• Europe: Around the World in 125 Years
    Europe: Around the World in 125 Years
    ISBN: 9783836568807
    Title: Europe: Around the World in 125 Years
    Author: GOLDEN REUEL

    From Iceland to Italy
    Europe photographed by the best

    For over five generations, National Geographic magazine has dazzled and educated people with incredible photography and gripping stories spanning the four corners of the earth and the deepest oceans. Inspired from our monumental Around the World in 125 Years, this volume curates over 200 captivating images, sourced directly from the National Geographic historical archives, including just under 40 new photographs. Traversing travel, history, culture, social documentary, and conservation, this compendium is in equal parts a breathtaking homage to the spirit and diversity of Europe, and a unique tribute to the world's most famous photography magazine.

    National Geographic pioneered the aesthetic of the photo essay, while continually pushing the medium's technical boundaries to both entertain and enlighten its millions of loyal readers. Our trans-continental journey through time and space spans across all corners of Europe, from the snow-specked peaks of Finland to the frothy soap discos of Ibiza, from the serene blue waters of the Greek Islands to the Lascaux cave paintings of Southern France. We witness the hair-rising eruption of Surtsey in Iceland, where lightning rips through the volcano's clouds in otherworldly hues of purple; lose ourselves among flowers and babushka-wrapped heads in Russia's Volgograd marketplace; and tread carefully behind climbers across a crevasse in the Bernese Oberland. Along the way, we absorb the culture of the some of the world's greatest cities including Paris, Rome, Berlin, London, Vienna, Stockholm, Moscow, and many others.

    National Geographic: Europe leaves no stone unturned in its ultimate voyage through the precious jewels and hidden facets of the European continent. From evocative early black-and-white pictures to autochromes, from the golden age of Kodachromes to digital, this is both a celebration of the power of photography and a unique trip to the soul of Europe.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $110.00
  • Everything Is Connected: Vitra Home Collection
    Everything Is Connected: Vitra Home Collection
    ISBN: 9783899555547
    Title: Everything Is Connected: Vitra Home Collection
    Author: VITRA

    Vitra's Everything is Connected thoughtfully compiles photographs conveying the essence of connectivity. The Swiss interior design company's book echoes the game when, as a child, we learned to be visual detectives by looking for hidden objects in puzzling images. Here, the hidden object can be a color, a shape, or a motif. Patterns travel effortlessly through the twentieth century like a time machine, yet instead of limiting itself to a linear approach, Everything is Connected shows the evolution of a piece of furniture such as the iconic Eames Lounge Chair through situational sequences. Ads, snapshots, portraits, and sketches demonstrate the prevalence of such objects with elegance, subtle wit, and sometimes blatant humor. This book was conceived as a window into the world of Vitra, allowing viewers to catch a glimpse of the infinity of connections between the featured objects.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $74.00
  • Exploring Urban Secrets
    Exploring Urban Secrets
    ISBN: 9789402600766
    Title: Exploring Urban Secrets

    "Urbex," or Urban Exploration Photography, is the exploration and documentation of man-made and often abandoned structures. It is an honorable practice, with strict rules applied to ensure these rare sites are not disturbed or damaged during their exploration.

    This stunning book of beautifully shot urbex photography showcases a range of striking and sensitive abandoned locations throughout several European countries including industrial sites, hospitals, castles, rooms and cottages. All the photographs are supplemented by short descriptions.

    Wigo Worsseling has been practicing urbex photography for nearly thirty years, and has trained at the School of Photography.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $85.00

  • Eyes Wide Open
    Eyes Wide Open
    ISBN: 9788869655807
    Title: Eyes Wide Open

    "With Open Eyes "is the collection of Mario Calabresi's interviews with renowned international photographers (Steve McCurry, Don McCullin, Elliott Erwitt, Paul Fusco, Josef Koudelka, Alex Webb, Gabriele Basilico, Abbas, Paolo Pellegrin, and Sebastiao Salgado): an exciting dive into history through the images and the words of great witnesses who have captured and lived some of the most tragic and intense moments of our past, creating the common historical memory with their photographs.Mario Calabresi, writer and journalist, has been editor in chief of the Italian newspaper "La Stampa "since 2009. A graduate in history, he worked as parliamentary reporter for "Ansa "and at "La Stampa" newsroom in Rome. He was news editor at "la Repubblica "and, as contributor from New York, he followed the presidential campaign and the election of Barack Obama.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
  • Faces: Profiles of Dogs
    Faces: Profiles of Dogs
    ISBN: 9781911547464
    Title: Faces: Profiles of Dogs

    A collection of photographs of 44 breeds of dogs that capture them in particular & very individual moods.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $23.00
  • Family Album of Wild Africa
    Family Album of Wild Africa
    ISBN: 9783832732974
    Title: Family Album of Wild Africa

    Many have tried to convey the true spirit of Africa's animals in words, photography, or in music. There may be no challenge greater; Africa's fauna are vast in number and rich in diversity. In this finely crafted collection, French photographer Laurent Baheux uses the medium of black-and-white photography to capture the intricate details of both the wondrous beasts and the magnificent settings in which they dwell. This wide-ranging volume lays particular emphasis on his subjects' individual spirits--revealing all of their vulnerability while losing nothing of their raw vitality. Every photograph is so carefully composed and well lit that the details equal the evocative precision of an Old Masters portrait. Through Baheux's eyes we get close to the creatures that will both inspire and humble us all.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $230.00
  • Fazal Sheik: Human Archipelago
    Fazal Sheik: Human Archipelago
    ISBN: 9783958295681
    Title: Fazal Sheik: Human Archipelago

    For the past 25 years Fazal Sheikh has highlighted the plight of displaced people and refugees around the world. He has photographed people driven from their homes by war as well as those upended by the redrawing of national borders and the reassertion of racial and ethnic divisions. Sheikh has also made sublime photographs of landscapes altered by political and environmental crises.

