Photobooks. The gift of Joy!

Nice to see You here! Youare in the Café Lehmitz Photobooks WebStore. Café Lehmitz Photobookds is a project by the art historian Richard G. Sporleder for photographers, experts, photo book enthusiasts as well as for all people which are interested in photographs in books with the aim of keeping all available information on relevant - current and discontinued - photo books permanently available.
Along the way, photo books will be presented and offered for sale in our own gallery in Cologne, at international events and in this Café Lehmitz Photobooks-WebStore.

I hope you enjoy and benefit from the selection I've made and would like to thank you already in advance for your supporting the project by building up the labor-intensive database and through your purchases.

Richard Sporleder

Café Lehmitz Photobooks, Cologne

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The book 'Walker Evans. America Leben und Kunst' by Svetlana Alpers about the photograph & heroe traces the phenomenon of a work whose author claimed that photography was the most literary of the visual arts. Afterword and translation are by Wolfgang Kemp
25,00 € *
Gebundene Ausgabe ohne Schutzumschlag (wie erschienen) 23 x 33 x 2 cm., 76 S., 59 Farb-Abb.., deutsch-sprachiger Text - GERMAN TEXT ONLY!
9,90 € *
Gebundene Ausgabe mit Schutzumschlag, 28,5 x 31 x 3,5 cm., 320 S., S/W-Abb., deutsch-sprachiger Text - GERMAN TEXT ONLY!
20,00 € *
'Kino in Köln' (Cinema in Cologne) offers an in-depth look at the cinema city. From the 1st cinema, to boarding houses, film palaces & box cinemas, to multiplex. Owners & employees report on stars & premieres, the great crisis and the boom of mainstream.
38,00 € * Weight 1.2 kg
In her photographic volume 'Breathing the same Air', the young Finnish photographer Nelli PALOMÄKI, a graduate of the renowned 'Helsinki School' - searches in her works for the lost magic that used to be inherent in photography.
24,00 € * Weight 0.9 kg
The photographic volume 'Reenactment' by Arwed MESSMER presents an artistic perspective on the legacy of the GDR secret police. It uses photos from the archives of the Ministry of State Security (Stasi) showing failed escape attempts at the Berlin Wall.
20,00 € * Weight 0.8 kg
Paola de PIETRI's photographs in the photo book 'New Istanbul Stories' document the effects of the changing urban landscape of Istanbul on people. Posture and language reflect the unstable state of mind of a new, very mixed class of native migrants.
29,80 € *
The out-of-print volume 'Ed Ruscha. Road Tested' contains key works from throughout the artist's career and how his penchant for driving and mobility inspired him. A fold-out map shows his 1956 driving route, as well as several other stops in Los Angeles.
from 35,00 €
The pictures contained in 'Promising Waters' by ukrainian photographer Mila TESHAIEVA show an atmosphere of uncertainty in which people place their hopes on a transformation whose direction remains uncertain. Photolucida Critical Mass Book Award 2012.
9,90 € * Weight 0.8 kg
'The Chinese Photobook. From the 1900s to the Present' covers titles from China, titles published in Europe about China as well as the propaganda production after the Chinese Revolution and self-published artist volumes from the turn of the millennium.
from 39,95 €
The out-of-print book 'Franz Gertsch 'The Seventies' shows the large-format key works by Swiss artist. His participation in the legendary 1972 documenta brought him international breakthrough. The photorealism paintings here date from this creative period
44,00 € * Weight 1.3 kg
The colourful 'Desert Birds' series by Werner BARTSCH was taken at aircraft storage areas in the USA, which are normally sealed off from the outside world. This photographic volume is a tribute to countless hours in the skies as well as to long journeys.
from 30,00 €