Jean-Paul Goude
Thames & Hudson, London, 2005, English
Nonfiction, Fashion Design; Nonfiction, Photography
ISBN: 9780500512401

From the Publisher. Jean-Paul Goude has triumphantly captured, time after time, the spirit of his age. A true publishing event—Goude has previously published only one book, now long out of print—this magnificent publication has been conceived and designed by the artist himself, and includes hundreds of little-known photographs and previously unseen drawings.

For more than 30 years, through drawing, poster design, photography, cinema, video and event design, Jean-Paul Goude has made an impression, in every sense, on our imagination—from the fops of the ’60s to the legendary Esquire magazine of the following decade, from the New York of Andy Warhol and mixed cultures, to Grace Jones, for whom he was Pygmalion, from the spectacular Bicentennial Parade in Paris in 1989 to the celebration of “Style Beur” (Arab Style), from ads for Kodak and Chanel to working with the latest supermodels.

This “made to order” work is merely the flipside of Goude’s profoundly individual adventure, a journey (marked in particular by his celebration of a number of remarkable women) transformed into a sort of personal mythology. Life and work for Goude are inextricably linked, and this gives his work a particularly personal cachet, and lifts it above mere images. It is this crossover is revealed here for the first time. Looking at different episodes in his life, returning to his encounters, passions, moments of disillusionment, drive, and discovery, Goude traces the whole of his journey and all the stages of his working life, one of the most exceptional in recent decades.

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Stephen Burrows

Everything about this book is beautiful—the layout, the fonts, the colors, the photographs. The man is a genius!

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