A meticulous and attentive treatment of the photographic image is a primary concern of the publishing house in all program areas. Additionally, the medium of photography has the status of an independent discipline. Artistic positions are just as much of interest as photo-journalism reportage. The criteria are authorship and artistic independence.

  1. Albert Kahn and the Archives of the Planet
    From March 2015
    The Cosmopolitics of Visual Memory:
    Albert Kahn and the Archives of the Planet

    Herausgegeben von Kjetil A. Jakobsen und Trond E. Bjorli

    In 1912, the French banker and philanthropist Albert Kahn (1860–1940) founded “The Archives of the Planet,” an extensive collection of photographs and films that today contains 72,000 autochromes and 183,000 meters of film. Between 1909 and 1932, Kahn sent documentarists to sixty countries on four continents to capture on film and in autochromes the everyday life and the art, culture, and religion of different societies. He was convinced that the knowledge of foreign cultures promoted mutual respect among people. The Cosmopolitics of Visual Memory: Albert Kahn and the Archives of the Planet offers insights into this fascinating collection of visual records. Texts by Jay Winter, Paula Amad, Kjetil A. Jakobsen, Trond E. Bjorli, and Gilles Baud-Berthier discuss the role of the then new media in establishing a cosmopolitan and pacifist worldview as well as Henri Bergson’s influence on Albert Kahn. In addition, Trond Lundemo reflects on the medial conditions of analogous imagery, seen from our perspective of the digital age.

    Design: Integral Lars Müller

    16.5 x 24 cm, 6 ½ x 9 ½ in, 400 pages, approx. 250 illustrations, hardcover

    ISBN 978-3-03778-340-5, English

    €50.00 / $65.00 / £45.00
  2. Liminal Spaces
    Jurek Wajdowicz
    Liminal Spaces
    Jurek Wajdowicz. Fotografie 75

    With a contribution by Fred Ritchin

     

    Polish-born photographer Jurek Wajdowicz’s new art book luxuriates the viewer
    with both saturated and minimalist images that float between abstraction and
    reality of both the perceived and the imagined. The largeness of this limited-
    edition publication, reminiscent of a gallery space, envelops the reader and
    creates a pause for each image. You realize at once you are seeing something
    captured in its purity—in its minimal, intense and separate state.  

    Fred Ritchin in his introduction writes “…Seeing and looking are hardly the
    same. The riches reside as well in the parallel universes, those which
    conventional photography, quoting from appearance, hardly seem to take into
    account. In the hints of shape in Wajdowicz’s own images, in his embrace of
    negative space, appearance manages to conceal itself, implying the gaps of the
    forever in-between. The engaged viewer can then infer ways to re-imagine,
    while Jurek’s lens argues for a less traveled space. It is no wonder that his
    imagery reads like jazz…”

    Design: Jennifer Sterling

    29,5 x 38,1 cm, 11½ x 15 in, 112 pages, 75 illustrations, paperback (2013)

    ISBN 978-3-03778-410-5, English, Polish

    €60.00 / $80.00 / £50.00
  3. Inside CERN
    Andri Pol
    Inside CERN
    European Organization for Nuclear Research

    For most people locations that hold a particular importance for the development of our society and for the advancement of science and technology remain hidden from view. CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, is best known
    for its giant particle accelerator. Here researchers take part in a diverse array of fundamental physical research, in the pursuit of knowledge that will perhaps one day revolutionize our understanding of the universe and life on our planet. The Swiss photographer Andri Pol mixed with this multicultural community of researchers and followed their work over an extended period of time. In doing so he created a unique portrait of this fascinating “underworld.” The cutting-edge research is given a human face and the pictures allow us to perceive how in this world of the tiniest particles the biggest connections are searched for. With an essay by Peter Stamm.

    Design: Integral Lars Müller

    20 x 27,5 cm, 7 ¾ x 10 ¾ in, 432 pages, 295 illustrations, paperback (2014)

    ISBN 978-3-03778-275-0, English
    ISBN 978-3-03778-262-0, German

    English,
    €50.00 / $65.00 / £40.00

    German,
    €50.00 / $65.00 / £40.00

    Andri Pol

    Andri Pol (1961) spürt in seinen Bildern das Aussergewöhnliche im Alltäglichen auf. Mit dem Bildband Grüezi – Seltsames aus dem Heidiland dokumentierte er den Alltag der Schweiz. Für seine Reportagen wurde er vielfach ausgezeichnet.

    "At the end of this long journey, we too feel ourselves to be part of the nuclear giant's life. Brilliant."
    klatmagazine.com

    "CERN's gigantic detectors have been photographed before (...). But Pol breathes life into his photo essay with an original eye, a light, airy style and arresting compositions. He presents CERN as a very human story – a candid portrait of people at work."
    home.web.cern.ch

    "432 pages of the highest image and paper quality. (...) ‘inside CERN’ not only documents the inner workings of the company, but also brings to life a previously closeted environment, an intimate and revealing portrait..."
    designboom.com

    "(Andri Pols) documentary images reveal fascinatingly intimate and surprisingly humorous insights into everyday life at nerd central."
    uncubemagazine.com
  4. LC FOTO: Le Corbusier Secret Photographer
    Tim Benton
    LC FOTO: Le Corbusier Secret Photographer

    In Le Corbusier: Secret Photographer Tim Benton reflects on the famous architect’s use of photography, starting with the young Charles-Edouard Jeanneret’s attempts to take professional photographs during his travels in central Europe, the Balkans, Turkey, Greece, and Italy. While Le Corbusier always claimed that he saw no virtue in taking photographs, he actually bought three cameras and took several hundred photographs between 1907 and 1917, many of them of publishable quality. In 1936 he acquired a 16mm movie camera and took 120 sequences of film and nearly 6,000 photographs with it.

    This previously unpublished material is the basis for the publication. It reveals Le Corbusier to be a sensitive and brilliant manipulator of a wide range of photographic styles. Le Corbusier: Secret Photographer provides dramatically new insights into Le Corbusier’s visual imagination, his changing attitudes towards nature and materials in the 1930s, and his distrust of progress.

    24 x 16.5 cm, 6 ½ × 9 ½ in, 416 pages, approx. 500 illustrations, hardcover (2013)

    ISBN 978-3-03778-344-3, English

    €48.00 / $65.00 / £39.00
    7 Introduction

    21 Jeanneret's First Photographic Campaign
    1907–17

    27 First Steps
    53 Jeanneret's First Camera
    Album 1

    62 An Attempt at Professionalism
    83 Jeanneret's Second Camera
    Album 2

    100 Handheld Photography
    121 The "Felt Strip" Negatives
    Album 3

    138 A Cheap Alternative
    148 Jeanneret's Third Camera:
    the "Brownie Kodak"
    Album 4

    156 Jeanneret: Photographer

    160 Return to Italy, 1921

    167 Le Corbusier, the Cinema, and Cinematographic Photography 1936–38

    175 The Camera

    181 Siemens B 16 mm Movie Camera

    184 The Siemens B Photographs

    185 The Private Le Corbusier
    188 Family and Friends
    Album 5

    206 A Month in Brazil
    214 Rio de Janeiro, July 12–August 14, 1936
    Album 6

    236 A Transatlantic Crossing
    246 On the SS Conte Biancamano,
    August 14–27, 1936
    Album 7

    288 A Harbor on the Mediterranean
    290 Villefranche, August 27–30, 1936
    Album 8

    306 On the Beach
    316 Le Piquey, Bassin d'Arcachon,
    September 1936
    Album 9

    336 Stopover in Burgundy
    337 Vézelay, October 30–November 4, 1936
    Album 10

    346 On the Coast in Brittany
    352 Plougrescant, Brittany, July 1937
    Album 11

    370 Algeria
    374 M'zab and Algiers, April 17–May 7, 1938
    Album 12

    386 A Visit to E1027
    389 Roquebrune, April 1938
    Album 13

    402 Conclusion

    408 Appendix 1: Photographic Expenses of
    Jeanneret and Klipstein
    410 Appendix 2: Le Corbusier's 16 mm Films
    411 Works Cited
    413 Biographies
    414 Index

    Tim Benton

    Tim Benton, born in Rome in 1945, was educated at Cambridge and the Courtauld Institute of Art, London. He taught for forty years at the Open University England and is currently professor emeritus in the history of art.
     

