NEW ARRIVALS +  02.26.11 Vol 8.9

Teufelsberg Featured in this week’s newsletter, Teufelsberg by Marie Sommer is a photographic investigation of an artificial hill created to cover up the remnants of a Third-Reich military bunker in southwest Berlin. Teufelsberg (The Devil’s Mountain) is a man-made hill and marks the boundary between Berlin’s end and the beginning of the Grunewald forest. It is a place of leisure for the city's residents offering mountain bike paths and casual hiking grounds, but was initially created on top of the ruble left over from the city’s air bombardment during the Second World War. Also on Teufelsberg’s peak exists an abandoned NSA American spy center erected during the Cold War. With no sign of any kind explaining the function of the spy center, this recreational area is as Sommer states, “a non-place in which today’s pleasures and the ruins of the past mingle.” The photographs are beautiful and convey an ironic experience with the underlying knowledge of Teufelsberg’s history. Copies of this stunning monograph are now in stock and available for order.


Anonymes Also featured in this week’s newsletter, Anonymes, co-published by Steidl and Le Bal explores the homogenization of North American culture. Photography and its use as a tool to investigate the commodification of the everyday is in and of itself an ambiguous concept when considering how the medium has contributed to large-scale reproduction and standardization of mass production in our culture. Anonymes brings together work by some of the most prolific artists investigating these concepts, including Walker Evans, Chauncey Hare, Lewis Baltz and Sharon Lockhart, among others. The photographs in this series are brilliant and the concepts thought provoking. Providing conceptual documentary practices, the work in this book goes far beyond the conventions of realism and offer an authentic sense of experimentation. Copies of this engaging monograph are now in stock and available for order.

Also of note, several back-in-stock books. The now out-of-print Amelia’s World by photographer Robin Schwartz is a beautiful series of composed portraits of Schwartz’s daughter, Amelia, interacting with a variety of exotic animals. Amelia’s World is the fourth volume in Aperture’s Tinyvices series and we only have a limited number of signed and unsigned copies of this monograph left in stock.

Also back-in-stock Larry Sultan’s Katherine Avenue. This monograph is a collection from the prolific photographer’s most well known series, Pictures from Home, The Valley and Homeland. Picked as a Best Book of 2010 by Jörg M. Colberg, Todd Hido and Laurence Vecten, copies are now in stock and available for order.

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NEW ARRIVALS
Marie Sommer
Teufelsberg
Nicolas Comment
La Visite
David Campany
Anonymes
Olivares Y Asociados
Exit 40: About 10
Eikoh Hosoe
Theatre of Memory
Jim Krantz
The Way of the West
Richard Prince
Four Cowboys
Sophie Calle
True Stories
BACK-IN-STOCK
Robin Schwartz
Amelia's World - SIGNED
Sean Perry
Fairgrounds - SIGNED
Mark Power
The Sound of Two Songs
Larry Sultan
Katherine Avenue

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