Libro Port Publishing Co. Ltd., Tokyo

Issey Miyake
Photographs by Irving Penn

Wonderful Issey Miyake-signed copy of the first Japanese printing of this famous book, published by Libro Port Publishing Co. Ltd., Tokyo in 1988. It is the hardcover version with original illustrated dust-jacket.
Published to coincide with the exhibition “Issey Miyake A UN,” organized by Miyake Design Studio in association with the Musee des Arts Decoratifs in Paris in 1988, this heavily photographic book features stunning full-page photos by Irving Penn of Issey Miyake’s 1987 line throughout the entire book. Foreword by Isamu Noguchi, and accompanying essay by Jay Cocks. Type design by Kiyoshi Kanai. Project coordinated by Midori Kitamura and June Kanai, who also modeled the clothes. Wonderful, iconic imagery of Issey Miyake’s late 1980’s works.

Dedication, signed and dated (1988) by Issey Miyake in bold black marker on title page!

* Condition: Very Good (tight copy protected by original dust-jacket under plastic wrap, very light shelf wear / tanning to cover, only light marks to endpapers)  – All care is taken to provide accurate condition details of used books, photos available on request.

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Issey Miyake - Photographs by Irving Penn (1988, signed)
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