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February 10th 2014

 

New Titles


 
 

Paul Wakefield is one of Britain’s finest landscape photographers. His work has appeared in many publications over the years but his latest book The Landscape should showcase it better than ever before. It has been created in collaboration with Eddie Ephraums and, as you would expect, the print quality is of the highest order. Eighty colour images are presented in five sections: Shorelines, Rockscapes, Drylands, Woodlands, and Snowscapes. The format is a massive 290 x 365 mm hardback. There is a foreword by Robert McFarlane. See here for selected images.

Paul Seawright’s Volunteer is a survey of the urban landscape of the US. Its locations are selected from hundreds of military recruitment offices over fifteen states. These works comment, not just on the ongoing Afghan war and the battle to recruit new soldiers, but on the contemporary US city, “littered with thrift stores, gun dealerships, fast food outlets, nightclubs, car dealerships beneath super-sized American flags, strip malls and pawn shops”. See here for selected images.

 
 

Robert Capa was primarily known for his black-and-white images, but after World War II he turned increasingly to colour, fulfilling assignments for a variety of popular magazines such as Life and Holiday. Many of these images appear in book form for the first time in Robert Capa in Color. See here for images and further information. The work is currently being exhibited at the International Centre of Photography in New York.

Lucas Foglia’s A Natural Order has been one of our most popular titles in recent years. For his new monograph, Frontcountry, he turns to another aspect of rural America: small towns in some of the least populated regions in the United States - Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, and Wyoming – that have been transformed by a mining boom. See sample images here.  Please note we also have one remaining signed copy of Natural Order and one unsigned.

 
 
 
 

Also from Nazraeli comes a limited edition, Issei Suda’s Tokyokei with 106 previously unpublished photographs of the streets and people of Tokyo in the 1970s and 1980s. It is bound in Japanese cloth. Each of the 500 copies is numbered and signed by the artist, and presented in a slipcase. See here for sample images.

For The Waiting Game, Txema Salvans, disguised as a surveyor, photographed prostitution along Spain’s Mediterranean coast roads, emphasising the decidedly unerotic quality of its actual environs: the intersections, roundabouts, dead-end streets and shoulders of the road. See here for sample images and an interview with Salvans. The book includes a text by Martin Parr.

 
 
 

From the same publisher, Editorial RM, comes the latest work from Magnum photographer Christopher Anderson, whose earlier title Capitolio won several awards. Stump will earn him few friends in high places as it comprises harshly lit portraits of politicians in extreme close-up at political rallies. Included are Barack and Michelle Obama, Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan, Newt Gingrich, Bill Clinton and audience members at rallies. See here for sample images.

Alisa Resnik won the 2013 European Publishers Award for Photography for her project One Another. (Previous winners have included Bruce Gilden, Simon Norfolk, Paolo Pellegrin and Jacob Aue Sobol). It’s a very powerful piece of work, mostly taken at night in St Petersburg and Berlin. Though there is a dominant sense of loneliness, her skilful use of light and colour bestow on her subjects dignity and grace. See here for sample images.

 
 

Mack Books publish Roe Ethridge’s Sacrifice Your Body, an unclassifiable work in which he juxtaposes fashion compositions with rough-and-ready snapshots of ordinary life. From the posed to the unplanned, Ethridge is indiscriminate in his focus: portraits for luxury brands and still lifes rub shoulders with dead fish and discarded cartons. See here for sample images.

Also from Mack comes Veramente, a retrospective of the career of Guido Guidi, a pioneer of new Italian landscape photography from 1959 to the present day. See here for sample images.

 
 

Ana Mendieta was an artist working in several different fields, including performance, video, Body Art, Land Art and sculpture, as well as photography. Her use of her own body in her artwork has influenced a generation of young artists. Her work is surveyed in She Got Love. See here for a video introduction to the exhibition on which the book is based.

Daniel Reuter’s History of the Visit was shortlisted for First Photobook of the Year at Paris Photo last year. The black-and-white images were created on a visit to Iceland at a time of personal transition. Though it includes its fair share of majestic landscapes, it also includes still lifes and semi-abstract images and conveys a powerfully melancholic atmosphere. See here for a video of this beautifully printed book with an appropriately unfussy design.

 
 

A year ago, Daido Moriyama visited London for the opening of his joint exhibition with William Klein. While there, Moriyama photographed the streets of the city and the colour images in Record 23 convey the energy of the city in his signature snapshot style. See sample images here.

Hi-lite, from the Japanese publisher Superlabo, is a series of colour photographs by Takeshi Hanzawa of abandoned vehicles being overrun by trees, vines and other flora. See here for sample images.

 
 

The first biennial of Foto/Industria was held in Bologna last year and the 692-page catalogue is available. It includes contributions from seventeen photographers whose industrial photography was being exhibited, including David Goldblatt, Jacqueline Hassink, Brian Griffin, Mark Power, Harry Gruyaert and Gabriele Basilico.

Sadly one of the featured photographers, Gabriele Basilico, died last year. He had been one of Europe’s most celebrated photographers of the built environment for many years. In 2010, he was invited to give a major presentation in Milan looking back over his long career. This has now been reproduced in book form with illustrations in Metropolitan Life, part of an excellent developing series by the publishers Contrasto on the work of individual photographers.

 

In Brief


 

Finally brief mentions of two reprints: firstly Robert Frank’s classic The Americans; secondly Kehrer’s excellent Saul Leiter Retrospective. I’d also like to mention that we have signed copies of the third edition of Christian Patterson’s Redheaded Peckerwood.

 

 

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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