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New Titles in Photography 17 November 2015
Thomas Mailaender - Illustrated People

Isbn 9791090306325
Publisher Rvb Books
Idea code 15676
EUR 42.00

'Illustrated People' is the translation into book form of a performance by Thomas Mailaender. He applied to the skin of models 23 original negatives selected from the Archive of Modern Conflict’s collection before projecting a powerful UV lamp over them, thus revealing a fleeting image on the skin’s surface. Maileander then photographed each of his models before the sun made the image disappear. The book comprises the resulting shots combined with a series of photographic documents found in AMC’s collection.

128 p, ills colour & bw, 22 x 32 cm, pb, English

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New Dutch Photography Talent 2016

Isbn 9789082359367
Publisher Xpublishers
Idea code 15692
EUR 25.70

The fifth edition of an annual publication covering the latest photographers emerging from the Netherlands. Colourful, confronting and sublime, work by no less than 100 young talents is highlighted in all its strange, exuberant and wonderful diversity.

420 p, ills colour & bw, 17 x 22 cm, hb, English

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Ed Van Der Elsken - Een Liefdesgeschiedenis In Saint-Germain-Des-Pres

Isbn 9789491819360
Publisher Ludion
Idea code 15635
EUR 33.95

'Een liefdsegeschiedenis in Saint-Germain-des-Prés' is considered one of the most important books in the history of Dutch photography. It was first published in 1956 by 'De Bezige Bij', and was the break-through for photographer Ed van der Elsken. The book tells the semi-autobiographical love story of Manuel and Ann, situated in the grim environment of post-war Paris of the fifties.

128 p, ills bw, 20 x 27 cm, hb, Dutch

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Friet Nr/no 2: Stone & Clay

Isbn 9789072532329
Publisher Van Zoetendaal Publishers
Idea code 15638
EUR 14.40

The magazine for children on Amsterdam’s archaeology presents its second instalment, featuring finds of stone and clay excavated during the construction of the North/South metro line in the city between 2003–2012. Old bricks, tiles, ceramics and porcelain, religious statuettes, slate pencils, beads, pipe bowls, grindstones, and more are rendered in full-colour, full-page photographs. With more than 40 diverse artefacts in total, the small collection of objects included here will inspire young ones to imagine the history and stories behind each one.

48 p, ills colour, 17 x 23 cm, pb, Dutch/English

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Nobuyoshi Araki Monochrome Paradise

Isbn 9784908251009
Publisher Adachi
Idea code 15642
EUR 36.75

Nobuyoshi Araki constructs a darkly phantasmagorical realm of flowers, plastic dolls, toy animal figurines, and more in this series of 75 black-and-white photographs. Brimming with his recognisable motifs and erotic symbolism, the carefully arranged still-lifes are interspersed with portraits of people like Umezu Kazuo, Setouchi Jakucho, Lady Gaga, and Araki’s muse, Kaori. With bizarre tableaus that mix anthropomorphic imagery with themes like sex, aging, death, and primal appetites, Araki plunges us into the midst of a tangible dementia.

100 p, ills bw, 26 x 26 cm, pb, Japanese/English

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Raimond Wouda - Ext.-Int.

Isbn 9789490119386
Publisher Fw: Books
Idea code 15567
EUR 41.15

From 2008 to 2013, Amsterdam-based photographer Raimond Wouda travelled across the Netherlands and Belgium visiting the sets of Dutch-language films, which he describes as being “perched as fictional islands in the actual landscape”. With a large format camera, he explored the effect of imagination through the medium of film and how it is utilised in creating realistic scenes. His images allow us to step outside the frame’s boundaries and observe the film set and the surrounding landscape together as a whole. To add an extra dimension to the book, the actual scene from the movie can be watched by scanning the image with the Layar smartphone app.

160 p, ills colour, 24 x 30 cm, pb, English

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Martina Hoogland Ivanow: Circular Wait/ Satellite / Second Nature

Isbn 9789198022575
Publisher Art And Theory Publishing
Idea code 15647
EUR 73.50

In her work, photographer Martina Hoogland Ivanow makes use of dark, fascinating aesthetics and a distinctive way of dealing shadows and light, lending it an unfathomable quality. The muted tones that characterise her images become a sort of filter between their subjects and the viewer, raising questions concerning the “outside” and being an outsider. Presented in a single cardboard sleeve are her series ‘Satellite’ (2009–2010) and the more recent ‘Circular Wait’. In the latter, the Hoogland Ivanow explores the relationship between man and nature, one that oscillates between control and a lack thereof. Includes an essay and interview with the photographer.

258 p, ills colour & bw, 30 x 24 cm, pb, English

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Yoshinori Mizutani - Yusurika

Isbn 9784865872873
Publisher Amana
Idea code 15611
EUR 55.00

At age eighteen, Yoshinori Mizutani moved to Tokyo after having grown up in a small town surrounded by rich wildlife and nature. In his constant search for aspects of the natural world in the midst of the bustling metropolis, he discovered the buzzer midge (‘yusurika’), a tiny insect that allows him to transform the city into a sparkling, magical realm through his camera lens. Swarms comprising myriad individual animals radiate an almost palpable kinetic energy when reflected in the camera flash, appearing as white specks of light, “like fairies in the natural world”. In this way, Mitzutani explores and contemplates his own past, linking memory and affinity towards nature.

