WALD MICHAEL LANGE
Text Wolfgang Denkel | Christoph Schaden
80 pages 32 images
34 x 26 cm, hardcover
Hatje Cantz 2012
The forest is the setting for myths and fairy tales and has been a favorite subject in art and literature from time immemorial. Over a period of three years, Michael Lange wandered through Germany’s vast deciduous and coniferous forests, taking pictures with a sure sense of the places where childhood memories and sober documentations of nature blur. The mysterious photographs were taken off the beaten path, in the thickets and underbrush, at dusk or twilight. What was decisive for the cycle was the question of how the nature of stillness can be depicted in an image. The finest of nuances, shadows, and color gradients create thickly atmospheric compositions of concentrated clarity, conveying an experience characterized by the German Romantic word Waldeinsamkeit (woodland solitude). This publication traces the artist’s photographic tracks.
Michael Lange is an autodidact who has been doing reportage photography and portraits for magazines and companies since the late seventies; since the end of the nineties he has devoted himself to his own projects. WALD is his first book. Lange lives in Hamburg. All images in this volume where photographed in Germany between 2009 and 2011 as single images, diptychons and triptychons.
2:50 pm • 10 October 2012 • 4 notes
In conversation: Merry Foresta, Wendy Ewald, Marvin Heiferman, and Carol Squiers
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Aperture Gallery and Bookstore547 West 27th StreetNew York, NY
Join Marvin Heiferman, leading photography curator and editor of Photography Changes Everything, for a conversation with photographer Wendy Ewald, Merry Foresta, former Director of the Smithsonian Photography Initiative, and Carol Squiers, Curator at the International Museum of Photography. They will explore photography’s central role is shaping our public and private, rational and fantasy lives. A book signing will follow the discussion.
(via Aperture Foundation :: In conversation: Merry Foresta, Wendy Ewald, Marvin Heiferman, and Carol Squiers)
2:06 pm • 24 September 2012 • 1 note
School of Visual Arts > Photography, Narrative and the Book
In 2011 artist Christian Patterson’s monograph Redheaded Peckerwood was published by MACK to great critical acclaim, being named one of the best books of the year by Art in America, The New York Times, TIME and The Guardianand selling out the first print run. In this talk, Christian Patterson is joined by writer Luc Sante and publisher Michael Mack to discuss photography, narrative and the book. Presented by the BFA Photography Department andDear Dave, magazine.
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1:34 pm • 24 September 2012 • 1 note
Larry Sultan and Mike Mandel - German
LARRY SULTAN AND MIKE MANDEL.
Edited by Thomas Zander. Texts by Charlotte Cotton, Jonathan Lethem, Connie Lewallen, Carter Ratcliff and Thomas Wagner. Cologne 2012
250pp (190 color) some full-page.
Text in German language.
The common “Artists’ Books” “How to Read Music in One Evening” (1974) and “Evidence “(1977) and a Seie twelve billboards, consisting of hand-painted pictures, screen prints, oil paintings and digital prints (1973-1983) heue have a status like the work of Ed Ruscha. The large-format, illustrated with 250 illustrations, long overdue monograph sets in 1973 as students at the San Francisco Art Institute and documented the beginning of a twelve-year collaboration, which in the radical new works in opposition to the then beat and cafe-society era California state. The art historian Carter Ratcliff, born in 1941 in Seattle, presented the work of this eminent influence on subsequent generations of artists. Larry Sultan, born in 1946 in New York, died 2009 in Greenbrae, California. From 1989 - 2009 Professor of Art at the California College of Arts and Crafts. Mike Mandel, born in 1950 in Los Angeles. Lives and works in Watertown, USA. *****This richly illustrated publication chronicles for the first time the collaborative artwork by Mike Mandel and Larry Sultan. Their prolific artistic collaboration began in 1973 when they were both graduate students at the San Francisco Art Institute. During the course of the next twelve years, they created nineteen projects together. Their bond as West Coast artists was further strengthened as together they Confronted San Francisco’s post-beat, post-Cafe Society art community that seemed alien to their southern California sensibilities. Mandel and Sultan’s projects during this period took the forms of artists’ books, How To Read Music In One Evening, 1974, and Evidence, 1977, a series of a dozen outdoor billboards in the form of hand painted photographs, silkscreen posters, oil paintings and digitally printed posters, 1973-1983, a film, JPL, 1980, and on installation, Newsroom, 1983.Although they both Pursued individual projects during this twelve year span they nurtured and developed to intense and focused artist collaboration.
