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Cassina as seen by Karl

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The Italian furniture manufacturing company CASSINA invited Karl Lagerfeld to choose his favorite pieces of furniture for an unusual photographic mise-en-scène: “I had never ‘worked’ on a project like this before. To visually reinterpret examples of perfect design is completely new for me, and therefore stimulating, exciting even“.
Under Lagerfeld’s lens, well-known chairs, tables and chaise-longues by Modernist legends such as Le Corbusier, Rietveld, Jeanneret and Perriand condense to their absolute, abstract essence. In his inimitably sleeky but sophisticated photographs, Lagerfeld reveals the form in Formalism. Here, furniture is seen in a rather untypical, decontextualized mode of presentation, detached from its usual environment, isolated and decently lit like a sculpture. The result is a tenderly-chosen compendium of 21 images that cautiously respects the artistic intentions of the designers while at the same time adding up aesthetically.


Titel: Cassina as seen by Karl
Autoren/Herausgeber: Karl Lagerfeld
Ausgabe: 1. Auflage

ISBN/EAN: 9783869307381

Seitenzahl: 64
Format: 37 x 29 cm
Produktform: Hardcover/Gebunden
Sprache: Englisch

Karl Lagerfeld, fashion designer, book dealer and publisher, began working as a photographer in 1987. Lagerfeld has received the Lucky Strike Design Award from the Raymond Lewy Foundation, the Kulturpreis from the German Photographic Society, and the ICP Trustees Award from the International Center of. His book The Little Black Jacket (Steidl 2012) is an international bestseller. The photographs from this series are shown in a world-touring exhibition. Lagerfeld recently published Reklame. Frühe Werbung auf Plakaten, a collector’s box presenting his exquisite poster collection and including reprints of some of the most sought-after reference books regarding early advertisement design.

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