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Picture of American Winter (Special Edition)

Publisher's Description

Special Edition of American Winter featuring a signed copy of the first printing of the MACK edition of the book, housed in an embossed slipcase with a signed and numbered print [1/150 - 150/150]

Since the early eighties, Gerry Johansson has made quiet pictures of quiet places, often lying in the shadows of industrial decline. For American Winter, Johansson travelled through semi-deserted towns in Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, North Dakota, Montana, Wyoming and Colorado, finding as much beauty as there was misery in landscapes cloaked in snow: an isolated church floating in a mottled sea of white; leafless trees lining endless highways leading to nothing; long shadows cast on vernacular architecture in the season’s merciless sun. In his photographs time appears to stand still: neighbourhoods that once possessed the allure of Art Deco architecture, or the glory of bustling Main Streets, are now home to abandoned school buildings and cars parked decades ago. Johansson’s ascetic framing and sensitivity to light lends itself to the scenery and the sense of hopelessness evoked by these neglected places.

Publisher: Mack



 

Gerry Johansson
Special Edition of American Winter featuring a signed copy of the first printing of the MACK edition of the book, housed in an embossed slipcase with a signed and numbered print
£475.00

Picture of One Picture Book Two

Our One Picture Book Two series is a slightly larger, newly designed series of artist's books based on our recently completed One Picture Book series.

Two sets of four titles will be published each year.

This first set of four titles in a slipcase includes:

  • MICHAEL KENNA | One Picture Book Two #1 : DMZ – The 38th Parallel
  • BETTY HAHN | One Picture Book Two #2 : The Lone Ranger
  • CARRIE MAE WEEMS | One Picture Book Two #3 : Monument
  • TONY MENDOZA | One Picture Book Two #4 : Floridadogs

Publisher: Nazraeli Press

Size: 210 mm x 153 mm

16 pages, 13 four-colour plates, 1 original signed

Micahel Kenna, Betty Hahn, Carrie Mae Weems, Tony Mendoza
The first set of four titles in Nazraeli Press' new One Picture Book series
£120.00

Picture of Niagara (Special Edition)

Publisher's Description

Limited edition of 100 copies, each comprising a special poster with MACK first print run, a signed copy of the first printing of the MACK edition of the book housed in an embossed slipcase with a signed and numbered print

In the follow-up to his critically acclaimed debut monograph Sleeping by the Mississippi, Alec Soth turned his eye to another iconic body of water, Niagara Falls. As with his photographs of the Mississippi, Soth’s pictures of Niagara are less about natural wonder than human desire. “I went to Niagara for the same reason as the honeymooners and suicide jumpers,” says Soth, “the relentless thunder of the Falls just calls for big passion.” Working over the course of two years on both the American and Canadian sides of the Falls using a large-format 8x10 camera, the photographs are rigorously composed and richly detailed. Soth depicts newlyweds and naked lovers, motel parking lots and pawn shop wedding rings. Throughout the book, Soth has interspersed a number of love letters from the subjects he photographed. We read about teenage crushes, workplace affairs, heartbreak and suicide. Oscar Wilde wrote of the Falls, “The sight of the stupendous waterfall must be one of the earliest, if not the keenest, disappointments in American married life.” In Soth’s Niagara, we see both the passion and the disappointment. His pictures are a remarkable portrayal of modern love and it’s aftermath.

Publisher: Mack

Size: 280 x 320 mm

104 pages, 44 colour plates

Alec Soth
Limited edition of 100 copies, each comprising a special poster with MACK first print run, a signed copy of the first printing of the MACK edition of the book housed in an embossed slipcase with a signed and numbered print
£450.00

Picture of White Blonde (Limited Edition 250 Copies + signed C print)

Publisher's Description

Antarctica is a special place with particular stories and memories, the polar explorers called it “white blonde”. Through my series I aimed to convey a feeling of the hostile and unfamiliar environment of the South Pole, creating images where the geographic reality give way to the space of dream. I froze the archival photos of Antarctic expeditions, as well as my own specially photographed self-portraits, turning them into "icebergs". I wanted to be part art of the landscape to express a sense of awareness of time, to show the fear of oblivion, termination of activity, entropy through a collision with a smooth, hard, cold ice surface.

Using photographs, found pictures and collages I explore the themes of personal and collective history, imagination, memory, the built and natural environments. The character of my work makes me think of the nature of photography, which always fluctuates between materiality and visuality.'   

