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  • Presentation by MACK: " A project composed across several decades, Guido Guidi's Lunario takes the name of a traditional farmer's almanac to bring together several strands of work all relating to the moon. Distortion, experimentation and illusion inform Guidi’s earlier work of the late 1960s and early 1970s, further developed by the introduction of a...

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  • Presentation by GOST Books: " The uniform black and white self-portraits in this project record Floyd's body from head to toe, as well as her environment and sometimes family and friends. If she fails to take a picture, she advances the film in her camera, so a blank image is recorded, creating a visual calendar. For the first thirty-six years, Floyd used...

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  • Presentation by Jordan, jordan Édition: " The Banda Journal / Jurnal Bunda highlights the legacy of centuries-long colonization and exploitation in the remote Indonesian Banda Islands. An archipelago comprised of twelve small islands surrounded by vast sea, Banda was the setting of some of the earliest European ventures in Asia and played a key role in...

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  • Presentation by Mack Books: " Kawada's The Map / Chizu is the most famous and sought after book in the history of Japanese photography. Designed with the noted graphic designer Kohei Sugiura, Chizu has seen numerous editions since its original publication in August 1965 (Bijutsu Shuppan-sha, Tokyo). In November 2001, New York Public Library acquired the...

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  • Presentation by Mack Books: " « All I look forward to is the weekends, and sometimes they suck just as bad as the week does. God it's so god damn boring!! When I wake up in the morning I feel like I'm 99 years old!! I'm so tired and lazy and unhappy. I'm only 15 years old, what's wrong with me, why am I so UNhappy? This world is so fucked! People are so...

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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...

  • .Sold out. 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 hop in the 1980s and became a staple of drum and bass and jungle...

  • 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...

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  • .PLEASE NOTE: Our last copies have either the top or the bottom of the binding slightly bumped. 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...

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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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  • 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, that resonates internationally,...

  • 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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