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Picture of Wise Trees

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Wise Trees is a photography book about trees that have a remarkable story to tell us. To create it, photographers Diane Cook and Len Jenshel spent two years travelling to five continents to photograph fifty-seven extraordinary trees that were carefully selected for their historic and cultural significance. From Luna, the coastal redwood in California that became an international symbol for conservation, to the Bodhi Tree, the sacred fig in India that is a direct descendent of the tree under which the Buddha attained enlightenment, Cook and Jenshel reveal trees that have shaped our lives and our feelings about nature. The project both reflects and inspires awareness of the enduring role trees have played in nurturing and sheltering humanity.

Diane Cook and Len Jenshel are two of America foremost landscape photographers. Their previous books include Aquarium (2003), Hot Spots: America Volcanic Landscape (1996), and Travels in the American West (1992). Their work is represented in more than one hundred major collections worldwide and they have been contributing photographers to National Geographic for twenty years. They live in New York City. Verlyn Klinkenborg is the author of The Rural Life. His articles and essays have appeared nearly everywhere. He was a member of the editorial board of the New York Times from 1997 to 2013.

Abrams

October 2017
192 pages


279mm x 305mm


93 colour photographs

Diane Cook & Len Jenshel

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Publisher's Description

Wise Trees is a photography book about trees that have a remarkable story to tell us. To create it, photographers Diane Cook and Len Jenshel spent two years travelling to five continents to photograph fifty-seven extraordinary trees that were carefully selected for their historic and cultural significance. From Luna, the coastal redwood in California that became an international symbol for conservation, to the Bodhi Tree, the sacred fig in India that is a direct descendent of the tree under which the Buddha attained enlightenment, Cook and Jenshel reveal trees that have shaped our lives and our feelings about nature. The project both reflects and inspires awareness of the enduring role trees have played in nurturing and sheltering humanity.

Diane Cook and Len Jenshel are two of America foremost landscape photographers. Their previous books include Aquarium (2003), Hot Spots: America Volcanic Landscape (1996), and Travels in the American West (1992). Their work is represented in more than one hundred major collections worldwide and they have been contributing photographers to National Geographic for twenty years. They live in New York City. Verlyn Klinkenborg is the author of The Rural Life. His articles and essays have appeared nearly everywhere. He was a member of the editorial board of the New York Times from 1997 to 2013.

Abrams

October 2017
192 pages


279mm x 305mm


93 colour photographs

£27.00

Picture of The Spirit of the Mountains

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A breathtaking collection from the International Mountain Summit's annual photography contest 2011 to 2016.

The Spirit of the Mountains presents the best photographs submitted to the International Mountain Summit (IMS) photography contest from 2011 to 2016. More than 160 stunning images display mountains around the world in their many manifestations from the violent spectacle of a volcanic eruption to a flower-painted valley. Above them all lies the eternal universe, now clouds, now stars, in darkness and light, embellished with northern lights, rainbows, or slashes of lightning. But more than all of that, The Spirit of the Mountains is a heart-stopping reminder that humans are absurdly insignificant in nature's design.

The photographs are organized into four chapters:

(1) Europe (Italy, Germany, France, Scotland, Norway, Canary Islands, Iceland, Austria and more)
(2) Asia (Armenia, Iran, Caucasus, Russia, United Arab Emirates, Nepal-India, Philippines, Indonesia and more)
(3) Africa/Oceania/Antarctic (includes Ethiopia and New Zealand and more)
(4) Americas (Greenland, Canada, United States, Guyana, Peru, Bolivia, Argentina, Venezuela, Chile and more)

The use of drones in the contest photographs was permitted in 2016. The 160 photographs include the known and unknown: Half Dome, Yosemite; K2, second only to Everest; Kangchendzönga, Kirkjufell, Mitre Peak, Koryaksky, Sassolungo, Mount Slamet, Tepuy Roraima -- and many more.

Firefly Books

160 full color photographs, photographer directory, index
Pages: 296

International Mountain Summit

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Publisher's Description

A breathtaking collection from the International Mountain Summit's annual photography contest 2011 to 2016.

The Spirit of the Mountains presents the best photographs submitted to the International Mountain Summit (IMS) photography contest from 2011 to 2016. More than 160 stunning images display mountains around the world in their many manifestations from the violent spectacle of a volcanic eruption to a flower-painted valley. Above them all lies the eternal universe, now clouds, now stars, in darkness and light, embellished with northern lights, rainbows, or slashes of lightning. But more than all of that, The Spirit of the Mountains is a heart-stopping reminder that humans are absurdly insignificant in nature's design.

The photographs are organized into four chapters:

(1) Europe (Italy, Germany, France, Scotland, Norway, Canary Islands, Iceland, Austria and more)
(2) Asia (Armenia, Iran, Caucasus, Russia, United Arab Emirates, Nepal-India, Philippines, Indonesia and more)
(3) Africa/Oceania/Antarctic (includes Ethiopia and New Zealand and more)
(4) Americas (Greenland, Canada, United States, Guyana, Peru, Bolivia, Argentina, Venezuela, Chile and more)

The use of drones in the contest photographs was permitted in 2016. The 160 photographs include the known and unknown: Half Dome, Yosemite; K2, second only to Everest; Kangchendzönga, Kirkjufell, Mitre Peak, Koryaksky, Sassolungo, Mount Slamet, Tepuy Roraima -- and many more.