    In the past two years, the shift to the political right in the US has been replicated across Europe, the Middle East, Central and East Africa and Southeast Asia, as authoritarian governments and xenophobia have increased. As an act of refusal to these political trends, Sheikh sought out the celebrated novelist and critic Teju Cole for a collaboration that would reinforce their commitment to the ideal of a compassionate global community as well as the importance of individual courage.

    The resulting book represents the two authors' distinct visions, their shared values and mutual spirit of cooperation. With Cole's words and Sheikh's photos we are confronted with fundamental and newly necessary questions of co-existence: who is my neighbor? Who is kin to me? Who is a stranger? What does it mean to be human?

    We are always looking forward and backwards, inside and out. We are and we are not what we see. Doubleness is the first condition of the human. We are not ourselves without also being the Other. Teju Cole

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $89.00
  • Fields of Battle - Lands of Peace 1914-1918
    Fields of Battle - Lands of Peace 1914-1918
    ISBN: 9783903101074
    Title: Fields of Battle - Lands of Peace 1914-1918

    This book is a photographic odyssey through the lands of the First World War. For more than ten years the photographer travelled from the dust of the Namib deserts to the frozen heights of the Vosges to create a unique collection of images that document how time and nature have transformed these places of horror and killing into landscapes of great beauty and tranquillity...If anyone wants the reason for these photographs then they need look no further than the thoughts of a veteran leaving the shattered fields of the Somme who wrote: "No, they would not be lonely, I saw that bare country before me...the miles and miles of torn earth...the litter, the dead trees. But the country would come back to life, the grass would grow again, the wild flowers return.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $133.00
  • Fifty Paths to Creative Photography: Style & Technique
    Fifty Paths to Creative Photography: Style & Technique
    ISBN: 9781781573471
    Title: Fifty Paths to Creative Photography: Style & Technique

    In keeping with the best tradition of Freeman's writing, this isn't a technical manual looking at camera settings, but a volume which will encourage you to explore what makes great photograhy.
    In Freeman's own words: "There's a long line of opinion, from Plato through Kant, that holds creativity to be unteachable, and to be the province of genius. You have it or you don't. End of story. I don't agree"
    By looking at the work of other great photographers, as well as Freeman's own work, the book provides the reader with 50 "paths" they can explore to think about taking photos, looking at subjects from cliche to zen, so you will be able to hit the right point in surprise, originality, insight and execution every time."

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
  • First World War in Colour
    First World War in Colour
    ISBN: 9783836554183
    Title: First World War in Colour

    The colours of catastrophe: Rediscovered autochrome photography of the First World War
    The devastating events of the First World War were captured in myriad photographs on all sides of the front. Since then, thousands of books of black-and-white photographs of the war have been published as all nations endeavour to comprehend the scale and the carnage of the "greatest catastrophe of the 20th century". Far less familiar are the rare colour images of the First World War, taken at the time by a small group of photographers pioneering recently developed autochrome technology.

    To mark the centenary of the outbreak of war, this groundbreaking volume brings together all of these remarkable, fully hued pictures of the ,,war to end war".& Assembled from archives in Europe, the United States and Australia, more than 320 colour photos provide unprecedented access to the most important developments of the period - from the mobilization of 1914 to the victory celebrations in Paris, London and New York in 1919. The volume represents the work of each of the major autochrome pioneers of the period, including Paul Castelnau, Fernand Cuville, Jules Gervais-Courtellemont, Léon Gimpel, Hans Hildenbrand, Frank Hurley, Jean-Baptiste Tournassoud and Charles C. Zoller.

    Since the autochrome process required a relatively long exposure time, almost all of the photos depict carefully composed scenes, behind the rapid front-line action. We see poignant group portraits, soldiers preparing for battle, cities ravaged by military bombardment& - daily human existence and the devastating consequences on the front.& A century on, this unprecedented publication brings a startling human reality to one of the most momentous upheavals in history.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $100.00
  • Forms of Japan: Michael Kenna
    Forms of Japan: Michael Kenna
    ISBN: 9783791381626
    Title: Forms of Japan: Michael Kenna

    This beautiful book presents a meditative, arresting, and dazzling collection of 240 black-and-white images of Japan, made over almost 30 years by the internationally renowned photographer Michael Kenna. A rocky coast along the sea of Japan; an immense plain of rice fields in the snow; Mount Fuji towering over misty wooded hills; silent temples devoid of people but brimming with Buddhist deities; a Torii gate mysteriously emerging from moving clouds and water--these are a few images from this remarkable collection of photographs by Michael Kenna, whose black-and-white work is highly renowned. Forms of Japan, brilliantly designed by Yvonne Meyer-Lohr, is organized into chapters simply titled, -Sea, - -Land, - -Trees, - -Spirit, - and -Sky.- The quietly evocative photographs, often paired with classic haiku poems of Basho, Buson, Issa, and
    others, provide a contemplative portrait of a country better known for its energy and industry. Gorgeously reproduced to convey the enormous subtleties that exist in Michael Kenna's traditional black-and-white silver prints, the photographs in this book include both well-known and previously unpublished images from all corners of Japan: Hokkaido, Honshu, Kyushu, Okinawa, and Shikoku.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $140.00
  • France: an Illustrated Miscellany
    France: an Illustrated Miscellany
    ISBN: 9782080202093
    Title: France: an Illustrated Miscellany

