William Henry Fox Talbot

Photographs copyright of the Estate of William Henry Fox Talbot, courtesy Phaidon Press This retrospective book is edited by Geoffrey Batchen about William Henry Fox Talbot (b. 1800, d. 1877). It is very nicely written and printed book which does a wonderful job of keeping William Henry Fox Talbot's extensive early photographic work in perspective. The book provides Talbot's early technical... Continue Reading →

Bernd & Hilla Becher at Museo Morandi

Photographs copyright Bernd & Hilla Becher courtesy of Schirmer/Mosel and Prestel USA Bernd and Hilla Becher are the German photographic team who become well known over the last 30+ years for the development of their industrial Typologies (and how many times have I unknowing read this as Topologies). This book is a catalog, published by Schirmer/Mosel in... Continue Reading →

Hiroshi Watanabe – Findings

Photographs copyright of Hiroshi Watanabe courtesy of Photolucida In Hiroshi Watanabe's book Finding published by Photolucida is the grand prize winner of the 2006 Critical Mass. While reading this book I find that I am always looking at life through a veil. There always seems to be something between me and what I think the subject is.  Which may be... Continue Reading →

Christie’s London PhotoBook Auction

Having mentioned Swann Auction Galleries Photo/Literature May auction that is occuring in a couple of days, I also need to post a reminder that Christie's is having their Photo Book auction in London on May 19, 2009. There are 192 lots, and a wide range of books as well as book estimates. From a quick review, there appears... Continue Reading →

Zoe Strauss – AMERICA

Copyright 2009 Zoe Strauss, courtesy AMMO Books There are photographic projects that become evident of when the photographer is just a visitor dropping in to take a photo-op, collect some photo-trophies and then soon back home for the evening to spend time with their spouse and kids. With Zoe Strauss's recent project America by Zoe Strauss published by AMMO Books I quickly perceive that... Continue Reading →

Robert & Shana ParkeHarrison – counterpoint

Photographs are copyright of Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison courtesy of Twin Palms Publishers In an attempt to better understand Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison's new book counterpoint, I found myself referring to The Architect's Brother,an earlier published book by Robert ParkeHarrison from Twin Palms Publishers. Regretfully I did not purchase the earlier book when it was available. The Architect's Brother is the initial story of ParkeHarrison's "Everyman",... Continue Reading →

Swann’s PhotoBook May auction

I just received the catalog for the  Swann Auction Galleries May 14th Photographic Literature & Fine Photographs auction that will occur on May 14, 2009 in NYC. As always, it provides a pulse on the "collectibility" of photobooks. I have already provided some details on the photobook gem of this auction, a complete set of the Edward... Continue Reading →

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