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This past week saw an extraordinary result for Enrique Bostelmann's classic protest book, America: Un viaje a traves de la injusticia (America: Journey Through Injustice). Among this week's auction listings, we've got a signed copy of Kenji Ishiguro's austerely haunting Hiroshima Now. "What is most wonderful about Mr. Ishiguro's Hiroshima," writes Tadanori Yokoo in his essay, "is the fact that he turned his heart into a lens when he took the pictures. [He] reveals our remembrance of objects whose shadows are the shadow of the Bomb. This remembrance is the eternal scar upon our Japanese mind."

Also on the block this week:
  • Eikoh Hosoe: Otoko to Onna (Man and Woman)--1st edition--SIGNED
  • Arnold Genthe: Old Chinatown (1913 Edition is Scarce Dust Jacket)
  • Takuma Nakahira: For a Language to Come (First Edition)
  • Peter Beard: The Last Word From Paradise-- INSCRIBED + Additional Inscribed Item


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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.
    From "Bruce Davidson's subway photography takes us to New York's heart," by Sean O' . . .
    $3750
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    Go to this Auction Masahisa Fukase: The Solitude of Ravens (Karasu)--First Edition!

    In a 2010 article critic Sean O'Hagan asks, Masahisa Fukase's Ravens: the best photobook of the pa . . .
    $2495
    5d 18h 23m
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    The Photo Book
     
    Go to this Auction Fischli and Weiss: Bilder, Ansichten: Die Sichtbare Welt [Pictures, Views: The Visible World]

    A fantastic artist's book by these renowned Conceptualists! "It begins in the suburbs of Cairo and Zurich and ends in the Scottish Highlands. In between we see glamorous skylines, religious monuments, . . .
    $225
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    Go to this Auction Portfolio: A Magazine for the Graphic Arts (Alexey Brodovitch, art director)--nos. 1-3--Complete

    A complete set of Alexey Brodovitch's legendary Portfolio magazine. One of the undisputed high-points in American graphic design of the twentieth century. Along with [bid or read more]

    $1025
    5d 18h 33m
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    Go to this Auction Stanley McClatchie: Look to Germany (American Fascist Propaganda) + 1 other

    Included in Parr/Badger, The Photobook: A History, vol. III. Stanley McClatchie lived in Germany prior to the Nazi's rise to power. He was impressed by . . .
    $495
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    The Photo Book
     
    Go to this Auction Thomas Sauvin: Silvermine (Five Volumes)

    Silvermine was nominated for the 2014 Deutsche Börse Photography Prize. It was chosen by Martin Parr and numerous others as one of the best photobooks of 2013.
    "Silvermine is . . .
    $900
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    Go to this Auction Robert Frank: Die Amerikaner (1993 Scalo Edition, SIGNED)

    The superbly printed 1993 Scalo edition with Kerouac's iconic text translated into German.
    "It was Frank's The Americans that made the photographic book into an artform in its own right. Frank w . . .
    $895
    5d 18h 53m
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    The Photo Book The Book of 101 Books The Open Book
     
    Go to this Auction Danny Lyon: The Bikeriders (2014 Ed.., SIGNED) + Conversations with the Dead (Hardbound 1st Ed.!)

    Lyon's seminal photographs of prison life stand as one of the great post-war works of photojournalism, firmly placing this book among the ranks of Evans'and Agee's Let Us Now Praise Famous Men and Bou . . .
    $695
    5d 18h 58m
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    The Photo Book The Book of 101 Books
     
    Go to this Auction Peter Beard: The Last Word From Paradise -- INSCRIBED + Additional Inscribed Item

    Beautifully printed catalogue that accompanied a 1979 show at the Seibu Museum of Art in Tokyo. With the characteristic collage elements from his 'day books' mostly absent from this production, the sp . . .
    $995
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    Go to this Auction Kenro Izu: Sacred Places (SIGNED, Limited Edition with Print)

    "During the 1980s, Kenro Izu began making photographs of difficult-to-reach places. Invariably, for want of a better description, these were places that were possessed of "spirituality." Izu made "doc . . .
    $295
    5d 19h 8m
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    Go to this Auction Philip-Lorca diCorcia (Museum of Modern Art Catalogue)

    An early catalogue highlighting diCorcia's groundbreaking work.
    "DiCorcia's images perch on the lines between fact and fiction, blending a documentary mode with techniques of staged photography. . . .
    $265
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    Go to this Auction Tomoko Sawada: School Days

