E-MAIL NEWSLETTER  01.16.13 Vol 12.56
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The Code by John Gossage
The Code by John Gossage
 Art Photo Index

 

 
Lili Almog Featured on Art Photo Index

We reached the 3,000 photographer mark this past week. Thank you to all who have participated in this global index of art and documentary photography!

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 photo-eye Book Reviews
Michael P. Berman: Gila

"Michael P. Berman's Gila is an homage to southwestern New Mexico's Gila Wilderness, and in the pages of this two volume book he shows his respect and dedication to New Mexico's first, largest, and last wilderness. This is the landscape in which Aldo Leopold realized that the United States was on a disastrous course in our treatment of the land and its inhabitants, and Leopold set out to create the first 'do-not-disturb' zone: the Gila Wilderness. It is also Berman's home and stomping grounds, an area that is a major component of his photographic oeuvre." — from David Ondrik's review of Gila by Michael P. Berman

Read the entire review on photo-eye Blog.

Purchase a copy here.
Most Popular of All Time & The Father of Pop Dance

"Most Popular of All Time isn't exactly a photobook, but like the great History of Photography in Pen and Ink, renders well-known photographs in line drawings. The volume takes the form of a children's activity book, though I wouldn't exactly consider it a book for kids. Reduced to its most vital edges, each image features a connect the dots portion (trace the outline of Neil Armstrong on the moon or Albert Einstein's tongue - or in more grim demonstration, the falling figure in Richard Drew's iconic September 11th photograph or the executioner in Andy Adam's 1968 Siagon photo), but it's also a coloring book."

"I was immediately taken by Tiane Doan na Champassak's The Father of Pop Dance and was glad to see it on two Best Books lists this year. The small spiral bound book features a sequence of studio photographs found by Champassak of his father dancing. Made in Los Angeles in 1967, the images are beautifully characteristic of the time period, featuring multiple exposures, colored lights and a lovely array of patterned trousers, splashy shirts and festive neckwear." — from Sarah Bradley's post on Most Popular of All Time and The Father of Pop Dance

Read the entire post on photo-eye Blog.

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 photo-eye Auctions
Andreas Gursky is best-known for his wall-size murals portraying what critic Jerry Saltz called the "border-to-border, edgeless hum and busy obliviousness of modern life," what Francis Fukuyama ridiculously declared "the end of history," George W.S. Trow called "the context of no context," and Rem Koolhaas dubbed "unkspace." Parr & Badger liken Montparnasse to a one-picture book: it consists of the eponymous print measuring almost 19 inches, plus two small books—"Images," showing ultra-close up details from the vast image, and a book of "Texts." Housed in an elegantly proportioned package, it is really Gursky's only attempt to date to translate his outsize images into the photobook medium.

Like Gursky, Massimo Vitali's work takes the high, wide "all-over" approach characteristic of the Dusseldorf School. Swimming Pools is a limited edition "company" photobook published by Sunparks Resorts, a Belgian amusement park operator. Vitali is not the only artist working in this style to hone in on leisure as a subject — it is central the whole history of Modernist art, really, but that's another story.

Also on the block: from Italy, the harrowing Morire di classe (Death of a Class) — think Mary Ellen Mark's Ward 81 — sex-fueled, twilit nether world of Antoine D'Agata's Insomnia.

Perhaps the best photobook in the Warhol cannon, the famed Moderna Museet Catalogue of 1968, with photos by Stephen Shore, Billy Name and others, is one of the key documents of the 60s Factory scene.

This week Eric Miles discusses D'Agata, Morire di classe, Gursky and Vitali. Be sure to check out his presentation below! Thanks as always for looking!



