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Light of Ireland - Photographs by Ron Rosenstock (Hardcover): Ron Rosenstock Light of Ireland - Photographs by Ron Rosenstock (Hardcover)
Ron Rosenstock; Introduction by Paul Caponigro
R1,627 R1,038 Discovery Miles 10 380 Save R589 (36%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Ireland -- a land of remarkable light, rugged natural beauty, and warm people eager to share their rich heritage of music, folklore, literature, and history. For two decades, Ron Rosenstock's Ireland trips have earned a reputation as a wonderful exploration of the art of photography and of Ireland itself. This book contains twenty-six beautifully reproduced black-and-white photographs of land and seascapes from the West of Ireland. The introduction by Paul Caponigro echoes the spirit of the book.

Why People Photograph (Paperback, 1st ed): Robert Adams Why People Photograph (Paperback, 1st ed)
Robert Adams
R280 R223 Discovery Miles 2 230 Save R57 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

A now classic text on the art, "Why People Photograph" gathers a selection of essays by the great master photographer Robert Adams, tackling such diverse subjects as collectors, humor, teaching, money and dogs. Adams also writes brilliantly on Edward Weston, Paul Strand, Laura Gilpin, Judith Joy Ross, Susan Meiselas, Michael Schmidt, Ansel Adams, Dorothea Lange and Eugene Atget. The book closes with two essays on "working conditions" in the nineteenth- and twentieth-century American West, and the essay "Two Landscapes." Adams writes: "At our best and most fortunate we make pictures because of what stands in front of the camera, to honor what is greater and more interesting than we are."

Bored Tourists (Paperback): Laurence Stephens Bored Tourists (Paperback)
Laurence Stephens 1
R229 R175 Discovery Miles 1 750 Save R54 (24%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Working Girls - An American Brothel, Circa 1892 (Hardcover): Robert Flynn Johnson Working Girls - An American Brothel, Circa 1892 (Hardcover)
Robert Flynn Johnson
R1,017 R759 Discovery Miles 7 590 Save R258 (25%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book has feminist, vintage photography, and American social themes. Photographs herein pre-date the famed vintage bordello photographs of E.J. Bellocq's Storyville discovered and made famous by Lee Friedlander. The book includes essays by notable writers on a variety of topicsAfter becoming captivated by the beauty and originality of a group of nineteenth-century photographs, Robert Flynn Johnson has uncovered more than two hundred vintage images of women who lived and worked at a brothel in Reading, Pennsylvania, circa 1892, and showcases them here for the first time for a wider public. Working Girls details the private, creative archive of commercial photographer William Goldman, whose imagery paints a complete picture of the environments that these women inhabited - from inside the brothel, posing artistically for the camera, to their off-duty routines, such as reading, smoking, and bathing. Taken two decades before the famous E. J. Bellocq photographs of prostitutes in Storyville, New Orleans, circa 1913, Johnson chronicles the aesthetic, historical, and sociological importance of Goldman's artwork in the history of photography, referencing them alongside paintings and photographs by such artists as Degas, Eakins, and Monsieur X. With essays that provide an insightful historical overview of Goldman's work in context of the period in which they were taken, by feminist and cultural luminaries including Dita Von Teese, Ruth Rosen and Dennita Sewell, this extraordinary collection provides a personal visual record of lives of these women while also offering a deeper understanding of the 'working girls' that existed more than 120 years ago.

On Perfection - An Artists' Symposium (Paperback): Jo Longhurst On Perfection - An Artists' Symposium (Paperback)
Jo Longhurst; Series edited by Alfredo Cramerotti
R1,488 R1,346 Discovery Miles 13 460 Save R142 (10%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Based on a 2012 symposium on Perfection, held at the Whitechapel Gallery in East London, this book explores the ways in which artists engage with ideas of perfection, drawing on screenings, performances, and discussions. The symposium featured the work of an eclectic group of artists and writers, who use photographic lenses of many kinds to create works that engage with or disrupt ideas of perfection. Framed from an artist's perspective and spanning a diverse range of artworks that question how these ideas shape our personal identities and our social and political systems, "On Perfection" considers the multifaceted nature of lens-based practices.

