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              See/Saw: Looking at Photographs

              See/Saw: Looking at Photographs (Hardback, Main)

              By Dyer, Geoff

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              A full-colour illuminated history of how photographs frame and change the world, from the award-winning author of The Ongoing Moment

              ISBN 9781838852092
              Released NZ 18 Jun 2021
              Publisher Canongate Books Ltd
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              The First World War: Unseen Glass Plate Photographs of the Western Front
               

              The First World War: Unseen Glass Plate Photographs of the Western Front (Hardback)

              Edited by De Keyzer, Carl; Reybrouck, David van; Preface by Dyer, Geoff

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              A century after it began, we still struggle with the terrible reality of the First World War, often through republished photographs of its horrors: the muddy trenches, the devastated battlefields, the maimed survivors. Due to the crude film cameras used at the time, the look of t...he Great War has traditionally been grainy, blurred, and monochrome-until now. The First World War presents a startlingly different perspective, one based on rare glass plate photographs, that reveals the war with previously unseen, even uncanny, clarity. Scanned from the original plates, with scratches and other flaws expertly removed, these oversized reproductions offer a wealth of unusual moments, including scenes of men in training, pictures of African colonial troops on the Western front, landscapes of astonishing destruction, and postmortem portraits of Belgian soldiers killed in action. Readers previously familiar with only black-and-white or sepia-toned prints of the hostilities will be riveted by the book's many authentic color photographs, products of the early autochrome method. From children playing war games to a wrenching deathbed visit, these images are extraordinary not only for their subject matter, but also for the wide range of emotions they evoke. Accompanied by a preface from celebrated writer Geoff Dyer and an essay by historian David Van Reybrouck, the photographs here serve both as remarkable witnesses to the everyday life of warfare and as dramatic works of art in their own right. These images, taken by some of the conflict's most gifted photographers, will radically change how we visualize the First World War.
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              ISBN 9780226284286
              Released NZ 15 Oct 2015
              Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
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              1% Privilege in a Time of Global Inequality
               

              1% Privilege in a Time of Global Inequality (Hardback)

              Text by Dyer, Geoff; Little, Myles; Stiglitz, Joseph

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              The extravagant pleasures of the wealthiest one percent of the earth's population represent an extreme contrast to those of the remaining ninety-nine. Describing the gaping disparities in images is a challenge that has been taken up by Nina Berman, Peter Bialobrzeski, Giullaume B...onn, Mikhael Subotzky, and many others photographers.
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              ISBN 9783775740944
              Publisher Hatje Cantz
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              Yoga for People Who Can't Be Bothered to Do It

              Yoga for People Who Can't Be Bothered to Do It (Paperback, Main)

              By Dyer, Geoff

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              ' A screamingly funny genre-defying feat ... sublime.' Maggie O'Farrell, Daily Telegraph

              ISBN 9780857864062
              Released NZ 1 May 2012
              Publisher Canongate Books Ltd
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              'Broadsword Calling Danny Boy': On Where Eagles Dare

              'Broadsword Calling Danny Boy': On Where Eagles Dare (Paperback)

              By Dyer, Geoff

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              From the acclaimed writer and critic Geoff Dyer, an extremely funny scene-by-scene analysis of Where Eagles Dare - published as the film reaches its 50th anniversary A thrilling Alpine adventure starring a magnificent, bleary-eyed Richard Burton and a coolly anachronistic Clint E...astwood, Where Eagles Dare is the apex of 1960s war movies, by turns enjoyable and preposterous. 'Broadsword Calling Danny Boy' is Geoff Dyer's tribute to the film he has loved since childhood: an analysis taking us from its snowy, Teutonic opening credits to its vertigo-inducing climax. For those who have not even seen Where Eagles Dare, this book is a comic tour-de-force of criticism. But for the film's legions of fans, whose hearts will always belong to Ron Goodwin's theme tune, it will be the fulfilment of a dream. 'Geoff Dyer's funniest book yet. Who else would work in Martha Gellhorn on the first page of a book on the film Where Eagles Dare?' Michael Ondaatje 'One of our greatest living critics, not of the arts but of life itself, and one of our most original writers' Kathryn Schulz, New York Magazine
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              ISBN 9780141987620
              Released NZ 15 Oct 2018
              Publisher Penguin
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              Anglo-English Attitudes

              Anglo-English Attitudes (Paperback, Main)

              By Dyer, Geoff

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              Includes studied meditations on photographers (Robert Capa, William Gedney, Cartier-Bresson), painters (Bonnard, Gauguin), musicians (Coltrane, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan), and close critical engagements with writers including Camus, Michael Ondaatje and Martin Amis.

