Nick Knight

Author: Nick Knight
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061714577
Category: Photography
Page: 264
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Nick Knight is among the world's most influential and visionary image makers. As a fashion photographer, he has consistently challenged conventional notions of beauty and is renowned for his groundbreaking creative collaborations with designers including Alexander McQueen, Comme des GarÇons, and John Galliano. Advertising campaigns for clients such as Christian Dior, Yohji Yamamoto, Shiseido, Jil Sander, Swarovski, and Yves Saint Laurent, as well as award-winning editorials for W, Vogue, Dazed & Confused, Visionaire, and i-D magazines, among others, have kept Knight at the vanguard of progressive image making for the past three decades. This incredible volume—with all images selected by Knight—is a midcareer retrospective of his work, from 1990 to the present day. With an introduction by Charlotte Cotton, curator of photography at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the book includes work for major advertising campaigns for Dior, Louis Vuitton, and Levi Strauss, as well as numerous prestigious fashion publications. It features collaborative work with BjÖrk, Michael Clark, Peter Saville, Gareth Pugh, Massive Attack, and Hussein Chalayan, photographs of the natural world, exquisite editorial images for Vogue, and models who defy fashion's stereotypes. It also includes examples of Knight's ground-breaking performance and film work on his Web site,, the first to seriously consider how contemporary fashion photography would be shaped and expanded by the Internet—and is the contemporary reference point for many of the most innovative ideas and experiences of fashion today. With more than 300 striking images reflecting Knight's extraordinary vision and fearless experimentation, this volume is a landmark in both the genres of photography and fashion.


Author: N.A
Publisher: Te Neues Publishing Company
Category: Photography
Page: 159
View: 1595
In this first published volume of his work, Nick Knight displays the fruits of fifteen years of creative achievement. Stunningly produced using a newly developed, innovative lithographic process known as novaspace, this bound retrospective possesses a visual brilliancy that matches the luminous quality of the work it reveals.


Author: Nick Knight
Publisher: Omnibus Press
ISBN: 0857125915
Category: History
Page: 84
View: 4943
A handbook of the most prevalent post-war youth cult. Over 20,000 copies sold.


Author: Nick Knight,Sandra Knapp
Publisher: Harry N Abrams Inc
Category: Gardening
Page: 80
View: 4897
In a book as fresh as the greatest works of botanical art and illustration, celebrated photographer Knight turns his focus to the pressed flowers and plants of the Natural History Museum in London. 92 full-color photos.

Rethinking Mao

Explorations in Mao Zedong's Thought
Author: Nick Knight
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 9780739117071
Category: History
Page: 295
View: 9600
Offers a different perspective on Mao Zedong, the major architect of the Chinese Revolution and leader of the People's Republic of China until his death in 1976. Utilizing a number of documents written by Mao, here, the author 'rethinks' Mao by subjecting a number his controversial themes to fresh scrutiny.

Marxism in Asia (RLE Marxism)

Author: Colin Mackerras,Nick Knight
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317501411
Category: Political Science
Page: 308
View: 4856
Marxism is a theory which originated in the context of nineteenth-century industrialised Europe. Despite its European origins, Marxism has actually found greatest significance as a doctrine for change in the context of the underdeveloped peasant societies of Asia. This paradox has only been resolved through adaptation of Marxism to suit the specific features of particular Asian societies. There has consequently been a differentiation of Marxism along national lines. In this book, first published in 1985, the theoretical and practical implications for this national differentiation of a ‘universal’ (European) theory are explored, followed by a more detailed analysis of the manner in which Marxism has developed during different historical periods in particular Asian contexts.

Understanding Australia's Neighbours

An Introduction to East and Southeast Asia
Author: Nick Knight,Michael Heazle
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521157137
Category: History
Page: 275
View: 5654
"The East and Southeast Asian region is of immense economic, strategic and cultural significance to Australia. It has also been important in defining Australia's national identity, and is the origin of many of Australia's immigrants. Australians, therefore, need to have a good understanding of their northern neighbours and to think about the region ... This is a book for all Australians who seek a well-informed view of the country's neighbours in East and Southeast Asia"--P. [4] of cover.

