical acclaim for his Habitat 7 series, published in book form by Nazraeli Press in 2007 and now an out-of-print, sought-after first monograph. We are pleased to follow up with the artist’s second oversized monograph, “Coney Island”. In 2010, Liao began photographing Coney Island during a period of transition, for both the place and the artist. A new incarnation of Luna Park opened to the public, the municipal government actively engaged in redevelopment, and the area visibly transformed. At the same time, Liao’s approach to picture making changed as he experimented with new strategies and techniques. He started the project working with traditional transparency film. Although he had always used digital technology to transform the film images into a finished image, he slowly introduced digital picture-making technology to the process of recording the scenes. The resulting large-scale prints have a visual sweep often associated with cinema, encompassing the viewer and providing a strong sense of place. Jeff Liao’s work is widely exhibited and collected, and is included in the permanent collections of such institutions as the Bronx Museum of the Arts; The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles; and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Opening with an introduction by Sean Corcoran, “Coney Island” is printed in an edition of only 500 copies, printed on Japanese art paper in an oversized, 24 x 12 inch format and bound in cloth. Each book comes with its own carrying case.

Publisher: Nazraeli Press

Size:24 x 12"

52 pages, 22 four-colour plates

Jeff Liao
In 2010, Liao began photographing Coney Island during a period of transition, for both the place and the artist.
£76.50

Picture of Paris in my time

Publisher's Description

“Paris in my time”, Mark Steinmetz’s long-awaited new monograph, presents work culled from several extended trips that the artist made to Paris over a twenty-five year period. Paris was where his mother was born and raised, giving Steinmetz a special connection to, and familiarity with, the city. In the streets, parks, and along the Seine, Steinmetz plays with the conventions of the Paris photographic tradition, from Atget to Kertész. The work is classical, but with a modern feel that both updates the tradition and follows the path Steinmetz has set with his other books. Beautifully printed on uncoated Japanese stock with our exclusive “Daido black” ink, “Paris in my time” is printed in a first edition of 1,000 casebound copies.

Signed copies also available.

Publisher: Nazraeli Press

Size: 12 x 15"

54 pages, 43 duotone plates

Mark Steinmetz
“Paris in my time”, Mark Steinmetz’s long-awaited new monograph, presents work culled from several extended trips that the artist made to Paris over a twenty-five year period.
£45.00

Picture of Drop of Dreams

Publisher's Description

In 1950, while studying fashion drawing in Japan, Toshiko Okanoue had no confidence in her ability to draw and claimed to know almost nothing about the history of art. Working with scissors, paste and a stack of lifestyle and fashion magazines, she cut out the photographs that – in her own words –"fit my dreams" and arranged them on black flocked paper. "Those scraps of my fantasies turned into strangely interesting things," she said, "things I would not have thought of. Emboldened and delighted by the results, I made one collage after another." When an exhibition of her work opened in Tokyo in 1953, Okanoue’s collages were described as "a contemporary version of Alice in Wonderland." Surreal in appearance, they are perhaps most remarkable for what they represent: a young Japanese woman’s perception of the Western way of life, as seen through her artless rearrangement of images clipped from such magazines as Life and Vogue. The work reproduced here was made between 1951 and 1956. In 1957 Okanoue married the painter Kazutomo Fujino and ceased making pictures. Introduction by Ryuichi Kaneko.

Publisher: Nazraeli Press

Size: 8 1/2 x 11"

72 pages, 63 four-color plates

Toshiko Okanoue
Surreal in appearance, Toshiko Okanoue's photomontages are perhaps most remarkable for what they represent: a young Japanese woman’s perception of the Western way of life in the 1950s, as seen through her artless rearrangement of images clipped from such magazines as Life and Vogue.
£36.00

