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New Titles in Photography 4 July 2018
Rein Jelle Terpstra - Robert F. Kennedy Funeral Train, The People's View

Isbn 9789490119607
Publisher Fw: Books
Idea code 18285
EUR 48.85

On June 8, 1968, amidst a year wracked by division and violence, the casket of assassinated Senator and presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy was transported on a funeral train from New York City to Washington, DC. Hundreds of thousands of people united along the tracks in a spontaneous expression of grief. Visual artist Rein Jelle Terpstra diligently collected snapshots, film stills, and accounts of that muggy summer day, presenting a poignant photographic reconstruction of the historic train journey in this beautifully designed and bound book. Included is an essay by David Levi Strauss on photography, remembrance, and the hope that “Bobby” embodied.

152 p, ills colour & bw, 21 x 28 cm, hb, English

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Strange Plants III

Isbn 9780986396106
Publisher Zioxla
Idea code 18323
EUR 40.00

This volume, the third in a series, celebrates plants in contemporary art. Among the work of its 50 artists are large-scale paintings of overgrown cactus gardens, orchids with faces, filmic and otherworldly photographs of water lilies, glitchy textiles of roses sourced from social media, a hyperrealistic tribute to the corpse flower, and much more. Themes include pollination, petals, and regrowth, and the book gives special focus to several artists, including Othelo Gervacio, Megan Marrin, Margo Wolowiec, Synchrodogs, and David Axelbank. At once surreal and erotic, abstract and real, it continues a dialogue about how we perceive nature and art as a tool for interpreting and questioning our surroundings.

164 p, ills colour, 15 x 22 cm, hb, English

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Thomas Mailaender - Fun Archaelogy

Isbn 9791090306745
Publisher Rvb Books
Idea code 18282
EUR 60.80

Designed as an artist book by Thomas Mailaender, ‘The Fun Archaeology’ presents a collection envisioned by this French artist. Over more than a decade he has gathered thousands of original documents, found at flea markets, charity sales, car boot sales, or on websites. It is a wide range of materials, from war letters to pornography, family photo albums to political leaflets, and anonymous work to artists’ proofs. By arranging this body of images in sequence, Mailaender creates a very personal and impressive visual archaeology of the 20th century. More than 100 items were selected for this publication, in which they are all captioned and recontextualised.

368 p, ills colour & bw, 22 x 28 cm, pb, English

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David De Beyter - Damage Inc.

Isbn 9791090306738
Publisher Rvb Books
Idea code 18283
EUR 27.65

The book 'Damage INC.' is the result of a long-term project that mixes screen shots, photographs, and sculptures’ reproduction. During several years, from race tracks to parking lots or farm fields, French artist David de Beyter followed the Big Bangers in Northern Europe. They describe themselves as a community practicing car crashing as a lifestyle. They do it for the sake of it and their motto lies in the fact of destroying popular cars using violent shocks, into radical compressions. The car wrecks resulting from this aesthetic of destruction are called “auto-sculpture“.

64 p, ills bw, 23 x 32 cm, pb, English

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Julian Charriere - An Invitation To Disappear

Isbn 9789492811264
Publisher Roma Publications
Idea code 18325
EUR 25.70

Conceptual artist Julian Charrière bridges the realms of environmental science and cultural history. His projects often stem from fieldwork in remote locations with acute geophysical identities. Charrière’s new work traces the historical and geographical path between Mount Tambora in Indonesia, which erupted in 1815, and the Alps. It follows the entangled threads of climate devastation, monocultural farming, and an imaginary in which apocalyptic ecological threats find poetic utterance in the aesthetic of the sublime. The book documenting the work is published with the dystopic installations of the work at Kunsthalle Mainz, on Mauvoisin Dam, and at Musée de Bagnes.

104 p, ills colour & bw, 24 x 30 cm, pb, French/English

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Investigation Of Love - Lilia Luganskaia

Publisher Lilia Luganskaia
Idea code 18330
EUR 51.45

Amsterdam-based visual artist and photographer Lilia Luganskaia’s practice lies between photography and interdisciplinary installations. In ‘Investigation of Love’ she explores whether photographs can function as proof for such an abstract notion as love. Inspired by the application procedure for a Dutch residence permit, which involved submitting photographs of her relationship with her partner to an anonymous immigration officer for assessment, the book is a visual timeline of a relationship in a collection of objects and images. Pictures display the places the couple visited together and things they did. Although the infatuation with the person is clear, is it enough to prove love?

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

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Simon Brugner - The Arsenic Eaters

Isbn 9789492051356
Publisher The Eriskay Connection
Idea code 18326
EUR 36.00

In 'The Arsenic Eaters', Simon Brugner investigates the widespread historical belief that the consumption of arsenic, one of the most potent mineral poisons, is beneficial to one’s health. Many "poison eaters" were found among the pre-20th century rural population in the eastern parts of the Alps (especially in Styria, Austria). Still accessible arsenic mines in that region date back as far as the 14th century. Arsenic eaters were robust people, usually from the lower classes of society. They ingested arsenic to be strong and healthy, to look rosy and to boost their sexual potency. Living off the mountains subjected them to physical hardship. Eating arsenic made them more resilient.

