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New Titles in Photography 11 January 2017
Chrystel Lebas - Field Studies

Isbn 9789490119461
Publisher Fw: Books
Idea code 16697
EUR 51.45

The British botanist Sir Edward James Salisbury left behind a large collection of glass plate negatives, discovered in an anonymous stack of boxes in the attic of London’s Natural History Museum. Brought to the attention of Chrystel Lebas, for whom walking has always been a part of her objective approach (she brings two cameras, one for quick snapshots and another with tripod for panoramic views), they instigated a turning point in her career. This enticingly beautiful, complex book is both an artistic research project and a scientific inquiry. Tracing Salisbury’s footsteps, Lebas observes environmental changes in the British landscape by photographing the same locations a century later.

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

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Breitner - Cracks In The City

Isbn 9789072532343
Publisher Van Zoetendaal Publishers
Idea code 16707
EUR 27.75

From an art historical standpoint, George Hendrik Breitner was a leading figure in Amsterdam Impressionism, known for his dynamic street scenes, city views, and social realist style. He was also a talented photographer, a fact that was confirmed in 1996 with the discovery of a large collection of prints and negatives, many of which are reproduced in this book. One can discern from the photos that he approached this new medium with the same verve as he did painting, making pictures of life in the city from different perspectives or in different weather conditions. He regularly used the camera to capture certain atmospheres or light effects, applying these insights to his paintings.

96 p, ills colour & bw, 15 x 21 cm, pb, Dutch/English

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Encyclopedia Of Flowers Part 3

Isbn 9784861525711
Publisher Seigensha
Idea code 16683
EUR 35.65

Makoto Azuma and Shunsuke Shiinoki collaborate once again to further their pioneering ‘Encyclopedia of Flowers’ series, which focuses in part on market-related changes that impact floristry, such as the disappearance and new emergence of species, as well as on changing the common perception of flowers. Following the first volume in 2011 and the second in 2015, this third dazzling instalment features a greater variety of styles, reflected in photographs divided into seven chapter-categories that include ‘Coexistence’, ‘Hybrid’, ‘Chiaroscuro’, and ‘Autogenesis’. The myriad arrangements done in Azuma’s singular style are expertly captured by Shiinoki’s camera.

544 p, ills colour, 16 x 25 cm, pb, Japanese/English

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Moru And Mugi, The Sumo Stable Cats

Isbn 9784898154472
Publisher Little More
Idea code 16586
EUR 17.35

The Arashio-Beya Sumo Stable in Tokyo is home to twelve wrestlers and two cats. Using a narrative thread woven together by endearing photographs, this book tells the story of how the cats Moru and Mugi came to live there. It tells of the daily routine of the stable through the eyes of both its human and feline occupants. The cats’ personalities are also described, with one being more outgoing and comfortable with the loud sounds of the training room, while the other is more reserved and rarely leaves the sleeping quarters. Not to be forgotten, the book also includes portraits and short biographies of the wrestlers, who share their dedication to the sport with their animal friends.

72 p, ills colour, 21 x 15 cm, pb, Japanese/English

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Naoki Honjo Tokyo

Isbn 9784898154489
Publisher Little More
Idea code 16613
EUR 33.00

A seemingly endless sea of matchbox-sized buildings and skyscrapers; this is Tokyo as it’s never been represented before. Naoki Honjo, whose use of the tilt-shift technique while flying high above the city – resulting in a very shallow depth of field with selective areas of focus – creates disorienting bird’s-eye views that at first glance seem to be photographs of a huge, meticulously constructed model of the Japanese metropolis. Recognisable real-world landmarks such as the Tokyo Tower, or districts like Shinjuku and Koto City, are reduced to farcically miniature proportions, even as we realise the vistas are merely the result of Honjo’s skilfully applied trick of the camera lens.

