Eiko Ishioka (1938 - 2012) was one of the most influential designers of this century--in the West as much as in her native Japan. She earned acclaim in many media--advertising, product design, books, theater, film, video and costume design--and won an Oscar, a Grammy, a Tony nomination, and a Cannes Film Festival Award.
One of the most influential designers of this century draws from a wide range of cultural and historical sources to create images that are provocative, emotional, sometimes shocking, and always beautiful. This book chronicles nine of her most dynamic stage and screen productions from the past fifteen years, including: Bram Stoker's "Dracula," directed by Francis Ford Coppola, "M. Butterfly," starring Anthony Hopkins, Richard Wagner's "Ring of the Nibelung," and "The Cell," starring Jennifer Lopez.
In the accompanying text, Eiko takes us into her creative process and the harmonies and discords of her fascinating, explosive collaborations with such artists as Paul Schrader, David Copperfield, and Philip Glass, among many others. In counterpoint, Francis Ford Coppola shares his personal experience of a unique creative collaboration.