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Alex Webb La Calle Photographs from Mexico
Alex Webb La Calle Photographs from Mexico
La Calle brings together more than thirty years of photography from the streets of Mexico by Alex Webb, spanning 1975 to 2007. Whether in black and white or color, Webb's richly layered and complex compositions touch on multiple genres. As Geoff Dyer writes, "Wherever he goes, Webb always ends up in a Bermuda-shaped triangle where the distinctions between photojournalism, documentary, and art blur and disappear." Webb's ability to distill gesture, light, and cultural tensions into single, beguiling frames results in evocative images that convey a sense of mystery, irony, and humor. Following an initial trip in the mid-1970s, Webb returned frequently to Mexico, working intensely on the U.S.-Mexico border and into southern Mexico throughout the 1980s and '90s, inspired by what poet Octavio Paz calls "Mexicanism-delight in decorations, carelessness and pomp, negligence, passion, and reserve." La Calle presents a commemoration of the Mexican street as a sociopolitical bellwether-albeit one that has undergone significant transformation since Webb's first trips to the country.
Newly commissioned pieces from noted Mexican and Mexican American authors lend further insight into the roles the streets have played for generations: part arterial network, part historical palimpsest, and part absurdist theater of the everyday.

Title: Alex Webb La Calle Photographs from Mexico
Author: WEBB ALEX
Format: Hardback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 29/09/2016
Price: $95.00
RRP: $95.00
Imprint: Aperture
Publisher: Aperture
ISBN: 9781597113717
Available stock: 1
Price: $95.00
Bird Photographer of the Year 03
Bird Photographer of the Year 03
Foreword by Chris Packham

This beautiful book accompanies the photographic competition celebrating some of the best bird photography of the year.

The Bird Photographer of the Year competition celebrates the artistry of bird photography, and this large-format book is lavishly illustrated to reflect this. A celebration of avian beauty and diversity, it is a tribute to both the dedication and passion of the photographers as well as a reflection of the quality of today's modern digital imaging systems.

The book includes the winning and short-listed images from the competition, now in its third year, showcasing some of the finest bird photography, with a foreword by BTO President and head judge, Chris Packham. A proportion of the profits from the book goes directly to the BTO to support their conservation work.

The advent of digital technology has revolutionised photography in recent years, and the book brings to life some of the most stunning bird photography currently on offer. It features a vast variety of photographs by hardened pros, keen amateurs and hobbyists alike, reflecting the huge diversity of bird enthusiasts and nature lovers which is so important in ensuring their conservation and survival.

Title: Bird Photographer of the Year 03
Format: Hardback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 23/08/2018
Price: $70.00
RRP: $70.00
Imprint: William Collins
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780008293628
Available stock: 1
Price: $70.00
Dog In Photography 1839 to Today
Dog In Photography 1839 to Today
With more than 400 canine portraits, this book is both a picture tribute to our favorite four-legged friend and a unique history of dogs in photography. From the 19th century right through to today, we see how the camera has been the key witness to our abiding affection for dogs, capturing their beauty, character, joy, and abiding friendship. In celebration of the world's favorite animal, we bring you over 400 photographs of or about dogs. With pictures from the 19th century to today, the collection includes works by Man Ray, Eric Fischl, Wolfgang Tillmans, Donna Ruskin, Fatima NeJame, Vincent Versace, and of course Elliott Erwitt and William Wegman. Together, their pictures, unique in style but united in canine affection, are testimony if ever there was one that dogs are not only best friends, but also pure photographic inspiration.

