Virgil Abloh: Figures of Speech Special Edition
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Virgil Abloh: Figures of Speech Special Edition

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Description

For Abloh, the museum catalogue is another opportunity to "question everything." This special-edition monograph, produced in close collaboration with the artist himself, explores his creative output in a three-books-in-one format. The catalogue section offers an overview of Abloh's inter-disciplinary practice by Michael Darling and features essays and interviews with key voices in art, fashion, design, and architecture, including Taiye Selasi, Lou Stoppard, Michael Rock, Samir Bantal, Rem Koolhaas, and Anja Aronowsky Cronberg. In the archives section, more than 1800 never-before-seen images pulled from the artist's personal files reveal the remarkable breadth of his influences and collaborations. And the index cross references the catalogue plates-Abloh's works-with his projects and process, using a vocabulary of themes developed by Abloh. In addition to unique packaging, Abloh, founder of the fashion brand Off-WhiteTM and men's artistic director at Louis Vuitton, has created a unique recording, exclusively for this book.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 496 pages
  • 230 x 305 x 55.88mm | 2,902.99g
  • Munich, Germany
  • English
  • 1935 illustrations, 222 in colour; 1935 Illustrations, unspecified
  • 3791359002
  • 9783791359007
  • 58,913

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The show's hefty, excellent catalog embraces this spirit, deploying a titillating level of detail.-The New York Times When Virgil Abloh breathes, his CO2 is practically up on eBay the next day -- so we imagine his new book, Figures of Speech... won't be long for this world. -New York Magazine

The work of Off-White designer Virgil Abloh is documented in this stylish, special edition book that captures everything from street culture to high fashion.--Paper Figures of Speech is packed with 1,932 images and a number of essays which discuss race, contemporary art history, streetwear and more. Altogether, the Prestel-produced book spans 496 pages and features a fittingly minimalist hardback cover.-HypeBeast ...the object that is really worth coveting is the book. More than a simple catalog it's a 500 page User's Manual to his career. -Core77 "Expect it to fly off the shelves like freshly baked cookies" --Buro

"Designer and creative director Virgil Abloh has a new coffee table book you'll want to make space for in your living room. A particularly cool addition to your coffee table or bookshelf... -AIROWS
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About Michael Darling

MICHAEL DARLING is James W. Alsdorf Chief Curator at the MCA Chicago.
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