The artists’ book "Will Happiness Find Me?" by the renowned Swiss duo Fischli and Weiss is dedicated to the questions everyone asks themselves now and again: Does profound peace prevail at home when I'm not there? Is my stupidity a warm coat? Am I beautiful? Should I get drunk? Is everything a hopeless shitty mess? Should I build myself a world of illusion? Why is my blanket so heavy? Does my soul…
The book provides a new perspective on the famous surrealist’s life and oeuvre.
"Joan Miró – Wall Frieze Mural" reveals that the wall was not merely the subject of depiction for the Spanish artist; its physical and haptic quality also inspired him to paint on materials such as whitewashed canvas, raw burlap, and sandpaper—materials that served his imagination and played their part in creating…
Founded in 2016, Hartmann Books concentrates on producing high quality photo books which are characterized by a balanced interplay of subject, form, content and design. The small publishing house publishes only 10-12 titles a year, but already presents an impressive portfolio.
These books have just arrived at our warehouse:
1986 – the reactor in Chernobyl melted down, the Cold War was coming to an end, and the affluent society of the Federal Republic of Germany was beginning to view consumption as a leisure activity.
That year, Michael Kerstgens received a scholarship with the assignment to take a photographic look at the subject of leisure. He used it to observe West Germans engaging in their favorite leisure activities,…
Two cities, three journeys through time, many wonderful photographs: from the early history of photography in "Real Ideal," to the interconnected legacies of Frenchman Eugène Atget and American Berenice Abbott in "Old Paris and Changing New York," and the stunning photographs showcasing the legendary nightlife of the city that never sleeps in "New York at Night."
Blinky Palermo in green and red: "Retrospective" and "Abstraction of an Era" offer a rare opportunity to explore in-depth the work of a remarkably innovative artist, exploring Palermo's significance for postwar and abstract art and his relevance and influence on a new generation of artists.
This volume examines thirty years of Mark Dion's pioneering inquiries into how we collect, interpret, and display nature. Generously illustrated, the publication introduces new insights and features more than seventy-five artworks.
Lee Friedlander's epic series “The Human Clay” focuses on images of people and features hundreds of photographs, many never before published, chosen and sequenced by the artist himself from his vast archive.
"Portraits" presents photographs of the musicians, authors, artists, and more that Friedlander has met over the last four decades. Many of the images show prominent figures in private spaces;…
"Man Ray – Writings on Art" brings together the artist's most significant writings, many of them published here for the first time. These occasionally quixotic texts, which include artist books, essays, interviews, letters, and visual poems, reveal the incredible scale of the artist’s output.
Both the Getty and Tate editions are available (they differ only in the cover design).
Finally to the beach! At least photographically! In his Seaside Polaroids Jon Nicholson captures the colour and character of summers at the sea. These delicately hued, slightly muted images depict the faded glory of Yarmouth's giant piers, Brighton's pebbly shores, the Blackpool Pleasure Beach amusement park, the dunes of Hemsby, and many other resorts across Britain – and all for just 10 Euros!
Our colleague Markus is some kind of protector of our warehouse … and sometimes he’s a truffle hog, too. In older pallets, he finds hidden books long thought to be sold out. This time he brought us two real treasures that have become rarities in the book trade: Prince - Women & Mikhailov - Case History. Unbelievable, isn't it?
The few rediscovered copies of these two classics are new, shrink-wrapped…
Elliott Erwitt's stunning and previously unpublished colour photographs in a large-format volume:
For this vast project Elliott Erwitt sifted through his nearly forgotten ample archive of nearly half a million 35mm—primarily Kodachrome—film slides. Then he began the mammoth task of whittling it down to this epic collection.
Drittel Books is a Berlin based independent publisher of photobooks, founded in 2013 by Andreas Gehrke.
These three titles have just arrived at our store: "Berlin" is the most recent book by Andreas Gehrke, Michael Gessner’s "Masse" was published last year and Sara–Lena Maierhofer's "Dear Clark" is finally back in stock.
These two wonderful books have just arrived at our warehouse:
In the spring of 2007, Doug Aitken – Sleepwalkers premiered as a monumental outdoor video projection onto seven facades of the Museum of Modern Art in midtown Manhattan. The Sleepwalkers Box, a limited edition of 1000 copies, is Doug Aitken's groundbreaking multi-screen film re-imagined as a tactile multimedia experience.
We are extremely pleased to finally be able to get some recent titles from Yale University Press. They have just arrived from the UK. And all of them are excellent ... really all of them!