     

  5. The Colors of Growth
    Winner of the Hans Erni-Prize 2013
    Andreas Seibert
    The Colors of Growth
    China's Huai River

    China’s spectacular growth has brought not just prosperity, but also serious damage to the environment. For photographer Andreas Seibert, the present state of the Huai River is a clear example of these problems. Several stretches of the river have been so seriously polluted by toxic waste that people are advised not to even touch the water. Seibert has traveled along the river from source to mouth in order to record how it changes from a stretch of water rising amidst unspoiled nature into a large and poisonous river. Pictures taken on his travels present the poor hinterlands which are generally forgotten in discussions on China, and show the people who live on and near the river—in a habitat on the brink of destruction.

    Website "The Colors of Growth" by Andreas Seibert

    Design: Integral Lars Müller

    26 x 19 cm, 10 ¼ x 7 ½ in, 272 pages, 191 illustrations, hardcover (2013)

    ISBN 978-3-03778-295-8, English

    €40.00 / $50.00 / £35.00
    Andreas Seibert

    Andreas Seibert, born 1970 in Wettingen, Aargau, Switzerland. He studied Photography at the Zurich University of the Arts as well as German Literature and Philosophy at the Zurich University. He has been living in Tokyo since 1997. His photographic works have been published in numerous international magazines and have been on show in exhibitions around the world. He has been member of the photographers agency “Lookat Photos”. Since 2002 he has been working on a long-term photographic study about the live and work of Chinese migrant workers.

  6. News
    Thomas Flechtner
    News

    News represents a further development of the much-acclaimed work of artist Thomas Flechtner. Whereas in Snow he looked at snow as a metaphor for timelessness, calm, distance, and loneliness, and in Bloom Flechtner used atmospherically condensed studies of plants to examine the boundless colorfulness and movement of grown nature, for his new project News Flechtner collected newspaper front pages over a period of one year, scattered plant seeds from very different countries over them, watered them, and, finally, exposed them to the sun. He recorded the way the “news” was gradually bleached and overgrown with plants in more than one hundred color photographs. Flechtner contrasts the anarchy of nature with the agenda of mankind, while also questioning the fleetingness of memory and the demands made on it in shaping today’s world.

    Design: Integral Lars Müller

    Portfolio 112 newspaper pages in box, 35 x 50 cm, 13 ¾ x 19 ¾ (2013)

    ISBN 978-3-03778-318-4, English/German

    €80.00 / $120.00 / £65.00
    Thomas Flechtner

    Born 1961 in Winterthur, Switzerland.
    1983 - 1987 Ecole de Photographie, Vevey
    1993 - 1996 Lived in London
    Lives and works in Valliere, France and Zürich, Switzerland

    Awards

    1988 1990 1992 Swiss Grant for Arts
    1989 European Kodak Award, Arles (First Prize Switzerland, Second Prize Europe)
    1991 European Photography Award, Berlin (Selection)
    1993 Landis & Gyr Studio, London
    2004 Photography Award Canton Neuchâtel, Swizerland

  7. Trilogy of Stone and Time
    Klaus Merkel
    Trilogy of Stone and Time

    All three publications by Klaus Merkel–The Reading of Time in the Text of Nature, Album of Stones and Trees like Stones–are available in the exclusive Trilogy of Stones and Time. Presented in a premium cardboard slipcase, this limited edition is signed by the artist and will be a great addition to every photo and art book collection.

    Design: Integral Lars Müller

    24 x 30 cm, 9 × 11 ¾ in, cardboard slipcase (2013)<br />

    ISBN 978-3-03778-273-6, English
    ISBN 978-3-03778-264-4, German

    English,
    €120.00 / $160.00 / £99.00

    German,
    €180.00

  8. Trees like Stones
    Klaus Merkel
    Trees like Stones

    For over thirty years Klaus Merkel has been photo- graphing stones, rocky landscapes, and trees that he combines in pairs of images. He portrays the astounding harmony between the animate and the inanimate, between natural and designed manifestations. His previous publication Album of Stones featured Milan Cathedral’s forest of figures and pinnacles next to the sandstone columns of Utah’s Bryce Canyon. In the same way, Trees like Stones presents fascinating connections between natural forms and artwork, such as the millennia-old bristlecone pines in Nevada’s Great Basin National Park and the decaying stupa temples of Burma. The book thus invites the reader to examine and compare the manifold similarities of diverse structures, whether between a petrified wandering dune and a gaping trunk of an olive tree in Agrigento, Italy, or between a mushroom rock in the Libyan desert and a Namibian quiver tree.

    Design: Integral Lars Müller

    24 x 30 cm, 9 × 11 ¾ in, 120 pages, 94 illustrations, hardcover (2013)

    ISBN 978-3-03778-272-9, English
    ISBN 978-3-03778-263-7, German

    English,
    €50.00 / $70.00 / £45.00

    German,
    €50.00 / $70.00 / £45.00

    Klaus Merkel

    Born in 1940.

    Studied Archaeology and Art History at Munich University. Studied painting at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste, Berlin.

    1965- 78: indipendent artist in Mexico and Spain. In Berlin since 1978. Lives in Berlin and in Diessen am Ammersee.

    1977: first photographic works. 

  9. Reset – Beyond Fukushima
    Obara Kazuma
    Reset – Beyond Fukushima
    Will the Nuclear Catastrophe Bring Humanity to Its Senses?

    Edited by Adriano A. Biondo and Lars Müller

    Photographies by Kazuma Obara

    Ever since the first days following the disastrous events that took place in Japan in March 2011, photojournalist Kazuma Obara has been visiting the sites and the people affected. He even visited the Fukushima power plant itself, where he talked to the workers involved. The series of portraits and interviews he produced is published for the first time in this publication.

    Obara’s photographs offer touching insights about the consequences of the events surrounding Fukushima. Recollected in this book, they offer a long-term perspective and pose the question of responsibility. They bring to mind just how far-reaching the consequences of this catastrophe are, for the people on site as well as worldwide. This book thus offers a view that goes beyond the pure facts on site—Beyond Fukushima.

    23 x 29,7 cm, 9 x 11 ¾ in, 216 pages, 130 illustrations, paperback (2012)

    ISBN 978-3-03778-292-7, English/Japanese

    €50.00 / $66.00 / £42.00
    Obara Kazuma

    Kazuma Obara, geboren 1985 in Iwate, Japan, ist Fotojournalist. Er studierte Sozialwissenschaften an der Universität Utsunomiya, danach Ausbildung an der Days Japan Schule für Fotojournalismus.

    Wenige Tage nach der Tsunami- und Nuklearkatastrophe in der Folge des Erdbebens im März 2011 begab sich Obara in die betroffenen Gebiete. Seine Fotografien des Kernkraftwerks Fukushima Daiichi wurden in zahlreichen bedeutenden Printmedien veröffentlicht.

