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Michael Thompson: Portraits

DAMIANI
Edited by Vince Aletti.

Hbk, 10.25 x 13 in. / 216 pgs / 147 color. | 4/30/2011 | In stock
ISBN 9788862081566 | $65.00


Michael Thompson: Portraits, Limited Edition

DAMIANI
Edited by Vince Aletti.

Boxed Clth, 10.25 x 13 in. / 216 pgs / 147 color / 50 Signed & numbered. | 4/30/2011 | In stock
ISBN 9788862081573 | $750.00


Male

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Text by Collier Schorr.

Pbk, 10 x 12.5 in. / 272 pgs / 72 color / 132 bw. | 2/28/2010 | In stock
ISBN 9780971548060 | $120.00


David Hilliard

APERTURE
Essay by Charlotte Cotton. Interview by Vince Aletti.

Hardcover, 15 x 8.75 in. / 96 pgs / 50 color. | 6/15/2005 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9781931788588 | $50.00


                    

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The Disco Files 1973-78

DJHISTORY.COM

Pbk, 6.75 x 9.5 in. / 474 pgs / 400 bw. | 7/31/2009 | Not available
ISBN 9780956189608 | $35.00


Hedi Slimane: Rock Diary

JRP|RINGIER
Text by Vince Aletti, Jon Savage.

Slipcased Paperbacks, 3 volumes, 8.5 x 11 in. / 224 pgs / 200 duotone. | 9/1/2008 | Not available
ISBN 9783905829600 | $95.00


Kohei Yoshiyuki: The Park

HATJE CANTZ/YOSSI MILO
Edited by Yossi Milo. Interview by Nobuyoshi Araki. Text by Vince Aletti.

Hardback, 12 x 9 in. / 128 pgs / 62 duotone. | 12/15/2007 | Not available
ISBN 9783775720854 | $60.00


Face of Fashion

APERTURE
By Susan Bright. Essay by Vince Aletti.

Hardcover, 9.5 x 11.75 in. / 232 pgs / 130 color. | 3/1/2007 | Not available
ISBN 9781597110396 | $60.00


Permanent Food No. 14

LES PRESSES DU REEL
Edited by Vince Aletti.

Paperback, 6.5 x 9 in. / 194 pgs / illustrated throughout. | 4/1/2006 | Not available
ISBN 9781564661500 | $15.00


Ingar Krauss: Portraits

HATJE CANTZ PUBLISHERS
Essay by Erdmann Ziegler. Introduction by Vince Aletti.

Hardcover, 8.5 x 11 in. / 102 pgs / 38 duotone. | 2/1/2006 | Not available
ISBN 9783775716789 | $40.00


Snapshots: The Eye Of the Century

HATJE CANTZ PUBLISHERS
Edited by Christian Skrein. Essays by Carl Aigner, Christian Skrein and Vince Aletti. Preface by Peter Noever.

Hardcover, 6.75 x 9.25 in. / 544 pgs / 720 color / 30 bw. | 6/2/2004 | Not available
ISBN 9783775713962 | $39.95


The Book Of 101 Books

ROTH HOROWITZ, LLC
Edited by Andrew Roth. Essays by Vince Aletti, Richard Benson, May Castleberry, Jeffrey Fraenkel, David Levi Strauss, Daido Moriyama, Shelley Rice and Neville Wakefield.

Slipcased, 9.5 x 11.5 in. / 320 pgs / 500 color. | 9/2/2001 | Not available
ISBN 9780967077451 | $250.00


The Book Of 101 Books

ROTH HOROWITZ, LLC
Photographs by Daido Moriyama. Edited by Vince Aletti, Jeffrey Fraenkel, Andrew Roth. Text by May Castleberry, Shelley Rice, Richard Benson, Neville Wakefield, David Levi Strauss.

Slipcased, 9.5 x 11.5 in. / 320 pgs / 500 color. | 9/2/2001 | Not available
ISBN 9780967077468 | $750.00


The Book Of 101 Books

ROTH HOROWITZ, LLC
Edited by Andrew Roth. Essays by Vince Aletti, Richard Benson, May Castleberry, Jeffrey Fraenkel, David Levi Strauss, Daido Moriyama, Shelley Rice and Neville Wakefield.

