Brassai (1899-1984) was the first and is still the most famous photographer to chronicle Paris after dark. Born in Hungary, he came to the French capital in 1924, working first as a journalist and then embracing photography, but it was the Paris of the 1930s that came to form the bedrock of his body of work. Walking the city ... read more

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Author: Hilary Spurling
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Awards:Shortlisted for WH Smith Literary Prize 1999 and Whitbread Prize (Biography) 1999 and W H Smith Annual Literary Award 1999 and Whitbread Book Awards: Biography Category 1999.

'Hilary Spurling's "The Unknown Matisse" is a truly wonderful biography. Her prose is muscular, rhythmical, carrying a lot of information, yet swift, enthralling. She has done for Matisse what George Painter famously did for Proust in the 1950s. Besides being a first-rate scholar, she is an artist in narrative who has unearth... read more

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The digitalization of the world seems to require manual compensation. Everywhere, people are crocheting, embroidering, knitting, and weaving. The boundary between arts and crafts appears to be blurring. As early as 1878, Gottfried Semper referred to textiles as the original art form. The Wiener Werkstätte and the Bauhaus... read more

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A definitive collection of Max Dupain's photographs of Sydney, spanning twenty years from the 1930s to the 1950s. Beautifully presented, it represents some of the most important photographic work of this century. A fantastic trip down memory lane for those who were there and rare insight into the past for future generations.

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"Carine, and her vision of French Vogue, embodies all that the world likes to think of as Parisian style: a sense of chic that's impeccable and sometimes idiosyncratic and which forever lives on a moonlit street as seen through the lens of Helmut Newton."--Anna Wintour Karl Lagerfeld once said that if you close your eyes and ... read more

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A book of beutiful scenic photographs of the South Island of New Zealand combined with Japanese haiku poems.

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Warhol's Queens offers a surprising mosaic consisting of his portraits of royal queens and images of drag queens. For Andy Warhol (1928-1987), both genuine as well as fake queens slipped into the role of idealized movie-star femininity, devoting their lives to handing down a glittering and sparkling way of life and prese... read more

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Decade: 1970-1980 is a photography book showcasing Rennie Ellis' (1940-2003) contribution to photography and social history. With an introduction by film maker and Rennie contemporary Paul Cox and an essay by academic Susan Van Wyk, Decade highlights Ellis as one of Australia's most important chroniclers of the 1970s. The pho... read more

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A photographic journey that spans the greats of contemporary literature, Portrait of the Writer is a collection of more than 250 images of the worlds most renowned and revered writers, as immortalized by renowned photographers. The book features unforgettable images of 20th-century literary greats Ernest Hemingway, Jean-Paul ... read more

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An instant Number One New York Times bestseller, Humans of New York began in the summer of 2010, when photographer Brandon Stanton set out on an ambitious project: to single-handedly create a photographic census of New York City. Armed with his camera, he began crisscrossing the city, covering thousands of miles on foot, all ... read more

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Actors fascinate us in part because they live out the truths we cannot - or do not - want to live out ourselves. In his latest book, acclaimed photographer Howard Schatz develops upon his well-received monthly feature for 'Vanity Fair','In Character.' Schatz' mastery of his craft is demonstrated as he himself acts, taking on ... read more

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Tillmans's latest project sets its sights on the worldOver the period of more than two decades, Wolfgang Tillmans has explored the medium of photo-imaging with greater range than any other artist of his generation. From snapshots of his friends to abstract images made in a darkroom without a camera or works made with a photoc... read more

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"It takes a lot of imagination to be a good photographer, it takes a lot of looking before you learn to see the extraordinary". (David Bailey). The portraits in this book have been personally selected by Bailey from the wide range of subjects and groups that he has captured so brilliantly over the last five decades: actors, w... read more

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Few cities are as renowned for its energy and style as New York. Long a magnet for leaders in fashion, art, design, and commerce, this metropolis is home to one of the most infl uential assortments of tastemakers anywhere. It's no wonder that New York's top interiors would be as dynamic and varied as its inhabitants. Browsing... read more

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Author: Olaf Heine
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 Photography

A Brazilian proverb states Those who leave will take longing on their journeys. However translating saudade with longing doesn't do the term justice. Olaf Heine's photographs convey impressions that are hard to put into words. Since 2010, the renowned portrait and fashion photographer has captured the soul of Brazil. Presenti... read more

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Anyone familiar with David Lynch's cinematic achievement will identify similarities between this series of photographs and his most powerful films. Dark and beautiful, mystical and enigmatic, these photos reveal Lynch's unique style. The exterior and interior, black and white shots of factories in Berlin, Poland, New York, En... read more

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Publishing the results of the most recent annual World Press Photo Contest, this exceptional book contains the very best press photographs from the year 2013 pictures submitted by photojournalists, picture agencies, newspapers and magazines throughout the world. Selected from thousands of images, these prizewinning photos cap... read more

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An innovative mix of travelogue and armchair travel, this book is presented as an ideal photo album of a trip to Morocco the kind of album that everyone wishes they had the time or skill to put together, without the hassle of sifting through crumpled leaflets or fuzzy photos of monuments hidden behind the heads of strangers. ... read more

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