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Picture of Affinity and Kindred: Lives Shaped by Sea and Faith

Publisher's Description

This highly original book of photographs interweaves images of landscapes, interiors and people with commentary on craft skills and belief systems encountered in the east of England and the Scottish Western Isles, commonly known as the Outer Hebrides. Significantly, both places sit on the edges of the United Kingdom. Richard Denyer has been investigating relationships between land and water throughout his career, beginning with photographic commissions for the Norfolk and Suffolk Broads Authority in the 1980s. The introduction by Professor David Matless traces the antecedents to this new collection and situates Denyer’s practice in a tradition of documentary photography going back to PH Emerson. A desire to complement the photographs with an imaginative text led to the essay by Will Self. To begin with the writing seems to have little connection to Denyer’s images, but the author imperceptibly draws the written and visual elements together by foregrounding his own life experiences and travels to inform a commentary which is as idiosyncratic and colourful as the photographs.

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Size: 297 x 310 mm

128 pages, 97 colour plates 

Richard Denyer
This highly original book of photographs interweaves images of landscapes, interiors and people with commentary on craft skills and belief systems encountered in the east of England and the Scottish Western Isles, commonly known as the Outer Hebrides.
£13.50

Picture of Glasgow

Publisher's Description

In 1980 Raymond Depardon fulfils an order for the Sunday Times Magazine, but the reportage will never be published. The pictures will wait in the photographer's boxes until the exhibition Un moment si doux (Such a sweet moment) at the Grand Palais (14th November 2013 - 10th February 2014), where the audience discovers a sample of the Glasgow series and goes into raptures about it. Depardon grasps the light of Scotland as never before and sublimes the end of a working world. Glasgow's cloudy skies and soaked ground give an extraordinary beauty to the wanderings of working people, hanging around in front of the shops, walking towards the factories' walls and even playing about ruined houses. William Boyd, who is of Scottish descent and was educated in Glasgow, writes the preface of the book, which is bilingual (English-French). Here we publish the complete reportage: 72 colour photographs. The pictures will appear without captions, and only a short bilingual text by Depardon will introduce the reportage, behind Boyd's foreword.

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22.7*29.6 cm

Publisher: Seuil

144 pages

Raymond Depardon
Depardon's take on Glasgow in the 1980s
£19.79

Picture of Winter in Glen Lyon (Signed)

Publisher's Description

To be published by The Watermill 31 August 2013. A high quality book of black and white photographs revealing Glen Lyon in all its winter glory. With landscapes of stunning winter days and moody mists, the local people at work and play, Scotland longest glen is brought to life through the eye of local resident and photographer Jamie Grant.

See here for samples of Jamie’s black-and-white photography.

Publisher: Watermill

Jamie Grant
A high quality book of black and white photographs revealing Glen Lyon in all its winter glory. With landscapes of stunning winter days and moody mists, the local people at work and play, Scotland longest glen is brought to life through the eye of local resident and photographer Jamie Grant.
£25.00

Picture of Eye on the Street, An

Publisher's Description

In the late 1960s, twenty-one year old David Peat created a portfolio of photographs to gain entry to the film business. Peat who was regarded as a leading cinematographer and documentary film maker, gave permission for Renaissance Press to publish these remarkable images which have remain unseen by the public for forty years.

The Glasgow photographed in 1968 has long gone, but the sights and smells of that time still exist in the recollections of those who lived as children in the streets and back courts of Gorbals, Tradeston, Maryhill and beyond. The black and white photographs in this book can still sharpen the memory as no other medium can.

By David Peat. Contributors Alan Spence, Robin Gillanders, David Bruce, Billy Connolly

Publisher: Renaissance Press

David Peat
In the late 1960s, twenty-one year old David Peat created a portfolio of photographs to gain entry to the film business. Peat who was regarded as a leading cinematographer and documentary film maker, gave permission for Renaissance Press to publish these remarkable images which have remain unseen by the public for forty years.
£9.99

Picture of Photography of Victorian Scotland

Publisher's Description

This is the first book to provide a full and coherent introduction to the photography of Victorian Scotland. There are many books which deal with particular elements and individual photographers, which show the interest in the subject, but no book draws everything together to provide an understanding of the multi-faceted nature of photography and the inter-relationship with other activities in the society of the time. This authoritative introduction, building upon these other publications, will provide a wide-ranging appreciation of early Scottish photography and in particular that Scottish photography was in the vanguard of many international trends. The material has been structured and the topics organised, with appropriate illustrations, as both a readable narrative and a foundation text for the subject.

