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    L'Ascenseur
    Végétal

    Photobook
    store

     & gallery

    in Bordeaux
    or online

    New releases and classics
    all kinds of photobooks

    More than 1,500 titles,
    from Aballe to Ziehli!

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

    Bill Henson's Kindertotenlieder
    Signed

  • Beyond Here Is Nothing - Laura El-Tantawy

    Beyond Here Is Nothing

    Beyond Here Is Nothing is a photo-book object meditating on home. A place of belonging, a tranquil state of mind; a nostalgic memory or an imaginary destination – home is a perpetual possibility El-Tantawy is journeying to reach.

  • Oculus, a signed copy by photographer Yusuf Sevinçli

    Oculus - Signed

    "a threshold between
    a world of light
    and one of shadow"

    by Yusuf Sevinçli

  • 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

  • A Dozen Failures is both a singular statement as a photobook and a commentary on a life spent making some of the classic photobooks of our time.

    A Dozen Failures (*signed*)

    As Gossage says, failures show us
    « a love lost through lack of skill
    and misunderstanding. »

  • Presentation by Xavier Barral : "With over twenty new photographs, this revised edition of Roots (initially published in 2012 and quickly out of print) immerses us in the Belgium of the 1970s and 1980s. From the first black and white photographs to the revelation of colour, this publication explores the Belgium photographer’s singular, almost...

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  • Presentation by Case Publishing : "Takuma Nakahira's series Overflow was originally presented as an installation during the 1974 exhibition « Fifteen Photographers Today » (National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo). The work consisted of 42 color photographs that were arranged on a wall 6 meters wide and 1.8 meters high. The photobook Overflow is the first...

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  • Presentation by Case Publishing:  "Remote Past a Memoir 1951-1966 has been published in conjunction with the third Daikanyama Photo Fair, for which his woks have served as the main visuals. The photobook focuses on the years 1951 -1966, an early period during which Kawada established his own photographic voice, and features works - highly regarded by the...

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  • Presentation by Stanley/Barker : "In an outpouring of grief after the death of his children from scarlet fever in 1833, German poet Friedrich Rückert wrote 428 poems on the deaths of children. Seventy years later the composer Gustav Mahler was so moved by these poems, he began work on a song cycle eventually scoring five of the poems. Although chastised...

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  • Presentation by Hannibal :  "In 2015, Robin de Puy travelled across America on a motorcycle for her book If This is True… But as her road trip had almost come to an end, 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. About that first encounter she wrote: « Randy, a...

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  • Presentation by sun/sun :   [translation L'Ascenseur Végétal] " Noces ou les confins sauvages (Nuptials or the wild far reaches) is a contemporary narration between the real and the magical. Page after page, the photographer Hélène David offers a journey across the Mediterranean seafront, as an continuation of the intimate and the familiar, but also as a...

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  • Presentation Ofir Barak's website :    [adapted excerpts] "Mea Shearim (lit. « hundred gates »; contextually « a hundred fold ») was established in 1874 as the fifth settlement outside the walls of the Old City of Jerusalem. Mea Shearim remains today loyal to its old customs and preserves its isolation in the heart of Jerusalem while trying to stave off...

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  • Presentation by Overlapse : "The fragile foundations of Venice are slowly being eroded by rising tides, subsidence and pollution – undergoing a brutal transformation that threatens irreversible change to this widely beloved city. Illustrated with degraded images from films submerged in Adriatic seawater, this photo/text docufiction unravels a narrative...

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  • Presentation by Overlapse : "A curious tale spun from the life of mysterious hermit Joseph Plummer, who lived in the woods of central New Hampshire in the late 1700s. Two centuries later an unsuspecting man purchased the mythical loner’s land and built a hideaway cabin for himself – only to discover the legend of Joseph lurking deep in the seclusion of...

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  • Excerpts from the text by Shoko Hashimoto :    [adapted by L'Ascenseur Végétal] "Nishiyama Onsen was packed with pleasure trippers. This healing hot spring is in the Yamanashi Prefecture, on a tributary of the Fuji River. People would come from nearby Yamanashi and Shizuoka, but also parties of local ladies returning from homes in the suburbs of Tokyo and...

