DATE 7/18/2024

Join us at the San Francisco Art Book Fair, 2024!

DATE 7/18/2024

History and healing in Calida Rawles' 'Away with the Tides'

DATE 7/16/2024

Join us at the Atlanta Gift & Home Summer Market 2024

DATE 7/15/2024

In 'Gordon Parks: Born Black,' a personal report on a decade of Black revolt

DATE 7/14/2024

Familiar Trees presents a marathon reading of Bernadette Mayer's 'Memory'

DATE 7/11/2024

Early 20th-century Japanese graphic design shines in 'Songs for Modern Japan'

DATE 7/8/2024

For 1970s beach vibe, you can’t do better than Joel Sternfeld’s ‘Nags Head’

DATE 7/5/2024

Celebrate summer with Tony Caramanico’s Montauk Surf Journals

DATE 7/4/2024

For love, and for country

DATE 7/1/2024

Enter the dream space of Francesca Woodman and Julia Margaret Cameron

DATE 7/1/2024

Summertime Staff Picks, 2024!

DATE 6/30/2024

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DATE 6/28/2024

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Featured image is reproduced from

What's not to love about Germans, vintage photography and Polar Bears?

Featured image is reproduced from Polar Bears, the infectious new book of German vintage photography from Jochen Raiss, the collector behind perennial bestseller Women in Trees. "It is said that in times of climate change, the polar bear is the most popular animal in the world," Norbert Thomma writes. "In the 1920s, people presumably had less sympathy for it, but it was admired for its savage exoticism. It is not known who first came up with the idea of photographs of people posing with polar bears. A successful ad campaign by Steiff, the German manufacturer of stuffed animals, may have provided the inspiration, or maybe it was billboards for a large zoo. Jochen Raiss… considers both theses improbable. He believes some clever photographer at a seaside resort on the Baltic Sea must have been the first to discover polar bears as a business model, had his assistant get into a costume, and take photographs at popular tourist sites, which were then quickly developed by a second assistant." See other Staff Pick Stocking Stuffers here!

Polar Bears

Polar Bears

Hatje Cantz
Hbk, 5 x 7 in. / 112 pgs / 52 color.

$13.95  free shipping

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