NEW ARRIVALS +  05.04.13 Vol 9.70

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In what Nazraeli promises to be his "most ambitious project to date," Excerpts from Silver Meadows by Todd Hido will examine the artist's suburban Mid-western upbringing. The book borrows its name from the street where the artist grew up and provided the inspiration for this body of work, which will take viewers on "a trip through the innocence of childhood and adolescence and into the darker aspects of life beyond." Printed on Japanese matte paper and in a first edition of 3,000 copies, Excerpts from Silver Meadows is available to order and will be arriving soon. Signed copies will also be available.

North Portland Polaroids is a survey of strangers that photographer Bobby Abrahamson encountered while living in St. John, on Portland Oregon's northside. The residents of St. John comprise a distinct working-class neighborhood — from couples, to groups of three or four people, friends, lovers — all of Abrahamson's subjects seem relaxed, comfortable and in tune with their surroundings. The photographs of teenagers are particularly remarkable. Signed copies will be available.

Easter and Oak Trees by Bertien van Manen include 25 tritone illustrations of the artist's family life in the 1970s. Her children play to the camera with fake cigarettes and bottles of beer, run naked and play freely during family holidays in den Eikenhorst, Netherlands. The photographs raise questions about childhood fun and spontaneity that allows us to further examine popular culture that has robbed children of their innocence.

My White Friends by Myra Greene explores the codification of race through visual cues. Greene ponders whether photography can illustrate a universal truth about whiteness. The photographs do not answer the question, but further complicate it — making for a complex, multi-dimensional understanding of the work. Signed copies will be available and arriving soon.


Now in its third edition, the popular Redheaded Peckerwood by Christian Patterson is back in stock and we have both signed and unsigned copies available. Adam Bell, who selected Redheaded Peckerwood as one of his Best Books of 2011, writes, “Blood streaked and gritty, Patterson’s book deconstructs a decades old crime and creates a beautiful and smart puzzle about crime, desire, hopelessness and the American landscape.” Patterson weaves together fact and fiction by reproducing documents of evidence — confession notes, old receipts, journal entries — as well as vintage photographs, making for a compelling narrative about violence and youth in America.

Mass by Mark Power is one of the most engaging photobook productions I've seen at photo-eye this year. Each page is flipped horizontally and then is opened vertically to expose a vertical gatefold. The book consists of tightly cropped photographs of donation boxes as well as elaborate and expansive churches in Poland. The experience of flipping through the book iterates the process of donating to the church and then, in the vertical gatefold that follows. It's simple: your money goes in the box, and then it comes out in the rich, beautiful interiors of these sacred spaces. The interior photographs of the churches are quite remarkable — a true testament to the wealth and power of the Catholic Church. Watch Melanie McWhorter's video presentation on this book on photo-eye Blog.

In David Carol's first monograph published by Stephen Daiter Gallery, 40 Miles of Bad Road showcases the photographer's earlier work. His fascination lies in illustrating the beauty of the mundane and in finding the absurd of every day life. Carol's sense of humor is warm and palpable — inviting the viewer to see the world through his eyes.

All My Lies are True... boasts a classic, unfussy design allowing the viewer to access David Carol's witty, curious and intelligent meanderings, shot in black & white, as he travels the world. The photographs span several years' worth of traveling and comprise a thoughtful meditation on how we see the world when we are in strange and unfamiliar places.

Best wishes,
Erin Azouz
photo-eye Newsletter Editor

photo-eye Auctions

I hope all our friends in the NY area have a chance to stop in to the preview of 10x10 American Photobooks today and tomorrow at Ten10 Studios in Long Island City. Check out picks from photo-eye's Auction Director Eric Miles, as well as selections from our Book Division Manager Melanie McWhorter on the photo-eye Blog.

This week in the auctions we lead off with one of the most sought after volumes of fashion photography of recent years, Grace: Thirty Years of Fashion at Vogue. Preceding her new-found visibility by a number of years (courtesy of R.J. Cutler's 2009 film The September Issue and last year's memoir) this 2002 compendium is, as my magazine-loving-photo-editor wife Brenda Milis put it, "a fashion magazine gone to heaven." In a similar vein, check out Albert Watson's 90's opus, Cyclops (the rare French edition).

Also on the block is Lee Friedlander's 1976 book The American Monument. This motley collection of drap and slightly pathetic statues, plaques and assorted markers is perhaps one of the most brilliant modern commentaries in any medium—be it literary or visual—on our country's perplexing history.

Among our other listings: the rare 1934 Japanese propaganda book, Manchoukuo: A Pictorial Record; SIGNED books by Chuck Close and Hiroshi Sugimoto & more. Check out Eric's weekly presentation below! Thanks as always for looking!!

Don't Forget: All books shown in the Post-Auction Sale Inventory are available at the low opening bid prices shown!

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.

Please note that adding a book to your shopping cart does not reserve a copy; orders must be finalized to appear in our system. However, due to the extremely limited number of some books, we cannot guarantee a copy for every finalized order. New Arrivals and Back-in-Stock items were in stock at the time that this newsletter was sent. Orders will be filled on a first come, first served basis until sold-out. We reserve the right to limit quantities.

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Grace Coddington: Grace: Thirty Years of Fashion at Vogue [Work by Numerous Photographers]
Garry Winogrand: Women Are Beautiful (Hardbound First Edition!)
Mary Faulconer: Alexey Brodovitch (Vintage Print)
Cindy Sherman: 1975-1993 (Rizzoli Monograph, SIGNED)
Lucien Clergue: 3 Prints [Arm, 1964; Les Gèantes, 1978; Eve, 1982]
Hiroshi Sugimoto: Theaters + Nature Of Light + L'Histoire (All SIGNED, 1 w/ Association Letter)
Lee Friedlander: The American Monument
Albert Watson: Cyclope (Rare French Edition!)
Uta Barth (MoCA, L.A. Catalogue, Reissue), SIGNED Limited Edition
Manchoukuo: A Pictorial Record (1934 Japanese Propaganda Book)
Michael Kenna: 1990 Gallery Min Catalogue (Scarce Hardbound Edition)--Signed!
Bertien Van Manen
Easter and Oak Trees
Todd Hido
Excerpts from Silver Meadows - SIGNED
Myra Greene
My White Friends - SIGNED
Bobby Abrahamson
North Portland Polaroids
Christian Patterson
Redheaded Peckerwood - SIGNED (3rd Edition)
Mark Power
David J. Carol
All My Lies Are True... - SIGNED
David Carol
40 Miles of Bad Road - SIGNED

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