• Invisible Waves by Christopher de Béthune with Dienacht (2020)

    This book is a two-year endless blink of happiness.

    « You always said that I dreamt too much.
        Hearts and minds of those who tried,
        by the sea and the salt.
        You were the Ra and I was the seed.
        And despite the heavy clouds,
        I hope that flowers will bloom,
        where the sun, only once shown »

  • .PLEASE NOTE: Book in French only. This book is a reflection by a group of visual artists in Bordeaux on their work, their profession, and their experience being part of a long-term residency in a large facility (La Fabrique Pola) hosting dozens of structures dedicated to arts and crafts and culture at large. Présentation de l'éditeur : " Au-delà de...

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  • Presentation by Loose Joints: " Devastation in the Amazon rainforest and the climate change it triggers tend to unfold in ways that are too vast to comprehend, too minute to perceive, and too normalised to see. In an attempt to render the scale and urgency of the Amazon’s extensive, impending collapse, Richard Mosse’s most ambitious work to date employs a...

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  • Presentation by Dewi Lewis Publishing: " The Fens, a region of reclaimed marshland in eastern England, is one of the richest arable areas in the UK. It is a landscape of agribusiness that Paul Hart has been photographing for over eight years. In his new book, DRAINED, he continues the exploration of this wide-open environment which he began with FARMED,...

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  • Presentation by Poursuite: " The Atlas des Régions Naturelles Vol.2, as its name suggests, is the second of a series representing a singular photographic adventure, unique in terms of both its scope and its duration. Launched five years ago, its objective is to document, in equal measure, the 450 natural regions or ‘lands' constituting the territory of...

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  • .PLEASE NOTE: The double-spreads of the book visible here are of the French edition, but we are offering here only the ENGLISH / GERMAN VERSION of this photobook (sold out by the publisher). Presentation by Koenig Books: " This catalogue of the retrospective exhibition of the Berlin based photographer Michael Schmidt presents the development of the...

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  • Presentation by Loose Joints: " An anthropological exploration of identity, transformation and coming-of-age amongst marginalised communities in the heart of the Amazon. Daniel Jack Lyons' debut monograph continues the American artist's long-term commitments to visualising the social and political rights of under-represented communities. Initially from a...

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  • This photobook is the second in a series of books by Eamonn Doyle, centered on his favorite subject : portraits, moments, and details in the streets of Dublin, Ireland. In 2021, he publihsed ONE, which we are still offering through this link. TWO is an unbound large-format publication (30 x 45 cm), with a screen-printed cover that unfolds as a poster (90...

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  • .Copies of the sold out first printing (2nd printing announced). Presentation by Editions Textuel & Rencontres d'Arles: " « A photographer without a camera » revealed to the general public during the 2022 Rencontres d'Arles festival. Whatever you do, don't tell Katrien de Blauwer that she makes collages: « Let's say I'm a photographer without a...

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  • Presentation by Origini edizioni: " Before realizing Dede's geographical origin, her images had spoken to us, suggesting the title and conceptual apparatus they needed. We have seen the fulfillment of Anaximander's Ápeiron, of the indefinite infinity of a pre-mythical time, where everything is primordial matter and fluidity. A true expression of the...

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  • Presentation by Nazraeli: PLEASE NOTE: The text below and the images of the page spreads were taken from the Nazraeli website on the page presenting the second edition of this photobook (blue cover). " British artist Mark Neville moved home and studio from London to live in Kyiv, Ukraine, last year. With 100,000 Russian troops amassed on the Ukrainian...

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  • This book received the PRIX NADAR 2022! Presentation by lamaindonne: [Translation L'Ascenseur Végétal] " « Siempre que estemos vivos nos veremos » « As long as we are alive, we will see each other » It is the last thing Yair told me. We were on the azotea (roof) of block 11, the fog was engulfing Caracas, the crazy rumor of the city feeling like a dirge....

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  • Presentation by Stanley / Barker: " A week before the global COVID-19 pandemic took hold in 2020 the Australian artist Trent Parke found himself on a whirlwind road trip across Northern India. The frenetic photographs in Parke's new book Cue the Sun were produced while travelling between Agra, Amritsar, Delhi, Dharamshala, Meerut and Mathura, from fast...

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  • .Sold out. Presentation by studiofaganel: [Google translation from Italian] " Cartacei is the title of the artist book by Roberto Kusterle in which images derive and exist thanks to paper, including the human figures represented in them. The title Cartacei can be thought of as imaginary creatures of the artist's narrative with a clear reference to the...

  • Presentation by lamaindonne : [translation L'Ascenseur Végétal] " Georgia, is the name of the boat on which embarked in 1906 a certain Ljubiša Danilovic, a young Montenegrin of nineteen years of age, dreaming of a future full of promises. It is in Butte, a mining town in Montana, that he finally arrived, as many other Montenegrins or Italians at the...

