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PUBLISHER
Photoworks

BOOK FORMAT
Hardcover, 6.25 x 7.75 in. / 64 pgs / 35 color

PUBLISHING STATUS
Pub Date
Out of print

DISTRIBUTION
D.A.P. Exclusive
Catalog: FALL 2003

PRODUCT DETAILS
ISBN 9781903796047 TRADE
List Price: $16.00 CAD $20.00

AVAILABILITY
Not available

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PHOTOWORKS

It's Wrong To Wish On Space Hardware

Edited by Gordon MacDonald. Essay by Caroline Smith.

In this unusual book, curator and photographer Gordon MacDonald has brought together the work of contemporary photographers, archival photographs from NASA and astrological images from the 19th century. It's Wrong To Wish on Space Hardware explores the idea of a reality only experienced through photography and visions of a place we can never visit. Key to the spirit of the book is the work of Joan Fontcuberta, whose Constellations first appear to be vast panoramas of a clear night sky, but are in fact photograms of dead insects crushed against a windscreen. Similarly, the photographs in Richard Purdy's series Cr'pe/PlanĄte look like hugely magnified images of distant planets, but are in fact studio pictures of pancakes. The grubby textures of the distant everyday also undermine the visionary in Adam Broomberg and Olivier Chanarin's Star City, which shows the once glorious achievements of the Soviet space program to be held together by disused, bargain-basement technology. Steve Pyke's photographs are the result of a personal quest to meet and photograph the principal characters of NASA's fabulous history. And archival photographs from NASA take on a Hollywood aesthetic, while Victorian constructed images appear to record the wonders of 19th-century astronomy.
It's Wrong To Wish On Space Hardware

STATUS: Out of print | 6/1/2005

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Night Fever: Film and Photography After Dark

NIGHT FEVER: FILM AND PHOTOGRAPHY AFTER DARK

Walther König, Köln

ISBN: 9783753305691
USD $49.95
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Pub Date: 7/2/2024
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Ute Eskildsen & Timm Rautert: Leipzig 1972

UTE ESKILDSEN & TIMM RAUTERT: LEIPZIG 1972

Steidl

ISBN: 9783969992739
USD $75.00
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Pub Date: 10/22/2024
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George Saunders & Joshua Lutz: Orange Blossom Trail

GEORGE SAUNDERS & JOSHUA LUTZ: ORANGE BLOSSOM TRAIL

Image Text Ithaca Press

ISBN: 9781733497152
USD $40.00
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Pub Date: 10/15/2024
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Will Write Soon

WILL WRITE SOON

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ISBN: 9791094060452
USD $35.00
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Pub Date: 9/3/2024
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Peter Hujar Behind the Camera and in the Darkroom

PETER HUJAR BEHIND THE CAMERA AND IN THE DARKROOM

BookCrave Books

ISBN: 9798218371463
USD $50.00
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Pub Date: 11/12/2024
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The Alhambra Lions

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ISBN: 9788410024106
USD $42.00
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Pub Date: 10/1/2024
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Photo Against the Machine

PHOTO AGAINST THE MACHINE

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ISBN: 9782365680912
USD $25.00
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Pub Date: 9/17/2024
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Cinema Cairo Palace

CINEMA CAIRO PALACE

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ISBN: 9786148035630
USD $60.00
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Pub Date: 10/22/2024
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Reframing Photography

REFRAMING PHOTOGRAPHY

MFA Publications, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

ISBN: 9780878468980
USD $50.00
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Pub Date: 11/26/2024
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Peter Pfrunder, Iwan Schumacher: Couples

PETER PFRUNDER, IWAN SCHUMACHER: COUPLES

Edition Patrick Frey

ISBN: 9783907236697
USD $60.00
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Pub Date: 10/15/2024
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Concentric Circles

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Steidl

ISBN: 9783969993750
USD $35.00
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Pub Date: 11/26/2024
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Ken Narula and Rammy Narula: Lost and Found

KEN NARULA AND RAMMY NARULA: LOST AND FOUND

Steidl

ISBN: 9783969993354
USD $45.00
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Pub Date: 11/26/2024
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