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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

  • Presentation by Gwinzegal:        [translation L'Ascenseur Végétal] "In this work, Alexandra Catiere confronts absence, and a presence that can no longer be, in a state of unstability where different times are placed on top of each other, merge and get mixed together. Her photographs do not have a present, they invite us to put our daily life at a...

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  • Presentation by Kodoji Press: " « Auroville wants to be the bridge between the past and the future. » So starts point number three of the Auroville Charter, the principles of an ambitious international community founded in 1968 in South India. In Auroville, people of all nationalities and creeds would live together in peace, an experiment both in...

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  • Presentation by La Maison de Z: "The boyfriend's parents can't accept her age after all, and their relationship ended there. That's how Yingguang Guo became single at the age of 33, a « left-over woman », considered by the eyes of contemporary Chinese society. Burdened by all of the questions she could not find answers to, Guo went to the People's Park...

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  • Presentation par Stanley/Barker:  "Dream Away by Michael E. Northrup is a love story about life, vision, and love itself. The 66 images in the book present a developing portrait of both an artist and his subject.  It's about Northrup's obsession with « the photograph », his vision, and the significant, funny, and unique images he's able to make from life...

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  • Presentation by Poursuite: "In 2017 Julie Hascoët was invited to participate in a residency by Carré d’Art in the city of Chartres de Bretagne. Benefiting from an annual programme with cartography as its central focus, and as part of a residency intended to highlight the local territory, Julie Hascoët’s project has extended these two themes by adding a...

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  • 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 like the existing porn, it's up to us to...

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  • Presentation of the project (2016) on Corinne Vionnet's website: "An image on a screen. Photographed. Put back on the screen. Photographed again. Again and again. To the point of total disappearance. To the point of obliteration, evanescence, evaporation. Following on from the Photo Opportunities and Away series, Corinne Vionnet is once more revisiting...

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  • Excerpts from a short explanatory text at the end of the book:  "All the photographs in this book were taken in New York City in the homes and private spaces occupied by Saul Leiter and his subjects, between the late 1940s and the late 1960s. These images were scanned from original silver photographs printed by the artist. (...) This book is dedicated to...

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  • Presentation of Yusuf Sevinçli on IIKKI's website: "« Yusuf Sevinçli does not linger. He walks, he explores, he observes, he shoots and he leaves again. He collects almost obsessively scraps of reality which are always different, but they can finally find an analogy and eventually become a series of images. It ‘s a picaresque concept of photography,...

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  • Presentation by La Maison de Z: "In this era of explosive information overload, we often feel the repetition of life, boredom, or numbness, so people seem to always be looking forward to the emergence or expectation of something else, some other form of stimulation, while gradually numbing to our surroundings and existence before us. If we can assume both...

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  • Presentation by Self Publish Be Happy: "Money Must Be Made takes us straight to the heart of the « Balogun Market » in Lagos, Nigeria. Continuing to explore themes such as globalization, urbanization, colonialism and capitalism, Vitturi has spent the past three years working on the project. The many streets that host the « Balogun Market » sprawl from the...

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  • Presentation by the artist:  "Alexanderis a story based on the relationship between politics, history and culture, centred around the construction of a national myth in the (Former Yugoslav) Republic of Macedonia – a state with no name, fixated on a dispute about origins so distant that they may have never existed at all."The artist made multiple long...

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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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  • Presentation by Skinnerboox :  "Piero does not enjoy talking about himself, he doesn’t like writing, he gets nervous just thinking about it, he says he doesn’t manage. He is just interested in taking pictures, and I understand him, that is why I will try to describe him. Anyways, there is no need to resort to poetry to contextualise his work. It is...

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  • Presentation by the(M) éditions :      [translation L'Ascenseur Végétal] "In 1988, for the first time, Pierre de Vallombreuse sets foot on the lands of this Valley, in the south of the Palawan island in the Philippines, home of Tau’Batu, or people of the boulders. Fascinated by this pacifist autochthonous community of hunters-gatherers, Pierre de...

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  • Quick view Maki
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    Presentation by Zen Foto Gallery : "This latest publication by French photographer Maki includes images taken between 2001 and 2015 during many visits to Japan. The high-contrast black-and-white photos, from streetsnaps to portraits, landscapes and the occasional erotic image, paint a manifold picture of Maki’s extensive experience of Japan while...

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  • Presentation by Sturm & Drang: "Inspired by his travels and short trips along the Italian coastline with fellow photographer Luigi Ghirri in the late 1970's, French photographer Claude Nori decided in 1982 to record images around Italian beaches. He was interested in capturing the annual rituals of this uniquely Mediterranean passage of time. An...