Firefly Books

160 full color photographs, photographer directory, index
Pages: 296

£22.50

Picture of Yoga: the secret of Life

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In silence, ask the questions. Who am I? Why am I here?

Yoga: The Secret of Life is a photo-documentary about the spiritual and physical journey of yoga. Through photographs and text this fine art book explores the personal experiences of 108 of today’s leading practitioners and how this ancient practice has transformed their mind, body, and spirit.

The photographs are taken on glass plates using the wet collodion process, a photographic technique dating back to the 1850s. With the use of a large format wooden camera and antique brass lens, glass plates are hand coated to produce one of a kind ambrotype images. The collodion process transcends us to another place, another time. When light and chemistry collide we enter a mysterious world where art and science meet and the alchemy reveals itself.

The photographs take on another dimension with the spoken words that accompany them. The text provides an intimate and enlightening account of each person’s personal journey.

Beyond the physical postures Yoga: The Secret of Life delves deep into the purpose of our existence and how to live a happy and fulfilled life. It explores understanding who we truly are, why we are here, and what our ultimate purpose is on this planet.

Included are world renowned yogis Radhanath Swami, Sharon Gannon, David Life, Gurmukh Kaur Khasla, Sri Dharma Mittra, Krishna Das, Tao-Porchon Lynch, Shiva Rea, Rod Stryker, Seane Corn and Rodney Yee.

Francesco Mastalia has traveled the world photographing tribal, religious, spiritual, and indigenous people. His first book Dreads, published by Workman Artisan, is a photo documentary on the history of dreadlocks. The book is now in its eighth printing, and includes an introduction by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Alice Walker. His recent book Organic: Farmers & Chefs of the Hudson Valley published by powerHouse Books is a photo documentary of the Hudson Valley’s organic sustainable food movement. The portraits of the farmers and chefs were photographed using the wet plate collodion process, a photographic technique developed in the mid-19th century. Works from Organic are included in the Permanent Collection of the Library of Congress.

PowerHouse

9-3/4 x 12-1/2 in

224 pages
Francesco Mastalia

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Publisher's Description

In silence, ask the questions. Who am I? Why am I here?

Yoga: The Secret of Life is a photo-documentary about the spiritual and physical journey of yoga. Through photographs and text this fine art book explores the personal experiences of 108 of today’s leading practitioners and how this ancient practice has transformed their mind, body, and spirit.

The photographs are taken on glass plates using the wet collodion process, a photographic technique dating back to the 1850s. With the use of a large format wooden camera and antique brass lens, glass plates are hand coated to produce one of a kind ambrotype images. The collodion process transcends us to another place, another time. When light and chemistry collide we enter a mysterious world where art and science meet and the alchemy reveals itself.

The photographs take on another dimension with the spoken words that accompany them. The text provides an intimate and enlightening account of each person’s personal journey.

Beyond the physical postures Yoga: The Secret of Life delves deep into the purpose of our existence and how to live a happy and fulfilled life. It explores understanding who we truly are, why we are here, and what our ultimate purpose is on this planet.

Included are world renowned yogis Radhanath Swami, Sharon Gannon, David Life, Gurmukh Kaur Khasla, Sri Dharma Mittra, Krishna Das, Tao-Porchon Lynch, Shiva Rea, Rod Stryker, Seane Corn and Rodney Yee.

Francesco Mastalia has traveled the world photographing tribal, religious, spiritual, and indigenous people. His first book Dreads, published by Workman Artisan, is a photo documentary on the history of dreadlocks. The book is now in its eighth printing, and includes an introduction by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Alice Walker. His recent book Organic: Farmers & Chefs of the Hudson Valley published by powerHouse Books is a photo documentary of the Hudson Valley’s organic sustainable food movement. The portraits of the farmers and chefs were photographed using the wet plate collodion process, a photographic technique developed in the mid-19th century. Works from Organic are included in the Permanent Collection of the Library of Congress.

PowerHouse

9-3/4 x 12-1/2 in

224 pages
£45.00

Picture of Fashion Photography: the story in 180 pictures

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Fashion photography captures our desires and fantasies about how we present ourselves to the world, reflecting the changing values of our culture and society. Fashion Photography: The Story in 180 Pictures explores the profound influence that fashion photography has had on us over the past century, presenting its evolution as a language, and a genre, while showcasing some of its most glamorous moments. Featuring work by every important fashion photographer of the past, alongside those shaping contemporary taste today – including Richard Avedon, Horst P. Horst, William Klein, Helmut Newton, Guy Bourdin, Steven Meisel, Corinne Day and Juergen Teller, to name a few – fashion chronicler Eugénie Shinkle reveals illuminating moments in the story of fashion and photography, as she sketches the bigger picture.

