White cloth with pictorial front and back covers, near fine. Tight binding. Interior pages clean and bright. Dust jacket VG with minor edge damage, light tanning, and light foxing on inside of back. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: “You are right John Cohen—Quasimoto was right....There is no eye—there is only a series of mouths—long live the mouths—your rooftop—if you don’t already know—has been demolished....”
“There is a saying that the treasures of the universe may be found between the eyes of a horse. One could say that the treasures of the earth may be found between the eyes of John Cohen. For we find in the images offered by this humble man, the wisdom of simplicity—its music, and its silence.”
Be it in the Peruvian Andes, in Kentucky bluegrass country, in the Gospel churches of Brooklyn, or in Greenwich Village with Bob Dylan and the Beats, famed musician John Cohen’s vision transcends history, even while it distills the spirit of a period and a place. There is No Eye, Cohen’s first monograph, is a guided tour through the worlds of outsider artists, poets, and musicians. Cohen’s lyrical stories of the cultures he has encountered complement his photographs taken over the past five decades.
Featuring never-before-seen photographs of legendary Beat generation icons, from literary lions Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, and Gregory Corso to artists and photographers Grace Hartigan, Franz Kline, Red Grooms, and Robert Frank, and a panoply of American Roots musicians, from Bob Dylan, Woody Guthrie, and Muddy Waters to Doc Watson, Elizabeth Cotton, and Roscoe Holcomb, There is No Eye captures some of the most influential artists of our time.
About the Author: John Cohen was born in 1932 in New York City. His photographs are in the collecitons of The Museum of Modern Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York, and the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Cohen studied photography and painting under Joseph Albers and Herbert Matter at Yale, and his images have been published in Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone, and Aperture. Cohen's award-winning films have been screened around the world, and his band, The New Lost City Ramblers, has received several Grammy nominations. He lives in Putnam Valley, New York.; Greil Marcus (Introduction) is the author of Mystery Train, Lipstick Traces, The Dustbin Of History, and Double Trouble, among other books, and writes a monthly column for Interview. Marcus was a member of the Rock Bottom Remainders until the ignominious dissolution of the all-author rock 'n roll band in 1996. Born in San Francisco, he lives in New York City.
Title: There Is No Eye, John Cohen Photographs
Publisher: PowerHouse Books
Publication Date: 2001
Illustrator: John Cohen
Book Condition: Near Fine
Edition: 1st Edition
Book Description powerHouse Books. Hardcover. Condition: Good. 157687107X Item in good condition. Textbooks may not include supplemental items i.e. CDs, access codes etc. Seller Inventory # Z157687107XZ3
Book Description Condition: Good. May have some shelf-wear due to normal use. Seller Inventory # 0KVBKD006PF5
Book Description powerHouse Books, 2001. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG157687107X
Book Description powerHouse Books, New York, 2001. Hardcover. Condition: Fine in Near Fine DJ. First edition. 200 pp., 4to. Hardcover in dj. First edition. A collection of b&w photos, depicting the Peruvian Andes, Kentucky bluegrass country, the Beat Generations' Greenwich Village & more; featuring Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, Gregory Corso, Muddy Waters, Pete Seeger, Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan & many others. Some very light bumping/shelfwear to boards & spine. Binding very sturdy. Textblock clean & crisp. Some light sunning & shelfwear to dj. Seller Inventory # 161789
Book Description powerHouse Books, 2001. Condition: Good. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP97273873
Book Description powerHouse Books 2001-11-15, 2001. Hardcover. Condition: Good. 157687107X. Seller Inventory # 685674
Book Description powerHouse Books, 2001. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Seller Inventory # P02157687107X
Book Description powerHouse Books, 2001. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine Dust. First edition. First printing, near fine hardcover with illustrated boards shows a previous owner name at top of title page (not Cohen) and some other very mild trace wear, in near fine dust jacket that shows light shelf wear including some wrinkling at spine ends. 200 pages loaded with expected black & white photography of ".Cohen's first monograph culled from his lifetine of experience and travels, is a guided tour of the intersecting worlds of Andean textile makers, and several artists and poets such as Robert Frank, Red Grooms, Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsburg, Gregory Corso and more.". Seller Inventory # 20373
Book Description powerHouse Books, 2001. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # 16285932
Book Description powerHouse Books, 2001. Hardcover. Condition: Like New. Almost new condition. Seller Inventory # P01157687107X