Key Features

  • Draws together a coherent narrative of the many different aspects of photography in Victorian Scotland
  • Shows how photography was related to, and was influenced by, the society and culture of the time
  • Highlights how Scotland and Scots were in the forefront of photography in Victorian times
  • Uses the most apt illustrations to emphasise the quality of the image-making

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

Size: 234 x 156 mm

224 pages, 130 illustrations

Roddy Simpson
This is the first book to provide a full and coherent introduction to the photography of Victorian Scotland and provides a wide-ranging appreciation of early Scottish photography and in particular that Scottish photography was in the vanguard of many international trends.
£22.49

Picture of Scotland's Heritage: A photographic journey

Publisher's Description

Scotland’s Heritage is a unique book. It combines John Hannavy’s stunning and original photography of Scotland with an engaging narrative on the country’s evolution from 4000 BC to the present day, using both the author’s own account of his travels with those of the great travel writers of the past who have explored and been moved by its landscape, architecture and people.

Scotland is a country steeped in history, and blessed with a rich and varied heritage set in a stunning landscape. It is a photographer’s paradise with light which can change a hundred times a day, each revealing a new aspect of the place. Throughout the country, marks reveal the lives of those who have lived before us over past millennia, while today’s landscape is dotted with the remains of buildings erected, enjoyed, altered and abandoned over the past centuries.

Scotland’s Heritage illustrates some of the country’s often-turbulent history by offering a view of the places and the buildings where that history was played out. The text and pictures in the book are arranged thematically with sections entitled The marks left by men; The land of the mountain and the flood; Great houses and humble dwellings; Churches, rituals and monuments; The land of a thousand castles; One thousand years of industry and Living and working by the sea.

Travel writers from the last 400 years such as William Camden, Boswell & Johnson, Thomas Pennant, Daniel Defoe and H.V. Morton have all contributed their views on what Sir Walter Scott called ‘the land of the mountain and the flood’. The land they journeyed through and the experience of travel then was very different to what we know today, and quotations from their erudite, informative and often amusing observations are used to contrast their Scotland with ours.

Publisher: Whittles Publishing

Size: 260 × 210 mm

208 pages

John Hannavy
A unique travelogue packed with spectacular and innovative photography with enlightening points of interest.
£17.09

Picture of Dust to Dust

"Dust to Dust" draws inspiration from early still life painting and recent discoveries in
quantum physics both of which tell us, metaphorically and scientificaly respectively, that
we are a small part of a vast interconnected cosmos and part of that infinite expanse
resides inside each and every one of us. Drawn from an archive of 8 years work in the
Western Isles of Scotland, "Dust to Dust"  juxtaposes images of former dwellings slowly
being decomposed by the elements with images of found books in various states of
Disintegration.
Adrian Tyler

"Tyler enjoys a considerable visual return from photographing the remains of this “bookwreck”...
Nonetheless, he gains an even greater symbolic return from this catastrophe,
as from the wounded memorials that are these now almost illegible books, mere objects
whose substance has withered, Tyler manages to express a moral lesson, which
transforms his photographs into true Vanitas, one of the primary intentions of this artistic
genre that would later be called the still life. In my opinion, precisely at this time of moral
gravity, Tyler’s photography achieves its most profound beauty and above all, or if you
wish, more so, his most complete understanding of what this art has become in our
days, so defined by time; so, indeed, “dust to dust”, “only time will tell”. Is this not
perhaps the finest testimony to our beauty"
from the text by Francisco Calvo Serraller

Adrian Tyler
Limited edition of 500. Beautiful colour images of abandoned dwellings in the Western Isles and of books found there.
£25.00

Picture of IAN HAMILTON FINLAY - Two Gardens - SOLITUDE AND RENUNCIATION
Publisher's Description
The sacred grove of antiquity was an enchanted spot for quiet contemplation, where mortals could commune with the gods. This tradition continues to resonate in the two extraordinary gardens created by the Scottish poet, artist and gardener Ian Hamilton Finlay (1925–2006): Little Sparta on the windswept heaths of Scotland’s Pentland Hills, and the garden Fleur de l’Air in the midst of ancient olive terraces in Provence, France. The Little Sparta garden was begun in 1966 and today harbors some 275 poetic artworks and sculptures. Its name alludes to Edinburgh’s epithet: »Athens of the North«. In 2004, Scottish artists and art experts chose Little Sparta as the nation’s premier artwork.

Little Sparta is open to visitors during the summer months, while the newer Fleur de l’Air, created in 1994, remains closed to the public. Hungarian photographer Sam Rebben captured both gardens in lovely images that invite viewers to immerse themselves in the interplay between nature and culture, and in the exceptional garden poetry of Ian Hamilton Finlay.

Publisher: Kehrer Verlag
Size: 245 x 160 mm
106 pages, 70 color illustrations

Publisher's Price: £ 25.00
Sam Rebben
Publisher's Description
The sacred grove of antiquity was an enchanted spot for quiet contemplation, where mortals could commune with the gods. This tradition continues to resonate in the two extraordinary gardens created by the Scottish poet, artist and gardener Ian Hamilton Finlay (1925–2006): Little Sparta on the windswept heaths of Scotland’s Pentland Hills, and the garden Fleur de l’Air in the midst of ancient olive terraces in Provence, France. The Little Sparta garden was begun in 1966 and today harbors some 275 poetic artworks and sculptures. Its name alludes to Edinburgh’s epithet: »Athens of the North«. In 2004, Scottish artists and art experts chose Little Sparta as the nation’s premier artwork.