What's on your shelves? For inquiries regarding the sale of a single book or print, or an entire library or collection, contact Eric Miles, Director of Rare Books & Online Auctions
Bids shown below are current as of 3:53 pm MT, 01.16.2013
If you have auction items (valued at $250 or more) to consign, please e-mail us.
Auction Item High/Opening Bid Time Left  
Antoine D'Agata: Insomnia: Antoine D'Agata: Insomnia $495
22h 6m
Andreas Gursky: Montparnasse: Andreas Gursky: Montparnasse $1,965
22h 16m
Andy Warhol: Moderna Museet Catalogue  : Andy Warhol: Moderna Museet Catalogue $575
22h 21m
Julian Germain: For Every Minute You Are Angry ...  + Face of the Century (2 Books): Julian Germain: For Every Minute You Are Angry ... + Face of the Century (2 Books) $395
22h 26m
Morire di classe (Death of a Class)--Franco Basaglia and Franca Basaglia Ongaro, eds. : Morire di classe (Death of a Class)--Franco Basaglia and Franca Basaglia Ongaro, eds. $410
22h 31m
William Eggleston: Galerie 213 catalogue  : William Eggleston: Galerie 213 catalogue $295
22h 31m
Massimo Vitali: Swimming Pools (SIGNED, Limited Edition!): Massimo Vitali: Swimming Pools (SIGNED, Limited Edition!) $365
22h 41m
Peter Beard: The Last Word From Paradise (Japanese Catalogue)  : Peter Beard: The Last Word From Paradise (Japanese Catalogue) $225
22h 56m
Robert Adams: Denver: Robert Adams: Denver $145
22h 56m
Anders Petersen: Le Bistrot d'Hambourg (INSCRIBED) + Anders Petersen: Le Bistrot d'Hambourg (INSCRIBED) + "Ich Dich lieben, Du mich auch?" (SIGNED) $395
23h 6m


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 Almost Out-of-Print
Brian Rose: <i>Time and Space on the Lower East Side</i> Brian Rose: Time and Space on the Lower East Side—Signed

The first edition of Time and Space on the Lower East Side is almost out-of-print. photo-eye still has signed, first edition copies available to order.

"In 1980, Brian Rose, in collaboration with Ed Fausty, photographed the Lower East Side of Manhattan with a 4x5 view camera. It was the neighborhood's darkest, but most creative moment. While buildings crumbled and burned, artists and musicians came to explore and express the edgy quality of the place. For more than two decades that work sat unseen in Rose's archive as he went on to other projects, most notably his long-term documentation of the landscape of the Iron Curtain and the Berlin Wall." — the publisher

Read Faye Robson's review of Time and Space on the Lower East Side on photo-eye Blog.

About the Limited Edition:
This Limited edition comes in a cloth slipcase with an 8x10 print in a signed and numbered edition of 100. READ MORE

Cat# ZE909H Hardbound List Price: $70.00
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<i>Time and Space on the Lower East Side</i>

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 Arriving Soon
Christian Patterson: Redheaded Peckerwood (third edition)

"Redheaded Peckerwood is one of the publications which defines the recent era of photobook publishing. In this third edition, further improvements, changes and additions have been made by the author to continue his evolution of the project, including an altered sequence incorporating new images, additional pages and a separate facsimile postcard." — the publisher

Signed copies of the third edition will be arriving in March/April 2013.

Reserve a signed copy of the new edition.

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 Focus on Out-of-Print Books
Jock Sturges: <i>Jock Sturges</i> Jock Sturges—Signed

Going for as much as $400 online, we have a few signed, first edition copies in new condition for $325.

"Published in 1996 in conjunction with a major exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in Frankfurt, Jock Sturges is one of the artist's most beautiful books to date. It is richly printed with varnished duotones and contains a broad selection of Sturges' work. With many images portraying the same models and families over the course of many years, new title captures the progressions that are so essential to Sturges' work." — the publisher

Jock Sturges is represented by photo-eye Gallery. See his work here. A limited selection of his photographs are available in our online gallery. For more information about his work, please email the gallery. READ MORE

Cat# PK365S Softbound List Price $325.00
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 Book of the Week
John Gossage: <i>The Code</i> John Gossage: The Code—Signed

"Published on the occasion of Gossage's exhibition at Harper's Books, East Hampton, August 18 - October 1, 2012, this collection of color photographs was shot in and around Tokyo. While Gossage's trademark celebration of the banal is certainly on display here, the photographer charts new territory with shots of Tokyo street scenes, skyscapes and tissue boxes." — the publisher

About the Limited Edition:
Limited to 26 signed and numbered copies, the Limited Edition is issued with an original color inkjet print, 8 1/2 X 11 inches, signed by Gossage and housed in a custom cloth folder and slipcase.

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Cat# ZF308H Hardbound List Price: $75.00
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<i>The Code</i>

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