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Book of the Month 07
Edward Burtynsky Quarries…
Traces the artist’s in-depth exploration of landscape as transformed by industry. These works were realized over seventeen years within a career that spans over a quarter century. Through masterful technique and often dizzying compositions, the artist presents his magnificent colour images as thought-provoking studies of those deconstructed territories that are created as we dig into the earth for material in order to build our cities.
“The concept of the landscape as architecture has become, for me, an act of imagination. I remember looking at buildings made of stone, and thinking, there has to be an interesting landscape somewhere out there because these stones had to have been taken out of the quarry one block at a time. I had never seen a dimensional quarry, but I envisioned an inverted cubed architecture on the side of a hill. I went in search of it, and when I had it on my ground glass I knew that I had arrived.”
- Edward Burtynsky
Hardcover: 176 pages
Publisher: Steidl (1st Edition 2007)
Ain’t That A Kick In The Head - Dean Martin
From the original 1960’s Ocean’s Eleven, music by Jimmy Van Heusen and lyrics by Sammy Cahn; it was first recorded on May 10, 1960 by Dean Martin…
Shakedown are a Swiss musical project, known internationally for their 2002 hit single, “At Night”. By the time they started the group in 1999, Stephan and Sebastien Kohler were two brothers who blended their knowledge of Swiss and Swedish trance music to form their genre, a modified balearic beat crossed with acid house.
Mario Vidor Esq….
Book of the Month 06
Sicily, Traces from the Past…
Mario Vidor and Sicily: a photographic journey looking for a myth. The new photographic book by Mario Vidor Sicily contains pictures that will become history. Mario Vidor and his camera were able to bring back to life and to their ancient splendour the Carthaginian, Greeks and Roman vestiges in Sicily. The magic, myth and charm of the ancient Sicilian settlements were filtered, interpreted and processed by Mario Vidors camera, thus giving them a new life. The innovative aspect of this new work by Mario Vidor is its historic approach combined with the experience of this art photographer in this sector. The original interpretation shows deep respect for civilisations that are thousands of years old. This respect takes the shape of austere images with a great emotional impact, through which the Human Genius transcends both time and space to reach a shared and universal dimension of the value of human works. Mario Vidor was born in 1948 in Farra di Soligo, Italy. He organised many personal exhibitions in the main Italian cities and abroad in Beijing, New York and Vancouver. Fascinated by painting and the great artists of the 20th century, his works show interest both in contemporary landscapes and in the balance and harmony of the human body.
FORMAT (CLOSED): 28x28 cm
NO. OF PAGES: 112
NO. OF PHOTOGRAPHS: 67
TEXTS BY: Enrica Angella, Piero Bongi
LANGUAGE: italian, english
PUBLISHER: Punto Marte Editore (2007)
Phil “Snapdragon” Stern!
Book of the Month 05
A Life’s Work by Phil Stern
Drawn to the iconic figures and emblematic events of our age, celebrated photographer Phil Stern has documented World War II soldiers in combat in North Africa and Sicily, the luminous jazz legends of Verve Records, and Hollywood stars living the high life. Collected for the first time in this amazing tribute to Stern’s long-standing legacy, Phil Stern: A Life’s Work features never-before-seen photographs of the greatest figures and times of the American twentieth century.
Stern, who enlisted in the Army of Dec. 7, 1941, joined the ranks of “Darby’s Rangers,” a much-heralded fighting unit, as combat photographer. In North Africa documenting the harsh and brutal battles against General Rommel’s forces, Stern was wounded. Awarded a Purple Heart for bravery, Stern was then reassigned to cover the invasion of Sicily for Stars and Stripes. Covering the homecoming of Darby’s Rangers for Life, the assignments Stern shot for the magazine brought him into another intrinsically American experience: Hollywood. At the same time, Stern worked intermittently for jazz label legend Norman Granz, photographing album covers for the Verve, Pablo, and Reprise record labels. A golden-era industry insider par excellence, Stern was tapped by Frank Sinatra to be the official photographer for the JFK Inaugural Gala. His friendships with and access to the greatest legends of the time allowed him to create indelible portraits – most seen here for the first time – Of James Dean, Marlon Brando, Marilyn Monroe, Bette David, Marlene Dietrich, Judy Garland, Joan Crawford, Lauren Bacall, Humphrey Bogart, John Wayne, Sammy Davis, Jr., Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Alfred Hitchcock, Orson Welles, Count Basis, Dizzy Gillespie, Billie Holiday, Louis Armstrong, Sarah Vaughn, Ella Fitzgerald, Stan Getz, Art Tatum, Oscar Peterson, and Lester Young, among many others. Stern’s oeuvre is studded with classic figures of entertainment at its best; and in Phil Stern: A Life’s Work they come together to form a brilliant constellation around this truly star photographer.
Hardcover: 256 pages
Publisher: powerHouse Books (October 1, 2003)
Product Dimensions: 14.7 x 12.4 x 1.7 inches