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Ansel Adams' 400 Photographs

By Ansel Adams
Ansel Adams
Beautifully reproduced and cleanly presented, the four hundred images in this volume represent the finest work of a pre-eminent landscape photographer. The photographs are arranged chronologically into five major periods in order to convey Adams's maturation as an artist - from his first photographs in 1916 to his last great photograph in 1968. ANSEL ADAMS' 400 PHOTOGRAPHS is intended as a must-have gift and reference book for anyone who appreciates photography and the allure of the natural world. Few artists or photographers of any era can claim to have produced four hundred images of lasting beauty and significance. It is a testament to Ansel's vision and his prodigious output that a book of this scale can be justified, and it is a point of pride for Little, Brown to publish a comprehensive overview of the work of Ansel Adams in a single well-packaged volume.
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  • The Mammoth Book of Erotic Women

    By Maxim Jakubowski
    Maxim Jakubowski
    Selections of the finest images of the world's leading erotica photographers, including Eric Kroll, Charles Gatewood, Petter Hegre, Chas Ray Krider, Emma Delves-Broughton, Larry Utley, Juan Carlos Rivas, Craig Morey and Gabrielle Rigon. This follow-up volume to the all black-and-white MBO Erotic Photography celebrates the nude female form through the colour work of no less than 78 different photographers. Among the contributors are a surprising number of female photographers of the nude, many practicing the art of self-portraiture - a chance to see how gender can sometimes influence the subtle way of looking at the body. Also featured are a father and daughter team; a photographer who re-appears as a model in two further portfolios; the grandson of the famed American photographer Edward Weston; a mix of professional and amateur photographers; and contributions from the UK, the USA, Spain, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Austria, Russia, Argentina, France, Israel, Italy, Poland, Norway, Switzerland, Japan, Australia, Canada, Czechoslovakia and Holland.

    Bent Objects

    By Terry Border
    Terry Border
    Trained as a photographer, Terry Border left the commercial world for story-telling. His complex vignettes are made of the simplest, everyday items: a jar of spices, a cigarette stub, a flower, a snack food. These sly photos range from whimsical scenes to sexy scenarios, the sad truths to the hilarious happenings in everyday life. In the tradition of bestselling humorous photography books like Chicks with Baggage , Play with Your Food , and Hello Cupcake! , this volume will surprise you with every viewing. A sunflower missing a petal becomes the tortured artist Van Gogh an egg arrives to visit his mom only to discover roast chicken on the table when confronted by a jar of peanut butter, peanuts hold a wake and hot dogs leave behind their own brand of little presents. Marshmallows, wine corks, bread, soap, rocks, and tea bags,no common household item is safe from the twisted (wire) mind behind these uncommon creations!

    Feast Your Eyes

    By Brittany Wright
    Brittany Wright
    The ombrè craze sweeping fashion and beauty rendered in beautiful, edible color.The gradient photography style that has made Wright an internet sensation is the inspiration for this vibrant four-color collection of food photography. Kaleidoscope Kitchen illustrates the color variations found in the foods we eat, composing photos along these minute shifts in color to create striking works of art. Each image is an antidote to noise, a breath of fresh air for a busy audience looking to find beauty in the simple things.In a hundred gorgeous, serene photos, Wright inspires readers to play with color in their lives - and in their kitchens.

    Five Hundred Buildings Of Paris

    By James Driscoll, Jorg Brockmann, Kathy Borrus
    James Driscoll, Jorg Brockmann, Kathy Borrus
    Five hundred stunning duotone photographs showcase the finest, most majestic, and interesting examples of architecture in one of the world's most beloved citiesThe greatest buildings, monuments, and structures of Paris come to life in these inspiring, neighborhood-by-neighborhood photographic tours. Each building is featured in a rich, fine-resolution duotone photograph. Information including the building's name, its address and location, and year of completion or renovation is included underneath the image. A brief description of each building, which highlights its distinctive features and places it in historical context, is included at the back of the book.
  • The Mammoth Book of New Erotic Photography

    By Maxim Jakubowski
    Maxim Jakubowski
    A brand-new, stunningly produced collection of over 500 erotic art photographs, featuring the work of over 70 leading photographers from the US, UK and elsewhere, who have made a name for themselves with their nude and erotic work.Photographers include Alva Bernadine, Steve Diet Goedde, Chas Ray Krider, John Santerineross, Michele Serchuk, Peter Gorman, Dave Naz, Charles Gatewood, Luis Durante, Rebecca Tillett, Aaron Hawks, Craig Morey, Eric Kroll, Richard Kadrey, Christine Kessler and many more. These excitingly original images represent the very best of contemporary erotic photographic art.
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    Smithsonian Civil War In 3D

    By Michael Stephenson, Smithsonian Institution
    Michael Stephenson, Smithsonian Institution
    The everyday experiences of Union and Confederate soldiers are vividly captured in historic 3D images, seen through an accompanying stereoscopic viewer, in this unique book-and-box format.The life of a soldier during the Civil War, whether Union or Confederate, was brutally hard and tremendously bleak in ways that are difficult to fathom. Yet, the war also had its moments of heroism, pride, and humanity. The Civil War in 3D transports us to this defining time in our country's history and puts us right in the middle of the battlegrounds.This unique book-and-box format includes 35 stereoscopic photographs, a sturdy metal stereoscopic viewer through which to see them, and a 176-page illustrated paperback book that tells of the war from the soldiers' perspective, including firsthand descriptions in the form of letters and diaries. What they ate, where they slept, how they filled the long hours while waiting for the next battle to start, and other aspects of their gritty existence are presented along with a timeline of the war that puts the experiences described into context.The 35 3D photographs, many culled from the Smithsonian archive, include images of soldiers building winter quarters, preparing food in the mess hall, bathing in a river in Virginia, waiting at the depot to be transported to the front lines, building roads, following the wagon trains from battle to battle, and recuperating from wounds in hospitals. Detailed descriptions of the scenes depicted in the photographs are included on the back of each card.

