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« Reply #75 on: January 28, 2017, 04:49:40 PM »

The 'Death - Photography 1994-2011' is the only Kiyotaka book I have. Bought it some years ago from Amazon. It's really good. I like his foreword about art and the freedom of expression.  ("...I'm a sort of fundamentalist as regards freedom of expression. I believe nothing is impossible for art. I believe I can do anything for art. However anti-social or obscene it is, even if it hurts someone, expression mustn't be restricted by any means. This is my faith and prayer. I'm ready to sell my soul to the devil for art. I'm nothing but an artist. ...")


Recent purchases:
Trevor Brown: Black and White
Zorïn: Art Moral

Both from Timeless, both recommended.
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« Reply #76 on: March 15, 2017, 11:34:43 AM »

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« Reply #77 on: March 15, 2017, 02:43:32 PM »

http://www.kiddiepunk.com/kiddiepunk_collected.htm
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« Reply #78 on: March 15, 2017, 03:42:06 PM »


daresay this is on order by a number on this site and reviews will follow.
hope folks are getting for more than a bit od lost Sotos though.
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« Reply #79 on: March 17, 2017, 05:12:16 PM »

my copy of kiddiepunk arrived this am.
clearly too soon to comment on the writing
the visuals are however striking ESP if you like the rough b&w aesthetic.
reminds of the few Japanese photobooks I have seen-high contrast images, pictures across two pages and so 'divided', rough matte paper, little or no explanation/context unless you see publishers themselves as context.
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« Reply #80 on: April 08, 2017, 05:22:05 PM »

Recent library score:

"1000 Nudes: Uwe Scheid Collection" by Michael Koetzle (Benedikt Taschen)
          History of nude photography through earliest stages of photography to the early 1930s; almost entirely women, some men; categorized by artistic portraits, experimental techniques, pin-ups, private obscene photographs, early pornography and erotic photos, pictorialism, nudism, scientific photography, etc. Basic concept is that from the moment anyone could take pictures of anything, the obvious preference and objet d'art was the naked female body. Duh. But still great coffee table book.
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« Reply #81 on: August 15, 2017, 10:28:34 AM »

'Trait' by Vladimir Velickovic is a beautiful thing large with thick paper.
Morbid looking very loose and dense sketches of men in various disjointed states and some birds.
Reminds a bit of Fancis Bacon like most of his work does
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« Reply #82 on: October 04, 2019, 07:35:42 PM »

Not sure if it's the right topic, but I got some heavy books from Timeless this week:
Problem by Aleksandra Waliszewska
and NAROK by Stephen Bessac, which I think was already mentioned in another topic.

Was just browsing through them yet, but damn, they both look great!

Apart from these two, I also got The Thai Occult book by Jenx - just read the introduction, but it should be very good and interesting as well.


Although it maybe fits better in another topic, I also have to mention the BEYOND TERROR - The films of Lucio Fulci by Stephen Thrower, which I also received this week.

Won't be a boring weekend...


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« Reply #83 on: October 25, 2019, 02:28:50 PM »



Not exactly an art book, but Haunted Air, a book of old photographs of children in Halloween costumes is pretty incredible and enchanting.  Compiled by Ossian Brown (ex-COIL), it has been reissued at a reasonable price.  I guess it was pretty expensive to get the first edition, which sold out quickly. 

http://hauntedair.com/
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« Reply #84 on: October 25, 2019, 06:46:08 PM »

Received Jukka Siikala - "Ecstatic Nausea" this week from Infinity Land Press. Well, was only reading through the foreword by Mikko A., the interview by Martin Bladh and browsing through the pages - but I strongly recommend to everyone to immediately get this!
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« Reply #85 on: October 25, 2019, 06:52:05 PM »



Not exactly an art book, but Haunted Air, a book of old photographs of children in Halloween costumes is pretty incredible and enchanting.  Compiled by Ossian Brown (ex-COIL), it has been reissued at a reasonable price.  I guess it was pretty expensive to get the first edition, which sold out quickly. 

http://hauntedair.com/

Thanks! This looks interesting.
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« Reply #86 on: November 27, 2019, 04:54:45 PM »



Currently enjoying a book of old photographs of recently deceased people, positioned for photography in a funerary context.  This is an extremely well made book. 

Beyond The Dark Veil
https://www.abebooks.com/Beyond-Dark-Veil-Post-Mortem-Mourning/22637616724/bd?cm_mmc=ggl-_-US_Shopp_Trade-_-used-_-naa&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIsPy1ndKK5gIVkR-tBh1ZHgI0EAQYBiABEgLiovD_BwE
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« Reply #87 on: December 05, 2019, 04:22:35 PM »



Flight Into Egypt by Timothy Ely. 
Ely is an artist who creates books rather than gallery exhibitions. 
This particular book is inspired by findings that his grandfather travelled to Egypt between the two world wars to apparently study alchemy. 
There is an interview, but mostly images here.  Basically a surrealist take on the experience of his grandfather.
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