Hardcover, 9.5 x 11.5 in. / 320 pgs / 500 color | 8/2/2001 | Not available
ISBN 9780967077444 | $85.00


Michael Thompson: PortraitsMichael Thompson: Portraits

Published by Damiani.
Edited by Vince Aletti.

Acclaimed by American Photo as "one of the most important photographers working today," the fashion and celebrity photographer Michael Thompson began his career in the late 1980s as a studio assistant to Irving Penn, and now is famed for his glamorous portraiture. In our celebrity-besotted culture, the magazine photographer holds tremendous power to sculpt the public's conception of a star; and Thompson has done so for such A-listers as Cate Blanchett, Sting, Mariah Carey, Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Julia Roberts, Sting and Meryl Streep. Michael Thompson: Portraits presents work spanning Thompson's illustrious 20-year career. Taken from the pages of fashion and lifestyle magazines including Vogue, W, GQ, Allure and Vanity Fair, the nearly 150 images in this book intensify the mythic pungency of their subjects while simultaneously inviting an intimate glimpse into their inner lives. The images have been selected by the widely admired photography critic and connoisseur Vince Aletti, who conducts a far-reaching appraisal of celebrity, using Thompson's images as a touchstone to examine the emergence of celebrity as cult, as well as the power of the photographer's astringent gaze to strip artifice from his subject. As one of the foremost celebrity photographers of the last two decades, Thompson emerges here as a leading image-broker for our times.

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DAMIANI

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Hardcover, 10.25 x 13 in. / 216 pgs / 147 color.

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Michael Thompson: Portraits, Limited EditionMichael Thompson: Portraits, Limited Edition

Published by Damiani.
Edited by Vince Aletti.

Acclaimed by American Photo as "one of the most important photographers working today," the fashion and celebrity photographer Michael Thompson began his career in the late 1980s as a studio assistant to Irving Penn, and now is famed for his glamorous portraiture. In our celebrity-besotted culture, the magazine photographer holds tremendous power to sculpt the public's conception of a star; and Thompson has done so for such A-listers as Cate Blanchett, Sting, Mariah Carey, Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Julia Roberts, Sting and Meryl Streep. Michael Thompson: Portraits presents work spanning Thompson's illustrious 20-year career. Taken from the pages of fashion and lifestyle magazines including Vogue, W, GQ, Allure and Vanity Fair, the nearly 150 images in this book intensify the mythic pungency of their subjects while simultaneously inviting an intimate glimpse into their inner lives. The images have been selected by the widely admired photography critic and connoisseur Vince Aletti, who conducts a far-reaching appraisal of celebrity, using Thompson's images as a touchstone to examine the emergence of celebrity as cult, as well as the power of the photographer's astringent gaze to strip artifice from his subject. As one of the foremost celebrity photographers of the last two decades, Thompson emerges here as a leading image-broker for our times.
This limited edition of Portraits comes with a signed archival print photograph by Michael Thompson (10 x 17 inches) and is housed in a linen box.

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DAMIANI

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Boxed Clth, 10.25 x 13 in. / 216 pgs / 147 color / 50 Signed & numbered.

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PUB DATE 4/30/2011
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MaleMale

From the Collection of Vince Aletti

Published by PPP Editions.
Text by Collier Schorr.

From the collection of the renowned photography critic and curator Vince Aletti, Male collects photographs, paintings and artifacts on the theme of the male body, amassed over the last 30 years. Aletti's collection was first presented at New York's White Columns gallery in February 2008, and is a wild blend of anonymous and iconic art and photography from the nineteenth century to the present, a visual cacophony that distinguishes Aletti's taste and appetite as a collector. Among the known photographers in the collection are Alexandr Rodchenko, Nan Goldin, Marco Breuer, Aaron Siskind, Gary Schneider, Peter Hujar, Bill Jacobson, McDermott and McGough, Weegee, George Platt Lynes, Larry Clark, Danny Lyon and Malick Sidibe. Alongside reproductions, a gatefold page displays the works as they are installed in Aletti's New York home, and Collier Schorr contributes an essay recording the impact the collection has had on her own work and view of photography. Schorr writes: “Art history, written mainly by men, has shied away from the male figure... Aletti's collection… creates a Cosmos: at once a microcosm of gay male life, a personal fantasy, and the infinite, enveloping World.”

