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New Titles in Photography 29 November 2018
Dana Lixenberg - Tupac Biggie

Isbn 9789492811325
Publisher Roma Publications
Idea code 18551
EUR 22.65

This volume presents a visual history of Dana Lixenberg’s iconic photographs of the legendary artists Tupac and Biggie, broadly considered by many critics and fans to have been the best rappers of their time. These photographs, commissioned by ‘Vibe’ magazine in 1993 and 1996, have been appropriated over the years by innumerable admirers around the world. Both shoots are shown here in their entirety for the first time, retracing the unforeseen trajectory and ubiquity of these images. The images are accompanied by an essay written by Robert Kenner and a poem by Kevin Powell, both renowned contributors to ‘Vibe’, while the book is designed by Mevis & van Deursen.

96 p, ills colour, 24 x 34 cm, pb, English

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Anne Geene And Arjan De Nooy: The Universal Photographer

Isbn 9789069060521
Publisher De Hef
Idea code 18552
EUR 39.90

Anne Geene and Arjan de Nooy offer a fresh, often humorous way of looking at the world through their pseudoscientific work. Their previous publication, ‘Ornithology’, an alternative guide for birdwatchers, was awarded the “Best Book Design from all over the World” at the Leipzig Book Fair. Published to coincide with an exhibition at the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, their next collaboration is about a fictional photographer who lived from 1955 to 2010. Geene and De Nooy created this book based on this person’s work, which references various stylistic periods and art movements – an “encyclopaedia” of photography but also the personal life story of a universal photographer.

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

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Paul Kooiker Eggs And Rarities

Isbn 9789490800918
Publisher Art Paper Editions
Idea code 18490
EUR 49.35

This ambitious but utopian project by Dutch photographer Paul Kooiker reads like a sampler of genres: landscape, nude, still life, and so on. To achieve this, he often employs clichés reminiscent of the propaganda of travel brochures or religious and political rhetoric in the media. Kooiker allows the personal to creep into his work in this “encyclopaedia of life” – a collection of 164 images in which intimate private photographs break through the seemingly objective approach, allowing public and private space to bleed into each other. The result is a large, single work wherein the complexities of things converge, from the medium of photography to life and death, and to the artist himself.

172 p, ills colour & bw, 24 x 31 cm, hb, English

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Erik Kessels Shit

Isbn 9791090306806
Publisher Rvb Books
Idea code 18661
EUR 38.70

There is no dignity in war, no modesty either. Erik Kessels exposes a particularly shitty aspect of war, one that is usually left out of the history books. Despite the horror and chaos of conflict some aspects of daily life continue, even on the battlefield. 'Shit' is a pictorial history of German soldiers doing their business in battle during WWII.

100 p, ills colour & bw, 17 x 23 cm, hb, English

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Axel Hoedt, Noki

Isbn 9789490800864
Publisher Art Paper Editions
Idea code 18647
EUR 36.00

Axel Hoedt’s new book NOKI is the result of a 10 year long photographic collaboration with JJ Hudson aka Noki –an exploration of masks as representations of otherness, refusal, belonging and isolation. Noki a subversive artist, famously anonymous, recognisable only for the masks he is wearing. He disrupts the very nature of branding with his textile collages and one-off fashion pieces. In particular that of mega sportswear labels, and high profile corporations; presenting an assault on the homogeneity of mass-produced garments.

56 p, ills colour, 24 x 30 cm, pb, English

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Antoinette Nausikaa Breathing Mountains

Isbn 9789490800963
Publisher Art Paper Editions
Idea code 18624
EUR 28.80

Five years ago, Antoinette Nausikaä decided she wanted to observe mountains. In the middle of her frantic urban life she developed a need for stillness and solitude. Soon however, she discovered that ‘pure’ silence and solitude were nowhere to be found. She lived and worked on and around eight ancient mountains in Europe and Asia, each one of them a sacred icon and a pilgrimage destination. She observed them, climbed them, photographed, made drawings and dug in the earth for clay to make small sculptures. And so, almost casually, her quest developed into an investigation and presentation of one of the most pressing philosophical themes of this moment: the Anthropocene.