Publisher: Editions Bessard

Julia Borissova
Limited Edition 250 Copies + signed C print
£43.00

Picture of One Picture Book Two #2: The Lone Ranger

Publisher's Description

Betty Hahn is an American artist known for working in alternative photographic processes. Hahn’s work emphasizes photography, while challenging established ideas regarding the medium’s presentation. Her work incorporates a variety of techniques including: appropriation and serial imagery and mediums such as lithography, painting, and embroidery.

Her extended series of images of the Lone Ranger, created in the 1970s, is one of her best known. Each print in the series is unique; during the decades since the work was made, the series has been broken up, with individual prints being acquired and held in collections across the country.  

We are pleased to bring together a collection of some of the finest prints from Hahn’s Lone Ranger series and present them in this limited edition book. Each copy of the book comes with a loose, signed original print created specially for our One Picture Book Two series.

Publisher: Nazraeli Press

Size: 6 x 8 1/2"

16 pages, 10 four-color plates, 1 original signed photograph

Betty Hahn
Each copy of the book comes with a loose, signed original print created specially for our One Picture Book Two series.
£40.00

Picture of Six by XX

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

Publisher's Description

Six by XX comprises six limited edition, oversized books and six original signed photographs by six of the most extraordinary artists working in photography today:

    Petra Collins
    Lalla Essaydi
    Marilyn Minter
    Catherine Opie
    Laurie Simmons
    Mickalene Thomas

Each title in the set is limited to 100 hand-numbered and signed copies, and contains a separate exhibition-quality original print, numbered and signed by the artist, on 355 x 280mm paper. The books and accompanying photographs are presented in a custom-made slipcase with hand-marbled sides and silver stamping.

We are pleased to offer this deluxe set of six limited edition books and six original signed photographs at the pre-publication price of £2,100

Publisher: Nazreali Press

Petra Collins, Lalla Essaydi, Marilyn Minter, Catherine Opie, Laurie Simmons, Mickalene Thomas
Each title in the set is limited to 100 hand-numbered and signed copies, and contains a separate exhibition-quality original print, numbered and signed by the artist.
£2,100.00

Picture of Gap in the Hedge (Special Edition)

Publisher's Description

Built in 1928, ’Bwlch-y-Clawdd’ (Gap in the Hedge) is a mountain pass (450m) that connects the Rhondda Valley - In South Wales - to the town where I was born and still live, Bridgend. It is also connected to the Afan Valley via the A4107, which leads through to the coastline and industrial town of Port Talbot. The Bwlch road itself is the A4061, which stretches approximately 25 miles.

Not only did the pass offer a lifeline to the isolated valleys, and present greater job opportunities for the local people but it also provided an essential shortcut for valley based industry; predominantly coal related. My parents used the pass themselves to make their own move to Bridgend in 1966; starting their own business there shortly after.

Loosely based around nostalgia, ‘Gap in the Hedge’ reflects on a journey I used to make with my Mother to visit relatives in the Rhondda Valley, every Saturday when I was a small boy. It was my first taste of a road trip and I can recall almost every inch of the journey. I’d sit there in the front seat of my Mother’s little red car utterly absorbed and mesmerised by the forests, terraced houses and falling rock warning signs. The journey seemed to take forever, but we were only ever around 30 minutes from home.

This series not only attempts to document the beauty of this iconic piece of South Wales landscape, but also explores the relationship that the people - whether locals, tourists or workers - have with the landscape and environment. And ultimately, what lies ahead for this part of South Wales following Brexit and the abolition of EU funding. The immediate villages of Nantymoel and Cwmparc - both of which are former mining communities - either side of the mountain, are incorporated into the project, as the pair both sit in the shadow of ‘The Bwlch’.

Special Edition with signed limited edition print - £80.00

Special Edition limited to 50 copies.

Signed & numbered digital print approx 230 x 210mm

Publisher: Another Place Press

Size: 250 x 200mm

132 pages

Dan Wood
"Built in 1928, ’Bwlch-y-Clawdd’ (Gap in the Hedge) is a mountain pass (450m) that connects the Rhondda Valley - In South Wales - to the town where I was born and still live, Bridgend..."
£80.00

Picture of Self/Portrait Artists’ book (Signed and numbered
)

Publisher's Description

Teresa Eng spent time as an artist in resident in China in 2012 and 2015, observing the rapid development the cities and its surroundings.
In “Self/Portrait”, Teresa presents portraits of Chinese millenials that she approached in a shopping centre alongside one of their selfie from their mobile phone. The portraits, introspective by nature, are lit by the bright LED advertisements. In contrast, each subject’s selfie reveals details of their lives and interests as well as how they want to be seen. “Self/Portrait” speaks of individualisation in a transitioning capitalist society as well as the need to belong.
 
