Photobooks published by Editions Xavier Barral

Éditions Xavier Barral : bespoke photobooks


Éditions Xavier Barral is based in Paris. They publish books by contributors to the international art world. Each book is a unique object.


Photographes published at Editions Xavier Barral:


The works of Josef Koudelka, Patrick Zachmann, Martin Parr, Raymond Depardon, Jean Gaumy or Sophie Calleor the worlds of David Lynch, William Kentridge or Watabe emerge as “book-objects” whose aesthetic, design and editorial choices take pride of place.

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  • .Sold out. Presentation by Editions Xavier Barral: " In the spirit of both an artist and a prayer book, La Fabrique des idoles questions the role of portrait in the representation of celebrities and particularly the development of the myth of the popular icon. Renowned for their photographs of celebrities (Juliette Armanet, Etienne Daho, Arielle Dombasle,...

  • Presentation by Editions Xavier Barral:   " This monograph spans over 40 years of photography and long journeys off the beaten track. Beyond any chronology, it unfolds like a tale rooted in a reality with dystopic accents. Between fear and serenity, Alain Willaume’s photographs take us into the tension and precarious beauty of our world. An introduction...

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  • Presentation by Editions Xavier Barral:" Half traveler and half migratory photographer, as he likes to introduce himself, Bernard Plossu strides along the world since many years. He captures through his lens furtive moments, where birds are flying in huge swarms or caught alone, standing proudly in the middle of a puddle, or gliding high up in the sky,...

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  • Presentation by Editions Xavier Barral : "In a signed and numbered edition of 800 copies, Painted Ladies gathers a series of women portraits made by Valérie Belin in 2017. Each woman is portrayed made-up revealing the traces of a brush used to paint and make-up. Brushes and pigments evoke tribal painting ; these photographs seem to result from initiation...

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  • Presentation by Editions Xavier Barral: " New York 1978-1984, the first images of the North American photographer and member of the Magnum Photos agency, recently discovered in his archives after moving house and published in this book for the first time. Among the thousands of original images, most of which are new, even for their author, Bruce Gilden...

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  • Presentation by Editions Xavier Barral: "In this first monograph, Nuno Andrade documents the regulars at Floresta do Ginjal, a dance hall in Lisbon where seniors meet. His portraits using flash take us into the intimacy of these lovers, dreamers, loners, and seducers. Through an immersive photography, both spontaneous and sensitive, focusing on details,...

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  • Presentation by Editions Xavier Barral: "With the obsessive use of an office photocopier and the skilful appropriation of everyday objects, Dominique Teufen takes us on an extraordinary journey across the world. In this first monograph, her unknown, yet familiar landscapes, challenge our senses at every step of the way, amaze us and nourish our...

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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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    .French and English versions both 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...

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  • .Back in stock.Presentation by Editions Xavier Barral : "While hitchhiking across the length and breadth of France, Antoine Bruy met men and women who, in Ardèche and Lozère, aspire to live in the most self-sufficient way possible. Inspired by this approach, he volunteered within a network that lists initiatives based on biodynamic agriculture and...

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  • .French / English and Spanish / Portuguese versions back in stock.Presentation by Editions Xavier Barral : "Published in 1963, this book is Sergio Larrain's very first publication, that would soon become a seminal work for Chilean and Latin American photography. Published in the Cadernos Brasileiros series, in collaboration with the poet and cultural...

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  • Presentation by Xavier Barral : "With over twenty new photographs, this revised edition of Roots (initially published in 2012 and quickly out of print) immerses us in the Belgium of the 1970s and 1980s. From the first black and white photographs to the revelation of colour, this publication explores the Belgium photographer’s singular, almost...

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  • Publisher's presentation: "Le quartier du Mirail, « une opération d’avant-garde, humaniste par excellence », était un rêve d’urbaniste. Cette utopie ne put s’adapter aux réalités changeantes de la ville, aux mutations de la société française. Au-delà des analyses de l’échec, le photographe Luc Delahaye mesure avec ses outils l’espace entre l’idéal d’une...

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  • .Back in stock.Publisher's presentation: the Grotte Chauvet, by Raphaël Dallaporta "Invited to confront himself to the heritage of the Grotte Chauvet, Raphaël Dallaporta has imagined an immersive visual approach as if we were physically entering the cave. For ten years, Raphaël Dallaporta has developed photographic protocols which allow him to renew our...

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  • .Currently out of stock. Please inquire. Presentation by Editions Xavier Barral: "Sergio Larrain published only four books in his lifetime, and Valparaíso (1991) is the most memorable of them all. This new edition faithfully follows the unpublished layout designed by Larrain, as a response to the book published two years earlier by Hazan. For the first...

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  • Publisher's presentation: "98 mainly unpublished polaroids, 98 timeless images from one of the first fashion provocateurs whose singular way of seeing influenced contemporary photography, and continues to do so."Foreword by Oliviero Toscani.128 pages - Hardcover Editions Xavier Barral, 2009 Format : 17 x 25 cm New - Mint condition

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  • Publisher's presentation: "From his very first photograph in New York in 1936 to his recent work in the Alpilles forest, this monograph testifies of the wealth of Louis Stettner's work. He makes the link between the humanist photography and the American street photography by giving a poetic and uncluttered vision of the world which surrounds us. Through...

