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September 8th 2014

 

 
New Titles

 
Michael Kenna France
 

Nazraeli first let slip a couple of years ago that they were planning a Michael Kenna book on France. It all went quiet for a while but this week’s big news is that it will be available in the UK in just a couple of weeks’ time. It’s a massive book weighing 3.5 kilos, with 312 pages, 275 images, and measures 12 by 13 inches. The standard edition comes in a slipcase. The limited edition of 250 is signed and numbered and comes in a clamshell box; the deluxe edition of 50 also has a print of around 8 x 8 inches, matted to 16 x 20 inches. We will be pricing the deluxe edition at £825 for any orders received up to the end of Friday 10 September after which it will increase to £925. See here for a selection of Kenna’s images of France.

 
 
We will soon be getting stock of two books directly from the Fraenkel Gallery in San Francisco. The first is Robert Adams’ A Road Through Shore Pine in which he traces a contemplative journey, first by car, then by foot, along an isolated, tree-bordered road to the sea.  See here for sample images.  The second, John Gossage’s Who Do You Love, presents a group of unique, never-before-seen pieces—photographic distractions, in the words of the artist—from the 1990s. See here for sample images.
 
Black Country Stories
 
Martin Parr tells me that 2014 will have seen the publication of eight new titles, which is a record year even by his prolific standards. In the next few weeks we will have signed copies of the next two. We Love Britain explores the common German-British heritage in the area of Hanover – see here for sample images. 

Black Country Stories showcases the results of Parr’s commission for Multistory exploring this region through its workplaces, temples, churches, shops, clubs and societies, gyms and sports centres and spas. “One particular focus of this new series is on portraiture, an aspect of Parr’s work that has really blossomed through the project.” See here for sample images. We also still have a small number of signed copies of Parr’s magazine Black Country Women with text by Margaret Drabble.
 
As Dust Alights Some Windy Trees
 
The first edition of Belgian photographer Vincent Delbroeck’s As Dust Alights achieved positive reviews and quickly sold out. A second edition is now available. We are selling signed copies. It forms the first part of a projected series of books emerging from his work in the Himalayas (sample images here) The first printing of the follow-up Some Windy Trees is now also available – each of the 500 copies are hand-titled on the back cover, and signed and numbered by V.D. with his red marker! Sample images here.
 
Gift Antarkis
 
Gift is a beautifully designed book documenting the developing friendship between two internationally renowned female photographers, Terri Weifenbach from the US and Rinko Kawauchi from Japan, conducted via an exchange of photographs by email over a period of years. See here for sample images. 

Later this month, Libraryman are publishing a book of Gerry Johansson’s black-and-white Antarctic photographs taken with a large-format camera in 2003. Antarktis is a limited edition of 700 numbered copies. 
 
Diane Michals Storyteller Nicknight
 

It’s been a long time since there’s been a substantial book on the career of photographic innovator Duane Michals but, now, at the start of a touring exhibition of his work, there’s Storyteller to fill the gap. See here for further details and sample images. 

Nicknight was a very large and lavishly produced overview of the early career of the English fashion and portrait photographer Nick Knight. Bound in artificial blue velvet suede and designed by Peter Saville, it cost £70 even when first published in 1995. Now Schirmer are making this book available at less than half that price. See here for sample images.

 
World Atlas of Street Photography Magnum Contact Sheets
 
The World Atlas of Street Photography, with over 640 photographs, includes classic documentary street photography as well as contemporary images of urban landscapes, portraits and staged performances. Among the featured photographers are Daido Moriyama, Joel Meyerowitz, Alexey Titarenko and Katy Grannan. Sample images here

Later this month, Thames & Hudson are publishing in a new format and a reduced price a new edition of Magnum Contact Sheets which surveys the work of 69 Magnum photographers by means of 139 contact sheets. As digital photography threatens to render the contact sheet obsolete, this volume celebrates the sheet as a fascinating way of understanding the work of great photographers. See here for sample images and an interesting review article by Eric Kim.
 
Digital Negative Digital Print
 
After reading Tim Parkin’s fulsome review of Jeff Schewe’s The Digital Negative and The Digital Print in the latest edition of On Landscape, I thought it was about time we made them available through our site. 

I should mention that signed and numbered copies of the second edition of Dalston Anatomy by Lorenzo Vitturi are still available and we will have more stock soon.

Finally I should mention that Hans Strand's Iceland will be published on 15 September.  Customers who order by the end of Friday 12 September will received a signed copy plus a free A4 print of the cover image.



 
 

 

As always if you would like to order any of the titles listed or would like more information concerning anything mentioned in our newsletters please contact us by phone or at the email address at the bottom of this message. You may also order any of these books at www.beyondwords.co.uk.

 

Best Wishes,

Neil

Beyond Words

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