They include the catalogue for the upcoming major exhibition on Albrecht Dürer’s journeys at the National Gallery, two outstanding titles on Sol LeWitt, a Metropolitan Museum publication on Goya's fantastic prints,…
Artemisia is a pioneering painter of the 17th century and holds a unique place in art history as a successful female Baroque artist. In her lifetime she was celebrated internationally, but her reputation languished after her death. Finally, in the second half of the 20th century, her work was reconsidered.Artemisia Gentileschi – The Language of Painting provides a revolutionary look at her later…
Originally self-published in 1985, Paul Graham’s renowned series, "Beyond Caring", was made in the waiting rooms and corridors of the Social Security and Unemployment offices around the UK, documenting the long waits, queues and poor conditions of an overburdened system. Denied official permission to make the work, Graham’s photographs were taken discreetly.
The work shocked many on its release.…
Our biggest new arrival from the U.S.!
This definitive 5-volume catalogue raisonné documents the entire body of painting and sculpture made by Jasper Johns from 1954 through 2014, encompassing 355 paintings and 86 sculptures.
A few copies of this beautiful book have now reached us from the U.S.
The book focuses Gregory Crewdson's "Sanctuary" called series of photographs, shot on location at the legendary Cinecittà studios on the outskirts of Rome. These haunting black-and-white photos of crumbling façades and deserted streets show Crewdson's interest in “the blurred lines between reality and fiction, nature and artifice,…
One shook up the art world over 500 years ago, the other caused a sensation in the last century. They both had a profound impact on art and they both celebrate their birthdays in May: One was born in Nuremberg on May 21, 1471, the other on May 12, 1921 in Krefeld. This year marks their 550th or 100th anniversary. So this month is all about these two exceptional German artists. We celebrate Dürer and…
Ernst Haas's color works reveal the photographer's remarkable genius: For him, the new medium of color photography was the only way to capture New York, a city pulsing with energy and humanity. This is the first book dedicated to Haas's classic and newly discovered New York City color photographs of the 1950s and 60s.
„Henri Cartier Bresson – Photographer“ offers an outstanding retrospective…
Deanna Dikeman’s Leaving and Waving documents 27 years of goodbyes and is a heartfelt exploration of family, the passage of time and the sadness of leaving.
From 1991 until 2017, Deanna Dikeman photographed her parents waving goodbye as she left their home after a visit. The book chronicles their farewells as seasons change and years go by.
In 2009, Dikeman’s father passed away. His absence…
An astounding collaboration between Agent Provocateur, Mike Figgis and internationally revered supermodel Kate Moss, "The 4 Dreams of Miss X" is the first endeavour of its kind.
Beautifully presented in a luxury display box, the limited-edition book complete with silk binding, is accompanied by the DVD of all four films and 5 limited edition prints of Kate Moss produced by Mike Figgis.
These few copies are available for only €128 instead of €248. The dust jacket is missing; the overall condition is good yet not perfect.
The six-volume scholarly catalogue raisonné of all the paintings and sculptures features numerous full-page color reproductions of the works, as well as complete technical information on all of the art and the artist’s handwritten notes, as well as provenance,…
Egon Schiele's radical body studies and Frank Horvat's visual autobiography:
Now in his late eighties, the photographer Frank Horvat, a pioneering fashion photographer, can look back at around 70 years of activity and a dazzling career. With this volume, Horvat furnishes us with a personal insight into his long life.
The catalogue of the Egon Schiele exhibition comprises drawings, gouaches and paintings…
In Joanna Piotrowska’s stark black-and-white pictures the themes of power dynamics, protection, freedom and oppression appear consistently. Through three photographic series, Stable Vices focuses on these notions to crystallise a spectrum of concerns that drive her work.
There are also a few signed copies available!
In 1957 Parks embarked on a six-week journey that took him and a reporter to the streets of New York, Chicago, San Francisco and Los Angeles. The resulting photo-essay “The Atmosphere of Crime” published in Life magazine was noteworthy for how it challenged stereotypes about criminality then pervasive in the mainstream media.
Gordon Parks – The Atmosphere of Crime includes an expansive selection…
The outstanding catalogue to the celebrated exhibition at the Musée du Louvre:
A landmark exploration of the engaging network of relationships among genre painters of the Dutch Golden Age: Enlivened with 180 superb illustrations, "Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Painting" highlights the relationships among Vermeer and his contemporaries, including Jan Steen, Pieter de Hooch, Gabriel Metsu, and Frans…
For more than two decades, Alessandra Sanguinetti has been photographing the lives of Guillermina and Belinda, two cousins living in rural Argentina, as they move through childhood and youth toward womanhood.
This volume, originally published in 2010 and reissued now as the first instalment of a trilogy, chronicles the first five years of their collaboration.
