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Picture of History's Shadow

Publisher's Description
David Maisel’s work has always been concerned with processes of memory, excavation, and transformation. These themes are given new form in his latest work, History’s Shadow. In this series, Maisel re-photographs x-rays from museum archives that depict artifacts from antiquity, scanning and digitally manipulating the selected source material. X-rays have historically been used by art conservators for structural examination of art and artifacts much as physicians examine bones and internal organs; they reveal losses, replacements, construction methods, and internal trauma invisible to the naked eye. By transcribing both the inner and outer surfaces of their subjects simultaneously, they form spectral images of indeterminate space, depth, and scale. The resulting photographs seem like transmissions from the distant past, both spanning and collapsing time. They express – through feeling and art, as well as science and reason – the shape-shifting nature of time itself, and the continuous presence of the past contained within us. The book contains an original short story by Jonathan Lethem that was inspired by Maisel’s images.

Publisher: Nazraeli Press
Size: 12 x 16'
72 pages, 43 four-color plates

Publisher's Price: £ 60.00
David Maisel

Publisher's Description
David Maisel’s work has always been concerned with processes of memory, excavation, and transformation. These themes are given new form in his latest work, History’s Shadow. In this series, Maisel re-photographs x-rays from museum archives that depict artifacts from antiquity, scanning and digitally manipulating the selected source material. X-rays have historically been used by art conservators for structural examination of art and artifacts much as physicians examine bones and internal organs; they reveal losses, replacements, construction methods, and internal trauma invisible to the naked eye. By transcribing both the inner and outer surfaces of their subjects simultaneously, they form spectral images of indeterminate space, depth, and scale. The resulting photographs seem like transmissions from the distant past, both spanning and collapsing time. They express – through feeling and art, as well as science and reason – the shape-shifting nature of time itself, and the continuous presence of the past contained within us. The book contains an original short story by Jonathan Lethem that was inspired by Maisel’s images.

Publisher: Nazraeli Press
Size: 12 x 16'
72 pages, 43 four-color plates

Publisher's Price: £ 60.00
£54.00

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 Sea Etchings
Publisher's Description
This gorgeous, limited edition artist's book by Nicola Dill is a 48-page 'installation' of the artist's elegant and meditative photographs of surf grasses. Unstaged and recorded in-camera, the photographs comprising this series are gestures in patience and time. The individual pieces leave the narrative aspect of photography behind, focusing on constantly changing structures and lines, preserving on film the temporary etchings created by the surf and sandy shores of the Pacific. Nicola Dill's photographs have been widely exhibited and published in the United States and in Germany. 'Sea Etchings', her first monograph, is printed in an oversized format on matt Japanese art paper. This first printing is limited to 500 copies.

Publisher: Nazraeli Press
Size: 13 x 16'
48 pages, 27 duotone plates

Publisher's Price: £ 50.00
Nicola Dill
Publisher's Description
This gorgeous, limited edition artist's book by Nicola Dill is a 48-page 'installation' of the artist's elegant and meditative photographs of surf grasses. Unstaged and recorded in-camera, the photographs comprising this series are gestures in patience and time. The individual pieces leave the narrative aspect of photography behind, focusing on constantly changing structures and lines, preserving on film the temporary etchings created by the surf and sandy shores of the Pacific. Nicola Dill's photographs have been widely exhibited and published in the United States and in Germany. 'Sea Etchings', her first monograph, is printed in an oversized format on matt Japanese art paper. This first printing is limited to 500 copies.

Publisher: Nazraeli Press
Size: 13 x 16'
48 pages, 27 duotone plates

Publisher's Price: £ 50.00
£45.00

Picture of Flora
Publisher's Description
According to the Oxford English Dictionary, personification is the representation ‘of a thing or abstraction as a person.’ In Neeta Madahar's new series of allegorical portraits ‘Flora,’ the traditional procedure of personification is reversed: here, actual women appropriate imagery stretching back to antiquity to fashion an empowering public persona. A favorite subject of Renaissance and Baroque painters, Flora was traditionally depicted as a young woman surrounded by reveling devotees bearing floral tributes. Madahar, however, presents us with a different Flora. Her immediate inspiration was not Botticelli but the stylized portrait photography of the 1930-50s including that of Cecil Beaton, Angus McBean and Madame Yevonde. These are images of real women whose bodies and comportment exemplify a willful sense of self-possession won through lived experience. Printed in process color on matt art paper, and opening with an insightful essay by Allan Doyle, this beautifully-produced artist’s book is bound in French suede covers in a first edition of 1,000 copies.

