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Versailles: From Louis XIV to Jeff Koons (SE)

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Versailles: From Louis XIV to Jeff Koons (SE)

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Welcome to the most storied palace in the world, the glittering Cha?teau de Versailles. Recounting the most important historical, social, and cultural milestones of Versailles, beginning with the original proposal for a modest hunting lodge requested by Louis XIII in 1623, this volume encompasses the expansive property, from the palace and gardens to the Grand Trianon and the Queen’s Hamlet. From the first great constructions under Louis XIV, to its reimagining by Louis-Philippe in 1837 as a museum dedicated to all the glories of France, Versailles has truly seen many momentous occasions, including diplomatic summits, scientific advancements, and renowned visitors over the centuries, from Mozart, Benjamin Franklin and Queen Victoria to Fred Astaire and the Kennedys, not to mention exhibitions of today’s great artists, beginning with Jeff Koons in 2008. Lavishly illustrated with archival images and beautiful photography, Versailles: From Louis XIV to Jeff Koons features insightful texts by Catherine Pe?gard, president of the Cha?teau de Versailles, with the collaboration of Mathieu da Vinha, scientific director of the Cha?teau de Versailles Research Center, revealing all the stories that have unfolded within this glorious monument. Signed by the author Catherine Pegard, this very exclusive version is presented in a velvet clamshell with a sculpted medallion of Louis XIV placed in the front of its case. The book will be limited to 100 copies and will include with each purchase, a private tour of Versailles led by a palace curator, including rooms not open to the general public (see FAQs for more details). In an effort to preserve the historical grandeur and beauty of Versailles, Assouline will donate 25% of each special edition purchased to the Château de Versailles. An impressive and magnificent addition to any library, this book also comes with an exclusive complimentary blue Assouline tote as well as white gloves to keep it pristine. *SEP**SEP* Formerly ed. Buy from Assouline
Golden Menagerie, Temple St. Clair

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Golden Menagerie, Temple St. Clair

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With an artist’s eye and an explorer’s heart, Temple St. Clair fashions jewelry from rare colored gems with distinctive gold work to illustrate universal narratives of the earth and cosmos. In each of the one-of-a-kind pieces that comprise her Haute Couture collection, St. Clair explores our relationship to animals through a lens of whimsy and discovery and celebrates a connoisseur’s level of gemstones and Florentine craftsmanship. The Golden Menagerie offers an exclusive window into the alchemic jeweler’s process, illustrating the collection through St. Clair’s original watercolor paintings and luminous photography of each stage of creation. From the articulated Secret Garden Serpent necklace to vibrantly jeweled Fantasy Birds earrings to a ring mounted with a falcon ready to take flight from the wearer’s finger, St. Clair’s creations come to life on the page, imbued with alchemy and artistry. Temple St. Clair discovered her passion for creative expression in gold and precious gemstones over thirty years ago. She founded her company in Florence, Italy, beginning her partnership with the world’s finest goldsmiths: the centuries-old Florentine jewelers’ guild. Barneys New York inaugurated their fine jewelry department with her first collection in 1986. St. Clair’s Golden Menagerie is a magical journey through each of her three Haute Couture collections: Mythical Creatures, Wings of Desire, and The Big Game. Mythical Creatures made its debut with a critically acclaimed exhibition at Paris’s Musée des Arts Decoratifs in January 2015; Wings of Desire was unveiled at The Salon: Art + Design in New York in November 2015; and The Big Game will be debuted at the DeLorenzo gallery in New York in December 2016. St. Clair’s collections are sold throughout North America, Europe, and Japan. In 2016, she was awarded the GEM Award for Jewelry Design, the jewelry industry’s most prestigious honor. Since 2000, Dominique Forest has been the chief curator of. Buy from Assouline
Creative Couples: Collaborations That Changed History

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Creative Couples: Collaborations That Changed History

