Charles Swedlund «Firefighters»

Charles Swedlund «Firefighters» - Cover

We are glad to be able to announce a new publication in our new „small series“, same size as the three predecessors: 16,5 x 24 cm, 64 pages, embossed hardcover, japanese binding): „Firefighters“ by Charles Swedlund, a story of firemen in Chicago in the fifties. Charles Swedlund was born [1935] and raised in Chicago. He was accepted by the Institute of Design out of high school and acquired his master’s degree in photography in 1961.

As a student he had the fortunate timing to not only engage the now fabled Callahan/ Siskind teaching team, but to find himself a core member of a small group at the ID, whose members would go on to prominence as innovative and successful photographers and teachers, including Ray Metzker and Kenneth Josephson. Like his famous collegues, he had an ambition to teach and after positions on different universities in NY, at the ID itself he taught fom 1971 until his retirement in 2000 at Southern Illinois University.

A gifted and inspiring instructor, Swedlund also wrote on the subject. His 1967 self-published, Guide to Photography, went through several printings and led to his definitive 1974 textbook, Photography: A Handbook of History, Materials and Processes [Holt, Rinehart and Winston]. Since his student days Swedlund had experimented obsessively with film, lenses, paper stock, exposures and chemical processes, as well as subject matter.

But he completely neglected the pursuit of a career in the fine art market in favor of dedicating himself almost entirely to teaching. The fine art market eventually found him and his works are now in many private collections; and in such widespread public collections as the Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris, the Getty, Los Angeles, and the Kyoto Museum of Modern Art, Japan. Swedlund lives and works in southern Illinois.

Limited Edition: 300 copies
numbered
Published in: 2015
64 pages
Images: 33 (some on facing pages)
Printing: Xerox digital
Format: 165 x 240 mm
Weight: 320 g
Cover: Black hard cover with hot foil embossing
Languages: English
ISBN: 978-3-9816885-5-9

Regular edition:
Price: 39 EUR

Special Edition No. 1 -15:
(under preparation, info here soon)
Price: info will follow

Prints «» (under preparation, info here soon)

Some facing pages from the book:

Charles Swedlund «Firefighters» S 11 / 12 Charles Swedlund «Firefighters» S 23 / 24 Charles Swedlund «Firefighters» S 31 / 32 Charles Swedlund «Firefighters» S 39 / 40 Charles Swedlund «Firefighters» S 56 / 57

Joseph Sterling «The adolescent comedy»

Joseph Sterling – «The adolescent comedy» Cover

On 15th April 2015, I will be presenting my latest book in the bibliophile series, on the work of Joseph Sterling (1936-2010), together with the Stephen Daiter Gallery Chicago at the AIPAD in New York.

Limited Edition: 300 copies
numbered
Published in: 2015
154 pages
Images: 136 (of which 124 full plate photographs), printed Triton
Printing: Offset
Format: 244 x 320 mm
Weight: 1,3 kg
Cover: 4-colour-hard cover with hot foil embossing
Languages: English / German / Japanies
ISBN: 978-3-9816885-4-2

Regular edition:
Price: 140 USD

Special Edition No. 1 -15:
in a hand-made linen box each with one silver-gelatine prints, signed by Joseph Sterling (three different images, 5 copies each)
Price: 1,500 USD

Prints «The adolescent comedy» VA 1/2/3

Joseph Sterling – «The adolescent comedy» Print VA 1 Joseph Sterling – «The adolescent comedy» Print VA 2 Joseph Sterling – «The adolescent comedy» Print VA 3

Some facing pages from the book:

Joseph Sterling – «The adolescent comedy» S 28 / 29 Joseph Sterling – «The adolescent comedy» S 104 / 105 Joseph Sterling – «The adolescent comedy» S 116 / 117 Joseph Sterling – «The adolescent comedy» S 144 / 145

Viktor Kolàř «Human»

Viktor Kolàř – «Human»

Limited and numbered edition: 300
signed copies on request
Published in: 2015
80 pages
Images: 61, full plate photographs, black & white
Printing: NextPress printing, b/w in 4 colors
Format: 9 1/2 x 6 1/2 inch (240 x 165 mm)
Weight: 380 g
Cover: hard cover with open stitch binding
Languages: English / German
ISBN: 978-3-9816885-3-5

Regular edition:
Price: 39 EUR / 45 USD

Special Edition No. 1 -12:
Special edition: the numbers 1 to 12 come in a handmade box, titled with hot foil embossing. They include two different silver-gelatine photographs from the "Ostrava" series (each has an edition of 6), printed and signed by the artist.
Price: 300 EUR

Prints «Ostrava 1» «Ostrava 2»

Viktor Kolàř – «Human» Print Ostrava 1 Viktor Kolàř – «Human» Print Ostrava 2

Some facing pages from the book:

Viktor Kolàř – «Human» S 12 / 13 Viktor Kolàř – «Human» S 14 / 15 Viktor Kolàř – «Human» S 16 / 17 Viktor Kolàř – «Human» S 18 / 19

Wilhelm Schürmann – «Entropy at Home»

Wilhelm Schürmann – «Entropy at Home»

In many respects, Wilhelm Schürmann has been an influential force on the German art scene since the 1970s. In 1973 he and Rudolf Kicken founded ‒ in Aachen ‒ one of the first galleries for photography in Germany. After withdrawing from the gallery, he worked as a professor of photography at the FH-Aachen (technical college) here for 30 years. At the beginning of the 1980s he and his wife Gaby began to build up one of the most important existing collections of contemporary art. Schürmann's independent viewpoint is revealed not only in his own photography but also in the composition of his collection. Meanwhile the Schürmann Collection, which encompasses large-format installations by Cady Noland, Zoe Leonard and Fareed Armaly as well as extensive cycles of work by Martin Kippenberger, Albert Oehlen, Sam Durant and Christopher Wiiliams, for example, is known as one of the most innovative collections of its kind in Germany. Numerous successful exhibition projects in various museums in Germany and the neighbouring countries have brought Schürmann great acclaim as a curator, and his honours include a nomination for the direction of the Documenta.

