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Picture of Settlements (Signed)

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Publisher's Description

How should we live on this planet? Can we lead fulfilling lives whilst sustaining the environment on which we depend for our wellbeing and sustenance?

In a world increasingly dedicated to material consumption, driven by a sense of entitlement to exploit nature without limit, these questions have become critical.

Settlements is a photographic record of a small number of communities and individuals, based in Britain, who are quietly building and exploring alternative land-based, low impact ways of living, that address these issues and dilemmas.

Taken between 2004 and 2015, the photographs chart a period in their evolution and growth seen through their homes, infrastructure and community portraits. They are accompanied by introductions written by the communities, and texts by the author that explore connected historical and contemporary issues.

Together they reveal a way of life that challenges the mainstream, suggesting different narratives for the future and contributing to our collective imagination.

Size: 240 x 290 mm

256 pages, 151 colour photographs

David Spero
Settlements is a photographic record of a small number of communities and individuals, based in Britain, who are quietly building and exploring alternative land-based, low impact ways of living, that address these issues and dilemmas.
£35.00

Picture of Margins of Excess (Signed)

Publisher's Description

In 'Margins of Excess' the notion of how personal imagination conflicts with generally accepted beliefs is expressed through the narratives of six individuals. Every one of them momentarily received nationwide attention in the US press because of their attempts to realize a dream or passion, but were presented as frauds or deceivers by the mass media’s apparent incapacity to deal with idiosyncratic versions of reality.

Herman Rosenblat became well-known because of a self-invented love-story set in a concentration camp during WWII, the private detective Jay J. Armes appears to be a real-life superhero, Darius McCollum drew media attention by compulsively highjacking trains, Richard Heene would have staged an elaborate television hoax, Rachel Doležal would have pretended to be ‘black’, and Ali Alqaisi would have tried to make people believe that he was the ‘hooded man’ in the iconic photo from Abu Ghraib prison. This book weaves together their stories through personal interviews, press articles, archival footage and staged photographs.

The current era of ‘post-truth’, in which truths, half-truths, lies, fiction or entertainment are easily interchanged, has produced a culture of ‘hyper-individual truths’, demanding a new approach to identify the underlying narratives that structure our perception of reality in a world where there is no longer a generally accepted frame of realism. Embedding the stories of the six main protagonists into a clustering tale of cloned military dogs, religious apparitions, suspect vehicles, fake terrorist plots, accidental bombings and fictional presidents, this book follows an associative logic akin to the indiscriminate way a paranoid mind connects unrelated events, or the hysteria of the 24-second news cycle.

In 'Margins of Excess' reality and fiction are intertwined. Not to fool us, but to reveal a more intricate view of our world, which takes into account the subjective and fictitious nature of the categories we use to perceive and define it. And then again: not to celebrate superficiality and contingency, but to pierce through the noise, buzz, pulp, lies, dreams, paranoia, cynicism and laziness and to embrace ‘reality’ in all its complexity.

Publisher: Self-published

Size: 192 x 246 mm

352 pages

Edition of 1500

Max Pinckers
In 'Margins of Excess' the notion of how personal imagination conflicts with generally accepted beliefs is expressed through the narratives of six individuals. Every one of them momentarily received nationwide attention in the US press because of their attempts to realize a dream or passion, but were presented as frauds or deceivers by the mass media’s apparent incapacity to deal with idiosyncratic versions of reality.
£47.50

Picture of PAK!

Publisher's Description

"Inside these pages are the portraits of people I encounter everyday. What fascinates me about them is their collective rebellion against ­inhibitions and acceptable behavior in what is largely a conservative Catholic society. Some of them are friends, some I had an intimate ­relationship with, and some are strangers, but I can identify with them within my environment. Just the act of taking these photos have subjected me to the same criticisms that most of them have encountered.

In a way, it is an attempt to expose the world behind the façade that most Filipinos aspire to."  Brian Sergio

Publisher: dienacht

Size: 180 x 260 mm

Brian Sergio
"Inside these pages are the portraits of people I encounter everyday. What fascinates me about them is their collective rebellion against ­inhibitions and acceptable behavior in what is largely a conservative Catholic society..."
£27.00

Picture of Sun Stands Stil

Publisher's Description

"The images in the photoseries "Sun Stands Still" were shot during the years 2015/16, while traveling through my homecountry Romania, as well as through Poland, Portugal and Germany. But the concrete places dissolve in this work and they become my own personal metaphorical space. In this space and through this images, I tell stories both of intimate encounters, as well as from a brief glance at the little stories i met along the way, which may have happened, or will still happen – while passing by. And in doing so, images came along and have been found (again); as if they could arise from my memories, hunches and dreams. The images in „Sun Stands Still “ are therefor seen as momentary reliefs, which may be found in reality as in a dream."

Publisher: dienacht

Size: 140 x 190 mm

60 pages

Print run: 200 copies

Patricia Morosan
"The images in the photoseries "Sun Stands Still" were shot during the years 2015/16, while traveling through my homecountry Romania, as well as through Poland, Portugal and Germany."
£25.00

Picture of Black Dots

Publisher's Description

‘Black Dots’ is an exploration of mountain bothies and bothy culture throughout the United Kingdom.

