E-MAIL NEWSLETTER  01.04.12 Vol 12.1
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 Best�Books�of�2011�Break�Down


In case you missed it last week, photo-eye Magazine launched the Best Books of 2011 feature. To view the full feature click here.

When looking over this year's Best Books list, we noticed that it included a number of books that we've already posted about on the blog — 32 in total. We present here in two parts a collection of previously posted reviews and looks into the Best Books of 2011. New reviews and write-ups to come soon! View Part 1 from our Best Books posts from 2011.

Over the last week photo-eye Blog has been breaking down our 2011 Best Books list, each day focusing on a group of contributors. View Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3 of our Best Books Break Down.



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 photo-eye�Blog
� Michael Levin
� Michael Levin

Interviews: Michael Levin on Continuum

"Sitting in the gallery surrounded by Michael Levin's photographs, I feel a sense of calm. Though the images are still frames I perceive a sense of movement. There is something about Levin's images that inspire a sense of 'being' in the moment — and it is a peaceful and pleasant moment. After speaking with Levin and discovering a little more about the work I learned that when he sets out to photograph he is not seeking a specific location — rather he is on a journey and is waiting for a place or moment to speak to him." — Anne Kelly

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 photo-eye�Auctions
This week's sale—featuring important Chinese propaganda works—ends on Thursday. Watch Eric Miles' presentation below.

Next week we'll look at artist whose unassuming little books overturned the dominant aesthetic of 'street' and 'social landscape' photography of the sixties.

Three Rare pieces of Chinese propaganda photography from photo-eye Auctions on Vimeo.

Bids shown below are current as of 4:33 pm MT, 01.04.2012
If you have auction items (valued at $250 or more) to consign, please e-mail us.
Auction Item High/Opening Bid Time Left  
(Anonymous) Chairman Mao's Mausoleum: (Anonymous) Chairman Mao's Mausoleum $195
21h 26m
(Anonymous) The Great Hall of the People (Portfolio of Twenty Photos): (Anonymous) The Great Hall of the People (Portfolio of Twenty Photos) $4,475
21h 31m
(Anonymous) Mao Tsetung: A Selection of Photographs: (Anonymous) Mao Tsetung: A Selection of Photographs $1,185
21h 36m
Bruce Davidson: Outside Inside (SIGNED): Bruce Davidson: Outside Inside (SIGNED) $245
21h 41m
Bruce Davidson: East 100th Street (SIGNED): Bruce Davidson: East 100th Street (SIGNED) $195
21h 46m
Allen Ginsberg: 'City Lights Bookshop',  1956 (Estate Stamped Print): Allen Ginsberg: 'City Lights Bookshop', 1956 (Estate Stamped Print) $965
21h 51m
  Garry Winogrand: Women Are Beautiful (Hardbound 1st Edition!)  : Garry Winogrand: Women Are Beautiful (Hardbound 1st Edition!) $995
21h 56m
Lee D. Witkin & Barbara London: The Photograph Collector's Guide (SIGNED): Lee D. Witkin & Barbara London: The Photograph Collector's Guide (SIGNED) $185
22h 6m


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 Featured�Best�Books�of�2011
Josef Koudelka: Koudelka Josef Koudelka: Koudelka
"Aperture's new edition of Koudelka: Gypsies rekindles the energy and astonishment of this foundational body of work by master photographer Josef Koudelka. Lavishly printed in a unique quadratone mix by artisanal printer Gerhard Steidl, it offers an expanded look at Cik�ni (Czech for 'gypsies') 109 photographs of Roma society taken between 1962 and 1971 in then-Czechoslovakia (Bohemia, Moravia and Slovakia), Romania, Hungary, France and Spain. The design and edit for this volume revisits the artist's original intention for the work, and is based on a maquette originally prepared in 1968 by Koudelka and graphic designer Milan Kopriva." — the publisher

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 photo-eye�Book�Reviews
from the book Oculus
from the book Oculus


Oculus by Ken Schles


"Blurring the boundaries between a philosophical essay and photobook, Ken Schles' new book Oculus is a beautiful meditation on the role of images, memory and perception in our lives. In many ways, Schles' work builds upon the questions and concerns of his last two books." — Adam Bell from the review of Oculus by Ken Schles

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from the book Places, Strange and Quiet
from the book Places, Strange and Quiet


Places, Strange and Quiet by Wim Wenders


"Places, Strange and Quiet is a visual diary of journeys taken throughout Europe, Japan and North America by the German filmmaker Wim Wenders. The locations are possibly discovered through reconnaissance for potential film locations and may act as a way of consolidating Wenders' distinctive cinematic vision. Within the book there are nine panoramic fold out panels that emphasis the cinematic undertones of the collection." — John Mathews from the review of Places, Strange and Quiet by Wim Wenders

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 Book�of�the�Week
Rinko Kawauchi: Illuminance Rinko Kawauchi: Illuminance
"And now, ten years after her precipitous entry onto the international stage, Aperture has published Illuminance, the latest volume of Kawauchi's work and the first to be published outside of Japan. Kawauchi's photography has frequently been lauded for its nuanced palette and offhand compositional mastery, as well as its ability to incite wonder via careful attention to tiny gestures and the incidental details of her everyday environment." — the publisher

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