• 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 Fw: Books: " For Issei Suda (1940–2019), photography was a means to document the ordinary and reveal the extraordinary. Traditional country festivals were a favourite subject, but he also saw theatre in Tokyo's street life. Suda had a talent for square format compositions and is known for the technical perfection of his black-and-white...

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  • Presentation by Blow Up Press : " The true story of a mother's love for her daughter, inscribed in the history of the end of the World War II and its aftermath, told by a grandson, in whose life its elements sound echo like. The end of the WWII. Polish-German borderland. A young German woman falls in love with a Polish guy. Back then, this kind of...

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  • .PLEASE NOTE: the texts in this book are in French only. Presentation by Filigranes : [translation by L'Ascenseur Végétal] " « In a sense, I like to be where I am not expected. It is not beacause I like poetic photography à la Boubat or à la Frank that I do not like, or am not able to appreciate other things. In fact, since the early seventies, I had...

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  • Presentation by Roma Publications: " Published on the occasion of Suter's exhibition at Printed Matter in New York (February 21 - April 21 2019), Cloud Service is a monographic index of clouds and cloud-suggestive forms, both vast and microscopic in scale. Sweeping aerial shots, volcanic plumes and skyscapes are interwoven with coral, cauliflowers, and...

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  • Presentation by the artist: " Fable invites us to seek in everything the overthrow of the known, to call on vertigo, excess, unreason, in order to reconnect with nature and limitlessness, in a brutal confrontation with what is. The photographic gesture tends here towards the visceral and the origin. It is a photographic meditation on the duality of the...

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  • Presentation by the artist: "  Black line cutting through the Papersky   searching their way under cloudless gray.    Papersky is a handmade sisterbook from City of Dust "Papersky is a project developped for the book format, and - like the previous City of Dust - it is also available as a zine. For the purchase of the book + zine set, two prints featuring...

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  • Presentation by MoMA / Museum of Modern Art: " Published in conjunction with the first major museum exhibition of Brazilian modernist photography outside of Brazil, Fotoclubismo presents the groundbreaking creative achievements of the Foto-Cine Clube Bandeirante, an amateur photography club founded in São Paulo in 1939. The vast majority of FCCB members...

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  • Presentation by Loose Joints: " « A year and change into father's diagnosis, his nightly calls began to become more frequent. My sister and I, his youngest children, spent countless hours in his room caring for him as his body gave up. Many nights we'd leave his room both knowing his condition was getting much worse, but we chose to say nothing of it. » I...

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  • The sensuality, eroticism, and a certain form of fetishism, of the female body and water, the wet skin, the wet clothes, and dripping water. The female body is a recurring subject in the work of Jurgen Maelfeyt, as a collector and editor of images, and as a publisher with A.P.E / Art Paper Editions.48 pages - Linen hardcover APE / Art Paper Editions, 2021...

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  • Presentation by Libraryman: " Subsequent to a commissioned sound composition for Deutschlandradio, multidisciplinary artist Stéphan Crasneanscki further examines his significant opus What We Leave Behind, on French film director Jean-Luc Godard's archive, into book form. The book is divided into four comprehensive sections: boxes, collages, still lifes...

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  • .Signed and non-signed copies IN STOCK. Presentation by MACK: " Originally self-published in 1985, Paul Graham's renowned series Beyond Caring was made in the waiting rooms and corridors of the Social Security and Unemployment offices around the UK, documenting the long waits, queues and poor conditions of an overburdened system, to produce a powerful...

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  • .In stock. Presentation by Fw:Books: " Encampment, Wyoming: Selections from the Lora Webb Nichols Archive 1899-1948 features Nichols' own work and the images by amateur photographers she collected in the early 20th century as the proprietor of a photofinishing business in southern Wyoming. Culled from over 24,000 photographs, the book provides a dynamic...

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  • Presentation by Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Antwerp: " What does freedom mean? Through the lens of her camera and through a kaleidoscope of history of women in resistance in the Arab world, Mashid Mohadjerin put together a multidimensional work which, through its varied formats such as photography, collage, text, and historical images, takes the viewer on...

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  • Presentation by Session Press: " We Have No Place to Be (originally published by Soshisha in 1982) launched Hashiguchi's illustrious 40-year career, and remains widely regarded as one of the photographer's seminal early works. This new edition from Session Press, supervised and edited by Hashiguchi himself, is comprised of 139 black and white...

