Berlin und London - große Städte. Aber wie erlebt und begreift man sie? Da sind die Wahrzeichen, die markanten Orte, Straßen und Plätze. Aber Menschen, die in den Städten leben, haben andere Koordinaten - ihre Wohnung, ihr Quartier, ihre wiederkehrenden Wege zur Arbeit, in den Park, ins Restaurant oder ins Theater. Silke Helmerdig liebt es, in großen Städten zu leben und sie hat in Berlin und London ihre Alltagswege fotografiert. Die Eindrücke und Impulse wechseln im Stakkato. Häuser, Menschen, Straßenszenen, Details - flüchtig, wie die vielen Augenblicke, die eine große Stadt ihren Bewohnern täglich bietet oder zumutet. Das allein ist schon spannend. Noch spannender wird der Parcours durch die Städte, weil Silke Helmerdig ihre Bilder nach Ordnungssystemen sortiert hat, die im Großstadtdschungel Halt und Orientierung geben können und sollen, es aber nur manchmal tun. Berlin ist durchnummeriert von 1 - 100, London kommt als Alphabet von A - Z. Die Zahlen und Buchstaben sind mal prominent ins Bild gesetzt, mal kaum auffindbar. Bei manchen erschließt sich der Sinn sofort, viele bleiben rätselhaft. Genau deswegen macht dieses Buch so viel Spaß. Es sensibilisiert für das Erleben von Stadt, zeigt, dass es unmöglich ist, alles aufzunehmen und zu verstehen und hilft, das großzügig zu akzeptieren und trotzdem neugierig zu bleiben. Und ganz nebenbei funktionierts noch super als Kinderbuch.
Offers a view into Japan´s most elaborate sex clubs. With the sheer number of choices, these clubs offer their clientele every fantasy imaginable. Subway groping, video and comic book character encounters and visits to the nurse are just a few possibilities that are played out in colourful playrooms for adults where no detail is overlooked.
In the late 1960s and early ´70s Lewis Baltz became fascinated by the stark, repellent, manmade landscape that was rolling over California´s then still agrarian terrain. Baltz made a number of projects on this subject, the best known of which, The New Industrial Parks Near Irvine, California, was first published in 1974. With this book Baltz took his place near the center of the New Topographic movement, a newly coined term emblematic of a cool, distanced, yet critical view of the emerging man-altered landscape. The Topographic position, detached and glacial, has since influenced photographic practice in the United States, Germany and Japan.
Between 2014 and 2016, Yves Marchand and Romain Meffre visited 400 of the more than 4,000 internal courtyards in Budapest. Their large number and variety of styles incorporating different facets of classicism and modernity make them a remarkable architectural phenomenon-a charming second city within the city. Marchand and Meffre systematically documented these courtyards, producing a typological series that describes this particular form of collective housing and reflects the city´s tumultuous history, its changing political regimes and economy. Budapest Courtyards allows us to delight in the crumbling grandeur of the courtyards, and observe the developments and personal strategies of adaptation which they evidence.
This collection is a study of the value of craft as it can be understood within the study and practice of animation. The book reconsiders the position of craft, which is often understood as inferior to ´art´, with a particular focus on questions of labour in animation production and gendered practices. The notion of craft has been widely investigated in a number of areas including art, design and textiles, but despite the fact that a wide range of animators use craft-based techniques, the value of craft has not been interrogated in this context until now. Seeking to address such a gap in the literature, this collection considers the concept of craft through a range of varying case studies. Chapters include studies on experimental animation, computer animation, trauma and memory, children´s animation and silhouette animation among others. The Crafty Animator also goes some way to exploring the relationship craft has with the digital in the context of animation production. Through these varied discussions, this book problematizes simplistic notions about the value of certain methods and techniques, working to create a dialogue between craft and animation.
Eine Hommage auf Berlin-Kreuzberg in den 80ern. Im Juni 1982 macht sich der Fotograf Michael Hughes - in seiner Heimat London hatte ihn gerade seine Frau verlassen und Margaret Thatcher war an die Macht gekommen - zusammen mit zwei Freunden auf nach Berlin-Kreuzberg. Ein Besuch Ronald Reagans in der Stadt ist angekündigt, hier würde in Kürze die Luft brennen. ´´We had one telephone number of a wohngemeinschaft in the Oranienstrasse in Kreuzberg SO36 - the middle of the squatting action. During the week that followed, I fell in love, was witness to burning police vans, was hit by flying stones, soaked by water cannons, chased by police charges and ingested much tear gas.´´ Diese berauschende Mischung veranlasst Hughes,sein altes Leben hinter sich zu lassen und in Berlin zu leben. Und dabei jenes entstehende Lebensgefühl,das den Bezirk bis heute prägt, fotografisch festzuhalten. ´´Inside Kreuzberg´´ zeigt die beeindruckendsten Bilder dieser Zeit - mittendrin, dokumentarisch und emotional, feinfühlig, krass und humorvoll. Ein einzigartiger Kreuzberg-Band.
A Number One New York Times bestseller, Humans of New York began in the summer of 2010, when photographer Brandon Stanton set out on an ambitious project: to single-handedly create a photographic census of New York City. Armed with his camera, he began crisscrossing the city, covering thousands of miles on foot, all in his attempt to capture ordinary New Yorkers in the most extraordinary of moments. The result of these efforts was Humans of New York, a vibrant blog in which he featured his photos alongside quotes and anecdotes. The blog has steadily grown, gathering millions of devoted followers. Humans of New York is the book inspired by the blog. With four hundred colour photos, including exclusive portraits and all-new stories, and a distinctive vellum jacket it is a stunning collection of images that will appeal not just to those who have been drawn in by the outsized personalities of New York, but to anyone interested in the breathtaking scope of humanity it displays. Heartfelt and moving, Humans of New York is a celebration of individuality and a tribute to the spirit of a city.
For some 70 years, Leo Goldstein´s East Harlem body of work remained mostly untouched and unseen. The silver gelatin prints were catalogued in 2016, and a selection is gathered here for the first time. The photographs were taken over a number of years, beginning in 1949 when Goldstein was a member of the Photo League. The East Harlem corpus, edited by Régina Monfort, represents an important and unique addition to the photographic history of New York City. Because there are no negatives in existence, it was of particular importance to preserve the images in book form and make them available to the public. The selected images reflect the postwar years in the East Harlem community, which would grow into a center of Puerto Rican culture and life in the U.S. From the families portrayed gathering on stoops, to the kids at their shoeshine stations, to youths playing ball in the streets, to posters on neighborhood walls, Goldstein´s images of East Harlem provide a window into the socio-economic, cultural, and political landscape of the time.
From the Ashmolean Museum to the White Horse public house, The Oxford of Inspector Morse, is the official guide published in conjunction with the Inspector Morse Society, and companion to InspectorMorse on Location which covers all the locations outside of Oxford itself, is the original guide to the various Oxford locations most associated with the books and television productions of Inspector Morse as well all six series of Lewis and not forgetting the new Endeavour film as well. It not only gives the Morse and Lewis connections but concentrates on the hstorical aspects of more than fifty places used in filming the adventures. With over ten editions, regularly updated. fully illustrasted, indexed by place and episode, and with a location map and Oxford walk, this publication quite rightly features at number six in the Blackwell´s Bestseller List. Amust for all Inspector Morse, Lewis & Endeavour fans as well as just lovers of Oxford