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New Titles in Photography 24 May 2017
Bert Teunissen - On The Road, Everglades

Isbn 9789490119522
Publisher Fw: Books
Idea code 17244
EUR 24.70

Since the mid 1990’s Bert Teunissen is on the road, photographing the landscape. Always in the same way: shot from behind the steering wheel while driving. This publication focusses on the dense American landscape of the Everglades in Florida. Bert Teunissen uses an Olympus Pen; the legendary half frame camera from the 60s and 70s. All photographs are printed on out of date photographic paper-stock, creating different flares in colours and contrasts, which makes every print unique and impossible to create again. For Bert Teunissen this irreversible process is part of his search to capture the fluid state of mind while traveling.

96 p, ills colour, 17 x 24 cm, pb, English

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Martien Mulder - The City Beautiful

Isbn 9780692772119
Publisher Martien Mulder
Idea code 17234
EUR 45.80

After India won its independence in 1947, Le Corbusier was asked to design the city of Chandigarh. What he created, realising his modernist vision, became known as "The City Beautiful". While wandering through this brutalist utopia, Martien Mulder found a story in the raw concrete and the artful details that make up the city. Her photographs are soulful impressions of Chandigarh's modernist form, and a delicately abstract interpretation of the architect's masterpiece. This book is her ode to Le Corbusier's core belief that "architecture is the skillful, correct, and magnificent play of volumes assembled in light."

80 p, ills colour, 16 x 23 cm, hb, English

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Spring Tide - Van Zoetendaal & The Collection

Isbn 9789072532350
Publisher Van Zoetendaal Publishers
Idea code 17206
EUR 30.35

Published on the occasion of an exhibition at the Nederlands Fotomuseum during summer 2017, this catalogue includes a selection of the more than 200 photographs from the museum’s collection to be shown in their original form; that is, directly printed from the negatives. Many of the photos are well-known in their cropped versions, yet they are now revealed in their entirety, giving added insight into the photographer’s vision through seemingly insignificant and casual details. Guest curator Willem van Zoetendaal points to the continuing relevance of these images by juxtaposing them with contemporary photographs, producing unexpected links between past and present.

212 p, ills colour & bw, 17 x 23 cm, pb, Dutch/English

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Rene Groebli - Rail Magic

Isbn 9783906822105
Publisher Sturm & Drang
Idea code 17172
EUR 45.95

This collection of 74 photographs was produced by Swiss photographer René Groebli and is a remarkable example of early subjective photography. First published as a series of fifteen images in 1949 – a personal project that was met with dismissive criticism at the time – he returned in the 1990s to his early fascination with French steam locomotives and the romanticism of travel by rail. The resulting book is a dynamic visual document featuring pictures of his first train journey between Paris and Zürich, taken using either a Leica III F with a single lens or with a twin-lens Rolleiflex. Groebli’s working style is clearly inspired by his experience with moving images and his love of cinema.

128 p, ills bw, 17 x 23 cm, pb, German/English

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Darren Harvey-Regan - The Erratics

Isbn 9791090306592
Publisher Rvb Books
Idea code 17261
EUR 38.70

In geology, an erratic is characterized as a piece of rock that differs in size and variety from those native to its resting place, oftentimes having been moved by glaciers over large distances. When the glacier melts, the rock is left abandoned in a foreign location. Harvey-Regan’s eponymous series questions the medium of photography, originating in the artist’s desire to liberate himself of the weight of representational imagery: his yearning for abstraction. The result is born of months of meticulously photographing of rocks in his studio, concentrating on composition, geometry and line.

96 p, ills colour, 19 x 24 cm, hb, French/English

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Timothy Prus - Luton

Isbn 9791090306608
Publisher Rvb Books
Idea code 17260
EUR 26.55

The Luton Auguries emerged after some photographic files were found in a second hand bookshop. They describe a religious mania focused on the end of the world and the second coming, which flourished in the area around Luton during the 1970s and early 1980s. It seems when it rained day after day for months the mental equilibrium of the district was de-stabilised. Why has there been an amnesic response about this event? What became of the people involved? What was its legacy? Many questions remain unanswered. The book seems like a work of science fiction with perfect period detail but the events do seem to have taken place. Perhaps it is a clear example of the adage that truth is stranger than fiction.

160 p, ills bw, 13 x 18 cm, hb, French/English

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Steve Carr - Variations For Troubled Hands

Isbn 9780995358638
Publisher Perimeter Editions
Idea code 17255
EUR 38.25

Leveraging the long history of hands in art and film – from the fetishistic symbolism of Surrealists Man Ray, Salvador Dalí, and Luis Buñuel, to the nonchalant minimalism of choreographer and experimental filmmaker Yvonne Rainer – prominent New Zealand artist Steve Carr's Variations for Troubled Hands lifts its title from an imagined technical manual for ballerinas. Featuring more than 200 photographs of Cadence – a teenage ballet prodigy apprenticed to the Royal New Zealand Ballet – Carr's debut book presents a serial composition in 12 parts, choreographed and performed by fingers, forearms, tendons, palms, wrists and thumbs.

