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New Titles in Photography 20 December 2018
Robert Mapplethorpe Pictures

Isbn 9789727393626
Publisher Serralves
Idea code 18640
EUR 60.00

‘Pictures’ brings together an extensive selection of works from throughout Robert Mapplethorpe’s career. Responsible for some of the most arresting, polemical, and iconic images in contemporary photography, Mapplethorpe turned the photograph into a controlled performance between artist and subject in his quest to engage with sexuality, gender, race, and queer and non-heteronormative bodies. He treated his subjects with equal attention and precision, from cut flowers and male sex organs, to the cast of friends, lovers, and celebrities he depicted. This catalogue is published on the occasion of the eponymous exhibition at the Serralves Foundation.

400 p, ills colour & bw, 25 x 32 cm, hb, Portuguese/English

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Mary Frey - Real Life Dramas

Isbn 9783941249271
Publisher Peperoni
Idea code 18594
EUR 46.65

‘Real Life Dramas’ is a time machine, its images transporting us 35 years into the past, transplanting our reality to an indeterminate place in the United States. Mary Frey’s hyperreal photographs capture charged banalities on large-format film, pictures of middle-class children, adolescents, and adults that together seem less of a reportage than a psychogram. She offers drama, in the sense of interpretations of human experience that are cogent and valuable on their own terms, but not the dramatic. The images are positioned somewhere between snapshot and enactment, intimacy and distance, yet nothing aspires or demands to be taken as more than it actually is.

128 p, ills colour, 29 x 25 cm, hb, English

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Stranger In Polaroid

Isbn 9783000590368
Publisher Jb. Institute
Idea code 18533
EUR 38.45

‘Stranger In Polaroid’ features exclusive images by Otto Grokenberger, which he took during the production of a landmark of art-house cinema, ‘Stranger Than Paradise’ (1984), written and directed by Jim Jarmusch. According to Grokenberger, the film’s executive producer, “The photos in this book are no less extraordinary than any other aspect” of the film. “Thirty-two years later, I rediscovered them in two unmarked boxes of Polaroids stored in my attic.” For those familiar with the film, this series of full colour production stills captioned by Grokenberger offers a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at its places and characters, as well as a counterpoint to the black-and-white moving image.

88 p, ills colour, 23 x 29 cm, hb, English

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Kirill Golovchenko - Out Of The Blue

Isbn 9786177482016
Publisher Rodovid Press
Idea code 18702
EUR 42.70

Using a blue inflatable ring as a playful framing device, photographer Kirill Golovchenko captures seaside holiday scenes in his home country of Ukraine. The resulting series of voyeuristic pictures is at once confronting, unselfconscious, and humorous, full of skimpy suits, flabby protagonists, sandy discomfort, and sunburnt skin. The blue ring initiates a kind of “hide-and-seek” between the photographer and his subjects, which in turn takes viewing the images to another level, one between staged and documented reality. Golovchenko highlights the pastime of watching and being watched at the beach. The series was awarded the European Photo Exhibition Award.

104 p, ills colour, 28 x 18 cm, hb, English

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Extra 24: Elitair

Isbn 9789490119737
Publisher Fw: Books
Idea code 18690
EUR 12.35

Is 'Extra' elitair? Als we er de strikte definitie volgens Van Dale op nalezen, "voor een select groepje" dan is 'Extra' in essentie een elitair tijdschrift. Er worden slechts duizend exemplaren gedrukt en verspreid enkel in de "gespecialiseerde" boekhandel. Wat aan te vangen met een vernietigende zelfanalyse? Dit is het laatste nummer in deze gedaante, in het najaar van 2019 zal 'Extra' in een nieuwe gedaante verschijnen.

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

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Miki Soejima - The Passenger's Present

Isbn 9789490119676
Publisher Fw: Books
Idea code 18686
EUR 36.00

Miki Soejima began working with photographs after completing her studies in cultural anthropology in Kyoto. Her projects straddle the line between fact and fiction, uncovering the inherent artifice and truths in images, the significance of authorship, and the power of suspended disbelief. This volume proposes a multi-layered view of Japanese contemporary society. The project ponders how our imagination can initiate a process that questions the narratives which surround us and the frameworks that sustain them, evoking a web of histories, myths, and constructed narratives. It comprises photographs taken in and around Tokyo, Okinawa, and other places, interspersed with still-life images.

128 p, ills colour & bw, 20 x 28 cm, pb, English

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Martina Hoogland Ivanow Early Reading

Isbn 9789188031693
Publisher Art And Theory Publishing
Idea code 18695
EUR 50.90

Photographer Martina Hoogland Ivanow, who lives and works in Stockholm, addresses much of what we take for granted in a visual sense, reducing things into a muted palette of scant signifiers that end up resonating from within. ‘Early Reading’ is based on a nonlinear documentation of social structures and their different approaches to trust and fear. The book has a fragmentary nature based on shifts in perception through abstract elements in relation to parts of her film ‘Interbeing’. Using a thermal camera, she renders shades of temperature and heat shadows, offering an alternative perspective in which all living beings receive the same conditions of representation.

