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The Rolling Stones by Taschen

Signed & Unsigned Editions

 

Ladies and Gentlemen…The Rolling Stones!

The definitive, authorized, illustrated history of the world’s greatest rock ‘n’ roll band.

The kind of fame and success The Rolling Stones have achieved in their 50-years-and-counting career is without parallel; their most famous riffs and catchiest lyrics are indelibly engraved in our collective memory.  With their bluesy rock ‘n’ roll and mesmerizing off – and onstage presence, the Stones redefined the music of the 1960s and 1970s and paved the way for rock as we know it today.

Produced in close collaboration with the band, this book charts the Stones’ remarkable history and outrageously cool lifestyle in over 500 pages of photographs and illustrations, many previously unseen, gathered from archives all over the world.  Unprecedented access to The Rolling Stones’ own archives in New York and London adds an equally extraordinary, more private side to their story.  For Mick, Kieth, Ronnie, and Charlie, this is their official photographic record.

Please contact Gallery 270 for pricing and availability information.


 

Scenes From A Childhood

Michael Massaia & Brilliant Press

 Scenes From A Childhood  is a unique book in two editions. Brilliant Press in Exton, PA was chosen as the publishing partner for their unsurpassed print quality, attention to detail and old world craftsmanship evident in every aspect of the book. The 96 page book with 73 photographic plates printed in rich duotone and glorious color includes photographs from four of Michael Massaia’s portfolios: Afterlife /QuietNow/Saudade/Transmogrify and the Passing of Things. 


 

Leonard Freed: The Italians

Early in his long career, photographer Leonard Freed discovered Little Italy in New York City and became enchanted with Italians. From then until his death in 2006 he made countless trips to Italy, where he produced some of the most memorable images of the people in their environment. He captured the joys of love, childhood, marriage, and the celebration of family and food. Freed’s Italians revel in the poetry of everyday life. Whether they’re happy or sad, we can’t miss their exuberance. Nor can we overlook their picturesque surroundings. 190 duotone photographs.


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Sebastião Salgado’s Genesis.

Over 30 trips—traveled by foot, light aircraft, seagoing vessels, canoes, and even balloons, through extreme heat and cold and in sometimes dangerous conditions—Salgado created a collection of images showing us nature, animals, and indigenous peoples in breathtaking beauty. Mastering the monochrome with an extreme deftness to rival the virtuoso Ansel Adams, Salgado brings black-and-white photography to a new dimension; the tonal variations in his works, the contrasts of light and dark, recall the works of Old Masters such as Rembrandt and Georges de La Tour.


 

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George Tice Seldom Seen

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None of these one hundred exquisite photographs have been published in any of George Tice’s previous books.  Four of his major themes are represented in this collection: Paterson, Urban Landscapes, Lincoln, and Hometowns.  Most of these images were taken with those volumes in mind but he did not select them for publication for various reasons: space, cost, variants not needed, retrospect, events, time.  The images made from 2008 onward are new.  In fact they all look new to Tice because he printed them only recently for the first time.

We now see images that were locked away in Tice’s files-some for more than forty years-come to life.  With this publication, sumptuously printed in quadtone, Tice’s body of work is enlarged considerably.  There is much to savor in this collection, from the Great Falls of the Passaic River in Paterson, to Tice’s memento mori of the now vanished twin towers of the World Trade Center, to how America honors Lincoln, her greatest president, to Winslow Farm in Fairmount, Indiana where Tice;s idol, the actor James Dean, was raised.  Times have changed, decades have passed, but Tice’s vision remains consistent, understated and masterful.


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George Tice Seacoast Maine

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For more than five decades, George Tice has been photographing the landscape of America, and a number of his images have become icons of their time and field.  But no other state has held for him the particular affection of Maine-its rockbound coastline, its precarious and isolated islands, its independent and hard-working people.  And unmistakably, there is the sense of coming from almost another time and place, and, in the last decade or so, of a landscape transforming itself all too quickly into the conventional palette of the twenty-first century-of its fast -food predict-abilities, strip mall excrescences, and the anonymous tangles of the internet highway.

This book makes its focus the Maine we all want to remember and the coastline we perhaps visited at one time and grew to love.  Nice, for the past five years, has concentrated on assembling and arranging his favorite photographs.  The result is comparable in its scope to Szarkowski’s portrait of Minnesota and in sympathy to Evans’s elegy to Alabama.  In all, 106 quadtone photographs, from the fogs off Lubec to the lobster boats off Mohegan, from the grain elevators of Portland to the Shakers of Sabbathday Lake.  The emphasis is on the coast, on its ports, its people, its geography, and its architecture.  And this seems excusable: for most of us, Maine is its coast.  Its Atmosphere and mystique predominate in our mind;s eye, in the popular imagination, and in the images featured in this book.


