Bill Brandt books?

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  1. nwilkins

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    Hello,

    I would love to get hold of a book of Bill Brandt's northern industrial (eg the snicket) and landscape (eg barbary castle, gull's nest) pictures. Can anybody recommend one?

    Thanks in advance!
     
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    "Bill Brandt - A Life" by Paul Delany is a biography with a good sampling of his work including landscapes, the gull's nest, some industrials and nudes. Brandt was incredibly talented and his life story is an interesting read as well.
     
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    thanks - are they good quality/full page reproductions of the photos?
     
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    Most are full page averaging 7"x8" and are good reproductions.
     
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    great, thanks again for the tip. It seems weird there are hardly any Brandt books around.
     
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    I've spent a few occasions looking for a well reproduced/affordable Brandt book with no luck. His work seems to have been forgotten by publishers which is both odd and an absolute crime! I still think his edgy compositional style and high contrast printing stands up today.
     
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    There have been plenty of books on Brandt's work and most are available for modest prices via Abe Books:

    www.abebooks.co.uk

    Just put Bill Brandt in the keyword search.

    Even first edition versions of ones that he published himself - Perspective of Nudes, Shadow of Light - can be found for £40.

    If you go to his website, you can buy an 80 page catalogue for £18:

    http://www.billbrandt.com/Shop/buycatalog.html

    Best,

    David
    www.dsallen.de
     
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    Thanks David. I guess what I am really looking for is a recommendation of any specific books which focus on his landscapes and northern industrial work. I can find lots of books on the internet which contain his images but I don't know which images they have. I was hoping someone here knew of just such a book.