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Alexey Brodovitch's legendary 1945 book Ballet, of which it is thought only a few hundred were printed, is among the most radical, futuristic and 'disruptive' photobooks of the twentieth century. Brodovitch "spat in the face of technique and pointed out a new way in which photographers could work," wrote Kerry William Purcell in a 2002 monograph. Also on the block this week, a gorgeous copy of Ken Domon's seminal 1958 account of the aftermath of the Hiroshima atomic bomb blast (with a stellar example of the Joan Miro designed jacket).

Also on the block:
Pekka Turunen: Against the Wall: Lypö, Tilkkanen, Mörsky and I
Post-Provoke style meets youthful rebellion in Mikio Tobara's Document Miseinen [Document Teenagers]
Chris Killip: Here Comes Everybody (limited edition with print, inscribed)
Peter Hujar: Portaits in Life and Death (hardbound)

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Go to this Auction Alexey Brodovitch: Ballet (1945 1st Edition!)

"One of the most cinematic and dynamic photobooks ever published.... Ballet, published in 1945 by J.J. Augustin in New York, has become a photobook legend for two reasons. Firstly, only a few hundred . . .
$5495
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The Photo Book The Book of 101 Books The Open Book
 
Go to this Auction Pekka Turunen: Against the Wall: Lypö, Tilkkanen, Mörsky and I

Cited in Parr/Badger, The History of the Photobook, vol. II. "Finnish society became urbanised more rapidly than almost any other in Europe. Just fifty years ago . . .
$1245
2d 8h 53m
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The Photo Book
 
Go to this Auction Ken Domon: Hiroshima (1958, First Edition)

Along with Kikuji Kawada's Chizu [The Map], (1965), Shomei Tomatsu's Nagasaki 11:02 (1966) and Domon's 1961 collaboration with Tomatsu, Hiroshima-Nagasaki Document, this book remains one of the most i . . .
$1295
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Go to this Auction Mikio Tobara: Document Miseinen [Document Teenagers]

A classic document of youthful rebellion that should be included alongside iconic photobooks by Larry Clark (Teenage Lust & Tulsa); Jim Goldberg (Raised by Wolves) and, more recently, Corinne Day (Dia . . .
$675
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Go to this Auction Peter Hujar: Portaits in Life and Death (Hardbound)


"The overall effect of [Peter Hujar: Portaits in Life and Death ] was stunning and eerie. Every portrait whispered of transitory presence, mystery and oblivion."--Antony Hegarty (of Antony & the J . . .
$795
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Go to this Auction Alessandra Sanguinetti: On the Sixth Day. Photographs (SIGNED)

"Alessandra Sanguinetti’s vivid photographs depicting the coexistence of people and animals might at first sight seem brutal, images to be viewed quickly and erased from the memory. But that would be . . .
$265
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The Photo Book
 
Go to this Auction Chris Killip: Here Comes Everybody (Limited Edition with Print, INSCRIBED)

"Anarchic and provocative to the last, Killip is a true original and a genuine free thinker."--The British Journal of Photography
"'Here Comes Everybody' is a phrase that echoes repeatedly in Jame . . .
$265
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Go to this Auction Halil (ed.): A Cloud of Black Smoke: Photographs From Turkey 1968-72 (SIGNED)

Winner of the Discovery Award (Prix de la decouverte) at the Rencontres d'Arles Fotofestival. Included in Parr & Badger, The Photobook: A History. Volume III
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$225
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The Photo Book
 
Go to this Auction Luigi Ghirri: It's Beautiful Here, Isn't It

"[Ghirri has] a restless and playful imagination--one that regarded photography as 'a great adventure in thinking and looking.' Ghirri teases the idea of landscape with images of toy houses in a net b . . .
$250
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Go to this Auction Kenneth Anger: Hollywood Babylon (1959 1st Edition!)

