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Tokyo: Photo-planete, 1994. First edition. Full page bleed color plates throughout with two gate-folds. A special edition of Deja-Vu, the Japanese photography magazine. Out of Print. Saddle-stitched wraps. Fine except for a small scrape on front cover and tiny wear to top of spine. $100.00
• Araki's trademark nudes, bound and not, in very explicit poses. Contrasted to those are photographs of flowers. Urban scenes as well. All photos have had their negatives scratched and drawn on. Araki's statement on the idea of "obscenity."
Osaka: January - May 2002: Volumes 3-1, 3-2 & 3-3
Japan: 2002. Three volumes, all hardcover with dj; all 8.75 x 12 inches.
Vol. 3-1: 351 pages; 318 b&w full-page, photographic plates. Fine in a fine dust jacket except for a bit of edge wear to the top of the spine with a fine belly band. Laid in is a sheet in Japanese.
Vol. 3-2: 331 pages; 298 b&w full-page, photographic plates. Very Good+ in a Very Good+ dust jacket with one small closed tear and a little edge wear to the top with a VG+ belly band with a nick to it.
Vol. 3-3: 320 pages; 284 b&w full-page, photographic plates. Fine in a fine dust jacket with a white belly band with light soiling.
Sold as a set of three volumes, $135.00
• Third prefecture out of 47, part of Araki's "Faces of Japan" series (Nihonjin-no-kao), his attempt to photograph every person's face in Japan. These portraits are from Osaka prefecture. Araki: "The human face represents all aspects of sexuality and each one expresses it a bit differently." Scarce.
Japan: Artone, 2005. First edition. 167 pages; color photographic plates throughout; 6 x 12 inches. Out of Print. Cloth bound spine with stiff wraps. Very Good plus with light wear at edges. $55.00
• All of Araki's usual themes--women nude, women bound and tied, portraits of women--except that all of the prints in the book have been tinted with a pale blue wash, as if underwater, rendering them dreamlike. Unusual volume and scarce.
Grace: Wides Photo Collection, vol. 14
Tokyo: Wides Shuppan, 2002. First edition. 86 pages; 16 color and 24 full-page photographic plates; 7.5 x 9 inches. Text in English & Japanese. Advertising materials laid in. Out of Print. Hardback with dust jacket. Near Fine in Fine dj protected by a mylar cover. $65.00
• Mysterious and impenetrable landscapes. Colored plates, one to a spread, are printed on iridescent paper, and black and white plates on thick absorbent mat paper.
A Radiant Land: Kii Peninsula
Japan: Brain Center, 1995. Presumed first edition. 148 pages; 121 full-page b&w photographic plates; 10.5 x 10.5 inches. Text in Japanese with the essays also in English. SIGNED BY SHUNJI DODO. Out of Print. Cloth covered hardback in dust jacket. Near Fine with light wear to the bottom of the boards in a Near Fine dj. $100.00
• Dodo (b. 1947) is a Japanese photographer and teacher from Osaka. After moving to Nara, the ancient capitol of Japan, on the Kii peninsula on the island of Honshu, he became fascinated with the local culture and people. This volume is the result of years of working with an 8 x 10 field camera to record the people and landscape of the area. In 1999, he won the 24th Ina Nobuo award (the first winner was Masahisa Fukase) from the Nikon Salon.
Seiichi Furuya: Memoires, 1995
Photographs by Seiichi Furuya; Essays by Toshiharu Ito and Urs Stahel
Zurich: Scalo, 1995. First edition. 159 pages; profusely illustrated with color and b&w photographic plates; 6.75 x 9 inches. Out of Print. Hardcover. Very Good in Very Good DJ with a closed tear and light edgewear. $16.50
Photographs by Hiro; Edited by Richard Avedon; Afterword by Mark Holborn; Artist portrait by J.H. Lartigue.
Bulfinch Press / Little, Brown & Co., 1999. First edition. 144 pages; 37 color and 33 duotoned b&w photographic plates; 10.5 x 13.5 inches. Out of Print. Oversized cloth bound hardback in dj. Near Fine with a remainder mark to the top of the text block in a Very Good plus dj with light shelf wear, protected by a mylar cover. $35.00
• A master of precision, elegance, and startling graphic imagery, the range of Hiro's photography is presented for the first time in this book. Includes examples of his fashion work, nudes, landscapes, street scenes and portraits.
Tokyo: Rockin'on, 2000. Appears to be a later edition, published in 2001. Unpaginated; full-page, color photographic plates through out; 7 x 10 inches. Text in Japanese and English. Out of Print. Cloth bound hardback with sewn-in cloth bookmark and belly band, not issued with dj. Fine with belly band that has a tear in it. $85.00
• A massive compilation of Hiromix's best work from 1995 to 1999. Many of the images appeared in magazines, on CD jackets and so on, in Japan. Mostly portraits of Japanese musicians, actors and many self-portraits.
Hiroo Kuwano: 1950-1998 Nature of Echigo: Niigata Prefecture
Photographs by Hiroo Kuwano; Introduction by Hiroshi Hamaya
Japan: 1998. Unpaginated; 66 full-page, b&w photographic plates; 10.25 x 9.75 inches. Text in Japanese. Laid in is an unsigned letter from the photographer, a translation of Hamaya's intro and a list of the photos with English captions. Stiff wraps with dust jacket plus cellophane dj, housed in the publisher's plain card stock slipcase. The book is Fine; the cellophane has some short tears; the slipcase is Very Good with some light wear, the photographers name hand written on the spine and a sticker attached to one side that says "Present.". $55.00
• Kuwano was Hamaya's first studio assistant. This is an intimate look at the Niigata area of Japan including town- and city-scapes, landscapes and portraits of artisans and other folk.
Eikoh Hosoe (Untitled 42)
Photographs by Eikoh Hosoe. Afterword by Ronald J. Hill.
Carmel, CA: The Friends of Photography, 1986. First edition. 64 pages with 31 b&w plates and 3 reference illustrations. Wraps. 7.5 x 10.75 inches. SIGNED BY HOSOE. $165.00
• The first monograph on Hosoe published in the United States. Issued only in wraps.
A Place Called Hiroshima
Photographs by Eikoh Hosoe; Text by Betty Lifton
Tokyo: Kodansha, 1990. First paperback edition. 151 pages; profusely illustrated with b&w plates; 7 x 10 inches. Out of Print. SIGNED BY HOSOE. No markings or writings or remainder marks. Softcover with DJ. Near Fine in stiff wrappers with Near Fine DJ. Has a slight wrinkle at the foot of the spine where the book appears to have been exposed to water. $95.00
• The effects of the bombing on the city and its inhabitants, as told through interviews and graphic historical photographs made on the day of the bombing and contemporary photographs by Hosoe.
Eikoh Hosoe: Meta
Photographs by Eikoh Hosoe. Forward by Graham Howe; poem by MatsuoTakahashi; essay by Tatsuo Fukushima
Los Angeles: Curatorial Assistance, Inc, 1991. First edition. With a chronology of Hosoe's career, an exhibition history and selected bibliography. SIGNED BY HOSOE. $140.00
Le Havre, France: L'Art Penultieme / APKI 015, 2001. First edition thus. Unpaginated (76 pages); 34 hand-cut, tipped-in color photographic plates; 6.5 x 6.75 inches. No. 74 from an edition of 100, SIGNED BY IKEJIRI with his hand stamp. Out of Print. Hardback covered in cloth and rough sandpaper; die cut cover and first page; bound-in ribbon ties. Fine. $85.00
• The photographs are mostly female nudes staged in violent and erotic tableaus, drawn from Japanese and Western literary traditions. Many of the images have been distressed with scratching to the negatives or have been rendered with an altered color palette.
Visions of Japan: Inose Kou
Photographs by Inose Kou; Essay by Ito Toshiharu
Kyoto: Korinsha Press, 1998. First edition. 95 pages; 39 full-page b&w plates; 8.5 x 8.5 inches. Includes a bibliography and list of exhibitions. Text in English. DJ is protected by mylar cover. Out of Print. Cloth covered hardback. Fine in Near Fine DJ with a little rubbing. $24.50
• A dark vision; work from 1982-1994.
Eros + Cosmos in Mandala: The Mandalas of the Two Worlds at the Kyoo Gokoku-ji
Photographs by Yasuhiro Ishimoto; Preface by Ryuki Washio; Essays by Shunsho Manabe, Taka Yanagisawa, Koichi Tanikawa, Arata Isozaki
Tokyo: The Seibu Museum of Art, 1978. First edition. Unpaginated (120 pages); profusely illustrated with color and b&w photographic plates; 10 x 9.5 inches. Text in English. Out of Print. Oversized trade paperback. Near Fine with a light bump to one corner. Gallery sticker to the inside front cover. $39.50
• The Mandalas of the Two Worlds reside in the Kyoo Gokoku-ji Temple, Kyoto, Japan. They are from the 9th century, and are rarely seen by the public. One depicts the Diamond Realm and the other the Womb Realm and together they are considered a compact expression of the entirety of the Dharma in Mahayana Buddhism. Ishimoto photographed the core as well as the deities that surround it.
