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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

  • A stirring meditation on loss, inspired by a collection of poems and Mahler's Kindertotenlieder

    Bill Henson's Kindertotenlieder
    Signed

  • 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

  • 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 B-Sides Box Set: "Loose Shingles displays alternate photos and outtakes from Templeton's many projects over the last few decades, including Teenage Smokers, Teenage Kissers, and other editorial and street shots. This « Box Set » also includes a new element, as Ed Templeton has hand drawn the backs of each photograph which provides more...

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  • 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 illness...

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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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  • .Available.Presentation by Editions Xavier Barral: "Japanese photographer Masahisa Fukase is among the most radical and original of his generation, famous for The Solitude of Ravens, in which these birds of doom, in flocks or alone, blacken the pages cover to cover of his legendary book released in 1986. He also has a lesser-known, multifaceted corpus:...

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  • Complete title : Bookbinding - The Complete Guide to Folding, Sewing & BindingPresentation by Laurence King : "Bookbinding is a unique and essential reference guide for designers, explaining industrial bookbinding techniques with a focus on the design and conception of print products. Packed full of insights from the world’s best bookbinders, it...

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  • Présentation de Dewi Lewis: "An estimated 1 in 4 of us will suffer from a mental illness during our lifetime. Those suffering have to face a wall of stigma and stereotyping which can often make their condition worse.Big Brother is an intimate photographic portrait of Louis Quail’s older brother, Justin, and his daily struggle with schizophrenia. The...

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  • Presentation by André Frère Editions: "Bobby Sands died on May 5, 1981 at 1:17 in the morning. Bobby Sands was previously arrested and sentenced to 14 years in prison for possession of firearms. On March 1, 1981, he began a hunger strike followed by nine other political prisoners who were members of the IRA (Irish Republican Army) and the INLA (Irish...

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  • .Sold out.Presentation by September Books : "Summer 2015. I spend a few days in a village in Latvia. The forest is everywhere, the population rare, the plants are invasive and venomous. I meet a group of teenagers, ghostly presence in this rough landscape frozen in the past. I ask them to take pictures with me. We stay together for a few hours. Aïva, one...

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  • Presentation by Witty Kiwi: "We could define a vertiginous instant, that moment in which the illusion of a linear time is suspended in an arrest that, far from being decisive, is rather an indecisive hesitant, a tension unbearable, like that of those who are paralyzed and at the same time attracted to emptiness..."48 pages - Softcover w/ DJ Witty Kiwi,...

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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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  • Presentation by the artist: "What does it mean to belong somewhere?  How does a young woman from Belgium end up feeling more at home in a country like Pakistan, a place so different then the one she comes from? In this personal book Wendy Marijnissen tries to answer some of these questions.  Always the guest is a story about loss, motherhood, about home...

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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 The Eriskay Connection: "Anastasiia is a declaration of love from a Kyivan student to her foreign lover and her native land, Ukraine. Through parallel streams of documentary images, Skype screenshots and texts, a dialogue is reconstructed between Anastasiia and her lover, the photographer Christian van der Kooy. The book covers a period of...

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  • Presentation by Rohan Thapa: "Sutra means « string / thread » in Sanskrit. Using photography as a ritual, the book braids a connection between various works to create an aphorism on human nature and the void. SUNYA          the space in nature.EU.PNEA       air pollution by a multinational corporationIN VISIBLE   portraits regarding visual dependencyPULSE...

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  • Presentation by Rohan Thapa: "Moksha is rooted to the word Muc in Sanskrit meaning « to set free ». It is a philosophical concept, which refers to emancipation, release, liberation or freedom. A more epistemological understanding den­otes to a consciousness of self.Moksha is a detachment from linear narration; it is a fractal reading into the inner chaos...

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  • Presentation by HeHe: "This exhibition catalogue focuses on one theme from his vast oeuvre, his wife Yoko. As Araki himself has said, « It’s thanks to Yoko that I became a photographer. » From their meeting in 1968 until her death in 1990, Yoko was his most important subject. She has continued to be a major influence on his photography even after her...

