We are happy to present our 2014 Photobook Gift Guide featuring a broad selection of titles to delight a variety of tastes, ages and interests, and make photobook lovers out of anyone on your shopping list. Each day through Monday we'll feature a new selection of five titles in a range of genres, styles and prices, all of which are in stock or arriving soon. Read Part 1.
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By Jamey Stillings
$75 Signed — Purchase Book
In 2009, photographer Jamey Stillings stumbled upon what would become his focus for the next two years — the construction of the Bridge at Hoover Dam. With child-like awe, Stillings photographed the monumental engineering project to its completion, capturing it from every angle against the spectacular beauty of the Black Canyon. The immensity of this undertaking is also reflected in the lavish scale of the book, measuring 13 1/2x17".
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By Edward Ranney
$45 Signed — Purchase Book
Many of us are acquainted with the Nazca Lines through aerial photographs depicting the totality of their shapes, the landscape itself largely ignored. Starting in 1985, Edward Ranney began photographing the lines from the ground, a stunning vantage point that allows the viewer to take in their magnitude and impression on the landscape. The Lines brings together decades of work on the Nazca Lines, as well as work documenting similar glyphs in Northern Chile. As William L. Fox states in his review for photo-eye Blog, "It’s rare to find a body of photographs that is admired by and useful to both artists and scientists and all the lay people in between."
By Kate Breakey$50 — Purchase Book
Birds - Flowers is an intimate double volume of Kate Breakey's beautifully hand-colored large-format photographs. The 6x6 1/2 accordion fold artist book features Breakey's images memorializing small birds on one side, and her delicate photographs of flowers on the other. Beautifully colored and finely detailed, the sensitive images rest somewhere between the mediums of painting and photography, to splendid effect.
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By Renée Jacobs
By Renée Jacobs
$106 — Purchase Book
Renée Jacobs' publication Paris is a sensual exploration of the city of love. Jacobs' work borders on the erotic while embracing a fashion aesthetic. The models pose in front of French icons like the Eiffel Tower and occupy the interiors of hotel rooms, expose their bodies on the streets of Paris and in dimly lit bars. Jacobs is a female photographer who openly explores ideas of feminine sexuality, desire and freedom with her models, creating a dreamy and provocative portrait of the city.
By Matej Sitar
$60 Signed — Purchase Book
America, My Way brings us a series of captioned Polaroid images of a journey across the American landscape. Instead of loading the images into a single book, America, My Way cleverly breaks them into three separate booklets, each containing 30 unique images and nine that repeat in each book. As a result, American, My Way can be read in a myriad of ways — individually, in pairs or as a triptych — referencing the variable qualities of the road trip, encouraging exploration and inviting repeat viewings. The three books are held together in an annotated folding slipcase.
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