Tokyo: Sokyu-Sha, 2002. First edition. Unpaginated (58 pages); 40 b&w and 8 color photographic plates; 5.5 x 7.5 inches. Text in Japanese and English. Out of Print. Hardback with publisher's card slipcase with die-cut window. No dj as issued. Fine in a Fine slipcase. $250.00
• Estranged from her mother when she was alive, Miyako Ishiuchi here presents her mother through images of parts of her body and an visual inventory of personal items that once belonged to her. "What I have now are only the things that my mother left behind for me." See Parr & Badger, The Photobook, Vol. 2, p.320.
Japan Educational Publishing, 2005. 198 pages; b&w full-page photographic plates throughout; 6.5 x 9 inches. Text in Japanese. Hardback with dust jacket and belly band. Fine in a Fine dj protected by a mylar cover. $65.00
• Photographs of scars--literal and metaphorical--accompanied by the stories of how they came about. Also includes cityscapes from Japan as well as New York City. From the artist: "Scars generally carry a rather negative connotation. They are not shown to others, not exhibited in public, and are to be kept quietly hidden away...they belong to an extremely private realm. I take photographs of such scars, which are so very like a personal secret."
Kyoto: Akaaka Art Publishing, 2007. First edition. 92 pages; 68 full-page b&w photographic reproductions; 8.5 x 11.25 inches. Text in English and Japanese. Hardcover with dust jacket and belly band. Near Fine with a touch of wear at the tips in a Near Fine dj with a touch of soiling to the spine. $120.00
• Photographs of women's bodies and the scars they carry.
The Map (Chizu)
Tokyo: Getsuyosha, 2005. First edition thus, first printing. 100 pages with 46 double gatefolds; 85 black and white photographs; 6.25 x 9.5 inches. 16-page softbound booklet laid-in (9 x 6 inches), with text by Kawada and a list of plates. In English and Japanese. Limited edition of 1000 numbered copies, this being #544. Hardcover. Black cloth, with title stamped in black on front cover and spine, with photographically illustrated paper-covered and matching black cloth covered slipcase, no dust jacket as issued. As New in publisher's shrink wrap, opened to determine the edition. $325.00
• From the publisher: "Originally published on August 6, 1965--the 20th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima--The Map is an icon in the history of photographic publishing. Its status as the "ultimate photobook-as-object," coupled with its scarcity, combined to make it one of the most famous and sought-after photographic publications in existence. The Map combines powerful graphic design with a masterful photographic narrative exploring recent Japanese history--its imperialistic past, western-influenced popular culture, and brutally violent clash with the United States." Kawada oversaw the production of the project. See Parr & Badger: The Photobook, Vol. 1, p.286; Roth: The Book of 101 Books, p.174; The Open Book, p.212.
Photographs by Hibiki Kobayashi; Introduction by Peter Beard; Designed by Fabien Baron
New York: powerHouse Books, 1998. First edition. Unpaginated (160 pages); full-page tri-toned b&w photographic reproductions; 11.25 x 14.25 inches. Hardback in acetate dust jacket. Near Fine in a Very Good plus dj with light rubbing. $65.00
• Photographs of the men, women, and children of the world's vanishing indigenous tribes from the remotest regions of Asia, the Middle East, Africa, South America, and the Pacific Rim. Like Avedon's "In the American West", and Penn's portraits of indigenous peoples, Kobayashi photographs his subjects against a stark white background to reveal in striking detail the tribes' adornments, clothes, postures, and, ultimately, their sublime identities.
Photographs and afterword by Hiroji Kubota; Foreword by Elliott Erwitt
W.W. Norton, 2004. First edition. 227 pages; 175 full-page color photographic plates; 11.5 x 12.5 inches. Cloth bound hardback with dj. Fine in a Fine dj, protected by a mylar cover. $29.50
• After photographing China, Korea, and the United States, Kubota, a member of Magnum, spent three years traveling the length and breadth of Japan's many islands, capturing both the ordinary and the extraordinary of his own country.
Photographs by Mayumi Lake; Introduction by Joanna Frueh
Tucson: Nazraeli Press, 2002. First edition. 32 pages; 16 full-page, color photographic plates; 7.5 x 10.5 inches. Limited to 1,000 copies. Out of Print. Cloth bound hardback in dust jacket. Near Fine in a Fine dj, protected by a mylar cover. $39.50
• From the publisher: "The images in this book are not what they at first appear to be. Lake's series of color photographs focuses on the wakinoshita, presenting this often-neglected part of the body in a discomforting new light. Know what the true subject is, and while some unease might remain, any revulsion turns to curiosity, admiration and perhaps even delight."
Fuji: Photo Collection
Tokyo: Fuji Art Company, 1981. First edition. 276 b&w and color photographs; 8.5 x 12 inches. Mostly Japanese text but there is a section at the back with English captions and an afterword by the author in English. SIGNED BY MATSUMURA with brush and black ink and additionally, stamped with his mark, in red. Out of Print. Silk bound hardback with bound-in ribbon in a publisher's slipcase. Near Fine with a plastic protective DJ in a Very Good slipcase. The plastic cover has some white marks to it. $85.00
• A beautiful production with views of Mt. Fuji, Japan, from every direction, type of weather and mood.
Kyoto: Tankosha Publishing Co., 1999. Presumed first edition. 108 pages; 91 full-page b&w photographic plates; 10 x 7.5 inches. Text in Japanese with English translations. Out of Print. Hardcover with DJ. Very Good plus with light bumps to the tips and light wear at the extremities in a Very Good plus dj with a short closed tear and light wear with a belly band. $55.00
• The makers of obi, the elegant and costly sash worn over the kimono in Japan, belong to an endangered species. These families of manufacturers, weavers, dyers, and other craftspeople centered in the Nishijin weaving district of Kyoto have practiced their craft for generations. In recent decades they have found their livelihood harder to sustain. This book is a documentary exploration of this vanishing world. Hiroko is a former PR executive of a Kyoto textile cooperative who became a freelance photographer and artist.
Zero Dimention (Dimension): Yoshihiro Kato and 60's
Kawade Shobo Shinsha, 2006. First edition. 128 pages; b&w photographic reproductions throughout; 6.5 x 9.5 inches. Text in Japanese. Hardback in dust jacket. Near Fine with wear along the bottom boards in a Very Good plus dj with light wear at the edges and a short closed tear, protected by a mylar cover. $45.00
• Active in the 1960s, Zero Jigen (Zero Dimension, founded by Yoshihiro Kato and Shinichi Iwata) was an avant-garde artists' group of Dada-esque satirists known for their street performances--they called 'artistic terrorism'--involving surreal costumes and props and public nudity.
Far East and Southwest: The Photography of Kozo Miyoshi
Photographs by Kozo Miyoshi; Introduction by Trudy Wilner Stack
Tucson, AZ: Center for Creative Photography, 1994 First edition. Includes a biography and a checklist of the exhibition. 48 pages; 29 b&w plates; 12 x 12 inches. Illustrated stiff wrappers (issued only in wraps). Near Fine. Text in English and Japanese. $16.50
'71 - NY
Photographs by Daido Moriyama; Edited and interview by Andrew Roth; Essay by Neville Wakefield; Text by James Baldwin (excerpted from Another Country)
New York: PPP Editions, 2002 First edition. 428 pages; 210 tritone gravure printed plates; 7 x 9.5 inches in publishers slipcase. Photo was taken before the shrink wrap fell off. From an edition of 3000. SIGNED BY MORIYAMA. Stiff Wraps with dj. As New. $300.00
• In 1971, Moriyama took a trip to NYC. He stayed at the Chelsea Hotel and spent his days at The Museum of Modern Art Photography Study Center looking at pictures by Weegee. He also shot 100 rolls of film with a half-frame camera, yielding 70 images per roll. 210 of those photographs in Moriyama's "image at any cost" style--grainy, high-contrast, deep blacks, motion-blurred--are reproduced here. A great production; one of his best books. See Parr & Badger, Vol. 1, p.301. Roth: The Open Book, p.396. Included on Vince Aletti's list of Best Photo Books of 2002.
Nazraeli Press, 2002. First edition, first printing. 608 pages; 608 b&w photographic plates, printed full-bleed; 7.25 x 10 inches. From an edition of 500. SIGNED BY MORIYAMA. Laid-in is a 14 x 20 inch, folded broadsheet with text by Moriyama in English and Japanese, and 14 additional b&w photos. Out of Print. Wraps with DJ in publisher's printed slipcase. Fine in Fine Dust Jacket. $275.00
• A fantastic production with wonderful work. Included on a number of "Best Photograpy Books of 2002" lists.
