London. A Blueprint Monograph, published by Fourth Estate/Wordsearch. 1990. First edition. British Edition. Paperback. 160 pages. Illustrated throughout in b&w and colour. 210 x 215mm (8¼ x 8½"). 0.5kg. 187218085X. English. Fine; very slight shelf wear.
A scarce monograph on the early work and career of Japanese designer Rei Kawakubo. The book goes behind the scenes as Kawakubo builds a collection and examines her unique fashion creations. It looks at how she built the Comme des Garcons brand and her use of promotional advertisements and literature. The final chapter discusses her skill as a designer of furniture and shop interiors.