Features the work of Harry Peccinotti, Helmut Newton, Sarah Moon, Diane Arbus, Issey Miyake, Jeanloup Sieff, Hans Feurer, Zandra Rhodes, Bob Richardson, Jonvelle, Alan Aldridge, Terence Donovan, Kansai Yamamoto, Saul Leiter, Caroline Baker, David Hillman, and many more.
A product of the creative cauldron in “Swinging London”, Nova was avant-garde in every aspect: its typography and layout, illustration and photography. It offered a mixture of daring and artistic imagery with unconstrained writing which had never been done before, and marked a period of real innovation in magazine design. This over-sized volume shows every Nova cover, and over 200 photographs and layouts of key features. The accompanying words tell the story of the magazine and the people who made it, how Nova influenced and was influenced by the times, and is complemented by a “time-line” of events, the signposts of the era. But the lavishly reproduced images, such as the groundbreaking “How to Undress in Front of Your Husband” speak largely for themselves. Not only of specialist interest to designers and artists, and nostalgic interest to avid subscribers, this is also a visual document of times of great change, of the political and cultural upheavals which brought us platform soles and flares, Mick Jagger and Ted Heath. David Hillman was art director for “Nova” from 1969 until it closed in 1975. He was also deputy editor during that time. Harry Peccinotti was the magazine’s first art director and regular photographer throughout.
* Condition: Good-Very Good (some light bending/shelf rubbing to covers and small crack across lower spine, otherwise bright, tight very good copy throughout) – All care is taken to provide accurate condition details of used books, photos available on request.
- Nova 1965-1975
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Comme des Garçons
“Comme des Garçons 1981-1986” is one of the most beautiful and sought after fashion photo-books ever published.
Since the inception of Japanese fashion label Comme des Garçons in 1969, founder Rei Kawakubo applied a particular aesthetic to every aspect of Comme des Garçons, extending her vision to the company’s packaging, furniture, interior design, graphic design, and publishing, including a selection of some of the fashion world’s most visually compelling and challenging books and printed materials.
This wonderful and very iconic collection of photographs presents Rei Kawakubo’s groundbreaking, innovative designs from an exciting period of Comme des Garçons history, between 1981 and 1986, as photographed by some of the most important fashion photographers of our time, including Arthur Elgort, Hans Feurer, Eddy Kohli, Peter Lindbergh, Steven Meisel, Paolo Roversi, Oliviero Toscani, and Bruce Weber, among others.
This gorgeous and incredibly rare clothbound volume, wrapped in original publisher’s glassine overlay and housed in original printed cardboard slip-case, perfectly captures a very important and exciting moment in the history of fashion, and is considered one of the most-collectable and prized fashion photo-books to come out of the 1980s.
* Condition: Good / Very Good – book and cover in very good, tight, clean condition throughout, protected under original publishers glassine wrap and within original publishers printed cardboard slipcase – only small chip and tanning to slipcase, very good copy otherwise – All care is taken to provide accurate condition details of used books, photos available on request.
- Comme des Garçons 1981-1986
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