NEW ARRIVALS +  02.11.12 Vol 9.6

Francesca Woodman: Photographs 1977-1981 is a document celebrating the artist's early work and friendship with Giuseppe Casetti and Paolo Missiogoi, owners of the Maldoror bookstore in Rome. While visiting Rome, Woodman presented the bookstore owners with a box of her photographs, prompting her first solo exhibition at the Maldoror in 1978. Throughout the years, Woodman would send images, letters, drawings and postcards to the Maldoror. The book compiles this previously unpublished collection in a scrapbook narrative that is beautiful in design. Copies are in stock and available for order.

Is This Place Great Is This Place Great or What by Brian Ulrich is a deep exploration into the shifting landscape of American consumerism. Presented here is a documentation of a struggling economy, where big box stores teeter between transformation and collapse. With a financial crisis lingering in the minds of many American families, Ulrich focuses his eye on not only the obvious complexities of American consumerism, but also the collapse of this system, taking the viewer from thriving retail spaces to thrift stores and abandoned and decaying shopping malls. Cinematic in approach, the photographs in this book are visually captivating and provide a sobering narrative of America's current economic realities. Signed copies are in stock and available for order.

Lele Saveri's psychodrama Incubi et Succubi is a haunting look at the figures and scenes that come to the artist in his sleep. Ghostly forms and masked characters appear throughout alongside religious iconography, occult symbolism and dark landscapes. These archetypes — along with the atmosphere Saveri has created — provide a unique and contemporary view into photography and the occult. Beautifully designed, this book is also accompanied by a large folded poster of a masked figure printed on newsprint. Copies are now in stock and available for order.

Out of My Mind.... Back in 5 Minutes by Hanna Liden is an in your face, crude observation of the tenuous urban landscape that is New York City. Collecting the city's vices (cigarette butts, remnants of street games and liter) and displaying them alongside installation shots of the artist's trash bags filled with poured plaster, collections of homeless belongings and seemingly pixilated forensic views, this book becomes an over-the-top documentation of disregarded human traces specific to the city that never sleeps. Copies are in stock and available for order.

Val Verde is a collaboration between photographer Sam Falls and writer Jamie Kranzler. Accompanying Kranzler's two lively poetic storylines are a series of black-and-white photographs taken by Falls. The direct correlations between the words of the writer and images of the photographer are not overtly apparent, but resemble a puzzle for the reader to piece together. The book is concluded with color images of Falls' construction paper and fabric pieces that are exposed to sunlight and rain after being covered in light sensitive chemicals. Copies are now in stock and available for order.

Focusing on the often forgotten English city of Plymouth, Robin Maddock takes a detailed view of what everyday life in the city is like in his new book God Forgotten Face. In many ways, this book is a personally motivated project. The photographer has come back to reexamine the city that his family has lived in his entire life. This personal reflection plays both to the artist's sense of loss and time, but also to the loss and evolution of changing economies relevant to Plymouth. The photographs here are stunning and revealing, giving insight into Plymouth's history and future. Copies are now in stock and available for order.

Providing an in-depth view into the life of Martin Kippenberger is a powerful new biography by the artist's sister Susanne Kippenberger titled simply, Kippenberger. The author draws on Kippenberger's early childhood and includes a series of interviews and thoughts from the artist's extended family and colleagues. The hard-living and often confrontational artist — who rose to fame in the 1970s — has influenced countless others since his passing. Copies are now in stock and available for order.

photo-eye's Publisher Direct

Desire Lines by Jan Dirk van Der Burg investigates the human desire to get from point A to point B as soon as possible. By focusing on the methodically organized paved sidewalks and other pedestrian areas, Dirk van Der Burg highlights the small intrusion and grassless paths left by the human footprint. These diagonal paths, created as a shortcut to bypass the grid like sidewalks and streets give both a curious insight into human behavior and the small footprints we tend to leave behind.

Strawberry Snow by Yves Suter is a documentation of the photographer's travels alongside snowboarder Dominik Betschart. The pair embarked on a one-month snowboard journey through central Japan and traveled to Hokkaido and back. Accompanying Suter's photographs are written accounts of their journey that make for an intimate and unique view of the Japanese landscape.

All Publisher Direct titles are available for order through the publisher via a special link within their listing.

Week Nine of our New Photo-eye Auctions!

This week, we're proud to offer a selection of important Japanese books, including a rare signed copy of the hippy-erotica classic Ipy Girl Ipy by Tad Wakamatsu; two signed books by Masahisa Fukase as well as a first edition of his 1986 masterpiece Karasu [Ravens].

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George Hashiguchi: [We Can't Stay Anywhere-- Wild Teens of the World]
Tad Wakamatsu: Ipy Girl Ipy (SIGNED, with Obi!)
Masahisa Fukase: The Solitude of Ravens (Karasu)
Nobuyoshi Araki: Ikonta Story
Miyako Ishiuchi: Endless Night
Masahisa Fukase: Memories of Father (SIGNED)
Masahisa Fukase: Family (SIGNED)
Déjà-vu (Important Japnaese Photo Magazine, Nos. 1 & 2!)
By Giuseppe Casetti and Francesco Stocchi
Francesca Woodman: Photographs 1977–1981
Brian Ulrich
Is This Place Great or What - SIGNED
Hanna Liden
Out of My Mind… Back in 5 Minutes
Sam Falls
Val Verde
Susanne Kippenberger
Kippenberger: The Artist and His Families
Lele Saveri
Incubi et Succubi
Robin Maddock
God Forgotten Face
Jan Dirk van der Burg
Desire Lines
Yves Suter
Strawberry Snow

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