Lewis Baltz, Joe Deal and California Landscape Photography, 1944 – 1984
The now-legendary 1975 New Topographics show represented a true “seismic shift” in American landscape photography, moving past the romantic legacy of Ansel Adams and Edward Weston to the minimalist-influenced work typified by Lewis Baltz and Joe Deal. This catalog of 2011’s Seismic Shift exhibition offers a comprehensive narrative of California photographic history made by the 43 featured artists; it includes 58 reproductions (mostly black-and-white) and essays by curator Colin Westerbeck, photographic historian Susan Laxton and regionalist Jason Weems. The exhibition is one of over 60 funded by the Getty Research Institute’s initiative looking at Southern California art 1945-1980, called Pacific Standard Time.
California Museum of Photography
October 2011 / Exhibition catalog / Softcover
9 x 12 inches / 96 pp / 51 b&w and 7 color
ISBN: 978-0-9823046-3-1 · Retail Price: $29.95
2004 / English and German / Hardcover
8 1/4 x 11 inches / 96 pp / 50 color
ISBN: 3-901756-39-6 · Retail Price: $39.95
Kabalangala, Kampala—Uganda’s most deliciously sleazy bar district, described by a Peace Corps volunteer as “Tijuana on acid”—is rendered by Italian photojournalist Michele Sibiloni in an intense photo-book of full-bleed portraits of streetwalkers, good time girls, vagabonds, pimps, drunken expats, drunken locals, drunken everybody, underpaid guards, overworked bouncers, all kinds of cops, NGO workers and back-alley exorcists. In 1986, the country emerged from 70 years of exploitative colonial rule, followed by a seven-year dictatorship and an eight-year civil war, to successfully present itself to the international community as a responsible, progressive site for aid and development. The rich, pungent variety of color images in this book will elicit a range of reactions: pity, disgust, uncertainty, titillation—natural responses to such beautiful horrors. Sibiloni’s work has been published in the New York Times, British Journal of Photography, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Le Monde, M magazine, Wired UK, Al Jazeera and others.
July 2016 / Softcover
7 x 9 ¾ in. / 128 pp / 66 color
ISBN: 978-3-905929-97-3 · Retail Price: $45.00
1001 Street Chairs of Cairo
Manar Moursi & David Puig
Sidewalk Salon: 1001 Street Chairs of Cairo is an original portrait of Cairo seen from its sidewalks and its thousands of street chairs.
The book is composed of polaroid images which aim to bring to the fore the creative practices of street design and unplanned interventions in public space that give Cairo its distinctive character. If strictly speaking Sidewalk Salon is a photographic documentation of street chairs, in a larger sense it deals with the material and human dimensions of the city. A varied set of texts - interviews, fiction, poetry and essays - intend to complement the catalogue of photographs and bring the reader closer to the chair users and their perspectives of the city in flux.
The publication also includes 3 map inserts and posters offering a glimpse into Moursi and Puig’s journeys on foot through the city, in which they documented street chairs by indexing on maps the locations of the seats which they photographed.
KOTOB KHAN, EGYPT
February 2016 / English & Arabic / Softcover w/ 3 poster inserts
7 ¾ x 10 inches / 264 pp / Extensive b&w and color
ISBN: 978-94-91677-47-2 · Retail Price: $35.00
1964–2008 in Austria
Soon after she began as a young artist documenting Joseph Beuys, Katharina Sieverding developed into a full-fledged member of the supremely influential community of Dusseldorf-based artists – including the Bechers and Sigmar Polka, among others – with her ground-breaking, monumental photo-collages. This beautifully produced monograph is an appraisal of Sieverding’s complete works to date, the first book ever to bring her work in well-deserved detail to American readers. Born in Czechoslovkia, Sieverding has long made huge, deeply political photo-based works that anticipated the direction taken by Americans like Barbara Kruger and Richard Price. Her work is edgy and evocative, with strong graphic qualities, historical references, and sly political commentary. Both as an artist and a teacher/mentor to others, her influence is unsurpassed among her peers. With excellent interpretive essays in English and German.
