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'ABCDCS: David Collins Studio' is a visual compilation of renowned architect David Collins' exceptional designs in private homes, fashion retail spaces, hotels and more. He describes his influences and inspirations for each of the spaces shown, elaborating on the visionary breadth of work that has made him a leader among his field. The volume is presented alphabetically and includes a foreword by Madonna. 220-page hardcover book Published: 2014 Publisher: Assouline ISBN: 978-1614282297
GQ has become synonymous with style, but to be GQ is about so much more than fashion. It also means to be cultured, to have taste, to have panoramic interests. GQ Men captures the essence of what it means to look sharp and think smart the magazine's mantra by showcasing the men who embody the GQ spirit: screen legends, young hot shots, musicians, political and social leaders, artists, athletes and funnymen. GQ Men celebrates all the facets of the modern American man smart and stylish, both inside and out. Introduction by Jim Nelson, GQ editor-in-chief. Hardcover with box 300 pages
Paris insiders know the best place to go for inspiration is not the Louvre, and the best place to go to buy something fabuleux is not the Boulevard St.-Germain: it is the famous antiques markets of St. Ouen. Many of the most influential artists, designers, stylists, and decorators Christian Dior, Coco Chanel, André Breton, Rudolf Nureyev, Madeleine Castaing had their appetites whetted by their early finds at the Marché Serpette, Biron, Paul Bert, or any of the 16 clusters of dealers that today make up the largest marketplace of secondhand furniture, clothing, books, housewares, and art objects in the world. Where farmers and ragpickers once plied their finds, today the highly curated stalls outside the Porte de Clignancourt attract up to 150,000 visitors each weekend. Paris is a city that richly rewards its wanderers and seekers, and in Antiquaires, author Laure Verchere and photographer Laziz Hamani play flanêurs to capture the treasures of St. Ouen's appealing mélange of furniture, books, decorative objects, and curiosities and the dedicated sellers who endow them with life. Hardcover 200 pages
Swans:Legends of the Jet Society captures the spirit of our world during a time when today'stechnology was merely science fiction, when international travel was the privilege of the cosmopolitan few. From bygone aristocracy to modernmega-wealthy moguls, this stunning volume features escapades of travel,money, sex and adventure. Hardcover with box 304 pages
Curated by a selection of internationally renowned chefs, this delectable book provides the recipes and history behind dishes offered at some of the world's most exotic hotels. The Luxury Collection is a group of more than 85 international hotels and resorts, each celebrated for its decor, architecture, art and cuisine Introduction by Joshua David Stein Published by Assouline Hardcover 160 pages 7.50" length x 11.00" height x 0.75" depth (approximately)
Featuring in-depth interviews, personal photographs and excerpts from Giancarlo Giammetti's private journals, this comprehensive collector's volume offers readers a behind-the-scenes view of the former Valentino chairman's life. By Giancarlo Giammetti Published by Assouline Hardcover 380 pages Approximately 15.25" height x 12" length x 2.5" width
Conceived and curated by Thierry W Despont, in cooperationwith Marlborough and Steinitz galleries, Le Cabinet de Curiosités was a uniqueinstallation in which contemporary art converged with antique furnishings andarchitecture to create an old-world, and otherworldly, setting. The exhibition presented work by Marlborough artistsDespont, Manolo Valdés, and the late Claudio Bravo (the first posthumousexhibit of his work), as well as an eclectic array of rare objects from theSteinitz collection. Hardcover with jacket 115 pages
Primarily known for his colorful and vivacious portrayals of women, Rene Gruau revolutionized the concept of masculinity in fashion imagery and advertising from the 1950s to the '80s, depicting the modern casual, confident man with humor and sex appeal including images of partial male nudity that were considered shocking at the time. By Rejane Bargiel Published by Assouline Publishing Hardcover 250 pages 9.6 x 1.4 x 12.1 inches
