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Yohji Yamamoto: My Dear Bomb. A Biography [Paperback]

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  • Paperback: 200 pages
  • Publisher: Ludion Editions NV; 1 edition (Oct 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9055449792
  • ISBN-13: 978-9055449798
  • Product Dimensions: 2.4 x 14.6 x 21.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 532,740 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Van fashionreus Yohji Yamamoto kunnen we het voorgaande citaat goed begrijpen. De man is een creatief kruidvat, met zoveel interesses en ideeën als zijn ontwerpen rijk zijn aan klasse en innovatie. Ludion zoomt in op zijn leven en werk, die onlosmakelijk met elkaar verbonden zijn. Onder andere de invloed van de muzes in zijn leven zijn daarbij van onschatbare waarde in het eerste van de vijf hoofdstukken waarin het boek uiteenvalt, bezingt hij de lof van zijn 'valse engelen', zoals hij hen zelf noemt, waarbij hij trouwens niet uitsluit dat ze niet echt bestaan, maar louter in zijn verbeelding leven. Overigens zullen er ook échte liefdesbrieven in komen te staan, net zoals interviews, en dat alles tegen de achtergrond van de modewereld, en van een rijkgevulde carrière in het bijzonder. In dit boek schuwen we trouwens de techniciteit van het modevak allerminst; aan de hand van tekeningen worden de patronen en werkwijzen van een designer-at-work getoond en blootgelegd, als ware het een X-ray van zijn hand geen wonder dus dat een ander hoofdstuk 'Hands of the Maestro' zal gaan heten. Tenslotte wagen ook anderen naasten, collega's, verwante zielen de hand aan een portret van Yamamoto, of aan een hommage aan zijn adres. Met onder anderen Charlotte Rampling, Wim Wenders, Azzedine Alaïa, Rei Kawakubo, maar ook studenten en vertegenwoordigers van de jonge generatie.
Dit boek vormt de perfecte doorsnede van leven & werk van de grote Yohji Yamamoto, die elke modeliefhebber in huis moet halen, alleen al omwille van het prachtige artwork. Zijn Japanse finesse loert om elke hoek, en na elke pagina. Subtiele schoonheid op zijn best.

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4.0 out of 5 stars the one and only, the greatest! 13 April 2013
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very good, very yamamoto. it is and has allways been a fanttastic person. if you are interested in fashion and the philsophy of a great designer you should read this.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A MUST 26 Mar 2012
By Sara Ayala - Published on Amazon.com
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I found this autobiographical testimony one of the most moving stories I have ever read. Fragments of memories, desires, failures and passions merge to portray the view of a man and an artist that manifests himself as a sensitive and perceptive human being trapped in the ever changing flow of life .
Those who are capable of understanding the "dress makers" personal approach to life, will be struck by his gentle touch. Yohji Yamamoto is a beautiful and honest soul, and I appreciate his generosity to share his truest self with his readers. He offers pieces of what has stolen his heart, of that which is unfinished, of the places where his emotions rest and struggle.
The "I" and the "you" and the "he" described in this lifetime story can be read in many different ways, and with many voices : philosophical, playful, melancholic or poetic, all of which set the mood , not only of the facts but of other more subtle qualities that have a greater lingering effect.
Books like these should enliven the existence of any keen reader. Thank you Yohji for your thoughts and chosen words. Now, it is me who remains haunted by that autobiographical silhouette of yours lost some where in the haze.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars yohji's words 21 July 2011
By Julia V. Noronha - Published on Amazon.com
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Its a light, special book for those interested or not in fashion and the work of Yohji Yamamoto. The book is a little compendium of short stories written by the designer, telling moments of his life. Inspiring to those relating with creative processes and how personal life and work meet.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting! 29 Aug 2012
By Shoe Person - Published on Amazon.com
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this book has made me look at clothes in a very different way. I love how Yohji describes the process of clothes making. I also love how he tells his personal story. This isn't your typical book on fashion. A very good read.
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