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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
Desire New Erotic Photography
Desire New Erotic Photography
The invention of photography gave artists a new means of expression - and a new way of depicting the human body. This elegant, compelling collection of images from new and established photographers demonstrates how technology has altered the genre - not only in terms of technique, but also composition, theme and content. This incredibly diverse collection features the works of more than 30 artists from around the world, including Evan Baden's explorations of the ways youth culture views sex, intimacy and privacy; Noritoshi Hirakawa's erotic and intimate portraits, which challenge mainstream conceptions of sexuality and heterosexual desire; David Bellemere's dreamlike works, which are inspired by 1970s aesthetics, nature, light and the female body shape; and Ana Kras's surreal photographs that seem like they were taken coincidentally. At once cutting-edge and tasteful, this compelling volume presents a wide range of erotic photography.

Title: Desire New Erotic Photography
Author: REMY PATRICK
Format: Hardback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 22/04/2015
Price: $125.00
RRP: $125.00
Imprint: Prestel
Publisher: Prestel
ISBN: 9783791349527
Temporarily out of stock
Price: $125.00
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
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
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
Picturing America's National Parks
Picturing America's National Parks
To celebrate the centennial of America's National Park Service, Photography In America's National Parks brings together some of the finest landscape photography in the history of the medium, from America's most magnificent and sacred environments. Photography has played an integral role in both the formation of the National Parks and in the depiction of America itself, through this natural resource. From Yosemite to the most recent 2013 addition of Pinnacles National Park in California, America's National Parks have been enjoyed through photographs for over 150 years. This book traces that history and delights readers with stunning photographs of the best American landscapes. With an informative essay from curator Jamie M. Allen unfolds the role of photography in promoting America's national heritage, land conservation, and wildlife preservation.
Featuring the historic work of masters such as Ansel Adams, Imogen Cunningham, William Henry Jackson, Edward Weston, and Minor White, as well as contemporary greats such as Lee Friedlander, Stephen Shore, and Joel Sternfeld, this volume offers a powerful look at America's National Parks and pays homage to a practice that has defined the way we see America, particularly the American West.

Title: Picturing America's National Parks
Author: ALLEN JAMIE M
Format: Hardback
Publishing status: Active
Price: $85.00
RRP: $85.00
Imprint: Aperture
Publisher: Aperture
ISBN: 9781597113564
Available stock: 1
Price: $85.00
Practical Photography
Practical Photography
Designed for both beginners and experts alike, Practical Photography: How to Shoot Like a Pro is published in association with Practical Photography and delivers a unique photography course for all levels of ability and interests. Divided into 20 distinct subject-based projects, featuring over 400 photographs and bite-sized lessons that start simple and become more challenging, it enables the reader to take control of their camera. Incorporating all the basic skills necessary to shoot fantastic images - and with modules on self-portraits, artistic light paintings, landscapes, night photography, nature, reflections, action shots, and much more besides - Practical Photography: How to Shoot Like a Pro offers a fresh and exciting approach to photography.

With friendly, jargon-free tuition on getting to know your way around your DSLR, understanding essential camera settings and editing your images, this book covers all you need to know on how to capture better photographs.

Title: Practical Photography
Author: HAWKINS BEN
Format: Limp
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 05/04/2018
Price: $36.00
RRP: $36.00
Imprint: Carlton Books
Publisher: Carlton Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781787390676
Available stock: 1
Price: $36.00
Richard Renaldi Manhattan Sunday
Richard Renaldi Manhattan Sunday
Manhattan Sunday is part homage to a slice of New York nightlife, and part celebration of New York as palimpsest - an evolving form onto which millions of people have and continue to project their ideal selves and ideal lives. In the essay that accompanies his photographs, Richard Renaldi describes his experiences as a young man in the late 1980s who had recently embraced his gay identity, and of finding a home in "the mystery and abandonment of the club, the nightscape, and then finally daybreak," each offering a "transformation of Manhattan from the known world into a dreamscape of characters acting out their fantasies on a grand stage." Drawing heavily on his personal subcultural pathways, Renaldi captures that ethereal moment when Saturday night bleeds into Sunday morning across the borough of Manhattan. This collection of portraits, landscapes, and club interiors evokes the vibrant nighttime rhythms of a city that persists in both its decadence and its dreams, despite beliefs to the contrary. Manhattan Sunday is a personal memoir that also offers a reflection the city's evolving identity-one that still carries with it and cherishes the echoes of its past.

Title: Richard Renaldi Manhattan Sunday
Author: RENALDI RICHARD
Format: Hardback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 24/11/2016
Price: $110.00
RRP: $110.00
Imprint: Aperture
Publisher: Aperture
ISBN: 9781597113762
Available stock: 1
Price: $110.00