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Leading off for the week: Brassaï's incomparable Paris de Nuit. "Combines the luxe and the louche...[It has] lost none of its dark glamour or film noir grit." — Vince Aletti, The Book of 101 Books. The gravure printing in Yutaka Takanashi's brooding masterpiece, Towards the City (Toshi-e), is post-Provoke Are-Bure-Boke (grainy, blurry, out-of-focus) distortion taken to its apocalypitc extreme. The week's stellar listings continue with:
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Go to this Auction Frank Breuer: Logos Warehouses Containers--SIGNED

"Frank Breuer has been recording standardized industrial spaces in Germany, Holland and Belgium for five years with his large-format camera. Architecture in the predominantly urban cultivated landscap . . .
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Go to this Auction Gerard Malanga: Thermofax (Limited Edition with Signed Print)

Thermofax, includes reproductions of "The Thermofax Series" of 25 artifacts that Malanga made by combining original poems of his own with thermofax prints of photographs of disasters stockpiled by And . . .
$395

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Go to this Auction Sebastião Salgado: Workers (Hardbound, INSCRIBED)

Workers presents its subjects on several interactive levels: Salgado's introductory text expands his passionate photographic iconography, and extended captions, also written by Salgado, provide a hist . . .
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Go to this Auction Anders Petersen: Fängelse (SIGNED)

With the same unflinching eye as his renowned Cafe Lehmitz, Petersen documents Swedish prison life. Comparable to Danny Lyon's great < . . .
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Go to this Auction Osamu Nagahama:The Island of Long Hot Nights --INSCRIBED

Included in Parr/Badger, The Photobook: A History, vol. III.
Nagahama's photographs of Okinawa show some of the hallmarks of the mature Provoke st . . .
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Go to this Auction Geribara 5: Benjo (Toilet)

Geribara 5 was an avant-garde collective formed in the wake of the Provoke group's. dissolution, and very much in the same irreverent, ne . . .
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Go to this Auction Bernd & Hilla Becher: Ephemera & Catalogues (Limited Edition, 1/50, SIGNED)

Produced by Librairie 213 this handsome volume documents all of the ephemera, catalogues and books published by the renowned team of Bernd and Hilla Becher. From their very first appearance in a 1964 . . .
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Go to this Auction André Kertész: Hungarian Memories (INSCRIBED)

Kertész was born in Budapest in 1894, and photographed in his native land from 1912 to 1925, before leaving for Paris. This is the most comprehensive book of his early work; it was printed in Switzerl . . .
$495

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Go to this Auction Chargesheimer: Unter Krahnenbäumen (First Edition)

Chargesheimer (Karl Heinz Hargesheimer, 1924-1971) was one of the most prolific German photographers of the post-war period. He photographed regularly for Stern magazine and produced books on Hanover, . . .
$465

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Go to this Auction Luiggi Ghirri: Il profilo delle nuvole (First edition)

"Ghirri uses space, place, and landscape to question our relation to the external world and its representations, and to revalue the role of photography and art. [His work combines] a fascination with . . .
$395

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Go to this Auction Ed Van Der Elsken: Sweet Life (1st American Edition)--Rare Mint Copy

One of our all-time favorites! "Sweet Life is a sprawling, exuberant cornucopia, a preview of the pure stream-of-consciousness, machine-gun approach that would soon come with the Japanese Provoke phot . . .
$1295

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Go to this Auction Krass Clement: Drum: Et Sted I Irland (First Edition)

Included in Parr & Badger, The Photobook: A History, Vol. II
"Photographed in a small pub in Drum . . .
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Go to this Auction Paolo Gasparini: Para Verte Mejor, America Latina (To See You More Clearly, Latin America)--SIGNED

Horacio Fernandez (ed.), The Latin American Photobook; Also reproduced in facsimile in . . .
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Go to this Auction Bruce Davidson: Subway (Limited Edition, with Signed Dye-Transfer Print)

The 2003 St.Ann's Press re-issue of Davidson's classic Subway, with a jaw-dropping dye-transfer print.
"Bruce Davidson's subway photography takes us to New York's heart," — Sean O' . . .
$3495

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Go to this Auction Irving Penn: Moments Preserved (Inscribed Association Copy!!)

An absolute masterpiece of printing, Penn spent a month in Lucerne, Switzerland overseeing the process at C.J. Bucher, who had produced Richard Avendon's book Observations the previous year. Ea . . .
$995

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