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In Stock at photo-eye: Out of Print

Books In Stock at photo-eye: Out of Print Four out of print titles from Bruce Weber, Mitch Epstein, Keith Carter and Robert ParkeHarrison.

This week we're excited to feature a new selection of out-of-print books. Due to limited availability, purchase links will put you in touch with us via email. The image in this post depict the actual books for sale. Questions? Send us an email.

Family Business
Photographs by Mitch Epstein
Steidl, 2003

In almost new condition with trace signs of wear from handling. Dust jacket wrapped in library jacket. Signed by Mitch Epstein.

"The tragedy that began Epstein's most recent photographic project hit close to home. Two 12 year old boys broke into a boarded up apartment building owned by his father in Holyoke, MA and, for the hell of it, set it ablaze. The fire spread, engulfing a 19th-century Catholic church, and eventually, an entire city block. A $15 million lawsuit was brought against the elder Mr. Epstein-money he did not have-and threatened to unravel his life. Epstein won a Guggenheim Award in 2002 for this work.
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His large-format color photographs have been masterfully combined with video clips in an attempt to re-create his father's crumbling universe. The book is divided into four chapters—store, property, town, home—and include photographs, storyboards, video stills, archival materials and text."—from the publisher

The Architect's Brother
Photographs by Robert ParkeHarrison
Twin Palms Publishers, 2002

In almost new condition with small nick to bottom edge of tipped-in cover image and very light scrape to cover.  First edition signed by both Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison. 
$825 — Purchase Book

"The fantastical, constructed landscapes-born of the active mind of this imaginative photographer-speak of both the horror of humanity's carelessness with our land and the hopefulness that we can change our own ill-fated actions in the world. This second edition of ParkeHarrison's best-selling, first monograph contains 13 new, unpublished images. The book has been changed just slightly, now bound in a rich, black cloth. An absolutely gorgeous production."—from the publisher

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Holding Venus
Photographs by Keith Carter
Arena Editions, 2000

New in shrinkwrap. First edition.
$125 — Purchase Book

"In Holding Venus , Keith Carter continues to explore what he has referred to as 'the poetry of the ordinary,' that moment of transcendence when the commonplace becomes the extraordinary. Myth and metaphor form the foundation of Carter's imagery, which transforms the literal into the symbolic. In this sense, the notion of 'holding Venus' remarks upon the connection between the earthly and the celestial, at the same time that it attests to the fundamental human aspiration to realize that which is seemingly unattainable.

While his early work concentrated on evoking a sense of place and spirit in his native East Texas, Carter has more recently turned his distinct perspective outward, photographing in Italy, France, England, and elsewhere. Yet he approaches his subject matter with humor and celebration and with a probing eye for the human spirit, regardless of time and place. Often, his subjects are merely apparitions, whose forms are slightly obscured by optical distortions. The imagery of Carter's enigmatic world-ghostly figures and animals, quirky masked characters, and brooding landscapes- explores the mythological, the surreal, and the intangible that infuse everyday rituals and moments."—from the publisher

O Rio De Janeiro
Photographs by Bruce Weber
Alfred A. Knopf, 1986

First edition oversized paperback. In fair condition with wear to covers from handling, including small stains, some light soiling and dents. Spine is no longer square and has been creased, wear marks to edges. Interior is in nice condition with clean pages and gatefolds, though there is the occasional faint ripple at page edge from wear. Wonderful reading copy of a book designed to be handled and enjoyed.
$250 — Purchase Book

"Bruce Weber's first book since 1983, O Rio de Janeiro is a collection of languid, sensual photographs of the lives of models in Rio, nicely reproduced in duotone and in six colors. On the beach, in restaurants, at nightclubs, in their rooms, Weber's subjects exude a beauty which is at the same time casual and self-possessed. Many of these photographs were shown in a major exhibition at the Robert Miller Gallery, New York, in September of 1986."—from the publisher