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Wednesday
Mar182015

Scugnizzi by Brett Lloyd

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First edition, 2014
Softcover
6.75 x 9.5 inches

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The thought of summers on the Mediterranean often seem dreamy and romantic, but Brett Lloyd's Scugnizzi, published by Dashwood Books, presents another perspective. Focusing on the beaches of Naples, the London-based photographer captures a different kind of beauty, paying particular attention to colour, the region's youth, and the richness of southern Italian culture.

Available from Dashwood Books

Saturday
Jan172015

William Eggleston: From Black and White to Colour

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—01. Untitled, ca. 1970.

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William Eggleston has one of the more idiosyncratic and oft-copied oeuvres in photography and this collection, released by Steidl in late 2014, does a great job of compiling his fantastically composed mundane subject matter. It also highlights his transition from black and white to colour – something which gave the latter a real push in terms of respectability as art. One of Eggleston’s contemporaries, artist Ed Ruscha, may have said it best when he stated, “…when you see a picture he’s taken, you’re stepping into some jagged kind of world that seems like Eggleston World.”

Available from Dashwood Books
Steidl

Tuesday
Nov042014

Pud II by Jason Nocito

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—01. Edition of 750.

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Jason Nocito’s personal work is some of the photography I relate to the most, initially being exposed to him through his connection as a former Vancouver resident. Pud II, designed by Ari Marcopoulos and Camilla Venturini of Ordinary Books, is a companion to Nocito's first release in this series, which will eventually form a trilogy. Built around the same large format photos of multicoloured NYC puddles in all their trash-filled glory, the second volume is also interspersed with supporting imagery that often comes off stoned, sometimes voyeuristic, and completely idiosyncratic.

Available from Dashwood Books

Wednesday
Sep032014

Jason Nocito – Pud

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—01. Published by Dashwood, 2014.

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Even though Pud is published by Dashwood, I came across this unexpectedly engrossing book at Printed Matter. Although I am a bit tired of 'street photography', photography of actual streets seems remarkably fresh. Similar to the old adage about us all living in a giant's fingernail, Nocito's close-up photos of puddles and concrete truly feel like they're little universes in and of themselves.

Available from Dashwood Books

Wednesday
Nov072012

Luigi Ghirri: Project Prints

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—01. Published by JRP Ringier.

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"In the early 1970s Luigi Ghirri delved into fundamental ideas about the role of photography in contemporary art. As he began to structure his first series he often created "maquettes" in order to visualize his work and think about it. In the early 1980s, as he probed deeper in his search for expression on the subject of landscapes, Ghirri started producing larger negatives, clearly not for the sake of technique itself, but rather to "get inside" the subject more intensely. Thanks to these master copies, Ghirri was able to produce excellent contact prints, small photographs that he could cut out, file, and line up in order to see each image, plan his series, organize his own view; he could leave the images loose and bring them together again in endless combinations".

JRP Ringier
Available at Dashwood Books

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Saturday
Aug182012

Bookstores for Gazers

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—01. Photograph by Philip Greenberg.

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South Willard just posted a nice little article from The New York Times about the recent evolution of art book stores. Click the link below to read Randy Kennedy's piece in full.

South Willard

Wednesday
Aug012012

Juergen Teller: The Master

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01. II.
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A modern classic, the original Master book was released by Steidl in 2005 and has since become a benchmark in small book and zine design. In the years following its release Stiedl have not only reprinted the original but released two more books by Teller in the series: volumes II and III. Affordable and exceptional, the second and third parts of this trilogy are currently available at Dashwood Books in New York, or direct from the publisher's website.

— Available at Dashwood Books and Steidl

Friday
Jun152012

Anyway by Ari Marcopoulos

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—01-04. Pages from zines 01-19.

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For a whole calendar year the photographer Ari Marcopoulos is producing one zine per week for New York's Dashwood Books. Entitled "Anyway" the series of zines are printed in editions of 50, with 20 being held back each month for inclusion in a forthcoming boxed set of 52 zines, which is set to be released at the end of the year.

Available at Dashwood Books