Happy Birthday 365 Book A Day!
Last week, we celebrated our one-year anniversary of the 365 Book A Day
. The first week included some great books including Emmet and Elijah Gowin's Maggie
, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
illustrated with Maggie Taylor's images, Decotora: 1998-2007 Japanese Art Truck Scene
by Tatsuki Masaru, Joan Fontcuberta's Deconstructing Osama
by Adam Jeppesen, many of which are still in print.
One year later, we are still continuing this feature with this week's 365 Book A Day
with photographs by Shelley Calton.
"Shelley Calton has been making portraits of the Derby Girls ever since the sport's revival. The Houston-based photographer vividly depicts the tempo and emotions of the game, exploring how the players' self-image demands both a typically masculine attitude and the female erotic showcasing of their own bodies."
At Your House
with photographs by Andrej Krementschouk.
"Andrej Krementschouk portrays his Russian homeland, where he is not at home anymore. In haunting images, he asks the ever-pertinent question of what is remembered and what is lost, seeking evidence of emotional rootedness and cultural identity."
with photographs by Catherine Corman.
"Daylight Noir: Raymond Chandler's Imagined City comprises photographs of all those ominous, forbidding Los Angeles locations so hauntingly described by Chandler in his novels. From Malibu Pier to the Hollywood Sign, from Union Station to the Beverly Hills Hotel, from MGM Studios to Musso and Frank's Grill, these locales form the geography of Chandler's imagination, and conjure a world not yet entirely vanished."
with photographs by Mona Kuhn.
"The images here are a creation of my abstracted wishes and dreams. As I was searching, instead of home, I found an empty past, just traces of it. Yet, my journey was filled with new friendships and discoveries made along the way," writes Los Angeles-based photographer Mona Kuhn about her journey back to her native Brazil after 20 years."
with photographs by Fazal Sheikh.
"For New York-born photographer-activist Fazal Sheikh, the portrait is an important tool. For more than two decades, as he has worked in different communities around the world, the invitation to sit for a portrait has been one of the principle means by which he has established a link with his subjects and been allowed to enter and document their lives."
with photographs by Simon Roberts.
"We English is the highly anticipated result of London-born photographer Simon Roberts' year-long journey around England. With his wife and daughter, Roberts caravanned around his country, documenting its landscapes, both natural and social, with a large format 4 x 5 camera."
with photographs by Joel Meyerowitz.
"Hidden pockets of wilderness still exist within the urban environs of New York City, and in Legacy Joel Meyerowitz invites us to discover them. This beautiful body of work is the result of a unique commission Meyerowitz received from the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation to document the city's parks."
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All quotes from the publisher unless otherwise noted.