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Bertien Van Manen: East Wind West Wind - Bertien van Manen / Ian Buruma

Signed copy by Bertien van Manen Stiff illustrated wrappers enclosed in transparent jacket, pp. text in English and Chinese, throughout photographically illustrated in colour


De ontdekking van japan - Ed van der Elsken

Signed and numbered by Ed vd Elsken. (7/50) Elsken's typically quirky street photographs represent his "discovery" of Japanese culture in the 1950s-1980s. Hardcover. Gray cloth-covered boards with blind-stamped title on cover and spine and "rising sun" stamped in red on cover, with photographically-illustrated dust jacket. Photographs and text (in Dutch) by Ed van der Elsken. Includes an illustrated list of plates. Designed by Max Kisman Grafische Vormgevers Associatie, Amsterdam.


Winogrand: Figments from the Real World - Garry Winogrand

Bibliography, chronology, num bw plates. Or yellow cloth in jacket. Very minor soiling bottom edge. Slight edge wear to jacket. Published to coincide with a comprehensive retrospective of the photographs of Garry Winogrand held at MOMA in 1988. This book is the first comprehensive overview of his work and destined to become one of the (if not the) definitive volumes on Winogrand. The photographs are presented thematically under the headings: Eisenhower Years; The Street; Women; The Zoo; On the Road; The Sixties, etc; The Fort Worth Fat Stock Show and Rodeo, Airport, and Unfinished Work.


Femmes Algeriennes 1960 - Marcis Garanger

First Edition. Hardcover. White boards in photographic dustwrapper. Numerous Black & White plates.Wonderful portrait of Algerian womanhood shot whilst Garanger was on military service there during the war. Superb.


De Sunlightfabrieken aan de Maas - Anonymous / Paul Schuitema

Brochure Sunlight Fabrieken (Unilever) Vlaardingen, ca.1935. Great example of 30' photomontage and Nieuwe Zakelijkheid design. Possibly by Paul Schuitema. Printed in black and blue.


Dirty Windows - Merry Alpern

87 black-and-white photographs, design by Hans Werner Holzwarth. Black printed paper-covered boards, text to spine in grey and pink. Black-and-white photo-illustrated dust-jacket, black, text in grey and pink; During the winter of 1993-4 Merry Alpern photographed from a Wall Street apartment scenes taking place within two windows of a sex club which was opposite. Rather than being overtly graphic the resulting images are instead suggestive of the exchanges taking place inside between businessmen and the female prostitutes who worked at the club. Ref.:802 photo books from the M + M Auer collection, p.726



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