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  • Cincinnati's Savage Seamstress

    The Shocking Edythe Klumpp Murder Scandal

    by Richard O Jones

    series True Crime
    On a cold, drizzly fall afternoon in 1958, a trio of duck hunters stumbled on the charred remains of Cincinnati resident Louise Bergen. When investigators learned that her estranged husband was living with an older divorcee, Edythe Klumpp, they wasted no time in questioning her. When she failed a lie detector test, Edythe spilled out a confession. Although it did not fit the physical evidence, she ... Read more

    $19.95 AUD

  • Phil Cross: Gypsy Joker to a Hells Angel

    From a Joker to an Angel

    by Phil Cross and 1 more

    "Phil's new book Gypsy Joker To A Hells Angel is based on 44 years as a Hells Angel. Photos & stories are a must read for all motorcycle riders" - Sonny BargerIn the early 1960s, a young Navy vet, motorcyclist, amateur photographer, and rebel named Phil Cross joined a motorcycle club called the Hells Angels. It turned out to be a bogus chapter of the club that would soon find infamy, so he ... Read more

    $36.95 AUD

  • The Man Who Saw Too Much

    David Brill, combat cameraman

    by John Little

    This is the story of David Brill, one of the very best of Australian cameramen - past and present. He is in the same company as Damien Parer and Neil Davis.Over the past forty years he has covered wars and disasters all over the world. He filmed the fall of Saigon. He was in Moscow during the collapse of communism. He has covered countless other conflicts and natural disasters in Asia, Africa and ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • The Ongoing Moment

    A Book About Photographs

    by Geoff Dyer

    Great photographs change the way we see the world; The Ongoing Moment changes the way we look at both. With characteristic perversity – and trademark originality - The Ongoing Moment is Dyer's unique and idiosyncratic history of photography. Seeking to identify their signature styles Dyer looks at the ways that canonical figures such as Alfred Stieglitz, Paul Strand, Walker Evans, Kertesz, ... Read more

    $20.56 AUD

  • Photography

    The Key Concepts

    by David Bate

    series The Key Concepts
    Providing a thorough and comprehensive introduction to the study of photography, this second edition of Photography: The Key Concepts has been expanded and updated to cover more fully contemporary changes to photography.Photography is a part of everyday life; from news and advertisements, to data collection and surveillance, to the shaping of personal and social identity, we are constantly ... Read more

    $32.44 AUD

  • Capturing Camelot

    Stanley Tretick's Iconic Images of the Kennedys

    by Kitty Kelley

    A bestselling author goes behind the lens of a legendary photographer to capture a magical timeA consummate photojournalist, Stanley Tretick was sent by United Press International to follow the Kennedy campaign of 1960. The photographer soon befriended the candidate and took many of JFK's best pictures during this time. When Kennedy took office, Tretick was given extensive access to the White ... Read more

    $12.53 AUD

  • Understanding a Photograph

    by John Berger and 1 more

    John Berger's writings on photography are some of the most original of the twentieth century. This selection contains many groundbreaking essays and previously uncollected pieces written for exhibitions and catalogues in which Berger probes the work of photographers such as Henri Cartier-Bresson and W. Eugene Smith - and the lives of those photographed - with fierce engagement, intensity and ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Hemingway's Paris

    A Writer's City in Words and Images

    by Robert Wheeler

    Walk through the Streets of Paris with Ernest Hemingway.In gorgeous black and white images, Hemingway’s Paris depicts a story of remarkable passion-for a city, a woman, and a time. No other city in any of his travels was as significant, professionally or emotionally, as was Paris. And it remains there, all of the complexity, beauty, and intrigue that Hemingway described in the pages of so much of ... Read more

    $20.99 AUD

  • Land Matters

    Landscape Photography, Culture and Identity

    by Liz Wells

    In this major work on landscape photography, extensively illustrated in colour and black & white, Liz Wells is concerned with the ways in which photographers engage with issues about land, its representation and idealisation. She demonstrates how the visual interpretation of land as landscape reflects and reinforces contemporary political, social and environmental attitudes. She also asks what is ... Read more

    $32.44 AUD

  • Photography: A Critical Introduction

    by Liz Wells

    Photography: A Critical Introduction was the first introductory textbook to examine key debates in photographic theory and place them in their social and political contexts, and is now established as one of the leading textbooks in its field. Written especially for students in higher education and for introductory college courses, this fully revised edition provides a coherent introduction to the ... Read more

    $80.40 AUD

  • George Eastman: The Kodak King

    by Daniel Alef

    Biographical profile of George Eastman, founder of the Eastman Kodak Co. and inventor of the Kodak and Brownie cameras that revolutionized photography. In roughly 30 years beginning in 1880, Eastman changed the world of photography. Instead of cameras the size of microwave ovens, and the need for a tent, chemicals, glass plates and enormous patience, the camera alone priced at nearly 50, Eastman ... Read more

    $3.06 AUD

  • Harrow Through Time

    by Don Walter

    series Through Time
    Taking his cue from this series’ title of ‘Through Time’, life-long Harrow resident and historian Don Walter here attempts something slightly different from the standard book of quick ‘then and now’ snapshots of his home-town. Calling upon his considerable treasure trove of old, occasionally rare, pictures as well as the invaluable knowledge gained in writing around a dozen local history books, he ... Read more

