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Andante is the catalogue of an exhibition that goes from 1985 to 2018, in which the artist Alex Majoli researches the human soul and the most obscure elements of society. The itinerary ends with teatro, exploring the theatricality that lies in everyday’s life, where the borders between reality and fiction become blurred. The subtle line between reality and theatre, documentary and art, human behaviour and acting is the exact friction that amazes and makes him go back on the streets and in the places where the human condition is put into question. Even in the most tragic of miseries, he is capable to find the theatre, the pride and, most of all, the greatness of human soul.

The career of Alex Majoli, member of the prestigious Magnum Photos starts very early in the atelier of Casadio and Malanca. It is only after having photographed the closing of the renowned mental institution on the island of Leros in Greece that he finds his identity as an artist, giving birth to his first namesake monography Leros. The initial interest of the artist in the theories of the pioneer of the modern concept of mental health Franco Basaglia, who is also famous for having abolished mental hospitals in Italy, pushes him to go to Brasil, where the theories are enthusiastically adopted.

Alex Majoli has photographed the South American country for twenty years, collecting a series of images depicting the complex Brazilian society in the project Tudo bom, which is still in progress. Between the 1990s and the 2000s, he worked mainly for international publishing houses. Majoli can be considered a provocateur for the images he uses: he represents the theatrical dynamics of life, the human actions seem to take inspiration from a theatre show and he emphasizes all the drama of everyday’s life using artificial light. His photos become scenes where people in their “performance/life” express themselves on what becomes an undeclared stage or film set.

Publisher Cesura Publish

Size: 140 x 210 mm

74 pages, 40 photographs

First Edition of 700

Alex Majoli
Andante is the catalogue of an exhibition that goes from 1985 to 2018, in which the artist Alex Majoli researches the human soul and the most obscure elements of society.
£25.00

Picture of La Lune de Payne (Signed)

Publisher's Description (poorly translated!)

In 2015, Ljubisa Danilovic published Le Desert Russe with Editions Lamaindonne. This title, popular with the public and with critics, quickly went out of print.  Three years later, her new publication brings to light a very difference aspect of her work.

 Over the last few years, Danilovic has undertaken several journeys in the Danube delta and La Lune de Payne gives a surprising and delicate portrait of this area – a country of sky and water where time seems to slow down, where the heart beats more calmly and the soul is at peace. Photographs close to their subject, without embellishment. The large grey palette of these images confer a great softness and melancholy.  A series from a great artist.

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En 2015, Ljubisa Danilovic publiait Le Désert russe aux éditions lamaindonne. Le livre, salué par le public et la critique, est aujourd’hui épuisé. Trois ans plus tard, La Lune de Payne, sa nouvelle publication, donne à voir une facette radicalement différente du travail du photographe. Ljubisa Danilovic a effectué ces dernières années plusieurs voyages dans le delta du Danube et nous offre avec ce livre un portrait surprenant et délicat de ce lieu. Un pays de ciel et d’eau où le temps semble se ralentir, où le coeur se met à battre plus tranquillement et où l’esprit s’apaise. Des photographies au plus proche du sujet, sans fioritures aucune, qui vont à l’essentiel. La large palette de gris des photographies leur confère une grande douceur et une certaine mélancolie. Une série d’une belle maîtrise artistique…

Publisher: Lamaindonne edition

Size: 216 x 260 mm

100 pages, 50 photographs

Ljubisa Danilovic

Publisher's Description (poorly translated!)

In 2015, Ljubisa Danilovic published Le Desert Russe with Editions Lamaindonne. This title, popular with the public and with critics, quickly went out of print.  Three years later, her new publication brings to light a very difference aspect of her work.

 Over the last few years, Danilovic has undertaken several journeys in the Danube delta and La Lune de Payne gives a surprising and delicate portrait of this area – a country of sky and water where time seems to slow down, where the heart beats more calmly and the soul is at peace. Photographs close to their subject, without embellishment. The large grey palette of these images confer a great softness and melancholy.  A series from a great artist.

