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Picture of European Fields (Original Edition)

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At the beginning of the 1995 football season, Hans van der Meer set out to take a series of football photographs that avoided the clichéd traditions of modern sports photography. In an attempt to record the game in its original form—a field, two goals and 22 players—he sought matches at the bottom end of the amateur leagues, the opposite end of the scale to the Champions’ League. And he avoided the enclosed environment of the stadium and tight telescopic details and hyperbole of action photography. Preferring neutral lighting, framing and camera angles, he chose instead to pull back from the central subject of the pitch, locating the playing field and its unfolding action within a specific landscape and context. He was heavily influenced by the old tradition of photography in which a wide view of the action often resulted in elements of the locality being present in the image.

Van der Meer began by focusing on sites within the Netherlands and in 1998 he published Dutch Fields, followed by a DVD, Flemish Fields, in 2000. His European odyssey has since taken him from small towns in the remote regions of Europe—from Bihariain in Romania to Björkö in Sweden, from Torp in Norway to Alcsóörs in Hungary, from Bartkowo in Poland to Beire in Portugal—and to the fringes of the major conurbations of Greece, Finland, England, France, Germany, Scotland, Switzerland, Holland, Slovakia, Denmark, Ireland, Wales, the Czech Republic, Belgium, Spain and Italy. These acute and subtle observations of the poetry and absurdity of human behavior connect the game of football to the basic futility of the human condition. The small tragicomedies are dwarfed by the serenity and permanence of the natural or manmade world that surrounds them but in their pathos can be found the original passion and humanity of the game.

Publisher: Steidl

Size: 268 x 380 mm

176 pages, 89 photos

Hans van der Meer
Original hardcover edition.
£55.00
£40.00

Picture of European Fields

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Publisher's Description
At the beginning of the 1995 football season, Hans van der Meer set out to take a series of football photographs that avoided the clichéd traditions of modern sports photography. In an attempt to record the game in its original form—a field, two goals and 22 players—he sought matches at the bottom end of the amateur leagues, the opposite end of the scale to the Champions’ League. And he avoided the enclosed environment of the stadium and tight telescopic details and hyperbole of action photography. Preferring neutral lighting, framing and camera angles, he chose instead to pull back from the central subject of the pitch, locating the playing field and its unfolding action within a specific landscape and context. He was heavily influenced by the old tradition of photography in which a wide view of the action often resulted in elements of the locality being present in the image.

Van der Meer began by focusing on sites within the Netherlands and in 1998 he published Dutch Fields, followed by a DVD, Flemish Fields, in 2000. His European odyssey has since taken him from small towns in the remote regions of Europe—from Bihariain in Romania to Björkö in Sweden, from Torp in Norway to Alcsóörs in Hungary, from Bartkowo in Poland to Beire in Portugal—and to the fringes of the major conurbations of Greece, Finland, England, France, Germany, Scotland, Switzerland, Holland, Slovakia, Denmark, Ireland, Wales, the Czech Republic, Belgium, Spain and Italy. These acute and subtle observations of the poetry and absurdity of human behavior connect the game of football to the basic futility of the human condition. The small tragicomedies are dwarfed by the serenity and permanence of the natural or manmade world that surrounds them but in their pathos can be found the original passion and humanity of the game.

Publisher: Steidl

176 pages

Hans van der Meer
At the beginning of the 1995 football season, Hans van der Meer set out to take a series of football photographs that avoided the clichéd traditions of modern sports photography. In an attempt to record the game in its original form—a field, two goals and 22 players—he sought matches at the bottom end of the amateur leagues.
£28.80

Picture of Brazil: The Beautiful Game

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In anticipation of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, this celebration of Brazil’s football obsession captures every angle of the game, the players, and the fans of the most beautiful game on earth.

Having photographed football in Brazil for two decades, no one understands the country’s passion for the sport better than Christopher Pillitz. From Brazil’s sun-kissed beaches to its densely populated favelas, Pillitz reveals the sport as Brazil’s religion. His bold and brightly colored photographs show players of every age and walk of life. They take readers from enormous stadiums and prison yards to the tops of tall buildings and a deep-sea oil platform; across countless streets, alleys, and highways; even inside a local seminary where longrobed monks display incredible agility playing in their cassocks. While he captures stylish kicks, athletic headers, swaying dribbles and passes, and the samba and capoeira behind the incredible moves, Pillitz also shows us the wild excitement of the colorful, eccentric fans, and, of course, he reveals the gentle side of the beautiful game—the many women footballers and fans who enjoy the sport as much as their male counterparts. Timed to coincide with Brazil’s hosting of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, this absorbing and thrilling collection will help new and seasoned fans understand what football truly represents to the country’s people and its culture.

