NEW ARRIVALS +  06.10.11 Vol 8.24

This is Why We Can't Have Nice Things Featured in this week's newsletter, This Is Why We Can't Have Nice Things! by photographer David J. Carol. This "Non-Book," as Carol refers to it, is a superb example of creative design. Presented in a Lucite enclosure, this unique object offers forty unbound photographs accompanied by fourteen text plates. Carol's signature grainy images are beautifully reproduced and his inherent humor and wit are present throughout the collection. The "Non-Book" functions in several intriguing ways. While it is a well-edited series of thoughtful photographs, This Is Why We Can't Have Nice Things! also allows the viewer to fully engage in each individual print. Holding each of the unbound photographs is more reminiscent of viewing of a portfolio than flipping pages in a book. This innovative design is limited to a first edition of 251 signed and numbered copies. Of these copies, numbers 1-30 come as a limited edition with a signed and numbered 8x10 photograph. Signed copies of this innovative title are now in stock and available for order.

Fertile Geometry Fertile Geometry by photographer David Pollock is a striking journey through the farmlands of the Saanich Peninsula on Vancouver Island. Geometry, referring to the ancient Greek meaning "to measure the land," denotes the photographer's documentation of this complicated landscape. Parceled into specific plots of acreage, the farmlands explored by Pollock inherently disclose human interaction within the land by analyzing both the human footprint and the need for sustainable consumption. The complexity of Pollock's photographs exemplifies the nature in which human's can view the natural landscape, examining it as an intricate system supported by all ecosystems involved. And while this book is a wonderful exploration of the entangled notion of the human footprint, its achievement lies in a series of stunning photographic landscapes. Signed copies of this beautiful monograph are now in stock and available for order.

Sunder Photographer Bruce Haley's monograph Sunder is an exceptional documentation of life in the former Soviet Bloc. Taken between 1994 and 2002, Haley thoughtfully engaged with the people and land to tell a complex story of a painful history, uncertain present and hopeful future. Focusing heavily on the people reassembling their lives, industries and political systems, this book is taken from a vantage point of earnest admiration. The black and white images shown here are phenomenal in their visual aesthetics and powerful narrative. The photographer's thorough exploration of abandoned industry mixed with rich cultural substance raises the bar for what constitutes contemporary documentary photography. Signed copies of this exquisite monograph are now in stock and available for order.

Arriving soon to our bookstore, two new titles by independent publisher Lay Flat. First, Visible Library by photographer Sam Falls is a hauntingly beautiful jaunt through the American Wing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Taken with a large-format camera and expired black and white film, the photographs presented offer both an intimate portrait of the museum wing and personal view of the artist's experience. Second, Dune by photographer Misha de Ridder enters into a surreal portrayal of the natural landscape. A study of a small section of dunes, the photographs in this book hold a simplistic mystery that focuses heavily on subtly qualities of light and color. These stunning publications are limited to an edition of 750 copies each. Signed copies of both books are arriving soon and available for preorder.

On the photo-eye Blog, Sarah Bradley's closer look at Happy Birthday To You by artist Anouk Kruithof. "Happy Birthday To You is the product of photographer and multimedia artist Anouk Kruithof's residency at Het Vijfde Seizoen in the Netherlands. Located on the site of a psychiatric institution, artists are encouraged to work or interact with the patients over their three-month stay. Considering this, the organization has some understandable reservations about photography — a straight forward documentary project could easily fall into the realm of something exploitative, creating space between patient and artist." Read Sarah Bradley's full post here. Signed copies of this unique publication are now in stock and available for order.

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David Pollock
Fertile Geometry - SIGNED
Bruce Haley
Sunder - SIGNED
David J. Carol
This Is Why We Can't Have Nice Things - SIGNED and Limited Edition
Anouk Kruithof
Happy Birthday to You - SIGNED
Ernesto Bazan
Al Campo - SIGNED
Sam Falls
Visible Library - SIGNED
Stanley B. Burns, MD
Sleeping Beauty III, Memorial Photography
Misha De Ridder
Eugene Richards
War Is Personal
Aki Tanaka
The Sun Shines In - SIGNED
Keiko Sasaoka
Bruce Haley
13 Million Tons of Pig Iron - SIGNED

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