harry Callahan was a very influential photographer of the post war era his book layout for new colour is something I relay like its very simple and easy to read the captions some of the nooks I have looked at have had extremely small text its something I find hard to look at. The size of the book is well proportions with the images its a good book size 14.5" x 14.5". there is enough room for text and image to be on the same page with out looking overcrowded the white border is almost like a frame that is something I would like to have in my book with regards to hard cover or soft over I think his book works better as a hard cover but I think that mine would work better as a soft cover because its only going to be a small book and the idea of it being flexible like Clive lanens book makes sence.
Stephen shore book uncoman places is something i love looking over its very simplely dose with to images to a page and text under the bottom left had side of each image the ise of the book is not to big not to small it works very well with te negative size. the images are not full bleed on the page but have awight border this is somthing i realy like with in the book something i think i might replicate. i supose the book has to be hard back.
the book has been published and republished so many times i don't thini it has gone out of print since the relese of the complete works Published June 7th 2004 . that in ints self means the style of the book as well as the images is working.
Published by Aperture in 1982 and long unavailable, Stephen Shore's legendary Uncommon Places has influenced a generation of photographers. Among the first artists to take color beyond advertising and fashion photography, Shore's large-format color work on the American vernacular landscape stands at the root of what has become a vital photographic tradition. Uncommon Places: The Complete Works presents a definitive collection of the original series, much of it never before published or exhibited. Like Robert Frank and Walker Evans before him, Shore discovered a hitherto unarticulated version of America via highway and camera. Approaching his subjects with cool objectivity, Shore's images retain precise internal systems of gestures in composition and light through which the objects before his lens assume both an archetypal aura and an ambiguously personal importance. In contrast to Shore's signature landscapes with which 'Uncommon Places' is often associated, this expanded survey reveals equally remarkable collections of interiors and portraits. As a new generation of artists expands on the projects of the New Topographic and New Color photographers of the seventies-Thomas Struth (whose first book was titled Unconscious Places), Andreas Gursky, and Catherine Opie among them-Uncommon Places: The Complete Works provides a timely opportunity to reexamine the diverse implications of Shore's project and offers a fundamental primer for the last thirty years of large-format color photography.
mark power's book is something i have been looking at for other projects but its very relevant to this project the book layout is something I have been looking at I wanted to get the layout right. what is intresting is he has an image on both the front and back something i hadent thought about. the text is very very small and in a difrent place to most books i have seen, top left. from the images i almost didn't see it. it dose work it makes a change to the normal text in the bottom of the left side of the image. i think the wight page in between each image is key it adds a barrier so you can look at each image individually but still see them as a collective