Virgil Abloh: Figures of Speech (inbunden)
Inbunden (Hardback)
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DelMonico Books/D.A.P.
Condo, George (text)/Bantal, Samir (text)/Cronberg, Anja Aronowsky (text)/Koolhaas, Rem (text)/Rock, Michael (text)/Selasi, Taiye (text)/Stoppard, Lou (text)/Grynsztejn, Madeleine (foreword)/Condo, George (text)/Bantal, Samir (text)/Cronberg, Anja Aronowsky (text)/Koolhaas, Rem (text)/Rock, Michael
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1932 Illustrations, unspecified
312 x 236 x 46 mm
2270 g
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Virgil Abloh: Figures of Speech

Inbunden,  Engelska, 2022-09-22
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The essential volume on the great fashion designer, entrepreneur and Louis Vuitton artistic director, back in print This authoritative Virgil Abloh compendium, created by the designer himself, accompanies his acclaimed landmark 201923 touring exhibition and offers in-depth analysis of his career and his inspirations. More than a catalog, Figures of Speech is a 500-page users manual to Abloh's genre-bending work in art, fashion and design. The first section features essays and an interview that examine Ablohs oeuvre through the lenses of contemporary art history, architecture, streetwear, high fashion and race, to provide insight into a prolific and impactful career that cuts across mediums, connecting visual artists, musicians, graphic designers, fashion designers, major brands and architects. The book also contains a massive archive of images culled from Ablohs personal files on major projects, revealing behind-the-scenes snapshots, prototypes, inspirations and moreaccompanied by intimate commentary from the artist. Finally, a gorgeous full-color plate section offers a detailed view of Ablohs work across disciplines. Virgil Abloh (19802021) was a fashion designer and entrepreneur, and the artistic director of Louis Vuitton's men's wear collection from 2018 to 2021. He was also CEO of the Milan-based label Off-White, a fashion house he founded in 2013. Born in Rockford, Illinois, to Ghanaian parents, he entered the world of fashion with an internship at Fendi in 2009 alongside rapper Kanye West. The two began an artistic collaboration that would launch Abloh's career with the founding of Off-White. Time magazine named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2018.
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Attests to Ablohs ability to combine the classic with the zeitgeist of the here and now. -- Alice Godwin * Artland * Bears witness to the dizzying expanse of Ablohs work and creativity. -- Cady Lang * TIME * A celebration of the work of a prolific creator who succeeded not just by bringing his own visions to life but by sharing the blueprint for others to do the same for themselves. -- Alison S. Cohn * Harper's Bazaar * The shows hefty, excellent catalog [] deploys a titillating level of detail. -- Jon Caramanica * New York Times * ...The object that is really worth coveting is the book. More than a simple catalog its a 500 page Users Manual to his career. -- Craighton Berman * Core77 * Expect it to fly off the shelves like freshly baked cookies * AIROWS * Figures of Speech is packed with 1,932 images and a number of essays which discuss race, contemporary art history, streetwear and more. Altogether, [it] spans 496 pages and features a fittingly minimalist hardback cover. -- Eric Brain * Hypebeast *