There are also a few signed copies…
In these books, the photographers document the eventful history of Berlin and the eastern federal states of Germany, the post-war and the GDR period, the fall of the Berlin Wall, the German Unity; they capture daily life, social movements, private and public scenes, political activities, cityscapes and interiors.
Just released: Stephen Shore's Steel Town (There are some signed copies available!)
Through unfailingly engrossing images by one of the world’s acknowledged masters, Steel Town provides an immersive portrait of a time and place whose significance to our own is ever more urgent.
Valie Export is an Austrian avant-garde feminist artist. She is best known for her photography and radical performances that explore the female body and the 'male gaze'. The catalogue presents the artist's work in conjunction with her extensive archive. This includes newspaper articles and sketches, film scripts, and polaroids, collages and conceptional drawings.
For more than 40 years Richard Serra…
The Kunsthaus Bregenz is a museum of contemporary art in the city of Bregenz and one of the most celebrated buildings designed by Peter Zumthor.
The program of the museum mostly features special exhibitions in which the artists are invited to create a dialogue between their work and the architecture of the Kunsthaus.
The crème de la crème of the contemporary art scene has already presented their…
The Champs Elysées occupy a special place at the heart of French history. Forming a majestic backdrop to regime changes, invasions and coups d'état on the one hand, and to the most elegant and exuberant manifestations of a uniquely French art de vivre on the other, it now forms a stylish setting for the world's major luxury brands.
The book offers a comprehensive guided tour to the most visited…
Gigantic dimensions, great design, impressive content and a super reduced price!
The Leonardo luxury edition is now available for only €99 instead of €460.
And finally back in stock: The New Yorker Encyclopedia of Cartoons at a bargain price of €29.95.
Santu Mofokeng (1956-2020) is one of South Africa’s most acclaimed photographers.
His photographic work visualizes the complexities of a multi–layered society, from the apartheid era to the time thereafter. His poetic, resonant and sublime images explore landscape and social identity, show the struggle against apartheid and everyday life in South Africa's townships.
Henri Matisse (1869–1954) was one of the greatest artists to work in the genre of the artist’s book. Brimming with powerful themes and imagery, these works are crucial to an understanding of Matisse’s oeuvre, yet much of their content has never been seen by a wider audience.
Matisse – The Books shows how the artist constructs an intriguing dialogue between word and image.
John Lennon's Imagine turns 50!
In 1971, John Lennon & Yoko Ono conceived and recorded the critically acclaimed album Imagine. The book tells the story of John & Yoko’s life, work and relationship during this intensely creative period, featuring exclusive, hitherto-unpublished archive photos and footage sequences.
This wonderful publication is a tribute to John & Yoko and their iconic song.
Forthcoming from RRB Photobooks is John Myers’ “The Guide“, containing 79 of Myers’ best loved images and the stories behind them.
Every pre-ordered copy will come with a signed postcard.
And you can benefit from the pre-order price of 35 Euros or rather of 160 Euros for the special edition. The pre-order period ends with publication and delivery in early April of 2021, when the price will…
Dieter Rams established himself as one of the most influential designers of the twentieth century. True to the principle of “less but better” his elegantly clear visual language not only defined product design for generations, but also our fundamental understanding of what design is and what it can and should do.
Less and More offers boundless inspiration for anyone interested in the aesthetic…
The Salzburg-based Fotohof specializes in contemporary photography and includes a gallery, an archive, a library and a publishing house. Some ten to fifteen photo books are published every year. Now, a small but fine selection of Fotohof titles has arrived in our warehouse.
Founded in 1990, Nazraeli Press has published over 600 titles on photography working closely with some of the most important photographers: Alec Soth, Robert Adams, Edward Burtynsky, David Maisel, Stephen Shore, Martin Parr, Michael Kenna, Daido Moriyama…and many others.
Formats range from postcard-sized artist’s books to oversized monographs. And the Press produces special book series, for example…
The radical artist's major retrospective:
At once controversial and revered, Marina Abramovic is one of the most discussed artists today. Famous for her groundbreaking performance works, she continues to expand the boundaries of art.
The fabulous and absolutely impressive exhibition was shown in Stockholm, Humlebæk and Bonn.
Never before have we come so close to the master.
Dürer was provocative, curious, a brilliant creator and a visionary genius. He painted himself with equal self-assurance, wether in the pose of Christ or completely naked, was a master of self-marketing, and created the first logo in history with his initials.
Dürer – Meisterwerke im Detail looks at all areas of the artist's wide-ranging production…
Do you need a last minute gift? Or a special gift for a art book lover who already has an extensive library? Just order a gift voucher that will be sent to you by mail (including a wonderful greeting card) or by e-mail (PDF).
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