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    More than 1,500 titles,
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  • This amazing case contains, outside of a selection of 60 of the best panoramic images of the artist, three text booklets (one in each language : English, Chinese, French), a wood stand to present the portfolio, and a pair of gloves to handle the prints.

    Panoramic Photos

    Zeng Nian

    A unique portfolio of 60 numbered prints,
    signed by the artist

  • A stirring meditation on loss, inspired by a collection of poems and Mahler's Kindertotenlieder

    Bill Henson's Kindertotenlieder
    Signed

  • In 2015, Robin de Puy travelled across America on a motorcycle, she discovered Randy. He rode past – fast – but in the split second she saw him she knew: she had to find out who this boy was.

    RANDY
    Robin de Puy

  • On the occasion of the 90th anniversary of William Klein and the exhibition dedicated to him at the Polka Galerie, enjoy his photographs thanks to the catalog of the first retrospective devoted to this master by the Centre Pompidou in 1983.

    William KLEIN

  • Introduction by Fabien Ribéry (in French only) : "L'être humain est lourd, terriblement, voilà bien son drama. Lorsque l'on est artiste, poète, compositeur de félicités, il est possible de s'alléger par la grâce du style. Alain Laboile est de ceux-ci, dont l'apesanteur est à la fois une recherche, une éthique et une nostalgie. Quand le quotidien est...

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  • Presentation by the artist: "« Antarctica is a special place with particular stories and memories, the polar explorers called it white blonde. In this work I used found photographs from the Antarctic. I decided to freeze them to get such images, which could express a sense of awareness of time, death and the inevitable decay through this transformation....

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  • Presentation of the series by the Robert Morat Gallery :   "Until the mid 1600s urban parks were private; the exclusive domain of wealthy families and royalty. By the mid 1800s urban parks were starting to be seen as a way to serve the public and later as a remedy to social ills caused by the Industrial Revolution and overcrowding in lower-income...

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  • Presentation by Steidl : "Fed by thrilling recent discoveries from Saul Leiter’s vast archive, In My Room provides an in-depth study of the nude, through intimate photographs of the women Leiter knew. Showing deeply personal interior spaces, often illuminated by the lush natural light of the artist’s studio in New York City’s East Village, these...

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  • Excerpt from an interview with Twenty Magazine :   [link in French] "TM : What was the photoscene like [in the 90's] ?Olivier Degorce : It is important to remind people of the virtual lack of visual communication in this circle [the French electronic music scene] : we would mainly use flyers to communicate, word of mouth, Radio FG [originally Fréquence...

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  • Presentation by Steidl :    "The studio photographs of Sanlé Sory and his participation in the vibrant music scene in Bobo-Dioulasso give us a picture of a cosmopolitan city shaping its independent identity in the 1960s through to the ’80s, the heyday of West African independence movements. Vintage photographs, seven-inch record sleeves and studio...

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  • Presentation by Self Publish Be Happy :  "A book of text and image, My Birth interweaves photographs of the artist Carmen Winant's mother giving birth to her three children with found images of other, anonymous, women undergoing the same bodily experience. As the pictorial narrative progresses, from labor through delivery, the women's postures...

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  • Presentation by Tendance Floue : "This fourth photography book in a series of six follows the road of five photographers invloved in the project AZIMUT – Julien Magre, Stéphane Lavoué, Léa Habourdin, Fred Stucin and Marine Lanier – from Decazeville to Salasc [south of France]."300 numbered copies. Unbound, pages maintained by a rubber string. .:. Trade...

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  • Presentation by Tendance Floue : "This third photography book in a series of six follows the road of five photographers invloved in the project AZIMUT – Flore-Aël Surun, Mat Jacob in the company of José Chidlovsky, Kourtney Roy, Pascal Dolémieux and Michel Bousquet – from Guéret to Livinhac-Le-Haut [center of France, going south]."300 numbered copies....

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  • Quick view MATE
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    City of Dust is a work about the city of Beijing, and about some young women of Beijing...On his website, MATE states (as is) : «  My Artwork I like to call emotional Documentary.    I reflect what I see and what I feel that moment. Im not sure how much of my feelings are in those works, where I end and the others start.    Thats Empathy and thats...

