Christian Dior découvre l'art des jardins et de la botanique grâce à sa mère. Les fleurs occupent une place importante dans ses créations et la rose est au premier rang. Les motifs floraux et leur réinterprétation par les différents créateurs de la maison Dior, l'invention de parfums et la naissance d'un variété baptisée la rose de Granville témoignent des liens entre fleurs et haute couture.
Architect Olivier Dwek celebrates the twentieth anniversary of his firm with a new book highlighting his signature style of modern European luxury.
A virtuoso of volumes and a master of light, Brussels-based architect Olivier Dwek shapes buildings and interiors that are inhabited by a timeless aura. Fluid lines and varied perspectives define monumental structures, enhancing details and contemporary art pieces in both private and public spaces, all imbued with serene elegance.
Ranging from Greek vacation homes to Parisian townhouses, this volume celebrates the refined approach that marks Dwek's style while taking the reader on a journey across Europe and the world. Vibrant photographs showcase Dwek's fascination with textures and new uses for materials developed in collaboration with artists and artisans. His skilled use of light, his innate sense of symmetry, and his effortless merging of architectural elements with design details are all apparent in this volume. With texts by architecture expert Philip Jodidio, this printed journey through Dwek's buildings and interiors is bound to seduce architecture connoisseurs and curious spirits alike.
Since being appointed the first female creative director of Dior in 2016, Maria Grazia Chiuri has infused the illustrious fashion brand with a strong current of femi-nism. Her approach is at once refreshing and needed, while still paying homage to the avant-garde ethos that has been at the heart of the house since its founding by Christian Dior in 1947.
This beautifully produced volume presents 160 images by leading female photographers such as Nan Goldin, Sarah Moon, Brigitte Niedermair, Coco Capitán, Vanina Sorrenti, Julia Hetta, Katerina Jebb, Zoë Ghertner, and Bettina Rheims. The women creators featured among these pages represent the breadth of style and diversity upheld by the Maison Dior. Thought-provoking quotes and poems from inspirational women--Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Linda Nochlin, Claire Fontaine, Judy Chicago, and Tomaso Binga, to name a few--accompany the striking photographs. Showcasing Chiuri's haute couture and ready-to-wear collections from 2017 to 2021, Her Dior captures the creative director's innovations at the house--where, for the past five years, she's reclaimed the narrative creating Dior fashions for women, by women.
For the first time in his career, Chris Ware presents a comprehensive, behind-the-scenes autobiographical visual monograph, and opens a revealing window into the worlds he inhabits. Similar to Chip Kidd Book One and Shepard Fairey Covert to Overt , this book serves as a personal chronicle of a contemporary iconic illustrator, and is a must-have for those interested in illustration, graphic novels, and pop culture. The first and much-anticipated monograph by multi-award-winning cartoonist and graphic novelist Chris Ware, chronicling his influential twenty-five-year career.
Parfumier Frédéric Malle was born into the world of fragrance; his grandfather Serge Heftler-Louiche founded Dior Parfums before passing on its art direction to his daughter. Malle's deep knowledge of scents and his radical vision of perfumes led him to establish Éditions de Parfums Frédéric Malle, a house for perfumers where fragrances are conceived as haute couture creations.
This volume marks the twentieth anniversary of Frédéric Malle's quest for beauty and creative freedom. Journalist Marion Vignal delves into Malle's lifelong devotion to perfume, personal history, and myriad inspirations to uncover the evolution of his precise olfactory aesthetics, while imagery of perfume bottles, sketches, advertising campaigns, and photos of boutiques explores his comprehensive vision. Malle offers readers an intimate glimpse into his brand's saga and shares the stories behind four of his most successful scents in graphic-novel form. A necessary addition to the libraries of industry masters, this volume is an invitation to a sensorial journey that will delight perfume lovers everywhere.
Francesca Woodman a pris sa première photo à l'âge de treize ans. Entre son adolescence et sa mort prématurée à vingt-deux ans, elle a produit une oeuvre fascinante explorant le genre, la représentation et la sexualité en photographiant son propre corps et celui de ses amis. Présentant une quarantaine de tirages d'époque uniques, ainsi que des notes, des lettres, des cartes postales et d'autres éphémères liés à la carrière naissante de l'artiste, ce volume, qui accompagne l'exposition éponyme à la MCA Denver, détaille à la fois la créativité et l'extraordinaire personnalité de Woodman.
The great hats of Dior, as chosen by Stephen Jones, one of the most revered milliners of our times.
Christian Dior himself wrote in his Little Dictionary of Fashion: "A hat is essential to any outfit. It completes it. In a way, a hat is the best way to express your personality." Published on the occasion of the 2020 exhibition at the Musée Christian Dior in Granville, France, and authored by renowned milliner Stephen Jones, this volume celebrates more than seventy years of exquisite hats.