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In the same series as her bestselling title Visionary Women, published by Assouline in 2015, author Angella Nazarian continues to chart the lives of inspiring and groundbreaking personalities, this time with a focus on couples. Doing a deep-dive into the stories of fifteen couples who motivate one another, work together, and change lives as a team, Nazarian explores the various forms a couple can take, and how differently they can operate, from living on separate continents to being artistic collaborators. Ranging from the iconic Parisian couple that is Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin, to the mysterious Rei Kawakubo and Adrian Joffe, Creative Couples is an insightful journey into the most intimate moments in the relationships of legendary painters, filmmakers, philosophers, and even the Queen. Each text takes into account the history of both halves of the pair, how they impact each other’s work, and what makes them stronger together. As the book traverses historical milestones and cultural change, be it in France, Chile, or Japan, it consistently returns to the importance of strong duos and how two people and their individual talents merging can be incredibly powerful. Nazarian tells fifteen timeless tales with impeccable attention to detail, and manages to weave singular lifestyles, from that of Lou Reed to Prince Philip’s, with the thread of the inimitable bond between two human beings. Angella Nazarian is a noted speaker and the bestselling author of Visionary Women, Life as a Visitor, and Pioneers of the Possible, all published by Assouline. Nazarian was a professor of psychology and faculty member at Mount Saint Mary’s College, California State University Long Beach, and Los Angeles Valley College for eleven years. She has been a keynote speaker at events including the YPO-WPO Global Leadership Conference in Los Angeles and the YPO Women’s Lean In Conference in Miami, and has conducted various workshops and seminars related to women’s personal growth. Buy from Assouline
Shaker: Function, Purity, Perfection

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Shaker: Function, Purity, Perfection

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Shaker: Function, Purity, Perfection is an homage to the traditional Shaker values of grace and simplicity. Featured are twenty-eight essential pieces that highlight the defining elements of Shaker design and demonstrate the Shaker dedication to perfection. Each table, chair, and chest of drawers is captured through bold, original images that reflect careful craftsmanship dating back to the eighteenth century. English designer and furniture guru Sir Terence Conran speaks about the profound influence of Shaker techniques on twentieth-century furniture. Shaker includes writings on Shaker history, tradition, and furniture-making techniques by museum experts David Stocks and Jerry Grant, as well as archival images from Mount Lebanon’s Shaker Museum. This inclusive volume sheds light on the Shaker dedication to quality and precision and the continued relevance of these values in design today. *SEP**SEP* David Stocks has led the Shaker Museum | Mount Lebanon as its president since 2007. Prior to that he was involved in preservation organizations and led an effort to create an urban rail-to-trail park in Dallas, Texas. Jerry Grant is the director of collections and research at the Shaker Museum | Mount Lebanon. He has spent thirty-five years in the field of Shaker history as an interpreter, craftsman, historian, librarian, and museum director. Sir Terence Conran is one of the world’s best-known designers, restaurateurs, and retailers. He founded the Conran Design Studio in 1956 and the Habitat chain of home furnishings stores in the 1960s and ’70s, and established the leading home furnishings store The Conran Shop and the Design Museum in London. He has written over fifty books on food and design.. Buy from Assouline
Venice Synagogues

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Venice Synagogues

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Commemorating the 500th anniversary of the founding of the Venice Ghetto, this magnificent hand-bound Ultimate Collection volume introduces readers to the beauty and historical and spiritual significance of the five principal synagogues in Venice, the most important markers of Jewish faith and culture in the Most Serene Republic. Behind the walls of the Ghetto, Venetian Jews expressed strong ties to the traditions of their forefathers in constructing these beautiful places of worship. The architecture, furnishings, and decorations blended the memory of their different countries of origin with traditions of Venetian artistic culture, bequeathing the City on the Lagoon enduring monuments of unparalleled eminence that remain sites of reverence and admiration. Complimentary white gloves and signature canvas tote bag are included with each purchase from Assouline's Ultimate Collection *SEP**SEP* Umberto Fortis, former professor of Jewish-Italian literature at the Union of Italian Jewish Communities (UCEI), University of Rome, and curator of the Jewish Museum of Venice, has published prolifically in the field of Jewish studies, including La parlata del ghetto di Venezia e le parlate giudeo-italiane (Florence, 2006) and La vita quotidiana nel Ghetto: Storia e società nella rappresentazione letteraria (Leghorn, 2012). He has also edited L’antisemitismo antico (Turin, 2004) and L’antisemitismo moderno e contemporaneo (Turin, 2004), among many others. Over the last fifteen years, Laziz Hamani has produced work for the world’s most prestigious luxury names. Although his talent for lighting and studio techniques has been acknowledged, he still appreciates—and finds it necessary—to work on location in a more spontaneous style. He has published over thirty books on lifestyle, artistic, and luxury themes, including more than twenty Assouline titles, as well as producing several exhibitions on his personal work.. Buy from Assouline
Venice Synagogues (SE)

