or
Sign in to turn on 1-Click ordering.
Trade in Yours
For a £5.53 Gift Card
Trade in
More Buying Choices
Have one to sell? Sell yours here
Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Colour:
Image not available

 
Tell the Publisher!
I’d like to read this book on Kindle

Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here, or download a FREE Kindle Reading App.

Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty (Metropolitan Museum of Art) [Hardcover]

Andrew Bolton , Harold Koda
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (54 customer reviews)
RRP: £28.17
Price: £14.00 & FREE Delivery in the UK. Details
You Save: £14.17 (50%)
o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o
In stock.
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
Want it tomorrow, 31 Oct.? Choose Express delivery at checkout. Details

Formats

Amazon Price New from Used from
Hardcover £14.00  
Trade In this Item for up to £5.53
Trade in Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty (Metropolitan Museum of Art) for an Amazon Gift Card of up to £5.53, which you can then spend on millions of items across the site. Trade-in values may vary (terms apply). Learn more

Book Description

26 April 2011 Metropolitan Museum of Art
Alexander McQueen (1969-2010) was one of the most influential, imaginative and inspirational designers at the turn of the millennium. His fashions both challenged and expanded the conventional parameters of clothing beyond utility to a compelling expression of culture, politics and identity. Focusing on the most iconic and acclaimed designs of his prolific career, this stunning book examines McQueen's inimitable technical virtuosity and its subversion of traditional tailoring and dressmaking practices. This book also focuses on the highly sophisticated narrative structures found in McQueen's collections and in his astonishing and extravagant runway presentations, which suggested the most avant-garde installation and performance art. Intended as an assessment of Alexander McQueen's entire career, this book includes in-depth studies of six collections that illustrate and encapsulate thematic chapters as well as an interview with Sarah Burton, the new creative director of Alexander McQueen who had been the designer's right-hand design aide since 1996.

Frequently Bought Together

Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty (Metropolitan Museum of Art) + Chanel: Collections and Creations + Tom Ford: Ten Years
Price For All Three: £86.22

Buy the selected items together

Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought


Product details

  • Hardcover: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Yale University Press (26 April 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0300169787
  • ISBN-13: 978-0300169782
  • Product Dimensions: 24.6 x 2.9 x 31.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (54 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,201 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, and more.

Product Description

Review

"McQueen's brilliance is celebrated in this sumptuous tome that accompanies the Costume Institute's spring retrospective. The hologram cover makes it a collector's item."-Harper's Bazaar Harpers Bazaar "...the definitive reference of Lee Alexander McQueen."-Dean Mayo Davies, I-D Magazine -- Dean Mayo Davies I-D Magazine "Many books will come dedicated to his genius, but Savage Beauty will remain a beacon."-Janice Breen Burns, Sydney Morning Herald -- Janice Breen Burns Sydney Morning Herald "This book ... helps illuminate McQueen's artistic process. Recommended for readers with an interest in contemporary fashion." -Library Journal Library Journal "Excellent catalogue" -The Huffington Post The Huffington Post "For those still wanting to view McQueen's fashion creations, the book shines on." -Lonny Magazine Lonny Magazine " The catalog-with its gorgeous images places alongside provocative, incisive, and often puzzling conversational quotes from the designer himself-makes for an interesting way to get a peek at the show for those of us who won't be lucky enough to make it to New York this summer."-Creative Loafing Creative Loafing "[T]his book itself is a showstopper."-C. Donaldson, Choice -- C. Donaldson Choice "An authoritative and moving insight into the legacy of the British designer."-Carola Long, The Financial Times (Christmas Books) -- Carola Long The Financial Times (Christmas Books) Winner of the Awards for Excellence in 2011, as given by the Association of Art Museum -- 2011 Award for Excellence Association of Art Museum Curators (AAMC) Finalist for the 2011 ForeWord Book of the Year Award in the Art category -- Book of the Year Finalist ForeWord Magazine

About the Author

Andrew Bolton is Curator and Harold Koda is Curator in Charge at The Costume Institute, The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Tim Blanks is contributing editor of Style.com and Susannah Frankel is fashion editor of The Independent newspaper.

