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New Titles in Photography 19 May 2015
Geert Goiris - Prophet (signed&numbered)

Isbn 9789491843327
Publisher Roma Publications
Idea code 15229
€ 55.00

Published to correspond with the exhibition ‘Geert Goiris – Flashbulb memories, Ash Grey Prophesies’ at Foam, Amsterdam, this signed and numbered, limited edition volume contains more than 40 black-and-white and monochrome images by the Belgian artist. The darkened pictures are seemingly devoid of visual cues as to time and space, and possess a strange, unreal attraction that generates potentialities for as yet unknown narratives, associations, and suspense. Their layered, sometimes sublime visual language oscillates in the area of tension between fact and fiction, whether the subjects portrayed are people, snowy landscapes, or shadowy objects.

64 p, ills colour & bw, 24 x 31 cm, pb, English

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Sjoerd Knibbeler Paper Planes

Isbn 9789490119300
Publisher Fw: Books
Idea code 15228
€ 25.00

Dutch visual artist Sjoerd Knibbeler’s most recent work involves folding paper to create model airplanes; not playthings, but reconstructions based on actual designs for military aircraft that never came to fruition. From mothballed top secret projects from the Cold War to more recent endeavours fallen victim to government cutbacks, the photographs of these sixteen paper planes have now been turned into a four-metre-long fold-out page with detailed texts about the history of each on the reverse. Besides being of interest from a military, technical, or historical perspective, the book carries with it a double meaning: its subjects remain forever confined to the paper on which they were drawn.

26 p, ills in b&w, 21 x 30 cm, hb, English

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Hans Van Der Meer - Antwerpse Velden

Isbn 9789462261303
Publisher Lecturis
Idea code 15276
€ 39.50

In 2013 Antwerp was ‘European city of Sport’. For the MAS and Antwerp Sport city, this was reason enough to initiate an amateur football project. Photographer Hans van der Meer was commissioned to create eight large panorama photos to be displayed in the light boxes. At the request of the museum he also created a series of portraits to represent the many nationalities of the multicultural city of Antwerp. Over a period of ten weeks he not only photographed, but also acted as director to create a film portraying humorous observations of the Antwerp amateur football scene in his familiar style known from Flemish Fields (2000).

92 p, ills colour, 31 x 23 cm, hb, Dutch

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Our Nature - Within The Limits Of City Parks

Isbn 9789462261181
Publisher Lecturis
Idea code 15255
€ 34.50

With this intricately folded and bound volume, Janine Schrijver presents her sizable international photographic investigation into city parks. Over the past five years, she has photographed the various facets of many urban parks – from users, vegetation and flowers, and park features, to leisure activities and functions, and even detrimental aspects such as littering and vandalism. Located in popular parks in Rotterdam, The Hague, Amsterdam, Brussels, Paris, London, Berlin, Antwerp, Barcelona, Vienna, Rio de Janeiro, Shanghai, and New York, it approaches the subject from a familiar perspective, yet also asks for a deeper consideration of why we take such green areas for granted.

80 p, ills colour, 23 x 28 cm, pb, English

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Extra 18 Fotografie In Context

Isbn 9789490119317
Publisher Fw: Books
Idea code 15289
€ 12.00

‘EXTRA – Photography in context’ is a periodical Dutch publication which appears every six months. EXTRA is thematic and contains 15 in-dept articles on photography. Made and published in collaboration with FoMu Antwerp. Issue 18 contains contributions by Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, Sophie Berrebi, Dirk Lauwaert, Taco Hidde Bakker, Eyal Weizman, and many more.

144 p, ills colour & bw, 17 x 24 cm, pb, Dutch

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Holger Niehaus - Handgemaakt

Isbn 9789072532305
Publisher Van Zoetendaal Publishers
Idea code 15286
€ 30.00

Experimental culinary photography by Holger Niehaus published in the Dutch newspaper NRC to coincide with the recipes in the weekend edition. Recipes from the column are added.

