A Natural Order
Hardcover, 11 x 15, 80 pages, 45 four-color plates.
In the summer of 2006, Lucas Foglia set out to photograph a network of people who had left cities and suburbs to live off the grid in the rural southeastern United States. Many were motivated by environmental concerns, others were driven by religious beliefs or predictions of economic collapse. While everyone he photographed was working to maintain self-sufficiency, none lived in complete isolation from the mainstream. Instead, they chose which parts of the modern world to embrace and which to leave behind. The body of work, made over a five-year period, is gathered together in the artist’s first book, A Natural Order – a stunning collection that explores a human relationship with wilderness and the persistent libertarianism of the American psyche. Foglia’s photographs, at once iconic and intimate, provoke us to take a candid look at individuals whose chosen lifestyles seem both exotic and unnervingly close to home. Lucas Foglia exhibits and publishes his photographs internationally. His work is in the permanent collections of the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, the Pilara Foundation and the Rhode Island School of Design Museum of Fine Art, and has been published in Aperture Magazine, the New York Times Magazine, the Washington Post Magazine, British Journal of Photography, Contact Sheet, and PDN’s 30.
Sarah Hobbs: Small Problems in Living
Quote from publisher:
This is a superbly illustrated overview of the work of contemporary artist/photographer Sarah Hobbs. The photographs collected here are the product of an ongoing exploration into our neurotic tendencies. Hobbs’s work explores phobias and obsessive-compulsive disorders and how we attempt to deal with them. Set in domestic spaces, the images illustrate the idea that even the most comfortable spaces can house our uneasiness. A compilation of three series, the book allows the viewer to see the work as a whole in order to gain a full understanding of Hobbs’ intent to explore the human psyche and relish the idea that we are all beautifully flawed.
Artists: Sarah Hobbs
Authors: Lisa Kurzner, Winifred Gallagher
Format: 28 x 28 cm
Illustrations: 25 including 24 in color
D.A.P. spring 2012 catalogue: p. 172
artists book |
16 colour plates
37 cm x 34 cm
Large format leporello bound book with magnetic closing system in faux leather
Publication date: April 2012
"Existing in a state of continual motion, from the hotel room to the road, the life of the travelling salesman, the commercial traveller, is experienced as a perpetual passenger, punctuated by both the shifting of place and the marking of time.”
In the mid 1970s, architect Harry Seidler designed a space for the historic Commercial Travellers’ Association in Sydney, Australia. In collaboration with Pier Luigi Nervi, he created a circular building that sprouts up from the street like a radiating flower.
For the 25th Kaldor Public Art Project, Thomas Demand’s series The Dailies occupies an entire floor of Seidler’s structure. The floor of sixteen bedrooms, which house The Dailies, extend off a circular corridor creating a labyrinthine effect. Demand’s images sit above the beds in each room, the transient scenes capturing everyday moments and objects, suspended in time like the environment around them.
Working within the parameters of his now well-known technique, Demand created carefully formed paper and card sculptures, photographed and then destroyed them. His creations are based on things he saw and photographs he took while travelling and walking the street. Demand describes the series as like Haiku poetry, simple fragments strung together to inspire reflection.
The Dailies includes contributions by designer Miuccia Prada and US author Louis Begley.
The book, a work of art in itself, expands to a 16-pointed star, its concertina pages unfurling to echo the shape of the CTA building.Mack Books | Thomas Demand | photobook |
Lumi : Snow
by Tero Niskanen
76 pages, softcover, 15 cm * 21 cm
Black and white, perfect bound
A original inkjet print is pasted on the cover
Printed in Estonia, edition of 500
Released in April 2011
Snow was shot between 2010 and 2011 in Helsinki, Finland. It was inspired by the snowiest winter in 100 years. The book aims to approach snow as a sensitive, independent and reflecting entity.
Coney Island Malibu Beach
by Benjamin Acree, Jackson Eaton & Robert S. Johnson
Published August 2011 by Big City Press, Perth, Australia
64pgs, full colour offset, 29.7 x 21 cm
Debossed and infolded softcover
Essay by Matthew Hall & conversation with Benjamin Acree
Limited edition of 500
ISBN (Australia): 978-0-9807878-3-2
Order online: http://www.bigcitypress.com.au/coney.html
This book gathers together a series of photographs taken by Benjamin Acree, Jackson Eaton and Robert S. Johnson, as they collectively passed through the United States in 2009. What is initially striking in these images is the very absence of the cultivated, dominant images, we all, as everyday consumers of imagery and photography, have as archetypes of Malibu Beach: there are no glimmering building facades, no sun-baked, oil-glistening skin, no lines of palm trees in crepuscular light. It is this absence that defines the collection; an absence which does not attempt to signify the sanctity of the condition, but provides, determinedly, its own portrait of the Real …. The photographers never presume the unfamiliar, they reveal it, they have passed through the catastrophe, have borne witness to violence of everyday life and have amassed it before us. They have given this to us, through their experiences, through their habit of seeing, they have experienced it and have laid out their attendant figures in this book.
- Matthew Hall
Donovan Wylie One Day Taking Photographs In Belfast
by Peter Mann
Printed in an edition of 200 copies, each with a unique cover.
This is a book about watching a photographer at work.The Photographs were taken one afternoon in 2005 during a walk around north Belfast. At the time Peter Mann and Donovan Wylie were in Belfast working on a film about the Maze prison. As well as the ongoing Maze project Magnum photographer Wylie was also making a photographic record of the military architecture in the city of Belfast itself.
Peter Mann has collaborated on film and photography projects with Donovan Wylie since they met in 2000. As well as working on the documentary films Wylie made in the early 2000’s he has edited Wylie’s last three books ‘British Watchtowers’ 2007 (Consultant editor), ‘Maze 2’, 2009 and ‘Outposts’ 2011.
The book is printed digitally and every one of the 200 copies has a completely unique cover and is numbered on the reverse, something that simply cannot be done with litho.
photobook | artists book | self published | submission |
"Ein Magazin über Orte" (a magazine about places) is published twice a year. It deals with a different location in every issue. The magazine collects works of various authors in the form of photographs, drawings and texts. Previous issues have been dedicated to themes like the kitchen, the desk, the crime scene, and the sea. Issue no.8 is about the paradise. It shows works of artists like Luc Tuymans, Raymond Pettibon, Ryan McGinley, Jeff Wall and Lidwien van de Ven and texts by authors such as Günter Kunert and Miranda July.
“Ein Magazin über Orte” was founded by Elmar Bambach, Julia Marquardt and Birgit Vogel. More information can be found on www.orte-magazin.de.
Now available on simpleposie!
artists book | self published | submission |
Mark Klett The Half-Life of History
Photographs by Mark Klett. Text by William L. Fox
Radius Books, Santa Fe, 2011.
Hardbound. 160 pp., 40 color and 30 duotone illustrations, 9-1/2x11-3/4”.
There is a twisted steel dome in Hiroshima that stands as a grim reminder of the city’s destruction by the first atomic bomb. Halfway around the globe, on the border of Utah and Nevada, stands another ruin. The site that housed the bomber that carried “Little Boy,” Wendover Army Air Base, now crumbles from neglect. The stories and relics of Wendover describe more than just the past; they point to a historic cycle, a present increasingly filled with new threats of devastating nuclear and chemical warfare. For this book, American photographer Mark Klett (born 1952) has teamed up with William L. Fox, a celebrated science and art writer whose work focuses on human cognition and memory. Together, the two have created a fascinating visual and textual portrait of Wendover Army Air Base, examining the experience of memory in relation to the great tragedy of America’s atomic age.