Publisher: Nazraeli Press
Size: 11 x 14'
48 pages, 17 four-color plates

Publisher's Price: £ 40.00
Neeta Madahar
Publisher's Description
According to the Oxford English Dictionary, personification is the representation ‘of a thing or abstraction as a person.’ In Neeta Madahar's new series of allegorical portraits ‘Flora,’ the traditional procedure of personification is reversed: here, actual women appropriate imagery stretching back to antiquity to fashion an empowering public persona. A favorite subject of Renaissance and Baroque painters, Flora was traditionally depicted as a young woman surrounded by reveling devotees bearing floral tributes. Madahar, however, presents us with a different Flora. Her immediate inspiration was not Botticelli but the stylized portrait photography of the 1930-50s including that of Cecil Beaton, Angus McBean and Madame Yevonde. These are images of real women whose bodies and comportment exemplify a willful sense of self-possession won through lived experience. Printed in process color on matt art paper, and opening with an insightful essay by Allan Doyle, this beautifully-produced artist’s book is bound in French suede covers in a first edition of 1,000 copies.

Publisher: Nazraeli Press
Size: 11 x 14'
48 pages, 17 four-color plates

Publisher's Price: £ 40.00
£36.00

Picture of Pulp Art Book: Volume One

Publisher's Description
 “Neil Krug’s stylized photos of his girlfriend [now wife], the model Joni Harbeck, were taken with Polaroid film years past its sell-by date. They have the kind of grainy, sun-scorched feel of a Sergio Leone spaghetti western. And ever since the couple began posting the photos on Flickr early this year, they’ve drawn a blaze of attention.” - The New York Times. Pulp - the multi-media collaboration between photographer Neil Krug and supermodel Joni Harbeck - has become a virtual sensation online, and is now the subject of the artists’ first monograph. 'Pulp Art Book: Volume One' is an LP-sized hardcover book, split into several vignettes ranging from a spaghetti western theme to a Bonnie and Clyde revival and to the struggles of a 1950s housewife. These series tell the story of each character, and will be expanded in subsequent volumes. The inspiration for the pulp theme comes from the artists’ collective appreciation of societal life and the artistic expressions of the 1960s and 70s. Old LP jackets, Giallo posters, vintage book covers, and B-movie cinema themes have defined their taste for this project. Initially they set out to capture something simple and sexy; as the shoots progressed, however, natural story lines emerged. The resulting work captures the smell of those decades and expresses them in a fresh way.

For samples of the Pulp Art project, look here.

Publisher: Nazraeli Press
Size: 12 x 12'
72 pages, 44 four-color plates

Publisher's Price: £ 30.00
Joni Harbeck and Neil Krug
Only edition, first printing. Now out of print. We have one copy in mint condition in publisher's shrinkwrap.
£60.00

Picture of Retratos Pintados
Publisher's Description
'Nothing has stopped me in my tracks more than when I was first introduced to a set of images collected by Titus Riedl, while attending a Latin American photo forum in São Paulo. If you visit a house in the northeast of Brazil, you are very likely to see a photo painting on the wall. This is a tradition that dates back many years, when a black and white image was not deemed exciting enough. Painted photos are a way of bestowing status on members of your family (both dead and alive) and giving them an iconic, almost saint-like look. When the roving dealers visited these houses, in search of commissions, they were able to facilitate any dream. They could bring back the dead, dress you in expensive clothes and jewellery, make you look years younger. Although these images are still produced, they are now more likely to be computer-generated rather than hand-painted. As I was keen to see the last of these artists in action, Titus decided to arrange an introduction. We went to my hotel room and made the edit that you see here. As another analogue tradition dies, we offer the portraits in this book as a testament to a most remarkable method of creating portraits. Let the dream live on.' — from the Introduction by Marin Parr 'Retratos Pintados' is the fifth title in our series Parr/Nazraeli Edition of Ten

Publisher: Nazraeli Press
Size: 10 x 12'
68 pages, 61 duotone plates

Publisher's Price: £40.00
Edited by Martin Parr from the collection of Titus Riedl
Publisher's Description
'Nothing has stopped me in my tracks more than when I was first introduced to a set of images collected by Titus Riedl, while attending a Latin American photo forum in São Paulo. If you visit a house in the northeast of Brazil, you are very likely to see a photo painting on the wall. This is a tradition that dates back many years, when a black and white image was not deemed exciting enough. Painted photos are a way of bestowing status on members of your family (both dead and alive) and giving them an iconic, almost saint-like look. When the roving dealers visited these houses, in search of commissions, they were able to facilitate any dream. They could bring back the dead, dress you in expensive clothes and jewellery, make you look years younger. Although these images are still produced, they are now more likely to be computer-generated rather than hand-painted. As I was keen to see the last of these artists in action, Titus decided to arrange an introduction. We went to my hotel room and made the edit that you see here. As another analogue tradition dies, we offer the portraits in this book as a testament to a most remarkable method of creating portraits. Let the dream live on.' — from the Introduction by Marin Parr 'Retratos Pintados' is the fifth title in our series Parr/Nazraeli Edition of Ten