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  • Please note that "due to unforeseen circumstances" the publisher cannot use the original title of the book anymore, and we will not either...Presentation by Ceiba : "Julie’s photographs are divine because they are shot from her burning heart on fire by being there. She was in the thick of it. And with the bikers as one of them she shows us something...

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  • Presentation by the artist: "One Eyed Ulysses proposes a meandering voyage where solitude, melancholy, the encounter with death and nature in marginal settings are some of the themes that run through it. The aim of this book of photos is not to document a specific epoch , but rather to sum up human experience so that we may contemplate its images on an...

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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 Kehrer Verlag :   "Transhumanism (abbreviated as H+) is an international intellectual movement that aims to transform the human condition by developing and making widely available sophisticated technologies to enhance human intellect and physiology. Matthieu Gafsou’s H+ series explores transhumanism and all kinds of body modification or...

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  • Presentation by Dashwood Books :  "Taken over a 10 year period, Khichdi (Kitchari) explores India’s rapidly changing identity, focusing on gender, technology, and the balance of traditional Indian and western culture. Printed in New Delhi under the supervision of Sethi and designer Brian Lamotte, the book’s production draws upon the seemingly haphazard...

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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 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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  • Quick view Sassen, Viviane
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    We are offering the second edition of this book. The A3 poster is included in each copy.WARNING: Each copy has a small sticker at the bottom of the last page (they are new copies bought back from another bookseller) with the bookstore's name and the original price. 32 pages - Hardcover Libraryman, 2013 (2nd edition) New - Mint condition

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  • Quick view Collectif
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    Publisher's presentation: "A Place Both Wonderful and Strange is a photographic anthology published by Fuego Books that brings together the work of 12 international photographers in a narration inspired by Twin Peaks and the work of David Lynch. With the work of Anna Beeke, Carl Bigmore, Melissa Catanese, Cristina de Middel, Salvi Danés, Enrico Di Nardo +...

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  • From the back cover:   "Nobuyoshi Araki's Tokyo gathers twenty-eight exquisite diptychs by the artist from the 1970s. As one of Araki's first independent book projects, Tokyo is the prelude to his searing and ongoing exploration of life and the urban space of his hometown. More than forty years after the first edition, Tokyo is being republished - as a...

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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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  • 100 photobooks about surveillance photography The book Surveillance Index / Edition One was published in 2016 as the catalogue of the exhibition Public, Private, Secret at the ICP (International Center of Photography) in New York. This exhibition, based on the photobook collection of entrepreneur and activist Mark Ghuneim, is presented under the name...

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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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  • Quick view Ueda, Junpei
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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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  • Quick view Hido, Todd
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    .Two copies available - First printing! - In publisher's shrinkwrap - Mint condition. Publisher's presentation : "Something is going to happen. We can feel it. A car pulling up. An argument overheard. The shattering of glass. Or maybe it already happened: a crumpled bed, a lamp left on, a door slammed shut. In his celebrated shots of American suburbia,...

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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • Quick view Hido, Todd
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    .Please note this is the French edition of this book (texts in French only), we do not carry the English edition as of today. Presentation by Aperture, publisher of the English edition: "Intimate Distance is the first comprehensive monograph charting the career of acclaimed American photographer Todd Hido. Though he has published many smaller monographs...

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  • Présentation de l'éditeur :    [ Book in French only ] "For three years, Carlos Spottorno and Guillermo Abril have traveled the borders of Europe, and from the 25,000 photographs and 15 notebooks they reported, they composed a" comic strip "of photos.From Africa to the Arctic, the journalists tell a story: a meeting with the Africans of Gourougou, the...

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  • Quick view
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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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  • Quick view
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    .Please note that we are now offering only the French version of this book.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 and the...

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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...

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    .In stock.  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
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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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    .Very limited number of copies back in stock!.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...

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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 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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  • Quick view
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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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    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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    .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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  • Presentation by the artist: "One Eyed Ulysses proposes a meandering voyage where solitude, melancholy, the encounter with death and nature in marginal settings are some of the themes that run through it. The aim of this book of photos is not to document a specific epoch , but rather to sum up human experience so that we may contemplate its images on an...

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  • Quick view
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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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  • Quick view
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    Studio Volta Photo is an artist book based on a selection of photographs made in his studio by Sory Sanlé, a photographer from Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina-Faso, active mostly from 1960 to 1995. The book is offered in an edition of 400 signed copies (Trade Edition - 120 €) and 100 signed and numbered copies including a signed and numbered gelatin silver print...

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  • Quick view
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    .In stock (both versions).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 nature, and portraits in Waffenruhe to create a subjective, leaden picture of a still-divided city....

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  • Quick view Ueda, Junpei
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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...

    85,00 €
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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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