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

Stiff illustrated wrappers enclosed in transparent jacket, pp. text in English and Chinese, throughout photographically illustrated in colour


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


Eilers Bernard F. 1878-1951 (Monografieen van Nederlandse fotografen (12) - Anneke Van Veen

Cloth-covered boards (hardcover), photo-illustrated dustjackett ext in Dutch and English profusely illustrated in b/w and colour, notes, bibliography, appendices, biography, catalogue describing 220 photos. Edition of 3750 copies


American Prospects - Joel Sternfeld

Joel Sternfeld's landmark first book of ironic color photographs. A most handsome copy of the hardbound Times Books first edition (cited on pages 34-35 of Martin Parr and Gerry Badger's "The Photobook: A History Volume II", pages 338-339 of The Hasselblad Center's "The Open Book, page 60)



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