Publisher: Prestel

Size: 240 x 280 mm

200 pages, 175 colour illustrations

Christopher Pillitz
In anticipation of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, this celebration of Brazil’s football obsession captures every angle of the game, the players, and the fans of the most beautiful game on earth.
£22.49

Picture of Homes of Football

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Stuart Roy Clarke has photographed football from the supporters’ perspective for the last twenty-five years. His unique take on football covers every level of the game and every emotion – from joy to despair.

Publisher: Bluecoat Press

Size: 270 x 290 mm

192 pages

Stuart Roy Clarke
Stuart Roy Clarke has photographed football from the supporters’ perspective for the last twenty-five years. His unique take on football covers every level of the game and every emotion – from joy to despair.
£17.99

Picture of In the Box

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In the Box is a unique and compelling collection of images from the world of competitive Subbuteo, an iconic 80’s/90’s miniature football board game. The project, launched in 2010, has taken Tom Groves and his camera across Europe, visiting several of the major tournaments and capturing a series of images with illuminating clarity and humour which brings the sport to life in spectacular fashion.

The photos guide us through the bizarre yet fascinating oddities of a sport that many people thought had died. Included in the book are images of euphoria, passion and dedication as well as quotes from the world’s top players, each providing a personal insight into why Subbuteo means so much to them. The final section of this artist book, printed on a different paper stock pays homage to the childhood game ‘Top Trumps’ and idolises a range of players from the European circuit.

‘In the Box’ is an edition of 1,000 copies and was funded through Kickstarter where nearly 300 copies were pre-ordered earlier this year. Printed by the world renowned EBS print house in Verona, Italy, the book, designed by Studio Thomas, features a silk screened hardcover which is wrapped in a flocked material, replicating the feel of a Subbuteo pitch.

Silk screened hardcover, wrapped in a flocked material

44 Photographs

250 x 175 mm

92 Printed Pages

80 on GardaMatt Paper Stock

12 on Uncoated Offset Stock

Edition of 1,000

Published  by Bellevue Books

Tom Groves
In the Box’ is a unique and compelling collection of images from the world of competitive Subbuteo.
£25.00

Picture of A Sporting Life

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Jacques Henri Lartigue was fascinated by the ascent of sport in the early twentieth century as a fashionable pastime for the middle classes, and was himself a keen sportsman. Lartigue’s entirely unposed photographs, presented album-style in this gorgeous, luxurious and delightful volume, capture both the joyous exuberance of amateur sports--racing, skiing, tennis, gymnastics, hang gliding--and the particular character of its popularity in the first half of the twentieth century. Lartigue is an absolute master at conveying the dynamism of the human body at play--the peculiar shapes it can contort into, and the gestures that can express anything from easy nonchalance to fierce focus. These photographs also serve as a historical catalogue of the paraphernalia and smart casual clothing associated with each sport. A Sporting Life is divided into five themed chapters: “The Sportsman,” “Taking the Air,” “Training,” “Women and Children” and “Sport as Spectacle.” Here, we witness how sports were transforming social relations, introducing new opportunities for expression, especially across gender lines. In an essay, historian Thierry Terret reveals the complexity of Lartigue’s technical approach to photography, and looks at the issues surrounding the rise of sport in its modern incarnation as a leisure pursuit and as commerce. In a preface, novelist Anne-Marie Garat (whose own narratives often feature the themes of photography and family) provides a personal perspective on Lartigue’s sports photography, also exploring the role played by sport in the development of photography itself. The book is copublished with Hermès, in celebration of its 2013 sports theme.

Publisher: Actes Sud/Hermes

Size: 11.5 X 11.5"

272 pages, 170 colour images.

Publisher's price: £57

Jacques Henri Lartigue
Lartigue’s entirely unposed photographs, presented album-style in this gorgeous, luxurious and delightful volume, capture both the joyous exuberance of amateur sports and the particular character of its popularity in the first half of the twentieth century.
£55.75

Picture of Tour du Monde

They wind their way through the landscape like a snake. Men in colourful clothing, testing themselves to the limit. Followed by cars that leave an amazed and equally enthusiastic public in a cloud of dust. The sweat streams from their bodies. Splashes of blood on the asphalt after a fall. Joy following a heroic victory. Cycle races lasting several days are not peculiar to countries like France and Italy. They are also held in many non- Western countries, all over the world. The big difference is the setting: a landscape devastated by war, baking deserts, the vibrant streets of Cuba. The goal of all cyclists is to win the Tour in Paris one day. After all, the Avenue des Champs Élysées is heaven. The participants in other cycling tours will do anything to race there. It would be an escape from every-day life and, for some of them, a way to a better future. See Paris and then die. Only a few make it. But the longing remains.

