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Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty Hardcover – May 31 2011


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art; First Edition edition (May 31 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0300169787
  • ISBN-13: 978-0300169782
  • Product Dimensions: 3.2 x 25.4 x 34.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 1.9 Kg
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #4,951 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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“McQueen’s brilliance is celebrated in this sumptuous tome that accompanies the Costume Institute’s spring retrospective. The hologram cover makes it a collector’s item.”—Harper’s Bazaar (Harpers Bazaar 2011-05-01)

“….the definitive reference of Lee Alexander McQueen.”—Dean Mayo Davies, I-D Magazine
(Dean Mayo Davies I-D Magazine 2011-05-01)

“Many books will come dedicated to his genius, but Savage Beauty will remain a beacon.”—Janice Breen Burns, Sydney Morning Herald
(Janice Breen Burns Sydney Morning Herald 2011-06-01)

“This book … helps illuminate McQueen's artistic process. Recommended for readers with an interest in contemporary fashion.” —Library Journal
(Library Journal)

“Excellent catalogue” —The Huffington Post
(The Huffington Post)

“For those still wanting to view McQueen's fashion creations, the book shines on.” —Lonny Magazine
(Lonny Magazine)

“ The catalog—with its gorgeous images places alongside provocative, incisive, and often puzzling conversational quotes from the designer himself—makes for an interesting way to get a peek at the show for those of us who won’t be lucky enough to make it to New York this summer.”—Creative Loafing
(Creative Loafing)

"[T]his book itself is a showstopper."—C. Donaldson, Choice
(C. Donaldson Choice)

“An authoritative and moving insight into the legacy of the British designer.”—Carola Long, The Financial Times (Christmas Books)
(Carola Long The Financial Times (Christmas Books) 2011-12-26)

Winner of the Awards for Excellence in 2011, as given by the Association of Art Museum
(2011 Award for Excellence Association of Art Museum Curators (AAMC) 2012-06-06)

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

About the Author

Andrew Bolton is Curator at The Costume Institute at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Susannah Frankel is fashion editor of The Independent newspaper. Tim Blanks is contributing editor of Style.com.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By M. on June 17 2011
Format: Hardcover
I bought the book before going to see the show (twice!) at the Metropolitain Museum. It is a very well done book on McQueen's work and recalls the Met show perfectly.
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this book is fantastic and best quality which shows details of garments😄😄😄love it!!!😍😍😍 and it's delivered 3 days before the schedule date><
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By Annie on May 16 2014
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the last collection of Mcqueen, delicate photos of Mcqueen's art piece, great inspiration book for people who loves fashion and Queen's style.
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Great pictures of the collection that was show in MET. If you are looking for an autobiography type of book though, this one is not for you.
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By Jeffrey Swystun TOP 50 REVIEWER on Nov. 30 2013
Format: Hardcover
Alexander McQueen’s incredible influence can be attributed to smashing convention and challenging people to rethink the status quo. He took fashion out of its own realm by expressing ideas through his design. His work confronted race, class, sexuality, religion, and the environment. The book coincided with the wildly successful exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art (my daughter and I tried getting in to no avail given the crowds). McQueen was a technical innovator who knew how to employ theater and extravagance to deliver incredible runway presentations that showed his works of art in the superb creative context.
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This book is visually beautiful, and has insight into the dedigners inspirations and history. I was hoping it would be more inviting to read, as the writng is small . Elegant but edgy coffee table book
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Any admirer of Alexander McQueen will love this book! The photography is fantastic, especially because the mannequins are so life like. Even if you are not a McQueen fan his tailoring is exquisite. The interview with McQueen's assistant at the end gives you an insight into McQueen's process. If you have a McQueen fan that you are buying a gift for this is the book! (if they don't already have it!) I prefer it to the McQueen book with the red dress on the cover as that book is very informative, but has very few pictures. This book is chalked full of pictures and has a good amount of information about McQueen.
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By gamer742 on Jan. 14 2013
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Nice to be able to study the shots and appreciate the haut couture skills of that genius. Would love to have seen the show itself.
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