«Yuichi Hibi – Salt of the Earth»

««Yuichi Hibi – Salt of the Earth»

Yuichi Hibi's "Salt of the Earth" was produced on Amami Islands, Japan's "islands of centenarians" in 2007. Hibi employs dropped horizons, stark contrasts and occasional extreme sections to stage the island and its inhabitants pictorially; with this perspective so typical of post-war Japanese photography, he joins the tradition of the Japanese masters of the 1970s like Nakahira, Moriyama and Takanashi.
His previous publications such as Imprint and Neco – most of which appeared in the acclaimed Nazraeli Press – are out of print, with only a very few copies still available from us.

(Book Details will follow soon)

Price: 49 USD

Here are some facing pages from the book:

««Yuichi Hibi – Salt of the Earth» 002 ««Yuichi Hibi – Salt of the Earth» 003 ««Yuichi Hibi – Salt of the Earth» 004

«Kosuke Okahara – Almost Paradise»

«Kosuke Okahara – Almost Paradise» Cover «Kosuke Okahara – Almost Paradise»

Kosuke Okahara's series "Almost Paradise", made in 2013, recounts the story of South American, primarily Colombian migrants attempting to reach the USA on risky and difficult routes via Guatemala, Costa Rica, Panama and Mexico. In compelling black and white images, Okahara has captured the joys and sufferings of these people without turning them into mere objects for his camera. The book was printed using an unusual process which lends it an appearance reminiscent of intaglio work. In this way it conveys the full drama of disappointed hopes.(Book Details will follow soon)

Price: 45 USD

Here are some facing pages from the book:

«Kosuke Okahara – Almost Paradise» 001 «Kosuke Okahara – Almost Paradise» 002 «Kosuke Okahara – Almost Paradise» 003 «Kosuke Okahara – Almost Paradise» 004 «Kosuke Okahara – Almost Paradise» 005

Buch «Shin Yanagisawa 1958-2008»

««Shin Yanagisawa 1958-2008» two covers

Limited edition: 500 copies
numbered and with the personal seal of Shin Yanagisawa
Published in: 2013
127 pages,
Images: about 144 full plate photographs
Printing: Offset / Tritone
Dimensions: 9.3/5 x 12.4/5 Inch (245 x 325 mm)
Weight: 2,65 Ibs (1,1 kg )
Cover: hot foil embossing on natural linen, in four different versions
Languages: English / Japanese
ISBN: 978-3-9812537-8-8

Regular edition:
subscription price 175 USD until December 31st, 2013 / after that 220 USD.

Special editions:

  • deLuxe edition Nr. 1 – 5 – in a separate, hand-made linen-box, includes two silver-gelatine prints:
    Hair Dressing, Yamagata 1975 from the series »Winter has come« [book page 76/77] and
    Shinjuku, Tokyo 1963 from the series »Traces in the City« [book page 26/27]
    subscription price 1280 USD until December 31st, 2013 / after that 1950 USD.
  • Special edition Nr. 6 –15 – in a separate, hand-made linen-box, includes one print:
    Hair Dressing, Yamagata 1975 from the series »Winter has come« [book page 76/77]
  • Special edition Nr. 16 –25 – in a separate, hand-made linen-box, includes one print:
    Shinjuku, Tokyo 1963 from the series »Traces in the City« [book page 26/27]
««Shin Yanagisawa 1958-2008» Print Special Editions

photo for the special editions' prints – Shinjuku, Tokyo 1963

««Shin Yanagisawa 1958-2008» Print Special Editions

photo for the special editions' prints– Hair Dressing, Yamagata 1975

Here are some facing pages from the book:

«Shin Yanagisawa 1958-2008» S. 8-9 «Shin Yanagisawa 1958-2008» S. 20-21 «Shin Yanagisawa 1958-2008» S. 46-47 «Shin Yanagisawa 1958-2008» S. 56-57 «Shin Yanagisawa 1958-2008» S. 88-89 «Shin Yanagisawa 1958-2008» S. 98-99 «Shin Yanagisawa 1958-2008» S. 132-133

Shin Yanagisawa was born 1936, in Tokyo. He was part of the outstanding generation of japanese photographers from the 1960s and 1970s. This generation shaped our ideas and impressions with a new photographic view of contemporary japan as a country between tradition and the modern era – even until today.  After studying at the famous Tokyo College of Photography in Shibuya, Yanagisawa started working as a freelance photographer. He became engaged in subjects of the landscape and their changes, the roughness of nature and the urban reality of big cities.

