I am Iman

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Iman's emergence in 1975 sparked an upheaval in cultural identity that continues today, and her first book is a gloriously entertaining hybrid essay on the cultural cum-political power of good looks. A quarter century of the most shockingly famous photographs by HELMUT NEWTON, DAVID BAILEY, BRUCE WEBER and other tastemakers are contextualized by well-known essayists, a chorus of celebrity contributions, and Iman's own take on her much mythologizied career. The book's outrageous pop design-by legendary graphic ...
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Overview

Iman's emergence in 1975 sparked an upheaval in cultural identity that continues today, and her first book is a gloriously entertaining hybrid essay on the cultural cum-political power of good looks. A quarter century of the most shockingly famous photographs by HELMUT NEWTON, DAVID BAILEY, BRUCE WEBER and other tastemakers are contextualized by well-known essayists, a chorus of celebrity contributions, and Iman's own take on her much mythologizied career. The book's outrageous pop design-by legendary graphic designer JONATHAN BARNBROOK-makes it plain that this is not just one woman's success story; Iman captures the funny, infuriating, and often absurd validation of black and ethnic looks in a beauty industry where billions of dollars-and the self-image of women everywhere are on the line.

Peeks behind the curtain and scintillating interviews are courtesy of feminist critic bell hooks, Interview editor Ingrid Sischy, model and manager Bethann Hardison, and others. With graphic design featuring pop-ups and other interactive elements, as well specially commissioned, never-before-seen images by Annie Leibowitz, Ellen Von Unwerth, Sante D'Orazio and Michel Comte, this book is an assemblage worthy of any fashionista's dream.

Author Biography: Iman is a legendary supermodel, a cosmetic mogul, and the wife of David Bowie.

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Supermodel, cosmetics mogul, and living legend Iman requires no introduction. In the quarter century since she burst onto the fashion scene, this lanky ebony goddess has been drawing the stares and flashbulbs of master photographers such as Helmut Newton, Bruce Weber, Annie Leibovitz, and Peter Lindbergh. This coffee table book presents Iman not only in full visual glory but as the subject of essays by Peter Beard, Sandra Bernhard, Isaac Mizrahi, Isabella Rosselini, and others. Mr. Iman, also known as David Bowie, contributes a foreword.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780789306333
  • Publisher: Universe Publishing
  • Publication date: 11/10/2001
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 8.22 (w) x 11.84 (h) x 0.85 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 19, 2001

    The Cover Alone Made Me Buy It !

    First of all, I have always thought that she was the most stunning beauty of our time. This book covers her history in such a fun way, using the quotes from her friends and other celebrities. My girlfriends and I had such a great time pouring over the pictures. She truly is one sophisticated lady. It's a perfect gift for so many people on my list!

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