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

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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)

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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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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]


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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 Confessionali (Special Edition)

Publisher's Description

'Confessionals' is a departure from the landscape work for which Kenna has become known and is the culmination of over 10-years work, travelling through Reggio Emilia, a city in northern Italy, to document hundreds of Catholic confessional booths.

'Confessionals' is a typology of confessional booths from a distinct geographical region, documenting booths from the 13th century to the present. Shot in black and white, each booth is uniformly the focal point of each image, framed by the details of the church interior which happen to be in shot albeit a crucifix, pillar or ladder offering small clues as to the church's architecture and context in which the booth is placed.

Kenna's careful composition of the booths symbolises what he continues to search for in his photography, 'the invisible with the visible, the intangible contained with the tangible, the illusion of reality'. Kenna is not interested in documenting man's physical presence, but rather the traces that he has left behind and he believes Confessionals to be containers of memories and hidden secrets . Each photograph displays immaculate detail and continues ongoing fascination with capturing memories and stories, viewing the booths as containers of memory and hidden secrets.

This series is greatly influenced by Kenna's religious upbringing. As a child, each week he would visit the dark confessional box in his local church of St Bede's, Widnes and confess his sins to the local priest. Kenna recalls, 'I would feel greatly relieved leaving the church - I was never sure if it was because I was forgiven, or because I didn't have to go through the ritual again for at least another week.'

The special edition consists of a purple silk-covered box, the book Confessionali and one photo (the same on the cover) printed in digital, signed and numbered by Michael Kenna (50 copies: 5 for the authors and publisher, 45 on sale, 3 already sold) protected in a gray paper folder, contained inside the box.

Published by: Corsiero Editore

90 Photographs

Sample images

Michael Kenna
The special edition consists of a purple silk-covered box, the book Confessionali and one photo (the same on the cover) printed in digital, signed and numbered by Michael Kenna
£600.00

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)

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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

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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

Picture of Essential Elements (Collector's Edition)

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Publisher's Description

Edward Burtynsky has achieved global recognition for his spectacular, large-scale photographs which depict the impact of human activity upon urban and natural environments around the world. They cover such subjects as mines and quarries, the oil industry, ship-building and ship-breaking, water as a resource under threat worldwide, and an emergent China.

Curated by William A. Ewing, this volume, the first comprehensive survey of Burtynsky’s multi-faceted work in over a decade, includes both iconic images and previously unpublished photographs.

Relinquishing the project-based lens through which the photographer’s work has previously been presented – the major monographs Oil and Water being the most recent examples – it presents Burtynsky’s photographs in free-flowing sections which combine and contrast work from throughout his career. This original approach provides a sense of both his visual language and his exploration of the dilemmas at the heart of our globalized world. Each section is interspersed with selected texts which work in concert with the images to provide a context and greater understanding of Burtynsky’s view of the world.

With an introduction by Ewing and an afterword by academic Joshua Schuster, Essential Elements provides an entirely new way of seeing Burtynsky’s work for those who are already familiar with it, as well as an accessible introduction for those encountering his photographs for the first time.

This slipcased collector's limited edition includes a signed print of the cover image (above), Silver Lake Operations #16 Lake Lefroy, Western Australia 2006

Sample images

Publisher: Thames & Hudson

Size: 276 x 330 mm

202 pages, 140 Illustrations, 140 in colour

Edward Burtynsky
This slipcased collector's limited edition includes a signed print of the cover image, Silver Lake Operations #16 Lake Lefroy, Western Australia 2006
£292.50

Picture of Sunday Football (Collector's Edition with print)

Publisher's Description

This is a love letter to Sunday League Football. The photographs and quotes, captured on Hackney Marshes, reveal the comradery, passion and broken bones of those that brave hangovers to play the beautiful (and very muddy) game.

Book 10 from the series 'East London Photo Stories' + PRINT

A fully cloth-covered Collector's Edition of Sunday Football by Chris Baker 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.

Sample images

Publisher: Hoxton Mini Press

Size: 145 x 205mm

128 page, includes pull-out poster

Chris Baker
A fully cloth-covered Collector's Edition of Sunday Football by Chris Baker presented in a bespoke cloth-covered clamshell box complete with signed and numbered limited edition print.
£45.00

Picture of Chernobyl (Signed with Original Photograph)

Publisher's Description

This book includes an original certified, printed on photo paper Hahnemühle Luster 30cm x 26.7cm. Once the purchase, you will receive the contact sheets so you can pick your picture (exist only 20 copies of each photograph).

Chernobyl is a world heritage of disaster, the historical moment and the place where it took place are important elements for the construction of its iconography which has left behind what meant and means 30 years later for the domestic life of thousands of people.

ИВАН И МЭРИ 30 years after Chernobyl searches human experience through ruins and its geography, beyond explosion impact. Living in such a landscape, setting up a home in the middle of somewhere that was a crucial point of the country, today drifting away in oblivion; not only as an urban place or industrial, but also a historical oblivion. As if letting nature consume its ruins would erase it from the human misfortune pages.

This book travels through a journey that goes from religious to human and from pristine nature to still life. It’s about human life fragility and the abilities to build up a home among ruins of our own civilization.

Size: 200 x 280 mm

92 pages

Edition: 50

Ricardo Arispe
This book includes an original certified, printed on photo paper Hahnemühle Luster 30cm x 26.7cm.
£100.00

Picture of Topical Times for these Times Book of Liverpool Football (Special Edition - with signed print)

Publisher's Description

Since the 1980’s Ken Grant has photographed football culture in Liverpool, his home city. From youth games and local bar teams playing in district park leagues, to the weekly rituals of match days at Liverpool and Everton, he has photographed the sport - and the city’s relationship with it - in all its forms. Rarely going inside the stadia, he has instead photographed in the streets and bars outside, at the pitch sides and on buses across the city over decades.

