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Seeing Things: A Kids Guide to Looking at Photographs – Joel Meyerowitz€26.00 Read more
30-Second Photography: Ed. Brian DilgRead more
Unreasonable Behaviour by Don McCullin26 x 18 x 3.50 cm €18.00 Read more
Photographic Lighting , essential Skills24.50 x 19.00 x 1.00 cm €24.95 Add to cart
Diane Arbus: A Chronology 1923 – 1971
Diane Arbus:A Chronology reads almost like a diary. Drawn primarily from Arbus’s extensive correspondence with friends, family, and colleagues, as well as her personal notebooks and other unpublished writings, this small volume reveals, in her own worlds, the thoughts, motivations,and strategies of a photographer whose courage and radically direct vision forever altered the terms of contemporary artistic practice.
Arbus’s originality and eloquence as a writer may rival her gifts as a photographer. In a narrative organized around the essential facts of her life – beginning with her birth in NYC in 1923 and ending with her death there in 1971 – her insights about herself, her work, and the people she encounters offer the reader, for the first time, an intimate view of the woman and the world of her photographs.
Diane Arbus’s 1960s Auguries of Experience: Frederick Gross
In any decade only a few artists offer a template for understanding the culture and ideas of that time. Photographer Diane Arbus is one of these rare artists, and in this book Frederick Gross returns her work to the moment in which it was produced and first viewed, revealing its broader significance for analyzing and mapping the culture of the 1960s. While presenting a unique view of the social, literary and artistic context within which Arbus worked, he measures the true breadth and complexity of her achievement.
Gross looks at how Arbus’s art resonates with photographic portraiture, art, social currents, theoretical positions, and literature of the 1960s. He shows how her incandescent photographs seem to literalize old notions that photography trapped a layer of the subject’s soul within the frame of a picture. For Arbus, “auguries” – as in “Auguries of Innocence”, her 1963 photographic spread in Harper’s Bazaar – conveyed the idea that the subjects present in her photographs could become legendary.
Joel Meyerowitz Retrospective: Ralph Goertz
A retrospective of Joel Meyerowitz with texts by Jorg Sasse, Ralph Goertz and Joel Meyerowitz
Photographic Architecture in the Twentieth Century: Claire Zimmerman
One hundred years ago, architects found in the medium of photography a necessary way to promote their practices. It soon became apparent, however, that photography did more than reproduce what it depicted. It altered both subject and reception, as architecture in the twentieth century was enlisted as a form of mass communication. Claire Zimmerman reveals how photography profoundly influenced architectural design in the past century, playing an instrumental role in the evolution of modern architecture, beginning with the emergence of mass-printed photographically illustrated texts in Germany before World War 2 and concluding with the postwar age of commercial advertising.
This richly illustrated work shows, for the first time, how new ideas and new buildings arose from the interplay of photography and architecture- transforming how we see the world and how we act on it.
Image Machine Andy Warhol & Photography: Joseph D.Ketner
Image Machine: Andy Warhol and Photography examines the role of the photograph in Warhol’s art, its relationship to his portrait painting and his late paintings and prints, and his rigorous documentation of his social life. The book is divided into three sections: the first, “Warhol’s Mediated Image,” focuses on the artist’s appropriation of the photographic image, his initial use of the photo booth for portraits, the polaroids and his mature portrait painting process in the 1970s. Direct comparisons are made here between source material and finished work. The second section, “The 80s through the Eyes of Andy,” covers Warhol’s legendary socializing on the New York club scene of the 1980s, and contains his portraits of leading celebrities of the era. Lastly, “The Hand and the Machine” looks at Warhol’s use of photographs to create his late paintings and prints, and features works such as the Self-Portrait wallpaper (1978) and the series Ladies and Gentlemen (1975) and Torsos (1977).
The extent of Andy Warhol’s photographic output has been only recently made apparent, thanks to the efforts of the Warhol photographic Legacy program, which assisted in the production of this volume.
Moments that made the Movies: David Thomson
In his first fully illustrated work, David Thomson breaks new ground by focusing in on a series of moments―which his readers will also experience in beautifully reproduced imagery―from seventy-two films across a 100-year-plus span. An indispensable counterpart to both his classic Biographical Dictionary of Film (called “a miracle” by Sight and Sound) and his lauded recent history, The Big Screen (“a pungently written, brilliant book” according to David Denby), Moments takes readers on an unprecedented visual tour, where the specifics of the imagery the reader is seeing are inextricably tied to the text. Thomson’s moments range from a set of Eadweard Muybridge’s pioneering photographs to sequences in films from the classic―Citizen Kane, Sunset Boulevard, The Red Shoes―to the unexpected―The Piano Teacher, Burn After Reading.
The excitement of Moments’s dynamic visuals will be matched only by the discussion it incites in film circles, as readers revisit their own list of memorable moments and then re-experience the films―both those included on Thomson’s list and from their own life―as never before. Moments That Made the Movies will undoubtedly reaffirm Thomson’s place as―according to John Banville―“the greatest living writer on the movies.”