Memories Of A Dog
Translated by John Junkerman
Tucson, AZ: Nazraeli Press, 2004. First edition thus. 192 pages; 73 full-page b&w photographic reproductions; 7 x 10 inches. Hardcover with dust jacket. AS NEW. $45.00
• This memoir, first published as a series of essays in Asahi Camera twenty-one years ago, is regarded as a classic in photographic literature. These autobiographical essays, widely considered to be the essential text to gain a understanding of Moriyama, the artist and his work, have until now only been published in Japanese. The photographs were selected by Moriyama especially for this edition.
Tadayuki Naito: Sakura
Tokyo: Gallery Min, 1991. First edition. 8 pages; 7 full-page, color and b&w photographic plates; 10 x 10 inches. Includes a brief biography. Out of Print. Stapled wraps. Very Good+. $35.00
• Exhibition catalog for a show at the Gallery Min, Tokyo, May 18 - June 13, 1991.
Retrospective: Experimental Workshop of Photography
Photographs by Kiyoji Ohtsuji; Edited with essays by Rei Masuda & Shogo Ohtani. Kiyoji Ohtsuji
Tokyo: National Museum of Modern Art, 1999. First edition. 136 pages; 158 b&w photographic reproductions plus 42 text illustrations; 9.5 x 11.5 inches. Text in English and Japanese. Oversized trade paperback with stiff wraps. Very Good with light soiling. $29.50
• Ohtsuji (also: Otsuji) played a critical role in post-war Japanese avant-garde photography. His documentation in the 1950s of groups such as Experimental Workshop, an interdisciplinary artistic movement of which he was a member, covered everything from stage design to rehearsal sessions to final performances, providing intimate records of their ephemeral choreographed stagings. A renowned photographer, professor and critical writer, Ohtsuji profoundly influenced subsequent generations of Japanese photographers through his analysis of photography as a medium.
Tokyo Walking 1995-98: Part 3
Tokyo: Bee Books, 1998. 84 pages; 78 full-page color photographic plates; 12 x 8.5 inches. Out of Print. Cloth bound hardback with dust jacket. Near Fine with light bumps to a couple of tips in a Very Good dj with wear at corners and a small tear at the crown of the spine. $39.50
• Everyday scenes found and shot while wandering around Tokyo.
Tokyo: Petit Grand Publishing, 2001. First edition. Illustrated with color photographic plates; 9 x 12 inches. Out of Print. Hardcover, not issued with DJ. Very Good+ with a bump to the foot of the spine and a little shelf wear. $35.00
• Portraits and erotically suggestive photographs of the Japanese model Umiko Shido.
Photographs by Yoshikazu Shirakawa; Foreword by William O. Douglas; Essay by Sigurd F. Olson
Toyko: Kodansha International, 1976. Fourth printing. Includes an essay about the National Parks, a biographic essay, notes on the photography and maps. 232 pages with fold-outs; profusely illustrated with color and duotone plates; 10.5 x 15 inches. Out of Print. Cloth covered hardback. Near Fine in VG Dust Jacket with a couple of chips and closed tears, protected by a mylar cover. $18.50
• Fifteen months, 30,000 miles and an eight-color printing process have produced a book of photographs as big and as beautiful as the country depicted. There is truly a magnificent range of geography in the US and it's all covered here: from desert to tundra, from canyons and caves to mountain lakes.
Japan: Publisher unknown, 1984. Presumed first edition. 96 pages; 19 color and 11 b&w photographs; 10 x 10 inches. Caption titles are in English, all else is in Chinese. Out of Print. Oversized trade paperback with French folds. Very Good with a bump to one corner, light fading to the spine, an International Center of Photography Library bookplate to the inside front cover (no other library references.). $65.00
• The Japanese photographer Shirakawa is best known for the photobooks "Eternal America" and "Himalayas." The plates--Chinese landscapes--are spectacular and very well printed.
Photographs by Hiroshi Sugimoto; Essay by Professor Hans Belting
NYC & London: Sonnabend Sundell Editions and eyestorm, 2000. First edition. 224 pages; 96 full-page quadratoned b&w photographic reproductions; 11 x 12 inches. Exhibition history. Bibliography. Index. Edition limited to 4000 copies. Hardback in publisher's slipcase. The spine was silk-screened with Day-glo ink so it glows in the dark. NEW with a short thin mark to the spine. $350.00
• This book is the only complete collection of the renowned Theaters series, in which Sugimoto opened his shutter as a film began and closed it as it concluded. "Different movies give different brightnesses. If it's an optimistic story, I usually end up with a bright screen; if it's a sad story, it's a dark screen. Occult movie? Very dark." See Parr & Badger, The Photobook, Vol. 1, p.308 "amongst the most ravishing photobooks ever published;" Roth, The Open Book, p.390; Auer, 802 Photobooks, p.757.
Japan: Little More, 1996. First edition. Color and b&w photography printed in exquisite gravure. 11.5 x 8.75 inches. Text in Japanese. Original paperback with stiff wraps with dust jacket. AS NEW in publisher's shrink wrap. Publisher's promotional sticker on the shrink wrap is soiled. $90.00
• Photographs mostly of Esumi Makiko, most nudes.
In the Bright Room
Tokyo: Kyuryudo Art Publishing, 2003. First edition. 136 pages; full-page b&w photographic reproductions throughout; 7.5 x 9.5 inches. Text in Japanese and English. Trade paperback with stiff wraps and dust jacket, protected by a mylar cover. Near Fine with light wear along the bottom edge in a Very Good plus dj with wear along some edges. There is a three-inch tear at the bottom front corner of the dj that has been crimped and creased. $29.50
• Terada builds diminutive domestic sets she calls 'dollhouses', then photographs them. Her large monochrome images show a world filled with scenes and objects familiar to anyone living in Western culture, yet eerily devoid of human presence. Ultimately though, the real subject of her photographs is light. Terada was born in Japan and lives and works in NYC. This was her first book.
Visions of Japan: Tomatsu Shomei
Photographs by Tomatsu Shomei; Text by Ito Toshiharu
Kyoto: Korinsha Press, 1998. First edition. 96 pages; 41 four-color plates; 8.5 x 8.25 inches. Includes a chronology, exhibition history and illustrated bibliography (text is in English, with reproductions of covers of some of Tomatsu's books). Cloth covered hardback with dj. As New in publisher's shrink wrap. $40.00
• The photographs are from a series called "Plastics" taken between 1987 and 1989--still lifes of found objects at the tide mark on a black sand beach.
Sparkling Winds: Okinawa (Hikaru kaze: Okinawa)
Tokyo: Shueisha (Nihon no Bi 8), 1979. First edition. 135 pages; 70 full-page color photographic plates plus numerous b&w photographic text illustrations and a full-page map; 11 x 13.5 inches. Text in Japanese. Out of Print. Oversized hardback with dust jacket in slipcase. Near Fine in a Near Fine dj, protected by a mylar cover, and a Very Good plus slipcase with a couple of marks the back, light shelf wear, and a short split along one edge. $120.00
• Tomatsu (b. Nagoya, 1930) moved to Okinawa in 1972 from Japan. This volume focuses on the people of Okinawa, their traditions, rituals and ceremonies. There are as well images of the land, the beaches, native architecture and the animals that share the island. Scarce.
Shomei Tomatsu: Skin of the Nation
Photographs by Shomei Tomatsu; Essays by Leo Rubinfien, Sandra S. Phillips & John W. Dower; Preface by Daido Moriyama.
Yale University Press & San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 2004. First edition. Includes excerpts from Tomatsu's writings, a chronology, exhibition history and selected bibliography. 224 pages; 131 duotone & 28 color plates; 10.5 x 9.5 inches. Out of Print. Cloth covered hardback. Fine in Fine DJ, protected by mylar cover. Collophon page has some light staining on the fore-edge; it appears to be a printer's error as it affects no other page. $35.00
• An elegant and gorgeous production. One of the great Japanese photographers: this is an excellent retrospective of Tomatsu's work. Included on Vince Aletti's list of Best Photo Books of 2004.
Asir Rera: Ainu Spirits
Tokyo: Yoshiyuki Matsuzaki / Singpoosha, 2004. First edition. Unpaginated; full-page b&w photographic reproductions throughout; 8.25 x 11.75 inches. Text in Japanese with an intro in English. Trade paperback with stiff wraps and dust jacket and belly band. Fine in a Near Fine dj with light soiling, protected by mylar cover. The belly band has a little soiling and a large chip missing. $45.00
• The Ainu are an indigenous ethnic group in Japan. Ui first began documenting the Ainu and their traditions in 1992. This, her second book on the Ainu, won an award at the Sagamihara photo festival. The work focuses on a particular woman--Asir Rera--and her family in Nibutani, Hokkaido.
