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New Titles in Photography 19 April 2018
Jan Von Holleben - Kosmos

Isbn 9783944630014
Publisher Little Steidl
Idea code 18170
EUR 82.25

Jan von Holleben’s idiosyncratic images have become part of the contemporary German photographic imagination. He constructed this ‘Kosmos’ of six planets with little more than a box of props, a team of willing helpers, some clippings from the garden, and his camera. Without any digital manipulation, strange things happen before the camera: ghosts flash through the Berlin cityscape, plants cast shadows on the sky, many places appear in the same place at once, and monsters imitate flowers. Each planet is an optical riddle, and the only clues Von Holleben leaves us are visual ones. This original printed work encompasses six variably sized books in a portfolio box.

144 p, ills colour, 28 x 36 cm, pb, English

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Recollecting Landscapes - Rephotography, Memory And Transformation 1904-1980-2004-2014

Isbn 9789492811172
Publisher Roma Publications
Idea code 18149
EUR 36.00

Botanist Jean Massart made a series of landscape photographs in Flanders between 1904 and 1911 to depict natural vegetation in the landscape and the relationship between agriculture and geography. In 1980 Georges Charlier re-photographed about 60 of Massart’s images, and in 2003 Jan Kempenaers was commissioned to re-photograph the same scenes. A fourth series was made by Michiel De Cleene in 2014. A varying emphasis on documentarian, artistic, and scientific aspects can be seen in each. The collection now serves research on urbanisation and landscape mutations.

228 p, ills colour, 20 x 34 cm, pb, English

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Sybren Vanoverberghe 2099

Isbn 9789490800758
Publisher Art Paper Editions
Idea code 18183
EUR 30.85

Sybren Vanoverberghe’s work is based on the translocation of places and people, and lends a personal perspective on the interchangeability of locations. Recurring motifs are elements of history, nature, and the legacy people leave behind. ‘2099’ contains images of remembrance linked to the constant evolution of history and its repetitive character. From an associative basis, manipulated icons and deconstructed places create a new overview of the present. It can be both a prophecy for the future as well as a desire for the past. Some photographs were taken by chance and close to home; others result from choosing fixed historical locations and metropoles to photograph.

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

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Mai 68 - L'etat Des Lieux

Isbn 9791092265705
Publisher Andre Frere Editions
Idea code 18171
EUR 37.05

Claude Dityvon’s photographs offer a unique look at the events of May 1968, when France was gripped by civil unrest, with massive demonstrations, general strikes, and the occupation of universities and factories across the country. Upon first hearing of the initial clashes on the radio, he went out into the streets and snapped pictures for himself; to participate, to make memories, not seeking to be present at the crucial moments or to follow the protagonists of a revolution in progress, but rather to show the general state of things, to capture the atmosphere. Dityvon’s images realistically portray this incredible period of social upheaval, with its graffiti, posters, and slogans.

84 p, ills bw, 24 x 19 cm, hb, French/English

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Daido Moriyama: Record 36

Publisher Akio Nagasawa
Idea code 18113
EUR 33.00

In November 2017 Daido Moriyama had some business to do in Zushi, a city located in Kanagawa Prefecture which he visits a few times a year. The visits trigger memories of his friendship with Takuma Nakahira, another well-known photographer, when they were both young and eager to discuss their art. Moriyama reminisces about a particular morning in the late summer of 1965, when Nakahira called him and asked to meet up at their usual hangout, a hotel café on the Zushi coast. They ended up walking along the coast until dusk that day, with Nakahira taking pictures of the waves and Moriyama aiming his camera at whatever caught is attention, including his friend.

120 p, ills bw, 21 x 28 cm, pb, Japanese/English

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Daido Moriyama: Record 35

Publisher Akio Nagasawa
Idea code 18112
EUR 33.00

Daido Moriyama reflects on two new photo books. The first, entitled ‘Pretty Woman’, is a recent publication; an “encyclopaedia of Tokyo vulgarities”, as he calls it. The second, the completion of a year-long project by Thames & Hudson to produce a compilation volume of the ‘Record’ journals from 1 to 30. The first five of these were conceived and put together in 1972, but then the project was shelved for quite a long time, until being revived again 2006. For Moriyama, looking repeatedly at these two new photo books at the same time resulted in a bizarre feeling, as if looking at his own photographs and at once watching a totally strange world, full of scenes he had never seen before.

120 p, ills bw, 21 x 28 cm, pb, Japanese/English

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Carine Thevenau - Seasonal Abandonment Of Imaginary Worlds

Isbn 9780646982526
Publisher Editions Edizioni
Idea code 18158
EUR 41.05

This book comprises a photographic collection by Carine Thévenau of recently deserted playgrounds in rural Japan. Pictured during the winter, the snow-covered playgrounds might arouse a nostalgic sensation, yet a more critical analysis reveals a portrait of a place and offers us a glimpse of space and time paused. Thévenau interprets the emptiness within the playgrounds as a silence or tension that our minds feel compelled to fill, akin to the pause in a musical score or the interval of a theatrical play. These playgrounds are the residue of an ageing Japanese population, revealing economic shifts but also cultural philosophies about nature, respect, waste, and sustainability.

48 p, ills colour, 21 x 26 cm, hb, English

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Hope - Sarah Hildebrand

Isbn 9783856168605
Publisher Christoph Merian
Idea code 18142
EUR 42.00

Amidst a climate of political and economic injustice in Europe, existential uncertainty and increasing isolation, hopeful prospects are distributed unevenly. Taking the human body as their departure point, three explorations shed light on ambivalences of hope in a collaboration between photographer and artist Sarah Hildebrand and social anthropologists and authors Gerhild Perl, Julia Rehsmann, and Veronika Siegl. Through photographs and narratives, they follow traces of people who exceed boundaries – physical, mental, emotional, geographic, moral, and their own – in the hope of something that, for others, is a given: children, longer life, self-determination.

