In 1970 a German business man meticulously documented the six-month affair he had with his assistant. This diaristic book shares every photograph and scrap of paper, along with neatly typed and highly personal notes. Very naughty and very German.
The Wailing Wall as a bookend to migrant workers, pigeon-doves, cats, flowers, lemons and telephone booths. Signs, symbols and portals. Permanence and impermanence. Time, distance and infinity. A book to be viewed and read, like a piece of music, and a textbook example of poetic photographic sequencing and storytelling.
This massive, sprawling book shows Falls' work and process, shows that they're one and the same, and shows off how painting, printmaking and sculpture relate to photography. It's all about light, space and time, baby.
From its opening prologue and its dramatic gush of water, Lick Creek Line leads us into an other-world. A map. A forest. A mysterious, unidentified fur trapper. Beautiful landscapes. Weird interiors. A little blood. And a whole hell of a lot about what photography can do with a little space, a little mystery and a little trust.
During 1979-1997, Gisela Lange kept meticulous records of her family's every activity, expense and tax paid. Here is her record of over 12,000 items, with photographs of her family and the products it consumed over eighteen years spanning two different political and economical systems in the former GDR and reunited Germany.
An amazing, dense and off-kilter three-volume first installment of a planned series of Petersen books. Beautifully messy images, expertly sequenced and printed. Imperfect perfection. Dripping with black ink and reeking of burnt soul.
From 2006 to 2010 Michael Schmidt ambitiously photographed the production, processing, packaging and presentation of foodstuffs across Europe. A big, cold, clinical book exploring what has become a big, cold, clinical business. With masterful black & white work.
An obsessive, impassioned collage of Steacy's photographs and four years of newspaper and magazine clippings, journal entries, and various other materials concerned with the state of America today, all released just prior to Election Day 2012.
An extremely well-photographed exhibition catalog showcasing yet another staggering installation of Tillman's work. The physical book is available for free to visitors of the exhibition, or a PDF can be downloaded free from the artist's website.
Christian Patterson (b. 1972) lives in Brooklyn, New York. His work is collected and exhibited internationally. His first monograph, Sound Affects, was published in 2008. His second monograph, Redheaded Peckerwood, was published by MACK in 2011 to international critical acclaim, nominated for the 2012 Kraszna-Krausz Book Awards and won the prestigious 2012 Recontres d’Arles Author Book Award. Patterson is represented by Rose Gallery (Santa Monica) and Robert Morat (Hamburg/Berlin).