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New Titles in Photography 25 June 2015
Hellen Van Meene - The Years Shall Run Like Rabbits (dutch Only)

Isbn 9789491819322
Publisher Ludion
Idea code 15346
€ 49.90

Over the last twenty years, Hellen van Meene has produced a complex body of work, offering a contemporary take on photographic portraiture. She captures the intimacy in the photographer/subject relationship, bringing out a sense of honesty and vulnerability from within her models and highlighting the beauty of imperfection. She carefully poses her subjects in their environments to emphasize their fragility. At the same time, she captures them at deeper, more introspective moments—masterfully moving between the staged nature of the portraits and the real experiences of her subjects. This book brings together more than 250 images, for the most comprehensive presentation of the artist’s work to date.

256 p, ills colour, 23 x 28 cm, hb, Dutch

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Mariken Wessels: Taking Off. Henry My Neighbor

Isbn 9789490800345
Publisher Art Paper Editions
Idea code 15306
€ 55.00

'Taking Off' is a real picture story of a failed marriage, of sexual frustration and voyeurism. An extraordinary amount of photographs and cut-up collages comprise an archival vertigo of amateur nude art. Through people she met on a journey through the United States, Mariken Wessels gained access to the studio and the entire archive of Henry, as well as full consent over its use. She started redacting the work and rearranging it, so to form an artist's book, in which the audience will be invited to a journey into Henry’s vision of his wife and muse, and to discover the photographic obsessions of Henry, which through encountering them in the book could become our obsessions too.

330 p, ills colour & bw, 24 x 33 cm, hb, English

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Karin Borghouts - Mijn Huis Was

Isbn 9789491819315
Publisher Ludion
Idea code 15347
€ 19.95

On March 13, 2012, a fire destroyes the childhood home of photographer Karin Borghouts. Despite the disturbing sight of the charred interior, Borghouts became fascinated by the beauty of the devastation left behind and started to capture the house carefully. Paul de Moor wrote a children's story based on these photographs.

64 p, ills colour, 16 x 24 cm, hb, Dutch

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Armin Linke - Inside/outside (signed & Limited Ed)

Isbn 9789491843280
Publisher Roma Publications
Idea code 15287
€ 79.50

Photographer Armin Linke captures the library in this series of images, depicting the interior spaces of this time-honoured cultural institution as an expression of its commitment to stimulating questioning and discovery. He not only looks at the grandly ornamented, open spaces of academic study found within several Parisian institutions (such as Science Po, the Louvre, and C2RMF), but also the lecture halls, administrative offices, and behind-the-scenes storage and hidden technical functions. Besides Linke’s thoughtfully banal images, the book includes an essay by Bruno Latour, an interview with Linke, and a conversation about the project’s initiation and background. Signed and numbered edition with two original photographs.

80 p, ills colour, 24 x 30 cm, pb, French/English

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Michael Wolf - Some More Hong Kong Seating Arrangements Rocking Chair Edition

Isbn 9783941825772
Publisher Peperoni Books
Idea code 15300
€ 30.00

With this fifth volume it is clear that this series of books develops to Michael Wolf´s "Hong Kong Back Alley Encyclopedia". For 20 years now the photographer has lived in Hong Kong, some of his most significant works have been created here. But he also kept searching for surprising discoveries in the dense bustle of the back alleys and narrow side streets that are so typical of Hong Kong. Up to now, as like so many places everywhere, they are meant to be cleaned up. Following the publication of 'Hong Kong Informal Seating Arrangements' Michael Wolf kept photographing all kinds of seats in Hong Kong, so many and so well that a second volume with only new images could be published.

80 p, ills colour, 16 x 21 cm, hb, English

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Amin El Dib - Under Skies Of Blue And Grey

Isbn 9783941825765
Publisher Peperoni Books
Idea code 15299
€ 40.20

For many years, Amin El Dib strolled the woods and fields together with his dog. On many different routes, and on all of them many times. Routine often leads to inattentiveness, but Amin El Dib kept his eyes open, was curious and as a photographer of course interested in new images. And he found them. Wide valleys and tree-covered mountains, green meadows and dense undergrowth, autumn leaves and snowy landscapes. All in the open. But no piece of pristine nature around. Each picture shows, sometimes brutal, but often barely visible, how people have transformed their environment to cultural landscape and how the landscape has recorded these interventions without judgement.