184 p, ills colour, 21 x 27 cm, hb, German/English

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Ryo Kameyama: Yamakumata

Isbn 9784909179012
Publisher Seki Shobo
Idea code 18126
EUR 36.95

Having built his reputation as a photographer of conflict, Ryo Kameyama here turns his attention to the village of Yamakumata, located in the mountains of Japan’s Niigata prefecture. His photographs of everyday life there – hunting bears, traversing snowy forests, fishing in rivers – seem completely out of time, but it is the lifestyle of these people, in balance with nature, that attracts him. The villagers rely on the mountains for everything, from wild vegetables and mushrooms to tree bark for weaving traditional fabric. Observing how they calmly face their reality and mortality, we get a strong sense of life and death in the traditions that they have continued since ancient times.

134 p, ills bw, 19 x 25 cm, pb, Japanese/English

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Andrew Tshabangu: Footprints

Isbn 9780994700926
Publisher Fourthwall Books
Idea code
EUR 46.25

Andrew Tshabangu has been making photographs for over twenty years. He has traversed the city and the countryside—in South Africa and elsewhere—with an ease born of deep familiarity and empathy, and in order to show everyday lives made meaningful by the rhythms of work, faith and leisure. Each series in this important book suggests a deep contemplation of the places, rituals and material conditions that have structured black life in South Africa. The work suggests an understanding of the ways in which people have made virtues of necessity, transformed the marginal spaces bequeathed to them by apartheid and mobilised the terms of their own political and spiritual freedom.

204 p, ills bw, 24 x 26 cm, hb, English

James Geurts - Floodplain

Isbn 9780648262800
Publisher Perimeter Editions
Idea code 18116
EUR 36.20

‘Floodplain’ illuminates the ongoing tension between nature and culture embodied by Australia’s Yarra River. The floods that Melbourne periodically experiences are physical manifestations of the profound lack of understanding that European settlers had of the river before they set about altering and developing it. Through a practice involving field research, archival material, site-specific interventions, and works on paper, James Geurts examines how the river has been dammed, widened, straightened, and rerouted, its banks encased in concrete and its marshlands covered. His project emphasises the dynamics of the ancient river and its turbulent relationship with colonisation.

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

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Sophia Klaase Hanging On A Wire

Isbn 9780992240431
Publisher Fourthwall Books
Idea code
EUR 37.00

In 1999, Rick Rohde, a Research Fellow of the Centre of African Studies at the University of Edinburgh, joined a long-term research project in the village of Paulshoek in Namaqualand, the aim of which was to understand and record the socio-economic and environmental history of the area. Some residents of Paulshoek were invited to contribute to the project through a photographic documentation of the life of the village. One of these photographers was Sophia Klaase, whose striking images of her family and friends became the subject of an exhibition fourteen years later. Klaase’s images stood out for their intense and idiosyncratic representation of life in a materially impoverished community, and for their frank exploration of Klaase’s own relationship to her environment. Her photographs and this book demonstrate the intellectual and aesthetic rewards of true collaboration and sustained investigation, and introduce a new name into the tradition of South African documentary and vernacular photography.

180 p, ills colour & bw, 21 x 25 cm, hb, English

Christian Van Der Kooy - Anastasiia She Folds Her Memories Like A Parachute

Isbn 9789492051271
Publisher The Eriskay Connection
Idea code 18053
EUR 32.90

'Anastasiia' is a declaration of love from a Kyivan student to her foreign lover and her native land, Ukraine. Through parallel streams of texts and images a dialogue between Anastasiia and her lover is reconstructed over a period of two years in which Ukraine faced major changes. Anastasiia’s report is above all an interpretation and exploration of her daily life and a reflection on security and warmth in times of confusing propaganda and war violence. Van der Kooy’s depiction of Ukraine leaves room to wonder about the creative way the Ukrainian people deal with current developments in Kyiv, Odessa and Crimea.

160 p, ills colour, 21 x 27 cm, pb, English

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Amandine Guruceaga - Colour Sparks

Isbn 9791090306691
Publisher Rvb Books
Idea code 18075
EUR 66.35

French sculptor and visual artist Amandine Guruceaga was invited by LVMH Métiers d’Art to be its second artist in residence, and collaborated on site with artisans at the Riba-Guixa tannery in Spain to produce a number of leather-based works. Immersing herself in the opportunity to draw on the knowledge of the artisans, she was also able to experiment and discover new creative processes. This volume documents both the display of the vibrant works and a six-hour painting performance which took place on the tannery floor, presented as a series of pictures. The artist created a special leather motif from which each back cover was cut, making each copy an unique edition.

168 p, ills colour & bw, 24 x 32 cm, pb, French/English

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National Birds Around The World

Isbn 9784861526411
Publisher Seigensha
Idea code 18250
EUR 18.85

A national bird is a bird that a nation has chosen as its symbol. The USA were the first to establish their own national bird when the bald eagle was chosen in 1782. In Japan, the Ornithological Society of Japan nominated the pheasant as national bird in 1947. Each country's national bird also reflects the position of nature and culture within the respective nation. This book introduces the national birds of 36 countries around the world.

158 p, ills colour, 13 x 19 cm, pb, Japanese/English summary

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