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  • Presentation by Jiazazhi: " In 2017, when we made photobook White Night for Feng Li for the first time, he brought plenty of photographs to our studio. We were immediately shocked by his color photos. As a result, the black-and-white photos were put aside at that time. But he told us that the black-and-white was the starting point of White Night. From...

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  • Presentation by Stanley / Barker: " Mimi Plumb used to live on the edges of the city where the rents were cheap. Nearby, on the summit of the hill, were folded layers of radiolarian chert, the fossilized remains of microscopic creatures called radiolaria. A large crevice in the hillside was a reminder of the ever-present threat of an earthquake. Warm...

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  • .Currently out of stock. Publisher's presentation: away from the familiar pictures of Japan "I know nothing about Japan. Even though, like everyone else, I have seen the familiar images of some exotic distant land, subjected to the avalanche of photos that make their way to us—almost through us—, and which are entirely a product of our Western culture....

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  • Presentation by Stanley / Barker: " « The week before Trula died, she began spending entire days reclined in her field. Her body would be so still we'd come up closer to be sure she hadn't left us. A slight movement of her head chasing a loose swallow, or a finger grazing a plucked blade of grass was enough. Tuesday night she had come into the kitchen...

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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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  • .Last copy! Sold out by the publisher!.Text by Bérangère Fromont included in the book: "At 29 years old, Romy Alizee lost her innocence a long time ago. Romy Alizee likes to be naked. Romy Alizee likes eroticism. First a life model for others, often men, she decides to go behind the lens to impose her gaze as a free young woman. « If we feminists don't...

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  • Presentation by lamaindonne :      [translation L'Ascenseur Végétal] "in 2015, Ljubisa Danilovic piblished Le Désert russe with éditions lamaindonne. The book was very well received by both the public and the critic, and is now long sold out. Three years later, La Lune de Payne, his new book, brings to our eyes a completely different side of the work of...

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  • Presentation by Dewi Lewis Publishing: " Paul Hart's new book Reclaimed concludes his three-part series on The Fens in the UK. The first two books Farmed (2016) and Drained (2018) have received several international awards and considerable critical acclaim. In 2018 work from the series was awarded the inaugural Wolf Suschitzky Photography Prize...

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  • Presentation by Acne Studios: " Acne Paper book celebrates some of the best work from the magazine's archive, accompanied by new essays by Sarah Mower, Vince Aletti and Robin Muir written especially for this lavishly produced 568 page edition, edited by Thomas Persson, Acne Paper's editor-in-chief and creative director. "The biannual magazine was...

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  • .Signed copies all gone. Presentation by The Eyes Publishing : " Bringing together 27 photographs by Antoine d'Agata and 25 graphic works by Francis Bacon, this bilingual French-English work, presented in the form of a double book, establishes an artistic parallel between the contemporary work of photographer Antoine d'Agata and the expressionist painting...

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  • Publisher's presentation : "The open American West is nearly gone. The New West is a photographic essay about what came to fill it—freeways, tract homes, low-rise business buildings and signs. In five sequences of pictures taken along the front wall of the Colorado Rocky Mountains, Robert Adams has documented a representative sampling of the whole...

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  • Présentation de Stanley / Barker: "Christopher Anderson began photographing New York City cops in the wake of 9/11, as the visual landscape of the city he called home began to change. Bomb blast barriers went up, cops carrying larger guns seemed to be everywhere, and whilst the increased presence of security was designed, in part, to make New Yorkers...

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  • Quick view Shea, Daniel
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    Presentation by Kodoji Press :  "Daniel Shea has been awarded the « Paul Huf Award 2018 » by FOAM Museum in Amsterdam, a prestigious prize and exhibition given annually to an outstanding photographer under 35. Shea won the award with the series of works now published in the weighty book 43-35 10th Street. It is always worth asking if an observer alters...

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  • .Sold out. 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...

  • 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 ediSens:        [translation L'Ascenseur Végétal] "It has been over 30 years since Pierre de Vallombreuse started bringing evidence of the life situation of the autochthonous people from around the world. From the most painful, genocides, wars, to the profound mutations imposed on them by the march of the rest of the world. Victories also,...

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  • .In stock. Présentation de Chose Commune : " A Myth of Two Souls (2013-2021) is inspired by the epic tale The Ramayana. Drawing inspiration from the imagery associated with this myth and its pervasiveness in everyday Indian life, Vasantha Yogananthan has retraced the legendary route from Nepal to India to Sri Lanka. First recorded by the Sanskrit poet...

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  • Quick view Sory, Sanlé
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    Publisher's presentation: "Burkina Faso photographer Sory Sanlé (b. 1943) began his career in 1960, the year his country (then called République de Haute-Volta) gained independence from France. Sanlé opened his Volta Photo portrait studio in 1965 and, working with his Rolleiflex twin lens medium format camera, Volta Photo was soon recognised as the finest...