64 p, ills colour, 30 x 28 cm, hb, German/English

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Andreas Trogisch - Aphasia (signed)

Isbn 9783941825741
Publisher Peperoni Books
Idea code 15301
€ 48.25

This slim volume of only 22 images has a mysterious, lenticular-printed cover in bright pink and black – quite a contrast with the banal subjects in shades of grey found within. The series of almost in focus (or slightly out of focus) photographs of nothing in particular – a shirt, cracked concrete, trees, a playground, a bicycle – mimics its title in a way: aphasia is the loss or impairment of the power to use or comprehend words, usually resulting from brain damage. About his photographs, Andreas Trogisch says, “In the end it is only light and dark spots on paper, that evoke various emotions.”

48 p, ills bw, 19 x 25 cm, hb, English

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Wally Elenbaas En Esther Hartog - Foto's

Isbn 9789462081727
Publisher Nai010 Publishers
Idea code 15236
€ 29.50

This book is the first photographic survey of the Rotterdam artist Wally Elenbaas (1912-2008) and his great love Esther ('Es') Hartog (1905-1988). Although Elenbaas became best known after the war for his graphic works, paintings, and monumental works, he began his artistic career with photography. Beginning in 1935, he and Es spent nearly a half century photographing their own environment, which yielded a highly personal and intimate oeuvre. Yet their work was also often experimental and, unusual for the Netherlands, often of a surrealist nature.

144 p, colour, 23 x 27 cm, hb, Dutch/English

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Life Is Strange

Isbn 9789462082335
Publisher Nai010 Publishers
Idea code 15344
€ 29.95

'Life is Strange' displays and dissects the bewildering flood of images with which the twentieth century burst into the living rooms of bemused Dutch families. Thanks to the rapid development of photography, suddenly everyone was given a chance to take part in unknown events taking place in every corner of the world. ‘Photographic all-sorts from everywhere,’ as the Dutch illustrated magazine 'Het Leven' called them: photographs of dramatic accidents, extraordinary events, far-off peoples, remarkable inventions, unusual customs, and larger-than-life characters. Catalogue to an exhibition at photo museum Huis Marseille in Amsterdam.

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

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Modern Times - The Age Of Photography (pocket Edition)

Isbn 9789462081796
Publisher Nai010 Publishers
Idea code 15310
€ 15.00

After the successful reopening of the Rijksmuseum in April 2013, the museum’s Philips Wing will reopen in November with 'Modern Times', a major survey of 20th century photography compiled from the museum’s collection. This collection has grown spectacularly, particularly during the last decade, and now includes many masterpieces by world-famous photographers such as André Kertész, Brassaï, Robert Capa, László Moholy-Nagy, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Weegee, William Klein, Cas Oorthuys, and Eva Besnyö.

340 p, ills colour & bw, 15 x 19 cm, pb, English

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Aat Veldhoen Polaroids

Isbn 9789462261235
Publisher Lecturis
Idea code 15318
€ 19.50

With the introduction of the Polaroid camera in 1947 it became possible, for the first time, to develop photos immediately, without the intervention of a photo lab. The technique quickly enjoyed widespread popularity among artists. Veldhoen used the Polaroid as aide mémoire and for preliminary studies and sometimes even for capturing fleeting situations. But for him, the Polaroid was more than just a tool. This can be seen in the polaroids taken as independent images and taken with a great sense of ambience, light, colour and composition, such as the intimate insights into Veldhoen’s home life, portraits, selfportraits, nudes, holiday snaps and images of a documentary nature.

120 p, ills colour, 13 x 17 cm, hb, English

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Hillie De Rooij - Myopia

Isbn 9789492051080
Publisher The Eriskay Connection
Idea code 15337
€ 27.00

With 'Myopia' Hillie de Rooij shows us that we do not simply look at pictures. There are rules and codes involved that affect the way we look at images of the world around us. And this surely counts for images of places we have never been before. 'Myopia' deals with the way Africa is depicted in Western media and the fact that this is often based on a stereotype image. Journalistic codes demand a certain degree of stability. Stability provided by familiar foundations such as vocabulary, perspectives and subject matter. We also use our memory to interpret images. But in search of recognition we leave ourselves stuck in clichés.