Brush Pen Lettering Practice Book - Modern Calligraphy Drills, Measured Guidelines and Practice Sheets to Perfect Your Basic... Brush Pen Lettering Practice Book - Modern Calligraphy Drills, Measured Guidelines and Practice Sheets to Perfect Your Basic Strokes, Letterforms and Words (Paperback)
Grace Song
R315 R258 Discovery Miles 2 580 Save R57 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Practice til you’re perfect with expert drills, tips, and exercises!

There's only one way to take your hand lettering to the next level...practice, practice, practice. Now this handy workbook provides the smart coaching and blank workspace to make your daily practice easier, more efficient, and fun. It's the ideal way to speed you on your way to creating gorgeous and unique lettering styles.

The companion to Brush Pen Lettering, this book features helpful practice pages with guided lines, hints and tips, and drills of specific letterform combinations that will help you hone your brush pen skills.

Slash & Burn (Hardcover): Terje Abusdal Slash & Burn (Hardcover)
Terje Abusdal
R862 R590 Discovery Miles 5 900 Save R272 (32%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Too Late to Turn Back Now (Paperback): Finn Wilcox Too Late to Turn Back Now (Paperback)
Finn Wilcox
R319 Discovery Miles 3 190 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Photography, Trace, and Trauma (Paperback): Margaret Iversen Photography, Trace, and Trauma (Paperback)
Margaret Iversen
R609 R565 Discovery Miles 5 650 Save R44 (7%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Photography is often associated with the psychic effects of trauma: the automatic nature of the process, wide-open camera lens, and light-sensitive film record chance details unnoticed by the photographer similar to what happens when a traumatic event bypasses consciousness and lodges deeply in the unconscious mind. Photography, Trace, and Trauma takes a groundbreaking look at photographic art and works in other media that explore this important analogy. Examining photography and film, molds, rubbings, and more, Margaret Iversen considers how these artistic processes can be understood as presenting or simulating a residue, trace, or "index" of a traumatic event. These approaches, which involve close physical contact or the short-circuiting of artistic agency, are favored by artists who wish to convey the disorienting effect and elusive character of trauma. Informing the work of a number of contemporary artists including Tacita Dean, Jasper Johns, Mary Kelly, Gabriel Orozco, and Gerhard Richter the concept of the trace is shown to be vital for any account of the aesthetics of trauma; it has left an indelible mark on the history of photography and art as a whole.

Picturing Migrants - The Grapes of Wrath and New Deal Documentary Photography (Hardcover): James R Swensen Picturing Migrants - The Grapes of Wrath and New Deal Documentary Photography (Hardcover)
James R Swensen
R828 Discovery Miles 8 280 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
The Mash Up: Hip-Hop Photos Remixed by Iconic Graffiti Artists (Paperback): Cey Adams The Mash Up: Hip-Hop Photos Remixed by Iconic Graffiti Artists (Paperback)
Cey Adams
R706 R646 Discovery Miles 6 460 Save R60 (8%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Passage To Korea (Paperback): Marc Verin Passage To Korea (Paperback)
Marc Verin
R1,017 R740 Discovery Miles 7 400 Save R277 (27%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Well-known French photographer Marc V (c)rin has travelled all over its hyper-modern enclaves, industrial valleys and remote countryside. In this volume he presents the best of his photos, the ones that uncover the true spirit of the Koreans and the nation they have built. David Mason, a long-time resident of and writer about Korea, supplements these beautiful visions with insightful essays and captions. This book is a stunning visual eulogy by an Award- winning photographer whose work is found in many French national as well as international newspapers and

