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In Party In The Back, celebrated skateboarder Tino Razo has documented -- and shredded -- abandoned backyard swimming pools throughout Southern California. The resulting body of work, showcased here for the first time in Tino's book, elevates itself beyond a bunch of thrill-seekers navigating the suburban landscape, juxtaposing renegade sessions by world class skateboarders with dramatic architectural photographs of a lost American dream. Party In The Back is a lyrical photo-eulogy for this disappearing pool culture, bathed in the golden Southern Californian light. Retail Deluxe includes book, slipcase, fold-out poster, and signed photo print.
"Here, then, is Beauty, otherwise known as the fifth element. Like Earth, Water, Air and Fire, it can be found everywhere on this island in its purest form. Nature is an artist and Iceland is her masterpiece". Iceland is, in some respects, the most extreme country on Earth. In this book, Iceland sets the stage for a trail-biking adventure of a lifetime. Giulietta Cozzi and Luca Viglio, from half-mag.com, set out to ride the trails across the island with a BMW R 1200 GS Rallye and a BMW G 310 GS as travelling companions - adventure-ready motorbikes, chosen for a trip in a land that is both volcanically and geologically alive. Letting the GS race through the Icelandic trails was an experience of the pure and absolute pleasure of motorbike travel. The journey took Giulietta and Luca through both pristine and wild places; there was no room for carelessness. Every decision had to be taken with extreme care and nothing left to chance; as the Icelandic proverb states, "Iceland does not tolerate idiots". Text in English and Italian.
In Australian Dreamscapes, Claire Takacs showcases the huge variety of gardens found in the Australian landscape, from lush green oases to semi-arid settings. Claire profiles 16 Australian gardens, gardeners and garden designers who are drawing on the international movement towards a more naturalistic approach to planting design. Similar to the New Perennial movement and Prairie-style, these gardens take into consideration how plants grow in the wild and have created highly textural, visually pleasing gardens that appeal to our love of beauty, sit gently in their surrounding landscapes and evoke a strong sense of place.
Across 15 chapters, Claire's stunning photography is accompanied by essays written by the garden owners or designers. They detail the story of their creation and the struggles and rewards the gardens bring day in, day out.
Beautifully presented, Australian Dreamscapes is a stunning journey through the diversity of gardens in Australia.
Acclaimed photographer Randal Ford celebrates our fascination with and love of animals through his engaging portraits of the animal kingdom. A young male lion cub seems to sport a rebellious mohawk; a chimpanzee adopts a pensive pose; a curious duckling cocks his head at the camera lens and flaps his wings. The featured animals cover a wide range, from birds such as the African crane, cockatoos, flamingos, and roosters, to big cats such as tigers, cheetahs, and leopards, to Arabian horses, bulls, and Longhorn sheep, among many others. Bird and animal lovers will be drawn to the powerful and emotionally engaging images that seem to reveal the individual character of the other animals that share the Earth with us. Elegantly designed and packaged, this book will be the perfect gift and addition to the home of any lover of animals or fine photography.
Darkness has a history and a uniquely modern form. Distinct from night, shadows, and artificial light, "artificial darkness" has been overlooked--until now. In fact, controlled darkness was essential to the rise of photography and cinema, science and spectacle, and a century of advanced art and film. Artificial Darkness is the first book to historicize and theorize this phenomenon and map its applications across a range of media and art forms. In exploring how artificial darkness shaped modern art, film, and media, Noam M. Elcott addresses seminal and obscure works alongside their sites of production--such as photography darkrooms, film studios, and laboratories--and their sites of reception, including theaters, cinemas, and exhibitions. He argues that artists, scientists, and entertainers like tienne-Jules Marey, Richard Wagner, Georges M li s, and Oskar Schlemmer revolutionized not only images but also everything surrounding them: the screen, the darkness, and the experience of bodies and space. At the heart of the book is "the black screen," a technology of darkness that spawned today's blue and green screens and has undergirded numerous advanced art and film practices to this day. Turning familiar art and film narratives on their heads, Artificial Darkness is a revolutionary treatment of an elusive, yet fundamental, aspect of art and media history.
The use of images, particularly photography, has been steadily gaining popularity in academia, but there has not yet been a book that deals with the act and process of photo-taking in the field. Drawing upon 21 years of photographic experience and sociological research, Terence Heng's immersive and narrative style will: introduce photography as a qualitative method; discuss the intricacies of, challenges in and opportunities for using a camera in the field; explore common themes and topics in social science research, including photographing rituals, space, people and objects; advise on navigating the always evolving technological landscapes of traditional, digital and mobile photography. Visual Methods in the Field: Photography for the Social Sciences is a photography guide written for researchers by a researcher. Using in-depth ethnographic case studies from research done in various urban environments, this book will act as a crucial bridge for students in geography, sociology, education, media studies and other social sciences to incorporate photography into their research repertoire.
What happens when a modern day princess asks "National Geographic" photographer Justin Guariglia and veteran "Wall Street Journal" reporter John Krich to chronicle and capture all the color and complexities of a critical, yet little-known corner of the Orient? The stunning result is "Johor: Asia Latitude One," offering hours of pleasure for armchair explorers and a rare view of a magical realm's remarkable variety of humanity. Packaged by de.MO's acclaimed graphic designer Giorgio Baravalle in a contemporary style, this gem of photojournalism is plucked from the sun-lit balm of a realm whose very name means, "jewel land."