    "Ten Japanese high school class photographs, printed on thick card, are collected in this edition which extends on Sawada's exploration of costume and identity. Each photograph features the artist re- . . .
    $125

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    Go to this Auction Kenji Ishiguro: Hiroshima Now (1970 First Edition)--SIGNED

    Included in Japanese Photobooks of the 1960s and 1970s by Ivan Vartanian & Ryuichi Kaneko. There were plans . . .
    $1095

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    Go to this Auction Takuma Nakahira: For a Language to Come (First Edition)

    Included in Parr & Badger, The Photobook: A History, Vol. I as well as [bid or read more]

    $1295

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    Go to this Auction Eikoh Hosoe: Otoko to Onna (Man and Woman)--1st edition--SIGNED

    Included Parr & Badger, vol. I and [bid or read more]

    $1095

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    Go to this Auction Carl Sandburg/Edward Steichen: Steichen the Photographer (Signed 1929 Ltd. Ed., Association Copy)

    Included in Roth, The Book of 101 Books, where Vince Aletti describes it as, "a sumptuous book which includes a broad and cleverly sequenced array of Steichen’s work handsomely printed in warm . . .
    $2295

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    Go to this Auction Les Krims: Deerslayers + Incredible Case of the Stack O'Wheat Murders + Little People of America

    Complete set of all three of Krims' self-published box-sets, 1971-1972, all signed.
    "...what Krims shows us in these images is that Little People are not much different from anyone else...And, as . . .
    $595

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    Go to this Auction Eikoh Hosoe: Vintage Print from Kamaitachi

    The Kamatachi series is one of the undisputed high points of postwar Japanese photography. A brilliant synthesis of performance and documentary, his collaboration with Tatsumi Hijikata, the founder . . .
    $1495

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    Go to this Auction Lewis Baltz: Rule Without Exception (INSCRIBED Presentation Copy)

    "This overview of Lewis Baltz's twenty-year career presents his precise, barren images in juxtaposition to a series of critical texts that comment directly and obliquely on his work. From the earliest . . .
    $295

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    Go to this Auction Wolfgang Vennemann: Chateau De La Chevre d'Or (Self-Published Photo Album with Twenty Prints)

    A stunning period piece! Wolfgang Vennemann, a German photographer, was active in Africa in the 1920s-1930s, and on the Western Front during WWII. He produced several such albums, mostly of locations . . .
    $795

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    Go to this Auction Miyako Ishiuchi: Sweet Home Yokosuka (Inscribed by Ishiuchi & Signed by Publisher)

    The images in Sweet Home Yokusuka were selected from Ishiuchi’s three earliest series published as: Apartment (1978), Yokosuka Story (1979) and Endless Nights (1981). In co . . .
    $295

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    Go to this Auction Todd Hido: Taft Street (One Picture Book, No. 6--Rare, Slipcased 4 Vol. Set with 4 Variant Prints!)

    One of the more sought after titles in the this now-famous series!
    "Todd Hido's first monograph, House Hunting, was recently published to wide critical acclaim. We are now pleased to announce the . . .
    $1295

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    Go to this Auction John Heartfield/Kurt Tucholsky: Deutschland, Deutschland über Alles (First Hardbound Edition)

    Heartfield's cover for Tucholsky's scathing 1929 satire of German society is an undisputed masterwork of photomontage and one of the most sought after examples of twentieth century avant-garde book de . . .
    $765

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    Go to this Auction Julián Barón: C.E.N.S.U.R.A. (Limited Edition with Print, 1/25)

    Included in Parr/Badger, The Photobook: A History, vol. III.
    "In his photobook CENSURA Julián Barón presents a work based on the style of 'broken camera,' . . .
    $450

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    Go to this Auction Boris Mikhailov: Krymskaja Fotomanija / Photomania in Crimea (SIGNED, Ltd. Ed., 1/200)

    "In Photomania in Crimea Boris Mikhailov works with the cross-fading and super-imposition of human bodies and the karst, elemental costal landscape of the Crimean peninsula. The protagonists ha . . .
    $295

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    Go to this Auction Bruce Davidson: Brooklyn Gang

    From Sean O'Hagan's review, Joker in the pack: Bruce Davidson's photographs of a Brooklyn gang, Guardian, Monday 21 June 2010
    "In 1959, there were about 1 . . .
    $395

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