Virgil Abloh: Figures Of Speech

EditorMichael DarlingContribution byRem Koolhaas, Taiye Selasi

May 28, 2019|
Virgil Abloh: Figures Of Speech by Michael Darling
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One of The New York Times Best Entertaiment Gifts of 2019
New York Magazine''s Most Giftable Coffee-Table Books of 2019

From street fashion to high culture, the work of Virgil Abloh, a celebrated multihyphenate artist, is showcased in this book.


For Abloh, the museum catalogue is another opportunity to "question everything." This monograph, produced in close collaboration with the artist himself, explores his creative output in a three-books-in-one format. The catalogue section offers an overview of Abloh''s interdisciplinary practice by Michael Darling and features essays and interviews with key voices in art, fashion, design, and architecture, including Taiye Selasi, Lou Stoppard, Michael Rock, Samir Bantal, Rem Koolhaas, and Anja Aronowsky Cronberg. In the archives section, more than 1,800 never-before-seen images pulled from the artist''s personal files reveal the remarkable breadth of his influences and collaborations. And the index cross references the catalogue plates--Abloh''s works--with his projects and process, using a vocabulary of themes developed by Abloh. This book is designed with Swiss binding. When opened the front cover lays completely flat and is not attached to the front pages of the book. The binding also intentionally exposes the spine of the bound book and the raw boards used for the case (cover).

Published with Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
MICHAEL DARLING is James W. Alsdorf Chief Curator at the MCA Chicago.
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Title:Virgil Abloh: Figures Of SpeechFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:496 pages, 12.25 X 9.31 X 1.88 inShipping dimensions:496 pages, 12.25 X 9.31 X 1.88 inPublished:May 28, 2019Publisher:PRESTEL PUBLISHINGLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:379135857X

ISBN - 13:9783791358574

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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