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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

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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

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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

Picture of Unwired

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Off to radio silence! Even in our digital world there are still dead zones. Jacqueline Hassink went to see and photograph them

Unwired combines two concurrent projects from the Dutch photographer Jacqueline Hassink (*1966 in Enschede), both of which sharpen our eye for an increasingly digitally connected world. In Unwired Landscapes she has sought out places where it is impossible to build a network, where there is pure radio silence, so to speak—remote areas like the Japanese island of Yakushima, the Norwegian group of islands Svalbard known as Spitsbergen, or the uninhabitable volcanic desert of Iceland are caught by her lens, as are artificially created dead zones in urban spaces, such as a Digital Detox Hotel in Baden Baden.

Initially, her second project, iPortrait, seems to be the exact opposite of her first. In this project Hassink portrays people immersed in their smartphones in the subways of big cities such as New York, Paris, London, Moscow, Shanghai, Beijing, Seoul, and Tokyo. Here, she reveals the other side of digital networking, which interferes with direct contact between human beings.

Contributions by Bregtje Van der Haak, Achille Mbembe, Evgeny Morozov, text(s) by Frits Gierstberg, Jacqueline Hassink, Yudo Harada, graphic design by Irma Boom

Publisher: Hatje Cantz

Size: 226 x 345 mm

318 pages, 131 illustrations

Jacqueline Hassink
Off to radio silence! Even in our digital world there are still dead zones. Jacqueline Hassink went to see and photograph them
£49.50

Picture of Mapping the Limits of Space

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Nature meets Technology—in this important new publication, spanning more than two decades of Holdsworth's innovative practice

Mapping the Limits of Space surveys English artist Dan Holdsworth’s 20-year career. Since 1996 Holdsworth has explored the “extreme” territories that characterise humans’ changing relationship to the ‘natural’ world in the Anthropocene. The volume also reveals Holdsworth’s (*1974) most recent body of work. Since 2012 the artist has worked with academic geologists to map the exact contours of Alpine glaciers, using drones, lasers, photography, and high-end software used by the military and academy. We encounter millions of points in space, each millimetre-perfect, that plot the outline of a changing landscape. Produced in collaboration with the Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, the publication offers new insights into Holdsworth’s innovative practice.

Text(s) by Dan Holdsworth, Madeleine Kennedy, Emma Lewis, Oliver Morton, Alistair Robinson, Joshua Wilson, graphic design by Simon Earith, Yes Studio

Publisher: Hatje Cantz

Size: 285 x 330 mm

272 pages, 250 illustrations

Dan Holdsworth
Nature meets Technology—in this important new publication, spanning more than two decades of Holdsworth's innovative practice
£54.00

Picture of Hill and Adamson's photographs of Linlithgow (Signed)


Publisher: West Lothian History and Amenity Society (2002)

Size: 204 x 146 mm

70 pages

Roddy Simpson


Publisher: West Lothian History and Amenity Society (2002)

Size: 204 x 146 mm

70 pages

£5.00

Picture of Appleby

Publisher's Description

The Appleby’s Horse Fair takes place every year in early June, when 10,000-15,000 English and Welsh Gypsies, Scottish and Irish Travellers gather to buy and sell horses, meet with friends and relations, and celebrate their culture.

It is held outside the town, along the river Eden, near to Gallows Hill (named after the public hangings that were once carried out there). Irish Travellers, also called Pavees, ara traditionally itinerant ethnic group who maintain a set of traditions. They are predominantly English speaking, but the origins of this nomadic group are far from known. There are several assumptions that are difficult to verify, given the oral tradition of this people. Some say the Pavees derive from an ancient nomadic people, the Tarish; others say they descend from land-owners who have lost their possessions as a result of the conquest of Ireland by Oliver Cromwell and the famine that struck the country in the XIX Century; still others say their ancestor was an artisan who had agreed to merge the nails to build the cross of Christ, and was therefore condemned to wander without finding a permanent abode.

