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I Know How Furiously Your Heart is Beating book cover
I Know How Furiously Your Heart is Beating
Alec Soth - 2019-03-01
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Alec Soth's latest book, "I Know How Furiously Your Heart is Beating," is a beautiful and thought-provoking exploration of the limitations of photographic representation. Through large-format color photos taken all over the world, Soth delves into the depths of his subjects' inner lives, using interior spaces to highlight the universality of their experiences. As Soth puts it, the goal of this book is "to simply spend time in the presence of another beating heart."
Thomas Hawk
A wonderful book that I'm happy to have in my library.      source
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Lee Friedlander
Lee Friedlander - 2019-05-21
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Lee Friedlander: Signs is a captivating collection of photographs that showcase Friedlander’s fascination with the words and markings that define the American landscape. From graffiti to neon lights to hand-lettered ads, Friedlander’s lens captures the poetry of desire and commerce. Featuring over 144 photographs, this book presents a cacophony of signs from New York and other places in the US, including self-portraits and street photography. A must-have for anyone intrigued by the unselfconscious portrait of modern life.
Thomas Hawk
One of my favorite Lee Friedlander books, signs:      source
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Los Angeles 1979
Billy Vera - 2016-04-26
VINTAGE NEON: LA 1979 is a captivating photography book by Grammy winner Billy Vera. The book tells a noirish story of LA at night through photographs of forgotten neon signs that Vera captured almost forty years ago. These mesmerizing photographs sat hidden away until recently when Vera's friend, Tamela D'Amico, recognized their value and secured them a gallery showing and a book. This book is a visual history of a time and place long past and a must-read for photography enthusiasts and anyone who loves LA's rich culture.
Thomas Hawk
@mikedkowalczyk Thanks, that is "Vintage Neon" a great book.      source
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Shtetl in the Sun
Andy Sweet's South Beach 1977–1980
Brett Sokol - 2019-02-19
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Discover the vibrant and thriving Jewish community of 1970s South Beach through stunning photographs capturing daily life, beach strolling, klezmer dancing, and more. Shtetl in the Sun features previously unseen photos by American photographer Andy Sweet, showcasing the largely elderly population of New York transplants and Holocaust survivors who made up half the town's population. With a foreword by Miami arts journalist Brett Sokol and an introductory essay by bestselling author Lauren Groff, this book is an ode to a once-vanished community.
Thomas Hawk
If you get a chance watch the documentary about photographer Andy Sweet on Netflix, the Last Resort. His book Shetl in the Sun is also highly recommended.      source
Out of Season book cover
Out of Season
The Vanishing Architecture of the Wildwoods
Mark Havens - 2016-08-09
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Step into the past with this photography book that celebrates the unique architecture of midcentury motels in Wildwood, New Jersey. Photographer Mark Havens captures the neon jewels in all their glory over the course of 10 years, including during demolitions. With insightful essays and stunning visuals, "Out of Season" pays homage to a bygone era of Jersey Shore summers.
Thomas Hawk
Picked up a used copy of Mark Haven’s book Out of Season which chronicles the motels of Wildwood, NJ today at Walden Pond Books in #Oakland — a great book on one of the great American treasures.      source