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  • .Sold out!.City of Dust is a work about the city of Beijing, and about some young women of Beijing...On his website, MATE states (as is) : «  My Artwork I like to call emotional Documentary.    I reflect what I see and what I feel that moment. Im not sure how much of my feelings are in those works, where I end and the others start.    Thats Empathy and...

  • Presentation by Editions Xavier Barral : "While hitchhiking across the length and breadth of France, Antoine Bruy met men and women who, in Ardèche and Lozère, aspire to live in the most self-sufficient way possible. Inspired by this approach, he volunteered within a network that lists initiatives based on biodynamic agriculture and permaculture. He was...

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  • Complete title: Ewa & Piotr, si vis pacem para bellumPresentation by Les Éditions Noir sur Blanc:      [translation L'Ascenseur Végétal] "With Ewa & Piotr, Lorenzo Castore brings us the story of an unlikely, almost hideous encounter. It could have remained, like many others, a simple moment, but it evolved into a great friendship. Between 2007 and...

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  • Presentation by Dewi Lewis :    "American Interiors depicts the psychological repercussions of war and military service through images of the interiors of cars owned by USA veterans. Through working with veterans over a five year period, Casteel became aware of the subtle indicators of past traumatic experience. He also recognised that the condition in...

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  • Presentation by Ceiba Editions : "This outstanding dummy tells, visually, the story of the loss of the photographer's parents in the 2011 tsunami that occurred in Japan. The jury found the visual story and the narrative very powerful, and also perceived the struggle in finding an adequate way of telling the story of a personal loss of such magnitude. With...

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  • Presentation by Chose Commune : "Exile is the third chapter of Vasantha Yogananthan's long-term project, A Myth of Two Souls, which offers a contemporary retelling of The Ramayana. A seven-chapter tale first recorded by the Sanskrit poet Valmiki around 300 BC, The Ramayana is one of the founding epics of Hindu mythology. Since 2013, Yogananthan has been...

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  • Quick view MATE
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    City of Dust is a work about the city of Beijing, and about some young women of Beijing...On his website, MATE states (as is) : «  My Artwork I like to call emotional Documentary.    I reflect what I see and what I feel that moment. Im not sure how much of my feelings are in those works, where I end and the others start.    Thats Empathy and thats...

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  • Publisher's presentation : "Through means of darkroom experimentation, Daisuke Yokota layers sheets of unused large format color film and applies unorthodox developing methods before scanning the results. The mixing and manipulation of the film's chemicals produces vibrant and liquescent compositions that create forms reminiscent of fractal geometry and...

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  • Presentation by Zen Foto Gallery :   "oh my little girl is a strong, sexual tale told through Chan's distinct black-and-white photography. Typical for Chan, it's all in the photos; his relationship with the « little girl » from Macao is not elaborated upon in or outside the book (apart from its classification as an « encounter »). Zen Foto's Mark Pearson...

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  • .PLEASE NOTE: This book is on back-order, it will be available for dispatch around May 25th. Presentation by Hannibal Publishing : "Bastiaan Woudt has a long-standing fascination with the African continent, as is evident from his previous work Karawan (shot in Morocco). So, a project to photograph the Ugandan countryside was a dream come true. He visited...

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  • Presentation by Tendance Floue : "This second photography book in a series of six follows the road of five photographers invloved in the project AZIMUT – Marion Poussier, Denis Bourges with Guillaume Friocourt, Pascal Aimar, Alain Willaume and Patrick Tourneboeuf – walking in realy from Saint-Léger-sous-Beuvray to Guéret [center of France]."300 numbered...

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  • Publisher's presentation : "A defining characteristic of Bruce Gilden’s photography is his creative attraction to what he calls «characters», and he has been tracking them down all through his career. Growing up in Brooklyn with what he describes as a «tough guy» of a father, Bruce Gilden developed a love of the streets, often calling them his «second...

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  • Quick view Felicie, Claire
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    .Last copy.Presentation on the artist's website: "Soldiers who suffer from Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are emotionally wounded and carry these wounds with them all their lives. The past 2 years I’ve been working on my new project Only The Sky Remains Untouched: portraits of 15 war veterans who suffer from PTSD. All photos were taken at ‘De...