Far from civilisation and mostly accessible only by foot, bothies are secluded mountain shelters scattered across the British Isles and tirelessly maintained by volunteers from the Mountain Bothies Association. Unlocked and free to use, they provide a refuge from the vast terrain that surrounds them and have become an iconic feature of the British landscape over the past fifty years. Bothies are synonymous with the outdoor experience in the UK and from day trippers to mountaineers, the growing community of bothy-users is hugely diverse.

‘Black Dots’ is the result of almost three years spent traversing our most remote landscapes in an attempt to better understand what these buildings are, where they’re located and the culture that surrounds them. Drawn not only by the primitive beauty of the bothies and the landscapes they sit within, the work also investigates the human element to the bothy story, capturing the faces of those who trek for hours to temporarily inhabit these spaces, many miles from the nearest settlements.

'Black Dots' was supported by Rab Equipment

Publisher: Another Place Press

Size: 235 x 190 mm

48 pages

Edition of 400

Nicholas J R White
‘Black Dots’ is an exploration of mountain bothies and bothy culture throughout the United Kingdom.
£16.00

Picture of Icebreaker

Pubiisher's Description

"In the winter of 2002 I was commissioned by the German magazine 'Mare' to spend ten days aboard the Finnish icebreakers 'Kontio' and 'Fennica'.

These huge and powerful ships assist international shipping to reach ports in the northern section of the Bay of Bothnia, across seas which are often frozen for six months of the year."

Publisher: Another Place Press

Size: 250 x 200 mm

56 pages

Edition of 600

Mark Power
In the winter of 2002 Mark Power was commissioned by the German magazine 'Mare' to spend ten days aboard the Finnish icebreakers 'Kontio' and 'Fennica.
£16.00

Picture of Cottonwoods

Publisher's Description

Trees have been a subject of lifelong engagement for Robert Adams, and no species has enthralled him more than the cottonwood. Revered by the Plains Indians, native cottonwoods animate the landscape unforgettably but their thirst for water and lack of commercial value have made them common targets for removal by agribusiness and housing developers. Some of Adams’s earliest pictures were of cottonwoods, and he photographed them throughout the thirty-five years he lived in Colorado.

Originally published by the Smithsonian in 1994 as a part of the series “Photographers at Work,” this new edition of Cottonwoods has been expanded and enlarged.

Publisher: Steidl

Size: 280 x 300 mm

96 pages, 42 images

Robert Adams
Trees have been a subject of lifelong engagement for Robert Adams, and no species has enthralled him more than the cottonwood.
£34.20

Picture of Theater of Love

Publisher's Description

The series consists of around 100 photographs taken around the year 1965, when Araki was working at advertising giant Dentsu. The photos, first shown at an exhibition at Taka Ishii Gallery in February 2011, are presented as a postcard-sized book, hidden in a Fuji photographic paper box replica, the same way Araki discovered his old prints.

“I’ve found a cabinet box, labelled “Theater of Love”. Opening it, there were about 150 prints inside. They must have been taken around ’65, back when I was clicking away on an Olympus Pen F, experimenting with thermal development, fooling around with printing and film developing techniques. The photos are a record of me, the women and the life and the places of that era. Seems like I called them “Theater of Love” in those days. But either way — good stuff. Good photos. You can’t get this with digital.”
— Nobuyoshi Araki

Publisher: Case Publishing

Size: 180 x 133 mm

242 pages, 119 images

Language: Japanese

Limited Edition: 1000

Nobuyoshi Araki
The series consists of around 100 photographs taken around the year 1965, when Araki was working at advertising giant Dentsu.
£60.00

Picture of Selfpolaroids

Publisher's Description

selfpolaroids is a special box set, bringing together 32 large format postcards of the artist's polaroid selfies (4C), 1 book of Tokyo Rumando's new Peel Apart series (24 pages, 4C), and a sealed pack of the artist's personal belongings or stage props (unique to each box) all housed together in a luxurious printed clamshell box.

Please note: the vacuum-sealed personal belongings included with each copy of selfpolaroids are one-of-a-kind items. Please see the gallery above for three examples of items included with each box.

"I was a highschool student when I first got the polaroid camera. It was a fun gadget to play with friends, as it could quickly capture the moment.
This box set includes a selection of my polaroid works from 2005 until now.
I used to use the polaroid camera to do testing for my self portraits.
Polaroids are like a documentation of reality for me, as I make works that interconnect the present, past, and future.
When I look into their unique colours, I can see many beautiful colour particles like the universe - it gives me an unexplainable sense of exaltation."

