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New Titles in Photography 8 February 2017
Desiree Dolron - Xteriors 2001-2015

Isbn 9789081700108
Publisher Raven Publishers
Idea code 17036
EUR 77.15

Desirée Dolron, Reputed to be one of the most successful Dutch photographers in the world today, recently completed her series 'Xteriors' (2001 - 2015). The book, designed by Irma Boom Office, unites all works from this project for the first time. The intentionality of Dolron's approach is palpable; every decision regarding technique and form is meticulously considered in the pictorial construction of these darkly introverted and strangely timeless photographs. The models inhabit a tranquil and withdrawn realm of near-perfect compositions. Beautifully crafted in a hybridised visual language that blurs the traditional disciplinary boundaries between painting and photography, analogue, and digital. With texts by Wim Pijbes and Charlotte Cotton.

112 p, ills colour, 30 x 36 cm, hb, Dutch/English

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Encyclopedia Of Flowers Part 3

Isbn 9784861525711
Publisher Seigensha
Idea code 16683
EUR 38.60

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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Michael Wolf - Hong Kong Coat Hangers

Isbn 9783941249080
Publisher Peperoni
Idea code 17023
EUR 31.00

Bent, curled, twisted apart, or strung neatly in chains and rows, coat hangers of every colour inhabit the narrow backstreets and hidden alleyways of Hong Kong. Photographer Michael Wolf sought out these ubiquitous metropolitan denizens for his new series, seemingly trying to discover how many ways this simple piece of wire can be used. Besides functioning as a device on which to hang things – socks, shoes, gloves, towels, baskets, combs, plastic bags, your lunch – the humble coat hanger can also hold a latch closed, stretch a cable, block a valve from turning, or even keep other coat hangers safe. The book offers a fascinating and fresh look at an often underappreciated object.

80 p, ills colour, 15 x 21 cm, hb, English

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Thomas Hoepker - Strange Encounters

Isbn 9783941249059
Publisher Peperoni
Idea code 17024
EUR 47.55

In his extensive career as a photojournalist, Thomas Hoepker has travelled around the world and documented many dramatic and confronting situations for magazines and newspapers. Yet he has always had an eye for absurd, strange, or funny moments and encounters, which are now compiled in this volume. According to Hoepker, “most of these are fleeting moments, things you see from the corner of your eye… None of the images in this book have been arranged, all of them just happened.” The extensive collection of human comedy stumbled upon through careful observation includes both recent photos and others from Hoepker’s archive; each is informatively captioned.

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

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Stefano Carnelli - Transumanza

Isbn 9783941249066
Publisher Peperoni
Idea code 17025
EUR 41.35

‘Transumanza’ is the seasonal movement of livestock between summer and winter pastures. The tradition is still practiced by a small group of shepherds in Lombardy, who move their flocks from the Alps to the Pò Valley and back. Unexpectedly, the economic force driving this phenomenon is no longer the wool trade, but the rising demand for sheep’s meat from a growing community of Muslim immigrants. Stefano Carnelli’s photographic project follows the displacement of shepherds and their livestock in an alternative mapping of this complex and often conflictive relation between a marginal nomadic community and the highly urbanised region it cyclically passes through.

136 p, ills colour, 30 x 24 cm, hb, Italian/English

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James Pfaff Alex & Me

Isbn 9788898120857
Publisher Danilo Montanari
Idea code 16660
EUR 27.65

James Pfaff’s work deals with the documentation and reconstruction of his own life and universe. Drawing on his photographic archive and personal journals, his expression is primarily through the medium of photography. He often later combines his images with the abstract form, paint, collage, and the written word in contemporary response. The series ‘Alex & Me’ (1998) – in which the narrative of an American road trip undertaken by Pfaff together with a woman poetically plays out – can be considered as a point of departure. He writes: “The summer of ’98 was slipping away as we made our way south. Asphalt and neon. Black coffee, cigarettes. Night-scented Louisiana.”

98 p, ills colour & bw, 17 x 22 cm, pb, English

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Sayaka Takasaki: To The Ocean Of Silence

Isbn 9784908251054
Publisher Adachi
Idea code 17004
EUR 70.75

Sayaka Takasaki honours nature’s sublime character in a new series of Japanese landscape photographs. She writes, “Faced with the overwhelming beauty of nature in front of me, I had nothing to say but thank you – to give thanks is a prayer, as well as a point of entry into the ocean of silence.” Recommended by Fumio Nanjo, director of the Mori Art Museum, this book offers perspectives on the many things an ocean can be: an expanse of weathered snow, an obscuring layer of mist, the gulf of air between craggy peaks, a swathe of mountain grasses, or an endless field of scattered rocks. Masterfully photographed, the silences of these landscapes are palpable.

32 p, ills colour, 41 x 28 cm, hb, Japanese/English

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Mariana Cook - Lifeline

Isbn 9788494509612
Publisher Ivorypress
Idea code 17045
EUR 38.70

Fine art photographer Mariana Cook is renowned for her black-and-white photography, and especially for her portraits. The last protégé of American landscape photographer Ansel Adams, her exclusive use of natural light to make gelatin silver prints sets her apart from many other photographers today. For this, her eleventh book, Cook presents a series of images that require a more focused gaze, a slowing down in order to process not just their formal beauty and stark simplicity, but also the atemporal sensation that imbues each image, removed from space or pausing at a threshold. Each offers a chance to escape the everyday, to find a moment of respite within.

120 p, ills bw, 20 x 24 cm, pb, Spanish/English

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Abbas Kiarostami - Snow White Small Size

Publisher Nazar Publishers
Idea code 16710
EUR 16.50

Tehran-born director Kiarostami is internationally acclaimed for his poetic documentary-style films. In addition to the forty-odd films that have brought him fame, Kiarostami has produced photography, paintings and graphic design. Snow White collects snow-scene photographs taken from 1978 to 2004. These black and white images of deep drifts, dogs and bare trees on snowy hillsides all epitomize the simplicity of Kiarostami’s introduction: “On a snowy morning I run out, hatless and coatless, happy as a child.”

54 p, ills bw, 15 x 15 cm, pb, English

Justin Kimball: Elegy

Isbn 9781942185062
Publisher Radius Books
Idea code
EUR 60.20

This series by photographer Justin Kimball features small towns in New York, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and Ohio brought to the brink of obsolescence by the recent financial downturn, capturing their streets, residents and landscapes in photographs both sensitive to their subjects and compositionally striking. While imbued with social and political subtext, Kimball’s images – of ramshackle buildings against a landscape, roadside church signs and teenagers playing a game of pickup basketball – carry a broader significance. In his depiction of communities faced by hardship, Kimball examines the persistence of hope and the concept of what it means to be human in our modern world.

254 p, ills colour, 27 x 34 cm, hb, English

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