Their Majesties' Mixers (Paperback): Thomas Mace-Archer-Mills Their Majesties' Mixers (Paperback)
Thomas Mace-Archer-Mills
R594 R468 Discovery Miles 4 680 Save R126 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Famed as much for their love of the drink as they are for their prosperous or tumultuous reigns, Britain's monarchs have always indulged in their favourite choices of ales, liquors and spirits. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the members of the House of Windsor are no exception. Written by Royal expert and historian Thomas J Mace-Archer-Mills, the Chairman of British Monarchist Society, this meticulously researched and beautifully crafted book is a real in-depth celebration of the monarchy. Filled with fascinating historical facts, anecdotes and timelines, it is lavishly illustrated with photographs taken from his private collection that have never been seen before. With contributions by such political greats as Sir David Amess MP and Andrew Rosindell MP, this celebratory book contains over 300 pages of glorious colour and is a fascinating and amusing celebration of the lesser known facts which blend spirits with the monarchy. Filled with refreshing drink recipes, Royal canape recipes by Sandhurst's Former Executive Chef Robert Kennedy, fun facts, quotes and timelines, this inclusive celebration of the monarchy and its colourful members encompass the latest Royal weddings, births, anniversaries and international milestones that you can continue to be a part of. Their Majesties' Mixers is sure to delight and appeal to those who enjoy a good tipple, great food, decadent Royalty and the one-thousand-year history of the British Isles.

Wall Remnants, Wall Traces (Paperback): Axel Klausmeier, Leo Schmidt Wall Remnants, Wall Traces (Paperback)
Axel Klausmeier, Leo Schmidt
R143 Discovery Miles 1 430 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

For twenty-eight years, the forbidding and constantly changing Berlin Wall marked the boundary between freedom and oppression in the city of Berlin. Although much of it has been removed since the fall of the Iron Curtain, hundreds of remnants and traces still exist, marking where the border was and how it worked. Based on a 2002-2003 report to the Berlin Senate documenting the extant remains of the wall, this book provides a valuable record and entirely new view of a once reviled bolder.

Landsleute 1977-1987 - TWO GERMANYS (Hardcover, UK ed.): Rudi Meisel Landsleute 1977-1987 - TWO GERMANYS (Hardcover, UK ed.)
Rudi Meisel
R715 R528 Discovery Miles 5 280 Save R187 (26%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Dissonance (Hardcover): Henrik Isaksson Garnell Dissonance (Hardcover)
Henrik Isaksson Garnell
R874 R558 Discovery Miles 5 580 Save R316 (36%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Fancy Rats (Paperback): Diane Ozdamar Fancy Rats (Paperback)
Diane Ozdamar
R448 R355 Discovery Miles 3 550 Save R93 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
All My Photographs Are Made With Pens (Hardcover): Tommy Kane All My Photographs Are Made With Pens (Hardcover)
Tommy Kane
R620 R432 Discovery Miles 4 320 Save R188 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Tommy's new book follows the international success of his first book, An Excuse to Draw. As title suggests, Tommy approaches scenes with a photographic eye but renders them in this trademark detailed drawing style. The subjects are wide ranging including wildlife, models, travel and movie sets and feature his characteristic charm and wit, with astonishing level of detail he is known for. In a style at times reminiscent of cartoonists like Robert Crumb yet always wholly his own, Tommy Kane presents his subjects with a mixture of surrealism, humour and thoughtfulness.

North Carolina's Barrier Islands - Wonders of Sand, Sea, and Sky (Hardcover): David Blevins North Carolina's Barrier Islands - Wonders of Sand, Sea, and Sky (Hardcover)
David Blevins
R667 R526 Discovery Miles 5 260 Save R141 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

In this stunning book, nature photographer and ecologist David Blevins offers an inspiring visual journey to North Carolina's barrier islands as you have never seen them before. These islands are unique and ever-changing places with epic origins, surprising plants and animals, and an uncertain future. From snow geese mid-flight to breathtaking vistas along otherworldly dunes, Blevins has captured the incredible natural diversity of North Carolina's coast in singular detail. His photographs and words reveal the natural character of these islands, the forces that shape them, and the sense of wonder they inspire.Featuring over 150 full-color images from Currituck Banks, the Cape Hatteras and Cape Lookout National Seashores, and the islands of the southern coast, North Carolina's Barrier Islands is not only a collection of beautiful images of landscapes, plants, and animals, but also an appeal for their conservation.

