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LACHAPELLE LAND: PHOTOGRAPHS BY DAVID LACHAPELLE by  Tadanori (Graphic Designer)  David (Photographer) & Yokoo - Signed First Edition - 1996 - from Modern Rare (SKU: 13318)


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by LaChapelle, David (Photographer) & Yokoo, Tadanori (Graphic Designer)

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  • Signed
  • First
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New York City, NY: Simon & Schuster, 1996. First Edition. First Printing.. Hardcover. Fine/No Dust Jacket, As Issued.. New York City, NY: Simon & Schuster, 1996. Hardcover. Fine/None, As Issued. First Edition/First Printing. 152 pages. The photographer's breakthrough debut collection. One of the most influential photography books of our time. Limited Edition of 25000 serial-numbered copies. The true First Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with the Reissued Edition published in 2005, which is an exact facsimile of it. The First Limited Edition is now scarce. A brilliant production by David LaChapelle and Tadanori Yokoo: Oversize-volume format. Tadanori Yokoo's dazzling design is now considered one of the greatest book designs of the 20th century, a certifiable classic. Glossy pictorial hard covers with colorful titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Photographs and brief text by David LaChapelle. LaChapelle Land Map laid-in. Matching glossy pictorial box. List of Plates appended at the end. Printed on glossy stock paper in the United States to the highest standards. Without DJ, as issued. Presents David LaChapelle's "LaChapelle Land". Welcomes the viewer to the photographer's vision of The New Land. "LaChapelle's elaborately planned photo-tableaux are full of theatrically arresting action, of sexiness, of celebrity flesh and faces, of costume and of starkly contrasting, highly saturated colors. They are often so overtly and unapologetically synthetic that they seem to be collages, but in the two pages of text, LaChapelle imparts that all 'these scenarios existed somewhere, for some period of time'. They also resemble rock video imagery, you can almost hear them, but not really, thank God, and they hold still, making enjoyment of their studied outlandishness easier" (Publisher's blurb) . Its companion volume, "Hotel LaChapelle", pushes the envelope to the farthest limits. An absolute "must-have" title for David LaChapelle collectors. <B><i> This copy is very boldly and beautifully signed in blue pen-marker by David LaChapelle. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. This title is a contemporary art photography classic. Although described as a Limited Edition, with each copy serially numbered, surely the photographer was teasing collectors about their obsession with Limited Editions. This is one of few such signed copies of the First Limited Edition/First Printing still available online and despite its imperfection (a break on just one of the cover board's corners, not a full split, but it's there) is still in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright. Please note: The "LaChapelle Land Map", missing in copies of the book, remains in pristine condition. A rare signed copy thus. </b></i> 131 color plates. David LaChapelle's "La Chapelle Land" was selected as one of the "Seminal Photography Books of the 20th Century" in the "Book of 101 Books". One of the most brilliant American photographers of our time. A fine collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER DAVID LACHAPELLE TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0684833026.


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LaChapelle, David (Photographer) &amp; Yokoo, Tadanori (Graphic Designer)
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No Dust Jacket, As Issued.
First Edition. First Printing.
Simon & Schuster
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New York City, NY
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