Publisher: Nazraeli Press
Size: 10 x 12'
68 pages, 61 duotone plates

Publisher's Price: £40.00
£36.00

Picture of Desirer Walks the Streets
Publisher's Description
Desirer Walks the Streets presents a dark stream of black and white photographs that are culled from Andy Summers's life as a traveling musician. From a working life that outwardly would appear to be extroverted and chaotic, Summers has created a set of quietly compelling images that contradict the obvious. Made between 1983 and 2008, with a preference for the night shot, and covering a wide geographical graph from the Alto Plano of Bolivia to the alleys of the Golden Gai in Tokyo, the photographs convey a sense of intimacy, surrealism and situations that may be described as ‘in media res.’ Summers states that his photography may indeed be influenced by his absorption with music and that in a sense the photography he creates is a visual counterpart to the music that never leaves his head. Thus in Summers musical predilections – that may be termed as a taste for the melancholic, the convulsive melodic line, the dark chord with a few stray notes added – we find the brooding minor key photography he is attracted to. He adds that music and photography are kindred spirits in that they are nonverbal arts, but handily, may have interchangeable terms. He describes his own act of photography as tearing pages from a book and then reshuffling the results into a new visual syntax. Desirer Walks the Streets is the third monograph by Andy Summers and his first for Nazraeli Press. Andy Summers has been active as photographer since 1979 with numerous exhibitions, magazine essays, publications, and recently, keynote presentations of his photography. The recipient of a large number of music awards he is also a Doctor of the Arts and a Chevalier des Artes et Lettres.

Publisher: Nazraeli Press
Size: 9 x 14'
128 pages, 84 duotone plates

Publisher's Price: £40.00
Andy Summers
Publisher's Description
Desirer Walks the Streets presents a dark stream of black and white photographs that are culled from Andy Summers's life as a traveling musician. From a working life that outwardly would appear to be extroverted and chaotic, Summers has created a set of quietly compelling images that contradict the obvious. Made between 1983 and 2008, with a preference for the night shot, and covering a wide geographical graph from the Alto Plano of Bolivia to the alleys of the Golden Gai in Tokyo, the photographs convey a sense of intimacy, surrealism and situations that may be described as ‘in media res.’ Summers states that his photography may indeed be influenced by his absorption with music and that in a sense the photography he creates is a visual counterpart to the music that never leaves his head. Thus in Summers musical predilections – that may be termed as a taste for the melancholic, the convulsive melodic line, the dark chord with a few stray notes added – we find the brooding minor key photography he is attracted to. He adds that music and photography are kindred spirits in that they are nonverbal arts, but handily, may have interchangeable terms. He describes his own act of photography as tearing pages from a book and then reshuffling the results into a new visual syntax. Desirer Walks the Streets is the third monograph by Andy Summers and his first for Nazraeli Press. Andy Summers has been active as photographer since 1979 with numerous exhibitions, magazine essays, publications, and recently, keynote presentations of his photography. The recipient of a large number of music awards he is also a Doctor of the Arts and a Chevalier des Artes et Lettres.

Publisher: Nazraeli Press
Size: 9 x 14'
128 pages, 84 duotone plates

Publisher's Price: £40.00
£36.00

Picture of Holly Roberts - Works 2000-2009
Publisher's Description
Published as a companion book to 'Holly Roberts: Works 1989 to 1999' [Nazraeli Press, 2000], 'Works 2000 to 2009' documents the artist’s activities during the past ten years. Roberts’s odyssey with the painted photograph began in the mid-1970s. She found that in painting over a slick photographic surface, she was able to manipulate the paint by scraping it, scratching it and wiping it away with the luxury of never losing the underlying image. A modern pioneer of the method, Roberts brought the technique to a study of the emotions and psyche of the human condition. After spending decades refining her practice of over-painting photographs, Holly Roberts reversed her modus operandi and in 2005 began constructing photo-based images on top of painted, stand-alone, abstract backgrounds. Her use of these innovative backdrops sets the stage for a very different manner of making images that state her oddly lyrical takes on what she perceives to be true. Holly Roberts’s work has been widely exhibited in the United States and abroad, and is included in such permanent collections as the Art Institute of Chicago; Los Angeles County Museum of Arts; and Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. 'Works 2000-2009' opens with an essay by Robert Hirsch.