― Tokyo Rumando

Publisher: Zen Foto Gallery

Size: 220 x 40 mm

24 pages

Polaroid photo cards

32 cards (colour print with UV screen thick varnish)

Including vacuum-sealed personal belongings by the artist

Colour photo booklet

Language: Japanese, English

Limited edition: 700

Tokyo Rumando
New, signed, limited edition, including unique personal items
£60.00

Picture of Where I Find Myself

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‘Where I Find Myself’ is the first major single book retrospective of one of America’s leading photographers. As the title indicates, it is organized in inverse chronological order and spans the photographer's whole career to date. It covers all of Meyerowitz’s great projects: his work inspired by the artist Morandi, his work on trees, his exclusive coverage of Ground Zero, his trips in the footsteps of Robert Frank across the US, his experiments comparing colour and black and white pictures, and of course his iconic street photography work. The text is all by Joel Meyerowitz himself and the book coincides with a major retrospective show in Berlin.

Publisher: Lawrence King

Size: 315 x 220 mm

352 pages, 400 illustrations

Joel Meyerowitz
‘Where I Find Myself’ is the first major single book retrospective of one of America’s leading photographers.
£40.50

Picture of Overflow

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Takuma Nakahira’s series ‘Overflow’ was originally presented as an installation during the 1974 exhibition ’Fifteen Photographers Today’ (National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo). The work consisted of 48 color photographs that were arranged on a wall 6 meters wide and 1.6 meters high. The photobook ‘Overflow’ is the first chance to view Nakahira’s astonishing series outside the context of an exhibition.
The photographs show elements of a city — eery rifts in a space overflowing with objects, commodities and information — that Nakahira encountered and captured in his everyday life, from ivy creeping across walls and manhole covers in the streets to the tire of a large truck, from a pale-bellied shark floating in the transparent darkness behind the glass of an aquarium to close-up shots of a subway station.
The photobook’s layout strictly mimics each photo’s position in the installation piece in order to replicate the series’ original experience within the confines of a book. Additionally, Princeton University lecturer Franz K. Prichard contributes an extensive essay in which he compares the Overflow series with Nakahira’s vision of an ‘illustrated dictionary’ (as outlined in Nakahira’s 1973 essay ‘Why an Illustrated Botanical Dictionary?’), thereby offering a deep exploration of Takuma Nakahira, who integrated praxis and theory in his work like no one else.

‘Overflow compels us as viewers to see the interplay of a seemingly random distribution of fragments, surfaces and residues. And in so doing, we are made to sense the undifferentiated enumeration of parts of an incomplete whole. This is, if you recall, the definition of the “illustrated dictionary” form that Nakahira provided in the essay “Why an Illustrated Botanical Dictionary?”’
— from Franz K. Prichard’s essay


Publisher: Case Publishing

Size: 364 x 257 mm

64 pages

Language: English and Japanese



Takuma Nakahira
Takuma Nakahira’s series ‘Overflow’ was originally presented as an installation during the 1974 exhibition ’Fifteen Photographers Today’ (National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo). The work consisted of 48 color photographs that were arranged on a wall 6 meters wide and 1.6 meters high. The photobook ‘Overflow’ is the first chance to view Nakahira’s astonishing series outside the context of an exhibition.
£32.00

Picture of Control

Publisher's Description

“Control deals with the dark side of the aftermath of the 2000s in Turkey, where instincts collided with modernism. The story of a night in Istanbul includes sex workers, dog fights, gun violence and political armed conflict. At first glance, these activities seem different, but once we delve deeper into these stories we can see that they are part of the same chain of motives.  Turkey entered a new political climate after the 2000s. The climate, which has become increasingly conservative, has given certain ideologies a platform and at the same time led people with opposing thoughts be vilified and pushed into the night. These include secret sex parties and dog fight competitions. Armed political conflicts that arise due to social issues and pressures in the country are also emerging at night.

I moved to the Gazi district of Istanbul in 2014 to complete the Night Blind project. I am currently photographing the armed political conflicts, dog fights and sex parties that take place in Gazi and other segregated neighborhoods in Istanbul. The common factor between the segregated neighborhoods is that the residents are mainly Kurds, Alevi’s and refugees. In recent times the government has increased the pressure, and are looking into different policies to wipe out these segregated neighborhoods.  The conflicts in the east of the country, often increase the severity of the pressures applied to these neighborhoods. Long term projects such as urban transformation are being introduced and dissembling the culture created in these neighborhoods. Problems within the education system also bring pressure and problems to the neighborhoods. There are simply not enough schools in these areas to cater to the population and there are also not enough teachers which results in most of the children leaving school without completing high school. This causes the children to carry out their potential in other areas. The children grow up trying to prove themselves from a very young age. Unfortunately this leads some to follow a path that leads to drug trafficking or taking part in illegal dog fights. After a while, this becomes a way of life. Sexual activities are one of the most secretive events that are pushed into the night. Those who cannot live out their different sexual orientations and preferences within society, live them secretly at night. People from different classes and professions come together to organize sex parties. Those who participate in these events are usually people who are forced to hide their sexual orientations and preferences from society. ”

Çağdaş Erdoğan

Publisher: Akina Books

112 pages

Çağdaş Erdoğan
Control deals with the dark side of the aftermath of the 2000s in Turkey, where instincts collided with modernism.
£35.00

