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Old 02-25-2019   #2361
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Andreas Feininger New York in the Forties and Karsh A Biography in Images.
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Masahisa Fukase - ISBN 978-2-36511-202-4
This is a monograph of the work of one of the most original photographers of post-war Japan, published in 2018 by Editions Xavier Barral. I've long been a fan of his 'Ravens' series and this book gathers together many of his diverse projects into one place. If you like photography that defies rules or categorisation it's highly recommended.
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IMHO a good example of why some photographers are better off sticking to photography, no matter how great their photographs.
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The Manual of Photography, Ralph E. Jacobson, 7th ed. (1978); formerly The Ilford Manual of Photography.
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I always seem to have a book or two on order. The most recent I've read being "The Scotch Whisky Book" by Tom Bruce-Gardyne. But that's off topic so....

Most recent photo book, "Nude" by Ralph Gibson. It's good but kinda overwhelming...too much of a good thing. There's only so much flesh you can take page after page.
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Werner Herzog - A Guide for the Perplexed" conversations with Paul Cronin... with a lot of relevance for still photographers. The book is dedicated to "the Last Lion", Amos Vogel... so I took a look at "Film as a Subversive Art" (linked below - running time 56 minutes) by the same Paul Cronin as I was interested in the history of Vogel and Cinema 16...

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Beauty in Photography - Essays in Defense of Traditional Values, Robert Adams (Aperture) ISBN 978-0-89381-368-0. Reprint.
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Masahisa Fukase - ISBN 978-2-36511-202-4
This is a monograph of the work of one of the most original photographers of post-war Japan, published in 2018 by Editions Xavier Barral. I've long been a fan of his 'Ravens' series and this book gathers together many of his diverse projects into one place. If you like photography that defies rules or categorisation it's highly recommended.
I just visited a Fukase exhibitions a few days ago. Photos from "Ravens" were included. A strong work very interesting. I do not own books from him but for sure I ll buy one. You are right, highly recommended.
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I just visited a Fukase exhibitions a few days ago. Photos from "Ravens" were included. A strong work very interesting. I do not own books from him but for sure I ll buy one. You are right, highly recommended.
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Masahisa Fukase - ISBN 978-2-36511-202-4
This is a monograph of the work of one of the most original photographers of post-war Japan, published in 2018 by Editions Xavier Barral. I've long been a fan of his 'Ravens' series and this book gathers together many of his diverse projects into one place. If you like photography that defies rules or categorisation it's highly recommended.
I have his Afterword special edition. The only guy who can shoot cats and i love it. Would have loved to have a drink with the guy...guessing he was a unique nutter
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Holga, Michael Kenna. The front cover photo of a white bird, wingtips blurred, over a dark river surface is magical. Kenna is a a very contemplative and patient photographer, lugging Hasselbalds through the snow. He's taken a Holga along as well and the book is made of his many shots with the cheap camera, the images full of the character due to the Holga's imperfections.
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I recently got around to reading Beaumont Newhall's autobiography and his history of photography. The autobiography was a sad story, I thought. His history is worth reading because of the pivotal role he played as a curator, but it is flawed in important ways that I explored in a post on my blog. I would be interested in recommendations for other views of photography's history.
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Well, Lynn, there's no need to take my word for it now, let's hear what you think when you've read it
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The only guy who can shoot cats and i love it. Would have loved to have a drink with the guy...guessing he was a unique nutter
Agreed about the cat photography. The breadth of his photography is simply incredible, no doubt being a third generation photographer helped.
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American Witness by RJ Smith

American Witness by RJ Smith, The Art and Life of Robert Frank (ISBN 978 0306 823367)