    Prepare to embark on a Tour de France like no other. In this intimate portrait of his homeland, proud patriot and award-winning author Denis Tillinac offers intriguing insight into the making of modern France and what it means to be French. An eclectic selection of entries inspired by some of Frances proudest traditions and most famous exports make for a uniquely personal love letter to a country renowned the world over for its extraordinary culture, history, and landscape. From its rustic fishing villages in Brittany to its glamorous Riviera beaches, and from stunning Alpine vistas to the chic bistros of Paris, Denis Tillinac takes the reader on a journey through this extraordinary country. Along the way, he paints vivid portraits of Frances rich past, including an introduction to Henri IV, the origins of champagne, and the development of the high-speed train (TGV) network. From Saint-Exupéry to the infamous Napoleon Bonaparte, and from La Fontaines fables to the early feminist Joan of Arc, this book provides an insiders tour of the Hexagon. Discover the soul of France through its cultural legacy: the UNESCO-protected French gastronomy, the Bayeux Tapestry, zinc bar countertops, the Tour de France, the Seine, Édith Piaf, or the perfect baguette. Photographs of iconic sightsfrom Notre Dame, Monets Water Lilies, and the Place des Vosges to vineyards in Burgundy, a beach on the Riviera, and the châteaux of the Loire Valleymake this book the ideal Francophile gift.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $60.00
  • Francesca Woodman: on Being an Angel
    Francesca Woodman: on Being an Angel
    ISBN: 9783863357504
    Title: Francesca Woodman: on Being an Angel

    "On Being an Angel" takes its title from a caption the artist inscribed on two of her photographs-self-portraits with her head thrust back and her chest thrust forward. Typical of Woodman's work in the way they cast the female body as simultaneously physical and immaterial, these photographs and the evocative title they share are apt choices to encapsulate the work of an artist whose legacy has been unavoidably colored by her tragic personal biography and her death, at age 22, by suicide. In less than a decade, Woodman produced a fascinating body of work-in black and white and in color-exploring gender, representation, sexuality and the body through the photographing of her own body and those of her friends. Since her death, Woodman's influence continues to grow: her work has been the subject of numerous in-depth studies and exhibitions in recent years, and her photographs have inspired artists all over the world. Published to accompany a travelling exhibition of Woodman's work, "Francesca Woodman: On Being an Angel" offers a comprehensive overview of Woodman's oeuvre, organized chronologically, with texts by Anna Tellgren, Anna-Karin Palm and the artist's father, George Woodman. Francesca Woodman (1958-81) was born in Denver, Colorado, to an artistic family and began experimenting with photography as a teenager. In 1975 she attended the Rhode Island School of Design, and in 1979 she moved to New York to attempt to build a career in photography. Woodman's working career was intense but brief, cut short by her death in 1981.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $60.00
  • Frederike Helwig: Kriegskinder Portraits of a Forgotten Generation
    Frederike Helwig: Kriegskinder Portraits of a Forgotten Generation
    ISBN: 9783775743938
    Title: Frederike Helwig: Kriegskinder Portraits of a Forgotten Generation

    Kriegskinder presents 45 haunting present-day portraits by German photographer Frederike Helwig (born 1968) of those who grew up during World War II. Each of her photographs is accompanied by a childhood eyewitness account, offering a portrait of a generation whose memories will soon disappear with them.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $115.00
  • Frida Kahlo Her Photos
    Frida Kahlo Her Photos
    ISBN: 9788492480753
    Title: Frida Kahlo Her Photos
    Author: KAHLO FRIDA

    When Frida Kahlo (1907-1954) died in 1954, her husband Diego Rivera asked the poet Carlos Pellicer to turn her family home, the fabled Blue House, into a museum. Pellicer selected some paintings, drawings, photographs, books and ceramics, maintaining the space just as Kahlo and Rivera had arranged it to live and work in. The rest of the objects, clothing, documents, drawings and letters, as well as over 6,000 photographs collected by Kahlo over the course of her life, were put away in bathrooms that had been converted into storerooms. This incredible trove remained hidden for more than half a century, until, just a few years ago, these storerooms and wardrobes were opened up. Kahlo's photograph collection was a major revelation among these finds, a testimony to the tastes and interests of the famous couple, not only through the images themselves but also through the telling annotations inscribed upon them. "Frida Kahlo: Her Photos" allows us to speculate about Kahlo's and Rivera's likes and dislikes, and to document their family origins; it supplies a thrilling and hugely significant addition to our knowledge of Kahlo's life and work.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $85.00
  • Frida Kahlo: the Gisele Freund Photographs
    Frida Kahlo: the Gisele Freund Photographs
    ISBN: 9781419714238
    Title: Frida Kahlo: the Gisele Freund Photographs

    In 1950, the photographer Gisele Freund embarked on a two week trip to Mexico, but she wouldn't leave this country "where nothing is mediocre or insignificant" until two years later. Here she met the legendary couple Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. Welcomed into their home, she immersed herself in their private lives and the cultural and artistic diversity of the country, taking hundreds of photographs. Kahlo and Rivera opened up to Freund, trusting her to photograph them as they went about their daily business. Freund sometimes posed them and at other times caught them by surprise, at work and during private moments, creating images that offer a revealing look into their lives and art. These powerful photographs, among the last taken before Kahlo's death two years later, bear poignant witness to her beauty and talent. Showcasing more than one hundred of these rare images, many of which have never been published before, this book also includes previously unpublished commentary by Gisele Freund about Frida Kahlo and Freund's stay with the couple, texts by Kahlo's biographer Gerard de Cortanze and art historian Lorraine Audric, as well as a link to a previously unreleased color film, shot by Freund, showing Diego Rivera at work.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
  • From Dawn to Dusk Mastering the Light in Landscape Photography
    From Dawn to Dusk Mastering the Light in Landscape Photography
    ISBN: 9781781453063
    Title: From Dawn to Dusk Mastering the Light in Landscape Photography

    Whether you're taking photographs in the dead of night or looking to create an ethereal effect with water or clouds during the day, long exposures are among the most challenging areas of photography. Very often there are physical obstacles to overcome, whether it's being unable to see to frame your shot or focus, an inability to predict movement during the exposure, or simply the need to hold your camera steady while the shutter is open. There are also numerous technical issues to resolve, such as striking a balance between ISO and noise, dealing with high dynamic range, and maintaining the best possible image quality when the laws of physics are working against you. Yet, just as the demands placed upon the photographer are exceptional, so too are the images that can be created when you push your camera to its limits. Mastering Long Exposure Photography explores the challenges of photographing scenes that the eye often cannot see and reveals not only how you can overcome them, but also how you can consistently achieve long-exposure perfection. Packed with stunning photography throughout, the author's expert advice, tips, and tricks are augmented by Masterclasses from some of the world's leading long exposure champions, each sharing the secrets of their success. So whether you want to master star trail photography, shoot cityscapes at dusk, paint with light, or use blur creatively, Mastering Long Exposure Photography is the only book you'll need.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
  • Genesis: Sebastiao Salgado
    Genesis: Sebastiao Salgado
    ISBN: 9783836538725
    Title: Genesis: Sebastiao Salgado