Signed and numbered



Size: 215mm x 265mm


36 pages plus 15 throwouts
, 69 colour images

Housed in a dichroic slipcase


Each with a 8 x 10″ lambda print (signed & numbered), certificate of authenticity and envelope

Teresa Eng
In “Self/Portrait”, Teresa presents portraits of Chinese millenials that she approached in a shopping centre alongside one of their selfie from their mobile phone.
£195.00

Picture of Iceland, Above & Below (Luxury Edition - Signed)

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

Publisher's Description

Hans Strand’s stunning images of Iceland with a collection of images combining aerial views and studies from the ground and below.

See Hans Strand's website for sample images.

30 available with two signed A3 prints of #100 edition & #30 edition – book embossed, numbered and signed.

In limited edition slipcase.

Publisher: Triplekite

Size: 270 x 305 mm

120 pages

Hans Strand
Luxury Edition with two prints
£265.00

Picture of Iceland, Above & Below (Special Edition - Signed)

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

Publisher's Description

Hans Strand’s stunning images of Iceland with a collection of images combining aerial views and studies from the ground and below.

See Hans Strand's website for sample images.

50 available with signed printed A3 print of #50 edition – book embossed, numbered and signed.

In limited edition slipcase.

Publisher: Triplekite

Size: 270 x 305 mm

120 pages

Hans Strand
Special Edition with print
£160.00

Picture of Sleeping by the Mississippi - Special Edition

The publishers will increase the price as the edition sells out (as it nearly has - 11 August). Please do not order online in the usual way but email info@beyondwords.co.uk to check the current price first.

Due to publish September 2017

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Publisher's Description

Sleeping by the Mississippi by Alec Soth is one of the defining publications in the photobook era. First published by Steidl in 2004, it was Soth’s first book, sold through three editions, and established him as one of the leading lights of contemporary photographic practice. This MACK edition launches to coincide with the first exhibition in London dedicated to the series at Beetles+Huxley gallery, and includes two new photographs that were not included in the previous versions of the book.

Evolving from a series of road trips along the Mississippi River, Sleeping by the Mississippi captures America’s iconic yet oft-neglected ‘third coast’. Soth’s richly descriptive, large-format colour photographs present an eclectic mix of individuals, landscapes, and interiors. Sensuous in detail and raw in subject, Sleeping by the Mississippi elicits a consistent mood of loneliness, longing, and reverie. ‘In the book’s 46 ruthlessly edited pictures’, writes Anne Wilkes Tucker in the original essay published in the book, ‘Soth alludes to illness, procreation, race, crime, learning, art, music, death, religion, redemption, politics, and cheap sex.’

Like Robert Frank’s classic The Americans, Sleeping by the Mississippi merges a documentary style with poetic sensibility. The Mississippi is less the subject of the book than its organizing structure. Not bound by a rigid concept or ideology, the series is created out of a quintessentially American spirit of wanderlust. Thirteen years since the book was first published, the artist’s lyrical view has undoubtedly acquired a nuanced significance – one in which hope, fear, desire and regret coalesce in the evocative journey along this mythic river.

Limited edition of 150 copies, each comprising a signed copy of the first printing of the MACK edition of the book, housed in a slipcase with a signed and numbered print [signed and numbered 1/150 - 150/150]


PLEASE NOTE Retail price will increase as the edition sells through.

Publisher: Mack Books

Size: 280 x 275 mm

120 pages
, 48 colour plates



Printed linen hardback housed in an embossed slipcase, with a signed and numbered print

Alec Soth
The publishers will increase the price as the edition sells out (as it nearly has - 11 August). Please do not order online in the usual way but email info@beyondwords.co.uk to check the current price first.
£1,200.00

Picture of Indian Bingo (One Picture Book #53)

Publisher's Description

In 1983, as the inland basin of southern California was being subdivided by developers and filled in with new waves of residents, a sign at its outskirts appeared that was unusual both in meaning and appearance. The sign, “Indian Bingo,” came into view as you emerged from the basin traveling east through the San Gorgonio Pass into the Coachella Valley headed for Palm Springs. .