Thames & Hudson

29.0 x 24.5 cm

272 pp

October 2017


Eugenie Shinkle (ed)

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Fashion photography captures our desires and fantasies about how we present ourselves to the world, reflecting the changing values of our culture and society. Fashion Photography: The Story in 180 Pictures explores the profound influence that fashion photography has had on us over the past century, presenting its evolution as a language, and a genre, while showcasing some of its most glamorous moments. Featuring work by every important fashion photographer of the past, alongside those shaping contemporary taste today – including Richard Avedon, Horst P. Horst, William Klein, Helmut Newton, Guy Bourdin, Steven Meisel, Corinne Day and Juergen Teller, to name a few – fashion chronicler Eugénie Shinkle reveals illuminating moments in the story of fashion and photography, as she sketches the bigger picture.

Thames & Hudson

29.0 x 24.5 cm

272 pp

October 2017


£35.96

Picture of Naked Britain

Publisher's Description

As a fashion photographer, Amelia Allen works in an industry obsessed with body image, one that focuses on the most flattering way of covering bodies. It was therefore an unusual and refreshing step for her to move into a world where the body is completely liberated, devoid of styling and stripped of fabric and fashion. People are no longer defined by appearance and are free to connect as equals, regardless of wealth, occupation or social standing. In her book, Amelia explores the reasons behind the unique and controversial status of naturism in today’s society that often associates nudity with sex; to Allen that association is a harmful misconception. She says: »It is interesting that the sight of a naked child is perfectly innocent, but from puberty onwards nudity becomes somehow indecent. In my book I want to share with you the liberation and empowerment that naturism can provide in a completely non-sexual way. The sense of fun and freedom that naturism seems to bestow on its followers is extraordinarily infectious and I like to think I have captured the raw beauty of that.«

Kehrer Verlag

24 x 30 cm 112 pages 80 duotone illustrations 2017

Amelia Allen

Publisher's Description

As a fashion photographer, Amelia Allen works in an industry obsessed with body image, one that focuses on the most flattering way of covering bodies. It was therefore an unusual and refreshing step for her to move into a world where the body is completely liberated, devoid of styling and stripped of fabric and fashion. People are no longer defined by appearance and are free to connect as equals, regardless of wealth, occupation or social standing. In her book, Amelia explores the reasons behind the unique and controversial status of naturism in today’s society that often associates nudity with sex; to Allen that association is a harmful misconception. She says: »It is interesting that the sight of a naked child is perfectly innocent, but from puberty onwards nudity becomes somehow indecent. In my book I want to share with you the liberation and empowerment that naturism can provide in a completely non-sexual way. The sense of fun and freedom that naturism seems to bestow on its followers is extraordinarily infectious and I like to think I have captured the raw beauty of that.«

Kehrer Verlag

24 x 30 cm 112 pages 80 duotone illustrations 2017

£31.50

Picture of New York: Portrait of a City

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Trace the epic story of New York through hundreds of atmospheric photographs, from the mid-19th century to the present day. This remarkable collection, now available in a popular edition, pays tribute to the extraordinary architecture, civic, social, and photographic heritage of the Big Apple.

From the building of the Brooklyn Bridge to the immigrants arriving at Ellis Island; from the slums of the Lower East Side to the magnificent Art Deco skyscrapers, the city is laid out block by block, in all its chaos, complexity, energy, diversity, and style. Featured photographers include such feted talents as Berenice Abbott, Weegee, Margaret Bourke-White, William Claxton, Marvin E. Newman, Ralph Gibson, Steve Schapiro, Peter Lindbergh, Lee Friedlander, Nan Goldin, and Ryan McGinley. With cover art by Robert Nippoldt, the collection is complemented by an extensive appendix showcasing some 100 books, movies, and records inspired by the city that never sleeps.

Taschen

17.2 x 24 cm, 428 pages

Reuel Golden

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Publisher's Description

Trace the epic story of New York through hundreds of atmospheric photographs, from the mid-19th century to the present day. This remarkable collection, now available in a popular edition, pays tribute to the extraordinary architecture, civic, social, and photographic heritage of the Big Apple.

From the building of the Brooklyn Bridge to the immigrants arriving at Ellis Island; from the slums of the Lower East Side to the magnificent Art Deco skyscrapers, the city is laid out block by block, in all its chaos, complexity, energy, diversity, and style. Featured photographers include such feted talents as Berenice Abbott, Weegee, Margaret Bourke-White, William Claxton, Marvin E. Newman, Ralph Gibson, Steve Schapiro, Peter Lindbergh, Lee Friedlander, Nan Goldin, and Ryan McGinley. With cover art by Robert Nippoldt, the collection is complemented by an extensive appendix showcasing some 100 books, movies, and records inspired by the city that never sleeps.

Taschen

17.2 x 24 cm, 428 pages

£27.00

Picture of Paris: Portrait of a City

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A city built on two millennia of history, Paris is entering the third century of its love story with photography.It was on the banks of the Seine that Niépce and Daguerre officially gave birth to this new art that has flourished ever since, developing a distinctive language and becoming a vital tool of knowledge.