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Paperback, 10 x 12.5 in. / 272 pgs / 72 color / 132 bw.

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PUB DATE 2/28/2010
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The Disco Files 1973-78The Disco Files 1973-78

New York's Underground Week by Week By Vince Aletti

Published by DJhistory.com.

In 1973 Vince Aletti became the first person to write about the emerging Disco scene, and went on to write a famous weekly column in Record World magazine, which incorporated top ten playlists from DJs across the US (such as Larry Levan, Larry Sanders, Walter Gibbons, Tee Scott and Nicky Siano) alongside his own writings and interviews. As Disco grew from an underground secret to a billion-dollar industry, Vince was there to document it, and this is his personal memoir, containing everything he wrote on the subject (most of it between 1974-1978). The Disco Files is the definitive and essential chronicle of Disco, true from-the-trenches reporting that details, week by week, the evolution of the clubs, the DJs and above all, the music, through magazine articles, beautiful photography, hundreds of club charts and thousands of record reviews.

PUBLISHER
DJHISTORY.COM

BOOK FORMAT
Paperback, 6.75 x 9.5 in. / 474 pgs / 400 bw.

PUBLISHING STATUS
PUB DATE 7/31/2009
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CATALOG: FALL 2009 p. 172   

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Hedi Slimane: Rock DiaryHedi Slimane: Rock Diary

Published by JRP|Ringier.
Text by Vince Aletti, Jon Savage.

This beautifully designed three volume boxed set presents new photographic work by Hedi Slimane, the iconic fashion designer who, during tenures at Yves Saint Laurent and Christian Dior, has infused men's fashion with an androgynous, rock n' roll swerve. The first volume is an album of Slimane's photographs of the Lollapalooza-esque three-day Festival Internacional de Benicássim on the East coast of Spain, the second is devoted to images of the new British and American rock scenes and the third contains essays on Slimane's work by art critic Vince Aletti and music critic Jon Savage. In a 2003 conversation with Interview's Ingrid Sischy, Slimane discussed his beginnings as a photographer: "I started taking pictures before I even began in fashion. I didn't start with clothes until I was 16, but I had my first camera when I was 11. I've always taken pictures, almost like some people take notes or write down their thoughts." As this collection reveals, Slimane's photographs of the international music scene are as fresh and intrinsic as his paradigm-shifting work in fashion.

PUBLISHER
JRP|RINGIER

BOOK FORMAT
Slipcased Paperbacks, 3 volumes, 8.5 x 11 in. / 224 pgs / 200 duotone.

PUBLISHING STATUS
PUB DATE 9/1/2008
Out of print

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CATALOG: FALL 2008 p. 43   

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STATUS: Out of print | 5/1/2009

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Kohei Yoshiyuki: The ParkKohei Yoshiyuki: The Park

Published by Hatje Cantz/Yossi Milo.
Edited by Yossi Milo. Interview by Nobuyoshi Araki. Text by Vince Aletti.