Naked Truth, My (Hardcover): Adrian Finkel Naked Truth, My (Hardcover)
Adrian Finkel
R499 R376 Discovery Miles 3 760 Save R123 (25%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Lens of War - Exploring Iconic Photographs of the Civil War (Hardcover): J. Matthew Gallman, Gary W. Gallagher Lens of War - Exploring Iconic Photographs of the Civil War (Hardcover)
J. Matthew Gallman, Gary W. Gallagher
R629 R498 Discovery Miles 4 980 Save R131 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Lens of War grew out of an invitation to leading historians of the Civil War to select and reflect upon a single photograph. Each could choose any image and interpret it in personal and scholarly terms. The result is a remarkable set of essays by twenty-seven scholars whose numerous volumes on the Civil War have explored military, cultural, political, African American, women's, and environmental history. The essays describe a wide array of photographs and present an eclectic approach to the assignment, organized by topic: Leaders, Soldiers, Civilians, Victims, and Places. Readers will rediscover familiar photographs and figures examined in unfamiliar ways, as well as discover little-known photographs that afford intriguing perspectives. All the images are reproduced with exquisite care. Readers fascinated by the Civil War will want this unique book on their shelves, and lovers of photography will value the images and the creative, evocative reflections offered in these essays.

On Photography (Paperback): Walter Benjamin On Photography (Paperback)
Walter Benjamin; Edited by Esther Leslie
R356 Discovery Miles 3 560 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Walter Benjamin's essay 'A Short History of Photography' (1931) made bold statements about photographic pioneers such as David Octavius Hill and Nicephore Niepce, and the social and historical context of their work. This first selection of Benjamin's writings on photography includes a new translation of this influential essay as well as a range of Benjamin's other writings, both published and unpublished, some of which are translated into English for the first time here.

Open Aperture - The Evolution of Photography in an Abstract World (Hardcover): Paul Matte Open Aperture - The Evolution of Photography in an Abstract World (Hardcover)
Paul Matte
R795 R580 Discovery Miles 5 800 Save R215 (27%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Fine art photography, like science, is undergoing major transformations. Just as George Eastman's invention of roll film changed the world's artistic outlook, so too have Instagram and other communications technologies multiplied the possibilities for artistic expression. This retrospective, organized by genre rather than year, explores important categories such as camera-less photograms, self-portraiture, environmental portraiture, street photography, documentation, and abstraction. It contains examples of the groundbreaking work of photographers from Diane Arbus, Edward Weston, and Alfred Stieglitz to Andy Warhol and Robert Rauschenberg, often grouping the artists together in unexpected ways. While it provides a brief history of the different genres, this is not a history book, but rather a study of the uniqueness of particular photographic visions in their time. It will inspire fine art photographers to challenge preconceived concepts, overcome creative block, and become part of the new avant-garde.

Beauty and the Beast - Human-Animal Relations as Revealed in Real Photo Postcards, 1905-1935 (Hardcover): Arnold Arluke Beauty and the Beast - Human-Animal Relations as Revealed in Real Photo Postcards, 1905-1935 (Hardcover)
Arnold Arluke
R771 R607 Discovery Miles 6 070 Save R164 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

From fairy tales to photography, nowhere is the complexity of human-animal relationships more apparent than in the creative arts. Art illuminates the nature and significance of animals in modern, Western thought, capturing the complicated union that has long existed between the animal kingdom and us. In Beauty and the Beast, authors Arluke and Bogdan explore this relationship through the unique lens of photo postcards. This visual medium offers an enormous and relatively untapped archive to document their subject compellingly. The importance of photo postcards goes beyond their abundance. Recognized as the "people's photography", photo postcards were typically taken by photographers who were part of the community they were photographing. Their intimacy with the people and places they captured resulted in a vernacular record of the life and times of the period unavailable in other kinds of photography. Arluke and Bogdan use these postcards to tell the story of human-animal relations in the United States from approximately 1905 to 1935. During these years, Americans experienced profound changes that altered their connection with animals and influenced perceptions and treatment of them today. Wide-ranging in scope, Beauty and the Beast looks at the variety of roles animals played in society, from pets and laborers to symbols and prey. The authors discuss the contradictions, dualisms, and paradoxes of our relationship to animals, illustrating how animals were distanced and embraced, commoditized and anthropomorphized. With over 350 illustrations, this book presents a vivid chronicle of the deep cultural ambivalence that characterized human-animal relations in the early twentieth century and that continues today.

Surfers' Blood (Hardcover): Patrick Trefz Surfers' Blood (Hardcover)
Patrick Trefz; Contributions by Jamie Brisick
R536 R419 Discovery Miles 4 190 Save R117 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
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