96 p, ills colour, 23 x 31 cm, hb, no text

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Werner Mantz - On Coal Mining In Limburg

Isbn 9789074106412
Publisher Schunck
Idea code 15594
EUR 26.95

In the 1930s, German photographer Werner Mantz was commissioned to produce an extensive series of photographs documenting the Limburg coal mines. From his studio in Maastricht, he photographed major works of industry and technology in the Dutch province, including commissions to document the regional network of roads and various state mines. Forgotten for a time, the legacy of this work, done in the style of New Objectivity, re-emerged in the 1970s and has since been thoroughly researched. Presented here as an important historical document, his photos depict a glorious industrial era which we can now look back upon from a different perspective.

120 p, ills colour & bw, 24 x 29 cm, hb, Dutch/English

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Mike Mandel: Good 70s

Isbn 9780989531146
Publisher Dap / J&l Books
Idea code 15614
EUR 140.00

This boxed collection contains facsimiles of Mandel's original publications, long out of print, including the 'Baseball-Photographer Trading Cards', 'Myself: Timed Exposures', 'Seven Never Before Seen Portraits of Edward Weston', plus previously unpublished work such as 'Motel Postcards', 'People in Cars' and 'Mrs. Kilpatric', and ephemera from the projects, including selected facsimile contact sheets from the baseball photo shoots, a letter to Mandel from Charis Wilson regarding Edward Weston and a pack of ten of the original 1975 baseball cards.

226 p, ills colour & bw, 24 x 32 cm, hb, English

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Nathalia Edenmont

Isbn 9789187543500
Publisher Arvinius + Orfeus Publishing
Idea code 15601
EUR 72.40

Nathalia Edenmont challenges art viewers by touching subjects that are often taboo in western society. With cogent references to historic oil paintings, religious symbols, as well as contemporary art and fashion photography, Nathalia Edenmont’s artworks can be viewed as a modern expressions of traditional iconography. With poignant texts by authors Barbara Pollack, Ingela Lind and Jean Wainwright, this beautifully illustrated book provides a retrospective of Nathalia Edenmont’s artworks throughout her career as an artist, from the beginning of 2002 up to today.

264 p, ills colour, 22 x 33 cm, hb, English

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Pierre Defaix - 2224 Kolkata

Isbn 9783941825871
Publisher Peperoni Books
Idea code 15609
EUR 46.50

Like many who travel to the capital of West Bengal, French photographer Pierre Defaix quickly became enchanted with its capacity to overwhelm the senses. Colours, sounds, textures, smells, and more resonate within this captivating series of images, which themselves beautifully capture the serenity and detail found among the city’s bustling chaos. Full of unexpected perspectives, extreme close-ups, and meditative moments, Defaix’s images expertly puzzle together fragments of a place and, in the process, form its deluge of impressions and experiences into a more comprehensible whole.

148 p, ills colour, 20 x 29 cm, hb, English

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Jose Manuel Ballester - Museos En Blanco

Isbn 9788494282089
Publisher Ivorypress
Idea code 15649
EUR 22.10

'Museos en blanco' showcases Ballester's latest works, which contain an invitation to ‘empty our museums’, both real museums and those embedded in our memory, to suggest two approaches that can serve to analyse our past as well as our future. The visual resources employed by Ballester in these works change the viewer's’ position towards the outside world and towards their own memory.

150 p, ills colour, 11 x 15 cm, pb, Spanish/English

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Arthur Mole - Living Photographs

Isbn 9791090306271
Publisher Rvb Books
Idea code 15641
EUR 49.75

In 1917, as the United States were entering World War I, the English photographer, Arthur Mole (1889-1983) created a new type of iconography, which proved useful to the promotion of American nationalism. With the help of his colleague, John D. Thomas, he created sprawling photographic compositions of American society’s symbols and emblems, by assembling and positioning thousands of men into the chosen shapes along the ground. The book also contains a section which showcases a series of reframings and enlargements of images contained within the photographs.

128 p, ills bw, 24 x 32 cm, pb, English

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Data Rush - Noorderlicht

Isbn 9789076703619
Publisher Aurora Borealis
Idea code 15643
EUR 20.50

This book is published to accompany the 22nd edition of the Noorderlicht International Photofestival. Curated by Wim Melis, the main exhibition ‘Data Rush’ explores the ubiquity of broadband Internet access, how inextricably our on- and offline lives have become intertwined, and privacy and the amassing of big data. Photography can be viewed as a prime exchange currency between the offline world and the digital environment, reflected in the work by participating photographers such as Christopher Baker, Arantxa Gonlag, Thiemo Kloss, Laís Pontes, and many more. Also included are works from the festival’s two additional exhibitions, ‘Pulse’ and ‘Making Oneself’.

304 p, ills colour & bw, 17 x 23 cm, pb, English

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Todd Forsgren: Ornithological Photographs

Isbn 9781942084068
Publisher Daylight Books
Idea code
EUR 68.50

Todd Forsgren (born 1981) creates intimate portraits of birds at the moment of their capture in mist nets as part of scientific surveys and ornithological research. This monograph serves as an effective and original critique of our impulse to name, classify and quantify wildlife.

160 p, colour, 15 x 22 cm, hb, English

Richardson A8

Publisher Andrew Richardson
Idea code 15607
EUR 34.00

Strip clubs, surgical enhancements, blackness, pornography, servitude, erotic art, and related topics flesh out this instalment of the magazine, the “America issue”. With an exclusive interview and photo shoot with Blac Chyna as its centrepiece, it explores the often intermingled issues of sex, gender, money, and racism in America. Among the offerings are mid-century fetish art by Gene Bilbrew, erotic comic book illustrations by Gaetano Liberatore, Nick Waplington’s snapshots inside Atlanta strip clubs, Mark Flood’s outrageous Facebook take on Houston, Bob Mizer’s athletic model guild, emotive artworks by Kara Walker, collages by Jeanette Hayes, and much more.

160 p, ills colour, 23 x 30 cm, pb, English

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