Steve McCurry South Southeast Postcards

ISBN 13: 9780714841144

South Southeast Postcards

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9780714841144: South Southeast Postcards

Fifty postcards illustrated with magical and powerful images from Steve McCurry's South Southeast. In his book South Southeast Steve McCurry presented a portfolio the cream of his work - magical and powerful images from South and Southeast Asia. South Southeast Postcards translates 50 of these images into postcard format. Mirroring the classic design of the book, the cards have a small white border. They are contained in a beautiful and distinctive box which uses a magnetic strip to secure the lid. On the inside of the lid there is a short quotation from Steve McCurry, describing his love of colour and light. This item will be published simultaneously with South Southeast Greetings Cards.

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If you ever wondered where the catwalk got its claws, then the portraits gathered in photographer Shoichi Aoki's book Fruits, from the streets of Harajuku in Tokyo, point the way to an extraordinarily imaginative and invariably stunning glut of mongrel fashion heists. A best-of collection from the fanzine of the same name, and published for the first time outside Japan, Fruits keeps its style clean: front-on, razor-sharp images, ranging from the deadpan to the manic, of the sharpest collages of sartorial influence that, usually, little money can buy. From off the peg to off the wall, kitsch to bitch, each person bears a combination and philosophy as distinctive as DNA. All shades of aesthetic are raided, with exquisite, scrupulous attention to detail. Punk is a favorite, as is, appropriately, Vivienne Westwood, alongside Milk and Jean-Paul Gaultier, and the occasional Comme des Garçons. Many of the outfits, though, are second-hand or self-assembly, such as a skirt drooping petals of men's silk ties, Wa-mono, when tradition Japanese clothes are topped with, say, an authentic bowler hat, EGL (elegant gothic Lolita), and a swathe of tartans, pinks, and turquoises. The most malleable feature, unsurprisingly, is hair, with dreadlocks, mohicans, back-combing, and crops dyed an irradiated spectrum. While the eye is drawn, obediently, to the mannequins, the background is often worth a look, either for the vending machines against which a number are shot, or the ubiquitous Gap store and bags, a constant reminder of the global mass market.

One enterprising man wears a genuine British paperboy's delivery bag, and, to pick but one profile, Princess, 18, is trying to be a doll and is currently preoccupied with body organs. Mmm. All the subjects are asked the source of their clothes, as well as their "point of fashion" and "current obsession." The scope for sociopsychological discussion is vast, particularly with the preponderance of infantilization, through dolls, bonnets, pop socks, and Barbie, but this is a joyous documentation of the innovative, celebrating the inspirational polytheism of street fashion, captured with provocative, political zeal. Best let the street cats prowl. --David Vincent

About the Author:

Steve McCurry was born in Philadelphia in 1950. After studying history and cinematography at Pennsylvania State University, he began working as a freelance photographer, gaining international recognition with his photo-reports on rebel-controlled Afghanistan prior to the Russian invasion in 1979. Since then his work has featured in National Geographic and many other magazines internationally, winning him numerous awards, including the Eisenstaedt Award in 1998. McCurry is a member of Magnum Photos and lives in New York City.

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McCurry, Steve
Published by Phaidon, United States (2001)
ISBN 10: 0714841145 ISBN 13: 9780714841144
Used Postcards Quantity Available: 1
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Book Description Phaidon, United States, 2001. Postcards. Book Condition: Good. N/a (illustrator). Metal tin included, has mild scuffing and a small indention to front edge. 4 postcards are missing. Tin is complete otherwise. #66178 Size: 8v0. Postcards. Bookseller Inventory # 66178

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