With his camera he bore down upon life itself, showed backstage-eroticism in a night club; and traced with his camera a winter love, of which we only can assume, was unique to him. Yanagisawa's series Traces of the City 1965 – 1970 (title of his only bigger, long time out of print book) reflects the feelings of a whole generation. This series was exhibited in a one-man show in Tokyo 1979. Beside of that, Yanagisawa took part in numerous group exhibitions, e.g. the important 15 Photographers Exhibition at Tokyo National Museum of Modern Art.

Only photography is now presenting a first monograph on Shin Yanagisawa outside of Japan, with a text by Yanagisawa On Photography, published in english for the first time. Yanagisawa's three earlier publications from the 1980s are long time out of print, but are on view in our gallery.

Buch «Kenneth Josephson – Selected Photographs»

«Kenneth Josephson» Cover

Limited edition: 500 copies
numbered and handsigned by Kenneth Josephson
Published in: 2013
126 pages
Images: 90 full plate photographs
Printing: Offset / Tritone
Dimensions: 9,76 x 12,8 Inch (248 x 325 mm)
Weight: 2,34 Ibs (1,06 kg )
Cover: printed natural linen with hot foil embossing
Language: English
ISBN: 978-3-9812537-9-5

Regular edition:
subscription price 175 USD until December 31st, 2013 / after that 220 USD.

Special editions:
2 x 10 copies, each with one print

  • Edition Nr. 2 – 10 – in an hand-made, embossed linen-box, includes the silver-gelatine print, signed and numbered:
    Chicago 1969 [book page 74]
    subscription price 2200 USD until December 31st, 2013 / after that 2900 USD.
  • Edition Nr. 11 – 19 – in an hand-made, embossed linen-box, includes the silver-gelatine print, signed and numbered:
    Chicago 1961 [book page 75]
    subscription price 2200 USD until December 31st, 2013 / after that 2900 USD.

Both photographs of the special editions were printed by the artist himself.

«Kenneth Josephson» Print Special Editions

photo for the special editions' prints – Chicago 1969

«Kenneth Josephson» Print Special Editions

photo for the special editions' prints – Chicago 1961

The comprehensive Monograph Selected Photographs on Kenneth Josephson is the first outside the USA. This book is past overdue, as all of his earlier books are out of print since quite some time. Within around 20 years as a Professor at the Art Institute of Design he formed a generation of photographers in the States.

His artistic work is appreciated in particular by important colleagues, not without cause Stephen Shore did use an image by Kenneth Josephson for the cover of his book On Photography.

The book – like all of our 10 titles published so far – comes in a limited edition of 500 copies. It has 90 full-page tritone reproductions on 126 pages. All copies are handsigned by Kenneth Josephson. The first 20 books come in a handmade, printed linen box and with a silvergelatine photograph (two different images), printed by the artist himself. Kenneth Josephson gave us 10 Prints from the total edition of 15 each. Both prints have never been editioned before.

Here are some facing pages from the book:

«Kenneth Josephson – Selected Photographs» S. 20-21 «Kenneth Josephson – Selected Photographs» S. 26-27 «Kenneth Josephson – Selected Photographs» S. 42-43 «Kenneth Josephson – Selected Photographs» S. 50-51 «Kenneth Josephson – Selected Photographs» S. 66-67 «Kenneth Josephson – Selected Photographs» S. 70-71

«Shomei Tomatsu Photographs 1951-2000»

«Shomei Tomatsu Photographs 1951-2000» Cover

Limited and signed edition: 500 copies
Published in: 2012
127 pages
Photographs: 90 (b/w and colour)
Dimensions: 248 x 325 mm
Weight: 1,1 kg
Cover: embossed hard-cover
Languages: English / Japanese
ISBN: 978-3-9812537-7-1

Regular edition: The edition numbers 51 to 500 bear the personal seal of Shomei Tomatsu, on extra Japanese paper.
subscription price 245 USD until March 31st, 2013 / after that 320 USD.

