books by Aperture
Sebastiao Salgado: Migrations
InMigrations, SebastiNo Salgado turns his attention to the staggering phenomenon of mass migration. Photographs taken over seven years across more than thirty-five countries document the epic displacement of the world's people at the close of the twentieth century. Wars, natural disasters, environmental degradation, explosive population growth, and the widening gap between rich and poor have resulted in over one hundred million international ...
Chester Gigolo: Diary of a Dog Star
Aperture Press, 2012
Some dogs are born to be stars... Chester Gigolo is a Berger Picard who dreams of stardom. In this diary of his ambitious first year, this canine actor, athlete, and author recounts his exciting life in New York City — from his rigorous puppy training to his athletic triumphs and quest for the limelight. Whether adventuring into town on his own, appearing on television, or posing for magazine covers, Chester always manages to find ...
If I Fall (The Circle & Cross, Book One)
Aperture Press, 2013
Elvira Hamilton's parents are taken from her on a terrifying night in 1901. They are the victims of a war raging in the shadows of Edwardian England — a struggle between wielders of supernatural powers known as Marked and the violent Radicals who are hunting them to extinction. With little choice but to flee, seventeen-year-old Elvira and her young sister stow away aboard the RMS Celtic in hopes of reaching safety in America. But they soon ...
Daybooks of Edward Weston
For more than fifteen years, Edward Weston kept a diary in which he recorded his struggle to understand himself, his society, and his medium. Seldom has an artist written about his life as vividly, intimately, or sensitively. His journal has become a classic of photographic literature. A towering figure in twentieth-century photography, Weston sought to awaken human vision. His restless quest for beauty and the mystical presence behind it ...
Stark, impassioned, and singularly intense, the work of the itinerant and fiercely independent Czech photographer, Josef Koudelka, has received deserved acclaim over the past three decades for having made a uniquely significant contribution to the language of photography. This major new monograph presents the most comprehensive survey of Koudelka's work to date, bringing together more than 150 of his most eloquent images--from his earliest, many ...
Throughout his prolific career as a photographer, Emmet Gowin has threaded together seemingly disparate subjects: his wife, Edith, and their extended family; American and European landscapes; aerial views of environmental devastation, brought together by his ongoing interest in issues of scale, the impact of the individual, and notions of belonging. This long-awaited survey pays tribute to Gowin's remarkable career and his impact on the medium. ...
Sebastião Salgado: Workers: An Archaeology of the Industrial Age
More than those of any other living photographer, Sebastião Salgado's images of the world's poor stand in tribute to the human condition. His transforming photographs bestow dignity on the most isolated and neglected, from famine-stricken refugees in the Sahel to the indigenous peoples of South America. Workers is a global epic that transcends mere imagery to become an affirmation of the enduring spirit of working women and men. The book is ...
Summit : Vittorio Sella : Mountaineer and Photographer : The Years 1879-1909
Weighted with heavy, nineteenth-century camera equipment, Vittorio Sella climbed some of the world's most mysterious, perilous peaks and photographed them, many for the first time. His strikingly elegant photographs, which in Ansel Adams's words, "revealed [the mountains] in all their sheer majesty," offer groundbreaking scientific and documentary information as well. Climbers today still use Sella's pictures to map out routes and to better ...
Diane Arbus: An Aperture Monograph: Fortieth-Anniversary Edition
When Diane Arbus died in 1971 at the age of 48, she was already a significant influence--even something of a legend--for serious photographers, although only a relatively small number of her most important pictures were widely known at the time. The publication of Diane Arbus: An Aperture Monograph in 1972--along with the posthumous retrospective at The Museum of Modern Art--offered the general public its first encounter with the breadth and ...
Thomas Allen: uncovered
Earth to Sky: Among Africa's Elephants, A Species in Crisis
Elephants are among the earth's most sentient beings. They remember, they experience grief and joy, fear and love. Indeed, as our knowledge of these extraordinary creatures increases, the more they transcend all preconceptions of animal behavior. Michael "Nick" Nichols, longtime photographer for National Geographic as well as the magazine's editor-at-large for photography, has been working with African elephants for more than 20 years. In ...
Sharon Wells Wagner
Aperture Press, 2013
A homeless boy in the Great Depression who dreams of finding a family of his own joins Special Forces during World War II. Sharon Wells Wagner makes her literary debut with the story of her father, Red Wells - a man who has seen hardship, joy, and adventure. Telling the tale through his eyes, she takes us on a remarkable journey from childhood through the Second World War and beyond. Growing up poor in small-town America, Red spends his days ...
Paul Strand: Sixty Years Of Photographs (Aperture Monograph)
Paul Strand: Sixty Years of Photographs, a long-unavailable Aperture classic, is one of the most comprehensive surveys of the power and force of a major photographic figure of our time. Before his death in 1976 at age eighty-five, Strand combed his photographic prints and his many books with an eye to the completion of this volume. Seen here is the summation of a lifework, from the first abstract photographs to the series of plant photographs ...
Edward Weston (Aperture Masters of Photography)
A towering figure in twentieth-century photography, Edward Weston sought to lead viewers to "see through their eyes, not with them." His restless quest for beauty and the mystical presence behind it created a body of work unrivaled in the medium. This book offers Weston masterpieces spanning more than four decades. Included are his early Pictorialist images, industrial studies of Armco Steel, portraits from his Mexican period, the still lifes ...
The Battle of the Bulge
Aperture Press, 2014
On December 16, 1944, their lives changed forever... The Battle of the Bulge is a compilation of firsthand accounts narrated by the men and women who endured one of the bloodiest conflicts in American history. Drawn from the official archive of the Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge, Inc., these stories describe in riveting detail the experiences of ordinary people-from brutal combat and facing one's own mortality to glimpses of human kindness ...
Food Chain: Encounters Between Mates, Predators and Prey
A fresh look at the laws of nature, in startling, beautiful, and at times unsettling detail. Working with a menagerie of insects and animals she raises in her New York City studio, Catherine Chalmers makes images that ask us to examine the lives we ordinarily overlook. What we find is by turns surprising, humorous, and thought provoking. In the series of photographs that gives the book its title, Chalmers vividly sketches the links between ...
Reaching Hope: A mother's journey through alcoholism and her daughter's cancer
Aperture Press, 2012
"When most teenage girls were complaining about cramps, headaches, and broken fingernails, Elizabeth was wrenched with pain from radiation... When other teenagers were planning their weekends and going to parties, Elizabeth was having overnight chemo treatments and morphine drips... When most other teenagers were complaining about getting out of bed, Elizabeth was hoping she had the strength to get out of bed..." At Christmastime in 2005, ...
Masterpieces of World Philosophy
Frank N. Magill
For many, philosophy is a difficult, almost unapproachable field--just understanding it seems to require more knowledge than most students and general readers could possible have. That's how Masterpieces of World Philosophy can help you to truly grasp the ideas of Aristotle and Aquinas, Confucius and Camus: it examines and summarizes nearly one hundred influential works through critical essays that focus on their themes and major points. ...
Dorothea Lange : Photographs of a Lifetime (Aperture Monograph)
Reprinted for the first time, this is the most comprehensive collection of the photographer's work ever published. It includes portraits from her early years as a fashionable studio photographer as well as classic images that established her as the preeminent documentary artist of her time. "Dorothea Lange: Photographs of a Lifetime captures--like all of her work--the extraordinary in the commonplace, with rare candor, compassion, and dignity." ...
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