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New Titles in Photography 4 September 2017
Nobuyoshi Araki - Sentimental Journey 1971 - 2017

Isbn 9784908062186
Publisher Hehe
Idea code 17392
EUR 41.05

Published with an exhibition at the Tokyo Photographic Art Museum, this profoundly poignant collection of photographs by Nobuyoshi Araki focuses on a single theme from his vast oeuvre: his wife Yoko. As Araki himself has said, “It’s thanks to Yoko that I became a photographer”. From their first encounter in 1968 until her premature death from ovarian cancer in 1990, Yoko was his most important subject and muse. The book explores Araki’s relationship with the woman he most treasured, beginning with his record of their honeymoon, and continuing with numerous photos in which she is the subject, as well as many others from after her passing that give a strong sense of her presence.

288 p, ills colour & bw, 25 x 18 cm, hb, Japanese/English

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Rene Groebli - New York 1978

Isbn 9783906822112
Publisher Sturm & Drang
Idea code 17310
EUR 49.75

Swiss photographer René Groebli arrived in New York in the autumn of 1978, unencumbered by the usual tight schedules and stress dictated by contract work. But the city was in the midst of a crisis at the time, unsettled and restless, marked by decay, neglect, and brutalisation. Many of the pictures he made during his wanderings give the impression of being devoured by the metropolis, dystopian impressions of looming skyscrapers and deep black shadows that weigh heavily on the mind. “This is the New York as René Groebli must have felt it in his guts,” writes Daniel Blochwitz in his introduction. “He shows us how he felt being there. Rejected.”

64 p, ills colour & bw, 31 x 30 cm, hb, German/English

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Elian Somers - One And Another State Of Yellow (Incl. C-Print)

Isbn 9789490119508
Publisher Fw: Books
Idea code 17389
EUR 46.30

'One and Another State of Yellow (2013–2016)' studies the interplay between architecture and urban planning, ideologies, and psychological warfare around two landscapes of ‘war’ in the US: 1) the urban military experiment El Paso-Juárez at the United States-Mexico border; and 2) Washington, DC as the US war and control apparatus. El Paso is an American city that borders directly on Ciudad Juárez, Mexico. In 2010 Juárez was listed as the deadliest city in the world. At the same time El Paso was listed as the safest city in the US. The work questions the ways in which architecture and urban planning are strategically employed to threaten or stimulate fear, or even to deceive an audience or enemy.

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

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Stephan Keppel - Flat Finish (New York)

Isbn 9789490119553
Publisher Fw: Books
Idea code 17411
EUR 41.15

Dutch visual artist Stephan Keppel’s ongoing research on public space and urban structures continues with an exploration of the known and unknown structures and surfaces of New York City. By assembling a subjective databank of images and reproductions of architectural references and urban forms, he strips the city of its clichéd myth and gives a new perspective on the metropolis, wherein his own photographs combine with re-photographed archival material and other found footage. Printed using special high-pigmented inks, the book also questions its own (re-)production, becoming part of Keppel’s endless loop of recycled images, works, and installations.

400 p, ills colour & bw, 21 x 30 cm, pb, English

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Claudio Moser - I Come From The Other Side

Isbn 9789491843938
Publisher Roma Publications
Idea code 17348
EUR 22.65

This book is published on the occasion of the exhibition by photographer Claudio Moser at the Musée de Bagnes in Le Châble and the Mauvoisin Dam. Moser examines the world as he wanders through it, lending visual form to the result of that exploration. Through his camera lens, his eye alights on places where some action could take shape, or where the memory of an act can still be seen. He captures ambivalent situations, between absence and presence, nature and civilisation, far from the spectacular and the dramatic, carefully cropping them in a meaningful way. Branches, desert landscapes, industrial structures, and fragments of architecture all appear in this series of images.

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

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Alskling A Self-Portrait Through The Eyes Of My Lovers Jenny Rova

Isbn 9783906217109
Publisher B. Frank Books
Idea code 17396
EUR 37.60

In this book, Swedish-born visual artist Jenny Rova presents a self-portrait, but from the perspective of others. She asked her ex-boyfriends and lovers to give her the pictures they made of her during their relationship, ending up with a series that spans 25 years of her life. Nostalgic and often intimate portraits emerge through the eyes of nine different people, ordered chronologically and with the first snapshot taken when Rova was just 20 years old. Together the 55 portraits in the series can be seen as a biographical account, but also an indirect portrait of the unseen photographer, the partner behind the camera. The pictures capture the closeness between two people in a single image.

