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Annie Leibowitz        Barbara Kruger        Brassai        Cindy Sherman       

Joyce Tenneson        Tina Modotti         Edward Weston        

Margaret Bourke-White        Imogen Cunningham        Various Photographers

Inverted Odysseys by Shelley Rice (Editor), Lynn Gumpert (Editor), Grey Art Gallery, Study cen. Paperback - 384 pages (November 1999) MIT Press. from book description "Claude Cahun, Maya Deren, and Cindy Sherman were born in different countries, in different generations--Cahun in France in 1894, Deren in Russia in 1917, and Sherman in the United States in 1954. Yet they share a deeply theatrical obsession that shatters any notion of a unified self. All three try out identities from different social classes and geographic environments, extend their temporal range into the past and future, and transform themselves into heroes and villains, mythological creatures, and sex goddesses. ...".

Women's Camera Work : Self/Body/Other in American Visual Culture by Judith Fryer Davidov. (May 1998) Duke Univ Press. From Ingram "Ingram Gertrude Kasebier, Imogen Cunningham, Dorothea Lange, Laura Gilpin--author Judith Fryer Davidov examines the influence of the lives and work of a particular network of women photographers linked by time, interaction, and friendship."

Uta Barth In Between Places by Uta Barth (Photographer), Sheryl Conkelton, Russell Ferguson, Timothy Martin. "Barth's work draws its strength from its blurring of the familiar and strange, bringing the viewer to a liminal space between the two. It is in this space that Barth begins her investigation into the very nature of perception, where the epistemological importance of such formal qualities as lighting and composition becomes astoundingly evident."

A Different Kind of Intimacy : The Collected Writings of Karen Finley by Karen Finley, Annie Leibovitz (Photographer). Paperback - 384 pages (October 30, 2000) Thunder's Mouth Press. "A Different Kind of Intimacy will bring together for the first time a collection of performance artist Karen Finley's texts, performances, short stories, essays, op-eds, art and photographs, creating a unique memoir of a woman whose life and career have embodied the urgent cultural conflicts of our time. The writings include text from the infamous performances that brought her to the Supreme Court in Finley vs. NEA, a battle that became a mainstay of the culture wars and which has made Finley an icon in the struggle for freedom of speech. Included in this volume will be the never before published, Obie Award-winning The American Chestnut for which she received a Guggenheim; such works as We Keep Our Victims Ready, A Certain Level of Denial, The Return of the Chocolate Smeared Woman, and an excerpt from her forthcoming film Shut Up and Love Me."

Defining Eye : Women Photographers of the 20th Century : Organized by the Saint Louis Art Museum by Olivia Lahs-Gonzales, Lucy Lippard, Mary A. Steiner (Editor), sandweis. Paperback. (November 1998) Distributed Art Publishers.
A History of Women Photographers by Naomi Rosenblum .
Reframings : New American Feminist Photography by Diane Neumaier (Editor), Anne Wilkes Tucker .

Aperture : On Location With : Henri Cartier-Bresson, Graciela Iturbide, Barbara Kruger, Sally Mann, Andres Serrano, Clarissa SlighPaperback Vol 138 (July 1995) Aperture.

Reflections in Black: A History of Black Photographers, 1840 to the Present by Deborah Willis, Robin D. G. Kelley. " Willis' stunning history of black photography begins in 1840, when freeman of color Jules Lion introduced the daguerreotype process in New Orleans, and works toward the present, showcasing photographs by James Presley Ball, James VanDerZee, Gordon Parks, and many others."

Sam Taylor-Wood: Third Party by Sam Taylor-Wood (Photographer), Martin Hentschel (Editor). Hardcover - 148 pages (June 2000) Cantz. "Edited by Martin Hentschel. With a conversation between the artist and Michael O'Pray. Sam Taylor-Wood, nominated for the prestigious Turner prize last year, is regarded as one of the most important contemporary women artists. ... Like her previous works, her newest video project, Third Party, is about the tensions and erotic entanglements arising between persons in a closed environment. "

Annie Leibowitz

Women by Annie Leibovitz, Susan Sontag. Hardcover - 239 pages (November 1999).

Photographs : Annie Leibovitz 1970-1990 by Annie Leibovitz (Photographer). Paperback Reprint edition (October 1992).

Olympic Portraits by Annie Leibovitz (Photographer). Hardcover - 177 pages (July 1996).

