Photography Criticism | Theory


The Subversion of Images
By Paul Nougé. Edited by Marcel Marien. Translated by Michael Kasper. Afterword by Xavier Canonne.

This classic surrealist photobook pioneered the imagery of the domestic uncanny

First edited and published by Marcel Marien in 1968 in a limited edition of 230 copies, half a year after Paul Nougé’s death, The Subversion >>more

Wakefield Press
ISBN 9781939663474
US $14.95 CAN $19.95 TRADE
Pbk, 4.5 x 7 in. / 58 pgs / 19 b&w.
Pub Date: 11/19/2019 Awaiting stock



Banking On Images: The Bettmann Archive and Corbis
By Estelle Blaschke. The role of photo agencies remains a blind spot in the history of photography. Emerging in the beginning of the 20th century to satisfy the picture-hunger of modern man (Tschichold), they transformed photography into a >>more

Spector Books
ISBN 9783944669632
US $39.00 CAN $52.50 TRADE
Pbk, 6.5 x 9 in. / 224 pgs / illustrated throughout.
Pub Date: 05/01/2015 In stock

Conversations with Photographers 2008
For the 2008 edition of La Fabrica's handsome boxed set of interviews with photographers, James Casebere speaks with Okwui Enwezor; Marina Abramovic speaks with Jovana Stokic; Jaume Plensa speaks with Doris von Drathen; Per Barclay >>more

La Fábrica
ISBN 9788492498307
US $55.00 CAN $72.50 TRADE
Boxed, Pbk, 6 Vol., 4 x 5.5 in. / 500 pgs / illustrated throughout.
Pub Date: 03/31/2010 Out of stock

Conversations with Photographers 2009
Published annually since 2006, in collaboration with Fundación Telefónica, La Fabrica's Conversations with Photographers series pairs up leading lights in contemporary photography and the visual arts with international curators and fellow artists. Each interview is >>more

La Fábrica
ISBN 9788492498895
US $55.00 CAN $72.50 TRADE
Boxed, Pbk, 6 Vol., 4.5 x 6 in. / 500 pgs / illustrated throughout.
Pub Date: 03/31/2010 Out of stock

Conversations with Photographers 2010
Conversations with Gabriele Basilico, Roberta Valtorta, Luis Gonzalez Palma, Gerardo Mosquera, Anders Petersen. For this third volume in La Fabrica's slipcased pocketbook Conversations with Photographers series, Gabriele Basilico is interviewed by Roberta Valtorta; Luis González Palma by Gerardo Mosquera; Anders Petersen by Nicolás Combarro; David Goldblatt by Katherine >>more

La Fábrica/Fundación Telefónica
ISBN 9788492841981
US $60.00 CAN $79.00 TRADE
Boxed pbk, 4.5 x 6 in. / 500 pgs.
Pub Date: 12/31/2011 In stock

Deep Light
Text by Daniel Spanke. Featuring photographic series by Zofia Kulik, Peter Schlör, Michael Schnabel, Ingolf Timpner and Adam Thompson, this small volume examines the color black--the shade of darkness, of evil, of mourning, the opposite of light, of color >>more

ISBN 9783866780286
US $35.00 CAN $47.50 TRADE
Hardcover, 6.75 x 8.75 in. / 104 pgs / 55 b&w.
Pub Date: 07/01/2007 In stock

Failed Images
By Ernst van Alphen.

Failed Images approaches photography in terms of its divergence from the reality it would claim to show. How does the photograph transform that which exists before the camera? A variety of factors influence the way >>more

ISBN 9789492095459
US $33.95 CAN $45.00 TRADE
Pbk, 6.5 x 9 in. / 288 pgs / 150 b&w.
Pub Date: 06/26/2018 Out of stock

Message from the Darkroom
By Carlo Mollino. Introduction by Fulvio Ferrari . Once upon a time, in the first half of the twentieth century, photography was considered a purely mechanical art--if it was considered an art at all. Carlo Mollino's Message From the Darkroom, originally published in >>more

ISBN 9788889082034
US $240.00 CAN $320.00 TRADE
Hardcover, 9.75 x 13.5 in. / 448 pgs / 14 color 319 b&w / 5 duotone.
Pub Date: 03/01/2007 In stock

OSMOS Magazine: Issue 14
Edited by Cay Sophie Rabinowitz.

