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1.0 étoiles sur 5A major let down...2 juillet 2010
Par GMun - Publié sur Amazon.com
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I was thrilled at the though of a McQueen book. I was dubious about the low price, but purchased it anyway. I have been following McQueen's career since his first professional show, so when the book arrived my anticipation level was high. The book itself is about a 1/4 inch thick and about the size of a sheet of typing paper. The introduction was obvious and the pictures were lackluster. The author clearly threw this book together as a means to profit from his death. The images mainly focus on his later career. His early collections were skimmed over. Most of McQueen's ingenuity came from his early work. The author failed to acknowledge some of his most poignant collections like "Untitled", "13" or "La Poupee". If you have no idea who Alexander McQueen is, this book will not benefit you. Frankly, you can find out just as much information from his Wikipedia page and [...] images. For the die hard fan, this book is a MAJOR let down - avoid it at all cost.
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1.0 étoiles sur 5...and a MAJOR DISAPPOINTMENT8 juillet 2010
Par Mallory M - Publié sur Amazon.com
This book does not live up to McQueen's genius at all. It did not give the attention or presentation that a designer of his caliber deserves. How could it with only 120 some odd pages. They call it a tribute and supposedly The Guardian reviewed the book as a "triumph", seriously its none of that. I actually find the book a little insulting. The man was a genius and his work impeccable and this flimsy little picture book is all they could put together to honor a lifetime of work, I can't see it.
In my opinion it's a lazy tribute. The photos are all runway photos. There are two to three different looks for seasons from the last 10 or so years. So they wrote some stuff pulled some photos and slapped this together. I expected way more. way more. Whole collections presented in unique exquisite ways, similar to Christian Lacroix's book. Now that's a book or Yves Saint Laurent's "Style" book. I mean where the sketches, I would love to see McQueens sketches, where are the accessories, the shoes?
This is not an in depth book and it's lacking in so many ways. Buy it if your a fan and you have 20 dollars to spare but don't expect a lot if you do. As disappointed as I am though I am happy to have something. To me it's better than nothing at all but they could and should have made a better effort. I'm hoping eventually somebody else will
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1.0 étoiles sur 5A disgrace.8 juillet 2010
Par Dissapointed - Publié sur Amazon.com
A friend of mine pre-ordered this book as a gift for me. I am a die-hard McQueen fan. When the book finally arrived, I almost had a mindgasm imagining all of the wonderful images that would fill this book. I was seriously let down, like I had just fallen ten stories into a pile of bullocks.
If you are looking for a colorful book with plenty of history, images, life and vitality, this is not it at all. I am almost embarrassed to say I own this book. Knocks should be penalized for creating such a poorly executed biography.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5It is what it is4 septembre 2010
Par the slowly ablating wunderkind - Publié sur Amazon.com
I'm not sure why this book has received such bad reviews. Because it's not some sort of elaborate end-all-be-all compendium and that's what people were hoping for?
One day soon, hopefully, someone will acquire the rights to photos of McQueen's designs and create an encyclopedic volume of his collections. But this book was published just a short time after his death and probably rushed through the presses. And people, the first time I saw this book, it was being sold in an Urban Outfitters dressing room. If you're expecting some kind of masterpiece, take a breath and calm down. You're expecting too much.
The color photos are of decent quality, the selection is fairly wide, and it showcases many of his iconic creations, including garments from: the collection inspired by the Salem Witch Trials, his tribute to late Isabella Blow (featuring millinery by Phillip Treacy), and his last and quite provocative collection. I saw that someone complained that there was too much focus on the later collections. Personally I prefer the collections of the last five years, but I suppose that is a matter of preference. And there certainly is no shortage of his designs from "the early days."
I flipped through the book solely to look at the pictures; I wasn't searching for a biography on McQueen. So I'm unable to evaluate the quality or depth of the writing. If you want something you can cut pictures out of to frame on your wall because you want to honor the memory of McQueen and his great genius without feeling bad that you defaced a book, look no further. If you want some kind of mega-book that encompasses his entire body of work, be patient; it shall come.
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1.0 étoiles sur 5Shame On The Publisher and Author16 août 2010
Par Kristal Gittens - Publié sur Amazon.com
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Okay...First of all I pre-ordered the book. Am I delusional... because I remember seeing that the book was supposed to be about 300 pages?!! The biggest red flag was the change in the release date. That almost always means somebody either needed more time, or could not clear the rights to use imagery or information. My love for Lee Alexander McQueen's work began more that 10 years ago, and hearing of his death sent devastating shock waves through my being. I read about a book to be released in the summer, and yes I did think the timing was awfully early, but like many others I wanted a book to always treasure his legacy. So when the book arrived, and I opened the packaging and saw how flimsy and thin it was, I actually got a huge angry knot in my stomach and slammed the book down on my desk without even looking at it. After a week, I did finally look at the book cover to cover and fumed through every single page. No childhood pictures, no pics of his senior collection from Central Saint Martins, and most of all, hardly any pics of the master in his studio or the end of his runway show...Shame... The layout was god awful, heather gray border, and the offset of the images were like that of a senior yearbook. The actual info in the book was less informed than the designers own wikipedia page. Please..If you are a die hard fan of McQueen, WAIT!!! Do not buy this piece of [...] excuse for book. There will be a respected curator/author, and publisher who will give all the time and dignity to create a masterful hardcover catalogue. I will always think twice before I even consider buying any book published by A&C Black, and never will buy a book authored by Kristin Knox.