Little Sparta is open to visitors during the summer months, while the newer Fleur de l’Air, created in 1994, remains closed to the public. Hungarian photographer Sam Rebben captured both gardens in lovely images that invite viewers to immerse themselves in the interplay between nature and culture, and in the exceptional garden poetry of Ian Hamilton Finlay.

Publisher: Kehrer Verlag
Size: 245 x 160 mm
106 pages, 70 color illustrations

Publisher's Price: £ 25.00
£22.50

Picture of Close - Landscape Design and Land Art in Scotland (Limited Edition with Print 5)
Publisher's Description

Inside this unique book lie some of the finest and most notable works in garden making and land art along side many new discoveries by journalist and photographer Allan Pollok-Morris. Inspired by the news a poll had voted a garden as the most important work of art in Scotland, photographer Allan Pollok-Morris began a five year Scottish odyssey in search of new works in landscape design and land art and to learn more from the creators of the works.

Even though all the works are found in one small nation, their strengths are universal and the ‘Close’ collection uses local examples from all corners of the country to celebrate the important role of gardens and land art in international arts and culture.

The book includes portraits of and written contributions by many of the artists and designers who’s work is shown in the collection including Andy Goldsworthy, Charles Jencks, Alec Finlay, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Douglas Coltart, Laura Ford, Anish Kapoor, Shane Waltener, Peter Liversidge, Antony Gormley, Marc Quinn, Bridget Baines, Eelco Hooftman, Nigel Sampey, Rolf Roscher, Chris Rankin, Andy Sturgeon, James Alexander Sinclair, Arabella Lennox-Boyd, Jinny Blom, Penelope Hobhouse, Angelika, Dowager Countess Cawdor, Gerald Laing and Xa Tollemache. Over 250 colour photographs by Allan Pollok-Morris, foreword by Sir Roy Strong, essay by Tim Richardson and illustration by Gary Hincks.

There are 5 limited editions of this book. Each edition of fifty comes with one of five prints. Click here to view larger image of this print.

Publisher: Northfield Editions
Size: 290 x 256 mm
288 pages, over 250 colour photographs
Allan Pollok-Morris
Publisher's Description

Inside this unique book lie some of the finest and most notable works in garden making and land art along side many new discoveries by journalist and photographer Allan Pollok-Morris. Inspired by the news a poll had voted a garden as the most important work of art in Scotland, photographer Allan Pollok-Morris began a five year Scottish odyssey in search of new works in landscape design and land art and to learn more from the creators of the works.

Even though all the works are found in one small nation, their strengths are universal and the ‘Close’ collection uses local examples from all corners of the country to celebrate the important role of gardens and land art in international arts and culture.

The book includes portraits of and written contributions by many of the artists and designers who’s work is shown in the collection including Andy Goldsworthy, Charles Jencks, Alec Finlay, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Douglas Coltart, Laura Ford, Anish Kapoor, Shane Waltener, Peter Liversidge, Antony Gormley, Marc Quinn, Bridget Baines, Eelco Hooftman, Nigel Sampey, Rolf Roscher, Chris Rankin, Andy Sturgeon, James Alexander Sinclair, Arabella Lennox-Boyd, Jinny Blom, Penelope Hobhouse, Angelika, Dowager Countess Cawdor, Gerald Laing and Xa Tollemache. Over 250 colour photographs by Allan Pollok-Morris, foreword by Sir Roy Strong, essay by Tim Richardson and illustration by Gary Hincks.

There are 5 limited editions of this book. Each edition of fifty comes with one of five prints. Click here to view larger image of this print.

Publisher: Northfield Editions
Size: 290 x 256 mm
288 pages, over 250 colour photographs
£41.99

Picture of Close - Landscape Design and Land Art in Scotland (Limited Edition with Print 4)
Publisher's Description

Inside this unique book lie some of the finest and most notable works in garden making and land art along side many new discoveries by journalist and photographer Allan Pollok-Morris. Inspired by the news a poll had voted a garden as the most important work of art in Scotland, photographer Allan Pollok-Morris began a five year Scottish odyssey in search of new works in landscape design and land art and to learn more from the creators of the works.

Even though all the works are found in one small nation, their strengths are universal and the ‘Close’ collection uses local examples from all corners of the country to celebrate the important role of gardens and land art in international arts and culture.

The book includes portraits of and written contributions by many of the artists and designers who’s work is shown in the collection including Andy Goldsworthy, Charles Jencks, Alec Finlay, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Douglas Coltart, Laura Ford, Anish Kapoor, Shane Waltener, Peter Liversidge, Antony Gormley, Marc Quinn, Bridget Baines, Eelco Hooftman, Nigel Sampey, Rolf Roscher, Chris Rankin, Andy Sturgeon, James Alexander Sinclair, Arabella Lennox-Boyd, Jinny Blom, Penelope Hobhouse, Angelika, Dowager Countess Cawdor, Gerald Laing and Xa Tollemache. Over 250 colour photographs by Allan Pollok-Morris, foreword by Sir Roy Strong, essay by Tim Richardson and illustration by Gary Hincks.

