ISSUES : A HISTORY OF PHOTOGRAPHY IN FASHION MAGAZINES

ISSUES : A HISTORY OF PHOTOGRAPHY IN FASHION MAGAZINES

For nearly a century, fashion magazines have provided sophisticated platforms for cutting- edge photography – work that challenges conventions and often reaches far beyond fashion itself. In this book, acclaimed photography critic Vince Aletti has selected 100 significant magazine issues from his expansive personal archive, revealing images by photographers rarely seen outside their original context. With his characteristic élan and featuring stunning images, Aletti has created a fresh, idiosyncratic, and previously unexplored angle on the history of photography.
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LIVING IN THE DESERT

LIVING IN THE DESERT

The desert provides a sense of mystery and rugged beauty that attracts architects, home owners, vacationers, and anyone looking for an escape within its arid climate. This book showcases 50 works of residential architecture from across the last few decades, each with a unique connection to the desert in which it’s situated. It’s a carefully curated and beautifully illustrated selection of architect-designed houses that reflects contemporary concerns about the unique challenges presented by life in the desert’s sensitive environment.
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ERWIN OLAF: I AM

ERWIN OLAF: I AM

In honor of Erwin Olaf’s sixtieth birthday, Erwin Olaf: I Ampresents the first comprehensive survey of his work, bringing together his earliest images in black and white with his now-iconic color work, including selections from his most recent and heretofore unpublished series shot in Shanghai. This chronological presentation traces the evolution of the artist from cheeky provocateur to royal portraitist, as well as the refinement of his unique vision and stylistic panache over the last four decades. Interspersed among the various series is a wry, incisive commentary by Olaf on the contexts of and inspirations for his work.
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ONLY HUMAN: PHOTOGRAPHS BY MARTIN PARR

ONLY HUMAN: PHOTOGRAPHS BY MARTIN PARR

A major new book on Martin Parr explores the photographer's most enduring subject - people - as never before By turns witty, surprising, and ingenious, Martin Parr's photographs reveal the eccentricities of modern life with affection and insight. This book - published to coincide both with Parr's 2019 exhibition at London's National Portrait Gallery and also the date the UK will leave the EU - examines what it means to be human at a time of both change and retrospection. Bringing together new work from the last decade, Only Human explores the concepts of Britishness and national identity through the rituals and habits of everyday life.
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ANDRE KERTESZ: THE POLAROIDS

ANDRE KERTESZ: THE POLAROIDS

After the death of his wife, Andre Kertesz consoled himself by taking up a new camera, the Polaroid SX70. As with earlier equipment, he mastered the camera and produced a provocative body of work that both honored his wife and lifted him out of depression. Here Kertesz dips into his reserves one last time, tapping new people, ideas, and tools to generate a whole new body of work through which he transforms from a broken man into a youthful artist.
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THE BITTER YEARS – EDWARD STEICHEN AND THE FARM SECURITY ADMINISTRATION PHOTOGRAPHS

THE BITTER YEARS – EDWARD STEICHEN AND THE FARM SECURITY ADMINISTRATION PHOTOGRAPHS

The Bitter Years was the title of a seminal exhibition held in 1962 at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, curated by Edward Steichen, and 2012 marks its fiftieth anniversary. The show featured 209 images by photographers who worked under the aegis of the U.S. Farm Security Administration (FSA) in 1935-41, as part of Roosevelt's New Deal. The FSA, set up to combat rural poverty during the Great Depression, included an ambitious photography project that launched many photographic careers, most notably those of Walker Evans and Dorothea Lange.
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WILLIAM KLEIN ABC

WILLIAM KLEIN ABC

Born in New York in 1929, William Klein is one of the leading photographers of the postwar era, as well as an influential filmmaker, painter, and graphic artist. This astonishing book, selected and designed by Klein himself, offers a visual survey of his long and varied career. It includes his poetic street photography of New York, Moscow, Rome, Tokyo, and Paris; his exciting fashion photography; stills and posters from his bitingly satirical films; and his graphically powerful painted contact sheets. Klein, whose achievement puts him on a level with Robert Frank, Richard Avedon, and Irving Penn, lives in Paris and is revered in Europe. This is the first comprehensive book on his work published in the United States in 20 years.
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100 GREAT STREET PHOTOGRAPHS