    $18.69 AUD

  • Cecil Beaton

    The Authorised Biography

    by Hugo Vickers

    Cecil Beaton was one of Britain's greatest cultural icons - not just as a photographer capturing some of the most celebrated portraits of the 20th century but also as designer of the iconic sets and costumes for the films My Fair Lady and Gigi.In 1980, Beaton personally chose Hugo Vickers to be his biographer, entrusting him with his diaries and the entire body of letters he had written - both ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Case Files of the NYPD

    More than 175 Years of Solved and Unsolved Crimes

    by Bernard Whalen and 2 more

    "Characters galore, both good guys and gangsters, leap from the pages***" (The New York Times)*** in this irresistible, authentic look at 175 years of true crime cases from the NYPD archives, packed with photos, artifacts and expert revelations.From atrocities that occurred before the establishment of New York's police force in 1845 through the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in 2001 to ... Read more

    $23.99 AUD

  • Ansel Adams

    A Biography

    by Mary Street Alinder

    First published in 1996, Mary Street Alinder's biography of Ansel Adams remains the only full biography of one of the greatest American photographers. Alinder is a respected scholar, and also had a close connection to Adams, serving as his chief assistant in the last five years of his life. The portrait she creates of him is intimate and affectionate; it is also clear-eyed. She takes on his ... Read more

    $20.45 AUD

  • The Birmingham Canal Navigations Through Time

    by R. H. Davies

    series Through Time
    The Birmingham canals truly got underway following an advertisement in Birmingham's Aris's Gazette of 26 January 1767. The plan was to take a waterway from Wolverhampton to Birmingham with a branch to Lord Dudley's coal mines near Wednesbury, and this canal network continued to grow extensively until the 1860s. With the decline in the demand for coal after the Second World War, the BCN lost sixty ... Read more

    $18.69 AUD

  • Braintree & Bocking Through Time

    by John Adlam and 1 more

    series Through Time
    Braintree and Bocking Through Time is a unique insight into the illustrious history of this part of the country. Reproduced in full colour, this is an exciting examination of Braintree and Bocking, the famous streets and the famous faces, and what they meant to the people of this area throughout the 19th and into the 20th Century. Looking beyond the exquisite exterior of these well-kept photos, ... Read more

    $15.83 AUD

  • Group f.64

    Edward Weston, Ansel Adams, Imogen Cunningham, and the Community of Artists Who Revolutionized American Photography

    by Mary Street Alinder

    An engaging, illuminating group biography of the photographers of the seminal West Coast movement-the first in-depth book on Group f.64.Group f.64 is perhaps the most famous movement in the history of photography, counting among its members Ansel Adams, Imogen Cunningham, Dorothea Lange, Willard Van Dyke, and Edward Weston. Revolutionary in their day, Group f.64 was one of the first modern art ... Read more

    $23.64 AUD

  • Talking Pictures

    Images and Messages Rescued from the Past

    by Ransom Riggs

    With the candid quirkiness of Awkward Family Photos and the confessional intimacy of PostSecret, Ransom Riggs's Talking Pictures is a haunting collection of antique found photographs—with evocative inscriptions that bring these lost personal moments to life—from the author of the New York Times bestselling illustrated novel Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. Each image in Talking ... Read more

    $8.99 AUD

  • The Lives and Loves of Daisy and Violet Hilton

    A True Story of Conjoined Twins

    by Dean Jensen

    The lives and loves of Daisy and Violet Hilton follows the poignant life story of twin sisters who were literally joined at the hip, set against the tumultuous backdrop of America during the first half of the 20th century. Daisy and Violet and an unforgettable cast of show-business characters come alive on the pages of this carefully researched and sensitively written biography.Reviews"Jensen's ... Read more

    $21.66 AUD

  • The World Aflame

    The Long War, 1914-1945

    by Dan Jones and 1 more

    'Purists argue that colourising black and white photographs is sacrilege, but the world has always been in colour. Truth be told, monochrome is a contrivance. Human experience is always colourful' The Times.The epic, harrowing and world-changing story – in words and colourized images – of global conflict from the assassination of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand to the obliteration of Hiroshima by the ... Read more

    $13.19 AUD

  • Seattle

    by Mark Sundquist

    The Puget Sound region was inhabited by Native Americans for thousands of years before settlers arrived. After initially landing at Alki Beach in West Seattle, the Denny Party established a settlement on the eastern shores of Elliott Bay in 1852. For years, the cultural and commercial life centered around Yesler�s Wharf and Sawmill. The city grew rapidly following the 1870s after the discovery of ... Read more

    $19.95 AUD

  • Calorie Queens

    Living Thin in a Fat World

    by Jackie Scott and 3 more

    Jackie Scott and her daughter Diane had tried just about every diet under the sun, from low-carb to low-fat, sometimes losing weight but always gaining it back. Frustrated, they decided to figure out why popular diets failed them and came up with Eucalorics - a practical eating plan based on taking in the number of calories needed to maintain a healthy weight. This is not a starvation diet, nor is ... Read more

    $18.99 AUD

  • Battersea Through Time

    by Simon McNeill-Ritchie and 1 more

    series Through Time
    Battersea has grown to be a fashionable and vibrant district of south-west London. Referred to as Patricesy in the Domesday Book, Battersea was historically best known for market gardening, providing fruit, vegetables and flowers for the City of London. However, the area moved from rural to urban with the coming of the railways, industry and large-scale housing from the 1840s, provoking a ... Read more

    $18.69 AUD