Posts Tagged ‘Book’

Design Museum/Barber Osgerby – In The Making Book

Design Museum/Barber Osgerby – In The Making Book

This beautiful limited edition (100 only) book has been designed by Build for the Design Museum/Barber Osgerby curated exhibition In The Making. The show explores the way well-known products are actually produced and so the curators needed to get hold of a range of different everyday objects. The book is a special bound edition of …

As Sweet As It Gets By Michael Borremans

As Sweet As It Gets By Michael Borremans

As Sweet As It Gets (Hatje Cantz, ISBN 978-3-7757-3769-2, $85) is the mother of all Borremans books and a inspiring tribute to the oeuvre of the Belgian artist. Since the late 1990s Michaël Borremans has created an improbably mature body of work that has captured international attention. Borremans has been known to make personal references …


Métier - Small Businesses In London

Métier – Small Businesses In London

In our consumer society, branded commerce and large company structures dominate. "Nonetheless, in London, where I live, small independent businesses still exist, continuing to operate in a way that is in stark contrast to corporate culture. Perhaps a city like London, with its large and diverse population, offers an environment particularly well suited to the …

South Of Market By Janet Delaney

South Of Market By Janet Delaney

South of Market (Mack, ISBN 978-1-907946-38-7, $50) is a photographic portrait of a San Francisco neighbourhood in the throes of urban renewal by photographer and educator Janet Delaney. The South of Market area of San Francisco is a poor neighbourhood full of factories and warehouses with some housing mixed in. Janet Delaney moved there in …

Early Color By Saul Leiter

Early Color By Saul Leiter

This monograph entitled Early Color (Steidl, ISBN 978-3865211392, $110) gives the long over-looked artist Saul Leiter a place to shine. Leiter was best known as a painter who exhibited alongside Philip Guston and Willem de Kooning in the 1950's, but his real talent may have been as a photographer. He will forever be known as …


The Non-Conformists By Martin Parr

The Non-Conformists By Martin Parr

1952 born Martin Parr is a key figure in the world of photography. Throughout he's recognized as a brilliant satirist of contemporary life. Beeing the author of more than 30 photography books, including The Last Resort, Think of England and Life's a Beach, his book The Non-Conformists (Aperture, ISBN 978-1597112451, $45) documents the picturesque Yorkshire …

Color Rush: American Color Photography From Stieglitz To Sherman

Color Rush: American Color Photography From Stieglitz To Sherman

Color Rush (Aperture, co-published with Milwaukee Art Museum, ISBN 978-1597112260, $60) is an overview of pioneers in color photography, from Stieglitz to Sherman. This lovely book will most likely be the standard in history of American color photography. Today color photography is so ubiquitous that it's hard to believe there was a time when this was …

Schottenfreude: German Words For The Human Condition

Schottenfreude: German Words For The Human Condition

The German language's ability to express the inexpressible explains why so many German "loan words" have been embraced into English: from Zeitgeist and Doppelgänger to Schadenfreude and Schleppen (to schlep). Schottenfreude (Blue Rider Press, ISBN 978-0399166709, $16) is a unique, must-have dictionary, complete with newly coined words that explore the idiosyncrasies of life as only …


Hobo King Polaroid Book

Hobo King Polaroid Book

Hobo King ($25) by New York City based commercial and fine art photographer Mikael Kennedy is his latest selection of 33 Polaroids published in an edition of 100 signed and numbered. He is the author of the internationally acclaimed Polaroid travel blog; Passport to Trespass, documenting his 10 years of wandering the United States with a …

Synchrodogs - Avantgarde Photography From Ukraine

Synchrodogs – Avantgarde Photography From Ukraine

Byzantine (Editions Du Lic, ISBN 978-82-999067-3-9, roughly $100) is the much anticipated debut monograph from Synchrodogs by the emerging avantgarde photographer duo from Ukraine, Tania Shcheglova and Roman Noven. A curation of their most interesting work to date presented in a large format clothbound embossed hardcover book. This edition is limited to just 460 numbered …

Garden Estate: A Study About A Confined Area

Garden Estate: A Study About A Confined Area

Garden Estate (The Velvet Cell, ISBN 978-1-908889-18-8, roughly $23) by Belfast based artist Fergus Jordan is a book about the legacy of Northern Ireland’s first heroin epidemic, which devastated a 1970’s council estate on the edge of Ballymena called Dunclug. The problem of tensions and social complexities of council estates are found on the edges of …