Figure's Modeling Art in Photography
• Published in Japan in 2002, this 5.5 x 8.25 inch book has no text after the collophon page: just 160 full page, full bleed color photographs of nude Japanese women in nature settings. Not an article of clothing to be found anywhere. Very odd in one sense: in many of the photos the figure appears to have been PhotoShopped onto a different background. What little information there is is in Japanese, except for the title. Stiff Wraps with French folds. Near Fine: a price-sticker on the back cover and a wrinkle in the laminate on the cover. $45.00
Nature Nude Model
• Published in Japan in 2003, this 5.5 x 8.25 inch book features 152 full page, full bleed color photographs of nude Japanese women against seamless backgrounds. Many of the photos are ballet or gymnastic poses. What little information there is is in Japanese, except for the title. Stiff Wraps with French folds. Near Fine. $45.00
The History of Japanese Photography
Anne Wilkes Tucker, Dana Friis-Hansen, Kaneko Ryuichi, Takeba Joe, Iizawa Kotaro, Kinoshita Naoyuki - Editors & essays
New Haven, CT & Houston: Yale University Press & The Museum of Fine Arts, 2003. First edition. Includes exhibition checklist, chronology, artist profiles, major photography clubs, associations and magazines, selected bibliography and an index. 404 pages; 356 color & duotone images; 12.5 x 10 inches. DJ protected by mylar cover. Cloth covered hardback. Near Fine except for a light bump to one tip in Near Fine dust jacket. $52.00
• Covers 150 years of Japanese photography and the works of 203 Japanese photographers. Essential survey, handsomely produced. Won awards or appeared on the "Best of 2003" lists of seven different organizations.
Kyoto: Seigensha Art Publishing, 2007. First edition. 48 pages; 24 full-page color photographic reproductions; 5.25 x 9 inches. A postcard book: each page is perforated and can be removed. Along the strip that remains in the book is a series of photos related to the one on the card. AS NEW with light wear at the spine. $39.50
• The Elevator Girls series--probably Yanagi's best known work--features identically clothed female models posed within surrealistic consumer-oriented architecture. The photographs present the women as anonymous and interchangeable display items as they gaze at the objects of consumer desire around them. According to Yanagi, Elevator Girls is about "myself and other Japanese women" who feel the kind of standardization that exists in modern Japanese society and elsewhere.
Fairy Tale: Strange Stories of Women Young and Old
Kyoto: Seigensha Art Publishing, 2007. First edition. Unpaginated (approx. 100 pages); full-page b&w and color photographic reproductions throughout; 9.75 x 11.25 inches. Text in Japanese and English. Hardback with embossed lettering and tipped-in photo, no dj as issued, with belly band. AS NEW. $85.00
• In "Fairy Tales," Yanagi focuses on the relationship between young girls and older women. As a point of departure, she starts with the often gruesome, violent and cruel European versions of tales by the Brothers Grimm. Etched into our collective memories, the photographer's images examine and twist the mythologies further using masks, wigs, mixed race models and female children dressed as older women. Gorgeous reproductions.
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Frida Kahlo: Portraits of an Icon
Text by Margaret Hooks; Photographs by Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Imogen Cunningham, Martin Munkacsi, Edward Weston and others
Turner / Throckmorton Fine Art, 2002. First edition. 152 pages: 59 tritoned b&w photographic plates; 9.5 x 12.5 inches. Laid in is a stiff paper, illustrated promotional sheet. Cloth-covered hardback with mounted image to front; not issued with DJ. Fine. NO remainder mark. $55.00
• A gorgeously produced photographic biography of Kahlo. The images span Kahlo's life, beginning with a photograph of a self-possessed chubby four-year-old and ending with the image of her laying on her deathbed, dressed in pre-Columbian finery.
Kalergis, Mary Motley
Home of the Brave: Contemporary American Immigrants
Photographs by Mary Motley Kalergis; Forward by Cornell Capa
E.P. Dutton, 1989. First edition. Full-page, b&w portraits opposite the subjects statement; 10 x 13.5 inches. Has a bookplate on the FFEP that states: "A Gift from The Council for Religion in Independent Schools" and is SIGNED BY KALERGIS. Out of Print. Cloth covered hardback. Very Good with light wear around the edges in a Very Good+ DJ with light wear around the edges. DJ protected by mylar cover. $23.50
• Portraits of recent immigrants with their stories from this photojournalist and educator.
Railroad Men: A Book of Photographs and Collected Stories
Photographs by Simpson Kalisher; Introduction by Jonathan Williams
Image Gallery / Clarke & Way, 1961. First edition. 84 pages; 44 duo-toned b&w photographic plates; 9.5 x 9.5 inches. SIGNED BY KALISHER. Out of Print. Cloth bound hardback with dj. Near Fine with a tiny gouge and very light wear at the bottom of the boards in a Very Good plus price-clipped dj with light wear at edges and light soiling to the rear cover, protected by a mylar cover. $150.00
• Kalisher took his camera and his tape recorder down to the railroad yards. He came back with a stunning series of photographs, 24 yarns about railroading told in the vernacular, and an experience of the reality of the life of railroad men which destroyed some of his illusions.
Consuelo Kanaga: An American Photographer
Photographs by Consuelo Kanaga; Text by Barbara Head Millstein and Sarah M. Lowe; Introduction by William Maxwell; Afterward by Grace M. Mayer
University of Washington Press / Brooklyn Museum, 1992. First edition. 223 pages; 112 full-page, b&w photographic plates plus 73 text illustrations; 8.5 x 10.5 inches. Out of Print. Oversized trade paperback. Very Good plus with only some light shelf wear and light soiling. $19.50
• Kanaga (1894-1978), turned her lens on subjects typically marginalized by white art photographers of her time, notably African Americans, Native Americans, the urban and rural poor. Having begun as a journalist and news photographer, her gaze was documentary, but not barren of personal engagement. Published on the occasion of the exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum.
Karsh: A Fifty-Year Retrospective
New York Graphic Society / Little, Brown and Co., 1983. First edition. 192 pages; color and b&w photographic plates through out; 10.5 x 11.5 inches. Special edition published to commemorate a retrospective exhibition at the International Center for Photography. SIGNED BY KARSH and inscribed to Howard Chapnick. Out of Print. Oversized trade paperback. Very Good with light wear at tips and along edges. 1 inch tear to one page. $100.00
• Includes many of the master photographer's portraits of artists, statesmen, actors, musicians, scientists and authors as well as examples of his assignments and a series of his hands photos. Each photograph is accompanied by a brief Karsh-penned biographical piece on the subject and personal reminiscence about the person or the session. Among the sitters are Tennessee Williams, Hemingway, Edward Steichen, Churchill, Einstein, Castro, Mailer, Nabokov, Georgia O'Keefe, Pope John Paul II, JFK, George Bernard Shaw and more. A nice association copy.
Kaufman, Daniel S.
To Be a Man: Visions of Self, Views From Within
Simon & Schuster, 1994. First edition. 192 pages; 76 full-page b&w photographic plates plus text illustrations; 8.5 x 8.5 inches. Out of Print. Hardcover with DJ. Fine in Very Good DJ with some soiling, in protective mylar cover. Tiny remainder mark. $16.50
• 76 self-portraits by different males in self-determined environments with hand-written testaments as to the individuals idea of "What it means to be a man."
Tokyo: Fiction Inc., 2001. First edition. 60 pages; 50 full-page color photographic plates; 9 x 12 inches. Out of Print. Hardback with illustrated boards, no dj as issued. Very Good with soiling and wear to the tips and along base of boards. $75.00
• The girl next door: brushing her teeth, showering, picking her nose, eating--but always, nude or at least in her underwear. Even a girl with a bloody nose.
Knopf, Alfred A.
Sixty Photographs To Celebrate the Sixtieth Anniversary of Alfred A. Knopf, Publisher
Alfred A. Knopf, 1975. First edition. 62 pages; 60 b&w photographic plates; 8.5 x 9.5 inches. Out of Print. Cloth covered hardback. Near Fine in Near Fine Dust Jacket with a touch of soiling. $16.50
• Portraits and anecdotes by Knopf of authors and notables including Eric Ambler, Albert Camus, Willa Cather, Raymond Chandler, Joseph Conrad, Roald Dahl, Hermann Hesse, Aldous Huxley, Ross MacDonald, Thomas Mann, Henry Mencken, Yukio Mishima, Jean-Paul Sartre, Wallace Stevens, John Updike and many others.
