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New Titles in Photography 21 March 2016
Robin De Puy - If This Is True, I'll Never Have To Leave Home Again

Isbn 9789491819551
Publisher Ludion
Idea code 16141
EUR 41.15

Robin de Puy is regarded as one of the most talented young Dutch photographers in the field of journalistic portraits. Commissions began to pour in after her winning the National Portrait Prize in 2014, yet she became uncertain. So she made a radical decision: to undertake a 10,000 km journey through the United States, by herself, on a Harley Davidson. The journey’s purpose was to touch base, to return to what photography really means for her. The results appear in her first book, published along with an exhibition in the Photo Museum in The Hague.

192 p, ills colour & bw, 22 x 27 cm, pb, English

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Isbn 9789608963757
Publisher Atopos
Idea code 16132
EUR 49.70

The new publication from ATOPOS attempts to “unlock” the depiction of the naked body in the post-photographic, digital era. Based on an original idea and research by Vassilis Zidianakis, the book’s more than 500 pages constitutes a recording of a new visual language that has emerged from contemporary digital platforms and other forms of social media. From Ren Hang’s raw, avant-garde photography and the hedonistic, vibrant images of Maisie Cousins, to Robert Wilson’s unconventional video portraits of Lady Gaga, the volume presents works by 145 international photographers and artists, including Cheyenne Sophia, Jacopo Benassi, and Kostis Fokas.

512 p, ills colour & bw, 21 x 28 cm, hb, English

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Anne Geene & Arjan De Nooy - Ornithology

Isbn 9789069060491
Publisher De Hef
Idea code 16116
EUR 36.00

Anne Geene and Arjan de Nooy combine visual tools from the science of birds with the specific characteristics of photography, thereby imparting a fresh look at both. Through their pseudoscientific approach, Geene and De Nooy explore the boundaries between the two disciplines, adding a layer that is usually absent in the representation and science of birds: humour. Their classifications form comical results through creative and associative thinking, and yet they use the scientific method to also create an artistic microcosm that seems far removed from its strictly ornithological counterpart. Together, Geene and De Nooy depart from the “classic” aesthetic of bird representation.This title is in reprint.

336 p, ills colour & bw, 17 x 24 cm, pb, English / in reprint

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Olivo Barbieri Adriatic Sea (Staged) Dancing People

Isbn 9788898120758
Publisher Danilo Montanari
Idea code 16140
EUR 44.20

Known as a photographer of urban environments, Olivo Barbieri now shifts his focus to Adriatic beaches, where vacationers dance in knee-deep crystal blue waters. Photographed from above, probably using an aerial drone, the subjects engaged in these activities seem to be unaware of the camera hovering above, and are instead focused on following the choreographed instructions of resort personnel or sports trainers, arranging themselves in lines and circles, rows and loose bunches. Bystanders, however, can often be seen looking up, or even waving at the camera. In this way, Barbieri offers an alternative portrayal of leisure and group tendencies, even when on holiday.

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

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Olivo Barbieri Tunnel Montblanc 1965-2015

Isbn 9788898120697
Publisher Danilo Montanari
Idea code 16139
EUR 44.20

Constructed 30 years before the Channel Tunnel, the Mont Blanc Tunnel calls into question the very idea of natural borders, transforming one of the most impressive of these into an economic, social, and cultural relations accelerator. Olivo Barbieri’s series of images of the tunnel depict an empty route, a hollow through solid rock that also acts subversively to break down not only natural and political borders, but also the concept of nationalism itself on the European continent, in an age when nations are facing rapidly emerging new challenges of identity, self-preservation, migration, and culture.

20 p, ills colour, 20 x 27 cm, hb, Italian/French/English

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Extra Extra 6 (Nouveau Magazine Erotique)

Isbn 22140581
Publisher Extra
Idea code 16102
EUR 15.45

This edition explores the sensuous city life, intimate conversations, and lustful imagery, with erotic gems from a variety of cultural producers, critics, artists, choreographers, and film-makers. Travel to Mexico City to meet Carlos Reygadas, director of ‘Japón’ and ‘Battle in Heaven’, reminisce about New York nightlife with Hussle Club frontman Prince Terrence, or learn about London-based artist Eddie Peake’s love of drum and bass music. Numerous stories, images, and erotic mysteries emerge from cities around the globe, including Amsterdam, Brussels, Los Angeles, Melbourne, and Seoul. With contributions by Melanie Bonajo, Mette Ingvartsen, David Bennewith, more.

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

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Extra 19 Fotografie In Context: Lijf

Isbn 9789490119416
Publisher Fw: Books
Idea code 16110
EUR 12.35

When dealing with bodily subjects, a image is often relevant. This issue attempts to unravel the seemingly obvious combination of the medium of photography and the human body. The corporeality of a model, for instance, remains a lasting challenge for photographers. When does a photo become an objectification? Can the portrayer guard the modesty of the portrayed? A focus on bodies also inevitably exposes the differences between genders and skin colours, not to mention raises questions about its increasing virtuality in the age of the selfie. With contributions by Paul Kooiker, Federica Chiocchetti, Taco Hidde Bakker, Karin Bareman, and Suzan Geldhoff, among others.

