NEW ARRIVALS +  03.09.13 Vol 9.62

The Evolution of Ivanpah Solar by Jamey Stillings is a stunning visual documentation of the world's largest concentrated solar thermal plant currently under construction in the Mojave Desert, CA. The project follows the evolution of its construction, beginning in 2010 and scheduled for completion in 2013. Aerial photographs emphasize scale in this vast, sparse desert landscape. At only a little over 5x8inches, this petite softbound artist book effectively illustrates the expansive Ivanpah Solar project and hints at the limitless possibilities of sustainable energy production.

Revolution by Hiroshi Sugimoto explores the reductive quality of photography in minimal, abstract compositions. The term “revolution” is meant to imply a shift in consciousness – a way of seeing that has been deconstructed. The works are clearly photographs of nocturnal seascapes, but Sugimoto’s signature horizon line is now turned on its axis, exposing a vertically-based composition that disorients the viewer – and it is in this disorientation that we are left to consider the photographs may not be photographs at all. It is a fascinating book that expands the discourse on Sugimoto's important oeuvre.

Zine Collection No. 3, published by Editions Bessard, turns to photographer Zhu Mo, who attempted to record as many moments as possible for 796 days. What unfolded before the camera was the relationship between the photographer and the young women pictured throughout the zine. The snapshots explore the use of the photographic image in place of memory. The zine also comes with a color photograph, signed and dated by the artist, and printed in a limited edition of 100 copies.

Zine Collection No. 4 explores the work of photographer Max Pam, who visited the militaristic regime of Burma in 1973, 1975 and 1994 and made the photographs that comprise this volume. The zine opens with thoughts from the photographer, who writes, “seldom in the modernist period of the planet has such a sweet a race of people been governed by such a despotically toxic military regime.” It is this dichotomy that Pam illustrates in his photographs. Included in the zine is a signed, color photograph by the artist, well worth the price of admission. Printed in a limited edition of 100 copies.

Tokyo Compression Three revisits Michael Wolf's highly acclaimed Tokyo Compression, with new, un-released photographs he made in the densely populated Japanese city. Wolf focuses his eye on the passengers who ride commuter trains in the bustling city of Tokyo. The passengers are often pressed upon the windows due to overcrowding in the trains. Their breath creates condensation on the windows – an intriguing visual tool creating distance between the viewer and the compressed, uncomfortable subjects. Occasionally, he catches the glance of a passenger and that distance is interrupted to staggering effect. Eric Miles, our Auctions Director, has a rare first edition of Tokyo Compression up for auction this week.

Bottrop-Ebel 76, also by Michael Wolf, is a look at some of his early photographs; a prelude to the work he went on to make about life in urban cities. Almost 35 years has elapsed since Wolf photographed this small coal-mining village in Germany; a social documentation he submitted to one of his professors in college. What we see here are the quirks and idiosyncrasies that characterize small communities. He focuses on the small details of every day life that are often taken for granted, while maintaining compassion and sensitivity in photographing his subjects.

Now in its third edition, the popular Redheaded Peckerwood by Christian Patterson is back in stock and we have 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.

The Best Dutch Book Designs 2011 culls 30 of the best Dutch books designed in 2011 from over 300 candidates. The panel consisted of four jurors — Jan de Boer, Frederike Huygen, Fokko Tamminga and Astrid Vostermans. They each expound on their selections, taking into account the fine balance between content, design and production. Their deliberations are presented for each of their choices, as well as overarching themes and publishing trends for the year. Copies will be arriving shortly.

Best wishes,
Erin Azouz
photo-eye Newsletter Editor

photo-eye Auctions

Roberta Bayley's Punk: The Book is an amazing tribute to the vibrant, early years of the New York City scene centered around the seminal publication Punk, founded in 1976 by John Holmstrom and Legs McNeil, as well as the club CBGB. Bayley was one of the primary contributing photographers for Punk as well as the long time CBGB's door person. This limited edition of just 76 copies contains 25 photos — among them, images so iconic that they continue to exert their influence on the visual culture of rock and roll decades later.

Also on the block this week: prints by William Eggleston and Sally Mann, PLUS rare titles by Wolfgang Tillmans and the brilliant LA Conceptualist Allen Ruppersberg (just now getting his due) and much more! Be sure to check out Eric's presentation below where he discusses several of this week's offerings. 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!

It's a great time to consign! 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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Roberta Bayley: PUNK: The Book (Ltd. Ed., 1/76, with 25 Photos, SIGNED by 5 Punk Luminaries!)
Wolfgang Tillmans: Still Life (Scarce 2002 Catalogue)
Allen Ruppersberg: 23 Pieces (1968)
William Eggleston: SIGNED Print from Faulkner's Mississippi
William Eggleston (Rare Fondation Cartier Exhibition Catalogue)--SIGNED
Michael Wolf: Tokyo Compression (First Edition!)
Sally Mann: House Mountain, Rockbridge County (1972-73)
Robert Adams: Lot of 4 Signed Books
Jan Saudek: Dopisy (Letters)
Ryuji Miyamoto: Architectural Apocalypse
Ian Lambot & Greg Girard: City of Darkness: Life In Kowloon Walled City (Scarce HB First Edition!)
Jamey Stillings
The Evolution of Ivanpah Solar
Hiroshi Sugimoto
Max Pam
Zine Collection N°4 Max Pam - SIGNED
Zhu Mo
Zine Collection N°3 Zhu Mo - SIGNED
Michael Wolf
Tokyo Compression Three
Michael Wolf
Bottrop-Ebel 76
Christian Patterson
Redheaded Peckerwood - SIGNED (3rd Edition)
Jan De Boer
The Best Dutch Book Designs 2011

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