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.

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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).102 pages - Softcover Spector Books, 2017 Format : 21 x 28 cm New - Mint conditionPresentation by Spector Books : "What happens when photographers and artists incorporate hobbies into their work as a means of challenging established practices and...

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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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    .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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  • Publisher's presentation (excerpt) :   [NB : texts in French only] "Cette conversation intime et familière est le fruit d’une collaboration de près de quinze années avec García-Alix. J’ai eu la chance d’être commissaire de la plupart de ses expositions sur cette période et j’ai pris part à de nombreux projets audiovisuels et éditoriaux qu’il a dirigés....

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  • Presentation by André Frère Editions: "This booklet is the first in a series of twelve that opens up the space for A's journeys, his physical journey through his wanderings, his excesses, his strained progress, his encounters. They will appear over the next five years, at a sustained rhythm.The form, if it can be startling at first, spins the redeployment...

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  • .One copy available.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...

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  • Publisher's presentation: "Luigi Ghirri (1943–1992) started writing about photography from the moment he became a photographer: for his own publications, for Italian magazines and newspapers, as well as private reflections committed to paper, where his thoughts would settle and then often depart in new directions. Published for the first time in English,...

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  • Presentation by Luce Lebart, director of the collections at Société Française de Photographie and curator of the exhibition Taches et Traces :     [translation L'Ascenseur Végétal] "Made in 1840, a few months after the invention of photography being made official, Hippolyte Bayard's self-portrait as a drowned man (Le Noyé) is often considered « the first...

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  • Publisher's presentation: the story of Contrejour "When Roquette Rockers (Ken Pate) appeared in 1975, he opened the way to twenty years of publishing at Contrejour, but he also embodies the artistic agitation of a whole generation of young photographers, gallery owners and publishers, among which Claude Nori appears as a leader.The Parisian gallery first,...

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  • Presentation by Joan Fontcuberta, guest editor of this MOULD #2 issue : "Images are so powerful that they can even provoke casus belli, as recent events like Muhammad’s caricatures and the Charlie Hebdo tragedy witness. The history of thought is also the history of images. That is why philosophers deal with the urging need to decode what an image is....

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  • Publisher's presentation : "An economic and cultural revolution has shaken the photobook world in the last five years: self-publishing. An army of photographers operating as publishers have had an instrumental role in today’s photobook renaissance. This book offers a do-it-yourself manual and a survey of key examples of self-published success stories, as...

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  • Publisher's presentation : "Algeria, a finished story ? You can now travel in Algeria, and Bruno Boudjelal seizes on this new freedom to explore the country and its origins from east to west, in a gripping road movie that crosses paths with the ghost of Frantz Fanon as well as the young clandestine immigrants en route to Europe. A photographic narrative...

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  • Presentation of the project by the question debated in a boolet inserted in the book : "What is democracy? At this time of globalization, how is it perceived by our modern societies and by the media? In a world where the image is more of a conveyor of ideology, we can question ourselves about the role and the meaning of documentary photography. What does...

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  • Publisher's presentation : "a Handful of Dust is David Campany’s speculative history of the last century, and a visual journey through some of its unlikeliest imagery. Let’s suppose the modern era begins in October of 1922. A little French avant-garde journal publishes a photograph of a sheet of glass covered in dust. The photographer is Man Ray, the...

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