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Our staff selection of the very best photography books, both new and classic reissues published this year, for the photo buff on your gift list

NEW AND CLASSIC PHOTOBOOKS

Stephen Shore

THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, NEW YORK

Stephen Shore

One of the most influential photographers of our time, Stephen Shore has often been categorized as one of a group of artists of the 1970s who captured American popular culture in straightforward, unglamorous color images. While this is true, it is only part of the story: Shore has worked with many forms of photography, switching from cheap automatic cameras to large format in the 1970s, pioneering the use of color film [more]

Hbk, 10.5 x 9 in. / 336 pgs / 450 color.
ISBN 9781633450486
Publication Date: 11/21/2017

in stock  $75.00

Autophoto: Cars & Photography, 1900 to Now

EDITIONS XAVIER BARRAL/FONDATION CARTIER POUR L'ART CONTEMPORAIN

Autophoto: Cars & Photography, 1900 to Now

Autophoto explores photography's longstanding and generative relationship to the automobile. Since its invention, the automobile has reshaped our landscape, extended our geographic horizons and radically altered our conception of space and time, influencing the practice of photographers worldwide.

The book shows how the car provided photographers with new subject matter and a new way of exploring the world. It brings together 500 works made by 100 historical and contemporary artists from around [more]

Hbk, 8.25 x 10.25 in. / 464 pgs / 300 color / 300 duotone.
ISBN 9782869251311
Publication Date: 7/25/2017

in stock  $65.00

Jim Marshall: Peace

REEL ART PRESS

Jim Marshall: Peace

Jim Marshall: Peace collects the beloved photographer’s previously unseen peace” photographs, taken mainly between 1961 and 1968. Photographing across America, Marshall charted the life of a symbol, documenting how the peace sign went from holding a specific anti-nuclear meaning to serving as a broad, internationally recognized symbol for peace. Marshall captured street graffiti in the New York subway, buttons pinned to hippies and students, and West Coast peace rallies held by [more]

Hbk, 6.75 x 9.25 in. / 128 pgs / 120 b&w.
ISBN 9781909526488
Publication Date: 9/26/2017

in stock  $29.95

Joel Meyerowitz: Cézanne's Objects

DAMIANI

Joel Meyerowitz: Cézanne's Objects

Some years ago, while working on a book commission about Provence, Joel Meyerowitz visited Cézanne’s studio in Aix-en-Provence. While there, he experienced a flash of understanding about Cézanne’s art. Cézanne had painted the studio walls a dark gray, mixing the color himself. Consequently, every object in the studio seemed to be absorbed into the gray of the background. There were no telltale reflections around the edges of the objects, so there [more]

Clth, 10 x 12.5 in. / 116 pgs / 65 color.
ISBN 9788862085649
Publication Date: 9/26/2017

in stock  $50.00

William Henry Fox Talbot and the Promise of Photography

CARNEGIE MUSEUM OF ART

William Henry Fox Talbot and the Promise of Photography

This beautiful publication serves as a primer on the work of William Henry Fox Talbot, a true interdisciplinary innovator who drew on his knowledge of art, botany, chemistry and optics to become one of the inventors of photography in 1839. Talbot’s photogenic drawings” (photograms), calotypes and salted paper prints are some of the first-ever examples of images captured on paper.

Accompanying an exhibition at Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh opening in [more]

Hbk, 8.5 x 10 in. / 96 pgs / 40 color.
ISBN 9780880390606
Publication Date: 11/21/2017

in stock  $25.00

Photography at MoMA: 1840 to 1920

THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, NEW YORK

Photography at MoMA: 1840 to 1920

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 eight chapters of full-color plates, each introduced by a short essay, offering a fresh lens through which to appreciate works of exceptional significance, surprise and influence, and encouraging creative new readings. Masterworks by photographers such as [more]

Hbk, 9.5 x 12 in. / 416 pgs / 390 color.
ISBN 9781633450288
Publication Date: 9/26/2017

in stock  $75.00

Harold Edgerton: Seeing the Unseen

STEIDL/MIT MUSEUM, CAMBRIDGE

Harold Edgerton: Seeing the Unseen

Harold Edgerton (1903–90) was an engineer, educator, explorer and entrepreneur, as well as a revolutionary photographer—in the words of his former student and Life photographer Gjon Mili, "an American original." Edgerton's photos combine exceptional engineering talent with aesthetic sensibility, and this book presents more than 100 of his most exemplary works.

Seeing the Unseen contains iconic photos from the beloved milk drops and bullets slicing through fruit and cards, to less well [more]

Clth, 9.5 x 12.5 in. / 224 pgs / 40 color / 70 b&w.
ISBN 9783958293083
Publication Date: 8/20/2019

in stock  $50.00

Tina Modotti: Photographer & Revolutionary

LA FáBRICA

Tina Modotti: Photographer & Revolutionary

The apt subtitle of this award-winning biography, Photographer & Revolutionary, sums up the creative tensions that characterized Tina Modotti’s life and brief photographic career. Active as a photographer for only nine years, Modotti was pulled between formal and social concerns. Producing striking modernist compositions of everyday objects, photojournalism of poverty and conflict, and portraits of celebrities and common people alike, Modotti balanced political concerns with formal rigor.

First published in 1993 and [more]

Pbk, 6 x 9 in. / 288 pgs / 130 b&w.
ISBN 9788416248834
Publication Date: 8/22/2017

in stock  $32.00

Rediscovering an American Community of Color: The Photographs of William Bullard, 1897–1917

WORCESTER ART MUSEUM

Rediscovering an American Community of Color: The Photographs of William Bullard, 1897–1917

This book presents a photographic narrative of African American and Native American migration and resettlement in the aftermath of Emancipation and Reconstruction. Taken between 1897 and 1917 by itinerant photographer William Bullard of Worcester, Massachusetts, these photographs address larger themes involving race in American history, many of which remain relevant today: the story of people of color claiming their rightful place in society and creating a community in new surroundings.

William Bullard’s [more]

Pbk, 9 x 11.75 in. / 128 pgs / 130 color.
ISBN 9780998681733
Publication Date: 11/21/2017

in stock  $38.00

Gordon Parks: The Flavio Story

STEIDL/THE GORDON PARKS FOUNDATION

Gordon Parks: The Flavio Story

This book explores a once-popular picture story by Gordon Parks and the extraordinary chain of events it prompted. Published in Life magazine in June 1961 as Poverty: Freedom’s Fearful Foe,” this empathetic photo-essay profiled the da Silva family, living in a hillside favela near a wealthy enclave of Rio de Janeiro. Focused primarily on the eldest son Flavio, an industrious 12-year-old suffering from crippling asthma, Parks’ story elicited more than 3,000 [more]

Clth, 9.75 x 11.5 in. / 300 pgs / 50 color / 150 b&w.
ISBN 9783958293441
Publication Date: 5/22/2018

in stock  $65.00




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