Visionaire by Cecilia Dean
Experiences in Art and Fashion

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Visionaire is a book you covet, you read, you reread, and you display proudly if not boastfully. It is the vanishing point from which the synergies of art, fashion, style, and any creative endeavor radiate from. Visionaire is a must for anyone who considers themselves a connoisseur of our times, creatively speaking.
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Showcasing twenty-five years of iconic art, fashion, and design content from renowned New York–based publication Visionaire. A publishing experiment that began in 1991, Visionaire has taken the shape of everything from a leather-bound portfolio to 12-inch vinyl records to a collection of dolls. With intimate reflections by contributors, a prized collection of nearly 450 images selected from sixty-five issues produced by an astounding cast of artists, photographers, and designers, this book delivers a rich panorama of two decades of media and fashion revolution from the perspective of independent publishing. Original commentary by cofounders Cecilia Dean and James Kaliardos provides unprecedented access to a pivotal New York scene and the creative life behind Visionaire as it shaped the fashion zeitgeist, propelling emerging voices and exceptional content while challenging the limits of print media. This volume is an essential piece of contemporary fashion and media history that traces the shape of things to come. Visionaire contributors include photographers Bruce Weber, Inez & Vinoodh, Mario Sorrenti, Mert and Marcus, Steven Klein, and Steven Meisel; artists Alex Katz, John Baldessari, KAWS, Marina Abramovic, and Yoko Ono; designers Karl Lagerfeld, Rei Kawakubo, and Riccardo Tisci; pop icons Bjork, David Bowie, Kate Moss, Lady Gaga, and Miley Cyrus; and many more. Art and fashion connoisseurs and anyone interested in media, design, and culture will find this landmark volume indispensable.
 

About Cecilia Dean

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Cecilia Dean and James Kaliardos are the co-founders of Visionaire and VisionaireFILM.Pierre Alexandre de Looz is an architect and writer.
Author Residence: NYC
Author Hometown: California (Dean); Detroit, Michigan (Kaliardos)
 
Published October 11, 2016 by Rizzoli. 438 pages
Genres: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Education & Reference, Arts & Photography.
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Reviewed by Jeffrey Felner on Oct 31 2016

Visionaire is a book you covet, you read, you reread, and you display proudly if not boastfully. It is the vanishing point from which the synergies of art, fashion, style, and any creative endeavor radiate from. Visionaire is a must for anyone who considers themselves a connoisseur of our times, creatively speaking.

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