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Photography Art Books - Letter T  

Keiichi Tahara: Architecture Fin-de-Siècle
Author: Keiichi Tahara, Riichi Miyake
Publisher: TASCHEN
Year: 2017 - Pages: 966
At the turn of the 20th century, architecture took an imaginative leap. As new construction materials and technologies met such far-flung stimuli as the Far East, Nirvana, and the unleashed unconscious of Freudian psychoanalysis, buildings by the likes of Gaudí, Horta, Hoffmann, Loos, and Mackintosh instilled structure with the sinuous lines of nature, surfaces with a fairy-tale shimmer, and spaces with an ethereal wash of light or shadowy, mysterious hush.

For this dramatic portfolio, the late architectural photographer Keiichi Tahara travelled across Europe to present the finest examples of this Art Nouveau architecture. From the glamorous façade of the Grand Hotel Europa to the elaborate sweep of a staircase or the perfect poise of a single chandelier, Tahara captures the intricate details as much as the holistic spatial effects of these ambitious, marvelous structures. With an eye attuned to the style’s organic detailing, he surveys its floral patterns, vine-like balustrades, and the soft, hollow interiors that seem to summon us into some primordial place.

Drenched in sunshine or draped in dramatic shadows, Tahara’s pictures excel in evoking not only the unrivaled aura of these buildings but also the particular, fin-de-siècle spirit of their age, caught on the axel of a century, and characterized by reflection and yearning, as much as technological, philosophical, and political advance. Texts by Riichi Miyake accompany Tahara’s pictures to describe the buildings’ floor plans, designs, and the broader context of their dreamlike environments.
 
Ian Teh: Undercurrents
Artist: Ian Teh
Author: Christian Caujolle, Ian Teh
Publisher: Timezone 8/Paris-Beijing Photo Gallery
Year: 2009 - Pages: 196
Malaysian-born, Chinese-British photographer Ian Teh practices photography as an elegant but adaptable explorer, a curious flaneur who searches China for elements of his identity and roots. His lens seeks out situations of unrest, industry, change, pollution, cynicism, power. Most of all, though, his photography is about color.
 
Juergen Teller: Pictures and Words
Author: Juergen Teller
Publisher: Steidl
Year: 2012 - Pages: 128
For over a year Juergen Teller contributed a column to the magazine of Die Zeit, Germany's most respected news paper. Given free creative rein, Teller presented a new image each week with an accompanying text he had written. Combining pictures and words in this way was new for Teller, and has since intensified the autobiographical element of his work. Like his images the texts are blunt, often controversial and irresistibly Telleresque. From the very beginning the column was greeted with enthusiasm but also elicited outcry - the magazine received piles of letters each week, most of them complaining that such poor photo graphs were being published in such a respected magazine. Book two Literature contains the best of these letters.
 
Mario Testino: In Your Face
Publisher: Taschen
Year: 2012 - Pages: 216
Experience a world of glamour through Testino's lensMario Testino's boundless talent with a camera must be maddening for other photographers working in a highly competitive field, but he remains one of the most revered stars in his profession. Often imitated and never equalled, Testino is graced with a natural ability to float effortlessly from studio to backstage to after-party, producing stunning shots in any kind of situation. His generosity as an artist, coupled with his striking vision, infuses his work with a warmth and intensity that invites, rather than intimidates, the viewer. From royals to mega-celebrities, Testino has shot some of the world's most inaccessible subjects, always with an ease that betrays the complexity of the task. When Testino gets "in your face" he captures you at your best--and that is what makes him the best. This unorthodox collection of various images chosen by Testino from the span of his 30-year career reflects the diversity of his work, ranging from fashion and advertising shots to sexually-charged images and autobiographical photos. Full of color, life, and humor, this selection is a testament to the sheer brilliance of a tireless chronicler of fabulousness. This book, published in the occasion of the 'In Your Face' exhibition at the MFA Boston (opening October 17, 2012), will only be commercialized in North/Central & South America.
 
Mario Testino: Portraits
Publisher: Bulfinch
Year: 2002 - Pages: 200
Sexy, famous, beautifula Testino portrait is as unmistakeable as his subject. MARIO TESTINO: PORTRAITS features the cream of the crop in our celebrity-obsessed age: Naomi Campbell, Jude Law, Kate Moss, Gwyneth Paltrowthose whose names have become the hallmarks, almost the logos, of the fashion world. Testinos relationship with his subjects is simply and succinctly summed up by Anna Wintour, Editor-in-Chief of Vogue: People love to be photographed by Mario. His innate sense of fashion, which has made him the most sought-after contemporary photographer today, has transformed many of his portraits into icons.
 
Mario Testino: Private View
Publisher: Taschen
Year: 2012 - Pages: 256
The photographer who can do it all If photography had a royal family, Mario Testino would be its reigning prince. So omnipresent is he at major magazine shoots and A-list events—an insider if ever there was one—that the mere mention of his name evokes a rush of adrenalin in anyone that cares, even a bit, about the worlds of fashion and celebrity. He is, too a terrific portraitist (frequently of real Royals), and what this book brings together is a smashing selection of his best studio work with gorgeous examples of his candid shots. Elizabeth Hurley perched on a piano wrapping her legs around Elton John, anyone? A beaming Gwyneth Paltrow clutching her freshly-won Oscar? Diana, Princess of Wales, and her handsome sons? Yes, please. A selection of Testino’s best recent advertising and fashion works rounds out this luscious and stupendously heterogeneous array, begging the question: does Mario Testino ever sleep?
 
