The PhotoBook Journal

November 29, 2018

Interesting Artist and Photographic Books for 2018

As in years past TPBJ has been providing a short list of artistbooks and photobooks we have found to be very Interesting. These are books that we continue to return to in order to enjoy again. Our selection derives from books with intriguing photographic content, brilliant project concepts, excellent book designs that support the artist/photographer’s intent in conjunction with spot-on production qualities; and the books that are the most Interesting have a delightful combination of all of these creative, if not critical, elements.

For our editorial team’s selection we have limited ourselves to the artistbooks and photobooks that we received with time to really evaluate the book object in its entirety. I have readily admitted in the past we do not have access to every photobook that was published during the year, thus our list is not meant to be in any way inclusive. Our list is also not meant be the “Best” photobooks of 2018, but rather we have selected some of our more Interesting photobooks that might warrant your consideration and time.

Our list includes; Laia Abril, Julia Borissova, Simon Brugner, Seiichi Furuya, Tobias Kruse, Melissa Lazuka, Yehlin Lee, David Lynch, Ute & Werner Mahler, Nuno Moreira, Colin Pantall & Zheng Ziyu (Editors) & Antonio Perez Rio.

Some artist and photographers are list repeats and others have published their First book. One of these books is massive in breath, scale and size and some are petite poetic treasures. This list represents a truly internationals group of artists, photographers, designers, printers and publishers; Congratulations to all!

We have published commentaries for most of these books, which are linked-up below. It is our intent to finish publishing reviews for all of these artistbooks and photobooks shortly. We hope you enjoy these as much as we have.

In alphabetic order by last name:

 

Laia_Abril-On_Abortion_cover

Laia Abril, On Abortion

 

Julia_Borissova_Let_Me_Fall_Again_cover

Julia Borissova, Let Me Fall Again

 

Simon_Brugner_Arsenic_Eaters_cover

Simon Brugner, The Arsenic Eaters

 

Seiichi_Furuya_Why_Dresden_cover

Seiichi Furuya, Warum Dresden (Why Dresden) (review pending)

 

Tobias Kruse, Material (review pending)

 

Melissa_Lazuka-Song_of_the_Cicadas_cover

Melissa Lazuka, Song of the Cicadas

 

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Yehlin Lee, Raw Soul

 

00-Lynch-N-720

David Lynch, Nudes

 

Ute and Werner Mahler, Kleinstadt (review pending)

 

00-Moreira-762

Nuno Moreira, She Looks Into Me

 

Magnum_China_cover

Colin Pantall and Zheng Ziyu (Editors), Magnum China

 

Antonio_Perez_Rio_Masterpieces_cover

Antonio Perez Rio, Masterpieces – Obras Maestras (review pending)

 

Cheers!

The PhotoBook Journal Editorial team: Douglas Stockdale, Gerhard Clausing, Kristin Dittrich, Melanie Chapman, Dan Johns

 

2 Comments »

  1. […] We have selected this book as one of our choices for “Interesting Artist and Photographic Books for 2018.” […]

    Pingback by Simon Brugner – The Arsenic Eaters | The PhotoBook Journal — December 1, 2018 @ 4:49 pm

  2. […] note: This photobook was selected as one of the “Interesting Artist and Photographic Books for 2018” by The PhotoBook Journal editorial […]

    Pingback by MAGNUM China | The PhotoBook Journal — December 3, 2018 @ 12:56 pm


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