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Venice Synagogues (SE)

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Commemorating the 500th anniversary of the founding of the Venice Ghetto, this magnificent hand-bound Ultimate Collection volume introduces readers to the beauty and historical and spiritual significance of the five principal synagogues in Venice, the most important markers of Jewish faith and culture in the Most Serene Republic. Behind the walls of the Ghetto, Venetian Jews expressed strong ties to the traditions of their forefathers in constructing these beautiful places of worship. The architecture, furnishings, and decorations blended the memory of their different countries of origin with traditions of Venetian artistic culture, bequeathing the City on the Lagoon enduring monuments of unparalleled eminence that remain sites of reverence and admiration. Complimentary white gloves and signature canvas tote bag are included with each purchase from Assouline's Ultimate Collection *SEP**SEP* Umberto Fortis, former professor of Jewish-Italian literature at the Union of Italian Jewish Communities (UCEI), University of Rome, and curator of the Jewish Museum of Venice, has published prolifically in the field of Jewish studies, including La parlata del ghetto di Venezia e le parlate giudeo-italiane (Florence, 2006) and La vita quotidiana nel Ghetto: Storia e società nella rappresentazione letteraria (Leghorn, 2012). He has also edited L’antisemitismo antico (Turin, 2004) and L’antisemitismo moderno e contemporaneo (Turin, 2004), among many others. Over the last fifteen years, Laziz Hamani has produced work for the world’s most prestigious luxury names. Although his talent for lighting and studio techniques has been acknowledged, he still appreciates—and finds it necessary—to work on location in a more spontaneous style. He has published over thirty books on lifestyle, artistic, and luxury themes, including more than twenty Assouline titles, as well as producing several exhibitions on his personal work.. Buy from Assouline
The Oyster Box Hotel

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The Oyster Box Hotel

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Overlooking the sultry waters of the Indian Ocean, The Oyster Box Hotel sits regally on the rocky crags of the eastern coast of South Africa. Built in the 1860s, the historic property is known as the Grande Dame of Umhlanga and is the official custodian of the Umhlanga lighthouse. This eighty-six-room luxury hotel has been voted the best in South Africa by culinary and hospitality reviews alike and is frequented by royalty such as Prince Harry of England, the Zulu King Goodwill, and Prince Albert II of Monaco, who selected the property for his wedding reception and honeymoon. Renovations by the Royal Carnation Hotel Group have put the hotel on par with some of the best hospitality destinations in the world. The Oyster Box is a pearl on South Africa’s coast, its lighthouse beckoning travelers into the safety and comfort of one of the world’s most sought-after hotels and wellness resorts. *SEP**SEP* Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi MP is the president of the Inkatha Freedom Party. After completing his studies at the University of Natal, he returned to Mahlabathini in 1953 to take up his hereditary position as Inkosi. In 1970, he was elected by the KwaZulu Assembly as CEO of the Zulu Territorial Authority. In 1972, he became chief executive councillor to the KwaZulu Legislative Assembly and from 1976 to 1994 served as chief minister of KwaZulu. To reignite the struggle for liberation within South Africa following the banning of the ANC and other parties, Prince Buthelezi founded Inkatha Yenkululeko Yesizwe in 1975. He continues to serve as a member of Parliament, as the traditional prime minister to the Zulu monarch and nation, and as the president of the IFP. Wayne Coetzer has been the general manager of The Oyster Box for sixteen years. He studied personnel management in Pietermaritzburg and completed his Certified Hotel Administrator designation in hospitality. He became the in-house trainee at the Champagne Castle Hotel in the Drakensberg under the watchful eye of r. Buy from Assouline
Hamptons Gardens