Annie Leibovitz: Stardust: 1970-99 by Annie Leibovitz (Photographer). Paperback - 47 pages (February 15, 2001) Louisiana.

Barbara Kruger

Love for Sale : The Words and Pictures of Barbara Kruger by Barbara Kruger, Kate Linker. Paperback - 96 pages (April 1996) Harry N Abrams.

Remote Control : Power, Cultures, and the World of Appearances by Barbara Kruger. Paperback Reprint edition (September 1994) MIT Press

Thinking of You by Barbara Kruger. Paperback Reprint edition (September 1994) MIT Press


Brassai : The Eye of Paris by Richard Howard, Avis Berman, Anne Wilkes Tucker. Hardcover - 256 pages 1 Ed edition (October 1999) Harry N Abrams

Brassai : The Monograph by Alain Sayag (Introduction), Annick Lionel-Marie (Editor) Hardcover - 312 pages (August 2000) Bulfinch Press

Conversations With Picasso by Brassai, Jane Marie Todd (Translator), Henry Miller (Preface). Hardcover - 400 pages (November 1999) University of Chicago Press

Cindy Sherman

Cindy Sherman : Retrospective by Amanda Cruz, Elizabeth A. T. Smith, Amelia Jones, Cindy Sherman (Photographer). Comprehensive book traces Cindy Sherman's career, one of the leading American artists of our time. By exploring the myriad constructions of female identity and the body in our culture, Sherman imitates and confronts assorted representational stereotypes, becoming for many an icon of the contemporary concerns of feminism and postmodernism. More than 200 images show the breadth of Sherman's body of work, from the Untitled Film Stills of the 1970s to series such as Centerfolds, Fashion, Disasters, Fairy Tales, and History Portraits, as well as photographs influenced by surrealist artists. Amazon Price: $27.96. Paperback - 220 pages 2 edition (September 2000).

Cindy Sherman

Grand Street 58: Disguises (Fall 1996) by Jean Stein (Editor), Deborah Treisman (Editor), Walter Hopps (Editor), Marcel Duchamp (Contributor), Arno Schmidt (Contributor), Anjelica Huston (Contributor), Cindy Sherman (Contributor), Victor Pelevin (Contributor).

Aperture : Dark Days : Mystery, Murder, Mayhemby Jane Evelyn Atwood, James Nachtwey (Photographer), Cindy Sherman (Photographer)

Early Work of Cindy Sherman

Inverted Odysseys : Claude Cahun, Maya Deren, and Cindy Sherman

Cindy Sherman 1975-1993

Joyce Tenneson

Illuminations by Joyce Tenneson, Alfred Tennyson Tennyson, Anne Roiphe (Introduction).Hardcover - 112 pages (January 1998). Very beautiful, almost faerylike nudes shot in a high key so that the peopleblend into the backgrounds

Light Warriors by Joyce Tenneson. Hardcover - 112 pages (November 2000) Bulfinch Press

Edward Weston

Edward Weston : 1886-1958by Edward Weston, Terence Pitts, Ansel Adams, Manfred Heiting. Hardcover - 256 pages (April 1999) TASCHEN America Llc.

Edward Weston : Forms of Passion by Gilles Mora (Editor), John T. Hill (Contributor), Theodore E. Stebbins (Contributor). Hardcover - 367 pages (October 1995) Harry N Abrams.

Edward Weston : Photography and Modernismby Karen Quinn, Leslie Furth, Edward Weston, Theodore E. Stebbins. Hardcover - 256 pages 1 Ed edition (April 1999) Bulfinch Press.

The Daybooks of Edward Weston : Mexico Californiaby Edward Weston, Beaumont Newhall, Nancy Newhall (Editor). Paperback (September 1996).

Edward Weston (Masters of Photography Series) by Edward Weston (Photographer), Richard H. Cravens. Hardcover - 96 pages 2 edition (September 1997).

Through Another Lens : My Years With Edward Weston by Charis Wilson, Wendy Madar (Contributor). Hardcover - 376 pages 1 Ed edition (May 1998).

Portraits by Edward Weston (Photographer), Cole Weston (Photographer), Susan Morgan. Hardcover - 95 pages (October 1995) Aperture. Usually ships within 2-3 days.

Edward Weston : His Life by Ben Maddow. Paperback - 288 pages Revised edition (November 1989) Aperture.

