Watching the World Change, by David Friend (FSG)
Reviewed by Benjamin Healy and Benjamin Schwarz ("Cover to Cover", September 2006)

"A Vanity Fair editor reflects on visual representations of the World Trade Center attacks on 9/11. Focusing on the week after the attacks, and writing with the distance offered by the lens, Friend creates a cool, critical space for the consideration of tragedy."


Five Girls, by Sam Haskins (Crown Publishers)
Reviewed by Sally Singer ("Establishing Shots", September 2006)

"A quirky volume from 1962 in which a quintet of semi-naked, fetchingly unself-conscious lovelies cavort with simple objects—among them a small mirror, a chair, and a beach ball."


Photos 1954-1995, by Karlheinz Weinberger (Scalo Publishers)
Reviewed by Sally Singer ("Establishing Shots", September 2006)

"A volume of enduring fascination for designers seeking to build a better beaten-up jean and photographers looking for new ways to shoot fashion's most basic basic."


Scene of the Crime: Photographs from the LAPD Archive, by Tim Wride, James Ellroy, William J. Bratton (Harry N. Abrams)
Reviewed by Jon Zobenica ("Dark Passage", September 2006)

"An inescapably gruesome book...many of the scenes involve crimes of passion, and it's partly the quotidian settings that make these photos so disturbing."

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