The work of Japanese fashion designer Issey Miyake is seen through the eyes of American photographer Irving Penn. This is the first book on Miyake's revolutionary designs ever published in America. 46 color illustrations.
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Renowned clothing designer Issey Miyake studied graphic design at Tama Art University, Tokyo before founding the Miyake Design Studio in 1970, Miyake’s creative base for all his making things. In 2007, Miyake opened the design facility 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT, also in Tokyo.
Midori Kitamura is president of the Miyake Design Studio and 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT, working under Issey Miyake to develop collections, exhibitions, products, and publications, including Issey Miyake Pleats Please, also with TASCHEN. Kitamura directed the 2011 exhibition, Irving Penn and Issey Miyake: Visual Dialogue.
Kazuko Koike is the head of MUJI’s Laboratory of Superior Items for Living and founder and former director of the Sagacho Exhibit Space in Tokyo. She has written and edited many books, including Issey Miyake East Meets West, Japanese Coloring, Japan Design, and Aura of Space.
Yuriko Takagi was born in Tokyo and studied graphic design at Musahino Art University and fashion design in England before becoming a photographer. She specializes in images of the human body and clothing and exhibits widely. Her publications include Nus intimes (Yobisha) and In and Out of Mode (Gap Japan).
“The definitive history of the designer’s unique fusions of poetry and practicality draws on over four decades of work... Chock full of stylish photography from Yuriko Takagi.” (Hypebeast)
“Stunning photographs by Yuriko Takagi of Miyake’s groundbreaking designs ― including his handkerchief dress and origami pleats ― shot among sublime natural landscapes.” - , New York
“[The book] paints Miyake as a visionary who has honed his ideas over decades, and the evolution is startling.” (C Magazine)
“Issey Miyake brings the Japanese fashion designer’s story to life through floating wire bodies and rainbow color pleats. [...] Good ideas aren’t born overnight and, as Miyake’s chronology proves, creative genius stems from lifelong cultivation.” (SURFACE, New York)
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Book Description New York Graphic Society. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0821217208 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.0419261
Book Description New York Graphic Society, 1988. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110821217208
Book Description Bulfinch Press,U.S., 1999. Book Condition: Neuf. Neuf, sous film plastique d'origine. New and sealed !. Bookseller Inventory # O1-8P14-EHYU
Book Description New York Graphic Society, NY, 1988. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. Irving Penn (illustrator). 1st Edition. This is a New and Unread copy of the first edition (1st printing). NOT a remainder copy. Bookseller Inventory # 040426
Book Description New York Graphic Society, 1988. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0821217208
Book Description New York Graphic Society, 1988. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0821217208