Original

En 2015, Ljubisa Danilovic publiait Le Désert russe aux éditions lamaindonne. Le livre, salué par le public et la critique, est aujourd’hui épuisé. Trois ans plus tard, La Lune de Payne, sa nouvelle publication, donne à voir une facette radicalement différente du travail du photographe. Ljubisa Danilovic a effectué ces dernières années plusieurs voyages dans le delta du Danube et nous offre avec ce livre un portrait surprenant et délicat de ce lieu. Un pays de ciel et d’eau où le temps semble se ralentir, où le coeur se met à battre plus tranquillement et où l’esprit s’apaise. Des photographies au plus proche du sujet, sans fioritures aucune, qui vont à l’essentiel. La large palette de gris des photographies leur confère une grande douceur et une certaine mélancolie. Une série d’une belle maîtrise artistique…

Publisher: Lamaindonne edition

Size: 216 x 260 mm

100 pages, 50 photographs

£33.00

Picture of Street. Life. Photography

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Fleetingly flashed, meticulously observed, packed with intoxicating energy, shock frozen, voyeuristically charged, dramatically overstated, romantically wild, tragic, comical, broodingly absent, and strangely horrific – the street, that urban space experienced directly and mundanely as an urban living environment, is by far one of the most scintillating and multifaceted subjects of photography.

The exhibition Street. Life. Photography, organized in conjunction with the Triennial of Photography, features fifty-two photographic positions with roughly 350 works from the F. C. Gundlach and Falckenberg collections, as well as numerous loans and cooperation projects with contemporary artists. It is divided into seven thematic groups: Street Life, Crashes, Public Transfer, Urban Space, Lines and Signs, Anonymity, and Alienation. Emancipated from Henri Cartier-Bresson’s decisive moment, new narrative tendencies of Street Photography brush aside the concentration on photographic testimony. Photo-historical icons and contemporary positions mutually charge each other and, in a deliberately subjective overview, provide information on social phenomena photographically manifested on the street over the past seventy years.

Size: 240 x 300 mm

244 pages ca. 194 color andblack & white illustrations

English, German

Edited by Sabine Schnakenberg
Fleetingly flashed, meticulously observed, packed with intoxicating energy, shock frozen, voyeuristically charged, dramatically overstated, romantically wild, tragic, comical, broodingly absent, and strangely horrific – the street, that urban space experienced directly and mundanely as an urban living environment, is by far one of the most scintillating and multifaceted subjects of photography.
£36.00

Picture of The Shot That Made Me

Publisher’s Description

The Shot That Made Me is a collection of photographs and stories from world-renowned photographers about the photograph that had the greatest impact on their career. Some of the photographers featured know exactly what their image is and when it was taken. Others attribute it more vaguely. The answers in this heroically revealing and intimate book are as diverse as the photographers questioned. The result is a unique and compelling insight into why they became and continue to be, masters of photography.

The book is compiled by Peter Dench is an English photographer and curator with over 20 years experience, represented worldwide by VERBATIM. Dench has published five visual monographs, THE DENCH DOZEN: Great Britons of Photography Vol. 1 (2016); DENCH DOES DALLAS (2015), The British Abroad (2015) Alcohol & England (2014) and England Uncensored (2012).

Publisher: Schilt Publishing

Size: 220 x 240 mm

216 pages with approx. 100 photographs in full colour

Compiled by Peter Dench
Photographers share their career-defining image
£29.25

Picture of Scrublands

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While hitchhiking across the length and breadth of France, Antoine Bruy met men and women who, in Ardèche and Lozère, aspire to live in the most self-sufficient way possible. Inspired by this approach, he volunteered within a network that lists initiatives based on biodynamic agriculture and permaculture. He was hosted in communities that enabled him to meet these men and women, in France, Romania, Switzerland, Spain, or the United States –  sixteen locations in all are present in his work, scattered over two continents. In these locations where Bruy travels with no more than his backpack, he photographs both nature, whose infinite nuances he meticulously captures, and habitats, disparate assemblages, characterised by their simplicity and rusticity. He also creates portraits of men and women who have chosen to isolate themselves in these places.

