Essays

Essays about and analysis of the work of a given artist, mouvement or period, or about the history of photography. As opposed to the books under "Anthologies", the ones presented here are more analytic and less a catalogue of images.

Essays There are 71 books.

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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 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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  • 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 Mack: " « My decision to base my work in cultural theory, rather than traditional aesthetics, has resulted in work whose precise location is uncertain, between: between gallery and book; between visual art and theory; between image and narrative – work providing work between reader and text. »            --  Victor Burgin, Between« Between...

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  • Presentation by Hartmann Books:  " Kontinent - In Search of Europe is the new publication and exhibition project of Ostkreuz - Agency of Photographers, Berlin. On an irregular basis the agency members designate a common topic for them to work on for several years. After To the West, East of Eden, Deutschlandbilder [Photographs from Germany], Ostzeit [The...

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  • Presentation by Mack: " Avec But Still, It Turns, Paul Graham curates a subtle thesis and revitalising manifesto for photography. The dynamic and diverse work gathered here advocates an unashamed, but not uncomplicated, dedication to the brilliant tangle of reality. Without being tempted by the artifice of the studio or the restrictive demands of...

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  • 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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  • Presentation by Steidl: " Imagining Everyday Life: Engagements with Vernacular Photography surveys the expansive field of vernacular photography, the vast archive of utilitarian images created for bureaucratic structures, commercial usage and personal commemoration, as opposed to elite aesthetic purposes. As a crucial extension of its ongoing...

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  • Presentation by Thames & Hudson:  " Gain a new perspective on photography in this personally guided introduction to photographic images and what they mean by one of the leading writers and curators of our time. What shapes our response to a photograph? Where does the meaning we ascribe to it come from? And how important to our reading of it are the...

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  • The book Sillage Melville, Recherche en arts et monde mobile is part of a collective art research project around the book Moby Dick by Herman Melville at University "Montaigne" in Bordeaux involving a group of students over several years, and under the direction of Professor Pierre Baumann. This book Sillage Melville is the third publication in the...

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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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  • .Available. Presentation by Le bec en l'air :      [all texts in the book in French only] " D'ici, ça ne paraît pas si loin is the story of a map of Nouvelle-Aquitaine, an administrative one, one that is essential. It is a map with hazy borders, which raises questions: is it a territory in its own right? Does it federate its inhabitants? It combines...

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  • Presentation by Origini Edizioni: " The book is an album that shows two different ways to interpret the photography media. One as dramatic and Romantic (Valentino Barachini), the other as the search of beauty and graphic virtuosity (Cristiano Guerri). These two visions dialogue without words, then transforming each photo into a poster: the photobook,...

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  • Presentation by Spector Books:   " Enghelab Street, Revolution Street, is located in the centre of Tehran—a main artery in the city's cultural life with a host of bookshops. The publication presents a variety of photographic and propaganda books collected by Iranian artist Hannah Darabi. Drawing on works published between 1979 and 1983—years corresponding...

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  • Presentation by Russet Lederman, Inc, publisher of the English version: " Tereska and Her Photographer: A Story is a photobook that presents a fictional story by Carole Naggar about the extraordinary parallel lives of Magnum photographer and co-founder David “Chim” Seymour and Tereska Adwentowska, a young Polish girl who was the subject of Chim's most...

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  • Presentation by Fw: Books: " American Origami is the result of six years of photographic research, and results in a statement of over 700 photographs which closely examines the epidemic of mass shootings in American schools, weaving together first person interviews, forensic documents, and original photographs. The book takes the reader through a visual...

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  • Presentation by Editions Loco:        [translation L'Ascenseur Végétal] "With Journal de l'œil (les globes oculaires) [or Diary of the eye (the eye balls)], Anne-Lise Broyer tries to live the experience of literature through the act of looking. As if  the act of making photographs was moving forward in your vision the way you are moving forward when...

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  • Presentation by Stanley / Barker: " On a map of the south-eastern U.S., the 245-mile Ogeechee River cuts a diagonal path across Eastern Georgia before curling south of the city of Savannah and emptying into the Atlantic Ocean. It is known locally as Blackwater River for its slow moving waters that are like black glass, reflecting the sky and flora...