    Earth eternal: A photographic homage to our planet in its natural state "In GENESIS, my camera allowed nature to speak to me. And it was my privilege to listen." --Sebastião Salgado On a very fortuitous day in 1970, 26-year-old Sebastião Salgado held a camera for the first time. When he looked through the viewfinder, he experienced a revelation: suddenly life made sense. From that day onward--though it took years of hard work before he had the experience to earn his living as a photographer--the camera became his tool for interacting with the world. Salgado, who "always preferred the chiaroscuro palette of black-and-white images," shot very little color in his early career before giving it up completely. Raised on a farm in Brazil, Salgado possessed a deep love and respect for nature; he was also particularly sensitive to the ways in which human beings are affected by their often devastating socio-economic conditions. Of the myriad works Salgado has produced in his acclaimed career, three long-term projects stand out: Workers (1993), documenting the vanishing way of life of manual laborers across the world, Migrations (2000), a tribute to mass migration driven by hunger, natural disasters, environmental degradation and demographic pressure, and this new opus, GENESIS, the result of an epic eight-year expedition to rediscover the mountains, deserts and oceans, the animals and peoples that have so far escaped the imprint of modern society--the land and life of a still-pristine planet. "Some 46% of the planet is still as it was in the time of genesis," Salgado reminds us. "We must preserve what exists." The GENESIS project, along with the Salgados' Instituto Terra, are dedicated to showing the beauty of our planet, reversing the damage done to it, and preserving it for the future. Over 30 trips--travelled by foot, light aircraft, seagoing vessels, canoes, and even balloons, through extreme heat and cold and in sometimes dangerous conditions--Salgado created a collection of images showing us nature, animals, and indigenous peoples in breathtaking beauty. Mastering the monochrome with an extreme deftness to rival the virtuoso Ansel Adams, Salgado brings black-and-white photography to a new dimension; the tonal variations in his works, the contrasts of light and dark, recall the works of Old Masters such as Rembrandt and Georges de La Tour. What does one discover in GENESIS? The animal species and volcanoes of the Galápagos; penguins, sea lions, cormorants, and whales of the Antarctic and South Atlantic; Brazilian alligators and jaguars; African lions, leopards, and elephants; the isolated Zo'é tribe deep in the Amazon jungle; the Stone Age Korowai people of West Papua; nomadic Dinka cattle farmers in Sudan; Nenet nomads and their reindeer herds in the Arctic Circle; Mentawai jungle communities on islands west of Sumatra; the icebergs of the Antarctic; the volcanoes of Central Africa and the Kamchatka Peninsula; Saharan deserts; the Negro and Juruá rivers in the Amazon; the ravines of the Grand Canyon; the glaciers of Alaska... and beyond. Having dedicated so much time, energy, and passion to the making of this work, Salgado likens GENESIS to "my love letter to the planet." Whereas the limited Collector's Edition is conceived like a large-format portfolio that meanders across the planet, this unlimited book presents a selection of photographs arranged in five chapters geographically: Planet South, Sanctuaries, Africa, Northern Spaces, Amazonia and Pantanal. Each in its own way, this book and the Collector's edition--both edited and designed by Lélia Wanick Salgado--pay homage to Salgado's triumphant and unparalleled GENESIS project.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $108.00
  • Ghosts of Ellis Island
    Ghosts of Ellis Island
    ISBN: 9788862083959
    Title: Ghosts of Ellis Island

    In August 2014 the French artist JR received an unprecedented invitation to work in the Ellis Island Immigrant Hospital, a building on the south side of the island that has been abandoned and closed to visitors since 1954. About ten percent of the millions of migrants who passed through Ellis Island, having been deemed not healthy enough to enter the United States, spent some time in the hospital. For "Unframed-Ellis Island," documented in "The Ghosts of Ellis Island," JR chose about 20 archival photographs of the hospital's patients and staff and wheat-pasted these images around the abandoned building, creating haunting scenes that bring the history of these rooms back to life: a family looking out at the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor, a small boy lying on an empty bed frame, patients staring out of the caged "psychopathic" ward. The work, which is accessible by guided tour, will remain up "until it decides to disappear." Along with images of JR's photographic interventions in the hospital, this publication includes new illustrations by legendary cartoonist Art Spiegelman, who collaborated with JR on illustrated narratives about Ellis Island's immigrants.
    JR (born 1983) is best known for his monumental, wheat-pasted street portraiture projects. His ongoing project "Unframed" involves installing archival images and images from anonymous photographers in new contexts. JR has carried out "Unframed" projects in Marseille, São Paulo, Vevey, Atlanta, Baden Baden and Washington, DC. In 2014 he worked inside the theater of the NYC Ballet creating a 6,500-square-foot composite image of NYCB dancers depicted nearly life-size that, when seen from above, forms a giant eye. JR won the TED Prize for 2011.
    Art Spiegelman (born 1948) is an American cartoonist, editor and comics advocate based in New York City, best known for his graphic novel "Maus (1991). His work as coeditor on the comics magazines "Arcade" and "Raw" has been influential, and he spent a decade as contributing artist for "The New Yorker" where he made several high-profile and sometimes controversial covers.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $70.00
  • Girl on Girl Art & Photography in the Age of the Female Gaze
    Girl on Girl Art & Photography in the Age of the Female Gaze
    ISBN: 9781786275554
    Title: Girl on Girl Art & Photography in the Age of the Female Gaze

    A new generation of women is taking the art world--online and offline--by storm. In an image-obsessed culture saturated with social media, these 40 artists are using photography and the female gaze to redefine the fields of fashion, art, advertising, and photojournalism, making a profound impact on our visual world.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
  • Great Cycling Climbs: The French Alps
    Great Cycling Climbs: The French Alps
    ISBN: 9780500022719
    Title: Great Cycling Climbs: The French Alps
    Author: FIFE GRAEME

    The Alps are a place of legend for cyclists, road racers, and enthusiasts alike. Home to one of the most demanding sections of the Tour de France, the mountains offer some of Europe's most glorious cycling climbs through Geneva, Chamonix, Annecy, Chambe ry, Grenoble, Le Bourg-d'Oisans, and Barcelonnette.