Publisher: Editions Xavier Barral

Size: 190 x 240 mm

108 pages, 55 photographs

Antoine Bruy
While hitchhiking across the length and breadth of France, Antoine Bruy met men and women who, in Ardèche and Lozère, aspire to live in the most self-sufficient way possible.
£28.00
£27.25

Picture of Archisable

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Rooted in the tradition of the ephemeral art, evoking the Native Americans’ Sand Paintings, the Tibetan mandalas or Constantino Nivola and Le Corbusier’s Sand Castings, Archisable is first and foremost a poetical project, born two years ago on Deauville’s beach. Invited by Tina Dassault, 26 renowned architects have, one after the other, expressed themselves in front of elements. For every one of them, it has been the occasion to reconnect to the builder’s immemorial gestures, through spontaneous constructions, far from the comfort of their offices and their computers. The publication and the exhibition present a selection of photographs by Michel Tréhet, only traces of those ephemeral structures that vanish with the tide, in front of which the eye loses every reference point. By the magic of the standpoint, the sandcastles appear as mighty monuments. “The focus, the very close-up shot, the high- and the low-angle shot, penetrate to explore virgin universes. The loss of scale arises the stunning, and brings to light the barely-visible” (Tina Dassault)

The architects that played the game:
Paul Andreu, France, Marc Baranni, France, Michel Cantal-Dupart, France, Dominique Châtelet, France, Marie-Hélène Contal, France, Jérôme Damiens, France, Dinah Diwan, United States, Patrice Doat, France, Frédéric Druot, France, Anne Feenstra, Netherlands, Antoine Grumbach, France, Franck Hammoutène, France, Anne Heringer et Marc Rauch, Germany, Dominique Jakob et Brendan McFarlan, France, Yann Kersalé, France, Didi Pei, United States, Jana Revedin, Austria, Nathalie Sabatier, France, Léna Soffer, France, Roger Taillibert, France, Isabelle Taourel, France, Youssef Tohmé, Lebanon, Bernard Vaudeville, France, Corinne Vezzoni, France

Photographs
Michel Tréhet

Texts
- Tina Dassault, curator of the exhibition
- Franck Nouchi, journalist at Le Monde
- Francis Rambert, head of the architectural creation, Cité de l’architecture & du patrimoine
- Patrice Doat, architect, cofounder and scientific director of CRAterre

Publisher; Editions Xavier Barral

Size: 246 x 173 mm

192 pages, 102 photographs

Michel Tréhet
nvited by Tina Dassault, 26 renowned architects have, one after the other, expressed themselves in front of elements.
£32.00
£31.00

Picture of Rectangulo en la mano

Publisher’s Description

Published in 1963, this book is Sergio Larrain's very first publication, that would soon become a seminal work for Chilean and Latin American photography. Published in the Cadernos Brasileiros series, in collaboration with the poet and cultural attaché at the Brazilian embassy Thiago de Mello, it subtly shows, through 44 pages, the photographer's vision of photography.

For the first time, Sergio Larrain considered his work from a theoretical standpoint. "When I turn my gaze outward, camera in hand, I’m actually looking inward for pictures; I can only materialise that world of phantoms when I see something that resonates within me. Visible reality, the root of photographic endeavour, is also one of the vertices rectangular interplay: rectangle in hand (the camera), I seek geometry. Photograph: it (the subject), rendered geometrically". This definition, constructed like a syllogism and with a nod to the haiku, expresses the driving spirit that would reappear in his philosophical writings.

Republished as a fac-similé conform to the original, this version of El rectángulo en la mano, issued freely in a hardcover, with an essay by Agnès Sire, is a tribute to the Chilean photographer's emblematic book.

