Das Flüstern der Dinge
In 2008, Zürich-based Swiss artist and filmmaker Thomas Krempke (b. 1957, Zermatt) began taking pictures every day, printing them, writing about them and pasting them into notebooks. The upshot is the massive hardcover artist’s book, Das Flüstern der Dinge (The Whisper of Things), a log of the artist’s perceptions, a photographic diary and a cartography. Krempke takes photographs wherever he happens to be, of whatever he chances upon in everyday life. Yet the camera seems to delve ever deeper beneath surface appearances, taking us on an almost microscopic journey into hitherto unseen, undiscovered realms beyond the day to day into a parallel world in which everyday objects have dignity, grandeur and poetry—a new significance, a coded version of an artist’s life, as in a memory or a dream. In his montage of over 800 pictures, elegantly sequenced with diary entries, Krempke shares with us his day-to-day perceptions and ultimately his conception of the world.
October 2017 / German only
Hardcover / 6 ½ x 8 ²⁄³ in. / 628 pp / 600 color
ISBN: 978-3-906803-35-7 · Retail Price: $60.00
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.
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
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.
Hardcover / 7 x 9 1/2 inches
272 pp / 254 b&w and color
ISBN: 978-94-91677-23-6 · Retail Price: $49.95
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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
2005 / Hardcover with dust jacket / 9 3/4 x 12 inches
260 p / 455 color
ISBN: 3-901756-51-5 · Retail Price: $64.00
Deutsche Bilder - Eine Spurensuche 1992–2008
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