Sunday, May 11, 2008

a partial bibliography regarding vernacular photography

What do lists reveal? The following is an attempt on my part to find some meaning(s) in the compilation of a list of some of my books. "Vernacular photography" is an incomplete & not necessarily a sharply defined subject. I am including any book which resonates somehow with the concept. This can include texts entirely outside the subject (e.g. art history & theory) as well as photography which could be disputed as "vernacular". In plainer terms - this is looking at what I find on my shelves.

American Snapshots, ed. Ken Graves & Mitchell Payne, Scrimshaw Press, 1977
The Book of Shadows, ed. Jeffrey Fraenkel, D.A.P./Fraenkel Gallery, 2007
Boring Postcards, ed. Martin Parr, Phaidon, 1999
Close to Home - An American Album, Getty Publications, 2004
The Contest of Meaning - Critical Histories of Photography, ed. Richard Bolton, MIT, 1992
The Critical Image - Essays on Contemporary Photography, ed. Carol Squiers, Bay Press, 1990
Death Scenes - A Homicide Detective's Scrapbook, ed. Sean Tejaratchi, Feral House, 1996
Harms Way: Lust & Madness, Murder & Mayhem - A Book of Photographs, ed. Joel Peter Witkin, Twin Palms, 1994
The Killing Fields, ed. Chris Riley and Doluglas Niven, Twin Palms, 1996
Lady Ottoline's Album, ed. Carolyn G. Heilbrun, Knopf, 1976
L'Amour - French Glamour Girls, ed. Makoto Ohrui, Graphic-sha Publishing Co., 2000
Least Wanted - A Century of American Mugshots, ed. Mark Michaelson & Steven Kasher, Steidl/Steven Kasher Gallery, 2006
Moord in Rotterdam - Diverse Photografieen 1905-1967, Witgeverij Duo/Duo, 1994
Other Pictures - Anonymous Photographs from the Thomas Walther Collection, ed. Mia Fineman, Twin Palms, 2000
Our True Intent Is All For Your Delight - the John Hinde Butlin's Photographs, ed. Martin Parr, Chris Boot, 2003
Over Exposed - Essays on Contemporary Photography, ed. Carol Squiers, New Press, 1999
Peek - Photographs from the Kinsey Institute, ed. Carol Squiers, Arena, 2000
Real Photo Postcards - Unbelievable Images from the Collection of Harvey Tulcensky, ed. Laetitia Wolff, Princeton Architectural Press,
The Snapshot, Aperture Vol. 19, #1, 1974, ed. Jonathan Green
Snapshots - the Eye of the Century, ed. Carl Eigner, Hatje Cantz, 2004
Summer Vacation/Found Photographs, T. Adler Books, 2000
Torture Garden - Vintage Erotic Archives compiled by Azzlo Discipline, Treville, 1993
Without Sanctuary - Lynching Photography in America, ed. James Allen, Twin Palms, 2000
Pierre Apraxine, La Divine Comtesse - Photographs of the Countess de Castiglione, Yale, 2000
Pierre Apraxine & Clement Cheroux, The Perfect Medium - Photography and the Occult, Yale University, 2005
Goeffrey Batchen, Each Wild Idea: Writing, Photography, History, MIT, 2002
Geoffrey Batchen, Forget Me Not - Photography and Remembrance, Princeton Architectural Press, 2004
Tom Blake, Surfing 1922-1932, T. Adler Books, 1999
Gary Lee Boas, Starstruck - Photographs from a Fan, Dilettante Press, 1999
Christian Boltanski, Le Club Mickey, Imschoot, 1990
Pierre Bourdieu, Photography - A Middlebrow Art, Stanford University, 1996
Serge Bramly, Anonym, Kehayoff, 1996
Serge Bramly & Gerard Levy, Fleurs de Peau/Skin Flowers, Kehayoff, 1999
