August 2019

New titles

Yoshiyuki Kohei | The Park

Yoshiyuki Kohei’s The Park is described by Martin Parr as “a brilliant piece of social documentation, capturing perfectly the loneliness, sadness and desperation that so often accompany sexual or human relationships in a big, hard metropolis like Tokyo.” In the 1970s Yoshiyuki used a 35mm camera, infrared film and flash to capture a secret community of lovers and voyeurs at night in Tokyo’s parks. Radius’s newly designed, comprehensive edition brings this collectible classic back into print with eight never-before-seen images. Sample images: Sample images.

There is also a limited edition which includes a signed copy of the book with a facsimile reproduction of the 1980 Japanese publication Document Koen [Document Park], offered together in a special presentation box. This edition is limited to 500 copies.


David Nissen | Shapes of Light

David Nissen's Shapes of Light is an excellent collection of night photographs of urban spaces in black-and-white and in colour. His only lighting is moonlight or available light sources. We will have signed copies of this limited edition of 300 copies. Sample images.

Duane Michals | Empty New York

Empty New York is a fascinating collection of early work by Duane Michals. These images from over a half a century ago, include landmarks such as Penn Station, the Metropolitan Opera House, and Washington Square Hotel as well as ordinary locales, such as a laundromat, a shoeshine station, or an empty booth in a neighbourhood diner. He acknowledges the influence of Atget in these early works: “I found myself looking at twentieth–century New York in the early morning through his nineteenth-century eyes." Sample images.

Janet Delaney | Another Way of Looking at Love

Janelle Lynch's Another Way of Looking at Love has been shortlisted for the Prix Pictet, one of the world’s most prestigious photography awards. Her delicate colour still lifes of foliage, taken with an 8 x 10 camera, might appeal to fans of Terrie Weifenbach. Sample images.

Li Yang | 404 Not Found
404 Not Found is Li Yang’s documentation of the extraordinary town where he grew up, a town that was created in the Gobi Desert in the 1950s and known only by its number. Founded as a site for nuclear research, it was abandoned in the early noughties. Recently Li Yang returned to revisit the now abandoned places that were significant in his childhood, such as his kindergarten, primary school and public baths. This is a powerful body of colour work. Sample images.
Michael Kolster | L.A. River

In Take Me to the River, Michael Kolster used the wet-plate photographic process to document four US industrialised rivers that flow into the Atlantic. He now applies the same approach to Los Angeles in L. A. River. The Los Angeles River was the city's sole source of water for more than a century before flood-control projects made the river a ribbon of concrete. Sample images.

Erieta Attali | Periphery: Archaeology of Light
Erietta Attali is one of the world’s most celebrated architectural photographers. Her new book Periphery: Archaeology of Light shows her equal love for landscape photography. There are black-and-white images of buildings in extreme environments across four continents ranging from Iceland to the Indian Ocean. Sample images.
April Dawn Alison
Made over the course of some thirty years, the photographs in Mack Books’ April Dawn Alison depict the many faces of the female persona of a California-based photographer who lived in the world as a man – now known to be commercial photographer Alan Schaefer. This previously unseen body of self-portraits, dating from the 70s and 80s, was unknown till given to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in 2017 Sample images.
Thomas Joshua Cooper | Dreaming the Gokstadt
We have recently been lucky enough to get stock of mint condition copies from Thomas Joshua Cooper of his early classic Dreaming the Gokstadt. All our copies are signed. See our webpage for sample images. Remember we also have signed copies of his recent Refuge and we’re taking advance orders for signed copies of the soon-to-be-available The World’s Edge.
Alec Soth | Gathered Leaves
We have also stumbled upon a mint signed copy of Alec Soth’s Gathered Leaves signed. This was a box set of four mini facsimile books—Sleeping by the Mississippi, Niagara, Broken Manual and Songbook - plus 29 large-format postcards printed on one side with selected images and some illuminating text on the reverse. (Single copy so, if the link disappears, the copy has been sold.) Sample images. See our website for images of layout.
Savage Nights 1970–2017
Savage Nights is a weighty catalogue for a major Latin American exhibition in Mexico City. It gathers a number of great Latin American photographers from the last 40 years whose worked touched on the theme of the night, including Miguel Calderón, Paz Errazuriz, Felipe Ehrenberg and Lourdes Grobet, Pablo Ortiz Monasterio and Yvonne Venegas. Sample images.
The Photographers’ Italy

Photographers’ Italy:  24 Artists’ Tales is the catalogue of a major exhibition constituting a history of Italian photography in the 20th century. Photographers include Letizia Battaglia, Gianni Berengo Gardin, Luigi Ghirri, Mario Giacomelli, Mimmo Jodice, Massimo Vitali and Nino Migliori. Sample images.

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