Talking Fashion

From Nick Knight to Raf Simons in Their Own Words
Author: Jan Kedves
Publisher: Prestel Pub
ISBN: 9783791348230
Category: Design
Page: 207
View: 6809
In these fascinating and revealing interviews, influential figures from every aspect of the world of fashion share their stories, insights, and experiences. Journalist Jan Kedves isn't afraid to ask a pointed question, and his subjects certainly aren't afraid to answer. Whether it's Bruce Weber discussing nudity, dogs, and Clint Eastwood; Juergen Teller talking about daring shoots with Charlotte Rampling, Victoria Beckham, and the one time he may have gone too far; or Raf Simons waxing nostalgic about his days and nights as a club kid, this collection of interviews goes beyond the latest trends to distill what makes its subjects tick. A fashion-world insider in his own right, Kedves knows how to talk to models, designers, photographers, and artists, sharing his own opinions and recollections as a way of drawing out even the most reticent. As a result, his conversations with the likes of Pierre Cardin, Malcolm McLaren, Rick Owens, Helmut Lang, and Veruschka can feel as intimate as a late-night gabfest, and every bit as fun. Other interviewees include the following: Miguel Adrover, Walter Van Beirendonck, Bless, Damir Doma, Michel Gaubert, Jean-Paul Goude, Iris van Herpen, Nick Knight, Charlie Le Mindu, Willi Ninja, Diane Pernet, Lo�c Prigent, Viviane Sassen, Valerie Steele, Barbara Vinken, Bernhard Willhelm, Zaldy.

Imagining Globalisation in China

Debates on Ideology, Politics, and Culture
Author: Nick Knight
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Category: Political Science
Page: 243
View: 8871
'Nick Knight's close reading of the debate on increased globalisation within China provides an essential analysis for anyone seeking to identify the dynamics of change in that country. In the process he not only highlights the extent to which the idea of globalisation is fashionable yet contested for China, as elsewhere, but also the paradoxes of a Communist Party State embracing a neoliberal agenda and world system.' - David S.G. Goodman, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia

The impossible image

fashion photography in the digital age
Author: Nick Knight,Mark Sanders,Phil Poynter,Robin Derrick
Publisher: Phaidon Press
Category: Photography
Page: 188
View: 5253
This is a collection of the most interesting of contemporary fashionhotographers' work, utilising the modern digital retouching to create "mpossible images. It includes existing work and up to a third newlyommissioned work by photographers as Nick Knight, Solve Sundsbo, Philoynter, Norbert Schoerner, Mario Testino, David Lachapelle, Inez vanamsweerde, Guido Mocafico and Steven Meisel.;Fashion today is as much aboutmage as it is about ideas, indeed the two concepts are synonymous with ourerceived notions of style. Yet over the past decade, the increasing use ofechnology and image manipulation within the fashion industry have led to anncrease in the fantastical image, as much a product of the machine as it ishe result of the imaginative faculties of its creators. From fashion shootshat display clothes adorned on invisible models, to painterlyeinterpretations of the traditional fashion tableaux, the fine line betweeneality and fantasy is becoming increasingly blurred. The book concentratesn the most innovative and thought-provoking use of new technology and its

Isabella Blow

Fashion Galore!
Author: Alistair O'Neill
Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
ISBN: 0847841723
Category: Design
Page: 158
View: 962
Isabella Blow was one of fashion's most courageous, outrageous and imaginative muses. A one-off of her own creation in a world of copycats, she had a gift for spotting fashion genius and her discoveries included Alexander McQueen, Hussein Chalayan and Sophie Dahl, all of whom became instantaneously iconic. This elaborate volume is the first to catalogue her own famous wardrobe that includes thousands of pieces by the most important contemporary designers, including McQueen, Philip Treacy and Manolo Blahnik.

Marxist Philosophy in China : From Qu Qiubai to Mao Zedong, 1923-1945

Author: Nick Knight
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1402038062
Category: Philosophy
Page: 246
View: 2177
This book recounts the history of Marxist philosophy in China between 1923 and 1945 through the writings and activities of four philosophers: Qu Qiubai, Ai Siqi, Li Da and Mao Zedong. Two of these philosophers – Qu and Mao – were also political activists and leaders, but their contribution to this history is as important, if not more so, than the contribution of Ai and Li who were predominantly philosophers and scholars. The inclusion of Qu and Mao underlines the intimate connection between philosophy and politics in the revolutionary movement in China. It is not possible to speak credibly of Marxist philosophy in China without considering the political context within which its introduction, elaboration and dissemination proceeded. Indeed, each of the philosophers considered in this book repudiated the notion that the study of philosophy was a scholastic intellectual exercise devoid of political significance. Each of these philosophers regarded himself as a revolutionary, and considered philosophy to be useful precisely because it could facilitate a comprehension of the world and so accelerate efforts to change it. By the same token, each of these philosophers took philosophy seriously; each bent his mind to the daunting task of mastering the arcane and labyrinthian philosophical system of dialectical materialism. Philosophy might well be political, they believed, but this was no excuse for philosophical dilettantism.