  10. Dan Graham's New Jersey
    Dan Graham
    Dan Graham's New Jersey

    In cooperation with GSAPP, Columbia University

    With contributions by Mark Wigley and Mark Wasiuta

    Dan Graham, one of North America’s most important contemporary artists, is best known today for his sculptural works and installations. His photographic works are generally not so well known, despite the fact that he first became famous for his photographic series Homes for America, pictures of typical American suburbia. To this day the theme of architecture and its surfaces in the context of postmodern everyday culture represents an extremely important facet of his work.

    This publication presents new photographs by Dan Graham together with original photographs from the Homes for America series. The new images exhibit stark similarities to the old pictures, as they were taken in the same locations, the same deserts of suburban streets and housing that Graham photographed in the sixties. Creating a fascinating, multilayered reference system of repetitions and differences, both spatially as well as temporally, it raises questions about architecture and public space and their function in society.

    Design: Integral Lars Müller

    Design: Integral Lars Müller

    19 x 26 cm, 7 ½ × 10 ¼ in, approx. 128 pages, approx. 140 illustrations, hardcover (2012)

    ISBN 978-3-03778-259-0, Englisch

    €45.00 / $65.00 / £42.00
    Dan Graham

     

     

     

  11. Swiss Photobooks from 1927 to the Present
    German Photo Book Award 2012 Gold
    Swiss Photobooks from 1927 to the Present
    A different History of Photography

    Edited by Peter Pfrunder, Fotostiftung Schweiz in cooperation with Martin Gasser and Sabine Münzenmaier

    Swiss Photobooks from 1927 to the Present offers a new overview of the history of Swiss photography. The focus is on seventy selected photobooks, from classics to long-forgotten publications or brilliant works by contemporary photographic artists. The individual books are presented with lavish series of illustrations and texts by highly-esteemed authors, while five longer essays position them in their respective eras. An extensive bibliography completes this volume.

    Swiss Photobooks is a chronologically organized reference work that traces photography’s transition from a document to a subjective or artistic means of expression. It also pays homage to the photobook, which has repeatedly shown itself to be an ideal medium for the presentation of photographic work.

    With this compact presentation published on the occasion of its fortieth anniversary the Fotostiftung Schweiz adds to its earlier standard works on the history of Swiss photography and in the process provides a new key to understanding an important aspect of contemporary visual culture since the 1920s.

    Design: Integral Lars Müller

    Design: Integral Lars Müller

    22 × 28 cm, 8 ¾ × 11 in, 704/576 pages, 861 illustrations, hardcover (2011)

    ISBN 978-3-03778-260-6, German
    ISBN 978-3-03778-274-3, German with French and English texts in the appendix

    German,
    €75.00 / $120.00 / £70.00

    German with French and English texts in the appendix,
    €75.00 / $120.00 / £70.00

    “The photobook as a sensuous body, an architectural universe, a sweeping orchestration: we’ve long been waiting for this book of books.”

    Daniele Muscionico, in Du
  12. Swarm
    PHotoEspaña 2012: Best Photography Book of the Year
    Lukas Felzmann
    Swarm

    “The buzz word is swarm intelligence, which has acquired an unforeseen reality in the era of Facebook and Twitter. The behavior of a collective without a center has become a social phenomenon, which is not only of interest to natural scientists, but also particularly to politicians and economists.” (Peter Pfrunder in his contribution to the book)

    Swarm is a breathtaking photographic series exploring the flock movements of migrating birds. The photographs offer a unique view of the beauty but also the complexity and diversity of shape variations. A swarm sitting on the ground mirrors the surface of the earth like a skin, but as soon as it lifts up it becomes a fluid three-dimensional system in constant flux. This aerial ballet reveals a rhythm of upward explosion and downward, cascading movement. At times the forms seem to explode, blooming like flowers or expanding outward like fireworks. At other times they appear more stable, slowly drifting like a negative image of stellar constellations. Swarm looks up into the sky and follows flight through the dynamic landscape of streams of air.

    With contributions by Peter Pfrunder, Gordon H. Orians, Deborah M. Gordon, and Wallace Stevens

    Design: Integral Lars Müller

    21 x 27 cm, 8 ¼ ×10 ½ in, 240 pages, 115 illustrations, hardcover (2011)

    ISBN 978-3-03778-241-5, English

    €50.00 / $70.00 / £45.00
    Lukas Felzmann

    Lukas Felzmann, born in Zurich 1959, is an artist who lives and works in San Francisco. 
    His work has recently been shown in Switzerland, Germany, the United States and Egypt.
    He teaches photography at Stanford University.  

  13. Insular Insight
    DAM Architectural Book Award 2011
    Insular Insight
    Where Art and Architecture Conspire with Nature

    Edited by Lars Müller and Akiko Miki (Eds.)

    With contributions by Peter Sloterdijk, Eve Blau, Nayan Chanda, Jean-Hubert Martin, Soichiro Fukutake, Shunya Yoshimi, and Mitsuhiro Yoshimoto

    The islands of Naoshima, Teshima, and Inujima in Japan’s Seto Inland Sea are places of pilgrimage for friends of contemporary art and architecture. Alongside works in public spaces and site-specific installations, the islands also feature numerous museums and collections of contemporary art. They are home to buildings by architects such as Kazuyo Sejima and Ruye Nishizawa (SANAA), Tadao Ando, and Hiroshi Sambuichi, as well as works of art by Richard Long, Christian Boltanski, and Mariko Mori, among many others.

    This publication offers a comprehensive documentation of this unique cultural landscape surrounded by Japan’s inland sea. The photographs by the Dutch photographer Iwan Baan that move between tiny details and grand panoramas create a comprehensive portrait of the islands and their fluid transitions between nature, art, and architecture. Numerous texts introduce readers to the individual areas and projects either on permanent display or that have taken place temporarily on the islands. Essays explore the history and historical predecessors of the islands, the role of architecture and art in the context of this unique landscape, and the island as a cultural concept and phenomenon.

    With photographs by Iwan Baan

    Design: Integral Lars Müller

    Design: Integral Lars Müller

    16.5 x 24 cm, 6 ½ × 9 ½ in, 464 pages,<br />
    259 illustrations, hardcover (2011)

    ISBN 978-3-03778-255-2, e

    €45.00 / $70.00 / £45.00
  14. Tropical Gift
    German Photo Book Award 2011 Gold
    Christian Lutz
    Tropical Gift
    The Business of Oil and Gas in Nigeria

    Christian Lutz continues his photographic study of power structures with “Tropical Gift”. He took portraits in Nigeria of people who live by and with the economic force that dominates everything there, the oil and gas industry. The photographs observe the protagonists’ everyday lives and professional world from very close up, the rich profiteers in the capital and the indigenous population in the oil region, the Niger delta. The pictures tell their own story of business with these coveted raw materials subtly, but highly expressively.

    Design: Integral Lars Müller

    30 x 24 cm, 11 ¾ × 9 ½ in, 96 pages, 52 photographs, hardcover

    ISBN 978-3-03778-226-2, e

    €35.00 / $50.00 / £35.00
    Christian Lutz

    Christian Lutz, born in Geneva in 1973, studied photography in Brussels at the École supérieure des Arts et de l’Image “Le 75.” In Jesus’ Name is the third and final volume of a trilogy devoted to the notion of power, which Lutz developed in two preceding works in collaboration with Lars Müller Publishers: Protokoll, on the codes of political representation; and Tropical Gift, on economic power. The recipient of numerous awards, Lutz’s work has been exhibited the world over and is published regularly. From the tradition of documentary photography that he practiced early in his career, Lutz’s approach quickly took off in a different direction, presenting both a singular distancing of reality and a film-like point of view on his surroundings. The photographer works with the agencies VU’ and Strates.

