NEW ARRIVALS +  01.21.12 Vol 9.3

Idyll Publisher Silas Finch has crafted a beautiful new object with their third volume from Raymond Meeks' Orchard Series. Idyll — a combination of photographs by Raymond Meeks and Mark Steinmetz — is a stunning sequence created from two separate bodies of work, one by each artist. The wandering and thoughtful nature of Meeks and Steinmetz's approach allow for a dynamic and complementary series. Idyll comes in three separate editions, starting with the Contributor in an edition of 100 numbered copies. The Sustainer comes in a slipcase edition of 75 with an additional book Pastoral by Mark Steinmetz. The Patron edition of 15 is presented in a walnut box and includes Pastoral and a freestanding broadside of two silver gelatin prints. Copies of the Contributor and Sustainer editions are now in stock and available for order. The Patron edition is available for preorder.

Mushroom Collection Inspired by the notion that new ideas grow out of unexpected associations, The Mushroom Collection by Jason Fulford is the latest incarnation of the artist's ever evolving project. Text, sculpture, drawing and other objects are present in the pages of this catalogue and are accompanied with stamps representing images from Fulford's acclaimed book The Mushroom Collector. The reader is asked to place the stamps in marked areas throughout the book with the idea that their relationships with other objects will spark inspiration and the growth of ideas. Signed copies are now in stock and available for order.

Salt and Truth Salt & Truth by Shelby Lee Adams is a stunning view into rural life in the Appalachian Mountains. The photographer's portraits — taken from an intimate and rarely seen perspective — are a staggering account of the hardships apparent in this impoverished part of the United States. Adams presents his subjects with a respect that exposes a life of dignity and hard work, but also vulnerability. This tender series — taken with a large-format camera — contains numerous images of children, animals and families in their homes and self-reliant surroundings. Signed copies are now in stock and available for order.

Street Photographer by Vivian Maier brings together a striking collection from the obscure photographer's archive of over a hundred thousand images. From the 1950s-1990s, Maier amassed a staggering collection of negatives, never showing them to anyone. When historian John Maloof purchased a box of Maier's negatives from a Chicago auction house, an insatiable interest was sparked for the artist's moving imagery. Many of the photographs, taken in Chicago, New York and France contain a style reminiscent of Diane Arbus and Walker Evans and at times portray a humorous tone. Copies are now in stock and available for order.

Casual Encounters 2: Josh by Michael Max McLeod explores the artist's relationship with the men he meets on sex and dating websites. After giving up on finding Mr. Right, McLeod turned to the world of online relationships, eventually allowing in those who wanted to be let into the photographer's world. What unfolds is a unique narrative based upon sex and the desire for companionship. Copies are arriving soon and are available for preorder.

The rise of social networking has changed the way many of us view photographs. In Gregoire Pujade-Lauraine's book The Significant Savages, the artist explores how an image profile is used to perfect the ideal of one's personality, particularly when the profile avoids the use of the person's face. Photographs of landscapes, pets and personal possessions are present in the pages of this book. Here the viewer is asked to engage in the psyche of social network users, often shaped by environmental factors such as culture and gender. Copies are arriving soon and are available for order.

The Hibernators by Ruth van Beek is a curious book constructed from the artist's collection of vernacular photographs. Here Beek uses images of small common pets such as cats, dogs and rabbits. The artist then cuts and folds the images to create an altogether new creature that often lacks any individual characteristics. These constructions become unique works of art that contain a strong focus on form and color-palate. Copies are in arriving soon and are available for order.

Week Six of our New Photo-eye Auctions!

In case you missed the announcement, we've updated our auction platform to include exciting new features: Weekly Auctions, No Reserves, Video Presentations, Expanded Listings and more!

On the auction block this week is an early twentieth century classic of what can rightly be called 'celebrity photography', Alvin Langdon Coburn's stunning Men of Mark. Begun by a nineteen year old wunderkind, the book records his ten year effort to photograph the most celebrated writers, artists, intellectuals and statesmen of his time. With Coburn closely involved in the production of the thirty-three hand-pulled gravure plates, Men of Mark is equally a product of his mastery of an intensely complex and laborious printing process. In this week's presentation, Eric Miles discuses how Coburn's exploration of fame, celebrity, and creativity has remarkable contemporary overtones.

To complement the Men of Mark and stay in the early part of the twentieth century, we are offering a selection of books published between 1901 and 1938, including one with gravures by Coburn; plus, the luxurious 1977 re-issue of Ansel Adams' Taos Pueblo, a leather bound limited edition with 12 gravure plates.

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Alvin Langdon Coburn: Men of Mark
Alvin Coburn (illust.): Intelligence of Flowers
Edward Curtis (illus.): Flute of the Gods
Candle Lighting Time (Photographs by Hampton Institute Camera Club)
Ansel Adams: Taos Pueblo. (1977 Facsimile Edition)
Karl Blossfeldt: Konstformer I Naturen (Art Forms in Nature--Incredibly Rare Swedish Edition!)
Josef Sudek: Praha (His First Book, 1929!)
Jason Fulford
The Mushroom Collection - SIGNED
Vivian Maier
Street Photographer
Raymon Meeks & Mark Steinmetz
Shelby Lee Adams
Salt & Truth - SIGNED
Ruth Van Beek
The Hibernators
Gregoire Pujade-Lauraine
The Significant Savages
Geoffroy De Boismenu
Image System
Thomas Mailaender
Extrem Tourism
Sam Falls
Val Verde
Bruce Weber
All-American XI
Soner Ön
A Pigeon to the Phoenix
Michael Max McLeod
Casual Encounters 2

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