84 p, ills colour & bw, 20 x 26 cm, hb, English

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Sanja Marusic - Collected Works

Isbn 9789082483345
Publisher Sanja Marusic
Idea code 17406
EUR 38.55

Dutch-Croatian photographer Sanja Marušić uses an experimental approach to colour, composition, materials, and manipulations in her work to create dreamlike scenes that are at once cinematic and alienating. She travels the world in her production of these otherworldly images, finding settings and forms that play with our relation to the subconscious, simplifying the bodies of her subjects with geometric shapes, and abstracting the human form even further by incorporating stylised dance movements. Presenting several new and old series from the past four years, Marušić’s first photobook offers a temporary escape from reality through her surreal, technicolour experiences.

160 p, ills colour, 24 x 35 cm, hb, English

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Unseen Magazine 2017

Isbn 9789082264227
Publisher Unseen
Idea code 17408
EUR 10.30

Unseen Magazine is an international publication that discovers new developments in contemporary photography, published once a year in conjunction with Unseen Amsterdam. The fourth issue of Unseen Magazine engages an array of voices, and sets out to probe how photography shapes our understanding of, and place within, the world around us. Max Houghton investigates the shifting ways in which artists are documenting the ongoing global migrant crisis, Salvatore Vitale considers how our visual understanding of cyberspace has been shaped by contemporary artists, and David Campany calls for us to be suspicious of the forces that aim to govern our opinions, especially when it comes to images.

248 p, ills colour & bw, 23 x 30 cm, pb, English

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Giona Mottura: Diane

Isbn 9791092265613
Publisher Andre Frere Editions
Idea code 17383
EUR 27.65

Italian photographer Giona Mottura offers an intimate portrayal of the life of Diane, a transsexual singer living in a small Swiss village. Mottura met Diane in 2013, and she inspired him to consider the meaning of the term ‘change’. Issues related to gender studies, the contemplation of life, and the LGBT movement, as well as reflections on territory and its culture, are among the themes the book explores. Through a mixed language of photography, writing, and anthropology, Mottura hopes to encourage discussion and exchange, and to address existing clichés that are sometimes unconscious in nature. For him, Diane is an example of courage in the simplicity of a profound decision.

90 p, ills colour & bw, 16 x 22 cm, pb, French/English/Italian

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Nicolas Wormull: Torso

Isbn 9791092265637
Publisher Andre Frere Editions
Idea code 17384
EUR 27.65

Nicolás Wormull was born in Chile but grew up in Sweden, where he studied photography. ‘Torso’ offers raw and fragile images that inspire us to question those small things that compose our everyday lives, perhaps also forcing us to see things differently, beyond the present moment. Wormull’s personal narrative has always been very important in his works, and his family and others around him are recurring themes in his photographs. By exploring human relationships, the feeling of belonging (or lack thereof), and anything that suggests what happens behind the appearances of things and people, he touches on vulnerability, mortality, and the physical nature of our experience.

88 p, ills colour & bw, 17 x 25 cm, hb, French/English/Spanish

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Danielle Van Zadelhoff - Relatos Del Alma

Isbn 9788494619045
Publisher Cac Malaga
Idea code 17364
EUR 33.20

This book is published with an exhibition of more than 50 photographs by Danielle van Zadelhoff at CAC Málaga, the Dutch artist’s first show in Spain. The themes of her photographic works denote an intentional existentialism, reflected in her painterly use of chiaroscuro to convey the textures of each subject’s skin and gaze. At once simple and deeply complex, surprising and intensely stark, Van Zadelhoff’s portraits convey her fascination with the human psyche, using models to interpret innate questions of temptation, vulnerability, doubt, and faith as a pretext for self-exploration. It shows how the role and situation of women in today’s society is one of her main interests.

128 p, ills colour & bw, 22 x 25 cm, pb, Spanish/English

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