• DARK KNEES
  • DARK KNEES
  • DARK KNEES

MARK COHEN »DARK KNEES« – selected by KEVIN MESSINA

»I have loved Mark Cohen’s work since first encountering it in his earlier monographs, but dark knees takes things to an entirely new level. Mr. Cohen’s photographs are described in the accompanying text as surreal, frantic, alarming, and even freaky. Turning the images on their side to present the book in portrait orientation was a remarkably simple yet bold design choice that magnifies those qualities. The spreads become diptychs that are even more disorienting than the individual photographs already were. The tight proportions of the layout, the pages of handwritten titles, and the front and back matter printed on red paper so that it blends in with the cover – all of these elements come together to result in a volume that is the perfect presentation of this work in book form. It is the kind of book I aspire to produce.«

KEVIN MESSINA
PUBLISHER, SILAS FINCH
NEW YORK

MARK COHEN
»DARK KNEES«
EDITED BY LE BAL, PARIS
PUBLISHER: ÈDITIONS XAVIER BARRAL, PARIS 2013
TEXT: VINCE ALETTI
DESIGN: DIANE DUFOUR, XAVIER BARRAL
LANGUAGE: FRENCH, ENGLISH
FORMAT: HARDCOVER, 24.7 × 17.5 CM, 192 PAGES,
REPRODUCTIONS: 151 (B/W), 18 (COLOR)
ISBN: 978-2-36511-042-6

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