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Duffy Special Edition on display in a wonderful bookstore near the V&A!
ACC are excited to learn that the Duffy Special Editon is on display at The South Kensington Bookshop, just meters away from the V&A Museum where they are hosting David Bowie is, the first international retrospective of the extraordinary career of David Bowie.
Brian Duffy is best known as one of the great British fashion photographers of the 1960s and 70s, and one of the greatest innovators of documentary fashion photography. This book has been published with the full cooperation of the Duffy archive.
This special edition, limited to 200 numbered copies, comes with a K3 Fuji Baryte 310gms Giclee Colour Print from the David Bowie Aladdin Sane contact sheet. The print is hand stamped on the back with the type and edition number. It is additionally estate embossed and a certificate of authenticity, signed by Chris Duffy and Brian Duffy's wife is also enclosed.
For more information about this book please click here
Iain R Webb to give a talk on 80s fashion as part of Bath in Fashion 2013 (13-21 April)
Anticipating the V&A’s exhibition ‘From Club to Catwalk’, along with the publication of As Seen in BLITZ: Fashioning 80s Style, the spotlight will be on 80s fashion this year. Who better to comment than Bath’s own fashion expert and author, Iain R Webb.
In London at the start of the 1980s, three new style magazines emerged to define an era. It was a time of change: after Punk, before the digital age, and at the dawn of a hedonistic club scene that saw the birth of the New Romantics. On the pages of 'BLITZ', 'The Face' and 'i-D', a new breed of young iconoclasts hoped to inspire revolution.
As 'BLITZ' magazine's fashion editor from 1982-87, Iain R. Webb was at the centre of this world. His images manipulated fashion to explore ideas of transformation, beauty, glamour and sex. The magazine's arresting, subversive fashion pages, and its profiles of disparate designers and creative types, let the imagination run free.
Iain R. Webb has gathered the memories of those involved including
Boy George, Princess Julia, Jasper Conran, John Galliano, Jean Paul Gaultier, Katharine Hamnett, Marc Jacobs, Stephen Jones, Calvin Klein, Vivienne Westwood, and many, many more.
Style icon, Princess Julia and Iain R Webb who were both key members on the 80's New Romantic club scene, discuss Ian’s new book, As Seen In BLITZ: Fashioning 80’s Style (to be published May 2013) and the decade that gave the world the stylist, the Iron Lady and gender bending.
Princess Julia is a celebrated DJ and contributing editor to i-D and GQ Style. Iain R Webb is an award winning writer (The Times, Vogue, Harpers and Queen, Elle) and Professor of Fashion at Royal College of Art and Central Saint Martins. He is also Professor of Fashion at Royal College of Art and Central Saint Martins.
Date: Wednesday 17 April
Venue: The Loft
Time: 7.00 pm
Booking: bathinfashion.co.uk or 0844 847 5256
Impressionists in their Gardens nominated for Inspirational Book of the Year
Impressionists in their Gardens has been nominated for Inspirational Book of the Year at this year’s Garden Media Guild Awards.
New title, in stock now!
Moments before the Flood nominated for the Prix Pictet award
Some good news for one our photography books: “Moments before the flood” has been nominated for the ‘Prix Pictet’, one of the world’s leading photography prizes. See following link: http://lejournaldelaphotographie.com/entries/7406/arles-2012-prix-pictet-the-nominees
Moments Before the Flood, is a visual and photographic investigation into how we will handle a possible flood. Within the text Carl De Keyzer wonders how Europe is preparing itself for a possible rise of our sea levels and how insufficient these measures appear to be. The author doesn't want to photograph the disaster, but the 'waiting for the disaster to happen'. In his photographs he captures the obscurity of the unknown and the unsure. The photographs presented in this book are monumental, both in beauty and in resolution. Carl De Keyzer used the latest technique (65 million pixels) to create intriguing images, with a highly David Lynch-like atmosphere.
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Peter Blake designs Brit Award trophy
Sir Peter Blake, renowned British designer and icon in the music business, has been commissioned to redesign 2012’s Brit Awards Statuette.
In taking the gauntlet from last year’s designer, Dame Vivienne Westwood, it is clear that the event’s organisers are choosing designers with not just an iconic style, but whose designs are synonymous with the British music scene. Sir Peter’s previous creations for British music artists have included covers for The Beatles, Oasis and Paul Weller.
The actual design of the statuette will be under wraps until the awards show in February, but in an interview with the BBC, Sir Peter has revealed that it will feature his ‘signature’ symbols– the star, heart, half a rainbow and a target. Brits chairman David Joseph has called the design ‘incredible’.
Frankfurt Bookfair 2011
A few pictures from our stand at this year's bookfair
A Front Row Seat - Author's work will be exhibited at the Fashion and Textile Museum
Coinciding with the publication of A Front Row Seat, the Fashion and Textile museum in London are hosting an exhibition of author Kirstin Sinclair's work, along with a host of other top catwalk photographers. From Catwalk to Cover opens on the 18th November and runs until the 26th February 2012. For more information about this exhibition, please click here.