2009 / English & German / Softcover
8 1/4 x 10 1/2 inches / 168 pp / 14 color and 61 b&w
ISBN: 978-3-902675-00-2 · Retail Price: $49.95
The compelling and often hilarious work of Dutch photographer Otto Snoek explores the relationship between the promise and usually unsatisfying reality of urban life and mass culture, as evidenced during festivals, soccer games and parties throughout the city of Rotterdam. This large-format collection of color and black-and-white photos is brought together under an embossed hardcover binding. The images betray humanity’s vanities and compulsions, with strange compositions that catch people in unflattering expressions and moments. Snoek unerringly exposes the increasingly commercial character of urban life. University of Rotterdam philosopher Henk Oosterling includes an essay that riffs on high-tech connections versus public disconnection.
2009 / Hardcover / 9 1/4 x 12 1/2 inches
144 pp / extensive color
ISBN: 978-90-5973-114-1 · Retail Price: $65.00
Traces of Light
2007 / Hardcover / 11 1/2 x 91/2 inches / 120 pp / 62 color
ISBN: 978-90-5973-001-4 · Retail Price: $62.00
In Front Of
Ulrich Domröse (Ed.)
Photo-based German artist Heidi Specker examines the circumstances and conditions of the portrait in her newest photo-series, In front of—a suite of 68 black-and-white and color portraits of people and animals, close-ups of body parts, or hands holding postcards or artworks. Interspersed with photographs of details of an empty studio between takes, the images draw the viewer into a dreamy and pensive atmosphere. The clean design of the modest, well-edited catalog puts these intimate portraits front and center while creating a sense of mystery and anticipation that keeps the viewer’s interest on edge. Heir to the long history of German portraiture, especially that of the modernist photographers Renger- Patzsch and Otto Steinert, Specker creates an atmosphere that takes her portraits one step further to reveal the power structures and interdependencies between photographer and model during a sitting. With a preface by Thomas Kohler and a brief essay on the artist’s technique by Ulrich Domröse.
BERLINISCHE GALERIE, BERLIN
October 2016 / Exhibition catalog / English & German
Softcover / 9 x 10 ¾ in. / 176 pp / 43 b&w and 25 color
ISBN: 978-3-86442-165-5 · Retail Price: $55.00
Margherita Spiluttini is considered to be one of the top ten international architectural photographers today. She was prominently represented at the 1991, 1996 and 2004 Architectural Biennale in Venice exhibiting her photographs of private and public buildings by unknown as well as celebrated architects. Spacious is a comprehensive survey of her work for the past 25 years, revealing her ability as a photographer and artist.
January 2008 / Hardcover / 10 x 11 3/4 inches
320 pp / 65 b&w and 193 color
ISBN: 978-3-901756-85-6 · Retail Price: $85.00
Archive of Spaces
Margherita Spiluttini is one of Europe’s most renowned architectural photographers firmly anchored in an art context. Archive of Spaces, published in conjunction with her exhibition at the Landesgalerie Linz, focuses on the visual perception of architecture as a constructed space and place. Dovetailing commissioned works with freelance work since the early 1980s, Spiluttini has produced a body of work characterized by meticulous, clear-cut and unpretentious imagery and an approach to architectural and landscape motifs that considers man’s attempt to control landscape or the built environment. Rather than showcasing the buildings and structures with spectacular views, Spiluttini depicts them in the context of their everyday surroundings. Produced in cooperation with Die Photographische Sammlung / SK Stiftung Kultur, Cologne. Texts by architectural historian Sigrid Hauser, curator Gabriele Hofer- Hagenauer, architect Otto Kapfinger, architectural historian Carsten Ruhl and curator and scholar Christiane Zintzen.
October 2015 / English & German / Exhibition catalog
Softcover / 9 x 11 1/2 inches / 152 pp / 120 color
ISBN: 978-3-902993-09-0 · Retail Price: $40.00