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Author Bolton, Andrew, 1966- author.

Title Rei Kawakubo : Comme des Garçons : art of the in-between / Andrew Bolton.

Publication Info. New York : The Metropolitan Museum of Art, [2017]
New Haven : Distributed by Yale University Press


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 GDL Brand Library Oversized    746.9209 Kawakubo,R BOL    DUE 03-01-21 Billed
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Description 244 pages : illustrations (some color), portraits ; 37 cm + 1 poster (68 x 98 cm.)
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Note Catalog of an exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art from May 4-September 4, 2017.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 240-241).
Contents Introduction : Art of the in-between -- Kawakubo/Bolton: a conversation -- Fashion, antifashion -- Design, not design -- Model, multiple -- Then, now : Past, present, future ; Birth, marriage, death -- High, low : Elite culture, popular culture ; Good taste, bad taste -- Self, other : East, west ; Male, female ; Child, adult -- Object, subject -- Clothes, not clothes : Form, function ; Beautiful, grotesque ; War, peace ; Life, loss ; Fact, fiction ; Order, chaos ; Abstraction, representation -- Quote, unquote -- Chronology -- Collection titles.
Summary A revelatory look at the influential and enigmatic designer behind Comme des Garcons. The great pantheon of fashion designers produces only a handful of creators who are masters of their metier. Rei Kawakubo of Comme des Garcons is one of them. Widely recognized among her contemporaries as the most important and influential designer of the past forty years, she has, since her Paris debut in 1981, defined and transformed the aesthetics of our time. This lavishly illustrated publication examines Kawakubo's fascination with interstitiality, or the space between boundaries. Existing within and between dualities-whether self/other, object/subject, art/fashion-Kawakubo's work challenges the rigid divisions that have come to define received notions of identity and fashionability, inviting us to rethink fashion as a site of constant creation, re-creation, and, ultimately, hybridity. Exhibition: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA (04.05-04.09.2017).
Subject Kawakubo, Rei, 1942- -- Exhibitions.
Kawakubo, Rei, 1942- -- Interviews.
Comme des Garçons (Firm) -- Exhibitions.
Fashion -- Japan -- Exhibitions.
Fashion design -- Japan -- Exhibitions.
Fashion designers -- Japan -- Exhibitions.
Added Author Bolton, Andrew, 1966- writer of supplementary textual content, interviewer.
Kawakubo, Rei, 1942- Works. Selections.
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.), host institution.
Added Title Comme des Garçons : art of the in-between
Art of the in-between
ISBN 1588396207

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