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(ABBAS). Attar, Abbas. ABBAS: RETORNOS A OAPAN. Mexico City, MEXICO: Coleccion Rio De Luz / Fondo De Cultura Economica, 1986. First Edition 1/3000. Oblong 4to. Pictorial Self Wrappers. Photography Monograph. Very Good. np, profusely illustrated in b&w. Text in Spanish. Designed by Peggy Espinosa. Published as part of Fondo De Cultura Economica's notable Pablo Ortiz Monasterio curated photography series "Coleccion Rio De Luz", this is a lovely monograph devoted to the haunting black and white images of the rural Mexican city of San Agustin Oapan taken by noted Iranian born, Paris based Magnum member Abbas (Attar). A handsome copy of the photographer's uncommon second book (cited on page 20 of Horacio Fernandez' "The Latin American Photobook") showing a flattened diagonal soft crease across the upper foredge corner of the rear cover and last several pages of the textblock. It has been priced accordingly. 968-16-2359-2 Inventory Number: 017778

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(ABBOTT, BERENICE). O'Neal, Hank. PHOTO POCHE NO. 61: BERENICE ABBOTT. Paris: Centre National De La Photographie (Collection Photo Poche), 1995. First Edition. 12mo. Pictorial Wrappers. Photography Monograph. As New. np, 60 b&w illustrations. Text in French. With a biography. This sixty-first installment of the venerable Photo Poche series of photography monographs is a concise survey devoted to the New York documentary work of Berenice Abbott. A pristine copy of the 1995 first edition still in the publisher's shrinkwrap. 2-86754-093-3 Inventory Number: 021345

$ 25.00 order/inquire

 

 
 

(ADAMS, ROBERT). Adams, Robert. ROBERT ADAMS: NO SMALL JOURNEYS: ACROSS SHOPPING CENTER PARKING LOTS, DOWN CITY STREETS. New York: Matthew Marks Gallery, 2003. First Edition. 4to. Pictorial Self-Wrappers. Photography Monograph. As New. (np) 116pp, 52 duotone illustrations. Designed by Catherine Mills. Produced in conjunction with a 2003 New York gallery exhibition, this is a somber volume that reproduces fifty-two photographs taken by Robert Adams between 1974 and 1984 of everyday folks traversing parking lots and city streets in the metropolitan Denver area. A pristine copy still in the publisher's shrinkwrap. 1-880146-42-8 Inventory Number: 022913

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(ADAMS, ROBERT). Adams, Robert. Introduction by Thomas N. Maytham. ROBERT ADAMS: INTERIORS 1973-1974 - SIGNED BY THE PHOTOGRAPHER. Signed by the Photographer. Tucson, AZ: Nazraeli Press, 2006. First Edition 1/1000. Folio. Loose Plates in Portfolio. Photography Monograph. Fine/No Jacket - As Issued. Twenty-four individual cardstock sheets printed recto only, (np), 24 duotone illustrations. Limited to one thousand copies, this is an elegant portfolio that individually reproduces twenty-four contemplative photographs of rather mundane domestic interiors in the Denver area taken by Robert Adams between 1973 and 1974 and recently rediscovered. A most handsome example in the publisher's debossed cloth presentation case from an edition of one thousand unnumbered copies additionally BOLDLY SIGNED "Robert Adams" in black ink on the title page. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its weight - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. 1-59005-064-9 Inventory Number: 023461

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(ADAMS, ROBERT). Adams, Robert. Introduction by Thomas N. Maytham. ROBERT ADAMS: WHAT WE BOUGHT: THE NEW WORLD - SCENES FROM THE DENVER METROPOLITAN AREA 1970-1974. Hannover, GERMANY: Stiftung Niedersachsen, 1995. First Edition. Oblong 4to. Cloth in Pictorial Dust Jacket. Photography Monograph. Fine/Near Fine. np, profusely illustrated in duotone. Text in English and German. This is the beautifully designed and illustrated hardbound catalogue published in conjunction with a 1995 Stiftung Niedersachsen exhibition of Robert Adams' early seventies photographs of the blight wreaked on the Colorado landscape by the hand of man. Shopping Malls, Tract Housing Developments, Used Car Lots - they're all here! A handsome copy of the 1995 first edition showing a bit of wear to the dust jacket along the extremities. It has been priced accordingly. 3-89169-094-0 Inventory Number: 022188

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(ADAMS, ROBERT). Adams, Robert. Introduction by Thomas N. Maytham. ROBERT ADAMS: WHAT WE BOUGHT: THE NEW WORLD - SCENES FROM THE DENVER METROPOLITAN AREA 1970-1974. Hannover, GERMANY: Stiftung Niedersachsen, 1995. First Edition. Oblong 4to. Cloth in Pictorial Dust Jacket. Photography Monograph. Fine/Fine. np, profusely illustrated in duotone. Text in English and German. This is the beautifully designed and illustrated hardbound catalogue published in conjunction with a 1995 Stiftung Niedersachsen exhibition of Robert Adams' early seventies photographs of the blight wreaked on the Colorado landscape by the hand of man. Shopping Malls, Tract Housing Developments, Used Car Lots - they're all here! A pristine copy of the 1995 first edition. 3-89169-094-0 Inventory Number: 022216

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(ADAMS, ROBERT). Adams, Robert. With a brief Poem by Cid Corman. DENVER: A PHOTOGRAPHIC SURVEY OF THE METROPOLITAN AREA BY ROBERT ADAMS. Denver, CO: Colorado Associated University Press in cooperation with The State Historical Society of Colorado, 1977. First Edition. Oblong 4to. Pictorial Wrappers. Photography Monograph. Good. 124pp, profusely illustrated in b&w. This is Robert Adams' survey of early seventies photographs of the blight wreaked on the Metropolitan Denver landscape by the hand of man. Shopping Centers, Tract Housing Developments, Parking Lots - they're all here in this important early monograph from one of the pioneers of "The New Topographics" movement. An otherwise most presentable copy of the 1977 paperbound first edition (cited on page 64 of "From Fair to Fine: 20th Century Photography Books That Matter") showing a slight dent to the textblock at the lower foredge corner along with some typical moderate sunning along the length of the spine. It has been priced accordingly. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its value - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. 8-07081-102-9 Inventory Number: 020065

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(AFANADOR, RUVEN). Afanador, Ruven. Foreword by Jean-Paul Gaultier. RUVEN AFANADOR: SOMBRA - SIGNED BY THE PHOTOGRAPHER. Signed by the Photographer. London & New York: Merrell Publishers Limited, 2004. First Edition. Small Folio. Cloth in Pictorial Dust Jacket. Photography Monograph. Fine/Fine. np (192pp), profusely illustrated in duotone. Designed by Monica Sziladi at Hoopycake! "Sombra" is the lavishly produced second book by noted New York fashion photographer Ruven Afanador. The title is taken from his native Columbian childhood, meaning the act of one's shadow being captured in a photographic portrait. As with Afanador's exquisite first book, "Torero", the images are entirely of men. Beautifully staged, some elaborately toned or solarized, these nudes as seductive as they are compelling. A pristine copy BOLDLY SIGNED by Ruven Afanador in black ink on the first preliminary. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its weight - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. 1-85894-249-7 Inventory Number: 020376

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(AKIYAMA, MAHOKO). Akiyama, Mahoko. MAIDENS INVITED TO THE GOLDFISH MANSION ONE LAPIS LAZULI NIGHT: MAHOKO AKIYAMA'S DOLL COLLECTION. Tokyo: Pan-Exotica & Treville Co. Ltd., 2004. First Edition. 12mo. Wrappers in Die Cut Slipcase. Photography Monograph. Fine. np, profusely illustrated in duotone plates. Text in English and Japanese. "I have always created dolls in accordance with the dictates of my heart at the time. Then I spend long hours in my room with the dolls I have finished creating or those that are unfinished, and photograph the various doll stories that float up in my imagination... In this manner, for several years, I have shot and collected one photo after another". From renowned Japanese doll maker/photographer Mahoko Akiyama comes this creepy little gem of a book that documents and reveals his very sexually charged creations. The follow-up to his 1991 title "Ange", these shadowy images provide a mysterious and brooding atmosphere that strongly evokes Hans Bellmer (especially in the hand-colored pastel images that pay homage to "La Poupee"), Bernard Faucon, David Hamilton, The Brothers Quay, and Katan Amano. A pristine copy of this gorgeously designed and printed book housed in the publisher's printed, die-cut slipcase, bound with a baby blue ribbon, in the publisher's plastic pouch, as issued. 4-309-90568-4 Inventory Number: 016121

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(ALBERTS, ULVIS). Alberts, Ulvis, A. Alvarez & Paul Zibits. POKER FACE 2: ULVIS ALBERTS PHOTOGRAPHS - SIGNED AND NUMBERED BOXED EDITION. Signed and Numbered by the Photographer. Riga, LATVIA: Poligrafijas Infocentrs, Ltd., 2006. First Edition 1/2000. Folio. Boards in Clamshell Box. Photography Monograph. As New/No Jacket - As Issued. 356pp, profusely illustrated in b&w and color. Published twenty-five years after his extraordinary book "Poker Face", Ulvis Alberts has gone home to his native Latvia to produce its lavish follow-up, "Poker Face 2". Chronicling the explosive growth of professional and tournament poker since 1981, Alberts supplements his gritty portraits of late seventies and early eighties Las Vegas pioneers such as Doyle Brunson, Stu Ungar, Jack "Treetop" Straus, "Amarillo Slim" Preston, Jack Binion, "Puggy" Pearson, Johnny Moss and many more with hundreds of additional images of more recent practitioners including Johnny Chan, Gabe Kaplan, Phil Hellmuth Jr., Phil Gordon, Phil Ivey, Chris "Jesus" Ferguson, Scotty Nguyen, Jennifer Tilly, and again, many, many more. Interspersed throughout the book are famous quotes about the game from many personalities within the poker world. Limited to two thousand copies, this massive, deluxe volume is NUMBERED (1351/2000) AND SIGNED by Ulvis Alberts in black ink on the colophon, and housed in the publisher's elegant silkscreened solander box, as issued. A most handsome unopened copy of what is simply the most comprehensive photographic study of contemporary poker players to date still in its original printed protective shipping carton. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its weight - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. 9984-764-65-6 Inventory Number: 023201

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(ALEXANDRE, CLAUDE). Iizawa, Kohtaro & Claude Alexandre. CLAUDE ALEXANDRE. Tokyo: Treville Co. Ltd., 1992. First Edition. Folio. Pictorial Boards in Jacket. Photography Monograph. Fine/Very Good. np, profusely illustrated in duotone. Text in Japanese and English. Designed by Hideyuki Taguchi. Claude Alexandre's intense fetish and bondage images are well-known in the realm of photographic erotica. Published only in Japan, this beautifully designed and printed volume remains the most comprehensive compendium of her work. A most handsome copy of this uncommon item showing just a bit of overall wear and handling. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its weight - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. 4-8457-0700-4 Inventory Number: 008721

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(ALVENG, DAG). Alveng, Dag & Susan Kismaric. ASYLUM: PHOTOGRAPHS BY DAG ALVENG. Oslo, NORWAY: Koks Forlag & Preus Fotomuseum, 1986. First Edition. 4to. Boards in Printed Dust Jacket. Photography Monograph. Near Fine/Very Good. np (60pp), 26 duotone illustrations. Designed by Per Maning. Text in English and Norwegian. In a protective clear acetate dustwrapper. "Asylum" is noted Oslo-based photographer Dag Alveng's haunting look at a Norwegian Mental Institution as evidenced by its interiors and objects - devoid of its residents. It features beautifully reproduced black and white plates whose halftone negatives were prepared by the esteemed Richard Benson. An internally bright, most handsome copy of the exceedingly uncommon 1986 first edition (cited on page 298 of Martin Parr and Gerry Badger's "The Photobook: A History Volume II") whose notoriously fragile printed vellum dust jacket shows a few slight chips, ripples and closed tears, and has adhered in spots to the glue-impregnated covers along the spine and rear panel, as is typical. The striking front cover image of an empty seating arrangement in the forest is unimpaired. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its value - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. Inventory Number: 022500

$ 1250.00 order/inquire

 

 
 

(ALVENG, DAG). Alveng, Dag & Susan Kismaric. ASYLUM: PHOTOGRAPHS BY DAG ALVENG - AN EXTRAORDINARY SIGNED ASSOCIATION COPY. Signed Presentation Copy from the Photographer. Oslo, NORWAY: Koks Forlag & Preus Fotomuseum, 1986. First Edition. 4to. Boards in Printed Dust Jacket. Photography Monograph. Near Fine/Good. np (60pp), 26 duotone illustrations. Designed by Per Maning. Text in English and Norwegian. In a protective clear acetate dustwrapper. "Asylum" is noted Oslo-based photographer Dag Alveng's haunting look at a Norwegian Mental Institution as evidenced by its interiors and objects - devoid of its residents. It features beautifully reproduced black and white plates whose halftone negatives were prepared by the esteemed Richard Benson. An internally bright, most handsome copy of the exceedingly uncommon 1986 first edition (cited on page 298 of Martin Parr and Gerry Badger's "The Photobook: A History Volume II") bearing the SIGNED PRESENTATION "For Holly / Love, Dag" in ink on the title page whose notoriously fragile printed vellum dust jacket shows chips, closed tears, and paper loss to the front panel, and has adhered in spots to the glue-impregnated covers along the front and rear panels, as is typical. The inscription is to the much-loved late New York collector turned gallerist Holly Solomon, who gave the photographer his second US exhibition in 1993, and from whose library we acquired this significant tome directly. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its value - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. Inventory Number: 022501