Paris: Portrait of a City leads us through what Goethe described as a “universal city where every step upon a bridge or a square recalls a great past, where a fragment of history is unrolled at the corner of every street.” The history of Paris is recounted in photographs ranging from Daguerre’s early incunabula to the most recent images—an almost complete record of over a century and a half of transformations and a vast panorama spanning more than 600 pages and 500 photographs. This book brings together the past and the present, the monumental and the everyday, objects and people. Images captured by the most illustrious photographers—Daguerre, Marville, Atget, Lartigue, Brassaï, Kertész, Ronis, Doisneau, Cartier-Bresson, and many more—but also by many unknown photographers, attempt to bottle just a little of that “Parisian air,” something of that particular poetry given out by the stones and inhabitants of a constantly changing city that has inspired untold numbers of writers and artists over the ages.

Presenting an exciting patchwork of images from past and present, Paris: Portrait of a City is a huge and unique photographic study that, in a way, is the true family album of all Parisians. It is to them, and to all lovers of this capital city, that this vibrant, loving, and tender testimony is dedicated.

Taschen

25 x 34 cm, 544 pages

Jean Claude Gautrand

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Publisher's Description

A city built on two millennia of history, Paris is entering the third century of its love story with photography.It was on the banks of the Seine that Niépce and Daguerre officially gave birth to this new art that has flourished ever since, developing a distinctive language and becoming a vital tool of knowledge.

Paris: Portrait of a City leads us through what Goethe described as a “universal city where every step upon a bridge or a square recalls a great past, where a fragment of history is unrolled at the corner of every street.” The history of Paris is recounted in photographs ranging from Daguerre’s early incunabula to the most recent images—an almost complete record of over a century and a half of transformations and a vast panorama spanning more than 600 pages and 500 photographs. This book brings together the past and the present, the monumental and the everyday, objects and people. Images captured by the most illustrious photographers—Daguerre, Marville, Atget, Lartigue, Brassaï, Kertész, Ronis, Doisneau, Cartier-Bresson, and many more—but also by many unknown photographers, attempt to bottle just a little of that “Parisian air,” something of that particular poetry given out by the stones and inhabitants of a constantly changing city that has inspired untold numbers of writers and artists over the ages.

Presenting an exciting patchwork of images from past and present, Paris: Portrait of a City is a huge and unique photographic study that, in a way, is the true family album of all Parisians. It is to them, and to all lovers of this capital city, that this vibrant, loving, and tender testimony is dedicated.

Taschen

25 x 34 cm, 544 pages

£27.00

Picture of 1001 Photographs You Must See in Your Lifetime

Publisher's Description

A new generation, enabled by selfie sticks and social media, is being drawn to photography, and this is the perfect book to inspire and illuminate their appreciation of the full and rich history of this seminal art form and its many genres and techniques.

Award-winning photographer, critic, and educator Paul Lowe presents a carefully curated selection of the greatest still images—visually arresting, aesthetically complex, and historically significant—from the medium’s earliest days to the present. Included are photographs from all over the globe, taken by both female and male photographers: famous iconic images, key signature works by notable photographers, and less familiar images that are nevertheless essential viewing.

From 1850 to the present, from daguerreotype to digital, this book embraces all genres—documentary, portrait, photojournalistic, and more—as it traces the development of photography to the present day. It is organized chronologically with text that accompanies each photograph providing historical context and technical details. Each work is indexed by artist and by title, making it easy to find specific works and the oeuvres of particular photographers throughout the volume. Whether a gift or a self-purchase, this guide to the history and practice of photography is a must for budding amateurs and experienced practitioners alike.

Foreword by Fred Ritchin

About the Author

Paul Lowe is an award-winning photographer whose work has appeared in Time, Newsweek, Life, and many other publications. He teaches at the London College of Communication and is a consultant to the World Press Photo foundation in Amsterdam regarding the education of professional photojournalists worldwide.

Paul Lowe

Publisher's Description

A new generation, enabled by selfie sticks and social media, is being drawn to photography, and this is the perfect book to inspire and illuminate their appreciation of the full and rich history of this seminal art form and its many genres and techniques.

Award-winning photographer, critic, and educator Paul Lowe presents a carefully curated selection of the greatest still images—visually arresting, aesthetically complex, and historically significant—from the medium’s earliest days to the present. Included are photographs from all over the globe, taken by both female and male photographers: famous iconic images, key signature works by notable photographers, and less familiar images that are nevertheless essential viewing.

From 1850 to the present, from daguerreotype to digital, this book embraces all genres—documentary, portrait, photojournalistic, and more—as it traces the development of photography to the present day. It is organized chronologically with text that accompanies each photograph providing historical context and technical details. Each work is indexed by artist and by title, making it easy to find specific works and the oeuvres of particular photographers throughout the volume. Whether a gift or a self-purchase, this guide to the history and practice of photography is a must for budding amateurs and experienced practitioners alike.

Foreword by Fred Ritchin

About the Author

Paul Lowe is an award-winning photographer whose work has appeared in Time, Newsweek, Life, and many other publications. He teaches at the London College of Communication and is a consultant to the World Press Photo foundation in Amsterdam regarding the education of professional photojournalists worldwide.

£18.00

Picture of Photocat.