Picture of Yalla Habibi – Living with War in Aleppo

Publisher's Description

Yalla Habibi – Living with War in Aleppo gives recognition to people in Eastern Aleppo who have continued their everyday lives with resilience and inventiveness amidst perilous circumstances. The pictures from Hosam Katan’s hometown, taken between 2013 and 2015, capture moments of the conflicting and contrasting experiences and emotions of these people. Anger, joy, grieve, fear, adventurousness, desperation, determination, solidarity, defiance, fatigue, excitement – having to live with war all of these emotions can change in an instant. The book shows people balancing the horrors of war with a sense of normalcy and trying to retain their dignity.
Although the news coverage of the conflict in Syria, and especially from Aleppo, has waned, it is important to keep up the dialog because the conflict is far from being over. »Yalla Habibi (Come on my dear)!« as people would say in Arabic.

The book is dedicated to to the German photographer Anja Niedringhaus, who died in 2014.

Hosam Katan (born in Aleppo 1994) started working as a photojournalist for Aleppo Media Center from October 2012. Between 2013 and 2015, he covered the conflict in Aleppo as a freelance photographer for Reuters as well. His pictures have been published in numerous international magazines. He is currently studying photojournalism at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Hannover. The awards he has received include the Ian Parry Special Award 2014 and the Ian Parry Award 2015, the annual Andrei Stenin International Press Photo Contest 2015, the grand price at the IAFOR Documentary Photography Award 2015, the Nannen Preis  2016, a Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Special Prize for Photography 2016, the PX3 Prix de la Photographie Paris 2017, and the Felix Schoeller Photo Award 2017. He was nominated for the the Bayeux-Calvados Award for war correspondents 2016, and is shortlisted for the Meitar Photo Award 2017.

Publisher: Kehrer Verlag

Size: 240 x 320 mm

152 pages 74 color illistrations

. English Available ISBN 978-3-86828-839-1

Hosam Katan
The pictures from Hosam Katan’s hometown, taken between 2013 and 2015, capture moments of the conflicting and contrasting experiences and emotions of these people.
£31.50

Picture of  As it may be

Publisher's Description

Magnum photographer Bieke Depoorter has traveled to Egypt regularly since the beginning of the revolution in 2011, making intimate pictures of Egyptian families in their homes. In 2017, she revisited the country with the first draft of this book, inviting others to write comments directly onto the photographs. Contrasting views on country, religion, society, and photography arise between people who would otherwise never cross paths. The included booklet features all of the handwritten notes in the original Arabic as well as the English translations. As it may be depicts a population in transition with integrity, commitment, and respect.

Essay by Ruth Vandewalle

Publisher: Aperture

Size: 280 x 264 mm

62 pages, with 66-page booklet insert, 44 images

Bieke Depoorter
Magnum photographer Bieke Depoorter has traveled to Egypt regularly since the beginning of the revolution in 2011, making intimate pictures of Egyptian families in their homes. In 2017, she revisited the country with the first draft of this book, inviting others to write comments directly onto the photographs
£45.00

Picture of Violet Isle (2nd Edition)

Publisher's Description

The long awaited second edition of the sold out 2009 original, this multi-layered portrait of “the violet isle”—a little-known name for Cuba inspired by the rich color of the soil there—presents an engaging, at times unsettling document of a vibrant and vulnerable land. It combines two separate photographic visions: Alex Webb’s exploration of street life, with his attuned and complex attention to detail, and Rebecca Norris Webb’s fascination with the unique, quixotic collections of animals she discovered there, from tiny zoos and pigeon societies to hand-painted natural history displays and quirky personal menageries. The result is an insightful and intriguing blend of two different aesthetics inspired by Cuba’s existence over the last fifty years in an economic, political, cultural and ecological bubble virtually untouched by the rest of the world, and unlikely to remain that way for much longer.

Publisher: Raduis

Size: 10 x 11.25"

144 pages, 70 colour illustrations

Essay by Pico Iyer

Alex Webb & Rebecca Norris Webb
The long awaited second edition of the sold out 2009 original, this multi-layered portrait of “the violet isle”—a little-known name for Cuba inspired by the rich color of the soil there—presents an engaging, at times unsettling document of a vibrant and vulnerable land.
£60.00

Picture of Platinum and Palladium: Technical History, Connoisseurship, and Preservation

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Publisher's Description

The Photographic Materials Group of AIC is proud to announce advance sales of Platinum and Palladium Photographs: Technical History, Connoisseurship, and Preservation. This volume is made possible through the generous support of The Irving Penn Foundation, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The Samuel H. Kress Foundation, and the extraordinary efforts of its volunteer authors.

Edited by Constance McCabe, the volume presents the results of a four-year inter-institutional, interdisciplinary research initiative led and organized by the National Gallery of Art. Contributions by 47 leading photograph conservators, scientists, and historians provide detailed examinations of the chemical, material, and aesthetic qualities of this important class of rare, beautiful, and technically complex photographs. The volume will help those who care for photograph collections gain a thorough appreciation of the technical and aesthetic characteristics of platinum and palladium prints and scientific basis for their preservation.  

