E-MAIL NEWSLETTER  12.30.13 Vol 12.106
 Best Book 2013
We are thrilled to announce this year's Best Books featuring the selections by 30 personalities from across the photo world. Each year the photo-eye staff comes together to nominate contributors who we ask to pick up to 10 books they feel were the best of the year. On the most basic level a photobook functions as a vehicle for the display of photography, but a well-executed photobook is a work of art in its own right. From binding to paper to printing, sequencing, layout and design, each element of a photobook works to create a unique reading experience, and when done well, inspires a new level of engagement.

We love photobooks and for us, Best Books is a celebration of the amazingly diverse and expressive nature of the form. We are excited to share with you some of the year's best, books that display innovative design, remarkable storytelling and some really great images. The contributors are:

Blake Andrews
Regina Anzenberger
Erin Azouz
Sarah Bradley
Pete Brook
Chiara Capodici & Fiorenza Pinna of 3/3
Matthew Carson, Russet Lederman & Olga Yatskevich of 10x10 Photobooks
Cristina De Middel
John Gossage
Todd Hido
Darius Himes
Rob Hornstra
Manik Katyal
Anne Kelly
Jeff Ladd
Larissa Leclair
Tomoki Matsumoto
Christopher McCall
Melanie McWhorter
Elisa Medde
Eric Miles
Hisako Motoo
Colin Pantall
Martin Parr
Doug Rickard
Alec Soth
Douglas Stockdale


This year we're doing things little bit differently — over the next week we'll release a few lists each day instead of publishing them all at once as we've done in previous years. We hope this method will make the Best Books of 2013 a bit more digestible while also creating a week of discoveries. As the new lists are published, we'll add a link to the contributor's names listed above.

We kick things off today with our list of top picks — the 26 most selected books of the year. We'll begin publishing individual lists tomorrow morning. And we're always interested to see books that may have been missed — we hope you'll share your picks in the comments.

View the top 26 picks on photo-eye Blog.
 photo-eye Auctions
During the 1920s, the Czech photographer Frantisek Drtikol (1883–1961) created a brilliant synthesis of 19th century Symbolism, Modernist Abstraction, and Art Deco whimsy that, for a time, defined the mitteleuropean photographic avant-garde. We're thrilled to offer the first edition of his seminal book of nudes Žena Ve Světoe (Women in Light) in the rare dust jacket.

Thanks so much for looking!! From photo-eye Auctions, all the best for a peaceful and happy 2014!
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Auction Item High/Opening Bid Time Left  
Frantisek Drtikol: Zena Ve Svétle (Women in Light)--Rare First Edition in Dust Jacket!: Frantisek Drtikol: Zena Ve Svétle (Women in Light)--Rare First Edition in Dust Jacket! $5,995
2d 20h 25m
Mark Power: The Treasury Project (SIGNED, Limited Edition with Print) : Mark Power: The Treasury Project (SIGNED, Limited Edition with Print) $365
2d 20h 30m
Richard Prince: Canal Zone: Richard Prince: Canal Zone $425
2d 20h 35m
Shuji Terayama: Photothèque Imaginaire de Shuji Terayama: Les Gens de la Famille Chien-Dieu   : Shuji Terayama: Photothèque Imaginaire de Shuji Terayama: Les Gens de la Famille Chien-Dieu $395
2d 20h 40m
Arthur Omar: Antropologia Da Face Gloriosa (Anthropology of the Glorious Face)   : Arthur Omar: Antropologia Da Face Gloriosa (Anthropology of the Glorious Face) $145
2d 20h 45m
Martin Parr: Dubai (Rare Exhibition Catalogue): Martin Parr: Dubai (Rare Exhibition Catalogue) $195
2d 20h 50m
Peter Beard: Beyond the End of the World (INSCRIBED, with Extras!): Peter Beard: Beyond the End of the World (INSCRIBED, with Extras!) $395
2d 20h 55m
 	Lee Friedlander: Sticks & Stones.Architectural America (SIGNED): Lee Friedlander: Sticks & Stones.Architectural America (SIGNED) $125
2d 21h 0m
Masaya Nakamura: Ema Nude in Africa (SIGNED): Masaya Nakamura: Ema Nude in Africa (SIGNED) $195
2d 21h 5m
Kineo Kuwabara: Tokyo 1936 (SIGNED)--Included in Japanese Photobooks of the 1960s and 1970s.: Kineo Kuwabara: Tokyo 1936 (SIGNED)--Included in Japanese Photobooks of the 1960s and 1970s. $445
2d 21h 10m
Sigmar Polke: Photographs 1969-1974: Sigmar Polke: Photographs 1969-1974 $150
2d 21h 15m
Christer Strömholm: Till minnet av mig själv [In Memory of Myself]     : Christer Strömholm: Till minnet av mig själv [In Memory of Myself] $795
2d 21h 20m
   Gordon Parks: Harlem (Lumiere Press, SIGNED, Limited Edition 1/200): Gordon Parks: Harlem (Lumiere Press, SIGNED, Limited Edition 1/200) $325
2d 21h 25m
Stephen Gill: Buried (Limited Edition with Print): Stephen Gill: Buried (Limited Edition with Print) $95
2d 21h 30m
 	Lewis Baltz: San Quentin Point: Lewis Baltz: San Quentin Point $175
2d 21h 35m
 Albert Renger-Patzsch: Kupferhammer Grünthal (The Grünthal Cooperworks)   : Albert Renger-Patzsch: Kupferhammer Grünthal (The Grünthal Cooperworks) $265
2d 21h 40m
John Gossage: The Pond   : John Gossage: The Pond $375
2d 21h 45m
 Bill Burke: I Want to Take Picture (First Edition)     : Bill Burke: I Want to Take Picture (First Edition) $255
2d 21h 50m
 Ikko Kagari: Chikan Rush    : Ikko Kagari: Chikan Rush $195
2d 21h 55m
 Featured on Art Photo Index
©  Dayna Bartoli
©  Dayna Bartoli
Dayna Bartoli Featured this Week on Art Photo Index
"Dayna Bartoli is a visual artist from Arizona whose working methods involve photography, printmaking, and bookmaking. She graduated from Arizona State University in 2010 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in photography. Somewhat juxtaposing her education in the arts, Dayna worked as an Ophthalmic Photographer, photographing retinal blood vessels and circulation patterns. Many of her projects combine science with art, and in her series titled Florafaunal Angiography she incorporates the medical photographs she has taken." — from Dayna Bartoli's biography on API

View Dayna Bartoli's work on Art Photo Index.

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