Photography Book Gift Guide

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


This Is Mars


This Is Mars This Is Mars offers a previously unseen vision of the red planet. Located somewhere between art and science, the book brings together for the first time a series of panoramic images recently sent back by the U.S. observation satellite MRO (Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter). Since its arrival in orbit in 2006, MRO and its HiRISE telescope have been mapping Mars’ surface in a series of exceptionally detailed images that reveal all the [more]

Hbk, 11.5 x 13.75 in. / 272 pgs / 150 tritone.
ISBN 9781597112581
Publication Date: 10/31/2013


Mitch Dobrowner: Storms


Mitch Dobrowner: Storms Mitch Dobrowner has been chasing storms since 2009, traveling throughout Western and Midwestern America to capture nature in its full fury. Making photographs in the tradition of Ansel Adams, to the highest standard of craftsmanship, Dobrowner creates extraordinary black-and-white images of monsoons, tornados and massive thunderstorms conjure awe and wonder. As Dobrowner states in the book's afterword, "I experience storms as living beings, organic things, both rational and unpredictable in the [more]

Hbk, 14 x 10 in. / 96 pgs / 51 duotone.
ISBN 9781597112307
Publication Date: 9/30/2013


Jacques Henri Lartigue: A Sporting Life


Jacques Henri Lartigue: A Sporting Life Jacques Henri Lartigue was fascinated by the ascent of sport in the early twentieth century as a fashionable pastime for the middle classes, and was himself a keen sportsman. Lartigue’s entirely unposed photographs, presented album-style in this gorgeous, luxurious and delightful volume, capture both the joyous exuberance of amateur sports--racing, skiing, tennis, gymnastics, hang gliding--and the particular character of its popularity in the first half of the twentieth century. Lartigue is [more]

Clth, 11.5 x 11.5 in. / 272 pgs / 170 color.
ISBN 9782330016111
Publication Date: 10/31/2013

in stock  $75.00

Dennis Hopper: On the Road


Dennis Hopper: On the Road Director, actor, photographer, artist and art collector, Dennis Hopper was a man of diverse talents who intersected with countless key moments in American culture--particularly, and most famously, in the 1960s. Hopper’s great gifts as a photographer are well established, with many of his images having entered public consciousness. This handsomely produced volume looks at Hopper’s photography throughout its glory years, from 1961 to 1967. In these years, Hopper carried a camera [more]

Pbk, 9.75 x 12.5 in. / 273 pgs / 16 color / 158 tritone.
ISBN 9788494024948
Publication Date: 9/30/2013


Enrico Natali: Detroit 1968


Enrico Natali: Detroit 1968 Detroit 1968 was first published in 1972 under the title New American People, and was the subject of Enrico Natali’s 1969 solo exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago. In his introduction to the 1972 edition, Hugh Edwards, former Curator of Photography at the Art Institute of Chicago, wrote: All the photographs in the present collection were taken in 1967–1970 in Detroit, which in no way restricts their presentation as a [more]

Clth, 10 x 10.5 in. / 152 pgs / 102 duotone.
ISBN 9780983587040
Publication Date: 11/30/2013


Brad Elterman: Dog Dance


Brad Elterman: Dog Dance Photographer Brad Elterman (born 1956) was at the center of Los Angeles’ late 1970s and early 80s punk scene. He was backstage at the most legendary of concerts and present at the craziest parties. Among the stars Brad circulated with were Joan Jett, Bob Dylan, Duran Duran, The Dead Boys, Blondie and the Ramones; other celebrities from that era who crossed his lens include Michael Jackson, Dolly Parton and John Travolta. [more]

Hbk, 6.5 x 9.5 in. / 96 pgs / 20 color / 115 b&w.
ISBN 9788862082976
Publication Date: 9/30/2013

in stock  $35.00

Richard Kern: Contact High


Richard Kern: Contact High This book harkens back to the halcyon days of photographer and filmmaker Richard Kern’s youth. Edited by Jesse Pearson, editor of Nudity Today and Apology Magazine, Contact High couldn’t have a simpler premise--it’s all about naked girls smoking weed. This cheeky and playful collection of portraits recalls a time in Kern’s life when, he says, I spent a lot of time with my friends smoking pot, listening to music, running around [more]

Pbk, 10.75 x 14 in. / 96 pgs / 90 color.
ISBN 9781939799043
Publication Date: 9/30/2013


Grand Tour: A Photographic Journey Through Goethe's Italy


Grand Tour: A Photographic Journey Through Goethe's Italy In the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, an extended trip to Italy--“the land where the lemon trees blossom, the golden oranges glowing amid dark foliage,” as Goethe famously described it--was considered an indispensable part of a young gentleman’s education. On arduous coach journeys, these adventurous youths would travel to Florence, Venice, Rome and Naples, taking in the antiquities, the architecture and the landscape, receiving en route a practical education in Roman civilization. [more]

Hbk, 13 x 19 in. / 144 pgs / 60 color.
ISBN 9783775736183
Publication Date: 10/31/2013

in stock  $150.00

Color Rush


Color Rush Today color photography is so ubiquitous that it’s hard to believe there was a time when this was not the case. Color Rush explores the developments that led us to this point, looking at the way color photographs circulated and appeared at the time of their making. From magazine pages to gallery walls, from advertisements to photojournalism, Color Rush charts the history of color photography in the United States from the [more]

Hbk, 9.5 x 11.5 in. / 288 pgs / 260 color.
ISBN 9781597112260
Publication Date: 4/30/2013


Imogen Cunningham


Imogen Cunningham Throughout her long life, Imogen Cunningham was tireless and exemplary in her pursuit of new developments in photography and in the expansion of her own practice. An inspiration to several successive generations, she reinvented the genres of botanical photography, street photography, nudes and portraiture, and expanded the possibilities of the double exposure. This publication celebrates the rich diversity of this modernist pioneer, covering Cunningham’s entire seven-decade career--from her abstract shots of [more]

Clth, 9.5 x 11.75 in. / 262 pgs / 220 duotone.
ISBN 9781938922060
Publication Date: 1/31/2013



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