Find Us at the Philadelphia Art Book Fair this Weekend!

Friday, April 1st and Saturday, April 2nd, we’ll be at the George F. Thompson Publishing booth at the Philadelphia Art Book Fair!

If you’re in the area, come find us, say hello, and check out these beautiful GFT Publishing photography books we’ll be showcasing (including three 2015 IPPY Award nominated titles).

Walking Magpie
9781938086113.jpgSee a sneak peek of some of the beautiful photography from Walking Magpie here.
People love dogs, and dogs love people. Walking a dog is one of the most visible and mutually beneficial manifestations of that bond. This book is, in many ways, an ode to curiosity. Walking Magpie: On and Off the Leash is about a dog and what a dog sees. It is also a work of serious photography by a well-known and pioneering landscape artist: Chuck Forsman. Magpie joins Forsman on adventures, from Alaska and the Northwest Territories of Canada to Florida, Ohio, and New York City. We hardly can know what a dog knows, but with this book we can appreciate better what a dog sees and senses and experiences, helping the human and canine imagination to meld, at least a little.
Buy it here $45.00

West Coast
9781938086045See a sneak peek of some of the beautiful images found in West Coast here.
There is no more beautiful or alluring coast in the world than the West Coast of North America: a 5,000-mile-long region that extends from the Aleutian Islands of Alaska to Canada’s British Columbia, south to Washington, Oregon, and California, and then to Baja California in Mexico. No photographer until David Freese has explored the various and wondrous landscapes along the Pacific Ocean in such depth, making this the first book to look comprehensively at what makes the natural beauty of this particular coast so memorable. West Coast: Bering to Baja is a major publishing enterprise that will appeal to book-lovers of photography, nature, and those who dream about visiting and touring North America’s West Coast. For here we see the vital connection between art and science merge in ways previously unseen for this special region of the world.
Buy it here $60.00

Timeline
9781938086106.jpgTimeline: Learning to See with My Eyes Closed is among the most creative photographic projects to emerge in the art world in years. Many of us, historically, have turned to the photo album as a way to preserve memories of personal and family events that are worth noting, worth saving. Each album becomes an archive, if you will, of who we are as a person, as a family. Tom Young has taken this old idea and created an entirely new genre: visual fiction. Here, in each picture, he offers an assemblage of personal life that could very well be yours, and he has intertwined it with the interior and exterior places that can surround us: trees and rocks and windows and showers and fields of grain. “If pictures could talk, what a tale they might tell.” That thought lurks behind every image of Tom Young’s masterful visual story of a life; Is it his? Or yours?
Buy it here $50.00

On Wall Street
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On Wall Street: Architectural Photographs of Lower Manhattan 1980-2000 is the culmination of a twenty-year project to document Wall Street’s classic architecture before further changes in the area were made, including the demolition and destructive renovation of its many historic structures. Anderson’s approach to photographing Wall Street is unique. He avoids people, vehicular traffic, and storefronts, and rarely does he present a view of an entire building. Instead, he focuses on the details or a certain profile in order to reveal a building’s architectural form and energy and its larger sense of place within the city’s urban fabric. Anderson’s photographs of Wall Street will forever be part of a visual record of a by-gone era that emphasized artistic craftsmanship rarely achieved in modern buildings. Collectively, they capture the spirit, architectural genius, and harmonious elevated scale of this special place in the financial capital of the world.
Buy it here $50.00

The Jungle at the Door
9781938086069.jpgThrough the miracle of photography and the beholding eye of a master photographer such as Myers, we are able to experience the land and life in India’s last remaining wild jungles. This is the land of the tiger and elephant and monkey and rhino and a treasure trove of other species. But, as noted writer William deBuys shares in his provocative essay, poaching is a persistent and pervasive problem, and the natural habitat for wild animals is shrinking at an alarming rate due to expanding development and industrialization. The Jungle at the Door: A Glimpse of Wild India is that rare glimpse into another world, a world that depends not only on human awareness of what is lost when the jungle is gone, but also the courage and foresight to preserve remaining wild places everywhere, from those in India to our own home ground.
Buy it here $45.00

Iluminaciones
9781938086274.jpg**Nominated for a 2015 IPPY Award from the Independent Publishers Association**
In Iluminaciones, Jack Parsons’s seventeenth book, he takes the viewer on a very personal, deeply intuitive journey that reveals how he has honed his photographic vision. Here he shares with us ninety-one of his favorite photographs taken over the long arc of his stellar career. Complemented by the artful commentary of Frederick Turner, Iluminaciones is a stunning visual exploration of the beauty that shines through our world if we take the time to stop and look.
Buy it here $45.00

Ireland
9781938086144**Nominated for a 2015 IPPY Award from the Independent Publishers Association**
Ireland is a place of mystical, enduring appeal for many, including the millions of Americans who claim its heritage. This unique collaboration between Gerry Adams and Elizabeth Billups reveals the Ireland not always seen in guidebooks, as well as a side of Adams not usually captured in the news. Ireland: One Island, No Borders presents the country as seen through the eyes of one of its most famous and passionate sons, and an equally passionate American of Irish ancestry. Adams shares personal anecdotes and family stories along with relevant historical details, legends, and myths, complemented by Billups’ photographs of their favorite places throughout the country. Looking at this gorgeously produced volume and reading his text will make any reader understand why he fought so long and so hard for peace – and why so many people the world over share his great love of Ireland.
Buy it here $45.00

Honoring the Doughboys
9781938086182.jpg**Nominated for a 2015 IPPY Award from the Independent Publishers Association**
When his grandfather passed away in 1982, Jeff Lowdermilk received his amazing diary, which included lengthy descriptions of the landscapes, towns, and battles he experienced, and heartfelt observations and insights about what life as a soldier on the road, in battle, and in the trenches meant. Thus began Jeff Lowdermilk’s life-long quest to tell his grandfather’s story. Honoring the Doughboys: Following My Grandfather’s World War I Diary is a unforgettable tribute to all the doughboys, the foot soldiers, who served during World War I. Lowdermilk has composed an enduring compilation of how the reality of battle and of war can be reconciled through commemoration, memorialization, and even a pilgrimage such as his, in which he walked and drove thousands of kilometers during many decades retracing his grandfather’s journey. Jeff Lowdermilk has done the nation a real favor with his moving expression of gratitude to American veterans of World War I. Helen Patton, granddaughter of General George S. Patton, Jr., adds her voice of appreciation for Jeff Lowdermilk’s effort in her heartfelt foreword.
Buy it here $45.00

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