NEW ARRIVALS +  11.09.13 Vol 9.97

Book of the Week: A Pick by Sybren Kuiper
Ametsuchi by Rinko Kawauchi

"Far fewer books transcend reality and if they do, it is often hard to tell why. Even if the photo’s are not fuzzy or unclear and the subject matter is down to earth and realistic, they keep eluding easy descriptions and snappy taglines. Because they speak to the heart and not to the mind, they help me discover something about myself, before they let me discover something about the world.

Ametsuchi by Rinko Kawauchi is such a book. The initial subject matter is pretty realistic; the controlled burning of fields for agricultural purposes. But... in the book (designed by one of my favorite designers Hans Gremmen) the formidable and destructive force of fire, the repetition of pictures, the surprises in the edit and the brilliant use of negatives on the inside of the semi-Japanese bound pages, did just that, it opened my heart before it opened my mind." — Sybren Kuiper

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New Arrivals

Life and Still Life is the first in an on-going series of books published on Sam Abell's extensive photographic career. Organized geographically, Life and Still Life features 140 color illustrations from Newfoundland, Hagi, Japan, and Northern Australia, and is housed in a slipcase with a segment of one of Abell's photographs printed on the outside spine. The remaining portions of the image will be printed on future volumes to create one complete plate and, with over 16 volumes of photographs, a comprehensive retrospective of this legendary photographer.

"Misha Pedan’s new monograph, The End of La Belle Époque, presents images that he took on the streets of Russia in the late 1980s. All images are full frame, printed with heavy black borders and some telltale signs of film on the plates: water dots, fuzz and lines scratched in the delicate coated surface. Although there are some signs of socialism and the Soviet regime documented — the ration line showing boxes of toilet paper, block housing and decaying military machinery — free trade is clearly emerging." —from Melanie McWhorter's video presentation on photo-eye Blog

I’m Not Tailgating, I'm Drafting by Jan Kempenaers presents a selection of snapshots of native flora taken on a road trip from San Francisco to Los Angeles. The book's horizontal and vertical accordion-style binding allows the entire book to be opened and all of its photographs to be viewed at once.

Unique Photographs by Fred Cray is a rich, colorful collection that documents the artist's act of leaving 10,000+ photographs in unexpected places all over the world. Limited to only 200 copies, each includes 4 unique photographs stamped, signed and numbered by Cray. Emails from strangers who encountered his work are also included in the book.

Burundi is a small country in Central Africa bordered by Rwanda to the north, Tanzania to the east and south, and Congo to the west. The wildly colorful softbound book Only In Burundi explores daily life and culture through photographs and stories pieced together by Anais Lopez and Eva Smallegange, who spent two years travelling through the country. Included with the book are a handful of postcards. It is impossible to grasp all of the photographs and stories in one sitting, making it an inviting photobook that will be enjoyed, discovered and re-discovered many times over.

Lines, Marks & Drawings: Through the Lens of Roger Ballen provides an exciting and new read into Ballen's oeuvre. Coat hangers and wires appear in many of Roger Ballen's photographs throughout the book, taunting and interacting with the rural Afrikaners he takes as subjects. In an interview with Craig Subler and Christine Kreamer included in the book, Ballen describes his images as transformed photographic realities created by the interaction between his mind and the place. His photographs create a bridge between the specificity of place and the obscurity of the mind and the lines become metaphors for the space in between. View my video presentation on this book.

This Is Mars offers a fascinating, detailed glimpse of the red planet as seen by NASA's observation satellite, Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO), since its orbit beginning in 2006. Aiming to map the planet while searching for evidence of water through a telescopic lens mounted to the MRO, the exquisite photographs provide a new look at Mars that straddles the line between fine art photography and scientific research. The book is beautifully printed, allowing the rich details of Mars' surface to come to life.

Between Earth and Sky compiles five bodies of work produced since 1999 by Beth Moon. The otherworldly, magical photographs are comprised of people and animals in the natural landscape that come to life with Moon's traditional platinum printing method. Between Earth and Sky is the Moon's first monograph.

Best wishes,
Erin Azouz
photo-eye Newsletter Editor

This Week's Auctions

As the great (very) English punk band The Fall once sang, "The three R's: Repetition, Repetition, Repetition." We are on a bit of a 'typological' excursion this week, with the stellar Checked Baggage. 3264 Prohibited Items (Complete with Prohibited Object!); the exuberantly obsessive collection Waterfall Rapture by the brilliant Japanese polymath Tadanori Yokoo and Andreas Magdanz's eerie Strangelovian collections BND-Standort Pullach (SIGNED) + Dienststelle Marienthal. Also on the block:

  • Edward Weston: Photographs from the Collection of the Center for Creative Photography
  • SIGNED books by Salgado, Migrations & Sahel—The End of the Road
  • Helen Levitt: A Way of Seeing (Hardbound 1st Edition)
  • Todd Hido: House Hunting

  • And much more! We'll be adding new books throughout the week. Be sure to check back often! For your weekly dose, check out Eric's presentation below, where he comments on a few of this week's selections. Don't Forget: All books shown in the Post-Auction Sale Inventory are available at the low opening bid prices shown!

    Is it time to sell your books? Why not get them in front of the most largest, most discerning audience of photobook enthusiasts on the planet? With more traffic than ever, 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

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    Sam Abell
    Life and Still Life - SIGNED
    Misha Pedan
    The End of La Belle Époque - SIGNED
    Jan Kempenaers
    I'm Not Tailgating, I'm Drafting
    Fred Cray
    Unique Photographs - SIGNED
    Anais Lopez & Eva Smallegange
    Only in Burundi
    Roger Ballen
    Lines, Marks, and Drawings
    This Is Mars
    Beth Moon
    Between Earth and Sky
    Christien Meindertsma: Checked Baggage. 3264 Prohibited Items (Complete with Prohibited Object)
    Roni Horn: Arctic Circles (Ísland: To Place, vol. 7)
    Todd Hido: House Hunting
    Susan Meiselas: Nicaragua (First Edition, SIGNED)
    Tadanori Yokoo: Waterfall Rapture (with Obi!!)
    David Bailey: Archive One. 1957-1969.(SIGNED)
    Helen Levitt: A Way of Seeing (Hardbound 1st Edition)
    William Eggleston: 5x7 (SIGNED)
    Lee Friedlander: Nudes (SIGNED)
    Hiroshi Sugimoto: Time Exposed (1995 monograph)
    Sebastião Salgado: Sahel--The End of the Road (SIGNED)
    Sebastião Salgado: Migrations (Hardbound, SIGNED)
    Edward Weston: Photographs from the Collection of the Center for Creative Photography
    Andreas Magdanz: BND-Standort Pullach (SIGNED) + Dienststelle Marienthal

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