The Latin American Photobook
Aperture, PHOTOGRAPHY, HC, 9781597111898
$81.82 ex $90.00 inc
A growing appreciation of the photobook has inspired a flood of new scholarship and connoisseurship of the form—few as surprising and inspiring as The Latin American Photobook, the culmination of a four-year, cross-continental research effort led by Horacio Fernández, author of the seminal volume, Fotografia Pública. Compiled with the input of a committee of researchers, scholars, and photographers, including Marcelo Brodsky, Iatã Cannabrava, Pablo Ortiz Monasterio, and Martin Parr, The Latin American Photobook presents one hundred and fifty volumes from Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, Mexico, Nicaragua, Peru, and Venezuela.
The Latin American Photobook begins with the 1920s and continues up to today, providing revelatory perspectives on the under-charted history of Latin American photography, and featuring work by great figures such as Claudia Andujar, Barbara Brändli, Manuel Álvarez Bravo, Horacio Coppola, Paz Errázuriz, Graciela Iturbide, Sara Facio, Paolo Gasparini, Daniel González, Boris Kossoy, Sergio Larrain, and many others. The book is divided into thematic sections such as The City, Conceptual Art and Photography, and Photography and Literature, a category uniquely important to Latin America. Fernandez’s texts, exhaustively researched and richly illustrated, offer insight not only on each individual title and photographer, but on the multivalent social, political, and artistic histories of the region as well. This book is an unparalleled resource for those interested in Latin American photography or in discovering these here-to-fore unknown gems in the history of the photobook at large.
Speculating Daguerre: Art & Enterprise in the Work of L J M Daguerre
Uni.of Chicago Press, PHOTOGRAPHY, HC, 9780226669113
$78.18 ex $86.00 inc
Louis Jacques Mandé Daguerre (1787–1851) was a true nineteenth-century visionary—a painter, printmaker, set designer, entrepreneur, inventor, and pioneer of photography. Though he was widely celebrated beyond his own lifetime for his invention of the daguerreotype, it was his origins as a theatrical designer and purveyor of visual entertainment that paved the way for Daguerre’s emergence as one of the world’s most iconic imagemakers.
In Speculating Daguerre, Stephen C. Pinson reinterprets the story of the man and his time, painting a vivid picture of Daguerre as an innovative artist and savvy impresario whose eventual fame as a photographer eclipsed everything that had come before. Drawing upon previously unpublished correspondence and unplumbed archival sources, Pinson mixes biography with an incisive study of Daguerre’s wide-ranging involvement in visual culture. From his work as a commercial lithographer to his coinvention of the Paris Diorama—a theater in the round in which Daguerre employed natural light and special effects to simulate time and movement in large-scale paintings—here we are given access to Daguerre the artist, whose tireless experimentation, entrepreneurial spirit, and exceptional talent for popular spectacle helped to usher in a new visual age.
Filled with more than one hundred illustrations and including the first complete catalogue of Daguerre’s paintings, works on paper, and daguerreotypes to appear in print, the publication of Speculating Daguerre will be a much-heralded event for anyone with even a passing interest in one of the most fascinating characters in the history of photography.
Piper Press, PHOTOGRAPHY, HC, 9780980834727
$63.59 ex $69.95 inc
Unquiet is often a word used to describe the photographs of Rosemary Laing. Suspended between fantasy and reality, her images render the impossible possible. These extraordinary images are created without digital manipulation. Laing’s images feature prominently in the recently refurbished Art Gallery of NSW and Museum of Contemporary Art Australia. A Piper Press and Prestel co-publication.