Inside This Book (Learn More)
Browse Sample Pages
Front Cover | Copyright | Table of Contents | Excerpt
Search inside this book:

Sell a Digital Version of This Book in the Kindle Store

If you are a publisher or author and hold the digital rights to a book, you can sell a digital version of it in our Kindle Store. Learn more

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5 stars
4.9 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
30 of 30 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great present for a fashion lover 1 Jun 2011
By D Rix
Format:Hardcover
This item was a bought as a gift for my girlfriend. She loves everything that is Alexander Mcqueen and this book was a great gift to her.

It has got full page glossy images of his designs with snippets of dialogue explaining influences and touches that make the deigns unigue (even though his designs were unique enough). Its a must buy for anyone who is a fan of Mcqueen and a fan of Fashion
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars GLORIOUS!!! 1 July 2011
Format:Hardcover
A wonderful book, A huge homage to the wonderful man himself. A high quality book, full of wonderful excellant photographic images. For a A.M. fan a MUST for a fashion fan in general or fashion student ESSENTIAL!
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Savage Beauty 16 Jun 2011
Format:Hardcover
I bought this book for my daughter who is a student of fashion design. I was most impressed with the content and quality of this wonderful book. I give it 5 stars and recommend it to anyone in a similar position.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful indeed 2 Jun 2011
By Isobel
Format:Hardcover
A must for any McQueen fan, the cover effect is enticing and the gorgeous full page pics are intercut with quotes from McQueen and people who worked with him, that provide a great insight into the mind of a man who was a visionaire
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars TOTAL MASTERPIECE 16 Jun 2011
By Alex
Format:Hardcover
The exhibition of the MET Savage Beauty about McQueen piece of work is just a highlight of how creative, outstanding and unique he was. The photos are beautifully edited and the selection of outfits are totally remarkable. It's a bit sad though to think we won't have his imagination anymore but we can enjoy this book, almost as a piece of art. Lucky those who have the chance to see the exhibition in NY.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Girlfriend loved it 21 Aug 2011
By Saxon
Format:Hardcover
Bought this as a gift for my girlfriend. She loved it and it is now her favourite book. She makes me wash my hands before turning the pages lol. Excellent quality and the content is superb.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Exquisite Memorial to McQueen 23 Jun 2011
Format:Hardcover
I ordered this book knowing quite alot about McQueen and his work but on recieving this beautifully presented/designed book I was amazed by the excellent photographs which really bring out the craftsmanship of his work. The cover that changes into McQueen was an unexpected bonus. Even if he was still alive and he had this book published it is still a testimony to his skill at cutting a pattern, his tailoring skills and his empathy with fabrics and the way he combines hard with the soft. This book is certainly well worth the price and more.

Highly recommend.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars McGreat! 30 Aug 2011
Format:Hardcover
Subtle, explicit, wonderful.
Notabel the retouching work.
Rare and wonderful example of what is the work of a fashion designer.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
Would you like to see more reviews about this item?
Were these reviews helpful?   Let us know
Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it!
Really love this book. The printing quality is excellent. This can be a perfect gift for anyone who loves fashion.
Published 9 days ago by Eleanor
5.0 out of 5 stars Get this now!
Just buy it. You know you want it...
Published 19 days ago by Butler
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Lovely book!
Published 27 days ago by Alfie
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Love it and the cover is fantastic it's a great book for the coffee table
Published 1 month ago by Mrs R C Collinson
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing!
Fast Delivery & well packaged. This book is worth every penny. Amazing Costume dresses. What beautiful creativity McQueen had.
Published 1 month ago by Chininha
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Beautiful book about a very talented young man!
Published 1 month ago by Mrs V L Kerr
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
As good as the Met exhibition
Published 2 months ago by degueurce
5.0 out of 5 stars Stunning book
Stunning & beautiful book I would highly recommend it to anyone who loves fashion. A fabulous coffee table book.
Published 3 months ago by Janeyb
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic
This book is beautiful, it is such a good resource of images and useful information and the pictures are very good quality. Read more
Published 4 months ago by India Edmunds
5.0 out of 5 stars Incredible SAVAGE BEAUTY by Alexander McQueen
Those, who doesn't know Alexander McQueen but love beauty and design used more as art - will be surprised by the incredible Alexander McQueen. Read more
Published 4 months ago by ksmotiondesign
Search Customer Reviews
Only search this product's reviews

Customer Discussions

This product's forum
Discussion Replies Latest Post
No discussions yet

Ask questions, Share opinions, Gain insight
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 

Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions
   


Look for similar items by category


Feedback