Special editions:

  • deLuxe edition Nr. 1 – 5 – in a separate, handmade box; they include a digital black & white print, signed and numbered by the artist:
    Evident absence, Michiko, Actress, Tokyo 1971 [book: cover and page 105]
    price: 7,950 USD
  • Special edition Nr. 6 – 50 – include a sheet of handmade Japanese paper signed by Shomei Tomatsu and come in a unique, handmade linen box.
    The first 20 special edition are sold already.
    No. 21 -35, price: 650 USD
    No. 36 - 50, price: 780 USD

Here are some facing pages from the book:

«Shomei Tomatsu Photographs 1951-2000» S. 18-19 «Shomei Tomatsu Photographs 1951-2000» S. 10-11 «Shomei Tomatsu Photographs 1951-2000» S. 56-57 «Shomei Tomatsu Photographs 1951-2000» S. 46-47 «Shomei Tomatsu Photographs 1951-2000» S. 74-75 «Shomei Tomatsu Photographs 1951-2000» S. 48-49 «Shomei Tomatsu Photographs 1951-2000» S. 116-117

Some more variants of the boxes:

«Shomei Tomatsu Photographs 1951-2000» Cover Leinen Varianten«Shomei Tomatsu Photographs 1951-2000» Cover Leinen Varianten liegend

I see it as both an honour and a great pleasure – after my books on Yutaka Takanashi and Issei Suda – to be able to continue my series on the masters of Japanese post-war photography with a book on Shomei Tomatsu. Although I have long been familiar with a number of his iconic images, I have only come to fully comprehend the entire spectrum encompassed by his sixty-year career while preparing this book.

From his roughly fifteen publications to date – which include the only important Western publication, the catalogue of his 2006 exhibition at the San Francisco Museum of Art – I had selected roughly 110 photographs for my book. With copies of the photographs I selected under my arm, I visited Shomei Tomatsu and his wife this past summer in his studio in Okinawa, where he has been living for several years now, mainly for health reasons. And I was amazed that the great master, who has a reputation among the cognoscenti of being very rigorous, approved of my selections, without any reservations.

With the exception of a very few photos from the early years of the American occupation of Okinawa – which are to be included in an American publication planned on this topic – and three motifs for which the negatives can no longer be found, my selection constitutes the contents of this book. I was conscious of the fact that my chosen limit of roughly 100 illustrations for this book would mean forfeiting the one or the other important motif. Nevertheless, I am convinced that the final selection not only clearly illustrates why Shomei Tomatsu is seen as a “godfather” by nearly all living Japanese photographers – including the stars of the scene whose work is considerably more present in the West, such as Nobuyoshi Araki or Daido Moriyama – and why colleagues in his native country all regard him with such respect. Hence, this book should also contribute to establishing an appropriate place for his work and his name in the international photography scene.

Stéphane Duroy «Hüter der Zeit»

Stéphane Duroy «Hüter der Zeit» Cover

Limited and signed edition: 500 copies
Published in: 2012
Photographs: 76 (color and b/w)
Dimensions: 245 x 327 mm
Weight: 1,2 kg
Cover: embossed linen cover, with three different motifs
Languages: English / German / French
ISBN: 978-3-9812537-6-4

Regular edition: subscription price 170 USD until March 31st, 2013 / after that 210 USD.

Special editions: The books with the edition numbers 1 to 35 are special editions in a handmade printed box; they include a silver-gelatine print respectively a cibachrome print, both sized 9.5 by 12 inch, signed and numbered by the artist.

    • deLuxe Edition Nr. 1 – 5 – includes two prints:
      Unitex, Lodz, Poland, 1997, Cibachrome [book page 121/122]
      Easington, Great Britain, 1992, silver-gelatine [book page 57]
      price: 2,900 USD
    • Edition Nr. 6 – 20 – includes the Chibachrome print:
      Unitex, Lodz, Poland, 1997, Cibachrome [book page 121/122]
      price: 1,600 USD
    • Edition Nr. 21 – 35 – includes the silver-gelatin print:
      Easington, Great Britain, 1992, silver-gelatine [book page 57]
      price: 1,600 USD

print of special editions – Easington, Great Britain:

