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Iconography of Chance 99 Photographs of the Evanescent South
ISBN: HB: 9780983248088, Solar Books, November 2015
216 pp., 27.9x21.6 cm , 99 duotones
Countercultural musician, performer, filmmaker, and photographer Tav Falco was born and raised in the American South. In "An Iconography of Chance", Falco guides us through the hometowns and gravel roads of this region and introduces us to the backwo...
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£49,00
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Genteel Perversion The Films of Gilbert and George
ISBN: PB: 9780983248071, Solar Books, July 2014
104 pp., 21.6x21.6 cm , 20 halftones
Gilbert and George are perhaps the world's most enduring and controversial artist duo, and the first to transform themselves into a permanent, living work of art. Incorporating their lives, fears, desires, and beliefs into their oeuvre, Gilbert and G...
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Tiger 100 Representations in Classic Japanese Art
ISBN: HB: 9780983248064, Solar Books, June 2013
112 pp., 25x15 cm , 100 colour illus.
"I heard the warning: Here is the tigers' kingdom" – Yosano Tekkan For over one thousand years, the image of the tiger spread from Buddhist temple carvings to other artistic forms across China and Korea. The tiger became a favorite subject for Japa...
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£37,00
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Phantom Sanatorium Beelitz Heilstatten
ISBN: HB: 9780983248040, Solar Books, January 2013
80 pp., 25x15 cm , 60 colour illus.
Built in 1898 to treat victims of tuberculosis from the fast-expanding and overcrowded German capital, the vast sanatorium-turned-military hospital of Beelitz Heilstaetten outside of Berlin is now a site of compulsive, obsessive pilgrimage for urban...
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£26,00
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Muybridge: The Eye in Motion Tracing Cinema's Origins
ISBN: HB: 9780983248057, Solar Books, November 2012
200 pp., 25x15 cm , 50 halftones
Much of contemporary visual culture can be traced directly to the work of Eadweard Muybridge, photographer and film pioneer. In "Muybridge: The Eye In Motion", Stephen Barber analyses Muybridge's prodigious output principally through the photographer...
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£26,00
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Art of Insanity An Analysis of Ten Schizophrenic Artists
ISBN: PB: 9780983248002, Solar Books, January 2012
160 pp., 21.6x21.6 cm , 93 halftones
Hans Prinzhorn (1886-1933) was a German psychiatrist and art historian. While working at the psychiatric hospital of the University of Heidelberg, Prinzhorn focused on adding to the hospital's collection of artwork created by mentally ill patients. M...
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£22,00
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Tokyo Vertigo
ISBN: PB: 9780983248026, Solar Books, November 2011
120 pp., 21.6x21.6 cm , 60 halftones
From the narrow alleyways of the Golden Gai to the flashing ads and jumbotrons of the Shibuya street crossings to the skyscrapers of Shinjuku and the cartoon billboards of the Akiba, Tokyo is an intensely visual and mesmerizing city. In the most inno...
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£19,00
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Walls of Berlin Urban Surfaces: Art & Film
ISBN: PB: 9780982046463, Solar Books, June 2011
192 pp., 21.6x21.6 cm , 150 halftones
Berlin's unique history of conflict, transmutation and violence has created an arena of extraordinary urban surfaces, from which the present-day city and its layered, wounded past are projected simultaneously. "The Walls of Berlin" explores the intim...
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£19,00
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Sade: Sex and Death The Divine Marquis and the Surrealists
ISBN: PB: 9780982046494, Solar Books, June 2011
200 pp., 15x23 cm , 50 halftones
The Marquis de Sade (1740-1814) was one of the key figures identified by Andre Breton in his Surrealist Manifestos as inspirational to the whole Surrealist movement. Sade's importance to the Surrealists and their close affiliates is reflected in the...
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£15,00
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Ghosts of the Black Chamber Experimental, Dada & Surrealist Photography (1918-1948)
ISBN: PB: 9780982046449, Solar Books, November 2010
136 pp., 21x21 cm , 200 halftones
In the photographic process, the Surrealists recognised an alchemical metamorphosis of shadow and light, of the real and the imaginary; in this respect they saw the photograph not as a fixed document, but more as a point of departure towards a height...
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£22,00
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