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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 Brassaï: Paris de Nuit (1933 First Edition)

"Paris de Nuit is a ravishing book object....Parr & Badger


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The Photo Book The Book of 101 Books The Open Book
 
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 . . .
$995
1d 17h 8m
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The Photo Book
 
Go to this Auction Yutaka Takanashi: Towards the City (Toshi-e)--SIGNED

The landmark of the Provoke period! A rare signed copy!
"Together the two volumes form a brooding and lyrical document showing the effects of Japan's rapid economic growth and the cost pai . . .
$4895
1d 17h 13m
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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 . . .
$695
1d 17h 18m
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Go to this Auction Robert Frank: Lines of My Hand (1972 1st Ed.)--with 'New York City, 1948' Cover--SIGNED

As Parr and Badger write, "Everything [Frank] does is a diary, a confession." The books retrospective tone is . . .
$3595
1d 17h 33m
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Go to this Auction Sergio Larrain: Valparaiso

Included in Parr & Badger, The Photobook: A History, Vol. II.
"For a man who worked profession . . .
$1195
1d 17h 38m
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Go to this Auction El Lissitzky: Russland (in Scarce Dust Jacket)

A key book in the Constructivist canon! A nice example of the iconic dust jakcet with El Lissitzky's design. First in the three volume series "Neues Bauen in der Delt" (New Building in the World). . . .
$1095
1d 17h 43m
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Go to this Auction Heinrich Hoffmann (Ed.): Winterhilfswerk-Heftchen (14 Winter Relief Fund Booklets)

"The Winterhilfswerk (Winter Relief Fund) was an annual fund-raising drive by the Nazis - its slogan 'none shall starve or freeze' - to get Germany through the winter months from October to Mar . . .
$695
1d 17h 48m
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Go to this Auction Anders Petersen: Cafe Lehmitz (1st Swedish edition!)--SIGNED

First edition in Petersen's native Sweden. One of the all-time classics! Included in Parr & Badger, The Photob . . .
$395
1d 17h 53m
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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 < . . .
$395
1d 17h 58m
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Go to this Auction Sebastião Salgado: Migrations (Hardbound, INSCRIBED)

"In Migrations Sebastião Salgado turns his attention to the staggering phenomenon of mass migration. Photographs taken over seven years across more than thirty-five countries document the epic displac . . .
$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 . . .
$395
1d 18h 8m
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Go to this Auction Nan Goldin: Ballad of Sexual Dependency (SIGNED)

Nan Goldin's Ballad is an unforgettable document of early 80s bohemian life in New York's East Village. J. Hoberman of The Village Voice called it "a sexual taxonomy for the '80s." Writi . . .
$795
1d 18h 13m
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The Photo Book The Book of 101 Books The Open Book
 
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
1d 18h 18m
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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 . . .
$295
1d 18h 23m
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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 . . .
$395

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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 . . .
$1195

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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 . . .
$2995

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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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Go to this Auction Josef Koudelka: Limestone (1/500 copies)--SIGNED

"This powerfully original photographer offers 36 evocative photogravures, the work of two years spent photographing limestone quarries in the United States and Europe. It is a large, handsome producti . . .
$1295

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Go to this Auction Sally Mann: Mother Land (SIGNED)

Acclaimed for the large-format portraits of her now grown children, Sally Mann focuses exclusively on the landscape of Virginia and Georgia in Mother Land. These images possess all of the grandeur a . . .
$195

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Go to this Auction Karl De Haan: Happy Sun Day

A must for fans of Sam Haskins, Wingate Paine and other 60s erotica! De Haan was a frequent contributor to Playboy in the 60s and 70s, establishing its iconic look. Happy Sunday follows the lazy Sunda . . .
$595

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Go to this Auction Bruce Davidson: Brooklyn Gang (SIGNED)

"Alongside Ed van der Elsken's 1956 work Love On the Left Bank, an altogether more staged kind of social document, Brooklyn Gang stands as one of the first in-depth photographic records of rebellious . . .
$335

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Go to this Auction Stephen Shore: Uncommon Places (Hardbound 1st Ed.) + 3 Signed Books

To really understand Shore's brilliance as a photographic thinker, check out his 2011 PhotoLA presentation on the La Brea Matrix project (The Lapis Press, 2011) . . .
$395

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Go to this Auction Self Publish Be Naughty (Bruno Ceschel, ed.)--SIGNED by 6 Artists

Selected as one of the Best Books of 2011 by: Gerry Badger
"Self Publish Be Naughty (SPBN) is a relentlessly provocative and uncompromising portrayal of contemporary love, sexuality a . . .
$195

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