Kohei Yoshiyuki's nighttime photographs, taken with infrared film and flash in Japan's Shinjuku, Yoyogi and Aoyama Parks during the 1970s, capture the illicit sexual encounters, both heterosexual and homosexual, that frequently occurred there under the cloak of darkness. The Park's images not only reveal hidden sexual exploits but also uncover many spectators ardently lurking in the darkness, waiting to join in--and quickly raise issues of voyeurism and surveillance. In The Photobook: A History, Volume II, Martin Parr speaks to the societal relevance of this series, calling it, "A brilliant piece of social documentation, catching perfectly the loneliness, sadness and desperation that so often accompany sexual or human relationships in a big, hard metropolis like Tokyo."
As exhibition organizer and editor Yossi Milo writes in his introduction, "With each viewing, I noticed something that had eluded me before: the photos' rigorous compositions…They are provocative photographs, and unsettling as well: one is both chilled and thrilled by Yoshiyuki's boldness, by how close he crept to his unaware subjects, by the hours he spent late at night crouched in bushes and against trees, waiting for his perfect shot." Originally published as Document Kouen in Japan in 1980 and long out of print, the austere and acclaimed first edition of this book now commands prices near $1,000 per copy. This new, updated edition, featuring an interview with the artist by colleague Nobuyoshi Araki and an essay by the noted photo critic Vince Aletti, contains all 60 works from the infamous Park series, reproduced from new scans in deluxe duotones. This work has not been seen by the public since the 1970s and has been known only to cult collectors until now. Exhibited at Yossi Milo Gallery in New York in September of 2007, it was one of the most talked-about offerings of the season.

PUBLISHER
HATJE CANTZ/YOSSI MILO

BOOK FORMAT
Hardback, 12 x 9 in. / 128 pgs / 62 duotone.

PUBLISHING STATUS
PUB DATE 12/15/2007
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CATALOG: SPRING 2008 p. 96   

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Face of FashionFace of Fashion

Photographs by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott, Corinne Day, Steven Klein, Paolo Roversi and Mario Sorrenti

Published by Aperture.
By Susan Bright. Essay by Vince Aletti.

Any fashion photographer can make a flattering portrait, but the contemporary masters featured in Face of Fashion don't even try. This striking, gold-embossed, faux-leather-bound volume presents the intensely unconventional, often unnervingly intimate portraiture being made by some of today's most creative and original fashion photographers--including Corinne Day, Steven Klein, Paolo Roversi, Mario Sorrenti and the team of Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott. Each photographer is represented by a range of portraits, including several commissioned especially for this book. Some of the portraits were produced for ads; others were commissioned for editorial features. Many of the subjects are celebrities, including Kate Moss, Madonna, Matthew Barney, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie and Sting. Others are completely anonymous. Essays by Susan Bright and Vince Aletti illuminate the collaborative nature of this radically new approach to portraiture, as well as how it diverges from earlier work by masters like Cecil Beaton, Irving Penn, Richard Avedon and others. In addition, candid descriptions of the process by the photographers and subjects themselves provide rare insight into the potent mix of fame, fashion and photography on view here. Copublished with the National Portrait Gallery, London, to accompany the exhibition there.

PUBLISHER
APERTURE

BOOK FORMAT
Hardcover, 9.5 x 11.75 in. / 232 pgs / 130 color.

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PUB DATE 3/1/2007
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CATALOG: SPRING 2007 p. 42   

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STATUS: Out of print | 12/1/2010

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Permanent Food No. 14Permanent Food No. 14

Published by Les Presses du Reel.
Edited by Vince Aletti.

The word "appropriate" can have two very different meanings depending on whether it is used as an adjective or a verb. In the case of Permanent Food, artist Maurizio Cattelan and Paola Manfrin's periodical of pilfering, it is the active usage of the word, and only the active usage, that is appropriate. Bound together in each issue is a thoroughly bewildering, amusing, grotesque and blasª selection of images culled from anywhere, everywhere and nowhere: a German electrical company's ad featuring Tom and Jerry; a trash-strewn airplane interior; a naked fashion model with wide tan lines; a detail of a Victorian dummy; "super-tech" eyelashes by MAC; a naked woman with her toes in a skeleton's eye and nose sockets; a Mapplethorpe photograph of two leather men; a sweet ceramic puppy; a snow field; a crashed VW beetle; and much, much more. You can't even imagine how much more.

PUBLISHER
LES PRESSES DU REEL

BOOK FORMAT
Paperback, 6.5 x 9 in. / 194 pgs / illustrated throughout.

