Sonntag, 4. Januar 2015

Panoramic Bookshelf: Edition Panorama

Maybe the most well-known publisher (not only in Germany) that does not only carries panorama in the their company name but mainly publish panoramic books. This publishing house does not serve mainstream photography or travel books filled with anonymous images from stock agencies, they rather focus on selected photographs from individual photographers. I got about 15 plus books from them and it is always a pleasure to browse this books. The print quality and binding are of high quality, so are the images, though I cannot always appreciate the selected images, but that is in the eye of the reader. All books come with an few pages editorial in up to 5 languages, the images are only accompanied by the image title.
Despite most of the panoramic books are dedicated to a city, country or region, they are in no sense ordinary travel books but a selection of panoramic images of the location. These books are about panorama photography as an art medium. Most prominent photographer is certainly Horst Hamann starting with his various New York books.
The bigger coffee-table books are quite pricey with up to a 100 Euro for one book (value for money), but some books are in available in smaller sizes at more budget friendly price, which range from 14,95 Euro for the small ones (25x17cm) to 32,50 Euro (36x16cm) and 48 Euro (39x28cm).
As an alternative source (most of the books are out of print fast anyway) you find the books on Amazon marketplace at often decent prices, sometimes collectibles books hover above the original price.
Edition Panorama also sells calendars, which are quite pricey and even used ones are hard to get any cheaper, as the images are popular to be 'recycled'  into frames, which they sell as well.

If you are nearby Mannheim, you can drop by their gallery/shop (info).

Some titles from my collection:

Schweiz, Markus Aebischer
Dubai, Michael Nischke
Venezia Panorama, Ernst Steiner
Tokyo Panorama, Micha Pawlitzki

Scotland Panorama, Axel M. Mosler

Ludwigshafen Panorama, Jörg Heieck
New York, Horst Hamann
Panorama Deutsche Bahn, Horst Hamann

Paris Vertical, Horst Hamann

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