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  • Quick view d'Agata, Antoine
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    Presentation by Super Labo :       "The book Self-Portraits 1987-2017 by Antoine d’Agata reveals a journey of the man-photographer from the origins of his practice to the present day, and presents to us the monumental iconography of a body of work that has been developing slowly from a visual diary begun in Mexico in the 80s to the moving image and the...

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  • Publisher's presentation : "This is what hatred did is the lapidary phrase that ends Amos Tutuola’s novel My Life in the Bush of Ghosts, published in 1954. Tutuola was obliged to leave Nigeria owing to the violent reactions the novel provoked. The phrase is also the starting point of the version photographer Cristina de Middel has made of the tenebrous...

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  • Presentation by Skinnerboox: "After Santa Barbara Return Jobs Back to US, the second chapter by Alejandro Cartagena on the US is a more tragically constructed visual landscape. The current state of things in « America » has created a greater divide and contrast socially and especially politically. As such, the book carefully suggests and addresses these...

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  • Presentation by Self Publish Be Happy :  "A book of text and image, My Birth interweaves photographs of the artist Carmen Winant's mother giving birth to her three children with found images of other, anonymous, women undergoing the same bodily experience. As the pictorial narrative progresses, from labor through delivery, the women's postures...

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  • Presentation by the artist: "« Antarctica is a special place with particular stories and memories, the polar explorers called it white blonde. In this work I used found photographs from the Antarctic. I decided to freeze them to get such images, which could express a sense of awareness of time, death and the inevitable decay through this transformation....

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  • Publisher's presentation :    [translation by L'Ascenseur Végétal] "After Bernard Plossu in 2015 (Couleur Fresson), the new collector by de l'air magazine presents new images by Antoine d'Agata, from his series Paradigmes, exhibited from Oct. 27th to Nov. 26th, 2016 at Galerie Les Filles du Calvaire, Paris. 200 copies were printed in Offset by Arts...

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  • Dans ce livre hommage aux déportés, Michael Kenna a voulu nous faire rentrer dans les bâtiments des camps et nous montre les tours, les murs, les cheminées, les couloirs, des objets. C'est suite à un premier voyage à Natzweiler en 1986 lors d'un voyage en France que naquit ce besoin de documenter à sa façon les camps, dans un travail qu'il n'avait pas eu...

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  • Presentation by Akina Books : " « Kagerou : the heat haze, a lake in the desert, decay heat powered by the nuclear radiation, invisible, pervasive. It was 12 March 2011. The day after Fukushima nuclear disaster, I woke up in a shrouded Tokyo: the cityscape looked blurred and twisted. Nobody else seemed to notice: for 37 million people it was business as...

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  • Presentation by Nazraeli: "This publication presents Mark Steinmetz's photographs of adolescent and teenaged baseball players, on the field and in the dugout, focused on the game and lost in their own worlds. Made between 1986 and 1990, the photographs are classic Steinmetz: tenderness, humor, and humanism are all present here, as is Steinmetz’s exquisite...

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    Presentation on the artist's website: "At the end of a rutted road on the outskirts of Ternopil, surrounded by a wall as thick as the trees of the Petrykiv forest, lies a secluded estate. Seventy women, reportedly ill, none older than thirty-five, reside within its boundaries. When not occupied by daily chores, they play the roles of mother, daughter,...

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    .Please note that we are offering the English and French versions of this book - see below.Presentation by the publisher of the English version (Verlag Kettler): "Monsanto has had a rapid rise and a more than colourful history marked by cover-ups and scandals: dioxins in PCB coolants, genetically modified products such as the bovine growth hormone Posilac...

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  • Quick view MATE
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    City of Dust is a work about the city of Beijing, and about some young women of Beijing...On his website, MATE states (as is) : «  My Artwork I like to call emotional Documentary.    I reflect what I see and what I feel that moment. Im not sure how much of my feelings are in those works, where I end and the others start.    Thats Empathy and thats...

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  • Quick view
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    .Back in stock - Last 5 copies!.Publisher's presentation: "Published on the occasion of a retrospective exhibition curated by Pauline Vermare at the Bunkamura Museum of Art in Tokyo, this sincere, beautifully conceived volume offers an in-depth look at this American visual artist’s oeuvre. Saul Leiter: a combination of Japanese and French influences Known...

