Beene by Beene
Marylou Luther, Laura Jacobs, Pamela A. ParmalISBN: 0865651620;
Beene by Beene is a journey through Geoffrey Beene's life in fashion, a 40-year exploration that was, by turns, visionary, witty, irreverent, iconic, and timeless. His work was of such powerful clarity, such complete complicity between form and fuction that it actually teaches us-as all works of art do-how to look. A defining American artist, Geoffrey Beene towers in his field. Pamela A. Parmal provides a chronological survey of Mr. Beene's career as a fashion designer and discusses the evoution of his work. Chapters focus on themes or influences-Woman, Body, Fabric, Comfort, Geometry, Sport, Culture-that were a constant source of inspiration to the designer. Beene won the attention and admiration of other artists, and here we see his work hrough the eyes of renowned photographers and illustrators, even filmmakers and choreographers. Geoffrey Beene died in September 2004, before this book could be published, but he was intimately involved with its creation,...
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