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    Végétal

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  • 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

  • Presentation by Witty Books: " « I am like a waiter who was given a special identity. At this time, I may be a stranger, perhaps a maker of taste and emotion, maybe a peeper next door, maybe just a recorder using a camera to invade others. The young flesh came in and out. Our communication was limited to the narration of the shutter’s sound and an...

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  • Introduction from the photobook, by the artist:         [translation L'Ascenseur Végétal] " « Free man you will alway cherish the sea » Baudelaire, surprisingly, writes these words, when modernity tumbles into unbridled industrialization, pandemic pollution, exponential over-exploitation of the oceans, that are certainly at the origins of life and a part...

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  • Presentation by Mack: " This book presents Alessandra Sanguinetti's return to rural Argentina to continue her intimate collaboration with Belinda and Guillermina, two cousins who, as girls, were the subjects of the first book in her ongoing series, The Adventures of Guille and Belinda and the Enigmatic Meaning of Their Dreams (Nazraeli, 2010). In this...

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  • Presentation by Mack: " A1 - The Great North Road was Paul Graham's first book, published in 1983 [self-published via Grey Editions]. Despite the UK having a vibrant photographic scene at the time, there were only handful of monographic books - Chris Killip and Martin Parr had one each - and no dedicated publishers or distributors. Graham had to...

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  • Presentation by Steidl:  " « In Dr. Blankman's New York, I hope you'll find a persuasive account of what it meant for me to be free with a Leica in the streets of my then newly-adopted home of Manhattan, a record drawn in the saturated colors of Kodachrome film, where even the heavy shadows pouring into the backdrop-avenues of the pictures seem full of...

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  • Presentation by éditions lamaindonne:          [translation L'Ascenseur Végétal] " With this new photobook, Tropiques, Julien Coquentin delves farther into his familiar themes of childhood, family, territory and otherness. It is after traveling to the French island of La Réunion [in the Indian Ocean, off Madagascar] that he elaborated his new series....

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  • Presentation by the artist: " As the day passes, its shadow goes by. Taken within the orbital limits of the south-east Dublin coastal suburbia of his youth, incidental objects of memory strive to resist the forensic pressure of the late Spring sun as it bears down its weight in this new, large-scale publication of photographs by Eamonn Doyle. « This...

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  • Presentation by Mandarake: " It's been six years since Dildo (2013) and Bible (2014), both published by Session Press in New York. With no advertising or publicity, Momo Okabe's works have become highly acclaimed and have won various national and international awards. After that, Momo Okabe kept her distance from the contemporary photographic scene and...

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  • Presentation by Case Publishing: " This catalogue accompanies Luigi Ghirri's solo exhibition « Works from the 1970s » at Taka Ishii Gallery and is centered around photographs created during the 1970s, arguably Ghirri's most important creative period. By redefining photography as a concept and as an act, Ghirri's work has played an important role in...

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  • Presentation by Steidl:   " Late in 2016, Chris Killip's son serendipitously discovered a box of contact sheets of the photos his father had made at The Station, an anarcho-punk music venue in Gateshead [near Newcastle, northern England] open from 1981 to 1985. These images of raw youth caught in the heat of celebration had lain dormant for 30 years;...

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  • .Last copy. Presentation by Loose Joints: " Bastard Countryside collects together 15 years worth of exploration within the British landscape, dwelling on what Victor Hugo called the bastard countryside: « somewhat ugly but bizarre, made up of two different natures ». Friend's large-format colour images scrutinise these in-between, unkempt, and often...

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  • Presentation by The Eyes Publishing: " Conversations Vol. 3 is a book of interviews with contemporary photographers, conducted by Rémi Coignet, photobook critic. Since 2014, when the first volume was published, the aim is to give a prominent place to photographers, so that they can make their voices heard in the field of publishing, often forgotten in...

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  • Presentation on the artist's website:    " « In the infinite flow of everything, people come and go in our lives. While the presence of some can be so subtle that we hardly register when it begins or ends, with others it's far clearer: they enter, or leave, with a bang. In her delicate and powerful series of black and white images, Dutch photographer...

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  • Presentation by the(M) éditions: " Casa Azul is part of a socio-visual research about the life stories of five trans women imprisoned in one of the male penitentiaries in Mexico City. The project shows the process of identity construction and corporal practices of people whose bodies are considered doubly abject: due to their identity and to their...

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  • Presentation by Dewi Lewis: " Give My Regards To Elizabeth is a record of Peter Bialobrzeski's time in England in the early 1990s, when having finished his studies at the Folkwang School, Essen he was awarded a one year DAAD stipend at London College of Communication. Germany was then experiencing a booming, optimistic post-unification economy whilst the...

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  • Presentation by André Frère: " In many beliefs there is an alternate world that exists between what we are taught is real and what lies beyond. Piotr Zbierski seeks to explore pathways between these two realities by crafting an impressionistic visual record of humanity. He has travelled extensively, focusing on a number of different communities,...