In Between - The Deepest Spot In Memory

In Between – The Deepest Spot In Memory

Taiwanese photographer I-Hsuen Chen has produced a book, In Between ($30), that the artist accumulated in the two years she'd spent in the United States. All photographs in this artist book are printed across the gutter in such a way that the most compelling part of the image lies in between the gap created by …

Still Here By Lydia Goldblatt

Still Here By Lydia Goldblatt

In Still Here (Hatje Cantz, ISBN 978-3-7757-3628-2, $45) by London-based photographer Lydia Goldblatt time seems to stand still. Everything is covered in stillness. Waiting. The book consists of portraits of her aging parents, focussing on her elderly father’s mortality, with metaphorical images that speak by themselves. "Photographing, for me, is a means of giving expression to …


Incidents By Henry Wessel

Incidents By Henry Wessel

Incidents (Steidl, ISBN 978-3869306971, $28.80) by photographer Henry Wessel is a book assembled of 27 previously unpublished photographs. All the scenes are lodged in outdoor spaces, framed by concrete, telephone poles, and chain link fences. Each incident is laid down with the aesthetic immediacy of a snapshot, recalling Garry Winogrand’s quote that "there is nothing …

Past Forward By Vincent Fournier

Past Forward By Vincent Fournier

In Past Forward (360 Publishing, ISBN 978-9081935708, $65.70), a limited edition book, photographer Vincent Fournier collects the last years of his work on 5 cycles: Space Project, The Man Machine, Tour Operator, Brasilia and Synthetic Biology. Fournier attempts in his images to create allegories of childhood dreams, where reality blends effortlessly with fiction. "The meaning …

Inside Cern By Andri Pol

Inside Cern By Andri Pol

At Cern, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, physicists and engineers are probing the fundamental structure of the universe. Physicists are seeking answers, using some of the world's most powerful particle accelerators. For most people locations like Cern that hold a particular importance for the development of our society and for the advancement of science …


Crossing China: A Cultural Scene With Global Influence

Crossing China: A Cultural Scene With Global Influence

Edited by Gérard Goodrow, formerly director of Art Cologne, Crossing China (DAAB, ISBN 978-3-942597-12-8, $175 on Amazon) introduces and showcases the highly fascinating art scene in China at the dawn of the 21st century. The book is conceived as a journey through the seven major cultural capitals of the rapidly changing People‘s Republic of China: …

Candidates By Pascal Fellonneau

Candidates By Pascal Fellonneau

The goal of presedential election's media campaigns and street team activities is to increase voter turnout. All with the intention of ensuring that people take advantage of their right to vote and to increase the number of the campaign's supporters who will vote in the election. The reality of what happens to these symbols can’t …

Dive Dark Dream Slow

Dive Dark Dream Slow

It’s become so easy to make pictures and accumulate huge archives that it’s interesting to see how others organize and edit their work. Pittsburgh-based Photographer and bookseller Melissa Catanese has been editing the vast photography collection of Peter J. Cohen, a celebrated trove of more than 20,000 vernacular and found anonymous photographs from the early …


American Colour By Tony Ray-Jones

American Colour By Tony Ray-Jones

In Tony Ray-Jones' American Colour 1962–1965 (Mack, ISBN 9781907946554) we get an intimate view of previously unpublished colour photographs from the earliest period of his work. Taken from the extensive archives held at the National Media Museum in Bradford by Liz Jobey, this caerfully edited selection brings together the early experiments that would inform his later …

The City Of Brides By Alena Zhandarova

The City Of Brides By Alena Zhandarova

"Everybody is very different here. Happy and miserable, like in any other city." The City Of Brides (150 copies, roughly $55) is a selfpublished book made by Russian artist Alena Zhandarova and sheds light on the industrial city of Ivanovo. The city has been a textile giant in the Tsarist and Soviet periods that has …

Portraits By Waiters

Portraits By Waiters

Portraits by Waiters (limited edition run of 250, published by MELK–an artist run initiative for new Scandinavian photography and Multinational Enterprises, $30) contains images of Sveinn Fannar Jóhannsson posing in front of his own camera in different rooms, on different occasions. In his exploration of photography as a means of documentation and the contemporary use …