    In this comprehensive guide, Graeme Fife, author, teacher, and passionate cycling enthusiast, presents the greatest mountain routes of the Alps. Aided by Peter Drinkell's beautiful color photography, Fife reveals each journey with historical snapshots, humorous observations, and stirring stories from cycling's past, detailing the challenges of each climb and the key features to look out for along the way. A selection of photographs of the routes and stunning scenery is included in each chapter, and illustrated maps document the climbs of each region.

    Whether planning a weekend tour or an epic cycling adventure, this beautifully illustrated guide is essential reading for cyclists of all stripes.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $65.00
  • Great Wide Open: Outdoor Adventure & Landscape Photography
    Great Wide Open: Outdoor Adventure & Landscape Photography
    ISBN: 9783899555554
    Title: Great Wide Open: Outdoor Adventure & Landscape Photography

    Following today's intrepid adventurers, this atmospheric book is a visual journey to the most beautiful and breathtaking places in the world. So pack your backpack, lace up your shoes--don't forget your camera--and go. As the rhythm of our hectic urban lives continues to speed up, we are increasingly compelled to leave it all behind and escape far into the quiet depths of nature. In great contrast with the claustrophobic metropolitan environments most of us live in, the photographs featured in The Great Wide Open depict wondrous sites that will take you on a visual journey through faraway lands from Mongolia to Peru, as seen by those who have climbed that mountain and surfed that wave. Through their silent forests, infinite skies, and crystal waters, these photographs capture the feeling of longing behind the growing search for a certain peacefulness that is lacking in our fast-paced lifestyles. Follow this movement by joining a new generation of outsiders who have an unquenchable thirst for adventure, and see what they see through awe-inspiring images of some of the world's most beautiful places. Read about their explorations as they share the stories behind the photographs--tales ranging from conquering the unconquerable to preparing good coffee huddled under a pitched tent. Beyond some traditional, timeless landscape photographs, The Great Wide Open features views that are highly personal and full of life.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $130.00
  • Harlem
    ISBN: 9780847833351
    Title: Harlem

    A century of Harlem, through the eyes and lenses of some of the most important artists and photographers of the twentieth century. The vibrant and bustling neighborhood occupying the upper reaches of Manhattan has been at the crossroads of the artistic, literary, and political currents of the African-American community since the early days of the twentieth century. Home to writers and revolutionaries, artists and agitators, Harlem has been both subject and inspiration for countless photographers. This sweeping photographic survey includes nearly two hundred images that tell the story of Harlem - its distinctive landscape and extraordinary inhabitants - throughout the twentieth century. Featured artists include: Gordon Parks, James VanDerZee, Eve Arnold, Alice Attie, Cornell Capa, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Richard Avedon, Dawoud Bey, Chester Higgins, Jr., Helen Levitt, Aaron Siskind, Bruce Davidson, Roy DeCarava, Leonard Freed, Carl Van Vechten, and Weegee. The book features essays by leading scholars of African-American studies and art - including Deborah Willis, Cheryl Finley, Elizabeth Alexander, and Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. - which are paired with the work of eighty artists and photographers, affording this enclave the richest chronicling in its history.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $119.00
  • Harry Gruyaert
    Harry Gruyaert
    ISBN: 9780500544488
    Title: Harry Gruyaert

    In 1972, while living in London, Gruyaert created the striking series TV Shots by turning the dial on a television set at random and photographing the distorted images he saw there. A later series, Made in Belgium, portrays his ambivalent relationship with his homeland in a palette of saturated tones. In his most recent work, he embraces the possibilities of digital photography, taking further creative risks to capture light in new ways.

    Gruyaert's images are autonomous, often independent of any context or thematic logic. This volume, the first retrospective of his work, is a superb overview of his personal quest for freedom of expression and the liberation of the senses.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $90.00
  • Hasselblad Masters Vol. 4 Evolve
    Hasselblad Masters Vol. 4 Evolve
    ISBN: 9783832798727
    Title: Hasselblad Masters Vol. 4 Evolve

    Hasselblad--a manufacturer of high quality photo technology for more than five decades--has funded the prestigious Masters photography contest, which honors established top photographers and outstanding newcomers every year. In 2014, the focus is on the theme of "Evolve." Twelve photographers present their stunning images on the subject in this representative anthology. The winners were selected from nearly 4,000 applicants and were given the opportunity yo portray their ideas with high-end Hasselblad equipment. The winners were determined not only by a 24-member jury, but also by the public, who were asked to nominate their favorite images online. The selection criteria not only include ambition, imagination, and technical photographic skills but also the ability to depict emotions. In addition to the established categories such as architecture, fashion, and portraits, underwater photography was included in the competition for the first time.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $130.00
  • Heaven to Hell
    Heaven to Hell
    ISBN: 9783836522847
    Title: Heaven to Hell