Posing for Posterity: Royal Indian Portraits
I B Tauris, PHOTOGRAPHY, HC, 9781780762494
$63.59 ex $69.95 inc
The arrival of photography in India in 1840 began a rivalry between its practitioners and the painters of traditional miniatures and portraits. The novelty of this astonishing new medium soon attracted many court painters and patrons who themselves turned photographers, including the Maharajas of Jaipur, Tripura and Chamba. These early photographs captured Indian rulers and their families in a variety of poses, which nevertheless reflected the formality and strictures of court life. Pramod Kumar KG here presents a wide range of photographs - based on previously unpublished archives - that delves into early Indian photography, and more particularly portraiture throughout the subcontinent. This remarkable and beautifully presented historical work sheds new light on the relationship between photographers, painters and their patrons in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. With a foreword by H.R.H. Shriji Arvind Singh Mewar of Udaipur, Posing for Posterity will be a valuable resource both for connoisseurs of early photography and for those interested in the history of India.
Lewis Morley: I to Eye
T&GP Publishing, PHOTOGRAPHY, HC, 9780977579082
$109.09 ex $120.00 inc
The definitive retrospective on one of the 20th century’s outstanding Photographers
In a career that has spanned some 50 years, Lewis Morley has worked with equal ease in theatre, fashion, portraiture, magazine photography and documentary reportage. His body of work, particularly his portraits of key figures of 1960s London, is highly recognised, and with his famous photo of Christine Keeler naked upon a chair, Morley produced an image that is probably one of the most memorable, and most copied, of any photographs of any time.
Born in Hong Kong in 1925 to a Chinese mother and English father, Morley spent much of the war in a Japanese internment camp, before being repatriated to England.
His early photographic work included magazine assignments for Tatler before devoting himself to theatre photography and studio portraits from a studio above Peter Cook’s nightclub The Establishment. Through Cook he help shape Beyond the Fringe and contributed photographs to Private Eye.
In addition to the Keeler portrait, Morley photographed many of the most famous faces of the Sixties, including Salvador Dali, Somerset Maugham, Joe Orton, Andre Previn, David Frost, Dudley Moore, Tom Jones, Clint Eastwood, Judi Dench, Peter O’Toole, Charlotte Rampling, Susannah York, Michael Caine, Barry Humphries, and celebrity couples including John Cleese and Connie Booth, David Bailey and Catherine Deneuve.
Morley and his family emigrated to Australia in 1971 and he worked extensively in colour for the first time in Pol, Woman’s Day and the design magazine Belle. He continued his work in portraiture with studies of Australian celebrities such as Peter Carey, Brett Whiteley, and the young Nicole Kidman. This book includes several hundred photographs, many published for the first time.
In a Lonley Place
Hatje, PHOTOGRAPHY, HC, 9783775731362
$66.82 ex $73.50 inc
The American middle-class nightmare: nothing is clean, orderly, idyllic, or romantic. In his perfectly staged, hyper-realistic tableaux, photographer Gregory Crewdson reveals the claustrophobic limbo and abyss of spiritual repression that is the typical suburb. Here, hushed-up violence, alienation, isolation, and emptiness are nothing new or unfamiliar but part of the everyday experience next door. Crewdson goes to great lengths to set up his apocalyptic scenarios. The richness of detail and mysterious atmosphere of the images from his series Beneath the Roses unfold a surreal, supernatural power of suggestion that mesmerizes the viewer. No less arresting are the works from Sanctuary, shot in the morbid ruins of Italy’s Cinecittà, and the unusual nocturne nature photos in Fireflies.
The Raw & the Cooked
Hatje, PHOTOGRAPHY, HC, 9783775731928
$127.27 ex $140.00 inc
In The Raw and the Cooked, Peter Bialobrzeski (born 1961) sets forth the most complete account of his vision of the Asian megacity. From the simplest shack to the tallest highrise, from vernacular buildings made from scavenged materials to corporate buildings made from steel, concrete and glass, Bialobrzeski records the demented proliferation as Asia's cities reach higher into the sky and farther across the land. With nearly 130 color plates, The Raw and the Cooked collects a series of tableaux from 14 countries around the world, in which economic transformations are shown to have brought dizzying disparities between wealth and poverty. As with the era-defining series Neon Tigers and Lost in Transition, The Raw and the Cooked depicts these cities with a seductive glow that renders them eerie and unreal as expressions of progress.