OSMOS Magazine is “an art magazine about the use and abuse of photography,” explains founder and editor Cay Sophie Rabinowitz (formerly of Parkett and Fantom). The magazine is divided into thematic sections—some traditional, such as >>more

ISBN 9780990698012
US $25.00 CAN $34.50 TRADE
Pbk, 8.5 x 11 in. / 96 pgs / illustrated throughout.
Pub Date: 04/24/2018 In stock

Obstinacy of Things
Edited with text by Bettina Leidl, Maren Lübbke-Tidow. Preface by Bettina Leidl. Text by Harun Farocki, Martin Prinzhorn.

Showing how the still life has been renewed by recent developments in photography, Obstinacy of Things includes work by Moyra Davey, Tacita Dean, Harun Farocki, Hans-Peter Feldmann, Annette Kelm, Elad Lassry, Zoe Leonard, Laura Letinsky, >>more

Spector Books/ Kunst Haus Wien
ISBN 9783959052610
US $35.00 CAN $49.95 FLAT40
Pbk, 7.75 x 9.5 in. / 248 pgs / 65 color / 39 b&w.
Pub Date: 02/19/2019 In stock

On Photography
Text by Reinhard Braun, Christine Frisinghelli, Christiane Kuhlmann, Maren Lübbke-Tidow, Vaclav Macek.

On Photography traces the artistic and institutional decisions that have influenced the Camera Austria association. Since its founding in the mid-1970s as an association of Austrian photographers, the group has had an important place in >>more

Spector Books
ISBN 9783959052573
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Pbk, 9.5 x 11 in. / 200 pgs / 190 color / 160 b&w.
Pub Date: 08/20/2019 In stock

Text by David Campany, Teju Cole, Christie Davis, John D’Agata, Michael Fried, Darius Himes, Leah Ollman, Laura Steward.

Photography is omnipresent; everyone is photographing everything. How do artists and writers reconcile this voracious urge to photograph with a photographic aesthetic and methodology that has tended to value “less is more”?

One pairs artists and >>more

Radius Books
ISBN 9781942185345
US $25.00 CAN $34.50 TRADE
Pbk, 10 x 12 in. / 64 pgs / 10 color.
Pub Date: 11/21/2017 In stock

Osmos Magazine: Issue 09
Edited by Cay Sophie Rabinowitz, Tom McDonough, Eugenia Bell, et al. Osmos Magazine is “an art magazine about the use and abuse of photography,” explains founder and editor Cay Sophie Rabinowitz (formerly of Parkett and Fantom). The magazine is divided into thematic sections--some traditional, such as >>more

ISBN 9780986166556
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Pbk, 8.5 x 11 in. / 88 pgs / illustrated throughout.
Pub Date: 08/23/2016 In stock

Photography at MoMA: 1840 to 1920
Edited with text by Quentin Bajac, Lucy Gallun, Roxana Marcoci, Sarah Hermanson Meister. Text by Geoffrey Batchen, Michel Frizot, Shelley Rice, Bonnie Yochelson.

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 >>more

The Museum of Modern Art, New York
ISBN 9781633450288
US $75.00 CAN $99.00 TRADE
Hbk, 9.5 x 12 in. / 416 pgs / 390 color.
Pub Date: 09/26/2017 In stock

Realism, Neorealism and Reality: Photographs in Italy 1932–1968
Edited with text by Andrea Busto. Text by Roberta Voltorta, Enrica Viganò.

This substantial publication narrates Italian history between 1932 and 1968 through photographs from the Guido Bertero collection, with works by Robert Capa, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Paul Strand and Walker Evans, among others.


Silvana Editorale
ISBN 9788836635283
US $50.00 CAN $67.50 FLAT40
Pbk, 9 x 12 in. / 288 pgs / 215 b&w.
Pub Date: 09/26/2017 In stock

Recent Histories
Edited with text by Daniela Baumann, Joshua Chuang, Oluremi C. Onabanjo. Texts by Antawan I. Byrd, Emmanuel Iduma, M. Neelika Jayawardane, Allison Moore, Moses Serubiri, Mikhael Subotzky, Drew Thompson, Artur Walther. Contributions by Okwui Enwezor, Artur Walther.