    LaChapelle Heaven to Hellis the long-awaited third volume in an exhilarating trilogy that began with LaChapelle Land(1996) and continued with the infamous Hotel LaChapelle(1999). Packed with astonishing, color-saturated, and provocative images, those titles both became instant collector's items and have since gone through multiple printings. Featuring almost twice as many images as its predecessors, LaChapelle Heaven to Hellis an explosive compilation of new work by the visionary photographer.Since the publication of Hotel LaChapelle, the strength of LaChapelle's work lies in its ability to focus the lens of celebrity and fashion toward more pressing issues of societal concern. LaChapelle's imagesof the most famous faces on the planet, and marginalized figures like transsexual Amanda Leporeor the cast of his critically acclaimed social documentary Rizecall into question our relationship with gender, glamour, and status. Using his trademark baroque excess, LaChapelle inverts the consumption he appears to celebrate, pointing instead to apocalyptic consequences for humanity itself. While referencing and acknowledging diverse sources such as the Renaissance, art history, cinema, The Bible, pornography, and the new globalized pop culture, LaChapelle has fashioned a deeply personal and epoch-defining visual language that holds up a mirror to our times.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $95.00
  • Helmut Newton & Alice Springs: Us & Them
    Helmut Newton & Alice Springs: Us & Them
    ISBN: 9783836524674
    Title: Helmut Newton & Alice Springs: Us & Them

    Two cameras, one couple: Helmut Newton and Alice Springs turn the lens on their love and their lifeUs and Them is an ode to partnership and art. First published in 1999, it gathers photographs by Helmut Newton and his wife, the actress and photographer June Newton, who worked under the pseudonym Alice Springs. The collection is arranged into five sections, alternating the gaze between Newton and Spring s own tender internal world of Us, and the glamorous encounters of their social and professional milieu - Them .The Us sections of the book reveal the pair s portraits of each other and themselves, as startling in their moments of vulnerability as they are infectious in their episodes of joy. We see the pair pensive, weary, or roaring with laughter. Alice photographs Helmut on set with his models, in the shower, and in stilettos. Helmut captures Alice in the kitchen, in costume, and hanging up the washing in the nude. Along the way, we are alerted to the frailties and intimacies that make up a long-term partnership and that coexisted with the high-voltage glamour for which Newton is renowned. The particular power of the pictures is to locate as much magnetism and beauty in an aging, ailing partner (Helmut in the hospital, Alice adjusting her spectacles), as in the pristine physiques of a Newton fashion shoot.In the concluding Them section, Newton and Springs each turn their lens on the same, typically famous, subjects, including Catherine Deneuve, Charlotte Rampling, David Hockney, Dennis Hopper, Karl Lagerfeld, and Timothy Leary. While Newton casts these subjects with his unique brand of statuesque allure, Springs deploys a softer focus to find something more suggestive, delicate, or playful.As we move from, in Newton s words, truth and simplicity to editorializing, through youth and age, love and sex, and the public and private spheres, Us and Them offers not only an elegant example of independent visions within a shared life, but also a tender and inspiring chronicle of love through passing time.Text in English, French, and German"

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $110.00
  • Helmut Newton Sumo
    Helmut Newton Sumo
    ISBN: 9783836517300
    Title: Helmut Newton Sumo

    SUMO was a titanic book in every respect: a 480-page tribute to the 20th century’s most influential, intriguing and controversial photographer, it broke records for weight,  dimensions, and resale price. Helmut Newton(1920–2004) always demonstrated a healthy disdain for easy or predictable solutions. SUMO-a bold and unprecedented publishing venture-was an irresistible project. The idea of a spectacular compendium of images, a book with the dimensions of a private exhibition, reproduced to exceptional page size and to state-of-the-art origination and printing standards, emerged from an open, exploratory dialogue between photographer and publisher.With the physically commanding SUMO weighing in-boxed and shrink-wrapped-at 35.4 kilos,Newton created a landmark bookthat stood head and shoulders above anything previously attempted, either in terms of conceptual extravagance or technical specifications. Published in an edition of 10,000 signed and numbered copies, SUMO sold out soon after publication and quickly multiplied its value. This worldwide publishing sensation now features in numerous important collections around the world, including New York's Museum of Modern Art. Legendary SUMO copy number one, autographed by over 100 of the book's featured celebrities, also broke the record forthe most expensive book published in the 20th century,selling at auction in Berlin on April 6, 2000 for 620,000 German Marks – approximately $430,000.Now,10 years after the original publication, SUMO is back in a more economical edition, but one withthe same DNA as its unique progenitor. SUMO established new standards for the art monograph genre, and secured a prominent place in photo-book history.This new edition is the fulfillment of an ambition conceived some years ago by Helmut Newton. He would surely be pleased that, a decade on from its first publication, SUMO-now in a format that allows for a more democratic distribution-will reach the widest possible audience. However, proud owners of the new edition won't wrestle with their copy of SUMO.It comes with a unique standfor displaying the book at home:  

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $320.00
  • Henri Cartier-Bresson in China 1948-1949/1958
    Henri Cartier-Bresson in China 1948-1949/1958
    ISBN: 9780500545188
    Title: Henri Cartier-Bresson in China 1948-1949/1958

    In December 1948, Henri Cartier-Bresson traveled to China at the request of Life magazine. He wound up staying for ten months and captured some of the most spectacular moments in China's history: he photographed Beijing in "the last days of the Kuomintang," and then headed back to Shanghai, where he bore witness to the new regime's takeover. Moreover, in 1958, Henri Cartier-Bresson was one of the first Western photographers to go back to China to explore the changes that had occurred over the preceding decade. The "picture stories" he sent to Magnum and Life on a regular basis played a key role in Westerners' understanding of Chinese political events. Many of these images are among the best-known and most significant photographs in Cartier-Bresson's oeuvre; his empathy with the populace and sense of responsibility as a witness making them an important part of his legacy.