An unauthorised biography that I've only just started reading but so far so good.
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On Dorothea Lange, an essay by George P. Elliott in the MOMA book, Dorothea Lange, which accompanied the exhibit shortly after the photographer's death.
Elliott's essay is the best thing I've ever read on a photographer's way of seeing and on photography in general. The book includes all the exhibit pictures and provides some insights into Szarkowski's efforts to put together a major museum exhibit.
Examples of the out of print book tend to be pricey, though I found mine with a bit of good luck in a local thrift store for fifty cents. The complete book is available on line as a pdf file at the MOMA site.
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The American Monument - Lee Friedlander
The Democratic Forest - William Eggleston
Election Eve - William Eggleston
NATHAN LYONS: In Pursuit of Magic - Jamie Allen, Lisa Hostetler, Jessica S. McDonald
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Bought a copy of Bruno Barbey's 'The Italians' at the local thrift shop.
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"The Mechanical Retina at my Fingertips", a selection of 600 BW photos taken 1991 ~ 1992 by Suda Issei with a Minox. Very interesting work.
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"The Mechanical Retina at my Fingertips", a selection of 600 BW photos taken 1991 ~ 1992 by Suda Issei with a Minox. Very interesting work.
Suda Issei 須田一政, One of my admired and favorite photographer died last month, age 78(Apr 1940- Mar 2019),
i had my 2nd photo show years back in Taipei, an old photographer gentleman, lean to me and said...'Suda Issei' (referring to my photos), of course i was shocked and honored...until today,
Such a great photographer Suda Issei Senpai please rip
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Delany, Janet "South of Market." (London) Mack (2013) Hardbound 1st edition. 79p. ISBN-10: 1907946381
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I haven't bought a photography book for a while, but was given Vivian Maier - The Color Works for Christmas. I had no idea she had such a large body of colour work, and it looks like most of it is Kodachrome. I highly recommend this book, at the very least for the gorgeous colours from a time we usually see in black and white.
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I recently discovered Louis Stettner and I've ordered several of his books. Sadly I've been completely ignorant of his work until now. He died a few years ago at age 93. "Traveling Light" is a recent publication accompanying an exhibition of his photographs.

Also worth mentioning is the new Lee Friedlander book "Signs". If you like Friedlander you will certainly enjoy this book. Well printed, large format.
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Vivian Maier - The Color Works, a taste here. Very nice images from a time gone by.
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Elliott Erwitt Museum Watching found in a local second hand book store this past weekend.
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I have acquired several Roger Hicks books in the last month or so. I find that I really like his writing style and viewpoint.

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"Meine Erfahrung mit der Leica" written by Dr. Paul Wolff. I got an early copy of the book, still in good condition. The printing quality wasn`t up to today`s standards but there are many photos shown from the earliest days of the Leica including all technical details. Also his take on how to take photos, develop and print make up for an interesting read.
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Parke, Trent "Bedknobs and Broomsticks By Trent Parke (Bedknobs and Broomsticks, Volume 1)". Little Brown Mushroom; First Edition edition (2010). ISBN-10: 0615375502
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I bought every Sam Abell book I could find. I watched his YouTube B&H lecture and really appreciated everything he had to say.
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American Witness by RJ Smith, The Art and Life of Robert Frank (ISBN 978 0306 823367)

An unauthorised biography that I've only just started reading but so far so good.
Just to say that I finished it and it's excellent, far better than expected. If you're a Frank fan this book is essential.
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Just to say that I finished it and it's excellent, far better than expected. If you're a Frank fan this book is essential.
That`s good to know I`ll reconsider .
I was put off by a bad review …. on Amazon.

" I like Robert Frank’s photographs. After reading the book, I don’t particularly like him. His life is easily summed up: Trying hard not to try. In the end, all photographs are simply graphic images. Intent doesn’t matter ".

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PS I`ve reconsidered and ordered.
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Photography and The American Road Trip : The Open Road .
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I've been running across some good books lately at used bood stores.

American Landscapes, MoMA, 1981
Ansel Adams, Friends of Photography, 1984
Imogen Cunningham, A Portrait, 1979

All three are good.

The doozie of late though was finding Michael Kenna : Night Walk by Friends of Photography, 1988. The work predates his shift to the Hasselblad, before he eschewed the graininess of the 35mm format for the smooth tones of medium format. Frankly, I think this is his best work. The images have an atmosphere that is special and the rectangle gives the images a dynamic that his square work lacks. I am not a huge fan of his because he seems to repeat himself these days, but the work in this book really breathes. Totally worth tracking down and it looks like it goes for pretty cheap on Amazon....
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Moriyama Daido: How I take photographs
Moriyama Daido: Record #24
It is the first Record issue I ever held in hand and I will definitely get more.
Both books showed me again Moriyamas obsession in taking photos and the fact that the complete body of work is more important than the single picture. In my opinion his books work best by going fast through the pages and repeat this process over and over.
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"The Beautiful Mysterious: The Extraordinary Gaze of William Eggleston". Photos from the collection of the University of Mississippi. Quite a bit of stuff I had not seen before with a lot of discussion that's not too overly art babble.
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In my opinion his books work best by going fast through the pages and repeat this process over and over.
Interesting thought about the way to go through Daido's books, I never thought in that way!

Record will be for sure something special ! But many issues are quite expensive !
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