For three consecutive summers, the Irish Travellers became the subjects of Mattia Zoppellaro’s work, who carried out an almost anthropological research that revolves around this important fair in Cumbria. Always fascinated by subcultures, the author’s camera focuses on the faces, the contradictions, the spirit of belonging and the traditions of Irish Travellers to investigate what Zoppellaro calls “the tension that is created between the individual and the group at a time when the former strives to join the second”.

Publisher: Constrasto

Size: 240 x 300 mm

96 pages, 65 photographs

Mattia Zoppellaro
The Appleby’s Horse Fair takes place every year in early June, when 10,000-15,000 English and Welsh Gypsies, Scottish and Irish Travellers gather to buy and sell horses, meet with friends and relations, and celebrate their culture.
£40.00

Picture of D. P. R. Korea

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"Timing is of the essence but a serious amount of good luck and a decent quality crystal ball are necessary" - Carl De Keyzer in The Guardian

When it comes to foreign visitors or artists, North Korea must be the most restrictive country in the world. Nevertheless, Carl De Keyzer managed to cross the entire country in 42 days, divided into three journeys. In his latest book, Magnum photographer Carl De Keyzer points his lens at North Korea, officially the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, the last communist state in the world from an ideological, political and cultural perspective. De Keyzer is one of very few photographers who got almost-unlimited access to the country. He photographed more than 200 different locations, many of which had never been captured on camera before. The 250 photos that form his 'Grand Tour' - taken on marches, at the shooting range, in the subway and in family homes - are a testament to this country's uniqueness.

Carl De Keyzer has been a member of the renowned photo agency Magnum since 1994. His pictures have been published and exhibited all over the world. Regular themes in his work are the permanent threat of decline in a modern civilisation and the impact of power on daily life.

Publisher: Lannoo Publishers

Size: 238 mm x 170 mm
256 pages, 230 colour, 30 black & white illustrations

Carl De Keyzer
In his latest book, Magnum photographer Carl De Keyzer points his lens at North Korea, officially the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, the last communist state in the world from an ideological, political and cultural perspective.
£44.96

Picture of Concrete Octopus

Publisher's Description

Concrete Octopus takes off where Kanemura´s 2002 acclaimed Spider's Strategy left. The cult Japanese photographer proves to be in great shape.  With a text by Chris Fujiwara, a film critic living in Tokyo.

"It would be strange and misleading, though obviously not wholly inaccurate, to call these photographs “images of the Japan of the present time.” Though they might perhaps have much to say to the social historian, their documentary function is circumscribed by the interest in exploring a visual universe too disunited and incomplete to be recognizable as a cultural or historical form. In these images, the world presents itself with great purity and without provocation or seduction, as though poised in the interval before the repetition of an already forgotten catastrophe." Chris Fujiwara

Publisher: Pierre von Kleist editions, Lisbon and Osiris, Tokyo

Size: 300 x 189 mm

88 pages

Osamu Kanemura
Concrete Octopus takes off where Kanemura´s 2002 acclaimed Spider's Strategy left. The cult Japanese photographer proves to be in great shape. With a text by Chris Fujiwara, a film critic living in Tokyo.
£24.30

Picture of Andreas Gursky

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A major retrospective monograph on the work of Andreas Gursky, one of the world’s most celebrated and influential contemporary photographers.

Lavishly illustrated and generously proportioned this is the essential book on the artist, spanning early landscape images captured on film through to newer, more expansive, digitally augmented works.

From his tutelage under Bernd Becher at the renowned Düsseldorf Kunstakademie, Gursky has gone on to earn both popular and critical acclaim for his large-format photographic works, which elevated photography to an undisputed medium for contemporary art.

This book includes a rare interview with the artist conducted by iconic photographer Jeff Wall, giving an insight into Gurksy’s working practices, and a text by curator, Brian Sholis looking at the development of Gursky’s seminal landscapes.