Fac-similé of the 1963 original version

Publisher: Editions Xavier Barral

Size: 120 x 180 mm

44 pages, 17 black & white photographs

Sergio Larrain
Published in 1963, this book is Sergio Larrain's very first publication, that would soon become a seminal work for Chilean and Latin American photography.
£32.00
£31.25

Picture of American interiors

Publisher’s Description

American Interiors depicts the psychological repercussions of war and military service through images of the interiors of cars owned by USA veterans.

Through working with veterans over a five year period, Casteel became aware of the subtle indicators of past traumatic experience. He also recognised that the condition in which we live can often be a signifier of our well­-being, and that even the state of car interiors can be seen as a manifestation of human interiors.

American Interiors explores the area between “the circumstantial and the evident” and it is in the space that separates the slickly produced military recruitment ads from the statistics about rates of veteran homelessness and suicide that this work resides. Casteel balances the empathy he feels for those who have survived the military experience, with a deep sense of outrage towards America’s industrial military complex and the institutionalised violence of warfare.

Publisher: Dewi Lewis Publishing

Size: 192 x 245mm

96 pages, 56 colour plates

M L Casteel
American Interiors depicts the psychological repercussions of war and military service through images of the interiors of cars owned by USA veterans.
£25.20

Picture of Pompeii Archive

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Handsomely illustrated and grand in scale, this book features images by American photographer William Wylie (b. 1957) taken over the course of five years. The photographs reanimate the ancient city of Pompeii, showing the ongoing cycles of deterioration and preservation that mark it as a living landscape. Wylie captures Pompeii’s former grandeur, including its terracotta reliefs and wall paintings, while also drawing attention to the signs of an active excavation site, from plaster casts in glass cases to ceramic fragments in storage facilities. His elegant compositions and command of light and shadow highlight how natural phenomena, pollution, and human intervention are continually reshaping the city. People, however, are notably absent in the photographs. Wylie beautifully documents Pompeii’s present by engaging with the tenuous relationship that the archaeological site maintains with the past.

Publisher:  Yale University Press

Size: 279 x 324mm

120 pages, 83 duotone illustrations

William Wylie
Handsomely illustrated and grand in scale, this book features images by American photographer William Wylie taken over the course of five years.
£27.00

Picture of Oh Man

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In her new book, Lise Sarfati takes us back to the oddly deserted heart of the city of Los Angeles. Almost deserted... as lonesome men walk dispassionately through the streets, as if on a mission but without any obvious destination. The sun in Oh Man is high, the unifying emptiness of the street basked in the Californian light. The nameless men’s random silhouettes stand out distinctively in front of the city’s characteristic urban backdrop, their central positioning lending them an extraordinary prominence in Sarfati’s photographs. These images add up to a long, aloof traveling, devoid of any narrative and anecdotes, drifting by the evocative sharp lines and angles of the warehouses, the lettering and colors of a Hopperian puritanism opening up the roads to the protagonists.

These photographs were taken in 2012 and 2013. After carefully choosing her locations of interest, Sarfati spent days waiting in full panoply for the right moment to manifest itself.

Publisher: Steidl

Size: 290 x 330 mm

48 pages, 17 images


ISBN 978-3-95829-112-6

Lise Sarfati
In her new book, Lise Sarfati takes us back to the oddly deserted heart of the city of Los Angeles. Almost deserted... as lonesome men walk dispassionately through the streets, as if on a mission but without any obvious destination.
£40.50

Picture of Mexico Between Life and Death

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During fourteen trips between 1993 and 2010, Harvey Stein photographed in Mexico, primarily in small towns and villages and mostly during festivals (Day of the Dead, Easter, Independence Day) that highlight the country’s unique relationship to death, myth, ritual and religion. This book is the definitive expression of Stein’s intimate relationship with the people and culture of Mexico.

The images show fragments of what Mexico is, a country of incredible contrasts and contradictions. Mexico is about piercing light and deep shadow, of stillness and quick explosiveness, of massive tradition and creeping progress, of great religious belief but with corruption as a way of life. It is a land of ritual and legend, of vibrant life and dancing skeletons, a country next to the United States yet so far away, and with over 50 percent of its population under 20 years old but where old age is revered. In these masterful photographs, Mexico – Between Life and Death, Stein explores these unsettling disparities.

