“VISUAL PHILOSOPHY”: FIRST EDITION OF TUNBJÖRK’S OFFICE, WITH 79 BRILLIANT COLOR PLATES
TUNBJORK, Lars. Office. (Stockholm: Journal, 2002). Quarto, original beige cloth, mounted color plate on front board, mounted plate list on rear board. $450.
First edition of the Swedish photographer’s whimsical look at the modern office, with 79 vivid color plates, including Tunbjörk’s striking 8 by 10-inch color plate mounted on front cover.
Lars Tunbjörk’s Office affirms his talent as “an acute observer of modern life… [casting] an international eye over a fundamental area of contemporary life: the white collar workplace… a truly international culture” (Parr & Badger II:318). “Tunbjörk’s pictures capture a vernacular which… resonates beyond its own culture.” For his subtly humorous perspective on modern life, the Swedish photographer traveled across Europe, America and Japan. “Contrasting neat, clinical public spaces with the paper-strewn chaos behind the scenes, the subject appealed to Tunbjörk’s sense of the absurd” (Independent). Tunbjörk’s critically praised photobook, variously whimsical and bittersweet, is a captivating “visual philosophy” of modern life (New York Times). First edition with 79 bright, four-color plates printed from separations, 8 by 10 color plate mounted on debossed front cloth, plate list on debossed rear cloth; without dust jacket, as issued.
A fine copy.