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This week we have a combination of new titles and remainders (see below), selling at around a third of the publishers' prices.  

New Titles

Chinese photographer Ren Hang’s playful frankness with the human body has brought him widespread international attention. His latest book Athens Love comprises photos of nudes taken in outdoor locations in Greece. Limited edition of 500. Sample images.
 
The great Spanish filmmaker Carlos Saura was also – in the early part of his career – a highly accomplished black-and white photographer. Steidl’s collection Vanished Spain highlights his photographs from the late 1950s when he undertook a road trip through Andalusia and central Spain, intending to create a book that would challenge the propaganda imagery of the Franco regime. Sample images
Fellow Spaniard Joan Fontcuberta has been creating postmodern works of photography since the mid-80s, works designed to breed distrust in the truth of the image. Imago Ergo Sum has been edited and created under the supervision of Fontcuberta himself. This is a book of his books, as well as a compendium of the work and his semantic and visual games. For images from the associated exhibition. see this video.
 
Recent publications such as the Alec Soth postcard box have hinted at Mack Books’ intention to diversify. They have now announced that, to coincide with their fifth anniversary, they are launching a range of paper products and stationery, starting with a Notebook/Sketchbook. It is bound in linen and has images from Carly Steinbrunn’s Voyage of Discovery printed on the front and endpapers. Sample images.
Mack are also publishing three titles by Japanese photographers this month. Transparency is the new mystery comprises twenty-two images of nudes and crystals, by Japanese photographer Mayumi Hosokura. Sample images.
 
Then there’s Takashi Homma’s The Narcissistic City. Homma uses fragments collected in a camera obscura constructed in metropolitan areas of Japan and the US to build a city image by image. The results do not represent any particular city but “a shadow world, a city's unconscious caught in a dark chamber.” Sample images.
Finally from Mack there’s Hibi by the great Masahisa Fukase, work originating from 1992.  Fukase’s black-and-white photos of cracked street surfaces and road markings are overlaid with his own brightly coloured paint markings. Sample images.
 
Using fragments of antique photographs and postcards purchased at flea markets in France, and images culled from Google Streetview, young Japanese artist Hideyuki Ishibashi, in his book Présage, radically reconfigures the material to create new work of haunting beauty. Sample images.
A new limited edition book by Daido Moriyama contains his own selection of ‘visually scandalous’ images including unreleased works, taken mainly from the Accident series made in the late 1960s, and entirely silkscreen printed for Scandalous. Only 350 numbered and signed copies are available. The dimensions of the book are a massive 622×414 mm. Sample images.
 
French photographer and Magnum member Patrick Zachmann has been photographing in China since the 1980s and few western photographers demonstrate as much insight into the lives and identities of Chinese people today as he.  So Long, China is a massive retrospective of this work over 592 pages and with 345 black & white and colour photographs. Sample images.
 
In Summer Days Staten Island Christine Osinski captures the lives of the working-class community of the least populated and least developed borough of New York City in the 1980s using a 5*4 camera and black-and-white film. Sample images.
 
Through Women’s Eyes is a thorough and accessible introduction to the greatest women photographers of the 20th and 21st centuries. It features the work of twenty-five artists including Diane Arbus and Nan Goldin, Letizia Battaglia and Roni Horn. Sample images

Remainders

The Fat Baby is a substantial overview of some of documentary photographer Eugene Richards’s most significant projects. Published at £59.95, we are selling it at £19.95. Sample images.
 
In the Picture brings together Lee Friedlander’s self-portraits from throughout his career. Was £50; reduced  to £16.50. Sample images.
 
Phaidon collection Family explores the work of professional photographers who have made portraits of their famiies a central feature of their work, including Dorothea Lange, David Bailey and Sally Mann. Published at £24.95; available at £8.25.
 
In Magnum Ireland, the photographers include Henri Cartier-Bresson, Elliot Erwitt, Joseph Koudelka, Inge Morath, Erich Lessing, Eve Arnold, Martine Franck, Martin Parr, Ian Berry, Donovan Wylie, Stuart Franklin and many others. Was £29.95; now £12.95. Sample images.
Finally we have copies of the paperback edition of Magnum Landscape which – as is to be expected with Magnum photographers – extends the notion of landscape into unpredictable areas: “landscapes of war, of agriculture, of industry, of cities and motorways, of desolation, celebration and tranquility.” Was £14.95; now £4.99. Sample images.
 
Other popular remainders such as Japan: a Self-Portrait and Lewis Morley's I to Eye are back in stock. Please see the Discounted Titles section of our website for a full list of our bargain titles.

Endnotes

Steidl's massive retrospective of Provoke magazine and its associated photographers is available now.  So is Robert Adams' Around the House.

Raymond Depardon's Glasgow is back in stock. 
Check Kraszna Krausz shortlist – includes The Heavens 

Congratulations to The Soviet Photobook and to Newsha Tavakolian's Blank Pages of an Iranian Photo Album, both of which have been shortlisted for the 2016 Kraszna-Krausz Best Photography Book award.

The longlist also included Eyes Wide Open! 100 Years of Leica, The Heavens by Woods and Galimberti (an investigation into tax havens), and Viviane Sassen's Umbra.

 
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