Made by MENDOAbout the books
Who will recognize a great book better than a bookstore? A bookstore run by graphic designers. Here’s why: at MENDO we get market feedback seven days a week, we are blessed to be surrounded by a bunch of talented, inspiring people – photographers, writers and publishers – and after being a bookstore for more than 15 years, we can easily say we know what book aficionados are looking for. Don’t you agree that initiating, creating and realizing jaw-dropping books now, only comes natural?
A MENDO publication is a well-designed book with visually stunning creative content, browsed by people to be amazed and inspired. The subject-matter is one of our pre-defined curated categories, fashion, photography, interior, sport, lifestyle, food and traveling. In general, a MENDO book is a piece of furniture in itself.
German-American photographer Evelyn Hofer (1922–2009) routinely spent several months in the cities she photographed for her books of the 1950s and ’60s, published with renowned authors such as Mary McCarthy and V.S. Pritchett. In titles such as New York Proclaimed (1965) and Dublin, A Portrait (1967), Hofer combines portraiture, city and country views, still lifes and larger interior shots to create complex images of these metropolises.
From this perspective, Begegnungen / Encounters explores the idea of the “portrait” throughout Hofer’s oeuvre, in series on New York, Dublin and Washington; images of artists and their studios; selected photo-essays for magazines; the extended projects People of Soglio and Basque People; as well as previously unseen New York photos of Marlene Dietrich’s home and Andy Warhol’s Factory.