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New Titles

Two new titles from Only Photography are due by early September. The images in Unknown have been selected by Roland Angst in collaboration with the estate of Ray Metzker. It comprises 94 images, including many of his ‘night drawings’ that have never have been published before. Unknown is a large-format book measuring 300 by 320 mm. This is a limited edition of 333 copies and, as previous Metzker titles have gone out of print quickly, you would be well advised to order quickly. Unfortunately, images from the book are not available online yet but, if you think you may be interested in purchasing, please email info@beyondwords.co.uk and I can reply with some sample images.

Secondly, for America Revised, Angst has chosen 83 pictures from the substantial number of images Gerry Johansson has taken over more than 40 years in the USA, including some colour images. As with Only Photography’s previous title with Johansson, Tokyo, this is in a larger format than Johansson himself produces his own books. It measures 320 by 300 mm, close to the size of Johansson’s original prints. This is in an edition of 500 and we will have signed copies. As with Unknown, images from the book are not yet available online but, if you think you may be interested in purchasing, please email info@beyondwords.co.uk and I can reply with some sample images.

There are also sixty special editions of America Revised, each with a gelatine silver print; printed by the artist with three different images in an edition of 20 each. These are displayed in the above link - please email us with your choice when ordering.

 

In further good news for Johansson fans, Mack are very close to publishing his American Winter. We will have signed copies. (All customers who have ordered previously will get a signed copy as well as customers ordering now.)

There will also be special editions of American Winter with a choice of five original prints – see our web listing for these and email us with your choice of print when ordering.

For the first time in 35 years, there is to be a new edition of The Sweet Flypaper of Life, Roy DeCarava’s celebrated collaboration with writer Langston Hughes. DeCarava compiled a set of images of life in the streets, clubs and homes of Harlem from which Hughes chose 141 and supplied a fictive narration, reflecting on life in that community. First published in 1955, this fourth edition includes an afterword by Sherry Turner DeCarava tracing the history and ongoing importance of this book. Sample images.
Next, three new titles from Bluecoat Press, dedicated to publishing the work of British photojournalists and social documentary photographers at very reasonable prices. Born in Germany as Kurt Hubshmann, Hutton migrated to the UK in 1934 and became one of the pioneers of documentary photography, working for Weekly Illustrated, then for the new Picture Post. He was one of the first to use the Leica professionally in Britain. The Quiet Pioneer collects his most significant work. Sample images.

In Birdmen, Zak Waters documents the continuing practice of pigeon racing in Britain, an activity in decline along with our traditional heavy industries. We will have signed copies. Sample images.
Coinciding with an exhibition at the National Football Museum, Bluecoat publish The Game, a new volume of the photography of Stuart Roy Clarke, who has been documenting matches for thirty years. Though there are some images from the new city stadia, it’s the images of games in the lower leagues and the loyal fans that stick in the mind. We will have signed copies. Sample images.

Tom Jacobi follows up his book of landscapes Grey Matter(s) with another title focusing on the colour white, Into the Light, with images of land, sea and sky from all seven continents. Sample images.
Michael Lange’s Fluss has been reduced by the publisher Hatje Cantz. Originally £40, now available from us at £12.59. Between 2012 and 2014, Lange devoted his attention to the waters of the Upper Rhine. Sample images.

We will shortly have signed copies of French photographer Maki’s Japan Somewhere. It contains images taken between 2001 and 2015 during many visits to Japan. The high-contrast black-and-white photos, from street photographs to portraits, landscapes and the occasional erotic image, show the influence of contemporary Japanese photographers. Sample images.
Donovan Wylie has, for many years, documented the remnants of military structures in Northern Ireland. In Housing Plans for the Future, he focuses on social housing built in the 1970s and 1980s and demonstrates that they were built with a similar perspective to the military installations. Walls block vehicle access, houses are inverted to face away from neighboring communities and minimize potential antagonism, and excessive street lighting exercise a deterrent function. Sample images.

In bau1haus – modernism around the globe, Jean Molitor presents the results of a mammoth project, to track the influence of the Bauhaus movement in architecture around the world. These black-and-white images constitute a valuable resource for architectural historians as well as anyone interested in architectural photography. Sample images.
The publication of Depardon USA coincides with Raymond Depardon’s exhibition currently running at Rencontres d'Arles. He has been visiting the USA regularly over a forty year period. The early work, covering the tumultuous year of 1968 and the election that year is more explicitly political in its focus; later photographs give a fascinating overview of American life from coast to coast. Sample images.

Anastasiia from Eriskay Connection has been chosen by Rob Hornstra, in the BJP, as the best photobook of 2018 so far. Created by Christian van der Kooy, from the Netherlands, in collaboration with his Ukrainian girlfriend Anastasiia, it is an interweaving of personal and documentary elements attempting to represent both the development of their relationship and the life of contemporary Ukraine. Sample images.
 

Endnotes

Apologies for my error in the last newsletter. I gave the wrong webpage as a link for images from Henrik Saxgren’s Ultima Thule. Here's the correct link now. Recommended if you have an interest in Arctic life and landscape.

Can I remind you that any advance orders at reduced prices for the Steidl special editions (Anna Atkins and others) mentioned in the last newsletter will need to be with us by 29 August?

Signed copies of Ramirez-Suassi’s One-Eyed Ulysses are back in stock.

Can we give a quick plug to Kozu Books whose publications are limited to 100 copies and sell at a very reasonable £12? I’ve been really enjoying their latest, Mike Murphy’s Forsaken 2: South of the Ten. Shot entirely on an iphone taped to his car window, Mike drives around and captures everyday life in and around Los Angeles.

A customer is looking to sell a copy of the first edition of Magnum Magnum, published in 2007 to mark the 60th anniversary of the founding of the Magnum agency. Since its purchase it has been kept flat in its box and is in mint condition apart from the plastic handle coming off – this seems to have been a common experience as the handle was inadequate to carry the weight of the book! It was purchased at the book launch at the V and A gallery in London in November 2007 and signed by the author, Brigitte Lardinois, Martin Parr and the late Martine Franck. The customer is looking for offers in excess of £300.  Please email info@beyondwords.co.uk if you are interested.
 
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