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  • .Sold out. Presentation by Ugly Dog: " « The physical coastline becomes a metaphor for a ruptured piece of skin barely holding together a volatile state of being ready to explode. » The Coast opens with an absurd short story that leads into a sequence of images taken along the Indian coastline. While the photographs are made in real situations, the...

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    .Signed copies available. Presentation by Kehrer: "In his new photobook, Summer of the Fawn, Alain Laboile once again provides insight into the free and nearly fairytale-like life of his family in a small village in the southwest of France. Far away from social constraints, school stress, Facebook & Co., it always seems to be summer here, and his six...

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    .Back in stock - Signed copies!.Presentation by United Vagabonds:  "GIFT is a retrospective of her past works and evolution as an artist. Born with only two fingers on her left hand and tibial hemimelia, a rare deficiency in which one leg bone is absent, Katayama got both her legs amputated at the age of nine, and has since then transcended her condition...

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    PLEASE NOTE: We are offering here copies of the second printing of this book (September 2020). Presentation by Nobody Books: " « The landscape that surrounds my home in Sweden can be misleading. The bird activity it contains is diluted by the vastness of the flat open land and sky, which gives the impression that very little is going on. In January 2015,...

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    .Book and Zine (and prints for the "book + zine" set) back in stock!. Presentation by the artist: "  Black line cutting through the Papersky   searching their way under cloudless gray.    Papersky is a handmade sisterbook from City of Dust "Papersky is a project developped for the book format, and - like the previous City of Dust - it is also available as...

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  • .Sold out.New facsimilé edition of the 3 volumes of the seminal Provoke magazine initially published in November 1968, March 1969 and August 1969, widely considered the cornerstone of the new Japanese photography in the 1970s and beyond. This magazine was created by critic & photographers Kōji Taki and Takuma Nakahira, photographer Yutaka Takanashi,...

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    .LAST COPY!. Presentation by Editions 77:       [ adapted by L'Ascenseur Végétal - Full text in English on the publisher's website ] " « I encountered the land of the Bigouden, in Brittany, only a few days after meeting my partner, Catherine. I was in my twenties, we had just decided to spend our life together and I had already had to go to Malaysia for...

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    .Very last two copies available (book only). Published in September 2020, Sasanami is a collaboration between photographer Masao Yamamoto and musician Akira Uchida. This book is almost sold out with the publisher before its release (notification of "last copies" on their website)! We are offering IIKKI's books since 2018 and it is the first time that we...

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  • Quick view
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    .Signed copies all gone. Presentation by The Eyes Publishing : " Bringing together 27 photographs by Antoine d'Agata and 25 graphic works by Francis Bacon, this bilingual French-English work, presented in the form of a double book, establishes an artistic parallel between the contemporary work of photographer Antoine d'Agata and the expressionist painting...

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    .Available. Presentation of this zine by the artist: « I often be asked how I get models, this book is about that. » Signed in ink by the artist. Includes a tipped-in bookmark-format half-sheet with the text of a typical conversation with a person in the street, and the artist's stamp. PLEASE NOTE:  - This is handmade zine, with possible small...

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    .Sold out. 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,...

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    .Last copy!.Presentation by Sohrab Hura: "Over the years when my mother's condition started to improve I started to photograph at home more. Apart from my mother the focus of the photographs also included her dog Elsa who had been her sole companion at home for many years and also the house itself whose condition deteriorated or improved as my mother's...

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  • .Sold out. Presentation by Stanley / Barker: " In 2016 Robbie Lawrence first travelled to a remote stretch of coastline in the west coast of Scotland, to Linn Gardens, which lies at the head of Cove Bay on the west side of Rosneath peninsula. The gardens had been run for fifty years by Jim Taggart, an avid botanist and gardener. Jim discovered that the...

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    Presentation by Stanley / Barker: " Following the birth of his son Atlas, Christopher Anderson stepped away from war photography, turning his camera towards an intimate reflections of family life, resulting in his 2013 book Son (with Kehrer) Stanley / Barker is proud to publish a beautifully reimagined edition which adds a second chapter of 80 new pages...

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    .SIGNED copies available again!. Presentation by Editions lamaindonne :   [translation L'Ascenseur Végétal] "« Gilles Roudière belongs to that family of intuitive and sensitive photographers; he does not tell the world as it is, but as he feels it. And in the images of Cuba he brings to us, there is no will to testify, no intention to document. Nothing is...

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    Presentation by Stanley / Barker: " Often considered Jim Goldberg's seminal body of work, Raised By Wolves collages ten years of photographs, texts, films and installations into an epic narrative of the lives of runaway teenagers in San Francisco and Los Angeles in the late 1980s and early 1990s. In Fingerprint, Goldberg exhibits many never-before-seen...

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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.

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