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

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Noemie Goudal - Observatoires

Isbn 9791090306493
Publisher Rvb Books
Idea code 16108
EUR 27.65

Inspired by the cosmic architecture Jaipur’s Jantar Mantar, this book depicts images of buildings (or building fragments) staged and then photographed by Noémie Goudal. They comprise a selection of found architectural imageries that have been enlarged to roughly human size, tiled across multiple sheets of paper, and pasted together onto a light framework. Like set pieces or props, these paper-made structures are transported to an isolated coastal site where Goudal photographs them. The fleeting existence of these mystical architectures in the space of the image, along with the seemingly conflicting settings, play with our sense of scale, geography, and reality.

16 p, ills bw, 30 x 37 cm, pb, French/English

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Andre Luetzen - Inside Out Kochi

Isbn 9783941825901
Publisher Peperoni Books
Idea code 16099
EUR 36.20

Kochi was the centre of Indian spice trade for many centuries, and continued to thrive during the European Age of Discovery, witnessing encounters between different groups and communities at various points in history. Its complex connections to the world via religion, trade, and culture blossomed and subsequently faded. Today, it is cosmopolitan and brutally impoverished, yet the region still clings to tales of a glorious past. André Lützen’s captivating photographs cast a respectful eye on the city’s larger history to make suggestive and subtle links between image and commentary, eschewing sentimentality in favour of raw emotion. With a text by Riyas Komu.

88 p, ills colour, 24 x 22 cm, hb, English

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Moving Plants Koichi Watanabe

Isbn 9784861525353
Publisher Seigensha
Idea code 16037
EUR 41.80

The humble Japanese knotweed, called ‘itadori’ in Japan, is native to East Asia but also notorious for its success in other parts of the world, so much so that it has been classified as an invasive species in several countries. It is feared in Europe, North America, and Australia, where it is actively eradicated. In following photographer Watanabe Koichi in his research and quest to track it down everywhere, we stray into the entanglement created by the movement of people and capital in the modern age, itself a giant moving thicket of nature, knowledge, technology, and industry that is not only intertwined on huge scales of complexity, but also reciprocally impacting.

112 p, ills colour, 20 x 26 cm, hb, Japanese/English

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Taji Matsue Lim

Isbn 9784861525254
Publisher Seigensha
Idea code 16043
EUR 41.80

This examination of cemeteries around the world addresses the ties between the burial ground’s metaphorical quality and photography. In Latin America, North America, Europe, the Middle East, Oceania, and East Asia, numerous cultural practices are observed in an objective yet compelling manner. Taiji Matsue’s photographs seem to function as a communicative vessel that connects ancient and modern, medieval and contemporary – a living world history that also serves to disrupt our often ambivalent view of life and death. By picturing such varied approaches to the cemetery’s physicality, whether in the landscape or city, he encourages us to consider their deeper meanings.

92 p, ills colour, 22 x 31 cm, hb, Japanese/English

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Yayoi Arimoto Beasts Of Mine

Isbn 9784861525308
Publisher Seigensha
Idea code 16036
EUR 41.80

Working as a flight attendant, Yayoi Arimoto began taking photographs on a recommendation from a passenger. She has been a freelance photographer since 2006, with pictures shown in a number of magazines, advertisements, exhibitions, and more. This extensive photo book is filled with the remarkable residues of her travels, with images from dozens of lands and cities that leave indelible impressions on the mind and soul. Five short travel narratives add personal depth to the book. Whether in Myanmar, Ethiopia, Albania, Vietnam, Scotland, India, Greece, Croatia, Estonia, or Kyrgyzstan, she holds true to her claim that “the state of beauty is brilliant in unawareness, as of the beasts.”

288 p, ills colour, 17 x 23 cm, hb, Japanese/English

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R.goslinga: Family Tree (Cover Ok)

Isbn 9789490119027
Publisher Fw: Books
Idea code 16134
EUR 30.85

This book does not depict a traditional family tree, but rather a collection of 108 portraits of people who have been important to photographer Ringel Goslinga. Some belonged to significant periods of his life, others were in varying degrees integral in determining the individual he has become today. Significantly, his father and mother divorced when he was three, resulting in two distinctly different social spheres. Relevant people who died prior to the project's beginning are not included, while those who have been meaningful but chosen not to participate are represented by a blank page. An index with each person's title appears at the end. Goslinga began the project in 2003.

256 p, ills bw, 17 x 24 cm, hb, English

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Subway Magazine #7

Publisher 4478zine
Idea code 16101
EUR 6.40

In this issue of the magazine compiled and designed by Erik van der Weijde, read quotes by Michael Jackson, Michael J. Fox, and Michael Jordan. Also, a brief overview of the Aral brand of automobile fuels, facts about chinchillas, bombings and other catastrophes in the Moscow subway system since 1977, the secret of Hungarian goulasch, Germany’s ‘Bravo’ teen magazine (vital to youth culture through the 1980s and ’90s), and other random items, images, and drawings. With contributions by Jason Polan, Thales Pessoa, and Gerry Johansson. Clearly, this magazine would not exist without eBay, Facebook, and Wikipedia.

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

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