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PUB DATE 4/1/2006
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CATALOG: SPRING 2006 p. 141   

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Ingar Krauss: PortraitsIngar Krauss: Portraits

Published by Hatje Cantz Publishers.
Essay by Erdmann Ziegler. Introduction by Vince Aletti.

Without exception, Ingar Krauss's photographs, moving formal portraits in faded gray and sepia tones, are all of children and teenagers. The subjects look serious, proud, unapproachable, remote and sometimes defiant--both essentially childlike and more mature than they ought to be. The photographer finds his models at home and on his travels to typical childhood institutions of former Eastern Bloc countries: summer camps, Socialist clubhouses for Young Pioneers, and orphanages. Conditions there explain some of the work's timelessly melancholy tone, which the artist fortifies by printing on old photographic paper produced in Eastern Europe. Krauss, born in 1965 in Berlin, had his solo debut in Germany in 2002 and has since shown in New York each of the last three years. This beautifully printed book is his first.

PUBLISHER
HATJE CANTZ PUBLISHERS

BOOK FORMAT
Hardcover, 8.5 x 11 in. / 102 pgs / 38 duotone.

PUBLISHING STATUS
PUB DATE 2/1/2006
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CATALOG: SPRING 2006 p. 87   

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STATUS: Out of print | 11/28/2010

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David HilliardDavid Hilliard

Published by Aperture.
Essay by Charlotte Cotton. Interview by Vince Aletti.

David Hilliard's vibrant color photographs, usually triptychs or larger compositions, present elaborate narratives exploring a range of themes and situations, from the awkwardness of adolescence to masculinity disarmed. Formally, these staged photographs share the style of contemporary photographers like Gregory Crewdson and Anna Gaskell, among others. Yet Hilliard draws less from the realm of the fantastic and instead looks to his immediate surroundings to draw inspiration, as he deftly fuses autobiography with fiction to engage a host of complex ideas. This lush monograph is the first major publication of Hilliard's work. Included are works from the artist's ongoing series of his father that demonstrate Hilliard's ability to tangle fact with fiction as the resulting images, underscored by the artist's wry outlook on the world, convey a distinct poignancy. Other works engage issues of intimacy, homoeroticism and identity. The resulting scenes are as often elegiac as they are comical, always orchestrated with precision, and with a marriage of form and content that work together to immerse the viewer in the visual narrative.

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APERTURE

BOOK FORMAT
Hardcover, 15 x 8.75 in. / 96 pgs / 50 color.

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PUB DATE 6/15/2005
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Snapshots: The Eye Of the CenturySnapshots: The Eye Of the Century

Published by Hatje Cantz Publishers.
Edited by Christian Skrein. Essays by Carl Aigner, Christian Skrein and Vince Aletti. Preface by Peter Noever.

“You press the button, we do the rest.” Kodak used this slogan in ads for the first box cameras, introduced by George Eastman in 1888. From then on, virtually anyone could take pictures--the snapshot was born! Without exception, the amateur photos presented in Snapshots: The Eye of the Century capture what are essentially ordinary moments--yet every trace of banality disappears once they are removed from the context of personal biography. Sometimes the moment is right, and art just “happens,” in the form of double or multiple exposures, slipped horizons, or curious details that enter the picture frame because the camera moved just as the shutter was released. Christian R. Skrein-Bumballa, an artist and a former professional photographer, has tracked down and collected thousands of these treasures, which can be viewed as part of our visual heritage. His impressive selection of photographs is here arranged thematically, and at its heart we find the essentials of the human condition: joy and pain, visualized in the decisive moment in which history stands still for a fraction of a second. Snapshots features the most aesthetically notable and otherwise curious photographs from the S.A.S. Snapshots Archiv Skrein, a collection of nearly one million snapshots from all over the world.

PUBLISHER
HATJE CANTZ PUBLISHERS

BOOK FORMAT
Hardcover, 6.75 x 9.25 in. / 544 pgs / 720 color / 30 bw.

