Der Schweizer Eduard Spelterini (1852-1931) war der bedeutendste Ballonpionier des ausgehenden 19. Jahrhunderts und damals europaweit bekannt. Besonders wichtig ist Spelterini bis heute, weil er seine Ballonfahrten seit 1893 für Aufsehen erregende Luftaufnahmen nutzte. Und er war ein ungemein begabter Fotograf, der mit seiner Kamera die Alpen überflog, Schweizer Städte aufnahm, aber auch die Pyramiden von Gizeh sowie Städte und Landschaften in Ägypten, im Orient und in Südafrika. Jetzt werden Eduard Spelterinis Ballonfotografien wieder entdeckt: Unser Buch versammelt erstmals seit 1928 die schönsten und spektakulärsten Luftaufnahmen, direkt ab den originalen Glasnegativen reproduziert. Diese raren Luftbilder zeigen atemberaubende Blicke auf Natur und Besiedlung. Neben die Bilder stellt das Buch zwei neue Texte: Der Schweizer Schriftsteller Alex Capus zeichnet in einem biografischen Porträt die Lebensgeschichte Spelterinis nach, der Fotohistoriker Hubertus von Amelunxen skizziert die Bedeutung dieser Luftaufnahmen und stellt sie in den Kontext ihrer Entstehungszeit und verwandter fotografischer Genres.
An endearing book of photographs of legendary skateboarding pioneer and Z-Boy Jay Adams during his childhood years, taken by Adams´s stepfather Kent Sherwood and now back in print for the first time since Adams´s passing.
Classic Fetish Photography Klaw Klassix Volume 1. Irving Klaw was the legendary pioneer of publishing fetish and bondage illustration, but he was best-known for his discovery and promotion of the iconic bondage model who went on to become the most iconic fetish model of all time Betty Page. The Wild World of Betty Page gathers together 80 classic photographs of Page, never before published in a single volume, which cover almost every aspect of her modelling work with Klaw. From sexy pin-ups in lingerie and fetish-wear to more intense scenes of sado-masochism, spanking and more, this is the essential Betty Page.
The first definitive monograph of color photographs by American street photographer Vivian Maier. Photographer Vivian Maier´s allure endures even though many details of her life continue to remain a mystery. Her story-the secretive nanny-photographer who became a pioneer photographer-has only been pieced together from the thousands of images she made and the handful of facts that have surfaced about her life. Vivian Maier: The Color Work is the largest and most highly curated published collection of Maier´s full-color photographs to date. With a foreword by world-renowned photographer Joel Meyerowitz and text by curator Colin Westerbeck, this definitive volume sheds light on the nature of Maier´s color images, examining them within the context of her black-and-white work as well as the images of street photographers with whom she clearly had kinship, like Eugene Atget and Lee Friedlander. With more than 150 color photographs, most of which have never been published in book form, this collection of images deepens our understanding of Maier, as its immediacy demonstrates how keen she was to record and present her interpretation of the world around her.
A revised and updated edition of Phaidon´s bestselling book, which brings this landmark work fully up-to-date with new additions covering the latest developments in photography. The Photography Book is an unsurpassed collection of over 550 superb images that represent the world´s best photographers from the mid-nineteenth century to today. Arranged alphabetically by photographer, it showcases pioneers such as Gustave Le Gray and Daguerre, icons like Robert Capa and contemporary names such as Richard Wentworth and Carolee Schneemann. The selection encompasses fashion, sport, natural history, reportage, society portraiture, documentary and art, with concise text providing useful insight into each work and its creator. Also included are extensive cross-references and glossaries of technical terms and movements.