Publisher's Description

Cats occupy a very prominent position at Schilt Publishing & Gallery. For one thing, our logo is a cat. Not just any cat, but our famous Rhubarb, born in our house in 2008 when Maarten was away attending the British photography festival Rhubarb Rhubarb. He still leads a very contented life with Maarten and Maria Louise, his mother Dusha and ‘aunt’ Mirella. When we founded Schilt Publishing in 2009, we didn’t have to think twice about our logo. Rhubarb and his mesmerising gaze grace the spine of every book we have published since, immortalised by artist Paul van der Steen, who crafted the striking drawings of our tomcat. So we have long felt an obligation to our living legend Rhubarb to create a homage to the feline race in book form. Not just another book featuring these magnificent creatures, but a cat book

like you’ve never seen before, filled with stunning photography by exceptional photographers. Which is why we invited professional photographers to send us their best cat photos.

 

Together with Sacha de Boer – chief editor of this book, Dutch photographer, journalist, TV presenter and of course first and foremost a huge cat lover – we selected the most inspiring submissions, with Sacha’s cat Julius, now deceased, taking pride of place on the cover.

 

Renowned photographers featured in this book include Arthur Bondar, Machiel Botman, Rena Effendi, Anneke Hilhorst, Jason Houge, Martin Parr, Elliot Ross, Pentti Sammallahti, Pavel Smertin and Jindrich Štreit, to name just a few.

 

PhotoCat. is the ideal festive gift for all cat lovers.

Schilt Publishing

21 x 26 cm

104 pages

81 photos in full colour and duotone

Sacha de Boer (ed)

Publisher's Description

Cats occupy a very prominent position at Schilt Publishing & Gallery. For one thing, our logo is a cat. Not just any cat, but our famous Rhubarb, born in our house in 2008 when Maarten was away attending the British photography festival Rhubarb Rhubarb. He still leads a very contented life with Maarten and Maria Louise, his mother Dusha and ‘aunt’ Mirella. When we founded Schilt Publishing in 2009, we didn’t have to think twice about our logo. Rhubarb and his mesmerising gaze grace the spine of every book we have published since, immortalised by artist Paul van der Steen, who crafted the striking drawings of our tomcat. So we have long felt an obligation to our living legend Rhubarb to create a homage to the feline race in book form. Not just another book featuring these magnificent creatures, but a cat book

like you’ve never seen before, filled with stunning photography by exceptional photographers. Which is why we invited professional photographers to send us their best cat photos.

 

Together with Sacha de Boer – chief editor of this book, Dutch photographer, journalist, TV presenter and of course first and foremost a huge cat lover – we selected the most inspiring submissions, with Sacha’s cat Julius, now deceased, taking pride of place on the cover.

 

Renowned photographers featured in this book include Arthur Bondar, Machiel Botman, Rena Effendi, Anneke Hilhorst, Jason Houge, Martin Parr, Elliot Ross, Pentti Sammallahti, Pavel Smertin and Jindrich Štreit, to name just a few.

 

PhotoCat. is the ideal festive gift for all cat lovers.

Schilt Publishing

21 x 26 cm

104 pages

81 photos in full colour and duotone

£27.00

Picture of Thresholds

Publisher's Description

Thresholds is a series of lyrical, black and white photographs of Roddy Simpson’s personal and emotional engagement with and exploration of place; from his home area of Linlithgow to other parts of Scotland from Kirkcudbright to Orkney.

104 pages

Self-published

Interview and sample images

Roddy Simpson

Publisher's Description

Thresholds is a series of lyrical, black and white photographs of Roddy Simpson’s personal and emotional engagement with and exploration of place; from his home area of Linlithgow to other parts of Scotland from Kirkcudbright to Orkney.

104 pages

Self-published

Interview and sample images

£20.00

Picture of Fleeting Reflections

Photographer's Description

The sense of energy at Canary Wharf is palpable; it’s not a place that is often associated with quiet contemplation. Yet pausing for a moment reveals real beauty and softness alongside the corporate architecture; the patterns and colours can be mesmerizing like a kaleidoscope as they change with the light and weather.With so much activity all around, capturing these colourful images requires a focus that isn’t immediately obvious to passers by; I can spend hours at a time examining one body of water, waiting for something out of the ordinary. I sometimes think I might be the only person who is still among the crowd. The more I stand and watch the more I see, yet the more I look the more I notice that ‘looking’ is futile, it’s more about feeling and anticipating.

The images in this book are inspired by my childhood fascinations with kaleidoscopes and Spirograph and being captivated by the endless variation of colours and shapes you could create. The photos may seem like they have been manipulated or created in Photoshop but they appear in this book as they did for me while capturing them, as beautiful fleeting reflections.

  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 48 pages, 39 photographs
  • Publisher: Triplekite Publishing
  • Publication Date:
Mike Curry

Photographer's Description

The sense of energy at Canary Wharf is palpable; it’s not a place that is often associated with quiet contemplation. Yet pausing for a moment reveals real beauty and softness alongside the corporate architecture; the patterns and colours can be mesmerizing like a kaleidoscope as they change with the light and weather.With so much activity all around, capturing these colourful images requires a focus that isn’t immediately obvious to passers by; I can spend hours at a time examining one body of water, waiting for something out of the ordinary. I sometimes think I might be the only person who is still among the crowd. The more I stand and watch the more I see, yet the more I look the more I notice that ‘looking’ is futile, it’s more about feeling and anticipating.

