Inez van Lamsweerde/Vinoodh Matadin. Pretty Much Everything - Reviews

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“Truly a collection for art historians to indulge...a piece of collectible and rare art in itself.”— dreaminggenius.com, United Kingdom
"It’s safe to say that Inez van Lamsweerde/Vinoodh Matadin: Pretty Much Everything is the most ambitious of TASCHEN’s new releases. A sprawling three volume set of over 900 pages of photographs and works from the portfolio of famed art and fashion photography duo Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin."— dreaminggenius.com, United Kingdom
"It’s safe to say that Inez van Lamsweerde/Vinoodh Matadin: Pretty Much Everything is the most ambitious of TASCHEN’s new releases. A sprawling three volume set of over 900 pages of photographs and works from the portfolio of famed art and fashion photography duo Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin."— dreaminggenius.com, United Kingdom
"All Hail Inez and Vinoodh: Two Artists, One Vision=The Book Of The Year…big shout out to Inez And Vinoodh and their sumptuous and beautiful new Limited Edition book published by TASCHEN. This art edition is limited to 100 signed and numbered copies, each with two photographic prints Alexander McQueen, 2004 and Kate/Groom, 2005 by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin. Also included: Two-volume retrospective with 666 photographs of pretty much everything that the photographers have been working on for over two decades; additional reader with interviews and texts about the photographic œuvre of Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin; an entire set designed by the artists’ longtime collaborators M/M (Paris) which includes an original silk screened poster, and an origami-folded over the top corner of the slipcase. Congrats I &V on an amazing book and well worth its $3000 price tag."— Treatsmagazine.com, Los Angeles, United States
"All Hail Inez and Vinoodh: Two Artists, One Vision=The Book Of The Year…big shout out to Inez And Vinoodh and their sumptuous and beautiful new Limited Edition book published by TASCHEN. This art edition is limited to 100 signed and numbered copies, each with two photographic prints Alexander McQueen, 2004 and Kate/Groom, 2005 by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin. Also included: Two-volume retrospective with 666 photographs of pretty much everything that the photographers have been working on for over two decades; additional reader with interviews and texts about the photographic œuvre of Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin; an entire set designed by the artists’ longtime collaborators M/M (Paris) which includes an original silk screened poster, and an origami-folded over the top corner of the slipcase. Congrats I &V on an amazing book and well worth its $3000 price tag."— Treatsmagazine.com, Los Angeles, United States
"TASCHEN's lavish three-volume set Inez van Lamsweerde, Vinoodh Matadin: Pretty Much Everything is not a complete collection of the fashion photographers' vast work, but it does give the reader a sense of their creative breadth: slick, sexy, even avant-garde... What makes Pretty Much Everything work as a photography book is that photos from the couple's many diverse projects are mixed and juxtaposed for maximum resonance. This is not a chronology of their growth as artists but a summation of themes. Thus improbable celebrity juxtapositions are offered — who would have bet on similar facial expressions coming from Sean Penn and M.I.A.? I have seen the set and, as is the case from their budget line through their most expensive catalog items, TASCHEN does not skimp on production values. I was not familiar with Van Lamsweerde and Matadin's work before, and I can't in good faith suggest you run out and drop half your rent money on a photo book, even if it is a TASCHEN. But if you're in one of the better bookstores that carry the TASCHEN line, stop and give this striking collection a look."— Seattle Post Intelligencer, Seattle, United States
"TASCHEN's lavish three-volume set Inez van Lamsweerde, Vinoodh Matadin: Pretty Much Everything is not a complete collection of the fashion photographers' vast work, but it does give the reader a sense of their creative breadth: slick, sexy, even avant-garde... What makes Pretty Much Everything work as a photography book is that photos from the couple's many diverse projects are mixed and juxtaposed for maximum resonance. This is not a chronology of their growth as artists but a summation of themes. Thus improbable celebrity juxtapositions are offered — who would have bet on similar facial expressions coming from Sean Penn and M.I.A.? I have seen the set and, as is the case from their budget line through their most expensive catalog items, TASCHEN does not skimp on production values. I was not familiar with Van Lamsweerde and Matadin's work before, and I can't in good faith suggest you run out and drop half your rent money on a photo book, even if it is a TASCHEN. But if you're in one of the better bookstores that carry the TASCHEN line, stop and give this striking collection a look."— Seattle Post Intelligencer, Seattle, United States
“TASCHEN is releasing Pretty Much Everything, a limited edition, 666-page tome full of the photographic daredevils’ most lauded images. Combining the absurd with the beautiful, the provocative with the elegant, the earnest with the playful, these masters of juxtaposition have managed to capture the most celebrated faces of our time, in the most unexpected of ways.”— Nowness.com
“A retrospective of Inez and Vinoodh’s greatest work to date...In the two volumes, van Lamsweerde and Matadin scrapped chronology, and instead painstakingly went through the 666 photographs to create very specific pairings, each with their own visual logic.”— style.com, New York, United States
“Covering more than two decades, Pretty Much Everything is the first comprehensive monograph of the celebrated Dutch photo team Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin. The three-volume set, which includes a silk-screen print, jumbles together over 600 photos: some began as advertisements, while others first appeared in gallery shows. If the resulting mix — glamorous celebrity portraits, androgynous fine art photos and mannerist fashion editorials — feels a bit schizophrenic, that’s kind of the point.”— NYTimes.com, New York, United States
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Inez van Lamsweerde/Vinoodh Matadin. Pretty Much Everything (Collector's Edition)
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Inez van Lamsweerde/Vinoodh Matadin. Pretty Much Everything

M/M (Paris), Penny Martin, Michael Bracewell, Olivier Zahm, Bruce Sterling, Antony, Glenn O'Brien
Hardcover, 3 vols. in slipcase and poster, 12.2 x 12.2 in., 984 pages
$ 1,000
Multilingual Edition: English, French, German
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Inez van Lamsweerde/Vinoodh Matadin, Art Edition A (Collector's Edition)
Few left Inez van Lamsweerde/Vinoodh Matadin, Art Edition A
Hardcover, 3 vols. in slipcase with poster and 2 prints in portfolio, 12.2 x 12.2 in., 984 pages
$ 4,500

Two artists, one vision. Limited edition of 100 copies
Inez van Lamsweerde/Vinoodh Matadin. Art Edition B (Collector's Edition)
Inez van Lamsweerde/Vinoodh Matadin. Art Edition B
Hardcover, 3 vols. in slipcase with poster and 2 prints in portfolio, 12.2 x 12.2 in., 984 pages
$ 4,500

Two artists, one vision. Limited edition of 100 copies