A luxury vacation destination since the early 1900s, Palm Beach has drawn conspicuously rich, tanner-than-thou snow birds ever since. In the Spirit of Palm Beach , by Pamela Fiori, captures the famous resort's splendor in the sand: iconic hotels, palatial estates, poolside champagne, flashy cars and splashy print-clad socialites. With a narrative that shares the history of Palm Beach, this volume, filled with vintage and contemporary photographs, provides the perfect tonic for mid-winter doldrums. Hardcover Published by Assouline Publishing 160 pages 11" high x 7.5" wide
Limited edition: only 1,000 copies published. Fine jewelry historian Vivienne Becker presents the 100 bijoux that represent the milestones of jewelry design of the last century. From Art Nouveau to the brink of the new millenium, this exclusive hand-bound volume dazzles with stunning of images of the quintessence of Cartier, Van Cleef, David Webb and Boivin, among other sparkling names. This magnificent collection features hand-tipped images and is presented in a beautiful debossed linen clamshell case. Author Vivienne Becker Hardcover, 144 pages 19.6" height x 16" width x 3.2" depth
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Portrait photographer Claiborne Swanson Frank shoots sixty of Hollywood's hottest up-and-coming stars. By Claiborne Swanson Frank Written and co-produced by Genevieve Bahrenburg Published by Assouline Hardcover 176 pages 13.00" height x 10.00" length x 1.25" depth (approximately)
Renowned hosts such as Ivanka Trump and Giancarlo Giammetti offer their best party-planning tips. By Daniel Cappello Published by Assouline Hardcover 96 pages 11.25" height x 8.75" length x 0.50" depth (approximately)
Oenophiles can explore the history, climate and soil of the celebrated wine region. By Michel Dovaz Photography by Michel Guillard Published by Assouline Publishing Hardcover 268 pages 12.00" height x 9.50" length x 1.25" depth (approximately)
Readers explore David Collins' inspirations and aesthetic through a creative portfolio of images, arranged from A to Z. By David Collins, foreword by Madonna Published by Assouline Hardcover 232 pages 10.00" length x 13.00" height x 1.25" depth (approximately)
Noted journalist Tom Austin celebrates the past, present and future of one of Miami's hottest destinations: The Surf Club. Written by Tom Austin, foreword by Pamela Fiori Published by Assouline Hardcover 144 pages 9.5" length x 12" height x 1" depth (approximately)
The world-renowned Harry's Bar was founded in 1931 in Venice by Giuseppe Cipriani and is known for its Italian simplicity and sophistication. Simply Italian offers recipes and tips from Arrigo Cipriani—Giuseppe's son and the restaurant's owner—to make simple, delicious Italian dishes from Harry's menu. From tiramisu and pasta e fagioli to pappardelle ai funghi and risotto alla primavera, this book is a must-have for all lovers of Italian cuisine. Hardcover, spiral-bound 200 pages
First exhibited in America at the 1913 Armory Show, Constantin Brancusi's abstract sculptures have always had a special influence on New York. Here, curator Jérôme Neutres explores the relationship between the eccentric artist and the Big Apple. By Jérôme Neutres Published by Assouline Hardcover 144 pages 9.75" length x 13" height x 0.5" depth (approximately)
Readers explore the culture and heritage of Beverly Hills from its celebrity residents, awe-inspiring mansions and legendary haunts, to luxury shopping—and much more. By Nancie Clare Published by Assouline Hardcover 208 pages Approximately 11" height x 7.5" length x 1" width
In spite of an airport runway that's not for the faint-hearted, St. Barths is synonymous with Caribbean elegance and chic. In this celebratory volume Pamela Fiori, a regular visitor for both work and pleasure, shares the legacy of the island. Through interviews with locals and regulars, many of them boldface names, she shows off the best beaches, villas with extraordinary views, and some of the island's most memorable destination weddings. A final chapter, "Essential St. Barths," features Fiori's pick of hotels, villa rental companies, event planners, restaurants, bars, nightclubs, and shops. 7.5" x 11" 144 Pages, 80 Images Hardcover.