The images in this book are inspired by my childhood fascinations with kaleidoscopes and Spirograph and being captivated by the endless variation of colours and shapes you could create. The photos may seem like they have been manipulated or created in Photoshop but they appear in this book as they did for me while capturing them, as beautiful fleeting reflections.

  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 48 pages, 39 photographs
  • Publisher: Triplekite Publishing
  • Publication Date:
£18.00

Picture of Being Human

Publisher's Description

All artists have a muse. Movie directors perfect their craft working again and again with the same actor, while choreographers find their inspiration for some of their greatest works when creating for a particular dancer. Sometimes a muse is a silent partner, the object of an artist's intense and obsessive gaze. At other times the relationship is a kind of performance, a deeply collaborative act. For William Wegman, whose muses have been all of these things and more over the years, inspiration arrived in 1970 when his dog, a Weimaraner named Man Ray, appeared in front of his camera.

William Wegman is a world-renowned American artist whose paintings, photographs, videos and drawings have been exhibited in museums and galleries internationally. Today he is perhaps best known for his collaborations with his longstanding muses, an ever-expanding cast of Weimaraners, for whom performing elaborate scenarios or merely posing demurely for their portraits comes as second nature. Curated in close collaboration with distinguished photography author William A. Ewing, William Wegman: Being Human is the most extensive collection of Wegman’s photographic work yet to be published. With over 300 images made over the last four decades, many published here for the first time, Being Human will delight and engage both those who are new to Wegman’s work and those who have admired his art for many years.

The book is organized thematically, presenting a wealth of exceptional work in such a way as to highlight the versatility of Wegman’s ever-inventive mind as he explores what it means to be human. From portraits of characters we so easily recognize – a suburban housewife, a famous actor, a nightclub singer, a golfer dressed in plaid – to imagery that toys with a wide range of visual languages, Wegman quotes freely from fashion photography, Cubism, colour theory, the tradition of the nude and the history of art itself.

With insightful essays by Ewing and Wegman, and an interview that explores the key concepts of the book, Wegman’s approach to his subjects and their life in the studio, Being Human celebrates a creative partnership - a relationship between an artist and his muses - that continues to this day.

Size: 21.0 x 14.8 cm

Extent: 352 pp

Illustrations: 332

Publication date: 3 August 2017

William Wegman

Publisher's Description

All artists have a muse. Movie directors perfect their craft working again and again with the same actor, while choreographers find their inspiration for some of their greatest works when creating for a particular dancer. Sometimes a muse is a silent partner, the object of an artist's intense and obsessive gaze. At other times the relationship is a kind of performance, a deeply collaborative act. For William Wegman, whose muses have been all of these things and more over the years, inspiration arrived in 1970 when his dog, a Weimaraner named Man Ray, appeared in front of his camera.

William Wegman is a world-renowned American artist whose paintings, photographs, videos and drawings have been exhibited in museums and galleries internationally. Today he is perhaps best known for his collaborations with his longstanding muses, an ever-expanding cast of Weimaraners, for whom performing elaborate scenarios or merely posing demurely for their portraits comes as second nature. Curated in close collaboration with distinguished photography author William A. Ewing, William Wegman: Being Human is the most extensive collection of Wegman’s photographic work yet to be published. With over 300 images made over the last four decades, many published here for the first time, Being Human will delight and engage both those who are new to Wegman’s work and those who have admired his art for many years.

The book is organized thematically, presenting a wealth of exceptional work in such a way as to highlight the versatility of Wegman’s ever-inventive mind as he explores what it means to be human. From portraits of characters we so easily recognize – a suburban housewife, a famous actor, a nightclub singer, a golfer dressed in plaid – to imagery that toys with a wide range of visual languages, Wegman quotes freely from fashion photography, Cubism, colour theory, the tradition of the nude and the history of art itself.

With insightful essays by Ewing and Wegman, and an interview that explores the key concepts of the book, Wegman’s approach to his subjects and their life in the studio, Being Human celebrates a creative partnership - a relationship between an artist and his muses - that continues to this day.

Size: 21.0 x 14.8 cm

Extent: 352 pp

Illustrations: 332

Publication date: 3 August 2017

£17.06

Picture of Kindertotenlieder

Publisher's Description

In an outpouring of grief after the death of his children from scarlet fever in 1833, German poet Friedrich Rückert wrote 428 poems on the deaths of children. 70 years later the composer Gustav Mahler was so moved by these poems, he began work on a song cycle eventually scoring five of the poems. Although chastised by his wife Alma for tempting fate as they had two young daughters of their own, Mahler completed the cycle in the summer of 1904. Three years later — a year of ‘sorrow and dread’ as Alma Mahler described 1907 — Mahler’s eldest daughter died from scarlet fever during the summer holidays at their house in Maiernigg. Mahler closed up the house and fled — never to return.

In 1976 Bill Henson began work on a series of works inspired by Rückert’s poems and by Mahler’s Kindertotenlieder. He continued to work on this series for 40 years, drawing together evocative dreamscapes of the forest and lake at Maiernigg, the composing hut Mahler had built deep in the forest and the family’s house on the shores of the Wörthersee, combining these works with the spectre of a young girl. Together these images present a beautiful and sustained meditation on longing and loss.

