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Rodarte, Catherine Opie, Alec Soth

John Kelsey

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ISBN 10: 3037641223 / ISBN 13: 9783037641224
Published by JRP|Ringier, 2011
Condition: Good Hardcover
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Title: Rodarte, Catherine Opie, Alec Soth

Publisher: JRP|Ringier

Publication Date: 2011

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Good

Edition: 1St Edition - may be Reissue.

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California Condors, Boris Karloff as Frankenstein, Japanese horror films and Gordon Matta-Clark are among the many influences that make up the world of Rodarte. In just five short years, Rodarte has upended the fashion scene, bringing Kate and Laura Mulleavy, the designers behind the company, to the forefront of contemporary design and visual culture. Kate and Laura, who live and work between downtown Los Angeles and Pasadena, California, have consistently brought their love of nature, film, art and science to bear upon their unconventional and exquisitely crafted collections. Burning, sanding, dyeing, knitting, twisting, staining and weaving are some of the many complex techniques that have entered into the Rodarte textural vocabulary. Kate and Laura's past collaborations have included artists, actors, musicians and writers such as Miranda July, Autumn de Wilde, Ryan McGinley, Ari Marcopoulos and Darren Aronofsky. Created in collaboration with two of the art world's most sought-after and acclaimed photographers, Catherine Opie and Alec Soth, this is the first publication to examine the world of Rodarte. For the occasion, each photographer has developed an entirely new body of work in collaboration with Kate and Laura Mulleavy, examining the many facets of Rodarte's creative spectrum.
Without any formal training in fashion, California-raised sisters Kate and Laura Mulleavy, working as Rodarte, have become the most celebrated American designers at work today. Celebrities such as Kirsten Dunst, Natalie Portman and Charlotte Gainsbourg have all expressed their admiration for the Mulleavys, and Michelle Obama wore Rodarte at the opening ceremony of the 121st IOC session at the Copenhagen Opera House.

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"Leave it to Kate and Laura Mulleavy, the endlessly innovative pair behind Rodarte, to find an ingenious new way to showcase their work. This time it's a book of original photpgraphy by Catherine Opie and Alec Soth. Each artist's work fills the first-ever publication devoted to Rodarte's intricate, gallery-worthy pieces, bringing their equally inimitable styles together." (J S V Magazine)

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