Individual Photographers and their Work
Paperback ISBN: 3775734872
"An in-depth look at the disturbing and abject sides of the American photo artist's oeuvre. Throughout her career, Cindy Sherman (*1954 in Glen Ridge, New Jersey) has been interested in the derailed and deviant sides of human nature, noticeable both in her selection of subject matter (fairytales, disasters, sex, horror, and surrealism) and in her disquieting interpretations of well-established photographic genres, such as film stills, fashion photography, and society portraiture. This richly illustrated publication seeks to highlight and acknowledge these aspects of her work based on selected examples and accompanied by texts by well-known authors, filmmakers, and artists who likewise deal with the grotesque, the uncanny, and the extraordinary in their artistic practice."--Publisher's website.
When the Stones Came to Town
Rock 'n' Roll Photos from the 1970s
Hardcover ISBN: 1681341417
Photographer Fred Case was on the scene in the Twin Cities during the 1970s whenever the top rock and blues musicians came through town. With his camera in hand, Case photographed such legends as Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, John Mayall, Leon Russell, Richie Havens, the Who, Steppenwolf, the Grateful Dead, Small Faces, Elton John, Linda Ronstadt, Captain Beefheart, Alice Cooper, Elvis Costello, Miles Davis, and the Rolling Stones. His images capture the stars in action onstage at storied Minneapolis venues ranging from the Guthrie to the Depot (First Avenue), the Labor Temple to Jay's Longhorn, the Minneapolis Auditorium to Parade Stadium. The photographer also hung out with many of the musicians and took behind-the-scenes snapshots of backstage antics. Case's own wild adventures chasing his music heroes, beginning in his teenage years, led to many fascinating&;and some questionable&;experiences. In When the Stones Came to Town, Case recollects witnessing, photographing, and occasionally getting to know these music icons and gives readers an up-close-and-personal look at the rock 'n' roll lifestyle. These photos, many of them never seen before in print, highlight the vibrant music scene of the Twin Cities during this pivotal era.
Bill Cunningham's on the Street
Five Decades of Iconic Photography
Hardcover ISBN: 1524763500
"This official book of photographs houses the 50-year collection of the most iconic and beloved photographs taken by prolific fashion photographer Bill Cunningham, the King of Street Style. The iconic Bill Cunningham was known for wearing a blue work jacket and riding a bicycle around New York City as he captured cutting-edge street style (before street style was even a thing). He took pictures for The New York Times from 1978 until his death in 2016 and wrote the beloved columns "On the Street" and "Evening Hours," which began in 1989. This book will be an oversized collection of Bill's hallowed photography--a mixture of published and unpublished--organized by decade with essays by and about Bill's muses and subjects like Anna Wintour, Cathy Horyn, Vanessa Friedman, and Ruth La Ferla. Every fashion lover and fashionista--from NYC and beyond--will have to add this book to their collection"--
Hardcover ISBN: 0399591079
The award-winning author of Open City and photography critic for The New York Times Magazine combines two of his great passions in this innovative synthesis of words and images. The shadow of a tree in upstate New York. A hotel room in Switzerland. A young stranger in the Congo. In Blind Spot, readers follow Teju Cole’s inimitable musings into the visual realm as he refines the voice and intellectual obsessions that have earned him international acclaim. Through more than 150 photographs—taken in New York, Seoul, London, Lagos, Beirut, Zürich, Selma, and many other destinations—accompanied by surprising, lyrical text, Cole explores how we see the world and demonstrates once again why he’s considered one of the most powerful and original voices in contemporary literature.
The Photographs of Gerald Davis
Hardcover ISBN: 162326040x
Palm Beach society, celebrities, nudist colonies, politicians, bald-headed men’s conventions, natural disasters, and even the world’s fattest cat were all captured through the elegant and clever lens of photographer Gerald Davis. Davis produced a prolific body of work that is at once weird and wonderful. As a resident of West Palm Beach, Davis had access to the eccentric and rarefied world of wealthy Palm Beachers and eccentric Floridians. Many of his images evoke the glamour and irony of its subjects, such as a sequined and fur-draped socialite posing languidly with her cat underneath a massive chandelier and frescoed ceiling. Davis gets the shot with the cat’s teeth digging in its owner’s hand. Todd Oldham discovered these STRANGE STORIES and knew they needed to be compiled into this lovely and humorous look at our society throughthe lens of an unassuming and devoted photographer. This secret treasure trove of images that range from Elizabeth Taylor to the waterskiing squirrel and dirty crime in the mean streets of Miami is sure to surprise and delight its viewers.
Hardcover ISBN: 3865219950
Tina Barney's 1997 book Theatre of Manners (Scalo) brilliantly describes family relationships in America. That series was followed by The Europeans (Steidl) in 2005 which continued Barney's fascination with families and their surroundings. In her new book Players Barney expands her subject matter to include fashion, circus performers and actors, as well as her own circle of friends and family. She juxtaposes the theatre project with her editorial images for magazines as well as commercial assignments that she has collected since 1988. Emboldened by the cacophony of photographing on stage, Barney has embraced a more casual aesthetic that is visually exhilarating. Editor and designer Chip Kidd has translated this excitement to the pages of this new book with an introduction in verse written by Michael Stipe of R.E.M.