Renowned costume designer Ruth E. Carter is set to release her new book, “The Art of Ruth E. Carter,” which will chronicle her incredible three-decade long career in costuming. Published by Chronicle Books, with a foreward by Danai Gurira, The Art of Ruth E Carter is a definitive, deluxe art book that will showcase Carter’s work through stunning visuals, sketches, mood boards, and film stills. The book is available for pre-order and set to ship on May 23rd.
Carter has made history in her field, becoming the first Black woman to win two Academy Awards for her work on “Black Panther” and its sequel, “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.” She has also received a 2018 Career Achievement Award from the Costume Designers Guild Awards and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In her book, Carter will share stories from her career, from outfitting the cast of “School Daze” with Spike Lee to dressing Eddie Murphy, Samuel L. Jackson, Angela Bassett, Halle Berry, Chadwick Boseman, and many more.
Carter’s passion for history inspired her work on period pieces like “Malcolm X” and “What’s Love Got To Do With It,” but it is her imprint on Afrofuturism that sets her apart. She believes that Afrofuturism is about trying to make a difference for tomorrow, trying to make a change. Carter’s work on “Black Panther” not only brought Afrofuturism to the mainstream but also made her the first Black woman to win two Oscars in any category.
“The Art of Ruth E. Carter” is a celebration of Black heroes and sheroes, from civil rights leaders to Wakandan warriors. It is a testament to the power of storytelling through costume design and will surely inspire the next generation of artists and storytellers. Fans of Carter’s work and anyone interested in the art of costuming will not want to miss this gorgeous book, which includes exclusive behind-the-scenes content from the highly anticipated “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.”
“The Art of Ruth E. Carter” is a 256-page comprehensive art book that will showcase the incredible career of renowned costume designer Ruth E. Carter. The book will include sketches, photographs, mood boards, and film stills that provide insight into Carter’s creative process and highlight the detail and artistry in her work. It will cover Carter’s three-decade-long career, from her early collaborations with Spike Lee to her groundbreaking work on “Black Panther” and its sequel.
The book will feature behind-the-scenes looks at some of Carter’s most iconic creations, such as the period costumes from “Malcolm X” and “What’s Love Got To Do With It,” as well as the superhero costumes. Throughout the book, Carter will share stories and anecdotes about her collaborations with actors, directors, and fellow crew members, providing insights into the creative process of costume design.
In addition, Carter will reflect on the cultural significance of her work and the impact it has had on the representation of Black people and culture in cinema. “The Art of Ruth E. Carter” is a celebration of Black heroes and sheroes, from civil rights leaders to Wakandan warriors, and is a testament to the power of storytelling through costume design.
Overall, “The Art of Ruth E. Carter” promises to be a visually stunning and inspiring tribute to one of the most talented and influential costume designers of our time.