Title: Dog In Photography 1839 to Today
Author: MERRITT RAYMOND
Format: Hardback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 20/05/2018
Price: $45.00
RRP: $45.00
Imprint: Taschen
Publisher: Taschen GmbH
ISBN: 9783836567473
Available stock: 1
Price: $45.00
Double War  Shaun Gladwell: Visual Culture and the Wars in Afghanistan and Iraq
Double War Shaun Gladwell: Visual Culture and the Wars in Afghanistan and Iraq
This book focuses on art and war and, in particular, the photographs of Shaun Gladwell, an internationally acclaimed young Australian artist who has represented Australia at a Venice Biennale and has also served as an official War Artist in Iraq and Afghanistan. The book is copiously illustrated with images that relate closely to the text, which has been researched and written by Dr Kit Messham-Muir, who conducted numerous interviews with the artist. The main settling point is the proliferation of information about current conflicts and the fear it is instilling throughout the world. Any text or images that can offer insights into this aspect of human behaviour is of considerable interest to a large number of people.

Title: Double War Shaun Gladwell: Visual Culture and the Wars in Afghanistan and Iraq
Author: MESSHAM MUIR KIT
Format: Hardback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 01/07/2015
Price: $55.00
RRP: $55.00
Imprint: Thames & Hudson
Publisher: Thames and Hudson (Australia)
ISBN: 9780500500545
Available stock: 1
Price: $55.00
Encounters with Peggy Guggenheim
Encounters with Peggy Guggenheim
Born into a wealthy New York family in 1928, Marguerite 'Peggy' Guggenheim one of the greatest art collectors of the 20th century. Using her inheritance to open her first art gallery, Peggy's love of art lead to to eventually settle in Venice, where she relaunched her life after becoming the star of the 1948 Venice Art Biennale. For her, a life without the inspiration of her artist and writer friends would have been just as unthinkable as a life without art per se. In Encounters with Peggy Guggenheim, renowned photographer stefan moses reveals his collection of photographs of Peggy, taken between 1969 and 1974, many which have never been seen before. Striking, eccentric and dramatic, Moses' photographed Peggy in her favourite places around Venice, as well as in her private palazzo at Canal Grande. See her Peggy as she glides on her gondola with her Lhasa apso dogs, wearing her iconic butterfly glasses made by Edward Melcarth - the quickness and talent of moses captures the character of this true eccentric.

An inspiration for art-, photography- and fashion-lovers alike, Encounters with Peggy Guggenheim is a behind-the-scenes look at of one of the world's most eccentric and inspirational women.

Title: Encounters with Peggy Guggenheim
Author: MOSES STEFAN
Format: Hardback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 20/09/2018
Price: $45.00
RRP: $45.00
Imprint: Hardie Grant Books
Publisher: Hardie Grant Books (UK)
ISBN: 9781784881870
Available stock: 1
Price: $45.00
Flowers at Home
Flowers at Home
Using cut flowers and an imaginative range of accessories, well-known Auckland-based stylist Sandra Kaminski shows in Flowers at Home how to transform a room or setting to reflect the mood you want. It could be as simple as a few hand-picked blooms on the dinner table, a subtle arrangement of delicately tinted roses or an extravaganza of riotous colour - it's all about knowing how to present them to best effect. Whatever your preferred style, you will find endless inspiration in this glorious collection of opulent floral images based on the four seasons. Sandra's early career focused on fashion merchandising, but her discerning eye for colour, design and texture together with her talent for creating beautiful settings with everyday items established a loyal fan base during her nine years as a stylist with New Zealand House and Garden magazine. Her work has been featured in numerous magazines throughout Europe, UK, US and Australia and her first book, Living Life Beautifully published by Penguin Books in 2006, sold in both Australia and New Zealand. Examples of photographer Geoff Hedley's work can be seen in many magazines. He specialises in commercial and advertising work.
Earlier this year his work featured in the Auckland Fringe Festival of Photography.