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

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Jos Jansen - Universe

Isbn 9789492051363
Publisher The Eriskay Connection
Idea code 18311
EUR 41.15

Jos Jansen’s artistic work interrogates the relationship between people, science, technology and nature. In Universe, he visually examines fascinating and groundbreaking research topics in the ‘beta domain’, such as gravitational waves, new galaxies, soft robotic matter and the latest DNA technology. In this almost incomprehensible world, Jansen constructs a parallel and artistic universe, using his own images, found footage, and data visualisations. 'Universe' is a book full of traces referring to a world where science, fantasy and art meet.

160 p, ills colour & bw, 22 x 32 cm, pb, English

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Hennric Jokeit - Goodhope

Isbn 9783941249233
Publisher Peperoni
Idea code 18355
EUR 46.50

In 2009 Hennric Jokeit travelled from Zurich to Cape Town for the first time. Over the next six years, he frequently returned, documenting the port city and tourist destination in his distinctive photonegative style. 'Goodhope' gathers this imagery into a striking narrative of life in South Africa’s oldest city. The book explores Cape Town’s natural magnificence, post-industrial character, and widespread urban poverty. Included is an essay by South African art critic Sean O’Toole. He tracks Cape Town’s transformation from agrarian outpost of empire into an industrial hub founded on ruthless capitalist ethos.

116 p, ills bw, 24 x 28 cm, hb, English

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Useful Photography 014: A Bloody Issue

Isbn 9789070478490
Publisher Kesselskramer
Idea code 18336
EUR 25.70

‘Useful Photography’ features overlooked and underwhelming images taken for practical purposes. This issue presents the meticulous work of the “script continuity supervisor” on a film set, where details about every shot have to be recorded: camera angles, dialogue, sound, lighting, weather, gestures, and makeup and wardrobe. A battle scene, for instance, may take days to shoot, so the costumes of the actors and extras and their wounds are photographed to ensure they can be accurately recreated the following day. Hence the pictures featured here, allowing a bloody glimpse into this less glamorous side of a Hollywood production, without good lighting or flattering post-production.

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

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Alberto Garcia-Alix - Motorcycle No. 2: The Great Family Circus

Isbn 25299753
Publisher Cabeza De Chorlito
Idea code 18329
EUR 38.70

The second issue of the super-large-format magazine by motorcycle devotee Alberto García-Alix once again delivers high-octane thrills and great visual imagery. It features selections from an image collection built up throughout his career, from 1975 to the present. The black-and-white photographs allow us a glimpse into a personal universe of friendship and the open road, and show us how own view of the motorcycle has evolved through the years. Ranging from portraits of riders to extreme closeups of polished pipes and roaring engines, the love of motorcycles takes centre stage in what is ultimately an expression of life, passion, and the passage of time.

76 p, ills bw, 34 x 48 cm, pb, no text

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Jurgen Malfeyt - Lips

Isbn 9789490800802
Publisher Art Paper Editions
Idea code 18294
EUR 20.55

With ‘LIPS’, the Art Paper Editions imprint founder Jurgen Maelfeyt delivers a vapid series of images of exclusively white women wearing various shades of red lipstick. The photographs, ostensibly gathered from advertising campaigns and zoomed in and cropped, force our attention to focus on the women’s lips and nothing else.

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

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Andrew Zago Accident

Isbn 9789490800796
Publisher Art Paper Editions
Idea code 18295
EUR 28.80

In fields that produce carefully authored compositions, such as architecture, the chance arrangements of material grain, patinas, or other traces of matter’s resistance to orderly control are sometimes allowed an expression in the final work. In these instances they are viewed as desirable features, or evidence of a work’s architectonic authenticity. Moreover, the effects of weathering, natural forces, or structural deformation over time are often seen as informal enhancements to the rigidity of precise compositions. The outcome of a visual studies seminar by architect Andrew Zago, this volume gathers photographic evidence of myriad instances of material happenstance, also called accidents.

528 p, ills colour & bw, 14 x 20 cm, pb, English

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Sven Martson - Taking Sides Berlin And The Wall 1974

Isbn 9789462262614
Publisher Lecturis
Idea code 18306
EUR 30.80

Walker Evans’ 'American Photographs' and Robert Frank’s 'The Americans' provide the DNA for many photo books including those by René Burri and Sven Martson. It is useful to view Martson’s work in the context of earlier and like minded books. Martson spent September of 1974 photographing in East and West Berlin. In what was undoubtedly a stifling context, he captured those timeless occupations and preoccupations common to us all – labour, joy and loneliness, vanity and pride, lust and love. He served up a faithful visual journal of an inhibited culture.