Presented as a limited edition hand bound slip case, Kindertotenlieder includes a volume of Henson’s photographs and Rückert’s poems printed with a letter press, as well as a 12” record of the Mahler song cycle performed by the Israel Philharmonic with Janet Baker and conducted by Leonard Bernstein.


Edition — 150
Pages — 16 Letter press / 64 Offset 
Images — 32
Details — Foil stamped slipcase / Hard back book / 12" Vinyl record
Size — 305x381mm

Bill Henson

Publisher's Description

In an outpouring of grief after the death of his children from scarlet fever in 1833, German poet Friedrich Rückert wrote 428 poems on the deaths of children. 70 years later the composer Gustav Mahler was so moved by these poems, he began work on a song cycle eventually scoring five of the poems. Although chastised by his wife Alma for tempting fate as they had two young daughters of their own, Mahler completed the cycle in the summer of 1904. Three years later — a year of ‘sorrow and dread’ as Alma Mahler described 1907 — Mahler’s eldest daughter died from scarlet fever during the summer holidays at their house in Maiernigg. Mahler closed up the house and fled — never to return.

In 1976 Bill Henson began work on a series of works inspired by Rückert’s poems and by Mahler’s Kindertotenlieder. He continued to work on this series for 40 years, drawing together evocative dreamscapes of the forest and lake at Maiernigg, the composing hut Mahler had built deep in the forest and the family’s house on the shores of the Wörthersee, combining these works with the spectre of a young girl. Together these images present a beautiful and sustained meditation on longing and loss.

Presented as a limited edition hand bound slip case, Kindertotenlieder includes a volume of Henson’s photographs and Rückert’s poems printed with a letter press, as well as a 12” record of the Mahler song cycle performed by the Israel Philharmonic with Janet Baker and conducted by Leonard Bernstein.


Edition — 150
Pages — 16 Letter press / 64 Offset 
Images — 32
Details — Foil stamped slipcase / Hard back book / 12" Vinyl record
Size — 305x381mm

£315.00

Picture of War Sand (Signed)

Publisher's Description

June 6, 1944: D-Day
The epic of war, told by a grain of sand...

“Through the use of microscopic photography and with a kind of forensic inquisitiveness and existential wondering, Weber brings us close to these fragments, offering us, too, the longer view: the eerie hush of the beachhead and the expressionless features of the sea and sky, edged in grasses. The series invites a contemplation of the endless quiet that lies beyond the flare of bold historical events, offering a cautionary tale of the hubris of humankind.”

— Sarah Milroy, art critic

The seacoast of Normandy churns with history.

In this visionary rite of images, texts, and scientific data, photographer Donald Weber and colleagues explore the sand beaches where the D-Day invasion was once fought, inch by inch, hand to hand. Their task was to gather forensic evidence, and determine the fate of this legendary battle over time.

The war-relics presented here create an immersive experience on the theme of collective memory. They include WWII spy-craft and old Hollywood movies, dioramas and drone-mounted cameras, private post-war memoirs and wistful seaside photographs. These artifacts reveal war’s quantum traces. And they expose our civilization's longing for a final victory over death.

War Sand seeks a great truth: What is history?

And what does it mean to us, its creators and survivors?

Book Specs

Publisher: Polygon, 2018
Paperback: 372 pp., fold-out map insert, 195+ colour and B&W images
Dimensions: 7.6×11.4″ (195×290 mm)
Language: English, French and German

Photography by Donald Weber
Text by Larry Frolick, Kevin Robbie and Donald Weber
Design by Teun van der Heijden

Donald Weber
June 6, 1944: D-Day The epic of war, told by a grain of sand...
£69.50

Picture of Nordic Noir

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Captivated by the Scandinavian lands from a residence in Norway, Sébastien Van Malleghem has since advanced his travels from Denmark to Iceland, passing through Finland and Sweden. Nordic Noir is the visual recital of this contrasting trek.

With breath-taking and timeless landscapes, scenes of life and harsh portraits, the series is closer to a constellation than a linear path. In the explosion of emotions that is the series, the photographer finds the right balance between the sublime and the banal, between the grandiose and the intimate.

Leaning towards reverie in this work, Sébastien Van Malleghem’s eye remains sharp and keen; just as well when the scenery lends itself to pure contemplation, to the exhilaration of large spaces, to the experience of solitude where he captures a carefree and unbridled youthfulness that lays itself unreservedly open in front of the lens.

A graduate of the school ‘Le75’ in Brussels in 2009, this young photographer already has several reportages hailed by international critiques under his belt. His incisive and sombre visual writing, along with an unswerving commitment and determination, make him one of the most compelling young talents of recent years.

Since 2008, he has been producing projects at an almost dizzying pace. Among them are “Police”, adventures of a night squad; “Prisons”, a true immersion in the prison system; “The Ruins of the power”, a foray into post-Gadaffi Lybia; “The Last shelter”, on junkies, the homeless and others left to the streets of Berlin; and “Deposito Temporal”, in Mexico’s morgues.

In “Nordic Noir”, a series started in 2012, in parallel to his other works, his documentary style gives way to a more poetic and introspective dimension.

