Recommend a mono landscape book!

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  1. Tom Stanworth

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    Hi,

    Could anyone recommend a 'classical' monchrome landscape book that is not:

    Any Weston
    Ansel Adams
    Michael Kenna

    I would also be interested in modern or urban/Industrial landscape work.

    I am strugglling to find much that is not by the above that appeals to me. I know many love Kenna, but I find it very good but without that compulsive pull that the big outdoors stuff has for me. Cant find any Kolbrener or Loranc books available online. Seems they sold out long ago and the few available are extortionate!

    Anyone got any good ideas for work that fits the above desription?

    Cheers,

    Tom
     
  2. Struan Gray

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    Big outdoors: Vittorio Sella or Bradford Washburn

    Human landscapes: Fay Godwin

    New ways to look: Ray Metzker, Lee Friedlander.

    Urban: Koudelka


    A lot depends on what you mean by "Classical". It might be time to try "Romantic", "Late Romantic" or even - shudder - "Modern". :smile:
     
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    Perhaps one of John Sextons works, Bruce Barnbaum - Tone Poems, George Tice, Paul Caponigro, Don Kriby, Paula Chamlee's High Plains Farm is high on my list.

    Take a look over on Photoeye for ideas...
     
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    Two spring to mind:

    George Tice: Urban Landscapes and Paterson II
     
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    Connecting with the land rather than presenting it as spectacle: anything by Thomas Joshua Cooper.

    Best,
    Helen
     
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    John Blakemore. Morley Baer. Even Walker Evans if you pick and choose.
     
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    One of my favourites is "New England Days" by Paul Caponigro!

    Cheers

    André
     
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    Don McCullin- 'Open Skies'
    Josef Koudelka- 'Chaos'
    Robert Adams- 'Cottonwoods', 'West From The Columbia' etc
    Ray Metzker- 'landscapes'
    Harry Callahan-the retrospective ed by Sarah Greenough is a good starting point
    Mario Giacomelli-'Photographs'-the Italian Bill Brandt
    Minor White-The Eye That Shapes
    Gabriele Basilico
    John Davies
    Mark Power-last 3 for more industrial and urban landscapes
     
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    Well if Kenna doesn't do it for you , you might find this guy doesn't either, but its easy enough to look on his site and make sure.

    Josef Hoflehner. www.frozenhistory.com

    I'd also seconfd the George Tice suggestion, though its rather more retro in style.
     
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    Richard Garrod Visual Prayers
    Wynn Bullock The Enchanted Landscape
    Jack Leigh The Land I'm Bound To
    Paul Strand Time in New England
    are 4 not yet mentioned that I like.
     
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    Wow! Thanks for that. I love Kenna's work, but Hoflehner may be even better.
     
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    August Sander
    Landschaften. (Landscape)
    Schirmer/Mosel, Munich, 1999
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    Now it is out o9f print, but I think you could find it in the used shop.
    It will worth some $
    Thomas Joshua Cooper
    Between dark and dark
    Graeme Murray, Edinburgh

    Out of print too

    Both are books with an unique vision of the landscape....
     
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    Craig Richards - The Canadian Rockies. It's out of print, but if you get onto abebooks.com, you can find copies there. Lots of nice images.
     
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    Lee Friedlander's "The Desert Seen" and "Apples and Olives".

    Paul Strand's "Tir a'Mhurain: The Outer Hebrides".

    Sally Mann's "Motherland" and "Deep South".

    Emmet Gowin's "Changing The Earth".

    Wright Morris' "Distinctly American".

    Walker Evans' "Havana 1933".

    Bill Brandt's "Literary Britain".
     
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    Tom,
    Something in print and a little bit different might be Australian photographer Gordon Undy's book/s. Not grand, heroic landscapes. More initmate responses to the Australian bush. His influences include Paul Caponigro and George Tice.
    http://www.pointlight.com.au/about_purchase.html

    p.s. if you like fine jazz buy the Beads of Light CD put together by his two very talented children. It is a wonderful accompaniment for contemplating over any fine book of photographs.
     
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    Kidding, right? No disrespect but Hoflehner is strictly a Kenna knock-off. There are a lot of them out there. Known as "Kennabes" among some I know.

    Currently I have been revisiting Pentti Sammallahti's "Sammallahti" - a really fine book that I hear is available again. Also Hiroshi Sugimoto's Photographs. Not only landscapes - truly beautiful. I'll think of more. PD
     
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    I must submit a book of Edward Weston for consideration, his Daybooks.
     
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    "Stone Walls . Grey Skies" by George Tice. Excellent and intimate landscapes and townscapes that include the 'hand of man'.

    "Hymn to the Earth" by Ron Rosenstock. A book of not very unusual LF landscape and manvironmentscape work, but it's enhanced greatly by the verse (much of it Haiku) by Gabriel Rosenstock (an unrelated Rosenstock btw.).

    "Orchestrating Icons" by Huntington Witherill. Even though Witherill has gone down the digital road (and is currently doing work I just can't abide), this collection from BCE (before the current era) is excellent.

    "Along the Way" by Mark Citret. This isn't a landscape collection per se, though there are many fine examples of that kind of photograph, but it is a collection of gorgeous black and white work by an underappreciated master.
     
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    Frank Gohlke/Mark Klett-New Topographics
    Carleton watkins-ever wondered where AA got his ideas from?.....
    Timothy O'Sullivan-ditto
    See also 'An American Century of Photography' ed Keith Davies and 'The land'-catalogue for 1975 Bill Brandt-curated show at the V and A in London
     
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    Tom. Somebody mentioned John Davies. He has an exhibition of B&W landscape prints at the National Film, Television and Photography Museum in Bradford at the moment.

    I was there yesterday and if you can get along it's well worth a visit. It's a mixture of trad open country and urban landscape - mainly the latter. A lot of the prints are of Sheffield taken in the early 80s when it was going through major change. He also covers Durham, Manchester and S. Wales

    They are big! The smallest about 18 x 24 inches but most well over 2 x 3 ft.

    The museum is a full day out if you want it to be and is a place for the whole family. The kids could easily be left in the television studio area for most of the day. They can actually use real TV cameras under the direction of a disembodied producer who advises you what to do.

    There's also a history of photography in the basement.

    Back to John Davies. You can listen and watch a 5 minute interview of him explaining his background and why he does what he does. The only aspect he doesn't cover is what equipment, film,camera etc he uses and where he gets his prints done. You see him on location with it but I couldn't make out what it was. It looked like an MF and not a view camera. He could transport it quite happily up steep hills while it was attached to the tripod. No bellows as far as I could see.

    All I can say is: If that's what you can do with MF then until I can afford part of say the Tate gallery to show my prints, MF is all I'll ever aspire to.

    Oh, it's all free as well.

    pentaxuser
     
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