Publisher: Kehrer Verlag

Size: 300 x 240 mm

176 pages, 157 duotone illustrations

Harvey Stein
During fourteen trips between 1993 and 2010, Harvey Stein photographed in Mexico, primarily in small towns and villages and mostly during festivals (Day of the Dead, Easter, Independence Day) that highlight the country’s unique relationship to death, myth, ritual and religion.
£31.50

Picture of  The Magazine & The New Photography: Koga And Japanese Modernism

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Publisher’s Description

The New Photography in Japan, influenced by Germany’s ‘Neue Sachlichkeit’, the New Objectivity, and surrealism, differed strikingly from the pictorialism that had been the leading form of art photography prior to 1930. ‘Koga’ was a small-press magazine that remained in print for less than two years, yet featured a number of amateur photographers, largely from the Kansai region, who became a driving force behind the New Photography movement. The catalogue for an exhibition featuring photographs printed in ‘Koga’, this publication examines the influence of foreign photographers on the New Photography and subsequent modes of photographic expression in Japan.


Publisher: Kokushokankokai

Size: 230 x 310 mm

234 pages

Japanese/English


Satomi Fujimura Eri Taniguchi
The New Photography in Japan, influenced by Germany’s ‘Neue Sachlichkeit’, the New Objectivity, and surrealism, differed strikingly from the pictorialism that had been the leading form of art photography prior to 1930.
£39.95
£38.95

Picture of border | korea

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How can a line on a map change the fate of so many people?

North Korea and South Korea: a single group of people that not so long ago lived as one now leading completely separate realities on opposite sides of a military boundary known as the “38th Parallel.” “border/korea” is an attempt to illustrate these two countries divided by a line drawn on a map, using delicately juxtaposed photos.

Separated by just 190 kilometers, the people in Seoul and Pyongyang each go about their daily lives. As the result of numerous choices made over the 70-plus years since the Korean Peninsula was divided. A single race of people who share the same names, speak the same language and look very much alike has been transformed into two worlds apart. The uniforms that students wear, the soldiers on opposite sides of the boundary line, the buses and subways they ride and the umbrellas they raise on rainy days. The babies born into these two worlds inevitably grow up with the values impressed on them by their distinct ways of life.

Publisher: Libro Arte

Size: 285 × 230 mm

120 pages

Yusuke Hishida
North Korea and South Korea: a single group of people that not so long ago lived as one now leading completely separate realities on opposite sides of a military boundary known as the “38th Parallel.” “border/korea” is an attempt to illustrate these two countries divided by a line drawn on a map, using delicately juxtaposed photos.
£56.70

Picture of An error has occurred

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An error has occurred is the major new book project by Melbourne-based photographer Rohan Hutchinson. The publication is based around a core series of large-format photographs that Hutchinson took during an expedition to the Arctic in early 2017. The focus of the expedition was to record and document the beauty, immensity and diversity of the Arctic landscape in this particular moment. Upon returning to Australia, Hutchinson set about reinterpreting and expanding the scope of resulting photographs in a bid to respond to the impact of climate change on the Arctic region and address our responsibilities not just as Australians, but as global citizens.

The final works comprise of two components. The first is a series of large-format photographs that capture the beauty, enormity, tonality and specificity of the winter landscape. The second is a series of physical and chemical reworkings of these photographic prints. Executed in Australia, this series saw Hutchinson re-sensitise the original C-type photographs with photographic emulsion liquid and expose them to the harsh Australian sun. Paired with their originals, the works reveal a ravaged, blackened arctic landscape. The works act as both a poignant allegory for the global resonance of our actions and as a précis on the limits and potentials of the photographic medium, taking Hutchinson’s research-based practice to new creative terrains in the process.