The true first edition of this underground classic by legendary avant-garde filmmaker Kenneth Anger. Hollywood Babylon was first published in French in 1959 and a U.S. version finally appeared in 1965 . . .
$195
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Go to this Auction Wolfgangs Tillmans: (Phaidon Contemporary Artists Series) + Neue Welt (BOTH SIGNED)

"Over the period of more than two decades, Wolfgang Tillmans has explored the medium of photo-imaging with greater range than any other artist of his generation. From snapshots of his friends to abstr . . .
$175

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Go to this Auction Josef Koudelka: Respekt (1968 Prague Invasion Photos!)

"In 1968, Josef Koudelka was a thirty-year-old acclaimed theater photographer who never photographed a news event. That all changed on the night of August 21, when Warsaw Pact tanks invaded the city o . . .
$495

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Go to this Auction Josef Koudelka: Lime

"[In his photographs of Limestone quarries] Koudelka gives full reign to these tendencies to make brooding pictures that emphasize the quarrying of limestone not as rape, but as a noble and civilizing . . .
$395

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Go to this Auction Sophie Ristelhueber (and François Hers): Intérieurs

The first book by photographer Sophie Ristelhueber (best known for Fait) was a collaboration with fut . . .
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Go to this Auction Roe Etheridge: Le Luxe (SIGNED) + Orange Grove

Le Luxe is included in Parr/Badger, The Photobook: A History, vol. III.
Now in it's second printing, it was selected as one of the Best Books of 201 . . .
$395

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Go to this Auction (Ginger Gordon/Anthon Beeke) Virgin Sperm Dancer (True First Edition)

Included in Parr/Badger, The Photobook: A History, vol. III. 'Virgin Sperm Dancer' was issued as a special edition of Amsterdam based sex magazine Suck. An iconi . . .
$265

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Go to this Auction Terry Richardson: Lady Gaga (SIGNED by Lady Gaga)

"In this book of original, behind-the-scenes photographs, acclaimed photographer Terry Richardson follows superstar Lady Gaga during one year of her life, from Lollapalooza through the final show of h . . .
$265

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Go to this Auction Susan Meiselas: Pandora’s Box (SIGNED, Limited Edition)

"According to Greek myth, Pandora was given a box by Zeus and instructed never to open it. She could not restrain her curiosity, however, and did just that, releasing into the world all of the sufferi . . .
$295

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Go to this Auction Andreas Gursky (2010 Gagosian Catalogue, 2 Vols. in Slipcase)

"This magnificent set of slip-cased books captures the grandness and lushness of epic photographer Andreas Gursky's Oceans series of 2010, currently featured in tandem with his newest body of work, Ba . . .
$295

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Go to this Auction Mike Mandel: Untitled (Baseball-Photographer Trading Cards), Complete Set of 135

"In 1974, just a year before Mike Mandel and Larry Sultan, classmates at the San Francisco Art Institute, were awarded a grant by the National Endowment for the Arts to pursue what eventually became t . . .
$2865

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Go to this Auction Florian van Roekel: How Terry Likes His Coffee. A Photo Odyssey into Office Life

One of Martin Parr's Best Books of the Decade!
"In How Terry likes his Coffee I examined the consequences of professionalization on the way we cope with re . . .
$595

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Go to this Auction Tiane Doan na Champassak: Looters (SIGNED, Limited Edition, 1/150)

Selected as one of the Best Books of 2011 by Martin Parr; also included in Parr/Badger, The Photobook: A History, vol. III . . .
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Go to this Auction Robert Frank: Lines of My Hand (1972 First Edition)--with 'New York City, 1948' Cover

As Parr and Badger write, "Everything [Frank] does is a diary, a confession." The books retrospective tone is summed up in opening lines contained in the 1989 edition:
I am looking back into a . . .
$2995

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Go to this Auction Grace Coddington: Grace: Thirty Years of Fashion at Vogue [Work by Numerous Photographers]--SIGNED

"Grace Coddington's work has danced along the cutting edge of fashion for over 30 years. Abandoning a highly lucrative career as a leading model on the sixties London scene alongside such swinging con . . .
$1865

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Go to this Auction Masahisa Fukase: The Solitude of Ravens (2008 Reprint)

Masahisa Fukase's Ravens: the best photobook of the past 25 years?--Sean O'Hagen, The Guardian, 2010
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$595

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