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  • Presentation by Steidl: "One day in the early 1970s, Robert Adams and his wife saw from their home a column of smoke rise above the Rocky Flats Nuclear Weapons Plant, near Denver, Colorado. For an hour they watched the plume grow, tried without success to learn whether the fire involved the radioactive and extremely toxic plutonium, and experienced a...

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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 Akina Books: "An optimistic street seller looks at the news and wishes the monsoon will end soon. On the street corner, a girl is dancing to the music of men’s smartphones, a rich man gets out of his fancy car after a crash and gets lynched by a mob, while a woman is disfigured by her alcoholic husband, in the rage of a moment. With...

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  • Presentation by ROMA Publications: "Radial Grammar was created by Batia Suter in 2018 on the occasion of her eponymous exhibition at Le Bal in Paris, from May 25 to August 26, 2018. The imagery in this book, which revolves around radial shapes and concepts, also forms the basis of a video work in the exhibition. Specific for the book is the use of two...

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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.We are offering here the French verrsion of the book. Please note this copy is offered at a slightly reduced price (75 € i/o 79.95 €), eventhough it is brand new and still shrinkwrapped, because it has a tiny bump to the...

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  • Presentation by HeHe: "This exhibition catalogue focuses on one theme from his vast oeuvre, his wife Yoko. As Araki himself has said, « It’s thanks to Yoko that I became a photographer. » From their meeting in 1968 until her death in 1990, Yoko was his most important subject. She has continued to be a major influence on his photography even after her...

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  • Presentation by Sturm & Drang: "Inspired by his travels and short trips along the Italian coastline with fellow photographer Luigi Ghirri in the late 1970's, French photographer Claude Nori decided in 1982 to record images around Italian beaches. He was interested in capturing the annual rituals of this uniquely Mediterranean passage of time. An...

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  • Presentation by Hannibal :  "In 2015, Robin de Puy travelled across America on a motorcycle for her book If This is True… But as her road trip had almost come to an end, 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. About that first encounter she wrote: « Randy, a...

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  • .Last two copies in stock.The book presents images made by Antoine d'Agata in Georgia between 2009 and 2016; it was published "in the frame of the first Artisit in Residency program of Tbilisi Photo Festival". The "book" consists of 7 series of 7 images each, presented on a Leporello (concertina-fold, with the captions of the images at the back of one...

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  • Presentation by Tendance Floue : "This third photography book in a series of six follows the road of five photographers invloved in the project AZIMUT – Flore-Aël Surun, Mat Jacob in the company of José Chidlovsky, Kourtney Roy, Pascal Dolémieux and Michel Bousquet – from Guéret to Livinhac-Le-Haut [center of France, going south]."300 numbered copies....

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  • 100 photobooks about surveillance photography The book Surveillance Index / Edition One was published in 2016 as the catalogue of the exhibition Public, Private, Secret at the ICP (International Center of Photography) in New York. This exhibition, based on the photobook collection of entrepreneur and activist Mark Ghuneim, is presented under the name...

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  • Publisher's presentation of the photobook: "Nokturno is a concretization of the ambiguity of photography – photography that has renounced both a demand to be a truthful imitation of an objective external reality, as well as a demand for the projection of a creator’s inner experience on the object of representation. With this project, the photographer...

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  • Publisher's presentation : "Through means of darkroom experimentation, Daisuke Yokota layers sheets of unused large format color film and applies unorthodox developing methods before scanning the results. The mixing and manipulation of the film's chemicals produces vibrant and liquescent compositions that create forms reminiscent of fractal geometry and...

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  • .Sold out.Presentation by Meta/Books: " - Suzanne Gloria Lyall, missing since March 2 1998 in Albany (NY), at the age of 19 - Out of the Blue is a conceptual work with a tragic underlying narrative — the disappearance of the teenager. The project tends to question our relationship towards absence and loss and the need of physicality in the process of...

  • .PLEASE NOTE : Our signed copies have a tiny imperfection - Mint unsigned & sealed copies also available - Please do get in touch.Publisher's presentation : "Silent Histories is a testimony to the tragedy of indiscriminate bombing by US forces during the War in the Pacific, which killed 330,000 Japanese and injured 430,000 more. The figures are...