172 p, ills colour & bw, 21 x 27 cm, pb, English

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Jan Hoek Mental Superpowers

Isbn 9789490800956
Publisher Art Paper Editions
Idea code 18548
EUR 25.70

Lady Gaga, Diane Arbus, Vincent van Gogh, Kurt Cobain – the list of creative geniuses with mental health issues is long and well known. But how do the two relate to one another? Can an mental illness also be seen as a superpower? To answer this question Jan Hoek spent three months living in a psychiatric hospital in Brooklyn, collaborating with the hospital's clients and other unique individuals he met in New York. This comic book is the result.

88 p, ills colour & bw, 18 x 26 cm, pb, English

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Marijn Bax - Mar (English Edition)

Isbn 9789490119706
Publisher Fw: Books
Idea code 18593
EUR 36.00

In 2017, at the age of 102, Mar passed away. Those close to her knew her as a special woman who gave colour to life, literally and figuratively. Ten years ago, Marijn Bax started to photograph Mar in her house, fascinated by the fusion between her movements and the walls and furniture, as well as by the colours and fabrics surrounding her. It soon grew into an intense collaboration and friendship. About their working together, Mar would always say, “Do something with this when I am no longer here.” The day that she passed, Bax knew precisely what that “something” should be: an artist’s book, not about Mar, but from Mar, just as colourful and clever as she herself had been.

256 p, ills colour, 17 x 24 cm, pb, English

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Marijn Bax - Mar (Paars - Nl Editie)

Isbn 9789490119713
Publisher Fw: Books
Idea code 18601
EUR 36.00

In 2017, at the age of 102, Mar passed away. Those close to her knew her as a special woman who gave colour to life, literally and figuratively. Ten years ago, Marijn Bax started to photograph Mar in her house, fascinated by the fusion between her movements and the walls and furniture, as well as by the colours and fabrics surrounding her. It soon grew into an intense collaboration and friendship. About their working together, Mar would always say, “Do something with this when I am no longer here.” The day that she passed, Bax knew precisely what that “something” should be: an artist’s book, not about Mar, but from Mar, just as colourful and clever as she herself had been.

256 p, ills colour, 17 x 24 cm, pb, Dutch

Why Exhibit? Positions On Exhibiting Photographies

Isbn 9789490119720
Publisher Fw: Books
Idea code 18626
EUR 36.00

This publication offers a spectrum of views on how the myriad forms of exhibiting photographies can increase our understanding of how images operate today, as well as what they do to us when we interact with them. In the Digital Age, “photography” is best described with adjectives connoting a medium in constant flux: liquid, fluid, flexible, unstable. As such, there is no primary format for displaying photographs. By drawing upon the diverse perspectives of a group of curators, scholars, photographers, and artists based in the field of contemporary photography, this volume aims to provide a foundation for a wider discourse about exhibiting photographies in the twenty-first century.

368 p, ills colour & bw, 17 x 23 cm, pb, English

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Robert Pufleb - Transformer

Isbn 9789492051417
Publisher The Eriskay Connection
Idea code 18496
EUR 36.00

In 2017, The New York Times revealed that the American ministry of Defence had been investing millions of dollars in secret UFO investigations for years. At that time, the photographer Robert Pufleb had already recorded numerous mysterious flying saucers for his series 'Transformer' (2015–2018). He first encountered them in the Chinese megacity Chongqing and since then photographed dozens of UFO’s in China and several European cities. But are we really seeing the vessels of extraterrestrial visitors? With his series, Pufleb dares the viewer to discover unexpected layers of perception in his images of everyday objects.

172 p, ills colour, 24 x 32 cm, hb, English

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Martino Marangoni - Rebuilding, My Days In New York / 1959-2018

Isbn 9789492051349
Publisher The Eriskay Connection
Idea code 18656
EUR 41.15

As the son of an Italian father and an American mother, Martino Marangoni sailed to New York for the first time in the summer of 1959, to visit his American grandparents. He was nine years old, brought his first camera, and photographed the impressive skyscrapers. His fascination with the city brought him back almost every year. Not only he was there when the Twin Towers were being built, but he also happened to be there when they collapsed in 2001. 'Rebuilding' is a collection of images from Marangoni’s archive, covering 60 years. An intriguing testimonial of the fast changing city and street-life.

