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Visionaire: The Ultimate Art and Fashion Publication
It is best to start with facts. Visionaire is one of the most extravagant and exquisite books of its genre, not a book in search of the traditional or pedestrian, a testament to both authors in terms of the legacy they will leave behind and to their brilliance as visionaries, and lastly the absolute apotheosis of coffee table books. Despite all odds Dean and Kaliardos remain superstars of the print media.
This 25th anniversary celebration of the unparalleled limited edition magazine is proof of the journey that Visionaire began and perpetuates to this day. This is one of those books which some will find pretentious and idiosyncratic. It is a compilation of the output from some of the greatest creatives of the 20th and 21st centuries. To say that the reader will be thrust into a state of visual overload is far from a hyperbolic statement. The book is an exploration and a continuing flow that emanates from the fecund imaginations of the authors as well as from those who participated in, collaborated with, and contributed to this paean in which art, fashion, and style meet.
Text by Jeffrey Felner (full review)