Title: Flowers at Home
Author: KAMINSKI SANDRA
Format: Hardback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 01/04/2013
Price: $40.00
RRP: $65.00
Imprint: Renaissance Publishing
Publisher: Renaissance Publishing
ISBN: 9780986452178
Available stock: 2
Price: $40.00
Hanoi Streets 1985 to 2015 In the Years of Forgetting
Hanoi Streets 1985 to 2015 In the Years of Forgetting
Documentary photographer William E. Crawford spent three decades documenting Vietnam, and in particular Hanoi, its people and the surrounding countryside. As one of the very first Western photographers to work in post-war North Vietnam, Crawford was drawn back to the country numerous times at regular intervals between 1985 and 2015 to record this fascinating country's culture, people, and society with beautiful, compelling and intimate photographs, concentrating on colonial and indigenous architecture, urban details, portraits, and landscapes.

In 1986, the Vietnam's Communist leadership began to shift from a Soviet-style central planning model toward free-market economic reforms. As a result, Hanoi has been transformed over the last three decades, becoming an example of how traditional Asian and developing cities have often been torn down or allowed to crumble - only to re-emerge in a 'modernised' form.

Unlike photo-journalism, which is interested in the theatre of the moment, Crawford's evocative and powerful photography chronicles life throughout Hanoi and its surrounds over the course of the last three decades. Filled with full-colour photographs and informative essays on his experiences and the people he encountered, Crawford's work - showcased in this beautifully presented volume - provides a unique visual catalogue of the evolution of a city and its inhabitants, and in particular the complex historical area known as The 36 Streets.

Title: Hanoi Streets 1985 to 2015 In the Years of Forgetting
Author: CRAWFORD WILLIAM E
Format: Hardback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 27/06/2018
Price: $130.00
RRP: $130.00
Imprint: Images Publishing Ltd
Publisher: Images Publishing Group Pty Lt
ISBN: 9781864707861
Available stock: 1
Price: $130.00
Jump
Jump
Damiani takes great pleasure in re-publishing this classic photo book from 1959 in a beautifully printed facsimile edition. With nearly 200 photographs of Halsman's famous subjects in midair, these uniquely witty and energetic images of airborne movie stars, politicians, royalty, artists, and authors have become an important part of Halsman's photographic legacy. For six years in the mid-1950s, he ended his portrait sessions by asking his sitters to jump. Grace Kelly hikes her skirt with surprising moxie. Marilyn Monroe, Edward Steichen, Audrey Hepburn, Robert Oppenheimer, John Steinbeck, Weegee, Aldous Huxley, Marc Chagall, Salvador Dali, Brigitte Bardot, and Groucho Marx all take the leap of faith - ensuring that we see something about them that we hadn't quite seen before. It is a tribute to Halsman's powers of persuasion that Richard Nixon, the Duke & Duchess of Windsor, Judge Learned Hand (in his mid-80s at the time) and other figures not known for their spontaneity could be talked into rising to the challenge. He called the resulting pictures his hobby.
And in Philippe Halsman's Jump Book, he tells us, with mock-academic wit, that the photos are studies in the new science of Jumpology. The jumps took place wherever the rest of the shoot had been located: in the studio, outside or inside, at the subject's home or workplace. "When you ask a person to jump," Halsman wrote, "his attention is mostly directed toward the act of jumping, and the mask falls, so that the real person appears." As Roberta Smith, chief art critic of the New York Times, wrote in her review of the 2010 Halsman/ Jump exhibit in New York: "There is a sublime silliness to Halsman's images that can make you laugh regardless of how often you see them. They offer incontrovertible proof of Schiller's claim that 'all art is dedicated to joy.' Evidently the simple act of getting off the ground requires giving in to something like joy. You have to let go." It is not coincidental that Halsman devised Jumpology in the era of Action Painting, which sowed the seeds that would soon grow into performance art.
Roberta Smith continues: "Halsman pushed his own form, the studio portrait, to extremes, exaggerating its basic components in ways that make us more aware of them: the trust that must exist between photographer and subject; the split-second 'performance' that any still camera captures; the uncontrollable revelations of character; the way we all try to rise, as it were, to the occasion of a photograph."

