NEW ARRIVALS +  12.14.13 Vol 9.102

Book of the Week: A Pick by Elizabeth Avedon
Across the Ravaged Land by Nick Brandt

The iconic image of a majestic lion before a storm, a cheetah and her cubs lying on a rock in the Serengeti, a herd of elephants on the move... from the first time I viewed Nick Brandt's heroic portraits of wildlife, I could feel the enormous power of his subjects through his images... Now in his third book, Across the Ravaged Land, Brandt has taken his stately images to the next level, exposing a darker vision. These extraordinary photographs, shot between 2010 and 2012, are haunting. Through the series of dried and calcified animals out on a weathered and ravaged land, elephants watching protectively over an elephant skull, or lion and buffalo heads mounted on posts as trophies overlooking the Chyulu Hills of Kenya, Brandt brings us full circle back to a solemn close to his trilogy of books documenting the disappearing natural world and animals of East Africa." — Elizabeth Avedon

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New Arrivals

Hi-lite by Takeshi Hanzawa includes over forty color photographs documenting abandoned cars and trains being overrun by trees, vines and other flora. The photographs point to humankind's return to nature amidst a technological and industrial wasteland as empty roads lead the viewer's gaze back into the woods. The rich, painterly light invites us into each photograph to consider the ways in which our industrialized society has become disconnected from the natural world.

Eating at Hotel Il Pellicano includes over one hundred color photographs of wildly exciting plates of food conceived and executed by chef Antonio Guida, including edible flowers and gold-encrusted desserts. Juergen Teller's color photographs illuminate Guida's creative, colorful dishes with a heavy flash, and encapsulate the trendy eccentricity of the Hotel Il Pellicano where the dishes are served.

Etna by Renato D’Agostin documents the Sicilian volcano in twenty-three dramatic black & white photographs. D’Agostin’s camera sheds light on the otherworldly landscape surrounding the volcano. Tiny human figures and a strange mist stand out against the dark, sooty ground, evoking a sense of mystery and wonder.

North of Africa by José Ortiz Echagüe, one of Spain's most revered photographers of the 20th century, focuses on street scenes and daily life of Spaniards — from landscapes to architecture to portraiture. The photographs document a pre-industrialized culture on the brink of modernity in rich black & white.

Arbus is the fifth artist book by Theo Anderson, based on his ongoing body of work, Cadillac. Printed with the same materials he uses for his editioned photographs, Anderson brings a clean presentation to this collectible limited edition artist book that explores everyday American life through twenty rich color photographs. Arbus is limited to only twenty copies in the first edition, signed and numbered by the artist.


Shanxi by Zhang Xiao explores the old customs and pagan rituals still practiced by the inhabitants of the northwestern province of China. The vibrant, colorful photographs see the transformation of rural villagers into fantastic, powerful Gods from the ancient mythology that permeates Shanxi traditions. The photographs are joyful and exciting, giving a rare glimpse into the rituals performed in this rural province.

European Photography No. 93 features work from nine contemporary artists: Frank Herfort, Marcus Koppen, Stephanie Potter Corwin, Eva Stenram, Alain Delmorme, Diego Ehlers Fabro, Kerry Skarbakka, Andreas Meichsner and Tom Oliver Schneider. Also included in this issue are engaging essays by Moritz Meumüller exploring the use of camera-bearing pigeons, satellites and webcams in Unmanned Photography; How Do We Look at Animals by Damian Zimmermann and Here Comes the Digital Photobook! by Markus Schaden.

Best wishes,
Erin Azouz
photo-eye Newsletter Editor

This Week's Auctions

This week's outstanding selection of auction items includes an unbelievable, one-of-a-kind, presentation copy of the already super-scarce hardbound edition of Philip Jones Griffiths' Vietnam, Inc. that is inscribed to a noted editor at Macmillan who acquired the book. It also includes copies of letters that speak to the book's enormous import. A truly remarkable document of American history! Also on the block:

  • Cristina De Middel: The Afronauts (Limited Edition with Signed Print!)
  • Viaggio in Italia (Journey in Italy)—Luigi Ghirri, Gianni Leone, and Enzo Velati, eds. (for fans of New Topographics and Luigi Ghirri!)
  • Nina Korhonen: Anna. Amerikan mummu (SIGNED)
  • Germaine Krull (Georges Simenon): La folle d'Itteville

  • Check out this week's slide show, with selections from many of this week's offerings. Gift giving season is upon us! Bring some joy to your favorite photobook addict: all books shown in the Post-Auction Sale Inventory are available at the low opening bid prices shown!



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    NEW ARRIVALS
    Takeshi Hanzawa
    Hi-lite
    Juergen Teller
    Eating at Hotel Il Pellicano
    Renato D'Agostin
    Etna - SIGNED and Limited Edition
    JosÉ Ortiz EchagÜe
    North of Africa
    Theo Anderson
    Arbus - SIGNED, Limited Edition
    Zhang Xiao
    Shanxi
    Andreas Muller-Pohle
    European Photography No. 93
    WEEKLY AUCTIONS
    Philip Jones Griffiths: Vietnam, Inc. (Rare Hardbound 1st Ed., INSCRIBED Presentation Copy)
    Viaggio in Italia (Journey in Italy)--Luigi Ghirri, Gianni Leone, and Enzo Velati, eds
    Cristina De Middel: The Afronauts (Limited Edition with Signed Print!)
    Pedro Meyer: Los cohetes duraron todo el dia (The Rockets Went On All Day)
    Martin Parr: Fashion Magazine (SIGNED, Limited Edition with Print)
    Ed Ruscha: Guacamole Airlines (Inscribed Association Copy)
    Josef Koudelka: Invaze. '68 (SIGNED)--Rare Czech Edition!
    Nina Korhonen: Anna. Amerikan mummu (SIGNED)
    Robert Frank: The Americans (SIGNED)
    Robert Heinecken: Friends of Photography Monograph (SIGNED, Ltd. Ed.) + SIGNED 1973 Catalogue
    Germaine Krull (Georges Simenon): La folle d'Itteville
    Peter Beard: The End of the Game (1st edition)
    Garry Winogrand: The Animals

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