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    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
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    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 Trespasser Books: " Garrett Grove's Errors of Possession is a photobook about the land and people of the United States' rural Northwest. It offers an ambiguous look into the lives of blue collar Americans and the ways in which agriculture, industry, and humans' pursuit of a fabled American Dream have profoundly altered the country. All of...

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  • Presentation by Stanley / Barker: " In 1983- 84 Tod Papageorge spent a month each summer on the Acropolis in Athens, producing a body of work that seems lost in time, fusing the ancient with the modern.« I stayed at a nice hotel, the Zafolia, five minutes from the Acropolis, where every surface in my room was marble, and where I did laps in the pool...

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  • Presentation by Editions Loco:        [translation L'Ascenseur Végétal] "With Journal de l'œil (les globes oculaires) [or Diary of the eye (the eye balls)], Anne-Lise Broyer tries to live the experience of literature through the act of looking. As if  the act of making photographs was moving forward in your vision the way you are moving forward when...

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  • Presentation by T&M Projects: " During his long career, Masao Yamamoto has created works that carefully pick up familiar animals, plants, landscapes, and other small things that are likely to be overlooked. The photos have been brewed into beauty with delicate breathing and a sense of tension by a superlative monochrome technique. This Bonsai -...

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  • Presentation by Chose Commune: " Amour diaries photographer Claudine Doury's thirty year quest along the banks of the Amur River in Russia. She journeyed along its banks in 1991, 1997 and 2018, making images that meet together in this book. As generations pass, the surroundings of the river shift and the traditions of the Siberian-descended people –...

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  • Presentation by Editions Xavier Barral : "In a signed and numbered edition of 800 copies, Painted Ladies gathers a series of women portraits made by Valérie Belin in 2017. Each woman is portrayed made-up revealing the traces of a brush used to paint and make-up. Brushes and pigments evoke tribal painting ; these photographs seem to result from initiation...

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  • Presentation by VOID: " Made over the course of 10 years, Oyster is a visual diary compiled by Marzocchi as clues to understand his absent parents. At times bordering on frustration and violence, his images express his search for a culprit, a cause for his dysfunctional childhood environment. Using archival and original imagery, the artist ransacks the...

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  • Presentation by Nazraeli: "« Todd Hido's large color photographs of suburbia are lonely, forlorn, mysterious… and strangely comforting. Hido photographs the interior rooms of repossessed tract homes, and the outsides of similar houses at night whose habitation is suggested by the glow of a television set or unseen overhead bulb. Seldom does the similar...

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  • Presentation by Editorial RM: " Eamonn Doyle explores recent bodies of work by the Irish photographer (Dublin, 1969). Living in the center of the capital, Doyle photographs his surroundings from unexpected angles, revealing an original vision of the city and its inhabitants. His series i, ON, and End., otherwise known as the Dublin trilogy, with their...

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  • Presentation by Studio Vortex : " We can consider the entire body of Antoine d'Agata's extreme art as a wide-ranging variant of Hölderlin's reflection on the modern tragedy, which is, to borrow the conclusion of Reiner Schürmann, the pathetic condition of being.Prisons, summary executions, bordellos, soulless buildings, secular mysticism evoking Artaud or...

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  • Presentation by Poursuite: " Following the Atlas of Forms, Poursuite is publishing Électricité de France, the first book from the project Atlas des Régions Naturelles. Through a series of 75 photographs, Eric Tabuchi establishes a typology of power distribution stations – those buildings that transform high-voltage electricity into low-voltage current –...

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  • Presentation by Ceiba: " « The structure of the dummy reveals an eclectic use of notebook style and a very thorough research. The dummy deals with the emotional cries of children raised in abusive homes. The jury was impressed by the way Miki Hasegawa approached this extremely difficult subject matter. A book not easy to digest but nonetheless very...

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  • Presentation by Stanley / Barker: " On a map of the south-eastern U.S., the 245-mile Ogeechee River cuts a diagonal path across Eastern Georgia before curling south of the city of Savannah and emptying into the Atlantic Ocean. It is known locally as Blackwater River for its slow moving waters that are like black glass, reflecting the sky and flora...

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  • Presentation by Radius Books: " For his notorious Park photos, taken by night in Tokyo's Shinjuku, Yoyogi, and Aoyama parks during the 1970s, Kohei Yoshiyuki used a 35mm camera, infrared film and flash to capture a secret community of lovers and voyeurs. His pictures document the people who gathered in these parks at night for clandestine trysts, as well...

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  • Presentation by Editions Xavier Barral: " New York 1978-1984, the first images of the North American photographer and member of the Magnum Photos agency, recently discovered in his archives after moving house and published in this book for the first time. Among the thousands of original images, most of which are new, even for their author, Bruce Gilden...

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  • Presentation by Thames & Hudson: " Dublin has captured countless imaginations and inspired some of the greatest artists and writers throughout history. Focused on D1, Dublin's city center, photographer Eamonn Doyle's three major bodies of work, « i », « ON » and « END » all initially self-published and brought together here, tell the tale of today's...

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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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  • Presentation by Maria Inc.: " It's 2019 and our bodies are still political. The 21st century still drags on with the same beauty standards of the last century. Those of a young, white, thin, ethereal and heterosexual woman. Beauty, or rather a   woman's first commercial asset; is a passport to a happy marriage, professional success and social recognition....

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  • Presentation by Editions Xavier Barral: "In this first monograph, Nuno Andrade documents the regulars at Floresta do Ginjal, a dance hall in Lisbon where seniors meet. His portraits using flash take us into the intimacy of these lovers, dreamers, loners, and seducers. Through an immersive photography, both spontaneous and sensitive, focusing on details,...

