This huge and unusual book-object was first conceived in 1987, and is now available in an affordable trade edition. Alaa has invited his personal friends and his photographers to a party-a party that only takes place in this book. The guests tell stories about life, love, children, and of course the world of fashion. They are painting a picture of the "Universe Alaa," a world far away from everyday pressures, the world of a sculptor who left Tunis for Parisian Haute Couture. With a remarkable cover by Julian Schnabel, Alaa opens up an aesthetic vision of unlimited possibilities.
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...a full-color large-scale slip-covered object that is to your average book what couture is to catalogue shopping. -- OneMedia.com, December 2000 –Jonathon Keats
...a testament worthy of a designer who has produced an incredible body of work that celebrates the human form. -- Style.com, November 2000 –Laird Borrelli
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Book Description Steidl, 1999. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M3882435364
Book Description Steidl. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 3882435364 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.2188235