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MIKI KRATSMAN

All About Us

Argentine-Israeli photographer Miki Kratsman uses his camera to make daring and original explorations of the human condition in one of the most complicated situations on earth: the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. This heartbreaking catalog presents Kratsman’s photographs taken when he lived in the Negev desert with the Bedouins, a minority of the Arab minority in Israel. Kratsman documents the forced evacuation of the Bedouins from their homes and the subsequent demolition of their village by the Israeli government. Awarded the 2011 Robert Gardener Fellowship in Photography by the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Kratsman makes images that surpass ordinary socio-documentary work.

Sternberg Press, Berlin/New York
August 2011 / English & German / Exhibition catalog
Softcover / 6 5/8 x 9 1/4 inches / 102 pp / 56 b&w
ISBN: 978-1-934105-45-0 · Retail Price: $29.95

Markus Krottendorfer

Stock Car

Stock car racing in the United States has long outgrown its country-bumpkin origins – under the aegis of NASCAR, it’s one of the fastest-growing American sports, thick with corporate sponsors and fat purses for drivers. But in the United Kingdom, stock car racing is still true to its rough-and-tumble origins. Austrian photographer Markus Krottendorfer’s new documentary series, Stock Car, brings us into this world of racing in the UK. Graphically printed and expertly photographed, these grainy black and white images capture the gritty, hands-on sensibility of the UK stock car racing community. An excellent document that succeeds in capturing not only the racing but the devoted fans, drivers and speedways that house this action-packed sport.

Fotohof Editions, Austria
January 2010 / Hardcover / 7 3/4 x 10 1/2 inches / 256 pp / 120 b/w
ISBN: 978-3-902675-06-4 · Retail Price: $69.95

ANOUK KRUITHOF

The Bungalow

This fascinating artist’s book by New York–based Dutch artist Anouk Kruithof transforms selections from collector Brad Feuerhelm’s vernacular photo collection into five dramatic, mysterious and erotic visual narratives that Kruithof calls “image-stories.” To accomplish this the artist isolated herself in a bungalow for an extended period of time with digitized versions of the photographs and played with their organization and layering on the computer screen. The resulting alterations and collages saved as screen-shots comprise her experiments with making sense of this voluminous archive. Interspersed between the stories are excerpts from the email correspondence between artist and collector. Kruithof’s work has most recently been shown at the Stedelijk, Amersterdam, and is the recipient of the 2014 Charlotte Kohler Prize and ICP Infinity Award, New York. Feuerhelm is a London-based American collector and dealer in vernacular photography. Brief essays on the project by Kruithof and Feuerhelm bookend the image-stories.

ONOMATOPEE, THE NETHERLANDS
January 2015
Hardcover / 7 x 9 1/2 inches
272 pp / 254 b&w and color
ISBN: 978-94-91677-23-6 · Retail Price: $49.95

Sigrid Kurz

Issues

Fotohof Editions, Austria
2004, English and German / Hardcover
8 1/4 x 10 3/4 inches / 152 pp / 80 color
ISBN: 3-901756-45-0 · Retail Price: $52.00

Kai Kuss

Club Paradiso

Fotohof Editions, Austria
September 2004, Hardcover with dust jacket
9 1/4 x 6 3/4 inches
96 pp, 60 b&w and color reproductions
ISBN: 3-901756-47-7 · Retail Price: $39.95

LAYLA RUDNEVA-MACKAY

Green with Envy

According to New Zealand-based artist Layla Rudneva-Mackay, the photographic work in this exhibition catalog has emerged from the “ ruins” of her sculptural practice, and exists in parallel with her graphic work, painting and writing. Her evocative, mystical photos have evolved from a practice characterized by poetic slips and language holes. Such photographic work characteristically involves forms, figures and situations set up against interior and exterior backdrops; their gestures and activities vague and sometimes obscured or altered by fabric and paint. This oversized, soft-covered catalog surveys her photographic works from 2003 to 2010. Their theatrical quality is not surprising; the artist also works as a costume designer and fabricator on films such as The Chronicles of Narnia.

Clouds, New Zealand
Starkwhite, New Zealand
August 2012 / Softcover
12 x 9 1/2 inches / 124 pp
4 b&w and 48 color
ISBN: 978-0-9876593-2-3 · Retail Price: $59.95

LE NÔTRE’S GARDENS

Photographs by Michael Kenna

Michael Kenna’s stunning landscapes, dreamworks of light and shadow, carry the viewer into the elegant world of French 16th-century garden designer André Le Nôtre, the genius behind the garden at Versailles. This second edition includes the original 40 quadratone plates plus an additional 20 images. A visual feast for the lover of both photography and the formal garden.

R.A.M. PUBLICATIONS, LOS ANGELESTHE HUNTINGTON LIBRARY, ART COLLECTIONS AND BOTANICAL GARDENS, PASADENA
1999, English and French text
Exhibition catalog, Hardcover, 10 x 10 3/4 inches
80 pp, 61 quadratone reproductions
ISBN: 0-9630785-3-4 · Retail Price: $49.95

Paul Albert Leitner

0-24. Signs and Advertisements

As sensitive as Paul Albert Leitner is to the poetry of everyday life, he is matter-of-fact and objective in his photographic approach, and somewhat a documentarist. In this new book, he discovers signs and advertising. On his countless journey throughout Europe and its post-socialist fringes, in the Latin world, in New York’s urban space and the American South; Leitner find images that are at times - seductive, repugnant, nostalgic-romantic … Leitner, however is not a travel photographer nor someone attracted by the exotic in foreign climes. The individual photo is actually the poetry, with narratives, personal autobiographical and entire world histories created as a series of images or book. In 0-24, Leitner frees the facade of their imposed clarity, literally revealing their concrete form and color. Like Atget, he opens up the surreal levels inherent to economic activities that appear to be so targeted.

Fotohof Editions, Austria
2009 / Hardcover with dust jacket / 9 x 10 3/4 inches
160 pp / 150 color
ISBN: 978-3-902675-02-6 · Retail Price: $48.00

Paul Albert Leitner

Cities, Episodes, Photographs

Fotohof Editions, Austria
2005 / Hardcover with dust jacket / 9 3/4 x 12 inches
260 p / 455 color
ISBN: 3-901756-51-5 · Retail Price: $64.00

EVA LEITOLF

Deutsche Bilder - Eine Spurensuche 1992–2008

SNOECK, GERMANY
2009 / Exhibition catalog / Hardcover
10 1/2 x 12 1/2 inches / 88 pp / 44 color
ISBN: 978-3-936859-90-4 · Retail Price: $62.00