Thursday, 29 November 2012

Free ebooks...

are commonplace, but this one is special...

Michael Mack launches his new venture (MAPP) with a free iPad edition of a very rare artists' book by Deutsche Börse Photography Prize 2013 nominees Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin.  You can download War Primer 2 by signing up to the MAPP editions newsletter.

Other titles are available, although they are not free, and include versions of catalogues from two fairly recent exhibitions - Figures & fictions: contemporary South African photography; and Glamour of the gods.  Both titles are available in print in the library since we buy most of the catalogues for the major shows in London.

Some more sort-of-ebooks I came across this week are the photograph albums for Let us now praise famous men.  'Photographs of cotton sharecropper families' volume 1 and volume 2 are available from the Library of Congress' Prints and Photographs Online Catalog.  They are not as well-presented as the British Library's turning the pages site, but they're still pretty interesting, so have a look and let me know if you find anything else interesting!

Finally, a couple of new ebooks for the library collection...

Behind the image : research in photography

Photography and science