Wilhelm Schürmann lives and works in Kohlscheid near Aachen, and in Berlin. His work focuses on the world outside his door, in the rural small town idyll as well as on the streets of the metropolis. He investigates things contructed by man as well as the contingent, and the two often clash with each other in a two-dimensional, absurd fashion in his photographs. The concept of entropy is derived from physics and describes the disordered spread of thermic energy; it provides the inspiration for the perspective from which he observes this spectacle, i.e., with his warm humour and enthusiasm for the everyday phenomena of life. This attitude has developed into a trademark of his photography.

As early as 1979, Klaus Honeff included him among the ranks of the author photographers in his Bonn exhibition “In Deutschland”, accrediting him with a kind of 'Road-Photography' displaying considerable self-will. 1990 saw the publication of his large-format photo book “das nötig”, which lent that fragmentary, commercial sounding, abbreviated title to a survey of the previous decade. In 1993, in “Pegel Köln”, he published a city portrait that avoided the customary clichés. In 2012 the Cologne-based foundation SK-Stiftung showed a first retrospective of the series made between 1979 and 1981 in Dortmund's Steinhammerstraße in the exhibition “Wegweiser zum Glück”. Today, the artist's combination of documentary stocktaking and personal involvement is compared with the photographs of the "New Topographics" from the USA.

While the early prints were still analogue and exclusively black and white, the latest photographs are defined by the possibilities of digital technology, and in colour. They are also very much more spontaneous and rapid. Schürmann investigates life with his camera, and the dualism between the centre of Berlin, starting out from Karl Marx Allee with a perspective of Alexanderplatz, and the rural motifs from the extreme west of Germany frames Schürmann's immediate pictorial world; a world in which the photographer and artist equates perception and reflection.

Limited edition: 500 copies
numbered and signed by the artist
Published in: 2014
208 pages
Images: about 165 full plate photograph
Printing: Offset / five colours
Format: 12 x 9 1/4 Inch
Gewicht: 3,38 lbs
Cover: hot foil embossing on natural linen, in four different versions
Languages: Englisch / French / German
ISBN: 978-3-9812537-8-8

Regular edition:
price: 140 USD

Special editions:
The books with the edition numbers 1 to 35 are special editions in a separate, hand-made linen-box; they include C- prints in the size of the book, signed and numbered by the artist in the following combinations:

  • DeLuxe Edition Nr. 1 – 5 – in a separate, hand-made linen-box, includes two C-prints:
    B/W laboratory, Technical College, Aix-La-Chapelle
    [book page 20] and Berlin 2012 [book page 133] SOLD OUT
  • Edition Nr. 6 – 20 – in a separate, hand-made linen-box, includes C-Print:
    B/W laboratory, Technical College, Aix-La-Chapelle [book page 20]
    price: 850 USD
  • Edition Nr. 21 – 35 – in a separate, hand-made linen-box, includes C-Print: Berlin 2012 [book page 133]
    price: 850 USD

C-Prints »B/W laboratory, Technical College, Aix-La-Chapell« for Edition 6-20 and »Berlin 2012« for Edition 21-35:

Wilhelm Schürmann – «Entropy at Home» C Print Aachen Wilhelm Schürmann – «Entropy at Home» C Print Berlin

Handmade linen boxes for DeLuxe, Edition 6-20 and Edition 21-35:

Wilhelm Schürmann – «Entropy at Home» Schuber 01 Wilhelm Schürmann – «Entropy at Home» Schuber 01 Wilhelm Schürmann – «Entropy at Home» Schuber 01

Some facing pages from the book:

Wilhelm Schürmann – «Entropy at Home» S 36 / 37 Wilhelm Schürmann – «Entropy at Home» S 114 / 115 Wilhelm Schürmann – «Entropy at Home» S 124 / 125 Wilhelm Schürmann – «Entropy at Home» S 150 / 151 Wilhelm Schürmann – «Entropy at Home» S 166 / 167 Wilhelm Schürmann – «Entropy at Home» S 168 / 169

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:
price: 200 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

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: price: 150 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: 2,400 USD
    • Edition Nr. 6 – 20 – includes the Chibachrome print:
      Unitex, Lodz, Poland, 1997, Cibachrome [book page 121/122]
      price: 1,300 USD
    • Edition Nr. 21 – 35 – includes the silver-gelatin print:
      Easington, Great Britain, 1992, silver-gelatine [book page 57]
      price: 1,300 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

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   – published 2013 by Steidl titled "no photographing"– 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
  • 150 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 price: on request, only a few copies left

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

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 normal edition: on request
  • 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 3,900 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

(all prices include the German tax on books)