Albert Renger-Patzsch zählt zu den Pionieren der modernen Fotografie. Seinen sachlichen Blick richtete er bereits in seinem Frühwerk auch auf Technik und Industrie seiner Zeit. So erhielt er 1936 den ersten Auftrag für Aufnahmen im Jenaer Glaswerk SCHOTT & Gen. Diese Zusammenarbeit setzte sich 1954 im SCHOTT Glaswerk in Mainz fort, ab 1956 auch im SCHOTT Zweigwerk in Grünenplan. In fast 30 Jahren entstanden 600 Aufnahmen, die sich heute im SCHOTT Archiv befinden. Aus diesem Bestand zeigt der Katalog eine Auswahl von 60 bisher noch nicht veröffentlichten Aufnahmen, hochwertig reproduziert in Originalgröße 17 x 23 cm nach den von Renger-Patzsch abgezogenen Gelatinesilber-Prints. Sie werden ergänzt mit Beiträgen zu ihrer Entstehungsgeschichte, ihrer fototechnischen und mediengeschichtlichen Bedeutung sowie zur Ikonografie der Bilder vom Glasmachen. Der Katalog erscheint als Begleitband zur gleichnamigen Ausstellung, die ab 17. Dezember 2011 in Jena, danach in Gernheim, Mainz und Witten gezeigt wird. 60 bisher unveröffentliche Aufnahmen von Albert Renger-Patzsch - nach den Handabzügen des Fotografen in Originalgröße hochwertig reproduziert!
´´Peter Gowland´s Girls´´ widmet sich den aufregenden Pin-up-Fotografien des amerikanischen Fotografen Peter Gowland (1916 - 2010). Er fotografierte ab 1946 in und um Los Angeles junge Frauen im Glamour und Pin- Up Stil. Bereits zu Beginn seiner Karriere bezeichnete ihn die New York Times 1954 als ´´America´s No. 1 Pin-Up Photographer´´ und siedelte seine Bilder später im ´´Irgendwo zwischen Verführung und Kunst´´ an. Seine Models fand Peter Gowland an den Filmsets in Hollywood, bei Agenturen oder Schönheitswettbewerben. Er inszenierte und fotografierte sie im Studio oder an den Stränden von Los Angeles bis Malibu. So trug er wesentlich zur Entstehung des Mythos Kaliforniens als ewig sonnigem Nachkriegs-Paradies der Moderne bei. ´´Peter Gowland´s Girls´´ präsentiert rund 180 Werke, die aus Gowlands Nachlass ausgewählt wurden. Dieser umfasst zehntausende Prints und Dias, darunter die aufregendsten, elegantesten und gewagtesten Bilder einer beispiellosen Pin-Up-Fotografenkarriere: Stars wie Joan Collins oder Jayne Mansfield, Arbeiten für Playboy oder Rolling Stone sowie seine Bilder für ungezählte Kalender- und Zeitschriften der 1940erbis 1970er-Jahre.
Published to accompany an exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art, this is the first major publication to make full use of the extensive holdings of the Fondation Cartier-Bresson, including thousands of prints and a vast resource of documents relating to the photographer´s life and work.
´´You can´t believe your eyes. But you can believe the numbers. The Photicular series, with four books published in the last five years, now has 2 million copies in print--and with every new title published the backlist rises to the occasion. After last year´s success with Jungle (over 215,000 copies in print in just a few months), here comes Wild -- the book, and the idea, for which the series could have been invented. Wild captures eight endangered animals in living motion. From the cover panda shown lazily munching on leaves, to an albatross swooping its magnificent wings, to a bumblebee taking a sip of water, Wild throws a spotlight on the mammals, birds, and insects that are threatened with extinction. We see gorillas at play, a rhinoceros and its baby trotting across the savanna, a pangolin skittering along the landscape. There´s a romantic big cat--an Amur leopard--and the personable elephant bathing in a river. An opening essay explores the environmental and economic threats to animal populations and how conservationists are working to slow--and, when they can, reverse--the damage. Profiles of each animal accompany the images, which are warm, accessible, and friendly. The story is urgent. Together, it´s a compelling book about what´s at stake now,and in our future´´--
An invitation into the stirring world of Dries Van Noten expressed through the expansive landscape of his first 100 collections and fashion shows.Dries Van Noten´s constant and creative vision, compelling prints and eclectic designs flawlessly combine the designer´s rich inspirations, materials and forms in his fashion collections for men and women. With his eye for detail, vivid colours, prints and shapes, this iconoclastic designer stands tall amid his world peers.Renowned fashion journalists and experts Tim Blanks and Susannah Frankel guide us through the Dries Van Noten artistic universe, collection by collection, fashion show to fashion show, offering intriguing insights into this steadfastly independent and exceptionally successful fashion designer and house.This wonderfully illustrated and luxuriously designed book illuminates Dries Van Noten´s body of work from his 50th fashion show in March 2004, to his 100th in March of 2017. Hundreds of scintillating fashion photos show the continuously evolving, yet always coherent aesthetic vision of this exciting designer.
