Textiles from the Andes

British Museum Press, 2011 - 87 pages
euro 20,00
This is the first time the British Museum’s major collection of Peruvian and other early Andean textiles is being published as a group. Included are rare and exquisite pieces, many of great iconographic and technical importance, ranging in date from the Paracas to the Inka and Colonial periods, 200 BC to the late 18th century AD. Examples of contemporary Andean textiles will complement the early pieces and illustrate the continuation of weaving traditions in the Andes. The introduction discusses briefly how ancient Andean textiles have survived in desert graves for up to 2,000 years, setting them in their chronological, cultural and environmental context. The authors then explain their importance in reflecting and often affecting the political and religious beliefs of these cultures. They also look at the evidence of who made them, how and why. For these ancient cultures, textiles were often the most valuable commodity they possessed - far beyond gold and silver - and they were a major medium for conveying critical cultural meaning. For us, they are works of unsurpassed art and craftsmanship, and one of the greatest resources for studying these great civilizations.

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INTERMISSION 1, Hedi Slimane

Francesco Bonami

21×29,7; pagg. 132; 50 COL; rileg. rigida.

Charta, Milano, 2002. 

euro 60,00

Brad Pitt was married in one of his suits, John Galliano dressed in one of his jackets to receive a prestigious award, Karl Lagerfeld never wears anything else, and women as dashing and fashionable as Madonna, Catherine Deneuve, and Cecilia Dean go drag to wear his designs. Hedi Slimane, the young designer who left Yves Saint Laurent to reinvent Christian Dior’s menswear image, embraces “the cosmopolitanism of the old-school couturier” as well as “the conventional trappings of the modern-day überdesigner.” He reconfigures classical pieces via subtle tailoring tricks, discreetly adding such dandified details as black leather carnation buttonholes, tiny emerald-cut diamond pins clipped to a pant fly, and clear sequins dispersed in the folds of pleats.
In less than five years, the 32-year-old with the cadaverous features of a Russian prince, the signature cock’s-comb flip of hair and the figure of an asparagus shoot had not only established an achingly cool reputation as the designer of Yves Saint Laurent’s menswear line–he had come to be regarded as nothing less than the savior of high fashion for men.

Hamish Bowles, Vogue

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Spalding Aviator’s Clothing and Equipment in the 1920s-1930s
Schiffer Publishing Ltd, 2004
euro 12,00

This facsimile reprint covers the variety of flying clothing and equipment manufactured by Spalding during the 1920s and 1930s, including flying suits, leather jackets, helmets, face masks, oxygen helmets, gloves and gauntlets, womens flying suits, jackets and coats, leather coats, waders, boots, goggles, and parachutes.
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Spalding Aviator’s Clothing and Equipment in the 1920s-1930s

Schiffer Publishing Ltd, 2004

euro 12,00

This facsimile reprint covers the variety of flying clothing and equipment manufactured by Spalding during the 1920s and 1930s, including flying suits, leather jackets, helmets, face masks, oxygen helmets, gloves and gauntlets, womens flying suits, jackets and coats, leather coats, waders, boots, goggles, and parachutes.

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The LITTLE BLACK DRESS
Amy Holman Edelman
Aurum, HC 1997
euro 30,00
One hundred black-and-white photographs and text celebrate the enduring stylishness of the short black dress in fashion, art, literature, and film, from Betty Boop to the video for the rock song “”Addicted to Love.”” .
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The LITTLE BLACK DRESS

Amy Holman Edelman

Aurum, HC 1997

euro 30,00

One hundred black-and-white photographs and text celebrate the enduring stylishness of the short black dress in fashion, art, literature, and film, from Betty Boop to the video for the rock song “”Addicted to Love.”” .

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Chemises. 
Photographs by Malick Sidibe. 
Steidl, Gottingen, 2008. 168 pp., Illustrated throughout, 9½x12½”. 

euro 80,00

That the beginnings of Malick Sidibé’s career as a photographer coincided with Mali’s independence from France (in 1960) was serendipitous, and he was certainly the right man to portray the country’s post-colonial euphoria. Sidibé focused on the explosion of youth culture and music in 1960s Bamako, photographing all the happening events and ceremonies, including football matches, weddings, Christmas Eve celebrations and parties at clubs like Los Cubanos, Les Caïds, Les Las Vegas—names that convey the influx of western music into Mali. Visiting as many as five of these venues in one evening, Sidibé would capture Bamako’s youth in a close-up snapshot style that conveys the joyful conviviality of this era, and the blending of African and western cultures in dances like the Mali Twist, and in curious combinations of traditional and European clothing. Sidibé would then display his carefully numbered index prints, glued onto administrative folders, on his studio walls for customers—usually the subjects of his photograph—to peruse. These are the “chemises” of this book’s title. As an invaluable document of 1960s Mali, and as a large portion of Sidibé’s oeuvre, Chemises is an essential volume for anyone interested in contemporary African photography. 

