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Issey Miyake / concept and editorial direction, Midori Kitamura = 三宅一生 / 企画・責任編集北村みどり.

Issey Miyake / concept and editorial direction, Midori Kitamura = Miyake Issei / kikaku, sekinin henshū Kitamura Midori ; English translation, Kazue Kobata, Kayoko Yokota, Richard Walker for bridge corporation, Tokyo ; Artur Silva, Vienna.

  • English
  • Japanese
  • Köln : Taschen, [2016]
  • ©2016
511 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 31 cm
Summary note:
"In 1983, Japanese designer Issey Miyake told The New Yorker that he aspired "to forge ahead, to break the mold." With the boundary-defying fashion lines that followed, he not only broke molds, but recast clothing altogether. With a unique fusion of poetry and practicality, his creations blur the boundaries between tradition, modern technology, and everyday function. This definitive history of Miyake's clothes coincides with a major exhibition at The National Art Center, Tokyo to offer expert insight into the designer's vision and daring. Initiated and conceived by Midori Kitamura, the book looks at the texture-driven originality of Miyake's materials and techniques from the very earliest days of his career, before he had even established the Miyake Design Studio. Drawing on more than 40 years of collaborative work with Miyake, Kitamura creates an encyclopedic reference of his material and technical innovations through the clothes based on A Piece of Cloth concept, Body Series of the 1980s, Miyake Pleats series, and such practical, everyday designs as Pleats Please pieces. Stunning photographs from Miyake's contemporary Yuriko Takagi capture his clothes in their particular quotidian originality, including a breathtaking shoot in Iceland. In her far-reaching essay, meanwhile, leading cultural figure Kazuko Koike offers both a complete chronology of Miyake&s work, and an unprecedented personal profile, looking at the ambition and inspirations that have driven his repertoire from tender teenage years"--Publisher's description.
Parallel title in Japanese.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Parallel texts in English and Japanese.
The work of Issey Miyake. Where did Issey come from? / Kazuko Koike -- Issey Miyake beyond time and space / photographs by Yuriko Takagi.
Other title(s):
  • Miyake Issei
  • 三宅一生
  • 9783836555227
  • 3836555220
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  • 9783836555227
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