Laszlo Moholy-Nagy: 60 Fotos
Errata Editions, PHOTOGRAPHY, HC, 9781935004202
$51.82 ex $57.00 inc
Laszlo Moholy-Nagy (1895-1946) was among modernist photography's most vocal theorists and ideologues, and a tireless explorer of its outer limits. In 1930, he published 60 Fotos, an almost pedagogic visual treatise in which he performed virtuoso turns on all kinds of photographic possibilities, from camara-less pictures and photograms--for which he squirted oil into developer and squeezed oil between sheets of glass during exposure (among other techniques)--to photomontage, as well as more conventional photographs. 60 Fotos proposed photography as both a medium with intrinsic material properties to explore and as an instrument capable of surpassing the human eye in its recording of the world. This classic treatise features some of the Bauhaus teacher's finest examples of photograms, negative prints and photomontage; Errata's spread-by-spread reproduction of the volume also includes a contemporary essay by noted photo-historian David Evans.
The Errata Editions' Books on Books series is an ongoing publishing project dedicated to making rare and out-of-print photography books accessible to students and photobook enthusiasts. These are not reprints or facsimiles but complete studies of the original books. Each volume in the series presents the entire content, page for page, of an original master bookwork which, up until now, has been too rare or expensive for most to experience. Through a mix of classic and contemporary titles, this series spans the breadth of photographic practice as it has appeared on the printed page and allows further study of the creation and meanings of these great works of art. Each volume in the series contains illustrations of every page in the original photobook, a new essay by an established writer on photography, production notes about the creation of the original edition and biographical and bibliographical information about each artist.
Martin Parr: No Worries
T&GP Publishing, PHOTOGRAPHY, HC, 9780987079084
$63.64 ex $70.00 inc
In 2011 Magnum photographer Martin Parr set out to photograph three Western Australian port cities, Fremantle, Port Hedland and Broome. Each town was a unique setting for a photographer famed for his images of British seaside culture in the publication Last Resort. Using his unmistakably intimate and satirical style, Parr went about photographing Australian cliches, full of saturated colours and flash photography. The resulting photographs, published here for the first time, are an invaluable collection from this world-renowned British photographer.
10x100: 10 Australian Photographers
T&GP Publsihing, PHOTOGRAPHY, HC, 9780987079015
$60.00 ex $66.00 inc
Fujifilm Professional and T&G Publishing have selected 10 of Australia’s finest contemporary photographers for this unprecedented publication. They were invited to explore their creativity using Fujifilm’s recently developed, compact, new generation Finepix X100 digital camera, submitting 10 photographs each for publication.
The photographers are Max Pam, Narelle Autio, Lee Grant, Heide Smith, Jack Picone, Louise Whelan, John Ogden, Marian Drew, Brad Rimmer and Tim Page.
The 10 were chosen for their prominence as world-class photographers, their award-winning careers and their status as some of Australia’s finest working visual artists. They were also chosen for the diversity of their portfolios, their unique approach to the medium and their differing technique, providing the perfect test for Fujifilm’s innovative, state-of-the-art digital camera.
In creating the Finepix X100, Fujifilm embraced photography's traditions while creating a picture-taking instrument departing completely from today’s increasingly predictable digital cameras. At first glance, the elegant Finepix X100 resembles the great rangefinder film cameras used by such pioneers of the art of photography in the mid-20th century as Henri Cartier-Bresson. But with its unique imaging sensor, specially created lens and hybrid optical/digital viewfinder, the X100 is designed to surpass the legendary responsiveness of rangefinder film cameras. The beautifully reproduced photographs in this book reflect 10 Australian photographers and their visionary responses to using a most remarkable 21st-century camera.
As a collaboration between T&G Publishing, Fujifilm Australia and 10 photographers, this book shows a unique relationship between publisher, film company and photographer, promoting Australian photography and the versatility of the medium. It is hoped that with the release of both the X100 camera and this landmark publication that we can continue enourage more of the same, nurture Australian photography and inspire amateur and professional alike.
