Cover image for Issey Miyake : making things : [exhibition].
Issey Miyake : making things : [exhibition].
Miyake, Issei, 1938-
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First Scalo edition.
Publication Information:
Paris : Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain ; Zurich : Scalo ; New York : Distributed in North America by D.A.P., [1999]

Physical Description:
171 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
General Note:
"Published on the occasion of the exhibition Issey Miyake: Making Things shown at the Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain in Paris between 13 October 1998 and 28 February 1999"--T.p. verso.

Text by Kazuko Sato; interview with Issey Miyake by the editor-in-chief, Hervé Chandès.
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NK4784.M59 M35 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize

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Issey Miyake is one of the most inventive creators of the late twentieth century. From the 1970s to the present he has searched for different ways by which an article of clothing can be defined. Miyake is first and foremost the originator of an unparalleled design, which lies at the intersection of all media, practices and approaches. It has been almost thirty years since this forerunner to the clothing of today first ushered in a new era, and made available, in street-wear creations, what seemed destined to be for the pleasures of the imagination only. Issey Miyake explores this new approach to clothing, in which imagination and comfort go hand in hand, with the most innovative fashion technology. He calls himself a clothing designer, but his work celebrates a sensibility that perceives form, function and beauty as one.

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Library Journal Review

When does fashion become "Design"? Clues may be found in this exhibition catalog of innovative garments by one of the first Japanese fashion designers to bridge East and West. Contributor Kazuko Sato surveys the entire course of Miyake's career since the 1960s, curator Herv‚ Chand‚s interviews Miyake about his artistic progress and philosophy, and photographer Raymond Meier presents 50 color photographs from the recent exhibition in Paris. Drawing upon traditional Japanese textile techniques and garment construction, Miyake created a new dynamic between the cloth and the body: never-before-seen "industrial cloth," pleating reminiscent of Japanese lanternsÄtwisted, crushed, crumpled, and pressedÄand metallic paper heat-pressed onto woven fabric are only a few of Miyake's highly original ideas. These sculptures were a departure point for his signature wrapped and layered ready-to-wear clothes. Readers may remain puzzled about the "beauty" or wearability of many of these garments, but no serious collection on fashion should be without this concise retrospective on one of today's most important designers.ÄTherese Duzinkiewicz Baker, Western Kentucky Univ. Libs., Bowling Green (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.