The funniest photographs of wildlife from around the world collected here in one must-have book that is perfect for animal lovers of all stripes.When the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards announced a contest for the funniest animal photo, they received entries from all over the world. Now authors and original award founders Paul Joynson-Hicks and Tom Sullam showcase the best of the best--as well as some never before seen--to present the most joyful photographs of wildlife ever printed. A pelican losing its lunch; an elephant falling on its face; a meerkat having a rough day... You'll love this light-hearted, upbeat book: The images will make you smile, but there's a serious side to this endeavor: the authors hope to raise awareness for the need to protect wildlife, and the habitats they call home.
Photographers have been irresistibly drawn to the window as a powerful source of inspiration throughout the history of the medium. As one of the first camera subjects, the window is literally and figuratively linked to the photographic process itself. By bringing together key works, arranged thematically rather than chronologically, and presenting pairings within broader stylistic movements, this volume examines the motif of the window as a symbol of photographic vision.The Window in Photographs includes more than eighty color plates spanning the history of photography, all drawn from the J. Paul Getty Museum's permanent collection. The theme is presented in a wide range of contexts, from one of the earliest images by William Henry Fox Talbot or Julia Margaret Cameron's 1864 allegorical use of the motif, to works by members of the Photo-Secession, including Gertrude K sebier and Fred Holland Day. The documentary thread of the street photographer can be followed in Eug ne Atget's record of the old quartiers of Paris and later twentieth-century photographs by William Eggleston, Walker Evans, and Lee Friedlander. Alfred Stieglitz and Paul Strand chose to utilize the theme of the window for its more graphic possibilities. More recently, photographers Shizuka Yokomizo and Gregory Crewdson explored conceptual aspects of the window to investigate themes of voyeurism and invented narrative, while Uta Barth and Yuki Onodera created more abstract visions. The book accompanies the exhibition At the Window: The Photographer's View, on view at the J. Paul Getty Museum from October 1, 2013 to January 5, 2014.
- The 20 best Instagram accounts and blogs illustrate paradise on earth - with the focus on the most idyllic beaches, azure seas, both above and below the water surface- A must-have for every adventurous globetrotter with a passion for the sea and water- In a 2016 travel survey, the top 10 dream vacations included Polynesia, the Amalfi Coast, the Greek Islands, the Galapagos Islands, and a world cruiseMicronesia, Hawaii, Polynesia, Bora Bora, Seychelles, Maldives, Australia - where does the mind go when imagining such places. Drawn from the best travel blogs and Instagram images, this book brings together the most beautiful locations near, on, or under water. From eco resorts to remote, pristine islands; from sailing on ultra-blue oceans to diving in translucent waters; in aerial and underwater photography, the focus is on finding paradise. Whether thinking about a trip or longing for sun and sand, this book is where those daydreams begin.
Gruesome photographs document the victims of lynchings and the society that allowed mob violence.
The center of the art world before the war, Paris fired the Nazis' greed. The discovery of more than 1,500 prized paintings and drawings in a private Munich residence, as well as a recent movie about Allied attempts to recover European works of art, have brought Nazi plundering back into the headlines, but the thievery was far from being limited to works of art. From 1942 onwards, ordinary Parisian Jews--mostly poor families and recent immigrants from Eastern Europe--were robbed, not of sculptures or paintings, but of toys, saucepans, furniture, and sheets. Witnessing the Robbing of the Jews tells how this vast enterprise of plunder was implemented in the streets of Paris by analyzing images from an album of photographs found in the Federal Archives of Koblenz. Brought from Paris in 1945, the photographs were cataloged by the staff of the Munich Central Collecting Point. Beyond bearing witness to the petty acts of larceny, these images provide crucial information on how the Germans saw their work. They enable us to grasp the "Nazi gaze" and to confront the issue of the relation between greed and mass destruction.
Gill Heriz presents another inspirational collection of women's sheds and other small spacesGill Heriz presents another inspirational collection of women's sheds and other small spaces In A Woman's Huts and Hideaways Gill Heriz presents an inspirational collection of stunning small spaces. Each place has its own story, a reason for being, whether it's somewhere to escape, to create, to work, or just a place to "be". By the Waterside, Ivy has built a mud hut near the River Willamett in Portland, Oregon--a place to "inspire and educate and share with her community." In the Countryside Monica's Cabin on the Hill is a writing retreat and provides a place for women who need time away from busy lives. A purpose-built shed in an Urban garden serves as studio for illustrator and artist, Martha. Hidden away, in an enchanting wilderness in Suffolk, UK, is Janet and Sue's Secret Garden. Here, there are three sheds: an old summerhouse full of light; a hide nestled in the bushes for watching the local wildlife; and a renovated wagon used as a base for recording their wildlife observations. From yurts to Airstreams, beach huts to bothies, the huts and hideaways have one thing in common--they are all inspirational spaces created by women, for women.
This little collection of some 50 vintage amateur photographs is a true gem"You know, I don't know how one can walk by a tree and not be happy at the sight of it?" writes Fyodor Dostoyevsky in The Idiot. Perhaps this sentence might explain the subject of women in trees that was so popular between the 1920s and '50s and has until now never before been assembled in a book. The enthusiastic collector Jochen Raiss discovered this motif during his flea market excursions. These photographs feature young women at dizzying heights who, at times, smile into the camera as if they were in love. The publication assembles the finds from this charming genre that Raiss compiled over a period of 25 years. Whether the women are cheerfully dangling their legs, casually nestling in the branch forks or athletically climbing to the treetop, each picture has its own story to tell.