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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 Maria Inc.: " It's 2019 and our bodies are still political. The 21st century still drags on with the same beauty standards of the last century. Those of a young, white, thin, ethereal and heterosexual woman. Beauty, or rather a   woman's first commercial asset; is a passport to a happy marriage, professional success and social recognition....

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  • Presentation by Kannibaal: " A unique overview of 150 years of Belgian photobook history  « A gold mine doesn't have to be large, providing it's deep: Photobook Belge unearths the rich history of the Belgian photobook, until now terra incognita for many. These countless special editions deserve a place of honour in the international photobook landscape....

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  • .Back in stock. Presentation par 10x10 Photobooks:   ".About How We See With historical records establishing 19th-century British photographer Anna Atkins’s Photographs of British Algae: Cyanotype Impressions (1843-1853) as the first photobook, it is not surprising that women have consistently contributed to the rich history of photobook making. 10×10...

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  • .Back in stock. This book is a facsimilé edition (identical format) of the original published in 1959 by Editions du Seuil. However, there is an additional afterword by Chris Marker written for the publication of the Immemory CD-Rom in 1997, and a "Note à la présente édition" ("Note to the new edition") by Sandra Alvarez Toledo. All texts are in French...

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  • .Back in stock.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...

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  • .We are offering only the English version of this book (also available in German from the same publisher). Presentation by Spector Books : "What happens when photographers and artists incorporate hobbies into their work as a means of challenging established practices and hierarchies? How do hobbyists represent their passions photographically, not least...

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  • Présentation de l'éditeur :    [ Book in French only ] "For three years, Carlos Spottorno and Guillermo Abril have traveled the borders of Europe, and from the 25,000 photographs and 15 notebooks they reported, they composed a" comic strip "of photos.From Africa to the Arctic, the journalists tell a story: a meeting with the Africans of Gourougou, the...

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  • Publisher's presentation:  [ text in French only - see below ] "Les Editions du Centre Pompidou publient un entretien exceptionnel de Walker Evans, traduit pour la première fois en français à l'occasion de l'exposition au Centre Pompidou du 26 avril 2017 au 14 août 2017.Walker Evans (1903-1975) est sans aucun doute l'un des photographes américains les...

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  • Quick view Collectif
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    .Very last copy!.Presentation by Editorial RM: "Photobooks have become increasingly popular in recent years and occupy a central place in contemporary photography. Nowadays, more photobooks are produced, bought and sold, swapped and collected than ever before. Independent publishing and the self-publishing of books and fanzines have become a phenomenon...

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  • Publisher's presentation : "Publié à l’occasion du 70e anniversaire de Magnum Photos, cet ouvrage retrace l’histoire de l’agence sous l’angle du livre de photographies, outil essentiel aux photographes pour faire connaître leur travail. Il inclut des pépites puisées dans les archives des auteurs, qui racontent les secrets de la conception de leurs livres....

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  • Presentation on the website of the photographer Lorenzo Tricoli (excerpt) : "An original tale of Italy’s XXth Century. Italy’s XXth Century is narrated through extracts of Carlo Collodi’s novel, matched to a selection of Italian images coming from the web. An artist photobook, surreal and conceptual. An angry and ironic piece of art. « The real...

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  • Publisher's presentation: "« Le texte qui suit, rédigé en 2010, est consacré à L’Europe du silence, un livre majeur de Stéphane Duroy. Il traite des rapports de l’image photographique et de l’histoire, de l’exil, du temps photographique imaginé par Stéphane Duroy. Il explore une question trop souvent ignorée : l’enchaînement des images dans un livre, la...

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    Publisher's presentation :  (texts in French only) "Max Pam, voyageur, hippie, père de famille, mari, drôle, tendre, aventurier ? tout ça. On s’est rencontrés par papier interposé ! Vu des photos de lui dans la revue anglaise Creative Camera, en 1973 ! Et je les ai tellement aimées, elles m’ont paru si différentes de tout ce que j’avais vu sur l’Inde...

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