Helmut Newton: Work
Taschen, PHOTOGRAPHY, HC, 9783822813263
$63.64 ex $70.00 inc
Turning 80 is not so bad when the occasion is marked by a sweeping retrospective of your life's work. An exhibition of 300 works by Helmut Newton, curated by June Newton and Taschen editor Manfred Heiting, opens on October 30th 2001 at the Berliner Nationalgalerie. This is the catalogue of the exhibition, and features works carefully selected for the exhibition from Newton's entire career, including many images not appearing in Sumo . The catalogue presents an overview of the provocative, groundbreaking photography that has inspired an entire genre.
Robert Rauschenberg: Photographs 1949-1962
Susan Davidson & White David
Thames & Hudson, PHOTOGRAPHY, HC, 9780500544006
$72.73 ex $80.00 inc
Robert Rauschenberg's engagement with photography began in the late 1940s under the tutelage of Aaron Siskind and Hazel Larsen Archer at Black Mountain College in North Carolina. Their combined influence was so great that for a time Rauschenberg was unsure whether to pursue painting or photography as a career. Instead he chose both. This volume gathers and surveys Rauschenberg's numerous uses of photography for the first time. It includes portraits of friends, studio shots, photographs used in the Combines series, silkscreens, photographs of lost works and works in progress, allowing us to re-imagine almost the entirety of the artists work in light of his always inventive uses of photography, while also supplying previously unseen glimpses into his social nexus of the 1950s and 60s.
Shooting Around Corners
Beagle Press, PHOTOGRAPHY, HC, 9780947349592
$54.55 ex $60.00 inc
This book is a comprehensive collection of Mark Tedeschi's photographs which provides a sample of twenty-five years of his work. During this period he has been a prolific photographer, which is especially remarkable considering the other side of his life as the Senior Crown Prosecutor for New South Wales, prosecuting some of the most significant criminal trials in the State.
The photographs cover a wide gamut of topics from indigenous urban and rural communities to constructed scenes of barristers’ extracurricular pastimes and hobbies; from landscapes of urban decay to dramatic portrayals of the Australian desert; from portraits of prominent artists to delicate images of children and the elderly; and from intriguing domestic interiors to dramatic images of personal pathos on the streets of northern Italy.
Many of his images are enigmatic, humorous, and deep with subtle meaning, requiring the viewer to engage with them to fully appreciate them. His special ability is to cross cultural boundaries and engage with people from a wide variety of milieu. His numerous prizes and awards and other photographic accomplishments are a testament to his dedication to the art of photography.
The book contains more than 130 black and white and colour photographs, some with commentaries by the photographer; an introduction by art critic John McDonald; a foreword by Nicky McWilliam of Eva Breuer Art Dealer; and an interview of Mark Tedeschi by publisher Lou Klepac of The Beagle Press which explores Mark’s involvement in and passion for photography.
Light Years: Conceptual Art & the Photograph, 1965-1977
Yale Uni Press, PHOTOGRAPHY, HC, 9780300159714
$72.68 ex $79.95 inc
Photography played a critical role in conceptual art of the 1960s and 1970s, as artists turned to photography as both medium and subject matter. "Light Years" offers the first major survey of the key artists of this period who used photography to new and inventive ends. Whereas some employed photographic images to create slide projections, photographic canvases, and artists' books, others integrated them into sculptural assemblages and multimedia installations. This book highlights the work of acclaimed international artists such as Vito Acconci, John Baldessari, Mel Bochner, Sol LeWitt, Bruce Nauman, Giuseppe Penone, and Ed Ruscha. Matthew Witkovsky's essay provides the larger context for photography within conceptual art, a theme that is further elaborated in texts by Mark Godfrey, Anne Rorimer, and Joshua Shannon. An essay by Robin Kelsey focuses on the pioneering work of John Baldessari in which he explored the element of chance, and an essay by Giuliano Sergio illuminates the lesser-known work of Arte Povera, an Italian movement that sought to dismantle established conventions in both the making and presentation of art.
