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Es Devlin: Suspension of Disbelief (Hardback)

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Es Devlin's outstanding works have challenged standard ideas about stagecraft and its role in society. Straddling the fields of art, opera, dance, theatre, fashion and music, her practice has helped engender innovative forms of kinetic sculpture. Her designs have filled millions of people with wonder: from the London 2012 and Rio 2016 Olympics ceremonies, to astonishing set designs for touring superstars, as well as opera and ballet productions in Europe's major cities.

Es Devlin: Suspension of Disbelief examines the changing nature and scale of Devlin's work - from solitary, contemplative pieces to collective, stadium-sized experiences - through extensive process work (sketches, behind-the-scenes photographs, etc.) in order to highlight and celebrate the unique breadth of her output. More than 60 projects are featured from across the globe, finishing with her design for the UK Pavilion at Dubai Expo in 2021. In-depth project case studies and commentaries by Andrea Lipps are interleaved with thematic texts and interviews with those who have worked with Devlin in the worlds of theatre, opera, architecture, pop music, design and art, including stellar names such as Sam Mendes, Bjarke Ingels, Anna Wintour and Benedict Cumberbatch.

Es Devlin: Suspension of Disbelief is both a monograph on an incomparable talent whose work connects with popular audiences, and a true source of inspiration for design professionals and students.

Architecture & DesignDesign & DesignersIndividual designersArt, Fashion & PhotographyArt monographs, history & theoryArt, Fashion & PhotographyArt monographs, history & theoryIndividual designers Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd Publication Date: 01/07/2022 ISBN-13: 9780500023181  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Es Devlin is a London-based artist and designer whose practice ranges from solo gallery works to collaborations in opera, dance, concerts and theatre. The protagonist of the Netflix documentary Abstract: The Art of Design, she is also the winner of numerous awards including three Olivier Awards and an OBE. Andrea Lipps is Associate Curator of Contemporary Design at the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in New York. Co-curator of the 2018 and 2016 Design Triennial, she is the co-author of Senses: Design Beyond Vision (2018).

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