Also featured is the first English translation of a text by Gerald Schröder about Rhein II, until recently the most world’s most expensive photograph.

Published on the occasion of the first major retrospective on Gursky’s work in a British institution: Andreas Gursky at Hayward Gallery, London, 25 January– 22 April 2018.

This exhibition also marks the beginning of the Hayward Gallery’s 50th anniversary year and is the first exhibition to take place in the gallery following its two-year refurbishment.

Publisher: Hayward Publishing

Size: 260 x 295 mm

176 pages, 100 colour and b&w illustrations


Andreas Gursky
A major retrospective monograph on the work of Andreas Gursky, one of the world’s most celebrated and influential contemporary photographers.
£31.50

Picture of Neither Here Nor There

Publisher's Description

poems by Walt Whitman, "Leaves of Grass"
No Small Lives - an infinity of moments, essay by Robin Titchener

"Neither here Nor There" is a conversation about seeing the moments between moments.

"It is these quiet moments that Dennis Neal Vaughn specializes in. Traversing the streets and surrounding countryside of his adopted San Francisco, he photographs what he knows and what he sees with eyes that are open and sensitive to all manner of the beauty that surrounds him." — Robin Titchener

Size: 8.5 x 8.5"

102 pages, 77 color plates,

Limited edition of 100
First edition of 100 signed and numbered with an original archival pigment print included exclusive to the book.

Dennis Neal Vaughn
"Neither here Nor There" is a conversation about seeing the moments between moments.
£20.00

Picture of On Abortion

Publisher's Description

"this heartbreaking book is a must have" - Rémi Coignet

"splendid cohesion between text, ephemera, photography and design" - Rob Hornstra

Under ‘natural’ circumstances, the average woman would get pregnant about 15 times in her life, resulting in ten births. Seven of those babies would survive childhood. For centuries, people have searched for ways to delay or terminate pregnancy. Today, safe and efficient means of abortion finally exist, yet women around the world continue to use ancient, illegal or risky home methods: Every year, 47,000 women die from botched abortions.

Across many countries and religions, millions of women are still denied access to abortion by the law or by social coercion. They are forced to carry pregnancies to term against their will, even minors and rape victims, and for many the pregnancy is not viable or poses a health risk. But all can be criminalized for trying to abort.

On Abortion is the first part of Laia Abril’s new long-term project, A History of Misogyny. The work was first exhibited at Les Rencontres in Arles in 2016 and awarded the Prix de la Photo Madame Figaro and the Fotopress Grant. Abril documents and conceptualizes the dangers and damage caused by women’s lack of legal, safe and free access to abortion. She draws on the past to highlight the long, continuing erosion of women’s reproductive rights through to the present-day, weaving together questions of ethics and morality, to reveal a staggering series of social triggers, stigmas, and taboos around abortion that have been largely invisible until now.

Laia Abril is a visual artist, photographer and bookmaker from Barcelona. After graduating in Journalism, she enrolled at FABRICA – the Benneton artist residency; where she worked at COLORS Magazine as a creative editor and staff photographer for 5 years. Her projects have been shown throughout Europe, in the United States, and in China and have been published in media worldwide. Her work is held in many private and public collections. Her first book with Dewi Lewis Publishing, the critically acclaimed The Epilogue (2014), was shortlisted for the Paris Photo-Aperture First Book Award, Kassel PhotoBook Festival and the Photo España Best Book Award.