There are 5 limited editions of this book. Each edition of fifty comes with one of five prints. Click here to view larger image of this print.

Publisher: Northfield Editions
Size: 290 x 256 mm
288 pages, over 250 colour photographs
Allan Pollok-Morris
Publisher's Description

Inside this unique book lie some of the finest and most notable works in garden making and land art along side many new discoveries by journalist and photographer Allan Pollok-Morris. Inspired by the news a poll had voted a garden as the most important work of art in Scotland, photographer Allan Pollok-Morris began a five year Scottish odyssey in search of new works in landscape design and land art and to learn more from the creators of the works.

Even though all the works are found in one small nation, their strengths are universal and the ‘Close’ collection uses local examples from all corners of the country to celebrate the important role of gardens and land art in international arts and culture.

The book includes portraits of and written contributions by many of the artists and designers who’s work is shown in the collection including Andy Goldsworthy, Charles Jencks, Alec Finlay, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Douglas Coltart, Laura Ford, Anish Kapoor, Shane Waltener, Peter Liversidge, Antony Gormley, Marc Quinn, Bridget Baines, Eelco Hooftman, Nigel Sampey, Rolf Roscher, Chris Rankin, Andy Sturgeon, James Alexander Sinclair, Arabella Lennox-Boyd, Jinny Blom, Penelope Hobhouse, Angelika, Dowager Countess Cawdor, Gerald Laing and Xa Tollemache. Over 250 colour photographs by Allan Pollok-Morris, foreword by Sir Roy Strong, essay by Tim Richardson and illustration by Gary Hincks.

There are 5 limited editions of this book. Each edition of fifty comes with one of five prints. Click here to view larger image of this print.

Publisher: Northfield Editions
Size: 290 x 256 mm
288 pages, over 250 colour photographs
£41.99

Picture of Close - Landscape Design and Land Art in Scotland (Limited Edition with Print 3)
Publisher's Description

Inside this unique book lie some of the finest and most notable works in garden making and land art along side many new discoveries by journalist and photographer Allan Pollok-Morris. Inspired by the news a poll had voted a garden as the most important work of art in Scotland, photographer Allan Pollok-Morris began a five year Scottish odyssey in search of new works in landscape design and land art and to learn more from the creators of the works.

Even though all the works are found in one small nation, their strengths are universal and the ‘Close’ collection uses local examples from all corners of the country to celebrate the important role of gardens and land art in international arts and culture.

The book includes portraits of and written contributions by many of the artists and designers who’s work is shown in the collection including Andy Goldsworthy, Charles Jencks, Alec Finlay, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Douglas Coltart, Laura Ford, Anish Kapoor, Shane Waltener, Peter Liversidge, Antony Gormley, Marc Quinn, Bridget Baines, Eelco Hooftman, Nigel Sampey, Rolf Roscher, Chris Rankin, Andy Sturgeon, James Alexander Sinclair, Arabella Lennox-Boyd, Jinny Blom, Penelope Hobhouse, Angelika, Dowager Countess Cawdor, Gerald Laing and Xa Tollemache. Over 250 colour photographs by Allan Pollok-Morris, foreword by Sir Roy Strong, essay by Tim Richardson and illustration by Gary Hincks.

There are 5 limited editions of this book. Each edition of fifty comes with one of five prints. Click here to view larger image of this print.

Publisher: Northfield Editions
Size: 290 x 256 mm
288 pages, over 250 colour photographs
Allan Pollok-Morris
Publisher's Description

Inside this unique book lie some of the finest and most notable works in garden making and land art along side many new discoveries by journalist and photographer Allan Pollok-Morris. Inspired by the news a poll had voted a garden as the most important work of art in Scotland, photographer Allan Pollok-Morris began a five year Scottish odyssey in search of new works in landscape design and land art and to learn more from the creators of the works.

Even though all the works are found in one small nation, their strengths are universal and the ‘Close’ collection uses local examples from all corners of the country to celebrate the important role of gardens and land art in international arts and culture.

The book includes portraits of and written contributions by many of the artists and designers who’s work is shown in the collection including Andy Goldsworthy, Charles Jencks, Alec Finlay, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Douglas Coltart, Laura Ford, Anish Kapoor, Shane Waltener, Peter Liversidge, Antony Gormley, Marc Quinn, Bridget Baines, Eelco Hooftman, Nigel Sampey, Rolf Roscher, Chris Rankin, Andy Sturgeon, James Alexander Sinclair, Arabella Lennox-Boyd, Jinny Blom, Penelope Hobhouse, Angelika, Dowager Countess Cawdor, Gerald Laing and Xa Tollemache. Over 250 colour photographs by Allan Pollok-Morris, foreword by Sir Roy Strong, essay by Tim Richardson and illustration by Gary Hincks.