208 p, ills colour, 20 x 28 cm, pb, English

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Michael Blaser Raumordnung

Isbn 9789490800895
Publisher Art Paper Editions
Idea code 18636
EUR 25.70

Michael Blaser’s artistic concerns centre on the unspectacular, the trivial, the familiar, and the oftentimes overlooked. Raised in the agglomeration, he examines the peculiarities of the urban periphery. The artist confronts us with a Switzerland of mediocrity that oscillates between urban identity and provincial character, nature and urban sprawl, public and private space. Michael Blaser’s photographs can be considered both landscape and architectural images. The domesticated landscapes with their infrastructures are unadorned mirror images of our society.

96 p, ills colour, 21 x 28 cm, pb, English

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Lena C Emery: Yuka & The Forest (With Print)

Isbn 9789490800949
Publisher Art Paper Editions
Idea code 18625
EUR 61.70

In her new book, Lena C Emery introduces us to the chinju no mori, the sacred forest. We are reminded that cultures like that of Japan, which are deeply embedded in nature, have been able to perserve much of their natural habitat by having fostered an interconnected value system. Within ‘Yuka & The Forest’ we embark on a journey of reflection that leads us through a remote village in rural Japan, high into the midst of a vast lanscape. We are prompted to reflect on nature’s profound serenity and as the last pages fall also of its demise at the hand of our own.

64 p, ills bw, 24 x 29 cm, hb, English

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Natascha Libbert - I Went Looking For A Ship

Isbn 9789492051387
Publisher The Eriskay Connection
Idea code 18516
EUR 32.90

'I Went Looking for a Ship' is a navigation through the landscape of shipping, following the major renovation of the sea lock in IJmuiden, the most important access to the port of Amsterdam. Natascha Libbert documents the life inside the technical zone on and around the locks, the port of Amsterdam, and the ships. She focused on themes such as destruction and construction, the increasing public invisibility of maritime transport, and the way in which the landscape is constantly changing as a result of shipping. She decided to look for a ship to be able to observe everything from another perspective and to get a grip on this landscape in transformation.

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

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Peter Dekens - Shaky Ground

Isbn 9789492051394
Publisher The Eriskay Connection
Idea code 18491
EUR 36.00

Peter Dekens’ first memory of the First World War dates from 1979. His cousin died while dismantling an old projectile. The traces of the Great War have been almost completely erased from the Belgian landscape, but to this day, human remains and projectiles are still found along the former front line in Ypres. With 'Shaky Ground' Peter Dekens tells the story of these remains and offers a reflection on the current European situation in which the awareness of the importance of unity stands on shaky ground again.

112 p, ills colour, 20 x 29 cm, pb, English

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Anais Lopez - The Migrant

Isbn 9789082076127
Publisher Anais Lopez
Idea code 18545
EUR 125.00

Anaïs Lopez first met the Javan mynah in her hotel room in Singapore in 2012, a small black bird with yellow feet and a sharp throat sound. It woke her up from behind the window and kept on chirping. Anaïs became intrigued by the bird, but as she soon found out, it is hated by most Singaporeans. So she started to investigate. A member of the starling family, the bird was introduced to Singapore in the early 20th century through the songbird trade. ‘The Migrant’ tells the tale of the Javan mynah, but also addresses broader themes such as the complex relationship between humans and animals, the consequences of rapid urbanisation, the position of the unwanted outsider.

136 p, ills colour, 25 x 33 cm, hb, English

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Lana Mesic - Clever Eyes

Publisher Lana Mesic
Idea code 18484
EUR 20.60

The main departure point of Croatian-born artist Lana Mesić’s work is the mind’s constant struggle in dealing with things that do not have an image, such as abstract notions on god, quantum physics, emotions, and cultural dynamics. She is especially curious how our mind (subjectively or collectively) fills in these visual gaps. ‘Clever Eyes’ represents a section from ‘Codex Invisiblis’, an archive of images in which each section deals with a different notion of the phenomenon of invisibility. The book’s content maps our perceptions of the invisible universe, offering a holistic view of the cosmos through references to history, mythology, ritual, faith, and (pseudo-) science.

48 p, ills colour, 20 x 27 cm cm, pb, English

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New Dutch Photography Talent 2019

Isbn 9789082483383
Publisher Xpublishers
Idea code 18639
EUR 25.70

The eighth edition of an annual publication covering the latest photographers emerging from the Netherlands. Colourful, confronting and sublime, work by no less than 100 young talents is highlighted in all its strange, exuberant and wonderful diversity. With a foreword of Jan Dirk van der Burg.