64 p, ills in colour, 26 x 27 cm, pb, Japanese/English

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Naoki Honjo Kyoto

Isbn 9784473041272
Publisher Tankosha
Idea code 16612
EUR 2.00

What is real and what is not? This is the essential question raised by the photography of Naoki Honjo, whose use of the tilt-shift technique – resulting in a very shallow depth of field with selective areas of focus – creates disorienting images of the real world that at first glance seem to be photos of meticulously constructed toys and models. Shooting from a bird’s-eye view, Honjo enables a fresh perspective on today’s landscapes, buildings, and cityscapes that accentuates the artificial nature of our environment. Kyoto, known for its cherished landmarks and temples, traditional architecture that forms a stark contrast with the modern city, is the subject of this series.

102 p, ills colour, 30 x 21 cm, pb, Japanese/English

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Antoine D'agata - New York 1989-93

Isbn 9791092265514
Publisher Andre Frere Editions
Idea code 16704
EUR 35.35

French photographer Antoine d’Agata departed his homeland in 1983 to begin a series of travels. He has since gained notoriety with a body of work that deals with addiction, sex, personal obsessions, darkness, prostitution, and other topics widely considered taboo. D’Agata studied photography at the International Center of Photography of New York City in 1990, under the tutelage of Larry Clark and Nan Goldin. This publication offers a personal visual reflection of that time. Designed as a 48-page leporello with an insert containing 20 pages of text, including a letter written in 1991, it includes self-portraits, scratched out journal snippets, and grainy photographs of drug use.

68 , ills bw, 14 x 18 cm, leporello, French/English

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Mar Saez - Vera Y Victoria

Isbn 9791092265552
Publisher Andre Frere Editions
Idea code 16705
EUR 27.65

Mar Sáez deals with issues of identity, femininity, and sociocultural values. She began her career as a journalist, and combines working as a freelance photographer with projects involving documentary photography. Her subjects in this book, Vera and Victoria, are two young people in their twenties. One was born a woman, the other identifies as one, though she has no intention of undergoing gender reassignment surgery. The couple shares dreams of a life together and ignores the prejudice of others. They are simply two women who love each other. The project began in 2012 as a visual diary, an intimate and proud account of this young couple and the richness of their relationship.

80 p, ills bw, 17 x 22 cm, pb, French/English

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Mariko Kuwahara - Stone Dealer

Isbn 9784907562076
Publisher Torch Press
Idea code 16607
EUR 38.80

The town of Onishi lies roughly 100 kilometres to the north-west of Tokyo, where legend has it that a troll who once lived on a nearby mountain threw a big stone down the mountain; people started to call the place where it landed “Onishi”. Mariko Kuwahara spent time there talking with local inhabitants and photographing the stones and rocky landscapes she found. The people who made the deepest impression on her were the men called ‘Ishiya-san’ (stone dealers). On its surface, this book is a document of her conversations with them, yet underneath it is a story of disappearing towns and villages in Japan, of dialects soon to be lost, and ways of life in danger of being forgotten.

246 p, ills bw, 13 x 19 cm, pb, Japanese/English

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Olivo Barbieri Italian Quakes

Isbn 9788898120963
Publisher Danilo Montanari
Idea code 16661
EUR 4.00

Part of Olivo Barbieri’s larger project “site specific_”, which offers a new way to comprehend the language of cities, stimulating reflection on how urban space can be rethought, redesigned, and rebuilt in an incessant cycle of death and rebirth, ‘Italian Quakes’ introduces the element of natural disasters to the analysis. Launching from Gibellina, a small city in central Sicily that was destroyed by the 1968 Belice earthquake, the book explores the landscape as an autonomous object that experiences traumas. Urban shocks and rifts can appear similar, even if the causes are human actions – economic crisis, war, illegal construction, etc. – leaving lasting wounds on the living body of cities.

50 p, ills colour & bw, 21 x 27 cm, hb, Italian/English

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Olivo Barbieri Cinematography

Isbn 9788898120987
Publisher Danilo Montanari
Idea code 16659
EUR 44.20

A two-part book by Olivo Barbieri, ‘Cinematography’ gathers work from 1982 to 2012 in “The End: Movie Theaters”, and from 1995 to 2015 in “Filmography”. While the first deals with the slow demise of the classic cinema, documenting shuttered, dilapidated buildings and antique projectors in a poignant series of photographs, the second moves ahead to explore emerging techniques in (digital) film production through a combination of short films and installations produced by the artist. Despite Barbieri’s nostalgia for a bygone era, the book offers an in-depth look at his optimism for the medium today, rooted in new possibilities. With an interview by Giovanna Silva.