Trim: 9" x 12", 456 pp.

Table of Contents

  • Foreword: Malcolm Daniel, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
  • Preface and Acknowledgments: Constance McCabe, National Gallery of Art
  • Notes to the Reader
  • Introduction: The Subtle Beauty of Platinum and Palladium Photographs, Andrea Nelson, National Gallery of Art
  • Plates: A Selection of Masterworks in Platinum and Palladium
  • Section I: Technical Foundation
    • The Technical History and Chemistry of Platinum and Palladium Printing, Mike Ware, Honorary Fellow in Chemistry, University of Manchester, UK
      • Technical Highlights: 
        • Willis’s Transatlantic Connection: Alfred Clements, Shannon Thomas Perich, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, and Mike Ware, Honorary Fellow in Chemistry, University of Manchester, UK
        • Step-by-step: How Platinum and Palladium Prints Are Made, Caroline Minchew, National Gallery of Art
        • Additives Used in the Platinum Process, Alice Carver-Kubik, Image Permanence Institute; Saori Kawasumi Lewis, The Nelson Atkins Museum of Art; and Andrew Robb, Library of Congress
        • Platinum Paper Tins, Caroline Minchew, National Gallery of Art
    • Characterization, Degradation, and Analysis of Platinum and Palladium Prints, Matthew L. Clarke, National Gallery of Art and Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
      • Technical Highlights: 
        • Platinum Prints on the Nano Scale, Matthew L. Clarke, National Gallery of Art and Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; Keana Scott and Alline Myers, National Institute of Standards and Technology
        • The Surface and Subsurface of a Historic Platinum Print, Patrick Ravines, State University of New York College at Buffalo; Natasha Erdman, JEOL USA Inc.; and Rob McElroy, Buffalo, New York
        • Reflective Sheen in Mercury-Processed Platinum Prints, Erin L. Murphy, Weissman Preservation Center, Harvard Library; Christopher McGlinchey, Museum of Modern Art; and Adrienne Lundgren, Library of Congress
        • Satista Prints and Fading, Constance McCabe, National Gallery of Art; Christopher McGlinchey, Museum of Modern Art; and Christopher Maines, National Gallery of Art
    • The Art and Science of Papermaking for Platinum Photographs, Cyntia Karnes, Independent Paper Conservator, Toronto, Canada
    • Manufactured Platinum and Faux Platinum Papers 1880s-1920s, Sarah S. Wagner, National Gallery of Art
      • Technical Highlights: 
        • Platinum Printing on Textiles, Ronel Namde, National Gallery of Art
        • Platinum Toning of Silver Prints, Ronel Namde and Joan M. Walker, National Gallery of Art
    • Platinum Enlargements, Greta Colleen Glaser, Crescent City Conservation
    • The History and Use of Glycerine in Platinum Printing, Adrienne Lundgren, Library of Congress
    • Overview of Historical Practices for Postprocessing Toning and Intensifying Platinum Prints, Erin L. Murphy, Weissman Preservation Center, Harvard Library
    • The Phenomenon of Platinum “Image Transfer” to Adjacent Papers, Jennifer K. Herrmann, Sara Shpargel, Lauren Varga, and Mark Ormsby, National Archives and Records Administration; and Karen Gaskell, University of Maryland
    • A Summary of Early Chemical and Physical Treatments of Platinum Prints, Erin L. Murphy, Weissman Preservation Center, Harvard Library
    • Investigating Chelating Agents for the Treatment of Platinum Prints, Matthew L. Clarke, National Gallery of Art and Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, and Dana Hemmenway, Library of Congress
    • Caring for Platinum and Palladium Prints: Storage and Display, Jennifer Jae Gutierrez, Center for Creative Photography
      • Technical Highlights: 
        • Nonadhesive Mounting Methods for Photographic Prints, Jennifer McGlinchey Sexton and Jennifer Jae Gutierrez, Paul Messier, Ltd
        • Preservation Concerns for Edward Weston’s Platinum and Palladium Photographs, Margaret Wessling, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
        • Microfade Testing, Christopher Maines, National Gallery of Art
  • Section II: Photographic Art and Practice
    • F. Holland Day’s Platinum Prints: A Collaboration between Conservator and Curator, Verna Posever Curtis and Adrienne Lundgren, Library of Congress
    • P. H. Emerson’s Platinum Prints and Photogravures, Philippa Wright, Independent Historian, Curator, UK, and John Taylor, Author, Editor, Curator, UK
      • Technical Highlights: 
        • Distinguishing Platinum Prints from Photogravures, Constance McCabe, National Gallery of Art
    • Art and Enlargement: The Platinum Prints of Thomas Eakins, Lee Ann Daffner, Museum of Modern Art
    • Maurice Vidal Portman and the Platinotype in India, John Falconer, British Library
    • The Platinum Print Technology of the Austrian Pictorialist Heinrich Kühn, Andreas Gruber, Wien Museum
    • A Great Day for Palladio: Alfred Stieglitz’s Palladium Prints, Sarah Greenough, National Gallery of Art
    • Alfred Stieglitz’s Palladium Prints: Treated by Steichen, Constance McCabe and Christopher Maines, National Gallery of Art; Mike Ware, Honorary Fellow in Chemistry, University of Manchester, UK; and Matthew L. Clarke, National Gallery of Art and Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
    • A Technical Study of Paul Strand's Platinum Prints, Alisha Chipman, Library of Congress, and Matthew L. Clarke, National Gallery of Art and Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
    • Paul Outerbridge: Abstraction, Advertising, and Platinum Prints, Linde B. Lehtinen, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
  • Section III: The Platinum Revival and Contemporary Platinum and Palladium Prints 
    • Irving Penn’s Platinum-Palladium Prints, Vasilios Zatse, The Irving Penn Foundation, and Constance McCabe, National Gallery of Art
    • The Platinum Renaissance: Oral Histories of Platinum-Palladium Printers and Artists, Tatiana Cole, The Better Image
    • Looking at a Platinum-Palladium Print, Pradip Malde, Sewanee: The University of the South