Photographs by Antonin Kratochvil; Introduction by Billy Bob Thornton; Interview by Mark Jacobson
Santa Fe, NM: Arena Editions, 2001. First edition. Unpaginated (192 pages); 94 duotoned b&w photographic plates; 10 x 12.5 inches. SIGNED BY KRATOCHVIL and dated/placed. Out of Print. Hardcover with dust jacket. Fine except for a light bump to one tip in a Fine dj, protected by a mylar cover. $65.00
• Mostly taken on assignment, Kratochvil's celebrity portraits underscore the physical and psychological intensity of the creative men and women who have sat before his camera, with images not designed to flatter but rather created to reveal something below the surface. Included are Liv Tyler, David Bowie, Willem Dafoe, Jean Reno, Bernardo Bertolucci, Peggy Cohen, Rob Morrow, Jessica Lang, Bob Dylan, and Patricia Arquette. Nudes.
Photographs by Annie Leibovitz; Introduction by Tom Wolfe
Pantheon / Rolling Stone Press, 1983. First edition. 142 pages; color and b&w photographic plates through out; 9.25 x 12.25 inches. SIGNED BY LEIBOVITZ. Out of Print. Cloth covered hardback. Fine with gentle bumps to tips in Fine Dust Jacket with slight wear to crown of spine. $300.00
• Her first book. All celebrity portraits: The Stones, Townsend, Michael Douglas, Patti Smith, Woody Allen, Clint Eastwood, etc. Beautiful signature.
Photographs by Annie Leibovitz; Essays by Patti Smith, Steve Earle, Rosanne Cash, Mos Def, Beck, Ryan Adams, and Leibovitz
New York: Random House, 2003. First edition, first printing. 264 pages; profusely illustrated with b&w and color photographic plates; 10 x 12.25 inches. Illustrated boards (hardcover) not issued with dj. As New with belly band in publisher's shrink wrap. $125.00
• Portraits of Beck, Bob Dylan, Elvis Presley, Joni Mitchell, Johnny Cash, Bruce Springsteen, Mary J. Blige, Jon Bon Jovi, BB King, Bonnie Raitt, etc. with short biographical sketches of all the subjects. This is the true first edition.
Legends: The Century's Most Unforgetable Faces
Life Books, 1998. First edition. 176 pages; 30 color and 98 b&w photographs; 9.5 x 11 inches. Out of Print. Hardcover with DJ. Near Fine in a Near Fine dj protected by mylar cover. $16.50
• The notorious, the glamorous, the unforgettable human milestones of our century. Spectacular photos with quotes from notables about the person pictured.
Herbert List Portraits: Kunst und Geist um die Jahrhundertmitte
Photographs by Herbert List; By Vorwort Manuel Gasser; Max Scheler
Hamburg: Hoffmann und Campe, 1977. First edition. 174 pages; 78 full-page, b&w photographic plates plus a self-portrait; 9 x 10.5 inches. Out of Print. Cloth bound hardback with dj. Very Good plus with light wear along the edges in a Very Good plus dj, protected by a mylar cover. $70.00
• 78 portraits of artists, musicians, writers, etc, including Picasso, Braque, Miro, Chagall, Cocteau, Stravinsky, Heartfield, Auden, Dietrich, de Sica, Magnani, de Chirico, Calder, Kokoschka, and more.
One Big Self: Prisoners of Lousiana
Photographs by Deborah Luster; Poetry by C.D. Wright
Twin Palms, 2003. First edition. 180 pages; 250 duotoned b&w photographic plates; 11 x 12 inches. From an edition of only 2000 copies. Out of Print. Cloth bound hardback with DJ. In publisher's shrink wrap; it appears that the DJ has been folded a little short at the back. $180.00
• In 1998 Luster and poet C.D. Wright set out to produce a record of Louisiana's prison population through image and text. One Big Self is a document to ward off forgetting, an opportunity for those inmates to present themselves as they would be seen, bringing what they own or borrow or use: work tools, objects of their making, messages of their choosing, their bodies, themselves.
Photographs by Loretta Lux; Essay by Francine Prose
New York: Aperture, 2005. Second printing. 96 pages; 45 four-color plates; 10 x 11.25 inches. Includes a brief professional biography. SIGNED BY LUX. Laid-in is a 5 x 7 inch folded photographic announcement card for a booksigning at the Yosi Milo Gallery, NYC. As New in Illustrated boards, not issued with dj. $175.00
Warhol Makos: A Personal Photographic Memoir
Photographs by Christopher Makos; Foreword by Henry Geldzahler; Introduction by Glenn Albin
New American Library / NAL Penguin, 1989. First American edition. 127 pages; 136 b&w photographs; 8.5 x 10.5 inches. SIGNED BY MAKOS, inscribed and dated with two drawings--a treble clef and a heart with a dollar sign in the center pierced through with an arrow--in gold marker across the black front paste down and FFEP. Out of Print. Hardcover with DJ. Near Fine with a small bump to two tips in a Very Good plus dj with a small chip, a small closed hole, short closed tear and light soiling; protected by mylar cover. $200.00
• Warhol called Makos "the most modern photographer in America." He also called him one of his closest friends for the last fourteen years of his life. Here, Makos shows us a fascinating portrait of Warhol, his world, and his celebrity friends. Nudes.
At Twelve: Portraits of Young Women
Photographs by Sally Mann; Introduction by Ann Beattie
Aperture, 1988. First edition, first printing. 54 pages; 36 b&w photographic plates plus 1 photographic text illustration; 9.5 x 11 inches. Cloth covered hardback. Near Fine with very light bumps to two tips and base of spine with a bookmark to the front paste-down in a Good+ price-clipped DJ with some soiling and wear to tips. $75.00
• Mann's b&w photos of 12 year-old girls. Precedes her family portraits.
Tokyo: Rockin’ On Inc., 1994. First edition. Text In English & Japanese. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographic plates; 5 x 7.25 inches. SIGNED BY MARKUS. From an edition of 3000. Out of Print. Stiff Wraps with DJ. Near Fine. $90.00
• Originally shot for Elle Magazine, Markus' photographs of model Cynthia Antonio--clothed or nude, in and around Santa Fe--were meant to evoke Stieglitz' photos of O'Keefe. A wonderful, sensual little book.
Phaidon, 1999. First edition. 512 pages; 250 color photographic plates; 5 x 7.5 inches. SIGNED BY MCCURRY and dated in the year of publication. Illustrated boards without dj, as issued. Very Good with light wear. $45.00
Faces of Ground Zero: Portraits of Heroes of September 11, 2001
Photographs by Joe McNally; Tribute by Rudolph V. Giuliani
Time Inc. / Little, Brown and Co., 2002. First edition. 160 pages; 150 full-page color photographic plates plus photographic text illustrations; 9.5 x 11 inches. SIGNED BY MCNALLY and inscribed: "For ___ / great to see / you / many thanks / Joe McNally / NYC" on the title page. Out of Print. Hardback with dj. Fine in Fine dj protected by mylar cover. $45.00
• In a studio just blocks away from Ground Zero, longtime Life photographer Joe McNally created a series of portraits of the heroes of Ground Zero. Over the course of two weeks, approximately 200 people came before McNallys lens: survivors, firemen, policemen, volunteers, doctors, nurses, widows, children, neighbors--all shot in front of a white seamless with a camera 8 feet tall and 12 feet long, producing a larger-than-life and unique Polaroid image.
In Their Mothers' Eyes: Women Photographers and Their Children
Edited by Martina Mettner; Essay by Jayne Anne Phillips; Photographs by Tina Barney, Donna Ferrato, Flor Garduno, Gracilea Iturbitude, Sally Mann, Shiela Metzner, Joyce Tenneson
Zurich: Edition Stemmle, 2001. First edition. 144 pages; 9.5 x 11 inches. Biographies. Out of Print. Hardcover with DJ. Would be AS NEW except for a bump to the bottom of one board and some spotting along the spine which appears to be binding glue. DJ protected by a mylar cover. $24.50
• In this engaging photographic anthology, 23 accomplished female photographers share images of their children and their thoughts on photographing so close to home. Nudes.
New York: Rizzoli International, 1991. First edition. 80 pages; 60 color plates with one page fold-out; 9 x 11 inches. SIGNED BY MEYEROWITZ and inscribed. Out of Print. Softcover. Near Fine in stiff wrappers with only a couple of light indentations on the cover and a tiny piece of laminate peel on the back. $100.00
• Photographs of redheaded men, women, children.
Album: The Portraits of Duane Michals 1958-1988
Pasadena, CA: Twelvetrees Press, 1988. Second printing. 132 pages; 125 photographic plates, gravure printed on sheet-fed, fine heavy paper; 11 x 14 inches. From an edition of 5000 copies. SIGNED BY MICHALS. Out of Print. DJ protected by mylar cover. Laid-in is a 6 x 9 inch, tri-fold announcement card with photos for an exhibit at Pace/MacGill Gallery, NYC. Cloth covered hardback. Very Good with light bumps to two tips in Very Good DJ with light soiling, light edgewear, a 3 inch closed tear and a crease to the back flap. $185.00
• Portraits of the famous and unknown. Among the well-known: Barbra Streisand, Joel Gray, Arthur Tress, Andy Warhol, Rene Magritte, Robert Rauschenberg, Roberto Rossellini, Dennis Hopper, Richard Gere, Glenn Close, Sting, Meryl Streep, Bill Cosby, Claes Oldenburg, Bert Lahr, and Bernardo Bertolucci, and more.
