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Whether you like the late Tibor Kalman's work or not, this book is a delightfully unconventional view of contemporary fashion, demonstrating the creative and similar ways that people around the world adorn their bodies at work and play. Done without text (and therefore without analysis),
Synopses & Reviews
In Fashion Tribes, award-winning photographer Daniele Tamagni has tracked down and recorded some of the most surprising and colorful international fashion subcultures. Through documentary shots and staged portraiture, heandrsquo;s captured heavy metal rockers in Botswana, hipsters in Johannesburg, dandies in the Congo, female wrestlers in Bolivia, andldquo;bling blingandrdquo; youth in Cuba, punks in Burma, and models in Senegal.
Often marginalized on the fringes of their own societies and looking to stand out, these people fight back and express their creativity and joy through personal style. Alongside the seven subcultures featured are essays by leading experts in fashion, art, anthropology, and sociology that explore all facets of style. Fashion Tribes offers a broad view of world dress and shows the power that clothing can hold.
Book News Annotation:
Before Tibor died, he and Maira traveled extensively and collected images of the insane, inspired, and beautiful clothing and other body ornament. Here are photographs with no text beyond section headings; captions and credits are appended. Among the sections body art, accessories, tribes, standard issue, optics, dressed to kill, facemasks, modesty, mobile home, headgear, holywear, and death. There is no index, bibliography, or page numbers.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
This survey of lifestyles and cultures takes a broad view of what constitutes fashion. It's a tribute to "found" design, to how people dress themselves all over the world, to the sensibilities of everyday people, compiled by two of the world's greatest graphic artists.
About the Author
Daniele Tamagni is a freelance fashion and documentary photographer based in Milan and author of Gentlemen of Bacongo. He received a prize in the Arts and Entertainment Stories category at the 2011 World Press Photo Contest and was the 2010 recipient of the ICP Infinity Award in applied fashion photography. Tamagniand#39;s work has been exhibited worldwide.
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