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Hotel Lachapelle

Lachapelle David

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ISBN 10: 0821226363 / ISBN 13: 9780821226360
Published by Bulfinch/Little Brown, Boston, 1999
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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Hardcover in glossy pictorial boards housed in a glossy pictorial box. First printing of first edition. Book and box are in As New and in gift-giving condition, crisp and clean, with tight binding and sharp corners. One tiny ding to top edge of front board. Folio. Unpaginated. Heavy--will require additional postage if shipped outside the U.S. Bookseller Inventory # 83611

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Title: Hotel Lachapelle

Publisher: Bulfinch/Little Brown, Boston

Publication Date: 1999

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Edition: First Edition.

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An all-new selection from the outrageous "enfant terrible" of contemporary photography, this volume is even sexier, funnier, and more fantastical than the bestselling "LaChapelle Land." 158 full-color photos.

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This second boxed book of David LaChapelle's photographs (LaChapelle Land is the first) ends with a beautifully written commentary by LaChapelle himself offering readers insight into the book and his photographic process: "And when people come for a photo session with me, they are giving themselves over, sort of checking in. When you stay at a hotel you're living for one day in a place where you don't normally live. That feeling can be true with photographs, too." LaChapelle's photographs can be spotted a mile away. If you read magazines, you know his work: it jumps out like none other with the expertly created environments and alternate realities in which he places his subjects. These universes are complete and constantly evolving to fit dynamic personalities. Hotel LaChapelle is filled with a celebrity cast as well as what LaChapelle calls "characters on the peripheries." The colors are as vibrant and inorganic as the settings that encapsulate his models. In this world, heads are sewn onto different-colored bodies, a nurse holds a face with a pair of tweezers, Marilyn Manson works as a school crossing guard, Madonna is a Krishna goddess, Leonard DiCaprio becomes Marlon Brando, and Ewan McGregor's face peers into a dollhouse while his body bleeds from a gunshot wound fired from Barbie's diminutive gun. The list goes on, and what it says about LaChapelle's vision is that excess is never too much. --Amra Brooks

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