70 p, ills colour & bw, 29 x 22 cm, pb, Swedish/English

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Nick Hannes - Garden Of Delight

Isbn 9791092265781
Publisher Andre Frere Editions
Idea code 18676
EUR 49.75

Succes story or megalomania? The rapid transformation of Dubai from a regional trade post in the sixties to the ultramodern metropolis of today, fascinates both supporters and critics. During his trips to the Gulf photographer Nick Hannes focused on the role of the entertainment industry in urban dynamics. This result, ‘Garden of Delight’, showcases Dubai as the ultimate playground of globalization and capitalism, and raises questions about authenticity and sustainability.

188 p, ills colour, 21 x 27 cm, hb, French/English

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Stien Bekaert Nothing On The Left

Isbn 9789490800932
Publisher Art Paper Editions
Idea code 18645
EUR 25.70

Stien Bekaert’s Nothing on the left is a carefully composed formal play with fragmentary photographs – from found footage to self-made images. Most of these photos would normally be doomed to disappear between the folds of time, if Stien Bekaert did not take care of them, and granted them a new life.Captivated by handicraft, Bekaert experiments with various printing techniques. She makes etchings, lithographs and monotypes, as well as riso, offset and transfer prints. Through manipulations – such as crops, transformations and blowups – Bekaert deconstructs the images and creates distance.

30 , ills colour, 20 x 29 cm, sheet, English

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Titus Simoens 11:00 Am

Isbn 9789490800970
Publisher Art Paper Editions
Idea code
EUR 20.55

'11:00 am' describes and shows the weekly appointments between Alfons and photographer Titus Simoens. Alfons is an 81-year-old man who lives in Ghent, close to the house of Simoens. From October 2017 till May 2018 Simoens visited Alfons every week at 11:00 am. They talked and told stories. Simoens wrote down Alfons’s stories and photographed him during his visits. Alfons decided to cook for Simoens every time he payed him a visit. It became their weekly ritual. '11:00 am' is a multi-layered project, that provokes the reader and viewer to question the meaning of a story. It discusses the position of a photographer when creating new work.

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


Marianna Rothen - Mail Order

Isbn 9783906217123
Publisher B. Frank Books
Idea code 18672
EUR 44.20

Canadian-born photographer Marianna Rothen spent her formative years working as a model in the fashion industry, which in turn shaped her approach as a photographer. Her work reflects a strong interest in female characters, who are often portrayed in a nostalgic manner. In ‘Mail Order’, Rothen herself is the sultry, sexy subject – an archetype inspired by the silver screen. With a collection of male mannequins, she takes part in a dystopic scenography informed by real-life anxieties around gender and patriarchy, played out against a backdrop worn interiors and natural surroundings. The series has overtones of mystery and disillusion that become part of a larger narrative.

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

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On Photography In Lebanon - Stories And Essays

Isbn 9786148035081
Publisher Kaph Books
Idea code 18669
EUR 77.40

We are transitioning towards a new and different culture, a digital one in which the medium of photography becomes dangerously diluted in an image world produced moment by moment and consumed at a rapid pace. Photographic images and their reception inevitably converge with the symbolic, cultural, social, and political implications of the act of looking. Here, 40 contributors share their perspectives on photography in Lebanon, evoking its numerous forms of existence. Examining techniques, practices, uses, objects, images, histories, and artistic approaches, the book presents a fascinating collection of 380 photographs produced between the end of the 19th century and today.

384 p, ills colour & bw, 24 x 29 cm, hb, English

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Rifat Chadirji - Building Index

Isbn 9786148035135
Publisher Kaph Books
Idea code 18670
EUR 49.75

Rifat Chadirji, the prolific Iraqi architect, author, and educator, is considered as one of the most prominent modern architects in the Arab world. His design output included private residences, government and industrial buildings, and monuments. Also an avid photographer, Chadirji extensively documented his own built projects. His photographic folio is published here for the first time, offering a comprehensive analysis of the development of his architectural practice in Baghdad from 1952 until the early 1980s. It provides unique insight into this collection of images, which also reflects how the architect saw his own work and coded, organized, and referenced his projects with the camera.

420 p, ills colour & bw, 24 x 33 cm, hb, English

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Signos - Veejay Villafranca

Isbn 9780995644915
Publisher Mapa Books
Idea code 18712
EUR 57.70

Veejay Villafranca is a documentary photographer based in Manila who has been covering extreme weather events affecting the Philippines since Typhoon Ketsana in 2009. In 2013 he photographed the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan, one of the strongest tropical cyclones ever recorded, which left more than 6,000 dead and displaced six million people. ‘Signos’, which means “dark warning”, illustrates different scenarios brought about by severe weather patterns in the region through haunting images of devastation and resilience.The lives of people displaced by these occurrences are further complicated by inadequate relocation solutions, livelihood security, and human trafficking.

