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11 volumes : chiefly color illustrations,+ 1 advertiser's insert. Books with pop-up illustrations and movable tabs designed by various artists. Title and author information from book covers. Housed in box 29 x 23 x 16 cm. Limited edition of 4000 numbered copies. CONTENTS: [volume 1]. Pyongyang; Pyongyang II, diptychon / Andreas Gursky -- [v. 2]. Head on / Cai Guo-Qiang -- [v. 3]. [Untitled] / Steven Klein -- [v. 4]. Les seins miraculeux / Sophie Calle -- [v. 5]. [Untitled] / Mario Testino -- [v. 6]. The passing winter / Yayoi Kusama -- [v. 7]. [Untitled] / Alasdair McLellan -- [v. 8]. Naomi / Sølve Sundsbø -- [v. 9]. [Untitled] / Gareth Pugh Witch, Gary Card & Nicola Formichetti -- [v. 10.]. [Untitled] / Steven Meisel -- [v. 11]. [Untitled] / Guido Mocafico. "Visionaire issues often find their origins in commercial publishing techniques like lenticulars and flip-books, then elevate them to new artistic heights. Issue 55, SURPRISE, reimagined the children's pop-up book by adapting work from artists like Yayoi Kusama, Andreas Gursky, Cai Guo-Qiang, Sophie Calle, Steven Klein, and Steven Meisel into three-dimensional paper sculptures. To execute the mind-bogglingly complex pop-ups, Visionaire called on renowned paper engineer Bruce Foster, who shared his infinite wisdom. "Many of these techniques had never been done before," says Foster. "So each one was challenging in its own way"." -- From A collaboration with the Champagne house, Krug.

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New York, NY : Visionaire Pub., ©2008.


27 cm

RISD Fleet Library Catalog Record


Visionaire Publishing


New York


pop-up books, toy and movable books, surprises, visionaire, periodical


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Visionaire 55: Surprise



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