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Photoworks

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

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Out of print

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Catalog: FALL 2003

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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/PlanÀte 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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Gasoline and Magic

GASOLINE AND MAGIC

Edited by Hilar Stadler, Martin Stollenwerk.

EDITION PATRICK FREY

ISBN: 9783905929881
USD $60.00
| CAN $85

Pub Date: 2/1/2015
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Muhammad Ali, Zurich, 26.12.1971

MUHAMMAD ALI, ZURICH, 26.12.1971

Edited by Eric Bachmann.

EDITION PATRICK FREY

ISBN: 9783905929645
USD $75.00
| CAN $105

Pub Date: 7/1/2015
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50 anniversaries

50 ANNIVERSARIES

Edited by Freek Lomme.

ONOMATOPEE

ISBN: 9789491677830
USD $18.00
| CAN $24.95

Pub Date: 11/11/2017
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Balanchine Teaching

BALANCHINE TEACHING

Introduction and photographs by Nancy Lassalle. Text by Suki Schorer.

EAKINS PRESS FOUNDATION/BALLET SOCIETY

ISBN: 9780871301000
USD $25.00
| CAN $34.95 UK £ 22

Pub Date: 11/10/2016
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Love & Hate & Other Mysteries

LOVE & HATE & OTHER MYSTERIES

Introduction by Glenn O'Brien

AUGUST EDITIONS

ISBN: 9780985995850
USD $40.00
| CAN $55 UK £ 35

Pub Date: 1/11/2016
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LC Foto

LC FOTO

By Tim Benton.

LARS MüLLER PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9783037783443
USD $65.00
| CAN $87

Pub Date: 8/15/2013
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Swiss Photobooks from 1927 to the Present

SWISS PHOTOBOOKS FROM 1927 TO THE PRESENT

Edited by Peter Pfrunder.

LARS MüLLER PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9783037782743
USD $120.00
| CAN $160

Pub Date: 12/5/2011
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Inside CERN

INSIDE CERN

By Andri Pol.

LARS MüLLER PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9783037782750
USD $65.00
| CAN $87

Pub Date: 2/27/2014
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From Somewhere to Nowhere

FROM SOMEWHERE TO NOWHERE

By Andreas Seibert.

LARS MüLLER PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9783037781463
USD $54.90
| CAN $72.5

Pub Date: 9/17/2008
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Unfamiliar Familiarities

UNFAMILIAR FAMILIARITIES

Edited by Peter Pfrunder.

LARS MüLLER PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9783037785102
USD $45.00
| CAN $60

Pub Date: 3/25/2017
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The Dirty Colors of Growth

THE DIRTY COLORS OF GROWTH

By Andreas Seibert.

LARS MüLLER PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9783037782958
USD $50.00
| CAN $67.5

Pub Date: 11/25/2012
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Reset--Beyond Fukushima

RESET--BEYOND FUKUSHIMA

Edited by Adriano A. Biondo.

LARS MüLLER PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9783037782927
USD $66.00
| CAN $87.5

Pub Date: 3/25/2012
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