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Colours of the Vanishing Tribes Hardcover – Oct 1998


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  • Hardcover: 228 pages
  • Publisher: Booth-Clibborn Editions (Oct. 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1861540523
  • ISBN-13: 978-1861540522
  • Product Dimensions: 23.2 x 16.7 x 2.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,951,376 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Bonnie Young, intrepid explorer and researcher for Donna Karan, presents her photographs that have brought the colours and patterns of global tribes to the catwalks of one of the world's leading fashion designers. The book is organized by colour, ranging from the blues of China, through the reds of the monasteries of Tibet, the ambers of Mali, the indigo of the Saharan Tuaregs, to the yellows and wine purples of the Woodabe people of Niger and the green and greys of Vietnam. Also recorded are the finer details of handmade textiles, jewels, painted faces, houses, doors and the natural environment. Designed by Trey Laird, Donna Karan's creative director, this text is aimed at those interested in fashion, travel, design and the rich creativity of various cultures.

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By A Customer on 12 Feb. 1999
Format: Hardcover
This is more than a coffie table book. If you insist to display it make sure you open everyday a different page, and everyday you will immerge yourself in a spectacular dream. Bonnie Young has great talent in capturing the best of the moment. She focuses on the details with so much visual power. The book is a moving post-card. It is capable to transport you among the most beautiful places on hearth. Not only, but in the most creative sadisfactory way. The colors, the colors are the true protagonist of this book. The viewer is left with emotions and memories of mesmorizing beauty. Donna Karan, once again, is the most progressive of the american designers. She truly incorporate fashion with art, spirit and soul. She undestands that everything is connected in a whole concept and, for me, she is the testimonial of a Modern Soul...as the title her other must-have book.
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By A Customer on 12 Dec. 1998
Format: Hardcover
This is an interesting compilation of world photos meant to represent persons and cultures in naturalistic settings. Although the photos are obviously posed, they are well-photographed and the book is beautifully edited. This is a great gift idea for persons of any age or walk of life.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Paper version of a dream 12 Feb. 1999
By AZodrow@aol.com or Marialuisa Zodrow - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
This is more than a coffie table book. If you insist to display it make sure you open everyday a different page, and everyday you will immerge yourself in a spectacular dream. Bonnie Young has great talent in capturing the best of the moment. She focuses on the details with so much visual power. The book is a moving post-card. It is capable to transport you among the most beautiful places on hearth. Not only, but in the most creative sadisfactory way. The colors, the colors are the true protagonist of this book. The viewer is left with emotions and memories of mesmorizing beauty. Donna Karan, once again, is the most progressive of the american designers. She truly incorporate fashion with art, spirit and soul. She undestands that everything is connected in a whole concept and, for me, she is the testimonial of a Modern Soul...as the title her other must-have book.
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Good book to put on your coffee table!!!! 12 Dec. 1998
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
This is an interesting compilation of world photos meant to represent persons and cultures in naturalistic settings. Although the photos are obviously posed, they are well-photographed and the book is beautifully edited. This is a great gift idea for persons of any age or walk of life.
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Fell short of my expectations. 10 Feb. 2015
By tr - Published on Amazon.com
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Meh.. its okay. I have to say I didn't love this book, and I was really excited to get it. Its a substantially large coffee table addition and the subject is an interesting one (grouping tribes by the colors in their lives). There are some beautiful shots here, but I wasn't overly impressed with the photo quality of the book as a whole. When I compare her photos with other books I've recently seen in this "vanishing tribes genre" it looks a bit amateurish, and I soon realized why that was after I read the celebrity endorsement by Donna Karan inside the cover. The author who took the photos, was commissioned to travel to exotic locations and take inspirational tribal "snap shots" for the fashion house DKNY. While this has got to be one of the coolest jobs on he planet, the (Book) itself was a bit of an afterthought. Donna explains how after years of using her pictures as inspiration for the collections, she encouraged her to publish her travels as a book. Im not saying this isn't a nice addition to the genre, but as a bit of an amateur photographer myself, it just felt unpolished. I don't know if all the people raving about this book are affiliated with DKNY or just don't know much about photography and composition, but I personally think there are nicer books out there of indigenous tribes. ultimately Its a "perfectly nice" book but fell a little short of my expectations.
amazing 9 Oct. 2002
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Fantstic book covering vast countries, with incrediable pictures that are captured with such elegance and beauty.
Bonnie Young has created a book of dreams.
It is also nice to have such a great collection of pictures that are of such a great quality and without useless text, as in this case the pictures speak for themselves.
hopefully there will be a follow up book to this, although she has captured the world & her subject fully and truely that nothing could top this book.
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