• 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 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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  • Presentation by Mack: " When Wendy Ewald arrived in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains in 1975, she began a project that aimed to reveal the lives, intimate dreams and fears of local schoolchildren. Tasked with finding authentic ways of representing the lives of these children, she gave each of them a camera and interviewed them about their childhood...

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  • Presentation by VOID:  " Half Light is made out of open-hearted meetings between Loïc and the people he relates to in his real life. There's no artist pretension. Nor any voyeuristic need of representing people from out of their universe. His photograph is genuine, direct, simple. No gimmicks. The way Seguin unveils people from Belleville and Place des...

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  • Presentation by Atelier EXB: " The publication Side Walk takes the reader into an unprecedented journey through Frank Horvat's emblematic series he produced in New York between 1982 and 1986 combining iconic photographs and unpublished images found in his archives with the complicity of the photographer and his daughter. A personal series he developed...

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  • Presentation by Libraryman: " The clouds serve as a common denominator in Osamu Yokonami's (b. 1967, Japanese) continued exploration of youth, collectivity and anonymity. The utopian settings in Kumo depict an analogy of the cultural homogenization of society's interconnecting networks; the social system—as a visual metaphor, the strength of a group can...

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  • .In stock (first printing). 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...

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  • Presentation by Steidl: " Autoportrait is the first comprehensive survey of Samuel Fosso's multifaceted oeuvre. Since the mid-1970s, the artist has focused on self-portraiture and performance, envisioning variations of identity in the postcolonial era. From Fosso's early self-portraits in black-andwhite from the 1970s to his recent, continually inventive...

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  • Présentation de Poursuite Editions : " Los Angeles Standards is a photographic portrait of Los Angeles which offers a way to view the city through 15 typologies which identify this unique city environment. The 1300 photographs were taken between 2008 and 2012 by French architects Caroline and Cyril Desroche during the years they live in Los Angeles. They...

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  • Presentation by Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain :  " During the 1990s and 2000s, Raymond Depardon crisscrossed agricultural France with his 6 x 9 view camera. From this exploration of the rural world, he made black-and-white photographs that tell the story of the land, the people, manual labour, the isolation and fragility of small farms, but...

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  • Presentation by Les Éditions de Juillet:           [translation L'Ascenseur Végétal] " Lost in the fringes of the north of Borneo, of the Celebes archipelago in Indonesia, and of southern Philippines, navigating the Sulu and Celebes seas, thousands of nomads of the Badjao sea are seeing their way of life threatened, just like their sedentary cousins and...

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  • PLEASE NOTE: This book was immediately sold out by the publisher (print run of 300 copies only). We have only a few copies available, please limit your purchase to one copy per order / per customer. Presentation by Mörel Books: " « 80 per cent of artists are dealing with mother issues. » In this personal interview the internationally praised German artist...

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  • Presentation by Hassla Books: " « Touch is almost shocking to see. In a movie, a group of friends seated around a table. One touches another's shoulder affectionately and it feels like violence. On the street, people avoiding each other, like a dance, or a concession, making space one for the other just to stay away. Everything familiar has to be...

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  • .PLEASE NOTE: Texts in this book are IN FRENCH ONLY. Presentation by Editions Textuel :          [translation by L'Ascenseur Végétal] " A fabulous collective sum, a manifesto, a book of reference.This book includes over 450 images and introduces to the work of over 300 female photographers from all over the world, from the invention of the medium until...

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  • Presentation by MACK: " « What is there between the branch and apple when it falls?     We have seen it—we would recognize it anywhere. Yet of an evening we are told nothing is there.              -- Wright Morris  » Raymond Meeks is renowned for his use of photography and the book form to poetically distill the liminal junctures of vision, consciousness...

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  • Presentation by Libraryman: " Katrien De Blauwer does not care much for the colour yellow—therefore, the tone is the basis for her latest work. Yellow; a colour equally representing clarity and honor, as well as cowardice and deceit. Initially, while observing the new works, we couldn't resist to draw a loose parable to Vilgot Sjöman's 1967 erotic motion...

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  • .Available.Presentation by Editions Textuel:         [translation L'Ascenseur Végétal] " AZIMUT is a photographic walk over an 8-month period across the French territory, organized as a relay of 31 photographers, and initiated by the collective Tendance Floue. Everyone's itinerary is free. Trails or paved roads, straight lines or winding tracks, the...

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  • Presentation by Chose Commune : " Afterlife is the sixth chapter of Vasantha Yogananthan's long-term project A Myth of Two Souls 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 north to south...

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  • Presentation of the Seasons Series collection by Libraryman: " Seasons Series is a quarterly book series, in which a group of artists are brought together under one vision with a focus on each artist’s singular way of seeing. Each of the books in the series will focus on differing subjects and all monographs will showcase the artist’s unique approach to...

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  • Presentation by Atelier EXB : " The poetic universe of Spanish photographers duo Albarrán Cabrera is presented here through a dreamscape journey in the land of birds. Between reality and illusion, their photographs questions our relationship to the tangible world and vibrate gently through a wide palette and different photographic techniques: platinum and...

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  • Presentation by Chose Commune : "Dandaka is the fourth 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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  • .Sold out. 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...

  • Presentation by Eakins Press Foundation: " Stephen Shore: Elements is inspired by the Eakins Press Foundation's celebrated (and first) publication, Message from the Interior by Walker Evans (1966), the large scale volume of Evans' images from a broad range of his splendid career. Like the Evans book, Shore's pictures have been carefully chosen to...

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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...

  • 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 Edition Lammerhuber :  "Ai Weiwei pronounced the young artist Luo Yang a « rising star of Chinese photography ». In GIRLS she takes an intimate look at an undermined, yet extremely cool, generation of young Chinese women, who defy stereotypes and expectations - and are mesmerizing."168 pages - Linen hardcover Edition Lammerhuber, 2017...

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  • .In stock.Presentation by The Angry Bat:  "Go to Become is a fictional record inspired by Lycanthropy telltales that take Barcelona night-club scene as the main stage, where for its clubbers, the use of alcohol, psychoactive substances and the beats of techno, are a way to achieve a basic state of being in which people is lead by their innermost...

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  • .In stock (first printing). 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...

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  • Publisher's presentation on Léa Habourdin's website: "Survivalists is a book by French artist Lea Habourdin. Halfway between a survival manual and an inquiry into the complex relationship between human beings and Nature, its quiet images move between the almost clinical and the intimate, forming a subtle narration in three distinct chapters."108 pages -...

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  • .Back in stock. Presentation by Roma Publications: "In 1993, Dana Lixenberg travelled to South Central Los Angeles for a magazine story on the riots that erupted following the verdict in the Rodney King trial. What she encountered there inspired her to revisit the area, and led her to the community of the « Imperial Courts » housing project in Watts....

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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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  • 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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  • .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...

  • .Signed copies available.Presentation by Eamonn Doyle: "In his Dublin trilogy (i, ON et End.), Eamonn captured the combined actions of the city and its population as they played out in front of him. With K, he moves away from the urban east coast to the western Atlantic edge of Ireland, to a landscape that, in places, appears out of time, a parallel world...

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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 Mack:  " These three volumes encompass the complete evolution of the work of the renowned Italian photographer, Guido Guidi. Made in Sardinia on two trips separated by forty years, these books not only mark the stylistic development in the work of Guidi but also the historical shifts and changes on the remote island. The first trip was on...

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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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    .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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    .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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  • .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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    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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    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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    .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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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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