Patti Smith: Camera Solo
Yale Uni Press, PHOTOGRAPHY, PB, 9780300182293
$29.95 ex $32.95 inc
This captivating selection of 70 intimate black and white photographs convey Patti Smith's singular experience as a photographer as it relates to many facets of her fascinating life and career. Exquisitely designed and produced, Patti Smith: Camera Solo accompanies the first museum exhibition of the artist's photography in the United States. Using either a vintage Land 100 or a Land 250 Polaroid camera, Smith photographs subjects inspired by her connections to poetry and literature as well as pictures that honour the personal effects of those she admires or loves. In the catalogue's interview, conducted by Susan Lubowsky Talbott, the artist talks about her respect for the inanimate object as well as the talismanic qualities of things in her life. We see, for instance, a picture of Mapplethorpe's slippers or a porcelain cup that belonged to her father, and are drawn into their intimacy and quiet power. Moreover, these images reveal how the camera has proven to be a means for Smith to retreat - undisturbed - to a room of my own . From her explorations as a visual artist in the 1960s and 70s and her profound influence on the nascent punk rock scene in the late 1970s and 80s, to Just Kids , her National Book Award-winning memoir of life with her beloved friend Robert Mapplethorpe, Smith continues to make an indelible mark on the American cultural landscape.
Pinhole Cameras: A DIY Guide
Princeton Architecure Press,, PHOTOGRAPHY, HC, 9781568989891
$27.23 ex $29.95 inc
Did you ever think that the oatmeal container you open every morning when you make breakfast could be turned into a camera? Or that the mint tin sitting on your desk is capable of creating stunning images? In Pinhole Cameras, photographer and pinhole aficionado Chris Keeney shows you how to transform basic household containers--a shoebox, a coffee can, a matchbox--into amazing photographic devices.
Lo-fi Photo Fun! Creative Projects for Polaroid, Plastic & Pinhole Cameras
Murdoch Books, PHOTOGRAPHY, PB, 9781742669007
$22.72 ex $24.99 inc
Lo-fi Photo Fun is the ultimate inspirational and creative photo assignments book for analog and toy camera users. Packed full of projects from huge online photo communities such as Flickr and Tumblr, Lo-fi Photo Fun is about shooting great photos, plus all the cool things you can do with the images you've taken on your toy, Polaroid, or pinhole cameras. Learn how to cross process, push process, hand process, experiment with film speeds and film types, bleed the image over the edge of the film, create animations with your images, play with multiple exposures using multiple lenses and a whole host of quirky, fun, off-beat, but most of all imaginative projects.
Accompanied by inspirational and ingenious photos, jargon-free, practical information provides the reader with recipe-style advice on how to achieve inventive results. Organised by technique, each project begins with a gallery of images showing the effects of that particular technique and is followed by detailed instructions on how each effect is achieved, variations on the technique, handy tips on camera quirks, and cross references to similar effects or techniques achieved with different projects.
Talk About Contemporary Photography
Flammarion, PHOTOGRAPHY, PB, 9782080200976
$34.50 ex $37.95 inc
This accessible guide charts the evolution of contemporary photography from the 1960s to the present. From the refined elegance of fashion photography, to the frantic pace of photojournalism, to more traditional and purely artistic shots, photography undeniably permeates every aspect of our modern society. The wide availability of camera equipment means that just about anyone can now class themselves among the ranks of amateur photographers snapping away the world over. This engaging survey by from Elisabeth Couturier offers a fascinating insight into photography's recent evolution, charting our changing relationship with the image over the past half century. A vast range of genres, techniques and practices are explained and illustrated, providing the basis for a deeper understanding of contemporary photography's role in society. A chronology of major dates and exhibitions makes it easy to understand how and why our relationship with photography has developed, while the portraits of thirty great contemporary photographers, such as Annie Leibovitz and Hiroshi Sugimoto, offer a fascinating insight into the techniques of those at the vanguard of this very technical art form. From the still life to Japanese eroticism, portraits to cityscapes, the diverse schools and forms of photography are here brought beautifully into focus, and a glossary of key terms ensures that the novice photo enthusiast can assimilate the essential technical vocabulary. Vibrant, didactic, and fun, Talk About Photography is a must-have for every enthusiast or convert.