Publisher: Perimeter Editions

Size: 295 x 235 mm

48 pages

Edition of 700

Rohan Hutchinson
An error has occurred is the major new book project by Melbourne-based photographer Rohan Hutchinson. The publication is based around a core series of large-format photographs that Hutchinson took during an expedition to the Arctic in early 2017.
£40.00
£39.00

Picture of Jubilee

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The photobook Jubilee consists of works by Japanese photographer Mayumi Hosokura taken between 2012 and 2017. Taken in East Asian countries like Japan, Taiwan, China and more, Hosokura’s images depict fragments of urban and rural landscapes, nude bodies, surfaces, textures, details and shapes.

“The extraordinary skill and view to depict the delicate and fragile beauty of the subject matter has been acknowledged to be one of the most talented Japanese female photographers of our age.[…] sometimes through the natural light or color filters, all the images are treated equally, yet transforming and being reborn within a very quiet but heated rhythm and beat underneath.”

Publisher: ArtBeat Publishers

Size: 290 × 215 mm

108 pages

Mayumi Hosokura
The photobook Jubilee consists of works by Japanese photographer Mayumi Hosokura taken between 2012 and 2017. Taken in East Asian countries like Japan, Taiwan, China and more, Hosokura’s images depict fragments of urban and rural landscapes, nude bodies, surfaces, textures, details and shapes.
£34.20

Picture of The Big Cloud

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Our culture is addicted to weather: hourly forecasts, apps, radio, TV channels, alerts, warnings, and watches. And understandably---our food, clothing, livelihoods, and, increasingly, safety are tied directly to the weather and climate change. In The Big Cloud, photographer Camille Seaman stands in front of tornados, at the edges of lightning storms, and in pelting hail under pitch-black skies to capture supercells and mammatus clouds in their often sublime and terrifying splendor. In these awe-inspiring photographs, Seaman's work is a potent reminder that there is no art more dramatic, in scale or emotion, than that created by nature. The Big Cloud includes an introduction by award-winning New Yorker science writer and author Alan Burdick (Out of Eden, Why Time Flies).

Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press

Size: 254 × 203 mm

176 pages, 125 color illustrations

Camille Seaman
In The Big Cloud, photographer Camille Seaman stands in front of tornados, at the edges of lightning storms, and in pelting hail under pitch-black skies to capture supercells and mammatus clouds in their often sublime and terrifying splendor.
£27.00

Picture of Drowned River

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Publisher’s Description

In 1963 the waters began rising behind Glen Canyon Dam and 170 miles of the Colorado River slowly disappeared as the riverbed and surrounding canyons filled with water. Those who supported and those who opposed the dam considered it a longterm transformation; environmentalists mourned Glen Canyon as dead and gone forever. But it’s coming back, in a victory that is also the pervasive disaster of climate change. There isn’t enough water in our new age, and so the world that drowned half a century ago is reappearing. Byron Wolfe, Mark Klett, and Rebecca Solnit spent half a decade exploring the place as expectations and possibilities changed and the river reemerged at the upper end of the reservoir. What they found is here in photographs and words.

“Lake Powell and the wreckage of where it used to be and will never be again was the right place to think about the madness of the past and the terror of the future, even amidst the epiphanies of beautiful light and majestic space,” Solnit writes. “We came to know the flat blue water the hard sunlight bounced off, the green water in shallower places, the water that turned red with the dust storms washed down from the sandstone landscape, the roiling waters of Dirty Devil Creek pushing a wall of debris downstream after a deluge, the clear little streams and waterfalls in the side canyons whose lively movement died in the placid lake.”

Their starting point was Eliot Porter’s landmark book of color photography, The Place No One Knew: Glen Canyon the Colorado, published by the Sierra Club in 1963 as a political statement about what had been lost under the dam’s waters and why it should never happen again. Their ending point is the reemergence of the river and the rise of questions about climate, the fate of the southwest, the folly of human endeavors to control nature, and the possibility of seeing these places and problems in new ways. Like previous collaborative work using historic images, Klett and Wolfe retrace the physical locations where Porter made his photographs, now mostly submerged by the lake’s waters, often as deep as 400 feet beneath the surface. Unlike previous projects, this work is not a rephotographic examination of his earlier sites or scenes; by necessity, this effort involves making entirely new images in response to the original Porter works. Solnit’s accompanying text meditates on meanings and histories, drawing from both the trio’s explorations of the place and archival research.

