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5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful and perfect,
This review is from: Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty (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.
4.0 out of 5 stars Context is Everything,
This review is from: Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty (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.
4.0 out of 5 stars Not what I thought,
This review is from: Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty (Hardcover)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
5.0 out of 5 stars A must for any McQueen or Fashion admirer,
This review is from: Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty (Hardcover)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.
5.0 out of 5 stars Pure art,
This review is from: Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty (Hardcover)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.
5.0 out of 5 stars Visionary,
This review is from: Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty (Hardcover)This book is very enlightening, as to the aesthetic vision of Alexander McQueen. I find this book to be a visual treasure.
5.0 out of 5 stars LOVE this book,
This review is from: Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty (Hardcover)Alexander McQueen was one my favorite designers, so I didn't think twice about ordering it, and I received it quickly in pristine condition. The holographic outside cover alone sold me, but the pictures inside are gorgeous quality. I am still surprised at the price of this book, as I would have expected it to be at least twice as much, so I feel it is a great value for a beautiful piece. I now display it proudly in my home. Ironically, because of the price it's my least expensive coffee table book, but it's by far my favorite. If you appreciate McQueen or just fashion in general, don't hesitate to get it.
5.0 out of 5 stars GET IT!,
This review is from: Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty (Hardcover)A book filled with inspiring images. A must have for any artist - fashion fan or not. The man was BRILLIANT. Buy it!
4.0 out of 5 stars Remembering McQueen,
This review is from: Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty (Hardcover)This book is a stunning reminder of or introduction to the work of the now departed Alexander McQueen. Based on a 2011 show of his work at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the stark photography and the manikins chosen highlight the structural order of his designs. For sewers or fashionistas, the books heavy paper and fine production as well as the rather startling hologram cover, make it all well worth the purchase.
5.0 out of 5 stars PURE GENIUS!!,
This review is from: Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty (Hardcover)Love this book and loved Alexander Mcqueen amazing stunning talent as one of the worlds best fashion designer !! This is one of my favorite coffee table books that I don't want people to touch. But I do display it. I feel I even have to wear white gloves reading through it myself.
I think I'll order a second one for safe keeping. They come all sealed up tight so nothing can get damaged.
Beautifully strong well "made in Italy" book. Love the striking hologram cover. Which also makes for an instant collectors book edition. Lots to read and plenty of cool fashion to see.
Great price point at Amazon. BRAVO!! I recommend you snap one up before no more hologram issues are left.
Gone to soon R.I.P. Alexander
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Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty by Andrew Bolton (Hardcover - May 31 2011)
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