Publisher: Nazraeli Press
Size: 9 1/2 x 12'
80 pages, 60 four-colour plates

Publisher's Price: £40.00
Holly Roberts
Publisher's Description
Published as a companion book to 'Holly Roberts: Works 1989 to 1999' [Nazraeli Press, 2000], 'Works 2000 to 2009' documents the artist’s activities during the past ten years. Roberts’s odyssey with the painted photograph began in the mid-1970s. She found that in painting over a slick photographic surface, she was able to manipulate the paint by scraping it, scratching it and wiping it away with the luxury of never losing the underlying image. A modern pioneer of the method, Roberts brought the technique to a study of the emotions and psyche of the human condition. After spending decades refining her practice of over-painting photographs, Holly Roberts reversed her modus operandi and in 2005 began constructing photo-based images on top of painted, stand-alone, abstract backgrounds. Her use of these innovative backdrops sets the stage for a very different manner of making images that state her oddly lyrical takes on what she perceives to be true. Holly Roberts’s work has been widely exhibited in the United States and abroad, and is included in such permanent collections as the Art Institute of Chicago; Los Angeles County Museum of Arts; and Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. 'Works 2000-2009' opens with an essay by Robert Hirsch.

Publisher: Nazraeli Press
Size: 9 1/2 x 12'
80 pages, 60 four-colour plates

Publisher's Price: £40.00
£36.00

Picture of Grasslands
Publisher's Description
'It is difficult to imagine scenes more politically relevant at this very moment than these photos from America’s great grasslands. The pivotal period for most of these places occurred in a time that is a close parallel to our own, so grasslands stand as living, breathing records of an age of upheaval, economic depression and well-meant policy gone wrong. That they persist is testimony to a unique American strength: an evolved and evolving commitment to conservation. Yet they are at the same time not so much a recollection of the past, as they are an exhortation of what we must do to honor this legacy.' — From the Introduction by Richard Manning. Eight years ago, Nazraeli Press published Don Kirby's first book, Wheatcountry, to wide critical acclaim. We are pleased to announce Kirby's second monograph, Grasslands, which serves both as a companion book to Wheatcountry, and as stand-alone monograph of this important and timely series of photographs. In 2005, Kirby began a major study of the National Grasslands in the United States. The resulting monograph comprises 47 duotone plates, sequenced geographically from America's heartland of Nebraska, the Dakotas, Kansas and Oklahoma through Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, and Idaho, to the Oregon and California coastlines. Printed in a first edition of 1,000 casebound copies, Grasslands opens with an introductory essay by Richard Manning, and concludes with Jay Dusard's insightful and feisty afterword.

Publisher: Nazraeli Press
Size: 12 x 12'
82 pages, 47 duotone plates

Publisher's Price: £35.00
Don Kirby
Publisher's Description
'It is difficult to imagine scenes more politically relevant at this very moment than these photos from America’s great grasslands. The pivotal period for most of these places occurred in a time that is a close parallel to our own, so grasslands stand as living, breathing records of an age of upheaval, economic depression and well-meant policy gone wrong. That they persist is testimony to a unique American strength: an evolved and evolving commitment to conservation. Yet they are at the same time not so much a recollection of the past, as they are an exhortation of what we must do to honor this legacy.' — From the Introduction by Richard Manning. Eight years ago, Nazraeli Press published Don Kirby's first book, Wheatcountry, to wide critical acclaim. We are pleased to announce Kirby's second monograph, Grasslands, which serves both as a companion book to Wheatcountry, and as stand-alone monograph of this important and timely series of photographs. In 2005, Kirby began a major study of the National Grasslands in the United States. The resulting monograph comprises 47 duotone plates, sequenced geographically from America's heartland of Nebraska, the Dakotas, Kansas and Oklahoma through Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, and Idaho, to the Oregon and California coastlines. Printed in a first edition of 1,000 casebound copies, Grasslands opens with an introductory essay by Richard Manning, and concludes with Jay Dusard's insightful and feisty afterword.

Publisher: Nazraeli Press
Size: 12 x 12'
82 pages, 47 duotone plates

Publisher's Price: £35.00
£31.50

Picture of Love in black and white
Publisher's Description
British-born photographer Michael Kenna and Brazilian-born author Bianca Rossini worked together to create a book of photographs and poems entitled “Love in black and white.' Beautifully printed on natural Japanese paper in a limited edition of 1,500 hardcover copies, this gorgeous new book comprises 45 of Rossini’s original love poems, accompanied by selected photographs of Kenna’s landscapes made in locations around the world. Michael Kenna's photographs have been the subject of over thirty books and catalogues, and are included in such permanent museum collections as The National Gallery, Washington, D.C.; The Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai; and The Victoria and Albert Museum, London. In 2001, Kenna was made a Chevalier in the Order of Arts and Letters by the Ministry of Culture in France. Bianca Rossini is a singer, songwriter and author. Her upcoming Bossa Nova album features her original songs co-written with great American and Brazilian composers. As an actress Bianca has acted opposite film stars including James Spader, Hector Elizondo, Richard Dreyfuss, Christian Slater, Dick Van Dyke and Dom DeLuise. 'Love in black and white' is her third book.