              ISBN 9780857864031
              Released NZ 25 Mar 2013
              Publisher Canongate Books Ltd
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              Another Great Day at Sea

              Another Great Day at Sea (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Digital original)

              By Dyer, Geoff

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              As a child Geoff Dyer spent long hours making and blotchily painting model fighter planes. So the adult Dyer jumped at the chance of a residency aboard an aircraft carrier. Another Great Day at Sea chronicles Dyer's experiences on the USS George H.W. Bush as he navigates the rout...ines and protocols of 'carrier-world', from the elaborate choreography of the flight deck through miles of walkways and hatches to kitchens serving meals for a crew of five thousand to the deafening complexity of catapult and arresting gear. Meeting the Captain, the F-18 pilots and the dentists, experiencing everything from a man-overboard alert to the Steel Beach Party, Dyer guides us through the most AIE (acronym intensive environment) imaginable. A lanky Englishman (could he really be both the tallest and the oldest person on the ship?) in a deeply American world, with its constant exhortations to improve, to do better, Dyer brilliantly records the daily life on board the ship, revealing it to be a prism for understanding a society where discipline and conformity, dedication and optimism, become forms of self-expression. In the process it becomes clear why Geoff Dyer has been widely praised as one of the most original - and funniest - voices in literature. Another Great Day at Sea is the definitive work of an author whose books defy definition.
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              ISBN 9781922182739
              Published NZ 25 Mar 2015
              Publisher Text Publishing
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              Dark City: Urban America at Night
               

              Dark City: Urban America at Night (Hardback)

              By Saville, Lynn; Dyer, Geoff

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              Arthur Danto has described Lynn Saville as New York's answer to Eugène Atget, because she prowls her city at the other end of the day, picking up pieces of the past in the present, just before it is swallowed by shadows. For her new monograph, Dark City, Saville focused on v...acant spaces--shuttered storefronts, back alleys, blank billboards, empty lots--with the occasional ghostly figure hurrying through the frame. Working at twilight and dawn with a medium-format camera (setting up her tripod quickly so as not to attract police attention), Saville captured busy city streets depopulated and emptied out, industrial spaces and storefronts alike gone quiet. Color and light come from the sky, streetlights, neon signs or surveillance lighting. Seemingly otherworldly, the images in Dark City also tell a more pragmatic story of the changing urban landscape--vacancies caused by financial crisis, and construction projects spurred on by economic recovery, gentrification and development. Dark City includes an introduction by acclaimed author Geoff Dyer and photographs taken across the US, including in Columbus, Ohio; Portland, Maine; Lowell, Massachusetts; Jersey City and the Meadowlands, as well as around New York City.Lynn Saville is a New York-based photographer who specializes in photographs taken at twilight and dawn-- the boundary times between night and day, as she calls them. Saville studied at the Pratt Institute and Duke University and is represented by Yancey Richardson in New York.
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              ISBN 9788862084116
              Publisher Misc - Thames & Hudson
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              The Beautiful and Damned

              The Beautiful and Damned (Hardback)

              By Scott Fitzgerald, F.; Introduction by Dyer, Geoff

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              Anthony and Gloria are the essence of Jazz Age glamour. A brilliant and magnetic couple, they fling themselves at life with an energy that is thrilling. But as money becomes tight, their marriage becomes impossible. And with their inheritance still distant, Anthony and Gloria mus...t grow up and face reality.
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              ISBN 9780141194073
              Released NZ 7 Nov 2011
              Publisher Penguin
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              Series Penguin F Scott Fitzgerald Hardback Collection
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              The Missing of the Somme
               

              The Missing of the Somme (Paperback, Main)

              By Dyer, Geoff; Introduction by Davis, Wade

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              'The great Great War book of our time.' Observer

              ISBN 9781782119265
              Released NZ 22 Jun 2016
              Publisher Canongate Books Ltd
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