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Rei Kawakubo : Comme des Garçons : art of the in-between

Author: Andrew Bolton; Rei Kawakubo; Nicholas Alan Cope; Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.),
Publisher: New York : The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New Haven : Yale University Press, [2017] [2017] ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A revelatory look at the influential and enigmatic designer behind Comme des Garçons. The great pantheon of fashion designers produces only a handful of creators who are masters of their metier. Rei Kawakubo of Comme des Garçons is one of them. Widely recognized among her contemporaries as the most important and influential designer of the past forty years, she has, since her Paris debut in 1981, defined and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogs
Interviews
Ausstellungskatalog
Tentoonstellingscatalogi (vorm)
Exhibitions
Named Person: Rei Kawakubo; Rei Kawakubo; Rei Kawakubo; Rei Kawakubo
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Bolton; Rei Kawakubo; Nicholas Alan Cope; Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.),
ISBN: 1588396207 9781588396204
OCLC Number: 987983283
Notes: Catalog of an exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art from May 4-September 4, 2017.
"New photography by Nicholas Alan Cope, Inez and Vinoodh, Katerina Jebb, Kazumi Kurigami, Ari Marcopoulos, Craig McDean, Brigitte Niedermair, Paolo Roversi, and Collier Schorr"--Insert.
Some volumes include supplementary poster (68 x 98 cm)
Description: 244 pages : illustrations (some color), portraits ; 37 cm
Contents: Introduction: art of the in-between --
Kawakubo/Bolton: a conversation --
Fashion, antifashion --
Design, not design --
Model, multiple --
Then, now --
High, low --
Self, other --
Object, subject --
Clothes, not clothes.
Other Titles: Comme des Garçons :
Art of the in-between
Responsibility: Andrew Bolton.

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A revelatory look at the influential and enigmatic designer behind Comme des Garçons. The great pantheon of fashion designers produces only a handful of creators who are masters of their metier. Rei Kawakubo of Comme des Garçons is one of them. Widely recognized among her contemporaries as the most important and influential designer of the past forty years, she has, since her Paris debut in 1981, defined and transformed the aesthetics of our time. This lavishly illustrated publication examines Kawakubo's fascination with interstitiality, or the space between boundaries. Existing within and between dualities--whether self/other, object/subject, art/fashion--Kawakubo's work challenges the rigid divisions that have come to define received notions of identity and fashionability, inviting us to rethink fashion as a site of constant creation, re-creation and, ultimately, hybridity. Featuring brilliant new photography, and thought-provoking texts by Andrew Bolton, this book expresses the conceptual and challenging aesthetic of this visionary designer. An insightful interview and illustrated chronology of Kawakubo's career provide additional context. Exhibition: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA (04.05-04.09.2017).

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"[A] substantial survey. . . . Kawakubo calls her clothes 'objects for the body,' and this catalog allows those objects to speak to readers who understand that fashion goes beyond what you're wearing Read more...

 
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