Blahnik by Boman: Shoes, Photographs, Conversation Hardcover – 13 Oct 2005
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'Manolo Blahnik brings his sexy foot candy to life in Blahnik by Boman, a stunning compilation of photographs' --In Style
'Dazzling ... a series of wonderful set pieces and still lifes ... utterly seductive stream-of-conciousness text ... destined to become a collector's item' --Vogue
'Positively creaks with the weight of stylistic references ... lavishly presented, unencumbered by text ... also very funny' --The Independent Magazine
'Shameless indulgence ... beautifully produced, wildly extravagant and forgivably pretentious' --You Magazine
'Don't miss it ... Eric Boman's appreciation of the Shoemaker King is suitably sumptuous'
'Extraordinary ... features Blahnik's high-glamour and full-throttle sexy shoes in an array of captivating still lifes and theatrical vignettes' --The Daily Telegraph
Combines arresting images with a humorous bent' --The Daily Mail
'Carrie Bradshaw would swoon with longing' --The World of Interiors
'The playful, elegant images - 165 in full plates - are a fitting tribute to the drama and craftmanship of both cobbler and photographer' --Suzy Menkes, International Herald Tribue
'Spellbinding and wickedly amusing pictures' --Ladies First
'Outstanding. A classic combination of the highest design, photography and production values ... captivating and lavish ... each page a richly orchestrated composition'
--British Book Awards, Winner in the Design & Production Award Category
'A witty approach to shoes ... playful and personally captioned photos' --10 Magazine
'Beautifully shot ... this book makes it acceptable to leave your shoes on the coffee table' --Gay Times
'Beautifully shot ... should keep any shoe fanatic happy' --U Magazine
'A must for the well-heeled' --ES Magazine
'Shoes to make you go ahhh'
--Heat --This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.
About the Author
Manolo Blahnik was born in the Canary Islands. He studied at the University of Geneva before moving to Paris and then London to work as a set designer. On a trip to New York in 1971, Blahnik was sent to show his sketches to legendary fashion editor Diana Vreeland, who famously suggested, "You should do shoes." He lives in England.
Eric Boman, originally from Sweden, has worked in London, Paris, and New York for, among others, Vogue, Marie-Claire, Yves Saint-Laurent, Vanity Fair, The World of Interiors, and House & Garden. Since 1988, he has increasingly explored art photography
Top Customer Reviews
Manolo Blahnik has been the ultimate cobbler to the stars since the Seventies, and Eric is a veteran, top photographer who's been photographing beautiful women for years (his most recent book, "Dames" show-cases his portrait-photogaphy). It's fortunate for Manolo that Eric came up with the novel idea of photographing his shoes. It was also conducive for the book that he supplied the witty 'photographic conversation,' for although Manolo's shoes are the most exquisite in the world, a book would have been pretty one dimensional with pedestrian sole snap-shots of his pumps without Eric's creative input.
Boman has not only managed to produce imaginative photographs of the beautiful shoes, but has elevated Manolo's footwear to museum status. Thanks to his original and highly imaginative photographic compositions, the elegant pumps have been transformed into classical portraits.
Boman and Blahnik's old friend Paloma Picasso has supplied the foreward, helping make this beautifully produced book a must have gift, especially for people with tasteful shoe fetishes and aficionados of superior glossy art books, the kind which are much too exquisite to grace coffee tables.
It's a great book for shoeholics or just women who appreciate the work of art that is a pair of Manolas - and if there is no way during this lifetime you'll ever be able to own a pair of Manolos, this book is a must have because it is definately the next best thing.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This was a bargain "coffee table" book. Arrived on time and in beautiful condition. A "feast for the eyes" for an Imelda Marcos wannabe.Published on 13 May 2014 by kathy, southampton
I had already seen the book in a department store so I knew what to expect, but it was way cheaper on Amazon.
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The best Christmans present possible! Perfect service - many thanks!Published on 16 Dec. 2010 by Daniel Morgenstern