More than any other designer of her time, Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel had the ability to predict the evolution of contemporary fashion. Chanel was a true adventurer, always on the go, and her vision left an indelible mark on 20th century fashion. This slipcase presents the comprehensive history of Chanel, from the brand's beginning to the creative trilogy that made this brand famous: Chanel Fashion, Chanel Jewelry, and Chanel Perfume. Imported By Francois Baudot and Francoise Aveline 3 volumes in slipcase, 6.5" x 9.5" Each book is 80 pages, 60 images ISBN: 9782843235184
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Young Hollywood is a splendid new body of work by portrait photographer and stylist Claiborne Swanson Frank and comes on the heels of her first Assouline book, American Beauty. Swanson Frank photographed sixty of the hottest up-and-coming women in the entertainment industry todayactresses, directors, stylists, and more, from Isabel Lucas and Elisabeth Moss to Mickey Sumner and Amber Hearddrawing inspiration from old Hollywood. Brimming with gorgeous portraits, alongside short texts in the women's voices, and a foreword by Michael Kors, this beautiful volume captures the essence of what it means to be a starlet in modern-day Hollywood. Portrait photographer and stylist Claiborne Swanson Frank was born in Naples, Florida, and raised in San Francisco, California. She moved to New York in 2007 and worked at Vogue under editor in chief Anna Wintour, leaving the magazine in 2009. Shortly thereafter, she began to pursue a career in photography. In 2010 Claiborne began her first body of work, a collection of portraits of women in her life, which served as inspiration for her debut book, Assouline's American Beauty, published in the spring of 2012. Her cover image for American Beauty, of model Lily Aldridge, was on display at the de Young museum in San Francisco in the summer of 2012. Soon after the release of American Beauty, Swanson Frank moved to Los Angeles and began her journey working on Young Hollywood, her second book of portraits. In tandem with her creation of Young Hollywood, she has spent the past two years collaborating with American and European fashion brands, and contributing to various editorial publications. She currently resides in Los Angeles with her husband, James, their son, Hunter, and dog, Blue
Celebrating over 100 American designers spanning eight decades, this richly illustrated book is the quintessential visual history on American fashion, beginning with the protean creators of 1930s Hollywood to the present-day innovators who define American style. Imported By Charlie Scheips 320 pages Hardcover with jacket; 9.75" x 12" ISBN: 9782759402861
It is the dream of many to own the world's most beautifully designed automobiles, but most often only a handful of collectors ever come close. Now, The Impossible Collection of Cars makes that dream come true, showcasing the 100 most exceptional cars of the twentieth century. Each luxury automobile from the 1909 Blitzen Benz to a 1997 Porsche 993 Turbo S was chosen for its revolutionary design, magnificent lines, and head-turning capabilities. The book also features cars owned by celebrities like Marlene Dietrich, Greta Garbo, Pablo Picasso, and Elvis Presley. By Dan Neil 144 pages, 100 illustrations Black rubber clamshell box with metal plate, 14" x 17" ISBN: 9781614280156
For over fifty years, the name Dior has been synonymous with luxury and taste. Today, the genius John Galliano perpetuates the Dior tradition of blending the outrageous and the elegant, expressing all the magic of fashion. Imported By Sandra Petch 3 jacketed hardcover volumes in a slipcase 80 pages per volume 6" x 8.5"
Following her best-selling 2009 Assouline title, Gypset Style, travel writer Julia Chaplin explores the little-known enclaves of gypsy jet-setters around the world. From the Aeolian Islands in Italy to Lamu, Kenya; North Goa, India; and Jos? Ignacio, Uruguay?Gypset Travel delves into the glamorous yet casual lifestyle of these bohemian wanderers through intimate photography and first-person anecdotes. 7.5" x 11.0" 168 pages, 150 illustrations hardcover with jacket.
Photographed by Reed Krakoff, Women in Art: Figures of Influence features intimate black-and-white portraits of leading women in the contemporary art community. From Valentina Castellani, Almine Rech, and Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn to Dominique L?vy, Marianne Boesky, and Lucy Chadwick, each woman possesses undeniable talent, creativity, and intelligence?making them prominent figureheads of renowned galleries, museums, and institutions across the globe. Photographed by Reed Krakoff . 13" x 13" 132 pages, 70 illustrations. Hardcover with acetate jacket.
It is the dream of many to own the world's most beautifully designed automobiles, but most often only a handful of collectors ever come close. Now, The Impossible Collection of Cars makes that dream come true, showcasing the 100 most exceptional cars of the twentieth century. Each luxury automobile?from the 1909 Blitzen Benz to a 1997 Porsche 993 Turbo S?was chosen for its revolutionary design, magnificent lines, and head-turning capabilities. The book also features cars owned by celebrities like Marlene Dietrich, Greta Garbo, Pablo Picasso, and Elvis Presley. 14" x 17" 168 pages, 100 illustrations. Hand-bound special edition in a black rubber clamshell case with metal plaque.
Once the epitome of soign? worldly glamour, the words ?jet set? conjure images of exotic global destinations and golden beaches; clandestine rendez-vous on opulent yachts; star-studded parties in palatial mansions, the women in couture gowns and glittering jewels, the men in debonair tuxedos. The people of the jet set were the last vestiges of a leisured and cultivated age, a world of taste and culture, elegance and beauty. " 11" x 14" 300 pages, Over 200 illustrations. Hardcover in a luxury slipcase.