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Calendra Centrotex a company publication with 14 silver gelatin prints, is perhaps the rarest publication we've come across by the much-loved 'Poet of Prague,' Josef Sudek. This promotional calendar is made up of enlargements of images from Praha Panoramaticka. Almost equally as rare, a SIGNED copy of the epochal Latin American book, Para Verte Mejor, America Latina (To See You More Clearly, Latin America) by Paolo Gasparini.

Also open for bidding:
  • Mayito (Mario Garci´a Joya): A la plaza con Fidel (To the Plaza with Fidel)
  • André Kertész: Hungarian Memories (INSCRIBED)
  • Lothar Baumgarten: Carbon (SIGNED)

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    Go to this Auction Josef Sudek: Calendra Centrotex (Rare Company Publication, with 14 Prints)

    The rareest of rare Sudek items! A suite of fourteen silver gelatin prints of Sudek's much-loved panoramic photos of the Prague cityscape. Commissioned in 1959 as an annual gift for clients of the Cen . . .
    $3495
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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 . . .
    $3995
    4d 18h 41m
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    The Photo Book
     
    Go to this Auction Lothar Baumgarten: Carbon (SIGNED)

    From a review by John Russell, NY Times, December 13, 1992 "Carbon" by Lothar Baumgarten is not like any other book that has come this critic's way....The subject matter of "Carbon" is the American ra . . .
    $795
    4d 18h 46m
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    The Book of 101 Books
     
    Go to this Auction Mayito (Mario Garci´a Joya): A la plaza con Fidel (To the Plaza with Fidel)

    Horacio Fernandez (ed.), The Latin American Photobook and in Parr & Badger, [bid or read more]

    $1265
    4d 18h 51m
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    The Photo Book
     
    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
    4d 19h 1m
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    Go to this Auction Shomei Tomatsu: 11.02 Nagasaki

    "American curator and critic Leo Rubenstein described Tomatsu's Nagasaki photographs as 'sad, haggard facts', noting that, as Tomatsu wandered with his camera, 'beneath the surface there was a grief s . . .
    $795
    4d 19h 21m
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    The Photo Book The Book of 101 Books
     
    Go to this Auction Robert Adams: What We Bought: The New World (First Edition, INSCRIBED)

    This book of Robert Adams' photographs from the 1970s focuses on the city of Denver, CO. These desolate images of suburban housing developments, shopping malls, cars, and supermarkets mourn the victor . . .
    $365
    4d 19h 21m
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    Go to this Auction Wolfgang Tillmans: Still Life

    Very scarce catalogue by one the most influential photographers working today. "Wolfgang Tillmans (German, born 1968) uses photography to explore the nature of pictures while looking at the contempora . . .
    $265
    4d 19h 26m
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    Go to this Auction Shen Chao-Liang: Stage (INSCRIBED)

    Included in Martin Parr and WassinkLundgren, The Chinese Photobook
    "Shot mostly in what he calls the 'ambiguous light' of dusk . . .
    $395
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    Go to this Auction (Josef Koudelka) Divadlo [Theater]--Run of Czech Theater Magazine w/ Covers & Photos by Koudelka

    Before Gypsies put him on the map of international photography, some of Koudelka's earliest professional work as a photographer was for the avant-garde theat . . .
    $465
    4d 19h 36m
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    Go to this Auction Emmet Gowin: Photographs (1st monograph, 1976) --SIGNED

    Emmet Gowin's first retrospective book. "It is Gowin's sensibility, rather than any specific visual style or carefully plotted ideational thrust, which is the hallmark and the unifying force of his oe . . .
    $295
    22d 19h 46m
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    Go to this Auction Geoff Winningham: Friday Night at the Coliseum (Scarce Hardbound Edition, SIGNED!)

    Professional wrestling has come a long way since the publication of this book, but the basic elements--heroes and villains and willing suspension of disbelief--have remained the same. As one of the fa . . .
    $195

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    Go to this Auction Anouk Kruithof: Lang Zal Ze Leven (Happy Birthday to You)--SIGNED

    Included in Parr/Badger, The Photobook: A History, vol. III. Anouk Kruithof was one of the recipients of a 2012 ICP Infinity Award.
    From an interv . . .
    $345

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    Go to this Auction Lee Friedlander: Self-Portrait (1970 First Edition)

    "Memory, transience, identity, and the impossibility of capturing anything more than a fiction or a mask in photographic portraiture--Friedlander put all these issues slyly into play with Self-Portrai . . .
    $265

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    Go to this Auction Glen Luchford (2009 Steidldangin monograph)

    Luchford’s first solo monograph, explores his complete artistic output for magazines like, The Face, Arena, i-D and Vogue, and his advertising campaigns for the fashion house’s of Yves Saint Laurent, . . .
    $265

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    Go to this Auction Lars Tunbjörk: Home

    "An emptiness permeates our cities, smaller towns, and moves along the roads. It did not use to be there. When it began to emerge, it went undetected for some time, suppressed beneath a kind of dizzy . . .
    $265

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    Go to this Auction Elliot Erwitt: Son of Bitch (SIGNED)

    "The question of whether dogs have a sense of humor is often hotly debated, and I should like to take it up with Mr. Erwitt next time he has a moment..."--from P.G. Wodehouse's introduction. . . .
    $245

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    Go to this Auction Portfolio: A Magazine for the Graphic Arts (Alexey Brodovitch, art director)--nos. 1-3--Complete Run

    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]

    $1195

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

    Special issue of the Czech newsweekly devoted to Koudelka's photos of the Soviet invasion of 1968. A rare Koudelka item, whose design is reflected much later in the wonderful [bid or read more]

    $565

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    Go to this Auction Oliver Sieber: Imaginary Club (SIGNED)

    Winner of the 2014 Paris Photo Photobook of the Ye . . .
    $265

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    Go to this Auction Hiroshi Sugimoto: Motion Picture

    Perhaps Sugimoto's best known series. Published on the occasion of an exhibition at Galleria SPSAS, Locarno, August 5-September 24, 1995. . . .
    $195

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    Go to this Auction Paul Graham: Troubled Land (SIGNED)

    "At first sight [the photographs in A Troubled Land] seduce you into viewing them simply as landscapes which accounts for people's desire to engage with them. But they're booby-trapped and launch the . . .
    $595

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    Go to this Auction Hiroshi Sugimoto (Dioramas, Theaters, Seascapes--1st Monograph, 1988)--with scarce obi.

    The first major publication dedicated to the work of Sugimoto. Published on the occasion of the 1988 exhibition "Hiroshi Sugimoto" at Sonnabend Gallery, New York, Sagacho Exhibit Space, Tokyo and Zeit . . .
    $795

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    Go to this Auction Sanne Sannes: Oog Om Oog [An Eye for an Eye]

    Included in , Frits Giertsberg (ed.), The Dutch Photobook
    While Hugo Claus'text is the sort of mysterioso-love poetry that has it's roots in Baudel . . .
    $565

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    Go to this Auction John d Green: Birds of Britain

    A fantastic period piece that will appeal to fans of Sam Haskins, Wingaite Paine and the like. This is giddy, mid-sixties Swinging London at its merry best!
    "Miniskirts and the Rolling Stones, th . . .
    $295

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    Go to this Auction Jouko Lehtola: Finlandia

    Included in Parr/Badger, The Photobook: A History, vol. III.
    "Lehtola is a Finnish photographer, born in Helsinki, and most widely known for his la . . .
    $325

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