 


Constance McCabe (ed)

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Publisher's Description

The Photographic Materials Group of AIC is proud to announce advance sales of Platinum and Palladium Photographs: Technical History, Connoisseurship, and Preservation. This volume is made possible through the generous support of The Irving Penn Foundation, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The Samuel H. Kress Foundation, and the extraordinary efforts of its volunteer authors.

Edited by Constance McCabe, the volume presents the results of a four-year inter-institutional, interdisciplinary research initiative led and organized by the National Gallery of Art. Contributions by 47 leading photograph conservators, scientists, and historians provide detailed examinations of the chemical, material, and aesthetic qualities of this important class of rare, beautiful, and technically complex photographs. The volume will help those who care for photograph collections gain a thorough appreciation of the technical and aesthetic characteristics of platinum and palladium prints and scientific basis for their preservation.  

Trim: 9" x 12", 456 pp.

Table of Contents

  • Foreword: Malcolm Daniel, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
  • Preface and Acknowledgments: Constance McCabe, National Gallery of Art
  • Notes to the Reader
  • Introduction: The Subtle Beauty of Platinum and Palladium Photographs, Andrea Nelson, National Gallery of Art
  • Plates: A Selection of Masterworks in Platinum and Palladium
  • Section I: Technical Foundation
    • The Technical History and Chemistry of Platinum and Palladium Printing, Mike Ware, Honorary Fellow in Chemistry, University of Manchester, UK
      • Technical Highlights: 
        • Willis’s Transatlantic Connection: Alfred Clements, Shannon Thomas Perich, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, and Mike Ware, Honorary Fellow in Chemistry, University of Manchester, UK
        • Step-by-step: How Platinum and Palladium Prints Are Made, Caroline Minchew, National Gallery of Art
        • Additives Used in the Platinum Process, Alice Carver-Kubik, Image Permanence Institute; Saori Kawasumi Lewis, The Nelson Atkins Museum of Art; and Andrew Robb, Library of Congress
        • Platinum Paper Tins, Caroline Minchew, National Gallery of Art
    • Characterization, Degradation, and Analysis of Platinum and Palladium Prints, Matthew L. Clarke, National Gallery of Art and Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
      • Technical Highlights: 
        • Platinum Prints on the Nano Scale, Matthew L. Clarke, National Gallery of Art and Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; Keana Scott and Alline Myers, National Institute of Standards and Technology
        • The Surface and Subsurface of a Historic Platinum Print, Patrick Ravines, State University of New York College at Buffalo; Natasha Erdman, JEOL USA Inc.; and Rob McElroy, Buffalo, New York
        • Reflective Sheen in Mercury-Processed Platinum Prints, Erin L. Murphy, Weissman Preservation Center, Harvard Library; Christopher McGlinchey, Museum of Modern Art; and Adrienne Lundgren, Library of Congress
        • Satista Prints and Fading, Constance McCabe, National Gallery of Art; Christopher McGlinchey, Museum of Modern Art; and Christopher Maines, National Gallery of Art
    • The Art and Science of Papermaking for Platinum Photographs, Cyntia Karnes, Independent Paper Conservator, Toronto, Canada
    • Manufactured Platinum and Faux Platinum Papers 1880s-1920s, Sarah S. Wagner, National Gallery of Art
      • Technical Highlights: 
        • Platinum Printing on Textiles, Ronel Namde, National Gallery of Art
        • Platinum Toning of Silver Prints, Ronel Namde and Joan M. Walker, National Gallery of Art
    • Platinum Enlargements, Greta Colleen Glaser, Crescent City Conservation
    • The History and Use of Glycerine in Platinum Printing, Adrienne Lundgren, Library of Congress
    • Overview of Historical Practices for Postprocessing Toning and Intensifying Platinum Prints, Erin L. Murphy, Weissman Preservation Center, Harvard Library
    • The Phenomenon of Platinum “Image Transfer” to Adjacent Papers, Jennifer K. Herrmann, Sara Shpargel, Lauren Varga, and Mark Ormsby, National Archives and Records Administration; and Karen Gaskell, University of Maryland
    • A Summary of Early Chemical and Physical Treatments of Platinum Prints, Erin L. Murphy, Weissman Preservation Center, Harvard Library