130 p, ills colour & bw, 20 x 27 cm, hb, Italian/English

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Conversations 2 By Remi Coignet (English)

Isbn 9791092727180
Publisher Aman Iman Publishing
Idea code 16643
EUR 22.10

Since 2008, Rémi Coignet has pursued engagements with those artists that inspire him, and for whom the photobook is an essential form in their work. In this book, a selection of more than 20 photographers, publishers and curators reread their respective work, and reveal their intentions in the process. It is Coignet’s hope that from these interviews a geography of contemporary photography will emerge. A set of nearly twenty new talks with major players in contemporary photography: Erik Kessels, Gerhard Steidl, Martin Parr, Stéphanie Solinas, Joan Fontcuberta, Patrick Feigenbaum, Alec Soth, Joan Fontcuberta, Christian Patterson, Mariken Wessels, and many more.

224 p, no ills, 13 x 20 cm, pb, English

The Moon 1968 - 1972

Isbn 9781942884057
Publisher T. Adler Books
Idea code
EUR 19.70

NASA’s Apollo program landed the first humans on the moon in 1969. In the next three years, Apollo sent 10 more men to the moon in five subsequent missions. The first moon landing in particular is a legendarily well-documented event, representing one of those rare moments in which the world was united in awe, witnessing the feat together on their television screens. But each Apollo mission also generated hundreds of photographs, many of which have only recently been released by NASA. A selection of these images – shot by the astronauts themselves with suit-mounted and handheld Hasselblad cameras – are gathered in this volume.

48 p, ills colour & bw, 15 x 20 cm, hb, English

My Name Is Sander Dekker / 1.5

Isbn 9789082111323
Publisher Sander Dekker
Idea code 16698
EUR 2.00

“The Project” is an ongoing series by photographer Sander Dekker for which he chooses people he admires as his subjects: outgoing, spontaneous, and always a bit eccentric. His zero concept approach is impromptu in the sense that he often shoots at locations he has never visited before, meeting his models just before the photo session, frequently in their homes. The energy, humour, and expressiveness created in that moment is what characterises Dekker’s work. Spontaneity and improvisation are crucial, often resulting in surprising and unforgettable compositions. Whether in London, New York, Tel Aviv, Milan, or his native Amsterdam, Dekker’s discoveries are magical.

144 p, ills colour, 22 x 27 cm, hb, English

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Rob Becker Ballet In The Studio

Isbn 9789462262065
Publisher Lecturis
Idea code 16701
EUR 51.45

Rob Becker’s portraits of dancers, ballet masters, and choreographers from around the world show them in their most natural environment: the dance studio. It goes without saying that these often bare rooms, far removed from the stage, lights, costumes, make-up, and roles, are where they spend the majority of their working lives. The images reflect the creativity of the moment, offering a rare glimpse into the private realm beyond the performance or rehearsal. In photographs of poses and movements, as well as close-ups, intimate and more candid shots of the dancers, Becker deftly frames the personalities and great athletic strength of these remarkable individuals.

196 p, ills colour, 24 x 34 cm, hb, English

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The Eyes 7

Isbn 9791092727203
Publisher Aman Iman Publishing
Idea code 16689
EUR 22.10

Many artists, critics, and curators in Poland nowadays are concerned about the shift in their country’s public cultural policy. Indelibly marked by the double experience of Nazism and Communism, Poland is once more struggling with its identity amidst an ultra-conservative rise in political power. For this issue’s in-depth exploration, the magazine engaged with top experts on Polish art, such as Krzysztof Candrowicz, Karolina Lewandowska (photography curator at Centre Pompidou), stage director Krzysztof Warlikowski, curator Paweł Szypulski, and writer Jean-Yves Potel. Also, a special look at the historical importance and heritage left by Japanese magazine ‘Provoke’ (1968–1969).

160 p, ills colour & bw, 21 x 28 cm, pb, French/English

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