Stéphane Duroy «Hüter der Zeit» Motiv der Sondereditionen S. 57 Stéphane Duroy «Hüter der Zeit» Motiv der Sondereditionen S. 121

Here are some pages from the book:

Stéphane Duroy «Hüter der Zeit» Klappseitenbeispiel 1 Stéphane Duroy «Hüter der Zeit» Klappseiten 37-39 Stéphane Duroy «Hüter der Zeit» Klappseiten S. 56-58 Stéphane Duroy «Hüter der Zeit» Klappseiten S. 73-75 Stéphane Duroy «Hüter der Zeit» Klappseitenbeispiel 5 Stéphane Duroy «Hüter der Zeit» Klappseiten S.106-108

The Frenchman Stéphane Duroy was born in Bizerte (Tunisia) in 1948 and lives in Paris. He initially worked predominantly as a press photographer, and as a member of the photo agency VU shot extensive reportages for Die Zeit, Stern and Der Spiegel. He gradually moved away from commissioned journalism to projects of his own, which have been the subject of numerous thematic publications and exhibitions. One of his particular interests is Europe and its history.

He has been coming to Berlin regularly since 1989 to record the events and changes in the city. With minimal means and a sensitive approach – always free of superficial effects – he mixes colour and black-and-white photos. On his journeys through Europe he creates silent and serious images devoid of pathos. By dispensing with all forms of anecdote, he creates space in his photographs for a very personal kind of solitude. His first extensive monograph is being published to accompany the exhibition in a collectors’ edition.

example Special edition - book and box:

Stéphane Duroy «Hüter der Zeit» Cover Leinen Varianten

«Issei Suda. The Work of a Lifetime - Photographs 1968 - 2006…»

«Issei Suda. The Work of a Lifetime - Photographs 1968 - 2006…» Cover

Pages: 128 p.
Photographs: 90
Dimensions: 255 x 325 mm
Weight: 1,4 kg

Editions:

Regular edition No. 1 – 500, signed and numbered: 250 USD

Special editions numbers I – XXXV, in a separate, hand-made linen-box, include siver-gelatine prints (size 9,5" by 12") signed and nubered by the artist in the following combinations:

    • DeLuxe Edition No. I – V – includes two prints:
      Takasaki Gunma, 1971 (book p. 29) and Higashi-jûjô, Tokyo, 1981 (book p. 102)
      subscription price until 31st May, 2012: 3000 USD, after May 31st: 4200 USD
    • Edition No. VI – XX – includes the print:
      Takasaki Gunma, 1971 (book p. 29)
      subscription price until 31st May, 2012: 1800 USD, after May 31st: 2400 EUR
    • Edition No. XXI – XXXV – includes the print:
      Higashi-jûjô, Tokyo, 1981 (book p. 102)
      subscription price until May 31st, 2012: 1800 USD, after May 31st: 2400 USD

Special editions motif – Higashi-jûjô, Tokyo:

«Issei Suda. The Work of a Lifetime - Photographs 1968 - 2006…» Special editions print Higashi-jûjô, Tokyo

Special editions motif – Takasaki Gunma:

«Issei Suda. The Work of a Lifetime - Photographs 1968 - 2006…» Special editions print Takasaki Gunma

Some pages from the book:

«Issei Suda. The Work of a Lifetime - Photographs 1968 - 2006…» Doppelseite S 24 25 «Issei Suda. The Work of a Lifetime - Photographs 1968 - 2006…» Doppelseite S 26 27 «Issei Suda. The Work of a Lifetime - Photographs 1968 - 2006…» Doppelseite S 40 41 «Issei Suda. The Work of a Lifetime - Photographs 1968 - 2006…» Doppelseite S 46 47 «Issei Suda. The Work of a Lifetime - Photographs 1968 - 2006…» Doppelseite S 48 49 «Issei Suda. The Work of a Lifetime - Photographs 1968 - 2006…» Doppelseite S 52 53

When I first encountered works by Issei Suda (born 1940 in Tokyo) several years ago, it was more than the discovery of a photographer I had never heard of before. For me, the names Araki and Moriyama represented the epitome of Japanese post-war photography. I was fascinated by their unique pictorial approaches and treatment of the printed image, above all in contrast to their contemporaries in the West. Presumably it was due to my lack of knowledge that, at the time, I was of the opinion that there were no other photographers marked by such individuality within that spectrum.

