LaChapelle Land. Photographs and brief text by David LaChapelle. Simon & Schuster, New York, 1996. 152 pp. Folio. First printing. INSCRIBED on verso of front free-endpaper. Hardbound in photo-illustrated boards. No jacket as issued. Photo-illustrated paper over board box. "LaChapelle Land Map" map laid in. 131 Color reproductions.
Hotel LaChapelle. Photographs by David LaChapelle. Bullfinch Press/ Little Brown and Company, Boston, 1999. 167 pp. Small folio. First printing. INSCRIBED on verso of front free-endpaper. Hardbound in photo-illustrated boards. No jacket as issued. Photo-illustrated paper over board box. 4 page directory of photographs, giving titles and captions.
Fine+; box with one corner split.
"LaChapelle's elaborately planned photo-tableaux are full of theatrically arresting action, of sexiness, of celebrity flesh and faces, of costume and of starkly contrasting, highly saturated colors. They are often so overtly and unapologetically synthetic that they seem to be collages but in the two pages of text, LaChapelle imparts that all 'these scenarios existed somewhere, for some period of time'. They also resemble rock video imagery, you can almost hear them, but not really, thank God, and they hold still, making enjoyment of their studied outlandishness easier"--the publisher
Fine+ in Near Fine+ box with two corner splits (otherwise Fine+).