528 p, ills colour & bw, 15 x 21 cm, pb, English

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James Tunks - Into Dust

Isbn 9780995358621
Publisher Perimeter Editions
Idea code 17257
EUR 26.90

Photography represents a mode of conceptual, material, and historical enquiry for Melbourne-born, Frankfurt-based artist James Tunks. An expansion from his 2017 solo exhibition Elsewhere at the Centre for Contemporary Photography (Melbourne), his debut book 'Into Dust' sees Tunks construct fake astronomical photographs using found and accumulated materials – crushed and pulverised to mimic interstellar nebular.

40 p, ills bw, 21 X 30 cm, pb, English

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Painted Desert

Isbn 9783946848011
Publisher Grass Publishers
Idea code 17233
EUR 35.35

Nico Joana Weber’s first artist book is the result of research into natural and civilisational structures around the American Southwest. Acting as a counterpart to her 3-channel Videoinstallation »Land of Enchantment« (2017) - a dystopian pictoral panorama that investigates the area around the Trinity Site in New Mexico where the first atomic bomb was detonated in July 1945 - the book leads along various buildings embedded in the landscape. Contrasting images of colourful rock formations and sands with architecture and human interventions, the book points at a possible coexistence of the desert and civilisation.

144 p, ills colour, 17 x 21 cm, pb, German/English

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Re Fuse

Isbn 9789460050374
Publisher Kesselskramer
Idea code 17187
EUR 19.30

An avant-garde glossy that hijacks the language of traditional fashion magazines, ‘Re|Fuse’ strips the medium back to its bare essentials in order to stage a creative protest that reflects our own “crisis” of prejudice and intolerance. Not merely a commercial construct, fashion is a universal language that we use to visually communicate something about ourselves and relate to others. This is fashion for humanity, featuring trends and styles emerging from global hotspots like Aleppo, Ramallah, Baghdad, Mogadishu, Athens, Amsterdam, and New York. The debut issue features Ai Weiwei, Barbara Visser, Lucy Orta, Bas Kosters, Tammam Azzam, and many more.

150 p, ills colour & bw, 21 x 28 cm, pb, English

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Michael Wolf - Tokyo Compression Final Cut

Isbn 9783941249097
Publisher Peperoni
Idea code 17191
EUR 40.25

With "Tokyo Compression" Michael Wolf struck a nerve. His portraits of people who are on their way in the Tokyo subway, constrained between glass, steel and fellow travelers, have won many awards and were shown in exhibitions around the globe. The first edition of this book was sold out after a few weeks. And the topic kept haunting Michael Wolf as well. He returned to Tokyo in order to immerse in the subsurface insanity once again and this time even deeper. Now with "Tokyo Compression Final Cut" the last revised edition is published.

120 p, ills colour, 20 x 25 cm, hb, English

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Francois Goffin - Muss Es Sein? Es Muss Sein!

Isbn 9783941249110
Publisher Peperoni
Idea code 17189
EUR 31.00

The scenes François Goffin captures seem to be collected along the path of a life which is his own. His photographs fixate on the everyday and the basic, with nothing being really surprising or exceptional. Clouds, children, stones, landscapes, objects, water, and more sketch an altogether tranquil picture bordering on superficial mediocrity, yet collectively these images encourage intensity. Tracing the uncertain contours of life, recurring motifs subtly add rhythm to this collection of images. Goffin occasionally interjects something to break the normalcy, a scrap of visual dissonance that signals emotions – passion, attraction, freedom – when everything seems too beautiful and calm.

96 p, ills colour & bw, 19 x 28 cm, hb, French/English

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Emanuel Cederqvist - Observatoren

Isbn 9789187543579
Publisher Arvinius + Orfeus Publishing
Idea code 17230
EUR 39.60

At a plateau at 1830 metre altitude, just below Pårtetjåkkås peak, lies the weather station Cederqvist visited and photographed. The weather station was completed in 1914. During 1914-1918 the station was inhabited by two weather observers who performed measurements of the weather around the clock. In 1917, an accident occurred at and one of the observers disappeared in a snowstorm. The accident remains a mystery, and the body was never recovered. Because of the site's inaccessible geographical position, the station and the abandoned measuring instruments remained untouched for over a hundred years. Through this book, Cederqvist examines the gap between chance and the predictable, between the immeasurable and measurable.