Relax: The Ryoko Hirosue Photo Collection
Tokyo: Wani Books,, 1999. First edition. Color and b&w photographic plates through out; 9 x 11 inches. Laid in are advertising materials for other books of nudes and the like from the publisher. Thin boards / hardback with DJ. Near Fine in a Near Fine minus DJ with a scratch to the back panel and light soiling. $24.00
• Photographs of the well-known Japanese actress and pop star Ryoko Hirosue. She is best known in the West for her role in the Luc Besson-produced Wasabi.
Spirit + Flesh
Photographs by Fakir Musafar; Introduction by Mark Thompson
Arena Editions, 2002. First edition. 196 pages; 140 duotoned, b&w photographic plates; 9.5 x 12 inches. Out of Print. Embossed faux-leather hardback, as issued. Fine/New. $40.00
• Fakir Musafar, the "father of the modern primitive movement," is a world-renowned shaman, artist, master piercer, and body modifier, and has devoted most of his life to the personal exploration of body decoration, photographing himself and others since 1948. Revealing a modernist edge, these photographs are beautifully composed and printed and graphically illustrate a broad spectrum of physical experiences: bondage, sensory deprivation, tattooing, piercing, fetishes, body rituals and modifications. Not for the faint of heart.
Photographs by Arnold Newman; Text by Robert Craft; Foreword by Francis Steegmuller
Cleveland, OH: World Publishing Co., 1967. First edition. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs; 9.5 x 12 inches. SIGNED BY NEWMAN. Out of Print. DJ protected by mylar cover. Cloth covered hardback. Very Good+ in Very Good DJ (light soiling, small closed tear and a small piece cut off the corner of the rear panel.). $160.00
• Candid photographs of Stranvinsky at work. Reproduces an 8 page original score Stravinsky wrote for his wife.
The Brown Sisters
Photographs by Nicholas Nixon; Afterword by Peter Galassi
New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 1999. First edition. 64 pages; 25 tritoned full-page, b&w photographic plates; 11.5 x 9.5 inches. SIGNED BY NIXON on the half title. Out of Print. Blue cloth bound hardback with image tipped in to front cover, not issued w dj. AS NEW with very slight remnant of price sticker adhesive to rear board. $350.00
The Brown Sisters: Thirty-Three Years
New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 2007. First edition thus. 80 pages; 33 tritoned, full-page b&w photographic plates; 11.5 x 9.5 inches. SIGNED BY NIXON on the half title. Laid in is an 8 x 10 inch illustrated gallery announcement for a Nixon exhibit. Red cloth bound hardback with image tipped in to front cover, not issued w dj. AS NEW. $300.00
• Each year since 1975 Nixon has made a group portrait of his wife and her three sisters facing his 8x10-inch view camera in the same order. In 1975 the women ranged in age from 15 to 25. In 1999, on the 25th anniversary of the series, MoMA published The Brown Sisters, presenting all of the portraits in sequence. The second edition brings the series up to date with the addition of eight new photographs. Signed copies of books by Nixon are uncommon.
Photographs from One Year Untitled # 31
Photographs by Nicholas Nixon; Introduction by Robert Adams; Preface by James Alinder; Foreward by David Ross
The Friends of Photography / The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, 1983. First edition. 48 pages; 39 b&w photographic plates; 11 x 9 inches. Out of Print. Stiff Wraps. Light shelf wear and light rubbing, stress marks to spine otherwise Very Good. $16.50
Alfred Stieglitz: An American Seer
Aperture / Random House, 1973. First edition. 254 pages; 78 full page b&w photographic plates plus 88 text illustrations; 9.5 x 12.5 inches. Chronology; appendix; notes; bibliography; index. Cloth bound hardback with DJ. Very Good+ in a Very Good+ DJ with a tear at one tip that has been repaired with tape on the inside and very light wear along the top edges. Slight discoloration to the front and back leafs. $35.00
• Stieglitz's companion, Dorothy Norman, devotedly chronicled his conversations and activities during the last twenty years of his life. In this book she draws upon her close association with Stieglitz and upon his own words to create a portrait of the focal figure of the modern art movement in America. Excellent reproductions of the work.
The World of William Notman: The Nineteenth Century Through a Master Lens
Photographs by William Notman; Text by Gordon Dodds, Roger Hall & Stanley Triggs
Boston: David R. Godine, 1993. First edition. 244 pages; 175 duotoned photographic plates plus numerous text illustrations; 9.25 x 12.5 inches. Out of Print. Dj protected by mylar cover. Cloth covered hardback. Near Fine in Near Fine Dust Jacket. $23.00
• Survey of the career of the Canadian photographer, William Notman (1826-1891.) Exquisite printing and production of wonderful work.
Dressup: Playacts and Fantasies of Childhood
Photographs by Starr Ockenga; Introduction by Kelly Wise
Addison House, 1978. First edition. 86 pages; full-page, b&w photographic plates through out; 9 x 12 inches. Quotes from the children at the rear. Out of Print. Oversized trade paperback. Very Good with light shelf wear. From the library of the International Center of Photographer with a bookplate to the half-title page and a discreet sticker taped to the spine. $39.50
• Ockenga's second book, a collection of portraits and candid shots of children and adolescents in masks and costumes, role-playing. Nudes.
Cologne: Taschen, 1997. First edition thus. 496 pages of b&w plates with no text; 9 x 10.5 inches. No remainder mark. Stiff Wraps with dj and belly band. Very Good (belly band has some creases to inside front flap). $23.50
• Reprint of 1970 edition. Ohara calls this a New York telephone book of faces
Who Shot Ya?: Three Decades of Hiphop Photography
Photographs & text by Ernie Paniccioli; Editing & essay by Kevin Powell
New York: Amistad / HarperCollins, 2002. First edition. 206 pages; profusely illustrated with color photographic plates; 8.75 x 11 inches. Includes a bibliography and a chronology. SIGNED BY PANICCIOLI and further written "Save HipHop!" Hardcover, not issued with DJ. Near Fine. Back board, inside, has a bar-code security sticker. $35.00
• Divided into three parts: The Roots: 1970s - 1986; The Golden Era: 1987 - 1992; Pop..Goes the Culture: 1992 - Present. Everyone who is anyone in HipHop is included.
Worlds In A Small Room: Irving Penn as an Ambulant Studio Photographer
Studio Book / The Viking Press, 1980. Second edition. 96 pages; 76 b&w photographic plates--most full-page--including text illustrations and photographs of Penn at work by his wife, Lisa Fonssagrives-Penn; 11 x 11 inches. SIGNED BY PENN and inscribed on the half-title page. Out of Print. Cloth bound hardback in dust jacket. Fine with the lightest of wear in a Near Fine dj with a little bit of edge wear. $450.00
• On assignment for Vogue in the 1950s and 1960s, Penn traveled the world as an "ambulant studio photographer", setting up a tent and photographing the people of Cuzco, Crete, Extremadura, Dahomey, Cameroon, San Francisco, Nepal, New Guinea, and Morocco. There is as well his photo-essay on the "small trades" of Paris, London and NYC. A photo-book masterpiece of the late 20th century. Roth: The Open Book, p.300.
Pfister, Harold Francis
Facing the Light: Historic American Portrait Daguerreotypes
Text by Harold Francis Pfister; Foreward by Marvin Sadik; Preface by William F. Stapp
Smithsonian Institution Press / National Portrait Gallery, 1978. First edition. 377 pages; 110 full page photographic plates plus numerous text illustrations; 8.5 x 11 inches. Selected bibliography and index. Oversized paperback. Very Good with a crease to the cover, a closed tear that has been repaired with tape, spine sun faded and some light wear around the edges. First three pages have a short tear. In the catalog section there are a couple of pencil and ink notations. $16.50
• A selection of daguerreotype portraits of politicians, writers, soldiers, etc. including John Brown, Henry Clay, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Abraham Lincoln, Edgar Allan Poe, Henry David Thoreau, and others. Published to coincide with an exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C., September 1978 - January 1979.
New Dehli, India: Self-published, 1998. First edition. 104 pages; 50 b&w photographic plates; 8.5 x 11 inches. SIGNED BY POJMAN. Out of Print. Cloth covered hardback. Very Good+ with a thumb-sized medallian of moisture stain to rear board in a Very Good+ Dust Jacket with a bit of soiling and edgewear. DJ is protected by a mylar cover. $40.00
• Photographs of the women of India. Nice work.