    Henri Cartier-Bresson: China 1948-1949, 1958 allows these photographs to be reexamined along with all of the documents that were preserved: the photographer's captions and comments, contact sheets, and abundant correspondence, as well as the published versions that appeared in both American and European magazines. A welcome addition to any photography lover's bookshelf, this is an exciting new volume on one of the twentieth century's most important photographers.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $110.00
  • Hiroshi Sugimoto: Dioramas
    Hiroshi Sugimoto: Dioramas
    ISBN: 9788862083270
    Title: Hiroshi Sugimoto: Dioramas

    Hiroshi Sugimoto (born 1948) began his four-decade-long series "Dioramas" in 1974, inspired by a trip to the American Museum of Natural History in New York. Surrounded by the museum's elaborate, naturalistic dioramas, Sugimoto realized that the scenes jumped to life when looked at with one eye closed. Recreated forestry and stretches of uninhabited land, wild, crouching animals against painted backgrounds and even prehistoric humans seemed entirely convincing with this visual trick, which launched a conceptual exploration of the photographic medium that has traversed his entire career. Focusing his camera on individual dioramas as though they were entirely surrounding scenes, omitting their frames and educational materials and ensuring that no reflections enter the shot, his subjects appear as if photographed in their natural habitats. He also explores the power of photography to create history--in his own words, "photography functions as a fossilization of time." "Hiroshi Sugimoto: Dioramas" narrates a story of the cycle of life, death and rebirth, from prehistoric aquatic life to the propagation of reptile and animal life to "Homo sapiens"' destruction of the earth, circling back to its renewal, where flora and fauna flourish without man. Here Sugimoto writes his own history of the world, an artist's creation myth.
    Hiroshi Sugimoto was born and raised in Tokyo, Japan, where he studied politics and sociology at Rikkyo University, later retraining as an artist at the Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles, CA. He currently lives in New York and Tokyo.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $100.00
  • Hiroshi Sugimoto: Seascapes
    Hiroshi Sugimoto: Seascapes
    ISBN: 9788862086240
    Title: Hiroshi Sugimoto: Seascapes

    The repetition and variation of water: an expanded edition of Sugimoto's classic series
    This edition of Hiroshi Sugimoto's (born 1948) popular photography series is expanded and updated from the out-of-print first edition, including five previously unpublished photographs. For more than 30 years, Sugimoto has traveled the world photographing its seas, producing an extended meditation on the passage of time and the natural history of the earth reduced to its most basic, primordial substances: water and air. Always capturing the sea at a moment of absolute tranquility, Sugimoto has composed all the photographs identically, with the horizon line precisely bifurcating each image. The repetition of this strict format reveals the uniqueness of each meeting of sea and sky, with the horizon never appearing exactly the same way twice. The photographs are romantic yet absolutely rigorous, apparently universal but exceedingly specific. In the introduction Munesuke Mita writes, "It is clear that Sugimoto's Seascapes possess a vitality that stands in contrast to Rothko's last paintings, which took the reductionist passion of modernism--the desire to erase everything--to its extreme."
    Hiroshi Sugimoto has exhibited extensively in major museums and galleries throughout the world, and his work is held in numerous public collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo; National Gallery, London; National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo; Smithsonian, Washington, DC; and Tate, London, among others. Sugimoto divides his time between Tokyo and New York City.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $130.00
  • History of Photography T25
    History of Photography T25
    ISBN: 9783836540995
    Title: History of Photography T25

    From a delivery boy to one of the most important industrialists in American history,George Eastman's career developed in a particularly American way. The founder of Kodak died in 1932, and left his house to the University of Rochester. Since 1949 the site has operated as an international museum of photography and film, and today holds the largest collection of its kind in the world. The continually expanding photography collection contains over 400,000 images and negatives - among them the work of Alfred Stieglitz, Edward Steichen, Ansel Adams and others - as well as 23,000 cinema films, five million film stills, one of the most important silent film collections, technical equipment and a library with 40,000 books on photography and film. The George Eastman House is a pilgrimage site and a place of worship for researchers, photographers and collectors from all over the world. This volume shows in chronological order the most impressive images and the most important developments in the art of light that is photography. It provides in its huge collection and themes a unique survey of the medium from its origins until now.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $40.00
  • Hit the Road
    Hit the Road
    ISBN: 9783899559385
    Title: Hit the Road

    Get behind the wheel, turn the key, and feel the breeze. Hit the Road features the individuality of overland vehicles, their passionate owners, and the inspiring journeys that celebrate a life on the move.There's a worldwide movement of people escaping the buzz of cities and diving into nature-packed camping trips and weekends away. Recharged, some head back on Sunday evening; others keep driving for months on end as they visit new countries, experience new cultures, and collect new memories. Hit the Road excites as a collection of overland adventures that put the focus on those who have decided to leave the average life behind--and not just millennials. Their rides range from the classic Volkswagen camper to cozy refurbished Airstream trailers and unstoppable fully-equipped 4×4 Adventuremobiles. The journey continues with stunning photography from the deserts of Africa to snow-tipped mountains in Mongolia. Experts share their experiences, their tips and tricks, and their favorite campfire-friendly recipes for life on four wheels. Are you ready to hit the road?

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $110.00
  • How to Photograph Absolutely Everything
    How to Photograph Absolutely Everything
    ISBN: 9780241363584
    Title: How to Photograph Absolutely Everything

    This practical guide will teach you how to take the best possible photo in any situation imaginable with clear step-by-step guidance from expert photographer, Tom Ang. Full of essential advice, hints, and tips, How to Photograph Absolutely Everythinggives you straightforward instructions on what equipment you will need, the best approach for each subject, how to compose your shot and find the right light, and how to frame your shot effectively. Checklists offer you guidance on getting results and "tricks of the trade" show you how to turn a good picture into a great one.From still-life to sports photography, cityscapes and landscapes, and tackling children's parties to capturing the magic of seasonal celebrations, How to Photograph Absolutely Everythingis the essential guide to improving your digital photography skills and getting the most out of your camera.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $55.00
  • How to Read a Photograph
    How to Read a Photograph
    ISBN: 9780500295380
    Title: How to Read a Photograph