100 GREAT STREET PHOTOGRAPHS

Over the past few decades, the long tradition of street photography has been wholly transformed by the proliferation of digital cameras, the Internet, and smartphones. A new generation of photographers have embraced this modern technology to capture the world around us in a way that is unstaged, of the moment, and real. Exploring this rich seam of emergent and exciting street photography, the 100 photographs featured in this book-the majority of which are previously unpublished and taken in the last few years-are presented on double-page spreads along with commentary about the work and its creator.
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ALEXANDER MCQUEEN - WORKING PROCESS

ALEXANDER MCQUEEN - WORKING PROCESS

In 2008 Alexander McQueen commissioned photographer Nick Waplington to document the creation of his Fall 2009 collection--all the way from inception to runway showing. Unfortunately, it was to be the last Fall/Winter collection that McQueen would stage before his untimely death. This show, which he titled The Horn of Plenty, found McQueen revisiting his 15-year archive of work and recycling it into a new collection. In effect, it was his personal survey of his work to date.
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ELLEN VON UNWERTH: COUPLES

ELLEN VON UNWERTH: COUPLES

Couples by model-turned-photographer Ellen von Unwerth is what she calls a “fast” book—loud, fun, splashy. Small-size and thick like a bible, it is a very personal and powerful collection of couples of all kinds.
With the enthusiastic eye of a party guest and the attention of a true voyeur, premier photographer Ellen von Unwerth invites readers behind the scenes of the fashion world. 68 color & 119 duotone illustrations.
Today's most exciting woman behind the camera, Ellen von Unwerth's photographs are published in all the world's great magazines. Known as "the comical model", she started her career on the catwalk.
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ANTON CORBIJN: THE LIVING AND THE DEAD

ANTON CORBIJN: THE LIVING AND THE DEAD

Anton Corbijn’s most recent publication goes back to his roots featuring his autobiographic series a. somebody; an early series of tombs, Cemetery; and eighty iconic portraits of musicians and bands from his career of 40 years.
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UFO: ALBERT WATSON

UFO: ALBERT WATSON

This retrospective of Albert Watson's (*1942) best photos from the past four decades reflects a history of an era, capturing cultural aspects such as design, fashion and beauty as well as their protagonists. Through his career that has lasted more than 40 years, the Scottish photographer portrayed various movie stars, musicians or politicians for magazines and made more than 250 covers for Vogue magazine. Although graphically constructed, his pictures still reveal the soul of the person or object portrayed, while seeming like sculptures at the same time. One of his special abilities is to find the defining difference in his motives.
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TERRY RICHARDSON VOL. 1: PORTRAITS; VOL. 2: FASHION

TERRY RICHARDSON VOL. 1: PORTRAITS; VOL. 2: FASHION

This first full-career monograph, featuring two decades of iconic fashion and celebrity editorial photographs, reveals the enormous influence and impact that Richardson has made on contemporary style, culture, and photography. Since Terry Richardson first rose to prominence in the 1990s, he has shocked and intrigued the world with his singular view and signature style of bold lighting, hypersexualized styling, and striking, off-kilter glamour. From glossy, high-end fashion photographs to raw in-studio portraits, Richardson's work has had an unmistakable impact on contemporary visual culture.
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ARNOLD ODERMATT: CARAMBOLAGE

ARNOLD ODERMATT: CARAMBOLAGE

This is the new and revised edition of Arnold Odermatts acclaimed book, first published in 2003. With thoroughness and meticulous attention to detail, Swiss police officer Arnold Odermatt photographed automobile accidents on the streets of the Swiss Canton Nidwalden, documenting accident scenes and property damage during his 40-year career. In his photos the drivers have gone and the victims have been removed. All thats left are the wrecked cars that tell the stories of excessive speed, drunk driving, right-of-way errors and plain foolishness. The de-formed steel takes on a malleable quality.
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DYCKMAN HAZE