Pruitt, Richard & Woo, David
Photographs by Richard Pruitt & David Woo; Introduction by Carlton Stowers; Preface by Nancy Bishop
Dallas, TX: Taylor Publishing, 1984. First edition. Includes biographies of the subjects at the back. 169 pages; 75 b&w plates; 9.5 x 12 inches. SIGNED BY WOO. Out of Print. Hardcover. Very Good in Very Good DJ. $22.00
• Portraits of women who epitomize the spirit, charm, and glamour of Texas. Includes Lady Bird Johnson, Jerry Hall, Ann Richards, Morgan Fairchild, et al.
Munich: Gina Kehayoff, 1994. First edition. 55 pages; 21 duotoned b&w plates; 6.5 x 9.5 inches. Out of Print. Stiff Wraps with French folds. VG with slight soiling and slight edge wear. $16.50
• Portraits of a transsexual (most nude) along with his/her journal entries detailing the mental and physical transformation from male to female. She died of AIDS shortly after.
Milton Rogovin: The Forgotten Ones
Photographs by Milton Rogovin; Preface and Interview by Cheryl A. Brutvan; Essays by Robert J. Doherty and Fred Licht
Buffalo & Seattle: Albright-Knox Art Gallery & University of Washington Press, 1985. First edition. 183 pages; Over 120 full-page, duotoned b&w photographic plates; 9 x 11 inches. From the library of NYC photographer, Arley Bondarin, with his memorial bookplate to the front pastedown. Chronology, Exhibitions History, Bibliography. Out of Print. Cloth bound hardback in dust jacket. Fine in a Near Fine dj with light toning across the top, protected by a mylar cover. $175.00
• This volume presents selections from each of Rogovin's major portrait projects: storefront churches and the Lower West Side in Buffalo; Appalachia; working people in coal mines and steel plants; Yemeni communities of Lackawanna; the peoples of France, Scotland, Spain, and islands off the coast of Chile.
Photographs by Thomas Roma; Text by Norman Mailer and Robert Coles
New York: powerHouse Books, 2001 First edition. 184 pages., 83 duotone illustrations; 9.5 x 10 inches. DJ protected by mylar cover. SIGNED BY ROMA. Cloth. Fine in Fine Dust Jacket. $75.00
• Roma (Director of Photography, Columbia University) spent 14 months prowling the halls of the Brooklyn Criminal Court Building, documenting lives transformed by the workings of the law.
Faces of Photography: Encounters with 50 Master Photographers of the 20th Century
Photographs & interviews Tina Ruisinger; Introduction by A.D. Coleman
Zurich: Stemmle, 2002. First edition. 176 pages; profusely illustrated with b&w and color photographs; 10 x 13 inches. Out of Print. Hardcover with DJ. AS NEW; dj protected by mylar cover. $65.00
• While a student at NYC's International Center of Photography, Ruisinger conceived of this tribute to her creative predecessors. All of the men and women depicted in this assemblage of photo-collage portraits and full-page portraits, accompanied by interviews, texts, and personal statements from each artist, are veterans of the photographic art; the eldest were born in the 19th century and are now dead, while the youngest are in their seventies. Includes Helmut Newton, Gordon Parks, Robert Frank, Marc Riboud, Gisele Freund, Rene Burri, Lillian Bassman, Edouard Boubat, Bruce Davidson, Elliot Erwitt, Leonard Freed, Mario Giacomelli, Mary Ellen Mark, Leni Riefenstahl, and more.
August Sander Aperture History of Photography
Photographs by August Sander; Introduction by John von Hartz
Aperture, 1977. First edition. No. 7 in The Aperture History of Photography Series. 94 pages; 43 b&w photographic plates; 8.25 x 8.25 inches. Includes a list of captions, a chronology and bibliography. Out of Print. Hardcover, not issued with DJ. Very Good with only some light soiling and very light tip wear. $16.50
• Excellent survey of Sander's portrait work. This first series by Aperture has become quite collectable.
Photographs by Sandro Miller; Text by Prosper Keating
New York: Te Neues / Schirmer/Mosel, 1998. First English edition. Unpaginated; profusely illustrated with full-page b&w photographic plates; 10.5 x 12.5 inches. Out of Print. Hardcover with dust jacket. Near Fine in a Near Fine dj, protected by a mylar cover. $24.50
• "Technically and artistically breath-taking..Miller bestows upon his subjects a dignity and nobility which is larger than life"--Outlaw Biker. "Powerful portraits of people on the margins of society..beautifully lit black-and-white images"--Library Journal.
The Theatrical Photographs of Napoleon Sarony
Photographs by Napoleon Sarony; Text by Ben Bassham
Kent, OH: Kent State University Press, 1978. First edition. x + 122 pages; 45 full-page b&w photographic plates plus 10 text illustrations; 7 x 10 inches. Out of Print. Trade paperback. Very Good minus with edge wear and light shelf wear. No creases to the spine, no loose pages. Solid and intact. $65.00
• The life and times of the flamboyant and eccentric New York photographer who specialized in portraiture of the actors and actresses of the American theater.
Homeless: Portraits of Americans in Hard Times
Photographs by Howard Schatz; Foreword by Owen Edwards; Afterword by Marilyn Winkleby
Chronicle Books, 1993. First edition. 141 pages; profusely illustrated with b&w plates; 9.5 x 11.5 inches. SIGNED BY SCHATZ and inscribed. Out of Print. No remainder mark. Stiff Wraps with French folds. Near Fine with a bump to one corner. $75.00
An unsigned copy: Very Good with light shelf wear and light edge wear and sunned spine. $16.50
• Portraits of homeless people opposite autobiographical narratives. Schatz once said he thought this was his best work; it is. Beautifully printed.
Schiff, Nancy Rica
A Celebration of the 80’s
Photographs by Nancy Rica Schiff; Introduction by Senator Sam J. Ervin, Jr.; Foreword by Raphael Soyer
Harry Abrams, 1983. First edition. 143 pages; 62 color and b&w full-page photographic plates; 8.5 x 10.5 inches. SIGNED BY SCHIFF and inscribed. Out of Print. Stiff wraps. Near Fine. $16.50
• Portraits of well-known people in their 80s including Ansel Adams, Barbara Morgan, Jacques-Henri Lartigue, Al Hirschfeld, etc.
Bellevue, WA: The Whalesong Collection, 1994. First edition. 240 pages; hundreds of b&w photos plus text illustrations; 11.5 x 14.5 inches. Extensive captions at rear. Technical section on putting the book together. Out of Print. Oversized hardback, not issued with dj. Good plus with bumps to a couple tips (with tears) and the bottom of the spine, overall wear and a tear to the back hinge. $19.50
• In the 1970s and 80s, Seeff was the go-to guy for album jacket photographs, glossy magazine photo-sessions and celebrity portraiture. It's astonishing how many of these photos became iconic record covers. Includes pics of actors, musicians, comedians and literary personalities such as Steve Martin, Jane Fonda, Santana, The Grateful Dead, Martin Scorcese, John Travolta, Patti Smith and Robert Mapplethorpe, James Taylor, Joni Mitchell, The Stones, Frank Zappa, Talking Heads, Tina Turner, Isaac Hayes, Willie Nelson, Lily Tomlin, John Belushi, Ridley Scott, Norman Mailer and many more.
Monadnock Character: Mark Seliger on Caress & Dulcet
Bennington, NH: Monadnock Paper Mills, 1998. First edition. 12 pages plus covers; 12 color full-page photographic plates; 10 x 14 inches. Out of Print. Oversized stapled brochure. Near Fine with very light tip wear and a very light bump to the bottom of the spine. $24.50
• This is a promotional piece for paper that the Monadnock Mills make. Seliger's portraits are featured large, printed in some cases with specialty inks. Featured are Me'Shell Ndegeocello, Liv Tyler, Johnny Cash, Elisabeth Shue, Danny DeVito, Stone Temple Pilots, Jakob Dylan, Will Smith, Drew Barrymore, Carlos Santana, Kurt Cobain and Michael Richards. The three women are half-naked while guys get to keep their clothes on. Included are quotes from Seliger about the shoots.
Aki Mizusawa 1975-1995
Mitsutoshi Igarashi, 1995. Color and b&w photographic plates through out; 8.25 x 11 inches. Stiff wraps with DJ and belly band. Very Good with some soiling and edgewear. $65.00
• Twenty years of photographs of the same model, from bathing suits to full-nudity. Nudes.
Photographs by Joel Sternfeld; essays by Ian Frazier & Douglas R. Nickel
Boston: Bulfinch Press, 2001 First edition. 144 pages; 60 color plates; 12 x 14 inches. Out of Print. SIGNED BY STERNFELD. Cloth covered hardback. Fine in Fine DJ. Dust jacket protected by mylar cover. $170.00
• A fascinating collection of large format color portraits of Americas out on the street. Included on Vince Aletti's list of Best Photo Books of 2001.
