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    Fine Art Photo Books

    I've recently become interested in fine art photography and have been buying books over the past couple of months. I'm primarily drawn to works produced using large format cameras and featuring architecture, cities or 'man-altered' landscapes. Here's what I've acquired so far;

    Edward Burtynsy: Oil
    Edward Burtynsky: China
    Edward Burtynsky: Quarries
    Jeff Liao: Habitat 7
    Robert Polidori: After The Flood
    Stephen Shore: Uncommon Places
    Michael Wolf: Transparent City
    Robert Polidori: Zones Of Exclusion: Pripyat and Chernobyl
    Jeff Brouws: Approaching Nowhere
    Gregory Crewdson: Gregory Crewdson: 1985-2005
    Robert Polidori: Havanna
    Christian Wolter: Bluhenden Landschaften
    Zeng Li A China: Chronicle
    Joel Sternfeld: American Prospects
    Naoya Hatakeyama: Lime Works
    Karin Apollonia Muller: On Edge
    Edward Burtynsky: Australian Minescapes
    Richard Misrach: On the Beach
    Larry Sultan: The Valley
    Mitch Epstein: American Power
    Marla Kennedy: Looking at Los Angeles
    Ferit Kuyas: Chongqing: City of Ambition
    Olaf Otto Becker: Broken Line
    Andreas Gursky: Andreas Gursky (MoMA)
    Andreas Gursky: Andreas Gursky (Hatje Crantz)
    Gregory Crewdson: Beneath The Roses
    Michael Light: Bingham Mine, Garfield Stack
    Matt Logue: Emtpy L.A

    I've also got Bialobrzeski's and Naoya Hatakeyama's work on the radar but haven't found any reasonably priced copies yet.

    Anyone else share the same sort of taste and can think of works I might also like? One thing to bear in mind is that I've only recently started taking a real interest in this and my research generally turns up stuff that's still current so there's probably loads of stuff out there from a few years ago that I've never heard of.

    I'd love hear of any great books that you've found over the years, even if they don't really fit with the theme of my collection.

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    Re: Fine Art Photo Books

    I think I have a couple of those..



    I definitely have Crewdson.

    Ones that you don't have:
    Cedric Delsaux - Nous Resterons Sur Terre
    Yishay Garbasz - In My Mother's Footsteps
    Naoya Hatakeyama - Zeche Westfallen I/II Ahlen
    Todd Hido - Between The Two
    Todd Hido - House Hunting
    Todd Hido - Witness #7
    Ian Beesley - A Place Of Work
    Ville Lenkkeri - The Place Of No Roads
    Philip Lorca DiCorcia - A Storybook Life

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    Re: Fine Art Photo Books

    Cape Light -- Joel Meyerowitz

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    Wow, yes - Delsaux, Garbasz, Lenkkeri are definitely the type of photographers I like. Todd Hido I forgot to mention in my list, I'm aware of him but 'Househunting' is one of those titles that's gotten fairly pricey recently (and forget about 'Outskirts'!). Hatakeyama's Atmos and Zeche Westfallen will proabably be my next purchase (although having now seen the Delsaux book ... maybe not)

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    Re: Fine Art Photo Books

    Alec Soth "Sleeping by the Mississippi," "Niagra."

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    Ah yes, I'd forgotten about Cape Light. I also have Aftermath on my wish list but I'm strangely reluctant to actually buy it because, to be honest, I think I'll find the content pretty depressing.

    Alec Soth is someone who's work I keep going back to, partly because of the amount of coverage he gets on blogs and suchlike, but I can't seem to make up my mind whether I really like it or not. I appreciate the suggestion though, keep 'em coming.

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    Re: Fine Art Photo Books

    Another two superb photographers I've come across are Alexander Gronsky and Scott Conarroe but, sadly, they haven't yet published any books.

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    Re: Fine Art Photo Books

    Also for your consideration -- tho more of people on the land, rather than city/town...

    http://www.elaineling.com/book.html

    Vaughn

    More on the book...

    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/books...rticle1439319/

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    Re: Fine Art Photo Books

    I've got Alec Soth - Last Days of W, but thats his only title I own.
    My copy of Househunting is 2nd Edition. Finding a first edition is nigh impossible.

    John Divola is another good photographer. Three Acts has a lot of architecture-based stuff, but I much prefer The Green of This Notebook.

    I carried my copy of Delsaux's book back from Paris. I've not seen it anywhere outside of France.

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    Re: Fine Art Photo Books

    Sze Tsung Leong
    Chen Jiagang
    Toshio Shibata
    Frank Breuer
    Simon Norfolk
    Walter Niedermayr

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    Gabriele Basilico
    Ryuji Miyamoto

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