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  • Presentation based on the IIKKI Books website:      [adaptation L'Ascenseur Végétal] " Through a Vulnerable Occur is a dialogue between artists Sophie Gabrielle and Seabuckthorn. Sophie Gabrielle is a young Australian photographer. Through her fine art practice, she has channelled her interest in mythology, spiritualism and psychology. Her poetic works...

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  • Presentation by Skinnerboox: " Immediately after Zuma I made some rather straightforward photographs of the abandoned MGM Studios New York City back lot, in Culver City, Los Angeles. These were in black and white.  I then decided to try something entirely different and around 1980 I started a body of work about things you can't photograph: Gravity,...

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  • Presentation by L'Artiere: " « I photographed August Song during summers 2013-2018 in rural parts of Sweden; venues hidden in the woods on the outskirts of the villages. A winding road leading into the forest, hidden away on its own and divided by a fence from the world out there / the outside world. At the back, a stage with an orchestra playing...

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  • Presentation by André Frère Editions: " The intimate portrait of a city on the brink of a change. Istanbul, as you never seen it before. With the book Güle Güle (« goodbye » in Turkish) we’ll take you on a surprising journey through the immense city of Istanbul, rapidly changing, bursting of energy and contrasts. Photographs are the result of our multiple...

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  • Presentation by RRB Photobooks: " The book is made up of over 90 largely unpublished images, each one selected from a cache of five hundred negatives which have sat unseen for over 30 years. Early Sunday Morning, edited and sequenced by John Myers, shows a different Leeds to Mitchell's earlier publications. It is neither the sombre look at destruction...

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  • Presentation by Eakins Press Foundation: " Stephen Shore: Elements is inspired by the Eakins Press Foundation's celebrated (and first) publication, Message from the Interior by Walker Evans (1966), the large scale volume of Evans' images from a broad range of his splendid career. Like the Evans book, Shore's pictures have been carefully chosen to...

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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 Libraryman: " In the expression « aesthetic canon » which structures the standard of beauty, the term « canon » refers to the idea of « rule ». These rules, however, inscribed nowhere, enact in a changing way the representation of the beauty in its dimensions certainly aesthetic but also cultural and social. Jeanne Damas is a so called...

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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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  • Publisher's presentation : "A defining characteristic of Bruce Gilden’s photography is his creative attraction to what he calls «characters», and he has been tracking them down all through his career. Growing up in Brooklyn with what he describes as a «tough guy» of a father, Bruce Gilden developed a love of the streets, often calling them his «second...

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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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  • Quick view Lee, Jungjin
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    Presentation by Nazraeli Press : " Following up on her widely-acclaimed book Everglades, published by Nazraeli Press in 2016, Jungjin Lee has created a true artist's book with this series of desert and mountain landscapes entitled Opening. Made in some of her favorite places in Arizona, New Mexico and Canada, these images inspire a sense of the deep and...

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  • Quick view AM Projects
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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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  • .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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  • 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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  • Quick view Leiter, Saul
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    .Only the French version is currently available. Presentation by Steidl : "Fed by thrilling recent discoveries from Saul Leiter’s vast archive, In My Room provides an in-depth study of the nude, through intimate photographs of the women Leiter knew. Showing deeply personal interior spaces, often illuminated by the lush natural light of the artist’s studio...

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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 Skinnerboox: " Immediately after Zuma I made some rather straightforward photographs of the abandoned MGM Studios New York City back lot, in Culver City, Los Angeles. These were in black and white.  I then decided to try something entirely different and around 1980 I started a body of work about things you can't photograph: Gravity,...

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  • .One copy available.Complete title: Ewa & Piotr, si vis pacem para bellumPresentation by Les Éditions Noir sur Blanc:      [translation L'Ascenseur Végétal] "With Ewa & Piotr, Lorenzo Castore brings us the story of an unlikely, almost hideous encounter. It could have remained, like many others, a simple moment, but it evolved into a great...

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  • .Back in stock. 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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  • Dans ce livre hommage aux déportés, Michael Kenna a voulu nous faire rentrer dans les bâtiments des camps et nous montre les tours, les murs, les cheminées, les couloirs, des objets. C'est suite à un premier voyage à Natzweiler en 1986 lors d'un voyage en France que naquit ce besoin de documenter à sa façon les camps, dans un travail qu'il n'avait pas eu...

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  • Quick view
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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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    .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 Nakahira, photographer Yutaka Takanashi,...

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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. 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 two copies!.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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    .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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  • .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 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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    .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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    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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  • Quick view
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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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  • .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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    .Unsigned copies only.Presentation by Les Arènes : "Nil et son chat Matou Cachou sont les meilleurs amis du monde. Dehors, ils vivent mille et une aventures. Un jour pourtant, une dispute éclate. La petite fille et le chat vont devoir apprendre à vivre l’un sans l’autre. Heureusement, les disputes ne durent jamais longtemps…Riches en émotions, les...

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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.