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  • Publisher's presentation: "This book, developed in close collaboration with Emmet Gowin, is the first French monograph on this American photographer. Through more than 200 images covering the entire breadth of his career from his iconic portraits of his wife Edith to his singular approach on the landscape, this publication offers the most complete...

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  • .Currently out of stock - Please feel free to contact us.Publisher's presentation: "Through this intimist series, Cédric Delsaux continues his exploration of reality in a fictional state. Strongly influenced by the Jean-Claude Romand case (a news story popularised by Emmanuel Carrère’s novel L’Adversaire, adapted to film by Nicole Garcia), he travelled...

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  • Presentation by Editions Xavier Barral: "Between 1981 and 2003, Mark Cohen takes several trips to Mexico. Fascinated by this country he calls ‘surrealist’, he wanders with his camera, without any anthropological nor social focus, in the streets of Mexico, Merida and Oaxaca. For a split-second, Mark Cohen comes very close to his subjects whom he captures...

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  • Publisher's presentation: "A keen observer of the animal world and a pioneer of wildlife photography, George Shiras was also the first, at the turn of the 20th century, to reveal the nocturnal lives of forest animals through surprising flash photographs. From mobile shots on his canoe to photographic tricks he developed (when the animal triggers itself...

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  • Publisher's presentation: "This first survey monograph spans Stéphane Couturier's entire career from his photographs of construction sites, factories and ex nihilo cities taken with a large-format camera to his transition to digital photography including the ongoing series Alger - cité Climat de France. Couturier is interested in the notion of urban...

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  • .Temporarily out of stock, please feel free to inquire.Publisher's presentation: "“Security barrier” for the Israelis, “wall of apartheid” for the Palestinians or “separation barrier” for Human Rights Watch, beyond the political debate, Josef Koudelka shows the wall as a manmade scar that mars the natural landscape. Wall assembles panoramic landscape...

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  • Presentation by Editions Xavier Barral: "From Lebanon in the 1960s to Marseille today, via Alexandria, Valence, the beaches of Palavas, Naples, and Rimini, Raymond Depardon offers us golden moments in the Mediterranean, comprising many previously unpublished photographs. On the occasion of the exhibition Un Moment Si Doux [Golden Moments] presented at the...

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  • Publisher's presentation: "Published for the first time in its entirety, the series Sisyphe (Sisyphus) unfolds as 32 images. They are like fragments from a suddenly veiled scene; all that appears, caught beneath the surface, is a mysterious tangle of thighs, backs, necks, breasts and hair. Anonymous gestures without a story. A sensual knot of bodies,...

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  • Publisher's presentation: "For over thirty years, Patrick Zachmann has traveled across China, a country he discovered in 1982 while reporting on the Chinese film industry. From Hong Kong triads in the 1980’s to the mutation of the city of Beijing through Tiananmen Square protests, this book brings together around 350 B&W and colour photographs, in...

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  • Publisher's presentation: "Dutch artist, poet and photographer Gerard P. Fieret (1924-2009) has created some of the strangest and most subversive works produced in Europe in the 1960s and 1970s. An obsessional and insatiable photographer, taking pictures of anything and everything. He did focus on subjects he was particularly fond of: women, legs,...

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  • Publisher's presentation : "Survey book, accompanying the MAPFRE Foundation traveling exhibition, and offering the most complete view to date of Stephen Shore's work." Publisher's longer presentation in French : "Cet ouvrage rétrospectif, accompagnant l’exposition itinérante de la Fondation Mapfre, offre la vision la plus complète à ce jour de l’oeuvre de...

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  • Publisher's presentation: "From his first journeys to India and Egypt to the observation of the French southwest landscape, as part of the DATAR project, the book offers an exploration into Pierre de Fenoÿl’s work through about 150 photographs. Haunted by the question of time and memory in photography, de Fenoÿl tirelessly photographed landscapes and...

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  • Publisher's presentation : "What can really be learned from an image? Since its origins, how has photography built itself up within a discourse of truth? The book and eponymous exhibition respond to these questions through eleven cases of images produced by experts, researchers and historians. Whether it be the famous shots of the Shroud of Turin, the...

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  • .Currently out of stock; please inquire for future availability.Publisher's presentation: "Between 1918 and 1924, over four journeys to Tierra del Fuego, the German missionary Martin Gusinde became the only anthropologist who had been capable of conducting an in-depth study of the Selk’nam, Yamana, and Kawésqar. What might have remained simply a classic...

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    .Currently out of stock, please feel free to contact us.Publisher's presentation : "The book brings together a set of works, selected by the artist and devised from the outset in small formats. Through a chronological sequence from the early 1970’s until today, we observe the sharpness and precision of Jeff Wall’s approach all the better here, with all of...

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