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Hamptons Gardens

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Celebrated for its beautiful beaches, stunning scenery, light, and abundant natural resources, the Hamptons have been attracting people to its fertile land for over 350 years. Though it is known as a glamorous playground for the rich and brilliant, this eastern tip of Long Island has also been at the epicenter of American garden design since its earliest days as a sleepy summer colony. Hamptons Gardens invites you behind the private hedges and into the picturesque landscapes that represent an array of garden philosophies and styles from the past and present—featuring the work of groundbreaking designers such as Russell Page, Edwina von Gal, Oehme van Sweden, and Miranda Brooks. From sustainable native gardens to the over-the-top, these spaces are the work of artists using the natural world as their medium to frame or disguise houses both modern and traditional. From new, minimalist gardens in Amagansett to the ambling greenery of the famed Grey Gardens, Hamptons Gardens explores the most important gardens and cultivation trends of today. Landscape designer Jack deLashmet has served as the garden editor of HAMPTONS magazine, where his column entitled “Diary of a Mad Gardener” remains the basis for his sought-after national lecture series. His firm, deLashmet & Associates, has completed notable bespoke landscape projects and historic garden restorations throughout the United States and Europe. His work has been seen on the pages of Town & Country, Elle Décor, House & Garden, and Hamptons Cottages & Gardens, among others. A frequent collaborator with fellow landscape architects, architects, and designers, he is a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects. He lives and works in East Hampton. One hundred percent of the author’s royalties from the book are graciously provided to God’s Love We Deliver, the tri-state area’s leading provider of nutritious, individually tailored meals to people who are too sick to shop or cook for the. Buy from Assouline
AlUla XXL - Blue Edition

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AlUla XXL - Blue Edition

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Assouline in collaboration with the destination of AlUla announces the September 2020 release of an immersive book of photography and illustrations titled, AlUla. With stunning images taken by internationally renowned photographer Robert Polidori, and interpretive illustrations by multidisciplinary artist Ignasi Monreal, AlUla virtually transports readers to the destination, giving them a glimpse into the city’s rich history and a unique look into AlUla’s local culture. Available in Assouline’s exclusive Ultimate and XXL formats, this oversize luxury volume is a celebration of human milestones and natural wonders, sharing the majesty of AlUla. The Ultimate format is available in blue and beige covers, and the XXL format is available in blue and black boxes. Nestled deep within the vast desert of northwest Arabia, AlUla is known as a cultural oasis and living museum with more than 200,000 years of human history: from Paleolithic hunter-gatherers; civilizations such as the Nabataeans, Dadanites, and Romans; Muslim pilgrims on their way to Mecca and Medina, and trade caravans traveling the Incense Route; to present-day communities who mingle and exchange cultural ideas with global travelers. AlUla is home to relics both old and new including Saudi Arabia’s first UNESCO World Heritage Site, Hegra, with remains dating back to the Nabataean kingdom, as well as modern landmarks including Maraya, an award-winning, multi-purpose concert and entertainment venue that is also the Guinness Book of Records largest mirrored venue in the world. Each page of this luxurious and limited edition exclusive book delves into the destination’s ancient mystique, where innovative and artistic people lived and journeyed in its exceptional landscapes and contoured mountains, leaving traces of their language, culture and way of life. Images and illustrations captured in the book include monumental tombs carved into the outcrops of Hegra, nature-carved rock sculptures including Jabal A. Buy from Assouline
Marriage Story

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Marriage Story

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Marriage Story is Academy Award nominated filmmaker Noah Baumbach’s incisive and compassionate portrait of a marriage breaking up and a family staying together. The film stars Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver, Laura Dern, Alan Alda, and Ray Liotta co-star. Charlie (Adam Driver) is a theater director in New York City; Nicole (Scarlett Johansson) is his soon-to-be-former star actress, now relocating to Los Angeles—her first home before she married Charlie. As the couple sets out to negotiate divorce and the custody of their eight-year-old son, their amicable intentions rapidly unravel until they find themselves in the middle of a grueling legal battlefield. This stunning companion book, a box set from Assouline, contains two volumes—one for Nicole, one for Charlie—that allow the reader to see the film’s narrative through each half of the couple’s eyes. Featuring film stills, set photography, quotes from cast and the filmmakers, and two astute, lyrical introductions, this pair of books takes readers both behind the scenes and straight into the heart of this magnificent film. The movie was released on December 6th, 2019 and is now available on Netflix.. Buy from Assouline
Walls of Change: The Story of the Wynwood Walls

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Walls of Change: The Story of the Wynwood Walls

