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    L'Ascenseur
    Végétal

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    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

  • Presentation by Editions Textuel:         [translation L'Ascenseur Végétal] " AZIMUT is a photographic walk over an 8-month period across the French territory, organized as a relay of 31 photographers, and initiated by the collective Tendance Floue. Everyone's itinerary is free. Trails or paved roads, straight lines or winding tracks, the...

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  • Presentation by Chose Commune : " Afterlife is the sixth chapter of Vasantha Yogananthan's long-term project A Myth of Two Souls inspired by the epic tale The Ramayana. Drawing inspiration from the imagery associated with this myth and its pervasiveness in everyday Indian life, Vasantha Yogananthan has retraced the legendary route from north to south...

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  • Presentation of the Seasons Series collection by Libraryman: " Seasons Series is a quarterly book series, in which a group of artists are brought together under one vision with a focus on each artist’s singular way of seeing. Each of the books in the series will focus on differing subjects and all monographs will showcase the artist’s unique approach to...

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  • Presentation by Atelier EXB : " The poetic universe of Spanish photographers duo Albarrán Cabrera is presented here through a dreamscape journey in the land of birds. Between reality and illusion, their photographs questions our relationship to the tangible world and vibrate gently through a wide palette and different photographic techniques: platinum and...

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  • .PLEASE NOTE: French version currently out of stock. More copies coming up, shipping around Oct. 29th. Presentation by Atelier EXB : " This publication gathers Sergio Larrain's photographs made during his stay in London during the 1958-1959 Winter including half of new images – not published in the first edition published by Hazan in 1998. A selection...

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  • Presentation by Kehrer: " Everyday Africa: 30 Photographers Re-Picturing a Continent combats the clichés that depict Africa as a place of only poverty, disease, and war. Featuring the finest images from the acclaimed social media project, the book showcases photos of ordinary life that find beauty in stories rarely seen, shifting perception from the...

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  • .This book is on pre-order and will start shipping around October 10th. .No more LPs or CDs, and last copies of the book! 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...

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  • 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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  • Quick view Gupta, Soham
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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 Editions Xavier Barral: "This publication tells the story of young man, Daiki, whose life was entirely dedicated to his grandmother, Yukimi. Fascinated and deeply touched by this unique relationship, photographer Akihito Yoshida, cousin of Daiki and also grandchild of Yukimi, decides to narrate this story. He photographs the daily life and...

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    Publisher's presentation: "Burkina Faso photographer Sory Sanlé (b. 1943) began his career in 1960, the year his country (then called République de Haute-Volta) gained independence from France. Sanlé opened his Volta Photo portrait studio in 1965 and, working with his Rolleiflex twin lens medium format camera, Volta Photo was soon recognised as the finest...

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  • .Last copy!. Presentation by Skinnerboox :  "Piero does not enjoy talking about himself, he doesn’t like writing, he gets nervous just thinking about it, he says he doesn’t manage. He is just interested in taking pictures, and I understand him, that is why I will try to describe him. Anyways, there is no need to resort to poetry to contextualise his...

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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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  • Quick view Liao, Pixy
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    Presentation by Jiazazhi: " « As a woman brought up in China, I used to think I could only love someone who is older and more mature than me, who can be my protector and mentor. Then I met my current boyfriend, Moro. Since he is 5 years younger than me, I felt that whole concept of relationships changed, all the way around. I became the person who has...

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  • Presentation by GOST: "Good Morning, America (Volume II) is the second in an ongoing series of five books by photographer Mark Power– a visual narrative of a country in the midst of change. This 10-year project is a personal and timely exploration of both the American cultural and physical landscape, and the divergence of reality and myth. Since...

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  • Presentation on Ellen Korth's website : "CHARKOW is about the search for a sense of belonging with on its centre the artist’s mother and her secrets. Her mother fled during World War II from Ukraine through Germany to Holland. She destroyed all personal belongings and concealed her origin. She searched and built her HOMELAND in her daughter. But for her...

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  • Presentation by Nazraeli Press: " For over thirty years, Michael Kenna has photographed temples, shrines, gardens, seascapes and landscapes, in black and white, throughout Japan. Ten years ago, he also began to photograph female nudes in various locations in Japan. A selection of these photographs was unveiled to the public for the first time at Paris...

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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...

  • 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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  • Presentation by Libraryman: "Page after page they undress. Their legs laying down gracefully on a bed, resting for eternity—so it seems. Others are standing up, can you feel the warmth coming out of their skin? It seems they are dancing together from scene to scene. Inviting you to join them. Their naked bodies find refuge between the paint strokes, next...

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  • .Sold out. Presentation by the artist:  " Americans Parade is a parade of Americans. One after the other, from one community to the next, building up a picture of Americans in the United States in 2016, the year Donald Trump was elected, a year when Americas division have never been more pronounced. I have visited the United States several times over the...

  • .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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  • .Last copy. Publisher's presentation : "pomodori a grappolo is a set of three interconnected books by photographer and bookmaker John Gossage. Each book gathers images made in Northern Italy and Sardinia between 2009 and 2011, and each includes a short text by Marlene Klein. The written pieces — two stories and one epilogue — have been created in response...

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  • Presentation by Poursuite: " Following the Atlas of Forms, Poursuite is publishing Électricité de France, the first book from the project Atlas des Régions Naturelles. Through a series of 75 photographs, Eric Tabuchi establishes a typology of power distribution stations – those buildings that transform high-voltage electricity into low-voltage current –...

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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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    .This book is on pre-order and will start shipping around October 10th. .No more LPs or CDs, and last copies of the book! 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...

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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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    .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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    .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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  • .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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    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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    .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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    .Very last (unsigned) copies.Presentation by Editions du LIC: "The much anticipated follow up to his highly successful debut book, Avec Le Coeur, Sans Limites by Théo Gosselin presents a glimpse of a life beyond boundaries - unrestricted by limitations of geography and social conventions. The result of the photographer's most recent road trips across the...

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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.