From 1977 to 1985, Goldberg photographed the wealthy and destitute of San Francisco, creating a visual document that has since become a landmark work. Through the combination of text and photographs, Rich and Poor s mass appeal was instantly recognizable. In 1984 the series was exhibited alongside Robert Adams and Joel Sternfeld in the Three Americans exhibition at MoMA, and was published the following year by Random House. Out of print since 1985, Jim Goldberg s Rich and Poor has been completely re-designed and expanded by the artist for Steidl. Available for the first time in hardcover, Rich and Poor builds upon the classic combination of photographs and handwriting and adds a surplus of vintage material and contemporary photographs that have never been published or exhibited. The photographs in Rich and Poor constitute a shocking and gripping portrait of America during the 70 s and 80 s that remains just as relevant today.
Columbus, Penelope, Delilah was made while Wagner was commissioned to develop a new body of work for the re-opening of the DeYoung Museum in 2005. Wagner-working from the cold storage collection of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco-created installations of sculptures, forming new tableaus specifically to be photographed. Re- contextualizing the sculptures within their crating systems serves as yet another system to reframe histories as they have been previously told. Columbus, Penelope, Delilah unveils new narratives forming hybrid histories allowing the viewer fictive possibilities for interpretation. A limited edition of 10 prints will accompany a special collector´s edition set of Place History and the Archive . A signed 11´´ x 14´´ archival pigment print of Columbus Penelope Delilah (2005) from the series Re-classifying History will come with the book housed in a special edition slipcase.
The first edition of ´´Waldlust´´ has been out of print and unavailable for quite some time now. This second edition is updated and enlarged, with many new photos. As a highly regarded photographer of the erotic, Stefan Soell has published a range of successful titles in the course of his career: ´´Volcanic Girls´´, ´´Alpenglühn´´ and ´´Urban Girls´´. Why is the cover of ´´Waldlust´´ so green, you may ask? It´s designed to act as a contrast to his wonderfully natural-looking models; their skin and hair colour. ´´Waldlust´´ refreshingly and unselfconsciously portrays powerful eroticism both in the woods and on the mountains. As the sexy forest ladies and alpine maidens boldly and provocatively pose for the camera, still largely unknown, mountain boys watching nearby have to rise, leaving their milking stools behind them. Stefan Soell began to take an active interest in photography at 15, and was soon spending most of his time shooting landscapes and portraits. In addition to his astonishing talent at choosing the ideal backgrounds and selecting key details, he also has the rare knack of capturing ideal lighting conditions.
With autoalbum05, the 22nd book in the series of thematically organized photography yearbooks is now available. After eight years it is the first book, that we launch with a complete redesign. Cover, layout and typography show a new and modern touch. More than 100 of the best german and international transportation photographers present themselves in the usual magnificent coffee-table format on 300 pages of high print quality. The series by seltmann+söhne offers large-format photo books in a beautifully printed and bound coffee-table format, arranged by different areas of photography. The various albums are released semi-annually and are updated every 2-3 years.
Flowers is a facsimile of the third of William Egglestons rare artist´s books, which was first published in an edition of only fifteen by Caldecot Chubb in New York in 1978. The original Flowers was a linen-bound volume with red leather spine and corners recreating the look of a photo album, and housed in a slipcase. Within its pages were twelve original chromogenic coupler prints focused on the theme of flowers. Flowers, along with trees and other foliage inevitably feature in many of Eggleston´s photos as part of the Memphis streetscapes and interiors that are his favorite motifs. But in this book the flowers take center stage in all their mundane glory-be it a kitsch spray of gladioli and carnations in a cut-glass vase, a single rose before a box hedge, or a forlorn bunch on a white marble tomb inscribed with the word ´´Mama.´´ Along with Eggleston´s Morals of Vision, also released this season, Flowers is a further chapter in Steidl´s publication of Eggleston´s artist´s books in new editions that honor the design and spirit of the originals, while exposing their contents to the wider public for the first time.