    “a bold and masterful achievement”
    Conscientious
  15. Brasilia – Chandigarh
    Iwan Baan, Cees Nooteboom
    Brasilia – Chandigarh
    Living with Modernity

    Edited by Lars Müller

    In 1960, Brasilia was celebrated as the realization of an urban planning vision based on designs by Lúcio Costa and Oscar Niemeyer. At the same time, the sectoral city of Chandigarh was rising according to plans by Le Corbusier. The “test tube city” arose as an export of modernity from a Western planning euphoria that displayed utopian traits. In both cities, foreign architecture entered into a harmonious relationship with indigenous culture, forming new and independent identities. This publication addresses the question of how modernism has been appropriated in both cities, and how the people who live in them deal with it. Commonalities and differences are identified and images of everyday urban life showcased. On the initiative of the publisher, the young photographer Iwan Baan has taken stock of contemporary life in both cities. 

    With commentary in the form of essays by Cees Nooteboom on the photographs and by Martino Stierli on the architectural and planning history.

    Design: Integral Lars Müller

    24 x 30 cm, 9½ x 11¾ in, 240 pages, 200 illustrations, softcover (2010)

    ISBN 978-3-03778-228-6, e

    €40.00 / $60.00 / £40.00
    Iwan Baan

    IWAN BAAN, architecture and documentary photographer, works in Domus, a+u, The New Yorker, NY Times, etc. He is working with SANAA, Koolhaas /OMA, Herzog & de Meuron, Toyo Ito, Steven Holl, Zaha Hadid.

    Cees Nooteboom

    Cees Nooteboom (*1933 in the Netherlands) is one of the most important living writers in Europe today. His oeuvre includes novels, essays, political reportage, poems, dramas and writings on travel from all over the world.

    “Everything is monumental, human, simple, grandiose, and ascetic in the purity of its forms, which are reduced to the necessary minimum.”
    Lúcio Costa

    “Linked by their masterplanned origins, the sprawling landscapes he captures tell the architectural tale of two cities that have mutated over time.” Surface

    “a book combining formal beauty with a great deal of lively informal interest.” Icon
  16. Hamsun, Holl, Hamarøy
    DAM Architectural Book Award 2010
    Erik Fenstad Langdalen
    Hamsun, Holl, Hamarøy

    Edited by Erik Fenstad Langdalen, Aaslaug Vaa and Nina Frang Høyum

    Steven Holl has set up a documentation centre for the Norwegian author Knut Hamsun (1859 –1952) on Hamarøy, in northern Norway. This unconventional building reflects the author's no less unusual personality. The centre in the barren landscape of Hamarøy, where Hamsun lived and worked, the silence and solitude, challenge visitors to involve themselves with him and his work. The book records the connection between Hamsun, the architecture and the landscape. Photographer Iwan Baan relates the landscape and the building to each other, and historical documents illustrate Hamsun's contradictory life and influential work, et al. the novel Hunger (1890), with which Hamsun achieved his fame. In 1920 the poet was awarded with the Nobel Prize for Literature.

    With photographs by Iwan Baan

    Design: Integral Lars Müller

    16.5 x 24 cm, 6 ½ x 9 ½ in, 240 pages, 186 illustrations, hardcover (2010)

    ISBN 978-3-03778-214-9, e
    ISBN 978-3-03778-213-2, g
    ISBN 978-3-03778-215-6, no

    English,
    €40.00 / $60.00 / £40.00
    Out of stock
    German,
    €15.00 / $20.00 / £13.00

    Norwegian,
    €40.00 / $60.00 / £40.00

    9 Hamsun Holl Hamarøy (Aaslaug Vaa)

    HAMSUN
    31 The Art of Hunger (Paul Auster)
    41 Hunger (Henning Carlsen)
    45 Knut Hamsun: A Modernist from Nordland (Nina Frang Høyum)
    71 Hamsun’s Art and Politics (Monika Žagar)
    75 “The Hamsun Grant Case” 1897 (Lars Frode Larsen)
    81 Why Do Men Read Hamsun? (Stefanie von Schnurbein)
    85 Flowers as Jewelry (Cathrine Krøger)
    89 Marie Hamsun (Ghita Nørby in conversation with Niels Birger Wamberg)
    92 Hamsun’s Irrationalism on Stage (Therese Bjørneboe)
    98 Growth of the Soil (Sebastian Hartmann)
    103 Knut Hamsun’s Biography

    HAMARØY
    126 North (Pedro Rosa Mendes)

    HOLL
    137 A Magical Tower (Erik Fenstad Langdalen)
    154 Concept 1998 (Steven Holl)
    161 Museum on Display (Mari Lending)
    177 Hamsun Center, 1994–2009 (Steven Holl)
    196 Steven Holl’s Biography
    214 Hamsun and Holl (Yehuda Emmanuel Safran)
    219 Summer of ’96 (Tor Eystein Øverås)
    231 An Architectural Portrait (Juhani Pallasmaa)

    249 Epilogue
    250 Appendix
    “This publication will be your little treasure and you’ll find a spezial place for it on the shelf.” UrbanTick
  17. Blindhædir
    Silvia Bächli, Eric Hattan
    Blindhædir
    East Iceland

    Edited by Editions Attitudes, Genève

    Silvia Bächli and Eric Hattan spent four months, from March to June, in Seydisfjördur in eastern Iceland. The landscape they explored on their daily walks is dominated by snow, which shapes the atmosphere in and around the fjord with its changeable forms: turquoise meltwater, frost patterns, a few glass-clear bright colours in the whiteness, walls of snow by the edge of the road, drifts, icicles and at last the first brown snow-free places — things are slowly turning green. The artists create a unique portrait of Iceland’s magnificent landscapes with their photographs, in all its detail, thus chronicling the passage of time and the approach of the warmer season. 

    29 x 16.3 cm, 11 ½ × 7 ½ in, 304 pages, approx. 152 photographs, hardcover (2010)

    ISBN 978-3-03778-216-3, e/g/f/ic

    €40.00 / $65.00 / £40.00
    Silvia Bächli

    Silvia Bächli, born 1956 in Baden,Switzerland, is an artist and professor at the Kunstakademie Karlsruhe. She lives in Basel and Paris.


    2009 Biennale di Venezia, Swiss Pavillon
    2007 Night and Day, Centre Pompidou, Paris; Museu Serralves, Porto
    2006 Poèmes sans prénoms, Mamco, Genève; Nordiska Akvarellmuseet, Skärhamn
    2005 Lines, Museum zu Allerheiligen, Schaffhausen
    2002 Frac Haute-Normandie, Domaine de Kerguéhennec, Musée d’art moderne et contemporain Strasbourg
    1997 Kunstmuseum Bonn
    1996 Kunsthalle Bern
    1994 Centre d’art contemporain, Genève
     
    Silvia Bächli works with: Peter Freeman Inc, New York; Friedrich, Basel; Barbara Gross, München; Vera Munro, Hambur; Nelson-Freeman, Paris; Skopia, Genève

    Eric Hattan

    1955 born in Wettingen, Switzerland, is an artist. 

