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Manolo Blahnik: Fleeting Gestures and Obsessions (Hardback)
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Manolo Blahnik: Fleeting Gestures and Obsessions (Hardback)

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Hardback 488 Pages / Published: 16/10/2016
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In line with Rizzoli's important fashion titles such as Christian Louboutin and Ralph Lauren comes Manolo Blahnik. This gorgeous and luxurious volume celebrates the works and career of the great shoe designer. While other books on Manolo Blahnik have been short, niche portfolios of his sketches, this large-format book is full of specially commissioned photographs of Blahnik's most coveted shoe designs and his in-depth discussions with artists and collaborators. This first comprehensive and lavishly illustrated volume to document the influences and life work of Manolo Blahnik, one of the most influential and talked about icons in contemporary fashion.

Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
ISBN: 9780847859528
Number of pages: 488
Weight: 3901 g
Dimensions: 317 x 241 x 46 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Manolo Blahnik has developed amarvelous habit when it comes to storytelling. . . Each section of the book blends inspirations - a person, like Blahnik's late confidante Anna Piaggi, or a place, like El Caribe - withphotographs of shoe designs they influenced, many of them shot by the designer's longtime friend and collaborator, Michael Roberts. . .All in all: "Perfection"!"
"-VOGUE
""A fascinating look into the mind of a passionately creative person, "Fleeting Gestures and Obsessions"is a gorgeous new tome that chronicles the myriad inspirations of the sublime shoemaker Manolo Blahnik."
-"1stDibs.com
""Manolo Blahnik is a master shoe craftsman and design visionary - all women know this fact. But "Manolo Blahnik: Fleeting Gestures and Obsessions"gives us more than just a glance into his impressive shoe collections through the years, which features more than 250 designs. The book also shows us how the man behind the iconic luxury brand works and how his work and inspirations evolved through the years."
-"NORTHERN VIRGINIA MAGAZINE"
""
"A compendium of esoteric, exhilarating conversations between Blahnik and everyone from a Cambridge classicist and a Prado curator to Pedro Almodovar and Sofia Coppola. In the course of these meandering dialogues, Blahnik marvels at the fragility of Caligula's pearl-studded sandals, fixates on such art-historical minutiae as the toenails in Velasquez's "Apollo in the Forge of Vulcan," judges the naked feet of Alain Delon in "Purple Noon"to be 'divine, ' and grows delirious gazing at the original manuscript of Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa's "The Leopard," his favorite novel.""
-VANITY FAIR"
"Here's a gift for shoe lovers that will fit perfectly: a sumptuous coffee table book featuring a detailed pictorial of over four decades of haute heels and swanky stilettos from shoemaker extraordinaire, Manolo Blahnik. . . With a foreword written by the master himself, this book is so gorgeous it might require an upgrade to a coffee table worthy of its pages."
-"BELLA NEW YORK MAGAZINE"
"""
"Manolo Blahnik has developed amarvelous habit when it comes to storytelling. . . Each section of the book blends inspirations - a person, like Blahnik's late confidante Anna Piaggi, or a place, like El Caribe - withphotographs of shoe designs they influenced, many of them shot by the designer's longtime friend and collaborator, Michael Roberts. . .All in all: Perfection!"
-VOGUE
"A fascinating look into the mind of a passionately creative person, Fleeting Gestures and Obsessionsis a gorgeous new tome that chronicles the myriad inspirations of the sublime shoemaker Manolo Blahnik."
-1stDibs.com
"Manolo Blahnik is a master shoe craftsman and design visionary - all women know this fact. But Manolo Blahnik: Fleeting Gestures and Obsessionsgives us more than just a glance into his impressive shoe collections through the years, which features more than 250 designs. The book also shows us how the man behind the iconic luxury brand works and how his work and inspirations evolved through the years."
-NORTHERN VIRGINIA MAGAZINE

"A compendium of esoteric, exhilarating conversations between Blahnik and everyone from a Cambridge classicist and a Prado curator to Pedro Almodovar and Sofia Coppola. In the course of these meandering dialogues, Blahnik marvels at the fragility of Caligula's pearl-studded sandals, fixates on such art-historical minutiae as the toenails in Velasquez's Apollo in the Forge of Vulcan, judges the naked feet of Alain Delon in Purple Noonto be 'divine, ' and grows delirious gazing at the original manuscript of Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa's The Leopard, his favorite novel."
-VANITY FAIR

