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"Alexey Brodovitch is virtually the model for the modern magazine art director," writes Andy Grundberg in his profile for the American Institute of Graphic Arts. This week, we feature his two finest achievements: Ballet (the 1945 1st Edition, in the incredibly rare slipcase!) and all three issues of the pioneering magazine of graphic design and photography Portfolio. Also on the block, an inscribed copy of Hiroshi Sugimoto's 1st monograph (Dioramas, Theaters, Seascapes).

PLUS:
  • Esaias Baitel: Zonen
  • Tom Wood: Looking For Love, Chelsea Reach (Inscribed)
  • Sol LeWitt: Autobiography
  • Eikoh Hosoe: Vintage Print from Kamaitachi plus deluxe limited edition re-issues of Kamaitachi and Barakei.

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    Go to this Auction Esaias Baitel: Zonen

    "In the nineteen seventies, photographer Esaias Baitel lived in France, in the Parisian suburb of Aubervilliers, for five years, which, among other things, resulted in a book and an exhibition that ha . . .
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    Go to this Auction Alexey Brodovitch: Ballet (1945 1st Edition, in Rare Slipcase!)

    In the super-rare slipcase, with complete labels! "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 le . . .
    $6995
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    The Photo Book The Book of 101 Books The Open Book
     
    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]

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    Go to this Auction Harry Callahan: Photographs (El Mochuelo Gallery Monograph)--INSCRIBED Association Copy

    Included in Andrew Roth (ed.), The Book of 101 Books.. Early in his life Callahan studied engineering and worked in the photography lab . . .
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    Go to this Auction Tom Wood: Looking For Love, Chelsea Reach (Inscribed)

    "For 25 years Tom Wood lived in New Brighton, just across the river Mersey from Liverpool. He became known locally as 'photie man' because everyday he was out on the streets with his camera. Most of t . . .
    $395
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    Go to this Auction Edward Steichen: Steichen the Photographer (INSCRIBED)

    An warm inscription on this trade edition of this catalogue from the important Steichen exhibiotn of 1961. . . .
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    Go to this Auction Sol LeWitt: Autobiography

    "From abut 1975 LeWitt made books employing photographic images to construct systems... [His] most discussed book in this mode is Autobiography of 1980, in which he surveys and inventorizes every nook . . .
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    The Photo Book
     
    Go to this Auction Alex Webb & Rebecca Norris Webb: Violet Isle (Limited Edition with Two Prints)

    This multi-layered portrait of 'the violet isle'—a little-known name for Cuba inspired by the rich color of the soil there—presents an engaging, at times unsettling document of a vibrant and vulnerabl . . .
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    Go to this Auction Bettina Rheims: Morceaux Choisis

    Included in 802 Photo Books. A selection from the M+M. Auer collection.
    A sexy red tin box, a simple yet elegant softbound book with a gray cover, and 21 color . . .
    $195
    10h 41m
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    Go to this Auction Jean-Claude Gautrand: L'Assassinat de Baltard

    Included in Parr/Badger, The Photobook: A History, vol. III. In 1972 Jean-Claude Gautrand he shot a series of images of the demolition of the old market hall in . . .
    $695
    10h 51m
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    The Photo Book
     
    Go to this Auction Hiroshi Sugimoto (Dioramas, Theaters, Seascapes--1st Monograph, 1988)--INSCRIBED!

    A rare signed copy of the first major publication dedicated to the work of Sugimoto. Features gorgeous reproductions from three early bodies of work that have since become iconic. . . .
    $995
    10h 56m
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    Go to this Auction Philip Blenkinsop: The Cars That Ate Bangkok

    Combining the collaged, diaristic style of Bill Burke's Mine Fields and I Want To Take Picture with the true fiction voice of William T. Vollman and the brutality of a driving school mov . . .
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    The Photo Book
     
    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 . . .
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    Go to this Auction Eikoh Hosoe: Kamaitachi (SIGNED, Deluxe Limited Edition Re-Issue)

    In the fall of 1961, the photographer Eikoh Hosoe, then in his late 20s, agreed to make a series of portraits of the controversial author Yukio Mishima. Hosoe visited Mishima at his home and was immed . . .
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    Go to this Auction Eikoh Hosoe: Barakei (SIGNED, Deluxe Limited Edition Re-Issue)