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(APERTURE) (SOMMER, FREDERICK). White, Minor, Editor. APERTURE 10:4: FREDERICK SOMMER 1939-1962 PHOTOGRAPHS. Rochester, NY: Aperture Inc., 1962. First Edition. 8vo. Stapled Printed Wrappers. Photography Periodical. Very Good -. 42pp, 30 duotone illustrations + rear cover. Designed by Frederick Sommer. In a protective clear acetate dustwrapper. This fortieth installment of Aperture from 1962 is designed and edited by, and devoted entirely to the writings and images of Frederick Sommer. The very first monograph on his work, it contains a portfolio of twenty-nine beautifully reproduced full page photographs by the venerable late American proponent of the Surrealist image. An internally bright, most handsome copy of this surprisingly uncommon item (cited on pages 162-163 of "The Book of 101 Books") showing some faint spotting to the glossy white surface of the front cover. It has been priced accordingly. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its value - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. Inventory Number: 019948

$ 600.00 order/inquire

 

 
 

(ARAKI, NOBUYOSHI) (DEJA-VU). Akihito, Masumi, Editor. DEJA-VU - A PHOTOGRAPHY QUARTERLY: NO. 20: SUMMER, 1995 (ARAKI NOBUYOSHI AND THE "I" NOVEL) . Tokyo: Photo-planete Co., Ltd., 1995. First Edition. 4to. Pictorial Wrappers. Photography Periodical. Near Fine. 121pp, profusely illustrated in b&w. Text in Japanese and English. This, the twentieth (and final) issue of the ultra high quality Japanese photographic quarterly "Deja Vu" was a special monograph on everyone's favorite Tokyo social documentarian, Nobuyoshi Araki. Beyond the bondage, cherry blossoms and city streets, it includes numerous writings about, and interviews with the master himself. A most handsome copy (entry number 147 of the Complete List of Nobuyoshi Araki Publications, 1979-2012 in the Izu Photo Museum's "Ararchy Photobook Mania"). 4-309-90340-1 Inventory Number: 019438

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(ARAKI, NOBUYOSHI). Araki, Nobuyoshi & Jerome Sans. ARAKI - LIMITED EDITION SIGNED BY THE PHOTOGRAPHER. Signed by the Photographer. Koln, GERMANY: Benedikt Taschen Verlag, 2002. First Edition 1/2500 Deluxe. Elephant Folio. Cloth in Dust Jacket, Boxed. Photography Monograph. As New/As New. 636pp, profusely illustrated in color and duotone. Text in English, German and French. With a biography and bibliography. "Known best for his intimate, snapshot-style images of women often tied up with ropes and of colorful, sensual flowers, Araki is an artist who reacts strongly to his emotions and uses photography to experience them more fully. Obsessed with women, Araki seeks to come closer to them through photography, using ropes like an embrace and the click of the shutter like a kiss. His work is at once shocking and mysteriously tender". Limited to two-thousand, five hundred copies worldwide, this massive volume (the first of Taschen's XXXL series) pares down decades of Nobuyoshi Araki's oeuvre into a thousand or so images that tell the story of the renowned Japanese photographer and comprise the ultimate retrospective collection of his work. A pristine copy numbered and BOLDLY SIGNED by Araki in black ink on the title page housed in a clamshell box still sealed in the publisher's printed shipping box, as issued. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its weight and value - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. 3-8228-1292-7 Inventory Number: 014522

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(ARAKI, NOBUYOSHI). Araki, Nobuyoshi, Ettore Sottsass, Tetsuo Ishida, Junichi Shioda, Jakucho Setouchi, Ua & Issey Miyake. ARAKI NOBUYOSHI: SENTIMENTAL PHOTOGRAPHY, SENTIMENTAL LIFE. Tokyo: Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo & Asahi Shimbun, 1999. First Edition. 4to. Stapled Pictorial Wrappers. Photography Monograph. Fine. 152pp, profusely illustrated in color and b&w. Text in English and Japanese. Designed by Seichi Suzuki Design Office. With a biography, exhibition history, and bibliography. Published in conjunction with a 1999 Tokyo Museum exhibition, this excellent survey of Nobuyoshi Araki's eroticized lifestyle includes an interview with the photographer as well as texts by the likes of Ettore Sottsass, Tetsuo Ishida, Junichi Shioda, Jakucho Setouchi, and Issey Miyake. A most handsome copy (entry number 254 of the Complete List of Nobuyoshi Araki Publications, 1979-2012 in the Izu Photo Museum's "Ararchy Photobook Mania"). Inventory Number: 022754

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(ARAKI, NOBUYOSHI). Araki, Nobuyoshi, Osamu Wataya, Toshio Shiratani & Takayuki Ishii. NOBUYOSHI ARAKI: RYU U SE KI (HYSTERIC NO. 10). Tokyo: Hysteric Glamour, 1999. First Edition. Folio. Illustrated Wrappers. Photography Monograph. Very Good -. np, profusely illustrated in b&w. Text in English. In a protective clear acetate dustwrapper. Published as the tenth installment of Nobuhiko Kitamura's "Hysteric" monographs, this massive, beautifully printed Nobuyoshi Araki book surveys in black and white the architecture, facades, and modes of transportation of a densely populated urban Japanese neighborhood. A bright white, handsome copy (entry number 255 of the Complete List of Nobuyoshi Araki Publications, 1979-2012 in the Izu Photo Museum's "Ararchy Photobook Mania") showing a slight crimp through a portion of the lower foredge corner. It has been priced accordingly. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its weight and value - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. Inventory Number: 022265

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(ARAKI, NOBUYOSHI). Araki, Nobuyoshi, Seiko Tanabe & Akihito Yasumi. THE WORKS OF NOBUYOSHI ARAKI: 5 - CHRYSALIS. Tokyo. (1996) 2001.: Heibonsha Co., Later Printing. 4to. Wrappers in Dust Jacket. Photography Monograph. Fine./Fine.. 190pp, profusely illustrated in b&w and color. Text in Japanese. Designed by Seiichi Suzuki Design Office. This fifth volume (of twenty) of "The Works of Nobuyoshi Araki" is subtitled "Chrysalis", and focuses on the iconic Japanese photographer's provocative portraits of pre-pubescent Japanese models in varying poses, and states of dress. A most handsome copy of the 2001 later printing of this uncommon item (entry number 167 of the Complete List of Nobuyoshi Araki Publications, 1979-2012 in the Izu Photo Museum's "Ararchy Photobook Mania") issued ten days after the original. PLEASE NOTE: Due to the explicit nature of some of the content here, you must be at least eighteen years of age to order this item. 4-582-66405-9 Inventory Number: 022899

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(ARAKI, NOBUYOSHI). Araki, Nobuyoshi, Seiko Tanabe & Akihito Yasumi. THE WORKS OF NOBUYOSHI ARAKI: 5 - CHRYSALIS. Tokyo: Heibonsha Co., 1996. First Edition. 4to. Wrappers in Dust Jacket. Photography Monograph. Fine./Fine.. 190pp, profusely illustrated in b&w and color. Text in Japanese. Designed by Seiichi Suzuki Design Office. This fifth volume (of twenty) of "The Works of Nobuyoshi Araki" is subtitled "Chrysalis", and focuses on the iconic Japanese photographer's provocative portraits of pre-pubescent Japanese models in varying poses, and states of dress. A most handsome copy of the exceedingly uncommon 1996 first printing (entry number 167 of the Complete List of Nobuyoshi Araki Publications, 1979-2012 in the Izu Photo Museum's "Ararchy Photobook Mania"). PLEASE NOTE: Due to the explicit nature of some of the content here, you must be at least eighteen years of age to order this item. Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its value - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. 4-582-66405-9 Inventory Number: 023202

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(ARAKI, NOBUYOSHI). Araki, Nobuyoshi, Taeko Tomioka & Akihito Yasumi. THE WORKS OF NOBUYOSHI ARAKI: 2 - BODYSCAPES. Tokyo: Heibonsha Co., 1996. First Edition. 4to. Wrappers in Dust Jacket. Photography Monograph. Near Fine./Fine.. 192pp, profusely illustrated in b&w and color. Text in Japanese. Designed by Seiichi Suzuki Design Office. This second volume (of twenty) of "The Works of Nobuyoshi Araki" is subtitled "Bodyscapes", and focuses on the iconic Japanese photographer's provocative portraits of the female nude - many of whom are bound or wet. A most handsome copy of the uncommon 1996 first printing (entry number 160 of the Complete List of Nobuyoshi Araki Publications, 1979-2012 in the Izu Photo Museum's "Ararchy Photobook Mania"). PLEASE NOTE: Due to the explicit nature of some of the content here, you must be at least eighteen years of age to order this item. 4-582-66402-4 Inventory Number: 022158

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(ARAKI, NOBUYOSHI). Araki, Nobuyoshi. Hans-Ulrich Obrist, Editor. NOBUYOSHI ARAKI: POLAEROID. Koln, GERMANY & New York: Oktagon Verlag, 1997. First Edition. 16mo. Pictorial Wrappers. Photography Monograph. Near Fine. np, profusely illustrated in color. Text in German. Designed by Kuhle und Mozur. In a protective clear acetate dustwrapper. This elegant little Nobuyoshi Araki artist's book cum survey reproduces Polaroid images of bound, (mostly) naked female models by the legendary Japanese provocateur alternating with lush floral still lifes. A most handsome copy of the unsigned, unnumbered trade edition of this tiny gem (entry number 204 of the Complete List of Nobuyoshi Araki Publications, 1979-2012 in the Izu Photo Museum's "Ararchy Photobook Mania"). 3-89611-038-1 Inventory Number: 023477

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(ARAKI, NOBUYOSHI). Araki, Nobuyoshi. Hans-Ulrich Obrist, Editor. NOBUYOSHI ARAKI: POLAEROID - LIMITED EDITION SIGNED BY THE PHOTOGRAPHER. Initialed and Numbered by the Photographer. Koln, GERMANY & New York: Oktagon Verlag, 1997. First Edition 1/800. 16mo. Pictorial Wrappers. Photography Monograph. Fine. np, profusely illustrated in color. Text in German. Designed by Kuhle und Mozur. In a protective clear acetate dustwrapper. This elegant little Nobuyoshi Araki artist's book cum survey reproduces Polaroid images of bound, (mostly) naked female models by the legendary Japanese provocateur alternating with lush floral still lifes. A most handsome copy of this tiny gem (entry number 204 of the Complete List of Nobuyoshi Araki Publications, 1979-2012 in the Izu Photo Museum's "Ararchy Photobook Mania") that was limited to eight hundred copies BOLDLY INITIALED "A" AND NUMBERED (426/800) by Araki in black ink on the front free endpaper, as issued. 3-89611-038-1 Inventory Number: 023033

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(ARAKI, NOBUYOSHI). Bauret, Gabriel, Kohtaro Iizawa & Nobuyoshi Araki. NOBUYOSHI ARAKI A LA FONDATION CARTIER POUR L'ART CONTEMPORAIN. Paris: Contrejour (Photographes Contemporains) & Fondation Cartier Pour L'art Contemporaine, 1995. First Edition. 4to. Pictorial Wrappers. Photography Monograph. As New. 64pp, profusely illustrated in b&w. Text in French. With a bibliography. Published in conjunction with a 1995 Fondation Cartier Pour L'art Contemporaine exhibition, this catalogue reproduces Nobuyoshi Araki's eroticized black and white "Journal Intime" series of 1994 along with an a brief essay by Gabriel Bauret and an interview with the photographer by Kohtaro Iizawa. An otherwise handsome copy (entry number 142 of the Complete List of Nobuyoshi Araki Publications, 1979-2012 in the Izu Photo Museum's "Ararchy Photobook Mania") showing a slight soft crease through the textblock at the heel of the spine. It has been priced accordingly. 2-85949-181-3 Inventory Number: 020813