Publisher: Nazraeli Press

Size: 5 1/2 x 7 1/4"

16 pages, 4 duotone plates, 1 original print

Joe Deal
Includes print
£80.00

Picture of Fragile (Special Edition)

75 available with signed printed A3 print of cover image.

Publisher's Description

‘The work in this book is an attempt to reconcile some of the conflicting aspects that are of interest to me in the landscape. The images here are an investigation into how the most fragile elements seem to have their very existence challenged and their vulnerability magnified when set against the strength and solidity of their surroundings’.

Valda Bailey is a freelance photographer living in Sussex who first became passionate about photography when she was 14. Her approach to photography is greatly informed by her background in painting and her influences come as much from artists as photographers. She is largely motivated by colour and form and the tension and dynamism that these components can bring to an image.

Her objectives are to portray an interpretation of a scene rather than a literal representation. She makes her images using camera movement and multiple exposures – two techniques which help to create abstract shapes and blur extraneous detail.

She has spent time in New York under the expert tutelage of noted street photographer, Jay Maisel and has been greatly influenced by his teaching about light, colour and gesture.

Her work has been featured in broadsheet newspapers, national and international publications and she has recently been invited to teach for Light & Land Photographic Workshops run by Charlie Waite. She has exhibited most recently in London and last summer was the first woman to be invited to join six other photographers to exhibit at the biennial Masters of Vision in Southwell.

She has images in private collections worldwide and her work has been purchased by notable members of the art and photographic community.

Publisher: Triplekite

Size: 240 x 240mm

48 pages, 25 plates

Valda Bailey
Special edition with signed printed A3 print of cover image
£55.00

Picture of Edit Beijing (Limited Edition with Signed Print)

Publisher's Description

Design by Sybren Kuyper aka SYB. The book comes inside a simple slipcase.

Limited Edition of 500 copies + signed C Print

Guy Tillim
Design by Sybren Kuyper aka SYB. The book comes inside a simple slipcase.
£70.00

Picture of Dalston in the 80s (Collector's Edition)

Publisher's Description

Book 13 from the series 'East London Photo Stories' + PRINT

A fully cloth-covered Collector's Edition of Dalston in the 80s by Andrew Holligan, presented in a bespoke cloth-covered clamshell box complete with signed and numbered limited edition print.

This Collector's Edition is limited to 150 copies.

Edition numbers allocated from lowest to highest as orders are processed.

Andrew Holligan has worked all over the place as a photographer – from the Alaskan Tundra in the north, to Australian deserts in the south. Now he lives down a secluded country lane surrounded by ancient woodland from where he supplies London restaurants with foraged wild fungi. But before this, he spent the best part of fifteen years living in Hackney, immersing himself in its vibrant art scene. Andrew continues to explore the possibilities of the photographic medium, albeit from a rural perspective.

Andrew Holligan
Book 13 from the series 'East London Photo Stories' + PRINT
£45.00

Picture of Belgravia (Limited Edition)

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

Publisher's Description

Artist's edition of Karen Knorr's Belgravia, which includes a 28x35cm signed and numbered print from the series, presented alongside a copy of the book, in an elegant bespoke clamshell case.

Of the photograph Knorr recalls "In Belgravia, there are two photographs of the same very charming subject, a deb’s delight. One is on the cover, and the other inside the book accompanying the quote on the back cover of the book. Both photographs were taken on the same afternoon in 1979. He was confident of his charms and definitely a perfect “dish” or debs to bag. He appears in the first photograph the cover: tall, handsome, rosy cheeked gazing lovingly at his own reflection (emulating his hero, Brian Ferry) he poses legs apart, in the hall way of his parent’s 1960’s penthouse flat. In the other photograph (offered as a special edition print), taken in the dining area, he lounges back in his black bow tie, white smoking jacket and tuxedo trousers, striped socks peek above his loafers. He is almost pouting as he sits foot resting on the classic Eames chair. The penthouse was the perfect stage. Apparently it had been originally designed for Elizabeth Taylor, while filming Cleopatra in London in 1963."

The edition is strictly limited to 30, and sold on a first come first served basis.