44 p, ills colour, 24 x 36 cm, pb, Dutch

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Found: The Rolling Stones

Isbn 9780989785921
Publisher The Ice Plant
Idea code 15231
€ 25.40

'Found: The Rolling Stones' presents a series of never-before-seen snapshots of The Rolling Stones on a 1965 tour through Savannah, Georgia and Clearwater, Florida. Found in an unmarked box at a flea market in Southern California by musician and art collector Lauren White, these rare candid images of Mick Jagger, Brian Jones, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, Bill Wyman and founding member and road manager, Ian Stewart, capture the band – on the brink of global superstardom – relaxed and unguarded.

64 p, colour, 16 x 20 cm, hb, English

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Katharine Cooper - White Africans, A Journey To The Homeland

Isbn 9789490503000
Publisher Flatland Gallery
Idea code 15271
€ 29.50

In 2012 and 2013 the young South African photographer Katharine Cooper, who lives in Arles, travelled back to her homeland South Africa and Zimbabwe to photograph women, men and children whose lives she could have shared. For four months she travelled to the various locations linked to her childhood and personal history. Deliberately ignoring the anti-apartheid sentiments, Cooper followed her own intuition revealing her solidarity with South Africa’s complicated society that suffers from the high costs of apartheid such as disintegration and alienation. Cooper achieved an intimate portrait, in all its diversity but with incredible sensitivity.

 

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Subway 4

Isbn
Publisher 4478zine
Idea code 15241
€ 6.25

‘Subway’ is an artist’s magazine by Erik van der Weijde and his imprint, 4478zine. Much of its content comes from eBay and Wikipedia, but works by contemporary artists are also featured. The magazine focuses on a fresh mix of art, photography, poetry, facts and fun. This fourth issue includes work by Jochen Lempert, Rafaël Rozendaal, and Go Itami. Furthermore, it tells the story of the AK-47, gives an overview of tourism in Florida, features informative pages on bananas, the Paris subway and the Eiffel Tower, and reproduces quotes from Jerry Saltz, Jerry Seinfeld, and more.

32 p, ills colour & bw, 17 x 24 cm, pb, English

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Erik Van Der Weijde - Paradiesvogel (birds Of Paradise)

Isbn
Publisher 4478zine
Idea code 15242
€ 8.50

Self-published through Erik van der Weijde’s own imprint, this magazine-style book contains an inventory of heavily rasterized reproductions taken from a publication on German tanks. Ostensibly gathered together as aesthetic objects, the images also signal a broader narrative through their focus on mass-produced, weaponised vehicles and their innate capacity for violence. Implicit in the images is a social and historical commentary on the unity of technology and aggression symbolised by the tanks.

48 p, ills colour & bw, 20 x 28 cm, pb, English

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Anne Geene Nieuwe Feiten

Isbn 9789069060446
Publisher De Hef
Idea code 15244
€ 24.90

For some, photographs are still the ultimate proof of truth. Frequently used in the sciences, the medium of photography is often considered more reliable in presenting factual evidence than those observations made with the naked eye. This notion is central to the work of photographer Anne Geene, whose various observations from the animal and plant kingdom, and the universe in general, are packed into this slim volume. Combining images and collected data, she painstakingly documents a visual record of natural phenomena and scientific approaches. Applying diverse presentation formats and image-making techniques, her exploration is both meticulous and fascinating.

84 p, ills colour & bw, 15 x 24 cm, pb, Dutch/English


Lotte Reimann: Jaunt

Isbn 9789490800338
Publisher Art Paper Editions
Idea code 15243
€ 25.00

Lotte Reimann’s series about steel, glass, plastic, oil, and dirt – together embodied in the automobile – was inspired by amateur photographers; specifically, the nude (self-) portraits taken by a couple and discovered by Reimann on a picture sharing website. With this material as a starting point, she added images from other random sources on the Internet and then re-photographed all of them from her computer screen. Consequently, the photos are treated as raw material, an eroticised pixilation of muscle cars, burning rubber, high heels, off-roading, tremendous speed, and gas pedals, which weaves a narrative of recklessness, excitement, and arousal.