    Ian Jeffrey is a superb guide in this profusely illustrated introduction to the appreciation of photography as an art form. Novices and experts alike will gain a deeper understanding of great photographers and their work, as Jeffrey decodes key images and provides essential biographical and historical background. Profiles of more than 100 major photographers, including Alfred Stieglitz, Bill Brandt, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Walker Evans, Paul Strand and Lazlo Moholy-Nagy, highlight particular examples of styles and movements throughout the history of the medium. Each entry includes a concise biography along with an illuminating discussion of key works and nuggets of contextual information, making this book the ideal gallery companion for photography aficionados everywhere.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $55.00
  • Humans of New York
    Humans of New York
    ISBN: 9781250038821
    Title: Humans of New York

    Based on the blog with nearly a million loyal fans, a beautiful, heartfelt, funny, and inspiring collection of photographs capturing the spirit of a city In the summer of 2010, photographer Brandon Stanton set out on an ambitious project: to single-handedly create a photographic census of New York City. Armed with his camera, he began crisscrossing the city, covering thousands of miles on foot, all in an attempt to capture New Yorkers and their stories. The result of these efforts was a vibrant blog he called "Humans of New York," in which his photos were featured alongside quotes and anecdotes. The blog has steadily grown, now boasting nearly a million devoted followers. Humans of New York is the book inspired by the blog. With four hundred color photos, including exclusive portraits and all-new stories, Humans of New York is a stunning collection of images that showcases the outsized personalities of New York. Surprising and moving, printed in a beautiful full-color, hardbound edition, Humans of New York is a celebration of individuality and a tribute to the spirit of the city. With 400 full-color photos and a distinctive vellum jacket

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
  • Iceland: A Journey
    Iceland: A Journey
    ISBN: 9783716518359
    Title: Iceland: A Journey

    Fairytales and legends, literary forms that convey fantastical events, reveal a lot about the culture and identity of the country that produced them. This volume presents 139 Icelandic examples, stories aimed at both children and adults. For the most part, they are taken from the 19th-century collection of Jon Arnason and Magnus Grimsson and other similar collections from that time. Elves, trolls and gnomes are of course common themes, but natural phenomena such as the eruption of the volcano Hekla, the glacier flood in Hornfjaroarfljot or how the arctic fox came to Iceland are dominant elements in these narratives. Accompanying each story is a short description of the setting and its distinctive natural features. Numerous photographs conveying Iceland's enchanting and breath-taking natural beauty allow a unique and intensive immersive experience in the fantastical worlds of Icelandic fairytales and legends.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $60.00
  • Illustration Now! 5
    Illustration Now! 5
    ISBN: 9783836545280
    Title: Illustration Now! 5

    High Five : The latest TASCHEN selection of the world's top illustrators TASCHEN's regular Illustration Now series brings you the latest, groundbreaking work from the world's most exciting illustrators. A stimulating mix of established master draftsmen and neophytes, working in a vast range of techniques, this Illustration Now Vol. 5 features 150 illustrators from over 30 countries, including illustration duo Craig&Karl, reportage artist Sue Coe, upcoming Agata Nowicka, old master James McMullan and Syrian artist Youssef Abdelke. The spread includes personal work, as well as high-profile projects for clients such as Nike, The New Yorker, Harper's Bazaar, Google or Time magazine. Looking back at the history of media, the book's introduction from Steven Heller explores the many styles of illustration. A perfect round-up of illustration's here-and-now for graphic artists, creative professionals and illustration students, but also for anyone with an appreciation of draftsmanship and visual language.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $70.00
  • Importance of Elsewhere: Philip Larkin's Photographs
    Importance of Elsewhere: Philip Larkin's Photographs
    ISBN: 9780711236318
    Title: Importance of Elsewhere: Philip Larkin's Photographs

    'Elegantly written and cogently argued ... His book is founded on a deep respect for, and love of, his subject's curious greatness'..Paul Bailey reviews Richard Bradford's earlier Larkin biography First Boredom, Then Fear in The Independent..The most widely read British poet of the twentieth century, Philip Larkin was also a keen amateur photographer and through his life he made images of the people, places and things that meant most to him. Publishing ahead of the thirtieth anniversary of the poet's death in December 2015, The Importance of Elsewhere gathers the best of Larkin's photographic work, divided into short thematic chapters arranged in chronological order...Written by Richard Bradford, the acclaimed author of the Larkin biography First Boredom, Then Fear, the book shows how Larkin, as an individual, as a writer and indeed as a photographer, developed an acute sensitivity to all aspects of the world around him, from his love of open uninhabited landscapes and empty churches to his mixed feelings about crowds. There are also fascinating portraits of those people who were closest to Larkin, including his lovers, his mother and his literary peers...The book beautifully reproduces more than 200 images from the Larkin archive at Hull: the majority have never previously been seen in print. A substantial foreword by Mark Haworth-Booth, formerly curator of photography at the V&A, explores what it meant to be a serious amateur photographer of Larkin's generation...Together with Larkin's literary works and his letters, these images make up the third, so far unseen, constituent of the material upon which our future perceptions of him will be based.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $55.00
  • In an Australian Light: Photographs from Across the Country
    In an Australian Light: Photographs from Across the Country
    ISBN: 9781760760472
    Title: In an Australian Light: Photographs from Across the Country
    Author: TURNER JO

    Australia is drenched in a light that is different from anywhere else in the world. A light so distinctive, we know it can only be of one place.Imagined as a celebration of the particular beauty of Australian light, this generous publication roams the country, from rugged coastline to arid outback, to reveal how light shapes our wide, brown land. Wind-etched rocks, patterns in sand. Teal oceans. Surfers, slick in their wetsuits against the morning sun. A beach filled with people. A beach with no people. Rockpools. High-rise buildings against sand and sea. Golden sunsets over city skylines. Rays reaching through forest branches to frosted ground. Paddocks muted by mist, trees laden with luminous snow. The variation in the fall of light on our landscape seems limitless.With an introduction by a galactic astrophysicist, In an Australian Light reminds us of the myriad ways we experience light in this vast and diverse land.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $65.00
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