112 p, ills colour & bw, 20 x 22 cm, hb, English/German

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Malgorzata Stankiewicz - Cry Of An Echo

Isbn 9789462262782
Publisher Lecturis
Idea code 18327
EUR 30.80

Białowieża Forest, which stretches through portions of Poland and Belarus, is one of the last and largest remaining parts of the immense primeval forest that once stretched across the European Plain. In 2016, under the pretence of its protection, Poland’s Environment Minister approved extensive logging in the forest. In ‘Cry of an Echo’, Małgorzata Stankiewicz offers a haunting glimpse into the depths of this ancient and beautiful place, currently under threat of being completely transformed, or even disappearing forever. Her manipulated images, murky and seemingly damaged, build a narrative of untold histories and the irreversible changes brought on by contentious political decisions.

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

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Nathaniel Grann - Midwest Sentimental

Isbn 9783941249219
Publisher Peperoni
Idea code 18352
EUR 37.20

As everybody knows, you can’t really leave the family roots behind. You can run away, try to escape, but mostly it does not work. The family and its history are just part of your life. And when Nathaniel Grann dedicates his book to his father, mother, stepfather, and stepmother, one can imagine that there was a lot going on at home. When the photographer, already grown-up, spent another three years in his mother’s house, he confronted himself with the strange furniture and furnishings, the sometimes peculiar preferences of the mothers and fathers, the Christmas visitors - the beautiful and the painful memories.

64 p, ills colour, 22 x 29 cm, hb, English

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Patrick Galbats - Hit Me One More Time

Isbn 9783941249240
Publisher Peperoni
Idea code 18351
EUR 37.20

Patrick Galbats is a Luxembourger with Hungarian roots. His grandfather had to leave Hungary in 1944 and spent the rest of his life as a stateless refugee. In recent years, Galbats undertook a series of trips to Hungary. And what began as a search for the roots of the family developed into a profound exploration of the complex history of a constantly changing country. The first part of the book shows landscapes along the Serbian-Hungarian border, which symbolize the political refusal of Hungary to welcome refugees on its soil. The second part deals with issues of national identity and sovereignty, nostalgic memories of Greater Hungary in the borders from 1919 and emblems and symbols of an aggressive political climate.

156 p, ills colour & bw, 19 x 23 cm, hb, English

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Claude Nori - Italian Holidays

Isbn 9783906822211
Publisher Sturm & Drang
Idea code 18264
EUR 51.55

Inspired by his travels and short trips along the Italian coastline with fellow photographer Luigi Ghirri in the late 1970s, French photographer Claude Nori decided in 1982 to make snapshots at Italian beaches. A fascinated and passionate observer, he was interested in capturing the annual rituals of the Mediterranean lifestyle and its leisurely pastimes. This book of colour and black-and-white photographs reflects a fun atmosphere of beach games, first kisses, smiling girls in bikinis, seaside promenades, rows of Vespa scooters, splashing and swimming, and the exuberance of youthful cliques seeking to experience everything life has to offer in the short weeks of summer.

176 p, ills colour & bw, 23 x 28 cm, hb, English

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Peter Granser - I Walked Into A Cave And Up To Paradajs

Isbn 9783945900109
Publisher Edition Taube
Idea code 18219
EUR 30.95

Photographer Peter Granser created this very personal work in October 2016, immediately following his father’s death. He chose to grapple with this loss by visiting a cave and the forest on Mount Paradajs, Slovakia. The photographs evoke the impermanence of all things in nature’s inexorable cycle, showing how, despite the darkness, the world around us can still be a source of beauty and hope. The book’s distinctive design – its contents are left unprotected, with the cover material inserted in the centre – metaphorically provides stability from within. In the middle of the publication is a poem by Robert Lax, which divides the narrative character of the images into a “before” and “after”.

36 p, ills bw, 24 x 32 cm, pb, English

Filippo Romano Residents Welfare

Isbn 9788887071740
Publisher A+m Bookstore
Idea code 18281
EUR 22.10

“Residents Welfare” is a journey through the gated communities of Nairobi and the booming “real estate” that has since recently gained a foothold in Kenya’s capital city. Photographed and compiled by city and architecture photographer Filippo Romano, the publication is filled with images of gated communities with grey concrete walls and electrified barbed wire, of cookie-cutter villas and lush, manicured gardens, as well as the prolific residential construction developments marketed to the city’s wealthier citizens. This is the first publication of a long-term project on Nairobi which began in 2011.

32 p, ills colour & bw, 16 x 24 cm, pb, Italian/English

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Stijn Cole Entre Terre Et Mer

Isbn 9789090309491
Publisher Stijn Cole
Idea code 18338
EUR 30.85

Stijn Cole uses contemporary techniques to investigate recurrent classical themes. Ostensibly a landscape artist, he expresses himself exclusively in images of and derived from landscapes. This self-imposed limitation does not impact the coherence of his body of work, nor the versatility of his output across different media: video, sculpture, installation, painting, graphic work, and mixed media. The perception of the environment is made abstract in his work, whereby it gains a universal and conceptual value. This publication documents several of Cole’s artistic projects, such as ‘Colorscapes’, ‘Blue Prints’, and ’12 stops to Santiago’, and includes an interview with the artist.

250 p, ills colour & bw, 24 x 31 cm, pb, Dutch/English

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