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Our staff selection of the very best photography books, both new and classic reissues published this year, for the photo buff on your gift list

NEW AND CLASSIC PHOTOBOOKS

Stephen Shore

THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART

Stephen Shore

Organized into 60 thematic sections, this magisterial volume provides a complete overview of Shore's career—from the early portraits of Warhol's Factory to his latest Instagram images

One of the most influential photographers of our time, Stephen Shore has often been categorized as one of a group of artists of the 1970s who captured American popular culture in straightforward, unglamorous color images. While this is true, it is only part of the story: [more]

Hbk, 10.5 x 9 in. / 336 pgs / 450 color.
ISBN 9781633450486
Publication Date: 11/21/2017

in stock  $75.00

Autophoto: Cars & Photography, 1900 to Now

FONDATION CARTIER POUR L'ART CONTEMPORAIN / EDITIONS XAVIER BARRAL

Autophoto: Cars & Photography, 1900 to Now

The camera’s romance with the car: a photo history

Autophoto explores photography's longstanding and generative relationship to the automobile. Since its invention, the automobile has reshaped our landscape, extended our geographic horizons and radically altered our conception of space and time, influencing the practice of photographers worldwide.
The book shows how the car provided photographers with new subject matter and a new way of exploring the world. It brings together 500 works [more]

Hbk, 8.25 x 10.25 in. / 464 pgs / 300 color / 300 duotone.
ISBN 9782869251311
Publication Date: 7/25/2017

in stock  $65.00

Jim Marshall: Peace

REEL ART PRESS

Jim Marshall: Peace

The life of a symbol, in the streets and on the subway—a plea for a peaceful world

Jim Marshall: Peace collects the beloved photographer’s previously unseen peace” photographs, taken mainly between 1961 and 1968. Photographing across America, Marshall charted the life of a symbol, documenting how the peace sign went from holding a specific anti-nuclear meaning to serving as a broad, internationally recognized symbol for peace. Marshall captured street graffiti in the [more]

Hbk, 6.75 x 9.25 in. / 128 pgs / 120 b&w.
ISBN 9781909526488
Publication Date: 9/26/2017

in stock  $29.95

Joel Meyerowitz: Cézanne's Objects

DAMIANI

Joel Meyerowitz: Cézanne's Objects

Meyerowitz brilliantly demonstrates how Cézanne’s studio and its contents enhanced the flatness of his paintings

Some years ago, while working on a book commission about Provence, Joel Meyerowitz visited Cézanne’s studio in Aix-en-Provence. While there, he experienced a flash of understanding about Cézanne’s art. Cézanne had painted the studio walls a dark gray, mixing the color himself. Consequently, every object in the studio seemed to be absorbed into the gray of the [more]

Clth, 10 x 12.5 in. / 116 pgs / 65 color.
ISBN 9788862085649
Publication Date: 9/26/2017

in stock  $50.00

William Henry Fox Talbot and the Promise of Photography

CARNEGIE MUSEUM OF ART

William Henry Fox Talbot and the Promise of Photography

With rarely seen images, this handsome, affordable volume shows Talbot's wide-ranging interests

This beautiful publication serves as a primer on the work of William Henry Fox Talbot, a true interdisciplinary innovator who drew on his knowledge of art, botany, chemistry and optics to become one of the inventors of photography in 1839. Talbot’s photogenic drawings” (photograms), calotypes and salted paper prints are some of the first-ever examples of images captured on paper.

Accompanying [more]

Hbk, 8.5 x 10 in. / 96 pgs / 40 color.
ISBN 9780880390606
Publication Date: 11/21/2017

in stock  $25.00

Photography at MoMA: 1840 to 1920

THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART

Photography at MoMA: 1840 to 1920

Photography at MoMA: 1840 to 1920 is the final volume in a set of three books that together present a new and comprehensive history of photography through works in The Museum of Modern Art’s collection.

Illustrated with over 400 reproductions, the book charts the photographic medium from early examples in the 1840s through its participation in international art movements such as Pictorialism and modernism. An in-depth introduction is followed by eight chapters [more]

Hbk, 9.5 x 12 in. / 416 pgs / 390 color.
ISBN 9781633450288
Publication Date: 9/26/2017

in stock  $75.00

Harold Edgerton: Seeing the Unseen

STEIDL/MIT MUSEUM, CAMBRIDGE

Harold Edgerton: Seeing the Unseen

Edgerton invented the electronic flash, capturing what the human eye cannot see

Harold Edgerton was an engineer, educator, explorer and entrepreneur, as well as a revolutionary photographer—in the words of his former student and Life photographer Gjon Mili, an American original.” Edgerton’s photos combine exceptional engineering talent with aesthetic sensibility, and this book presents more than 100 of his most exemplary works.

Seeing the Unseen contains iconic photos from the beloved milk drops [more]

Clth, 9.5 x 12.5 in. / 224 pgs / 40 color / 70 b&w.
ISBN 9783958293083
Publication Date: 1/23/2018

$49.95

Tina Modotti: Photographer & Revolutionary

LA FáBRICA

Tina Modotti: Photographer & Revolutionary

Between politics and form: the life and work of Tina Modotti

The apt subtitle of this award-winning biography, Photographer & Revolutionary, sums up the creative tensions that characterized Tina Modotti’s life and brief photographic career. Active as a photographer for only nine years, Modotti was pulled between formal and social concerns. Producing striking modernist compositions of everyday objects, photojournalism of poverty and conflict, and portraits of celebrities and common people alike, [more]

Pbk, 6 x 9 in. / 288 pgs / 130 b&w.
ISBN 9788416248834
Publication Date: 8/22/2017

in stock  $32.00

Rediscovering an American Community of Color: The Photographs of William Bullard, 1897–1917

WORCESTER ART MUSEUM

Rediscovering an American Community of Color: The Photographs of William Bullard, 1897–1917

An invaluable record of African American lives in the aftermath of Emancipation and Reconstruction

This book presents a photographic narrative of African American and Native American migration and resettlement in the aftermath of Emancipation and Reconstruction. Taken between 1897 and 1917 by itinerant photographer William Bullard of Worcester, Massachusetts, these photographs address larger themes involving race in American history, many of which remain relevant today: the story of people of color claiming [more]

Pbk, 9 x 11.75 in. / 128 pgs / 130 color.
ISBN 9780998681733
Publication Date: 11/21/2017

in stock  $38.00

Gordon Parks: The Flavio Story

STEIDL / THE GORDON PARKS FOUNDATION

Gordon Parks: The Flavio Story

The extraordinary story of one Life photo-essay by Gordon Parks and its impact

This book explores a once-popular picture story by Gordon Parks and the extraordinary chain of events it prompted. Published in Life magazine in June 1961 as Poverty: Freedom’s Fearful Foe,” this empathetic photo-essay profiled the da Silva family, living in a hillside favela near a wealthy enclave of Rio de Janeiro. Focused primarily on the eldest son Flavio, an [more]

Clth, 9.75 x 11.5 in. / 160 pgs / 50 color / 150 b&w.
ISBN 9783958293441
Publication Date: 1/23/2018

$45.00





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