Drowned River is a book about climate change, but also about how photography can describe beauty and trouble simultaneously, about depth and shallowness, about what it takes to understand a place and to come to terms with the enormous scale of the changes we have set in motion.

Introduction by Michael Brune

Essay by Rebecca Solnit

Publisher: Radius Books

Size: 11.25 x 13”

212 pages, 80 images

Mark Klett & Byron Wolfe
Drowned River is a book about climate change, but also about how photography can describe beauty and trouble simultaneously, about depth and shallowness, about what it takes to understand a place and to come to terms with the enormous scale of the changes we have set in motion.
£56.95
£55.75

Picture of California Captured

Publisher’s Description

The style and mythology of Mid-Century Modern California architecture as seen through the expert lens of Marvin Rand,

Los Angeles photographer Marvin Rand created iconic images of some of the most celebrated architectural creations of his time, photographing buildings by the likes of Modernist masters Craig Ellwood, Louis Kahn, and Frank Lloyd Wright to capture the essence of their work - and, in doing so, played a critical role in shaping the Mid-Century California style now worshiped the world over. The discovery of Rand's archive has brought a treasure trove to life, and California Captured showcases it - and the period - as never before.


Publisher: Phaidon

Size: 290 x 250 mm

240 pages, 240 illustrations

Marvin Rand
The style and mythology of Mid-Century Modern California architecture as seen through the expert lens of Marvin Rand
£44.96

Picture of Edward Weston: The Early Years

Publisher’s Description

This is a book about Edward Weston before he was Edward Weston-before he was the renowned modernist photographer we know so well. His early years in the field coincided exactly with the height of the Pictorialist movement in America, and while he was never a typical practitioner, he did make photographs that borrowed themes from paintings and other media, and experimented with soft-focused imagery that sometimes looks more like graphite drawings or inky dark prints than photographs. He would later disavow the gauzy, painterly experiments of his early years, claiming in his Daybooks that “even as I made the soft ‘artistic’ work … I would secretly admire sharp, clean, technically perfect photographs.”

Introducing rare surviving prints from the unplumbed holdings of the Lane Collection at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, this book offers new insights into Weston’s working methods and his evolution as a photographer. By taking a longer and more nuanced view of his early years, and by reinserting his first experiments back into the larger story of his artistic production, it reveals the variety of ways in which the paths he took as a young man led him to become the mature modernist master. Beautifully reproduced examples of Weston’s most important early work, essays explaining its place in his oeuvre and the history of photography, and a section dedicated to the variety of Weston’s early materials and techniques make this book a must-have resource.

Publisher: MFA Publications

Size: 9 x 11”

192 pages, 115 colour illustrations


Edward Weston
Often overlooked-until now-Weston's early photography is painterly and luscious
£36.00

Picture of Shape of Light: 100 Years of Photography and Abstract Art

Publisher’s Description

The Shape of Light: 100 Years of Photography and Abstract Art exhibition explores the relationship between abstract art and the invention of photography, with artworks from the 1910s to the present day showing the innovation and originality of photographers as they responded to and furthered the development of abstraction. Edited by Simon Baker, Emmanuelle de l’Ecotais and Shoair Mavlian, with additional contributions by Sarah Allen and Emma Lewis, this paperback exhibition catalogue takes us from Man Ray to Maya Rochat, and includes an illustrated glossary.


Publisher: Tate

Size: 220 x 220 mm

224 pages, 200 photographs

Edited by Simon Baker and Emmanuelle de l’Ecotais with Shoair Mavlian.
he Shape of Light: 100 Years of Photography and Abstract Art exhibition explores the relationship between abstract art and the invention of photography, with artworks from the 1910s to the present day showing the innovation and originality of photographers as they responded to and furthered the development of abstraction.
£22.50

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