Picture of Possession

Publisher's Description

AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER, EXPECTED SPRING 2013. Following 'Secret City', Jason Langer’s sold-out, debut monograph, comes 'Possession', a volume of 42 images made between 1990 and 2012. Over the past two decades, Langer has established a reputation for his masterful black and white photography representing contemporary urban life. Evoking the lustrous style of the symbolist photographers, his carefully crafted images, rich with lush, black tones, exude an air of vintage, timeless mystery – “as much Hopper and Raymond Chandler as Steichen” (Bomb Magazine). Langer follows in the tradition of the flâneur-photographer. His images are, as he puts it, the product of “walking the streets alone as a stranger in a strange land.” To shadow Langer on his walks is to visit the haunts of amusement parks, lonely bars, nighttime streets and alleys, beautiful women and their chaperones, gardens, hotels, and supper clubs. Both the still life and the intimate figure study are frequent objects of his quiet gaze. Regardless of their subject, Langer's images return us to a place where what happens in front of the lens is unanticipated and distinctly photographic. 'Possession' is printed in an oversized 11"x14" format on uncoated paper and bound in cloth. This first printing is limited to 1,000 casebound copies.

Publisher: Nazraeli Press

Size: 11 x 14"

52 pages, 42 duotone plates.

Jason Langer
Following 'Secret City', Jason Langer’s sold-out, debut monograph, comes 'Possession', a volume of 42 images made between 1990 and 2012.
£45.00

Picture of A Natural Order - Signed Copy

Signed Copy Available

Foglia photographs groups of people who have left cities and suburbs to live off-grid in the rural southeastern United States, motivated by a variety of concerns, environmental, religious and economic. Foglia clearly empathises with his subjects and if, again the representation is idealized, his camera does not shy away from the bloodier aspects of living off the land (click here for images).

Publisher's Description

In the summer of 2006, Lucas Foglia set out to photograph a network of people who had left cities and suburbs to live off the grid in the rural southeastern United States. Many were motivated by environmental concerns, others were driven by religious beliefs or predictions of economic collapse. While everyone he photographed was working to maintain self-sufficiency, none lived in complete isolation from the mainstream. Instead, they chose which parts of the modern world to embrace and which to leave behind. The body of work, made over a five-year period, is gathered together in the artist’s first book, A Natural Order – a stunning collection that explores a human relationship with wilderness and the persistent libertarianism of the American psyche. Foglia's photographs, at once iconic and intimate, provoke us to take a candid look at individuals whose chosen lifestyles seem both exotic and unnervingly close to home. Lucas Foglia exhibits and publishes his photographs internationally. His work is in the permanent collections of the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, the Pilara Foundation and the Rhode Island School of Design Museum of Fine Art, and has been published in Aperture Magazine, the New York Times Magazine, the Washington Post Magazine, British Journal of Photography, Contact Sheet, and PDN's 30.

Publisher: Nazraeli

Size: 11 x 15"

80 pages

45 four-color plates

Lucas Foglia
Signed copy of Lucas Foglia's book featuring his photographs of a network of people who had left cities and suburbs to live off the grid in the rural southeastern United States.
£80.00

Picture of Twenty Year Retrospective - Signed

Signed Copy

Publisher's Description
In association with its original Japanese publisher, Treville, we are pleased to announce a new printing of Michael Kenna: A Twenty Year Retrospective. The Nazraeli Press edition features a larger format than previous editions, with high fidelity tritones printed 1:1 from original prints. It will serve as a companion book to Kenna’s Volume Two, to be published by Nazraeli Press in 2004. Born in the industrial north of England, Michael Kenna has lived in San Francisco since 1980. His mysterious photographs, often made at dawn or in the dark hours of night, concentrate on the interaction between natural landscape and man-made structures. His work has been shown throughout the United States, Europe, Australia and Japan, and is in such permanent collections as The Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris; The Museum of Decorative Arts, Prague; The National Gallery of Art, Washington; and The Victoria and Albert Museum, London. In her foreword, Ruth Bernhard describes Kenna’s prints as “exquisitely seductive, spiritual experiences, akin to poetry and music.” An essay by Peter C. Bunnell considers Kenna’s background and development, providing a thoughtful introduction to the 130 images that represent the twenty-year period from 1974 to 1994.

Publisher: Nazraeli Press

Size: 12 x 13'

168 pages, 130 duotone plates.

Customers who bought books by Michael Kenna also showed an interest in books by Josef Hoflehner.