400 p, ills colour & bw, 17 x 23 cm, hb, English

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Sarah Walker - Second Sight

Isbn 9780648262848
Publisher Perimeter Editions
Idea code 18497
EUR 30.60

Grounded in the adage that seeing is believing, Sarah Walker’s debut book assumes a cynical appraisal of our collective relationship with spirituality, faith, ritual, and the search for meaning. Utilising the trickery of photography in relation to simple phenomena such as light, forms, and movement, Walker reframes and appropriates fragments of the everyday to imbue them with the loaded atmosphere of the ephemeral and the arcane. The project interprets the supernatural in a contemporary space, looking into our ability to have faith in something that is intangible and beyond our comprehension. The images unveil the many elements that help us fathom the world beyond what we see.

104 p, ills colour, 21 x 29 cm, pb, English

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Polly Borland - Morph

Isbn 9780648262862
Publisher Perimeter Editions
Idea code 18495
EUR 42.75

Published in conjunction with an exhibition of Polly Borland’s work at the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne, this book provides an incisive new perspective on the photographer’s explorations of anthropomorphic soft-sculpture and abstracted portraiture. The series, produced in collaboration with model Sibylla Phipps, serves as a dramatic, almost surrealistic expansion of Borland’s visual language. Especially prominent are her attention to colour and reimagining of form. The works that populate ‘Morph’ are poignantly human and pointedly not, and her images are at once tender and troubling. Phipps also contributes a compelling psychoanalytic text to the book.

92 p, ills colour, 22 x 29 cm, pb, English

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Thomas Mailaender - Name Dropping

Isbn 9791090306844
Publisher Rvb Books
Idea code 18648
EUR 13.25

Thomas Mailaender continues his collection of fun images found on the internet with this seventh book untitled Name Dropping. This time he highlights funny names in a blue book and conveys an amusing look at our society.

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

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Parallel Universe - Dutch Coastlines, Or Other Horizons

Publisher Basboek
Idea code 18544
EUR 20.60

Poet, writer, and musician Henjo Hekman has a collection of about 2,500 “parallel cards”, meaning postcards in which the same images are repeatedly used, but which refer to different places. Conceptual artist Bas Fontein, whose work focuses on collections of texts and images, came upon a portion of this collection by chance in a hotel on the Dutch island of Terschelling. With Hekman’s permission, he has used these parallel cards to create the panoramas found in this publication – idyllic vacation spots, beaches, sunsets, and natural settings along the Dutch coast that have unwittingly become the manufactured by-product of tourism, at once everywhere and nowhere.

72 p, ills colour, 29 x 10 cm, pb, English

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Everyone Is Present: Essays On Photography, Memory And Family By Terry Kurgan

Isbn 9780994700964
Publisher Fourthwall Books
Idea code 18644
EUR 32.00

In this book, Terry Kurgan begins with a family snapshot made by her Polish grandfather in 1939 on the eve of the war. Presenting this evocative image as a repository of multiple histories – public, private, domestic, familial, and generational – she sets off on a series of meditations on photography that give us startling insights into how photographs work: what they conceal, how they mislead, what provocations they contain. Each essay takes up the thread of the story of her family’s epic journey across Europe as they flee Nazi occupation, until they reach Cape Town. Kurgan’s essays are part memoir, part travelogue, part analysis, and they demonstrate her sophisticated understanding of a medium that has long engaged her as an artist.

280 p, ills colour & bw, 16 x 22 cm, hb, English

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Hans Van Der Meer - Time To Change

Isbn 9789082870800
Publisher Paradox
Idea code 18617
EUR 35.50

The gap between the consumer and the world of the cow has been growing over the past few decades. Dutch photographer Hans van der Meer takes a closer look at cows and dairy farming in this book, an investigation which addresses topics such as animal welfare, hi-tech food production, and the impact of these on the environment. Not only do his images bring a sharp focus on the complexity of modern farming, juxtaposing both its laudable and repugnant aspects, he also challenges farmers and innovators to think about how and in what way we should continue developing the future of food production. Most importantly, what will the role of the animals be in all this?

