9 Photographers for the Planet
Nine of the world’s leading art photographers bring their distinctive visual styles to bear on a different food, including rice, bread, coffee and chocolate. They depict the fields in which they are produced, the workers who toil there, and the consumers who enjoy the fruit of their labours. The text explores the issues of availability, sustainability and working conditions. In English and Italian.
From tourist destinations and historic monuments to markets, streets and suburbs, this photographic celebration sets out to capture the essence of London in the bustle and chaos of everyday life as well as the majesty of some of its famous sites. Over 230 large format colour images include aerial views and architectural studies as well as reportage of London life.
Through Her Lens
The Stories Behind the Photography of Eva Sereny
Eva Sereny's career took off in 1970 when she was hired as a 'Special Photographer' on the set of Catch-22, breaking the glass ceiling in what was then a male-dominated industry. She progressed to working behind the scenes on many of the films that shaped late 20th-century American and European cinema and captured some of the greatest stars of the age, including Audrey Hepburn, Paul Newman and Elizabeth Taylor. This retrospective presents more than 100 rare images, interspersed with her memories and anecdotes.
Musée du Louvre
Among over 120 full-page details of paintings in this volume are the naked feet of Christ, Napoleon’s gold-embroidered boots and the discarded pink slipper of Ingres’ La Baigneuse de Valpinçon. Posing the question, ‘How can we decipher the mysteries – or the enigmas – concealed in this fragmentary narrative?’ Margo Glantz discusses this intriguing way of approaching art and the meanings that feet and shoes can convey. The full paintings appear at the end of the book.
Images of Home Counties Railways
Classic Photographs from the Maurice Dart Railway Collection
These vintage photographs from the well-known Dart collection are drawn from the Home Counties and suburbs of north and west London. Each of the photographs is accompanied by a brief text, the images are organized by locomotive wheel arrangement and types from the largest downwards, and the locations are identified according to the 1938 Railway Clearing House Handbook of Stations.
The historic county of Berkshire stretches about 70 miles from the Marlborough Downs to the suburbs of West London, and its scenery includes forest, ancient chalk hills and Thames Valley lowlands. This collection of photographs from around the year is accompanied by the author’s personal reflections on the landscape and story of England’s Royal County.
Provence and the Côte d'Azur
Discover the Spirit of The South of France
With an emphasis on discovering the spirit of each town, this tour of Provence and the Cote d’Azur characterizes each one, such as Cannes ‘the film star’, and Avignon ‘the art lover’, and explores its distinctive atmosphere, culture, food and architecture. Richly illustrated throughout, the book highlights experiences that could easily be missed, and concludes with a directory of guest houses, museums, galleries and markets.
The Most Beautiful Villages of the Loire
The longest river in France, the Loire flows past Renaissance châteaux, historical monuments and numerous sites of architectural interest. Describing and illustrating more than thirty villages – from Orléans, via Blois and Tours and onwards to Angers and Nantes – this volume also offers chapters on the region's food, wine, abbeys and churches, plus a map and traveller's guide. Slightly off-mint.
The Most Beautiful Villages of Normandy
Normandy’s varied landscape encompasses the fashionable resort of Varengeville, fishing ports such as Barfleur, tranquil Clécy in the Orne valley, and Monet’s famous garden at Giverny. Illustrated with 256 colour photographs, this book profiles more than 30 villages, with special sections on the region’s half-timbered architecture, its food and drink, and its châteaux and churches. A guide lists the most important sites, markets, hotels and restaurants by region. Slightly off-mint.
The Most Beautiful Villages of Burgundy
Organized by département – Yonne, Côte-d'Or, Nièvre and Saône-et-Loire – this celebration of the ancient communities of Burgundy presents more than 250 photographs and detailed captions. Each village is introduced with historical and architectural notes, and three additional chapters focus in turn on the region's gastronomic tradition, its Romanesque structures and its distinctive patterned roofs. Also included are a map and traveller's guide.