Publisher's Price: £50.00
Michael Kenna

Signed Copy

Publisher's Description
In association with its original Japanese publisher, Treville, we are pleased to announce a new printing of Michael Kenna: A Twenty Year Retrospective. The Nazraeli Press edition features a larger format than previous editions, with high fidelity tritones printed 1:1 from original prints. It will serve as a companion book to Kenna’s Volume Two, to be published by Nazraeli Press in 2004. Born in the industrial north of England, Michael Kenna has lived in San Francisco since 1980. His mysterious photographs, often made at dawn or in the dark hours of night, concentrate on the interaction between natural landscape and man-made structures. His work has been shown throughout the United States, Europe, Australia and Japan, and is in such permanent collections as The Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris; The Museum of Decorative Arts, Prague; The National Gallery of Art, Washington; and The Victoria and Albert Museum, London. In her foreword, Ruth Bernhard describes Kenna’s prints as “exquisitely seductive, spiritual experiences, akin to poetry and music.” An essay by Peter C. Bunnell considers Kenna’s background and development, providing a thoughtful introduction to the 130 images that represent the twenty-year period from 1974 to 1994.

Publisher: Nazraeli Press

Size: 12 x 13'

168 pages, 130 duotone plates.

Customers who bought books by Michael Kenna also showed an interest in books by Josef Hoflehner.

Publisher's Price: £50.00
£55.00

Picture of One Picture Book #73: Pet Pictures

Publisher's Description

In Pet Pictures, Stephen Shore presents a series of photographs he has made over the years of his pets - barnyard and domestic alike. With his portraits of Annabelle to Zaza, in all four seasons, Shore shares a loving record of life on his family farm. The book reaches its crescendo with an original signed photograph of Pete the dog who, when wearing his bandana, has been sometimes confused for a boy scout. An extremely limited number of copies are available at this price, and are offered on a first-come, first served basis.

Publisher: Nazraeli Press

Size: 5 1/2 x 7 1/4"

16 pages, 17 four-color plates, 1 original print.

Stephen Shore
In Pet Pictures, Stephen Shore presents a series of photographs he has made over the years of his pets - barnyard and domestic alike.
£135.00

Picture of Six by Six (Set Three)

Publisher's description

We are pleased to announce Set Three of our award-winning limited edition series "Six by Six". This subscription-based series comprises 36 titles, published in six sets of six titles each, over a three year period. Each title in the series is limited to 100 hand-numbered copies, printed on our exclusive heavyweight Japanese paper and bound in Japanese cloth. Each book contains a separate exhibition-quality original print, numbered and signed by the artist, on 11 x 14 inch paper. The third set of six titles, listed below, is now shipping. The hardcover, oversized (12 x 15-inch) books and accompanying prints are contained in a custom-made slipcase. The current price for the entire series is $36,000. Existing subscribers are locked in at their original price. The third set of six titles includes the following: William Christenberry: "House Near Akron"; Eduardo del Valle & Mirta Gómez: "On View"; John Divola: "LAX NAZ: Los Angeles International Airport Noise Abatement Zone (Exterior Views)", 1975; Daido Moriyama: "Fishnet"; Karin Apollonia Müller: "Timber Cove"; Carrie Mae Weems: "Slow Fade to Black".

Publisher: Nazraeli Press

Size: 12 x 15"

Six limited edition books, each with a loose original signed print, housed in a custom slipcase.


Set Three of Nazraelli Press's award-winning limited edition series "Six by Six"
£3,710.00

Picture of Elegies of Manumission

Publisher's description


Max de Esteban’s gorgeous new monograph brings together all three parts of his stunningly beautiful “Elegies of Manumission” series. Making use of portraiture as a conceptual tool, de Esteban's portraits, of architectural quality and extraordinary craftsmanship, build a narrative beyond the anecdotal and push the boundaries of contemporary portraiture. Open to many interpretations, “Elegies of Manumission” questions the construction of identity of the individual subjects portrayed. This oversized (11x14-inch) book is beautifully printed on uncoated Japanese stock, and bound in Japanese cloth. The first edition is limited to 1,000 casebound copies. Max de Esteban is a recipient of a Fulbright fellowship, holds a Ph.D. from the Universitat Ramon Llull, and a Masters degree from Stanford University. His work has been exhibited internationally, and has received several prestigious awards, including the Grand Prix Jury's Special Award at Fotofestival 2010 in Poland and the National Award of Professional Photography – Gold Lux in Spain that same year. Max de Esteban lives and works in Barcelona, Spain.

