The Afronauts, the widely acclaimed photo book by Cristina de Middel will be available on iPad and iPhone. De Middel received many offers from publishers to reprint this sought after photo book, but she decided against it. Now it will be available for any one who has either an iPad or an iPhone. It is interesting to see a growing interest in digital photo books.
The studio responsible for the production states on their site that they recreated the book for the iPad and iPhone in stead of simply providing an eBook or PDF:
We wanted to develop The Afronauts from scratch, that’s the reason that this book is not a PDF or EPUB3. Behind it there’s Objective C (iOS programming language). Our mission was to think the book again taking advantage of all the features iPads and iPhones give us.
The title will be available from April 17.
Self Publish Be Happy will publish a new book by Cristina de Middel. She is the author of the acclaimed photo book The Afronauts that topped all the favorite photo book lists. According to the site this project ‘challenges the archetype of street photography and the language and veracity of the photograph as a document’.
Stephen Gill Exhibition in Foam Amsterdam
Best Before End – A major solo exhibition of Stephen Gill’s various London series will be on show at Foam Museum, Amsterdam from 17 May 2013 until 15 July 2013.
This Land is Your Land, This Land is My Land (2012) by WassinkLundgren
The most expensive soil of The Netherlands, sampled from Amsterdam’s main financial district, Zuidas. Picture taken at the One Group Show at Foam Amsterdam (25th January till 17th March 2013).
Here are a couple of spreads from Side by Side by artists Gilbert & George. This artist book was originally published in 1971 by Koenig Brothers and is now reprinted by Enitharmon Editions and Walther König in an edition of 2000 copies. I am not a big fan of reprints, but this book is such a fun read.
Great picture by photographer Chris Mottalini. I assume it is a house designed by Paul Rudolph as Mottalini has taken numerous pictures of Paul Rudolph homes and other buildings designed by this modernist architect.
I look forward to his upcoming publication about demolished Paul Rudolph homes After You Left They Took It Apart. According to his website it will be published in Spring by Columbia College Press. It is a great series although it is rather sad that the houses featured in the series are all demolished because no one seemed to care about them.
Extensive review in GUP of the Dirk Braeckman exhibition at De Appel in Amsterdam. The exhibition is highly recommended. It runs until March 31, 2013.
I really look foward to visitng the WassinkLundgren - One Group Show (25 January - 17 March 2013) at Foam in Amsterdam. Hope to find some time tomorrow.
T.W.-D.F.-12 by Dirk Braeckman
This photograph by Dirk Braeckman is currently on view at De Appel in Amsterdam. It is a great example of how Braeckman is able to capture light in his prints. The exhibition is small but highly recommended.
Coexistence exhibition by Stephen Gill
Last week I spend a couple of days in Germany not far from Luxembourg so I decided to pay a visit to the exhibition Coexistence by Stephen Gill at The Centre National de l’audiovisuel (CNA) in Dudelange. You can read more about this project here.