New star press
Reformation：The Aesthetics of Tim Yip is the third book, following Passage (2008) and Connections (2013), in which Yip develops his theory of "New Orientalism", rooted in an analysis of his collaborations in film, stage, contemporary art, video and other fields. He reveals his own understanding of time and space, and reviews the aesthetics and philosophy at the source of his artistic creation.
Rotations: The Art of Tim Yip is the catalogue from Yip’s exhibition at Singapore’s Esplanade in 2014. Featuring an array of images from the artists various works across media, the book presents Yip’s development and creative process.
Three Shadows Press Limited
Silent Passenger is the catalogue from Yip’s exhibition at Beijing’s Three Shadows in 2013, presenting some two hundred photographic prints, as well as video and installation.
CommonWealth Magazine Group
In Tim Yip’s “self, spread, style” essay, he announces “farewell to words, win with images “. Based on his observations taking photographs and designing for film and stage around the world, Yip argues that images will become the world’s common language in the future. In Connections, Yip introduces his theory “New Orientalism”.
CommonWealth Magazine Group
Passage: The Aesthetics of Tim Yip and Film is the next book after Connections: the Aesthetics of Tim Yip, to explore Yip’s theory “New Orientalism”, beginning from the individual, through art, and on to an exploration of time and history.
Contemporary China Publishing House
From Han military encampments, warships, weapons and armor, to court dress and lifestyle in the Warring States Period, Red Cliff: Film as Art shows the research and technical processes behind designing for film.
Sichuan Fine Arts Publishing Group
Illusions of Silence accompanied an exhibition of the same name, in 2008 in Beijing. For the first time, Tim Yip presented his photography, large-scale sculpture, and video installations, created over two decades, to the public.
Ayuntamiento de Gijón
The World of Yip Kam Tim: Visions and Creation was published to mark the Tim Yip’s photography exhibition at Centro Cultural Antiguo Instituto Jovellanos in Gijon, Spain in 2004. Here, Yip was celebrated not only as an excellent costume designer, but also an outstanding photographer.
Blue is a collection of Tim Yip’s photographs, with poetic commentary from the photographer. In the book, photography is a medium for the expression personal feelings. Blue is printed and bound with direction from the artist. The result is a delicate, collectable artwork.
Zheng Zhong Publishing Limited
Fire is a collection of twenty-three short stories of the apocalypse. The imagination reaches for and carnivalises death and fear of living. Childhood, dreams, memories of dying, the mystery of the self, and a sense of the abyss permeate every page.
San Lian Publishing
Flower of the Wind is a collection of Tim Yip’s essays on design and creativity. Dozens of color illustrations from Yip’s film and television collaborations, including Temptation of a Monk, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, and Oranges Turn Ripe, and theater costume designs for the Graz Opera House, Han Tang Yue Fu, and Cloud Gate Dance Theatre present Yip’s poetic vision in action.
In 2003, Tim Yip was invited by the Maison de la Culture in Bourges to give a career-wide exhibition celebrating the Maison’s twenty-fifth anniversary. Rouge–L’art de Tim Yip was the catalogue published alongside this timely retrospective, presenting Tim Yip’s creation in the fields of film, theatre, photography and painting, together for the first time in print.
The next entry after Flower of the Wind in a creative journal, in Circulation, Tim Yip reflects on his latest collaborations, each accompanied with color illustrations. More than an account of the ins and outs of production, Circulation is packed with memories of first love, and a desire for an orient almost lost. Through writing these creative journals, Yip became aware of an eternal creative process he has since called Reformation.
Tim Yip has travelled around the world since the late 1980’s; Floating records his journeys through the lens of his camera. In the images he creates, he notices memory; that of men, women and living beings, and that of the city.