NEW ARRIVALS +  08.04.12 Vol 9.31

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The creative hub of London’s Soho district is the subject of Anders Petersen’s new book published by Mack. In 2011 Petersen began a commission by the Photographers’ Gallery to photograph the district for four weeks, amassing a rather large body of work of the people and streets that reflect the artist’s renowned aesthetic. Soho is the latest installment from Petersen’s ongoing City Diaries and is beautifully designed and printed. Copies are now in stock and are available for order.

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Motherland: Vol. 3 is a unique publication focusing on India’s prison system. Using photographs, writing, comic strips and contemporary drawing, this new issue brings together a collection of visual and written material that examines the political and economic struggles of modern prison practices and realities. The details of prison life in this new volume are eye opening and are a must for anyone interested in prison photography. Copies are now in stock and are available for order.

"Objects in Mirror is a collection of essays and a few fragments from larger written pieces assembled by designer Hans Gremmen "to give insight into his daily practice." With the idea of the American landscape high on his mind in 2011, Objects in Mirror came to be as part of the annual 'Looking over the shoulder of…' program from Utrecht's FOTODOK. Images make up the framework of the dialogue, but the book is fundamentally about perceptions of the United States as understood through prevailing relationships to its landscape — most often, that of National Parks." — from Sarah Bradley's post on photo-eye Blog. Copies are now in stock and are available for order.

Witho Worms’ book Cette Montagne C’est Moi is a collection of carbon prints the photographer has produced documenting coal slagheaps in Northern Europe. Taking small amounts of coal from the slagheaps and adding it to the printing process, Worms developed a unique printing technique that is beautiful in its subtlety, but haunting in its aesthetic representation. Process aside, these images are reminiscent of earlier 19th century masters, but also add an odd twist to a traditional process and medium. Copies are now in stock and are available for order.

We had a good response to last week's post featuring a variety of great signed books that we still have in stock, so we thought we'd highlight a few more this week — especially considering these books have wonderful write ups, reviews and even an interview to go with them. But once again, get them while you can. For some of these titles, we have only limited copies available and won't be getting more in stock.

"Sasha is a story of a girl becoming a woman. Sasha's mother, Claudine Doury, starts the book with a picture of Sasha gazing into a shiny ball, looking at what the future might hold. Next she is in the woods, standing in a sun-dappled glade amidst of sea of dry ice... The mystery continues as Sasha walks into water, a baptism that leaves her reborn and immortal, able to walk on water and conquer the world — until the next picture at least where she wades with a clump of water weed on her head, a teenage creature from the Black Lagoon." — from Colin Pantall's review of Sasha. Signed copies are in stock and are available for order.

"The State of Ata is a little like a combo of [Lee] Friedlander's appreciation of the American monument and [Robert] Frank's curiosity about the icons that might symbolize a time in this country's zeitgeist. In this instance, when Chantal explained to me the ubiquitous presence of the public imagery of Atatürk, the dead leader of the Turkish revolution subsequent to the Ottoman collapse after World War I, and how his imagery has become embroiled in the contest between secularism and political Islam in Turkey. It seemed like a natural opportunity for Chantal and me, Turk and American, to initiate a project together from the perspective of outsider/insider." — from photo-eye's interview with Mike Mandel and Chantal Zakari. A limited number of signed copies are in stock and are available for order.

"One Block is Dave Anderson's homage to a block in New Orleans located in the Lower Ninth Ward, an area where the floodwaters of Katrina dealt an especially hard blow. In documenting the rebuilding that went on there between 2006 and 2010, Anderson includes numerous portraits of the residents of this block, some at work — painting, leveling, measuring, planting, sanding, and so forth — others caught in the still moments between. Some of the portraits are more formal, others less so. Although the captions speak to the various concerns of these people, the photographic narrative centers around the evolution of homes; we see the before and after pictures, from sheets of plastic to fresh coats of paint, from dumpsters filled with rubble to new windows, walls, and roofs, all observed over the years Anderson returned to document the process of recovery." — from Ellen Rennard's review of One Block. A limited number of signed copies are in stock and are available for order.

"The perspectives are straight forward: literal views from the eyes of the soldiers — through the windows of Humvees and the green aura of night vision goggles. The technique is as clever as it is simple, but renders results that far outstrip what could potentially feel gimmicky in lesser hands. The twice framed images in 'Windows' show a street view reality of life for Iraqis, complete with blast walls, trash, rubble and decay. Through the small windows we catch glimpses of life in a country devastated by war, yet it is a restrictive view. It would be easy to gaze through these windows as if you were watching TV, removing yourself from the realities of these environments, but the pane of glass and lens between Lowy and his subject doesn't twice remove the viewer of this book — the acknowledgement of the extra filter somehow draws us closer." — from Sarah Bradley's post on Iraq | Perspectives on photo-eye Blog. A limited number of signed copies are in stock and are available for order.

We hope you enjoy this week's selection of New Arrivals!

Warm Regards,

Antone Dolezal
photo-eye Newsletter Editor

photo-eye Auctions

This week, a fascinating 'association copy' of William Klein's 1956 master work of kinetic street photography, New York. Watch Eric's presentation for a bit of first rate bibliographic sleuthing!! Also 'on the block,' more from the brilliant transplanted Southwest Surrealist Frederick Sommer; an excellent copy of the inimitable Ralph Gibson trilogy; Paul Strand's neo-realist paean to old world village life, Un Paese (1955 1st edition); a rare inscribed copy of Minor White's Mirrors / Messages / Manifestations and much more! Thanks for your continued support!!

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William Klein: New York (1st UK Edition)--ASSOCIATION COPY!
Yurie Nagashima (1995, Nude Self-Portraits)
Jun Miki: Samba Samba Brasil
The Ralph Gibson Trilogy: The Somnambulist, Déjà-Vu, & Days at Sea
Frederick Sommer (Rare 1968 cataloge) + Jargon Society Book wtih Sommer Cover (+ Important Extra)
Frederick Sommer (Six Books!! Includes 2 SIGNED + Extras)
Ralph Eugene Meatyard: The Family Album of Lucybelle Crater (Scarce Hardbound Edition!)
Ralph Eugene Meatyard (Two Scarce books)
Walker Evans: Many Are Called
Ryuji Miyamoto: Architectural Apocalypse (1st Edition)
Lee Friedlander: Maria (SIGNED by both!)
Bruce Davidson: East 100th Street
Paul Strand: Un Paese (1955 1st edition)
Minor White: Mirrors / Messages / Manifestations (Inscribed 1st Edition!)
Motherland Vol 03: Prisons
Hans Gremmen
Objects in Mirror
Xavier Canonne
Witho Worms
Anders Petersen
Bobby Abrahamson
North Portland Polaroids - SIGNED
Michael Jang
Summer Weather
Andre Cepeda
Rien - SIGNED and Limited Edition
Andre PrincÍpe
O Perfume Do Boi - SIGNED
Claudine Doury
Sasha - SIGNED
Mike & Chantal Zakari Mandel
The State of Ata - SIGNED by Mike Mandel
Dave Anderson
One Block - SIGNED
Benjamin Lowy
Iraq | Perspectives - SIGNED

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