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  • Presentation by Stanley / Barker: " After leaving Portsmouth, New Hampshire, the city where he was born and raised, Paul McDonough went first to Cambridge, Massachussets and then New York City, where his life as a photographer began in earnest.  And while he never tired of New York's kaleidoscopic street scene, he felt the tug of the west, and of the...

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  • Presentation by Stanley / Barker: " Born in the Australian steel city of Newcastle, one of Trent Parke's only early childhood memories is accompanying his mother to pick his dad up from work, travelling through a landscape dominated by ship yards, chimneys, and the BHP steelworks. Throughout his career Parke has always been interested in the...

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  • .Both editions (English & French) are indicated as Sold out by their respective publishers! The French edition will soon see a second printing, but we do not know about the English edition at this point in time (Jan. 3rd, 2022). Presentation by Thames & Hudson [publisher of the English edition] : " American Geography is the visual record of Magnum...

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  • Presentation by Stanley / Barker: " Richard Rothman's Town of C is a photographic meditation on what lies beneath the unsettling surface of American culture, as seen through the lens of a small town along the Front Range of Southern Colorado's Rocky Mountains. Rooted in the tradition of the socially critical photography books that have taken America as...

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  • Presentation by Jiazazhi: " We are honored to publish Alec Soth's first Chinese photobook, accompanying his first solo exhibition The Space Between Us, at « Shanghai Center of Photography » [held August 1st to November 20th, 2020]. The particularly selected photographs are from all series of Soth, with five essays by Liu Heung Shing, Karen Smith, Shi...

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  • Presentation by APE / Art Paper Editions: " Universal Tongue celebrates the great diversity of the global dance kaleidoscope in the era of the Internet. It was born from visual artist Anouk Kruithof's fascination with dance videos distributed online as a representation of self-expression, cultural identity, empowerment and fun. In collaboration with a...

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  • Presentation by Deadbeat Club: " « An explosion of spiked fluorescent pink hair precariously balanced atop a young girl's head, eyes painted black in the shape of an Egyptian goddess, slender neck choked by a black leather dog collar ringed with metal thorns, a ripped-up t-shirt barely concealing the flesh of her breasts: it had the same shocking effect...

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  • Presentation by IIKKI Books: " « At first brutal and declining, the substance of Gaël Bonnefon's photography is just like a gaze that fears being one day extinguished and that is always looking to be born again. In photography as in love, recoil and desire, tension and easement, repetition, wandering and rest, flight and pursuit. Here photography allows...

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  • Excerpt from a text by Federico Clavarino : " « (...) A garden is enclosed space. The garden, to be such, needs a frame. The garden is the point in which a place becomes a landscape. The garden, or the orchard, is the germ of the settlement, the village, the town, the city and the nation. The garden, we might be inclined to say, is not fully natural nor...

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  • TEXTS IN FRENCH ONLY. Full title: "Mauvais Genre - Les travestis à travers un siècle de photographie amateur" Presentation by Editions Textuel: [translation L'Ascenseur Végétal] " Mauvais Genre presents men and women wearing wardrobe attributes of the opposite sex. Taken in a photography studio at the end of the 19th Century, or behind the scenes of the...

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  • Presentation by Art Paper Editions: " Cabin Fever is the first publication of New-York based artist Katie Burnett, and was developed in a very playful and intuitive way. Burnett investigated the possibilities of her own environment and self. Cabin Fever is a 80-page photographic display of self-portraiture, but not the usual kind. Within the title,...

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  • .Sold out. Presentation by Chose Commune: " In 1973, Seiichi Furuya left Japan for Europe on board of the Trans-Siberian train. He arrived in Austria where he first settled in Vienna, before moving to Graz where he met Christine Gössler in 1978. From this day forward, he started photographing her, in the intimacy of their home in Graz but also during...

  • .WARNING : Our LAST TWO copies have two imperfect corners (see details below). Presentation by Loose Joints: " The Amen Break is a singular sample of a four-bar drum solo that went on to change the course of music in the twentieth century. Originally derived from seven seconds of a soul B-side by The Winstons, the sample proliferated with the rise of hip...

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  • Presentation by Stanley / Barker: " Following the birth of his son Atlas, Christopher Anderson stepped away from war photography, turning his camera towards an intimate reflections of family life, resulting in his 2013 book Son (with Kehrer) Stanley / Barker is proud to publish a beautifully reimagined edition which adds a second chapter of 80 new pages...

  • Presentation by Guest Editions: " Agua is the first photobook from Caribbean-born, Barcelona-based photographer Denisse Ariana Pérez. Driven by an obsession with humans and the human experience as a whole, her work looks to explore, expose and honour the beauty she sees in others. Water, which has always been present in both life and work, allows her to...

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  • Presentation by Acne Studios: " Acne Paper book celebrates some of the best work from the magazine's archive, accompanied by new essays by Sarah Mower, Vince Aletti and Robin Muir written especially for this lavishly produced 568 page edition, edited by Thomas Persson, Acne Paper's editor-in-chief and creative director. "The biannual magazine was...

