To many people, back alleys are dark and dirty places that draw neither fascination nor inspiration. But not to the internationally renowned German Photographer Michael Wolf, who has been fascinated and inspired by the happenings in Hong Kong's back alleys. His new book Informal Solutions: Observations and Around Hong Kong's Back Alleys (2016) is a documentation of his discoveries through his ... read more
The Japanese photographers in this volume are the undiscovered Cartier-Bresson, Brassai, or Doiseneau. From the 1945 bombing of Japan to the 1964 Tokyo Olympic Games, photography blossomed in the rapidly evolving country. Documentary photography that captured the horrors of war shifted to focus on the human strength for survival and solidarity. By the mid-1950s, Japan was at a crossroads betwe... read more
The years 1965-1975 were a period of extraordinary turbulence and transformation in Japan. Rapid economic growth saw profound changes in the countrys social, political and urban structure, and an explosion of artistic creativity. Japanese photography also underwent changes since the post-war years, exemplified by the nine photographers selected here. No longer focused on the nation or collecti... read more
Michael Wolf is best known for his large format photographs of dense Asian architecture. The fascination for city life seems to also come through in his latest work ASOUE (or a series of unfortunate events). Using Google's Street view technology, Wolf has collected, as the title of the publication states a series of unfortunate events. This ranges from tripped elderly women, to junkies sleepin... read more
The energetic, fluctuating pace of the metropolis has long lured photographers to captureoften candidlythe chaos, character, and incident of modern urban life ever since the genesis of photography in the 19th century. The World Atlas of Street Photography focuses on the abundance of photos created on street corners internationally, including classic documentary street photography as well as ... read more
One of the most influential photographers of our time, Nobuyoshi Araki is known for his diaristic style or "shi-shashin" (I-photographs) through the publication of over 500 books throughout his career. His work has become practically synonymous with Japanese photography; closely associated with his work on bondage, his late wife, Yoko, as well as still lifes and nudes. It is, however, less kno... read more
The small back alleys of Hong Kong are utilised by its residents in various ways, often serving as places of respite within the relentless rhythm of this densely packed metropolis. For some time, Michael Wolf has been exploring this rich, ever-changing vernacular world, focusing in particular on the interplay between the myriad different objects found there. In a celebration of the accidental ... read more
In Exposure, Japanese photojournalist Kazuma Obara (born 1985) investigates the effects of the explosion at Chernobyl. Images were created using abandoned negatives Obara collected throughout his travel in the Ukraine. The project includes two photobooks and a replica of a newspaper.
In a limited edition of 500 copies, this is the first US monograph by acclaimed Japanese photographer Daisuke Yokota. Highly regarded for his technical and aesthetic kinships with the avant-garde Mono-ha movement of the '60s and with Provoke-era masters such as Daido Moriyama and Takuma Nakahira, Taratine represents a new direction for Yokota, one that centers his work for the first time in an... read more
A tribute to excellence in the know-how of leading French firms. This book is a tribute to the excellence of twenty-five leading French firms, such as Baccarat, Christofle, Hermès, and S.T. Dupont, which have succeeded in reinventing themselves in contact with designers. Their history is traced out thanks to some major research in archives, and also through the words of the protagonists of thi... read more
All aspects of the paparazzi’s craft are examined in this volume that unveils the complex love–hate relationship between photographer and celebrity, and the role of the oft-disparaged profession in contemporary art today. In 1960, Fellini invented the now infamous paparazzi character in La Dolce Vita. The profession has since alternated between parasite and indispensible marketing tool in the ... read more
The history of painting between 1848 and 1914 through one of the most beautiful collections of pictures in the world. Published for the twenty-fifth anniversary of the museum at the start of 2012, the volume presents 300 works in an order that is both chronological and thematic, thereby offering a comprehensive overview of the history of painting of the period, with the didactic intent of rend... read more
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