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(ARAKI, NOBUYOSHI). Murayama, Keiko, Yasuo Konishi, et al., Editors. THE NUDE AND CONTEMPORARY PHOTOGRAPHY. Tokyo, JAPAN: Hiro Ikeda, H2O, 1994. First Edition. Square 4to. Wrappers in Dust Jacket. Exhibition Catalog. Fine/Very Good. 114pp, profusely illustrated in b&w and color. This quirky catalogue is actually two separate items combined. The first part is a Nobuyoshi Araki monograph consisting of fifty-two full page color nudes; followed by a thirty-nine image black and white survey of photographic erotica by the western photographers James Fee, Blake Little, Bret Lopez, Greg Gorman, Judy Coleman, Frederick Ohringer, Marcus Leatherdale, Robert Mapplethorpe, Paul Outerbridge, Maureen Lambray, Luz Maria Mejia, John Flatteau, Judy Dater, George Holz, Jock Sturges, Terry Thompson, Tom Bianchi, Ralph Gibson, Lucien Clergue, Ken Marcus, Ken O'Brien, Helmut Newton, and Patrick Alt. A most handsome copy (entry number 127 of the Complete List of Nobuyoshi Araki Publications, 1979-2012 in the Izu Photo Museum's "Ararchy Photobook Mania") in the publisher's printed obi, as issued, showing some light sunning to the dust jacket along the length of the spine. It has been priced accordingly. 4-87376-102-6 Inventory Number: 019997

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(ARAKI, NOBUYOSHI). Murayama, Keiko, Yasuo Konishi, et al., Editors. THE NUDE AND CONTEMPORARY PHOTOGRAPHY. Tokyo, JAPAN: Hiro Ikeda, H2O, 1994. First Edition. Square 4to. Wrappers in Dust Jacket. Exhibition Catalog. Fine/Near Fine. 114pp, profusely illustrated in b&w and color. This quirky catalogue is actually two separate items combined. The first part is a Nobuyoshi Araki monograph consisting of fifty-two full page color nudes; followed by a thirty-nine image black and white survey of photographic erotica by the western photographers James Fee, Blake Little, Bret Lopez, Greg Gorman, Judy Coleman, Frederick Ohringer, Marcus Leatherdale, Robert Mapplethorpe, Paul Outerbridge, Maureen Lambray, Luz Maria Mejia, John Flatteau, Judy Dater, George Holz, Jock Sturges, Terry Thompson, Tom Bianchi, Ralph Gibson, Lucien Clergue, Ken Marcus, Ken O'Brien, Helmut Newton, and Patrick Alt. A pristine copy (entry number 127 of the Complete List of Nobuyoshi Araki Publications, 1979-2012 in the Izu Photo Museum's "Ararchy Photobook Mania") in the publisher's printed obi, as issued. 4-87376-102-6 Inventory Number: 022657

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(ARBUS, DIANE). Arbus, Diane. Doon Arbus, Editor. DIANE ARBUS: AN APERTURE MONOGRAPH - FIRST PRINTING. New York: Aperture & The Museum of Modern Art, 1972. First Edition. 4to. Pictorial Wrappers. Photography Monograph. Good +. np, 80 duotone illustrations. Designed by Doon Arbus and Marvin Israel. Published in conjunction with the posthumous 1972 retrospective exhibition of her dislocating photographic work at New York's Museum of Modern Art, this is the classic Aperture monograph that forever established Diane Arbus' prominence in the pantheon of American postwar photographers. A presentable copy of the first paperbound printing (cited on pages 258-259 of Martin Parr and Gerry Badger's "The Photobook: A History Volume I", pages 284-285 of The Hasselblad Center's "The Open Book", and pages 214-215 of "The Book of 101 Books") of the MoMA Special Edition that contains the subsequently withdrawn image "Two girls in identical raincoats, Central Park, N.Y.C. 1969" showing light overall wear, patination and handling to the wrappers along with some soiling across the top edge of the textblock. In addition, there is a flattened diagonal soft crease to the lower foredge corner of the front cover as well as a vertical crease along the length of the spine. It has been priced accordingly. 0-921334-41-X Inventory Number: 017769

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(ARCENEAUX, EDGAR). Arceneaux, Edgar. Franklin Sirmans, Editor. EDGAR ARCENEAUX: 107TH STREET WATTS. Frankfurt am Main, GERMANY: Revolver Archiv fur Aktuelle Kunst, 2003. First Edition 1/1000. 8vo. Wrappers in Slipcase. Artist's Book. Fine/No Jacket - As Issued.. np + np (18 + 20pp), 1 b&w illustration. Text in English. "In his conceptual photography project "107th Street Watts", Edgar Arceneaux follows a desire to produce a number of strong visual counter-arcs to a relentlessly mediated social space, as well as a desire to ignite a critique of the narrow histories of Los Angeles' provocative past. Expanding the traditional subjects of Southern California artistic practice, the artist photographed an area of the world known through a singular event in its history: the Watts Riots of 1965. Performing the type of clinical overlay of the street in the manner of Ed Ruscha and his well-known 1966 mapping of the Sunset Strip, "107th Street Watts" formally mimics Ruscha's piece by shooting every building on 107th Street (the location of the historic Watts Towers) in a photomontage across one accordion-folded sheet, allowing for it to be opened and pulled completely out for an undisturbed viewing from end to end". Housed in the publisher's glossy white unprinted slipcase , there is a second, companion volume containing essays by Malik Charles Gaines, Lynell George and Vincent Johnson. A bright, most handsome example (featured on pages 74-75 of Jeffrey Brouws, Wendy Burton and Hermann Zschiegner's "Various Small Books: Referencing Various Small Books by Ed Ruscha"). 3-934823-82-3 Inventory Number: 023419

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(ARCENEAUX, EDGAR). Arceneaux, Edgar. Franklin Sirmans, Editor. EDGAR ARCENEAUX: 107TH STREET WATTS - SIGNED BY THE ARTIST. Signed by the Artist. Frankfurt am Main, GERMANY: Revolver Archiv fur Aktuelle Kunst, 2003. First Edition 1/1000. 8vo. Wrappers in Slipcase. Artist's Book. Fine/No Jacket - As Issued.. np + np (18 + 20pp), 1 b&w illustration. Text in English. "In his conceptual photography project "107th Street Watts", Edgar Arceneaux follows a desire to produce a number of strong visual counter-arcs to a relentlessly mediated social space, as well as a desire to ignite a critique of the narrow histories of Los Angeles' provocative past. Expanding the traditional subjects of Southern California artistic practice, the artist photographed an area of the world known through a singular event in its history: the Watts Riots of 1965. Performing the type of clinical overlay of the street in the manner of Ed Ruscha and his well-known 1966 mapping of the Sunset Strip, "107th Street Watts" formally mimics Ruscha's piece by shooting every building on 107th Street (the location of the historic Watts Towers) in a photomontage across one continuous accordion-folded sheet, allowing for it to be opened and pulled completely out for an undisturbed viewing from end to end". Housed in the publisher's glossy white unprinted slipcase , there is a second, companion volume containing essays by Malik Charles Gaines, Lynell George and Vincent Johnson. A bright, most handsome example (featured on pages 74-75 of Jeffrey Brouws, Wendy Burton and Hermann Zschiegner's "Various Small Books: Referencing Various Small Books by Ed Ruscha") SIGNED by Edgar Arceneaux in black ink on the rear endpaper of the text volume. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its value - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. 3-934823-82-3 Inventory Number: 019107

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(ARGENTINI, GUIDO). Argentini, Guido. GUIDO ARGENTINI: SHADES OF A WOMAN - DELUXE SLIPCASED, SIGNED AND NUMBERED EDITION WITH A BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOGRAPHIC PRINT LIMITED TO ONE HUNDRED COPIES . Signed by the Photographer - with a b&w Photograph. NP: Self-Published, 2011. First Edition 1/100 Deluxe. Square 4to. Padded Boards in Slipcase. Photography Monograph. As New/No Jacket - As Issued. 128pp, 104 color and 78 duotone illustrations. Text in English, French, German, Spanish and Italian. The sculpture of Michelangelo, Rodin, and Brancusi, serve as the inspiration for Guido Argentini's masterly images of the female nude. Published by the Italian-born, Los Angeles-based photographer himself, "Shades of a Woman" is a sumptuously produced collection of nearly twenty years of work including his striking "Silvereye" series of statuesque models completely covered in metallic pigment a la Shirley Eaton in "Goldfinger". A pristine example of the deluxe edition limited to one hundred copies BOLDLY NUMBERED, SIGNED AND DATED "Guido Argentini '11 42/100" in ink on the front pastedown accompanied by a NUMBERED, SIGNED AND DATED 10 3/4 x 10 3/4" silver gelatin photographic print housed in the publisher's gilt-embossed blue silk over boards slipcase, as issued. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its weight and value - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. 0-615-41928-3 Inventory Number: 020789

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(ARNOLD, COREY). Arnold, Corey. COREY ARNOLD: FISH-WORK: THE BERING SEA. Portland, OR: Nazraeli Press, 2011. First Edition 1/1000. Large Oblong 4to. Cloth in Pictorial Dust Jacket. Photography Monograph. As New/As New. 80pp, 47 color illustrations. "The photographs in "Fish-Work: The Bering Sea" capture moments from Arnold's grueling retreats as a crew member aboard a fishing boat to the Bering Sea. With scenes of boat life so vivid that some shots can induce fear or seasickness, the artist's perspective also reveals the tender soulfulness of a fisherman's extended life at sea. His skillful compositions depict the simultaneous bravery, toil, humor and gumption that "fish-work" demands". A most handsome copy of the first Nazraeli Press printing limited to one thousand copies only of this extraordinary title. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its weight - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. 1-59005-306-0 Inventory Number: 020497

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(ASHER, MICHAEL) (MUDFORD, GRANT). Longhauser, Elsa & Miwon Kwon. MICHAEL ASHER: JANUARY 26 - APRIL 12, 2008 - SIGNED BY THE ARTIST. Signed by the Artist. Santa Monica, CA: Santa Monica Museum of Art, 2008. First Edition. 4to. Spiral Bound Wrappers. Exhibition Catalog. As New. np (74pp), profusely illustrated in color and b&w. Designed by William Longhauser. This is the lovely catalogue documenting the late, renowned Los Angeles-based conceptual artist Michael Asher's 2008 site-specific installation. Commissioned for the Santa Monica Museum of Art's twentieth anniversary, Asher stripped its interior down to the shell, then reconstructed each of the temporary walls erected for exhibition installations between May 1998 through December 2007 (as drawn from the construction floor plans housed in the Museums archives) using aluminum studs, but no drywall. The result was a gleaming, claustrophobic but navigable maze in which the only art was present was Asher's architectural barriers. The catalogue includes reproductions of the original exhibition floor plans, Miwon Kwon's essay "Support and Decoration: Michael Asher's "Critique of the Architecture of Display", and gorgeous full-color documentation of the finished project (including four multi-page foldout plates) by noted architectural photographer Grant Mudford. A pristine copy SIGNED by Michael Asher - who was notoriously recalcitrant about signing anything during his career - in blue ink on the title page. 0-9475108-4-X Inventory Number: 023676

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(ATGET, EUGENE). Naef, Weston. ATGET'S MAGICAL ANALYSIS: PHOTOGRAPHS 1915-1927. Malibu, CA: The J. Paul Getty Museum, 1991. First Edition. 8vo. Pictorial Cardstock Wrappers. Exhibition Brochure. Near Fine. One 8 3/4 x 32" cardstock sheet printed recto and verso, neatly folded in fourths as issued to make 8pp, 5 duotone illustrations. This is the slender eight page brochure produced to accompany "Atget's Magical Analysis"; a 1991 exhibition of vintage prints by the noted Parisian street and architectural photographer drawn from the J. Paul Getty Museum Department of Photography's vast holdings. A most handsome copy of this uncommon ephemeral item - the only printed documentation of the event. Inventory Number: 021429

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(AVEDON, RICHARD) (BALDWIN, JAMES). Avedon, Richard & James Baldwin. NOTHING PERSONAL - SIGNED PRESENTATION COPY FROM RICHARD AVEDON. Signed Presentation Copy from the Photographer. Lucerne, SWITZERLAND: C.J. Bucher, 1964. First Edition. Small Folio. Silver Gilt Debossed Boards. Photography Monograph. Fair./No Jacket - As Issued. np, profusely illustrated in b&w gravure. Designed by Marvin Israel. Text in English. "Nothing Personal" is Richard Avedon's strikingly beautiful 1964 collaboration with noted literary lion James Baldwin. The photographer's second book, its images primarily hail from "Harper's Bazaar" and other magazine editorial work from the fifties and sixties. With figures from politics, society, fashion, literature, and the arts, it is a veritable who's who of power of the mid-Twentieth Century containing many of Avedon's most famous portraits including Dwight David Eisenhower in close up, the fragile Marilyn Monroe, a smug George Wallace, the pregnant Ted Kennedys in the surf, and many, many more. These are beautifully reproduced in stark black and white gravure, with Marvin Israel's book design here every bit the equal of the legendary Alexey Brodovitch's contribution for Avedon's first work, "Observations". An internally clean and sound example of the 1964 C.J. Bucher first Swiss edition with an English language text lacking a slipcase bearing the BOLDLY SIGNED PRESENTATION "For Dear ... with gratitude ever, Dick Avedon -" in black fountain pen on the verso of the front pastedown showing some mild brown staining to a few pages along the foredge of the textblock. The binding has a bit of play, and the glossy white boards show some overall wear, soiling and light age-toning with abrasions through to the cardboard at the tips. In addition, the paper covering the spine seems to have separated and subsequently been non-professionally repaired with two overlapping strips of black linen library tape run along its length. All in all, a sharper copy in hand than it describes here of this classic volume. It has been priced accordingly. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its weight and value - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. Inventory Number: 020143