There are 5 limited editions of this book. Each edition of fifty comes with one of five prints. Click here to view larger image of this print.

Publisher: Northfield Editions
Size: 290 x 256 mm
288 pages, over 250 colour photographs
£41.99

Picture of Close - Landscape Design and Land Art in Scotland (Limited Edition with Print 2)
Publisher's Description

Inside this unique book lie some of the finest and most notable works in garden making and land art along side many new discoveries by journalist and photographer Allan Pollok-Morris. Inspired by the news a poll had voted a garden as the most important work of art in Scotland, photographer Allan Pollok-Morris began a five year Scottish odyssey in search of new works in landscape design and land art and to learn more from the creators of the works.

Even though all the works are found in one small nation, their strengths are universal and the ‘Close’ collection uses local examples from all corners of the country to celebrate the important role of gardens and land art in international arts and culture.

The book includes portraits of and written contributions by many of the artists and designers who’s work is shown in the collection including Andy Goldsworthy, Charles Jencks, Alec Finlay, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Douglas Coltart, Laura Ford, Anish Kapoor, Shane Waltener, Peter Liversidge, Antony Gormley, Marc Quinn, Bridget Baines, Eelco Hooftman, Nigel Sampey, Rolf Roscher, Chris Rankin, Andy Sturgeon, James Alexander Sinclair, Arabella Lennox-Boyd, Jinny Blom, Penelope Hobhouse, Angelika, Dowager Countess Cawdor, Gerald Laing and Xa Tollemache. Over 250 colour photographs by Allan Pollok-Morris, foreword by Sir Roy Strong, essay by Tim Richardson and illustration by Gary Hincks.

There are 5 limited editions of this book. Each edition of fifty comes with one of five prints. Click here to view larger image of this print.

Publisher: Northfield Editions
Size: 290 x 256 mm
288 pages, over 250 colour photographs
Allan Pollok-Morris
Publisher's Description

Inside this unique book lie some of the finest and most notable works in garden making and land art along side many new discoveries by journalist and photographer Allan Pollok-Morris. Inspired by the news a poll had voted a garden as the most important work of art in Scotland, photographer Allan Pollok-Morris began a five year Scottish odyssey in search of new works in landscape design and land art and to learn more from the creators of the works.

Even though all the works are found in one small nation, their strengths are universal and the ‘Close’ collection uses local examples from all corners of the country to celebrate the important role of gardens and land art in international arts and culture.

The book includes portraits of and written contributions by many of the artists and designers who’s work is shown in the collection including Andy Goldsworthy, Charles Jencks, Alec Finlay, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Douglas Coltart, Laura Ford, Anish Kapoor, Shane Waltener, Peter Liversidge, Antony Gormley, Marc Quinn, Bridget Baines, Eelco Hooftman, Nigel Sampey, Rolf Roscher, Chris Rankin, Andy Sturgeon, James Alexander Sinclair, Arabella Lennox-Boyd, Jinny Blom, Penelope Hobhouse, Angelika, Dowager Countess Cawdor, Gerald Laing and Xa Tollemache. Over 250 colour photographs by Allan Pollok-Morris, foreword by Sir Roy Strong, essay by Tim Richardson and illustration by Gary Hincks.

There are 5 limited editions of this book. Each edition of fifty comes with one of five prints. Click here to view larger image of this print.

Publisher: Northfield Editions
Size: 290 x 256 mm
288 pages, over 250 colour photographs
£41.99

Picture of Close - Landscape Design and Land Art in Scotland (Limited Edition with Print 1)
Publisher's Description

Inside this unique book lie some of the finest and most notable works in garden making and land art along side many new discoveries by journalist and photographer Allan Pollok-Morris. Inspired by the news a poll had voted a garden as the most important work of art in Scotland, photographer Allan Pollok-Morris began a five year Scottish odyssey in search of new works in landscape design and land art and to learn more from the creators of the works.

Even though all the works are found in one small nation, their strengths are universal and the ‘Close’ collection uses local examples from all corners of the country to celebrate the important role of gardens and land art in international arts and culture.

The book includes portraits of and written contributions by many of the artists and designers who’s work is shown in the collection including Andy Goldsworthy, Charles Jencks, Alec Finlay, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Douglas Coltart, Laura Ford, Anish Kapoor, Shane Waltener, Peter Liversidge, Antony Gormley, Marc Quinn, Bridget Baines, Eelco Hooftman, Nigel Sampey, Rolf Roscher, Chris Rankin, Andy Sturgeon, James Alexander Sinclair, Arabella Lennox-Boyd, Jinny Blom, Penelope Hobhouse, Angelika, Dowager Countess Cawdor, Gerald Laing and Xa Tollemache. Over 250 colour photographs by Allan Pollok-Morris, foreword by Sir Roy Strong, essay by Tim Richardson and illustration by Gary Hincks.

