Fashion Designers
The World of Gloria Vanderbilt
The World of Gloria Vanderbilt
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 0810995921
The author leverages her intimate access to Gloria Vanderbilt to reveal the intriguing life of the heiress, artist and designer, in a book that includes images of Vanderbilt and her glorious homes taken by such noted photographers as Annie Leibovitz, Richard Avedon and more.
The World We Wish to See: Revolutionary Objectives in the Twenty-First Century
The World We Wish to See
Revolutionary Objectives in the Twenty-First Century
Paperback      ISBN: 1583671714
Capitalism is a world system, observes Amin (director, Third World Forum, Senegal), and therefore overcoming capitalism requires an international response on the part of its victims. In this work, he explores the challenges facing attempts to construct a democratic and internationalist anti-capitalist movement. He argues that convergence of anti-capitalist movements and allied social and political forces requires radicalism in critique of global capitalism, in the conception of democracy, in promotion of feminism, and in environmental critique of the dominant system and should aim to defeat capitalist liberalism at national and global levels, to defeat plans for the military hegemony of the United States and NATO, and to defeat the liberal and Atlanticist foundations of the European Union institutions. He also includes the text of the Bamako Appeal, which is an internationalist anti-capitalist political manifesto, and an essay on how political Islam serves the interests of imperialism. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Yohji Yamamoto
Yohji Yamamoto
Hardcover      ISBN: 383653889x
As one of the most mentally rigorous designers working in fashion, Yohji Yamamoto creates garments that can be intellectual—sometimes even difficult—yet always beautiful. Yohji’s free-spirited world is explored here via i-D magazine’s archives starting back in the 1980s, including his adoration for women and the female form, the painful process of creating anti-fashion through fashion and how his timeless utilitarian designs can be both avant-garde and classic at once. Packed into 120 pages is biographical and personal information as well as imagery from over 30 years of i-D's history with images from photographers including Paolo Roversi, Max Vadukul, and Nick Knight, plus interviews with Jamie Huckbody, Holly Shackleton, and Terry Jones.