Recent Histories: Contemporary African Photography and Video Art from The Walther Collection unites the perspectives of 14 contemporary artists of African descent, who investigate social identity, questions of belonging and an array of sociopolitical concerns—including >>more

Steidl/The Walther Collection
ISBN 9783958293502
US $65.00 CAN $87.00 TRADE
Clth, 9.75 x 9.75 in. / 304 pgs / 110 color.
Pub Date: 08/22/2017 In stock

Silent Dialogues: Diane Arbus & Howard Nemerov
By Alexander Nemerov. Silent Dialogues, by art historian Alexander Nemerov, is a probing, intimate reflection about photographer Diane Arbus, the author's aunt, and her brother, Pulitzer Prize–winning poet Howard Nemerov, the author's father. "I have no memories of >>more

Fraenkel Gallery
ISBN 9781881337416
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Pbk, 7.25 x 9.5 in. / 100 pgs / illustrated throughout.
Pub Date: 03/24/2015 Out of stock

Take Place
Edited by Helen Westgeest. Text by Kitty Zijlmans, Thomas Crow, Barbara Hooper, Caroline van Eck. For a medium so potentially “disembodied” and transparent, photography can offer a unique capacity to concretize place, especially when used in art installations in which photographs may be assembled from numerous sources and locations. Take >>more

ISBN 9789078088356
US $28.95 CAN $39.50 TRADE
Pbk, 5.25 x 8.25 in. / 288 pgs / 77 b&w.
Pub Date: 02/28/2010 Out of stock

The History of Photography
By Beaumont Newhall. Since its first publication in 1937, this lucid and scholarly chronicle of the history of photography has been hailed as the classic work on the subject. No other book and no other author have managed >>more

The Museum of Modern Art, New York
ISBN 9780870703812
US $39.95 CAN $53.95 TRADE
Pbk, 8 x 11 in. / 320 pgs / 17 color / 287 duotone.
Pub Date: 01/31/2010 Out of stock

The Photographer's Eye
By John Szarkowski. The Photographer's Eye by John Szarkowski is a twentieth-century classic--an indispensable introduction to the visual language of photography. Based on a landmark exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art in 1964, and originally published in >>more

The Museum of Modern Art, New York
ISBN 9780870705274
US $29.95 CAN $39.95 TRADE
Paperback, 8.5 x 9 in. / 156 pgs / 173 duotone.
Pub Date: 03/01/2007 In stock

Victorian Giants
By Phillip Prodger. Foreword by HRH The Duchess of Cambridge.

Oscar Rejlander, Julia Margaret Cameron, Lewis Carroll and Clementina Hawarden embody the very best of Victorian photography

The work of Oscar Rejlander (1813–75), Julia Margaret Cameron (1815–79), Lewis Carroll (1832–98) and Lady Clementina Hawarden (1822–65) embodies >>more

National Portrait Gallery
ISBN 9781855147065
US $49.95 CAN $67.50 TRADE
Hbk, 10.25 x 9 in. / 240 pgs / 180 color / 10 b&w.
Pub Date: 04/24/2018 In stock

Walker Evans: The Interview
Text by Anne Bertrand. Interview by Leslie George Katz. Afterword by Jerry L. Thompson.

In 1971, Art in America published an interview with Walker Evans conducted by Leslie George Katz, writer and publisher of the Eakins Press.
The interview is charming and illuminating in its clarity and candor. Nearing >>more

Eakins Press Foundation
ISBN 9780871300782
US $24.95 CAN $34.95 TRADE
Hbk, 5.25 x 8.25 in. / 64 pgs / 9 duotone.
Pub Date: 05/21/2019 In stock



Ghost Stories: Stray Thoughts on Photography & Film

Errant Bodies Press
ISBN 9781901540079
US $17.95 CAN $20.00 TRADE
Paperback, 5 x 7.75 in. / 160 pgs / 25 b&w.
Pub Date: 03/02/1999 Not available

Searching for Sebald
Edited by Lise Patt. Essays by Richard Crownshaw, Adrian Daub, Lisa Diedrich, Florence Feiereisen, Mattias Frey, Chris Gregory-Guider, Avi Kempinski, Christina Kraenzle, Christa-Maria Lerm Hayes, Anneleen Masschelein, Bettina Mosbach, et al. W.G. Sebald's books are sui generis hybrids of fiction, travelogue, autobiography and historical expos», in which a narrator (both Sebald and not Sebald) comments on the quick blossoming of natural wonders and the long deaths >>more

Institute of Cultural Inquiry
ISBN 9781889917115
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Paperback, 7.75 x 10 in. / 600 pgs / 95 color / 225 b&w.
Pub Date: 11/01/2007 Not available


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