Bibliotheca Universalis — Compact cultural companions celebrating the eclectic TASCHEN universe.
Hardcover, 14 x 19.5 cm, 1.15 kg, 712 pages
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Brainiacs have all the fun in this compendium of fashion intrigue, lore, who s who, and what’s what.
A distinctive feature of this award is that it has been awarded in a different artistic discipline each year. For the first time, the award for 2009 offers an opportunity to take stock of recent trends in South African fashion.
Initiated and conceived by Midori Kitamura, this definitive history of Issey Miyake offers unique insight into the designer’s unrivalled vision and daring. With stunning photographs by Yuriko Takagi and an essay from leading cultural figure Kazuko Koike, the book is an encyclopedic reference to Miyake’s material and technical innovation from the earliest days of his career.
The 20th century saw fashion evolve from an exclusive Parisian salon business catering for the wealthy elite into a global industry employing millions, with new trends whisked into stores before the last model has even left the catwalk.
The high-heeled shoe conjures self-assured allure and erotic intoxication like no other item of women’s wear. Just recently the high heel has undergone a massive resurgence in popularity, in part reinventing itself through an overt invoking of fetish, with which the heel has of course always had some relationship.
Rene Gruau has been representing fashion since the 1940s. This talented illustrator with a worldwide reputation is probably the person most responsible for making fashion known in the second half of the 20th century, by understanding it better than anyone. This book, made in collaboration with the artist, contains some of the finest drawings that highlighted his career. It is a fashion show in its own right, signed with the famous signature of Gruau.
Can’t decide what to wear in the morning? Why not mix a punk hairdo with a period dress? The pages of this interactive book (split into four parts) will take you from fashion faux-pas to fabulous in one flip. From grunge and pirate to disco queen and street style, create over 100,000 of your own fashion fantasies (and nightmares) with this colorfully illustrated and carefully researched flipbook. With magazine-style captions for each outfit there are words to play with too.
This book guides readers through the complete process of creating fashion prints from designing prints and patterns to the final appearance of finished prints on a garment.
India is set to join the world’s fashion hubs. With a unique creative inheritance, stretching back thousands of years, it is also rapidly making the future – its designers ravishingly original in responding to the creative tensions between Indian and Western, traditional and modern, lavish ornamentation and minimal fashion. Cities such as Mumbai, and its Lakmé Fashion Week, and Delhi are fashion destinations on the world map and are increasingly joined by Pune and Bangalore.
From the momentous invention of the needle some 40,000 years ago to the development of blue denim, this classic guide covers the landmarks of costume history, the forms and materials used through the ages, as well as the ways in which clothes have been used to protect, to express identity, and to attract or influence others.