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LaChapelle Land: Photographs by David LaChapelle (First Edition) [SIGNED]

LACHAPELLE, David, YOKOO, Tadanori, JIM, Billy

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ISBN 10: 0684833026 / ISBN 13: 9780684833026
Published by Simon & Schuster Editions/Callaway Editions, New York, 1996
Condition: Fine Soft cover
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First edition, first printing. Signed in black marker opposite the half-title page by LaChapelle. Hardcover. Photographically illustrated laminated paper-covered boards; no dust jacket as issued; contained in a photographically illustrated, laminated paper-covered box. Photographs and text by David LaChapelle. Cover and box collages by Tadanori Yokoo. Includes a list of plates and an additional 4-page illustrated "LaChapelle Land Map" insert with black-and-white thumbnail reproductions of the page layouts and plate captions. Designed by Toshiya Masuda. 152 pp., with 131 four-color full-bleed plates (including numerous two-page spreads) and additional color and black-and-white illustrations, beautifully printed on fine glossy paper (from separations by Richard Benson) by Palace Press International under the supervision of True Sims and Raoul Goff. Book 14-1/4 x 11-1/4 inches; box 14-5/8 x 11-9/16 inches. This first edition was issued as numbered copies stamped on the underside of the box (this being number 31399).[Cited in Andrew Roth, ed., The Book of 101 Books: Seminal Photographic Books of the Twentieth Century. (New York: PPP Editions in association with Roth Horowitz LLC, 2001).]. Fine in Near Fine box (a few stray surface marks; closed tears at two corners of lid). From the publisher: "The acclaimed Book of 101 Books: Seminal Photographic Books of the Twentieth Century recognizes David LaChapelle's 1996 LaChapelle Land as its 101st book. And rightly so. The marriage of LaChapelle's vivid, high-octane images with graphic artist Tadanori Yokoo's supersaturated designs make for an astonishing physical object.'There's a tradition of celebrity portraiture that attempts to uncover the 'real person' behind the trappings of their celebrity. I am more interested in those trappings,' says LaChapelle. Indeed, he exaggerates the artificiality of fame and Hollywood culture in a head on collision of color, plastic, and whimsy. His photographs confront our visual taste and challenge our ideas of celebrity, all the while taking us on a roller coaster ride through his hyper-sensationalized galaxy. Lil' Kim becomes the ultimate status symbol, tattooed in the Louis Vuitton pattern. Madonna rises from pink waters as a mystical dragon princess. Pamela Anderson hatches out of an egg; and Alexander McQueen burns down the castle dressed as the Queen of Hearts.David LaChapelle's uncompromising originality is legendary in the worlds of fashion, film, and advertising. His images, both bizarre and gorgeous, have appeared on and in between the covers of Vogue, Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone, Vibe and more. LaChapelle Land is fun park America gone surrealistically wrong - but in such an attractive way. David LaChapelle's photos have appeared in Vanity Fair, Details, French Vogue, The Face, Detour, The New York Times Magazine, Arena, and on MTV. The images [LaChapelle] creates are part sex, part satire, part fantasy--in a word, outrageous. This 'mind-blowingly lavish compilation' features portraits of Drew Barrymore, Leonardo DiCaprio, Faye Dunaway, Andy Warhol, Tupac Shakur, Smashing Pumpkins, and many more. Packaged in a beautiful box designed by the legendary Japanese graphic artist Tadanori Yokoo, this book offers a truly entertaining visual experience." Signed by Author. Bookseller Inventory # 111855

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Title: LaChapelle Land: Photographs by David ...

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Editions/Callaway Editions, New York

Publication Date: 1996

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: No dust jacket as issued

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition.

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David LaChapelle is the hottest young photographer working today. You've seen his celebrity portraits and fashion photography in Vanity Fair, Details, Paris Vogue, The Face, The New York Times Magazine, Arena, and on MTV. Now, for the first time in book form, more than 160 of his best and most outrageous images are brought together.
Originally trained as a fine artist, LaChapelle turned to photography as a teenager, first working professionally for Any Warhol's Interview magazine. His career has grown steadily every since, but it exploded with the development of his signature style in the early 1990s.
This book features LaChapelle's most striking photographs from the incomparably wide range of his work. A lively afterword by him provides a glimpse into his unique world. Legendary Japanese graphic artist Tadanori Yokoo designed the box and the book's covers, using elements from LaChapelle's pictures, especially for this book.

From Library Journal:

Exemplifying the blurring of lines between photojournalism, advertising, and art, these four collections of celebrity portraiture are less a record of high aesthetic achievement and more time capsules of the last decade's pop-culture infatuations. Observed side-by-side, the books highlight the photographers' individual styles and their strengths and weaknesses. Ritts's ability to capture his famous sitters' personalities at the height of expression reveal a self-consciousness in Corbijn's brooding, grainy portraits. But Ritts's Westonesque attempts at freezing the body as sculpture can seem pretentious next to LaChapelle's giddy, campy celebrations. Harkening back to the Hollywood photography of George Hurrell, Gorman's works stand apart for their simple elegance. The Gorman, LaChapelle, and Ritts books are all oversized and lavishly produced?perhaps a drawback, as the box LaChapelle is shipped in will be immediately discarded and the many fold-outs in Ritts will undoubtedly tear. Ultimately, these volumes will be of most interest to fans of the sitters. Art libraries should have the Ritts book?the official catalog of a controversial Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, retrospective?and the LaChapelle, whose vividly colorful works express the most individual style, if not depth. Public libraries that already have Ritts's last collection (Notorious, Bulfinch, 1992) can pass over this familiar work in favor of Gorman's genial portraits of today's stars.?Eric Bryant, "Library Journal"
Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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