144 p, ills bw, 20 x 23 cm, hb, English

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Tommy Hafalla - Ili

Isbn 9780995644908
Publisher Mapa Books
Idea code 18711
EUR 70.55

Photographer Tommy Hafalla has spent 30 years documenting the response of indigenous peoples to modernity. Portraying the life and traditions of the ethnolinguistic groups of the Cordillera region in the Philippines, these rare photographs show a surviving, precolonial culture whose way of life and rituals are hardly known outside of the region. The book’s title translates literally as “home village”, and it is a word used widely there to refer to one’s place of origin. Hafalla presents 74 black-and-white photographs of an ethnographic nature – portraits, rituals, material culture, landscapes, and everyday tasks – captioned from the point of view of the people themselves.

160 p, ills bw, 25 x 30 cm, hb, English

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Alan Dein - Face In The Crowd

Isbn 9781909829138
Publisher Four Corners
Idea code 18679
EUR 10.75

"Is this you? Then take this programme to the club office and claim two free tickets for the next home game." From the 1950s onwards, football match programmes regularly featured 'Face In The Crowd' competitions – crowd photographs with a lucky face circled. This simple promotion also managed to create an unintentional visual record of football supporters over the decades. They might seem reminders of an apparently less complicated era, but these images conjure darker, more disturbing echoes: those of faces caught in the cross hairs of an unseen assassin’s rifle, or tracked by the lens of surveillance cameras of some sinister dystopian world. A harbinger of a time when we can no longer be just an anonymous face in the crowd.

96 p, ills bw, 17 x 23 cm, hb, English

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O, Wonder Plastic Ocean & Baken

Isbn
Publisher
Idea code 18627
EUR 20.60

To raise awareness about the plastic soup in our oceans O, Wonder! and Dutch photographer Thirza Schaap present Plastic Ocean, an exhibition and special edition publication that showcases a selection of Thirza Schaap's most remarkable photographs. Schaap collects plastic waste from the shores of South Africa to create compositions that are characterised by their soft colors and unusual shapes. The book is published in Dutch only.

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

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Kasmin's Postcards - Box Set Of Hair, Odd, Read, Lens

Isbn 9781999307721
Publisher Trivia Press
Idea code
EUR 63.85

Box set of books presenting postcards from the collection of John Kasmin.

480 , ills colour & bw, 15 x 20 cm, box, English


Kasmin's Postcards - Hair

Isbn 9781999307714
Publisher Trivia Press
Idea code
EUR 17.45

Hair on the human head appears to grow effortlessly, yet so much time is spent thinking about it, so much skill and money involved in dressing it and such value placed on its very existence that not only is it a marker of personality but probably the most marketable commodity we each possess – although few of us actually sell our own or indeed buy the locks of others. There are images in this collection of postcards that illustrate such acts, but it is mostly a random selection of the fashions for treating the hair upon heads and faces across the world; and the places where the arts of modelling it are practised.

120 p, ills colour & bw, 15 x 20 cm, pb, English


Kasmin's Postcards - Lens

Isbn 9780995474499
Publisher Trivia Press
Idea code
EUR 17.45

It was a new way of earning a living, becoming a photographer in the early twentieth century. There was a new demand for images of themselves and their families that had grown among the middle classes; babies were to be celebrated, activities broadcast, occasions recorded, and all this to be shared by a process that had become cheap and easy, with the mass production of cameras and film. In the heyday of postcards, the work of supplying images led to a worldwide spread of the job of photographer. This collection of pictures shows how well they advertised their presence and availability.

120 p, ills colour & bw, 15 x 20 cm, pb, English


Kasmin's Postcards - Odd

Isbn 9780995474482
Publisher Trivia Press
Idea code
EUR 17.45

This medley of postcards is chosen from themes in my collection which might not deserve a whole book to themselves or, in some cases, are from themes too sparsely stocked: Important-looking Empty Armchairs, Steps and Ladders, Trees, Rocks, Families, Dwellings, Religion, Curious Structures, Poultry, Motoring, People with Animals, Mantelpieces etc. Perhaps you will be not only surprised, but also inspired, by the oddities included.

120 p, ills colour & bw, 15 x 20 cm, pb, English


Kasmin's Postcards - Read

Isbn 9781999307707
Publisher Trivia Press
Idea code
EUR 17.45

Booklet presenting postcards from the collection of John Kasmin depicting readers from all around the world.

120 p, ills colour & bw, 15 x 20 cm, pb, English


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