The Most Beautiful Villages of Brittany
The granite-built communities of Brittany lie nestled within a varied landscape comprising jagged coastline, fertile plains and wild moorland. Arranged by département – Finistère, Morbihan, Côtes-d'Armor and Ille-et-Vilaine – this volume offers detailed historical and cultural notes about each of the featured locations, accompanied by more than 250 photographs of village architecture and scenes of village life, a map and a traveller's guide. Slightly off-mint
Lives of the Great Photographers
Juliet Hacking presents brief biographies of 38 major figures in the history of photography, arranged alphabetically from Ansel Adams to Madame Yevonde, the art and portrait photographer celebrated for her early use of colour. Each profile is illustrated by a portrait or self-portrait of the subject and one or two examples of his or her work.
Landscapes of the Passing Strange
Reflections from Shakespeare
This collaboration pairs lines by Shakespeare with 70 photographs of landscapes reflected in antique bottles. Michael Witmore, who chose the texts, discusses the playwright’s visual imagination, while artist Rosamund Purcell tells how the distressed glass transforms sky, trees and human forms into something rich and strange.
Through the African American Lens
Based on the photography collections of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, each book in this series illuminates a facet of 20th-century African American history through 50–60 photographs, with brief captions and curators’ commentaries.This first volume in the series introduces the collection and illustrates the ways in which African Americans have used activism, community and culture to fight for social justice and better living standards.
From War to Peace
A Photographer's View of British Aviation During the 1940s
As an aircraft inspector during the Second World War, Richard Riding's father, Eddie, could only take pictures of the planes surreptitiously, but from 1946 to his death in 1950 he amassed many more images and his collection showcases the British aviation scene of the period. Accompanied by detailed captions, the photographs include air-to-air shots of light aircraft, the new generation of passenger craft operating from Croydon and Heathrow and innovations on display at the Farnborough Airshow.
A Flying Life
An Enthusiast's Photographic Record of British Aviation in the 1930s
EJ Riding was a well-known aviation enthusiast, engineer and aeromodeller who died in a flying accident in 1950. Compiled by his son, and with technical notes, humorous asides and even his views on the colour schemes, this collection of his photographs of aircraft includes standard shots as well as images of them stripped for maintenance and in crash situations.
Dress Like a Woman
Working Women and What They Wore
Although women started to enter employment en masse in the early 20th century, it was not until the 1970s that they began to exercise a modicum of autonomy over what they wore at work. Accompanied by introductory essays by fashion journalist Vanessa Friedman and New York Times. bestselling author Roxane Gay, the 240 photographs in this volume depict the changes in women’s clothing in the workplace over the last hundred years.
Travels to the World's Legendary Places
For over a century, National Geographic teams have been travelling the globe and describing exotic sites in words and photographs. For this book, 50 places have been chosen as the most desired, but often challenging, places to visit. Arranged by continent, from Cappadocia in Asia to the Marquesas Islands in Oceania, the description and photographs of each place are accompanied by travel tips and a ‘Nat Geo Flashback’ to an early expedition or a ‘Classic Shot’ by one of the magazine’s photographers.
The Life of Tea
A Journey to the World's Finest Teas
‘The taste and experience of pure nature, with all its exquisite flavours and aromas, are at the heart of the enjoyment of tea.’ For this spectacular three-part ‘Journey’, the authors, a documentary photographer and a tea expert, first went in search of the tea plants and the process from ‘earth to cup’, then explored the finest tea mountains of China, Japan, India and Sri Lanka and, finally, sought out the cultural world that has developed around tea drinking.
George Steinmetz was in the Central Sahara using a motorized paraglider to take photographs when he made a slow, angled descent towards a rare sight of two camel caravans passing one another. The result – ‘a macro overview and at the same time a more human, three-dimensional sense of place’ – set Steinmetz off on a 15-year mission, paragliding over deserts across the world. In this magnificent book he tells the stories of his travels and shares images that show the variety and strangeness of Earth’s wildernesses.
Lucien Clergue: Brasília
Lucien Clergue, the notable French photographer and friend of Picasso, was invited by the architect Oscar Niemeyer to photograph the futuristic city of Brasília in the 1960s. Accompanied by informative essays, this collection of the resulting images is a tribute to the spectacular curves and brutal monoliths of modernist architecture and the movement’s vision of a future that never quite happened.