Chris de Bode

They wind their way through the landscape like a snake. Men in colourful clothing, testing themselves to the limit. Followed by cars that leave an amazed and equally enthusiastic public in a cloud of dust. The sweat streams from their bodies. Splashes of blood on the asphalt after a fall. Joy following a heroic victory. Cycle races lasting several days are not peculiar to countries like France and Italy. They are also held in many non- Western countries, all over the world. The big difference is the setting: a landscape devastated by war, baking deserts, the vibrant streets of Cuba. The goal of all cyclists is to win the Tour in Paris one day. After all, the Avenue des Champs Élysées is heaven. The participants in other cycling tours will do anything to race there. It would be an escape from every-day life and, for some of them, a way to a better future. See Paris and then die. Only a few make it. But the longing remains.

£17.06

Picture of DREAMS & GOALS
Publisher's Description
For every football fan the World Cup Finals are the most extraordinary celebration of the game. As we look forward to South Africa hosting the 2010 tournament, this outstanding collection of photographs by Alistair Berg captures fan culture around the world at its most vibrant and characterful. The book is a unique chronicle of a 20 year period that has seen enormous changes in football and a massive surge in support for the game. It covers not only the last five World Cup Finals but also grassroots football, from pub teams and Sunday league to children playing barefoot in the streets of Brazil or in the townships of South Africa. Images are drawn from every continent and a chapter is devoted to each World Cup from 1990 to 2006. To celebrate the Finals in South Africa there is a special extended section on the game in Africa. Alistair Berg has worked as a freelance photographer for over twenty years, visiting more than fifty countries for some of the world’s most prominent publications and advertising agencies. He was a member of the French press agency, Gamma, before joining the prestigious reportage agency IPG. In 2004 he moved with his wife and young family to Cape Town, where he is now based. Despite the variety of assignments he has undertaken, Alistair has always photographed football culture. He has continued to see the World Cup Finals from the perspective of the fans as they make their pilgrimage to the mecca of the world game. 2010 will mark twenty years of Alistair’s photographic coverage of football culture. Rogan Taylor is an academic, writer, broadcaster and football activist. He is the author of several books on football including The Day of the Hillsborough Disaster and Kicking and Screaming. An Oral History of Football in England. He is also founder member and chairman of the Football Supporters’ Association, launched in Liverpool after the Heysel disaster.

Publisher: Dewi Lewis Publishing
Size:320mm x 245mm
288 pages, 300 duotones

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ALISTAIR BERG
Publisher's Description
For every football fan the World Cup Finals are the most extraordinary celebration of the game. As we look forward to South Africa hosting the 2010 tournament, this outstanding collection of photographs by Alistair Berg captures fan culture around the world at its most vibrant and characterful. The book is a unique chronicle of a 20 year period that has seen enormous changes in football and a massive surge in support for the game. It covers not only the last five World Cup Finals but also grassroots football, from pub teams and Sunday league to children playing barefoot in the streets of Brazil or in the townships of South Africa. Images are drawn from every continent and a chapter is devoted to each World Cup from 1990 to 2006. To celebrate the Finals in South Africa there is a special extended section on the game in Africa. Alistair Berg has worked as a freelance photographer for over twenty years, visiting more than fifty countries for some of the world’s most prominent publications and advertising agencies. He was a member of the French press agency, Gamma, before joining the prestigious reportage agency IPG. In 2004 he moved with his wife and young family to Cape Town, where he is now based. Despite the variety of assignments he has undertaken, Alistair has always photographed football culture. He has continued to see the World Cup Finals from the perspective of the fans as they make their pilgrimage to the mecca of the world game. 2010 will mark twenty years of Alistair’s photographic coverage of football culture. Rogan Taylor is an academic, writer, broadcaster and football activist. He is the author of several books on football including The Day of the Hillsborough Disaster and Kicking and Screaming. An Oral History of Football in England. He is also founder member and chairman of the Football Supporters’ Association, launched in Liverpool after the Heysel disaster.

Publisher: Dewi Lewis Publishing
Size:320mm x 245mm
288 pages, 300 duotones

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£30.00

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