Publisher: Dewi Lewis

Size: 245 x 188 mm

196 pages, 114 colour and duotone plates

Laia Abril
On Abortion is the first part of Laia Abril’s new long-term project, A History of Misogyny.
£31.50

Picture of Waffenruhe

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In contrast to the consciously sober - but far from clinical images of his earlier series, Schmidt uses atmosphere-laden details with high-contrast black-and-white images of cityscapes, details in nature, and portraits in "Waffenruhe" to create a subjective, leaden picture of a still-divided city. He no longer deploys the techniques of pure documentation, but brings together surprising combinations of images to express a generation's dystopian sense of life shortly before the fall of the Wall. Schmidt evokes a world of ruptures and absences that eschews a confident, comprehensive point of view. The images work with Schleef's text to create a brusque, entirely individual perspective on the fragility of human existence. The first edition, published in 1987 by the Berlin-based Dirk Nishen Verlag quickly sold out and continues to fetch high prices on the antiquarian book market. Thirty years later, "Waffenruhe" is now being reprinted. This artist's book - often included on lists of the most influential photographic books of all time - is once again being made available.

Size: 265 x 300 mm

82 pages

Michael Schmidt
In contrast to the consciously sober - but far from clinical images of his earlier series, Schmidt uses atmosphere-laden details with high-contrast black-and-white images of cityscapes, details in nature, and portraits in "Waffenruhe" to create a subjective, leaden picture of a still-divided city.
£27.00

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 Battleship Island

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In July 2015, MAKIKO was granted rare permission to photograph the restricted zone of Battleship Island, shortly after it was recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage site. The tiny, fortress-like island (also known as ’Hashima’ or ‘Gunkanjima’) lies just off the coast of Nagasaki. Ringed by a seawall, and covered in tightly packed buildings, it was once the most densely populated place on Earth. Now it is a ghost town – completely uninhabited for more than forty years.

From 1887 onwards, its network of undersea coalmines became important during Japan’s rapid industrialisation. But it also has a dark period in its history: from the 1930s through to the end of the Second World War forced labour was introduced. The 2017 Korean film The Battleship Island depicts a fictional story based on the plight of Korean miners brought there. The island also featured as a dramatic location in the 2012 James Bond film, Skyfall.

Abandoned in 1974, all that now remains is the dramatic sea wall that surrounds it, and its tightly packed, concrete buildings, undisturbed except by nature. In the book, archive photographs break the eerie silence of the island’s contemporary landscape and through the memories of a former resident of the island, MAKIKO brings her imagination to bear on what life was like there as a child – a place described to her as a childhood paradise.

MAKIKO is an international award-winning photographer and author. Born in Japan, she has lived, studied and worked in Japan, France, UK, North America and Switzerland. She studied photography at the International Center of Photography in New York and since 2006 her work has been exhibited in Japan, North America and Europe.

Designed by leading UK book designers SMITH DESIGN, Battleship Island is MAKIKO’s second book; her first, Beautifully Different, was a collaboration with Dr. Rebecca Landa of the Kennedy Krieger Institute, to raise awareness of high-functioning autism.


Publsiher: Dewi Lewis

Size: 275 x 195mm

116 pages, 88 duotone plates

MAKIKO
In July 2015, MAKIKO was granted rare permission to photograph the restricted zone of Battleship Island, shortly after it was recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage site. The tiny, fortress-like island (also known as ’Hashima’ or ‘Gunkanjima’) lies just off the coast of Nagasaki.
£27.00

Picture of War is Only Half the Story

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with poems by Nobel Laureate, Wislawa Szymborska
texts by Clare Cavanagh, Donald Weber and Sara Terry
and photographs by more than forty Aftermath Award winners

“The end of war does not mean peace. It is simply the end of death and destruction. Every story of war includes a chapter that almost always goes untold – the story of the aftermath, which day by day becomes the prologue of the future.” – Sara Terry / Founder, The Aftermath Project.

“War is Only Half the Story” is a ten-year retrospective of the work of the groundbreaking documentary photography program, The Aftermath Project, which for a decade has supported post-conflict storytelling by some of the world’s best photographers. As a grant-making educational non-profit, The Aftermath Project was founded to help change the way the media covers conflict – and to educate the public about the true cost of war and the real price of peace.

Using the post-conflict poetry of Nobel Laureate Wislawa Szymborska as themes for each chapter, “War is Only Half the Story” draws on the work of 53 Aftermath Project grant winners and finalists from around the world to explore post-conflict stories that all too often go untold.