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  • Presentation by Zen Foto Gallery :  "Masaki Yamamoto’s highly anticipated first photobook presents one of the most daring family portraits in Japanese photography. Shot entirely in his family’s tiny apartment, with walls yellowed from cigarette smoke, broken doors and trash covering the ground, Yamamoto’s unashamed, uncompromising black-and-white photos...

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  • Presentation by Éditions Loco :    [translation L'Ascenseur Végétal] "After the shock of the death of her partner, the father of her son, Anne De Gelas focused on the new shrunken family unit. Mère et Fils (Mother and Son) is this face-to-face relationship, this intense bond, and - in the heart of this situation - the permanence of feminity and desire,...

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  • Presentation by Filigranes:    [translation L'Ascenseur Végétal] " Mathieu Pernot selected over 350 postcards from the LAPIE company, aerial views, to recreate through a visual assembly process an imaginary map of France in the 1950-1960 years.Connected by their patterns and motifs, like the pieces of a large jigsaw puzzle map, they form continuities of...

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  • Excerpts from the text by Shoko Hashimoto :    [adapted by L'Ascenseur Végétal] "Nishiyama Onsen was packed with pleasure trippers. This healing hot spring is in the Yamanashi Prefecture, on a tributary of the Fuji River. People would come from nearby Yamanashi and Shizuoka, but also parties of local ladies returning from homes in the suburbs of Tokyo and...

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  • Presentation on Ellen Korth's website : "CHARKOW is about the search for a sense of belonging with on its centre the artist’s mother and her secrets. Her mother fled during World War II from Ukraine through Germany to Holland. She destroyed all personal belongings and concealed her origin. She searched and built her HOMELAND in her daughter. But for her...

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  • Presentation on the "Archive of Modern Conflict" website, sponsor of the project : "In 1911 an Arctic expedition set sail to rediscover the island of Jan Mayen, which lay off the eastern coast of Greenland. Not all went according to plan, however, and the end result was a series of staged images produced on the shores of Iceland. Using the original...

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  • Presentation by Overlapse : "The fragile foundations of Venice are slowly being eroded by rising tides, subsidence and pollution – undergoing a brutal transformation that threatens irreversible change to this widely beloved city. Illustrated with degraded images from films submerged in Adriatic seawater, this photo/text docufiction unravels a narrative...

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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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  • Publisher's presentation : "pomodori a grappolo is a set of three interconnected books by photographer and bookmaker John Gossage. Each book gathers images made in Northern Italy and Sardinia between 2009 and 2011, and each includes a short text by Marlene Klein. The written pieces — two stories and one epilogue — have been created in response to...

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  • .Copy sold.We are offering a rare copy of one of the most sought-after and most important photobooks : "La banlieue de Paris", with texts by Blaise Cendrars and photographs by Robert Doisneau, in the scarce first edition with dustjacket (Seghers, 1949).This book is listed in "The Photobook: A History volume I" by Martin Parr & Gerry Badger.Four texts...

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  • Sheets is a retrospective of Rinko Kawauchi's work over the last 10 to 15 years, presented as excerpts of her contact sheets. From an artist recognized for several famous and acclaimed books : Utatane, Cui-Cui, Ametsuchi, etc.This new presentation is a re-interpretation of the artist's work from that period. Beautiful book with numerous foldouts.152 pages...

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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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  • 160 pages - Hardcover Cabeza de Chorlito, 2017 Format : 26 x 20 cm New - Mint conditionPublisher's presentation: "We show the images that Anders Petersen highlighted and marked on the contact proof sheets, of the period, with signs, signals and colours. They have lost that original intention of prominance and of status, their Morse code, their meaning,...

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  • Publisher's presentation: "Ping Pong Conversations is a long, friendly conversation between Alec Soth, one of the most prominent artist of this time, and the Italian curator and critic Francesco Zanot. Analyzing his most famous photographs as well as others that have been published or are virtually unknown, Soth reflects upon his career as a...

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  • Presentation by Dewi Lewis Publsihing : "For over a decade, Simon Roberts has photographed events and places across Britain that have drawn people together in public, communal experiences. This has often been an implicit theme of his work, the apparent desire for common presence and participation and the need to share a sense of belonging, suggesting...