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(AVERY, SID). Avery Sid & Richard Schickel. HOLLYWOOD AT HOME: A FAMILY ALBUM 1950-1965 - SIGNED BY SID AVERY. Signed by the Photographer. New York: Crown Publishers, Inc., 1990. First Edition. 4to. Cloth in Pictorial Dust Jacket. Photography Monograph. Fine/Fine. 144pp, profusely illustrated in black & white. "Hollywood at Home" is the first survey of noted Saturday Evening Post and Look photographer Sid Avery's charming studies of mid-century cinema and television royalty captured in moments of unguarded informality. Amongst those pictured here - often with family and pets - are Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall, Marlon Brando, Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward, Kirk Douglas, Rock Hudson, Kim Novak, Elizabeth Taylor, James Dean, Bob Newhart, and many, many more. A most handsome copy of the 1990 Crown Publishers first edition SIGNED "Sid Avery" in black ink on the front pastedown. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its weight and value - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. 0-517-57696-1 Inventory Number: 023785

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(BALDESSARI, JOHN). Baldessari, John. THE TELEPHONE BOOK (WITH PEARLS): JOHN BALDESSARI 1988 - SIGNED PRESENTATION COPY FROM THE ARTIST. Signed Presentation Copy from the Artist. Gent, BELGIUM: Imschoot, Uitgevers for IC, 1988. First Edition. 8vo. Pictorial Wrappers. Artist's Book. Near Fine. np (62pp), 43 b&w illustrations + color cover. "The Telephone Book (with Pearls)" is a typically wry John Baldessari artist's book from 1988 composed of cropped and obscured movie stills inhabited by either telephones, or pearls... A most handsome copy of the first edition bearing the BOLDLY SIGNED PRESENTATION "For ... John Baldessari" in black ink across the half title page. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its value - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. 90-72181-07-2 Inventory Number: 019906

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(BALDESSARI, JOHN). Baldessari, John. THROWING A BALL ONCE TO GET THREE MELODIES AND FIFTEEN CHORDS. Irvine, CA: The Art Gallery of the University of California, Irvine, 1973. First Edition 1/2500. Oblong 8vo. Stapled Printed Wrappers. Artist's Book. Very Good. np (28pp), 15 b&w illustrations. In a protective clear acetate dustwrapper. Published in conjunction with a 1973 University of California, Irvine exhibition, this artist's book contains fifteen photographic images of noted Conceptual artist John Baldessari in the process of chucking a projectile that have been superimposed with colored musical staves to create three melodies and fifteen chords, as promised. An internally most handsome copy showing some mild vertical sunning along the spine and foredge of the front cover along with the ghost of the adhesive from a small label on the rear. It has been priced accordingly. Inventory Number: 021304

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(BALDESSARI, JOHN). Baldessari, John. THROWING A BALL ONCE TO GET THREE MELODIES AND FIFTEEN CHORDS. Irvine, CA: The Art Gallery of the University of California, Irvine, 1973. First Edition 1/2500. Oblong 8vo. Stapled Printed Wrappers. Artist's Book. Near Fine. np (28pp), 15 b&w illustrations. Published in conjunction with a 1973 University of California, Irvine exhibition, this artist's book contains fifteen photographic images of noted Conceptual artist John Baldessari in the process of chucking a projectile that have been superimposed with colored musical staves to create three melodies and fifteen chords, as promised. A bright, most handsome copy showing a thin margin of barely perceptible sunning to the length of the spine. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its value - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. Inventory Number: 020629

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(BALDESSARI, JOHN). Baldessari, John. THROWING A BALL ONCE TO GET THREE MELODIES AND FIFTEEN CHORDS. Signed by Editor Hal Glicksman. Irvine, CA: The Art Gallery of the University of California, Irvine, 1973. First Edition 1/2500. Oblong 8vo. Stapled Printed Wrappers. Artist's Book. As New. np (28pp), 15 b&w illustrations. In a protective clear acetate dustwrapper. Published in conjunction with a 1973 University of California, Irvine exhibition, this artist's book contains fifteen photographic images of noted Conceptual artist John Baldessari in the process of chucking a projectile that have been superimposed with colored musical staves to create three melodies and fifteen chords, as promised. A pristine example of this uncommon item showing none of the sunning to the covers typically seen with this title. It was acquired directly from the former Art Gallery of the University of California, Irvine director (and editor of this publication) Hal Glicksman who has discreetly SIGNED the rear colophon in pencil. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its value - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. Inventory Number: 023141

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(BALDESSARI, JOHN). Baldessari, John. THROWING A BALL ONCE TO GET THREE MELODIES AND FIFTEEN CHORDS - SIGNED BY JOHN BALDESSARI. Signed by the Artist. Irvine, CA: The Art Gallery of the University of California, Irvine, 1973. First Edition 1/2500. Oblong 8vo. Stapled Printed Wrappers. Artist's Book. Near Fine. np (28pp), 15 b&w illustrations. In a protective clear acetate dustwrapper. Published in conjunction with a 1973 University of California, Irvine exhibition, this artist's book contains fifteen photographic images of noted Conceptual artist John Baldessari in the process of chucking a projectile that have been superimposed with colored musical staves to create three melodies and fifteen chords, as promised. A most handsome example of this uncommon item BOLDLY SIGNED "John Baldessari" in black ink across the bottom of the title page. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its value - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. Inventory Number: 023142

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(BALDESSARI, JOHN). Baldessari, John. ZORRO (TWO GESTURES AND ONE MARK) - SIGNED AND NUMBERED BY JOHN BALDESSARI. Signed and Numbered by the Artist. Koln, GERMANY & New York: Oktagon, 1998. First Edition 1/800. Oblong 16mo. Printed Wrappers. Artist's Book. Fine. np, 77 b&w illustrations. Limited to eight hundred copies only, this is an extremely charming "flip book" profusely illustrated with cinematic images of three male screen icons: Jean Paul Belmondo (from "Breathless" - smoking of course), Zorro (slashing his "Z" on a wall), and Humphrey Bogart (as his mood changes). A pristine copy SIGNED AND NUMBERED by John Baldessari in black ink on the inside covers. 3-89611-045-4 Inventory Number: 016878

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(BALDESSARI, JOHN). Baldessari, John, Marcia Tucker, Robert Pincus-Witten & Nancy Drew. JOHN BALDESSARI - SIGNED AND DATED BY THE ARTIST. Signed and Dated by the Artist. New York & Dayton, OH: The New Museum & University Art Galleries, Wright State University, 1981. First Edition 1/1000. Oblong 8vo. Printed Wrappers. Artist Monograph. Near Fine. 78pp, profusely illustrated in b&w and color. Designed by Joan Greenfield. With an exhibition checklist, bibliography and exhibition history. This is the well-illustrated catalogue published in conjunction with a 1981 traveling exhibition of the early conceptual based work of John Baldessari - his first major American retrospective. It includes essays by Marcia Tucker and Robert Pincus-Witten as well as an interview with the artist by Nancy Drew. A bright, handsome copy BOLDLY SIGNED AND DATED "John Baldessari 1986" in purple ink on the title page showing just a bit of typical light sunning along the spine. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its value - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. LC 81-80231 Inventory Number: 020747

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(BALDESSARI, JOHN). Baldessari, John, Peter Pakesch, Adam Budak, Klaus Hoffer, Hans Dieter Huber, Gertrud Koch, Christopher Williams & Ann Goldstein. JOHN BALDESSARI: LIFE'S BALANCE. WERKE / WORK 84-04. Koln, GERMANY & Graz, AUSTRIA: Verlag Der Buchhandlung Walther Konig & Kunsthaus Graz, 2005. First Edition. 4to. Wrappers in Plastic Jacket. Artist Monograph. Fine./Fine.. 240pp, profusely illustrated in b&w and color. Text in English and German. With an exhibition checklist, bibliography and exhibition history. This is the comprehensive catalogue published in conjunction with a 2005 Kunsthaus Graz exhibition surveying the primarily photographically based conceptual work of John Baldessari created between 1984 and 2004. It includes essays by Peter Pakesch, Adam Budak, Klaus Hoffer, Hans Dieter Huber, and Gertrud Koch as well as a transcribed conversation with the artist by Christopher Williams and Ann Goldstein. A pristine copy of this already uncommon document in the publisher's printed translucent vinyl jacket, as issued. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its weight and value - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. 3-88375-937-6 Inventory Number: 021880

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(BALDESSARI, JOHN). Gillick, Liam. JOHN BALDESSARI: NOSES, EARS, ETC. (PART THREE). Los Angeles: Margo Leavin Gallery, 2007. First Edition 1/1000. Oblong 8vo. Illustrated Boards. Artist Monograph. As New/No Jacket - As Issued. np (54pp), 18 color and 3 b&w illustrations + color cover. Designed by Wendy Furman. This is the elegant catalogue issued after the fact to document a 2007 exhibition at John Baldessari's longtime Los Angeles gallery of photographically based works whose visual elements dislocate the sensory organs of their subjects. It includes reproductions of each of the fifteen pieces shown, installation shots, and the binding features a reduced-scale three-dimensional recreation of one of the works. A pristine copy still in the publisher's shrinkwrap. 1-880641-06-2 Inventory Number: 021086

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(BALDESSARI, JOHN). Morgan, Jessica & Leslie Juves, Editors. JOHN BALDESSARI: PURE BEAUTY. London: Los Angeles County Museum of Art & Delmonico Books, 2009. First Edition. 4to. Cloth in Illustrated Jacket. Artist Monograph. As New/As New. 330pp, profusely illustrated in b&w and color. Designed by Lorraine Wild with Victor Hu, Victoria Lam and Jennifer Rider, Green Dragon Office. With an exhibition checklist and bibliography. This is the elegantly designed and printed hardbound catalogue published in conjunction with the 2009 retrospective of the primarily photographically based conceptual work of John Baldessari circulated by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and London's Tate Modern. The most comprehensive single volume on the artist to date, "Pure Beauty" includes essays by eleven critics, curators, art historians, and David Salle - artist and one of John Baldessari's former students . A pristine copy. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its weight - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. 3-7913-4345-9 Inventory Number: 023591

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(BALLEN, ROGER). Ballen, Roger. ROGER BALLEN: BOYHOOD. New York: Chelsea House Publishers, 1979. First Edition. 4to. Cloth in Dust Jacket. Photography Monograph. Fine/Very Good. 96pp, 79 b&w illustrations. Art Direction by Susan Lusk. Designed by Joyce C. Weston. "Boyhood is a powerful and perceptive statement. In photographs and stories, Roger Ballen leads us across the continents of Europe, Asia, and North America in search of boyhood. Here, with keen insight and masterly skill, he succeeds in capturing the essence of boyhood in a series of timeless images that transcend social and cultural particularities". If you are knowingly searching for this title, could we add any more insight than the jacket description for "Boyhood"? While the former Magnum photographer has subsequently become renowned for his sobering portrait images of the denizens of his adopted South Africa, this, his first book from 1979 is where it all began. The back cover even has laudatory quotes from Andre Kertesz, Bruce Davidson, and Elliot Erwitt. A bright, handsome copy of the book itself whose price-clipped dust jacket shows some very light wear and rubbing. 0-87754-091-8 Inventory Number: 018231

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(BALLEN, ROGER). Ballen, Roger. ROGER BALLEN: OUTLAND. London & New York: Phaidon Press Ltd., 2001. First Edition. 4to. Cloth in Printed Dust Jacket. Photography Monograph. Fine/Fine. 120pp, 61 duotone illustrations. Designed by SMITH. "Outland" is the culmination of almost twenty years' work for artist-photographer Roger Ballen. After beginning in the early 1980s by documenting the small dorps (or villages) of rural South Africa, by the late 1980s and early 1990s Ballen moved on to photographing their inhabitants: isolated rural whites, scarred by history, in the process of losing the privileges of apartheid which had provided them livelihoods and sustained their identity for a generation. The results were shocking, both powerful social statements and disturbing psychological studies". A pristine copy of the 2001 first printing (cited on page 124 of Martin Parr and Gerry Badger's "The Photobook: A History Volume III"). 0-7148-4058-0 Inventory Number: 023206