    “An original and unique artist's book.”
    Le Phare
  18. Chaviolas
    Barbara Heé
    Chaviolas
    A Landscape, so Intimate and Aloof

    Over a period of twenty years, the artist Barbara Heé has photographed Lake Silser and Chaviolas Island again and again. The resulting panoramas present a subtle portrait of this mountainous landscape in Switzerlands Upper Engadine valley. The depth and composition of these black-and-white photographs are captivating. The doubling caused by reflection in the lake and the everchanging lighting create spaces of magical presence. Precise observation of similar motifs opens up a world of sculptural forms that goes beyond the mere likeness. This volume of photographs presents, in the sense of an artists book, the complete series of photographs taken between 1987 and 2007, and which have been incorporated into Barbara Heé’s artistic work as a sculptress, painter, and draftswoman.

    With an essay by Claudia Jolles

    Design: Integral Lars Müller

    24 × 16 cm, 11½ x 7½ in, approx. 240 pages, approx. 160 photographs, hardcover (2010)

    ISBN 978-3-03778-165-4, e
    ISBN 978-3-03778-171-5, g

    English,
    €25.00 / $35.00 / £22.00

    German,
    €25.00 / $35.00 / £22.00
    Out of stock
    Barbara Heé

    Barbara Heé was born in Saint Gallen in 1957. The artist has had close ties to the Engadin since childhood and spends time in this mountain landscape on regular sojourns to the region. Barbara Heé works in drawing, painting, sculpture, and photography. Her works are shown internationally at galleries and museums. She lives with her family in Zürich.

    “Her photographs are evidence of a good eye that also understands landscape as sulptural landscape.”
    WOZ

    “This is a volume of photography to pick up, dip into and linger over as the majestic force of reflections, semblance and reality is skilfully revealed to us.”
    Swiss Magazine

  19. East of a New Eden
    Alban Kakulya, Yann Mingard
    East of a New Eden
    European External Borders - A Documentary Account

    Europe’s new eastern borders stretch from the Baltic Sea to the Black Sea: 1.600 heavily guarded kilometers between former “fraternal countries.” The photographers Yann Mingard and Alban Kakulya spent a long time on the road; one of them traveled down from the North and the other up from the South in an effort to document the places and landscapes that mark the end of the Western world. On their journey, they photographed the landscape as well as the border posts with their soldiers and their refugees seized at the frontier, and documented a reality defined in faraway Strasbourg, Brussels, and elsewhere. Explanatory maps and satellite images are juxtaposed in this book with the striking photographs. Articles by political scientists, security experts, sociologists, human rights specialists, and philosophers, as well as literary texts round out this photographic survey of the EU’s Eastern European external borders.

    With contributions by Ellie Barnavie, Daniel Bolomey, John W. Donaldson, Gianni Haver, Jon Levy, LUST, Martino Pesaresi, Ian Russell, Laura Serani

    Design: Integral Lars Müller

    25 × 33 cm, 320 pages, 150 illustrations, hardcover (2010)

    ISBN 978-3-03778-176-0, e/f

    €60.00 / $99.00 / £60.00
    Alban Kakulya

    Born the 6th of March 1971 in Lausanne                                          

    I began my photographers’ career after coming back from Nicaragua. Central America was the place where I worked during three years as volunteers in humanitarian projects. Later, I became part of Strates Agency in Lausanne, Switzerland, where I worked as freelance photo-reporters. With a colleague, we set up a  project called “East of a New Eden”, a documented journey on the external border of the European Union. This story became very successful and was exhibited all over the world. I work for various magazines and newspapers such as Business WeekDie Zeit, Libération or Le Temps.

    I studied journalism and worked on a personal story on minorities in Central American prisons. After being awarded by a Fulbright grant, I went to study moviemaking in New York during one year. I then worked on documentary shootings in Ivory Coast and India and I continue to work as a freelance writer and photographer making reportages in different countries.

    Yann Mingard

    Yann Mingard and Alban Kakulya began their careers in photography after returning from Nicaragua. It was in Central America where they first met and worked together during three years as volunteers in humanitarian projects. Later, they became part of Strates Agency in Lausanne, Switzerland, working as freelance photojournalists. Alban and Yann have had their photography published in various magazines and newspapers, and their work has been exhibited throughout Europe and in the U.S. In 2003, they received the very first Prix Fnac Européen de la Photographie (Fnac European Prize for Photography) for the “East of a New Eden” project. Alban studied journalism and worked on a personal project on minorities in Central American prisons. Yann specialized in Central Asia and participated in a walking expedition through the desert in Xinjiang, China. Alban later studied filmmaking on scholarship in New York for a year, afterwards working on documentary projects in Ivory Coast and India. He continues as a freelance writer and photographer working on projects in various countries. Yann has worked in a number of regions of Central Asia and has completed projects in the Tuva Republic and the Kazakhstan oil industry. Exploring a very personal photographic style, he often can be found with his camera at first light. In 2008, his work was exhibited in a show organized by Raymond Depardon. Having left the Strates Agency, Alban Kakulya and Yann Mingard continue to work on diverse projects, both together and separately.

    “East of a New Eden can be seen as a wonderful example of "form follows function". Not every photo book needs to feature so much text (...) - but in this context, everything works very well together. The text produces the necessary context for the images, and the photos makes you think about the statistics (for some people it might work the other way around - it doesn't matter). As a photo book, East of a New Eden is showing the way for what can be done beyond the usual format of a gallery exhibition on paper. But it also presents how documentary photography (or maybe photojournalism) can use the format "book" to talk about an issue in depth.”
    jmcolberg.com, December 2009

    “a captivating book documenting the continent’s outer margins.” The Independent
  20. The Dolder Grand
    Out of stock
    Nadja Athanasiou, Michael Bühler, Peter Lüem, Cees Nooteboom
    The Dolder Grand

    In 2009, the Dolder Grand celebrated its first birthday since reopening, following a four-year remodelling carried out according to plans by Foster+Partners. The photographers from the Zurich studio nave, Nadja Athanasiou, Michael Bühler, and Peter Lüem, documented the entire project throughout every stage of the refurbishment, charting in detail the scope of the hotel’s metamorphosis. The resulting photographic narrative is not simply a linear documentation, but a rich and complex tapestry in which text and image are interwoven with a lyricism that brings the architecture to life on the pages of the book. Journalist Judith Wyder’s texts provide a manyfaceted insight and complement the photographs with anecdotes and background information. Dutch novelist Cees Nooteboom has contributed an essay in which he describes the hotel as a microcosm and a home away from home, musing on how guests tend to take possession of the hotels they stay in.

    With contributions by Judith Wyder and Cees Nooteboom

    Design: Peter Zimmermann

    25 × 27 cm, 9¾ x 10¾ in, 640 pages, approx. 400 photographs, hardcover (2009)

    ISBN 978-3-03778-166-1, e

    €60.00 / $90.00 / £60.00
    Nadja Athanasiou Michael Bühler Peter Lüem Cees Nooteboom

    Cees Nooteboom (*1933 in the Netherlands) is one of the most important living writers in Europe today. His oeuvre includes novels, essays, political reportage, poems, dramas and writings on travel from all over the world.

    “This illustrated volue is a gift, an upswing in the mind, is the right sign at the right time ... So much opulence in picture and material, so much exuberance in presentation and graphics and printing, so much foreground and background about the re-creation of a dream machine are evidence of vision in times without vision.”
    Weltwoche
  21. Waters in Between
    International Photobook Award Kassel 2009
    Lukas Felzmann
    Waters in Between

    The photographer Lukas Felzmann was fascinated by the very thing that some driving past would find boring, flat, and disconsolate: the vast Sacramento Valley, located just a hundred miles from San Francisco. Felzmann discovers with his camera the hidden charms of that seeming nonplace. For him, exploring a place means both walking around and lingering quietly, until the valley opens up like a book, with stories that cry out to be read and discovered. With his camera he traces how time, determined here by the growth of the plants, slows on the plane, and how the horizontality of the surface becomes a reassuring balance to the hectic city of millions nearby. The photographs show the diversity of the plane: the original landscape in its natural state, the large swaths put to agricultural use, the modern provincial towns, and the transitional areas in between. Photographs of water in all its facets run through the book, just as water runs through and forms a valley.

