Björk to publish Archives book with contributions from Chris Cunningham, Spike Jonze, Nan Goldin and more

Iceland’s national hero looks back on her peerless career.

Björk is putting together a meaty book to accompany her forthcoming retrospective at New York’s MoMA.

The luxurious Björk: Archives will trace her artistic development since 1993 through poetry, academic analysis, philosophical texts and photographs, as i-D reports (check out their brilliant vintage cover shot of the musician in her Goldie years).

Björk herself has overseen the creation of the book with contributions from her friends and collaborators, including directors Chris Cunningham and Spike Jonze, Icelandic poet Sjón and musicology professor Nicola Dibben, while MoMA curator Klaus Beisenbach will provide the introduction.

The book also features portraits by Nan Goldin, Juergen Teller, Inez & Vinoodh and Araki, as well Björk’s many iconic costumes designed by Alexander McQueen, Sophia Kokosalaki and Hussein Chalayan. Due for publication by Thames and Hudson on March 30, 2015, it also comes with four booklets and a poster featuring artwork from her releases.

In the meantime, Björk has been busy working on her next album with co-producer Arca and keeping her finger on the pulse by showing up at PC Music gigs. We approve. Super-fans should head directly to Björk’s 10 best deep cuts and hidden gems.



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