Days with Dai
Stockholm: Stocklassa/Sasaki Forlag, 1987. First edition. 120 pages; 47 full-page b&w photographic plates; 8.5 x 9.25 inches. Out of Print. Cloth bound hardback with dust jacket and bound in ribbon bookmark. Near Fine in a Very Good dj that is soiled and rubbed, protected by a mylar cover. $24.50
• From the back cover: During Dai's illness I realised what photography really is. It is an attempt to stop time. Time was against us because the illness was leukaemia. When the sickness retreated for a little while, I did not need to stop time, for then it was on our side and we lived. But when Dai's condition got worse I tried, like a fool, to freeze time with my wretched exposures. Dai and I had two years together. These words and photographs are fragments of that time.
Robert Miller Gallery, 1996. First edition. 48 pages; 14 full page duotoned photographic portraits; 9.25 x 12 inches. Out of Print. Stiff Wraps with dust jacket. As New with the remains of a price sticker on the front. $16.50
• Exhibition catalog. Strand was married to Rebecca from 1922 to 1932. Quotes from Strand accompany the photographs.
Portrait: Tarragone Copenhague 1996
Photographs by Beat Streuli; Curated with an introduction by Laurence Bosse; Text by Ulrike Loock
Paris: Musee d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, 1996. First edition. 64 pages; color photographic plates through out; 9.5 x 12 inches. English and French text. Biography. Out of Print. Oversized trade paperback with French folds. Very Good with some wear at the edges and slight dimples to a couple of pages and a bump to the top of the spine. $65.00
• Exhibition catalog (July 3-September 22, 1996) of photographs by Beat Streuli of close-ups of the faces of young people on the street.
Photographs by Thomas Struth; Text by Thomas Weski, Norman Bryson & Benjamin H.D. Buchloh
Munich: Schirmer/Mosel, 1997. First edition. 192 pages; 88 color and duotone photographic plates; 9 x 12 inches. Text in Germn. Out of Print. Cloth covered hardback. Fine in Fine Dust Jacket, protected by mylar cover. $60.00
• Thomas Struth studied painting with Gerhard Richter and photography with Bernd Becher.
Guggenheim Museum, 2000. First edition. 170 pages with two gate-folds; 75 b&w photographic plates reproduced in tritone plus text illustrations; 11.5 x 12.5 inches. Out of Print. Cloth bound hardback with DJ. As New in publisher's shrink wrap with a light bump to the bottom of the boards and a sticker over the bar code on the back cover. $75.00
• Photos of wax museum figures shot as portraiture.
Photographs By Max Vadukul
Photographs By Max Vadukul; Text by Frank DiGiacomo
New York: Callaway Books, 2000. First edition. 172 pages; 200 b&w photographs, most full-page; 14 x 17.5 inches. Out of Print. Oversized. Trade paperback with publisher's matching slipcase. Near Fine with light soiling in a Very Good slipcase. $29.50
• Vadukul's fashion and celebrity photography. Nudes.
Photographs by Mandy Vahabzadeh; Prologue by Gordon Parks; Poems by Chitra Neogy-Tezak
Marina Del Rey, CA: Graystone Books, 1992. First edition. Unpaginated (96 pages); profusely illustrated with full-page b&w photographic plates; 9.5 x 11.5 inches. From an edition of 5,000 copies. Out of Print. Cloth bound hardback with gilt decorative elements and the publisher's pictorial slipcase. Printed in Kashmir with hand-made Ginshenshi red end sheets. Fine in a Near Fine slipcase. $29.50
• Intimate portraits of people in India are presented in this volume, the first collection of work by the Iranian artist-photographer. Gorgeous production.
Van Vechten, Carl
The Passionate Observer: Photographs By Carl Van Vechten
Photographs by Carl Van Vechten; Text by Keith F. Davis
Hallmark Cards, 1993. First edition. 120 pages; 60 full-page, b&w photographic plates plus 12 photographic text illustrations; 9.5 x 12 inches. Out of Print. Cloth-covered hardback with DJ. Near Fine in Near Fine DJ protected by a mylar cover. $85.00
• Portraits of celebrities of the 1930s through 1950s, including Gertrude Stein, Bessie Smith, George Gershwin, Frida Kahlo, Man Ray, Dizzy Gillespe and Paul Robeson. Nudes.
VanDerZee: Photographer 1886-1983
Photographs by James VanDerZee; Text by Deborah Willis-Braithwaite; Biographical essay by Rodger C. Birt; Foreword by Alan Fern
Harry N. Abrams / National Portrait Gallery Smithsonian Institution, 1993. First edition. 192 pages; 187 duotoned b&w photographic plates; 9 x 12 inches. Bibliography; notes; index. Out of Print. Cloth bound hardback with dj. Fine in Fine dj, protected by a mylar cover. $45.00
• James VanDerZee was one of the great American photographers of the 20th century and the leading African-American photographer of his day. This is a major survey of his work and includes his portraits for the first time, examples of his post-mortum photographs and nudes as well as some new discoveries never before reproduced.
Women Before 10 a.m.
Photographs by Veronique Vial; Foreword by Sean Penn
powerHouse Books, 1998. First edition. 144 pages; full page b&w photographic plates through out; 10 x 12 inches. Out of Print. Hardcover with DJ. Near Fine with two small dings to the bottom boards in a Near Fine DJ protected by a mylar cover. $35.00
• Julia Stiles, Reese Witherspoon, Angelina Jolie, Milla Jovovich, Denise Richards, Laetitia Casta, Julianne Moore and Salma Hayek, among others--were up-and-coming celebrities when this book was first published--and are here caught in the act of sleeping, snuggling, primping, canoodling, dressing, eating, smoking, bathing, parenting, or waking up. Nudes.
Von Unwerth, Ellen
Ellen von Unwerth's Wicked
New York: te Neues Publishing Co. / Schirmer/Mosel, 1998. First American edition. 56 pages with one gatefold; 36 duotoned b&w photographic plates; 10 x 14 inches. Out of Print. Oversized stiff wraps with French folds. Very Good plus with a light crease to one corner, light indentations and tip wear. $34.50
• Ellen von Unwerth's b&w images of Brazilian beauty Adriana Lima. Some of the images are printed on a solid field of red, others on silver, most on high-gloss white. Nudes.
New York: Essential Books / Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1946. First edition. B&w gravure photographic plates through out; 7 x 9.75 inches. Out of Print. Cloth covered hardback lacking DJ. Light sun-staining to spine and top of boards; bump to foot of spine; otherwise Very Good. $65.00
• From the author of Naked City we get a more benign, though candid, view of NYC.
New York: Hyperion, 1999. First edition. 128 pages; profusely illustrated with color and b&w photographs; 9 x 11.5 inches. SIGNED BY WEGMEN with an ORIGINAL DRAWING of Fay. Out of Print. Hardcover with dust jacket. Fine in a Fine dj, protected by a mylar cover. $55.00
• With family photos, video and film stills, and studio photos never before published, Fay captures the collaborative spirit and artistic outpouring of Wegman and his companion.
In My Taxi: New York After Hours
New York: Thunder's Mouth Press, 1991. First edition. Unpaginated; profusely illustrated with full-page b&w photographic plates; 10 x 8 inches. Out of Print. Trade paperback. Good with some shelf wear and edge wear but flat, tight and clean internally. $18.50
• For nine years, Weideman, while driving the 5pm to 5am shift, used his NYC Checker cab as a portrait studio. This volume presents a series of photographs made in the back seat of Weideman's cab from the front seat. Models, poets, hookers, drag queens, celebrities, pet snakes--they all make an appearance.
The Halide Conversion
Tokyo: Gallery Min, 1988. First edition. Unpaginated; 33 b&w and 5 color full-page photographic plates; 11 x 11 inches. Selected chronology, exhibition list and bibliography. Text in English and Japanese. Out of Print. Oversized paperback. Very Good plus with light edge wear and shelf wear, light soiling and the remains of a sticker to the rear. $55.00
• An impressive overview of Welpott's work, published to accompany an exhibition in Tokyo. Nudes.
Margrethe Mather & Edward Weston: A Passionate Collaboration
By Beth Gates Warren
Santa Barbara Museum of Art / W.W. Norton, 2001. First edition. 160 pages; 94 duotoned b&w photographs; 9 x 10.5 inches. Hardcover with DJ. Near fine with light bumps to two tips in a Near Fine DJ with wear at one corner, protected by mylar cover. $23.50
• Mather was probably the greatest influence on the development of Weston's early career. They first met in 1913 and eventually worked together as full-fledged artistic partners, even co-signing the photographs they produced. This book, which features work by both artists, chronicles their twelve-year association and sheds light on Mather, whose artistry, sexual identity, and mysterious past were overshadowed by the massive reputation of Edward Weston.