DYCKMAN HAZE

In the city there are ways to escape the grid and walk along lines unseen. The city parks of New York offer this escape, eliciting both alienation and intoxication. They allow citizens and nature both a space for growth, a second city away from eyes on the street. Adam Pape’s photographs utilize the city parks in Washington Heights and Inwood as the backdrop for a narrative that unfolds in between day and night. Like a church or temple, parks are transformative. Here, young people have a public stage where they can try on different roles in the dark. Other citizens wander, fish, smoke, and pass time while animals lurk in the urban fringes, a reminder of nature’s promises and perils.
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MY KINGDOM

MY KINGDOM

My Kingdom by Catalan photographer Txema Salvans offers a sharp-witted insight into contemporary Spanish society, and a wry comment on the climate of power in the artist’s home country. Salvans splices together blackand-white photographs of ordinary citizens enjoying the Mediterranean coast, with citations from the political rhetoric of former King of Spain, Juan Carlos I (1975–2015). Drenched in authority and affect, his speech conveys a King playing the role of a good-natured sovereign, the tender ruler of a democratic monarchy.
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LIBERTY THEATER

LIBERTY THEATER

Liberty Theater by Rosalind Fox Solomon brings together her photographs made in the Southern United States from the 1970s to 1990s, never before published together as a group. Solomon’s images depict a complex terrain of social and emotional issues inherited over generations: a world of class and gender divisions, implied and overt racism, competing notions of liberty, and lurking violence.
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THE POLISH RIDER

THE POLISH RIDER

In the winter of 2015, Ben Lerner wrote a short story, The Polish Rider, incorporating fictionalized elements of the life and work of the artist, Anna Ostoya, who had recently lost two of her canvases in the back of an Uber. As the narrator of the story helps the artist search for the missing canvases, he fantasizes about “recuperating the lost paintings through prose,” about how the verbal might take the place of the visual. After the story was published in The New Yorker, Ostoya painted the painting Lerner had invented based on her earlier work, transforming the fiction without changing any of the words. Ostoya went on to produce a series of compositions that respond to the story she’d helped inspire.
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THE LAND IN BETWEEN - ENGLISH EDITION

THE LAND IN BETWEEN - ENGLISH EDITION

WINNER 2018 Aperture/Paris Photo, Photography Catalogue of the Year
Ursula Schulz-Dornburg’s The Land in Between presents the complex bond between landscape and human civilization, exploring the construction of power though the built environment and its inevitable impermanence. By looking back at areas of past historical or political importance her images highlight how conflict, destruction, time and decay transforms the landscape. Many of Schulz-Dornburg’s projects derive from a relatively confined geographic location, encompassing ancient civilizations alongside areas of modern strategic importance.
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ANNIE LEIBOVITZ AT WORK

ANNIE LEIBOVITZ AT WORK

Leibovitz addresses young photographers and readers interested in what photographers do, but any reader interested in contemporary history will be fascinated by her account of one of the richest bodies of work in the photographic canon. The subjects include photojournalism, studio work, photographing dancers and athletes, working with writers, and making the transition from shooting with film to working with digital cameras. Originally published in 2008, this revised and updated edition brings Leibovitz’s bestselling book back into print.
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ANNIE LEIBOVITZ: PORTRAITS 2005–2016

ANNIE LEIBOVITZ: PORTRAITS 2005–2016

Annie Leibovitz: Portraits 2005–2016 is the photographer’s follow-up to her two landmark compilations, Annie Leibovitz: Photographs, 1970–1990 and A Photographer’s Life, 1990– 2005. For this new collection, Leibovitz has selected the best and most representative portraits from her recent work. The pictures document contemporary culture with an artist’s eye, wit, and an uncanny ability to personalize even the most recognizable and distinguished figures.
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KATE - MARIO SORRENTI

KATE - MARIO SORRENTI

This gorgeously produced book features intimate, never-before-published portraits of a young and undiscovered Kate Moss, taken in the early 1990s by her then-boyfriend, Italian photographer Mario Sorrenti. Seen by Calvin Klein, the photographs gave life to the famous Obsession campaign, which launched Moss to international superstardom. Sumptuously reproduced in tritone and presented in a cloth-covered clamshell box, Kate is a stunning photographic portfolio of one of contemporary culture’s most iconic figures.
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STEVE MCCURRY: A LIFE IN PICTURES

