Books In Stock at photo-eye: New Sale Books Four titles new to the sale page from Joan Fontcuberta, Beata Szparagowska, Kristof Guez and Patrik Budenz.
By Joan Fontcuberta
"Scribbles, slashes and thick lines run through the printed text of great thinkers. Some pages have been meticulously obliterated while others are carelessly scratched out. The Deletrix, The Destroyer, is immediately visible, asserting himself with audacity on the page. Each example is a case study. Is a frantic scribble the mark of an uneven mind? What can be read in the tight and measured spirals that cover the words of Albert Krantz? Do we see creativity in the marks that obscure Luciano de Samosata's Dialogos or laziness in the fluid worm-like lines that cross (but only dim) the text of Conrad Gesner's Mithridates Gesneri?"—Sarah Bradley
Hide & Seek
By Beata Szparagowska
"With Hide & Seek, Beata Szparagowska goes beyond this theatrical literality and produces something quite different. She mixes the staged with the preparatory and the theatrical, adding elements of the macabre to create her own photographic performance piece." —Colin Pantall
"Antikyra is a Greek town located on the Gulf of Corinth. As a child, Kristof Guez used to spend his summer holidays there with his parents, and then he stopped going; his parents got a divorce. However Antikyra has remained imprinted on him as the place of his first stirrings of emotion and his first fears, so much so that he feels as though he was born there and the Mediterranean sea was his cradle. In 2008 he went back there for the first time with his father. Photographing Antikyra to give substance to this idealized past once again." —the publisher
"A person's death ends her existence. Still, the body remains.
Until the 19th century, death was so prevalent in everyday life that it couldn't be denied: people nearly always died at home. It was the relatives' task to wash the body and cover it.
In the course of industrialization and the development of modern medicine, mortality rates dropped drastically. More and more, elderly people moved to hospitals and nursing homes, long before they died. The thought of death itself increasingly became unbearable for most people...
This series accompanies the dead body on its last journey from cold rooms, storages, pathology, taxidermy, scientific collections, morticians, crematories and cemeteries, revealing what is hidden to modern society." —the publisher