Visionaire: The Ultimate Art and Fashion Publication

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Release Date: 
October 24, 2016
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It is best to start with facts. Visionaire is one of the most extravagant and exquisite books of its genre, not a book in search of the traditional or pedestrian, a testament to both authors in terms of the legacy they will leave behind and to their brilliance as visionaries, and lastly the absolute apotheosis of coffee table books. Despite all odds Dean and Kaliardos remain superstars of the print media.

This 25th anniversary celebration of the unparalleled limited edition magazine is proof of the journey that Visionaire began and perpetuates to this day. This is one of those books which some will find pretentious and idiosyncratic. It is a compilation of the output from some of the greatest creatives of the 20th and 21st centuries. To say that the reader will be thrust into a state of visual overload is far from a hyperbolic statement. The book is an exploration and a continuing flow that emanates from the fecund imaginations of the authors as well as from those who participated in, collaborated with, and contributed to this paean in which art, fashion, and style meet.

It must be said that the quality of contents, its mere physical presence, and the superb reproduction quality of this book does set the bar at it is highest possible point. To paraphrase a slogan that is making the rounds in the media, Visionaire “offers more than you hoped for and even greater than you imagined.”

Visionaire is a book you covet, you read, you reread, and you display proudly if not boastfully. It is the vanishing point from which the synergies of art, fashion, style, and any creative endeavor radiate from. Visionaire is a must for anyone who considers themselves a connoisseur of our times, creatively speaking.