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Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology Limited Edition

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  • Publisher: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Pages: 280
  • Illustrations: 178 in full color
  • Special limited boxed edition of 600 numbered copies
  • Dimensions: 9 7/8'' x 13 1/8''
  • Format: Hardcover
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  • Due to the special nature of this product, purchases are limited to two per customer
  • ISBN: 9781588396266
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By Andrew Bolton
Photography by Nicholas Alan Cope

This catalog accompanies The Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute exhibition.

An exclusive volume elegantly bound in black cloth set inside a laser-cut, high-density polyethylene box is produced in a limited edition of 600 hand-numbered copies. The box also includes an original folded print showing 600 images photographed for the publication plus a hand-sewn booklet of interviews. 248 pages plus 32-page booklet.

Available only at The Met, this limited edition contains the exhibition catalogue that features exceptional fashions that reconcile traditional hand techniques with innovative machine technologies such as 3-D printing, laser cutting, circular knitting, computer modeling, bonding and laminating, and ultrasonic welding. Featuring 90 astonishing pieces, ranging from Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel's iconic tweed suit to Karl Lagerfeld's 3-D-printed version, and from Yves Saint Laurent's bird-of-paradise dress to Iris van Herpen's silicone adaptationall beautifully photographed by Nicholas Alan Copethis fascinating book is an exploration of both the artistry and the future of fashion.

Interviews with Sarah Burton of Alexander McQueen; Hussein Chalayan, Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli of Valentino; Nicolas Ghesquire of Louis Vuitton; Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough of Proenza Schouler; Iris van Herpen; Christopher Kane; Karl Lagerfeld of Chanel; Miuccia Prada; and Gareth Pugh enhance this expansive and absorbing book.

Andrew Bolton is Curator in Charge in The Costume Institute, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

Only found at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

"The intelligent exhibition catalogue, beautifully photographed by Nicholas Alan Cope, includes not only explanations of the different fabrics and techniques, but also interviews with designers, from Alexander McQueen's Sarah Burton to Hussein Chalayan."
Vogue UK


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