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2015 Photobook Gift Guide: Part 4

Books 2014 Photobook Gift Guide: Part 4 We are happy to present our 2015 Photobook Gift Guide featuring a broad selection of titles to make photobook lovers out of anyone on your shopping list. Today's selection includes titles from Paul Graham, Larry Fink, Paul Strand, Martin Parr and Wassink Lundgren and Olivia Parker.

We are delighted to bring you our 2015 Photobook Gift Guide with selections for photobook lovers and nearly anyone else on your holiday shopping list. And of course, we also offer gift certificates in any amount. View Part 1. View Part 2. View Part 3.

The Whiteness of the Whale
By Paul Graham
$75 — Purchase Book

"Throughout his 30-year career, [Paul Graham] has continued to make work that looks different and feels different yet still manages to attach itself to the great photographic themes. He doesn’t want to make pictures that look like Paul Graham pictures. His most ambitious expression of this search for originality is his American trilogy; American Night, A Shimmer of Possibility and The Present. Shot over thirteen years, these projects have now been gathered into one book, The Whiteness of the Whale, which accompanies a solo exhibition of the same name."—Colin Pantall

Opening the Sky
By Larry Fink
$80 Signed — Purchase Book

Opening the Sky brings together a remarkable series of photographs made by Larry Fink in 1980 after a  a grant from the Seattle Museum of Art. Fink traveled deep into the forests of the Olympic Peninsula to photograph the logging in the area, specifically following a logger named Davey McCardle. "Back up the mountain with a flash in hand and a bag of forty pounds, a Mamiya C330 and a Leica M2 as my cameras, I was living a tentative life, jumping over logs rolling at me and sidestepping crevices and snakes, at the same time photographing the logging."—Larry Fink

Printed in a beautiful cloth-covered edition of 1000, signed copies available.

Paul Strand: Master of Modern Photography
Edited by Peter Barberie with Amanda N. Bock
$55 — Purchase Book

Published in celebration of the Philadelphia Museum of Art's acquisition of the core collection of prints from the Paul Strand Archive, Paul Strand: Master of Modern Photography presents 250 plates featuring both iconic images from the photographer as well as powerful lesser-known works. Complete with essays considering recent scholarship and discussions, this comprehensive 390 page volume is a must-have for appreciators of Strand's work.

The Chinese Photobook
Edited by Martin Parr and Wassink Lundgren
$150 — Purchase Book

Edited by photographer and photobook expert Martin Parr and publisher Wassink Lundgren, The Chinese Photobook explores the rich and diverse history of photobook publishing in China. The book begins with titles published as early as 1900, moving through 20th century communist propaganda and into contemporary art photography and is lavishly illustrated with page spreads from each title, presenting a fascinating look into the legacy of the Chinese photobook and a peek inside some exceptional and rare books.

By Olivia Parker
$85 — Purchase Book

“The unexpected juxtapositions and playful manipulations of light and texture that appear frequently in Parker's work have set her apart among her contemporaries. Her particular use of surprising and often contrasting elements within the framework of a still life create a dynamic space wherein the known and symbolic collides with the abstract and surreal, this friction sparking larger questions about representation and truth.” — M. A. Wholey, Artsy Editorial, January 14, 2015

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