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Bjork: Archives

Biesenbach, Klaus, Ross, Alex, Dibben, Nicola, Sjn

Published by Thames & Hudson Ltd
ISBN 10: 0500291942 / ISBN 13: 9780500291948
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Title: Bjork: Archives

Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition: New

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Bjork is a contemporary icon whose contributions to music, film, fashion and art have influenced a generation worldwide. Designed by top design studio M/M (Paris) as a slipcased world of wonders, this title which accompanies springs exhibition on Bjork at The Museum of Modern Art is composed of six parts: four booklets, a paperback and a poster. Num Pages: 192 pages. BIC Classification: AVGP; AVH. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 315 x 248 x 35. Weight in Grams: 1848. . 2015. Hardcover. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9780500291948

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Synopsis: Bjork is a contemporary icon whose contributions to music, video, film, fashion and art have influenced a generation worldwide. Here, now, is the ultimate celebration of this multimillion-selling superstar. Designed by top design studio M/M (Paris) as a slipcased world of wonders, this publication which accompanies springs exhibition on Bjork at The Museum of Modern Art is composed of six parts: four booklets, a paperback and a poster. Each booklet contains illustrated texts by, respectively, Klaus Biesenbach, Alex Ross, Nicola Dibben and Timothy Morton, while the poster features artwork of Bjorks albums and singles. The main book focuses on her seven major albums Debut, Post, Homogenic, Vespertine, Medulla, Volta and Biophilia and the personas created for each one. Poetic texts by longtime collaborator, Icelandic poet Sjon, are accompanied by shots of Bjork performing live; multiple stills from music videos made by directors including Michel Gondry, Chris Cunningham and Spike Jonze; images of Bjork in breathtaking costumes by designers such as Alexander McQueen and Hussein Chalayan; and shots by star photographers such as Nan Goldin, Juergen Teller, Stephane Sednaoui, Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin, and Araki. All combine to form an extraordinary visual masterpiece, celebrating the magical world of Bjork.

Recensione: A visually explosive tribute to the Icelandic singer's contribution to contemporary culture. --The Wall Street Journal Europe

New York's Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) will host a compendious new retrospective exhibition, accompanied by a heavyweight book, Bjrk: Archives, of photographs, poetry and essays by admirers and collaborators. --Q Magazine

Famed for blurring artistic boundaries, it seems fitting that a book about Bjrk is itself composed of many parts ... The best part? It also comes with several booklets and a poster of album artwork. --Harper's Bazaar online

Like the V&A's David Bowie book, this is a triumph - exactly the kind of respectful and considered appreciation a master artist merits. --The Mouth Magazine

Award-winning music writer Alex Ross traces her musical journey from child prodigy to genre-defying queen of the avant-garde. --Observer

an intellectually-stimulating and incredibly thought-provoking read. --HungerTV

order Bjrk: Archives ... true to form for the eccentric popstar, the book is something of an objet d'art. --Vogue.co.uk

A desirable reminder of the range of her creativity. --Gentlewoman Magazine

Archives is bold and ambitious ... the presentation is immaculate and crucial to the impact ... One can't imagine a similar undertaking as transformative and impressive as this. --thelineofbestfit.com

Bjork's otherness - both visual and musical - is part of a familiar, thrilling narrative. --Sunday Herald (Glasgow)

A fascinating read for serious fans. --NME

A spectacular book and visual arts package. --Big Issue

Fabulously striking. --Daily Mail

A real celebration of creativity ... packed Full of Love and Wanderlust, Possibly Maybe guaranteed to make you Violently Happy. Put simply, this is definitely one to add to your reading list! Once It's In Our Hands, we're never going to let it go. --i-D vice.com

... less a regular music biography than an exhaustive retrospective of her 22-year career as a solo artist. --Nick Duerden, Independent

The chance to chronicle this quite legendary artist's career has rubbed off on the publishing world also, paving the way for 'Bjrk: Archives'. The paperback details Bjrk's rise from her 1993 album Debut, through her 6 other major albums, up to the present day, taking in poetry, philosophical fragments, quotations and - it wouldn't be very Bjrk without it - some stunning visuals. --The 405

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