Publisher: André Frère Éditions

Size: 240 x 300 mm

136 pages, 71 duotone pictures
  
French / English





Sébastien Van Mallhegem
Captivated by the Scandinavian lands from a residence in Norway, Sébastien Van Malleghem has since advanced his travels from Denmark to Iceland, passing through Finland and Sweden. Nordic Noir is the visual recital of this contrasting trek.
£46.95

Picture of Walker Evans

Publisher's Description

Walker Evans was one of the most important American photographers of the 20th century. His focus on everyday life in America, in both urban and rural settings, makes him also one of the most relatable. This retrospective volume traces Evans’ career through more than 300 images—from his first photographs of the late 1920s to his Polaroids of the 1970s. Organized thematically, the book examines topics such as Evans’ relationship with the impresario Lincoln Kirstein, his work in postcards and magazines, and his lifelong exploration of the American vernacular. In addition, this volume features items from the photographer’s own collection, including personal writings, signage, postcards, and other ephemera. Through these ancillary objects and a thorough overview of Evans’ career, readers will come away with a better understanding of a photographer whose iconic photographs remain timeless.

Publisher: Prestel

Size: 235 x 280 mm

320 pages, 104 color illustrations, 285 b/w illustrations

Walker Evans
This retrospective volume traces Evans’ career through more than 300 images—from his first photographs of the late 1920s to his Polaroids of the 1970s
£44.99

Picture of New Realities: Photography in the 19th Century

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

Publisher's Description

World-renowned photographs from the Rijksmuseum’s collection

With masterpieces by world-famous photographers such as Eadweard Muybridge, Charles Marville, William Henry Fox Talbot

The invention of photography in 1839 led to a revolution in visual culture: photography both portrayed and created the modern world. For the first time, it was possible to depict and unlock every facet of that world. Photography secured a position in every field: in science, the arts, daily life and in the reporting of what was happening in the world.

Presenting a selection of more than 300 photographs from the large and important collection of the Rijksmuseum, New Realities provides an impressive overview of the international development of photography. Major highlights include the earliest travel photos, motion studies by Eadweard Muybridge, advertising photography, portraits, scenes from everyday life, the earliest photograph taken in Suriname and amazing shots that were made by microscope and telescope.
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Publisher: nai010

Size: 230 x 290 mm

340 pages


World-renowned photographs from the Rijksmuseum’s collection
£44.00

Picture of Ilulissat: Sculptures of Change—Greenland 2003–2017

Publisher's Description

Ever since his first visit to the Arctic in 2003, the photographer Olaf Otto Becker (*1959 in Travemünde, Germany) has returned there again and again. Starting in Ilulissat, one of the oldest settlements in western Greenland, Becker and his camera have traveled by boat on the polar sea, looking for icebergs. Like floating giants, the white mountains jut out of the water, their many majestic shapes reflected in it below. In their peaceful sublimity there is always also a sense of fragility, as he himself says: “For me, icebergs are wonderful temporal sculptures created of their own accord, yet at the same time they are also natural monuments, reminders of the continuing process of climate change, which we humans are now influencing to a great extent for the first time in the history of our planet.”

Publisher: Hatje Cantz

Size: 280 x 240 mm

96 pages, 48 illustrations

German, English

Olaf Otto Becker
Witness to climate change in progress
£29.25

Picture of Silence

Publisher's Description

The photographer and architect Gabriela Torres Ruiz (*1970 in Mexico City) shows how silence can be captured photographically and the associations it engenders. With a fine sense for the poetic interplay between light, color, and space, her Silence series juxtaposes landscape motifs and interior photographs in diptychs and triptychs. The depicted decay of the buildings alongside enchanted alpine and forest landscapes make reference to the cycle between architecture and nature, which ultimately reclaims its environment. Not only do the photographs reveal a formal affinity in terms of their texture and nuanced color as a result of Torres Ruiz’s sensitive selection, but they also closely relate in content. The melancholy beauty of Iceland was the source of inspiration for the series. The photographer has since sought out further abandoned and forgotten places for the purpose of reflecting on the phenomenon of “silence.”

Publisher: Hatje Cantz

Size: 230 x 290 mm

112 pages, 88 illustations

German, English, Spanish

Gabriela Torres Ruiz
The aura of abandoned places
£31.50

Picture of The Human Clay: Parties

Publisher's Description

Lee Friedlander (b. 1934) is known for his candid portraits of people in their everyday environments. This volume in his Human Clay series of books highlights a lively collection of Friedlander’s photographs of celebrations—both public and private. From intimate gatherings to boisterous street parades, costume parties to black-tie affairs, Friedlander captures the spirit of these events and the ways in which they are commemorated. He documents surprisingly intimate moments—couples stealing a kiss, friends engaged in spirited conversation or laughing over drinks, guests lost in music on the dance floor. The images also feature a number of celebrities, including actors Ingrid Bergman and Sidney Poitier, enjoying the revelry at galas and parties, such as one at the famous Sardi’s restaurant in New York.
 
Publisher: Yale University Art Gallery

Size: 244 x 279 mm

188 pages, 172 duotone illus.

Lee Friedlander
This volume in his Human Clay series of books highlights a lively collection of Friedlander’s photographs of celebrations—both public and private.
£45.00

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