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RIKA NOGUCHI

To the Night Planet

Yoko Mori (Ed.)

Part artist book, part cinematic journey, Berlin-based Rika Noguchi’s lyrical new publication, To the Night Planet, captures scenes from a bus window she regularly rides in the German capital. Full-bleed foggy and indeterminate images punctuated by random sources of light from the urban landscape comprise this first photo collection in four years from the international artist. Windows of buildings, streetlamps, the lights of cars and buses are transformed into magically beautiful masses of luminosity, mysteriously transporting the viewer through space. Rika is one of the noted artists in the influential photo movement initiated by young Japanese women coming out of art school in the 1990s. Their large, oversaturated out-of-focus color images evoking an experience or moment in time made way for a more poetic and pure contemporary abstraction within photography. Noguchi’s work is internationally exhibited with shows at the Guggenheim Bilbao, the Walker Art Center, and the Carnegie International, among others.

NOHARA, JAPAN
July 2016 / English & Japanese / Softcover
6 ¼ x 8 ¾ in. / 128 pp / 77 color
ISBN: 978-4-904257-33-3 · Retail Price: $46.00

Rivka Rinn

Fotohof Editions, Austria
2008 / English & German / Softcover
8 1/4 x 9 1/2 inches / 76 pp / 50 color
ISBN: 978-3-901756-87-0 · Retail Price: $32.00

 

ROBERT Heinecken

1984: A Case Study in Finding an Appropriate TV Newswoman

Robert Heinecken

1985, Artist's Book
Softcover, 9 x 11 1/2 inches
17 pp, 38 color plates
No ISBN · Retail Price: $55.00

Ricarda Roggan

Schacht / Attika / Stall

Fotohof Editions, Austria
2007 / English & German / Hardcover
9 x 12 1/4 inches / 66 pp / extensive b&w and color
ISBN: 978-3-901756-74-0 · Retail Price: $45.00

 

ROLF KOPPEL

Soliloquy

Fotohof Editions, Austria
2000, English and German text
Hardcover, 10 3/4 x 11 3/4 inches
128 pp, 60 b/w
ISBN: 978-3-901756-19-1 · Retail Price: $65.00

ROMANIA

European Central Bank Annual Photography Award 2009

Anyone seeking Europe’s emerging socio-documentary photographers will be engrossed by the talent revealed in this oversized, full-color volume of winners and finalists in the European Central Bank’s Annual Photography Award. The award rotates among countries; 2009 focused on Romania. First-prize winner Nico Ilfoveanu’s lyrical Steampunk Autochromes, made with a box camera and a lens treated for color, take industrial vestiges and turn them into painterly Romantic imagery. Second and third-place winners Losif Kiraly and Dragos Lumpan chronicle an urban and rural nation that at times seems medieval, at times post-industrial. The book also includes exciting work by competition runners-up, and a mini-history of Romanian photography. Inspiring work from the edge of the West – or is it the East?

Fotohof Editions, Austria
2010 / English & Romanian / Exhibition catalog
Softcover / 9 3/8 x 11 7/8 inches / 145 pp / 80 color
ISBN: 978-3-902675-37-8 · Retail Price: $32.00

FLURINA ROTHENBERGER

I love to dress like I am coming from somewhere
and I have a place to go

In her first monograph, I don’t know where I’m going … West African–born Swiss photographer Flurina Rothenberger presents portraits from the everyday lives of the diverse West African community in Zürich. The photographer approached people with very different backgrounds and biographies who have established a livelihood in the city over the last 10 years. Having grown up in West Africa and studied photography at the University of Art and Design, Zürich, Rothenberger has made a study of the ambiguities, mores and specters of Africa and its 54 countries. Her poignant portraits of everyday life in the context of economic and social consequences as well as the effects of social coercion, anarchic urbanization and global warming provide a subtle but urgently needed contribution to how we view Africa in the 21st century.

EDITION PATRICK FREY, ZÜRICH
July 2015 / Softcover
6 x 7 inches / 264 pp / 253 color
ISBN: 978-3-905929-73-7 · Retail Price: $50.00

Mark Ruwedel

Pictures of Hell

Devils Gate, Devils Canyon, Bumpass Hell, Hells Half Acre, Dirty Devil River: photographer Mark Ruwedel visited all of these places and more while creating the series Pictures of Hell. This book is the culmination of the journey he began in 1995, and brings together virtually every image in the artist’s brilliant interpretation of the American West. Ruwedel, 2014 winner of a Guggenheim Fellowship and the prestigious Canadian Scotiabank Award, is inspired by the 19th-century photographers whose photo albums revealed the glories of the West. In Pictures of Hell, he layers history with a contemporary investigation of technology, anthropology and colonization. Ruwedel’s work has been exhibited at TATE Modern, Yale University Art Gallery, SFMoMA, LACMA and other important venues. 132 meticulously reproduced tritone plates are complemented with essays by Simon Baker and Chiara Siravo. With intellect and wit, Ruwedel investigates what the West means today, and how its mythology and culture affect our current sensibilities.

RAM PUBLICATIONS, LOS ANGELES
October 2014, Hardcover
9 1/2 x 11 3/4 inches, 352 pp, 132 b&w tritones
ISBN: 978-0-9703860-3-8 · Retail Price: $125.00

MARK RUWEDEL

One Thousand Two Hundred Twelve Palms

From the artist: “For many years now, my work has been concerned with offering an understanding of the American West as a palimpsest of cultural and natural histories. Dusk and Dog Houses may best be described as chapters of a much larger project entitled Message from the Exterior, while 1212 Palms is a complete work representing my long-term interest in place names and a conceptual approach to landscape photography. 1212 Palms is a set of nine black and white photographs of locations in the California deserts that were named for a certain number of palm trees. From Una Palma to Thousand Palms Oasis, the nine names add up to one thousand two hundred and twelve, although the number of trees depicted do not.” Mark Ruwedel was one of the featured artists for the Discovery Award at the 2011 Rencontres d’Arles photography festival.

Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT
March 2010 / Hardcover / 14 x 11 in.
ISBN: 978-0-8946797-8-0 · Retail Price: $69.95

MARK RUWEDEL

Westward the Course of Empire

Mark Ruwedel (born 1954) has photographed the American West for the past twenty-five years, revealing the narratives—both geological and human—contained within the landscape. This stunning book presents more than 70 prints from Ruwedel’s ongoing series Westward the Course of Empire, an inventory of the residual landforms created by the scores of railroads built in the American and Canadian West since 1869.

The grades, cuts, tunnels, and trestles depicted in Ruwedel’s photographs speak to a past triumph of technology over what was often perceived as hostile terrain, as well as to the desire and struggle to create wealth and power from the land. Long abandoned (and in some cases never completed), the railroads also evoke the futility of the enterprise. This book is thus a sublime yet restrained elegy to the land and to the follies and wonders of human ambition.

YALE UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY, NEW HAVEN
2008 / Hardcover / 180 pp
14 x 11 in. / 72 tritone illustrations
ISBN: 978-0-300-14134-4 · Retail Price: $85.00