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Love Touch Hype!


The Yale Collection of American Literature is pleased to announce the opening of a new exhibition:  Love Touch Hype! Visionaire, Magazine in the Extreme, on view at the Beinecke Library from April 30 through June 30, 2009.

This exhibition presents a selection of the publication Visionaire from the first issue, “Spring” (1991), a loose-leaf portfolio of images and text, to the most recent issue, “Surprise” (2008), a series of wonderfully engineered pop-up books. Described by the editors, Stephan Gan, Cecilia Dean, and James Kaliardos, as a “multi-format album of inspiration, a journal of fashion and art, a tribute to creativity,” Visionaire foregrounds not only the dynamic relationship between art, fashion, and print culture broadly speaking, but the way in which such entities speak to and reflect the spirit of the times. As an “extreme magazine,” Visionaire draws upon a traditional commitment to craft while it pushes the boundaries of how to engage with both multi-dimensional formats and the relationship between innovative design and technology. As such, the periodical highlights the energetic dialogue that arises through collaboration when established and emerging artists interpret and re-envision various conceptual themes. [ca. 50 items]

Image: Visionare magazine issue "Touch." To see examples of Visionare magazine, visit:


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