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Cohen, Lynne (Artist/Photographer); Salvesen, Britt & Byrne, David (Contributors). LYNNE COHEN: OCCUPIED TERRITORY. New York City, NY: Aperture Foundation/Stephen Daiter Gallery Chicago, 2012. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 145 pages. As New/As New.

Rare Lynne Cohen collectible set. Fine-to-pristine copies of the "Occupied Territory" 1987 First as well as 2012 Second Expanded And Updated Editions, both signed by Lynne Cohen. One of the most valuable art photography books of our time. A brilliant production by Lynne Cohen, Aperture, and Stephen Daiter Gallery Chicago: Oversize-volume format. Glossy pictorial hard boards with titles on spine, as issued. Photographs by Lynne Cohen. Text by Britt Salvesen and David Byrne. Printed on pristine-white, thick coated stock paper in Singapore to the highest standards. In thick pictorial plastic DJ with titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Presents Lynne Cohen's "Occupied Territory". Space as "Topographic" reality before it was recognized and named as such. "In 1987, Aperture published Lynne Cohen's first monograph, an exploration of space as simulated experience: A sham reality, artificial, idealized, and standardized. This Expanded And Updated Edition situates her work within the lineage of Lewis Baltz, Stephen Shore, and other celebrated 'New Topographics' photographers. In the twenty years of work contained in the book, Cohen turns her camera toward classrooms, science laboratories, testing facilities, waiting rooms, and other interior spaces where function triumphs over aesthetics. What decorations the inhabitants might have added to these rooms to make them more inviting, mostly attempts at warmth or individualism, only serve to amplify their artifice and uniformity. Cohen surveys a society of surface, contradiction, and social engineering. In her hands, clouds peel off walls, forest glades invade indoor tennis courts, and the awkward lives of furniture are revealed. Drawing on a background in sculpture, Cohen records the world's readymade sculptures, waiting to be framed by the photograph" (Publisher's blurb). Includes 20 images that appear in published form for the very first time (there are 87 plates in the original, 107 in the Expanded and Updated Edition), which advance our re-examination and appreciation of Cohen's ground-breaking and visionary project. An absolute "must-have" title for Lynne Cohen collectors. This copy of the Expanded And Updated Edition is very prominently, neatly, and beautifully signed in black ink-pen on the half-title page by Lynne Cohen. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. It comes with a fine copy of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing (1987) that is also very boldly and beautifully signed on the "Ambient Systems Limited" presentation-bookplate by the photographer. This title is a late-modern art photography classic. As far as we know, this is the only such signed set available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, pristine beauties. A rare signed set thus. 107 duotone plates. One of the most brilliant artist/photographers of our time. A fine collectible set. (SEE ALSO OTHER LYNNE COHEN TITLE IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 1597111457. $200.00

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