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Koch, Lewis. TWENTYONE YELLOWSTONE PARKING LOTS. Madison, WI: Areness Press, 2013. Softcover. First Edition/First Printing. Unpaginated. As New.

Artist Book. Collection of photographs with accompanying text. The first and only edition. Published in a small and limited first print run as a softcover original only. There is no ISBN. The First Edition is now scarce. An austerely elegant production by Lewis Koch: Regular-sized volume format. Pictorial softcovers with titles on the spine, as issued. Photographs and text by Lewis Koch. Printed on pristine-white, thick coated stock paper in the United States to the highest standards. Without DJ, as issued. Presents Lewis Koch's "Twentyone Yellowstone Parking Lots". Dedicated to Ed Ruscha, his most explicit homage, in terms of concept, layout, design, and even title, to the latter. One of his most arrestingly beautiful Artist Books, it is "part homage, part environmental critique, part elegy. Depicts our car culture as it allows access to one of the world's greatest natural treasures: Its landscape celebrated and despoiled in equal measure. Ultimately, the book presents a contemplation on the meaning of wonder, memory, and loss" (Publisher's blurb). Koch is an artist's artist who makes photographic works, site-specific installations, and sculptural assemblage. He has exhibited extensively throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe, in which countries his work is in the Permanent Collections of major museums. He isn't as well-known as Ed Ruscha (although he deserves to be). Like Ruscha, he makes his own Artist Books from scratch: From concept to image to design to full realization. An absolute "must-have" title for Lewis Koch collectors. This copy is very prominently, neatly, and beautifully signed, placed, and dated in black ink-pen on the dedication page by the artist/photographer: "Lewis Koch Madison, WI 2016". It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. This title is a contemporary Artist Book classic. As far as we know, this is the only such signed, placed, and dated copy of the First Edition/First Printing available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. A rare signed copy thus. One of the most brilliant American artist/photographers of our time. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER LEWIS KOCH AND ED RUSCHA TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). $100.00

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