STEVE MCCURRY: A LIFE IN PICTURES

Steve McCurry: A Life in Pictures: 40 Years of Photography by Bonnie McCurry, published by Laurence King in October 2018, is the biggest and most comprehensive volume on Steve McCurry to date.
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SHE DANCES ON JACKSON

SHE DANCES ON JACKSON

In 2011 Vanessa Winship was the recipient of the Henri Cartier Bresson Award which funds an artist to pursue a new photographic project. For over a year Winship travelled across the United States, from California to Virginia, New Mexico to Montana, in pursuit of the fabled ‘American dream’.
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AND TIME FOLDS BY VANESSA WINSHIP

AND TIME FOLDS BY VANESSA WINSHIP

And Time Folds accompanies a retrospective exhibition of the British photographer Vanessa Winship at the Barbican Art Gallery, London. At once intimate and epic, Winship’s black-and-white photographs explore notions of borders, land, memory, desire and history. This volume comprises photographs from seven series, including projects made during a decade living in the region of the Balkans, Turkey and the Caucasus; as well as work made in Georgia, America and the U.K.
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ALEC SOTH: NIAGARA

ALEC SOTH: NIAGARA

In the follow-up to his critically acclaimed debut monograph Sleeping by the Mississippi, Alec Soth turned his eye to another iconic body of water, Niagara Falls. As with his photographs of the Mississippi, Soth’s pictures of Niagara are less about natural wonder than human desire. “I went to Niagara for the same reason as the honeymooners and suicide jumpers,” says Soth, “the relentless thunder of the Falls just calls for big passion.”
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TTP BY HAYAHISA TOMIYASU

TTP BY HAYAHISA TOMIYASU

TTP is a series of photographs made by Hayahisa Tomiyasu from the window of his former student apartment in the German city of Leipzig. From his south-facing view we see a 'tischtennisplatte' or ping pong table used for a plethora of purposes, except from table tennis. Tomiyasu spent five years documenting the table and thanks to his sustained curiosity we observe the idiosyncrasies of human behaviour and social habits, as seasons change, scenes mutate and people come and go.

 
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VISUAL FEAST

VISUAL FEAST

CONTEMPORARY FOOD STAGING AND PHOTOGRAPHY

We eat with our eyes. People love to stage and take photos of their food. Driven by Instagram and the advertising industry, stylists, gourmandizers, and photographers continually invent new ways of presenting food as both delectable and radical. Visual Feast presents work nonpareil from this growing scene.
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RAVENS - MASAHISA FUKASE

RAVENS - MASAHISA FUKASE

Consistently proclaimed as one of the most important photobooks in the history of the medium, Ravens by Japanese photographer Masahisa Fukase was first published in 1984 and the two subsequent editions have both been short runs and have sold out immediately. This bilingual facsimile of the first edition contains a new text by founder of the Masahisa Fukase Archives, Tomo Kosuga.
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INCOMING - RICHARD MOSSE

INCOMING - RICHARD MOSSE

At a moment when the world is facing the world’s largest refugee and migration crisis since the Second World War, Incoming by Irish artist and Deutsche Börse Photography Prize winner Richard Mosse deals with the major humanitarian and political plight of our time, the displacement of millions due to war, persecution and climate change.
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4 PHOTOBOOKS ON HOLIDAY RESORTS YOU MUST SEE

4 PHOTOBOOKS ON HOLIDAY RESORTS YOU MUST SEE

Discover the present and future condition of holiday resorts through the eyes of photographers who have documented the hot summer days. If you wish to escape the sweltering heat of these months, dive in the sea of photography and swim with the bookish tide, check out our books’ selection.  

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MICHAEL MACK ON PUBLISHING AND BOOKS

MICHAEL MACK ON PUBLISHING AND BOOKS

Michael Mack is the founder of London-based independent art and photography publishing house – Mack Book. Mack works with established and emerging artists, writers and curators, and cultural institutions. In 2012, he established the First Book Award, in collaboration with the National Media Museum, Bradford and the Wilson Centre for Photography, London.
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THE NOMAD’S SPACE

THE NOMAD’S SPACE

The widely considered hallmark of every great civilisation that went down in history is ingenious and staggering architecture. Great architecture — magnificent temples, palaces and other residencies – symbolised the power of society and their sovereigns, the established hierarchy in the state, but also the unique discoveries of technology.
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