Publisher: Nazraeli Press
Size: 8 x 10'
96 pages, 45 duotone plate

Publisher's Price: £40.00
Michael Kenna
Publisher's Description
British-born photographer Michael Kenna and Brazilian-born author Bianca Rossini worked together to create a book of photographs and poems entitled “Love in black and white.' Beautifully printed on natural Japanese paper in a limited edition of 1,500 hardcover copies, this gorgeous new book comprises 45 of Rossini’s original love poems, accompanied by selected photographs of Kenna’s landscapes made in locations around the world. Michael Kenna's photographs have been the subject of over thirty books and catalogues, and are included in such permanent museum collections as The National Gallery, Washington, D.C.; The Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai; and The Victoria and Albert Museum, London. In 2001, Kenna was made a Chevalier in the Order of Arts and Letters by the Ministry of Culture in France. Bianca Rossini is a singer, songwriter and author. Her upcoming Bossa Nova album features her original songs co-written with great American and Brazilian composers. As an actress Bianca has acted opposite film stars including James Spader, Hector Elizondo, Richard Dreyfuss, Christian Slater, Dick Van Dyke and Dom DeLuise. 'Love in black and white' is her third book.

Publisher: Nazraeli Press
Size: 8 x 10'
96 pages, 45 duotone plate

Publisher's Price: £40.00
£50.00

Picture of Witness Number 5
Publisher's Description
Joseph Mills is the subject and guest-editor of Witness Number 5, the successful artist-edited series published by JGS, Inc and distributed by Nazraeli Press. For his contribution to the Witness series – in which one artist is selected for each volume to present their own work as well as work by other artists – Mills presents his vintage street photographs, culminating in a special selection of his famed “Inner City” work with an accompanying essay by Paul Roth. Witness Number 5 closes with a presentation of work Mary Del Popolo (“Self”) and Norman Carr (“Schizopolis”). Designed from cover to cover by Joseph Mills, and featuring full-bleeds and an extended gatefold, this is a jaw-dropping volume that has to be seen to be believed.

Publisher: Nazraeli Press
Size: 9 1/2 x 12'
84 pages, 60 four-colour plates

Publisher's Price: £25.00
Joseph Mills
Publisher's Description
Joseph Mills is the subject and guest-editor of Witness Number 5, the successful artist-edited series published by JGS, Inc and distributed by Nazraeli Press. For his contribution to the Witness series – in which one artist is selected for each volume to present their own work as well as work by other artists – Mills presents his vintage street photographs, culminating in a special selection of his famed “Inner City” work with an accompanying essay by Paul Roth. Witness Number 5 closes with a presentation of work Mary Del Popolo (“Self”) and Norman Carr (“Schizopolis”). Designed from cover to cover by Joseph Mills, and featuring full-bleeds and an extended gatefold, this is a jaw-dropping volume that has to be seen to be believed.

Publisher: Nazraeli Press
Size: 9 1/2 x 12'
84 pages, 60 four-colour plates

Publisher's Price: £25.00
£22.50

Picture of Witness Number 6 - Lee Friedlander
Publisher's Description
'Lee and I have shared a number of unconventionally interesting friends during our five decades together, people who show us an unusual way of living a life. I would put Raoul Hague on that list, maybe at the top. Beginning in the mid 1960s and continuing for more than 25 years, Lee and I and our children visited him at the Woodstock, New York, cabin where he lived and worked. To enter Hague’s cabin was entering his universe. It was not simply a dwelling and a studio but a carefully organized way of life, a reflection of an esthetic ideal. All he did, whether work or pleasure, was driven by this ideal, which he created for himself and carried out without compromise. Hague was the quintessential storybook artist'. — from the text by Maria Friedlander.

Witness Number 6 provides a portrait – in 157 photographs by Lee Friedlander, and accompanying essay by Maria Friedlander – of the sculptor Raoul Hague. The Friedlanders knew Hague for over two and a half decades, and their deep fondness for, and mutual trust with, the Armenian-born sculptor comes through in every image and word of this gorgeous addition to JGS’s Witness series.

Publisher: Nazraeli Press
Size: 9½ x 12'
96 pages, 157 duotone plates

Publisher's Price: £25.00
Lee Friedlander
Publisher's Description
'Lee and I have shared a number of unconventionally interesting friends during our five decades together, people who show us an unusual way of living a life. I would put Raoul Hague on that list, maybe at the top. Beginning in the mid 1960s and continuing for more than 25 years, Lee and I and our children visited him at the Woodstock, New York, cabin where he lived and worked. To enter Hague’s cabin was entering his universe. It was not simply a dwelling and a studio but a carefully organized way of life, a reflection of an esthetic ideal. All he did, whether work or pleasure, was driven by this ideal, which he created for himself and carried out without compromise. Hague was the quintessential storybook artist'. — from the text by Maria Friedlander.