(via Walther-King - Larry Sultan and Mike Mandel - dt)
3:45 pm • 23 September 2012 • 2 notes
176 duotone plates
17 cm x 24 cm
Cloth cover with two tipped-in prints
Publication date: October 2012
Following the phenomenal success of Gerry Johansson’s 2011 publication Pontiac, this October MACK will release Deutschland.Deutschland completes an eighteen-year series of books for which Johansson travelled through America, Sweden, Germany and Mongolia.
In Deutschland, Johansson has produced a visual encyclopedia, cataloging the rural and urban landscapes of Germany. Presented in alphabetical order, the book is devoid of human presence. Johansson’s images traditionally lack a human element but here it is reduced. Discouraging the speculation reserved for reading photography books, the wonder if the order follows a geographical path, is it telling a story? Johansson’s regimentation of the works asks us to look, very simply, at their content.
In carefully structured greyscale images, Johansson sensitively explores German history through its landscape, picking out the industrial scenes, industrial buildings, residential roads and shop fronts. Johansson’s quiet photographs are carefully constructed, grid patterns recur constantly and each frame is packed with information.
(via MACK - Gerry Johansson - Deutschland)
11:52 am • 23 September 2012 • 1 note
Scheltens & Abbenes
100 Signed copies
20,7 x 28,7 cm
Linnen bound with dust jacket / Black & white
Designed by Thomas Buxó
Edited by Yannick Bouillis and Thomas Buxó
Published by Off Print
Printed & hand bounded by DDMC, Raalte
Includes 2 signed 21 x 29,7 cm Baryt prints (including 5mm white border)
Limited edtion artist book of 100 copies including 2 black & white edition prints on Baryt paper.
This is the first publication in the Off Print artist book series. The book shows a selection of Scheltens & Abbenes black & white works made for both art & applied projects edited and designed by Thomas Buxó and Yannick Bouillis.
(via Scheltens & Abbenes Store - Product)
12:44 pm • 22 September 2012 • 2 notes
A new artist book, titled Flaneur, has been published in a limited edition of 110 copies, 10 of which with a screen print, edited by blisterZine m’eat art.
12:50 pm • 20 September 2012 • 1 note
Photographs by Richard Misrach
Ecological Atlas by Kate Orff
13 1/2 x 10 1/2 inches
240 pages (plus 24-page insert), 150 four-color images
Designed by Bob Aufuldish, Aufuldish & Warinner
Petrochemical America features Richard Misrach’s haunting photographic record of Louisiana’s Chemical Corridor, accompanied by landscape architect Kate Orff’s Ecological Atlas—a series of “throughlines,” speculative drawings developed through research and mapping of data from the region. Their joint effort depicts and unpacks the complex cultural, physical, and economic ecologies along 150 miles of the Mississippi River from Baton Rouge to New Orleans, an area of intense chemical production that first garnered public attention as “Cancer Alley” when unusual occurrences of cancer were discovered in the region.
This collaboration has resulted in an unprecedented, multilayered document presenting a unique narrative of visual information. Petrochemical America offers in-depth analysis of the causes of decades of environmental abuse along the largest river system in North America. Even more critically, the project offers an extensively researched guidebook to the way in which the petrochemical industry has permeated every facet of contemporary life. What is revealed over the course of the book is that Cancer Alley—although complicated by its own regional histories and particularities—may well be an apt metaphor for the global impact of petrochemicals on the human landscape as a whole.
