Photobooks. Art Page by Page

The definition of the photobook is as broad as that of photography, and ranges from handmade unique objects to smaller and larger print runs, from self-publishing and zines to rare, elaborately designed and bound editions.

The book shows a selection of international photobooks from the last decades, with a focus on the photobook as an art object and a storytelling medium. The interaction between photography, material, binding, form, and format offers many possibilities for experimentation and demonstrates the potential of the photobook as an artistic medium unto itself.

With essays by Jörg Colberg, Silvia Gaetti and Calin Kruse.

The book was published in conjunction with the exhibition Photobooks. Art Page by Page, co-curated by Calin Kruse / dienacht Publishing for the GRASSI Museum of Applied Arts in Leipzig, Germany.

Featured photobooks:
Abel, Milou - Ik Ben Jou // Am Projects - Nocturnes // Arcara, Arianna/ Santese, Luca - Found Fotos in Detroit // Ariño, Israel - La gravetat del Iloc // Asselin, Mathieu - Monsanto: A Photografic Investigation // Bernal, Eden - Exiles // Bertok, Goran - Requiem // Borissova, Julia - Let me fall again // Brugner, Simon - The Arsenic Eaters // Catiere, Alexandra- Behind the Glass // Chanel, Alexine - In other People's Bathroom // Cupido, Paul - Mukayu // de Middel, Christina - The Afronauts // Dekens, Peter - Touch // El Nemr, Rana - Eenbes Tells // Eschborn, Claudia - 1520/21 // Frei, Andreas - Hab Acht // Glaubitz, Florian - CHOR // Gravlejs, Ivars - Useful Advice for Photographers // Helton, Lucy - Transmission // Hesper, Carina - Like a pearl in my Hand // Hoogland Ivanow, Martina - Speedway // Hui Hsien, Ng - The Weight of Air // Jung Min Cho, Oreo - The Dot // Kimura, Hajime - Snowflakes Dog Man // Koenning, Katrin/ Protick, Sarker - Astres Noirs // Krause, Birgit - Planetes // Kruithof, Anouk - Universal Tongue // Lazuka, Melissa - Fly Away // Lopez, Anais - The Migrant // Marzocchi, Marco - Oyster // Mészáros, Palíndromo - The Line // Milach, Rafal - The First March of Gentlemen // Mouraz, Tito - Open Space Office // Ohashi, Jin - Surrendered Myself to the Chair of Life // Okahara, Kosuke - Vanishing Existence // Prammer, Agnes - Totes Gebirge // Pufleb, Robert & Schlieper, Nadine - Alternative Moons // Singh, Dayanita - Museum Bhavan // Sauvin, Thomas - Until Death Do US Part // Unofficial Pictures - Gefährlicher Gegenstand: Eisenbahnstraße // Unverzart, Olaf - Leichtes Gepäck // Van den Elshout, Bruno - New Horizon // Vutuc, Sergej - No Skateboarding permitted // Xu, Xiaoxiao - Aeronautics in the Backyard //

Size: 10 x 24 cm, 148 pages
Open binding with wooden covers, laser engraving
Every cover is slightly different
in English and German
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