    • Investigating Chelating Agents for the Treatment of Platinum Prints, Matthew L. Clarke, National Gallery of Art and Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, and Dana Hemmenway, Library of Congress
    • Caring for Platinum and Palladium Prints: Storage and Display, Jennifer Jae Gutierrez, Center for Creative Photography
      • Technical Highlights: 
        • Nonadhesive Mounting Methods for Photographic Prints, Jennifer McGlinchey Sexton and Jennifer Jae Gutierrez, Paul Messier, Ltd
        • Preservation Concerns for Edward Weston’s Platinum and Palladium Photographs, Margaret Wessling, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
        • Microfade Testing, Christopher Maines, National Gallery of Art
  • Section II: Photographic Art and Practice
    • F. Holland Day’s Platinum Prints: A Collaboration between Conservator and Curator, Verna Posever Curtis and Adrienne Lundgren, Library of Congress
    • P. H. Emerson’s Platinum Prints and Photogravures, Philippa Wright, Independent Historian, Curator, UK, and John Taylor, Author, Editor, Curator, UK
      • Technical Highlights: 
        • Distinguishing Platinum Prints from Photogravures, Constance McCabe, National Gallery of Art
    • Art and Enlargement: The Platinum Prints of Thomas Eakins, Lee Ann Daffner, Museum of Modern Art
    • Maurice Vidal Portman and the Platinotype in India, John Falconer, British Library
    • The Platinum Print Technology of the Austrian Pictorialist Heinrich Kühn, Andreas Gruber, Wien Museum
    • A Great Day for Palladio: Alfred Stieglitz’s Palladium Prints, Sarah Greenough, National Gallery of Art
    • Alfred Stieglitz’s Palladium Prints: Treated by Steichen, Constance McCabe and Christopher Maines, National Gallery of Art; Mike Ware, Honorary Fellow in Chemistry, University of Manchester, UK; and Matthew L. Clarke, National Gallery of Art and Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
    • A Technical Study of Paul Strand's Platinum Prints, Alisha Chipman, Library of Congress, and Matthew L. Clarke, National Gallery of Art and Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
    • Paul Outerbridge: Abstraction, Advertising, and Platinum Prints, Linde B. Lehtinen, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
  • Section III: The Platinum Revival and Contemporary Platinum and Palladium Prints 
    • Irving Penn’s Platinum-Palladium Prints, Vasilios Zatse, The Irving Penn Foundation, and Constance McCabe, National Gallery of Art
    • The Platinum Renaissance: Oral Histories of Platinum-Palladium Printers and Artists, Tatiana Cole, The Better Image
    • Looking at a Platinum-Palladium Print, Pradip Malde, Sewanee: The University of the South

 


£83.00

Picture of Saddleworth: responding to a landscape

Publisher's Description

'Saddleworth' is the result of a 5 year creative journey by British artist Matthew Murray. This photographic book is an odyssey that captures not only the astonishing and beguiling beauty of this moorland landscape, but also the dramatic ephemeral changes caused by the season or simply the hour that each image was taken. Including texts by Martin Barnes (Senior Curator of Photographs at The Victoria & Albert Museum, London), Maartje Van Den Heuvel (Curator of Photography, Leiden University) and photographic artist Richard Billingham this beautiful book is available in a limited edition of 200 copies.

Published by Gallery Vassie Editions, 2017

Cloth covered hardback

24 x 30 cm

48 pages 30 colour images

Edition of 200 numbered & signed by Matthew Murray

Matthew Murray

Publisher's Description

'Saddleworth' is the result of a 5 year creative journey by British artist Matthew Murray. This photographic book is an odyssey that captures not only the astonishing and beguiling beauty of this moorland landscape, but also the dramatic ephemeral changes caused by the season or simply the hour that each image was taken. Including texts by Martin Barnes (Senior Curator of Photographs at The Victoria & Albert Museum, London), Maartje Van Den Heuvel (Curator of Photography, Leiden University) and photographic artist Richard Billingham this beautiful book is available in a limited edition of 200 copies.

Published by Gallery Vassie Editions, 2017

Cloth covered hardback

24 x 30 cm

48 pages 30 colour images

Edition of 200 numbered & signed by Matthew Murray

£60.00

Picture of One Sunday in Beijing

Limited edition of 700 copies. 350 copies with a yellow cloth binding and 350 copies with a red cloth binding. Please email info@beyondwords.co.uk with your preference when you place your order.

