Love Touch Hype! Visionaire, Magazine in the Extreme
Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library
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. 100 items]
The exhibition gallery is closed while the library's building is under renovation.
Temporary Reading Room Hours
Monday - Friday: 9 am to 4:45 pm
The temporary reading room is located in Yale's Sterling Memorial Library, across Wall Street from the Beinecke.