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JOHN COHEN: THE SHAPE OF SURVIVAL by  Herbert  Patti & Matter - Paperback - First Edition. First Printing. - 2002 - from Modern Rare (SKU: 21026)


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by Daiter, Stephen (Editor/Publisher); Cohen, John (Photographer); Smith, Patti & Matter, Herbert

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Chicago, IL: Stephen Daiter Gallery, 2002. First Edition. First Printing.. Softcover. As New/As New Dust Jacket.. Chicago, IL: Stephen Daiter Gallery, 2002. Softcover. As New/As New. First Edition/First Printing. 34 pages. Exhibition Catalog. The first and only edition. Published in a small and limited print run as a softcover original only. There is no ISBN. The Exhibition Catalog is now scarce. An austerely elegant production by David W. Williams: Regular-sized volume format. Plain white softcovers, as issued. Photographs by John Cohen. Text by Patti Smith and Herbert Matter. Printed on pristine-white, thick coated stock paper in the United States to the highest standards. In integral pictorial DJ with titles on the cover and spine and very large flaps, as issued. Published on the occasion of the landmark exhibition of the same name held at the Stephen Daiter Gallery Chicago from September 13 through October 26, 2002, and in collaboration with Deborah Bell Photographs New York. Presents "John Cohen: The Shape of Survival". The photographer's "Peruvian Pilgrimage" photographs, taken between 1956 and 1957. For Cohen, they are living testaments, almost fifty years later, of the Peruvian people's resilience and grit amid the harsh terrain of the Peruvian landscape. Aside from being one of the most remarkable American photographers of our time, John Cohen is also a teacher, a world-class scholar of primitive art, and a Renaissance Man who has composed music and made films. Lest that make him sound overly cerebral, the exact opposite is true: His photographs are rife with life and natural beauty. Cohen's photographic oeuvre was finally collected in a book, "There Is No Eye" (2001) . This is, in effect, its companion volume, and the only body of work comparable to it is Robert Frank's. An absolute "must-have" title for John Cohen collectors. <B><i> This title is a contemporary art photography classic. This is one of few copies of the Exhibition Catalog still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. A scarce copy thus. </b></i> 27 duotone plates. One of the most brilliant American photographers of our time. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER JOHN COHEN TITLE IN OUR CATALOG).


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Daiter, Stephen (Editor/Publisher); Cohen, John (Photographer); Smith, Patti & Matter, Herbert
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First Edition. First Printing.
Stephen Daiter Gallery
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Chicago, IL
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