NEW ARRIVALS +  12.31.11 Vol 8.53

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In case you missed the announcement last Wednesday, please check out our Best Books of 2011 feature in photo-eye Magazine. Over 26 photobook experts have chosen their best books of 2011 along with their reasons why.

Chromes Chromes by William Eggleston is an extensive three-volume set showcasing a well-edited selection of the nearly 5,000 color transparencies hosted at the Eggleston Artistic Trust in Memphis. Edited by Eggleston along with his sons Winston and William III, Chromes displays an intriguing and comprehensive look into the artist's work from 1969-1974. Including transparencies from William Eggleston's Guide, this book brings together the full scope of the photographer's early work. Published by Steidl, this beautifully printed over-sized set is completed with a stunning slipcase. Picked as a Best Book of 2011 by John Gossage, copies are now in stock and available for order.

Photos from Japan and my Archive Photos from Japan and My Archive by Pauline Oltheten is a unique perspective on everyday life and human interactions. Whether it is the interaction between photographer and subject or her subject's interactions between themselves, the viewer is given an insightful perspective into how Oltheten perceives and engages with the larger world. Often humorous and absurd, the images and film stills — many taken in Japan — are accompanied by small notes that add an odd narrative to an already bizarre visual depiction of human interaction. Picked as a Best Book of 2011 by Anouk Kruithof, copies are now in stock and available for order.

Redheaded Peckerwood Redheaded Peckerwood by Christian Patterson is a dark and tragic story of two young murderers, 19-year-old Charles Starkweather and 14-year-old Caril Ann Fugate. During their killing spree through Nebraska and Wyoming, Starkweather and Fugate murdered ten people, including Fugate's family. The 1958 events have inspired numerous artistic interpretations, including the films Badlands and Natural Born Killers, the Bruce Springsteen song Nebraska and the novel Outside Valentine. Patterson has managed to loosely retell this violent narrative through the use of conceptual photographic practices. Incorporating images that record both places and physical objects central to this story and reference forensic photography and image appropriation, the photographs display a powerful reenactment of the horrific events. Picked as a Best Book of 2011 by John Gossage, Raymond Meeks, Antone Dolezal, Larissa Leclair, Adam Bell, Gerry Badger, Shane Lavalette and Melanie McWhorter, copies are now in stock and available for order. A limited number of signed copies will be arriving soon.

The title of Bertien van Manen's new monograph Let's Sit Down Before We Go refers to an old Russian tradition of taking a moment to stop and think before embarking on a journey. This idea of considering where to travel and why guided van Manen through Russia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Siberia, Tatarstan and Uzbekistan between 1991 and 2009. The title's ideology also provided the photographer with a reason to photograph her subjects in an intimate and almost familial fashion. And while this project took nearly twenty years to come together in book form, van Manen's unique aesthetics and photographic approach allowed for a collection of images that appear timeless. Copies are now in stock and available for order.

Self-published by Paula McCartney, On Thin Ice, in a Blizzard — a sub-series of the artist's project, A Field Guide to Snow and Ice — is an imaginative collection of abstract images. Created in the photographer's darkroom, the photographs here can easily be seen as an elegant documentation of winter's fragility. At times the images also closely resemble the dense patterns of the cosmos. Picked as a Best Book of 2011 by John Jenkins and Larissa Leclair, copies are now in stock and available for order.

Three new titles are available from Tosei-Sha. First, Sunshine Volition by Aki Tanaka is a delicate series of the study of sunlight. Often looking upward through the trees and foliage, Tanaka brings her aesthetic of using soft focus and vivid color to reflect upon an evocative sense of the subconscious. Second, Uraniwa by Haru Kimura is a journey through the microcosm of a backyard garden. These images — shot in both black-and-white and color — focus on the intricacies of insects and reptiles, while also showcasing the human imprint within such an environment. Third, Gifted by Yumi Himesaki offers a series of portraits of adults with mental disabilities. This intimate project captures each individual in their own unique environment, whether at work, home or a place of recreation the photographs here are thoughtful and heart-warming. Copies of all three Tosei-Sha titles are in stock and are available for order.

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In this week's featured books presentation, Eric Miles takes a look at three rare pieces of Chinese propaganda photography, including the work of Hou Bo. For twelve years, as Mao's personal portrait photographer, her work was published in the hundreds of millions and seen in almost every home and place of work in China.

This weeks overview presentation includes three rare Maoist propaganda photo books, Garry Winogrand: Women Are Beautiful, Lee D. Witkin and Barbara London: The Photograph Collector's Guide, Bruce Davidson: Outside Inside and East 100th Street, and an Allen Ginsberg Photograph.

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(Anonymous) Chairman Mao's Mausoleum
(Anonymous) The Great Hall of the People (Portfolio of Twenty Photos)
(Anonymous) Mao Tsetung: A Selection of Photographs
Bruce Davidson: Outside Inside (SIGNED)
Bruce Davidson: East 100th Street (SIGNED)
Allen Ginsberg: 'City Lights Bookshop', 1956 (Estate Stamped Print)
Garry Winogrand: Women Are Beautiful (Hardbound 1st Edition!)
Lee D. Witkin & Barbara London: The Photograph Collector's Guide (SIGNED)
William Eggleston
Pauline Oltheten
Photos from Japan and My Archive
Christian Patterson
Redheaded Peckerwood
Paula McCartney
On Thin Ice, in a Blizzard - SIGNED
Bertien Van Manen
Let's Sit Down Before We Go
Aki Tanaka
Sunshine Volition - SIGNED
Yumi Himesaki
Haru Kimura
Katinka Goldberg
Ricardo Cases
Paloma al Aire
Miguel CalderÓn
Eden Is a Magic World
Julian Baron

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