Title: Jump
Author: HALSMAN PHILIPPE
Format: Hardback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 01/09/2015
Price: $70.00
RRP: $70.00
Imprint: Miscellaneous
Publisher: Damiani
ISBN: 9788862084208
Available stock: 1
Price: $70.00
Landscapes of NZ
Landscapes of NZ
Timeless photographs portray the beauty and grandeur of the New Zealand landscape in a new flexible compact edition of this classic publication.

Title: Landscapes of NZ
Author: JACOBS WARREN
Format: Limp
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 02/11/2015
Price: $25.00
RRP: $25.00
Imprint: New Holland
Publisher: New Holland Publishers (NZ) Lt
ISBN: 9781869664404
Available stock: 1
Price: $25.00
Magnum Manifesto
Magnum Manifesto
In this landmark photography publication and accompanying exhibition, Clement Cheroux demonstrates how Magnum Photos owes its pre-eminence to the ability of its photographers to encompass and navigate the points between photography as art object and photography as documentary evidence. A Magnum photograph can be expressive and bear witness at the same time. Magnum Manifesto is organized into three main parts: Part 1 (1947-1968) views the Magnum archive through a humanist lens, focusing on post-war ideals of commonality and utopianism. Part 2 (1969-1989) shows a world fragmenting, with a focus on subcultures, minorities and outsiders. Part 3 (1990-present day) charts the ways in which Magnum photographers have captured - and continue to capture - a world in flux and under threat. Featuring both group and individual projects, the book includes contact sheets, notebooks, magazine spreads and other previously unseen material to accompany the photographs. Complete with extensive texts by Clement Cheroux and photographic historian Clara Bouveresse, Magnum Manifesto is an essential purchase for anyone seeking to understand the very best in photography.

Title: Magnum Manifesto
Author: MAGNUM PHOTOS
Format: Hardback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 18/05/2017
Price: $100.00
RRP: $100.00
Imprint: Thames & Hudson
Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
ISBN: 9780500544556
Available stock: 1
Price: $100.00
Meet Me in the Square Christchurch 1983 to1987
Meet Me in the Square Christchurch 1983 to1987
After the earthquake of 22 February 2011, photographer David Cook returned to his former hometown and found the central city irreparably damaged. He was inspired to unearth his archive of 6000 photographs of the city he'd shot as a young man in his twenties, rebuilding through images the city as he remembered it. Cathedral Square, Centennial Pool, Lancaster Park, schoolboys, punks, nuns - this beautifully designed book of photographs of 1980s Christchurch is a moving, nostalgic journey through the city we'll never see again.

Title: Meet Me in the Square Christchurch 1983 to1987
Author: COOK DAVID
Format: Hardback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 05/12/2014
Price: $30.00
RRP: $30.00
Imprint: Christchurch art Gallery
Publisher: Christchurch Art Gallery Te Pu
ISBN: 9781877375392
Available stock: 1
Price: $30.00
Pictures by the Stormpilot
Pictures by the Stormpilot
As a pilot, Santiago Borja flies around the globe every day, often coming up against wild storms and various types of turbulence. In case of such encounters, Borja the "Stormpilot" always keeps his camera in the cockpit, capturing breathtaking images of the very center of the storm-swirling clouds, up-close lightning bolts, a surreal ghostly glow, and somewhere thousands of miles below, the flickering of civilization in the rain. Santiago's captivating aerial storm photographs, featured in a number of prestigious galleries, are brought together for the first time in this book, accompanied by lively and informative texts about the dramatic weather phenomena his photos reveal. For anyone captivated by life above the clouds and the violent beauty of nature, Borja's images offer awesome insights into a tempestuous world.

Title: Pictures by the Stormpilot
Author: BORJA LOPEZ SANTIAGO
Format: Hardback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 30/06/2018
Price: $70.00
RRP: $70.00
Imprint: Te Neues Pub
Publisher: teNeues Publishing UK Ltd
ISBN: 9783961711086
Available stock: 1
Price: $70.00