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

Andrew Bolton , Harold Koda
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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.

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  • Hardcover: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Yale University Press (26 April 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0300169787
  • ISBN-13: 978-0300169782
  • Product Dimensions: 34 x 25.1 x 2.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (48 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,326 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Finalist for the 2011 ForeWord Book of the Year Award in the Art category--Book of the Year Finalist"ForeWord Magazine" (06/06/2012)

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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.

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28 of 28 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
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6 of 6 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!
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6 of 6 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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
As good as the Met exhibition
Published 19 days 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 1 month 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 2 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 2 months ago by ksmotiondesign
4.0 out of 5 stars Looks expensive, is expensive and so are the pictured items. A little...
It seems a very long time ago since I purchased this product and to be honest I cannot say that it has stayed in the memory especially, but I don't recall any issues with it.
Published 6 months ago by Stuart King
5.0 out of 5 stars Stunning images
This is a great book full of beautiful images that takes you through the career of the very talented Lee McQueen. I would definitely recommend it
Published 8 months ago by MDRaj
5.0 out of 5 stars A must for the McQueen fan!
I discovered McQueen's designs around 2008 and have been captivated since. This book is now one of my most treasured items. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Stephanie McQueen
2.0 out of 5 stars I was a gift and it arrived damaged
Amazon, I am not happy with the condition this book arrived in, Unfortunately I left it to late to return it as it was a gift, Hince me forking out for next day deliver. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Ruth
5.0 out of 5 stars Stunning
This is a beautiful book and a must have for any fan of Alexander McQueen's designs. It has some beautiful imagery and the book itself is very durable and feels great to hold.
Published 15 months ago by Kirstie Rowlands
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book
This is a great book and a brilliant read.
Gives a great insight into McQueen's thoughts and the processes he went through creating beautiful outfits.
Published 15 months ago by Noodles
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