Publishers announce their new titles months in advance of their official release in order to stimulate interest and for advance sales to booksellers. Nazraeli's list of forthcoming books is always highly anticipated by our staff and their new Winter/Spring 2009 list has now been released. As usual, it's a doozie. Of special note are two new books from their Witness series: Lee Friedlander and Todd Hido.
Witness No. 6: Lee Friedlander is a portrait of the Armenian-born sculptor Raoul Hague. Hague has been a friend of the Friedlander family for many years and these 157 photographs were made by Friedlander over a period of two and a half decades.
Witness No. 7: Todd Hido is a timely book in which Hido combines his own photographs of vacant interiors of foreclosed homes with 1980s portraits made by Leon Borensztein of the inhabitants of surburban homes of Stockton, Fresno, and Bakersfield California. These photographs act as metaphorical equivalents to the families evicted from Hido's foreclosed homes. In addition to this body of work there are 40 pages of images documenting pages of books from Hido's library that have acted as his inspiration during the past 20 years. I'm looking forward to that for sure!
Steve Pyke: Earthward
Julius Shulman: The Building of My Home and Studio
Karin Apollonia Muller: On Edge
Eiji Ina: Emperor of Japan
John Divola: The Green of this Notebook
Sasha Bezzubov: Wildfire
Laura Carton: Stripped
Stuart O'Sullivan: Family History
And the fourth title in the "Parr/Nazraeli Edition of Ten"
Along with the above, the latest One Picture Book Series have been announced.
Number Fifty-Three: Indian Bingo by Joe Deal
Number Fifty-Four: Doctrine of an Axe by Raymond Meeks
Number Fifty-Five: Ex Post Facto by Mayumi Lake
Number Fifty-Six: Heiden Hotel by Michael Kenna
Please note that sometimes the newest One Picture Books sell out before they are even released. Subscribing to the entire series is the best way to guarantee that you will receive these important limited edition of 500 books. Each one is signed and numbered with a small original print tipped into the back of the book. Truly one of the great bargains of the photobook world!
To subscribe to the series, email our book division manager Melanie McWhorter.