Tim Carpenter: Local Objects

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780989785990

Category: Photography

Page: 144

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Borrowing its title from the Wallace Stevens poem in which "little existed for him but the few things / for which a fresh name always occurred," Local Objects presents a beautiful yet remarkably unassuming body of work by Brooklyn/central Illinois--based photographer Tim Carpenter (born 1968): a calm, steady rhythm of 74 medium-format photographs made in the semirural American Midwest. While each picture records the seemingly random non-activity of a typical street view, Carpenter's meticulous composition and contemplative sequencing creates a harmony of natural and geometric motifs running quietly throughout the book, an interplay of minor chords that draws the viewer into this specific physical place (mostly central Illinois, where Carpenter grew up). Detached from the urgency of current affairs, stripped of all excess, the photographs reflect a poetic attempt to see "the thing in itself," to make meaning with the barest tools possible.

Storms

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Author: Mitch Dobrowner,Gretel Ehrlich

Publisher: Aperture

ISBN: 9781597112307

Category: Photography

Page: 96

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Mitch Dobrowner has been chasing storms since 2005. Working with professional storm chaser Roger Hill, Dobrowner has traveled throughout Western and Midwestern America to capture nature in its full fury, making extraordinary images of monsoons, tornados, and massive thunderstorms with the highest standard of craftsmanship and in the tradition of Ansel Adams. Dobrowner, a graphic designer by trade, says, As I researched the subject of storm systems and how they formed, I came to appreciate the complexity of these large structured super-cellsmassive storms with deep, rotating updrafts that sometimes spawn tornadoes. As a photographer, I always count myself lucky to get to the right place at the right time. Dobrowners storm series has attracted considerable media interest (National Geographic, Time, New York Times Magazine, among others) and is presented in Storms in a deluxe, largeformat yet affordable edition. The book features an introduction by Gretel Ehrlich that focuses on the phenomenon of storms and on the landscape tradition of the American West.

Who Let the Dog Out?

An Andy Carpenter Mystery

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Author: David Rosenfelt

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 1466859911

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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A lawyer by day-and then only when he's forced to take on new cases-Andy Carpenter's true passion is the Tara Foundation, the dog rescue organization he runs with his friend Willie Miller. So it's frightening when Willie calls him to say the alarm has gone off at the foundation building, and there's clearly been a break-in. It turns out that a recently rescued dog, nicknamed Cheyenne since her arrival at the foundation, has been stolen. Andy and Willie track the missing dog to a house in downtown Paterson, New Jersey and sure enough, they find the dog...standing right next to a dead body. The man had been gruesomely murdered mere minutes before Andy and Willie arrived. Could it be a coincidence? Or could the dog theft somehow be connected to the killing? Andy takes Cheyenne safely back to the foundation building, and that should be the end of his involvement, but Andy's curiosity-and his desire to keep the dog from further harm-won't let him stop there. The cops have just arrested a man named Tommy Infante for the murder, but as Andy looks into the circumstances surrounding the break-in and the dog theft, he starts to wonder if Infante might actually be innocent. And when Andy takes Infante on as a client and starts searching in earnest for evidence that will exonerate him, what Andy starts to discover terrifies him. The murder might be just one small cog in a plot with far-reaching implications, and unless Andy can uncover the truth in time, thousands of lives could be in imminent danger. Once again David Rosenfelt has written a fast-paced and clever mystery with his characteristic blend of humor, larger-than-life characters, and propulsive plotting.

Albert Elm: What Sort of Life Is This

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780989785983

Category: Photography

Page: 128

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What does the world look like? What feelings does it stimulate? Why do we photograph it so urgently? Since 2009, Danish photographer Albert Elm (born 1990) has pursued his curiosity about human existence with a restless energy and intrepid wanderlust, crossing far-flung time zones, boarding the Trans-Siberian Railway, traveling alone in Dubai, China, India, or just walking through his neighborhood in Copenhagen. What Sort of Life Is Thisremixes Elm's distant and local journeys into a bright, bewildering panoply of narrative fragments and surreal compositions that feels both global and personal, fractured yet strangely complete. Photographed using a 35mm film camera (color and black and white) and referencing numerous styles and genres, the work explodes with the spontaneous color and complexity of life--tender, violent, lonely, joyful, bizarre. Equalizing the exotic and the banal, the book treats every picture as if it were made in the same mystifying place: the world itself.