There are 5 limited editions of this book. Each edition of fifty comes with one of five prints. Click here to view larger image of this print.

Publisher: Northfield Editions
Size: 290 x 256 mm
288 pages, over 250 colour photographs
Allan Pollok-Morris
Publisher's Description

Inside this unique book lie some of the finest and most notable works in garden making and land art along side many new discoveries by journalist and photographer Allan Pollok-Morris. Inspired by the news a poll had voted a garden as the most important work of art in Scotland, photographer Allan Pollok-Morris began a five year Scottish odyssey in search of new works in landscape design and land art and to learn more from the creators of the works.

Even though all the works are found in one small nation, their strengths are universal and the ‘Close’ collection uses local examples from all corners of the country to celebrate the important role of gardens and land art in international arts and culture.

The book includes portraits of and written contributions by many of the artists and designers who’s work is shown in the collection including Andy Goldsworthy, Charles Jencks, Alec Finlay, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Douglas Coltart, Laura Ford, Anish Kapoor, Shane Waltener, Peter Liversidge, Antony Gormley, Marc Quinn, Bridget Baines, Eelco Hooftman, Nigel Sampey, Rolf Roscher, Chris Rankin, Andy Sturgeon, James Alexander Sinclair, Arabella Lennox-Boyd, Jinny Blom, Penelope Hobhouse, Angelika, Dowager Countess Cawdor, Gerald Laing and Xa Tollemache. Over 250 colour photographs by Allan Pollok-Morris, foreword by Sir Roy Strong, essay by Tim Richardson and illustration by Gary Hincks.

There are 5 limited editions of this book. Each edition of fifty comes with one of five prints. Click here to view larger image of this print.

Publisher: Northfield Editions
Size: 290 x 256 mm
288 pages, over 250 colour photographs
£41.99

Picture of Photographers of the Western Isles
Publisher's Description
When the internationally renowned photographer Paul Strand visited South Uist in 1954 to create a series of powerful portraits and landscape views for his book Tir a’ Mhurain, he was not alone in singling out the Western Isles for photographic attention. As early as 1843, when David Octavius Hill and Robert Adamson portrayed John Francis Campbell of Islay, the camera was employed to represent Hebridean subjects. This book discusses why and how photographers have been drawn to these fascinating islands, and the ways in which photographic images have been created and viewed within Hebridean communities from the late nineteenth century onward. The book features the work of photographers such as Captain F.W.L. Thomas of the Admiralty Survey, who created the first images of St Kilda in 1860, and George Washington Wilson, whose topographical images of the Highlands and Islands formed an integral part of a photographic business that developed a worldwide reach. Later photographers, such as Margaret Fay Shaw, Alasdair Alpin MacGregor, Werner Kissling and Erskine Beveridge, documented a distinctive way of life in the isles that had largely disappeared from mainland Britain, leaving a legacy of wonderful photographs that inspire as well as inform.

Publisher: Birlinn
Size: tbc
tbc pages, tbc duotones

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Publisher's Price: £30.00
Martin Padget
Publisher's Description
When the internationally renowned photographer Paul Strand visited South Uist in 1954 to create a series of powerful portraits and landscape views for his book Tir a’ Mhurain, he was not alone in singling out the Western Isles for photographic attention. As early as 1843, when David Octavius Hill and Robert Adamson portrayed John Francis Campbell of Islay, the camera was employed to represent Hebridean subjects. This book discusses why and how photographers have been drawn to these fascinating islands, and the ways in which photographic images have been created and viewed within Hebridean communities from the late nineteenth century onward. The book features the work of photographers such as Captain F.W.L. Thomas of the Admiralty Survey, who created the first images of St Kilda in 1860, and George Washington Wilson, whose topographical images of the Highlands and Islands formed an integral part of a photographic business that developed a worldwide reach. Later photographers, such as Margaret Fay Shaw, Alasdair Alpin MacGregor, Werner Kissling and Erskine Beveridge, documented a distinctive way of life in the isles that had largely disappeared from mainland Britain, leaving a legacy of wonderful photographs that inspire as well as inform.

Publisher: Birlinn
Size: tbc
tbc pages, tbc duotones

Usually dispatched within 10 days


Publisher's Price: £30.00
£27.00

Picture of Hebrides - An Aerial View of a Cultural Landscape
Publisher's Description
The Hebrides of Scotland – around 500 diverse islands – form the north-western Atlantic fringe of Europe. This book surveys the cultural landscape of this dramatically beautiful, complex and conflicted area, with emphasis on what may be interpreted through aerial photography.

Mobile maritime cultures flourished throughout the Hebrides from prehistoric times, including Mesolithic builders of wheelhouses, coracle-borne monastic travellers, Norse in longships and Lords of the Isles in birlinns. A prominent feature of the recent history of the Hebrides has been depopulation. The history and heartbreak of this phenomenon, experienced in differing degrees in rural areas throughout Europe from the mid-18th century, is clearly shown in aerial photographs and discussed by co-authors Angus and Patricia MacDonald. Today’s Hebridean landscapes have been heavily modified by various forms of human land use; current land-management options and controversies are also explored in the context of photographs that draw attention to the various issues involved.

