Books In Stock at photo-eye: Sale Four great deals on lightly damaged books from Antoine d'Agata, Rimaldas Viksraitis, Lieko Shiga and a box set featuring Daido Moriyama, Christian Patterson, JH Engstrom, Takashi Homma, Roe Ethridge, Ron Jude, Slavica Perkovic, Bertien van Manen, Terri Weifenbach & Harvey Benge.
We take great care to make sure that books get to our customers in pristine condition, but sometimes shipments arrive at photo-eye in less than perfect shape. Today we're sharing a selection of great "imperfect" books -- new books that have arrived with some kind of defect -- all of which are 20% off. Photos depict actual books for sale and are representative of the type of damage to expect if ordered.
Photographs by Daido Moriyama, Christian Patterson, JH Engstrom, Takashi Homma, Roe Ethridge, Ron Jude, Slavica Perkovic, Bertien van Manen, Terri Weifenbach & Harvey Benge
Lost Home is a beautiful box set of 11 books commissioned by SuperLabo. Featuring the work of Daido Moriyama, Christian Patterson, JH Engstrom, Takashi Homma, Roe Ethridge, Ron Jude, Slavica Perkovic, Bertien van Manen, Terri Weifenbach & Harvey Benge, each book is a concise photograph response to a prose poem by Japanese screenwriter Nobyuki Ishiki, reproduced in its own volume. "The photographers were each given, within a common book format, complete freedom of content and design to individually express their own understanding of the idea of LOST HOME."
Photographs by Antoine D'Agata
"In 2011, Antoine d'Agata is in Cambodia, exploring and documenting further the space between photography and his own experience. In the closed space of a windowless room with wooden walls painted red, he engages with L, an ice addict prostitute who will die soon.
'YAMA' comes with certificate which contain the sequential serial number and artist's initial written by Antoine d'Agata."
Photographs by Rimaldas Viksraitis
Rimaldas Viksraitis is best known for his intimate documentary photographs of rural life in Lithuania. They depict with humour the 'ease' of the customary laid back alcohol use in the daily lives of the people portrayed, which are in fact far from funny. Viksraitis himself says about his subject matter: 'They bear their cross and do not grumble about their fate.' If you have nothing, and there is no hope of improving your mere existence, then you at least have your body at your disposal. Travelling on his bicycle, Viksraitis takes artistic, uncomplicated and carefree nude photographs. For in the field, the open air, naked, everyone is the same.
Martin Parr said about these pictures: 'They are slightly insane and wonderfully surreal.'"
Photographs by Lieko Shiga
"It is hard to decide if the series of photographs included in this big and heavy book are pushing me to include it in this list. Certainly one of the strongest works I have seen this year as every single image stands alone, but the book is also very well edited and manages to add even more mystery to the initial troubling astonishment that the series produces. Definitely a must have." --Christina De Middel