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(BALLEN, ROGER). Ballen, Roger. ROGER BALLEN: OUTLAND - SIGNED BY THE PHOTOGRAPHER. Signed by the Photographer. London & New York. 2001 (2009).: Phaidon Press Ltd., Later Printing. 4to. Cloth in Pictorial Dust Jacket. Photography Monograph. Fine/Fine. 120pp, 61 duotone illustrations. Designed by SMITH. "Outland" is the culmination of almost twenty years' work for artist-photographer Roger Ballen. After beginning in the early 1980s by documenting the small dorps (or villages) of rural South Africa, by the late 1980s and early 1990s Ballen moved on to photographing their inhabitants: isolated rural whites, scarred by history, in the process of losing the privileges of apartheid which had provided them livelihoods and sustained their identity for a generation. The results were shocking, both powerful social statements and disturbing psychological studies". A pristine copy of the 2009 printing (whose first edition is cited on page 124 of Martin Parr and Gerry Badger's "The Photobook: A History Volume III") additionally SIGNED "Roger Ballen" in black ink on the title page. 0-7148-4058-0 Inventory Number: 017887

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(BALLEN, ROGER). Ballen, Roger & David Travis. ROGER BALLEN: BOARDING HOUSE - SIGNED BY THE PHOTOGRAPHER. Signed by the Photographer. London & New York. 2009 (2010).: Phaidon Press Ltd., Later Printing. 4to. Cloth in Pictorial Dust Jacket. Photography Monograph. Fine/Fine. 128pp, 67 b&w illustrations. Designed by Lucy Newell. "Boarding House" captures an imaginary space of transient residence, of comings and goings, focusing on the evocative drawings and sculptural objects as well as the people and animals found there. Compelling and thought-provoking, the sixty-seven photographs (many of them previously unpublished) are like images from a waking dream; with layers of rich detail, flashes of dark humour and an altered sense of place". A pristine copy of the hardbound 2010 printing BOLDLY SIGNED by Roger Ballen in black marker on the title page. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its weight - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. 0-7148-4952-9 Inventory Number: 020494

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(BALLEN, ROGER). Ballen, Roger & Robert Sobieszek. ROGER BALLEN: SHADOW CHAMBER - SIGNED BY THE PHOTOGRAPHER. Signed by the Photographer. London & New York. 2005 (2009).: Phaidon Press Ltd., Later Printing. 4to. Cloth in Pictorial Dust Jacket. Photography Monograph. Fine/Fine. 128pp, 61 b&w illustrations. Designed by Lucy Newell. "In "Shadow Chamber", Roger Ballen focuses on the interactions between the people, animals and objects that inhabit his unique image space. The rooms in his pictures are actual places that we know to exist, yet they are made unsettling and strange, logical yet utterly impossible. The human and animal beings in Ballen's photographs appear isolated, estranged and lost, yet strangely empowered at the same time". A pristine copy of the hardbound 2009 printing BOLDLY SIGNED by Roger Ballen in black marker on the title page. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its weight - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. 0-7148-4466-7 Inventory Number: 017888

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(BALTERMANTS, DMITRI). Harbaugh, Paul. PHOTO POCHE NO. 70: DMITRI BALTERMANTS. Paris: Nathan (Photo Poche Collection), 1997. First Edition. 12mo. Pictorial Wrappers. Photography Monograph. As New. np, 63 b&w illustrations. Text in French. With a biography and bibliography. This seventieth installment of the venerable Photo Poche series of photography monographs is a concise survey devoted to the Russian documentary work of Dmitri Baltermants that includes his gripping images of the Eastern front of World War II. A pristine copy of the 1997 first edition still in the publisher's shrinkwrap. 209-754-116-X Inventory Number: 023436

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(BALTZ, LEWIS) (HERNANDEZ, ANTHONY) (WILD, TERRY). Parker, Fred R.. THE CROWDED VACANCY: THREE LOS ANGELES PHOTOGRAPHERS. Davis, CA: The Memorial Union Art Gallery, University of California, Davis, 1971. First Edition 1/700. Small Square 4to. Pictorial Wrappers. Exhibition Catalog. Very Good. np (32pp), 25 b&w illustrations + b&w cover. With a biography, exhibition history and bibliography for each photographer. In a protective clear acetate dustwrapper. Four years before the landmark 1975 George Eastman House "New Topographics" exhibition, "The Crowded Vacancy: Three Los Angeles Photographers" presented the work of Lewis Baltz, Anthony Hernandez, and Terry Wild. The show was curated by the prescient Fred R. Parker, and traveled from The Memorial Union Art Gallery at the University of California, Davis to the always forward-thinking Pasadena Art Museum. The catalogue presents a portfolio for each of the three photographers in a black and white survey of the urban environment of Southern California. An internally most handsome example of this exceedingly uncommon document limited to seven hundred unnumbered copies showing some typical light overall wear, soiling and patination to its white wrappers along with a discreet Pasadena Art Museum bookstore sticker on the inside front cover. Inventory Number: 022030

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(BALTZ, LEWIS) (PERKOVIC, SLAVICA). Baltz, Lewis & Slavica Perkovic. GESCHICHTEN VON VERLANGEN UND MACHT (STORIES OF DESIRE AND POWER). Braunschweig, GERMANY: Museum Fur Photographie Braunschweig & Scalo, 1995. First Edition 1/1500. 4to. Cloth Spine Over Boards, Boxed. Photography Monographs. Near Fine/No Jacket - As Issued. 60pp + 48pp, profusely illustrated in b&w. Text in German with English translations laid in. This unusual title is actually two separate exhibition catalogues in the form of artists' books - Lewis Baltz's "Die Toten Von Newport Beach" ("The Deaths in Newport"), and Slavica Perkovic's "Seche Geschichten Fur Vier Manner" ("Six Stories for Four Men") - housed in a printed chipboard box. Each is illustrated with photographs and text - in Baltz's case, the photos all appear to be found images relating to a murder and trial in California in the 1940s. A most handsome copy in the publisher's printed chipboard box of this unusual collaborative undertaking. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its weight - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. 3-931141-15-2 Inventory Number: 001166

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(BALTZ, LEWIS). Baltz, Lewis. LEWIS BALTZ: THE NEW INDUSTRIAL PARKS NEAR IRVINE, CALIFORNIA / DAS NEUE INDUSTRIEGELANDE IN DER NAHE VON IRVINE, KALIFORNIEN - SIGNED PRESENTATION COPY FROM THE PHOTOGRAPHER. Signed Presentation Copy from the Photographer. New York: Leo Castelli / Castelli Graphics, 1974. First Edition Thus. Oblong 4to. Printed Buckram. Photography Monograph. Near Fine/Near Fine. np (110pp), 51 duotone illustrations. Designed by Thomas F. Barrow. Text in English and German. "The New Industrial Parks Near Irvine, California" is Lewis Baltz' landmark typological study that virtually single-handedly gave birth to the "New Topographics" movement. It reproduces as a full page each of the fifty-one images that comprised the 1974 Castelli Graphics photographic print portfolio of the same name that was issued in an edition of forty with six artist's proofs. A bright, most handsome example copy of the uncommon 1974 first printing (cited on pages 298-299 of The Hasselblad Center's "The Open Book", and pages 228-229 of "The Book of 101 Books") bearing the SIGNED PRESENTATION "FOR LARRY - Lewis Baltz" in black ink on the front pastedown whose dust jacket shows very slight age-toning along the top edge. This was inscribed at the time of publication to noted La Jolla art and photography bookseller Lawrence McGilvery from whom we acquired this significant tome directly. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its weight and value - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. LC 74-14405 Inventory Number: 022550

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(BALTZ, LEWIS). Baltz, Lewis & Cornelia Butler.. LEWIS BALTZ: THE POLITICS OF BACTERIA/DOCILE BODIES/RONDE DE NUIT - SIGNED BY LEWIS BALTZ. Signed by the Photographer. Los Angeles: Museum of Contemporary Art & RAM Publications, 1998. First Edition. 4to. Pictorial Boards. Photography Monograph. Fine/No Jacket - As Issued. 59pp, profusely illustrated in color and b&w. This is the stylishly designed catalogue published in conjunction with a 1998 Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art exhibition consisting of three installations of Lewis Baltz' large-scale photographic works; "Ronde de Nuit", "Docile Bodies", and "The Politics of Bacteria". A most handsome copy SIGNED "Lewis Baltz" in ink at the rear colophon. 0-914357-57-3 Inventory Number: 023713

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(BALTZ, LEWIS). Baltz, Lewis & Gus Blaisdell. LEWIS BALTZ: CANDLESTICK POINT. Tokyo & New York: Gallery Min & Aperture, 1989. First Edition. Oblong 4to. Printed Boards in Slipcase. Photography Monograph. Fine/No Jacket - As Issued. np, 71 duotone and 13 color illustrations. Text in English and Japanese. Published in conjunction with a 1989 exhibition at Tokyo's Gallery Min, "Candlestick Point" is Lewis Baltz' fascinating essay on the manmade debris, detritus, and blight scarring the San Francisco peninsula. A most handsome copy in the publishers printed black cardboard slipcase showing a few minor scuffs, wrinkles and bumps. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its weight and value - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. 4-906265-50-2 Inventory Number: 017916

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(BALTZ, LEWIS). Baltz, Lewis & Paolo Constantino. LEWIS BALTZ: SCANDIANO (LABORATORIO DI FOTOGRAFIA 4). Scandiano, Italy: Arcadia Edizione , 1991. First Edition. 4to. Printed Wrappers. Photography Monograph. Near Fine. np (32pp), profusely illustrated in color and b&w. Designed by Giorgio Camuffo. Text in English and Italian. This is the fourth (and final) in a series of stylish catalogues devoted to contemporary photographic comissions that documented the Italian region of Reggio Emilia. This project by noted American Lewis Baltz was an installation of large-scale images taken in the the town of Scandiano that were inspired by photos from the press, and the tradition of the paparazzo. A handsome copy of this uncommon item showing some minor overall abrasions to the surface of the metallic paper of the wrappers. It has been priced accordingly Inventory Number: 012363

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(BANIER, FRANCOIS-MARIE). Appelt, Dieter. FRANCOIS-MARIE BANIER. Beverly Hills, CA: Gagosian Gallery, 2007. First Edition. Oblong 8vo. Stapled Pictorial Wrappers. Photography Monograph. Fine. np (16pp), 10 b&w illustrations + b&w covers. Designed by Vincent Lecocq and Martin d'Orgeval. With an exhibition checklist, biography, exhibition history and bibliography. This is the slender sixteen page catalogue published in conjunction with the 2007 L'Oreal-sponsored exhibition of photographs by Francois-Marie Banier held at Gagosian Gallery Beverly Hills. A pristine copy of this uncommon item. Inventory Number: 020436

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(BANKS, STEVE) (JOPLIN, JANIS). Banks, Steve. JANIS' GARDEN PARTY- SIGNED BY STEVE BANKS. Signed by the Photographer. Los Angeles: Bugiganga Press, 1998. First Edition. Oblong 8vo. Pictorial Self-Wrappers. Music Photography Monograph. Fine. np (33 pp), profusely illustrated in b&w. With a biography, bibliography, discography and videography. This is a handsomely produced photographic documentation of Janis Joplin's concert at New York's Madison Square Garden on Friday, December 19th, 1969. Shot less than a year before her untimely demise, it features Janis, Janis, and more Janis, with appearances by her band and special guests Johnny Winter and Paul Butterfield. A pristine copy BOLDLY SIGNED by photographer Steve Banks in black marker on the first preliminary. 0-9658205-0-5 Inventory Number: 019063

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(BARIL, TOM). Baril, Tom. TOM BARIL. Los Angeles: 4AD Publishing, 1997. First Edition 1/2500. 4to. Cloth with Pastedown. Photography Monograph. Fine/No Jacket - As Issued. 170pp, 81 tritone illustrations. In a protective clear acetate dustwrapper. The first in a series of photography monographs to be published by cult record-label 4AD's owner Ivo Watts-Russell, this extraordinarily lovely Tom Baril volume proved to be the last as well. Designed by V23 partner Paul McMenamin, the photographer's first book features a tritone image pasted down to the front cover. A pristine copy. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its weight - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. 0-9657450-0-7 Inventory Number: 017342

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(BARIL, TOM). Baril, Tom. TOM BARIL. Los Angeles: 4AD Publishing, 1997. First Edition 1/2500. 4to. Cloth with Pastedown. Photography Monograph. Very Good./No Jacket - As Issued. 170pp, 81 tritone illustrations. In a protective clear acetate dustwrapper. The first in a series of photography monographs to be published by cult record-label 4AD's owner Ivo Watts-Russell, this extraordinarily lovely Tom Baril volume proved to be the last as well. Designed by V23 partner Paul McMenamin, the photographer's first book features a tritone image pasted down to the front cover. A most handsome copy showing sunning along its spine. It has been priced accordingly. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its weight - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. 0-9657450-0-7 Inventory Number: 021745

$ 175.00 order/inquire

 

 
 