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  • Presentation by Stephen Gill: "The series Best Before End is an attempt to reflect and respond to the intensity of inner city life by focusing on the phenomenal rise of energy drinks. These powerful and potentially dangerous stimulants are being sold and consumed in ever-increasing quantities as the demands of modern life and the growth of a 24-hour...

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  • Publisher's presentation: " « In 2004, I made the book Trying to Dance, designed by Patric Leo and published by Journal. Since then, it has lived a life of its own, just as books should do. For me, Trying to Dance is more than a book – the photographs on which it was based constitute an image universe of its own. Photography then had a liberating effect...

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  • Quick view Friedlander, Lee
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    Les images de Lee Friedlander prises dans l'industrie et sur les lieux de travail, réalisées souvent sur commande. Cet ouvrage reprend entre autres certaines images des séries présentées dans les livres "Factory Valleys - Ohio and Pennsylvania (Callaway, 1982) dans l'industrie lourde de l'acier et Cray at Chippewa Falls (livre de commande - Cray Research...

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  • In his photobook Ocean Beach, Douglas Ljungkvist takes us to the communities of wooden houses and bungalows along the New Jersey Atlantic coast; these colorful homes, connected and accessible by sand streets give these neighbourhood an obvious summer feeling. But if Ocean Beach depicts initially the colorful, bright or even flashy interiors, the images...

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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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    .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 copies !.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...

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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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    .Last copies.Presentation by the artist: "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 Turkey through the...

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  • .Currently out of stock, we will have more signed copies mid-January.72 pages - Hardcover w/ DJ Les Arènes, 2017 Format : 27 x 30 cm *Signed* New - Mint conditionPresentation by Les Arènes : "Nil et son chat Matou Cachou sont les meilleurs amis du monde. Dehors, ils vivent mille et une aventures. Un jour pourtant, une dispute éclate. La petite fille et le...

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    50 cards in a two-part acrylic case B-Sides Box Sets, 2017 Format of the cards : 6.3 x 8.9 cm *Signed & Numbered* New - Mint condition Publisher's presentation of the photobook: "Homing In offers a new glimpse into Todd Hido's highly prolific process and unveils unpublished House Hunting photographs, overlooked images of his muse Khrystyna, and even...

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    112 pages - Softcover ICVL Studio, 2017 Format : 20 x 25 cm *Signed* New - Mint conditionPresentation by the artist: "When Isabel was a baby I had a dream. In the dream it was Christmas. We lived above a pub in a single room crammed with old pub furniture. In one corner was a Christmas tree. It had real candles, all of which were balanced precariously on...

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    .Sold out.Publisher's presentation: "Studio 54 brings together a collection of photographs by renowned photographer, Tod Papageorge, taken in the late 1970s. They are a filled with all the decadency, vibrancy and glamour of New York’s most infamous club. In Papageorge’s own words, «The 66 photographs in this book were made between 1978-80 in Studio 54, a...

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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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    .Very limited stock of signed copies.Presentation by Editorial RM :  "Second part of the project with which Txema Salvans won the « 2012 RM Photobook Competition ». This follow-up project continues to explore a series of desolate, though inhabited, landscapes of the Spanish Mediterranean. In the first book, the central figure in the photos was always a...

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    .Backk in stock!.Presentation on the Académie des Beaux-Arts website (where the series was on display in the Fall 2016) : "Divagation, sur les pas de Bashô est un parcours poétique inspiré par les voyages entrepris par Matsuo Bashô au XVIIe siècle à travers le Japon féodal. Klavdij Sluban a transcrit photographiquement le voyage initiatique de Bashō, non...

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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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    Publisher's presentation: "15 Miles to K-Ville is a poetic journey around the outskirts of K-Ville: a fictional town somewhere between Knoxville, Tennessee and Athens, Georgia, where graves dot the terrain and a sense of forbidding hangs heavy in the air. This collection of darkly humorous and melancholy portraits and landscapes date from the early 1990s...

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    .Please note : German edition in stock, English one available end of April (pre-order - release delayed by the publisher).Presentation by Walther Koenig: "In contrast to the consciously sober – but far from clinical images of his earlier series, Schmidt uses atmosphere-laden details with high-contrast black-and-white images of cityscapes, details in...

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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.