To view examples of this work click here.

Publisher: Nazraeli Press

Size: 11 x 14"

68 pages, 50 four-colour plates

Max de Esteban
Making use of portraiture as a conceptual tool, de Esteban's portraits, of architectural quality and extraordinary craftsmanship, build a narrative beyond the anecdotal and push the boundaries of contemporary portraiture.
£45.00

Picture of One Tree

Publisher's description

“Each photograph unfolds itself as a personal mirror, meant only for you, like an unexpected gift. This is the free magic one finds in the world of Machiel Botman.” - Brigitte Ollier, Libération. A key figure in contemporary Dutch photography, Machiel Botman has always photographed as a way to understand life. He is not restrained by photographic conventions, but rather welcomes mistakes and surprises that combine with the highly personal nature of his subjects to create, as Ms. Ollier described it, “the world of Machiel Botman.” Like his individual photographs, Botman’s books and writings are autobiographical and chronicle the stages in his life, but they do not follow a linear narrative. “One Tree”, the artist’s third monograph, comprises a collection of images that are at once dark and hopeful, challenging and inviting. The book ends with Botman’s short story, “The hawk & the cat”, which plays off wonderfully with the images preceding it. Printed in Holland under the direct supervision of the artist, “One Tree” is a beautifully-produced artist’s book that belongs in the collection of every serious photographic library. This first printing is limited to 1,500 copies.

Examples of this work can be found here.

Publisher: Nazraeli Press

Size: 6 x 10"

72 pages, 40 duotone plates

Machiel Botman
“One Tree”, the artist’s third monograph, comprises a collection of images that are at once dark and hopeful, challenging and inviting.
£40.50

Picture of Grace

Publisher's Description

For 26 years, Elisabeth Sunday has found her muse in Africa: a place of origins, devastating beauty, great troubles and unyielding expressions of life. She has traveled alone and lived among various original peoples who amidst a changing world, have clung tenaciously to traditional ways of life. From the hunter-gatherers dwelling in the primeval forests of the Congo Basin, to the nomadic tribes inhabiting the vast stretches of the Sahara Desert, Sunday's photographs reveal an interplay of invisible forces that connect her subjects with the world of nature. Utilizing a flexible mirror of her own design, Sunday photographs reflections that blend and dissolve the boundaries between her figures and their environment. Sunday's images express an intimacy with a corresponding strength derived from that relationship. She writes: "Mirror photography is much more than photographing a reflection, it produces a visual alchemy that combines the physical world with that of the great mystery….and captures some element that remains hidden in straight photography." Elisabeth Sunday's work has been widely exhibited and collected throughout the United States and abroad. "Grace", the artist's first monograph, opens with an eloquent and enlightening essay by Deborah Willis. The book is printed in an oversized (14 x 17 inch) format on uncoated art paper and bound in Japanese cloth. This first printing is limited to 1,000 copies.

For examples of this work see here.

Publisher: Nazraeli

Size: 14 x 17"

60 pages

45 duotone plates


Elisabeth Sunday
For 26 years, Elisabeth Sunday has found her muse in Africa: a place of origins, devastating beauty, great troubles and unyielding expressions of life.
£36.00

Picture of The Anasazi Project

The romantic image of the native American as a counterpoint to urbanization and industrialization has been almost a cliché of American photography since the days of Edward Curtis and before. The high profile of the Anasazi cliff dwellings and the rock art created there has made it a favoured destination for tourists and photographers. Kirby and Gentry’s beautifully precise black-and-white images help us to see the native artwork and the wider landscape in a fresh light. Click here for samples of Kirby’s work and here for Gentry’s.

