Monday, June 4, 2012

New Arrivals: Photography

UTA EISENREICH: A NOT B
Hardcover

Book with recent photographic work by Uta Eisenreich, focussing on the shortcomings of our cognitive tool-kit. A NOT B walks us along the fine line between common sense and uncommon nonsense in a realm reminiscent of pre-school books, assessment tests and optical illusions. Uta Eisenreich is fascinated by the attempt to establish order within an inconsistent reality that constantly exceeds the borders of comprehension. She photographs ever-changing combinations of elementary objects arranged by basic methods of classification. From one image to the next, the meaning of things keeps transforming. A web of clues and associations is spun, triggering the viewer to discern underlying patterns and make sense of the illusory correlations of a-logical connections. Design by Julia Born.
129 p, ills colour, 22 x 29 cm, hb, English




JAN KEMPENAERS - SPOMENIK
Hardcover


During the 1960s and 70s, thousands of monuments commemorating the Second World War – called 'Spomeniks' – were built throughout the former Yugoslavia; striking monumental sculptures, with an angular geometry echoing the shapes of flowers, crystals, and macro-views of viruses or DNA. In the 1980s the Spomeniks still attracted millions of visitors from the Eastern bloc; today they are largely neglected and unknown, their symbolism lost and unwanted. Antwerp-based photographer Jan Kempenaers travelled the Balkans photographing these eerie objects, presented in this book as a powerful typological series. The beauty and mystery of the isolated, crumbling Spomeniks informs Kempenaer's enquiry into memory, found beauty, and whether former monuments can function as pure sculpture.
68 p, ills colour, 33 x 25 cm, hb, English




CITY PEOPLE - RINGEL GOSLINGA
Hardcover

City People is a personal encounter of Ringel Goslinga with the city he lives and works in: Amsterdam. For this project he documented the different circles of his social surroundings, resulting in 122 black and white portraits made with a large format camera. The portraits vary in intimacy, but the intensity of every portrait is constant. In this publication all portraits are categorized which results in a documentation of a city and its citizens.
304 p, ills bw 16 x 20, pb, English




ERIK VAN DER WEIJDE - SUPERQUADRA
Hardcover

Brasilia is best known for the grandeur of its Monumental Axis. It connects two wings with the so-called Residential Axis. This is a twelve kilometre expressway lined with large residential blocks, which are named Superquadras. All Superquadras have a distinct configuration, with an average of eleven residential buildings raised on pilotis, large greenbelts and regular rows of trees alongside the entire periphery of the Superquadras. For all buildings, referred to as slabs, a height limit of six floors was set. Between one Superquadra and the next there is an Entrequadra.These are reserved for recreational areas. This book documents many of these buildings and shows its specific architectural rhythm.
176 p, ills bw, 16 x 22 cm, hb, English




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