Beyond the Bedroom Wall

A Family Album

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Author: Larry Woiwode

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781555972585

Category: Fiction

Page: 619

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Nominated for several major awards and said by many to be one of the greatest novels of the century, Woiwode's epic is the story of four generations of the Neumiller family. "Nothing more beautiful and moving has been written in years". -- New York Times Book Review

Lee Friedlander

Sticks & Stones : Architectural America

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Author: Lee Friedlander,James Enyeart

Publisher: Distributed Art Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 9781891024979

Category: Photography

Page: 196

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Photographer Friedlander offers his view of America as seen through its architecture. Shot during the course of countless trips to urban and rural areas across the country, many of them made by car, these pictures capture an America as unblemished by romanticized notions of human nature as it is full of quirky human touches. 192 duotones.

Jesús Monterde: Nemini Parco

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Author: Jesús Monterde

Publisher: RM Editorial

ISBN: 9788417047139

Category: Photography, Artistic

Page: 116

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Surrounding ourselves with more or less complex rituals, we all seek to evade the ineluctable fact that, sooner or later, we will hear Death whispering the words nemini parco ("spare no one") in our ear. There are believers, agnostics, and atheists when it comes to divinities, but almost no one doubts the existence of death. Lest this fear throw a permanent shadow over our souls, we search constantly in the darkness of ignorance for a ray a hope. With its suggestive and striking images, the work of photographer Jesús Monterde, far from being a hymn to death, is a call to life, to the hopeful struggle we all wage daily in order not to forget to seek a ray of light in the midst of such darkness. And perhaps to find one.

Anne Collier: Women with Cameras (Self Portrait)

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Author: N.A

Publisher: Karma, New York

ISBN: 9781949172003

Category: Photography

Page: 168

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This book collects images that New York-based artist Anne Collier (born 1970) originally presented as a slideshow of 80 35mm slides depicting found images of female subjects in the act of taking self-portraits. Dating from the 1970s to the early 2000s, these relics of the pre-digital age were collected by Collier, each image discarded by its original owner but finding its way back to relevance in Collier's work. The slideshow consists of amateur snapshots of women photographing themselves with film cameras prior to the advent of the digital "selfie." Instead of circulating on social media, these abandoned images once existed for a private audience. The resulting work is steeped in a deep sense of loneliness, illustrating photography's contentious relationship to memory, loss and self-representation. The book represents a kind of sequel to Collier's 2017 book Women with Cameras (Anonymous).

Frank Gohlke: Speeding Trucks and Other Follies

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783958292543

Category:

Page: 96

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In the summer of 1971, Frank Gohlke (born 1942) moved with his wife and young daughter from Middlebury, Vermont, to Minneapolis, Minnesota. His vocation as a photographer had begun four years prior, but he had yet to define the subject that would occupy him for the next 45 years: the landscapes of ordinary life. The three bodies of work brought together in Speeding Trucks and Other Follieswere all made between Gohlke’s arrival in Minneapolis and the end of 1972 when he began photographing grain elevators, a project that first established his renown. In different ways these early series obliquely describe Gohlke’s process of adjustment to his new surroundings. The “Speeding Trucks” photos of the first section began when Gohlke noticed how the shadows of the elm trees that once lined most Minneapolis streets were momentarily materialized on the bodies of passing trucks. The travel trailers in the second section were all found in a Minnesota State Park on one of the family’s infrequent camping trips, while late-night rambles through Gohlke’s Minneapolis neighborhood led organically to his series of dramatic night pictures in the last section. Notwithstanding their various subject matter, Gohlke’s photos in this book collectively perform a kind of timeless alchemy on the everyday stuff of visual experience.