With football serving as a central thread in the working and social lives of his contemporaries, it has always been an element of Grant’s wider work about the city. This book brings together his pictures of the game, the land and the people who populate it. A Topical Times for these Times, taking its title from boys sports annuals and the football yearbooks that prospered and inspired in the 1970s and 80s, draws on the changing landscape of Liverpool as it negotiated success and tragedy, and as a new commercial era took hold. The book is a devoted appreciation of football in the city, the game itself and those who are part of each.

An essay by the writer Niall Griffiths and a short piece by Ken Grant accompany the photographs.

Publisher: RRB Photobooks Publishing

Size: 195 x 230 mm

176 pages, 170 images

Edition of 100

Ken Grant
Limited Edition with signed print
£75.00

Picture of English Cathedral (Collector's Edition - with signed print)

Publisher's Description

A special collector's edition comprising a blocked, cloth-bound hardback edition of the book and a signed, hand-finished print, 30.5 x 25.4 cm, placed together in a handmade, blocked, cloth-bound slip case.

A unique opportunity to own a print by Magnum photographer Peter Marlow

Among the most magnificent buildings of England are its Anglican cathedrals, great symbols of spiritual and architectural power. No one can fail to marvel at Durham’s incomparable Romanesque masterpiece, the elegant stylistic unity of Salisbury, the world-famous stained glass of Canterbury or the striking Gothic scissor arch at Wells. In this breathtaking book, available for the first time in a compact hardback edition, award-winning Magnum photographer Peter Marlow has captured the nave of each of England’s 42 Anglican cathedrals. Taken in natural light at dawn, usually looking towards the east window, these remarkable images bring into sharp relief the full splendour of the architecture, whatever the style. Marlow’s spellbinding photographs are accompanied by his commentary on the project, including sketches, preparatory shots and technical notes; an introduction by curator Martin Barnes on the tradition of church architecture in England, particularly the work of Frederick Evans and Edwin Smith; and a concise summary of each cathedral interior by architectural historian John Goodall.

  • A unique photographic record of the Anglican cathedrals of England
  • A new compact edition of this superbly produced, critically acclaimed book
  • With an overview of the architectural importance of each cathedral, and an introduction on ecclesiastical photography
  • Essential for anyone interested in architectural photography, church architecture or the heritage of England

Publisher: Merrell

Size: 290 x 235 mm

128 pages, 50 illustrations, 45 in colour, 1 map
 

Peter Marlow
A special collector's edition comprising a blocked, cloth-bound hardback edition of the book and a signed, hand-finished print, placed together in a handmade, blocked, cloth-bound slip case.
£85.50

Picture of Humanity (Signed)

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Publisher's Description

"Steve McCurry has given us the world through his iconographic image-making. He has been relentless in his pursuit of images that not only inform but sensitize us to places and people from faraway that are the D.N.A. of our planet. That he risks his life for us is of no concern to him. It is his way, an aspect of his pursuit of enduring art. That he is generous, compassionate, and humble is what drives this award-winning photographer and is what underlies his strength and the potency of his image-making.
   
McCurry is one of the best-known artists of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, and one of the most influential. His images have helped connect us to parts of the world we have never been to, humanizing our perceptions of people throughout the world.
   
But there is one image of McCurry’s that almost everyone knows, even if they don’t know who made it. We are referring, of course, to Sharbat Gula, Afghan Girl (1984).
 It is not too much to say that Afghan Girl has changed the world, “searing the heart” of viewers, owing to its power to inform our perception of humanity. For over thirty years, it has enabled millions of people to connect with another person across wide gulfs of cultural difference. It is this sense of connectedness, achieved through photography, that is McCurry’s great and rare gift to humanity."

- John Stauffer, from the introduction to Humanity

Sample images

Publisher: 21st Editions

Size: 11 x 14"

Edition of fifty copies

9 bound and 3 free-standing platinum prints, each signed*

Handcrafted in New England

*This is the first time McCurry's work has been presented in platinum


Steve McCurry
Edition of fifty copies with 9 bound and 3 free-standing platinum prints, each signed.
£6,200.00

Picture of Tones of Dirt and Bone (limited edition with two prints)

Publisher's Description

TBW Books continues its long established relationship with Mike Brodie with our release of the Limited Edition for Tones of Dirt and Bone

Designed and produced in Oakland California, the limited edition was carefully crafted to both compliment the work in the book and pair handsomely with the previous limited editions produced for A Period of Juvenile Prosperity.

The slipcase is screenprinted, this time onto a heartier 72pt. chipboard with die-cut window on the inside cover. This edition brings together elements of Brodie's hand written notes and images from the book to create a unique package that embodies his earliest works and TBW Book's own affinity for simple materials and refined design. 

The prints included in this editions were intentionally withheld by Brodie from the final edit of the trade edition of the book for inclusion in TBW Books' Limited Edition. Both prints are printed on Kodak F surface (glossy) paper at 8x8 inches. Signed on verso.

Publisher: TBW Books

Limited Edition Slipcase + First Edition Book (signed) + 2 Prints (signed on verso)

Edition of 100

Mike Brodie
Limited Edition Slipcase + First Edition Book (signed) + 2 Prints (signed on verso)
£700.00

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