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  • Presentation by Christopher de Béthune: " « Crime City 808 » a.k.a 808,is a pungent, brutal homage to « they ».« they » refers to all the dystopian cities, books, novels, games, movies & universes that would define my future self, and this since my early teenager years. A childhood lost in thoughts, imprinted with the blast of different cultures,...

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  • Presentation by MACK: " At the top of Carlotta di Lenardo grandparents' house in Italy there is a room which houses the library. A hidden door amongst the bookshelves opens into a secret attic, a large room dominated by an enormous model railway, which her grandfather built and added to throughout his life. Significant though it was for her relationship...

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  • .Very last copies! (not signed). Presentation by Dunes Editions: " Of the bloody civil war (1989-2003) that decimated Liberia, its population does not speak. No proper memorial has been built, no day is dedicated to commemoration. The country, still held by several protagonists of the carnage, refuses to condemn its perpetrators. This deafening silence,...

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  • Presentation by the artist: " Fable invites us to seek in everything the overthrow of the known, to call on vertigo, excess, unreason, in order to reconnect with nature and limitlessness, in a brutal confrontation with what is. The photographic gesture tends here towards the visceral and the origin. It is a photographic meditation on the duality of the...

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  • Presentation by Stanley / Barker: " After winning a prize in a photography competition run by The Sunday Times magazine in 1981 with a set of pictures of the ‘Bright Young Things’, British photographer Dafydd Jones was hired by, bible of the upper crust, Tatler magazine to photograph the Hunt Balls, society weddings and debutante dances of the British...

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    Text from the front cover: " Menstrual project started in 2011, in which I took pictures by invading girl's private life with my own sight. And that project kept going till now. The reason why this project called Menstrual is because I took one girl every month at the beginning. The number of girl I shoot increaed in 2012 because of my open attitude....

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  • .Sold out. Presentation by Akina Books: " Immerse is the final chapter of the Teikai trilogy, started in May 2014 with the release of Linger, followed by Teikai (Wandering at Midnight) in September 2014. « With the blood of the wound, rushing like the river to the sea – oh life orgasm – the river is damned.The banks do not overflow and the lice chokes as...

  • Presentation by studiofaganel: [Google translation from Italian] " In How to Destroy Everything, Marzocchi includes a group of photographs found after he accidentally formatted his phone. The project starts from this well-defined and limited archive, which refers to the last 3 years of his life. In these found images, people, moments, places, situations...

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  • .Sold out. Presentation of the original edition by Overlapse : "A curious tale spun from the life of mysterious hermit Joseph Plummer, who lived in the woods of central New Hampshire in the late 1700s. Two centuries later an unsuspecting man purchased the mythical loner’s land and built a hideaway cabin for himself – only to discover the legend of Joseph...

  • .Sold out. Published in March 2021, Flowers Bloom, Butterflies Come is a collaboration between Japanese photographer Miho Kajioka and British musicians Ian Hawgood and Craig Tattersall. This book is already sold out by the publisher, before its actual release! We are offering IIKKI's books since 2018 and we are now also offering the music in physical...

  • Published in November 2020, Volta no Vento is a collaboration between French photographer Gilles Roudière and French musician Toàn. This book is almost sold out by the publisher (notification of "last copies" on their website)! We are offering IIKKI's books since 2018 and we are now also offering the music in physical format (vinyl or CD); please make...

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  • Presentation by Stanley / Barker: " Every summer from the late 1970s through the mid ’80s Sergio Purtell would buy an inexpensive roundtrip ticket from New York to London, and from there get a Eurail pass. Traveling cheaply, he could move freely around Europe. Wandering made sense to Purtell. At the age of 18 he fled an imminent dictatorship in Chile. He...

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  • .This photobook is second-hand, see details below and in the carousel of images.Presentation by Le Point du Jour: [translation L'Ascenseur Végétal] " These images were produced under a public commission in connection with the « Euromed » project in Marseilles. This large operation aims notably at « reconfiguring » some neighborhoods in the central part of...

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  • Presentation by Editorial RM: " Born in 1957 in Gamagori, in the Japanese prefecture of Aichi, Masao Yamamoto is a photographer who began his art studies as an oil painter under the supervision of Goro Saito in his hometown. Masao subsequently discovered that photography was the ideal medium for the theme that most interested him: images with the ability...

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  • .Sold out. Presentation by Ibasho Gallery: " Mukayu has been Cupido's spiritual guideline during his most recent travels to Japan, resulting in his latest publication. The concept of mukayu is beautifully explained in a quote by the famous Chinese philosopher Zhuangzi, who lived 2,300 years ago: « An empty room will be filled with light because of its...

  • .Sold out. Excerpts from the text by Caroline Bénichou: " It is the moment when you feel your heart and your throat swell or your stomach tightens, it depends. And, for just one moment, you are no longer anything else than this bite in your heart. Like a winter paleness... It is the moment when your eyelids half open. A path takes shape. A horizon, a...

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