Tuesday, 19 July 2011
I have just had my 23rd birthday, amongst my presents I was given some new art books.
- How to start a fashion label, as my ambition is to start my own business.
- William Morris, and the Arts and Craft Home Book. I enjoy looking at the textile prints of this movement. I see quite a lot of Morris's work at the V&A, such as the beautiful Morris restaurant room.
- Alexander McQueen Savage Beauty, The front cover is a holgram of his face and a skull. Symbolic of his use of skulls in his design work and his own dimise. This book was shortly released after McQueens recent death. It is a beautiful book, containing photography of his stand out pieces. A real tribute to his hard work, there are many impressive images.
- Hair em Scare Them, from the publisher Die Gestalten Verlag. A book focusing on imagery on the theme hair, in a mix of media.