208 p, ills colour, 17 x 24 cm, pb, Dutch/English

Yan Morvan - Bobby Sands, Belfast Mai 1981

Isbn 9791092265712
Publisher Andre Frere Editions
Idea code 18515
EUR 47.00

Bobby Sands died on May 5, 1981 at 1:17 in the morning. On March 1, 1981, he began a hunger strike followed by nine other political prisoners who were members of the IRA and the INLA. Their demands: to obtain the status of political prisoners to which they are entitled. They all died, the last one in almost general indifference. Those weeks that Yan Morvan lived in Derry and Belfast, living with the rioters of Catholic neighbourhoods, photographing the tension, despair, faith, and courage of the Irish people, using the camera as a weapon to serve their cause, persuaded him forever of the validity of photographic witness as an instrument of memory, emotion, reflection, guarantees of a free and democratic world.

236 p, ills bw, 24 x 30 cm, hb, French/English

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Thijs Wolzak - Human Interior

Isbn 9789462262898
Publisher Lecturis
Idea code 18609
EUR 30.80

For a recurring feature in a Dutch newspaper, Thijs Wolzak visited people with extraordinary houses every week for six years. He listened to their stories and considered how to capture it all in an image, depicting the residents’ values, with all their bravado, but also their shortcomings. Wolzak, working from a documentary viewpoint, captured these encounters in exceptional quality, with a sharp eye for the smallest details. The series offers an intimate view of how people approach the world and their direct surroundings, showing how far they go in the design of their own living space. What is perhaps amazing or even absurd to the viewer is very obvious for them – the only logical choice.

120 p, ills colour, 29 x 38 cm, hb, Dutch/English

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Andreas Herzau - Am

Isbn 9783038500537
Publisher Nimbus
Idea code 18507
EUR 35.35

Photographer Andreas Herzau examines the relationship between politics and the public, as well as the representation of female power, in this series featuring Angela Merkel. For years, Herzau accompanied the German Chancellor at her public appearances in order to produce this photographic investigation. The series reflects the theatre, the absurdities and realities of political life, the loneliness and struggle, and the power and pain that are inherent to politics as a profession. Herzau deconstructs the rituals of public self-presentation with excerpts and sometimes enigmatically encrypted images, in the process allowing unexpected details to speak for themselves.

108 p, ills colour & bw, 20 x 28 cm, pb, no text

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Salvo No. 11: Nothing. Click. Everything. First Photographs

Isbn 9789082029178
Publisher Salvo
Idea code 18666
EUR 15.45

The endless production of images and their copying is in the nature of photography. Naturally, this aspect raises questions about the possibility, the status, and the whereabouts of an original. In literature, such questions led to intertextuality, a notion which encompasses concepts like allusion, quotation, calque, plagiarism, translation, pastiche, and parody. When taken to an extreme, this implies the death of the author and refers to originality as a modernist myth. From these starting points, ‘Salvo’ examines such claims within the medium of photography to search for new techniques, for instances that had never seen the light before. What came first – the bang or the big?

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

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Matt Eich - Sin & Salvation In Baptist Town

Isbn 9783906822228
Publisher Sturm & Drang
Idea code 18554
EUR 55.30

With his long-term project 'Sin & Salvation in Baptist Town' Matt Eich documented life in Baptist Town, one of Greenwood, Mississippi’s oldest African American neighbourhoods, where the legacies of racism continue to impact the people economically and culturally. 'Sin & Salvation' is the culmination of seven years of photographic work and engagement with the residents of the Baptist Town neighbourhood. Consisting of both documentary portraiture and landscape, Eich brings the long, twisted, and complicated history of Baptist Town into a contemporary context. 'Sin & Salvation' is the second volume of Eich’s four-part photo series 'Invisible Yoke'.

136 p, ills colour, 25 x 25 cm, hb, English

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Karlheinz Weinberger - Sports

Isbn 9783906822150
Publisher Sturm & Drang
Idea code 18555
EUR 31.90

Hardly known outside the famous images of young rebels and rockers are the sports images Karlheinz Weinberger shot starting in the 1960s. This 2nd book with images by the Swiss photographer presents a lesser known but truly captivating side of Weinberger. Working for various sports newspapers and magazines, he covered athletes and contests in Switzerland and places such as East Germany. His fascination with the male physique was documented at bike races, wrestling matches, or weight-lifting events.

100 p, ills bw, 20 x 28 cm, pb, English

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