Yohji Yamamoto - Reviews

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"Yohji’s free-spirited world is explored here via i-D magazine’s archives, including his adoration for women and the female form, the painful process of creating anti-fashion through fashion and how his timeless utilitarian designs can be both avant-garde and classic at once."— Yellow Magazine, Houston, 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
"New to TASCHEN’s fashion titles, this 120-page hardcover chronicles 30 artful years of anti-fashion history in the life of Yohji Yamamoto. Packed with biographical and personal information... the book thoroughly explores the great Japanese designer’s creative world."— Hypebeast, Hong Kong, China
"Seduce come una sfilata di moda, intriga come la storia dell'antimoda."— Marie Claire Maison, Milano, Italy
“In Yohji Yamamoto… more than a decade’s worth of Yamamoto collections are displayed in all their playful, poetic glory.”— Surface Magazine, San Francisco, United States
“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
“A trio of giant coffee table tomes curated by i-D Magazine’s Terry Jones, each volume focusing on the unique designs amassed by these three brilliant but complex, conceptual fringe dwellers.”— Fashion Quarterly, New Zealand
“Yohji Yamamoto is not a new first baseman for a major league team. Neither is Rei Kawakubo. Both, however, are the subjects of two fascinating photo books about the influence of Japanese designers on the world of high fashion. Yohji Yamamoto and Rei Kawakubo, two photo-centric coffee table books, provide a brief history of each designer and depict the evolution of their designs. The two hardcover books are marketed as companion works… Published by TASCHEN in 2012, the two books, Yohji Yamamoto and Rei Kawakubo are curated by Terry Jones, i-D Magazine editor in chief and art director, who was long acquainted with both Japanese designers. Jones’ relationship with Yohji Yamamoto and Rei Kawakubo provided special access to the two fashion innovators for a more intimate, closer look at who they are. Unlike media-shy Kawakubo, Yamamoto clearly enjoys sharing his thoughts on women, the female form and the process of creating avant-garde ‘Anti-Fashion’ clothing in the international high fashion world. The Rei Kawakubo book - though equally striking visually - tends to be less personal, focusing instead on her work and her vision for her future fashion-related business plans… The two volumes, a compilation of collected images and i-D articles on Yohji Yamamoto and Rei Kawakubo, will challenge what might be considered traditional notions of ‘beauty.’”— Lexaminer.org, Seattle, United States
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Yohji Yamamoto

Yohji Yamamoto

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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