Angus and Patricia Macdonald have collaborated for over twenty years on the record and interpretation of the history and current state of the environment and of cultural landscapes, using aerial photography as the main tool. Their partnership, Aerographica, works from a sound basis of research and maintains a substantial archive of relevant aerial images. They are the authors, jointly or singly, of ten books, five of which are based on aerial photography. They live in Musselburgh, East Lothian.

Publisher: Birlinn
Size: 250 x 246 mm
256 pages

Publisher's Price: £ 30.00
Angus and Patricia MacDonald
Publisher's Description
The Hebrides of Scotland – around 500 diverse islands – form the north-western Atlantic fringe of Europe. This book surveys the cultural landscape of this dramatically beautiful, complex and conflicted area, with emphasis on what may be interpreted through aerial photography.

Mobile maritime cultures flourished throughout the Hebrides from prehistoric times, including Mesolithic builders of wheelhouses, coracle-borne monastic travellers, Norse in longships and Lords of the Isles in birlinns. A prominent feature of the recent history of the Hebrides has been depopulation. The history and heartbreak of this phenomenon, experienced in differing degrees in rural areas throughout Europe from the mid-18th century, is clearly shown in aerial photographs and discussed by co-authors Angus and Patricia MacDonald. Today’s Hebridean landscapes have been heavily modified by various forms of human land use; current land-management options and controversies are also explored in the context of photographs that draw attention to the various issues involved.

Angus and Patricia Macdonald have collaborated for over twenty years on the record and interpretation of the history and current state of the environment and of cultural landscapes, using aerial photography as the main tool. Their partnership, Aerographica, works from a sound basis of research and maintains a substantial archive of relevant aerial images. They are the authors, jointly or singly, of ten books, five of which are based on aerial photography. They live in Musselburgh, East Lothian.

Publisher: Birlinn
Size: 250 x 246 mm
256 pages

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£27.00

Picture of ThreeSixFive
Publisher's Description
In 2007 Fin Macrae ran a photography project for Highland 2007 that was wide reaching and diverse. From Shetland in the North to Argyll & Bute, the Western Isles to Moray in the East, 52 people were selected to document a week in their lives - a photo for every day. They were given digital Canon SLRs and told to shoot whatever they wanted...These 365 images formed a visual diary or portrait of what life is like in the Highlands & Islands in the 21st century. Participants included a mix of well known Highland personalities, such as chart topping DJ Mylo from Skye, World Curling Champion Ewan MacDonald from Inverness, the Academy award winning actress Tilda Swinton from Nairn, as well as some less known faces. All provided their unique insight into Highland & Island life. Alongside this were portraits of all the participants themselves, all shot on traditional monochrome film using a Mamiya medium format camera. These portraits are touring throughout 2009-2010 to various locations with all 365 images taken by the participants themselves.



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Fin Macrae
Publisher's Description
In 2007 Fin Macrae ran a photography project for Highland 2007 that was wide reaching and diverse. From Shetland in the North to Argyll & Bute, the Western Isles to Moray in the East, 52 people were selected to document a week in their lives - a photo for every day. They were given digital Canon SLRs and told to shoot whatever they wanted...These 365 images formed a visual diary or portrait of what life is like in the Highlands & Islands in the 21st century. Participants included a mix of well known Highland personalities, such as chart topping DJ Mylo from Skye, World Curling Champion Ewan MacDonald from Inverness, the Academy award winning actress Tilda Swinton from Nairn, as well as some less known faces. All provided their unique insight into Highland & Island life. Alongside this were portraits of all the participants themselves, all shot on traditional monochrome film using a Mamiya medium format camera. These portraits are touring throughout 2009-2010 to various locations with all 365 images taken by the participants themselves.



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£12.99

Picture of Nort Atlantik Drift
Publisher's Description
Nort Atlantik Drift is a beautiful collection of photographs depicting Shetland’s many faces: remote, timeless, moving and wild. The touching tale of a young boy’s dreams and ambitions to become a sailor is illustrated through a sequence of images and accompanying poetry. The poems, written in the native dialect, Shetlandic, and also accompanied by translation in English, explore and enhance the visual impact of this stunning book. This is not just the autobiographical story of one islander but a chronicle of the passing of the way of life unique to the remote Northern Isles.

Publisher: Luath Press
Size: 180 x 135 mm
128 pages

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Robert Alan Jamieson
Publisher's Description
Nort Atlantik Drift is a beautiful collection of photographs depicting Shetland’s many faces: remote, timeless, moving and wild. The touching tale of a young boy’s dreams and ambitions to become a sailor is illustrated through a sequence of images and accompanying poetry. The poems, written in the native dialect, Shetlandic, and also accompanied by translation in English, explore and enhance the visual impact of this stunning book. This is not just the autobiographical story of one islander but a chronicle of the passing of the way of life unique to the remote Northern Isles.