The definitive monograph of Glen E. Friedman, a pioneer of skate, punk, and hip-hop photography, including much never-before-published work. Glen E. Friedman is best known for his work capturing and promoting rebellion in his portraits of artists such as Fugazi, Black Flag, Ice-T, Dead Kennedys, Minor Threat, The Misfits, Bad Brains, Beastie Boys, Run-D.M.C., and Public Enemy, as well as classic skateboarding originators such as Tony Alva, Jay Adams, Alan ´´Ollie´´ Gelfand, Duane Peters, and Stacy Peralta, and a very young Tony Hawk. Designed in association with celebrated street and graphic artist Shepard Fairey, this monograph captures the most important and influential underground heroes of skateboarding, punk, and hip-hop cultures. My Rules is an unprecedented window into the three most significant countercultures of the last quarter of the twentieth century, and Friedman´s photographs define those important movements that he helped shape. A remarkable chronicle and a primer about the origins of radical street cultures, My Rules is also a statement of artistic inspiration for those influenced by these countercultures.
A young woman with her legs spread wide; buttoned-up dressed workers on a city street. Contrasting photos like these of intensely private scenes, and snapshots of nameless passers-by are Nobuyoshi Araki´s early commentary on the heterogeneity of Japanese society, calling the moral responsibility of its members into question. This book combines Araki´s Tokyo series from his early works with a selection of his recent Polaroid collages and newly developed slide shows-all of them exploring the contradictions between anonymity and intimacy, the public and private sphere, reality and dream. The legendary Araki is one of the most influential and widely discussed artists today, one who deals with nakedness, sexuality and the body in a radical and realistic way. Through an extreme emotional and physical closeness with his subjects, he becomes not only part of their lives but plays a central role in his own photos, thus transcending voyeurism. Together with Nan Goldin, Larry Clark and Boris Mikhailov, Araki is considered one of the pioneers of intimate subjective photography. Co-published with C/O Berlin Exhibition: C/O Berlin, 8 December 2018 to 3 March 2019
Paris in the summer of 1937. A giant funeral procession wends its way from the city center eastward toward the Père-Lachaise Cemetery, accompanied by the sounds of Chopin´s funeral march. The photojournalist Gerda Taro had been killed in the Spanish Civil War a few days earlier. Thousands come to pay their last respects to the émigrée from Hitler´s Germany. The poet Louis Aragon speaks at the graveside, young girls hold up a large portrait of the deceased. Why did the French Communist Party honor a foreigner - one who was not even a member of the Party - with a ´´first-class´´ burial? Ernest Hemingway is said to have found Gerda Taro while searching for ´´better Germans´´, the term he used to describe Germans fighting on the Republican side in the Spanish Civil War. Taro is today considered one of the path-breaking pioneers of photography. She captured some of the most dramatic and widely published images of the Spanish Civil War and was the first female photographer to shoot images in the midst of battle. Her willingness to work close to the fighting set new standards for war photography and ultimately cost her her life. Taro stands alongside early twentieth century war photographers like Robert Capa and David ´´Chim´´ Seymour. Her death, the first fatality during war coverage, garnered worldwide attention. She had broken new ground, as a woman and as a photographer. Despite this, Gerda Taro has largely fallen into oblivion, especially in comparison to her colleague and partner Robert Capa. Whether gender and religion played a role in this would require a separate investigation. In any case, in her study of women resisting fascism, Ingrid Strobl reaches the conclusion that a combination such as woman-Communist-Jew represented a threefold stigma, and would almost guarantee Taro´s exclusion from official history, both in the East and the West. It has been almost twenty years since the first biography of Gerda Taro, written by Irme Schaber, led to Taro´s rediscovery as a photographer. Since that time, the discovery of the ´´Mexican Suitcase´´, containing more than 800 of her photos, has made new research on Taro possible. In this new, fully revised biography, Irme Schaber presents groundbreaking insights regarding cameras, copyrights and the circumstances surrounding Taro´s death.
Eduard Spelterini - Fotografien des Ballonpioniers. Photographs of a Pioneer Balloonist:Dtsch. -Engl. Eduard Spelterini, Hubertus von Amelunxen, Stephan Wottreng, Henry Wydler