Elizabeth Breyer, George Eastman - A Biography, Johns Hopkins, 1996
Norman Bryson, Looking at the Overlooked: Four Essays on Still Life Painting, Reaktion, 2004
Janet E. Buerger, French Daguerreotypes, University of Chicago, 1989
Stanley Burns, Forgotten Marriage - the Painted Tintype and the Decorative Frame 1866-1910, Burns Press, 1995
Clement Cheroux & Ute Eskedin, The Stamp of Fantasy - The Visual Inventiveness of Photographic Postcards from the Collections of Gerard Levy & Peter Weiss, Steidl, 2007
T.J. Clark, The Painting of Modern Life, Princeton, 1986
Douglas Coupland & Pierre Huyghe, School Spirit, Dis Voir,
Tacita Dean, FLOH, Steidl, 2001
David Deitcher, Dear Friends - American Photographs of Men Together 1840-1918, Abrams, 2001
John DePrez & Lee Marks, The Hidden Presence, Venti, 2005
Gillo Dorfles, Kitsch - the World of Bad Taste, Bell, 1975
William Eggleston & John Szarkowski, William Eggleston's Guide, Museum of Modern Art, 1976
Hans-Peter Feldmann, 272 Pages, Fundacio Antoni Tapies, 2001
Hans-Peter Feldmann, All the Clothes of a Woman, Art Metropole, 1999
Hans-Peter Feldmann, Das Kleine Mövenbuch - The Little Seagull Book, Walter Konig, 2004
Douglas Fogle, The Last Picture Show: Artists Using Photography 1960-1982, Walker Art Center, 2003
General Idea, Manipulating the Self, Coach House Press, 1971
Allen Ginsberg, Snapshot Poetics, Chronicle Books, 1993
Nakki Goramin, American Photobooth, W.W. Norton, 2008
Herve Guibert, Ghost Image, Sun & Moon Press, 1996
William Hannigan, New York Noir - Crime Photos from the Daily News Archive, Rizzoli, 1999
Marvin Heiferman, Now is Then - Snapshots from the Maresca Collection, Princeton Architectural Press/Newark Museum, 2008
Marvin Heiferman & Diane Keaton, Local News - Tabloid Pictures from the Los Angeles Herald Express, D.A.P., 1999
Francois Heilbrun & Saskia Ooms, Maurice Denis, Musee d'Orsay, 2006
Heinz K. & Bridget A. Henisch, The Photographic Experience 1839-1914, Pennsylvania State, 1994
Babette Hines, Photobooth, Princeton Architectural Press, 2002
Alison Ferris, The Disembodied Spirit, Bowdoin College Museum of Art, 2003
Don James, Surfing San Onofre to Point Dune 1936-1942, Chronicle Books, 1998
Cameron Jamie, Rugburn, Pinspot 3, Smart Art Press
Martyn Jolly, Faces of the Living Dead - The Belief in Spirit Photography, Mark Batty, 2006
Mike Kelley, The Uncanny, Sonseek, 1993
Michael Lesy, Dreamland - America at the Dawn of the Twentieth Century, New Press, 1997
Michael Lesy, Wisconsin Death Trip, University of New Mexico, 2000
Barbara Levine, Snapshot Chronicles, Princeton Architectural Press, 2006
Mike Mandel & Larry Sultan, Evidence, D.A.P., 2004
Marshall McLuhan, The Mechanical Bride - Folklore of Industrial Man, Beacon, 1967
Billy Name, All Tomorrow's Parties - Billy Name's Photographs of Andy Warhol's Factory, D.A.P./Frieze, 1997
Douglas Nickel, Snapshots - The Photography of Everyday Life, 1888 to the Present, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 1998
Barbara Norfleet, The Champion Pig, Penguin, 1980
Barbara Norfleet, Looking at Death, Godine, 1993
Celeste Olalquiaga, The Artificial Kingdom - A Treasury of the Kitsch Experience, Pantheon, 1998
Eugenia Parry, Crime Album Stories - Paris 1886-1902, Scalo, 2000
