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Old 04-12-2012   #1201
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Outside Inside is an overall retrospective of his B&W work. Black & White is a reissue of his books which are really hard to find and incredibly expensive to buy 1st or 2nd hand. Personally, if i had to choose between the 2 i'd choose Black & White as the individual bodies of work shine when presented as a whole. As I mentioned in my review of Black & White, the presentation of Central Park in Outside Inside IMO pales in comparison to the original book. Black & White is also released as a limited edition 2000 copies so it will be more difficult to find and buy at the current price once they sell out.

Damn damn DAMN! Sound's lie THE Davidson collection to have. But having bought Outside Inside it's hard for me to justify investing so much $$$ in dear all Bruce. By all means he's worth it, I just wish there was a choice for this book when I was buying the Outside Inside.
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Just bought Black and White by Bruce Davidson. Got it for £160 from the Book Depository, can't wait for it to arrive!
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Damn damn DAMN! Sound's lie THE Davidson collection to have. But having bought Outside Inside it's hard for me to justify investing so much $$$ in dear all Bruce. By all means he's worth it, I just wish there was a choice for this book when I was buying the Outside Inside.
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+1 Damn. <<$$
When you consider what the original books are selling for, the book set is an absolute bargain. I don't understand why Steidl is only publishing 2000 sets, unless they're planning a second release, maybe in soft cover?


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When you consider what the original books are selling for, the book set is an absolute bargain. I don't understand why Steidl is only publishing 2000 sets, unless they're planning a second release, maybe in soft cover?
Print runs are suitable candidates for conspiracy theorists.
They seem designed to ensure that as soon as the run is sold the demand still in the market pushes up the retail price well above the original selling price. The benefit appears to be to those who "bulk" buy new then re-sell sealed copies later.
A plague on all their houses.
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But how does the publisher benefit from that, unless they hoard a portion of the run then sell later through a 3rd party? I don't understand the economics of publishing, but when you look at the production quality of the Black & White set, you wonder why Steidl did what they did.



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I think it must be that a publisher would prefer to sell out a print run, with known costs and income, than risk having copies left which would obviously reduce profit. What puzzles me is that "they" seem to err on the side of caution with a wide safety margin every time. i would have thought with practice "they" would have improved their forecast of sales.
I don't pretend to understand the economics of publishing either I just hope I catch new editions I want before they sell out.
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For those interested to learn more about individual members of the "Dusseldorf School of Photography" I've posted a review of a photo book by Elger Esser on my blog: http://adventuresinphoto.com/2012/04...y-elger-esser/
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- Watabe Yukichi “A Criminal Investigation”. Tremendous piece of work! (see this link). The book has quickly become a collectors item with the price to match, but I was lucky to find it for the original price and jumped on it as it has been on my wish list for some time. It’s a collection of photos following one particular murder case investigation in Japan around end of the 50's. The whole photo essay has a distinctive film noire feel about it. Print and book quality are of a high standard too. Score!

Just arrived and i could not agree more!

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Just bought some books by Dorothy Bohm (vastly underappreciated photographer, IMHO). I can sit and look at her shots of Paris and Venice all day.....
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As a young boy, too long ago , I had the privilege of growing up in a Dutch town cultural environment with great visual artists and photographers in my proximity. I soaked up everything they showed or told me. Inspirational people who changed my way of looking at the world and its depiction in art forever. Vincent Mentzel and Peter Martens were two of those photographers. The latter died way too young, twenty years ago now. It was beautiful to see many galleries in my town commemorating him today with exhibitions and a new book out. Beautiful edition of Peter Martens - Few loving voices after so many years.


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Texts, by Lewis Baltz.
I've posted before regarding writings on photography by photographers. There are many great titles from Robert Adams, Shore, Gohlke, etc.
Just received this new release from Steidl yesterday and have already been through several of the essays. Wide range of photographers from Weston to Wall. And essays on other artists as well including Alfred Hitchcock, Chris Burden and the great hard-edge abstract painter, John McLaughin.

No photos, but beautifully printed and bound in cloth with a clear mylar jacket.

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An imaginary Spaniard by Christóbal Hara.

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Old 06-07-2012   #1222
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Check out this new set from Phaidon which compiles 83 of Stephen Shore's little iBooks into 2 huge volumes. Only $2500...
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Just picked up a copy of W. or The eye of a long-nose by Patrick Zachmann and have a copy of Larry Towell's The World From My Front Porch coming in the post.
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While in Paris a couple of weeks ago, I got Marc Riboud's latest book "Choses Vues" Imprimerie National. I have always liked Riboud's work - he is "gentle" photographer.
This is a collection of a lot of his work, some old stand-by's (man painting the Eiffel tower, The girl with flower facing the soldier and his gun) but also a lot of to me unknown pictures. Lay-out is not my favorite though - a lot of full bleed shots and some across the gutter. Still worthwhile though.
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