48 p, ills colour, 21 x 30 cm, pb, English

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Beryl Chen By Rene Groebli

Isbn 9780984820283
Publisher Sturm & Drang
Idea code 15249
€ 41.95

Swiss photographer René Groebli visited London in 1953 and by chance encountered Beryl Chen, a young woman recently arrived in the city along with a wave of other immigrants seeking a better future. Her Jamaican mother and Chinese father far away, she embarks on a journey of self-discovery and affirmation, and agrees to be photographed by Groebli. Using black-and-white images made with his Leica camera, he mixes reportage and artful storytelling in an attempt to document her life in this new, formidable city. Perhaps she will find her purpose, or happiness; perhaps she will find even love. Now, 60 years later, this previously unpublished series of images finally comes to light.

44 p, ills bw, 30 x 21 cm, pb, German/English

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Tomoko Sawada Kawaii: Cover And Decoration

Isbn 9784861524974
Publisher Seigensha
Idea code 15264
€ 54.20

Two volumes in one, this book combines two of contemporary feminist photographer Tomoko Sawada’s series of self-portraits. ‘Decoration’ was conceived when she was invited to show new works at the Fundació Joan Miró in Barcelona, and was exhibited together with ‘cover’, one of her earlier works. While the former is based on the Japanese “Lolita” subculture and the latter is inspired by the theme “Girl”, both borrow from the fashion industry and pop culture trends in their consideration of the relationship between one’s inner life and outer image. Through a disconcerting repetition of self-portraits in different guises, Sawada critically addresses what it means to be ‘kawaii’.

96 p, ills colour, 15 x 21 cm, hb, Japanese/English

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Ishida Takashi: Billowing Light

Isbn 9784861524813
Publisher Seigensha
Idea code 15268
€ 30.35

Working in the field of experimental film, contemporary Japanese artist Ishida Takashi uses drawing animation techniques in his production, enabling him to shift between more traditional painting and the art of moving images. Using the body and physical action in combination with a variety of elements, such as music, architecture, light, and sound, he creates a chaotic space that is often difficult to comprehend and define. This book is published on the occasion of the first large-scale solo exhibition of his work, shown in Okinawa and Yokohama. Included are early and recent film and video installations, two-dimensional artworks related to these, and an interview with the artist.

152 p, ills colour & bw, 30 x 22 cm, pb, Japanese/English

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Live: To Eat Is To Live

Isbn 9784861524950
Publisher Seigensha
Idea code 15266
€ 54.20

Master potters Daisuke Kameta, Naotsugu Yoshida, and Kazumi Yashimura collaborated with Yosuke Ichikawa, owner and chef of the restaurant Narotoya+Tenzo in Kamakura, outside Tokyo, to produce this gorgeous tribute to authentic Japanese cuisine. Photographed by Bungo Kimura, the presentations are breathtakingly colourful and simple, with as much attention given to the ceramics as to the food itself. In Japanese culture, ‘utsuwa’ (vessel) and ‘ryouri’ (cooking) are brought together in aesthetically perfect creations which balance the combined sensory experience of taste, smell, sight, and touch. The book also includes interviews with the potters, plus descriptions of the ingredients and instructions on how to make each dish.

136 p, ills colour & bw, 19 x 26 cm, hb, Japanese/English

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Anzali Photos By Mehdi Vosoughnia

Isbn 9786001521898
Publisher Nazar Publishing
Idea code 15220
€ 22.00

Mehdi Vosoughnia presents his collection of photographs of Anzali, an Iranian port city located on the Caspian Sea, taken during a two-year period (2012–2014). Although he was not born in the city, subsequent encounters with this place of decay and dampness, gloom and greyness, have left a long-lasting impression on him. From its architecture and buildings, to its streets, shops, docks, and beaches, Anzali is a lonely city, a muted yet poetic place that stays with you over time. Vosoughnia’s black-and-white images depict places seemingly devoid of people, yet who are still tangible in their presence. With a nostalgic essay by Arvin Ilbeigi, filled with reflections on the history of the city.

120 p, ills bw, 19 x 22 cm, pb, Persian/English

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