How photography and a modernizing Berlin informed an urban image-and one another-in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries Since the fall of the Berlin Wall, the city that once visually epitomized a divided Europe has thrived in the international spotlight as an image of reunified statehood and urbanity. Yet research on Berlin's past has focused on the interwar years of the Weimar Republic or the Cold War era, with much less attention to the crucial Imperial years between 1871 and 1918. Constructing Imperial Berlin is the first book to critically assess, contextualize, and frame urban and architectural photographs of that era. Berlin, as it was pronounced Germany's capital in 1871, was fraught with questions that had previously beset Paris and London. How was urban expansion and transformation to be absorbed? What was the city's understanding of its comparably short history? Given this short history, how did it embody the idea of a capital? A key theme of this book is the close interrelation of the city's rapid physical metamorphosis with repercussions on promotional and critical narratives, the emergence of groundbreaking photographic technologies, and novel forms of mass distribution. Providing a rare analysis of this significant formative era, Miriam Paeslack shows a city far more complex than the common cliches as a historical and aspiring place suggest. Imperial Berlin emerges as a modern metropolis, only half-heartedly inhibited by urban preservationist concerns and rather more akin to North American cities in their bold industrialization and competing urban expansions than to European counterparts.
Travel isn't always about the destination - sometimes, it's about the amazing things you see along the way.
In Photos from the Road you can experience the wide-open spaces of North America, the precarious mountain passes of South and Central America, the green fields and jagged peaks of Asia, the rugged beauty of Australia and New Zealand, the country lanes and city streets of the UK and Europe, and the dusty safari tracks of Africa all for £8.99.
With over 100 images, all taken from the road, this book is sure to inspire you to throw a bag in the boot of your car and hit the road.
As famous as the stars he photographed, Brian Duffy defined the image of Swinging London in the 1960s. Together with David Bailey and Terence Donovan, Duffy is recognised as one of the innovators of 'documentary' fashion photography, a style which revolutionised the industry. Their attitude and aesthetic iconified the scene, birthing the cult of the fashion photographer and inspiring the famous film Blow-Up (Michelangelo Antonioni, 1966). As Duffy put it, "Before 1960, a fashion photographer was tall, thin and camp. But we three are different: short, fat and heterosexual!" The press nicknamed the three photographers 'The Terrible Three', while Norman Parkinson added to their notoriety by naming them 'The Black Trinity'. Duffy's most famous photograph is the 'Mona Lisa of pop', the cover of Bowie's 'Aladdin Sane'. He collaborated with the artist over eight years and exerted a direct influence on the numerous reinventions of Bowie's image. It is fitting, therefore, that this new edition should expand on their work together with new images. This new edition of Duffy also features other, new images from the photographer's archive, depicting both star and photographer in their prime. Duffy's first commission came from Ernestine Carter, the then fashion editor of The Sunday Times. From there he was hired by British Vogue in 1957, where he remained working until 1963, photographing famous models such as Pauline Stone and Jean Shrimpton. In the 1960s Duffy worked for many of the major fashion magazines; his list of subjects was a roll call of the celebrities of that time, including Sidney Poitier, Michael Caine, Tom Courtney, Sammy Davis Jnr, Nina Simone, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Charlton Heston and William Burroughs. He was also critically acclaimed for his advertising campaigns with Benson & Hedges and Smirnoff. Notoriously, in 1979 Duffy decided to give up photography, burning many of his negatives in a symbolic fire in his back yard - although he would later take up the camera again at the behest of his son. Thankfully, many of these negatives have been discovered and salvaged since. Duffy died on 31 May 2010. "Duffy and aggravation go together like gin and tonic." - David Bailey
This stunningly beautiful and inspiring book captures the spirit of the political, social, and cultural protest taking place in Latin America today. Through 140 color and black-and-white images, "Resistance" graphically portrays the continent's diverse peoples as they struggle to defend their lives and livelihoods and protect their land and environment in an effort to determine their own future.
Includes multilingual text in English, Spanish, French, and Portuguese with quotes from leading Latin American voices from Simon Bolivar and Emiliano Zapata to Rigoberta Menchu, Che Guevara, and Eduardo Galeano.
Writer and photographer Molly Mandell portrays 25 Cuban craftsmen and woman with a mission, a lot of passion, and a striking and admirable do-it-yourself mentality. Made in Cuba features 30 creative professionals, makers and entrepreneurs on the island. Writers and photographers Molly Mandell and James Burke dive into the remarkable DIY (do-it-yourself) culture that permeates every corner of the country. Fueled by limited trade with other parts of the world, this is not just pastimes or craft projects. It is simply an element of day-to-day existence and a testament to the self-reliance, resilience and creativity that is synonymous with Cuban people. The book offers deeply personal accounts of everyone from farmers living almost entirely from their land to artists restoring once-luminous neon signs and designers circulating an independent magazine with a USB distribution network. It also includes guest essays from the likes of singer and composer Dayme Arocena and writer Leonardo Padura. More than a tome on DIY solutions, Made in Cuba is an inside look into everyday life in the capital city of Havana and beyond.
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