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New Titles in Photography 22 August 2018
Charlotte Dumas The Horse In The Gourd

Isbn 9789082711134
Publisher Sieboldhuis
Idea code 18398
EUR 35.00

“A horse appearing from a gourd”. This Japanese saying is used when something completely unexpected, even unbelievable, happens. It refers to a legendary immortal being who owns a horse that can be conjured as if by magic from a gourd – a reminder that, in life, the unexpected can happen. Nature is fickle and unpredictable. For Charlotte Dumas, this is an important principle. The book centres on the basic elements of life, its vulnerability and resilience, as Dumas brings myth, imagination, and the transient nature of life together. Her own images, made over the past four years in Japan, are shown with historic photographs, objects, and prints from a variety of collections.

114 p, ills colour & bw, 17 x 22 cm, pb, Dutch/English

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The Photograph That Took The Place Of A Mountain By Taco Hidde Bakker

Isbn 9789490119621
Publisher Fw: Books
Idea code 18372
EUR 25.70

This diverse collection of writings by Taco Hidde Bakker addresses the philosophy, politics, and art of photography, with topics ranging from the tension between artist and model to the landscapes of the American West and the predicament of transcultural photography. Bakker selected and revised sixteen pieces of writing from a variety of publications spanning the past decade of his journeys through photography and art. In addition, he penned four new pieces especially for this book. Often engaging in close collaboration with the artists about whose work he writes, Bakker explores different literary forms in response to their views, with a recurring reference to poetry.

162 p, ills colour & bw, 16 x 23 cm, pb, English

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Unseen Magazine 2018

Isbn 9789082264234
Publisher Unseen
Idea code 18428
EUR 10.30

Charting key developments at the forefront of contemporary photography, 'Unseen Magazine' invites a selection of instrumental voices to provide their take on the position of the medium today. With a bold redesign and a range of new features, Issue 5 reveals the important role that artists play in striving to make sense of the shifting world around us. Joshua Chuang examines how artists established themselves as indispensable gatekeepers of pictorial archives, Joanna L. Cresswell traces the endless spread of plants throughout the photographic landscape, and Lucy Soutter focuses on how new imaging technologies are examined and employed with surprising subtlety.

192 p, ills colour & bw, 17 x 20 cm, pb, English

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Michael Etzensperger - Masken

Isbn 9783952471036
Publisher Cpress
Idea code 18373
EUR 30.55

Michael Etzensperger draws our attention to the impact that images of traditional masks from non-Western cultures had on the early modernists, by using images of masks collected from a variety of anthropological and other publications as starting points for new composites. By superimposing two masks, they merge and disrupt their initial representations, making them elusive – lines multiply, colours blend, hairstyles become more complex, faces are altered. For many ethnic groups, the mask is part of a ritual for entering into contact with a higher world, and subsumes the wearer’s identity. Etzensperger breathes new life into these frozen objects, changing their form.

64 p, ills colour & bw, 21 x 32 cm, hb, English

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Philippe Braquenier Palimpsest

Isbn 9789490800819
Publisher Art Paper Editions
Idea code 18402
EUR 36.00

Natural and digital milieus merge and become rather contiguous in Philippe Braquenier’s work. His interest in information depots expands from the question of their relationship to landscape and urban infrastructures, to what is required to sustain the archives of human history. ‘Palimpsest’ arises from our rapidly progressing technological landscape. Braquenier’s images portray the infrastructures of information repositories: libraries, repositories, data centres, and natural and built environments that conceal a strong, although not always obvious, archival reference. It reveals the ways in which Western history is collected, preserved, and made accessible – or inaccessible in turn.

118 p, ills colour & bw, 23 x 29 cm, pb, English

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Jim Campers Forward Escape Into The Past

Isbn 9789490800833
Publisher Art Paper Editions
Idea code 18401
EUR 36.00

This volume is published on the occasion of the first solo exhibition of Belgian photographer Jim Campers in Amsterdam. Countercultures of the 1960s and ’70s form the starting point of his photographic series, in which he refers to anarchist social criticism and theories about the history of psychedelics. Through his work, which uses photography to visualise prehistoric times, we realise how topical these radical ideas might still be. Stunning images of petroglyphs, ancient rocks, enigmatic technological objects, and weathered desert landscapes combine to form a narrative of both wonder and lament for a shared past, before civilisation decimated our ancestral community groups.

172 p, ills colour & bw, 24 x 29 cm, pb, English

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Angela Brohan - Here, There And Everywhere

Isbn 9783941249264
Publisher Peperoni
Idea code 18357
EUR 41.35

Angela Bröhan photographs placeless places in popular holiday locations in the Mediterranean and Atlantic regions: Gran Canaria, Tenerife, Lanzarote, La Palma, Liguria, Cinque Terre, Mallorca, Madeira, and Lisbon. The pictures seem to always transport us simply somewhere else, a nameless place beyond time and space. Despite that everything portrayed in Bröhan’s photographs is familiar – houses, trucks, containers, parking lots, trees, ships, traffic lights, fences and walls – they nevertheless resonate with a certain peculiarity, a surreal sense of fantasy. These places are easily overlooked, yet at the same moment quite actual and present, waiting to be discovered.