On Abortion

And the Repercussions of Lack of Access

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Author: Laia Abril

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781911306245

Category: Abortion

Page: 196

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'On Abortion' is the first part of Laia Abril's new long-term project, 'A History of Misogyny'. The work was first exhibited at Les Rencontres in Arles in 2016 and awarded the Prix de la Photo Madame Figaro and the Fotopress Grant. Abril documents and conceptualises the dangers and damage caused by women's lack of legal, safe and free access to abortion. She draws on the past to highlight the long, continuing erosion of women's reproductive rights through to the present-day, weaving together questions of ethics and morality, to reveal a staggering series of social triggers, stigmas, and taboos around abortion that have been largely invisible until now.

Mike Slack

The Transverse Path

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Author: Mike Slack

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780999265505

Category: Photography

Page: 100

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Clouds, electronics, fog, bugs, glass, cellophane, rust, weeds, waves, particles: Mike Slack (born 1970) delves into an overheated terrestrial ecosystem in his new book The Transverse Path (or Nature's Little Secret), surveying a luminous topography of monumental details and mundane vistas alike with cosmic curiosity. Transcendental in mood, Slack's vaguely sci-fi photographs envision a sun-blasted wilderness of synthetic and organic stuff tangled together, flourishing and disintegrating on its own terms, as if engaged in an ageless negotiation (or flirtation?) just beyond our grasp. Where does nature end and its opposite begin? And where do people figure into this balance? Made primarily around the American Southwest from 2011 to 2017, these vivid photographs--like a series of thought bubbles in search of a narrative--are concise and direct, yet driven by an emotional ambivalence that hovers between stark environmental dread and calm intimate reverie.

Monsanto

A Photographic Investigation

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Author: Mathieu Asselin

Publisher: Kettler Verlag

ISBN: 9783862066575

Category: Agent Orange

Page: 147

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As a manufacturer of food and animal feed, seeds and chemical products, Monsanto is relentlessly developing and marketing new technologies. The monopoly it has arguably secured by dubious means bears no relation to its negligence with regard to potential risks. Particularly in light of the devastating consequences that are still causing suffering to people and the environment in many places, the company?s self-portrayal as a forward-looking, omnipotent force for good seems cynical. The photographer Mathieu Asselin, who lives in France and Venezuela, has tried his hand at the daunting task of exploring the issues surrounding Monsanto. His investigative photographic study manages to capture the complexity of this topic, creating links between past, present and future and illuminating many different aspects from a variety of perspectives.

Sapiens

A Brief History of Humankind

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Author: Yuval Noah Harari

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062316109

Category: Science

Page: 464

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New York Times Bestseller A Summer Reading Pick for President Barack Obama, Bill Gates, and Mark Zuckerberg From a renowned historian comes a groundbreaking narrative of humanity’s creation and evolution—a #1 international bestseller—that explores the ways in which biology and history have defined us and enhanced our understanding of what it means to be “human.” One hundred thousand years ago, at least six different species of humans inhabited Earth. Yet today there is only one—homo sapiens. What happened to the others? And what may happen to us? Most books about the history of humanity pursue either a historical or a biological approach, but Dr. Yuval Noah Harari breaks the mold with this highly original book that begins about 70,000 years ago with the appearance of modern cognition. From examining the role evolving humans have played in the global ecosystem to charting the rise of empires, Sapiens integrates history and science to reconsider accepted narratives, connect past developments with contemporary concerns, and examine specific events within the context of larger ideas. Dr. Harari also compels us to look ahead, because over the last few decades humans have begun to bend laws of natural selection that have governed life for the past four billion years. We are acquiring the ability to design not only the world around us, but also ourselves. Where is this leading us, and what do we want to become? Featuring 27 photographs, 6 maps, and 25 illustrations/diagrams, this provocative and insightful work is sure to spark debate and is essential reading for aficionados of Jared Diamond, James Gleick, Matt Ridley, Robert Wright, and Sharon Moalem.

