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- DescriptionBjork is a contemporary icon whose contributions to music, video, film, fashion and art have influenced a generation worldwide. Designed by top graphic design agency M/M as a slipcased world of wonders, this publication--which accompanies The Museum of Modern Art's spring 2015 exhibition on Bjork--is composed of six parts: four booklets, a paperback and a poster. Each booklet contains illustrated texts by, respectively, curator Klaus Biesenbach, New Yorker music critic Alex Ross, British professor of musicology Nicola Dibben and the philosopher Timothy Morton (in conversation with Bjork), while the poster features artwork from Bjork's albums and singles. The main book focuses on her seven major albums and the personas created for each one. Poetic texts by longtime collaborator, Icelandic poet Sjon, are accompanied by shots of Bjork performing live; multiple stills from music videos made by directors including Michel Gondry, Chris Cunningham and Spike Jonze; images of Bjork in breathtaking costumes by designers such as Alexander McQueen and Hussein Chalayan; and shots by star photographers such as Nan Goldin, Juergen Teller, Stephane Sednaoui, Inez van Lamsweerde & Viodh Matadin and Araki. All combine to form an extraordinary design masterpiece, celebrating the magical world of Bjork.
- Author BiographyKlaus Biesenbach is the director of MoMA PS1 and chief curator at large at The Musuem of Modern Art, New York. Alex Ross is an American music critic. He has been on the staff of The New Yorker magazine since 1996. He also authored the books The Rest Is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century (2007) and Listen to This (2011). Nicola Dibben is Senior Lecturer in Music at the University of Sheffield, co-editor of the journal Empirical Musicology Review and former co-ordinating editor of Popular Music. Timothy Morton is the author of Hyperobjects: Philosophy and Ecology after the End of the World, Realist Magic: Objects, Ontology, Causality (New Metaphysics), The Ecological Thought and Ecology without Nature: Rethinking Environmental Aesthetics. SigurjOn Birgir Sigursson, known as SjOn, is an Icelandic poet, novelist and lyricist. His pen name (meaning sight ) is an abbreviation of his given name (SigurjOn). SjOn frequently collaborates with Bjork and has performed with The Sugarcubes as Johnny Triumph. His works have been translated into more than 35 languages.
- PublisherMuseum of Modern Art
- Date of Publication24/03/2015
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectBiography: The Arts
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintMuseum of Modern Art
- Content Noteillustrations
- Weight1814 g
- Width246 mm
- Height287 mm
- Spine36 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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