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STEVEN MEISEL
THREE HUNDRED AND SEVENTEEN & COUNTING
(COVERS FOR VOGUE ITALIA, 1988 - 2009 …)

PUBLISHED BY MALLARD / JANVIER

Essay by Raphaëlle Stopin and Michel Mallard
Bilingual, English and French
Art Direction & Design by Michel Mallard Studio
400 Pages, 317 Colour Plates, Soft Cover
21 cm x 27.5 cm

euro 75,00*

PUBLISHED ON THE OCCASION OF THE EXHIBITION :
STEVEN MEISEL, THREE HUNDRED AND SEVENTEEN & COUNTING (COVERS FOR VOGUE ITALIA, 1988 - 2009 …)
HYÈRES 2009 > FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DE MODE & DE PHOTOGRAPHIE > VILLA NOAILLES, HYÈRES, APRIL 24 - JUNE 7 2009

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Turkish Embroidery

Pauline Johnstone

V&A Publications, London 1985

96 pages, 32 color plates 44 black and white. 8.5 x 10.5 Paperback

euro 30,00*

Fine embroidery, whether made at home or professionally, played a major part in life in Ottoman Turkey over several centuries. The great variety of pieces in everyday use is illustrated by examples from the Museum’s large collection. An introductory essay describes how the embroideries were used.

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Indian Textiles, 

John Gillow,

Nicholas Barnard

  1. This comprehensive survey covers the history, materials and techniques of every part of the Indian subcontinent, matching authoritative text with a glorious array of images and detailed reference section to make this the essential guide.
  2. Indian textile production has flourished for centuries. Drawing on a host of influences, indigenous tribes, invaders, traders and explorers from across Asia and beyond have formed a culture legendary for its variety and colour. From the Rann of Kutch to the Coromandel coast, handloom weavers, block printers, painters, dyers and embroiderers are creating the most extraordinary textiles.

    With 475 illustrations, 450 in colour, and 4 maps

    John Gillow is the author of Textiles of the Islamic World, African Textiles 
    and Traditional Indonesian Textiles, and the co-author of World Textiles, 
    Arts and Crafts of India
     and The Traditional Architecture of Indonesia.
    Nicholas Barnard is the author of Living with Decorative Textiles 
    and Living with Folk Art, and the co-author of Living with Kilims and African Majesty.

  3. Thames & Hudson, HC 2006, euro 40,00

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Luigi Ghirri. Pensare per immagini. Catalogo della mostra Roma 24 aprile-27 ottobre 2013

Mondadori Electa, 2013 in brossura

euro 39,00

Il catalogo indaga l’opera del fotografo italiano attraverso un percorso inedito che rilegge l’incontro di quest’autore con la neo-avanguardia, la scelta precocissima della fotografia a colori e lo sviluppo di un’analisi dei generi della fotografia che fonda un nuovo sistema per intendere l’opera fotografica. L’autore organizzò il corpo della sua ricerca in “sequenze” di immagini, per ripensarlo in seguito come un gigantesco work in progress. Ghirri ha saputo cogliere gli stimoli del panorama artistico e culturale degli anni Settanta, trasformandoli in un’opera di riferimento per la ricerca contemporanea. Utilizzando questa considerevole quantità di immagini, la mostra vuole far comprendere al visitatore la logica di Ghirri. Il volume sarà uno strumento storico-critico fondamentale per conoscere e studiare il lavoro del fotografo modenese. I saggi critici di Giuliano Sergio, Quentin Bajac, Laura Gasparini, Larisa Dryansky e altri affrontano i molteplici aspetti della ricerca ghirriana: il rapporto con le avanguardie, il dibattito sul postmoderno, l’incontro con gli architetti e scrittori, il confronto con la fotografia americana, il suo ruolo di intellettuale e di curatore in molte ricerche fotografiche italiane degli anni Ottanta; a questo si aggiunge un’antologia di testi dei più importanti critici che hanno accompagnato la ricerca dell’autore.

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Fragrance Flowers Selected from Silk Ribbons in the Basle Historical Museum. Volume III

Text editor, Irmgard Peter-Müller ; photography, Christoph Lehmann

Kaigai Inc., Osaka 1988

euro 850,00*

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