This week's 365 Book A Day
featured items are:
with photographs by Richard Barnes.
"Animal Logic, Barnes's first monograph, collects four related species of his photographic work that touch on themes relevant to science, history, archaeology, and architecture. Through his lens, sights and objects normally hidden from public view-half-installed dioramas, partially wrapped specimens, anatomical models, exploded skulls, and taxidermied animals in shipping crates-take on a strange beauty."
with photographs by Susan Anderson.
"High Glitz: The Extravagant World of Beauty Pageants is a close-up and intimate look at America's child beauty pageants, and in turn our society's obsession with youth, beauty, fame, and fortune. Susan Anderson's vibrant portraits of pageant contestants twist notions of sexuality and identity, with a new perspective on this uniquely American subculture."
This Is Not My Son
with photographs by Erik van de Weijde.
""Basically it's about my son. My beautiful eight years old boy, of whom I take pictures since he was 5 seconds old. I have all these great pictures of him, but then I started wondering if it was work, or just a father photographing the family." - from an interview with Erik van der Weijde.
with photographs by Deanna Templeton.
"In 17-Days, Deanna Templeton presents her photographs from a 17-day excursion to England, Europe, and Russia while accompanying the Toy Machine Skateboard Team on tour. This 102-page, self published book focuses on the people and places that she experienced, showing a close-up view of the youth culture and social scene that surround the skateboard community while giving context through refreshing street photographs and on-the-fly portraits of each cities denizens."
photographs collected by Gerard Malanga.
"Poet, filmmaker, photographer, and former Warhol collaborator, Gerard Malanga contemplates a series of photographs he collected dating from the 1920's to 1940's. "
with photographs by Jonnie Craig.
"'When I first became aware of Jonnie Craig's work I was shocked. His photos were blurred, fogged, and from a traditional stance, everything that could be wrong with them was. Then his work was published and I really started looking, and suddenly I thought 'this is brilliant'.'
— Gavin Watson, photographer."
My Shit Is Gold
with photographs by Paul Herbst.
"In an existential exclamation of withdrawal, Paul Herbst's photographs at once portray a world of subtle intensities with momentous simplicity.
His images hosts a constant dialogue between what we perceive and what we understand, leaving us aloof in the gaps of unanswerable questions."
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