• 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 »

  • Presentation by Studiofaganel: " The Monferrato and Roero Woods, the limits imposed by confinement, the exploration of oneself and the natural environment, in a closed dialogue between the photographs of Tomaso Clavarino and the illustrations of Patrizio Anastasi, which confront each other, resemble each other, and overlap. Ballad Of Woods And Wounds is...

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  • Presentation by Studio Vortex: " « We are only a little stored, organized solar heat, a memory of Sun. A little phosphorus that burns in the meninges of the world. »      -- Paul Cézanne(...) From the first day of confinement ensuing the outbreak of the Covid-19 epidemic, Antoine d'Agata roamed the streets of Paris with a thermal camera to record, in his...

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  • Presentation by André Frère Editions: " Contexts often indicate our meanings so clearly that we do not even have to say what we mean in order to be understood. With The Tourist Kourtney Roy once again distinguishes herself as the virtuoso of context creation. Holidays should be relaxing, but when you are the tourist looking for a husband, the holiday...

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  • PLEASE NOTE: We are offering only the "Atelier EXB" version of this book (French / English version) Presentation by Atelier EXB: " For over ten years, Basque photographer Jon Cazenave has undertaken a long-term project questioning his identity, entitled Galerna (storm in Basque). Devoting himself to his close surroundings: the sea, the mountains, the...

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  • Presentation by Steidl: " Imagining Everyday Life: Engagements with Vernacular Photography surveys the expansive field of vernacular photography, the vast archive of utilitarian images created for bureaucratic structures, commercial usage and personal commemoration, as opposed to elite aesthetic purposes. As a crucial extension of its ongoing...

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  • 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 of painter Francis...

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  • Presentation by the(M) éditions:        [translation L'Ascenseur Végétal] " Pale Blue · is a tribute to an emblematic photograph and to an emblematic figure, the astronomer Carl Sagan. The photograph is the one showing planet Earth, taken on February 14th, 1990 by the space probe Voyager 1, from a record distance of about 6 billions kilometers, as part of...

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  • .Back in stock!. Presentation by Editorial RM: " Empires, by their very nature, embody and formalise difference, both between metropolis / colony and colonial subjects. Imperial imaginary floods popular culture. Gender categories were one kind of bio-logic new tradition European colonialism institutionalized in most of African cultures. But there is...

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  • Presentation by Origini Edizioni: " The skin does not lie: it's a person's age map; it's the paper where their choices, failures, passions, fears are written on. The body defines ourselves, it stratifies and heals passing of time under veils, blankets and hidings. As the trunk to the trees. As the paper to this book: it changes, it is crumpled or turns...

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  • Presentation by Atelier EXB: " Originally from the French rural area of Saône et Loire, Raymond Depardon was born and raised in the Garet's familial farm that saw him become a photographer. He published a first eponymous book on the farm in 1994 which gained critical acclaim. In 2020, as a tribute to this important place for him, Depardon offers a journey...

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  • Presentation by Thames & Hudson:  " Gain a new perspective on photography in this personally guided introduction to photographic images and what they mean by one of the leading writers and curators of our time. What shapes our response to a photograph? Where does the meaning we ascribe to it come from? And how important to our reading of it are the...

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  • Presentation by Loose Joints: " Loose Joints is proud to present Living Trust, the first monograph by American artist Buck Ellison. LA-based Ellison's work broadly investigates the language of privilege through meticulously researched images, often executed through staged settings and performative interventions into the visual language of photography. On...

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  • Presentation by Dienacht : " 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 »  "We are offering this...

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  • Presentation by Art Paper Editions: " 1099 is the second part of 2099, a series of photographic works by Sybren Vanoverberghe.The work originates from his interest in how time changes the landscape and the objects that can be found within. Vanoverberghe is questioning how we look at artifacts, icons and our (nearby) historical surroundings. In 1099 the...

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  • Presentation by Filigranes:           [translation L'Ascenseur Végétal] " Filigranes release the first publication by Marilia Destot, La promesse [The promise], a set of 3 photographic booklets, grouped together in a slipcase. For each booklet, the photographer invites an author to a dialogue with her images, leaving them a carte blanche. Dominique A,...

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  • The book Sillage Melville, Recherche en arts et monde mobile is part of a collective art research project around the book Moby Dick by Herman Melville at University "Montaigne" in Bordeaux involving a group of students over several years, and under the direction of Professor Pierre Baumann. This book Sillage Melville is the third publication in the...

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  • Presentation by Mack: " 12 Hz—the lowest sound threshold of human hearing—suggests imperceptible forces, from plate tectonics to the ocean tides, from cycles of growth and decay in the forest, to the incomprehensibility of geological spans of time. The photographs in Ron Jude's 12 Hz allude to the ungraspable scale and veiled mechanics of these phenomena,...