Witness Number 6 provides a portrait – in 157 photographs by Lee Friedlander, and accompanying essay by Maria Friedlander – of the sculptor Raoul Hague. The Friedlanders knew Hague for over two and a half decades, and their deep fondness for, and mutual trust with, the Armenian-born sculptor comes through in every image and word of this gorgeous addition to JGS’s Witness series.

Publisher: Nazraeli Press
Size: 9½ x 12'
96 pages, 157 duotone plates

Publisher's Price: £25.00
£22.50

Picture of Stripped
Publisher's Description
Based in New York, media artist Laura Carton created the photographs in “Stripped” by downloading a variety of pornographic images from the Internet, removing the bodies and then digitally reconstructing the backgrounds from the existing evidence. Looking beyond the camouflage of naked flesh, what remain are the carefully constructed and over-produced fictions of domestic space, suburban melodramas, utopian ideals and fantasies. These new narratives offer a number of sites from which to question underlying assumptions about sexuality, class, race, desire and commodification. “Stripped” is printed in a first edition of 500 copies.

“What’s particularly alluring about these images is the way they implicate the viewer in the missing action . . . shorn of buffed, blow-dried actors, they lose their practical function and become open-ended. Your imagination does the rest.” — The New York Times

Publisher: Nazraeli Press
Size: 12 x 13'
60 pages, 27 four-colour plates

Publisher's Price: £30.00
Laura Carton
Publisher's Description
Based in New York, media artist Laura Carton created the photographs in “Stripped” by downloading a variety of pornographic images from the Internet, removing the bodies and then digitally reconstructing the backgrounds from the existing evidence. Looking beyond the camouflage of naked flesh, what remain are the carefully constructed and over-produced fictions of domestic space, suburban melodramas, utopian ideals and fantasies. These new narratives offer a number of sites from which to question underlying assumptions about sexuality, class, race, desire and commodification. “Stripped” is printed in a first edition of 500 copies.

“What’s particularly alluring about these images is the way they implicate the viewer in the missing action . . . shorn of buffed, blow-dried actors, they lose their practical function and become open-ended. Your imagination does the rest.” — The New York Times

Publisher: Nazraeli Press
Size: 12 x 13'
60 pages, 27 four-colour plates

Publisher's Price: £30.00
£27.00

Picture of Wildfire
Publisher's Description
In the American west during the last 35 years, the number of fires increased by a factor of four; the average fire went from lasting one week to lasting five; the total area burned increased by six-and-a-half times; and the average fire season increased by 78 days. All of which is to say, as Bill McKibben points out in his introduction to Wildfire, we really shouldn’t be calling them wildfires any more. Sasha Bezzubov has gained wide recognition for his photographs of natural disasters in his ongoing project “Things Fall Apart.” Wildfire, the artist’s first monograph, is comprised of 32 large-scale photographs of the aftermath of forest fires in California. Using the genre of landscape photography, a tradition born with, and used to celebrate, industrial expansion, these photographs evidence the fragility of the man-made as it is transformed into dreamscapes of apocalyptic proportions.

“The cycle of destruction and regeneration, of death and birth, is a reality that is not subject to human contravection. Despite the muted palette, these pictures present stunning vistas of natural wreckage that mirror man-made war zones. The vastness of the devastation is at once appalling and breathtaking.” — Mary Hrbacek, New York Art World

Publisher: Nazraeli Press
Size: 12 x 13'
64 pages, 32 four-color plates

Publisher's Price: £30.00
Sasha Bezzubov
Publisher's Description
In the American west during the last 35 years, the number of fires increased by a factor of four; the average fire went from lasting one week to lasting five; the total area burned increased by six-and-a-half times; and the average fire season increased by 78 days. All of which is to say, as Bill McKibben points out in his introduction to Wildfire, we really shouldn’t be calling them wildfires any more. Sasha Bezzubov has gained wide recognition for his photographs of natural disasters in his ongoing project “Things Fall Apart.” Wildfire, the artist’s first monograph, is comprised of 32 large-scale photographs of the aftermath of forest fires in California. Using the genre of landscape photography, a tradition born with, and used to celebrate, industrial expansion, these photographs evidence the fragility of the man-made as it is transformed into dreamscapes of apocalyptic proportions.

“The cycle of destruction and regeneration, of death and birth, is a reality that is not subject to human contravection. Despite the muted palette, these pictures present stunning vistas of natural wreckage that mirror man-made war zones. The vastness of the devastation is at once appalling and breathtaking.” — Mary Hrbacek, New York Art World

Publisher: Nazraeli Press
Size: 12 x 13'
64 pages, 32 four-color plates

Publisher's Price: £30.00
£27.00

Picture of Building of My Home and Studio
Publisher's Description
Julius Shulman, born in Brooklyn in 1910, has for decades been recognized as the pre-eminent photographer of mid-century architecture. Shulman’s own home and adjoining studio in Hollywood’s Laurel Canyon were designed in 1949 by Raphael Soriano, and serve as the subject of this gorgeous new artist’s book. Shulman photographed the land he had purchased for his home in the early 1940s, as well as the construction which ensued. His set of master prints of this project, spiral-bound into an album, have been kept on his studio shelves for the past 60 years. We are now pleased to make available a limited edition facsimile of this important body of work, which provides insight into Shulman’s early working methods, and his unique ability to capture not only the aesthetic, but also the emotional, intention of designs. The Building of My Home and Studio is limited to 1,000 copies, each housed in a transparent slipcase for protection.