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  • Presentation by Mack: " Taking its name from a line in the Wallace Stevens' poem The Gray Room Alec Soth's latest book is a lyrical exploration of the limitations of photographic representation. While these large-format color photographs are made all over the world, they aren't about any particular place or population. By a process of intimate and often...

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  • .Very last two copies available (book only). 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 website)! We are offering IIKKI's books since 2018 and it is the first time that we...

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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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  • .Very last copy!. 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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  • PLEASE NOTE: We are offering only the "Atelier EXB" version of this book (French / English version) Presentation by Atelier EXB: " For over ten years, Basque photographer Jon Cazenave has undertaken a long-term project questioning his identity, entitled Galerna (storm in Basque). Devoting himself to his close surroundings: the sea, the mountains, the...

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  • Présentation de Steidl :     [traduction L'Ascenseur Végétal] " « It is spring 2008 and my friend, photographer and book collector John Gossage is coming to the UK. We have planned to embark upon a minor road trip together. All John requests is that I drive and that we visit some typical Parr seaside locations. No problem.. »  -- Martin Parr  « The...

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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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  • .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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  • Presentation by the artist: " Fable invites us to seek in everything the overthrow of the known, to call on vertigo, excess, unreason, in order to reconnect with nature and limitlessness, in a brutal confrontation with what is. The photographic gesture tends here towards the visceral and the origin. It is a photographic meditation on the duality of the...

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  • .Sold out.Presentation by Stanley/Barker : "In an outpouring of grief after the death of his children from scarlet fever in 1833, German poet Friedrich Rückert wrote 428 poems on the deaths of children. Seventy years later the composer Gustav Mahler was so moved by these poems, he began work on a song cycle eventually scoring five of the poems. Although...

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    .Back in stock. Presentation by the artist: " « Photo in MeThere was a Photoin meAn empty glass ofrealityVoices of waterscared of drying outHosted on a black starRun through my fingertipLet there be light The photo in meout of me  »          -- MA TE    "Red metallic box, a sort of "cigarette box", including 6 prints inserted in a sealed paper wrap, with...

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    .PLEASE NOTE: These signed copies are currently on PRE-ORDER and will be available for shipping around June 29th, 2020. Presentation by Dewi Lewis Publishing: " Paul Hart's new book Reclaimed concludes his three-part series on The Fens in the UK. The first two books Farmed (2016) and Drained (2018) have received several international awards and...

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  • .Signed copies back in stock. Presentation by Filigranes : [translation L'Ascenseur Végétal] "« In the early seventies, going through Rome, during a cold and rainy winter; no good photographs, I had a wide-angle! except two or three in empty and quiet Pompeii under the magnificent rain... Later, in 1979, having finally understood the quiet strength of...

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  • Third volume of the famous catalogue of important photobooks, as selected by the photographer Martin Parr and the critic Gerry Badger.PLEASE NOTE: We are offering here only the French version of this photobook.320 pages - Hardcover with DJ Phaidon, 2014 Format : 26 x 30 cm New - Mint condition

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  • .Last copy.Presentation by Super Labo: "How often have you been in your car going somewhere when you suddenly see outside your window some brief, often insignificant event, which nonetheless grabs your attention, and you turn to whoever is in the car with you and say, ‘… quick! Look at that!’ And then it’s too late, you’ve already passed it and it becomes...

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  • .Sold out. 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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    .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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    .Back in stock - Signed copies!.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 condition...

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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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    .Two copies (that is two complete sets) 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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    .Very last two copies available (book only). 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 website)! We are offering IIKKI's books since 2018 and it is the first time that we...

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  • .Sold out. 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 discovered that the...

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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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    .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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    .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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    .November 2020: New copies available!. Presentation of this zine by the artist: « I often be asked how I get models, this book is about that. » Signed in ink by the artist. Includes a tipped-in bookmark-format half-sheet with the text of a typical conversation with a person in the street, and the artist's stamp. PLEASE NOTE:  - This is handmade zine, with...

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    Presentation by Stanley / Barker: " Often considered Jim Goldberg's seminal body of work, Raised By Wolves collages ten years of photographs, texts, films and installations into an epic narrative of the lives of runaway teenagers in San Francisco and Los Angeles in the late 1980s and early 1990s. In Fingerprint, Goldberg exhibits many never-before-seen...

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    .Signed copies in stock. Presentation by The Eyes Publishing : " Bringing together 27 photographs by Antoine d'Agata and 25 graphic works by Francis Bacon, this bilingual French-English work, presented in the form of a double book, establishes an artistic parallel between the contemporary work of photographer Antoine d'Agata and the expressionist painting...

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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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    .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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    .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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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.