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Aby Warburg: Bilderatlas Mnemosyne
Text by Roberto Ohrt, Axel Heil, Bernd Scherer, Bill Sherman, Claudia Wedepohl.

Accompanying the first ever English-language publication of legendary German art historian Aby Warburg’s (1866-1929) Bilderatlas Mnemosyne, this commentary volume provides an explication of each of the panels constituting Warburg’s modernist masterpiece. The Bilderatlas Mnemosyne was >>more

Hatje Cantz
ISBN 9783775746953
US $75.00 CAN $105.00 TRADE
Hbk, 7 x 9.75 in. / 600 pgs / 200 color.
Pub Date: 11/30/2021 Awaiting stock

Danny Lyon: American Blood
Edited with introduction by Randy Kennedy. Conversations with Hugh Edwards, Nan Goldin, Susan Meiselas.

“From the beginning, even before he left the University of Chicago and headed south to take up a position as the first staff photographer for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, Danny Lyon dreamed of being >>more

Karma Books, New York
ISBN 9781949172454
US $35.00 CAN $49.00 TRADE
Hbk, 6.5 x 9.25 in. / 396 pgs / 16 color / 57 b&w.
Pub Date: 02/02/2021 In stock

Dayanita Singh: Book of Books
Text by Simrat Dugal, Gerhard Steidl.

Is it a book, an exhibition, a catalog of the exhibition? Is it mass-produced? Is it unique? Dayanita Singh (born 1961) is a book artist who stretches the imagination of what a book can be, >>more

ISBN 9783958299085
US $45.00 CAN $63.00 TRADE
Pbk, 5.5 x 8.25 in. / 160 pgs / 90 color.
Pub Date: 02/01/2022 Awaiting stock

The Impossibility of Silence: Writing for Designers, Artists & Photographers
By Ian Lynam.

Despite the seemingly common expectation that art should be able to speak for itself, creators are often asked to explain the process behind their work, their experiences in their vocation, and, perhaps most dauntingly, the >>more

Onomatopee Projects
ISBN 9789493148390
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Pbk, 4 x 7 in. / 212 pgs / 39 b&w.
Pub Date: 02/09/2021 In stock



A Progressive Bauhaus Legacy
Edited by Wolfgang Thöner, Claudia Perren. Text by Wolfgang Thöner, Christin Müller-Wenzel.

When the Bauhaus departed Dessau in 1932, there was no Bauhaus collection left in its wake. Apart from the files in the city archive, some works in the Anhaltische Gemäldegalerie and artworks in private hands, >>more

Spector Books
ISBN 9783959052788
US $30.00 CAN $42.00 TRADE
Pbk, 6.75 x 9.5 in. / 112 pgs / 90 color.
Pub Date: 02/11/2020 In stock

Abbas to Yuki
Edited by Anthony Huberman.

Ordered alphabetically without installation images, this anthology of essays is published for exhibitions at the CCA Wattis Institute in San Francisco between 2014 and 2019, and celebrates the wide range of voices in these curatorial >>more

Mousse Publishing
ISBN 9788867494002
US $30.00 CAN $42.00 FLAT40
Pbk, 7.25 x 8.50 in. / 464 pgs / 200 b&w.
Pub Date: 04/21/2020 In stock

Amuse-bouche: The Taste of Art
Text by Antje Baecker, Ralf Beil, Marisa Benjamim, Felix Broecker, et al.

How do we describe taste, among all of our senses? And how are perceptions of taste created in the first place? Can taste be manipulated? What role does the experience of taste play in social >>more

Hatje Cantz
ISBN 9783775746397
US $32.00 CAN $45.00 TRADE
Pbk, 6.5 x 9.25 in. / 144 pgs / 30 color.
Pub Date: 05/12/2020 In 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

Camera Austria
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
US $40.00 CAN $55.00 TRADE
Pbk, 9.5 x 11 in. / 322 pgs / 190 color / 160 b&w.
Pub Date: 08/20/2019 In 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 In stock

Looking at Photography
By Stephen Frailey.