    Bear Portraits

    By Jill Greenberg
    Jill Greenberg
    The follow-up to Jill Greenberg's popular Monkey Portraits, BEAR PORTRAITS features bears in the photographer's signature style. In her latest book, Greenberg once again captures her animal subjects in poses at once comedic, beautiful, and oddly human. Her large-scale full-color portraits, first seen in galleries, are now available in this fantastic book, which is perfect for art- and animal-lovers alike. Greenberg has phototgraphed full-grown brown bears, grizzlies, Polar bears, and bear cubs with startling intimacy. These are bear portraits like no others.

    New York City In 3D In The Gilded Age

    By Esther Crain, New-York Historical Society
    Esther Crain, New-York Historical Society
    Be transported to New York during the Gilded Age and experience daily life in one of the world's most vibrant cities through mesmerizing, contemporary 3D photography and exciting tales of the time.Black Dog & Leventhal has partnered with the New-York Historical Society to present New York in the Gilded Age as it's never been viewed before. This innovative package includes a sturdy metal stereoscopic viewer and 50 stereoscopic photographs of turn-of-the-century New York. The package also includes a 128-page paperback that provides a brief history of the stereograph craze and an overview of the city's evolution during that time.Mark Twain coined the term the 'Gilded Age' for this period of extravagance, experienced most dramatically in New York City from the late 1860s to 1910. More than half of the millionaires in the United States lived in the city. Previously unimaginable sums of money were made and spent, while poor immigrants were packed in tenements. The gap between the rich and the poor was wide, yet wealth was flaunted at every opportunity, from showy parties to lavish clothing and richly furnished mansions. The period also saw great innovations for all, including the New York City subway system, electric lighting, and the first urban ambulance service. New York City in 3D in the Gilded Age encapsulates a city determinedly positioned at the forefront of culture, politics, and innovation and includes vivid firsthand accounts from writers, politicians, and residents during this period.Detailed descriptions of the scenes depicted in each stereographic photograph are included on the back of the photo.

    A World Of Butterflies

    By Kjell B. Sandved, Brian Cassie
    Kjell B. Sandved, Brian Cassie
    This book features exquisite full-page pictures of 200 butterflies from around the world, accompanied by text that is informative and engaging, including essays on butterfly migration, butterflies and the environment, gardening and watching and collecting butterflies.The selection of butterflies is arranged by location, from the Arctic Circle to rain forests, woodlands, grasslands and deserts. Species in the book include butterflies from India, Costa Rica, Brazil, Ireland, Russia, New Guinea, Thailand, Indonesia, Cambodia and many North American favourites.The richly illustrated introduction briefly describes the history of our fascination with butterflies and provides general scientific information such as the parts of a butterfly, how they grow and feed, and how to observe them.

    The Sacred India Book

    By Amit Pasricha
    Amit Pasricha
    Spirituality is the shining thread that runs through every motif of the rich and complex tapestry that is India. It is not only worship in temple, mosque or church, in gurudwara or agiary, that defines the faith of Indians - it is their ordinary, everyday kind of spirituality that serves as an axis, balancing the temporal with the eternal. The Sacred India Book seizes and distils this ephemeral quality often described as 'the Spirit of India'.Amit Pasricha seeks out meditative moments and momentous ones, exalted moments and exultant ones - the eternal quality of a weathered cross overlooking a windswept beach, the ecstatically outstretched hands of Holi celebrants at Vrindavan, the quiet faith of a women as she ties a piece of coloured thread on the latticed screen of a shrine. His photographs lay before the viewer the colourful, intricate mosaic of Indian religion, spirituality, ritual and tradition: images of religious art such as the living, writhing energy of unfinished idols in a potter's shed in Kolkata; the making of religious music a Buddhists chant from atop icy mountains; the richness of religious traditions in the pristine precision of a Parsi ritual. Amit Pasricha's masterful use of the panoramic format - in unintentional but fitting consonance with the wide, encompassing nature of the sacred in India - and Bharati Motwani's insightful text make The Sacred India Book a limited edition to be preserved and treasured.

    Early Dylan

    By Jim Marshall, Barry Feinstein, Daniel Kramer
    Jim Marshall, Barry Feinstein, Daniel Kramer
    Bob Dylan appeals as much to the generation of today as to his contemporaries. This attractively-priced paperback edition of early Dylan presents rare pictures of Dylan's early years by three leading rock photographers. Barry Feinstein, Daniel Kramer and Jim Marshall were alongside Dylan from the beginning and were given unique and personal access to the artist and his life behind the scenes. The conversational and personal captions by the authors explain each photograph and shed light on Dylan's life during those times - recording, playing pinball, hamming for the camera, spending time with girlfriends, or simply lost in thought. Some of the photographs are well-known classics that now belong in the permanent collection sof the Whitney Museum of American Art and the George Eastman House. Many others, however, appeared in this book for the first time and provide rare visual footbage of the early years of America's most compelling musical artist.
  • The Mammoth Book of Erotic Photography, Vol. 4

    By Maxim Jakubowski
    Maxim Jakubowski
    An all-new collection of both black-and-white and color erotic art photography, featuring the work of 74 leading photographers from the US, Europe, and beyond who have made a name for themselves with their female nude and erotic work, including Renée Jacobs, Thomas Karsten, Chas Ray Krider, Steven Lyon, Natacha Merritt, Craig Morey.
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