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George Tice Paterson II

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George Tice, whose photographs are nationally and internationally renowned, has long been fascinated with the urban landscape and its decay.  As early as 1972, Tice explored this theme in his solo exhibition “Paterson, New Jersey”, held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.  The next year, his photographic book “Paterson” was awarded the Grand Prix du Festival d’Arles.  More than thirty years after completing this powerful series, Tice decided to revisit Paterson to continue his thought-provoking examination of this aging industrial city.  Tice once again focused on the extraordinary beauty of the natural site of the city along with its ethnically diverse inhabitants, dilapidated architecture, and seedy commercial areas.  This new portrait of Paterson reveals how the city has changed during the last three decades and once again demonstrates Tice’s impressive ability to transform a bleak cityscape into exquisite photographs of great aesthetic power.

Paterson II is published in conjunction with a major exhibition at The Newark Museum, September 10-December 10, 2006.


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George Tice Urban Landscapes

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The photographs of George Tice combine an appreciation of beauty with the grittiness of ordinary experience. Tice, the photographer/author of books like Hometowns: An American Pilgrimage, Fields of Peace, and the award-winning Paterson, has turned his camera many times to his native New Jersey. But these images of his home state, taken over the past thirty years, could be almost anywhere in America. They portray the movie theaters, shops, dwellings, and street scenes we have grown up with in cities large and small. Without the slightest effort to romanticize, Tice honors the commonplace with an extraordinary eye and a photographic excellence that is evocative to those of us who have experienced these settings. These pictures will stand the test of time as monuments to the American scene for future generations.


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George Tice Fields Of Peace

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The text, written by Millen Brand, illuminates the history of the Pennsylvania German sects who were united in their rejection of infant baptism. He provides a sympathetic portrait of these fascinating people (often erroneously called “Pennsylvania Dutch”) who emigrated from Europe in the 17th and 18th centuries, found a home in the sympathetic commonwealth of William Penn, and settled primarily in and around Lancaster County. Primarily Amish and Mennonites, these are quiet and modest people whose lives of determined simplicity and whose passion for land seem totally anomalous in modern America. They continue to live lives of determined simplicity and agrarian focus that have all but disappeared.

The photographs by George Tice are some of the most compelling documentary imagery ever framed. In their unobtrusive vision, they capture the substance and the spirit of these self-reliant people. They also reflect over thirty years of gentle but persistent efforts to document their lives and record their customs. For George Tice, this has been a life work, and the breadth and generosity of his vision is manifest on every page.


 

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National Geographic: Around the World in 125 Years

For five generations, National Geographic magazine has dazzled and educated people with its incredible photographs, illustrations, and gripping stories from the four corners of the earth. Combining travel, wildlife, science, history, culture, and conservation, the National Geographic Society’s trailblazing magazine has inspired millions of readers to explore and take an interest in the planet we inhabit. Now, in celebration of its 125th anniversary, National Geographic has given TASCHEN complete access to its archives to distill the journey of a lifetime into three prodigious volumes featuring photographs—many unpublished—almost as rich, deep, and colorful as the world itself.

Our trans-continental trip starts in the Americas and Antarctica (Volume 1); we then cross the Atlantic to Europe and Africa (Volume 2); and finally sail the Indian Ocean to Asia and Oceania (Volume 3). From evocative early black-and-white pictures to autochromes, from the golden age of Kodachromes to digital, National Geographic invented the aesthetic of the photo essay, while pushing the technical boundaries of the medium. Readers will discover how the magazine evolved from presenting a romantic view of the world—subjects posed and smiling—to edgier stories reflecting political turmoil, social issues, and environmental threats. Of course, the journey would not be complete without prime examples of the magazine’s revered groundbreaking underwater and wildlife photography, so we’ve included plenty of such treasures as well. This world class set is a cultural investment to be cherished, shared, and passed down to future generations.

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John Dugdale Life’s Evening Hour

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John Dugdale was born in Connecticut in 1960 and attended New York’s school of Visual Arts.  A successful commercial photographer, Dugdale began pursuing his personal work with more focus fervor after he was diagnosed H.I,V. – positive over fifteen years ago.  His work has been exhibited internationally and is in many notable private collections.  He is represented by the Wessel + O’ Connor Gallery in New York City.