(BARNEY, TINA). Barney, Tina & Merry Foresta. TINA BARNEY: THE EUROPEANS - SIGNED BY THE PHOTOGRAPHER. Signed by the Photographer. Gottingen, GERMANY & London: Steidl & Barbican Art Gallery, 2005. First Edition. Oblong 4to. Cloth in Dust Jacket. Photography Monograph. As New/As New. 192pp, profusely illustrated in color. "The social class that Tina Barney photographs might well be called the flaky upper crust. Originally part of that culture herself, Barney started out making pictures of her own tony family, then other American Eastern seaboard swells, and now she turns her lens on a Grand Tour of European grand dames and hommes. Theatrically posed, but catching the intruding serendipitous gesture, her pictures are at once distant and intimately funny". A pristine copy SIGNED AND DATED in the year of publication by Tina Barney in black ink on the title page. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its weight and value - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. 3-86521-095-3 Inventory Number: 020999

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(BARTH, UTA). Conkelton, Sheryl, Russell Ferguson & Timothy Martin. UTA BARTH: IN BETWEEN PLACES - SIGNED BY THE PHOTOGRAPHER. Signed by the Photographer. Seattle, WA & New York: The Henry Art Gallery & Distributed Art Publishers, 2000. First Edition. 4to. Pictorial Boards. Photography Monograph. Fine./No Jacket - As Issued. 176pp, profusely illustrated in color throughout. Published in conjunction with a 2002 Henry Art Gallery retrospective, this major monograph on Los Angeles based artist/photographer Uta Barth is designed much like an artist's book - its text intertwined amongst Barth's diffuse, sensuous images of the late 20th Century man-made environment. A most handsome copy SIGNED by the photographer in black marker on the first preliminary. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its weight - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. 0-935558-37-3 Inventory Number: 017127

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(BARTH, UTA). Martin, Timothy & Uta Barth. UTA BARTH: ...AND OF TIME - SIGNED BY THE PHOTOGRAPHER. Signed and Dated by the Photographer. Los Angeles: Uta Barth, 2000. First Edition. Square 8vo. Pictorial Self Wrappers. Photography Monograph. Near Fine. 39pp, profusely illustrated in color. Designed by Michael Worthington. "...And of Time" is the gorgeous artist's book cum catalogue published by Uta Barth as a component of the photographer's 2000 exhibition project commissioned by the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles. An internally most handsome copy SIGNED AND DATED "Uta Barth 2000" in the year of publication in black ink on the rear colophon showing some light sunning to the spine and rear cover. It has been priced accordingly. 0-9675404-1-0 Inventory Number: 023106

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(BARTH, UTA). Smith, Elizabeth A.T.. AT THE EDGE OF THE DECIPHERABLE: RECENT PHOTOGRAPHS BY UTA BARTH. Los Angeles: Museum of Contemporary Art & RAM Publications, 1995. First Edition. Square 8vo. Pictorial Self-Wrappers. Photography Monograph. Near Fine 54pp, 25 color illustrations. Designed by Cindy Estes. Published in conjunction with her 1995 solo exhibition at MOCA, Uta Barth's first catalog gorgeously illustrates the artist's then current body of work - hazy color photographs of indistinct subjects which, though they appear to be indecipherable, are mysteriously evocative and suggestive of great meaning. A most handsome copy of the 1995 first MoCA edition. 0-914357-41-7 Inventory Number: 017929

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(BARTH, UTA). Smith, Elizabeth A.T.. AT THE EDGE OF THE DECIPHERABLE: RECENT PHOTOGRAPHS BY UTA BARTH - DELUXE HARDBOUND SLIPCASED EDITION SIGNED BY THE PHOTOGRAPHER WITH A PRINT . Signed by the Photographer - with a Signed Print. Los Angeles. 1995 (2002).: Museum of Contemporary Art & St. Ann's Press, First Thus 1/45 Deluxe. Square 8vo. Pictorial Boards in Slipcase. Photography Monograph. As New/No Jacket - As Issued. 54pp, 25 color illustrations. Designed by Paul McMenamin. Originally published in conjunction with her 1995 solo exhibition at MOCA, Uta Barth's first catalogue went out of print almost immediately upon publication. This was our initial look at the artist's hazy color photographs of indistinct subjects which, though they appear to be indecipherable, are mysteriously evocative and suggestive of great meaning. Now, Barth has produced along with the extraordinary St. Ann's Press a new edition of this, featuring a different cover photograph, and color images for the previously b&w text illustrations. Limited to forty-five copies only, this example is from the ultra-deluxe hardbound, slipcased edition NUMBERED, SIGNED AND DATED by Uta Barth in black ink on the title page, as issued, that includes a SIGNED AND DATED 9 1/4 x 8 1/2" color print entitled "Ground (02.1)" mounted on one inch deep plywood backing. A pristine copy. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its weight and value - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. 0-9713681-0-4 Inventory Number: 011491

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(BARTH, UTA). Smith, Elizabeth A.T.. AT THE EDGE OF THE DECIPHERABLE: RECENT PHOTOGRAPHS BY UTA BARTH - SIGNED BY THE PHOTOGRAPHER. Signed by the Photographer. Los Angeles. 1995 (2002).: Museum of Contemporary Art & St. Ann's Press, Second Edition (First Thus) 1/1800. 8vo. Pictorial Self-Wrappers. Photography Monograph. As New. 54pp, 25 color illustrations. Designed by Paul McMenamin. Originally published in conjunction with her 1995 exhibition at MOCA, Uta Barth's first catalogue went out of print almost immediately upon publication. This was our initial look at the artist's hazy color photographs of indistinct subjects which, though they appear to be indecipherable, are mysteriously evocative and suggestive of great meaning. Now, Barth has produced along with the extraordinary St. Ann's Press a revised edition of this, featuring a different cover photograph, and color images for the previously black and white text illustrations. A pristine copy additionally SIGNED AND DATED "Uta Barth" in black ink on the front free endpaper. 0-9713681-0-4 Inventory Number: 017401

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(BARTH, UTA). Tumlir, Jan. UTA BARTH: NOWHERE NEAR. Los Angeles: Uta Barth, ACME. & Bonakdar Gallery, 1999. First Edition. Square 8vo. Pictorial Self Wrappers. Photography Monograph. Fine. 55pp, profusely illustrated in color. Designed by Michael Worthington. This is the elegant exhibition catalogue cum artist's book published in conjunction with a 1999 three-part project by photographer Uta Barth that was shown concurrently Los Angeles' ACME., New York's Tanya Bonakdar, and Stockholm's Andrehn-Schiptjenko galleries. A most handsome copy. 0-9675404-0-2 Inventory Number: 019188

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(BARTH, UTA). Tumlir, Jan & Uta Barth. UTA BARTH: WHITE BLIND (BRIGHT RED). Santa Fe, NM: SITE Santa Fe, 2004. First Edition. Square 8vo. Pictorial Self Wrappers. Photography Monograph. As New. np (64pp), profusely illustrated in color. Designed by Meryl Pollen. With a bibliography and exhibition history. This is the elegant catalogue cum artist's book published in conjunction with the 2004 three-part exhibition by photographer Uta Barth at SITE Santa Fe. A pristine copy of this already uncommon item still in the publisher's shrinkwrap. 0-9700774-7-5 Inventory Number: 014497

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(BEARD, PETER). Beard, Peter & Jerome Sans. PETER BEARD: "28 PIECES". Paris: Galerie Kamel Mennour, 2000. First Edition. 4to. Pictorial Self-Wrappers. Photography Monograph. Near Fine. 60pp, profusely illustrated in color. Text in English and French. With a biography and exhibition checklist. Published in conjunction with a 2000 Parisian gallery exhibition, this is a beautifully designed and printed catalogue very much in the spirit of Peter Beard's journals. Thirty-two collaged photographic works are illustrated here, featuring Beard's typical cadre of subjects: Andy Warhol, Veruschka, Brigitte Bardot, Francis Bacon, Jackie O, exotic African animals & locales, and Montauk. A handsome copy of the first printing. 2-914171-00-5 Inventory Number: 015372

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(BEARD, PETER). Beard, Peter & Jochen Siemens. BIBLIOTHEK DER FOTOGRAFIE (SPEZIAL FOTOGRAFIE) PORTFOLIO NO. 26 (STERN): PETER BEARD. Hamburg, GERMANY: Stern Spezial Fotografie / Gruner + Jahr AG, 2001. First Edition. Folio. Stapled Pictorial Wrappers. Photography Monograph. As New. 94pp, profusely illustrated in color and b&w. Text in English and German. Art Directed by Tom Jacobi. The most interesting editions of Stern Magazine's elegantly produced Bibliothek der Fotografie / Spezial Fotografie Portfolios invariably sell out quickly, and this twenty-sixth installment devoted to Peter Beard was no exception. His images of Africa, models, and celebrities have been worked over obsessively with ink, blood and glue to form intriguing diary entries + collages. A pristine copy still in the publisher's shrinkwrap. 3-570-19317-9 Inventory Number: 023330

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(BEARD, PETER). Beard, Peter & Owen Edwards. Nejma Beard & David Fahey, Editors. PETER BEARD: THE ART EDITION - NUMBERED AND SIGNED BY THE PHOTOGRAPHER. Signed and Numbered by the Photographer. Koln, GERMANY: Benedikt Taschen Verlag, 2006. First Edition 1/2250 Deluxe. Elephant Folio. 1/2 Leather over Boards, Boxed. Photography Monograph. As New/No Jacket - As Issued. 616pp), profusely illustrated in color and b&w. Text in English, German and French. Art Direction and Design by Ruth Ansel. One of the most lavish books published to date on the work of a single photographer, Benedikt Taschen's sumptuous, already out of print 2006 monograph on Peter Beard rivals Helmut Newton's "Sumo" in both scale and grandeur. "Photographer, collector, diarist, and writer of books Peter Beard has fashioned his life into a work of art; the illustrated diaries he kept from a young age evolved into a serious career as an artist and earned him a central position in the international art world. He was painted by Francis Bacon, painted on by Salvador Dali, and made diaries with Andy Warhol; he toured with Truman Capote and the Rolling Stones, created books with Jacqueline Onassis and Mick Jagger - all of whom are brought to life, literally and figuratively, in his work. As a fashion photographer, he took Vogue stars like Veruschka to Africa and brought new ones - most notably Iman - back to the U.S. with him. Spilling out over the pages of this massive tome, Peter Beard's collages are reproduced as a group for the first time at the size they have always meant to be seen, some as foldouts. Hundreds of smaller-scale works and diaries fill the remaining spreads - magnified to show every detail, from Beard's meticulous handwriting and old-master-inspired drawings to stones and bones and bits of animals pasted to the page. All color illustrations are color-separated and reproduced in Pan4C, the finest reproduction technique available today, which provides unequalled intensity and color range". This elephant folio sized book is bound in half leather over boards, housed in a clamshell box, and is accompanied by a wooden viewing stand that is reminiscent of an African headrest. Its companion volume: "PB2" contains an image index with captions for all the pictures reproduced in the main book, personal photos and early work of the artist, an interview with the artist by Steven M. L. Aronson, a facsimile reprint of Beard's 1993 handwritten essay from the sold-out first issue of "Blind Spot" magazine, an extensive bibliography, and an exhibition history. A pristine example unopened in the publisher's original printed shipping carton, as issued. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its weight and value - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. 3-8228-2606-5 Inventory Number: 022463

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(BEARD, PETER). Beard, Peter. Nejima Beard & David Fahey, Editors. PETER BEARD - THE PUBLISHER'S PROSPECTUS (FOLIO VERSION). Koln, GERMANY: Benedikt Taschen Verlag, 2006. Elephant Folio. Stapled Pictorial Wrappers. Publisher's Prospectus. Very Good. np (16pp), 11 color and 7 b&w illustrations. Text in English. One of the most lavish books published to date on the work of a single photographer, Benedikt Taschen's massive, already out of print 2006 tome on Peter Beard rivals Helmut Newton's "Sumo" in both scale and grandeur. This is NOT a copy the book itself, but rather the large format version (19 1/2 x 13 1/2") of Taschen's sixteen page pre-publication prospectus for this extraordinary work. A handsome example showing a bit of overall wear and handling. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its weight - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. Inventory Number: 018250

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(BECHER, BERND & HILLA). Becher, Bernd and Hilla & Lynda Morris. Preface by Norbert Lynton. BERND AND HILLA BECHER: AN ARTS COUNCIL EXHIBITION. London: The Arts Council of Great Britain, 1974. First Edition. Small 4to. Stapled Pictorial Wrappers. Photography Monograph. Near Fine. np (24pp), 18 b&w illustrations + b&w cover. Published in conjunction with a 1974 Arts Council of Great Britain exhibition, this is the austerely designed catalogue that accompanied the first British retrospective of photographic work of architectural typologies by the pioneering German husband and wife collaborators Bernd and Hilla Becher. A most handsome copy (entry No. 32 in the "ephemera et catalogues" bibliography of Antoine de Beaupre and Jean-Christophe Blaser's "Bernd und Hilla Becher: Printed Matter 1964/2013") showing just a bit of age-toning to the white covers. Inventory Number: 023519