Sara Terry is a documentary photographer and filmmaker, and a Guggenheim Fellow in Photography, who began The Aftermath Project while working on her first post-conflict photography project, “Aftermath: Bosnia’s Long Road to Peace”. In a post-9/11 world, she wanted to encourage other photographers to concentrate on post-conflict storytelling.

Aftermath Project grant winners featured in the book include Jim Goldberg, Nina Berman, Jessica Hines, Stanley Greene, Kathryn Cook, Justyna Mielnikiewicz, Danny Wilcox Frazier, Adam Patterson, Rodrigo Abd, Donald Weber, Simon Brann Thorpe, Monika Bulaj, Luca Locatelli, Isabel Kiesewetter, Bruno Boudjelal, Louie Palu, Juan Arredondo and Davide Monteleone.

Publisher: Dewi Lewis

Size; 270 x 210 mm

268 pages, 121 colour and black and white plates

ISBN: 978-1-911306-21-4

The Aftermath Project
“War is Only Half the Story” is a ten-year retrospective of the work of the groundbreaking documentary photography program, The Aftermath Project, which for a decade has supported post-conflict storytelling by some of the world’s best photographers
£27.00

Picture of Experimental Lake

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This compendium of images is inspired by the dual principle of common good and necessary evil. Canadian photographer Guillaume Simoneau explores a place far removed from our everyday vanities: the Experimental Lakes Area in the sparsely populated region of northwestern Ontario. But rather than a book about the 58 pristine lakes that comprise this world-renowned natural laboratory, Simoneau’s allusive photographs use the freshwater site as a means to look outwards, to consider a world beyond our own reflections. Unhinged from the moorings of narrative readings, the sequence of images floats between botanic life – aquatic and terrestrial – and hand-made apparatus used by an influential community of international scientists based in the area. The findings of their research into human impacts on entire ecosystems have significantly influenced the decisions of governments and industries. By testing, for example, the effects in the lakes of new chemical substances, they have been able to inform global environmental policies. Simoneau’s elliptical documentation of their work is punctuated by sublime vistas of calm waters and pine trees, and of remarkable natural phenomena. United by an enigmatic orbital motif, the photographs in Experimental Lake lead us on an illuminating journey.

Guillaume Simoneau began his independent studies in photography after completing a diploma in applied science. His renowned body of work Love and War was exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago and published by Dewi Lewis Publishing. The publication was shortlisted for both the First Book Award and European Publishers Award for Photography. His new work entitled Experimental Lake is the subject of his second book, published by MACK and a forthcoming exhibition at the Stephen Bulger Gallery in Canada.

Publisher: Mack Books

Size: 220 x 290 mm

80 pages

Guillaume Simoneau
This compendium of images is inspired by the dual principle of common good and necessary evil. Canadian photographer Guillaume Simoneau explores a place far removed from our everyday vanities: the Experimental Lakes Area in the sparsely populated region of northwestern Ontario.
£30.00

Picture of War Primer 2 (Signed)

Publisher's Description

Published in paperback to coincide with a major exhibition at the Pompidou Centre dedicated to the work of Broomberg & Chanarin, War Primer 2 was originally released as a limited edition book in 2011. The book inhabits the pages of Bertolt Brecht’s remarkable 1955 publication War Primer.

Brecht’s publication is a collection of newspaper clippings, each accompanied by a four-line poem that he called Photo-epigrams. It was the culmination of almost three decades of intermittent activity. The title deliberately recalls the textbooks used to teach elementary school children how to read; Brecht’s book is a practical manual, demonstrating how to “read” or “translate” press photographs. Brecht was profoundly uneasy about the affirmative role played by the medium within the political economy of capitalism and referred to press photographs as heiroglyphics in need of decoding.