    With marginalia by Angelus Silesius and John Berger

    19 × 27 cm, 7½ x 10¾ in, 320 pages, 176 photographs, hardcover (2009)<br />
    <br />
    Recommended retail price

    ISBN 978-3-03778-138-8, e

    €50.00 / $65.00 / £45.00
    Marsh

    Ghostpile

    Currents

    Machines

    Flood

    House

    Road

    Animals

    Crossing
    Lukas Felzmann

    Lukas Felzmann, born in Zurich 1959, is an artist who lives and works in San Francisco. 
    His work has recently been shown in Switzerland, Germany, the United States and Egypt.
    He teaches photography at Stanford University.  

    “I receive many boks and seldom have the time to immediately sit and carefully consider the new arrival, but this book gave me no choice. The strength of the photography, the intelligence of the layout, the wide range of ideas about ‘water’ and its use and misuse, the independent texts that were neverthless relevant to the pictures, – and the complexity of all these components, which neverthless constitute a coherent whole, all make this an easy choice as my nomination.”
    Anna Wilkes Tucker, Curator of Photography Museum of Fine Arts Houston
    PHOTOBOOK.PH, 2008 + 09 (Kasseler Fotoforum)

    “Lars Müller Publishers has released a photobook that in volume and depth transcends normal photographic comitment.”
    Foam, No. 19, summer 2009
  22. In Wildwood
    Pete Davis
    In Wildwood

    No delivery to the USA and Canada

    Forests, according to folklore, are places of mystery and fear the haunts of fierce animals and fiercer men. Yet for our ancestors the forests were sources of food and fuel, managed spaces. The forest of Pen Gelli in Wales was used by charcoal burners in the Iron Age and after, while Strata Florida served the needs of a Cistercian Abbey: the maple forests of Vermont reclaimed land used until the 19th century for sheep-farming. In these forests photographer Pete Davis has been exploring the dichotomy in forest fact and fable for over a decade, marking the changes worked by time, weather and human intervention. This is not a vision of the green splendour or the dark mystery of the forest, but rather the intimacy and subtlety marked by change and time.

    With an appreciation by Conway Lloyd Morgan

    Design: Integral Lars Müller

    30 x 24 cm, 11¾ x 9½ in, 96 pages, 72 photographs, hardcover (2008) <br />

    ISBN 978-3-03778-142-5, e

    €40.00 / $50.00 / £40.00
    Pete Davis

    Pete Davis has been photographing aspects of the landscape for over thirty years and has been extensively exhibited and published internationally. His work is represented in many public and private art collections around the world. His photography deals with both the inherent beauty of the landscape and how the interaction with humanity throughout history has shaped the look of the land. Pete is senior lecturer in Documentary Photography at the University of Wales, Newport and also lectures and teaches workshops and masterclasses around the UK, Europe and the United States. 

  23. What You See
    Luciano Rigolini
    What You See

    Edited by the Fotostiftung Schweiz 

    Anonymous snapshots are the ideal projection screen: they inspire the imagination to invent stories. The photographer and artist Luciano Rigolini demonstrates, however, that these images, freed from their context, can also convey a visual experience. Rigolini pieces together his findings from flea markets, archives, or the Internet to create a new, independent work - a grammar of seeing and perception. Consciously or unconsciously, we become primarily aware of form and structure in the compiled snapshots, and the specific content of the images becomes inessential. This results in a fascinating aesthetic play that radically questions our habits of seeing. In this cleverly arranged sequence the photographs can no longer be read as simply likenesses of reality. They turn out to be artifacts that construct reality. What You See presents a multiplicity of surprising, confusing, and surreal photographs from a rich fund of anonymous photography.

    With an essay by Peter Pfrunder

    Design: Integral Lars Müller

    12 x 16 cm, 4¾ x 6¼ in, 192 pages, 107 photographs, hardcover (2008)

    ISBN 978-3-03778-139-5, e/g/f/j

    €25.00 / $35.00 / £20.00
    Luciano Rigolini

    Luciano Rigolini wurde 1950 in Tesserete im Tessin geboren. Von 1971 bis 1995 war er Kameramann, Regisseur und Dokumentarfilmer für das Schweizer Fernsehen. Seit 1995 ist er Produzent beim Kultursender Arte in Paris, verantwortlich für den kreativen Dokumentarfilm. 

  24. From Somewhere to Nowhere
    Andreas Seibert
    From Somewhere to Nowhere
    China’s Internal Migrants

    High-population centers of enormous size are springing up in China with dizzying speed. With them comes an increased demand for migrant workers in the construction sector, factories, and mines. In growth centers like the Pearl River Delta in Southern China, million people have already set out from the underdeveloped provinces to earn their living there. The photographer Andreas Seibert accompanied the workers repeatedly in order to document their everyday lives and their journey to the high-population centers. Their stories are told in a collection of striking photographs that provide a close-up portrait to complement the current discussion of economic growth in China. With its combination of text and images, this volume conveys a unique impression of the scale of this modern migration of peoples.

    With texts by Jeff Kingston, Andreas Seibert, Chen Guidi and Wu Chuntao

    Design: Integral Lars Müller

    19 x 26 cm, 7½ x 10¼ in, 320 pages, 228 illustrations, hardcover (2008)

    ISBN 978-3-03778-146-3, e

    €40.00 / $55.00 / £40.00
    Andreas Seibert

    Andreas Seibert, born 1970 in Wettingen, Aargau, Switzerland. He studied Photography at the Zurich University of the Arts as well as German Literature and Philosophy at the Zurich University. He has been living in Tokyo since 1997. His photographic works have been published in numerous international magazines and have been on show in exhibitions around the world. He has been member of the photographers agency “Lookat Photos”. Since 2002 he has been working on a long-term photographic study about the live and work of Chinese migrant workers.

    “It’s a thoughtful, sometimes hopeful masterpiece of stolen moments and stunning portraiture.” Monocle
  25. Protokoll
    Swiss photographer of the year 2007
    Christian Lutz
    Protokoll

    Over a period of three years the photographer Christian Lutz accompanied a member of the Swiss Federal Council on diverse official occasions throughout the world. In Protokoll he observes the mise-en-scène of authority within the hierarchies to which the political decision makers and their delegations are subjected. He isolates the clichés that rule the world and records the unsaid and unobserved with his camera. His images show a reality that differs from the official photographic reports. The photographs present a concentrated critique that calls into question a deeply ingrained system of representation and causes readers to alternate between laughter and astonishment.

    The best in Swiss photography 2007

    Design: Integral Lars Müller

    30 × 24 cm, 11¾ x 9½ in, 92 pages, 54 photographs, hardcover (2007)

    ISBN 978-3-03778-110-4, e/g/f/sp

    €35.00 / $45.00 / £35.00
    Christian Lutz

    Christian Lutz, born in Geneva in 1973, studied photography in Brussels at the École supérieure des Arts et de l’Image “Le 75.” In Jesus’ Name is the third and final volume of a trilogy devoted to the notion of power, which Lutz developed in two preceding works in collaboration with Lars Müller Publishers: Protokoll, on the codes of political representation; and Tropical Gift, on economic power. The recipient of numerous awards, Lutz’s work has been exhibited the world over and is published regularly. From the tradition of documentary photography that he practiced early in his career, Lutz’s approach quickly took off in a different direction, presenting both a singular distancing of reality and a film-like point of view on his surroundings. The photographer works with the agencies VU’ and Strates.