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    .Last copy!.Presentation of the exhibition Oculus by Galerist, Istanbul : "Galerist is proud to present Oculus, a series of photographs taken mostly in France and Turkey and taking its title from an old Roman architectural term for a small circular or oval window. Often an oculus allows a concentrated beam of light into an otherwise dark interior and so...

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    64 pages - Softcover CEIBA Foto, 2017 Format : 17 x 22 cm *Signed* New - Mint conditionPublisher's presentation: " « I Love You, I’m Leaving is my meditation on familial bonds, longing, and memory. The series borrows from personal experience and the visual language of the everyday in order to create a fictional account that mirrors my reality. Made during...

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    Presentation by lamaindonne :  [translation by L'Ascenseur Végétal] "In 2014, Gabrielle Duplantier published Volta with Editions lamaindonne. The book received critical and public acclaim and is now long sold out. Four years later, Terres basses (Lower Lands) confirms the artist's talent. A journey in a dense and rich artistic universe, where we...

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    Presentation of the Seasons Series by Libraryman :  "Seasons Series is a quarterly book series in which a unified curated category of artists cumulate under one and the same provision, however with changing perceptions from each artist’s particulate frame of reference. Each edition distinguishes itself through the selection of alternating artists and its...

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    Presentation by Ceiba: "I have this desire to sum up my life in the form of a story. My parents killed themselves, one after the other, in the winter of 1998. My mother’s depression led her to take her own life, and my father followed her nine days later. Having suddenly a closer relationship with death at just 21 years of age, I decided to write down the...

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    .Last copies.Presentation by the artist, Yusuf Sevincli: "Put (tr): Idol (eng) Idol: noun A representation of a god used as an object of worship. The Put series traces the faith of sculptures and monuments in public spaces. In addition to focusing on a single narrative, each photograph tells the story of the polarization and the struggle for power in...

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    .Very limited number of copies back in stock. Presentation on the publisher's website: "Alain Laboile resides with his family in a small village in the southwest of France. A sculptor by trade, he acquired his first camera as a tool to record his creations in metal only a few years ago. But his gaze soon turned to his family whose natural and uninhibited...

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  • .Sold out!.City of Dust is a work about the city of Beijing, and about some young women of Beijing...On his website, MATE states (as is) : «  My Artwork I like to call emotional Documentary.    I reflect what I see and what I feel that moment. Im not sure how much of my feelings are in those works, where I end and the others start.    Thats Empathy and...

  • Quick view
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    .Last copy!.Presentation on the artist's website: " « Margins of Excess is spun around the stories of six people who momentarily received nationwide attention in the US press because of their attempts to realize a dream or passion, but were treated as deceivers. In general, Max Pinckers is attracted to subjects that evoke the magic of imagination but...

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  • Quick view d'Agata, Antoine
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    Presentation by Super Labo :       "The book Self-Portraits 1987-2017 by Antoine d’Agata reveals a journey of the man-photographer from the origins of his practice to the present day, and presents to us the monumental iconography of a body of work that has been developing slowly from a visual diary begun in Mexico in the 80s to the moving image and the...

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    Presentation by the publisher Overlapse : "Beyond Drifting: Imperfectly Known Animals encapsulates in miniature the much larger environmental problems of an imperfect world. This work presents a unique collection of plankton specimens related to pioneering discoveries made by naturalist JV Thompson in Cork Harbour during the 1800s. These recently found...

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    160 pages + 16-page booklet - Hardcover Nobody Books, 2017 Format : 17 x 24 cm *Signed* New - Mint condition Presentation of the photobook by Stephen Gill : "In March 2014, my family and I moved from east London to rural south Sweden where my partner Lena is from. I understood that these new surroundings would inform my work in very different ways and...

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L'Ascenseur Végétal, online photobook store

L'Ascenseur Végétal is a photobook store & gallery located in Bordeaux (France).

We have been offering photo books on the Internet since 2012. We are listing over 1,500 photobooks in our catalogue: every month new artbooks from independent publishers, self-published photographers and a selection from mainstream publishers, signed copies and limited editions, rare and sold out books, a few collectibles and quality second hand books.

We hope you have a nice trip on our pages.