Edward Weston : The Flame of Recognition by Edward Weston, Nancy Newhall (Photographer). Paperback - 104 pages Reprint edition (April 1993) Aperture.

Margaret Bourke-White

Margaret Bourke-White, Photographer : Photographer by Margaret Bourke-White (Photographer), Sean Callahan, Maryann Kornely (Editor). Hardcover - 160 pages 1 Ed edition (October 1998) Bulfinch Press.

Margaret Bourke-White: Her Pictures Were Her Life by Susan Goldman Rubin, Margaret Bourke-White. Hardcover - 96 pages (November 1999) Harry N Abrams.

Power and Paper Margaret Bourke-White : Modernity & the Documentary Modeb by John Stomberg (Illustrator), Kim Sichel (Introduction). Paperback - 72 pages (June 1998) Boston University Art Gallery.

Imogen Cunningham

Imogen Cunningham : Portraiture by Imogen Cunningham (Photographer), Richard Lorenz, Amogen Cunningham (Photographer) . Hardcover - 200 pages 1 Ed edition (March 1998)

Imogen Cunningham : On the Body by Imogen Cunningham (Photographer), Richard Lorenz . Hardcover - 160 pages 1 Ed edition (November 1998)

Imogen Cunningham : Flora by Imogen Cunningham (Photographer), Richard Lorenz, Amogen Cunningham (Photographer). Hardcover (April 1996)

Tina Modotti

Tina Modotti (Master of Photography) by Tina Modotti (Photographer). Hardcover - 96 pages (May 1999) Aperture.

Tina Modotti : Photographs by Sarah M. Lowe. Hardcover (September 1995).

Memories of the Future : The Daybooks of Tina Modotti by Margaret Gibson . Paperback - 52 pages (June 1986)Louisiana State Univ Press


Sugimoto Portraits by Tracey Bashkoff, Nancy Spector, Thomas Kellein, Carol Armstrong. Hardcovers (November 2000) From Amazon "Sugimoto: Portraits is the definitive discussion to date of the thought-provoking contemporary photographer Hiroshi Sugimoto. ...Sugimoto accepted a commission from the Guggenheim to create a series of life-size black-and-white portraits of waxwork figures. His latest method of working enables him to take pictures of people who existed long before the invention of the camera...Seventy-five of Sugimoto's waxwork portraits are reproduced here in richly textured duotones. ...The many-layered conceptual questions related to "the archaeology of time" that his works inspire are explored in several essays, but the most successful chapter is a lively interview with Sugimoto himself. He tells how he photographed a tableau based on Leonardo da Vinci's Last Supper that he discovered with delight in a small Japanese town; he is fascinated by the ironies of a Japanese man photographing an icon of Western art exhibited in Japan, fabricated in wax by Mexican workers using a European tradition. --John Stevenson

Rineke Dijkstra by Rineke Dijkstra, Jessica Morgan, Katy Siegel, Jill Medvedow. Hardcover (June 2001) Cantz. From Library Journal "Through portraiture, Dijkstra examines adolescence and our nostalgia for the emotions attached to it as the keystone of contemporary experience. With influences as diverse as August Sander and Diane Arbus, Dijkstra's color portraits of youth on the beach, at school, or in the storage closet of a dance club resound with the awkwardness of the subjects' acute self-awareness of budding personality. The simple beauty of this Dutch artist's vision is matched on every level by its profundity. A meaty and stylish essay by critic Katy Siegel as well as an interview with the artist by curator Jessica Morgan accompany the spare, pristine reproductions. Also Photoworks in Progress : Constructing Identity by Rineke Dijkstra, Paul Seawright.

Parisian Views by Shelley Rice. From the book description, " In Parisian Views, Shelley Rice explores not only the literal connections between photography and the transformation of Paris but also the metaphorical ones. For like Haussmann and Napoleon III, the photographers forged a new visual image of the city. As they constructed their "views" of Paris, they imposed order on the architecture, vistas, and street life of a city-in-progress perceived from above and below, from the skies and the sewers, from the marketplace and the windows of passing trains. "

