Rei Kawakubo - Reviews

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"While John Waters was able to devote a whole chapter in his recent tome to the brilliance that is Rei Kawakubo, we get a little lost for words in her presence. Thanks heavens, then, for this celebration of the history and art of all her work to help fill in the gaps. To us it’s a holy book, with images provided by iconographers such as David Bailey and Emma Summerton."— 10 Magazine, London, United Kingdom
«Sao tres dos criadores incontornáveis na tentativa de desenahr este lado mais vanguardista e fraturante da moda como fica provado nas biografíasde estilo publicadas por TASCHEN.»— Sábado, Lisbon, Portugal
“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
"È il simbolo dello stile giapponese. Con Comme des Garçons Rei Kawabubo ha influenzato - e continua a farlo - generazioni di stilisti, grazie a una visione della moda unica, pura, che non è mai scesa a compromessi. Un volume curato da i-D ne ripercorre la storia attraverso le immagini più celebri e le (poche) interviste che la designer ha rilasciato negli anni."— Velvet / La Repubblica, Roma, Italy
"Founder and creative director of i-D magazine, Terry Jones, delivers this short biography on the life and work of Japanese fashion designer, Rei Kawakubo, head of Comme des Garçons. Part of TASCHEN's series on Fashion, the Rei Kawakubo book collects background and imagery from photographers including Paolo Reversi, David Bailey, and Emma Summerton; as well as interview by Jones and others."— Selectism.com, New York, United States
"This fashion hardcover examines the history and art behind Rei Kawakubo’s brand. Japanese fashion house Comme des Garçons has a special vision when it comes to design that extends beyond clothing to furniture, architecture, and graphic design... i-D examines Kawakubo’s complex conceptual world in this piece, digging through its archives and revisiting interviews with Jamie Huckbody, Josh Sims, and Terry Jones. Also packed into the 120-page book are biographical and personal information, as well as images from photographers including Paolo Roversi, Davis Bailey and Emma Summerton."— Hypebeast, Hong Kong, China
"A lavish, oversized collection of stories about Rei Kawakubo with images of the Comme des Garçons designer’s work from the archives of i-D Magazine."— The Daily Telegraph (Telegraph Gifts), London, United Kingdom
"Tutto l'universo complesso di Rei Kawakubo, esteso dalla moda al design e dall'architettura alla grafica, è ripercorso in 120 splendide pagine di interviste e inedite notizie, arricchite dai contributi fotografici i Paolo Roversi, Emma Summerton e David Bailey, nel nuovo libro che TASCHEN le dedica, a cura di Terry Jones (fondatore e creativo di i-D Magazine). Un libro che è la cronaca di un'esperienza seminale e un esempio fulgido di come, abbattendo le regole e i muri del pensiero convenzionale, anche la moda in alcuni casi... possa intendersi pienamente come espressione artistica a sè stante."— Urban, Milano, Italy
“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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Rei Kawakubo

Rei Kawakubo

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