Only now do I know that Issei Suda is someone who – on account of his subtle sensitivity and quiet power of observation – deserves to be included among the great names in Japanese photography. My discovery immediately triggered in me a desire to learn more about Suda and his oeuvre. That turned out to be quite a difficult undertaking. An artist hardly known by private galleries and ignored for the most part by the museums and collections, even his publications – numbering approximately a dozen and hitherto published exclusively in Japan – were to be found neither in libraries nor in bookshops.

Long out of print, they were available – at best – from used book sellers at astronomical prices. Only at great expense did I succeed in purchasing a number of them and gaining a more comprehensive impression of Suda's work. The more or less lackadaisical design of his previous publications, my general fascination with Japanese art and culture, and the sensational success of my Takanashi book together planted the idea in my mind of publishing another book on one of Japan's most important photographers.

The new volume was to do justice to the significance of Suda's oeuvre with regard to design, craftsmanship and the selection of photographs. Now, finally, a book containing the most important works in Issei Suda's oeuvre has been produced, featuring five different cover motifs printed on cloth, 128 pages with altogether 90 illustrations, the majority large in scale, and a separate slipcase. Although he is gravely ill, Suda signed all five hundred copies of the standard edition and contributed two different motifs for the forty copies of the special edition, of which three versions are available.

Timm Rautert «New York 1969 – Tokyo…»

Timm Rautert »New York 1969« 1

In the year marking Timm Rautert's seventieth birthday, we are very happy to have the opportunity to publish his series on New York and Japan, which he executed almost concurrently. Timm Rautert, for many years one of the most important teachers of young photographers in Germany and professor at the Leipzig Academy of Visual Arts, always produced his own photographic works in serial form.

The most well-known of his series was presumably Germans in Uniform (published by Steidl in 2006). The series on the Amish as well as The Hutterites (forthcoming this year from Steidl), however, have both been published to date only in a few examples in the book accompanying the major retrospective of 2006/07. The same is true of the series featured by our book, New York and Tokyo/Japan.

A representative selection of works from the two series is now being published for the first time in our series of bibliophilic photo books. Here, essentially two books unite to form one (the New York series begins at one end of the book, the Japan series at the other), creating a special kind of tension in the juxtaposition of the two portraits.

The New York images of 1969 seem to have come down to us from a century long past, for the city as we know it today is barely recognizable in them. The large majority of the shots of Tokyo and Osaka, on the other hand – taken for the most part only one year later – show views still to be found there today. The two series thus not only convey suspenseful impressions of two exceptional cities and countries but, in their juxtaposition, also convey a lasting conception of the history and development of two completely dissimilar cultures.

  • limited and signed edition
  • 500 copies
  • published in 2011
  • book size 10  x 13 inch
  • cover: embossed half-linen and two printed images on hard-cover
  • printed in triplex
  • 144 pages
  • 90 full-page images
  • English / German / Japanese
  • ISBN 978-3-9812357-4-0
  • 200 USD

The books with the edition numbers 1 to 35 are special editions in three different separate, hand-made linen-boxes; they include silver-gelatine prints (size 9.5" by 12") signed and numbered by the artist and printed by Wolf Haug, Essen in the following combinations:

  • The deluxe edition no. 1–5 includes two prints:
    NY Bus, 1969 [p. 28/29] and Osaka, 1970 [p. 37]
    SOLD OUT
  • The edition no. 6 –20 includes the print:
    NY Bus, 1969 [p. 28/29]
    price 2100 USD
  • The edition no. 21 – 35 includes the print:
    Osaka, 1970 [p. 37]
    price 2100 USD
Timm Rautert - Japan - Osaka, 1970

Japan,
Osaka, 1970

Timm Rautert - New York - Bus, 1969

New York
Bus , 1969

Some pages from the book:

Timm Rautert »New York 1969 - Tokyo« 1 22/23 Timm Rautert »New York 1969 - Tokyo«  2 Timm Rautert »New York 1969 - Tokyo«  3 Timm Rautert »New York 1969 - Tokyo«  4

Bruce Wrighton «At Home»

Bruce Wrighton «At Home» Book with different boxes and prints

With Bruce Wrighton's «At Home» we now present the first four-colour project in our series of limited edition photography books for collectors. On 128 pages, with 81 images – most of them full size – the book shows the every day life of a little town in the eighties.