Sam Taylor-Wood: Third Party by Sam Taylor-Wood (Photographer), Martin Hentschel (Editor). Hardcover - 148 pages (June 2000) Cantz. "Edited by Martin Hentschel. With a conversation between the artist and Michael O'Pray. Sam Taylor-Wood, nominated for the prestigious Turner prize last year, is regarded as one of the most important contemporary women artists. She first created a stir with her video work Atlantic at the 1995 Venice Biennale; since then, her photographic series Five Revolutionary Seconds has received widespread international acclaim. Like her previous works, her newest video project, Third Party, is about the tensions and erotic entanglements arising between persons in a closed environment. This publication, in addition to some very recent photographic works, documents Third Party, which she realized with professional actors and the British rock star Marianne Faithful. Also included is a conversation between the artist and Michael O'Pray. "

Water Dance by Howard Schatz (Photographer), B. Martin Pedersen (Editor). Paperback (November 1996) Amphoto.

Pool Light by Howard Schatz (Editor), Beverly Ornstein (Editor), Owen Edwards, B. Martin Pedersen (Editor) . Hardcover - 250 pages (January 1999) Graphis Press.

Limelight: A Greenwich Village Photography Gallery and Coffeehouse in the Fifties: A Memoir by Helen Gee by Helen Gee . Paperback - 312 pages (August 1997) University of New Mexico Pressess. Amazon Price: $19.94

Brandt : The Photography of Bill Brandt by Bill Jay, Nigel Warburton. Hardcover - 320 pages (October 1999) Harry N Abrams

Kenneth Josephson : A Retrospective by Kenneth Josephson, Sylvia Wolf, Stephanie Lipscomb. Paperback - 200 pages (October 1999) Art Institute of Chicago Museum

Julia Margaret Cameron's Women by Sylvia Wolf, Debra N. Mancoff, Stephanie Lipscomb, Julia m Cameron. Hardcover - 216 pages (December 1998) Yale Univ Press

Julia Margaret Cameron : Photographs from the J. Paul Getty Museum by Julia Margaret Pattle Cameron, Julian Cox (Commentary). Paperback - 144 pages (October 1996) J Paul Getty Museum Publications

Francesca Woodman by Francesca Woodman (Photographer), Philippe Sollers, David Levi Strauss, eli Janus, Phillipe Sollers, David Levi-Strauss. Hardcover - 160 pages (November 1998) Scalo Verlag Ac. Photographs are surrealists, personal, introspective and more.

The Last Day of Summer : Photographs by Jock Sturges (Photographer), Jayne Anne Phillips (Designer). Hardcover - 95 pages 8th Edition edition (July 1, 1998) Aperture.

Naked New York by Greg Friedler. Paperback - 160 pages (May 1997) W W Norton & Co.

Nobuyoshi Araki : Shijyo : Tokyo--Marketplace of Emotions by Nobuyoshi Araki, Ulf Erdmann Ziegler, Zdenek Felix (Editor). Hardcover - 136 pages (September 1998) Edition Stemmle

Seeing Is Believing by Charles Ashley Stainback, Vik Muniz (Photographer). Hardcover - 144 pages (September 1998). "Vik Munizconstructs images--often portraits--out of materials such as sugar, chocolate syrup, and thread. In another series, he drew famous images, using the same nontraditional media, like the photograph of Neil Armstrong on the moon, from memory."

Lost Lhasa : Heinrich Harrer's Tibet by Heinrich Harrer (Photographer), Galen Rowell (Introduction). Paperback - 224 pages Reprint edition (September 1997) Harry N Abrams (Pap). "In the 1940s, Austrian mountain climber Heinrich Harrer escaped from a British internment camp in India and walked across the Himalayas. He limped into Lhasa two years later, and spent five years there as an honorary Tibetan. He kept diaries, bartered for an old Leica camera, and took thousands of pictures. Then in 1950 the Chinese invaded Tibet and Harrer fled. Seven Years in Tibet tells that story, but Harrer wanted to do more to raise international awareness. The result is Lost Lhasa, a collection of hundreds of previously unpublished intimate photographs of the Lhasa that used to be. With an explanatory text written in the same unpretentious prose that made Seven Years so popular, this paean to the Lhasa Harrer knew is beautiful and irreplaceable. "

The Illusion of Orderly Progress by Barbara P. Norfleet, Edward O. Wilson. Hardcover - 101 pages 1 Ed edition (April 1999) Knopf. "Barbara Norfleet's bugs are more human than humans. In this remarkable collection of photographs, Norfleet has posed insects and arachnids in dioramas that profoundly illustrate the failings and foibles of our own species. "