So Far So Goude
(includes free DVD)
- ISBN 9780500512401
- 29.00 x 24.00 cm
- With over 350 colour illustrations
- First published 2005
‘A vibrant visual autobiography … a sharp exploration of an exceptional artistic journey’ – i-D Magazine
‘An amusing, challenging book of arresting and memorable images’ – The Sunday Times
‘A lavish trip into a world of hard glamour and mind-boggling imagery’ – Wonderland
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 thirty 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.
A DVD, also devised by Goude using his work in film and from various theatrical events he has staged, accompanies the book.