NEW ARRIVALS +  12.21.13 Vol 9.103

Book of the Week: A Pick by Clare Strand
Punks by Olivier Richon and Karen Knorr

"The book I have chosen is Punks by Olivier Richon and Karen Knorr. I have chosen this book as its subject seems so unlikely from these two authors. I have also chosen it because of the beautiful production by GOST Books and, like every great book, it smells good too.

Olivier and Karen are both known for their intense theoretical and allegorical work, and to think of them hanging out on the punk scene seemed somewhat incongruous to my preconceptions. When this book came out it made me jump and made me think about people in a different way—it also reminded me how great it is to be young." — Clare Strand

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New Arrivals

History of the Visit by Daniel Reuter is a collection of over fifty beautiful black & white photographs of nature, buildings and interiors. The dark, mysterious photographs are beautifully printed and sequenced — and though the photographs seem disparate in subject matter, the atmosphere is consistently haunting. History of the Visit is limited to only fifty copies, numbered and signed by the artist.

Be Happy! by Igor Samolet documents a group of young Russians who spend their nights partying in abandoned buildings and spend their days recovering from atrocious hangovers. The kids partake in rampant drug and alcohol use, engage in casual sex and generally run amok. The narrative is presented in a petite softbound catalog, housed in a slipcover, and signed by the artist.

25 Weeks of Winter by Ekaterina Anokhina is a compelling, pocket-sized photobook. The photographs contained within present a visual narrative about two lovers, including interiors, landscapes and portraits. Included in the back of the book is a short case study by Inga Metreveli that analyzes the subject, her symptoms and a diagnosis that gives additional context to the narrative.

Sourcing images from Google street view, Viktoria Binschtok expands on the details of the images produced by the programmed camera in World of Details. Binschtok's images are printed alongside the Google street view images she sourced for the project in the book's sequence, allowing for wonderful patterns and connections to be made between the machine-made images and Binschtok's photographs.

The Hidden Mother is comprised of over one thousand photographs from daguerreotypes to tintypes to cartes de visite. In the early years of photography, exposure times were much slower than they are today, and a hidden parent was often needed to hold a child still to make a portrait. Linda Fregni Nagler has curated a fascinating collection of images that show the many creative ways the mother was disguised within their children's portraits — providing a metaphor for women's elusive identity in society or perhaps for parenthood itself.

Scarti, Italian for "scraps," is comprised of over fifty photographic "happy accidents." Scarti di avviamento is the term for the paper run through a press to clean the ink drums between print runs. The scraps are typically destroyed after a book has been printed, but publisher Gigi Giannuzzi saved and stored them away. After his death a year ago, the box of scraps was discovered. The photographs are twice-printed, and include images from a prison in South Africa, a psychiatric hospital in Cuba and other contemporary gated communities documented by Broomberg and Chanarin for their book Ghetto, which was published ten years ago. The combinations of the images are uncanny and strangely beautiful.

Walter Chappell is considered by many to be one of the most iconic and prominent figures in 20th century American photography. Produced as an exhibition catalog of the first major European retrospective of his work, Walter Chappell: 1925-2000 provides an extensive look at his rich oeuvre. Chappell's photographs illustrated his interest in the underlying energy that connect all living things, creating a rich body of work on the human form and the natural landscape.

South of Market by Janet Delaney documents San Francisco's ever-changing South of Market district. In 1978 Delaney moved to the South of Market district due to its central location and cheaper rents. She spent her weekends photographing the neighborhood, and became increasingly interested in the vanishing community of blue-collar workers, small business owners, families, artists and gay men. The photographs document the process of gentrification and urban renewal that pushed out many of the district's residents over time.

Best wishes for a happy holiday season,
Erin Azouz
photo-eye Newsletter Editor

This Week's Auctions

Ho! Ho! Ho! Santa has consigned some stellar books for Christmas week! Among them are Paul Graham's epochal, 12-volume Shimmer of Possibility, which, taking the medium of the photobook in a very new direction, reviewers have likened to the work of Anton Chekhov and Raymond Carver. Also on the block: Andy Warhol/Gerard Malanga: Screen Tests/A Diary; two by Alec Soth—Last Days of W. (Signed Limited Edition, with Placemat Print) and Sleeping By the Mississippi (the true first printing); an inscribed 1st printing of Sally Mann's classic At Twelve and much more! A very Merry Christmas and Happy 2014 to all!

Don't forget: all books shown in the Post-Auction Sale Inventory are available at the low opening bid prices shown!

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Daniel Reuter
History of the Visit - SIGNED
Igor Samolet
Be Happy! - SIGNED
Ekaterina Anokhina
25 Weeks of Winter - SIGNED
Viktoria Binschtok
World of Details
Linda Fregni Nagler
The Hidden Mother
Broomberg & Chanarin
Scarti - SIGNED
Walter Chappell
Walter Chappell
Janet Delaney
South of Market
Karl De Haan: Happy Sun Day
Andy Warhol/Gerard Malanga: Screen Tests/A Diary
Alec Soth: Last Days of W. (Signed Limited Edition, with Placemat Print)
Alec Soth: Sleeping by the Mississippi (First Printing)
Lisetta Carmi: Il Travestiti (The Transvestites)
TBW [This Bird Walks] Subscription Series #2 (Todd Hido, Abner Nolan, Marianne Mueller, Alec Soth)
Robert Frank (with Jack Kerouac and Alfred Leslie): Pull My Daisy + Zero Mostel Reads a Book
Paul Graham: Shimmer of Possibility
Sally Mann: At Twelve (1st Printing, Inscribed)
Helmut Newton: World Without Men (Inscribed)
Christian Boltanski/Ilya Kabakov/Jean Kalman: Der Tag danach (The Day After)--Two Versions
Bruce Weber: Standing Tall (Inscribed Association Copy)
Margaret Bourke-White: Say, Is this the U.S.A (Hardbound First Edition in Dust Jacket)
Pekka Turunen: Against the Wall: Lypö, Tilkkanen, Mörsky and I
Willem van de Poll, ed.: Nazi Hel SS (Nazi Hell, SS)
William Eggleston: SIGNED Print from The Democratic Forest

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