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    L'Ascenseur
    Végétal

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    New releases and classics
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    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.

  • Excerpt from the rendering of the residency at 14 Henrietta Street : "Renowned poet, Paula Meehan and award-winning photographer, Dragana Jurišić have joined forces to create a book celebrating the history of, and the lives lived in, 14 Henrietta Street. Museum tells the story of the building’s shifting fortunes through 300 years of city life: a journey...

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  • .Only 4 copies available. Presentation by Baron: "For the fifth edition of Baron, Harley Weir takes us on a visual essay exploring the female body through biological conditions such as reproduction and birth, and how these are mediated in a patriarchal, capitalist society. The title of the book, Function begs the question what do our bodies do. Each part...

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  • Presentation by Baron: "For the sixth edition of Baron, artist Petra Collins flips the camera lens onto herself... more specifically into herself. Uninhibited, gross, disjointed, and confusing, Collins places us in a world filled with perverse personal thoughts and lucid landscapes. With the book's Hungarian title Miért vagy te, ha lehetsz én is? Collins...

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  • Presentation by GOST: "Good Morning, America (Volume II) is the second in an ongoing series of five books by photographer Mark Power– a visual narrative of a country in the midst of change. This 10-year project is a personal and timely exploration of both the American cultural and physical landscape, and the divergence of reality and myth. Since...

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  • 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 descriptive. No hint, no...

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  • Presentation by GOST: "Ex-Voto is the culmination of a five-year photographic journey to Catholic pilgrimage sites in Ballyvourney, Ireland, Mount Grabarka, Poland, and Lourdes, France by award-winning photographer Alys Tomlinson. The book's title, Ex-Voto, refers to the physical offerings given in order to fulfil a vow— humble objects such as handmade...

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  • Presentation by Stanley / Barker: "Peuple de la Nuit is a tribute to the people who posed with cheery abandon, for the lens of Sanlé Sory from 1960-83. « Life was cheap and everyone could have a ball. You could always go out and have some fun. »     --  Sanlé SoryWhile Sory spent days at his Volta Photo studio in Bobo-Dioulasso, southern Burkina Faso, his...

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  • Presentation by Loose Joints: "Loose Joints is proud to present Photographs, a story of British artist Jack Davison's experiments with image making from 2007 to 2019 A self-taught photographer, Davison makes pictures like a painter paints, using intuition and instinct to craft photographs that excavate the surreal and sensual from the fabric of daily...

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  • Presentation by Jiazazhi: " « As a woman brought up in China, I used to think I could only love someone who is older and more mature than me, who can be my protector and mentor. Then I met my current boyfriend, Moro. Since he is 5 years younger than me, I felt that whole concept of relationships changed, all the way around. I became the person who has...

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    Presentation by VOID: "The Splitting of the Chrysalis and the Slow Unfolding of the Wings arose from the unforeseen return of the photographer to his homeland. Isolated in the countryside of an island, he was confronted with his traumatic past, his memories and himself. Gradually, through wandering in nature, a conceivable field of action was created...

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  • 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 Editions Bessard : " The creature gazes into the openness with all its eyes. So begins Duino's Eighth Elegy, by the German poet Rainer Maria Rilke. The openness is a space inhabited by elves, innocents, saints. Bill Henson perceives this infinity, this openness, in the terrible beauty of his models, inscribed on a black background, as...

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  • Presentation by T&M Projects: "Lin Zhipeng a.k.a. No.223 has been energetically presenting the spirits and activities of young people through his photographs in conservative Chinese culture. He continues to portray a young generation who enjoys love and life, swaying between sexuality, with joy, arrogance and a playful images. Flowers and Fruits is a...

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  • Presentation by VOID: "After 7 issues and 28 artists published, Hunger comes to an end with its epilogue: a solo publication by Michael Ackerman. « Time, in its great disarray, is a specialty of Michael Ackerman. His work respects and destroys it. »  -- Jem CohenHunger – Epilogue is the first Ackerman's publication since his acclaimed book Half Life...

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  • 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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  • .In stock.Presentation by Zen Foto Gallery :  "Masaki Yamamoto’s highly anticipated first photobook presents one of the most daring family portraits in Japanese photography. Shot entirely in his family’s tiny apartment, with walls yellowed from cigarette smoke, broken doors and trash covering the ground, Yamamoto’s unashamed, uncompromising...

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  • Presentation by GOST: "Good Morning, America (Volume II) is the second in an ongoing series of five books by photographer Mark Power– a visual narrative of a country in the midst of change. This 10-year project is a personal and timely exploration of both the American cultural and physical landscape, and the divergence of reality and myth. Since...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • .Back in stock.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...

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  • Presentation by Tendance Floue : "This second photography book in a series of six follows the road of five photographers invloved in the project AZIMUT – Marion Poussier, Denis Bourges with Guillaume Friocourt, Pascal Aimar, Alain Willaume and Patrick Tourneboeuf – walking in realy from Saint-Léger-sous-Beuvray to Guéret [center of France]."300 numbered...

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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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  • Presentation by Éditions Loco :    [translation L'Ascenseur Végétal] "After the shock of the death of her partner, the father of her son, Anne De Gelas focused on the new shrunken family unit. Mère et Fils (Mother and Son) is this face-to-face relationship, this intense bond, and - in the heart of this situation - the permanence of feminity and desire,...

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  • Presentation by the artist : "As I walked through these villages where everything had been washed away, including houses and sea walls, there were traces to indicate where once had been a road. People had started to walk again on these traces, reforming a path on top of the original. It was as if the road had a life of its own.I have taken countless...

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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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    .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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  • 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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    .Last copies.Publisher's presentation: "Particle Mist draws together works from three of Bill Henson’s earliest photographic series: Untitled 1974, Untitled 1975 with additional previously unseen photographs from an unfinished work begun in 1976. Together they form a portrait of an artist as a young man. The series shows Henson’s recognised and celebrated...

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  • .Very limited stock of signed copies.Presentation by Editorial RM :  "Second part of the project with which Txema Salvans won the « 2012 RM Photobook Competition ». This follow-up project continues to explore a series of desolate, though inhabited, landscapes of the Spanish Mediterranean. In the first book, the central figure in the photos was always a...

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  • .Back in stock.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 for his...

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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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    .Signed copies available. 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...

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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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    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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    .In stock.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 amputated both her legs at the age of nine, and has since then transcend her condition by works she creates 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.

We hope you have a nice trip on our pages.