 

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Baron Wolman Woodstock

Signed / “Limited Edition” includes one 8×10 Silver Gelatin print of “Woodstock Cows”  

The “Limited Artist Edition” book is signed and numbered by photographer Baron Wolman and includes a beautiful 8×10 signed and numbered silver gelatin custom print of Wolman’s iconic photo of the “Woodstock Cows”, as well as an original ticket from Woodstock. The number on the photo corresponds to the number of the book. There were only 250 copies of the Limited Edition created and is not available in bookstores.


 

 

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Baron Wolman Groupies

The 1960s were a time of cultural revolution, with music leading the way. From small clubs to giant festivals, such as Woodstock, music became the heart of a new generation’s rallying cry for love, peace and harmony. With men (mainly) leading the way on stage, the girls backstage started to create their own form of liberation too. These young girls were better known as the Groupies. Girls who loved music and the men who created it.

Nearly 45 years later, ACC/Iconic Images are proud to publish – for the first time – in one single volume: Groupies, the photos of Baron Wolman. With more than 150 photographs, including never-before-seen outtakes and contact sheets, Groupies documents these women as they were in the late 1960s. From Miss Pamela (Pamela des Barres) to The Plaster Casters of Chicago, this incredible collection of photos – along with original text and interviews with several of the women today – stands as an historic social and cultural document of some very sexy girls enlightened by one of the most influential decades of the 20th century.


 

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Baron Wolman The Rolling Stone Years

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The Rolling Stone Years features the work of Baron Wolman, the first photographer to work for America’s legendary Rolling Stone magazine, many of whose images from the late sixties and early seventies have become iconic shots from rock’s most fertile era. Alongside scores of classic photos is Baron’s first-hand account of the magazine’s early years and his memorable encounters with the rock stars of the day.


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Herman Leonard Jazz,Giants, and Journeys

The first book on Leonard’s full body of work, including portraits of Billie Holliday, Tony Bennett, Quincy Jones and Frank Sinatra.


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Arnold Newman

Arnold Newman’s photographs are classics of portraiture. His subtle arrangements constituted the foundations of “environmental portraiture.” His photographs integrate the respective artist’s characteristic equipment and surroundings, thus indicating his or her field of activity. During the Great Depression Newman had to abandon his art studies for financial reasons. Between 1938 and 1942 he concentrated on socio-documentary photography in the ghettos of West Palm Beach, Philadelphia, and Baltimore. One might think that being forced to earn his living in a photography studio would have stifled his artistic potential: Newman portrayed up to 70 clients a day. Yet he still succeeded in developing a very personal touch and establishing himself in the New York art scene of the early 1940s. His subjects included Max Ernst, Marcel Duchamp, Marc Chagall, Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning and Alexander Calder.


 

 

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Cy DeCosse The Gardens of Cy Decosse

In 2000, fine press photography book publisher 21st Editions released The Journal of Contemporary Photography, Volume 4, The Gardens of DeCosse. The limitation of the publication was 850 signed and numbered copies with this being number 19. The book focuses exclusively on the beautiful works of Cy DeCosse. His elegant compositions range from the quiet of morning light falling on freshly picked vegetables to the riotous energy of flowers in full bloom.


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Andy Summers I’ll Be Watching You

This book, somewhere between photojournalism and an illustrated diary, follows The Police around the globe between 1980 and 1983. From the American West to Australia to Japan, Summers recorded not only the band members rehearsing and partying—the proverbial sex, drugs, and rock and roll—he also photographed fans, landscapes, still lifes, and passersby in a reportage style reminiscent of Henri Cartier-Bresson and Robert Frank. Containing over 600 photos and filled with diary-style entries, I’ll Be Watching You is a sumptuous volume beating with musical energy, nostalgia, and atmospheric beauty. A must for photo buffs and Police fans alike.


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William Claxton Jazz Life

In 1960, photographer Claxton and noted German musicologist Joachim Berendt traveled the U.S. hot on the trail of jazz music. The result of their collaboration was this amazing collection of photographs and recordings of legendary artists.


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Terry O Neill: Rock ‘N’ Roll Album 

Terry O’Neill’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Album contains some of the most famous and powerful music photographs of all time. At the same time the book includes many intimate personal photos taken ‘behind the scenes’ and at private functions.


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Terry O’ Neill

Terry O’Neill is one of the world’s most celebrated and collected photographers. No one has captured the frontline of fame so broadly – and for so long. For more than 50 years, he has photographed rock stars and presidents, royals and movie stars, at work, at play, in private. He pioneered backstage reportage photography with the likes of Frank Sinatra, David Bowie, Sir Elton John and Chuck Berry and his work comprises a vital chronicle of rock and roll history.