    In the fall of 1961, the photographer Eikoh Hosoe, then in his late 20s, agreed to make a series of portraits of the controversial author Yukio Mishima. Hosoe visited Mishima at his home and was immed . . .
    $395
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    Go to this Auction Arnold Genthe: Old Chinatown (+ Calendar)

    Arnold Genthe's photographs of San Francisco before and during the earthquake and fire of 1906 made him a living legend in the Bay area. While this book captures an era long past, Genthe was way ahead . . .
    $295
    11h 26m
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    Go to this Auction Ali Taptik: Depicting Istanbul - Introduction to History of Visuality in Turkey

    Included in Parr/Badger, The Photobook: A History, vol. III.
    "Depicting Istanbul is created by re-contextualization and reinterpretation of the visual ma . . .
    $245

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    Go to this Auction Greg Gorman: The Odes of Pindar (SIGNED, Limited Edition with Platinum Prints)

    From John Wood’s introduction: "Gorman’s greatness—and he is as genuinely great as any living photographer—derives from his amazing ability to catch the essence of his model. The pictures of Tony and . . .
    $3995

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    Go to this Auction Andrey Tarkovsky: Bright, Bright Day (First Printing)

    The rare first printing of this stunning body of work "Andrey Tarkovsky is considered by many to be one of the greatest filmmakers the world has ever seen. Although he made just eight feature films be . . .
    $195

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    Go to this Auction Taryn Simon: A Living Man Declared Dead and Other Chapters (SIGNED)

    Selected as one of the Best Books of 2011 by Melanie McWhorter. Published on the occasion of an exhibition at the Tate Mod . . .
    $195

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    Go to this Auction Paul Graham: The Present + Films (BOTH SIGNED)

    "The Present is Paul Graham’s contribution to [the legacy of street photography]. The images in this book come unbidden from the streets of New York, but are not quite what we might expect, for each m . . .
    $225

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    Go to this Auction William Klein: Tokyo (1st U.S. Ed.)

    "Like Hokusai, William Klein has created a Manga--a sudden throng of images, faces, streets, crowds, and attitudes, intense and confused, where the past merges with the future in an uproar of appearan . . .
    $695

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    Go to this Auction William Klein: New York (Life is Good & Good For You In New York!)--1st UK Edition

    The paradigm shift on view in Klein’s New York... is nowhere more clearly elucidated than in this review of by Minor White, originally published in "Image Magazine", the Journal of Photography . . .
    $1695

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    Go to this Auction Miguel Rio Branco: Nakta

    Magnum photographer Miguel Rio Branco's scarce second book. "Since the beginning, I have always relied on interbreeding. Painting meeting photography. Drawing meeting collage. Photography meeting cine . . .
    $695

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    Go to this Auction Robert Heinecken: Friends of Photography Monograph (SIGNED, Ltd. Ed.)

    From Andy Grundberg's May 22, 2006 New York Times Obituary:
    "Heinecken's most influential body of work was his 1966-67 series 'Are You Rea,' consisting of images that superimposed advertising and . . .
    $295

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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 Paolo Roversi: Libretto

    . Libretto is a composition of photographs by Paolo Roversi which combines images of fashion, still life and nudes. As if in a fairy tale, together they form a magic and enchanted world of shade and l . . .
    $285

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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 . . .
    $225

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    Go to this Auction Yves Marchand & Romain Meffre: The Ruins of Detroit

    "...a powerful and disturbing testament to the glory and the destructive cost of American capitalism: the centre of a once-thriving metropolis in the most powerful nation on earth has become a ghost t . . .
    $295

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    Go to this Auction Michael Kenna: Huangshan (SIGNED, Limited Edition with Platinum Prints)

    From the publisher,
    "In Kenna's masterful photographs illustrating Huangshan, ethereal mists run like rivers haunting the mountains and valleys of one of China¿s most picturesque lands. Kenna, one . . .
    $5995

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    Go to this Auction Robert Capa: Death in the Making (in Scarce Dust Jacket)

    "The Spanish Civil War was an important conflict, not just because it was the first direct challenge to fascism, but also in terms of modern photojournalism. It witnessed the birth of the modern war p . . .
    $895

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