96 p, ills bw, 16 x 24 cm, hb, Swedish/English

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Socialist Architecture - The Reappearing Act

Isbn 9783941644922
Publisher The Green Box
Idea code 17222
EUR 13.45

'Socialist Architecture – The Reappearing Act' is a cooperation between the architect Srdjan Jovanovic Weiss and the photographer Armin Linke. Since 2009, Jovanovic Weiss and Linke are documenting the current state of selected places of socialistic architecture in the former Yugoslavia. After the disappearing of Yugoslavia, the inherited architecture often remained empty, in a kind of limbo between reutilisation and modern archaeological ruin. This documentation considered this indecisiveness in the five emerging democracies and investigates the relative impact on the spatial perception and the fate of the former ideological architecture of Yugoslavia.

80 p, ills colour & bw, 12 x 18 cm, pb, English

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Long Live The Glorious May 7 Directive

Isbn 9781935004424
Publisher Errata Editions
Idea code 17192
EUR 43.75

'Long Live the Glorious May 7 Directive', published in 1971, is one of the key propaganda photobooks of Chairman Mao Zedong’s infamous Cultural Revolution. Illustrated with photographs taken by uncredited photographers, the book extolls the virtues of Mao’s communist ideology and purports to document the joyful, industrious effects of these ideas in action. In 'Long Live the Glorious May 7 Directive', smiling workers and peasants read together from Mao’s “Little Red Book” of quotations, stalwart soldiers march in unending ranks and Chinese fighter pilots conquer the open skies. Of course, history remembers the realities of Mao’s Cultural Revolution quite differently.

140 p, ills colour, 18 x 25 cm, hb, English

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Mario Garcia Joya: A La Plaza Con Fidel

Isbn 9781935004400
Publisher Errata Editions
Idea code 17212
EUR 43.75

'A la plaza con Fidel' (To the plaza with Fidel) is doubly rare among Cuban photobooks: relatively few photobooks were produced in Cuba after the Revolution, and A la plaza con Fidel is also notable for its unique subject matter. Photographed between 1959 and 1966 and published in 1970 by leading Cuban photographer and cinematographer “Mayito” (Mario García Joya), the book focuses on Fidel Castro’s supporters and the festive atmosphere of the Revolution. Castro would mark important moments of the Revolution, when either revelry or reassurance was called for, with public addresses delivered in Havana’s Plaza de la Revolución; “to the plaza with Fidel” became a refrain of the Revolution.

80 p, ills colour & bw, 18 x 25 cm, hb, English

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Told And Untold: The Photo Stories Of Kati Horna In The Illustrated Press

Isbn 9781879128781
Publisher Americas Society
Idea code 17211
EUR 43.75

'Told and Untold', published in association with the first US solo exhibition dedicated to Kati Horna (1912–2000), features photographs—some never before seen—displayed alongside the newspapers and magazines in which they circulated. Though she is now perhaps best known as a Surrealist, Horna often defined herself as collaborator with the press, a definition that encompassed not only her activities as a field photographer during the Spanish Civil War, but also her work as a layout artist and photomonteur for anarchist publications.

137 p, ills colour & bw, 19 x 27 cm, hb, English

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Antwerpen - Metropool 1885-1915

Isbn 9789491819742
Publisher Ludion
Idea code
EUR 51.30

Na 'Antwerpen, verloren stad (1860-1885)' maakt samensteller Ronny Van de Velde een wandeling door een stad die ontwaakt uit een lange slaap: de Scheldekaaien zijn rechtgetrokken, de oude omwalling gesloopt. Antwerpen wordt een moderne stad: het scheepsverkeer neemt enorm toe, een verkeersas verbindt het Centraal Station – die nieuwe ‘kathedraal van den ijzerenweg’ – met de oude kathedraal en in de plaats van de vesten komt een echte boulevard, naar het voorbeeld van Wenen. Dit boek bevat een indrukwekkende verzameling archieffoto’s uit die tijd.

400 p, ills colour & bw, 25 x 33 cm, hb, Dutch/French/English

The North Koreans - Glimpses Of Daily Life In The Dprk

Isbn 9789059972308
Publisher Primavera Pers
Idea code 17229
EUR 40.60

This very special book – exciting and unsettling at the same time – presents “unofficial” North Korea. It shows how people live their daily lives against the backdrop of a totalitarian ideology. The selection of images presented in 'The North Koreans' mainly consists of photographs by Martin Tutsch, Eric Lafforgue, and Raymond K. Cunningham Jr., the photographers said to have “the best coverage” where the DPRK is concerned.

252 p, ills colour, 29 x 27 cm, hb, English

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Deutsche Borse Photography Foundation Prize 2017 - Calle, Lixenberg, Van Der Molen, Onorato & Krebs

Isbn 9780957618886
Publisher Photographers' Gallery
Idea code
EUR 34.15

The catalogue for the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize 2017 features work by the four shortlisted artists Dana Lixenberg, Sophie Calle, Taiyo Onarato & Nico Krebs and Awoiska van der Molen. With texts by Laurie Anderson, Stanley Wolukau-Wanambwa, Yve Lomax and Jason Evans.

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

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