«Bruce Wrighton's work spanned a relatively small area, the downtown of Binghamton, New York, and a few nearby cities, and he had only a relatively short time to do it in, for he died in 1988 at the age of 38.

Yet he produced a portrait of a place and time – and a class – in America that brings a segment of history more alive than any textbook and is better to look at than most of them. The place comes through clearly enough in photographs of streets and diners, hotels and storage rooms, but it is in the portraits of people that it is most crucially discovered. You can find Wrighton's subjects today in many small cities, quite likely in more of them in 2010 than in the 1970s because numerous cities have lost their major employers and the burden of economic problems weighs even heavier.

So he has recorded a minor history with major ramifications, a history that is twice alive, once in its current echoes across the nation and once in lasting images. Photography, life, and history keep company everywhere.»

Vicky Goldberg

  • limited edition
  • 500 copies
  • published in 2010
  • book size 9 5/8 x 12 5/8 inch
  • embossed red linen cover plus printed transparent jacket
  • 128 pages
  • 81 images
  • German / English
  • ISBN 978-3-9812537-3-3
  • numbered normal edition 273 USD

The books with the edition numbers 1 to 99 are special editions in separate, hand-made cassettes; they include digital pigment prints on Inova smooth cotton, natural white, 315 g/sqm, printed by artificial image, Berlin, in the following combinations:

  • DeLuxe edition no. 1 – 9 includes the three prints shown below
    price: 2,100 USD
  • special edition: numbers 10 – 99 includes one of the three prints (each in an edition of 30 copies)
    price: 750 USD
Bruce Wrighton - Woolworth shopper, Binghamton, NY, 1987

Woolworth shopper,
Binghamton, NY, 1987

Bruce Wrighton - Corner of Chenango and Eldridge Streets, looking southwest, Binghamton, NY, 1986

Corner of Chenango and Eldridge Streets, looking southwest,
Binghamton, NY, 1986

Bruce Wrighton - Recreation Room, Salvation Army, Binghamton, NY, 1986

Recreation Room, Salvation Army,
Binghamton, NY, 1986

Some more pages from the book:

Bruce Wrighton «At Home» 1 Bruce Wrighton «At Home» 30/31Bruce Wrighton «At Home» 36/37Bruce Wrighton «At Home» 10/11Bruce Wrighton «At Home» 59/60Bruce Wrighton «At Home» 115/116Bruce Wrighton «At Home» 50/51 Bruce Wrighton «At Home» 53/54Bruce Wrighton «At Home» Index 2

Yutaka Takanashi, Photography 1965–74

Les rencontres d'Arles Photographie 2010

We are proud that our book has won the
«Author Book Award» at the photography festival
«Les rencontres d'Arles Photographie 2010».

On May 1, 2010 will be published the third volume in our series of bibliophile photo books, which are limited to editions of 500: Yutaka Takanashi, Photography 1965–74. It is the first major monograph by this pioneering Japanese photographer to be published in the West.

Yutaka Takanashi, Photography 1965–74

Yutaka Takanashi belonged to the small group of photographers who launched the magazine Provoke in 1968/69. The magazine had considerable influence on Japanese photography of that period. He was one of the founding members of this group along with the photographer Takuma Nakahira, the critic and photographer Kôji Taki, and the theorist Takahiko Okada. Daidô Moriyama joined the group during the production of the second issue.

As a member of the small Provoke collective, Takanashi was able to find a new theoretical approach and its visual language. The influence of this group and of the magazine on the photographic scene in Japan was immense. Nobuyoshi Araki described Provoke in retrospect as the trigger of an explosion in Japanese photography. In the following years the Provoke photographers produced major works in terms of photographic history, whereby Yutaka Takanashi defined the high point as well as the end of this era with the publication of his first book, Toshi-e (Towards the City), in 1974.

