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Axel Vervoordt - Stories and Reflections

Book description

Published by Flammarion, Axel Vervoordt recounts the pivotal moments in his life that formed the foundation of his guiding philosophies and signature aesthetic.

Stories and Reflections features more than forty stories about the people who have influenced him most throughout his life — his family, friends, artists, colleagues, clients, and unforgettable mentors — in this memoir that is personal, funny, insightful, and permeated with humility, wisdom, and lessons learned.

He reflects on the key moments in his life from childhood to the present — Rudolf Nureyev’s visit to the castle of ‘s-Gravenwezel, his youthful acquisition of a Magritte, discovering Japanese Gutai art, the decades-long series of exhibitions at Palazzo Fortuny in Venice, and insights gained from artists such as Cy Twombly, Anish Kapoor, and musician Mstislav Rostropovich. He details his greatest successes, as well as his personal regrets, while offering firsthand insight into the work that has forged his reputation. This book offers snapshots from his life, which paint an overall portrait of his guiding philosophy.

Book informations

Edited in 2017
Pages and dimensions:
15 × 19 cm
List of available languages:

Available in:

  • ENG Stories and Reflections – Flammarion
  • FR Souvenirs et réflexions – Flammarion
  • NL Verhalen en reflecties – Lannoo
Axel Vervoordt, Michael James Gardner
25 €
978 2 08 020336 6

Published by Flammarion, Hardback | 312 pages, 75 colour and b/w illustrations

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