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During the winter of 2011-2012, the Austrian Ministry for Cultural Affairs sponsored artist Matthias Herrmann to live and work in New York City as part of a residency program. The address/title of this book refers to the studio sup- plied by the Ministry, from which Hermann explored the city and the surrounding areas. Herrmann’s New York is an abandoned, quasi-nocturnal world of empty museums, train tracks and office plazas, their details and imperfections captured on an analogue camera without the use of digital manipulation, cropping or even a tripod. He considers the photographic inventory as a characteristic aesthetic of his work—and the strict sequencing of the photographs in the book make it perhaps the defining element of this poetic project. Internationally known for his challenging homoerotic self-portraits, this accomplished artist took an unexpected and exciting detour in this personal study of the urban landscape.
January 2013/ Hardcover/ 6 3/4 x 8 3/4 inches/
192 pp/ 190 color
ISBN: 978-3-902675-70-5 · Retail Price: $42.00
8 X 10”
2004 / Softcover / 8 x 10 inches / 152 pp / 128 color
ISBN: 3-901756-44-2 · Retail Price: $52.00
Mihriban, a Turkish girl’s name, means “good friend, with a good heart and a laughing face”; it’s also the title of a well-known love song in Turkey. And this book is Swiss photographer Linda Herzog’s love song to the country she lived in from 2004-2007. The 50 color photographs chosen from her Turkish journeys prove her to be an acute observer whose vision is unclouded by romantic notions and touristic illusions; she depicts the juxtapositions of a modern nation with a deep, soulful past. Includes a fine interview with Martin Jaeggi.
2008 / English, German & Turkish / Hardcover
113/4 x 93/4 inches / 120 pp / 50 color
ISBN: 978-3-940215-03-1 · Retail Price: $42.00
Birmingham, Istanbul, Zürich
2005 / English, German & Turkish / Hardcover
10 1/4 x 8 1/2 inches / 72 pp / 52 color
ISBN: 978-3-00-015509-3 · Retail Price: $49.00
When German photographer Matthias Hoch (b. 1958) first visited the Kobenzl Hotel in Salzburg, it had been vacant since 2006. The rooms were almost untouched with the silverware still in drawers, sheets on beds and curtains intact. Hoch, who has a keen interest in the history of abandoned spaces—as in his recent publication, Silver Tower, Frankfurt/Main (2014)—traces the hotel’s past through vacant and unnerving interior spaces. Embedded between the sequencing of images are hotel ephemera heralding its once respected history. Hand-typed letters dating from the early 1970s confirm the arrival of noted guests such as Richard Nixon, Margaret Thatcher and Herbert Grönemeyer and press photos document the hotel’s years of accommodating the rich and famous. Since the hotels closing, it’s fate was unknown until in 2015 when the building was earmarked to become a refugee clearing center, giving the hotel’s slogan, “The world is at home at the Kobenzl,” a whole new meaning.
February 2017 / English & German / Hardcover
7 ¾ x 10 ¼ in. / 160 pp / 41 b&w and 75 color
ISBN: 978-3-902993-25-0 · Retail Price: $42.00
Between early 2012 and late 2015, Austrian photographer Kurt Hörbst (b. 1972) documented the construction of the S10, a new highway construction across the northern part of the Austrian Mühlviertel region along the border of the Czech Republic. The massive project cut through virgin terrain with tunnels, bridges, and endless miles of asphalt. The road, which now ends at the border will one day link the cities of Linz and Prague. In this fascinating monograph where crisp color images of natural landscapes are juxtaposed next to raw construction digs, one can feel Hörbst reflecting on the impact this project will have on the land, villages, settlements and towns, the people who have long lived there and how the urban expansion will forever change future generations’ relationship to open land. A factually-charged and experimental essay by Bodo Hell provides the introduction to S10.
February 2017 / Exhibition catalog / Softcover
9 ½ x 12 ½ in. / 176 pp / 85 color
ISBN: 978-3-902993-29-8 · Retail Price: $46.00
German photographer Olaf Holzapfel became fascinated, during a residency in Tokyo, with a “city within the city” – yellow bumps and grooves on the ground that form a guidance system for blind people walking with canes. Holzapfel contrasts photographs from the Nakano Sakaue rail station with other images of Tokyo for a photo essay that art historian Andreas Spiegl characterizes as a “geography that … describes perception as a territory – the view of the visible and the imaginary.” This embossed hardcover blends rich color photographs, dominated by the (in)visible yellow lines that traverse Tokyo, with black-and-white images of what were originally garishly colored scenes, reinforcing the contrast between the seen and the unseen worlds of Tokyo.
2009 / English & German / Hardcover
8 1/2 x 10 3/4 inches / 112 pp / 15 b&w and 53 color
ISBN: 978-1-933128-65-8 · Retail Price: $34.95
2008 / Hardcover / 11 1/2 x 11 1/2 inches / 144 pp / 125 b&w
ISBN: 978-3-901756-90-0 · Retail Price: $48.00
A HOUSE FOR MOZART
Wilhelm Hozbauer, Francois Valenting and Dieter Irresberger
Perhaps the best-known and best-beloved music festival in the world is in Salzburg, Mozart’s home. This detailed and beautifully produced book documents the three-year transformation of a centuries-old building in the center of Salzburg’s precious historic district into a gleaming, modern concert and exhibition venue for the festival. From excavation to finishing touches, these photos show the unexpected detail and brutal beauty of the process, all with magnificent Austrian Alps in the background. Photographers Rainer Iglar, Michael Mauracher and Andrew Phelps create an engaging story through their rich color imagery. One volume contains striking images and the other architectural drawings.
2009 / English & German / Hardcover / 2 Volumes
9 1/2 x 11 inches / 100 pp / 62 color
ISBN: 978-3-901756-81-8 · Retail Price: $45.00
Contemporary Japanese Photography
1994, Softcover, 11 x 11 inches
57 pp, 15 halftone and 6 color reproductions
ISBN: 0-9642772-0-4 · Retail Price: $20.00