books by Aperture
This Is Mars
This Is Mars offers a previously unseen vision of the red planet. Located somewhere between art and science, the book brings together for the first time a series of panoramic images recently sent back by the U.S. observation satellite MRO (Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter). Since its arrival in orbit in 2006, MRO and its HiRISE telescope have been mapping Mars' surface in a series of exceptionally detailed images that reveal all the beauty of this ...
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 ...
Bruce Davidson: Subway
Bruce Davidson's groundbreaking Subway , first published by Aperture in 1986, has garnered critical acclaim both as a documentation of a unique moment in the cultural fabric of New York City and for its phenomenal use of extremes of color and shadow set against flash-lit skin. In Davidson's own words, "the people in the subway, their flesh juxtaposed against the graffiti, the penetrating effect of the strobe light itself, and even the hollow ...
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 ...
Paul Fusco: RFK
Paul Fusco: RFK , published during the fortieth anniversary of Robert F. Kennedy's assassination, is the long-awaited follow-up to Fusco's acclaimed RFK Funeral Train , a body of work heralded as a contemporary classic. This historical new publication features more than 70 never-before-seen images, many selected from the untapped treasure trove of slides that comprise the Library of Congress' Look Magazine Collection. As a staff photographer ...
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 ...
Trouble in Treeville
Aperture Press, 2013
Somewhere in the peaceful town of Treeville, high among the pine trees and maples, someone is stirring up trouble. Mrs. Hummingbird returns home from lunch to find that her nest has been disturbed! The sparrows haven't seen anyone, nor has Mrs. Wren. When Mrs. Woodpecker from Apple Valley suspects a culprit, the police begin their search. Who is this villain and what has she done to upset an entire community? Trouble in Treeville is a delightful ...
Alex Webb: The Suffering of Light
The Suffering of Light is the first comprehensive monograph charting the career of acclaimed American photographer Alex Webb. Gathering some of his most iconic images, many of which were taken in the far corners of the earth, this exquisite book brings a fresh perspective to his extensive catalog. Recognized as a pioneer of American color photography since the 1970s, Webb has consistently created photographs characterized by intense color and ...
Richard Renaldi: Touching Strangers
Since 2007, Richard Renaldi has been working on a series of photographs that involve approaching and asking complete strangers to physically interact while posing together for a portrait. Working on the street with a large format eight-by-ten-inch view camera, Renaldi encounters the subjects for his photographs in towns and cities all over the United States. He pairs them up and invites them to pose together, intimately, in ways that people are ...
If I Fall (Circle & Cross)
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Petrochemical America offers an in-depth analysis of the causes of sustained environmental abuse along the largest river system in North America. It combines Richard Misrach's haunting photographs of Louisiana's "Chemical Corridor" with landscape architect Kate Orff's "Ecological Atlas"--a series of speculative drawings developed through intensive research and mapping of data from the region. Misrach and Orff's joint effort depicts and unpacks ...
Paul Strand: Sixty Years Of Photographs (Aperture Monograph S)
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 ...
Reaching Hope: A Mother's Journey
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, ...
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." ...
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 ...
Mexico: The Revolution and Beyond
Agustin Victor Casasola photographed everyone of consequence in Mexico at the time of the revolution, from Francisco (Pancho) Villa, Emiliano Zapata and the exiled Russian leader Leon Trotsky to artists Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo. For this splendid collection of Casasola's work, the noted American author Pete Hamill has written a rich essay on the photographer and the Mexico he pictured so well.
Thomas Allen: Uncovered
In this darkly delightful first monograph--also a board book--Thomas Allen selects the pulpiest of pulp paperbacks and then lovingly slices out a figure from the cover, gently folds it into position and constructs a witty and oftentimes suggestive scene around it. In "Thirst," a sultry dame reaches from her cover toward a guy with a bottle on a nearby volume; in "Teeter," a man careens toward the edge of a stack of paperbacks, ready to topple. ...
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