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Old 04-12-2012   #1201
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Old 04-12-2012   #1202
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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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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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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   #1220
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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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Old 06-07-2012   #1221
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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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Conflict and Reaction - an energetic and breathtaking collection of work by Korean photographer, Lee Gap-chul.

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Made a trip up to Moose Lake, Minnesota where my daughter lives and stopped in at Craig Blacklock's gallery. Picked up his "Pictured Rocks" and "Horizons" books. Met Craig's wife Honey, the subject of "A Voice Within: The Lake Superior Nudes". If you are familiar with the beauty of Lake Superior and the North Shore, check out Craig's work at blacklockgallery.com.
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I do buy photo books, but only when I can find them used and on sale! I prefer to read novels where the pictures come from the inside of my head. I just finished Haddon's A Spot of Bother and started Buckley's Boomsday.
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There was quite a book harvest here over last week or two:
some technical stuff - another volume of st.Ansel's trilogy as well as Tim Rudman's Master printing book.
To just look at:
Nick Brandt - On this earth - superb images, very well done
Ragnar Axelsson - Last days of the arctic - a massive volume, all perfect - both the "introductory" colour "landscape-ish" images as well as the whole lot of bw documentary in true RAX style..

ANd the good news? Still a couple of books in the post!
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Robert Capa/Chim/Gerda Taro, La Maleta Mexicana - the lost Spanish Civil War negatives, great opportunity to look at entire rolls as contact sheets
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"Uncommon Places: The Complete Works" by Stephen Shore.
That's a great one too! By the Mexico is always cheap on ebay.
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HCB, The Decisive Moment (yeah!!)

Robert Capa/Chim/Gerda Taro, La Maleta Mexicana - the lost Spanish Civil War negatives, great opportunity to look at entire rolls as contact sheets
NICE ! Where did you buy that one? I'm very interested!

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That's a great one too! By the Mexico is always cheap on ebay.

I more or less quickly went through every photo in "Uncommon Places" and it is indeed a very very nice book.

Thanks! I had not checked e-bay for Parr's "Mexico", I'll definitely take a look.
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After watching the PBS special about these folks living in a houseboat for 10 years, and a photographer catching up with them later, this book seems interesting - am going to check the libraries for it:

http://www.amazon.com/Atchafalaya-Ho...mm_hrd_title_0
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