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(BELLMER, HANS). Iwaya, Kuniyo. HANS BELLMER: THE DOLL. Tokyo: Treville Co. Ltd., 1995. First Edition. 8vo. Pictorial Boards. Photography Monograph. Fine/No Jacket - As Issued. np, profusely illustrated in color and b&w. Text in Japanese. Designed by Jun Takechi. "The Doll" is a beautiful little book published only in Japan that reproduces all of the known photographic images of "La Poupee" - Hans Bellmer's articulated, anatomically amorphous Surrealist doll that was the not so obscure object of his desire. A most handsome copy of the 1995 Treville first edition. 4-8457-1019-6 Inventory Number: 019747

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(BERNHARD, RUTH). Mitchell, Margaretta K. Foreword By Ruth Bernhard. RUTH BERNHARD: BETWEEN ART & LIFE - SIGNED BY THE PHOTOGRAPHER. Signed by the Photographer. San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 2000. First Edition. Small Square 4to. Cloth in Pictorial Dust Jacket. Photography Monograph. Fine/Fine. 160pp, profusely illustrated in duotone. "Hailed by Ansel Adams as "the greatest photographer of the nude," Ruth Bernhard has lived a life that spans almost a century of passionate, ceaseless exploration of the magic of light to create form. "Between Art & Life" is the first biography of this charismatic woman who kept her personal promise to infuse her art with life, and live her life though art". Centered around a series of detailed interviews between Ruth Bernhard and author Margaretta Mitchell, this is a superbly illustrated survey of the photographer's seminal modernist work (including many of the famous female nudes) , personal life, correspondence, and quotations from the photographer regarding her inspirations, technique, and creative process. A pristine copy (cited on page 202 of "From Fair to Fine 3") BOLDLY SIGNED in Ruth Bernhard's unmistakable calligraphic hand in black fountain pen on the title page. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its weight - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. 0-8118-2191-9 Inventory Number: 015275

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(BERNHARD, RUTH). Williams, Ginny. RUTH BERNHARD: THE COLLECTION OF GINNY WILLIAMS - SIGNED BY RUTH BERNHARD. Signed by the Photographer. Santa Fe, NM: Tallgrass Press, 1993. First Edition. 4to. Cloth in Dust Jacket. Photography Monograph. Fine/Fine. np (95pp), 43 tritone illustrations. This is the lavish catalogue published in conjunction with the 1993 exhibition "Ruth Bernhard: A Retrospective from the Ginny Williams Collection" at the Denver Art Museum and the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities. A superbly printed selection of Bernhard's seminal modernist work (including many of the famous female nudes) is represented here, interspersed with quotations from the photographer about her inspirations and her creative process. A pristine copy of the uncommon hardbound edition BOLDLY SIGNED "Ruth Bernhard" in her unmistakable calligraphic hand in black fountain pen on the title page. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its weight and value - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. 1-881138-04-6 Inventory Number: 023786

$ 375.00 order/inquire

 

 
 

(BERQUET, GILLES). Berquet, Gilles. GILLES BERQUET: 97 RUE DES PLANTES. Paris: Jean-Pierre Faur Editeur, 1997. First Edition. 4to. Stapled Pictorial Wrappers. Photography Monograph. Fine. np (32pp), 33 b&w illustrations + color covers. Text in French. This is a slender, strikingly designed and printed volume of renowned French erotic photographer Gilles Berquet's explicit fetish and bondage images. A most handsome copy of this uncommon item. 2-909882-30-6 Inventory Number: 015576

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(BERQUET, GILLES). Berquet, Gilles & Kohtaro Iizawa. GILLES BERQUET: LA SOLITUDE DES ANGES. Tokyo: Treville Co. Ltd., 1994. First Edition. 8vo. Pictorial Boards. Photography Monograph. Near Fine/No Jacket - As Issued. np, profusely illustrated in color. Text in English and Japanese. Published only in Japan in conjunction with Azzlo Discipline Ltd., this is another beautifully designed and printed volume of renowned French erotic photographer Gilles Berquet's explicit fetish and bondage images. While the prints themselves are mostly sepia-toned, the book has been printed in a full color process to capture the subtle nuance of the originals. And while the work shows predecessors Hans Bellmer and Pierre Molinier as inspiration, has anyone ever made pissing on a bare wood floor look so elegant as Berquet does here? A most handsome copy bearing discreet blindstamp of a previous owner on the front pastedown. It has been priced accordingly. PLEASE NOTE: Due to the explicit nature of some of the content here, you must be at least eighteen years of age to order this item. 4-8457-0945-7 Inventory Number: 021540

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(BERQUET, GILLES). Berquet, Gilles. Preface By Alina Reyes. GILLES BERQUET: AME. Paris. 1992 (1995).: Jean-Pierre Faur Editeur, Second Edition. 4to. Pictorial Boards. Photography Monograph. Near Fine/No Jacket - As Issued. np, profusely illustrated in color. Text in French. This is a beautifully designed and printed volume of renowned French erotic photographer Gilles Berquet's explicit fetish and bondage images. While the prints themselves are mostly sepia-toned, the book has been printed in a full color process to capture the subtle nuance of the originals. And while the work shows predecessors Hans Bellmer and Pierre Molinier as inspiration, has anyone ever made pissing on a bare wood floor look so elegant as Berquet does here? A handsome copy of the 2005 second edition. PLEASE NOTE: Due to the explicit nature of some of the content here, you must be at least eighteen years of age to order this item. 2-909882-15-2 Inventory Number: 013855

$ 135.00 order/inquire

 

 
 

(BIALOBRZESKI, PETER). Bialobrzeski, Peter, Florian Hanig & Christoph Ribbat. NEON TIGERS: PHOTOGRAPHS OF ASIAN MEGACITIES. Ostfildern-Ruit, GERMANY: Hatje Cantz Verlag, 2004. First Edition. Oblong 4to. Pictorial Boards. Photography Monograph. Fine/No Jacket - As Issued. 112pp, 4O color illustrations. Text in German and English. Designed by Jung und Pfeffer. This is the lovely hardbound book published in conjunction with German photographer Peter Bialobrzeski's 2004 exhibition of luminous images of the architectural details of Asian megalopolises Hong Kong, Shanghai, Bangkok, Singapore, Shenzhen, and Kuala Lumpur held at Bremen's Museum der Arbeit. Contrasting decaying blocks of flats with under-construction skyscrapers, "Neon Tigers" bears more than a passing resemblance to the urban dystopia of "Blade Runner" - especially in its sodium light drenched night skylines. A pristine copy of this increasingly uncommon item still in the publisher's shrinkwrap. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its weight and value - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. 3-7757-1394-8 Inventory Number: 016516

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(BIANCHI, TOM). Bianchi, Tom. TOM BIANCHI: FIRE ISLAND PINES POLAROIDS 1975-1983. Bologna, ITALY: Damiani Editore, 2013. Second Printing. Small 4to. Cloth in Pictorial Dust Jacket. Photography Monograph. As New/As New. 211pp, profusely illustrated in color. Designed by Tom Bianchi and Ben Smales. "In 1970, fresh out of law school, Tom Bianchi was invited to spend a weekend at Fire Island Pines, where he encountered a community of gay men. Using an SX-70 Polaroid camera, Bianchi documented his friends' lives in the Pines, amassing an image archive of people, parties and private moments. These images, published here for the first time, and accompanied by Bianchi's moving memoir of the era, record the birth and development of a new culture. Soaked in sun, sex, camaraderie and reverie, "Fire Island Pines Polaroids 1975-1983" depicts eight summers of gay life on the Long Island sandbar, and conjures a magical bygone era. "In taking the photos, my first mission was to show that boys like me knew they had a place to go, and the second was to let the world know there was nothing threatening about us". The book's subjects - shown frolicking at the beach, lazing in bed, dancing, holding each other, and hanging out in modernist beach houses - are palpably exhilarating. The sense of joy is so immersive that it's easy to forget, if just for a few minutes, the waiting epilogue that struck the gay community soon after. "The book has for me a profound emotional resonance," says the sixty-seven year-old photographer who lives in Palm Springs, but still spends several weeks every summer on Fire Island. "I'm looking at myself and many other young men who were vividly alive and celebrating their freedom for the first time. I tried to give a sense of the world we lived in. I found very strong connections between us, our style and the place - you would never attempt a community anywhere but in a place that beautiful". A pristine copy of the beautifully designed 2013 second Damiani printing that reproduces the Polaroids in facsimile. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its weight - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. 88-6208-270-3 Inventory Number: 023650

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(BIDGOOD, JAMES). Benderson, Bruce. JAMES BIDGOOD. Koln, GERMANY: Benedikt Taschen Verlag, 1999. First Edition. Tall 4to. Boards in Pictorial Jacket. Photography Monograph. Fine/Fine. 176pp, profusely illustrated in color. Full edge gilt. Text in English, German and French. The director of the cult erotic gay fantasy "Pink Narcissus", James Bidgood remained the all-but-unknown, astonishing precursor to Pierre et Gilles and so many other baroque photographers of the male physique until this amazing, well researched monograph by Bruce Benderson appeared nearly a decade ago. Evoking Kenneth Anger, "Querelle", and George Platt Lynes, these images by the former drag performer/window dresser/costume designer are a revelation in Technicolor! A most handsome copy. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its weight - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. 3-8228-7427-2 Inventory Number: 021941

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(BILLINGHAM, RICHARD) (POINT D'IRONIE). Obrist, Hans-Ulrich & Carrie Pitto, Editors. POINT D'IRONIE 16 - MAI 2000: RICHARD BILLINGHAM. Paris: agnès b., 2000. First Edition. Folio. Pictorial Tabloid Wrappers. Artist's Periodical. Fine. Two 17 x 24" sheets printed color offset recto and verso, neatly folded in half vertically to make 8pp, profusely illustrated in color. This sixteenth installment of "point d'ironie" - agnès b.'s Hans-Ulrich Obrist-edited tabloid format hybrid periodical - is a project devoted to Richard Billingham's iconic "Ray's A Laugh" series. According to the artist: "These photos are taken from the TV screen of video footage I shot and later played back. They are of my father, Ray, and Tony, a friend of mine on the estate. Ray always has to have his drink before he goes to bed and Tony his smoke - otherwise they cannot sleep". A most handsome copy of this uncommon, fragile item that was issued hors commerce - never commercially for sale - showing only some minor handling marks to its lightweight paper stock. Inventory Number: 022992

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(BILLINGHAM, RICHARD). Billingham, Richard. Preface by Robert Frank. RICHARD BILLINGHAM: RAY'S A LAUGH. Zurich, SWITZERLAND, Berlin, GERMANY & New York: Scalo, 1996. First Edition. 4to. Boards in Pictorial Jacket. Photography Monograph. Near Fine/Good. np, profusely illustrated in color. Designed by Hans Werner Holzwarth. Richard Billingham's acclaimed first book "Ray's A Laugh" is an alternatingly wry and gut-wrenching fly-on-the-wall chronicle of the everyday goings on within the domicile of the British photographer's Mum Elizabeth and chronic alcoholic father - the titular Ray. An internally most handsome copy of the 1996 hardbound first edition (cited on pages 304-305 of Martin Parr and Gerry Badger's "The Photobook: A History Volume II") bearing the discreet blindstamp of a previous owner in a worn and rubbed jacket showing a short closed tear to the rear panel along with some paper loss to the front along the top edge at the spine. It has been priced accordingly. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its weight - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. 3-931141-18-7 Inventory Number: 021817

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(BILLINGHAM, RICHARD). Billingham, Richard. Preface by Robert Frank. RICHARD BILLINGHAM: RAY'S A LAUGH. Zurich, SWITZERLAND, Berlin, GERMANY & New York: Scalo, 2000. First Paperback Edition. 4to. Pictorial Wrappers. Photography Monograph. As New. np, profusely illustrated in color. Designed by Hans Werner Holzwarth. Richard Billingham's acclaimed first book "Ray's A Laugh" is an alternatingly wry and gut-wrenching fly-on-the-wall chronicle of the everyday goings on within the domicile of the British photographer's Mum Elizabeth and chronic alcoholic father - the titular Ray. A pristine copy of the 2000 first Scalo paperback edition (whose 1996 hardbound edition is cited on pages 304-305 of Martin Parr and Gerry Badger's "The Photobook: A History Volume II") still in the publisher's shrinkwrap. 3-908247-37-3 Inventory Number: 023611

