Vivienne Westwood - Reviews

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"You won’t find any chintz amid the outrageous punk looks and crinolined, corseted gowns in the new TASCHEN tome: Vivienne Westwood, an in-depth look at the woman who shook up the once very traditional world of Brit fashion."— ELLE, New York, United States
“The idea for this series was to make large-format books that could be accessible to a new fashion audience. I liked the idea of creating a personal portfolio that was both a reference and an intimate bound file of collected images and text.”— Terry Jones speaking in i-D Magazine, London, United Kingdom
“When “fuck yeah” Tumblrs and other online resources saturate our lives with a back-lit visual infinity, how can print compete? i-D founder and Creative Director Terry Jones, along with the publishers at TASCHEN, have a seductive solution that I’m calling BBW. That is, print Big, print Beautiful, and source Well. BBW is why you would buy Jones and TASCHEN’s new Designer Monographs book series. Too big for most shelves, the books call for open, horizontal storage, for passing-by perusal. The first designers to be monographed are Rei Kawakubo, Yohji Yamamoto and Vivienne Westwood.. The content is culled from Jones and i-D’s extensive archive and it reminds that, for all the vastness of the web, there is an even more endless supply of material yet to be scanned. At the same time, the series updates print with a net mentality, as each monograph is organized more like a fan blog than a traditional catalog: images and quotes are assembled associatively rather than chronologically, allowing for the kind of affective juxtapositions and cluttered mimesis of the mind that the Internet does so well. The series will continue with the next two books featuring Raf Simons and Rick Owens, designers who, like Kawakubo, Yamamoto and Westwood, were selected for having, ‘successfully created international reputations with their unique visions, and founded a base for inspiring future generations of new designers.’”— Bullett Magazine, New York, United States
"Westwood is visually stunning because it uses its large size to showcase photos one-to-a-page, rather than split them up... They look epic."— Thread, Auckland, New Zealand
"Vivienne Westwood is nothing less than extraordinary for its four insightful question-and-answer sessions with the designer and its spectacular collection of images, in colour and black and white that altogether capture the essence of what fashion has meant over the years to this remarkable woman."— World Magazine, New Zealand
“Vivienne Westwood has gone through many phases- and still, more than thirty years into her career- she’s still going strong. Now she’s the focus of a new TASCHEN book, edited by i-D founder and Creative Director Terry Jones, which documents her wild creations and reflects on her impact on the fashion world. The book overflows with rich images from the i-D archives…”— The Daily Beast, New York, United States
“Drawing in the archives of i-D Magazine, Vivienne Westwood by Terry Jones will more than satisfy and fan of the iconoclastic British designer. It features glorious images of Westwood creations by the likes of Juergen Teller and Nick Knight, and interviews with Westwood and those who know her – or wear her.”— The London Magazine, London, United Kingdom
“Delving into the archives of i-D magazine and revisiting interviews and features from the punk beginnings of her career in the 1980s to today, this book, Vivienne Westwood, offers an exciting insight into the world of the queen of British avant-garde. This book will be loved by Vivienne Westwood fans and in particular, anyone with an interest in fashion rebellion or how fashion can be used to embody ideas.”— The Fashion Fairy, London, United Kingdom
“Vivienne Westwood's new book is the ideal gift for any discerning fashionista! Packed with interviews and features from throughout Vivienne’s career, Vivienne Westwood documents her iconic designs, her thoughts on how fashion can make a difference and her journey to becoming one of Britain’s most original and influential designers. And while the fashion-packed 120 pages from over 30 years in fashion biz might not fit in your Christmas stocking, it'll definitely sit pretty on your coffee table.”— Look.co.uk, London, United Kingdom
“This Christmas, i-D teamed with TASCHEN, the leading publisher of art, architecture and design, to present i-D Designer Monographs, a series of large scale books celebrating the life and careers of our favourite fashion designers. Delving into i-D’s extraordinary archives, each monograph comes jam-packed with iconic photography and articles spanning the magazine’s 30-year history to the present day.”— i-D Magazine, London, United Kingdom
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Vivienne Westwood

Vivienne Westwood

Terry Jones
Hardcover, quarter-bound, 11.7 x 16.5 in., 120 pages
$ 39.99
Multilingual Edition: English, French, German, Spanish
Availability: In Stock
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