72 p, ills colour, 20 x 27 cm, pb, English

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Rene Beekvelt - Smorfia

Isbn 9789492051103
Publisher The Eriskay Connection
Idea code 15338
€ 13.00

For hundreds of years Catholic Neapolitans have gathered around for ‘la smorfia’, a bingo-game, where dreams are associated with the numbers 1 to 90. ‘La Mamma’ is 52, if she is laughing, the number is 9, meaning fertility. The cat is 3, the child is 2 and 89 „la vecchia“, is the old woman. The lottery spans your whole life. From naked birth to naked death, through hard times and warm summer nights. René Beekvelt often visited the city of Naples. He wandered around through the narrow streets where there is unlikely chaos. He intensely enjoyed the sincerity of the Neapolitans and all facets of life taking place so openly. A selection of his images are used in this Smorfia card-set.

42 , ills colour, 14 x 33 cm, folder, English

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Hello // Texas - Miyoshi Tomoyuki/homma Takashi/ushiro Tomohito

Isbn 9784907583408
Publisher Du Books
Idea code 15314
€ 40.15

Based in Tokyo, photographer Tomoyuki Miyoshi founded a vintage t-shirt shop in Harajuku called Hello Texas in 2008. His fascination with their simple graphics and nostalgia for the American spirit they embody are at the heart of this series of images. Displayed individually or worn by a model posing seductively, the pointedly unfashionable t-shirts are appreciated for their purity, expressiveness, and sharp social commentary. With their distressed materials and faded colours, these decades-old garments exude unexpected cool, whether the message is tourism, a good cause, or enjoying nature. A brief, reflective description accompanies each of these unappreciated tees.

200 p, ills colour, 20 x 24 cm, pb, Japanese/English

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Under 35

Isbn 9788494282041
Publisher Ivorypress
Idea code 15327
€ 20.65

The new generation of Spanish photographers is of an exceptional quality, according to the Ivorypress team, who for several months explored the work of the nation’s young artists. Five of these – Laia Abril, Alberto Lizaralde, Javer Marquerie Thomas, Óscar Monzón and Jori Ruiz Cirera – were selected for an exhibition in Madrid, as well as this publication, as representative of an extraordinarily active, creative, and encouraging generation seriously committed to the photographic medium. In this volume, each beautifully presented series of photographs is accompanied by a personal statement by the photographer about his/her work and a short biography.

124 p, ills colour & bw, 17 x 24 cm, pb, Spanish/English

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Katrin Streicher In Between Sibiria China Mongolia

Isbn 9783907142646
Publisher Nimbus
Idea code 15340
€ 42.80

'In Between': the starting point and the final destination of a long journey on the Trans-Siberian Railway. In between the centres of the big cities, where the eyes and the imagination find room to wander. In between ambiguous perceptions and away from one's own culture. In between a different experience of time and space, within the confining walls of the train compartment, for many days, with complete strangers.

94 p, ills colour, 27 x 24 cm, hb, German/English

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Exit 58: Minimum

Isbn 15772721
Publisher Exit
Idea code 15304
€ 29.10

This issue honours the minimal, thereby reasserting the importance and the difference between the little, the minimum, the fragment, and the micro. While technology can bring us to the limits of perception and beyond, in order to see better, to understand the whole through its parts, without the need for anything other than our intelligence and our eyes, we have invented the fragment. With it, we define the scale ourselves. The selected artists confront this concept through different perspectives and with different purposes. Featuring work by David Goldblatt, Bohnchang Koo, Ciuco Gutiérrez, Pernilla Zetterman, Jochen Lemper, Aleydis Rispa, Claus Goedicke, and others.

184 p, ills colour & bw, 21 x 26 cm, pb, Spanish/English

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Salvo No. 7: Vincentomania

Isbn 9789082122329
Publisher Salvo
Idea code 15309
€ 30.00

The myth surrounding Vincent van Gogh has resulted in an enormous interest in everything he touched, wrote, made, or observed. Needless to say, it is sometimes hard to distinguish fact from fiction when it comes to this prodigy of modern art. In April 2015, ‘Salvo’ resided for a month in Zundert, the village where Van Gogh grew up, and assimilated all kinds of stories that still live there. In the process, new stories were created; new facts were discovered. Published as a slipcase with five booklets, the results form a varied and objective analysis of drab brick houses, ‘Starry Night’ colour samples, untimely collaboration, pencil reproduction, and fascination with potatoes.