  26. Bloom
    Thomas Flechtner
    Bloom

    With Bloom, Thomas Flechtner continues to go his own way as an artist. In his internationally acclaimed debut publication Snow, he took viewers by surprise with a compelling visual metaphysics of snow as the exploration of a psychological state. After exhibitions in London, New York, Bilbao, and Tokyo, Flechtner is now free to pursue a new passion, the unbridled color and movement of organic nature, which he examines with lyrical lightness and tremendous precision in these densely atmospheric studies of plants. As a photographer, Flechtner goes in search of the essence of nature, abandoning the ostensible safety of distance and allowing proximity and for the first time also movement.

    Design: Integral Lars Müller

    23 × 30 cm, 9 x 11¾ in, 128 pages, 82 photographs, hardcover (2007)

    ISBN 978-3-03778-091-6, e

    €30.00 / $45.00 / £30.00
    Thomas Flechtner

    Born 1961 in Winterthur, Switzerland.
    1983 - 1987 Ecole de Photographie, Vevey
    1993 - 1996 Lived in London
    Lives and works in Valliere, France and Zürich, Switzerland

    Awards

    1988 1990 1992 Swiss Grant for Arts
    1989 European Kodak Award, Arles (First Prize Switzerland, Second Prize Europe)
    1991 European Photography Award, Berlin (Selection)
    1993 Landis & Gyr Studio, London
    2004 Photography Award Canton Neuchâtel, Swizerland

  27. Pour Le Corbusier
    Arthur Rüegg
    Pour Le Corbusier
    René Burri, June 1962

    In 1962 the young photographer René Burri, on the staff of the renowned photo agency MAGNUM, and known for his reportage and portraits, presented the architect, Le Corbusier, with a fold-out book, made with his own hands, containing photographs dating back to 1953, that he had taken of the architect in various situations.

    This very personal gift is now a highly prized original owned by the Corbusier Foundation in Paris. The photographs it contains show Corbusier at the height of his creativity—in conversation, alone in his studio, at the construction site. They also convey the unmistakable atmosphere of his designs. This scrupulous facsimile reproduction comes with a text by René Burri and commentaries by the Corbusier connoisseur and editor Arthur Rüegg.

    Design: Integral Lars Müller

    16.5 x 24.5 cm, 84 pages, 33 illustrations, hardcover, leporello (2006)

    ISBN 978-3-03778-080-0, e/g/f

  28. Saliba
    Saliba
    Mazza – Aus der feinen Küche Syriens

    Edited by Elias Hanna Saliba

    Hanna Saliba ranks among the most innovative restaurateurs in Germany. His restaurant Saliba in Hamburg, which serves Syrian cuisine, is renowned far beyond the city’s borders for its magical culinary experiences. Some of the restaurant’s guests —Hans Hansen from Hamburg, the Munich designer Pierre Mendell, and the publisher of this volume — developed the concept for this book together with Saliba as an expression of their enthusiasm for Arab cuisine, particularly for the diversity and sophistication of its incomparable hors d`oeuvres called Mazza. “Eating with the eyes” is to be taken literally. Arabic calligraphy complements the feast for the eyes and makes the book much more than a collection of recipes for amateur cooks and professional chefs.

    With a preface by Udo Steinbach
    With photographs by Hans Hansen

    15.4 × 21.6 cm, 176 pages, 49 illustrations, hardcover (2006)

    ISBN 978-3-907078-98-3, g/arab.

    €25.00 / $39.90 / £22.00
    «Dieses Kochbuch macht Augenmenschen glücklich, den Geniesser sowieso. Arabische Küche ist im Schwange. Heben wir den Schatz!»
    Aus der Jury-Begründung
    Kochbuch des Monats, Mai 2008

    «Ein Koch, ein Kalligraf, ein Professor und ein Fotograf haben zusammen ein Buch gemacht, und was sie alle verbindet, ist die Liebe zur syrischen Küche. Aus dem Vorhaben ist ein kleines Kunstwerk geworden.»
    Kultur Spiegel

    «Ein wundervolles Koch- und Geschenk-Buch für den aussergewöhnlichen Genuss und Anlass.»
    Kultur-Punkt
  29. Album of Stones
    Klaus Merkel
    Album of Stones

    The photographer and artist Klaus Merkel searches for — and record in striking black-and-white photographs — structures in nature and architecture that, no matter where they are, exhibit overlapping patterns and con figurations, significant deviations and parallels, and resonate in juxtaposition. In this extension of that program, he has turned his attention to stones and rock landscapes and their patterns. It is a process that he insists takes patience, sometimes years, both in allowing the force of the photograph to make itself felt over time and in seeking the perfect pair, the photograph that will reverberate with another in tandem.

    With an essay by Klaus Merkel

    Design: Integral Lars Müller

    24 × 30 cm, 9 x 11¾ in, 160 pages, 110 illustrations, hardcover (2005)

    ISBN 978-3-03778-058-9, e
    ISBN 978-3-03778-062-6, g

    English,
    €25.00 / $38.00 / £23.00

    German,
    €25.00 / $38.00 / £23.00

    Klaus Merkel

    Born in 1940.

    Studied Archaeology and Art History at Munich University. Studied painting at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste, Berlin.

    1965- 78: indipendent artist in Mexico and Spain. In Berlin since 1978. Lives in Berlin and in Diessen am Ammersee.

    1977: first photographic works. 

    «Die hervorragenden Schwarz - Weiss -Fotografien ziehen den Betrachter förmlich ins Bild. Und weil sie ihr Geheimnis nicht preisgeben,
    verlieren sie auch nach mehrmaligem betrachten ihren Zauber nicht.» Berge

    «Der grosszügig ausgestattete Band überzeugt mit einer hervorragenden Druckqualität der Bilder und regt den Betrachter an, selbst Ähnlichkeiten zwischen der Natur und der Kunst, oder anderen Aspekten des menschlichen Lebens zu finden!»
    Bücherrundschau
  30. Temporary Discomfort
    One of the best photobooks of the last decade: selection of Martin Parr 2006 + 2011
    Jules Spinatsch
    Temporary Discomfort

    Jules Spinatsch was at the World Economic and also attended the G8 summits at Davos and Evian. But rather than street fighting and handshakes, Jules Spinatsch shows winter nights in Davos, complete with floodlighted barbed wire, containers being used as barricades in Genoa, lonely TV reporters outside broadcast vehicles and sleepy guards in New York. Temporary Discomfort shows people waiting for the big event, which is revealed as meticulously planned down to the last detail.

    With texts by Martin Jäggi and Jamie Patrick Shea

    24 × 30 cm, 9 x 11¾ in, 186 pages, approx. 80 illustrations, hardcover (2005)

    ISBN 978-3-03778-047-3, e/g

    €30.00 / $45.00 / £30.00
  31. Photosuisse
    Photosuisse

    Edited by Christian Eggenberger and Lars Müller

    Published in collaboration with Swiss Televison (SRG SSR idée suisse).
    With essays by Peter Pfrunder und Michail Shishkin  

    Switzerland has world-class photographers in Robert Frank, Werner Bischof and René Burri. Photosuisse is now taking a look at contemporary Swiss photography, which enjoys an international reputation with names like Thomas Flechtner, Annelies Strba, Balthasar Burkhard, Luc Chessex and Georg Gerster. Photosuisse is a “musée imaginaire” of current Swiss photography, putting forward some quite different viewpoints between the covers of a book. However diverse the positions presented might be, they share the specific precision of the photographic eye. Photosuisse sees itself as a photographic reader. It provides detailed information about 28 viewpoints, and an essay investigates whether there is a specifically Swiss way of shooting the world. The book is accompanied by two DVDs with film portraits of the 28 artists. These were produced by Swiss Television (SRG SSR idée suisse) as the book’s editor.