In 1973, John Szarkowski, the revered director of photography at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, published his classic volume Looking at Photographs: 100 Pictures from the Collection of The Museum of Modern Art, >>more

ISBN 9788862087025
US $45.00 CAN $63.00 TRADE
Hbk, 6.75 x 8.75 in. / 204 pgs / 100 color.
Pub Date: 04/07/2020 In 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 Out of 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

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

One pairs artists and writers to think about this question. Eight photographers—Marco Breuer, Thomas Joshua Cooper, John Gossage, Trevor Paglen, Alison Rossiter, Victoria Sambunaris, Rebecca Norris Webb and James Welling—were asked to submit one image >>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
US $25.00 CAN $34.50 TRADE
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.

Illustrated with over 400 reproductions, the book charts the photographic medium from early examples in the 1840s through its participation in international art movements such as Pictorialism and modernism. An in-depth introduction is followed by >>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 Editoriale
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.

By highlighting specific creative approaches and studying the sites and collective platforms that enable these practices, this book examines the critical mass that has gathered across generations of African image-makers and lens-based artists. In accentuating >>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
US $29.95 CAN $39.95 TRADE
Pbk, 7.25 x 9.5 in. / 100 pgs / illustrated throughout.
Pub Date: 03/24/2015 Out of stock

Stockhausen Serves Imperialism and Other Articles
By Cornelius Cardew. Text by Rod Eley, John Tilbury.

Originally published in 1974, Stockhausen Serves Imperialism is a collection of essays by the English avant-garde composer Cornelius Cardew that provides a Marxist and class critique of two of the more revered composers of the >>more

Primary Information
ISBN 9781732098695
US $20.00 CAN $28.00 TRADE
Pbk, 5.5 x 8.75 in. / 126 pgs.
Pub Date: 03/24/2020 In stock

The Book of Images
Text by Erik Kessels, Stefano Stoll.

Dutch collector and photographer Erik Kessels (born 1966) is well-known for his image anthology series In Almost Every Picture. In the Book of Images, he organizes an overview of international contemporary photography, following the Vevey >>more

Walther König, Köln
ISBN 9783960986492
US $65.00 CAN $92.00 FLAT40
Clth, 9.25 x 12.75 in. / 352 pgs / 900 color / 50 b&w.
Pub Date: 04/21/2020 In stock

The Imaginary Republic
Edited with text by Brandon LaBelle. Text by Tatiana Fiodorova, Sala Manca, Octavio Camargo, Joulia Strauss, Gerald Raunig, Rhiannon Firth, Hélène Frichot, Raimar Stange, Manuela Zechner.

The Imaginary Republic is an artistic research project focusing on questions of social practice and political subjectivity. In particular, it considers the creative and restless imaginaries underpinning our political selves and argues for a deeper >>more

Errant Bodies Press
ISBN 9780997874457
US $23.00 CAN $33.00 FLAT40
Pbk, 8.25 x 11.5 in. / 120 pgs / 15 color / 40 b&w.
Pub Date: 08/11/2020 In stock

The Impressionists and Photography
Text by Paloma Alarcó.

From the first announcement in 1839 of the daguerreotype process at a joint meeting of the French Academy of Sciences and the Académie des Beaux-Arts, photography found itself suspended uneasily between science and the arts, >>more

Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza
ISBN 9788417173340
US $68.00 CAN $95.00 TRADE
Hbk, 8 x 11 in. / 288 pgs / 140 color / 50 b&w.
Pub Date: 02/11/2020 In 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

The Pragmatism in the History of Art
By Molly Nesbit.

First published in 2013 and quickly going out of print, Molly Nesbit’s The Pragmatism in the History of Art traces the questions that modern art history and theory has used to make sense of the >>more

Inventory Press
ISBN 9781941753279
US $30.00 CAN $42.00 TRADE
Hbk, 6 x 9 in. / 128 pgs / 15 color / 17 b&w.
Pub Date: 08/04/2020 In stock

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

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 of Images is a miniature classic in both the photobook >>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: 01/21/2020 In stock

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

The work of Oscar Rejlander (1813–75), Julia Margaret Cameron (1815–79), Lewis Carroll (1832–98) and Lady Clementina Hawarden (1822–65) embodies the very best of photography from the Victorian era. These giants of 19th-century photography experimented with >>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
US $39.95 CAN $50.00 TRADE
Paperback, 7.75 x 10 in. / 600 pgs / 95 color / 225 b&w.
Pub Date: 11/01/2007 Not available


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