Publisher: Luath Press
Size: 180 x 135 mm
128 pages

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£15.00

Picture of Scottish Photography: A History
Publisher's Description
Scotland was instrumental in the invention of photography, yet this is the first comprehensive study of Scottish photography. From the pioneering work of Hill and Adamson to the experimental work of contemporary artists, this book provides a history, a setting, and a scale for the growth of photography in this country. From the themes that have emerged in Scotland; portraits and people, land and landscape, documentary and the art-photograph, a cohesive and enthralling argument is built up. An important, informative and highly readable study, which brings Scottish photography onto the international stage.

Publisher: Luath Press
Size: 227 x 186 mm
320 pages, 142 colour and b&w photos

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Tom Normand
Publisher's Description
Scotland was instrumental in the invention of photography, yet this is the first comprehensive study of Scottish photography. From the pioneering work of Hill and Adamson to the experimental work of contemporary artists, this book provides a history, a setting, and a scale for the growth of photography in this country. From the themes that have emerged in Scotland; portraits and people, land and landscape, documentary and the art-photograph, a cohesive and enthralling argument is built up. An important, informative and highly readable study, which brings Scottish photography onto the international stage.

Publisher: Luath Press
Size: 227 x 186 mm
320 pages, 142 colour and b&w photos

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£29.95

Picture of The Storr - Unfolding Landscape
Publisher's Description
In August 2005 an unforgettable installation was taken to one of Europe's most hauntingly beautiful landscapes - the high cliffs of Coire Faion and the Stòrr on the Isle of Skye.

For six weeks around midnight, groups, equipped with head torches and walking sticks, were guided through this inspiring landscape as the words of Skye's legendary poet Sorley MacLean echoed down from the mountain. This book of essays, photographs and diary excerpts from the event The Storr: Unfolding Landscape captures one of the greatest single site-specific environmental artworks ever to be staged in Britain or anywhere in the world.

Publisher: Luath Press Ltd
144 pages

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We will be hosting an event in association with Stills Gallery on Wednesday 25 October to celebrate the launch of this book. For more information see the events section of this website.
Angus Farquhar et al
Publisher's Description
In August 2005 an unforgettable installation was taken to one of Europe's most hauntingly beautiful landscapes - the high cliffs of Coire Faion and the Stòrr on the Isle of Skye.

For six weeks around midnight, groups, equipped with head torches and walking sticks, were guided through this inspiring landscape as the words of Skye's legendary poet Sorley MacLean echoed down from the mountain. This book of essays, photographs and diary excerpts from the event The Storr: Unfolding Landscape captures one of the greatest single site-specific environmental artworks ever to be staged in Britain or anywhere in the world.

Publisher: Luath Press Ltd
144 pages

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We will be hosting an event in association with Stills Gallery on Wednesday 25 October to celebrate the launch of this book. For more information see the events section of this website.
£15.00

Picture of Wild Land - A Photographic Journey Through the Cairngorms
Publisher's Description
The diverse habitats in the Cairngorms, Britain’s largest National Park, are home to an unrivalled variety of wildlife, including the Golden Eagle, Osprey, Pine Marten, Red Deer, Red Fox and Mountain Hare. The mountain zone of the Cairngorms is the highest and most massive range of arctic mountain landscape anywhere in the British Isles and the forests contain remnants of the original ‘Great Wood of Caledon’. Over several years, wildlife and landscape photographers Peter Cairns and Mark Hamblin have captured the spirit of this special part of the world in a series of evocative images. Although led by stunning wildlife scenes and images of forest, mountain and moorland, Wild Land not only describes the history and management of each species, but also takes a look back at the animals of Scotland’s past and glances into the future of Scottish wildlife, making a plea for the importance of nurturing our precious land.

Publisher: Mercat Press
Size: 305 x 232mm
144pages, 120 colour photographs


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Mark Hamblin & Peter Cairns
Publisher's Description
The diverse habitats in the Cairngorms, Britain’s largest National Park, are home to an unrivalled variety of wildlife, including the Golden Eagle, Osprey, Pine Marten, Red Deer, Red Fox and Mountain Hare. The mountain zone of the Cairngorms is the highest and most massive range of arctic mountain landscape anywhere in the British Isles and the forests contain remnants of the original ‘Great Wood of Caledon’. Over several years, wildlife and landscape photographers Peter Cairns and Mark Hamblin have captured the spirit of this special part of the world in a series of evocative images. Although led by stunning wildlife scenes and images of forest, mountain and moorland, Wild Land not only describes the history and management of each species, but also takes a look back at the animals of Scotland’s past and glances into the future of Scottish wildlife, making a plea for the importance of nurturing our precious land.

Publisher: Mercat Press
Size: 305 x 232mm
144pages, 120 colour photographs


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£25.00

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