PUBLISHING STATUS
PUB DATE 6/2/2004
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CATALOG: SPRING 2004

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STATUS: Out of print | 11/25/2008

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The Book Of 101 BooksThe Book Of 101 Books

Seminal Photographic Books of the Twentieth Century, LIMITED EDITION

Published by Roth Horowitz, LLC.
Edited by Andrew Roth. Essays by Vince Aletti, Richard Benson, May Castleberry, Jeffrey Fraenkel, David Levi Strauss, Daido Moriyama, Shelley Rice and Neville Wakefield.

The history of the photographic book goes back more than a century; early on, the medium of photography and the book format were understood to relate to each other on both technical and aesthetic levels. The examples of truly great combinations of photographic image and text, great design and typography bound together as books are numerous, and make up an impressive artistic, social and documentary statement of the twentieth century. Writer and rare book expert Andrew Roth has selected for this volume a group of 101 of the best photography books ever published: books that bring all of the elements of great bookmaking together to create, ultimately, a thing of beauty, a work of art. Mostly made up of publications in which the photographs were meant to be seen in book form, as opposed to approaching the book as merely a repository of images, this list includes many artists and titles that will be familiar to the collector, but also not a few surprises. Chronologically, the first book is Volume One of Edward Curtis's seminal 1907 The North American Indian, and the last is David LaChapelle's LaChapelle Land from 1996. In between are books by Walker Evans and Berenice Abbott, Atget and Brassai, Robert Frank and Garry Winogrand, and many other seminal photographers from all over the world. Each book in the catalogue receives a double page spread which includes publication information, several image spreads and a short text. But The Book of 101 Books is much more than simply an annotated and illustrated catalogue. Six important new essays on a variety of related topics from respected scholars, critics and artists are included as well: here you will find Richard Benson on the history of printing techniques, Shelley Rice on the societal significance of photography books, May Castleberry on reprints, exhibitions and keeping books alive for the public; Daido Moriyama on his personal memories of making his classic Bye Bye Photography, Dear, Neville Wakefield on the particular attributes of one of the most recent books in this group, Richard Prince's 1995 Adult Comedy Action Drama and Jeffrey Fraenkel on the myriad perils of publishing photography books. The catalogue entries themselves are written by the well known critics Vince Aletti and David Levi Strauss. Taken together, the depth and beauty of these essays and images will make The Book of 101 Books both an essential reference and an aesthetically compelling object.

PUBLISHER
ROTH HOROWITZ, LLC

BOOK FORMAT
Slipcased, 9.5 x 11.5 in. / 320 pgs / 500 color.

PUBLISHING STATUS
PUB DATE 9/2/2001
Out of print

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CATALOG: FALL 2001

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ISBN 9780967077451 TRADE
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STATUS: Out of print | 9/22/2009

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The Book Of 101 BooksThe Book Of 101 Books

Seminal Photographic Books of the Twentieth Century, Deluxe Edition

Published by Roth Horowitz, LLC.
Photographs by Daido Moriyama. Edited by Vince Aletti, Jeffrey Fraenkel, Andrew Roth. Text by May Castleberry, Shelley Rice, Richard Benson, Neville Wakefield, David Levi Strauss.

The history of the photographic book goes back more than a century; early on, the medium of photography and the book format were understood to relate to each other on both technical and aesthetic levels. The examples of truly great combinations of photographic image and text, great design and typography bound together as books are numerous, and make up an impressive artistic, social and documentary statement of the twentieth century. Writer and rare book expert Andrew Roth has selected for this volume a group of 101 of the best photography books ever published: books that bring all of the elements of great bookmaking together to create, ultimately, a thing of beauty, a work of art. Mostly made up of publications in which the photographs were meant to be seen in book form, as opposed to approaching the book as merely a repository of images, this list includes many artists and titles that will be familiar to the collector, but also not a few surprises. Chronologically, the first book is Volume One of Edward Curtis's seminal 1907 The North American Indian, and the last is David LaChapelle's LaChapelle Land from 1996. In between are books by Walker Evans and Berenice Abbott, Atget and Brassai, Robert Frank and Garry Winogrand, and many other seminal photographers from all over the world. Each book in the catalogue receives a double page spread which includes publication information, several image spreads and a short text. But The Book of 101 Books is much more than simply an annotated and illustrated catalogue. Six important new essays on a variety of related topics from respected scholars, critics and artists are included as well: here you will find Richard Benson on the history of printing techniques, Shelley Rice on the societal significance of photography books, May Castleberry on reprints, exhibitions and keeping books alive for the public; Daido Moriyama on his personal memories of making his classic Bye Bye Photography, Dear, Neville Wakefield on the particular attributes of one of the most recent books in this group, Richard Prince's 1995 Adult Comedy Action Drama and Jeffrey Fraenkel on the myriad perils of publishing photography books. The catalogue entries themselves are written by the well known critics Vince Aletti and David Levi Strauss. Taken together, the depth and beauty of these essays and images will make The Book of 101 Books both an essential reference and an aesthetically compelling object.

