• Photographs: collections
      May 2015

      Bridges of Paris

      by Michael Saint james

      The ideal gift for someone special: an award winning, large-format coffee table book, with over 350 original color photographs, which casts new illumination on the City of Light. The famous love-locks of Paris are portrayed at the peak of their glory, along with stunning portraits of each bridge and intimate riverside moments. Discover the unique history of every bridge crossing the Seine. Every bit a labor of love, Bridges of Paris takes a tour of this renowned city via a newly discovered route that begins with the first bridge built before Julius Caesar’s arrival in France and concludes with the first bridge of the new millennium. Once you’ve experienced this river tour, you’ll never look at Paris—or its bridges—the same way again.

    • The Arts

      Life of China 1965

      Selected Photography of Saito Koichi

      by Qin Feng Photo Studio

      This book contains photos shooting by Japanese photographer Saito Koichi in 1969, when he was in Beijing, Shanghai, Hangzhou, Wuhan, Changsha, Shaoshan in Hunan province and places in Guangdong. During his staying in China, he took lots of photos about city streets and citizen activities. Not only are these photos reflect the mental outlooks of Chinese people’s lifestyle, but also spread out an entire architecture landscape in cities. These photos are of highly documentary values. Meanwhile, it shows profound plot. During the selecting and assembling, instead of redundant subjective annotation, we don’t add them and make comments on the photos any more, just let the photos tell. Let the architectures, people and characters, ordinary life and some politic symbols filled with streets emerged to a song of a times, a song that has been faded away but affected every Chinese people.

    • Photographs: collections
      October 2018

      In the Shadow of Genius

      The Brooklyn Bridge and Its Creators

      by Mensch, Barbara G.

      In the Shadow of Genius is the newest book by photographer and author Barbara Mensch. The author combines her striking photographs with a powerful first-person narrative. She takes the reader on a unique journey by recalling her experiences living alongside the bridge for more than 30 years, and then by tracing her own curious path to understand the brilliant minds and remarkable lives of those who built it: John, Washington, and Emily Roebling. Many of Mensch’s photographs were inspired by her visits to the Roebling archives housed at Rutgers University, where she pieced together through notebooks, diaries, letters, and drawings the seminal locations and events that affected their lives. Following in their footsteps, Mensch traveled to Mühlhausen, Germany, the birthplace of John Roebling; to Saxonburg, Pennsylvania, where Roebling established a utopian community in 1831; to Roebling aqueducts and bridges in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and New York; and to the Civil War battlefield in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, where Washington Roebling, the son of the famous engineer, valiantly served as a Union soldier. The book begins and ends with Mensch’s unique photographs of the Brooklyn Bridge, including never-before-seen images captured deep within the structure. The book creatively fuses contemporary photography with the historical record, giving the reader a new perspective on contemplating the masterwork. Fernanda Perrone, Curator of Special Collections and the Roebling Family Archive at Rutgers University, has contributed a Foreword.

    • Photographs: collections
      September 2000

      Slices of the Big Apple

      A Photographic Tour of the Streets of New York

      by James Freund

      The acclaimed photographer who celebrated the beauty of Central Park in his last book now takes his camera to the streets of Manhattan. In more than 200 color and black and white photographs, Jim Freund moves uptown and down to catch the dazzling contrasts that make New York so unique. From sidewalk artists to skyscrapers, from the lights and shadows across historic Trinity Church to the passing parades in Times Square, Freund brings the streets to life - in a dazzling collection of fresh, provocative images of people and places. Here are breathtaking cityscapes taken from the top of some of the world's tallest buildings and candid, intimate shots of New York's people in all their extraordinary diversity. Here are the colors, patterns, and pulse of the city - and some brandnew ways of looking at it all. Plus: there's clear, expert advice for even novice photographers on how to achieve the impact and artistry that make Jim Freund's photographs so memorable. For natives and visitors alike, Slices of the Big Apple is an unforgettable album of memories that could only happen in New York.

    • Art treatments & subjects

      Notes for Friends

      by Robert Adams

      World renowned photographer Robert Adams explores the possibility of discovering beauty in the compromised landscape of the new American West. His photographs, rendering the landscape in rich black-and-white images, clearly demonstrate that beauty can be found, suggesting a new kind of exploration that could yield a transforming discovery -- the basis for a love of home. Pictures in the book reacquaint us with places that may have been lost to habit or prejudice. Robert Adams encourages us to walk minor roads that at first appear inconsequential, but that in fact lead to wonder. Light rains its miracle on fields next to suburban development, across the slopes of nameless foothills, and onto trees next to motorways.

    • Photographic reportage

      Japanese American Resettlement Through the Lens

      Hikaru Carl Iwasaki and the Wra's Photographic Section, 1943-1945

      by Lane Ryo Hirabayshi

      Lane Ryo Hirabayashi gathers a unique collection of photographs by War Relocation Authority photographer Hikaru Iwasaki, the only WRA photographer from the period still living. With substantive focus on resettlement -- and in particular Iwasaki's photos of Japanese Americans following their release from WRA camps from 1943 to 1945 -- Hirabayashi explores the WRA's use of photography in its mission not only to encourage "loyal" Japanese Americans to return to society at large as quickly as possible but also to convince Euro-Americans this was safe and advantageous. Hirabayashi also assesses the relative success of the WRA project, as well as the multiple uses of the photographs over time, first by the WRA and then by students, scholars, and community members in the present day. Although the photographs have been used to illustrate a number of publications, this book is the first sustained treatment addressing questions directly related to official WRA photographs. Under what conditions were they taken? How and where were they developed, selected, and stored? How were they used during the 1940s? What impact did they have during and following the war? By focusing on the WRA's Photographic Section, Japanese American Resettlement through the Lens makes a unique contribution to the body of literature on Japanese Americans during World War II.

