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New Titles in Photography 11 January 2018
Ad Van Denderen - Stone

Isbn 9789490119591
Publisher Fw: Books
Idea code 17628
EUR 25.70

For almost 25 years Ad van Denderen has been photographing daily life in Israel and the Palestinian territories. He originally worked in black and white, in a classical, direct, reportage style. About 15 years ago he switched to colour, and since then he has employed a more detached and monumental photographic style. 'Stone' unites these two approaches to create a subtle depiction of the complex and precarious situation in this part of the world, and makes much use of stone as a metaphor. It is stone that principally defines the landscape. Its quarries provide the material for houses on both sides of the border. Stones are used to throw up barriers and throw at adversaries. At one and the same time, stone is a weapon, an obstacle, but it also offers shelter.

200 p, ills colour, 14 x 21 cm, pb, English

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Mike Slack Transverse Path

Isbn 9780999265505
Publisher Ice Plant
Idea code 17611
EUR 45.95

Photographer Mike Slack lives and works in Los Angeles, and the images in this book were primarily made in the American south-west. They are concise and direct, yet driven by an emotional ambivalence that hovers between stark environmental dread and calm intimate reverie. Slack surveys an overheated terrestrial ecosystem, offering a luminous topography of monumental details and mundane vistas. Transcendental in mood, his vaguely sci-fi photographs envision a sun-blasted wilderness of synthetic and organic stuff, flourishing and disintegrating on its own terms, as if engaged in an ageless negotiation just beyond our grasp. Where does nature end and its opposite begin?

100 p, ills colour, 19 x 26 cm, hb, English

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Macguffin 5: The Cabinet

Isbn 24058203
Publisher Macguffin
Idea code 17590
EUR 16.45

MacGuffin Magazine N° 5 opens up the curious life of the cabinet, where intimate stories are hidden away, kept and inevitably shown. Revealing enlightened DIY shelves, immaculate celebrity closets, whimsical cocktail bars, socialist kiosks, classic cubes and cabinets that beat you at a game of chess. Featuring Sam Jacob, Emily King, Les Lalanne, Ettore Sottsass, Slothouber & Graatsma, Wolfgang Tillmans, Yvonne Dröge Wendel, and many more.

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

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Salvo 10: To The Point

Isbn 9789082029161
Publisher Salvo
Idea code 17647
EUR 25.70

The search for an answer to the enduring question of the smallest thing in the universe has evolved along with humanity. The idea that even the smallest particle is divisible into two halves is mind-boggling. Yet a photograph is indifferent to the size of its subject. What seems infinitesimally small in reality, becomes big before our eyes. Once photographed, the quark will be divisible into millions of pixels. Encouraged by this unsolvable enigma, ‘Salvo’ turns its attention to the smaller parts of the universe. Produced using Risograph printing, this inspired edition takes the elementary particle as its subject: the rice grain of the paella, the brick of the building, the star in the Milky Way.

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

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Thomas Mailaender - Parental Advisory

Isbn 9791090306707
Publisher Rvb Books
Idea code 17652
EUR 13.25

French multimedia artist Thomas Mailaender’s body of work is funny, offbeat, and darkly humorous. His focus often lies in documenting and addressing the strangeness of modern society, through what might otherwise be insignificant, incidentally farcical moments. ‘Parental Advisory’ is Mailaender’s sixth booklet of images collected from the Internet. For its subject he compiled a series of tragicomic and nail-biting, potentially hazardous situations involving parents and their children. We cringe at the sight of a child without a car seat, dangled by the ankles above raccoons, or tumbling headfirst. But we also smile smugly as a mom looks at her smartphone instead of her newborn baby.

54 p, ills bw, 13 x 21 cm, pb, English

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Yann Audic - Japon

Isbn 9782955648803
Publisher Rue Du Bouquet
Idea code 17649
EUR 40.05

For his latest project, photographer Yann Audic explores Japan from the perspective of the outsider, mainly focusing on extraordinary banality, everyday things, and the commonplace. Describing himself as a “hunter” in pursuit of the “exotic ordinary” and “ecstatic normality” that so readily distinguish the cultural geography of Japan, Audic finds himself in urban settings and natural landscapes alike, his lens framing everything from street scenes and forgotten urban corners to picturesque natural scenes, intimate portraits, and snapshots of people at work and play in the city. The series presents a delicate vision of a place bathed in soft light and gentle colours.