PUBLISHER
ROTH HOROWITZ, LLC

BOOK FORMAT
Slipcased, 9.5 x 11.5 in. / 320 pgs / 500 color.

PUBLISHING STATUS
PUB DATE 9/2/2001
Out of print

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CATALOG: FALL 2001

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ISBN 9780967077468 SDNR30
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STATUS: Out of print | 9/22/2009

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The Book Of 101 BooksThe Book Of 101 Books

Seminal Photographic Books of the Twentieth Century

Published by Roth Horowitz, LLC.
Edited by Andrew Roth. Essays by Vince Aletti, Richard Benson, May Castleberry, Jeffrey Fraenkel, David Levi Strauss, Daido Moriyama, Shelley Rice and Neville Wakefield.

The history of the photographic book goes back well more than a century; the medium of photography and the book format were understood very early on to relate to each other on both technical and aesthetic levels. The examples of truly great combinations of photographic image and text, great design and typography bound together as books are numerous, and make up an impressive artistic, social, and documentary statement of the 20th century. Writer and rare book expert Andrew Roth has selected for this volume a group of 101 of the best photography books ever published: books that bring all of the elements of great bookmaking together to create, ultimately, a thing of beauty, a work of art. Mostly made up of publications in which the photographs were meant to be seen in book form, as opposed to the book being merely a repository of images, this list includes many artists and titles that will be familiar to the collector, but also not a few surprises. Chronologically, the first book is Volume One of Edward Curtis's seminal 1907 The North American Indian, the last is David LaChapelle's LaChapelle Land from 1996, and in between are books by Walker Evans and Berenice Abbott, Atget and Brassai, Robert Frank and Garry Winogrand, and many other seminal photographers from all over the world. Each book in the catalogue receives a double page spread including publication information, several image spreads, and a short text about it. The Book of 101 Books, however, is far more than simply an annotated and illustrated catalogue. Six important new essays on a variety of related topics from respected scholars, critics, and artists are included as well: here you will find Richard Benson on the history of printing techniques, Shelley Rice on the societal significance of photography books, May Castleberry on reprints, exhibitions, and keeping books alive for the public; Daido Moriyama on his personal memories of making his classic Bye Bye Photography, Dear, Neville Wakefield on the particular attributes of one of the most recent books in this group: Richard Princeís 1995 Adult Comedy Action Drama, and Jeffrey Fraenkel on the myriad perils of publishing photography books. The catalogue entries themselves are written by the well known critics Vince Aletti and David Levi Strauss. Taken together, the depth and beauty of these essays and images makes The Book of 101 Books both an essential reference and an aesthetically compelling object.

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PUBLISHER
ROTH HOROWITZ, LLC

BOOK FORMAT
Hardcover, 9.5 x 11.5 in. / 320 pgs / 500 color

PUBLISHING STATUS
PUB DATE 8/2/2001
Out of print

DISTRIBUTION
D.A.P. EXCLUSIVE
CATALOG: FALL 2001

PRODUCT DETAILS
ISBN 9780967077444 TRADE
LIST PRICE: $85.00 CDN $85.00

AVAILABILITY
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STATUS: Out of print | 12/19/2005

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