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David Bailey & Michael Kenna - Two Long awaited Books

We have finally taken delivery of two long awaited photographic 'must have' books.

10% discount on both titles until Midnight Sunday 5th October

Bailey first told me about this book over 5 years ago and I have been eagerly awaiting it ever since. Publication dates have come and gone on numberous occasions and we came very close to getting it back in Feburary but due to delayies with the printing and binding the book has only just become available.

Published by Steidl this 3 book set looks at the East End of London, Baileys home turf. Each of the 3 books covers a different era, the 60's, the 80's and 2004-2010.

We have a number of titles by Bailey in stock many of which are Signed.

 

This book has long been muted by fans of Michael Kenna and it has now arrived and ready to ship.

'France' by Michael Kenna, contains 275 duotone images printed onto matt art paper. Beautifully presented as you would expect from Nazraeli Press Kenna personally select each shot from his archive of shot spanning the past 35 years. Some of the images have been seen previouly but there are many previously unpublished pictures in this volume.

We have a number of titles by Kenna in stock many of which are Signed.




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Title B - Sides Silver Meadows

Author Hido, Todd

Limited to 500 copies - now out of Print

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Item Code 3273

Title Polariods from Hati (OPB)

Author Jim Goldberg (Signed)

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Item Code 3272

Title Witness (OPB)

Author Dan Solomon (Signed)

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Title iPhone Studies:Reverse Scrubs

Author Richard Misrach (Signed)

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Item Code 3270

Title Supermarket

Author John Divola(Signed)

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Each book is limited to just 500 copies, of these 100 will be kept for use of the artist and their galleries.

Approx 50 copies will be tentatively reserved for sale as individual copies, but some of these may be required as additional copies by the artist's galleries.

350 copies will be available as complete sets of all 6 books with each book signed and numbered.

Customers who subscribe to this first set, will be allocated a particular edition number, and if they decide to keep up their subscription, (and there is no obligation to do so ) their future sets will bear the same edition number.
Subscribers to the previous edition are given first refusal on the next edition.

The timetable for future editions will see Set Two published in the spring of 2015 and the aim is then to publish every six to nine months.

This is set to build into a highly sought after, and collectable library of photographic books

Now for the bottom line the price.

Individual copies where available will be priced at £150 per book

Signed and Numbered Sets are priced at £600 per set which works out at just £100 per book

Bevan Davies’s meticulously printed photographs suggest an appreciation of this form of residential architecture with respect both to the facades on which their identities hinge and to the built spaces between those facades. Preferring to photograph during early morning hours on weekends, Davies positioned the film plane of his 8x10-inch camera parallel to the buildings’ fronts, to capture the nuanced play of shadows. The resulting images lend depth to structural and decorative elements that are simultaneously utilitarian and aesthetic. – from ‘Ed Ruscha and Some Los Angeles Apartments’ by Virginia Heckert Los Angeles, 1976 is an exquisitely-produced collection of Bevan Davies’s photographs of Los Angeles residential architecture, a subject perfectly suited to his working methods at that time. Born in 1941 and educated at the University of Chicago during the 1960s, Bevan Davies hit his intellectual and artistic stride in the 1970s, dovetailing perfectly with the uniquely fertile grounds that Los Angeles was becoming during that decade.

San Fernando Valley is where John Divola was born and raised, and it served as both backdrop and subject for his earliest, serious photographic explorations, made during the early 1970s. This previously unpublished body of work shows “the Valley” through the eyes of a young photographer who would soon become an internationally-recognized artist with the exhibition and publication of his much more conceptual “Zuma” series.

The black and white photographs in “San Fernando Valley” comprise a series of subject groupings which, pulled together, show early manifestations of the deadpan humor and the ability to capture everyday scenes wrapped in loneliness, for which Divola is now well-known. The book is also, and not incidentally, a fascinating record of a quintessentially 1970s Los Angeles culture

The images in Steve Kahn’s enigmatic The Hollywood Suites were all made in run-down apartments between the years 1974 and 1976. Alternately provocative and haunting, they were the subject of solo exhibitions on the West Coast and in Europe during that decade and included in noted group exhibitions such asExposing: Photographic Definitions at the Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art in 1976 and The Altered Photograph at P.S. 1 in New York in 1979.

The series divides into two groups of pictures. The Hollywood Suites (nudes) features sexually charged pictures of young women, often partially clad and sometimes cropped. In The Hollywood Suites (mirrors, windows and doors), Kahn concentrated on architectural interiors, making arresting use of windows and doors. The images themselves are grainy and offer an unnaturally sharp contrast between darks and lights. Select examples feature doorways embellished with geometric patterns done in twine.

