NEW ARRIVALS +  12.30.12 Vol 9.52

A heartfelt thank you for your support of photo-eye over this past year. We wish you all the best for 2013!

From all of us at photo-eye
Rixon Reed, Vicki Bohannon, Melanie McWhorter, Dan Fuller, Eric Miles, Anne Kelly, Sarah Bradley, Lindsey Sniderman and your's truly, Erin Azouz

The Motherland publication carries a strong, focused curation of articles and photography about a single topic in each of its issues. In Motherland Issue 7, the editors focus on all things paranormal — ghosts, spirits and other supernatural phenomena, as well as related topics of faith and belief. The issue contains photographs of talismans used in ceremonial exorcisms, stories and photographs of haunted houses, a fashion spread inspired by horror films and a poignant political piece about a scam in northern India cheating people out of their land rights by claiming they have passed away.

Dun Briste is a sea-stack measuring fifty meters tall in Downpatrick Head, Ireland and is the subject of Jan Kempenaers new monograph, Dun Briste, Downpatrick Head. This softbound limited edition book of 500 copies is bound accordion-style and comes with a color lambda print, signed and numbered by the artist. The photographs are sequenced as Kempenaers pans from left to right of the monolithic land mass, garnering a three-dimensional view of it, reminiscent of a dramatic film scene.

In Asleep at the Chateau, Jork Weisman photographs people as they sleep in The Chateau Marmont, a luxurious old-Hollywood style hotel in West Hollywood. The Chateau Marmont is both a place for starlets to be discovered and Hollywood's biggest stars to remain anonymous, making it seductive for all those in Hollywood's coterie to come for a night of sensual indulgence. Weisman's portraits of sleeping residents, both temporary and permanent, suffused in beautiful, filmic light pay homage to the dreamy aura Hollywood permeates through its films.

Backyard Oasis turns to the swimming pool as the subject for investigation in a post-WWII era — an era in which vacation, relaxation and social interaction were at the forefront of American consciousness. The swimming pool is a ubiquitous fixture in backyards across Southern California and this exhibition catalog contains more than 200 photographs of the rise of pool culture from over 40 photographers including John Baldessari, Herb Ritts, Julius Shulman and Larry Sultan.

Rule Without Exception/Only Exceptions is a comprehensive two-volume set of work from Lewis Baltz. In the first volume, Rule Without Exception, we revisit Baltz’s retrospective book and travelling exhibition of the same name, comprised of the iconic New Topographics photographs from 1967-1991. In the second volume, Only Exceptions looks at Baltz’s site-specific commissioned work from 1992-present. At over 350 pages, this two-volume set is a must-have for anyone interested in the founder of The New Topographics movement.

Aperture Magazine Anthology is the first-ever anthology published by Aperture. With a nod to Aperture's original cofounder and editor Minor White, the anthology is appropriately sub-titled The Minor White years. All of the writing contained in this anthology was published under White's purview. The anthology was edited by White's apprentice and early Aperture staff member, Peter C. Bunnell, who also wrote a thoughtful introduction contextualizing the impact of Aperture in the world of photography and beyond.

Skogen, the new monograph from Robert Adams, contains 46 tritone illustrations of dense, wooded forests near his home in Oregon. Swedish for the word forest, Skogen boasts all new photographs from Adams and comes from a career's worth of work in which the photographer has sought to understand and formalize the chaotic natural world. The photographs in Skogen are dark and mysterious, with slivers of light peeking through the trees, allowing the viewer to pause and reflect on the beauty of natural chaos.

Published by Arbor Vitae, Thus Spoke LaChapelle is the first retrospective of David LaChapelle's oeuvre. With brightly colored, rich imagery of contemporary American culture, LaChapelle has affirmed his place in the lineage of modern photography. Ranging from the mid-1980's to the present, this exhibition catalogue includes LaChapelle's most iconic photographs, as well as an array of work that has never been published or exhibited.

Best wishes,
Erin Azouz
photo-eye Newsletter Editor

photo-eye Auctions

Off for the holidays this week, Eric lets the pictures speak for themselves with a wordless presentation of some of this week's stellar auction selections. Included among the riches are Man Ray's seminal collection Photographs 1920–1934; multi-book lots by Bruce Weber and Duane Michals; a rare, near pristine copy of Conceptualist Gordon Matta-Clark's 1974 Splitting. 322 Humphrey Street as it was left abandoned; Sally Mann's gorgeous Deep South (SIGNED) and MUCH MORE!! See you in 2013! —Eric Miles, photo-eye Auctions

What's on your shelves? For inquiries regarding the sale of a single book or print, or an entire library or collection, contact Eric Miles, Director of Rare Books & Online Auctions

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Man Ray: Photographs 1920-1934
Gordon Matta-Clark: Splitting. 322 Humphrey Street as it was left abandoned
Mike Mandel: Myself: Timed Exposures
Jitka Hanzlová: Bewohner
Sally Mann: Deep South (SIGNED)
Bruce Weber: Bear Pond + 1991 Exhibition Catalogue (2 Books)
Ryan McGinley (Flasher Factory monograph)
Lee Friedlander: Flowers and Trees (SIGNED)
Motherland Issue 7: Ghost Stories
Aperture Magazine Anthology
Jork Weismann
Asleep at the Chateau
Daniell Cornell
Backyard Oasis
Jan Kempenaers
Dun Briste, Downpatrick Head - SIGNED with print
David Lachapelle
Thus Spoke Lachapelle
Lewis Baltz
Rule Without Exception / Only Exceptions
Robert Adams

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