War Primer 2 is the belated sequel. While Brecht’s War Primer was concerned with images of the Second World War, War Primer 2 is concerned with the images of conflict generated by both sides of the so-called “War on Terror”.

Customer comment: "I’m very pleased with the book. If any of your customers are interested to know, War Primer 2 is excellent especially when matched up with Brecht’s War Primer 1 as republished by Verso." (David Beale)

Publisher: Mack Books

Size: 240 x 290 mm

200 pages, 114 colour plates

Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin
Published in paperback to coincide with a major exhibition at the Pompidou Centre dedicated to the work of Broomberg & Chanarin, War Primer 2 was originally released as a limited edition book in 2011. The book inhabits the pages of Bertolt Brecht’s remarkable 1955 publication War Primer.
£30.00

Picture of Vandalism

Publisher's Description

Between 1974 and 1975, the American photographer John Divola – then in his mid twenties and without a studio of his own – travelled across Los Angeles in search of dilapidated properties in which to make photographs. Armed with a camera, spray paint, string and cardboard, the artist would produce one of his most significant photographic projects entitled Vandalism. In this visceral, black and white series of images Divola vandalised vacant homes with abstract constellations of graffiti-like marks, ritualistic configurations of string hooked to pins, and torn arrangements of card, before cataloguing the results. The project vigorously merged the documentary approach of forensic photography with staged interventions echoing performance, sculpture and installation art. Serving as a conceptual sabotaging of the delineations between such documentary and artistic practices, at a time when the ‘truthfulness’ of photography was being called into question, Vandalism helped to establish Divola’s highly distinctive photographic language.

Publisher: Mack Books

Size: 235 x 235 mm

120 pages

John Divola
Between 1974 and 1975, the American photographer John Divola – then in his mid twenties and without a studio of his own – travelled across Los Angeles in search of dilapidated properties in which to make photographs.
£30.00

Picture of ToiletMartin PaperParr Magazine | Collector's Edition  (Signed)

Publisher's Description

'ToiletMartin PaperParr' is a new, special edition of 'Toiletpaper' that presents a back-to-back of images made in collaboration with Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari on the one side and Martin Parr on the other.

'ToiletMartin PaperParr | Collector's Edition' limited to 1000 numbered copies, includes the magazine and the 'ToiletMartin PaperParr' bag printed on the two sides with the front and back cover of the magazine.

ToiletMartin PaperParr Magazine' is a new, special edition of 'Toiletpaper' published by Damiani. This unique edition celebrates a new suite of pictures presenting a back-to-back of images made in collaboration with Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari on the one side and Martin Parr on the other.

The recipe is very tasty: the founders of 'Toiletpaper' hosted Martin Parr as a special guest and asked him to form a dialogue with 'Toiletpaper' images, coming back to them with a photograph from his archive for each image. The result is a rapid succession of images in which irony, subversion and provocation force the viewer to the impelling discovery of the next pair of images.

And if you are not yet satiated by the end of this issue, you have only to start once more at the beginning.

About Toiletpaper Magazine

'Toiletpaper' is an artists’ magazine created and produced by Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari, born out of a passion or obsession they both cultivate: images. The magazine contains no text; each picture springs from an idea, often simple, and through a complex orchestration of people it becomes the materialization of the artists’ mental outbursts. Since the first issue, in June 2010, 'Toiletpaper' has created a world that displays ambiguous narratives and a troubling imagination. It combines the vernacular of commercial photography with twisted narrative tableaux and surrealistic imagery. The result is a publication that is itself a work of art, which, through its accessible form as a magazine, and through its wide distribution, challenges the limits of the contemporary art economy.

Publisher: Damiani

40 pages, 22 illustrations

Martin Parr, Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari
Collector's Edition of 1000 numbered copies plus the exclusive 'ToiletMartin PaperParr' bag printed with the front and back covers of the magazine on the two sides.ToiletMartin PaperParr Magazine | Collector's Edition Martin Parr, Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari
£40.00

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