"Here's a gift for shoe lovers that will fit perfectly: a sumptuous coffee table book featuring a detailed pictorial of over four decades of haute heels and swanky stilettos from shoemaker extraordinaire, Manolo Blahnik. . . With a foreword written by the master himself, this book is so gorgeous it might require an upgrade to a coffee table worthy of its pages."
-BELLA NEW YORK MAGAZINE
"
"Manolo Blahnik has developed a marvelous habit when it comes to storytelling . . . Each section of the book blends inspirations - a person, like Blahnik's late confidante Anna Piaggi, or a place, like El Caribe - with photographs of shoe designs they influenced, many of them shot by the designer's longtime friend and collaborator, Michael Roberts. . . All in all: Perfection!"
-VOGUE
"A fascinating look into the mind of a passionately creative person, Fleeting Gestures and Obsessions is a gorgeous new tome that chronicles the myriad inspirations of the sublime shoemaker Manolo Blahnik."
-1stDibs.com
"Manolo Blahnik is a master shoe craftsman and design visionary - all women know this fact. But Manolo Blahnik: Fleeting Gestures and Obsessions gives us more than just a glance into his impressive shoe collections through the years, which features more than 250 designs. The book also shows us how the man behind the iconic luxury brand works and how his work and inspirations evolved through the years."
-NORTHERN VIRGINIA MAGAZINE

"A compendium of esoteric, exhilarating conversations between Blahnik and everyone from a Cambridge classicist and a Prado curator to Pedro Almodovar and Sofia Coppola. In the course of these meandering dialogues, Blahnik marvels at the fragility of Caligula's pearl-studded sandals, fixates on such art-historical minutiae as the toenails in Velasquez's Apollo in the Forge of Vulcan, judges the naked feet of Alain Delon in Purple Noon to be 'divine, ' and grows delirious gazing at the original manuscript of Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa's The Leopard, his favorite novel."
-VANITY FAIR

"Here's a gift for shoe lovers that will fit perfectly: a sumptuous coffee table book featuring a detailed pictorial of over four decades of haute heels and swanky stilettos from shoemaker extraordinaire, Manolo Blahnik. . . With a foreword written by the master himself, this book is so gorgeous it might require an upgrade to a coffee table worthy of its pages."
-BELLA NEW YORK MAGAZINE

-Manolo Blahnik has developed a marvelous habit when it comes to storytelling . . . Each section of the book blends inspirations - a person, like Blahnik's late confidante Anna Piaggi, or a place, like El Caribe - with photographs of shoe designs they influenced, many of them shot by the designer's longtime friend and collaborator, Michael Roberts. . . All in all: Perfection!-
-VOGUE
-A fascinating look into the mind of a passionately creative person, Fleeting Gestures and Obsessions is a gorgeous new tome that chronicles the myriad inspirations of the sublime shoemaker Manolo Blahnik.-
-1stDibs.com
-Manolo Blahnik is a master shoe craftsman and design visionary - all women know this fact. But Manolo Blahnik: Fleeting Gestures and Obsessions gives us more than just a glance into his impressive shoe collections through the years, which features more than 250 designs. The book also shows us how the man behind the iconic luxury brand works and how his work and inspirations evolved through the years.-
-NORTHERN VIRGINIA MAGAZINE

-A compendium of esoteric, exhilarating conversations between Blahnik and everyone from a Cambridge classicist and a Prado curator to Pedro Almodovar and Sofia Coppola. In the course of these meandering dialogues, Blahnik marvels at the fragility of Caligula's pearl-studded sandals, fixates on such art-historical minutiae as the toenails in Velasquez's Apollo in the Forge of Vulcan, judges the naked feet of Alain Delon in Purple Noon to be 'divine, ' and grows delirious gazing at the original manuscript of Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa's The Leopard, his favorite novel.-
-VANITY FAIR

-Here's a gift for shoe lovers that will fit perfectly: a sumptuous coffee table book featuring a detailed pictorial of over four decades of haute heels and swanky stilettos from shoemaker extraordinaire, Manolo Blahnik. . . With a foreword written by the master himself, this book is so gorgeous it might require an upgrade to a coffee table worthy of its pages.-
-BELLA NEW YORK MAGAZINE

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