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  • Presentation by Editions Xavier Barral: "With the obsessive use of an office photocopier and the skilful appropriation of everyday objects, Dominique Teufen takes us on an extraordinary journey across the world. In this first monograph, her unknown, yet familiar landscapes, challenge our senses at every step of the way, amaze us and nourish our...

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  • Presentation by Nakladatelství wo-men (excerpts): "The book Černé roky (The Black Years) introduces the authentic photographic and literary journals of the influential underground photographer Libuše Jarcovjáková, also known as the Czech Nan Goldin. Spanning the years 1971–1987, the journals wring out the black-and-white everydayness of Prague, Berlin...

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  • Presentation by Nieves Mingueza adapted from an article on all about photo:  " « By combining found archives with my documentary photography work, I am exploring the story of a Vietnamese female with mental issues in 1970's London. This is a project about the complex relationship between memory, immigration, mental health and human conflicts. As I was...

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  • Presentation by IIKKI Books: "Dmitri Markov is a russian documentary photographer, social worker, volunteer and journalist from Pskov. His only camera is an iPhone, with a sharp eye he documents life in the ex-URSS without any artifice. His works are simply some everyday life’s scenes with a particular sense of beauty and a wonderful talent. He has been...

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  • .Last copy!. Presentation by Kominek: "Hallucinatory flashes of the Berlin underworld permeate through the pages of this collective work by Japanese artists Daisuke Yokota,Yoshi Kametani and Hiroshi Takizawa. A collaboration of night work in a city that never sleeps; the photographers pass like ghosts through all manner of places; forests, strip clubs,...

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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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  • 64 pages - Linen hardcover Libraryman, 2017 Format : 23.5 x 28.5 cm New - Mint conditionPublisher's presentation: "What is left when everything is gone? In 2015, François Halard visited late Saul Leiter’s almost empty apartment in the East Village, two years after his passing in 2013. He took photographs of the decrepit walls, the empty closet, and of...

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  • Presentation by Editions Xavier Barral: " New York 1978-1984, the first images of the North American photographer and member of the Magnum Photos agency, recently discovered in his archives after moving house and published in this book for the first time. Among the thousands of original images, most of which are new, even for their author, Bruce Gilden...

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  • Presentation by the(M) éditions: " « Right after the Fukushima nuclear plant accident, I found a blog about peacocks that were left in the evacuation zone, within the 20km limit. I started imagining those peacocks, walking around the empty town with their beautiful wings spread. The image I had in my mind seemed so far away from what was going on in...

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  • From the presentation by MACK : "Paul Graham, winner of the 2012 Hasselblad Foundation International Award in Photography, is a vital figure in contemporary photography, working for over thirty years and continually challenging different genres of photographic practice. His work has been widely embraced, with exhibitions at the Tate and the Museum of...

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  • Presentation by Prestel: "Viviane Sassen is one of today's most innovative photographers and this stunning book looks back at a decade of her work, including new collages and previously unpublished photographs. This mid-career retrospective volume focuses on Viviane Sassen’s fine art photography, revealing a surrealist undercurrent in her work. Sassen...

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  • This book is a facsimilé edition (identical format) of the original published in 1959 by Editions du Seuil. However, there is an additional afterword by Chris Marker written for the publication of the Immemory CD-Rom in 1997, and a "Note à la présente édition" ("Note to the new edition") by Sandra Alvarez Toledo. All texts are in French only. However, the...

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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 IIKKI Books: "Dmitri Markov is a russian documentary photographer, social worker, volunteer and journalist from Pskov. His only camera is an iPhone, with a sharp eye he documents life in the ex-URSS without any artifice. His works are simply some everyday life’s scenes with a particular sense of beauty and a wonderful talent. He has been...

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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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  • Twin Boat, in Koji Onaka's words at the end of the book is the fraternal twin and little sister of his acclaimed Slow Boat, published about 10 years ago, from images taken at the same period of time.Also in his words, the narration created by the editor Miwa Susuda, is one of "adolescent first love"...The beautiful images in the book, from empty indoors...

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  • Text from the first inside cover: "I do not remember the first time I saw the picture of The Three Graces by Rubens. What I do remember is that they seemed grotesque to me and did not resemble girls that idealized when I was a teenager full of hormones. Today with maturity I see a real portrait, a sincere vision of free women, voluptuous and powerful in...

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  • Presentation by Trespasser Books: " Garrett Grove's Errors of Possession is a photobook about the land and people of the United States' rural Northwest. It offers an ambiguous look into the lives of blue collar Americans and the ways in which agriculture, industry, and humans' pursuit of a fabled American Dream have profoundly altered the country. All of...

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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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  • Presentation by Akina Books : " « Kagerou : the heat haze, a lake in the desert, decay heat powered by the nuclear radiation, invisible, pervasive. It was 12 March 2011. The day after Fukushima nuclear disaster, I woke up in a shrouded Tokyo: the cityscape looked blurred and twisted. Nobody else seemed to notice: for 37 million people it was business as...

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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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    .Final copies. PLEASE NOTE: I am trying to keep this book at a reasonable price and, due to a high demand and more specifically to resellers asking crazy prices for the book already, I am kindly requesting that each order and customer be limited to one copy only. Thank you for your understanding. #KeepItAffordable / claude- Presentation by Ugly Dog: " «...

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    .Currently only UNSIGNED copies. 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...

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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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    .Currently out of stock - We are looking into more copies to come soon.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...

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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 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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    .Signed copies available . 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, with the inkling of an idea that their activity might be more...

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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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    .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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    .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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    .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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    .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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    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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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.