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MARGINALIJE (Signed Copy)
Stanko Abadžic
MARGINALIJE (Signed Copy)
2009
Book softbound
9 x 7-7/8 in. (229 x 200 mm)
Signed in ink on title fly page. Photos by Stanko Abadžic. Introduction by Zdarvko Zima. Published 2009, MeanderMedia. Softbound book has 127 pages, approximately 100 black-and-white plates. ISBN No. 978-953-7355-50-0. To quote book reviewer Matt Damsker: "Abadžic is Croatia's photo poet, arguably sans peer. When he captures a series of dolls, mannequins and the like in Prague or Zagreb, or handprints on Parisian walls, he suggests a sense of play and abstract delight that can't easily be translated into words. The loneliness of empty tables and chairs in the lengthening evening light is mitigated by the sight of a frothy latte left behind, or by the curlicues of ironwork shadows falling all around. If anything, Abadžic's random sights and humorous still lifes (a carefully composed dinner plate, for example, elegantly outfitted with a seashell and dice, and placed on a cushion of rich fabric) are so luminously exposed, wringing every ounce of shadow-and-lightplay, that they infer color and texture beyond their austere black-and-white dominion. Original, complicated, and busily inhabiting the frame, Abadžic's photography never fails to breathe, inviting us into these mundane and nearly surreal spaces, implying that there is room for us--and for dogs, babies and art--in his brave new Europe."
Price: $ (ref. 12429)

Prag Prague Praha (Signed Copy)
Stanko Abadžic
Prag Prague Praha (Signed Copy)
2013
Book hardbound
8-5/16 x 8-9/16 in. (211 x 217 mm)
Signed in ink on title page. Photos by Stanko Abadžic. Introduction by Marija Tonkovic. Published 2013, MeanderMedia. Hardbound book has 108 pages, approximately 85 black-and-white plates. ISBN No. 978-953-334-061-6. This is a selection of some of Abadžic's most iconic images of the magical city of Prague, plus many new surprises.
Price: $40 (ref. 13868)

Stanko Abadžic (Signed Copy)
Stanko Abadžic
Stanko Abadžic (Signed Copy)
2007
Book softbound
8-1/4 x 9-1/4 in. (210 x 235 mm)
Signed in ink on title fly page. Published by Faktura, 2007. First edition of 252 pages with full heavy wraps. 100 black and white photographs by Abadžic are pictured. Biographical and other information on the photographer. Essay by Natasa Segota Lah. As I said for the fly wrap of this book, "Stanko Abadžic's photographs remind me of a fusion of the street work of Henri Cartier-Bresson and the mystery of Andre Kertesz's early Hungarian images. Abadžic's images have that Eastern European sensibility that manages to imply that there is a sense of magic and awe in ordinary events, while at the same time capturing the instant in time that makes great photography so fascinating.
Price: $65 (ref. 9442)

Stanko Abadžic: Pariz – Sketches for a Portrait of the City
Stanko Abadžic
Stanko Abadžic: Pariz – Sketches for a Portrait of the City
2012
Book hardbound
11-1/2 x 9-3/4 in. (292 x 248 mm)
Signed in ink on title fly page. Published by Disput LLC, Zagreb, Croatia, 2012. Croatian, English and French in one Version. First edition of 138 pages in hard cover with dustjacket. 131 black and white photographs by Abadžic are pictured. The photographs were taken during Abadžic's two stays at the Cite Internationale des Arts in Paris in 2010 and 2011, and during his previous brief visits to Paris. Biographical and other information on the photographer.
Price: $50 (ref. 13430)

Stanko Abadžic: Zagreb – Sketches for a Portrait of the City
Stanko Abadžic
Stanko Abadžic: Zagreb – Sketches for a Portrait of the City
2011
Book hardbound
8-1/4 x 9-1/4 in. (210 x 235 mm)
Published by ArTresor Naklada, Zagreb, 2011, English Version. First edition of 160 pages in hard cover with dustjacket. 151 black and white photographs by Abadžic are pictured. Biographical and other information on the photographer. With Catalogue insert with information on photographs. Foreward by Zeljko Zorica.
Price: $50 (ref. 13155)

Hollywood Babylon
Kenneth Anger
Hollywood Babylon
1975
Book hardbound
10-3/8 x 7-1/2 in. (264 x 191 mm)
Straight Arrow Books, San Francisco, CA, 1975. Fine in Near Fine DJ. First Hardback, 294 pp. Kenneth Anger's legendary Hollywood Babylon was first published in France (as many other controversial American novels) by Jean-Jacques Pauvert in 1959. Running away from the States, Anger arrived in Paris in the late '50s, where he quickly met Jean Cocteau who introduced him to every one. Anger started a movie based on the famous sado-masochistic novel "Histoire d'O" which stopped after only six days shooting. Nevertheless, he had met his publisher, Jean-Jacques Pauvert. Hollywood Babylon has been a great influence to a lot of people, including numerous French writers.
Price: $75 (ref. 9169)