Opening with a focus on hats designed by Christian Dior himself, the book explores the house's headdresses over the years--from the first millinery of the New Look to Yves Saint Laurent's Venetian masks, the toques of Marc Bohan, dramatic boaters by Gianfranco Ferré, John Galliano's extravagant confections, the graphic neck bow by Raf Simons, and romantic designs by Maria Grazia Chiuri. Jones's insightful texts are accompanied by contributions from leading experts and enlivened by drawings and photographs from Dior's archives; shots by famed photographers, such as Richard Avedon, Sir Cecil Beaton, and Craig McDean; and exclusive new images by Sølve Sundsbø.
A first look at the recently restored Rothko Chapel, a world-renowned destination for spiritual renewal, with all-new photography and scholarship of the renovated building and campus, published on the occasion of its 50th anniversary.
The Rothko Chapel--home to 14 monumental modernist paintings by the pioneer Abstract Expressionist Mark Rothko--is an interfaith sacred space dedicated to global human rights, art, and spirituality, located in Houston. The Chapel was founded in 1971 by arts patrons and philanthropists Dominique and John de Menil, who placed their utmost faith in Rothko's vision to express the profound, the miraculous, and regard for the sanctity of the human spirit in this oasis for the intellect and the spirit.
Through photographic testimony and the insights of scholars, this large-format volume gives an intimate look at this sacred space, where visitors seek solace and inspiration within this truly ecumenical sanctuary featuring Rothko's iconic paintings. Pamela Smart discusses the spiritual side and Stephen Fox puts the architecture in the context of Houston.
The Chapel has been reworked within an expanded campus to enhance the experience for its many visitors. As viewers sit in stillness or move about the Chapel's serene octagonal enclosure, the reinstalled skylight better reveals the nuances of Rothko's powerful panels and allows for better connection to the outdoors as conditions shift, such as when clouds pass above.
Ce livre propose une analyse approfondie d'un point de vue formel, culturel et architectural sur toutes les créations féériques de Terunobu Fujimori. Cet architecte contemporain japonais s'inspire de traditions séculaires pour créer des maisons de thé éviquant les contes de fées. D'une manière générale, il propose une architecture poétique, totalement détachée du fonctionalisme, et accorde une grande place au respect de l'environnement dans le choix des matériaux et des localisations.
Sous forme d'abécédaire, cet ouvrage présente vingt années de créations joaillières de V. de Castellane pour la maison Christian Dior. Ces bijoux évoquant des thèmes puisés dans la culture pop sont photographiés sur fond noir afin d'en faire ressortir les couleurs étincelantes et les formes surprenantes.
Depuis 30 ans, Chris Ware met la patience de ses lecteurs et des amateurs d'art à l'épreuve avec ses énigmatiques illustrations narratives, aussi bien dans la presse que dans les institutions culturelles. À la fois auteur et sujet de sa propre monographie, l'artiste publie un volume de ses réalisations classées par ordre chronologique, des plus connues à ses peintures et sculptures jamais diffusées, tout en conservant les notes, erreurs, impairs et autres oeuvres de jeunesse.
Ce petit livre présente les oeuvres majeures du peintre réaliste américain. Sur 70 ans de carrière, il a peint avec humanisme et simplicité les paysages et les habitants du Maine où il passait ses étés, et de la Pennsylvanie où il vécut.
From New York to London, Paris to Monaco, the private residences of the greatest and most illustrious names in the art world boast some of the world's most outstanding collections. Antique masterpieces, modern chefs d'oeuvre, and contemporary creations are set against exquisite--and at times audacious--interiors exuding bold, unique style.
A first of its kind, this elegant volume grants readers exclusive access to these houses and gives life to enthralling contrasts, echoes, and unexpected dialogues by juxtaposing unparalleled art collections with interiors designed by the most renowned names, such as Peter Marino, François Marcq, Jacques Grange, and Toshiko Mori. The result is a gallery of striking beauty, most of which is revealed to the public eye for the very first time and captured by photographer Jean-François Jaussaud. Demirdjian's texts guide the reader through these private spaces, while excerpts from exclusive interviews with some of the spaces' owners, such as Dominique Lévy, Brett Gorvy, Almine Rech, Barbara Gladstone, Kamel Mennour, and Axel and May Vervoordt, enrich this volume.
The author of masterworks such as The Temple of the Golden Pavilion and Forbidden Colors, Mishima, a celebrated figure in postwar world literature, remains a controversial figure in Japan. His reactionary politics and the spectacular nature of his death had so profoundly impacted Japanese society that images associated with the event were never publicly shown.
In the months prior to the November incident, he enlisted Kishin Shinoyama to create a photographic, radical work of fiction, a photo essay on the death of the Japanese "everyman." In images often suffused with militarism and eroticism, a parade of men, including a sailor, a construction worker, a fisherman, and a soldier, are shown meeting grisly, dramatic ends.
Published for the very first time, these stylized images of men dying alone serve as prologues to the real-world culmination of Mishima's pursuit of total art. Locked in a performance with one inescapable end, Mishima offered his own body as its final act.
With texts by Mishima and his closest intimates and first-person reminiscences of his final moments, this book promises to be an unprecedented interrogation on the nature of performance and the role of artist as actor, provocateur, and revolutionary.