Self published: Photography: Art: Books

For the month of April, Blonde Art Books is featuring a new selection of photography art books. These books, many of which were published over the last year, range from the classic photography book format, to thematic soft cover zines, to research rich investigations.

Below are details for the publications which are on display at the shop and now available for purchased online.

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NICHOLAS MUELLNER, Mountain Shadow Place, 2012, Edition of 100 signed books, each with two posters. Soft cover, singer-stitched, 6.25 x 8 inches, 24 pages, 6 illustrations, Digital offset and screen-printed by hand, Photographs and text by Nicholas Muellner, Published by A-Jump Books.

A tent, a tower, a fog, a dog, three roads, some photographs, two parking lots and a buffalo. Mountain Shadow Place is a story around and about pictures, augmented by hand-applied color tints and surprise poster inserts. A small comedy of optical illusions, in which a cloudy itinerary charts invisible ends.
PURCHASE HERE for $25

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NOWORK, Prestige Stools, 2012, 16 pages, photocopy on 20lb bond, saddle-stitched.
PURCHASE HERE for $5

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FRANCESCA TAMSE, Unforeseen Wilderness, 2012, Inkjet pigment on newsprint, Four double-sided posters, Signed edition of 50. A self published edition of photographic maps taken in different cities. Accompanied by an excerpt borrowed from Wendell Berry’s ‘essay, The Unforeseen Wilderness. Represented in a grid format, it reads all nine squares as a ‘whole’ image to create one experience. Places include California, Oregon, New York, and Spain.
PURCHASE HERE for $40

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Francesca Tamse - The Unforseen Wilderness

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JULIA SHERMAN, Regarding the Habit, 2011, Self-published, Full color, 86 pages. The book traces the investigations of artist Julia Sherman through the topic of nunneries and the religious dimensions of creative production.
PURCHASE HERE for $30

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Julia Sherman - Regarding the Habit Julia Sherman - Regarding the Habit

Julia Sherman

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NOWORKCold Cuts, 2012, 52 pages, 4 color laser print on 80lb gloss, saddle-stitched.
PURCHASE HERE for $40

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NOWORK - Cold Cuts NOWORK - Cold Cuts

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NICKOLAUS TYPALDOSStill Life, 2012, Self published, 48 pages, Edition 300 each signed and numbered by the artist. The book is an examination and an extension of a body of work that locates traditional still life symbolism in commercial photography from magazine ads. The original pieces from which the imagery is derived are cut, masked, and trimmed out with a few delicate strokes from a spray paint can. These images are reproduced in the book in black and white, exist as altered magazine pages, and are nicely balanced with a full page of seamless color corresponding to the layout. (Featured image, Nickolaus Typaldos, Untitled Still Life (Clock Hands))
PURCHASE HERE for $30
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Nickolaus Typaldos - Still Life Nickolaus Typaldos - Still Life

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KATE SHEPHERD, Reflections, 2013, 8 pages, Saddle stitch.
PURCHASE HERE for $12

Kate Shepherd - Reflections
Kate Shepherd - Reflections

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KRIS GRAVES, Permanence, 2012, Cloth-bound hardcover, published by +kris graves projects. A collection of 70 photographs & accompanying written reflections from across the world, created to preserve my memory of those places.
PURCHASE HERE for $40

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YEVGENIY FIKS, Moscow, 2013, Hardcover, 31 color plates, Published by Ugly Duckling Presse, Moscow documents gay cruising sites in Soviet Moscow, from the early 1920s to the USSR’s dissolution in the early 1990s. Photographed in 2008 in a simple but haunting documentary style, these sites of the bygone queer underground present a hidden and forgotten Moscow, with a particular focus on Revolutionary Communist sites appropriated by queer Muscovites. The book concludes with the first English-language publication of a 1934 letter to Joseph Stalin in which British communist Harry Whyte presents a Marxist defense of homosexuality in light of its re-criminalization in the USSR.
PURCHASE HERE for $35

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