• 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 D'une rive à l'autre:         [translation L'Ascenseur Végétal] " The photography series « I would like you to see me » created in 2015 by Arianna Sanesi, about femicide in Italy, at a time when the word was barely used and the phenomenon was essentially ignored by the media, is the starting point of this photobook and of the encounter...

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  • "Portraits de Villes" is a collection of books, where an artist is given carte blanche to illustrate a city of his / her choice. Each book is a unique journey, guided by the singular gaze of an artist. Robbie Lawrence chose Freetown, and this project shot in 2017 documents the challenges arising from poor maternal health in Sierra Leone, specifically...

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  • .Back in stock (1st printing). Presentation by Libraryman: " This book consists of polaroids taken during François Halard's 56 days of confinement in his greatly unimitative hôtel particulier in Arles, France. Foreword written by art dealer and curator Oscar Humphries. "We are offering copies of the first printing of this photobook, quickly sold out by...

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  • Presentation by Editorial RM: " Ángel Albarrán and Anna Cabrera are two of the finest photographers on the contemporary scene. Together, they have produced a body of sensitive, poetical work that revolves around the themes of memory and experience. The images of Albarrán Cabrera contained in Remembering the Future speak to us of memory and experience. In...

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  • Presentation by RRB Photobooks: " RRB Photobooks is delighted to present 101 Pictures by Tom Wood. The book is a concise and considered look back at Wood's work selected by Martin Parr, edited and sequenced by Padraig Timoney.101 Pictures is the first english language retrospective of Wood's work, casting light on his 25 year long testament to the people...

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  • Presentation by Chose Commune: " A blue sky. A shimmering river. The birth of a new life. These are the first three photographs from Rinko Kawauchi's book As it is. This new body of work returns to Kawauchi's earlier photographic focus on her personal universe through family, memory and time. This book presents a succession of mundane moments and gestures...

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  • The title says it all: "Bizarre". French photographer Alain Laboile takes pictures of his children at home, in their house, in their large garden, in the surrounding countryside. For the second release in the "L'Atelier Risographique" series by Editions Bessard, here is a selection of situations, and images, that are funny, strange, or somewhat odd....

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  • Presentation by the artist: " Tourmaline is the outcome of an artist-in-residence program hosted by InCadaqués Festival, Spain. The photographs featured in the book were shot in June 2019, over the course of ten days, in the northern Catalonia coastal region of Cadaquès and Cap de Creus. The lunar topography of granite rocks that sparkle and glow under...

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  • Presentation by TBW Books: " A foreboding meditation in the vein of Southern Gothic literature, Drake's most recent body of work emerged through her collaboration with an enigmatic group of women from Mississippi loosely calling themselves « Knit Club. » The nature of the club is ambiguous. It is a cross between a gang, a cult of mysteries, and a group...

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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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  • .Trade edition back in stock. Presentation by Studiofaganel: " The Monferrato and Roero Woods, the limits imposed by confinement, the exploration of oneself and the natural environment, in a closed dialogue between the photographs of Tomaso Clavarino and the illustrations of Patrizio Anastasi, which confront each other, resemble each other, and overlap....

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  • Presentation by Studio Vortex: " « We are only a little stored, organized solar heat, a memory of Sun. A little phosphorus that burns in the meninges of the world. »      -- Paul Cézanne(...) From the first day of confinement ensuing the outbreak of the Covid-19 epidemic, Antoine d'Agata roamed the streets of Paris with a thermal camera to record, in his...

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  • Presentation by Mack: " In the follow-up to his critically acclaimed debut monograph Sleeping by the Mississippi, Alec Soth turned his eye to another iconic body of water, Niagara Falls. As with his photographs of the Mississippi, Soth's pictures of Niagara are less about natural wonder than human desire.  « I went to Niagara for the same reason as the...

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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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  • Publisher's presentation : "The open American West is nearly gone. The New West is a photographic essay about what came to fill it—freeways, tract homes, low-rise business buildings and signs. In five sequences of pictures taken along the front wall of the Colorado Rocky Mountains, Robert Adams has documented a representative sampling of the whole...

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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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  • .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 Dienacht : " 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 »  "We are offering this...

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  • Quick view Maki
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    Presentation by Zen Foto Gallery : "This latest publication by French photographer Maki includes images taken between 2001 and 2015 during many visits to Japan. The high-contrast black-and-white photos, from streetsnaps to portraits, landscapes and the occasional erotic image, paint a manifold picture of Maki’s extensive experience of Japan while...

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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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  • .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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    Presentation by Kodoji Press :  "Daniel Shea has been awarded the « Paul Huf Award 2018 » by FOAM Museum in Amsterdam, a prestigious prize and exhibition given annually to an outstanding photographer under 35. Shea won the award with the series of works now published in the weighty book 43-35 10th Street. It is always worth asking if an observer alters...

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  • Presentation on the "Archive of Modern Conflict" website, sponsor of the project : "In 1911 an Arctic expedition set sail to rediscover the island of Jan Mayen, which lay off the eastern coast of Greenland. Not all went according to plan, however, and the end result was a series of staged images produced on the shores of Iceland. Using the original...

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  • .PLEASE NOTE: Currently only UNSIGNED copies are available!. 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...

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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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  • Quick view Rotman, Jono
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    Presentation by Here Press: "The Mongrel Mob of Aotearoa New Zealand is notorious for extreme violence, and they have long been regarded as the nation's monsters. In layers of apparent contradictions, their icon is the British bulldog wearing a Nazi helmet, while their members are largely indigenous Maori. The Mongrel Mob's symbols arose as both a goading...

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  • .Unsigned copies. Presentation by Stephen Gill: "The series Best Before End is an attempt to reflect and respond to the intensity of inner city life by focusing on the phenomenal rise of energy drinks. These powerful and potentially dangerous stimulants are being sold and consumed in ever-increasing quantities as the demands of modern life and the growth...

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  • .Signed copies back in stock. 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...

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    .Last two UNSIGNED copies. 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...

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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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    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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    .Back in stock - Unsigned copies only.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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  • .Sold out.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 Nakahira, photographer Yutaka Takanashi,...

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    .Three 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 are also...

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    .Copies of the second printing are available. 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...

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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 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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    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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    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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    .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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    .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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    .Our last copy has one slightly bumped corner. Presentation by the artist: " The Amazon is much more than a river. It is the visible appearance, infinitely rich in analogies, of the reality of things. This seems obvius, when poetic languages intervenes to describe reality, the latter loses its documentary sharpness and is converted into a creative...

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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.

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