London-based artist Idris Khan was born in the UK in 1978. Since completing his Master’s Degree with a Distinction in Research at the Royal College of Art in London in 2004, Khan has received international acclaim for his minimal, yet emotionally charged photographs, videos and sculptures and is without question one of the most exciting British artists of his generation. 

Appropriating icons of literature, music, and art, Khan methodically layers his material, whether it is Beethoven’s symphony, Milton’s Paradise Lost, or Bernd and Hilla Becher’s stylized sculpture of water towers. In speaking about his work, Khan says that “every layer is an effect that needs to be created... Each layer is a fallible human decision. There is a decision made as to what I want to keep and what has to disappear. This process allows me to cut out the camera completely.” Each layer in the resulting artwork adds complexity similar to a painter’s mark on a canvas. Khan’s photographs are not “taken”; they are built. The final composite image has the look and feel of a dense, quivering charcoal drawing.

Image | Music | Text presents a selection of Khan’s most powerful imagery to date, enjoying the intimacy of a book’s presentation while taking full advantage of the series’s generous format. The artist’s design incorporates three gatefold spreads, each measuring some thirty inches across.

As one of the most celebrated and influential artists of his generation, Daido Moriyama has been the subject of dozens of books and films, and literally hundreds of exhibitions mounted around the world during the past three decades. His subjects are often sprawling, both geographically and metaphorically, with one influencing the next. In Mantis, however, the act of photographing becomes the subject of the book, decades after the fact. 

In this beautifully produced artist’s book, Moriyama presents 21 frames printed as full-bleed enlargements, all from one contact sheet with an imprinted date of 1987. The book is divided into three unintended chapters, the result of Daido having photographed one subject until his was satisfied, moving on to the next, and then repeating this once more.

The book opens, fantastically, with a close-up of the hand of Masahisa Fukase, the artist’s friend and contemporary, holding a praying mantis which has caught the attention of them both; after several frames, Moriyama abruptly stops and then continues the roll of film inside of a studio apartment elsewhere. A female subject unwittingly and slowly becomes mantis-like in her poses, and gradually she merges into yet another subject, a mysterious set of portraits whose timelessness is given away only by the frames that preceded it.

In the summer of 1973, John Schott drove Route 66 from the midwest to California and back, sleeping in his pick-up truck and photographing with an 8x10-inch Deardorf view camera. Among his subjects were vintage motels situated along the highway, and it was a selection of these photographs that, two years later, were included in William Jenkins’ seminal New Topographics exhibition at the George Eastman House.

The twenty images that were included in this exhibition have been well-documented, though never reproduced in a manner showing the richness of detail and tone displayed in the original contact prints.

We are pleased to announce that, as part of our NZ Library, a beautifully printed, oversized book is now available which presents not only the 20 photographs originally shown from this important body of work, but all 47 photographs included in the artist’s complete set of archived images. This important new publication opens with an illuminating essay by Britt Salvesen, Department Head and Curator of the Wallis Annenberg Department of Photography, and the Department Head and Curator of Prints and Drawings, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and a leading expert on the subject.




Item Code 3269

TITLE ...Stern Portfolio #75 Welt

AUTHOR...Robert Lebeck

 

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Item Code 3249

Title 125 Photographs

Author Weston, Edward

ISBN: 1-934429-57-0

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Item Code 3248

Title Edward Steichen: lives in Photography

Author Todd Brandow, William A. Ewing

ISBN: 0-393-06626-6

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Item Code 3246

Title Arnold Newman: The Early Work

Author Arnold Newman

ISBN: 3-86521-361-8

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Title Photopoetry

Author Bravo, Manuel Alvarez

ISBN: 0-8118-6532-0

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Title The Eyes in His Eyes

Author Bravo, Manuel Alvarez

ISBN: 1-933045-60-4

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Item Code 3245

Title The American Barn

Author Plowden, David

ISBN: 0-393-02557-8

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Item Code 3252

Title Paris as a gameboard; Man Rays Atgets

Author Laxton, Susan

ISBN: 1-884919-12-X

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Item Code 3256

Title Pilgrimage

Author Leibovitz, Annie

ISBN: 0-375-50508-3

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Item Code 3247

Title Bhutan

Author Pfannmuller, Gunter

ISBN: 8174366784

Condition: New but the dust wrappers area bit scruffy, some creases and surface marks

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Item Code 3257

Title The Life of Yousaf Karsh

Author Tippett, Maria

ISBN: 0-300-13650-1

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Item Code 3255

Title The lost photographs of Captain Scott

Author Wilson, David

ISBN: 0-316-17850-0

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