Author explores the sexual impact of clothes, bodily modification as foot-binding and head-flattening, on modern man, the enjoyment of discomfort of clothes, reviewing all kinds of penintential or captive gear.
Bernard Rudofsky (Austrian-American, 1905–1988) was an architect, curator, critic, exhibition designer, and fashion designer whose entire oeuvre was influenced by his lifelong interest in concepts about the body and the use of our senses. He is best known for his controversial exhibitions and accompanying catalogs, including Are Clothes Modern? (Museum of Modern Art [MoMA], 1944), Architecture without Architects (MoMA, 1964), and Now I Lay Me Down to Eat (Cooper-Hewitt Museum, 1980). He was also famous for his mid-20th-century Bernardo sandal design
Ghent, Belgium: Published by the Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst (S.M.A.K.), 2010. 4to in wraps as issued.160 pages, illustrated throughout. Fine clean copy with only most minimal shelfwear First edition. – Published on the occasion of Ed Templeton’s mid-career survey at the SMAK. Essays by Thomas Caron, Jean-François Chevrier, Arty…
The first extensive monograph on the most important book and magazine designer Willy Fleckhaus: known especially for TWEN Magazine and Suhrkamp. Texts by Hans-Michael Koetzle and Carsten Wolff in both German and English. 240 pages w 660 illustrations. New copy.
Evergreen / Benedikt Taschen, 1996. Oversize folio. Original boards with fine dustjacket (hardcover). 287 pp. Richly illustrated throughout. Fine, clean copy of the first edition of the classic Sieff book
Twen, 1969. Large magazine format in original wraps. 152 pages, richly illustrated. Some edgewear and minor tears to edges, overall a very good copy of this much coveted and fragile magazine issue. Uschi Obermaier photographed by Will McBride on cover and feature inside. Also John Lennon and Yoko Ono Bed…
“the language of the fashion magazine—the structural analysis of descriptions of women’s clothing by writers about fashion—Barthes gives us a brief history of semiology. At the same time, he identifies economics as the underlying reason for the luxuriant prose of the fashion magazine: “Calculating, industrial society is obliged to form consumers who don’t calculate; if clothing’s producers and consumers had the same consciousness, clothing would be bought (and produced) only at the very slow rate of its dilapidation”
Lort nok (‘Enough Shit’). Copenhagen: Eks-Skolens Forlag, 1982. 8vo. Original photoillustrated wrappers. 104 unpaginated pages, illustrated throughout with b/w photographs by Soren Svendsen of the Danish punk scene 1980. Excellent clean copy with only the most minimal wear to spine and edges of cover. Inside clean and bright First edition