NEW ARRIVALS +  08.24.13 Vol 9.86

Book of the Week: A Pick by Hannes Wanderer
Falling From A Height by Martijn Berk

"'falling from a height
the story of an obsession
for a 20-year old boy
Apollo vs. Dionysus
more than 4,000 photos in an honest story
sexuality voyeurism'

These are the buzz words that the 34-year-old photographer uses in the trailer for his book and I don't want to add anything. Only that the book — with 50 large-format black and white images, a few thousand mini pics flooding the pages like movie clips and text fragments by Oscar van den Boogaard — keeps the promise of the trailer. You can't just stand on the sideline making comments."
— Hannes Wanderer

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A Criminal Investigation by Yukichi Watabe was selected as a Best Book of 2011 and achieved monumental recognition in the global art world. Watabe documented the investigation of a gruesome murder in Japan in 1958 in rich black & white photographs that blurred the line between fine art and documentary photography. Stakeout Diary is a fresh selection and sequence from Watabe's original negatives, promising a revelatory experience even for those lucky enough to own a copy of A Criminal Investigation.

Michael Wolf has spent a lifetime photographing the dynamic megacity of Hong Kong. For Small God, Big City, Wolf documents the Earth God shrines found in doorways, homes and back alleys throughout Hong Kong. Two illuminating texts by Lee Ho Yin and Lynne DiStefano frame our understanding of Wolf's photographs around the urbanization of Hong Kong that has left its residents suspended between traditional beliefs of the past and the fast-paced modernity of life today.

Erik Hijweege makes an enchanting, 21st century portrait through his meticulous use of tilt-shift photography in Holland. The selective focus simulates miniature scenes from landscapes of the Dutch countryside to music festivals to beaches. Short commentaries written by the photographer accompany many of the images, offering a personal, charming look at modern-day Holland.

Across the Ravaged Land is the third and final volume in Nick Brandt's trilogy of books documenting the disappearing natural world and animals of East Africa. Combined with the titles of Brandt's first two books, this book reveals the title of the completed trilogy: "On This Earth, A Shadow Falls Across The Ravaged Land." Across the Ravaged Land offers a darker vision of the world that Brandt has been photographing for the last decade, a world still filled with a stunning beauty, but now tragically tainted and quickly disappearing at the hands of man.

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The exquisite and vast Alaskan landscape brings together a rich, widely diverse demographic in the least densely populated state in America. Portrait Alaska by Clark James Mishler describes the cultural diversity of Alaska's people through engaging environmental color portraits and an essay by Alaskan anthropologist Dr. Stephen Haycox.

André Wagner paints a wonderfully psychedelic picture of the city of Berlin with long exposures in Visions of Time. Wagner captures the inherent beauty in that which the eye cannot see — movement is blurred in exquisite swathes of color — inspiring the viewer to look at our own surroundings in surprising, innovative ways.

Angel Trumpet is the third installment of the Luminous Bloom trilogy by Linda Morrow. The artist book features 12 black & white photographs created using multiple exposures of the exotic flower known as the Angel Trumpet. This handsomely produced monograph is printed on cotton rag paper, hand-sewn, signed and dated by the artist.

Best wishes,
Erin Azouz
photo-eye Newsletter Editor

This Week's Auctions

Photobook Remix #5 looks at two seminal German books from the 1980s—Michael Schmidt's Waffenruhe (Ceasefire) and a somewhat lesser-known title that actually served as a model for the latter book, Zuhaus by Einar Schleef. Emerging from the same West Berlin milieu recorded by Schmidt and Schleef, the music of brutalist/industrial pioneers Einstürzende Neubauten ('collapsing new buildings') is a fitting sonic backdrop to what critic Gerry Badger describes as the "picturesque miasma...the fetid poetry and...introspective gloom" of Schmidt's visceral images.

Also on the block this week:
  • Albert Renger-Patzsch: 9 Pflanzenphotographien (9 Vintage Prints from Folkwang Verlag)
  • Doug Rickard: A New American Picture (First Edition—Inscribed Association Copy)
  • Two by Antoine D'Agata: Insomnia (SIGNED) + Rare French Exhibition Catalogue
  • SIGNED Books by Bruce Davidson & Vik Muniz

  • And Much More!
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    Yukichi Watabe
    Stakeout Diary
    Michael Wolf
    Small God, Big City
    Erik Hijweege
    Nick Brandt
    Across the Ravaged Land - SIGNED
    Clark James Mishler
    Portrait Alaska
    André Wagner
    Visions of Time
    Linda Morrow. Poems by Margaret Langhans
    ANGEL TRUMPET Limited Edition

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