This two-part book set new standards in terms of design, materials and craftsmanship. In a compartment behind the larger volume, Toshi-e, one finds an earlier series in the smaller format volume, Tôkyô-jin; it seems to have provided the basis for the larger book. The smaller volume is designed to look like a printed notebook on simple paper. This combination is indicative of Takanashi's non-dogmatic treatment of the different visual styles and approaches of the 1960s. While he shows the real Tôkyô on the verge of becoming a modern urban society in Tôkyô-jin and names the concrete location at which each of the photographs was taken, Toshi-e contains a view of an urban landscape that has no defined location.

Our book, Yutaka Takanashi, Photography 1965–74, presents a representative cross-section of these two pioneering photographic series in 35 full-page illustrations and 6 large format plates. An extensive biography, list of exhibitions and a bibliography round off our newest publication. The book will be officially presented on May 7 in conjunction with an exhibition of vintage prints at the Galerie Priska Pasquer and Schaden.com in Cologne.

The limited edition of 500 will be published in three different versions.

  • Editions numbered 1 – 30: include a gelatin-silver print of the photograph "untitled" from Toshi-e (double page 19–20), personally printed and signed by the artist, in the same format as the book. The book along with a separate portfolio containing the print, both bound in linen, are enclosed in a printed linen slipcase.
  • Editions number 1-10 will be sold for 1,200 EUR SOLD OUT
  • Editions number 11 – 20 for 1,500 EUR SOLD OUT
  • Editions number 21 – 30 for 1,800 EUR
  • Editions number 30 – 130 are signed by the artist SOLD OUT
  • Editions number 131 – 500 available with one of two linen covers printed with alternative motifs.
  • Each of the books is stamped with the artist's personal seal.
  • 116 pages
  • book size 245 x 325 mm
  • ISBN 978-3-9812537-2-6
Frauke Eigen - SHOKU - Maju

Yutaka Takanashi: «untitled», from Toshi-e, gelatin-silver print
Edition: 30
paper dimensions: 302 x 240 mm
image dimensions: 252  x 210 mm

Yutaka Takanashi, Photography 1965–74, Fotobeispiel 1Yutaka Takanashi, Photography 1965–74, Fotobeispiel 2Yutaka Takanashi, Photography 1965–74, Fotobeispiel 4Yutaka Takanashi, Photography 1965–74, Fotobeispiel 5Yutaka Takanashi, Photography 1965–74, Fotobeispiel 6Yutaka Takanashi, Photography 1965–74, Fotobeispiel 7Yutaka Takanashi, Photography 1965–74, Fotobeispiel 3Yutaka Takanashi, Photography 1965–74, Fotobeispiel 8

Ray K. Metzker «Automagic»

Subsequent to the first publication «City Stills» (published in 1999 by Prestel) and its great monograph «Light Lines» (published in 2008 as a co-production by the Steidl publishing house and the Musée de l’Élysée), AutoMagic is a book dedicated exclusively to Metzker’s photography of the automobile.

Ray K. Metzker - Automagic
  • The second volume in our series of bibliophilic photography books
  • edition of 500, signed
  • embossed cloth binding with dust jacket
  • 120 pages
  • 79 plates in tritone
  • German/English
  • retail price 200 USD
  • ISBN 978-3-9812537-1-9
  • a special edition of 15 contains a silver gelatine print handmade and signed by the artist in the format of the book; price 2800 USD
Ray K. Metzker - Automagic - Philadephia 1964

Ray Metzker: Philadelphia, 1964
print handmade and
signed by the artist
edition: 15
dimensions: 225 x 152 mm

Frauke Eigen «SHOKU»

Frauke Eigen - SHOKU
  • 224 pages in Japanese binding
  • 24 full-page plates in dutone
  • embossed cloth binding
  • format 325 x 305 mm
  • 500 numbered copies
  • trilingual text (German/English/Japanese) by Prof. Dr. Ulrich Schneider
  • retail price 138 USD
  • ISBN 978-3-9812537-0-2
  • a special edition of 15 contains a silver gelatine print handmade by the artist in the format of the book. Price 1300 USD.
Frauke Eigen - SHOKU - Maju

Frauke Eigen: Maju, 2008
print handmade and
signed by the artist
edition: 15
dimensions: 220 x 220 mm.

(all prices include the German tax on books)