For ten years Irving Penn - one of the greatest fashion photographers of the post-war era - and Issey Miyake - probably the only designer of the century to take design into the realm of art - have shared an extraordinary collaborative relationship. 'Penn's photographs allow me to see my own designs,' claims Miyake. This book springs from Penn's huge regard for the Japanese designer -and his recognition that the photographs depict pure, timeless and sculptural designs, designs that run counter to all the eroticism displayed in fashion. The photographs are directly connected to Penn's celebrated ethnographical studies, just as the designs reflect Miyake's interest in a global culture. The collaboration has come to fruition at the end of the century, when the boundaries between East and West, so often challenged by Miyake, are finally being discarded.
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Irving Penn's reputation as a photographer was established with an extensive body of portraits, still lifes, and some of the most important fashion photographs of our time. Between 1967 and 1971 he traveled to Dahomey (Benin), Nepal, Cameroon, New Guinea, and Morocco with a portable photographic studio. His other books include Moments Preserved (1960), Inventive Paris Clothes 1909-1939 (1997), Flowers (1980), and Passage (1991).
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Descripción Jonathan Cape Ltd, 1999. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería P110224059661
Descripción Jonathan Cape Ltd, 1999. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería 0224059661