Joël Tettamanti: Davos
Publisher: Verlag Scheidegger and Spiess
Year: 2010 - Pages: 136
Davos is known worldwide as one of the most beautiful and exclusive skiing resorts in the world—and as the site of the annual World Economic Forum’s summit of global leaders. The photographs in this beautifully produced collection change our viewpoint on the mountain city, revealing its familiar chalets and ski runs, but also its empty valleys and underlying infrastructure.
This unexpected look at Davos comes via the lens of Joël Tettamanti, a rising star in Swiss art circles, whose photographs have been exhibited throughout the world. As the accompanying essay by curator Walter Keller explains, Tettamanti’s work presents the resort as an open-ended location whose meanings aren’t—despite its fame—in any way predetermined. Instead, he asks the viewer to experience the city in its totality, paying attention to the landscape, climate, people, dreams, and debris alike.
 
New York Sleeps
Author: Christopher Thomas
Publisher: Prestel Publishing
Year: 2009 - Pages: 144
Imagine a New York devoid of people, its empty streets, bridges and waterways as silent and magnificent as an Ansel Adams landscape. This is the New York that Christopher Thomas reveals in duotone photographs that are at once haunting and nostalgic. Employing a large-format Polaroid camera, Thomas shot many of these images in the early hours of the day or with long exposures. The result is a rare glimpse of the Brooklyn Bridge without pedestrians; Grand Central Station without commuters; Fifth Avenue without cars, vendors, workers or shoppers. Not only do these photographs allow viewers to appreciate the spatial and architectural splendor of these New York City icons-they also evoke a dreamlike feeling that is unusual in visual depictions of the city. Timeless, yet unmistakably contemporary, this collection by an internationally acclaimed photographer is an important addition to the pantheon of photographic essays of New York's most beloved settings.
 
Shomei Tomatsu
Author: Shomei Tomatsu
Publisher: RM/Fundación Mapfre
Year: 2018 - Pages: 172
Casting a cold eye on postwar Japan, the raw, grainy and impressionistic photography of Shomei Tomatsu practically defined Japanese photography in the second half of the 20th century, greatly influencing Daido Moriyama, Nobuyoshi Araki and Takuma Nakihara. His best-known images are his portraits of people and street scenes from the 1950s, when the country struggled to recover from World War II and US military presence was ubiquitous; his photographs of 1960s Japan; and throughout his career, his images of Okinawa, where he died in 2012. Tomatsu's most famous single photograph is probably Melted Bottle, Nagasaki, 1961, which depicts a beer bottle rendered grotesquely biomorphic by the nuclear blast that devastated Nagasaki on August 9, 1945. The American photographer and writer Leo Rubinfien described Tomatsu's Nagasaki images as "sad, haggard facts," noting that "beneath the surface there was a grief so great that any overt expression of sympathy would have been an insult."

This book, which accompanies a major retrospective at MAPFRE in Barcelona, elucidates the rich visual universe of Tomatsu, including his best-known images and previously unpublished work. It is the first comprehensive survey to be published since his death.
 
Shomei Tomatsu: Chewing Gum and Chocolate
Author: Shomei Tomatsu & Leo Rubinfien
Publisher: Aperture
Year: 2014 - Pages: 216
One of Japan's foremost twentieth-century photographers, Shomei Tomatsu has created a defining portrait of postwar Japan. Beginning with his meditation on the devastation caused by the atomic bombs in 11:02 Nagasaki, Tomatsu focused on the tensions between traditional Japanese culture and the nation's growing Westernization, most notably in his seminal book Nihon. Beginning in the late 1950s, Tomatsu photographed as many of the American military bases as possible--beginning with those on the main island of Japan and ending in Okinawa, a much-contested archipelago off the southernmost tip of the country. Tomatsu's photographs focused on the seismic impact of the American victory and occupation: uniformed American soldiers carousing in red-light districts with Japanese women; foreign children at play in the seedy landscape of cities like Yokosuka and Atsugi; and the emerging protest- and counter-culture formed in response to the ongoing American military presence.
 
Empire
Artist: Jon Tonks
Publisher: Dewi Lewis Publishing
Year: 2014 - Pages: 188
‘Empire’ is a journey across the South Atlantic exploring life on Ascension Island, Tristan da Cunha, the Falkland Islands and St. Helena, British Overseas Territories, intertwined through history as relics of the once formidable British Empire. Tonks has photographed the people, the landscapes and the traces of the past embedded within each territory and through short texts, which combine history and anecdote, he tells the story of these remote and remarkable islands.
 
Deborah Turbeville: The Fashion Pictures
Publisher: Rizzoli
Year: 2011 - Pages: 304
From internationally acclaimed photographer Deborah Turbeville comes the first book on her highly influential visionary avant-garde fashion photography. Celebrated for her poetic grace and cinematic vision, Deborah Turbeville has produced fashion tableaux that draw the viewer into her otherworldly environments. A romantic and modernist, Turbeville bridges the boundaries between commercial fashion and fine arts photography. In this remarkable presentation, Turbeville reveals her highly individualistic point of view of fashion photography and the stories behind her photographs. This first retrospective presentation of Turbeville's fashion photography was selected by the artist herself. In addition, she has designed the evocative layouts to create yet another masterwork. The presentation includes Turbeville's most famous photographs, among them the controversial Bathhouse series of 1975 for American Vogue with disturbingly isolated figures and her Woman in the Woods series of 1977 for Italian Vogue showing psychologically charged emotions, along with her numerous photography campaigns for labels like Sonia Rykiel, Valentino, Yamamonto, Ungaro, and Commes des Garçons, as well as commissions for Chanel and work that has never been seen before. Her most current project for Casa Vogue--Italian nobility dressed in special couture outfits--evokes Turbeville's vision of everlasting beauty.
 
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