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(BLAKE, TOM). Lynch, Gary & Sam George. TOM BLAKE: SURFING 1922-1932 - DELUXE BOXED ESTATE-STAMPED EDITION. Signed by the Publisher. Santa Barbara, CA: T. Adler Books, 1999. First Edition 1/350 Deluxe. 8vo. 1/4 Cloth Over Boards in Box. Photography Monograph. Fine/No Jacket - As Issued. 68pp, 49 duotone illustrations. Designed by Tom Adler. Tom Blake's 1935 "The Hawaiian Surfboard" is generally acknowledged as the first monograph on modern surfing, with Blake the father of surf photography. This loving tribute to Blake by noted designer/art director/publisher/surfing aficionado Tom Adler is very much in the same vein as his press' previous book; "Don James: Surfing San Onofre to Point Dune: 1936-1942". It reproduces forty-nine beautiful vintage images of Blake, Hawaiian Beach scenes, and portraits of the legendary Duke Kahanamoku in an elegantly produced package. Limited to three hundred and fifty copies only (with nearly one hundred of these destroyed by a flood at the publisher's storage area), this deluxe edition comes in a printed, sliding box, NUMBERED AND SIGNED by Tom Adler with the stamp of Tom Blake's estate on the rear colophon, as issued. A most handsome example of this uncommon item. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its weight and value - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. 1-890481-08-4 Inventory Number: 018900

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(BLOKLAND, SARA). Blokland, Sara & Andre Loor. DE POLITIEKAPEL VAN SURINAME / THE POLICE BAND OF SURINAME. Amsterdam, Eindhoven, THE NETHERLANDS: Boa Producties & van Zoetendaal Publishers, 2010. First Edition. 4to. Gilt-Debossed Padded Boards. Photography Monograph. As New/No Jacket - As Issued. np (132pp), profusely illustrated in color. Designed by Willem van Zoetendaal. Text in Dutch and English. "The police band in Suriname cannot pride itself on being the oldest band in Suriname, nor even that it is very old, but it can take pride in having become an integral part of the social and cultural life in Surinamese society. The band has always been of great significance to the musical life in Suriname not only because of the weekly concerts they gave in The Park and on the former Government Square but also because of their repertoire. Photographer and artist Sara Blokland has followed the band and pictured in an untraditional way the history of the band and the people encountered by them". A pristine copy of the 2010 first edition of this charming tome (cited on page 130 of Martin Parr and Gerry Badger's "The Photobook: A History Volume III"). 90-72532-06-6 Inventory Number: 023145

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(BLOSSFELDT, KARL). Blossfeldt, Karl. Edited, and with a Foreword by Karl Nierendorf. URFORMEN DER KUNST: PHOTOGRAPHISCHE PFLANZENBILDER VON PROFESSOR KARL BLOSSFELDT. Berlin: Verlag Ernst Wasmuth, A.G., 1928. First Edition. Small Folio. Linen Over Boards With Gilt. Photography Monograph. Very Good -/No Jacket. 120 gravure illustrations. Text in German. In a protective clear acetate dust wrapper. Perhaps the most sought after book of photographic images from the plant world, the elegant gravure plates from Karl Blossfeldt's "Urformen Der Kunst" matted and framed have become de rigeur decoration for the walls of many a contemporary interior. As a result, complete copies of the desirable late twenties editions - printed on the recto only of the heavy stock - have become increasingly scarce and sought-after. This example of the first printing of the 1928 Verlag Ernst Wasmuth edition (cited on page 96 of Martin Parr and Gerry Badger's "The Photobook: A History Volume I", pages 66-67 of The Hasselblad Center's "The Open Book", and pages 48-49 of "The Book of 101 Books") is lacking its dust jacket, but is a lovely, most presentable copy whose front cover gilt lettering and ornament are still bright. There are slight smudges to the green cloth at both the heel and crown of the spine but otherwise the boards appear fresh and nice. The top edge shows a bit of light soiling and a couple of tiny brown spots, with the rest of the binding and textblock tight and clean, the plates exceptionally handsome and unmarred. There is a bit of a start to the front hinge as well as a previous owner's name and date (March '29) in ink on the inside of the front board, but all in all this is an unusually nice copy of a stellar book. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its weight and value - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. Inventory Number: 018284

$ 2000.00 order/inquire

 

 
 

(BLUMENFELD, ERWIN). Bell, Deborah. ERWIN BLUMENFELD: AMSTERDAM / PARIS / NEW YORK. New York: Deborah Bell Photographs, 2005. First Edition. 4to. Pictorial Wrappers. Photography Monograph. As New. Three 33 x 10 3/4" cardstock sheets neatly folded in fourths as issued to make 8 1/4 x 10 3/4", laid into a printed folder, 30pp, 27 duotone illustrations. With a chronology and bibliography. Designed by Beverly Joel. This is the innovatively designed catalogue published in conjunction with a 2005 New York gallery exhibition of vintage prints by the noted late German born, New York based fashion photographer Erwin Blumenfeld. A pristine copy. Inventory Number: 015023

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(BOERO, JOSE). Boero, Jose. CLICHÉ INTERNATIONAL 13: JE LES AI TOUTES AIMEES PAR JOSE BOERO. Paris: Cliché International & Pink Star Editions, 1992. 4to. Stapled Pictorial Wrappers. Photography Monograph. Near Fine. np (64pp), profusely illustrated in b&w. Text in French. This is the thirteenth installment of "Cliché International"; a series published by Pink Star Editions (the noted Parisian purveyor of erotic photographica), each of which features the work of a single photographer. This issue is devoted entirely to Jose Boero's erotic black and white images of young European women. A handsome copy. Inventory Number: 021338

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(BOLTANSKI, CHRISTIAN). Boltanski, Christian. CHRISTIAN BOLTANSKI: ARCHIVE OF THE CARNEGIE INTERNATIONAL 1896 - 1991 - DELUXE LIMITED EDITION WITH A PHOTOGRAPH SIGNED BY THE ARTIST. Signed by the Photographer with a b&w Photograph. Pittsburgh, PA & New York: The Carnegie Museum of Art & The Marian Goodman Gallery, 1991. First Edition 1/100 Deluxe. 8vo. Printed Wrappers. Artist's Book. Fine. np (84pp). Published in conjunction with the 1991 Carnegie International, this informative artist's book by Christian Boltanski lists each and every exhibitor in the history of the biennial exhibition along with their year(s) of participation. A pristine example of the uncommon deluxe edition (entry number seventy-six in Jennifer Flay's "Christian Boltanski: Catalogue - Books, Printed Matter, Ephemera 1966-1991") limited to one hundred copies only containing a 7 x 5" original black and white photograph of the finished installation BOLDLY SIGNED AND DATED by Boltanski on the verso, as issued. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its value - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. 0-88039-0247 Inventory Number: 019135

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(BOLTANSKI, CHRISTIAN). Boltanski, Christian. CHRISTIAN BOLTANSKI: EL CASO. Madrid, SPAIN: Centro De Arte Reina Sofia, 1988. First Edition. Oblong 4to. 1/4 Linen Over Printed Boards. Artist's Book. Very Good -. 63pp, profusely illustrated in b&w. Text in Spanish and French. With a chronology. Published in conjunction with a 1998 Spanish exhibition, this contains an artist's project by Christian Boltanski consisting of grainy photographic images of "Escenarios Del Crimen". A most presentable copy (entry number sixty-four in Jennifer Flay's "Christian Boltanski: Catalogue - Books, Printed Matter, Ephemera 1966-1991" and cited on page 42 of "From Fair to Fine 3") showing a few minor surface indentations and some light browning (as is typical with this title) as well as some minor foxing to the chipboard covers. It has been priced accordingly. Inventory Number: 003646

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(BOLTANSKI, CHRISTIAN). Boltanski, Christian. CHRISTIAN BOLTANSKI: GEO HARLY DANSEUR PARODISTE. Dijon, FRANCE: Art & Art, 1988. First Edition 1/300. 8vo. Printed Wrappers. Artist's Book. Very Good. np (24pp), 9 monochrome illustrations. Text in French. Limited to three hundred copies only, this charming artist's book by Christian Boltanski presents nine sepia-toned portraits of the title's protagonist Georges Harly found in a cigar box. A handsome copy of entry number sixty-five in Jennifer Flay's "Christian Boltanski: Catalogue - Books, Printed Matter, Ephemera 1966-1991" showing some slight sunning along the length of the spine. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its value - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. Inventory Number: 017920

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(BOLTANSKI, CHRISTIAN). Boltanski, Christian. CHRISTIAN BOLTANSKI: INVENTORY OF OBJECTS BELONGING TO A YOUNG WOMAN OF CHARLESTON. Charleston, SC: Spoleto Festival U.S.A., 1991. First Edition 1/500. 8vo. Printed Wrappers. Artist's Book. Fine. np (52pp), 345 b&w illustrations. In a protective clear acetate dustwrapper. Published in conjunction with the 1991 Spoleto Festival U.S.A. exhibition "Places with a Past: New Site-Specific Art in Charleston", this Christian Boltanski artist's book is a very literal photographic inventory of over three hundred objects belonging to a young lady denizen of the host city. A most handsome example of entry number seventy-six in Jennifer Flay's "Christian Boltanski: Catalogue - Books, Printed Matter, Ephemera 1966-1991" limited to five hundred copies only. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its value - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. Inventory Number: 017919

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(BOLTANSKI, CHRISTIAN). Boltanski, Christian. CHRISTIAN BOLTANSKI: LE CLUB MICKEY - DELUXE LIMITED HARDBOUND EDITION SIGNED AND NUMBERED BY THE ARTIST. Signed and Numbered by the Artist. Gent, BELGIUM: Imschoot, Uitgevers, 1990. First Edition 1/55 Deluxe. 8vo. Linen Over Boards in Jacket. Artist's Book. Fine/Fine. np (30pp), 148 duotone illustrations. Published in conjunction with an exhibition held as part of the 1990 "Antichambres, Affinities Selectives" in Brussels, this charming artist's book by Christian Boltanski reproduces vintage headshots from the fifties of youthful European members of the Mickey Mouse Club. A pristine example of the uncommon deluxe hardbound edition (entry number seventy-three in Jennifer Flay's "Christian Boltanski: Catalogue - Books, Printed Matter, Ephemera 1966-1991") limited to fifty-five copies only SIGNED AND NUMBERED by the artist in pencil at the rear colophon, as issued. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its value - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. 90-72191-22-6 Inventory Number: 019947

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(BOLTANSKI, CHRISTIAN). Boltanski, Christian. CHRISTIAN BOLTANSKI: MENSCHLICH. Koln, GERMANY: THOUET Verlag / Verlag Der Buchhandlung Walther Konig, 1994. First Edition. 4to. Pictorial Wrappers. Artist's Book. Very Good -. np (982pp), profusely illustrated in b&w. Text in French. In a protective clear acetate dustwrapper. Menschlich" is Christian Boltanski's massive 1992 publication (rather like a small telephone directory) that collects in printed form the preexisting photographically based series of works "Le College d'Hulst", "L'Album famille D.", "Le Club Mickey", "La plage de Bercy", "Les Enfants de Dijon", "Detective", "Le Lycee Chases", "La Fete du Pourim", "El Caso", "Le Suisses Morts", "La famille de Berlin", "Grosse Hamburger Strasse", "Sans Soucis", "Ces enfants recherchent leurs parents", "les Regards", "Avant - Maintenant". A handsome copy (cited on pages 272/273 of "The Book of 101 Books") internally showing some typical vertical soft creases to the fragile wrappers and the front and rear newsprint endpapers as well as a small stain along the top edge of the rear cover. It has been priced accordingly. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its weight and value - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. 3-88375-205-3 Inventory Number: 017921

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(BOLTANSKI, CHRISTIAN). Boltanski, Christian. CHRISTIAN BOLTANSKI: SO SCHNELL . Koln, GERMANY: Salon Verlag (Edition Separee 26), 1999. First Edition 1/1000. 12mo. Printed Wrappers with DJ. Artist's Book. As New. np (32pp), illustrated in b&w. Text in German. This cryptic artist's book by Christian Boltanski presents thirty passport-style portraits of French youth (with accompanying birth dates) juxtaposed against graph paper grids. A pristine copy. 3-932189-26-4 Inventory Number: 013402

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(BOLTANSKI, CHRISTIAN). Boltanski, Christian. CHRISTIAN BOLTANSKI: STERBLICH. München & Darmstadt, GERMANY: Gina Kehayoff Verlag & Hessisches Landesmuseum, Darmstadt, 1996. First Edition. 4to. Stapled Pictorial Wrappers. Artist's Book. Fine. np (48 pp), 40 b&w illustrations + cover. Text in German. Published in conjunction with a 1996 German museum exhibition, this artist's book by Christian Boltanski contains forty dark, grainy images of death. A most handsome copy. 3-929078-58-9 Inventory Number: 010973

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(BOLTANSKI, CHRISTIAN). Boltanski, Christian. CHRISTIAN BOLTANSKI: ZEIT. Munich, GERMANY: Gina Kehayoff Verlag, 1996. First Edition. 8vo. Printed Wrappers. Artist's Book. Near Fine. np (64pp), 63 b&w illustrations. Text in German. This artist's book by Christian Boltanski presents contrasting sets of childhood and adult portraits of thirty-one participants, plus two additional images of the artist himself. A most handsome copy. 3-929078-57-0 Inventory Number: 003644

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