Publisher's Description

"Sitting with Joan and Don’s photographs spread on my old library table, I marvel at the way they capture this perception. Much as an x-ray goes beyond the skin to capture bone structure, their visual language reveals a world beneath the surface world, a ground truth of energy gathered temporarily into form. In shades of silver and ebony, lightening flashes on cresting sandstone, flames leap, the deluge descends. The play of light and shadow, the tracings of water and wind offer metaphors for spirit, metamorphosis, migration. The photographs of rock art, some thousands of years old, some contemporary with the cliff dwellings, confirm that there is always more than we know, more spirit, more magic. Mystery is more potent than explanation. Disrespect is dangerous. The buildings fitted deftly into the alcoves, the images made on the sandstone walls, are dwarfed by this vast sea of stone, but they are fiercely compelling. Their tough, sure-footed makers must have been comfortable with their own smallness. Deftly fitted into the land themselves, belonging not controlling, they made a full life out of what was at hand. Surely they moved confidently into their own future, walking out of the canyons to join the clans at the Center Place, leaving their gods and their exoskeletons to instruct us. The photographs imply all this and more." —From the Introduction by Ann Weiler Walka

Publisher: Nazraeli

Size: 12x13"

80 pages

60 duotone plates

Don Kirby and Joan Gentry

The romantic image of the native American as a counterpoint to urbanization and industrialization has been almost a cliché of American photography since the days of Edward Curtis and before. The high profile of the Anasazi cliff dwellings and the rock art created there has made it a favoured destination for tourists and photographers. Kirby and Gentry’s beautifully precise black-and-white images help us to see the native artwork and the wider landscape in a fresh light. Click here for samples of Kirby’s work and here for Gentry’s.

Publisher's Description

"Sitting with Joan and Don’s photographs spread on my old library table, I marvel at the way they capture this perception. Much as an x-ray goes beyond the skin to capture bone structure, their visual language reveals a world beneath the surface world, a ground truth of energy gathered temporarily into form. In shades of silver and ebony, lightening flashes on cresting sandstone, flames leap, the deluge descends. The play of light and shadow, the tracings of water and wind offer metaphors for spirit, metamorphosis, migration. The photographs of rock art, some thousands of years old, some contemporary with the cliff dwellings, confirm that there is always more than we know, more spirit, more magic. Mystery is more potent than explanation. Disrespect is dangerous. The buildings fitted deftly into the alcoves, the images made on the sandstone walls, are dwarfed by this vast sea of stone, but they are fiercely compelling. Their tough, sure-footed makers must have been comfortable with their own smallness. Deftly fitted into the land themselves, belonging not controlling, they made a full life out of what was at hand. Surely they moved confidently into their own future, walking out of the canyons to join the clans at the Center Place, leaving their gods and their exoskeletons to instruct us. The photographs imply all this and more." —From the Introduction by Ann Weiler Walka

Publisher: Nazraeli

Size: 12x13"

80 pages

60 duotone plates

£36.00

Picture of Pulp Art Book: Volume Two

Publisher's Description

Published November 2012.  Designed as a companion book to the LP-sized “Pulp Art Book: Volume One”, this much anticipated second volume builds on the first, introducing several new characters and vignettes, while solidifying Joni Harbeck and Neil Krug’s position as the hippest ex-Kansans in the contemporary art world. Poliziotteschi films were a major influence for Volume Two, in particular with the “Heist” series, which introduces Farrow, Patti and Tash. Jackie, Mystic White Flight, SummerLovers and other favorites make their appearances as well. Taken together, the characters and imagery in this fresh new collection take Pulp Art Book to a new level. “Husband and wife Neil Krug and Joni Harbeck have given birth to a poignant ballad of imagery that incorporates both psychedelia and spirituality. Pulp Art Book is an examination of societal life during the 1960s and 70s as well as a stylistic homage to B movies and Spaghetti Westerns. Krug has drawn attention in recent years for his commercial work with the likes of Ladytron, The Horrors, and Devendra Banhart, while model Joni Harbeck has been a muse to many and is the heroine of the print trilogy.” – Planet

See here for samples of the Pulp Art project

Publisher: Nazraeli

Size: 12 x 12"

72 pages

44 four-color plates

Harbeck & Krug
Designed as a companion book to the LP-sized “Pulp Art Book: Volume One”, this much anticipated second volume builds on the first, introducing several new characters and vignettes.
£27.00

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