Hiring local guides to take him into the hinterlands of countries in the West, South and East of Africa, Peter Voss made repeated trips to the continent between 2011 and 2013. His resulting photographs, reproduced in this large-format portfolio, comprise candid portraits of the people of remote tribes living traditional lifestyles, including the peoples of the Omo River in Ethiopia, the semi-nomadic Masai of Kenya, the Somba people of Benin and Togo and the Himba of Namibia.
The German photographer Peter Voss is fascinated by India and, despite setbacks of illness and camera equipment ruined by heat and humidity, he has returned several times to capture ‘the wonderful scenes which are acted out on a daily basis’ in the holy cities along the banks of the Ganges. His photographs are of people and sometimes animals, in Allahabad and Varanasi, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Jaipur and Agra, and Kolkata: a world ‘where time seems to have stood still’.
A Vision of Snowdonia
The subject of this photographic tribute covers an area of 827 square miles in the north west of Wales and boasts a varied landscape of heather moors, lakes, wooded valleys, craggy mountains and dramatic coastline. Capturing the majestic scenery at different times of the year and in different lighting conditions, each of the images is presented in a wide-view panoramic format and printed across a double-page spread.
Designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in 1964, the Forest of Bowland lies to the south of the Yorkshire Dales National Park but its different geology makes it a notably distinct environment. This portfolio is a photographer’s portrait of the area, ranging from moorland views and studies of the flora and fauna to picturesque buildings and life in villages such as Slaidburn and Newton-in-Bowland.
The Importance of Elsewhere
Philip Larkin's Photographs
The most widely read British poet of the 20th century, Philip Larkin was also a gifted amateur photographer. This handsome book reproduces the best of his images in short, thematic chapters arranged in chronological order to form a visual biography, capturing the places and people - including his lover Monica Jones and his friend Kingsley Amis - that meant the most to him. These haunting pictures are infused with the poignancy of everyday life that also informs his verse.
Messerschmitt Bf 109
The Early Years – Poland, the Fall of France and the Battle of Britain
The most numerous and successful Luftwaffe fighter of the Second World War, the Messerschmitt Bf 109 was a formidable opponent for the RAF’s Spitfires and Hurricanes during the Battle of Britain. This photographic collection assembles over 150 archive images of the plane in active service in 1939 and 1940, from pilots and crew with their machines at base to the wreckage of downed aircraft.
Hair by Guido
A pioneer of the unstructured hairstyles made famous by subjects including the supermodel Kate Moss, Guido aims to enhance rather than hide people's idiosyncrasies. In this volume, he presents 100 full-page photographs of his classic cuts, shot by leading photographers including David Sims and Paul Wetherell.
All the images in this portfolio, some spectacular and some slightly bizarre, capture dogs in a moment of dynamic vitality, leaping, bounding, playing or catching balls and frisbees. From thoroughbred greyhounds and whippets in full flight to springing spaniels and jumping Jack Russells, every dog is captured in mid-air. Top land speeds are given for each breed.
The Photographs of Solomon Osagie Alonge
The first official photographer to the royal court of Benin, Solomon Osagie Alonge (1911–1994) took portraits of its obas, or kings, in their regalia, and created a record of ceremonial life. Produced in collaboration between Washington’s Smithsonian Institution and Nigeria’s National Commission for Museums and Monuments, this book reproduces many of his images, examines their role as a documentary record of an era of change, and explores the practices of early studio photography in West Africa.
The Swinging Sixties
An Iconic Decade in Pictures
In this photographic portrait of the 1960s, drawn from the Mirrorpix archive, musicians, models, fashion designers, actors and artists dominate the ‘swinging’ scene; but amid the hair-dos, festivals and flower power, there’s also Bobby Moore kissing the World Cup and the new Concorde being wheeled out to meet its adoring fans.
Photographers Go Travelling (1880–2015)
With 180 images by 17 photographers, this catalogue of an exhibition at the Berlinische Galerie explores how photography has shaped perceptions of the world since staged tourist images were created in the late nineteenth century. From the photojournalism of Erich Salomon and Thomas Hoepker to the more abstract work of modern artists such as Wolfgang Tillmans, it explores how photographers have engaged with the debate about how social reality is depicted.