Publisher: Stanley Barker

Size: 280 x 350 mm

Karen Knorr
Artist's edition of Karen Knorr's Belgravia, which includes a 28x35cm signed and numbered print from the series, presented alongside a copy of the book, in an elegant bespoke clamshell case.
£360.00

Picture of Nashville, TN, 1996

Publisher's Description

First edition of 150 copies, numbered.

Numbered in pencil on the back.

Paper size: 59,4 cm x 84,1 cm

Picture size: 56,4 cm x 70,5 cm.

Color offset on coated paper.

Wrapped with tissue paper inside of a reinforced cardboard tube, and includes optional framing instructions.

The picture is taken from the book Vitreous China, 2016.

Ron Jude
First edition of 150 copies, numbered.
£40.00

Picture of Adventures in the Lea Valley

Publisher's Description

Before the arrival of the 2012 Olympic Games, the Lea Valley was East London's secret retreat. Polly Braden and David Campany documented its strange, gently surreal beauty, before it was transformed forever.

Book 12 from the series 'East London Photo Stories' + PRINT

A fully cloth-covered Collector's Edition of Adventures in the Lea Valley by Polly Braden and David Campany, presented in a bespoke cloth-covered clamshell box complete with signed and numbered limited edition print.

This Collector's Edition is limited to 150 copies.

Edition numbers allocated from lowest to highest as orders are processed.

Polly Braden is renowned for her naturalistic photographs of human relationships and has previously published two books: China Between (2011) and Great Interactions: Life With Learning Disabilities and Autism (2016). She works on long term self-initiated projects as well as commissions for international publications.

David Campany writes, curated exhibitions and makes images. His many books include A Handful of Dust (2015), The Open Road: photography and the American Road Trip (2014). David is a recipient of the ICP Infinity Award and the Kraszna-Krauz Award.

Publisher: Hoxton Mini Press

Polly Braden and David Campany
Book 12 from the series 'East London Photo Stories' + PRINT
£45.00

Picture of Message from the Exterior - Special edition

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

Publisher's Description

Message from the Exterior explores the ruins and remains of failed attempts to live in the desert’s harsh environments, depicting abandoned houses – small, often eccentric huts, both humorous and a little forlorn. Ruwedel examines the desert regions east of Los Angeles as a palimpsest of cultural and natural histories, presenting an inventory of a particular, and poignant, form of vernacular architecture; each structure might be read as a clue to the lives of anonymous individuals, and the impulse to create a home in the wilderness, however transitory. The first section, 'Desert Houses', comprises 68 desert structures, while the second section, ‘Dusk’, presents houses photographed after the sun had disappeared over the horizon, now rendered in subdued, dusky tones that suggest both present and absence, and the weight of isolation.

Mark Ruwedel (b. 1954) lives and works in California. He has exhibited and published internationally for over thirty years, and his work is represented in museums throughout the world: Tate Modern; the J. Paul Getty Museum; LACMA; The Met, New York; National Gallery of Australia, National Gallery of Canada; SF MoMA; and the National Gallery of Art, Washington, amongst others. Previous works include Westward the Course of Empire (Yale University Art Gallery, 2008); 1212 Palms (Yale University Art Gallery, 2010) and Pictures of Hell (RAM Pubs, Los Angeles, 2014). In 2014 he was the recipient of both a Guggenheim Fellowship and the Scotiabank Photography Award.

Limited edition of 150 copies

Two hardback volumes, each with a tipped in image and each signed and numbered.

Housed together in an embossed slipcase, and including a signed and numbered gravure print.

Publisher: Mack

Size: 250 x 300 mm

Volume 1: 120 pages, 73 tritone plates
Volume 2: 56 pages, 26 tritone plates

Mark Ruwedel
Limited edition of 150 copies
£250.00

Picture of Along the Hackney Canal (Collector's Edition)

Publisher's Description

Book 11 from the series 'East London Photo Stories' + PRINT

Freya Najade's photographs take us on a slow journey along the waterways of East London; from the Regent's Canal to the River Lea, discovering unexpected beauty and wilderness in the heart of the city.

A fully cloth-covered Collector's Edition of Along the Hackney Canal by Freya Najade presented in a bespoke cloth-covered clamshell box complete with signed and numbered limited edition print.

This Collector's Edition is limited to 150 copies.

Edition numbers allocated from lowest to highest as orders are processed.

Sample images

Publisher: Hoxton Mini Press

Size: 145 x 205mm

96 pages

Freya Najade
Book 11 from the series 'East London Photo Stories' + PRINT
£45.00

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