Virgil Abloh‘s Figures of Speech retrospective book is being released as a special edition from October 29. Published by Prestel, the 496-page book explores Abloh’s creative output in a three-books-in-one format.
A special edition includes measuring tape bookmark and flexi-disc selected audio interviews interjected with Playboi Carti ad-libs and image photographed by Juergen Teller.
This book took forever, 500 pages 15 years. – said Virgil Abloh via his offical Instagram account
The catalogue section offers an overview of Abloh’s interdisciplinary practice by Michael Darling and features essays and interviews with key voices in art, fashion, design, and architecture.
In the archives section, more than 1,800 never-before-seen images pulled from the artist’s personal files reveal the remarkable breadth of his influences and collaborations.
And the index cross references the catalogue plates-Abloh’s works–with his projects and process, using a vocabulary of themes developed by Abloh.
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