(via Aperture Foundation :: Petrochemical America)
11:47 am • 20 September 2012 • 1 note
Photographs by Dan Holdsworth.
80 pp., 33 color illustrations,
Occupying a space between the documentary and the make-believe, Dan Holdsworth’s photographs transform Icelandic glaciers into a strange and futuristic landscape. In Blackout the landscape is present only as a brooding, eerie image of itself: the blue of the sky has become the deep black of space, while the earth appears in pale negative. This lunar- like terrain humbles the viewer before a foreign, awe-inspiring nature and repositions the notion of the romantic sublime.
Steidl(via photo-eye Bookstore | Dan Holdsworth: Blackout | photobook)
4:05 pm • 17 September 2012 • 3 notes
The inaugural issue of the physical Problemata physica has just been released.
The zine is as self-made as possible, with embossing and thread stitching. The edition is 200, each numbered.
Collin Avery, Jordan Baumgarten, Miklos Boros, Karianne Bueno, Ricardo Cases,André Cepeda, Andres Gonzalez, Gregory Halpern, Cosima Hanebeck, Ani Kington, You Li, Eamon Mac Mahon, Nina Poppe, William Rugen, Andy Sewell,Maurice Van
With an essay by Andy Adams.
Problemata physica One is available through Ohja Books.
2:07 pm • 14 September 2012 • 7 notes
Looking for Love, 1996.
Photographs by Alec Soth.
Kominek Books, 2012.
56 pp., 43 duotone illustrations,
Alec Soth‘s photobook ‘Looking for Love, 1996’, including his photo series of the same name, looks back to the time of the beginning, the time when everything is still open and exciting, when everything gently falls into place. It‘s the phase of the beginning, that forms the basis not only of a new love, but also of each new photographic project. It‘s a book about searching, about the curious and intuitive approach to people and their stories. About falling in love to a medium that opens insights to worlds that would otherwise stay hidden – intensive and haunting like an interminable night at the bar.
(via photo-eye Bookstore | Alec Soth: Looking for Love, 1996 | photobook)
10:24 pm • 13 September 2012 • 5 notes
50 + 10 A.P.
Design - Morgan Brill
Essay - John Friel
Project Coordination - Jennifer Keats
Assembly & Production - April Wilkins
Printed on Red River and Canson archival papers
About the project and pre-order (please read before purchasing):
Blisner, Ill. is a book project that provides an account of what happened in and what remains of a single Rust Belt town during the process of deindustrialization. Every page is being printed individually, using fully archival media and every book is assembled, cut, and bound by hand. The cover features an image inlay and text inlaid on the spine (photos are currently unavailable of this for the pre-order). The pre-order edition is being offered at cost - each of these books cost me and Columbia College roughly $150 to make (material and labor costs strictly for the production). Later edition copies will cost more. All shipping will go through Fedex to minimize delivery problems. This book was published with the gracious support of Columbia College Chicago Photography Department’s Digital Artist in Residence Program, Red River Paper, and Moab Paper. For more information about the project, download this text that was used as an exhibition proposal.
All buyers will receive the newsprint edition (48 pages, black and white, different edit) for free when it is released in early October!
(via BOOK PREORDER! : Daniel Shea)
11:30 am • 11 September 2012 • 20 notes
Hide & Seek.
Photographs by Beata Szparagowska.
Le Caillou Bleu, 2012.
64 pp., color illustraitons throughout,
Addressing the relationship between the photographic subject and performance, and by extension, the presentation of realities as produced representations, photographer Beata Szparagowska shows how theatrical device plays an essential role in the making of images. “She emphasises that what is shown to the public draws meaning from what is obliterated.” Collected here are a number of intriguing photographs, from masked human subjects to empty landscapes and interior spaces, all speaking to a distinct avoidance of the habitual tropes of representation.
(via photo-eye Bookstore | Beata Szparagowska: Hide & Seek | photo book)
3:53 pm • 8 September 2012 • 3 notes