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Considered one of the most diverse surveys of culture and fashion
The Acne Paper Book makes its debut as an extra-large commemorative flashback that also teases to the future. Running more than 560 pages and printed according to the same dimensions as the original magazine, the tome is massive—not unlike a bygone encyclopedia that might have contained all the knowledge of the ancient world.
It is filled with archive material that runs chronologically, which means that Paolo Roversi’s epic photos of Tilda Swinton depicted as Marchesa Casati from Issue No. 9 (Art and Spirituality) can be found midway through. Returning as editor, Persson has selected features that draw attention to the caliber of contributors (Irving Penn, Snowdon, Bill Cunningham, Alex Katz, Richard Prince, Louise Wilson, Viviane Sassen, Eric Boman, Sarah Moon, David Bailey, Kim Jones; the list is long), while revealing the vastness of subject matter.
There is also some new content, including dramatic self portraits by photographer Christopher Smith who interprets all 15 issues in the first and final pages (these images are being exhibited at an Acne Studios pop-up gallery in Paris through early July), along with short notes and longer thought pieces by friends and contributors (Vogue Runway’s chief critic, Sarah Mower, penned an essay on Johansson).