Visionaire 49

Author: Bruce Weber,Steven Meisel,Mario Testino,Nick Knight,Karl Lagerfeld
Publisher: Visionaire Pub
ISBN: 9781888645590
Category: Art
Page: 125
View: 8078
Visionaire # 49: Decades ISBN 1-888645-59-8 / 978-1-888645-59-0 Boxed, 14 x 18 in. / 125 pgs / / U.S. $175.00 CDN $210.00 SDNR 30% November / Fashion Bruce Weber, Steven Meisel, Mario Testino, Nick Knight, Karl Lagerfeld, David Sims, Glen Luchford.

Li Da And Marxist Philosophy In China

Author: Nick Knight
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0429978863
Category: Political Science
Page: 336
View: 1097
Li Da (18901966) was one of Chinas most important Marxist intellectuals and a founding member of the Chinese Communist Party, yet he has been little studied in the West. In this seminal work, Knight analyzes Li Das contribution to the dissemination of Marxist philosophy and theory in China and explores his philosophical relationship with Mao Zedong. Through the lens of Lis life and thought, this book provides a detailed assessment of the introduction and dissemination of Marxist philosophy and social theory in China. Li Da (18901966) was one of Chinas most important Marxist intellectuals and a founding member of the Chinese Communist Party. He played a major role in the introduction of Marxist philosophy and theory to China and in its dissemination among Chinese revolutionaries. His works are now regarded in China as classics of Marxist philosophy, and he is numbered among the ten most influential Chinese intellectuals of this century. Yet, almost nothing has been written about Li Da in English.In this seminal study, Knight analyzes Li Das contribution to the flowering of Marxist philosophy and theory in China, examining Lis writings and placing them in the context of the Marxist tradition. Knight also explores Li Das philosophical relationship with Mao Zedong, who was heavily influenced by Lis works. Through the lens of Lis life and thought, this book provides a detailed assessment of the introduction and dissemination of Marxist philosophy and social theory in China.

The Knight's Wife

Author: Nick Shamhart
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 1624884865
Category: Fiction
Page: 160
View: 593
The Lady Gale is like many married women. She cooks, cleans, cares for her husband the Great Sir William, and does her best to stem the tide of domestic chaos that is always looming. To her homeland, the kingdom of Thistledown, she is no more than “The Knight’s Wife,” but in fact she is much, much more. For the length of their twenty year marriage, Gale has kept her husband, the legendary Sir William from being, slashed, beaten, barbecued, fried, murdered, and ingested by the various monsters that would threaten the safety of Thistledown. Sir William is nearly blind, yet the king and peasants have no clue of their hero’s handicap. Gale has done her best to keep it that way, until one freak occurrence threatens to ruin her two decades long charade. The Great Sir William is unaware that his wife is anything but the good housewife and woods woman she has let him see her as for over twenty years. Gale was raised in the woods by her father and taught how to fight and track better than most knights could ever dream of. She allows love to guide her, but sometimes love can distract as well as guide. A lesson the Lady Gale learns much to her chagrin.

Nick the Knight, Dragon Slayer

Author: Aron Dijkstra
Publisher: Clavis
ISBN: 9781605372747
Page: 32
View: 4445
"Nick the Knight wants to fight a dragon. But what if the dragon doesn't want to fight him?" -- Page [4] of cover.

China-Japan Relations in the Twenty-first Century

Creating a Future Past?
Author: Michael Heazle,Nick Knight
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 9781781956236
Category: History
Page: 247
View: 7963
This book examines the often troubled relationship between Japan and China from a broad interdisciplinary perspective. Utilising the expertise of Chinese, Japanese and regional specialists working in a variety of fields, this original work approaches the contemporary sources of tensions between these two Asian giants from several levels of analysis. In particular the domestic-state interface in both countries and the important role of historical perceptions in the region are explored.

Nick and the Nasty Knight

Author: Ute Krause
Publisher: North South Books
ISBN: 9780735840911
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 32
View: 5631
Everyone is afraid of Sir Nestor the nasty knight except for Nick, who runs away from Sir Nestor and encounters a gang of theives, who work with Nick to liberate Sir Nestor of his hoard of gold.