    With contributions by Manuel Bauer, Stefania Beretta, Balthasar Burkhard Olaf Breuning, Luc Chessex, Olivier Christinat, Christian Coigny, Hans Danuser, Nicolas Faure, Alberto Flammer, Thomas Flechtner, Katrin Freisager, Georg Gerster, Michael v. Graffenried, Monique Jacot, Alain de Kalbermatten, Peter Knapp, Urs Lüthi, Gian Paolo Minelli, Minkoff/Olesen, Jean Mohr, Reto Rigassi, Luciano Rigolini, Gaudenz Signorell, Annelies ˇStrba, Beat Streuli, Alberto Venzago, Christian Vogt

    16.5 x 24 cm, 432 pages, 250 photographs, softcover<br />
    Book with 2 DVDs (28 films) in a box<br />

    ISBN 978-3-03778-036-7, g/e/f/i

  32. Photographer
    Jean-Pascal Imsand
    Photographer

    Jean-Pascal Imsand’s work eludes any attempt at classification, and contains an apparent paradox. While his photo-montages are much admired for their aesthetic and narrative qualities, yet are often
    political in nature, the precision of content demonstrated in his socio-documentary reportages does not exclude mythical interpretation.

    With essays by Dieter Bachmann, Jean-Christophe Blaser, Martin Gasser, Sylvie Henguely, Fabio Pusterla

    Design: Integral Lars Müller

    24 × 30 cm, 9 x 11¾ in, 184 pages, 120 photographs in b/w, hardcover (2004)

    ISBN 978-3-03778-037-4, e
    ISBN 978-3-03778-041-1, f
    ISBN 978-3-03778-040-4, g

    English,
    €25.00 / $38.00 / £25.00

    French,
    €25.00 / $38.00 / £25.00
    Out of print
    German,
    €25.00 / $38.00 / £25.00

    Jean-Pascal Imsand

    Jean-Pascal Imsand (1960-1994)

  33. Landfall
    Lukas Felzmann
    Landfall

    In collaboration with the Fotostiftung Schweiz

    Lukas Felzmann’s Landfall is far more than just a compilation of strong single images. Roads that peter out in the middle of nowhere, buildings that no long make sense, flotsam and jetsam that defy oblivion: Felzmann’s scenery and objects quietly and unobtrusively open up their profound symbolism in the field of tension between desire and memory, hope and pain, dream and reality. Broad landscapes and deep horizons become expanses on to which all kinds of visions can be projected.

    With an essay by Peter Pfrunder

    Design: Integral Lars Müller

    13 × 18 cm, 5 x 7 in, 144 pages, 70 s/w illustrations, hardcover (2004)

    ISBN 978-3-907078-92-1, e/g

    €28.00 / $35.00 / £25.00
    Lukas Felzmann

    Lukas Felzmann, born in Zurich 1959, is an artist who lives and works in San Francisco. 
    His work has recently been shown in Switzerland, Germany, the United States and Egypt.
    He teaches photography at Stanford University.  

  34. Snow
    Thomas Flechtner
    Snow

    Edited by Lars Müller

    In Thomas Flechtner’s photographs, snow becomes a metaphor for timelessness, stillness, peace, distance, and loneliness. Both civilization and the untouched countryside succumb to the gentle weight of this element. These images make the viewer long for silence and transparency.

    Design: Integral Lars Müller

    29 x 37 cm, 9 x 11¾ in, 160 pages, 100 illustrations, hardcover (2002)

    ISBN 978-3-907078-65-5, e

    Thomas Flechtner

    Born 1961 in Winterthur, Switzerland.
    1983 - 1987 Ecole de Photographie, Vevey
    1993 - 1996 Lived in London
    Lives and works in Valliere, France and Zürich, Switzerland

    Awards

    1988 1990 1992 Swiss Grant for Arts
    1989 European Kodak Award, Arles (First Prize Switzerland, Second Prize Europe)
    1991 European Photography Award, Berlin (Selection)
    1993 Landis & Gyr Studio, London
    2004 Photography Award Canton Neuchâtel, Swizerland

    Thomas Flechtner is a nomad, wanderer and walker, in fact, a loner. He captures pure beauty on quasi-solipsistic quests for booty: ice-crystals of photography, poems from water and air.
    Neue Zürcher Zeitung
  35. The Reading of Time in the Text of Nature
    Klaus Merkel
    The Reading of Time in the Text of Nature

    Klaus Merkel’s coupled photographs mirror the physical and spiritual patterns of both natural and architectural structures. They demonstrate fundamental and universal formal laws in their compelling revelation of inseparably intertwined nature and culture. The pictures are grouped according to such themes as stratification, crystallization, the vegetable world, and inside/outside.

    24 × 30 cm, 9 x 11¾ in, 96 pages, 84 illustrations, hardcover, english (2000), german (1997) <br />

    ISBN 978-3-907044-97-1, e
    ISBN 978-3-907044-40-7, g

    English,
    €25.00 / $38.00 / £25.00

    German,
    €25.00 / $38.00 / £25.00
    Out of stock
    Klaus Merkel

    Born in 1940.

    Studied Archaeology and Art History at Munich University. Studied painting at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste, Berlin.

    1965- 78: indipendent artist in Mexico and Spain. In Berlin since 1978. Lives in Berlin and in Diessen am Ammersee.

    1977: first photographic works. 

  36. «Klick!» sagte die Kamera
    Balthasar Burkhard, Markus Jakob
    «Klick!» sagte die Kamera

    The animals have come to be photographed for a beauty contest.

    Markus Jakob tells the tale of these illustrious rendezvous. The protagonist of the story is the timid donkey. In Balthasar Burkard’s portraits all the animals are equally beautiful.

     

    “Click” is the first in a series of artist’s books for children.

    25 x 35 cm, 42 pages, 22 illustrations, spiral binding (1999)

    ISBN 978-3-907044-57-5, e
    ISBN 978-3-907044-56-8, f
    ISBN 978-3-907044-37-7, g

    English,
    €120.00
    Out of print
    French,
    €120.00
    Out of print
    German,
    €180.00
    Out of print
  37. White Garden
    Bernard Voïta
    White Garden

    Paradoxe Raumanordnungen, fiktive Architekturen, suggestive Räume. Bernard Voïtas Fotografien sind Arbeiten eines Plastikers, der den dreidimensionalen Raum und seine zweidimensionale Darstellung untersucht. Seine Konstruktionen sind (scheinbare) Trugbilder. Sie fordern mit Humor und fröhlicher Ironie zur Entschlüsselung auf. Die Publikation zeichnet die Entwicklung des Künstlers nach und dokumentiert die Werkzyklen seit 1987 vollständig.

    Mit Texten von Laurent Adert («Der Raum und der Ort») und Daniel Kurjaković («Der Schatten war ohne Bewegung»).

     

    21 x 27,5 cm, 120 pages, 58 illustrations, hardcover (1997)

    ISBN 978-3-907044-38-4, e/g/f