Bjork Archives



(Five volumes presented in a slipcase as three 16pp booklets, one 24pp booklet, one 120pp paperback and a colour poster)
  1. Contributions by Klaus Biesenbach
  2. Alex Ross
  • ISBN 9780500291948
  • 30.50 x 24.10 cm
  • Slipcased
  • 192pp
  • With 224 illustrations in colour and black and white
  • First published 2015

The first complete retrospective of a contemporary icon, prepared with Björk’s active creative involvement throughout

‘A fascinating read for serious fans’ – NME

Designed by top graphic design agency M/M as a slipcased world of wonders, it includes four booklets, plus a paperback and a poster.

‘A real celebration of creativity … packed 'Full of Love' and 'Wanderlust', 'Possibly Maybe' guaranteed to make you 'Violently Happy'. Put simply, this is definitely one to add to your reading list! Once 'It’s In Our Hands', we’re never going to let it go’ – i-D
‘An immersive experience … a triumph – exactly the kind of respectful and considered appreciation a master artist merits’– The Mouth Magazine

Björk Archives

Each booklet contains illustrated texts by, respectively, Klaus Biesenbach, Alex Ross, Nicola Dibben and Timothy Morton, while the poster features artwork of Björk’s albums and singles.

The main book focuses on her seven major albums and the personas created for each one. Poetic texts by longtime collaborator, Icelandic poet Sjón, are accompanied by shots of Björk performing live; multiple stills from music videos made by directors including Michel Gondry, Chris Cunningham and Spike Jonze; images of Björk in breathtaking costumes by designers such as Alexander McQueen and Hussein Chalayan; and shots by star photographers such as Nan Goldin, Juergen Teller, Stéphane Sédnaoui, Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin, and Araki.

All combine to form an extraordinary visual masterpiece, celebrating the magical world of Björk

See the extract from Alex Ross's essay in The Guardian online

- Klaus Biesenbach is Chief Curator at Large at The Museum of Modern Art, New York
- Alex Ross is a music critic on The New Yorker
- Nicola Dibben is professor of musicology at the University of Sheffield
- Timothy Morton is an author and academic
- Sjón is a renowned Icelandic poet