Publisher: Nazraeli Press
Size: 8 x 10'
50 pages, 50 duotone plates, slipcased

Publisher's Price: £30.00
Julius Shulman
Publisher's Description
Julius Shulman, born in Brooklyn in 1910, has for decades been recognized as the pre-eminent photographer of mid-century architecture. Shulman’s own home and adjoining studio in Hollywood’s Laurel Canyon were designed in 1949 by Raphael Soriano, and serve as the subject of this gorgeous new artist’s book. Shulman photographed the land he had purchased for his home in the early 1940s, as well as the construction which ensued. His set of master prints of this project, spiral-bound into an album, have been kept on his studio shelves for the past 60 years. We are now pleased to make available a limited edition facsimile of this important body of work, which provides insight into Shulman’s early working methods, and his unique ability to capture not only the aesthetic, but also the emotional, intention of designs. The Building of My Home and Studio is limited to 1,000 copies, each housed in a transparent slipcase for protection.

Publisher: Nazraeli Press
Size: 8 x 10'
50 pages, 50 duotone plates, slipcased

Publisher's Price: £30.00
£27.00

Picture of Witness #4
Publisher's Description
For this fourth volume in the Witness series, Eduardo del Valle and Mirta Gómez present photographs taken in the Yucatán Peninsula, Mexico where for over twenty years they have focused on the metamorphosis of the vernacular domestic architecture of the region. The husband and wife team’s selection for this volume is comprised of “Sections of Time,” a voluminous on-going project where the same dwellings are photographed from the same spot over a number of years, bearing witness to how the structures are affected by seasonal changes and the passage of time. The fascination that del Valle and Gómez have with these houses has come to epitomize their own transformation as first generation immigrants – and like the houses they photograph, they, too, have had to adapt, change and evolve in order to survive. Witness Number 4 closes with a presentation of work by two other Cuban-American photographers who, like del Valle and Gómez, witnessed the start of the Cuban revolution in the late 1950s and who also emigrated to the United States in the early ’60s: Tony Mendoza and Abelardo Morell.

Publisher: Nazraeli Press
Size: 9 1/2 x 12'
96 pages, 77 four-colour plates

Publisher's Price: £25.00
Eduardo DelValle & Mirta Goméz
Publisher's Description
For this fourth volume in the Witness series, Eduardo del Valle and Mirta Gómez present photographs taken in the Yucatán Peninsula, Mexico where for over twenty years they have focused on the metamorphosis of the vernacular domestic architecture of the region. The husband and wife team’s selection for this volume is comprised of “Sections of Time,” a voluminous on-going project where the same dwellings are photographed from the same spot over a number of years, bearing witness to how the structures are affected by seasonal changes and the passage of time. The fascination that del Valle and Gómez have with these houses has come to epitomize their own transformation as first generation immigrants – and like the houses they photograph, they, too, have had to adapt, change and evolve in order to survive. Witness Number 4 closes with a presentation of work by two other Cuban-American photographers who, like del Valle and Gómez, witnessed the start of the Cuban revolution in the late 1950s and who also emigrated to the United States in the early ’60s: Tony Mendoza and Abelardo Morell.

Publisher: Nazraeli Press
Size: 9 1/2 x 12'
96 pages, 77 four-colour plates

Publisher's Price: £25.00
£22.50

Picture of Bhutan - The Sacred Within
Publisher's Description
Kenro Izu has spent much of his career traveling the world, seeking the sacred and spiritual in landscapes and the people who inhabit them, and attempting to capture the moments in which he senses these qualities are revealed. The photographs in Bhutan: The Sacred Within reflect Izu’s exploration of a country that he visited repeatedly over a period of six years (2002-2007) and in which he found “a wealth of spiritual value.” The people of Bhutan are heirs to an unbroken tradition of Buddhist government and religion. The kingdom is known for its measurement of national success, not in terms of the Gross National Product but rather in the Gross National Happiness of its people, a concept based on the Buddhist idea that happiness is an individual and inner pursuit. The Bhutanese government sees it as its responsibility to create the right environment for its citizens to seek happiness. Combining an artist’s vision with exquisite sensitivity to the historical craft of photography, Izu creates work that brings us closer to a country on the brink of modernity that seeks to maintain traditions. Bhutan: The Sacred Within is published to coincide with Izu’s solo exhibition at the Rubin Museum of Art, New York.