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  • Publisher's presentation: "After his debut work Sachin won the Taiyo Award in 1964, Nobuyoshi Araki’s photos had been selected for publication in a magazine. Due to the printing methods of the time, they asked he send in the actual negatives, which were then never sent back to him. While in 1994, Araki’s debut work was re-issued as Sachin - an outtake,...

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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 André Frère Editions: "Bobby Sands died on May 5, 1981 at 1:17 in the morning. Bobby Sands was previously arrested and sentenced to 14 years in prison for possession of firearms. On March 1, 1981, he began a hunger strike followed by nine other political prisoners who were members of the IRA (Irish Republican Army) and the INLA (Irish...

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  • Publisher's presentation of the photobook: "As an assembly of archival images and new images, the author realizes with Gravity a photographic poem, a tribute to the first space missions, a narrative fiction inspired by real events. (...) However, Michel Mazzoni's photography is not motivated by nostalgia. Gravity primarily addresses our relationship with...

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  • Publisher's presentation :    [translation by L'Ascenseur Végétal] "After Bernard Plossu in 2015 (Couleur Fresson), the new collector by de l'air magazine presents new images by Antoine d'Agata, from his series Paradigmes, exhibited from Oct. 27th to Nov. 26th, 2016 at Galerie Les Filles du Calvaire, Paris. 200 copies were printed in Offset by Arts...

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    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, daughter,...

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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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    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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  • .Sold out .City of Dust is a work about the city of Beijing, and about some young women of Beijing...On his website, MATE states (as is) : «  My Artwork I like to call emotional Documentary.    I reflect what I see and what I feel that moment. Im not sure how much of my feelings are in those works, where I end and the others start.    Thats Empathy and...

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    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 illness...

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    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 - 120 €) and 100 signed and numbered copies including a signed and numbered gelatin silver print...

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  • .Sold out.  Presentation on the artist's website: " « Margins of Excess is spun around the stories of six people who momentarily received nationwide attention in the US press because of their attempts to realize a dream or passion, but were treated as deceivers. In general, Max Pinckers is attracted to subjects that evoke the magic of imagination but...

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    .Back in stock - Last 5 copies!.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...

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    .Available.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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    .Very limited number of copies back in stock!.Presentation of the exhibition Oculus by Galerist, Istanbul : "Galerist is proud to present Oculus, a series of photographs taken mostly in France and Turkey and taking its title from an old Roman architectural term for a small circular or oval window. Often an oculus allows a concentrated beam of light into...

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    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 artistic universe, where we...

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    Presentation by the publisher Overlapse : "Beyond Drifting: Imperfectly Known Animals encapsulates in miniature the much larger environmental problems of an imperfect world. This work presents a unique collection of plankton specimens related to pioneering discoveries made by naturalist JV Thompson in Cork Harbour during the 1800s. These recently found...

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    64 pages - Softcover CEIBA Foto, 2017 Format : 17 x 22 cm *Signed* New - Mint conditionPublisher's presentation: " « I Love You, I’m Leaving is my meditation on familial bonds, longing, and memory. The series borrows from personal experience and the visual language of the everyday in order to create a fictional account that mirrors my reality. Made during...

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    .In stock (both versions).Presentation by Walther Koenig: "In contrast to the consciously sober – but far from clinical images of his earlier series, Schmidt uses atmosphere-laden details with high-contrast black-and-white images of cityscapes, details in nature, and portraits in Waffenruhe to create a subjective, leaden picture of a still-divided city....

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    160 pages + 16-page booklet - Hardcover Nobody Books, 2017 Format : 17 x 24 cm *Signed* New - Mint condition Presentation of the photobook by Stephen Gill : "In March 2014, my family and I moved from east London to rural south Sweden where my partner Lena is from. I understood that these new surroundings would inform my work in very different ways and...

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  • .Sold out.Presentation on the publisher's website: "Alain Laboile resides with his family in a small village in the southwest of France. A sculptor by trade, he acquired his first camera as a tool to record his creations in metal only a few years ago. But his gaze soon turned to his family whose natural and uninhibited lifestyle quickly came to completely...

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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.