A Photographic History
Paperback ISBN: 0863565409
Black people have inhabited the British Isles for centuries. Eminent professor Paul Gilroy, renowned for his work exploring the social and cultural dimensions of British blackness and black Britishness, has assembled a living visual history of blacks in the British Isles. Watershed moments include the rise and commercial circulation of black culture and music, the world wars, the Manchester Pan African Congress, the historic settlement of the Windrush generation and the riots of the 1980s. Luminaries drawn from politics, art and sport appear alongside many pioneers.
Photographs of Another New York
Paperback ISBN: 3791348558
Don’t send anyone these postcards from New York. In Tod Seelie’s city, cars burst into flames, punks knock each other off mutant bicycles, and women crowd surf in high heels. Bright Nights: Photographs of Another New York compiles a decade and a half of pictures from a roiling underground of music and art and noise and mess. Organized aesthetically, the collection features friends and comrades tromping through basement rock shows and dirty parties, climbing up bridges, and descending into live subway tunnels. Short essays from Seelie’s collaborators, including Ian Vanek of the band Japanther and street artist Swoon, make sense of the senseless. These are not the snapshots New York City wants you to see.
Impressions of the Golden Land
Paperback ISBN: 962856370x
Burmese Light: Impressions of the Golden Land is a photographic introduction to Myanmar, the country behind the Bamboo Curtain. Stunning images by award-winning photographer Hans Kemp, paired with a witty and insightful text by well-known author Tom Vater, take the reader on a journey through a fascinating country slowly but steadily emerging from a long period of involuntarily isolation. The 200-page book features all the country’s famous sights, its colorful people and its multitude of customs, and leaves the reader with only one wish: to pay a visit to this amazing Golden Land.
Socialites, Patrons, and Artists 1920-1960
Hardcover ISBN: 2080301578
Aristocrats, millionaires, painters, fashion designers, choreographers, and musicians of the Café Society fox-trot aboard cruise liners and mingle at dazzling parties in Paris. Exclusive, extravagant, and beautiful, these cosmopolitan socialites were the patrons who galvanized the phenomenal success of the greatest creators of the early twentieth century. It was a whirlwind of sumptuously decorated villas and yachts, up-and-coming haute couture and jewelry designers, and elite evening parties, immortalized by fashion photographers like Cecil Beaton. Combining elegance and fantasy, the members of the Café Society enjoyed a sophisticated, avant-garde lifestyle. Some of the century’s most original talents—from Cole Porter to Yves Saint Laurent—stepped into the limelight via the Café Society. Through archival photographs and period documents, this volume recounts in historical detail the intrigue and impact generated around the world by this stylish jet-set.
How Camera Traps Reveal the Mysteries of Nature
Hardcover ISBN: 1421418886
Kays has collected 613 photographs from 153 research groups demonstrating how remote cameras triggered by motion detectors can be used in scientific research and in managing wildlife. The biggest section is on individual species, among them clouded leopards, spotted fanaloka, masked palm civet, dingo, Malay weasel, Brazilian tapir, chimpanzee, giant armadillo, Thomas' flying squirrel, and black cod. Another section demonstrates animal neighborhood watches in such habitats as rainforest canopies, America's urban predators, gaps in the Polish woods, and oil palm plantations. A final section, called Caught in the Act, discusses such matters as movement corridors, highway rope bridges, nest protectors, bush versus elephant, and poachers. Annotation ©2016 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Capture the Moment
The Pulitzer Prize Photographs
Paperback ISBN: 0393322823
Collects the photographs that won the Pulitzer Prize between the mid-twentieth century and 2003, including Joe Rosenthal's image of the raising of the flag on Iwo Jima, Robert Jackson's photo of Jack Ruby killing Lee Harvey Oswald, and Scott Shaw's picture of the rescue of a little girl trapped in a well. Original.
2nd Edition Paperback ISBN: 1576877337
Some time ago, while at a New York flea market, inveterate collectors Michael Hurst and Robert Swope discovered a large body of snapshots: album after aged album of well-preserved images, taken roughly between the mid-50s and mid-60s, depicting a group of cross-dressers united around a place called Casa Susanna, a rather large and charmingly banal Victorian-style house in small-town New Jersey. The inhabitants, visitors, guests, and hosts used it as a weekend headquarters for a regular “girl’s life.