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  • .Copy sold. Presentation by Akaaka (excerpt):  " In 2009, Lieko Shiga moved to Kitakama, a coastal town in Japan's Tōhoku region [north of the main island of Honshū], where she began working as the town's official photographer. This move marked a significant turning point for Shiga, and RASEN KAIGAN collects this new body of work into a book. Shiga's...

  • Presentation by the publisher at Only Photography: "After the incredible success with Gerry Johansson's Tokyo in 2016 (the 500 edition was sold out in three months), I've been looking out for another project with the artist. For the new book America revised I've chosen 83 pictures from the big number of images, Gerry had taken in the span of more than 40...

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  • Presentation by The Gould Collection:  " On Keeping a Notebook, volume four of The Gould Collection pairs forty-four photographs and five drawings by British photographer Jamie Hawkesworth with American writer Joan Didion’s essay On Keeping a Notebook. Through words for Didion and images for Hawkesworth, volume four focuses on the practice of collecting...

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  • Publisher's presentation: "Foglia writes, “I grew up on a small farm in the suburbs, thirty miles east of New York City. The forest that bordered the farm was my childhood wilderness, a wild place to play that was ignored by our neighbors who commuted to Manhattan. In 2012, Hurricane Sandy flooded our fields and blew down the oldest trees in the woods. On...

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  • Presentation by the(M) éditions:        [translation L'Ascenseur Végétal] " Pale Blue · is a tribute to an emblematic photograph and to an emblematic figure, the astronomer Carl Sagan. The photograph is the one showing planet Earth, taken on February 14th, 1990 by the space probe Voyager 1, from a record distance of about 6 billions kilometers, as part of...

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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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  • 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 Zen Foto Gallery : "Yokushiroku  is the first photobook publication by Kouhei Hirose, whose work has been exhibited by notable Tokyo photo galleries for several years. Hirose’s style of photography - or rather of making prints - immediately stands out: through experimentation with chemicals during the printing process, Hirose adds an...

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  • Presentation by Kehrer: "Representations of older transgender people are nearly absent from our culture and those that do exist are often one-dimensional. For over five years, photographer Jess T. Dugan and social worker Vanessa Fabbre traveled throughout the United States creating To Survive on this Shore: Photographs and Interviews with Transgender and...

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  • .Sold out.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 is...

  • Presentation by Skinnerboox: " Immediately after Zuma I made some rather straightforward photographs of the abandoned MGM Studios New York City back lot, in Culver City, Los Angeles. These were in black and white.  I then decided to try something entirely different and around 1980 I started a body of work about things you can't photograph: Gravity,...

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  • .Sold out. Presentation by Mack Books: " Ursula Schulz-Dornburg's The Land in Between presents the complex bond between landscape and human civilization, exploring the construction of power though the built environment and its inevitable impermanence. By looking back at areas of past historical or political importance her images highlight how conflict,...

  • 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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  • Quick view Tong, Kurt
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    Presentation by Jiazazhi: "Combing for Ice and Jade is a love note from Kurt Tong to his nanny, who was one of the last remaining « self-combed » women left in China. An early form of Feminism, the comb up ceremony granted women great autonomy at a great cost. Kurt Tong has worked closely with his nanny over a period of nearly 7 years. Having only 8...

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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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  • .Back in stock (2nd printing). Presentation by Peperoni: "The fourth and final edition of the photobook classic. Once again better, more dense, more beautiful, more oppressive than all predecessors With Tokyo Compression Michael Wolf struck a nerve. His portraits of people who are on their way in the Tokyo subway, constrained between glass, steel and...

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    .Last two UNSIGNED copies. 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...

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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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    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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    .Available.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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    .Back in stock - Unsigned copies only.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...

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    .This book is on pre-order and will start shipping around October 10th. .No more LPs or CDs, and last copies of the book! 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...

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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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    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 several...

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    .This book (second printing) is on pre-order - Shipping early January. 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...

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    .Back in stock. Presentation by Studio Vortex : "Wanderings,endless rambling in a worldwhere commodities are the ultimate reality,crisscrossing to the rhythm of unexpected eventsand imperatives related to the urgency of survivalthat transform lived experienceinto the very tool and materialof invisible revolts. Hybrid community of the have-nots,subjected...

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    .Last copies - Only the "Female nude, head down" cover is available. WARNING: Please note that the boards of the covers of this book have a rather fragile varnish, and some light rubbing traces might appear here or there on the front or back covers, depending on how you look at the book under a light source Presentation by Editions Bessard : " The...

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  • .Sold out.Presentation by Twin Palms: "Inspired by the life and work of the poet and land surveyor, Frank Stanford, these photographs of hermetic homes and men living in solitude were taken in the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas and Missouri. By capturing the foggy landscapes, cluttered interiors, and rugged men that are tucked away in the dark woods, Jasper...

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    .Only the Limited Edition with print is now available.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 - 150 €) and 100 signed and numbered copies...

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    .Signed copies back in stock. 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...

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    .November 2020: New copies 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...

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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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