Publisher: Nazraeli Press
Size: 14 x 17'
96 pages, 72 duotone plates.

Publisher's Price: £45.00
Kenro Izu
Publisher's Description
Kenro Izu has spent much of his career traveling the world, seeking the sacred and spiritual in landscapes and the people who inhabit them, and attempting to capture the moments in which he senses these qualities are revealed. The photographs in Bhutan: The Sacred Within reflect Izu’s exploration of a country that he visited repeatedly over a period of six years (2002-2007) and in which he found “a wealth of spiritual value.” The people of Bhutan are heirs to an unbroken tradition of Buddhist government and religion. The kingdom is known for its measurement of national success, not in terms of the Gross National Product but rather in the Gross National Happiness of its people, a concept based on the Buddhist idea that happiness is an individual and inner pursuit. The Bhutanese government sees it as its responsibility to create the right environment for its citizens to seek happiness. Combining an artist’s vision with exquisite sensitivity to the historical craft of photography, Izu creates work that brings us closer to a country on the brink of modernity that seeks to maintain traditions. Bhutan: The Sacred Within is published to coincide with Izu’s solo exhibition at the Rubin Museum of Art, New York.

Publisher: Nazraeli Press
Size: 14 x 17'
96 pages, 72 duotone plates.

Publisher's Price: £45.00
£40.50

Picture of Scales
Publisher's Description
Some indigenous people who had lived many years in the jungle visited a savannah for the first time in their lives and, upon seeing a human figure in that vast expanse, commented that “People around here are very small.” “Small people,” to them, represented literal reality; it was not a metaphor. We may laugh at them as being “childlike,” but when the contemporary architect “I” remarks: “It’s as if a large model itself becomes a building,” can’t we say that something similar to that story is taking place? What if someone looked at an actual building and said, “That model is very large”? — Naoya Hatakeyama

Scales is the result of a commission by the Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA), Montréal, given to Naoya Hatakeyama to create a work in response to photographs of architectural models in the Collection. In this beautifully produced book, featuring tipped-in plates and an 8-page gatefold, the artist presents his three series New York / Tobu World Square, 2003–2004; New York / Window of the World, 2006; and Tokyo / Mori Building, 2003.

Publisher: Nazraeli Press
Size: 8 x 10'
64 pages, 33 four-color plates

Publisher's Price: £30.00
Naoya Hatakeyama
Publisher's Description
Some indigenous people who had lived many years in the jungle visited a savannah for the first time in their lives and, upon seeing a human figure in that vast expanse, commented that “People around here are very small.” “Small people,” to them, represented literal reality; it was not a metaphor. We may laugh at them as being “childlike,” but when the contemporary architect “I” remarks: “It’s as if a large model itself becomes a building,” can’t we say that something similar to that story is taking place? What if someone looked at an actual building and said, “That model is very large”? — Naoya Hatakeyama

Scales is the result of a commission by the Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA), Montréal, given to Naoya Hatakeyama to create a work in response to photographs of architectural models in the Collection. In this beautifully produced book, featuring tipped-in plates and an 8-page gatefold, the artist presents his three series New York / Tobu World Square, 2003–2004; New York / Window of the World, 2006; and Tokyo / Mori Building, 2003.

Publisher: Nazraeli Press
Size: 8 x 10'
64 pages, 33 four-color plates

Publisher's Price: £30.00
£27.00

Picture of Fruitless - One Picture Book 42
Publisher's Description
Comprised of photographs of fruit trees in northern Dutchess and southern Columbia Counties in New York state, Tanya Marcuse's Fruitless documents orchards as they change with the seasons, and unfortunately with the times: these orchards are vanishing as new housing developments spring up at astonishing rates, and many of the trees stand on land that is currently for sale. Now listed at $150 on Nazraeli's home website. We have one copy left, slightly damaged, but not effecting the photographs. Please phone or email the shop if you require a description.

Publisher: Nazraeli Press
Size: 5 1/2 x 7 1/4
16 pages, 9 duotone plates, one original print

Publisher's Price: £25.00
Tanya Marcuse
Publisher's Description
Comprised of photographs of fruit trees in northern Dutchess and southern Columbia Counties in New York state, Tanya Marcuse's Fruitless documents orchards as they change with the seasons, and unfortunately with the times: these orchards are vanishing as new housing developments spring up at astonishing rates, and many of the trees stand on land that is currently for sale. Now listed at $150 on Nazraeli's home website. We have one copy left, slightly damaged, but not effecting the photographs. Please phone or email the shop if you require a description.

Publisher: Nazraeli Press
Size: 5 1/2 x 7 1/4
16 pages, 9 duotone plates, one original print

Publisher's Price: £25.00
£22.50

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