NEW ARRIVALS +  04.27.13 Vol 9.69

Ain't Bad Magazine #4 highlights the works of photographers Livia Corona, Mathieu Bernard-Reymond and Louis Porter. In Corona's series, Two Million Homes for Mexico, she explores the low-income housing developments erected during Vicente Fox's six-year presidency. With attention paid to the lack of schools, parks and hospitals in these urbanized areas, Corona's series sheds a critical light on the seemingly progressive housing project. In Bernard-Reymond's black & white series, he gathers financial charts and statistics and renders them as sculptures using 3-D software and integrates them into natural landscapes. Porter's series titled Unknown Land documents the uncanny nature of the Australian suburb, built to resemble a now far-removed idea of the settler's homeland.

Ain't Bad Magazine #5 underlines the work of Clayton Cotterell, Daniel Gordon, Trey Wright, Andrew B. Myers, Anthony Gerace and Stefan Vorbeck/Stillsandstrokes. Themed around Escapism, this issue looks at the variety of ways photographers are reducing the photographic image to its surface — patterns, shapes and colors jump off the pages in this issue. As if an homage to the Dadaists, the form becomes the content in these various bodies of work, allowing the viewer to unpack our own thoughts and fantasies into the images presented to us.

Pieces of String is a beautiful new monograph from photographer Justin Kimball. Over the course of four years, Kimball photographed inside the homes of the recently deceased or displaced. The empty, eerie interiors provide insight into the lives of people we will never see or know. Kimball exercises great sensitivity in photographing these personal spaces through subtle compositions with rich, moody colors. The worn slipcase cover and box-like presentation make Pieces of String feel like a treasure you might uncover in the attic of one of these homes. Watch Melanie McWhorter's In-Print Photobook Video presentation of this book here.

Known for his large-scale panoramic photographs of New York City, Jeff Liao is back with his second monograph, Coney Island. This New York landmark has provided an escape from the hustle of city dwellers since the 1800's. Amusement parks, beach scenes, shops and restaurants rendered in exquisite detail provide a closer look into the culture of vacation, relaxation and good old-fashioned fun. Copies are available to order and will be arriving in the next week.


In Adam Bell's review of Eva's Book/Berlin in Pictures by John Gossage, he writes, "In his new book, Eva's Book/Berlin in Pictures, John Gossage returns to Berlin and pays tribute to the fertile terrain that shaped and informed him as an artist. Dedicated to Gossage's friend and artist Eva Maria Ocherbauer, this slim volume is a love-letter and tribute not only to Eva but also to the city and period where he made his own greatest artistic discoveries. Primarily shot in the late 1990s and early 2000s, the work is a return to black and white and Berlin for Gossage."

The Thirty-Two Inch Ruler/Map of Babylon by John Gossage contains two bodies of work from the prolific photographer. The Thirty-Two Inch Ruler is comprised of photographs made in and around affluent neighborhoods in Washington D.C. while Map of Babylon, made in the same year, documents Washington, Germany, China and places in-between. Published by Steidl in 2010, the book explores power relations, privilege and beauty with a sinister undertone.

Arbeit/Work by Chris Killip spans over thirty years of documentary work focusing on the living conditions of the working class of Northern England. His portraits of factory workers, children and the elderly are interspersed with architectural and landscape photographs. Arbeit/Work illustrates a bleak social landscape where opportunities for advancement are limited at best.

Here Comes Everybody is comprised of over one hundred photographs made by Chris Killip during his repeated trips to Ireland between 1993 and 2005. Killip attended the annual pilgrimages at Croagh Patrick and Maamen in Western Ireland, photographing the journey of the pilgrims and the landscape along the way. The deeply spiritual place provides a stunning backdrop for Killip's first color images ever published.

Best wishes,
Erin Azouz
photo-eye Newsletter Editor

photo-eye Auctions

A small but select group of books are featured in this week's auction listings, including multi-book lots with SIGNED titles by Saul Leiter and Herb Ritts; a super-rare signed copy of the psychedelic-erotic Japanese classic Come Up, by Tetsuya Ichimura (included in Japanese Photobooks of the 1960s and 1970s); a SUPERB copy of Ishimoto's Katsura, one of the absolute essentials of architectural photography; Yutaka Takanashi's Pre-landscape/Hatsukuni (SIGNED) & more to come.

Enjoy the cornucopia of images from this week's books below and be sure to check our Eric's contribution to 10x10 American Photobooks, going live this week.

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With more traffic than ever before and new bidders coming on board all the time, it's a fantastic time to consign! For inquiries regarding the sale your fine photobooks and/or prints, contact Eric Miles, Director of Rare Books & Online Auctions.

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Tetsuya Ichimura: Come Up (Rare SIGNED Copy, in Slipcase!)
Saul Letier: Three SIGNED Books (2008 Steidl Monograph + Early Color + Retrospektive)
Herb Ritts: Men/Women (2 vol.) + Notorious + Duo, Ltd. Ed. (3 Books, ALL SIGNED)
Yasuhiro Ishimoto: Tradition and Creation in Japanese Architecture (True 1st; Complete, In Slipcase)
William Eggleston's Guide (1st Edition--SIGNED!)
Diane Arbus: An Aperture Monograph (Rare 1st Printing with 'Two Girls in Identical Raincoats'!)
Richard Avedon: Observations (SIGNED)
Sally Mann: Untitled Landscape (Print from Second Sight)
Yutaka Takanashi: Pre-landscape / Hatsukuni (SIGNED)
Livia Corona
Aint-Bad Magazine No. 4
Clayton Cotterell
Aint-Bad Magazine No. 5
Justin Kimball
Pieces of String - SIGNED
Jeff Liao
Coney Island - SIGNED and Limited Edition
John Gossage
Eva's Book/Berlin in Pictures
John Gossage
The Thirty-Two Inch Ruler / Map Of Babylon - SIGNED
Chris Killip
Arbeit / Work - SIGNED
Chris Killip
Here Comes Everybody - SIGNED

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