April 10, 2011

NOVELTY | My Dear Bomb by Yohji Yamamoto



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This black block that calls itself a book is a joy to the eye and an object that is too beautiful to just put away on a shelf.
Yesterday I took it with me to spent an afternoon at the park and finished it within in two hours.


The book starts off with a letter to Yohji, written by his friend the German filmmaker Wim Wenders. Wim heard about the financial troubles the Yamamoto company was going through. In his letter he asks the exact questions that we all want answered in the most endearing, concerned way. Will Yohji Yamamoto continue doing his work now that he has lost the ownership of his company? Is he in good health? Will he overcome these difficulties?
At the flip of a page Yohji's answer is to be found. He is feeling better than ever and has just signed a twenty-year contract.

After this introduction the first of two chapters titled 'A Man' follows. It is about love, childhood memories, his hate for Azalea flowers, self written lyrics and a story about fish with human faces. The second chapter titled 'An Artist' is consistantly personal and honest. In this chapter the focus shifts from Yohji Yamamoto as a person to his work. He shares his intruiging visions and artistic views in short well thought rants and elucidations. These short stories are alternated with quotes, a piece from Vogue editor Irene Silvagni, photographs, sketches, drawings and even poem-like song lyrics.

Lastly My Dear Bomb is closed by a brief biography filled with anecdotes.
A quick yet inspiring read. the questionmarks put behind the generally coveted things like gold, pearls, accessories give you food for thought. While his fairytale-like stories and ideas trigger your imagination.

15 comments:

amalie said...

it looks beautiful! i love it when you find a book you can't put away like that.
xx

Debbie said...

Klinkt super! Zou hem zelf ook nog wel willen lezen.. En je hebt er weer een supermooie post van gemaakt, vooral die foto waar je zelf op staat is geweldig :)

x

LoliTa said...

sounds amazing- i love finding a good book that is beautiful to read. Really like your review, may have to go find it myself...

Rosa A. Melville said...

Finding a good book is a fantastic feeling... love the shoes!

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Clara og Caroline said...

Well..I would really like that book..Where did you buy it:)?

http://carolinecolfelt.blogspot.com/

FASHION ICE said...

sounds like a really interesting book

Anonymous said...

Is the black line on your arm a tattoo?? I've been wondering that since I saw it the first time... :-)

thefashionguitar said...

I want to read it!! Where did you get it?? Hope I can get it online... Amazing post your made... so talented, every time it's a pleasure to visit your blog.

xo thefashionguitar

KittehsCupcakes said...

wauw gaaf! jij hebt altijd echt originele en bijzondere dingen zeg! en prachtige foto van je hand/arm met die tattoo!!

anne said...

I'd like to read that book

Bostonista said...

oh I'll definitely have to check this out!
xo

Saga said...

love your blog! :)

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that seems very interesting, I love your tattoo btw. creative.
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JoannaHelena said...

Dat boek zou ik graag willen hebben zeg! :)

Ivania said...

at anonimous: yes it's a tattoo! :)