112 p, ills colour, 17 x 24 cm, pb, French/English

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Chantal Stoman - Views, Phnom Penh

Isbn 9786005648812
Publisher Rue Du Bouquet
Idea code 17648
EUR 35.95

French photographer Chantal Stoman was invited to Cambodia for an artist-in-residence programme in 2016. She spent her time there wandering around Phnom Penh, letting the new sensations of the capital city overwhelm her. This photobook recollects her experience, allowing us to imagine ourselves strolling through the city’s streets. Moreover, it offers a testimony of an identity. As Stoman writes in her foreword, “With these images, I mostly wanted to render the sense of pride and emotion of ordinary people”. The unique charm of Phnom Penh derives from a feeling where past and present collide, captured in Stoman’s casual, black-and-white street photography.

96 p, ills bw, 22 x 15 cm, pb, French/Vietnamese/English

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Samuel Hoppe - Zone Superieure

Isbn 9782955648827
Publisher Rue Du Bouquet
Idea code 17639
EUR 40.05

Photographed primarily in the higher elevations of Switzerland by Samuel Hoppe, the sweeping, panoramic images in this limited edition publication capture the spirit of the mountains. Whether he chooses colour or black and white, what attracts him is the ferocity that unquestioningly defines a mountain as both a slow triumph and a paradoxical force. As Jean-Christophe Bailly writes in his text, Hoppe invites us to “cross and revisit an architectonic enchantment, a maelstrom of forms still in formation, and a journey through light”. Glaciers, rocky slopes, high-altitude lakes, and monumental peaks are gathered together in a sublime survey of breathtaking, expertly framed shots.

56 p, ills colour, 23 x 30 cm, pb, French/English

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Andrea Pertoldeo - Blue Dust

Isbn 9788887071689
Publisher A+m Bookstore
Idea code 18001
EUR 49.75

This publication presents a photographic project by Andrea Pertoldeo which consists of a series of full-length portraits of immigrants working on industrial sites in the desert of Bahrain. Images of landscape and labour coincide in order to reveal aspects of the construction of contemporary society. Featuring four texts by artists and scholars.

146 p, ills colour, 22 x 27 cm, hb, Italian/English

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Nucleus - Imagining Science (Noorderlicht 2017)

Isbn 9789076703640
Publisher Noorderlicht (aurora Borealis)
Idea code 17615
EUR 15.45

‘Nucleus’ is the 24th edition of the international Nooderlicht Photo Festival, which focuses on science and its representation by independent photographers and artists. It deals with the human need to understand the world around us – the curiosity that compels us to engage with the attraction of the unknown and a desire to comprehend it. This book gathers the work of 74 artists from 26 nations, all fascinated by science’s many manifestations and interests. Visual artists, acting as a mirror to society, are now more than ever using science as a field of research and source of inspiration. With Liam Young, Beatrice Pediconi, Caleb Charland, Wanuri Kahiu, and many more.

256 p, ills colour & bw, 12 x 17 cm, pb, Dutch/English

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John Williams - Photography

Isbn 9789462262447
Publisher Lecturis
Idea code
EUR 35.95

This is the first international monograph of the photographs of John Williams (Sydney 1933 – 2016 Hobart) whose work, outside his own country, remains undiscovered. Inspired to take up photography by “The Family of Man” exhibition which went to Sydney in 1959, Williams was, from the outset, a street photographer in the strict sense: he walked the streets at random, waiting for the right moment to press the button of his already prepared camera. Besides amounting a mass of photographs, he established one of the first photography galleries in Australia and was the first Head of Photography at Sydney College of the Arts.

180 p, ills bw, 22 x 24 cm, hb, English

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