NEW ARRIVALS +  07.12.14 Vol 10.28

Lorenzo Vitturi's Dalston Anatomy offers a strange and fascinating intersection of sculpture and photography. The sculptures were arranged by Vitturi from found objects among marketplaces in London. Dalston Anatomy considers the temporary nature of the objects found at a marketplace, preserved by the photographic image. Bound in wild and rich colors of Dutch Vlisco fabric, the spirit of the market is infused in the book's production. Please note this book is now in it's second edition.

Third Reich: Bavaria Trilogy, Part 1 by Erik Van Der Weijde, documents the various buildings erected in Bavaria by Nazi Germany. The buildings were used as Hitler Youth headquarters, schools, government buildings, houses, factories, barracks and more — and provide a glimpse into the social and cultural landscape of Nazi Germany. Captions included indicate the location of each of the buildings and structures.

Imprint by Michael Mack investigates the wide scope of the photography book and its' many applications and uses — from the avant-garde to political and social documentary. The book poses the question, is the photobook created primarily for artistic expression, for collectors, or for mainstream consumption?

Personal Matters by Motohiko Hasui explores every day life in Japan through personal snapshots from the emerging fashion photographer. Hasui finds himself caught between his Japanese heritage and an affinity for Western culture. The vivid, colorful photographs are entirely intimate — and tease out the two dichotomies in an honest and touching way.

Somehow Familiar Places is an appropriate title for Kazuo Kitai's new monograph. The black & white photographs document daily life in Japan — a place I have never been — but somehow, these places feel familiar to me. Kitai captures the ubiquity of the everyday, hum drum moments that few photographers would be compelled to photograph. But the common threads we find in first world cultures — military presence, consumerism, growth and expansion, finding respite in nature — leave us with a sense of déjà vu.

Kitai Kazuo traveled to Germany in 1980 to photograph German expressionist architecture, and the photographs he made there were a marked departure from his previous documentary work. This body of work, a stunning collection of black & white photographs, saw a shift in the Kazuo’s style to a more controlled and artistic approach to documentary photography. Signed copies of The Journey Into 1920s German Expressionism are back in stock.

Aki Tanaka’s photographs of sunshine, photographed filtering through trees above her, are haunting and evocative. The shallow depth of field (assuming with f/stop 1.0 as the cover of the book suggests) distorts the light, reducing each image to stunning swaths of color and shape. Signed copies of Sunshine Volition are back in stock at photo-eye.

Sara Blokland documents the oldest band in Suriname — a band with a compelling history who performs weekly concerts in The Police Band of Suriname. Blokland tells the story of the policemen and their love of music in over one hundred black & white and color photographs, focusing on the integral role the band plays in Surinamese society.

Best wishes,
Erin Azouz
photo-eye Newsletter Editor

This Week's Auctions

In honor of Manhattanhenge, Robert Frank's 1972 Lines of My Hand, with the desirable New York City, 1948 cover is up for auction this week. Also on the block, a pristine, complete set of Mike Mandel's Baseball-Photographer Trading Cards, his 1975 conceptual send-up of the photo-world and its newfound high culture legitimacy.

  • David Goldblatt: In Boksburg — signed!
  • Florian van Roekel: How Terry Likes His Coffee. A Photo Odyssey into Office Life
  • Tom Wood: All Zones Off Peak — signed!
  • Boris Mikhailov: Die Dämmerung (At Dusk) + Am Boden (By the Ground) — two-volume set

    Check out page spreads from this week's selections below. Thanks as always for looking!

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    Lorenzo Vitturi
    Dalston Anatomy (Second printing)
    Erik Van Der Weijde
    Third Reich
    Michael Mack and others
    Motohiko Hasui
    Personal Matters
    Kazuo Kitai
    Somehow Familiar Places - SIGNED
    Kitai Kazuo
    The Journey Into 1920s German Expressionism - SIGNED
    Aki Tanaka
    Sunshine Volition - SIGNED
    Sara Blokland
    The Police Band of Suriname
    Robert Frank: Lines of My Hand (1972 First Edition)--with 'New York City, 1948' Cover
    Tiane Doan na Champassak: Looters (SIGNED, Limited Edition, 1/150)
    David Goldblatt: In Boksburg (Signed!)
    Florian van Roekel: How Terry Likes His Coffee. A Photo Odyssey into Office Life
    Tom Wood: All Zones Off Peak (SIGNED)
    Boris Mihailov: Die Dämmerung (At Dusk) + Am Boden (By the Ground)--2 Volume Set
    Mike Mandel: Untitled (Baseball-Photographer Trading Cards), Complete Set of 135
    Kenro Izu: Sacred Places (SIGNED, Limited Edition with Print)
    Andreas Gursky (2010 Gagosian Catalogue, 2 Vols. in Slipcase)
    Susan Meiselas: Pandora’s Box (SIGNED, Limited Edition)
    Stephen Gill: Buried (Limited Edition with Print)
    Lewis Baltz: New Industrial Parks, Tract Houses, Prototype Works (3 volume set)--SIGNED

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