84 p, ills colour, 24 x 30 cm, hb, German/English

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Silke Helmerdig - Berlin By Numbers / London From A-Z

Isbn 9783941249257
Publisher Peperoni
Idea code 18358
EUR 37.20

Berlin and London – big cities. But how do we experience and understand them? There are the landmarks, the distinctive places, streets, and squares. But people who live in cities have different coordinates – their home, their quarters, their recurrent paths to work, the park, the restaurant, or the theater. Silke Helmerdig loves to live in big cities and she photographed her everyday life in Berlin and London. The impressions and impulses change in staccato. Houses, people, street scenes, details – fleeting, like the many moments that a big city offers or overtaxes its inhabitants with daily.

220 p, ills bw, 21 x 27 cm, pb, German/English

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Erik Kessels - Human Zoo

Isbn 9789934876042
Publisher Kesselskramer
Idea code 18343
EUR 20.60

Erik Kessels delves into the zoological collection of the Museum of the University of Latvia, Riga, purportedly to remind us that we, as humans, are also predators. Humans collect and catalogue examples of their animal counterparts, immortalising them in death for the education and enjoyment of human generations to come. In an abrupt switch, Kessels gives human animals “a taste of their own medicine” by juxtaposing found examples of our species with those from other animal categories: arthropods, birds, butterflies, coral, fish, insects, invertebrates, mammals, and reptiles. ‘Human Zoo’ was commissioned by the 1st Riga International Biennial of Contemporary Art.

120 p, ills colour & bw, 13 x 18 cm, hb, English

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Erik Steinbrecher - Lago Mio

Isbn 9783945900161
Publisher Edition Taube
Idea code 18426
EUR 16.80

In the artist’s book ‘Lago Mio’, Erik Steinbrecher turns the world upside down and plays with the unstable and delicate practice of balancing umbrellas on the water, or – depending on the perspective – balancing the lake on an umbrella. This simple shift in viewpoint and the irritation it causes to our conditioned visual perception ends up charging this mundane object with unusual energy. Steinbrecher’s extensive body of work includes sculptures, video, photographic installations, graphics, works in public space, and numerous artist’s books.

148 p, ills colour, 21 x 30 cm, pb, English

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It's My Own. An Everyday Fashion History

Publisher Mad Brussels
Idea code 18393
EUR 20.55

This catalogue is published as part of an eponymous exhibition at MAD – Brussels Fashion and Design Platform that explores the fashion and world of Belgian duo OWN. It is not a retrospective, but rather an invitation to discover a warehouse where diverse pieces can be found side by side, the traces of a personal fashion vocabulary composed over the course of sixteen seasons. OWN invited a range of creative actors, from designer to graphic artist, scenographer, photographer, architect, and choreographer, to delve into their archives and reinvent them. It is a world in which different approaches to fashion are confronted, examining notions such as the everyday and desire.

200 p, ills colour & bw, 20 x 26 cm, pb, English

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Filippo Zambon The Komi Diary

Isbn 9789462262812
Publisher Lecturis
Idea code 18366
EUR 35.95

Through a strange twist of fate, Filippo Zambon has made the remote city of Syktyvkar in northern Russia his second home. It is the capital of the Komi Republic and home to the Komi people, a Finno-Ugric ethnic group who originally inhabited land which was colonised by the Russians centuries ago. During tsarist times it was a place of political exile, and during World War II the Red Army forced hundreds of German prisoners to the region. Many of their descendants are still living there. The Soviets used it as a gulag, and many of these prisoners survived and remained as well. Zambon explores the complexity and variations of this isolated community in this photo series.

112 p, ills colour & bw, 21 x 27 cm, hb, English

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The Motif Magazine 001: The Blue Motif

Publisher The Motif Magazine
Idea code 18363
EUR 25.45

Each issue of ‘The Motif Magazine’ offers a new experience, a canvas entirely devoted to a single theme. The colour blue has been chosen for its inaugural edition, which celebrates blue in all its incarnations. Encompassing illustration, photography, painting, poetry, and short story, it offers a spectrum of interpretations of this one small part of the visible spectrum, this singular expression of energies. From sky to sea, from fashion to face, and from object to emotion, blue becomes the universe in which we dwell. Creative director Jakob de Tobon enlists the expertise and insight of numerous photographers, writers, artists, and other contributors in the actualisation of this issue’s motif.

206 p, ills colour, 25 x 34 cm, pb, English

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Extra 23: Populair

Isbn 9789490119614
Publisher Fw: Books
Idea code
EUR 12.35

Fotografie is populair. Letterlijk dan. Het medium is gekend bij iedereen en bemind door velen. Al van bij haar uitvinding is fotografie omgeven door een aura van betovering en verrukking. Anno 2018 is het fotografisch beeld bijna even flexibel en inzetbaar geworden als tekst, maar wat betekent dat voor de waarde van een foto? En wat zegt deze overvloed aan beeldcommunicatie over onze sociale relaties?

96 p, ills colour & bw, 17 x 24 cm, pb, Dutch

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