Friday, 24 January 2014

Forthcoming publications...

The beginning of the year is when a lot of publishers are releasing their Spring catalogues, so I have been taking a look at what is coming out in the first half of 2014, and beyond.  Let me know if you have any other suggestions or want to comment on these.  At this stage this is just flagging titles, not yet a firm commitment to purchase.


Wish list:
The Open Road. Photographic Road Trips Across America
The bikeriders / Danny Lyon
The photographer's playbook
Chewing Gum and Chocolate 
Words Not Spent Today Buy Smaller Images Tomorrow
Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb on Street Photography and the Poetic Image
Larry Fink on Composition and Improvisation

Bloomsbury [Academic]

Wish list:
Lighting for cinematography
The total art
Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained

Bloomsbury [Design and Graphic Arts]

Wish list:
Stop motion animation
Perspectives on place
The history of photography in 50 cameras
Train your gaze

Columbia University Press

Wish list:
Film theory
The Sports Film
The Heist Film

Duke University Press

Wish list:
Animating Film Theory
Spectacular Digital Effects
Sex, or the Unbearable
Feeling Photography

Errata editions

Wish list: (out in March)
Donigan Cumming's The Stage
Richard Billingham's Ray's a Laugh
Martin Parr's Bad Weather

Hatje Cantz  

Wish list:
Richard Avedon

IB Tauris

Wish list:
Light and Photomedia
The violence of the image
East Asian Film Noir
The TV Detective

JRP Ringier

Walead Beshty: Natural Histories (expanded ed. with 30 extra pages)

MIT Press

Wish list:
The War on Learning
The Object (Whitechapel anthology)
Networks (Whitechapel anthology)
The Culture of the Copy
Signs and Machines

Palgrave Macmillan [BFI]

Wish list:
Inside The Writers' Room
British Trash Cinema
The Italian Cinema Book
Baz Luhrmann

Palgrave Macmillan [Film, Media & Culture]


The Photobook: a history vol 3 (3rd volume of this influential history)
Photography today (new 500 page survey by Mark Durden of the past 40 years of photography)

Nan Goldin: Eden and After (new work)
Stephen Shore: from Galilee to the Negev (new work)
Martin Parr (2nd edition of this definitive survey)
Wolfgang Tillmans (2nd edition of this definitive survey)

Routledge [big PDF]

Wish list:
The Global Film book
Finish your Film! Tips and Tricks for Making an Animated short in Maya
The Grip book [online]
Color Management & Quality output
Creative Entrepreneur

Routledge [forthcoming photography]

Wish list:
The Photography History and Theory Reader / Liz Wells - Jan 2015
Photography: A Critical Introduction / Liz Wells - Jan 2015

Routledge [Forthcoming film]

Wish list:

Unthinking Eurocentrism (2nd ed.)
Hollywood Puzzle Films
Film Theories and Philosophies of Colour
Film Studies; A Global Introduction
Film Genre for the Screenwriter
The Routledge Encyclopedia of Films
American Documentary Filmmaking in the Digital Age

Wish list:
View from inside; contemporary Arab photography, video and mixed media art (the catalogue of FotoFest 2014)


Wish list:
Mona Kuhn: Private
Philip-Lorca DiCorcia / Hustlers
David Goldblatt: Regarding Intersections (new edition of 'Intersections')
Rich and Poor / Jim Goldberg

Thames & Hudson

Wish list:

Henri Cartier-Bresson: Here and Now
Bruce Gilden
World Press Photo 2014
The street Photographers manual
The photograph as contemporary art

Yale University Press 

Wish list:
In familiar streets: The Photographs of Richard Avedon, Charles Moore, Martha Rosler, and Philip-lorca Dicorcia

Thursday, 16 January 2014

New books

The last new books post was on the 14th November, and we have had lots of new books in since then.  So, its a good time to share the latest.

In photography we have the new anthology from Wiley, which looks really interesting and from Penguin a brand new collection of John Berger's writing on photography.  Both would be a good investment for any photography student I would say.  There is also the catalogue for the ICP triennial (A different kind of order).

In film, we have quite a few new titles on experimental or artists' films - Douglas Gordon, Derek Jarman, Isaac Julien, Andy Warhol... and more of those to come.  There is also The Routledge encyclopedia of film theory, which looks like it would be useful for students who take the effort to seek it out, and an e-only copy of The Routledge Handbook of Indian Cinemas.

Have a look at all the new books using the links below:

Digital Imaging

Film and Television



In March, we will be getting the new volume of the Parr/Badger history of photobooks.  I'm looking forward to that.

BL releases over 1 million images onto Flickr Commons

The British Library have released over a million images onto Flickr Commons for anyone to use, remix or repurpose.  More information here.

College of Art publications move to Routledge

Three College of Art publications will be published by Routledge from 2014; namely The Art Bulletin; Art Journal and (more information...).

We currently have access to these via Art Full Text, so I will have to keep an eye as to whether this move affects our access.

Photographic Youth Music Culture Archive

In 2014 we will have free access to The Photographic Youth Music Culture Archive (PYMCA). This includes over 40,000 exclusive photographs, moving images, texts, graphics, digital magazines and supplementary research (more information...).

Although this is marketed to institutions as a research resource, it is also a commercial photo library, and photography students may want to consider submitting suitable material.

I think this resource is of limited use to photography students; however, if you are interested in representations of youth culture you may want to take a look. There is some early work by Simon Norfolk included.

Thursday, 9 January 2014

BAFTA nominations

The BAFTA nominations were announced yesterday; you can find them here.  The University of Westminster produced 'Act of Killing' is up for best documentary and best film not in English language.  We have the DVD in the library now, and this includes extras and a director's cut.

Gravity, American Hustle, and 12 years a slave lead the way in terms of the number of nominations.