    • Photographic reportage

      When Our Words Return

      by William Schneider

    • Photographs: collections

      Private Views of Snowdonia

      Essays By the People of the Snowdonia National Park

      by Steve Lewis

    • Photographs: collections

      Private Views of Snowdonia

      by Steve. Lewis

    • Photographs: collections

      Beloved Tywi

      A Visual Journey

      by Ken Day

    • Photographs: collections

      St David's & St Bride's Bay

      Postcards of Yesteryear

      by Brian Cripps

    • Photographs: collections

      Narberth Images of the Past

      by Ann Keen

    • Photographs: collections

      The Shallow Seas of Wales

      by Paul Kay

    • Biography: general

      A Poem of Remote Lives

      The Enigma of Werner Kissling 1895-1988 : Images of Eriskay 1934

      by Michael W. Russell

      Dying in poverty in a Dumfries nursing home in 1988, Werner Kissling left behind a single suitcase. It was filled with personal papers, photographs and lantern slides which suggested a unique life. They revealed the story of this German aristocrat whose life had mirrored and reflected the 20th century and who was passionately involved with the ordinary people of the Western Isles. This biography explores his extraordinary life and work.;Born in Silesia (then in the German Empire, but now part of Poland), in 1895, Kissling grew up in luxury, the second son of a wealthy brewing magnate and a mother who dabbled in the arts and particulary photography. In the suitcase at his death was the postcard sent by his mother from the Isle of Lewis in 1905 which inspired in Kissling a love of the Hebrides which was to last until his death.;After service in the Iron Guard in World War I, Kissling trained for a diplomatic career and in his first posting, in Latvia, took his earliest surviving photographs. His career eventually led him to London but by then he had fallen foul of the Nazis, and he was forced to flee the German Embassy in the early 1930s with Hitler's secret police hard on his heels. Taking again to his first love, the study of people, Kissling went on to make the first film in Gaelic, on the island of Eriskay and to take a series of photographs of the people of that island as they went about their everyday tasks. His film premiered in the presence of the Prime Minister and the (now) Queen Mother and was made in the same year as two other internationally recognized masterpieces - "Man of Aran" and "Triumph of the Will".;Interned in the Tower of London, he survived the war and managed to have his mother and the family fortune smuggled out of Germany in 1945, a year after his only surviving brother committed suicide whilst under sentence of death for his involvement in the "Colonel's Plot" against Hitler. In the post-war years he succeeded in picking up his Western Isles connections whilst frittering away almost #2 million, until eventually he had to earn his living as a part-time writer and photographer in the Scottish Borders.;"A Poem of Remote Lives" is the title of Kissling's only film and an apt description of his own enigmatic existence, detached and protected by his wealth. His legacy of photographs, writings and friends is rich and varied.

    • Photographs: collections

      Heart of the Country

      by Jeremy. Moore

    • The natural world, country life & pets

      Visions Of Antelope Island And Great Salt Lake

      by Marlin Stum

    • Photographs: collections

      Heart of the Country

      A Photographic Diary of Wales

      by Jeremy Moore

    • Photographs: collections

      Blaenau Ffestiniog

      by Gwyn Thomas

      A hardback book containing poems in English and Welsh by the National Poet, Gwyn Thomas, coupled with photographs of Blaenau Ffestiniog by the talented landscape photographer, Jeremy Moore.

    • Places & peoples: pictorial works

      River Map

      by Jim. Perrin

      River Map re-traces the exploratory journey undertaken by Jim Perrin - Telegraph columnist and author of award-winning books on mountaineering - from the mouth to the source of the well-known river Dee in north-east Wales. Far more than a physical record of the environment and habitat of the area, it is a highly personal and deeply probing account of the urge itself to discover in its many dimensions a region haunted by a long history of conquest and resistance. Jim Perrin also muses upon man's fascination with 'uncovering' - or at least witnessing - the mysteries of land and water, not least of which is the source itself of the river Dee. Complementing Jim Perrin's fluidly written story of the Dee are over 40 colour photographs taken by his artistic collaborator John Beatty. Like the text itself, the photographs are far more than merely descriptive representations of the journey to the river's source. They offer what could be called a truly aesthetic testimony to the beauty of the journey and also to man's ongoing fascination with such journeys.;Born and brought up in post-war Manchester, Jim Perrin found a classic escape from city life in rockclimbing, and has since become a pioneer in the field. His biography of Menlove Edwards won the Boardman Tasker Award for Mountaineering Literature and his essays on rockclimbing have been acclaimed as among the best writing on the subject. His books include Menlove, Mirror in the Cliffs, Visions of Snowdonia, On and Off the Rocks and Yes, to Dance. Spirits of Place, published by Gomer Press, appeared in 1997. Jim Perrin has lived in Wales for over thirty years, working as a guide, shepherd and writer.

    • Photographs: collections
      January 2012

      Beneath Cold Seas

      by David Hall

      In Beneath Cold Seas, author and photographer David Hall takes us into the underwater world of the Pacific Coast from California to Alaska, home to the most diverse and spectacular marine life of any temperate or cold-water ecosystem on the planet. From the tiny, candy-stripe shrimp, giant Pacific octopus, ghost-like hooded nudibranchs, and migrating sockeye salmon to the world's largest sea lions, Hall's stunning photographs and lively text reveal many fascinating species interrelationships and rarely observed animal behaviors. An innovative approach to over/underwater photography places the marine life of the Pacific Northwest in familiar context with hauntingly beautiful images that will surprise even experienced divers and delight the rest of us. An introduction by Sarika Cullis-Suzuki focuses on the conservation issues facing this rich yet vulnerable ecosystem.

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