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    L'Ascenseur
    Végétal

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     & gallery

    in Bordeaux
    or online

    New releases and classics
    all kinds of photobooks

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Ravens - a classic among the classics by Masahisa Fukase

    RAVENS - a classic

    "One of the most important photobook
    of the history of the medium
    "

    by Masahisa Fukase

  • Beyond Here Is Nothing - Laura El-Tantawy

    Beyond Here Is Nothing

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

  • Presentation by Artphilein Editions: " « Ce ne sont pas les ressemblances, mais les différences, qui se ressemblent. »       --    Claude Lévi-Strauss, Le Totémisme aujourd’hui, 1962« Photography and drawing, architecture and sound, diagram and world: all of these differences serve to hold the images suspended on the threshold of uncertainty between true...

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  • Presentation by Journal: "Go partying with Ingvar Kenne that has visited Bachelor & Spinster Balls across Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland and Northern Territory in Australia! In a letter to author Tim Winton, Ingvar Kenne writes: « The B&S Balls are uniquely Australian, but to me, at the bottom of it lies this universal thing. Youth taking...

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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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  • .Signed copies in stock. Presentation by Hannibal Publishing: "With Surf Tribe, photographer Stephan Vanfleteren shows that there is far more to surf culture than just sport and competition. Surfing is also about a deep admiration and respect for the ocean, as well as the feeling of insignificance when confronted with the forces of nature. Surfers use the...

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  • Presentation by Editions Loco:       [translation by L'Ascenseur Végétal] "Mioveni is a city in Romania located between Bucarest and the Carpathian Mountains. After the fall of communism, the city was able to survive thanks to the automotive industry. All the inhabitants live today following the rhythm of the factory. Over a period of three years,...

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  • Presentation by Libraryman: "Page after page they undress. Their legs laying down gracefully on a bed, resting for eternity—so it seems. Others are standing up, can you feel the warmth coming out of their skin? It seems they are dancing together from scene to scene. Inviting you to join them. Their naked bodies find refuge between the paint strokes, next...

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  • Publisher's presentation: "Geraldo de Barros (1923-98) is one of the major figures of the Brazilian artistic scene during the second half of the 20th century. He was an inventive and experimental artist with a diverse practice that included painting, photography and design, as well as being one of the founding members of concrete art in São Paulo....

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

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  • 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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  • Quick view Araki, Nobuyoshi
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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 Imageless: "This photobook is the fifth monograph of Japanese photographer Koji Onaka, its first edition was published in 2003, and the current  version  is  the  third  edition.  Koji  Onaka  compares  a  boat's  sailing  to  his  way  of  life  and  photography,  and  this  book of 84 black and white photographs recording his life and...

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  • .Now in stock!.Presentation by GwinZegal : "Since 1975, Tom Wood is photographing obsessively everything that lives around him : the streets of Birkenhead, where he lives, in the suburbs of Liverpool, the passengers on the bus of his daily rides, first to go to work, then in a compulsive manner for years. (…) Several series are developping at the same...

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  • .Only one copy.Virtually sold out before it hit the market, this issue of Editions Bessard's "Zine Collection" is clearly the most collectable and most sought-after...40 pages - Softcover Editions Bessard, 2014 *w/ Signed Print* New - Mint condition

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  • After immigrating to the United States, Leon Borensztein earned his living as a traveling photographer among the lower classes.He moved with a backdrop to make his portraits, but then retreated his camera to capture beyond the decor part of the homes of his subjects.Recognized photographer and portraitist (we think of Mike Disfarmer), Leon Borensztein has...

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  • .Signed copies back in stock!.Presentation by Les Arènes : "Nil et son chat Matou Cachou sont les meilleurs amis du monde. Dehors, ils vivent mille et une aventures. Un jour pourtant, une dispute éclate. La petite fille et le chat vont devoir apprendre à vivre l’un sans l’autre. Heureusement, les disputes ne durent jamais longtemps…Riches en émotions,...

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  • Presentation by Witty Kiwi: "We could define a vertiginous instant, that moment in which the illusion of a linear time is suspended in an arrest that, far from being decisive, is rather an indecisive hesitant, a tension unbearable, like that of those who are paralyzed and at the same time attracted to emptiness..."48 pages - Softcover w/ DJ Witty Kiwi,...

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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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  • Quick view Lin, Yu Chih
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    Presentation by Origini Edizioni: "Yu Chih Lin tells a story about individual people he met during three trips in China and Thailand. This photobook is like an ancient scrapbook, created by the traveller to keep in memory people and places: first of all the souls of them, but also their life, their fortitude in misery. Something that somehow makes them...

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  • .Last copy.Presentation by HeHe: "This exhibition catalogue focuses on one theme from his vast oeuvre, his wife Yoko. As Araki himself has said, « It’s thanks to Yoko that I became a photographer. » From their meeting in 1968 until her death in 1990, Yoko was his most important subject. She has continued to be a major influence on his photography even...

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

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    Presentation by 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 children frolic barefoot...

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    .Currently, only unsigned copies are 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...

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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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    .Now in stock.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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    .Last copies available.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...

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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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    .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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    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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    .Sold out.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...

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    .Book on pre-order - A new stock of signed copies will be available at the beginning of June 2019. 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...

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    Presentation par 10x10 Photobooks:   ".About How We See With historical records establishing 19th-century British photographer Anna Atkins’s Photographs of British Algae: Cyanotype Impressions (1843-1853) as the first photobook, it is not surprising that women have consistently contributed to the rich history of photobook making. 10×10 Photobooks has...

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    .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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    Excerpt from an interview with Twenty Magazine :   [link in French] "TM : What was the photoscene like [in the 90's] ?Olivier Degorce : It is important to remind people of the virtual lack of visual communication in this circle [the French electronic music scene] : we would mainly use flyers to communicate, word of mouth, Radio FG [originally Fréquence...

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    .Please note our last copies have one or more bumped corners (see below).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...

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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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L'Ascenseur Végétal, online photobook store

L'Ascenseur Végétal is a photobook store & gallery located in Bordeaux (France).

We have been offering photo books on the Internet since 2012. We are listing over 1,500 photobooks in our catalogue: every month new artbooks from independent publishers, self-published photographers and a selection from mainstream publishers, signed copies and limited editions, rare and sold out books, a few collectibles and quality second hand books.

We hope you have a nice trip on our pages.