Karen Pinkus, The Montesi Scandal - The Death of Wilma Montesi and the Birth of the Paparazzi in Fellini's Rome, University of Chicago, 2003
Anatole Pohorlenko, When We Were Three - the Travel Albums of George Platt Lynes, Monroe Wheeler and Glenway Wescott 1925-1935, Arena Editions, 1998
Richard Prince, Naked Nurses, JMc & GHB Editions, 2006
Astrid Proll, Baader Meinhof - Pictures on the Run 67-77, Scalo, 1998
Mel Roberts, California Boys - Photographs from the 1960s and 1970s, Foto Factory Press, 2000
Mel Roberts, The Wild Ones - the Erotic Photography of Mel Roberts, Foto Factory Press, 2001
Jay Ruby, Secure the Shadow - Death and Photography in America, MIT, 1995
Ralph Rugoff, The Eye of the Needle - The Unique World of Microminiatures of Hagop Sandaldjian, Museum of Jurassic Technology, 1996
Ralph Rugoff, The Painting of Modern Life - 1960s to Now, Hayward Publishing, 2007
Ed Ruscha, Then and Now, Steidl, 2005
Luc Sante, Evidence, Farrar Straus Giroux, 1992Chec
Peter Schlesinger, Checkered Past - A Visual Diary of the '60s and '70s, Vendome Press, 2003
Daniel Schmid, Excitation Bizarre, Zyloc Publishing, 2003
Joachim Schmid, A Meeting On Holiday, Neroc, 2004
Joachim Schmid, Belo Horizonte, Praca Rui Barbosa, J. Schmid, 2004
Joachim Schmid, Phantome, Edition Fricke & Schmid, 1992
Joachim Schmid, Photoworks 1982-2007, Steidl/Tang Museum, 2007
JOachim Schmid, Porträts, Edition Fricke & Schmid, 1990
Joachim Schmid, Tausend Himmel, Photographers' Gallery, 2007
Collier Schorr, Jens F., SteidlMACK, 2005
Leslie Shedden, Mining Photographs and Other Pictures - A Selection from the Negative Archives of Shedden Studio, Glace Bay, Cape Breton, NSCAD/UCCB Press, 1983
Rupert Smith, Physique - the Life of John S. Barrington, Serpent's Tail, 1997
Abigail Solomon-Godeau, Photography at the Dock: Essays on Photographic History, Institution, and Practices, University of Minnesota, 1991
Susan Stewart, On Longing - Narratives of the Miniature, the Gigantic, the Souvenir, the Collection, Duke University, 1993
Will Straw, Cyanide and Sin - Visualizing Crime in 50s America, PPP Editions, 2006
Annelies Strba, Shades of Time, Lars Muller, 1997
Guy Stricherz, Americans in Kodachrome, Twin Palms, 2002
Larry Sultan, Pictures from Home, Abrams, 1992
Andy Warhol, catalogue, Moderna Museet, 1968
John Wood, The Scenic Daguerreotype - Romanticism and Early Photography, University of Iowa, 1995
Sylvia Wolf, Ed Ruscha and Photography, Steidl, 2004
Tim Wride, Retail Fictions - The Commercial Photography of Ralph Bartholomew Jr., LACMA, 1998
Bunny Yeager, Bunny's Honeys - Bunny Yeager, Queen of Pin-Up Photography, Taschen, 1994


Tod Papageorge said...

The Snapshot, Aperture Vol. 19, #1, 1974, Jonathan Green, editor.

Matthew said...
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Barbara Levine said...

Great list for considering vernacular photography and its relationships (and vice versa) with contemporary art and archives.
Additional books might include: SFMOMA's Police Pictures, Around The World:The Grand Tour in Photo Albums by Barbara Levine (can't resist plugging my own book here!) and, The Artist and the Camera, Degas to Picasso by Dorothy Kosinski, is also interesting.