The Disappearance of Joseph Plummer

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Author: Amani Willett

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780994791931

Category: Frontier and pioneer life

Page: 136

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A curious tale spun from the life of mysterious hermit Joseph Plummer, who lived in the woods of central New Hampshire in the late 1700s. Two centuries later an unsuspecting man purchased the mythical loner¿s land and built a hideaway cabin for himself ¿ only to discover the legend of Joseph lurking deep in the seclusion of the forest. This atmospheric photobook explores our human desire to escape and find peaceful solitude, far from the burdens and apparatus of modern society.

Jungjin Lee: Desert

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781942185277

Category: Photography

Page: 188

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Robert Frank once described the fragmentary, poetic images of New York-based photographer Jungjin Lee (born 1961) as "landscapes without the human beast. " In this series, Lee captures the American southwest and transforms it with liquid light and diluted light-sensitive emulsions to create images that are as uncontrollable and natural as the landscape she depicts. Desertcomprises four series of works (each bound as a separate book and presented in a unique slipcase), all of which contain monochromatic images of arid lands. Stratigraphy etched into rock faces, massive stones, cave-like precipices and anthropomorphic fauna showcase an extensive compendium of the desert's many faces and textures. Each image focuses on the landscape's formal qualities, eschewing human presence, simultaneously evoking late 19th-century photography, while epitomizing the stark modernity of Lee's lens. "As a photographer," writes Lee, "I am primarily concerned with the unconscious, the unknown, and the invisible."

Ed Panar: Animals That Saw Me: Volume Two

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Author: Ed Panar

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780989785976

Category: Photography

Page: 80

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Animals That Saw Me, Volume Twopresents a new collection of photographs from the observational wanderings of Ed Panar, author of Animals That Saw Me, Volume One(2011, now out of print). This body of work, encompassing recent pictures and newly discovered gems from Panar’s vast back catalogue, records a series of brief, often strangely amusing moments in which nonhuman species (mammal, reptile, bird or insect) seem to behold the human photographer. Edited for the viewer’s maximum delight, the photos convey a whimsical concept with surprisingly complex ramifications under the surface. Why do we distinguish between “us” and “them,” and what exists in the space between these distinctions? What does it mean to make “eye contact” with another species? What does the presence of a camera add to this phenomenon? Channeling the same thoughtful humor, wonder and peculiar engagement with the world that made the first volume of Animals That Saw Mean instant hit, this second installment also includes an original essay by acclaimed speculative realist philosopher Timothy Morton.

Awoiska Van Der Molen - Blanco

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Author: Awoiska van der Molen,Arjen Mulder

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789490119485

Category: Black-and-white photography

Page: 36

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Awoiska van der Molen has been producing monochrome landscape photography since 2009. 'Blanco' is the result of extended periods of isolation, during which the Dutch photographer penetrates deep into the essence of the remote world where she creates her images. Removed from today's fast-paced society, she patiently experiences the landscape in a new way, moving beyond initial appearances to gradually uncover the identity of the place, allowing it to impress upon her its specific emotional and physical qualities. Through enigmatic contrasts between darkness and light in her large-format silver gelatin prints, notions of time and self blur, becoming non-existent.

Poster Town

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Author: Erich Brechbühl

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783959051781

Category: Posters, Swiss

Page: 784

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"Lucerne—Switzerland’s poster town—has a vibrant graphic design scene, which in recent years has become known for its sophisticated posters well beyond the country’s borders. Professional colleagues are in awe of how a relatively small city can produce so many well-designed posters. Lucerne posters can be found in many exhibitions. To give one example: in 2015 alone, twenty-six of the hundred best posters from Germany, Austria, and Switzerland came from Lucerne and the surrounding area—in other words, more than a quarter of all the awardwinning works. What’s behind this? Is it coincidence or a preponderance of designers of above-average talent in a comparatively small area? The book Poster Town tracks this phenomenon with a wealth of images and texts and creates a record of Lucerne’s poster designs for posterity. The content of the book is archived and showcased in an extended form on the website www.postertown.ch"--