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Original Man
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ISBN: 9783899555523
PUBLISHER: Gestalten
FORMAT: Hardback
PAGES: 240
PUBLICATION DATE: 15.11.2014


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Celebrating style, individuality, and joie de vivre, this book showcases 80 original men who will inspire readers to lead a less ordinary life. Original Man is a compendium of the stories of extraordinary men. From household names including Andy Warhol, Freddie Mercury, and Yves Saint-Laurent to lesser-known personalities, the 80 men presented here are incredibly diverse, yet all share entirely original lives. Featuring famous hell-raisers such as Iggy Pop, indomitable explorers including Ernest Shackleton, visionaries like Federico Fellini, and some less mainstream personalities such as Quentin Crisp or Takeshi Kitano, these biographies are as gripping as any fiction. This book is the brainchild of UK men's fashion maven Patrick Grant. As set about re-awakening the traditional Saile Row tailoring house of E. Tautz after a thirty-year slumber, he wanted to define the kind of man he aspired to clothe. Original Man is the compelling result of his musings--a collection of portraits of men who go beyond a veneer of stylish attire to wring every last drop out of life with their actions, thoughs, or words in a manner scarcely seen nowadays. These are not the biographies of those the world considers to be the best writers, thinkers, or adventurers (though undoubtedly some arguably are). Rather, this book celebrates those that have lived lives that are genuinely different. Whether in the life of a stylist, a libertine, an artist, or a hero, originality and historical precedence trumps prowess; the m

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