The 3D lenticular cover has one black-and-white and one colour photograph (the first colour Kenna photo ever published in a book). Each copy includes a c print 18cmx19 cm include at the end of the book in a Cristal pochette

A lavish setting is needed to promote intense concentration among visual artists. Following in the footsteps of Pieter Hugo, Guy Tillim and Claudia Jaguaribe, a new international artist has been enjoying the hospitality of the Chinese people. Residing at the luxury Rosewood Hotel in Beijing throughout his photography project, Michael Kenna has been able to give his utmost attention to a city which is as hectic and multifaceted as it is pure and archetypal in form.

Tinged with a spirituality that is at the same time gentle and powerful, his images paint a picture of a sacred land where the signs of the human condition are a set of structures that offer mysterious, yet soothing, views. Speaking beings may seem absent from the space of contemplation, but let us make no mistake, [there is] every sound of invisible presences and of words unspoken.

The abstract scenes which the British photographer loves to create are invitations to meditate on the dual nature of our appearance in the general order of animal species, between grace and ponderousness, the pictorial beauty of the scenes represented seeming to redeem every evil intention, fulfilled or not, past or future.

In his aesthetic imperative there is a way of reordering the visible according to a paradigm of elevation, like an objective alliance between the Doric columns of our time, the architectonics of grandiose constructions, and the intimacy of prayer, like an ever-possible ecstasy, of the standing stone, the plant or the praying figure.

Michael Kenna envisages eternity as an arrangement of lines brought together by the power of inspiration demonstrating a very high level of civilisation, the vernacular joining the contemporary in a vast symphony of forms seized by a profound feeling of unity. So the artist turns politics into a panorama of events dilutable in the sublime of an untouchable nature despite the violence of that which wounds it.

The yuan rockets, or the euro, or the dollar. Cycles of disappearance accelerate in the Anthropocene era. What is left is a delight in the present, in full awareness, for whoever feels the moment as a desirable and breath-taking point in time.

Limited Edition of 700 copies, 350 with a yellow cover, 350 with a red cover, each with a lenticular cover and a 18cm x 19cm colour c-print enclosed in the book (not signed).

Publisher: Editions Bessard 2018

Size: 290 X 310 mm

72 pages, 68 images

Michael Kenna
Images of China in a limited edition, innovatively designed from Editions Bessard
£70.00

Picture of How to make a book with Carlos Saura & Steidl

Publisher's Description

This documentary film shows the story of creating Carlos Saura’s Vanished Spain, a book of Saura’s photos of Andalusia and central Spain in the late 1950s, and published by Steidl in 2016. As a young man the great Spanish film director Saura didn’t quite know what he wanted to become: a motorcycle racer, flamenco dancer or a photographer. 60 years, 40 films and numerous awards later, film has proven Saura’s focus yet his passion for photography runs like a thread throughout his career and life. Indeed his studio in Madrid today resembles a photographic museum, packed with curiosities, vintage Leicas and self-made cameras.

When publishers Hans Meinke and Gerhard Steidl set out to publish Saura’s largely unknown photographic oeuvre, they did not anticipate discovering the compelling landscapes, villages, bullfights and people of another era that comprise Saura’s personal portrait of 1950s Spain and transgress the propaganda imagery of the Franco regime. Neither did they expect the twists and turns of creating the book with Saura, an artist who resolutely calls himself a “photographic amateur.” How to make a book with Carlos Saura & Steidl reveals how photos become a photobook, and leaves open the amusing question of who of Saura, Meinke and Steidl were ultimately the Father, Son and Holy Spirit in their two-year-long creative process.

Playing time: 52 minutes

Publisher: Steidl

Format: DVD

Size: 140 x 190 mm

English / German / Spanish/Castilian

Film by Jorg Adolph and Gereon Wetzel
This documentary film shows the story of creating Carlos Saura’s Vanished Spain, a book of Saura’s photos of Andalusia and central Spain in the late 1950s, and published by Steidl in 2016.
£13.50

Picture of A Thousand Crossings

Publishing 6 March 2018

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

Publisher's Description

For more than 40 years, Sally Mann (b. 1951) has made experimental, elegiac, and hauntingly beautiful photographs that explore the overarching themes of existence: memory, desire, death, the bonds of family, and nature’s magisterial indifference to human endeavor. What unites this broad body of work—portraits, still lifes, landscapes, and other studies—is that it is all “bred of a place,” the American South. Mann, who is a native of Lexington, Virginia, uses her deep love of her homeland and her knowledge of its historically fraught heritage to ask powerful, provocative questions—about history, identity, race, and religion—that reverberate across geographic and national boundaries. Organized into five sections—Family, The Land, Last Measure, Abide with Me, and What Remains—and including many works not previously exhibited or published, Sally Mann: A Thousand Crossings is a sweeping overview of Mann’s artistic achievements.

Publisher: Abrams Books

Size: 11 3⁄8 x 10 3⁄4"

320 pages, 230 black-and-white photographs

Sally Mann
For more than 40 years, Sally Mann (b. 1951) has made experimental, elegiac, and hauntingly beautiful photographs that explore the overarching themes of existence: memory, desire, death, the bonds of family, and nature’s magisterial indifference to human endeavor
£36.00

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