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

New And Expanded Edition of the artist/photographer's classic. One of the most important Conceptual art photography books of our time. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only. The First Edition Thus is now scarce. A brilliant production by 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. The reproduction quality is exemplary in every respect. In thick pictorial plastic DJ with titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Re-presents, in its definitive format, Lynne Cohen's "Occupied Territory". Space as "topographic" reality before it was even 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. 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. Records the world's readymade sculptures, waiting to be framed by the photograph" (Publisher's blurb). Includes twenty images that appear in published form for the very first time (there were 87 plates in the original, 107 in this new edition), which enhance our re-appraisal and renew our appreciation of Cohen's visionary project. An absolute "must-have" title for Lynne Cohen collectors. This copy 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 strip of white paper (that was then pasted on the page) through which most copies were signed. Cohen's signature on this particular copy is one of the best we have ever seen. This title is a late-modern art photography classic. This is one of few such signed copies of the New And Expanded Edition/First Printing still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. Please note: Towards the end of her life (she died in 2012), Cohen carried on despite her severely debilitating illness. Her signature often became unsteady although it was still legible, and as a trace of her, quite moving as such. A rare signed copy thus. 107 duotone plates. One of the most brilliant artist/photographers of our time. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER LYNNE COHEN TITLE IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 1597111457. $100.00

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