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    L'Ascenseur
    Végétal

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    store

     & 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
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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 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 Journal: " « For the past 15 years I’ve photographed my life, my friends and the surroundings I move in. It’s about the longing for closeness, fellowship and love. A search for identity and sexuality and living out at night. A collection of images for not to forget and to keep us together. » So photographer Märta Thisner summarises her...

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  • Presentation by éditions lamaindonne:        [translation by L'Ascenseur Végétal] "For a long time, Gaël Bonnefon had titled his whole photography work About Decline. A corpus of images spreading over more than 10 years, a tribute to the daily and the banal. He explores the little cracks, between visible and invisible, where the daily life reveals its...

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  • 50 cards in a two-part acrylic case B-Sides Box Sets, 2017 Format of the cards : 6.3 x 8.9 cm *Signed & Numbered* New - Mint condition Publisher's presentation of the photobook: "Homing In offers a new glimpse into Todd Hido's highly prolific process and unveils unpublished House Hunting photographs, overlooked images of his muse Khrystyna, and even...

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    Presentation by Dienacht Publishing: "NOCTURNES is a unique boxed set of 6 books by the new photography group « AM projects » and published by dienacht Publishing. This book is printed using different papers for each photo essay – one even has an enormous fold-out poster. It is a landmark in photobook production.NOCTURNES is the first « AM » project and...

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  • Presentation by Kannibaal: " A unique overview of 150 years of Belgian photobook history  « A gold mine doesn't have to be large, providing it's deep: Photobook Belge unearths the rich history of the Belgian photobook, until now terra incognita for many. These countless special editions deserve a place of honour in the international photobook landscape....

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  • Presentation by Mack: "These photographs were made on long walks through the streets of African capitals, including Johannesburg, Durban, Maputo, Beira, Harare, Nairobi, Kigali, Kampala, Addis Ababa, Luanda, Libreville, Accra, Dakar and Dar es Salaam, and the series takes its title from the  « Museum of the Revolution » in Maputo, Mozambique, which is...

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  • Presentation by Stanley / Barker: "Between 1939 and 1947 founder member of the newly formed Magnum Photos, George Rodger served as a war correspondent for Life magazine, covering some of the most violent atrocities of the second word war: from the brutality of the Burma campaign, to horrific piles of corpses and desperately emaciated survivors discovered...

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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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  • .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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  • Quick view Heath, Dave
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    .Sold out.Presentation by Stanley/Barker: " In the late 50's, New York's Washington Square was a place of rebellion, nicknamed junkie row and described by Simone de Beauvoir as « A cosmopolitan chorus of tourists, ‘intellectuals’, students and a dubious collection of beatniks, hippies and bohemians who gather while in the dimly lit night clubs and coffee...

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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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  • Excerpts from an interview by Luca Desienna with British Journal of Photography: "I was shooting and following the life of Maryani Oriono, a local transgender woman who opened the first Islamic school for LGBT people in Java. What was supposed to be a two-day commission became a longterm project. I saw a community and a reality completely new to me....

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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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  • Quick view Yang, Luo
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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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    .Temporarily out of stock.Natural cotton - One-side print "L'Ascenseur Végétal Librairie Photo" - Long handles (to carry on the shoulder).To carry your photobooks around, or anything else, to avoid using plastic bags, and to represent for L'Ascenseur Végétal !

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  • Excerpts from the text by Shoko Hashimoto :    [adapted by L'Ascenseur Végétal] "Nishiyama Onsen was packed with pleasure trippers. This healing hot spring is in the Yamanashi Prefecture, on a tributary of the Fuji River. People would come from nearby Yamanashi and Shizuoka, but also parties of local ladies returning from homes in the suburbs of Tokyo and...

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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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    .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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    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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    .Signed and unsigned copies back 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 got both her legs amputated at the age of nine, and has since then transcended her...

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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 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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    .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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    .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 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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    .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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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.