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DISPOSSESSION: PHOTOGRAPHS BY LYNN STERN - Scarce Fine Copy of The Limited Edition

Stern, Lynn (Photographer) & Kuspit, Donald (Contributor)

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ISBN 10: 0893816264 / ISBN 13: 9780893816261
Published by New York City, NY: Aperture Foundation, 1995
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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1st Printing. 63 pages. Published in 1995. The artist/photographer's second collection. Her very first title with Aperture Foundation. Limited Edition of 2000 copies. The first and only edition. The Limited Edition is now scarce. An austerely elegant production by Katy Homans: Oversize-volume format. Black cloth boards with black titles embossed on cover and spine, as issued. Photographs by Lynn Stern. All of the "Dispossession" Suite plates are delicately and beautifully tipped-in on the page. Supplementary photographs from her "Whiteness" Series are interspersed with Donald Kuspit's brilliant essay, "The Vulnerable Core". Tritone separations by Robert J. Hennessey. Printed on pristine-white, thick coated stock paper in the United States to the highest standards. In pictorial DJ with black titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Presents Lynn Stern's "Dispossession". One of the finest post-Surrealist photographic meditations on life, mortality, and death. "While initially shocking, her skull and deathmask images are mysteriously inviting due to their luminosity and Stern's powerful identification with her subject. Spectacularly produced, a profound and intellectually rigorous work, a hauntingly beautiful meditation on mortality" (Aperture Foundation). The collection visualizes one of the earliest-known and most profound philosophical reflections (aptly quoted in the book) : "When we are alive, our souls are dead and buried in us. But when we die, our souls come to life again and live" (Heraclitus). An absolute "must-have" title for Lynn Stern collectors. This title is a late-modern art photogrpahy classic. This is one of few copies of the Limited Edition still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. Please note: Most copies available online have major flaws. This is surely an accessible and lovely alternative. A scarce copy thus. 12 tipped-in tritone plates, 23 supplementary plates. One of the most brilliant American artist/photographers of our time. A fine copy. ISBN 0893816264. Bookseller Inventory # 4214

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Title: DISPOSSESSION: PHOTOGRAPHS BY LYNN STERN - ...

Publisher: New York City, NY: Aperture Foundation, 1995

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: no

Edition: 1st Edition.

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Starkness, unswerving focus, and cryptic intensity form the essence of Lynn Stern's work. While initially shocking, her skull and deathmask images are mysteriously inviting due to their vibrant luminosity and Stern's powerful identification with her subject. The work is a hauntingly beautiful meditation on mortality. Accompanying the photographs is an essay by noted art critic Donald Kuspit, who addresses the theme of human vulnerability, which is central to Stern's riveting imagery. Dispossession is enriched by earlier series, including "Whiteness," a suite of bold, photographically unconventional images that eliminate the medium's touchstones - detail, focus, tonal range and composition - to create the feeling of pure light.

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