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Atelier EB: Passer-by
Lucy McKenzie and Beca Lipscombe

Atelier EB: Passer-by, Lucy McKenzie and Beca Lipscombe

Atelier EB: Passer-by, Lucy McKenzie and Beca LipscombeAtelier EB: Passer-by
Lucy McKenzie and Beca Lipscombe
Koenig Books and Lafayette


Softcover, spiral bound
244 pages
310 x 240 mm
ISBN 9783960987529


Atelier E.B: Passer-by examines an essential facet of the fashion industry: the world of mannequins and retail display. Since the Surrealists took them up in the early twentieth century, mannequin have been an enduring motif within fine art. Lipscombe and McKenzie un-pack the disciplines of window dressing, look to radical thinkers and makers who dissolved the dividing line between fine art and commercial display, and piece together a compelling narrative that encompasses ethnography, statuary, dolls, the world fairs and our digital future. This catalogue, like the traveling exhibition, is a meticulous and idiosyncratic study of the hierarchies which have historically separated the spheres of art and design, examining the border between commercial display and exhibition-making.

About the Artists
Lucy McKenzie (b. 1977, Glasgow) is a British artist based in Brussels, Belgium. As a painter, McKenzie’s work is inspired by history and influenced by design and Modernism: from Scottish Art Deco to Vorticism, Constructivism and various schools of Realism as well as trompe l’oeil.

Beca Lipscombe is a Scottish fashion and textile designer and printmaker, and one half of Atelier E.B.
About the Publishers
Koenig Books is a specialised bookshops for art, architecture, design, photography and visual culture with around 40 branches in Germany, the UK, Austria and the Netherlands.
Lafayette Anticipations is a unique publishing house that runs a programme of catalogues and monographs, as well as the production of works in situ, in direct collaboration with the artists it hosts.