Scalo, 1996. First edition. Out of print title. Hardcover. 240 pages. 29,5 x 23 cm. Colour photographs. Used. VG+.
This kind of book, or style, is now very commonplace, the worlds of art and fashion explored in a pictorial and imperfect manner, without text, showing a realistic and attainable vision of beauty. But this approach of this beautifully printed volume was tremendously new and many of these pictures were published here, and this way, for the first time. This book is a chronicle of that exciting decade of talent, about the contemporary fashion-photo scene. It charts fashion’s shift from the eighties to the nineties, it shows an excellent development towards the jarring images of anti-fashion. The golden age of grunge!
And it was also key, because out of the connection or collision between this two worlds, the extreme influence, the ambiguity, the unkempt and the subversive, emerge a portrait of that time.
Popular with everybody from Steven Meisel, Juergen Teller, Nobuyoshi Araki, Corinne Day, Nan Goldin, Glen Luchford, Paolo Roversi, Cindy Sherman, David Sims, Mario Sorrenti, Wolfgang Tillmans, Richard Prince, among others.