on 12 December 2012
The book itself is a Maison Martin Margiela experience. From the beginning, when you touch the white linen cover and the embroidered logo, you feel that this a special item. The overall quality is amazing but I want to point out its paper quality which is excellent; as soon as you open it, you feel the distinctive smell of a brand new photography book and not that of chemically treated paper. The content gives you a thorough look on what the true essence of Martin Margiela's work is: the photos are magnificent and text about Martin and the Maison is printed on smaller pages with a newspaper-esque feel, making them stand out from the rest - in most cases, they are genuine emails or letters. I'm glad that text in French is translated in English. The 5 linen book markers will become quite handy if you want to read/see it bit by bit. It's big enough to enjoy it and it weighs almost 3,5kg. It's a book that has to be in your library if you enjoy Margiela's work.