156 p, ills colour & bw, 18 x 25 cm, pb, English

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New Horizons 14 Postcards

Isbn 9789492051097
Publisher The Eriskay Connection
Idea code 15343
€ 13.70

On New Years Eve 2011 artist Bruno van den Elshout launches his camera-machine on the roof of a hotel on the beach in The Hague (NL). His goal is to capture the North Sea-horizon one year round. In the middle of an economic crisis the horizon provides us with a stable and calming counterpart, such is his thought. What began as a seemingly random idea grows through various exhibitions and beach expeditions into a major project. This are 14 postcards taken from the numerous images in the book.

14 , ills colour, 16 x 11 cm, folder, English

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Katsumi Omori Very Special Love 20 Postcards

Isbn 9784898154007
Publisher Little More
Idea code 15282
€ 13.40

20 postcards taken from 'Very Special Love', the debut photography book of Katsumi Omori.

20 p, ills colour, 11 x 15 cm, pb, Japanese/English

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Manabu Miyazaki 20 Postcards

Isbn 9784898154021
Publisher Little More
Idea code 15284
€ 13.40

Postcards from the night photographs of animals by Manabu Miyazaki.

20 p, ills colour, 11 x 15 cm, pb, Japanese/English

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Pool Taro Hirano 20 Postcards

Isbn 9784898154014
Publisher Little More
Idea code 15283
€ 13.40

The ruined swimming pools stand quietly in the residential area of the American west coast. Before long, the ruined pools become the gathering place for local skaters, and "swimming pool skating" will be developed night and day.The deep swimming pool with the beautifully curved bottom, the painted graffiti, and the trace of the wheel.... in the silent swimming pools, Taro Hirano found America's real street culture. 20 postcards with the "pool" photographs of Hirano.

20 p, ills colour, 11 x 15 cm, pb, Japanese/English

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Genda 0: Landscape As Abandon

Isbn 9788887071597
Publisher A+m Bookstore
Idea code 15319
€ 16.15

‘GENDA’ intersects the cultures of West and East with two sets of editorial staff – one in Italy and one in China – who identify a common theme that is then elaborated through the misunderstandings and complexities at the root of every concrete exchange. Applying an interdisciplinary approach, seeking to trigger new questions, it gathers accidental, compressed, distant yet similar material. This first issue is dedicated to the concept of landscape as abandon – what remains at the end of a road, the moment a path is interrupted, or when action leads to impasse. With contributions by Jeff Wall, Bas Princen, Volker Heinze, Fan Shi San, Ni Weihua, Zhang Kechun, and many more.

136 p, ills colour & bw, 17 x 21 cm, pb, Chinese/English

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Nobuyoshi Araki Cat (reprint)

Isbn 9784309272122
Publisher Kawade Shobo Shinsha
Idea code 13323
€ 25.00

A small hardback collection of photographs from Araki taken in 2010. What has influenced Araki’s latest work is the recent death of his beloved cat, Chiro. After the death of his wife the two had continued their life together. The sense of loss and isolation as a result of losing the ones dear to him and feeling “death” close at hand, has lead Araki to a far deeper lust for life. In embracing death there is an overflowing vitality and strengthened obsession towards life felt within his work. Life cannot exist without death.

112 p, ills colour, 19 x 13 cm, hb, Japanese

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Vincent Fournier - Past Forward (reprint)

Isbn 9789081935708
Publisher Ravestijn Gallery
Idea code 12351
€ 40.00

Photographer Vincent Fournier attempts in his images to create allegories of childhood dreams, where reality blends effortlessly with fiction. The meaning of the narratives therein intentionally oscillates between opposites – sense-nonsense, organic-artificial, truth-illusion, right-wrong, whole-part – in order to discover beauty in the unexpected. Whether the theme is space exploration and alien worlds, robotic entities, or engineered species, Fournier imbues his images with enough narrative elements to stimulate the evolution of a story, yet these tales always remain unfinished, sometimes absurd, ironical, or uncanny, and full of contradiction and anomaly.

270 p, ills colour, 21 x 27 cm, hb, English

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