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The story of Wynwood Walls is one of change through passion, art and community. When Tony Goldman stumbled upon the expanse of stock warehouse buildings in Miami’s Wynwood neighborhood, he saw a blank canvas. In 2009, the celebrated visionary set out to transform the area into a center for cultural exploration—with the help of the world’s most innovative and recognized street artists. Walls of Change: The Story of The Wynwood Walls is a rediscovery of a decade of art, inspiration and innovation, with Wynwood’s most celebrated murals, featuring never-before-seen photography of The Walls’ development, and special commentary from street art’s most iconic figures, including Shepard Fairey, Maya Hayuk, Kenny Scharf, Ron English, and current curators Jessica Goldman Srebnick and the Goldman family, among others. In just ten years, The Wynwood Walls has grown into a phenomenon in its own right, known as a milestone in artists’ careers , with an ability to catapult unknowns and veterans alike. Under the leadership of CEO Jessica Goldman Srebnick, The Wynwood Walls has become one of the highest profile street art destinations in the world, welcoming over three million visitors annually. Jessica Goldman Srebnick, CEO of Goldman Properties, is a second-generation leader of the company founded by her father, the late Tony Goldman—and since 2012, she has been the curator of The Wynwood Walls. In 2015, she cofounded Goldman Global Arts, a Miami- and New York-based creative collective. Jessica is an active member of the prestigious Young Presidents’ Organization, and she also serves as vice chair of the Town Square Neighborhood Development Corporation Board and co-chair of the Miami Super Bowl 2020 Host Committee. Since 2010, she has been a participant in the YPO/Harvard Business School President’s Program. In 2018, she was named one of Forbes’ Icons of Impact. Hal Rubenstein is the author of six books—including the best-selling 100 Unforgettable Dresses—. Buy from Assouline
Accutron: From the Space Age to the Digital Age

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Accutron: From the Space Age to the Digital Age

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1960, New York City, the advent of the Space Age and Accutron technology, and the debut of its most famous electronic model, the Spaceview—a watch the likes of which no one had ever seen and which would go on to become an icon. 2020, New York City, precisely 60 years later—an all-new, equally groundbreaking electrostatic- powered Accutron debuts in equally groundbreaking period, changing time forever, again. Two Spaceview timepieces separated by six decades, both of them a harmonious fusion of the most advanced contemporary horological technology and of innovative design, each a classic of its historical moment. Even Don Draper and his team took note, in one Mad Men episode pitching the slogan “Accutron—It’s Not a Timepiece, It’s a Conversation Piece.” Life imitates art: That is now the 2020 collection’s actual marketing tagline. Covering these 60 remarkable years is a new book ACCUTRON: From the Space Age to the Digital Age. Written by Hodinkee Editor-in-Chief Jack Forster, coauthored and edited by Aaron Sigmond and with a foreword by renowned industrial designer Carl Gustav Magnusson, the book is a collector’s item that delves into not only the history of the Accutron brand and its technology, but also the Accutron lifestyle and its new generation of precision timekeeping. “We are proud to reintroduce the iconic heritage of Accutron in time for the brand’s sixtieth anniversary,” says Jeffrey Cohen, President of Citizen Watch America. “Our goal is to advance the legacy of Accutron by honoring the past, celebrating the present and inspiring the future.” Six in-depth chapters highlight the creation and design of Accutron, its position as one of the most important innovations in watchmaking history, its participation in the first great age of space exploration, its work on various projects with the U.S. military and much more. A conversation piece indeed from the ’60s to the present, Accutron is now certain to be the center of attention o. Buy from Assouline
AB Concept

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AB Concept

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Integrating minimalist interiors into bold interpretations of traditional architectural forms, AB Concept has been hailed as one of the most innovative and acclaimed design firms not only in Asia but across the world, thanks to its forward thinking leaders Ed Ng and Terence Ngan. AB Concept is a leader in both architectural and interior design, consulting for luxury brands such as the Four Seasons, Rosewood, Mandarin Oriental, Shangri-La Hotels. Hand-sketching and designing each component and often conceptualizing and fabricating bespoke furniture, the duo’s work is characterized by attention to detail, personal touch, and fine craftsmanship. This volume showcases projects that make the eponymous design house a vanguard in the world of high design. In the two decades since Ed Ng and Terence Ngan founded AB Concept in Hong Kong, the duo has built their practice into an international design powerhouse. Renowned for their sensual, textured interiors, architectural use of space, and meticulous detailing, Ed and Terence draw on diverse cultural influences to create exceptional, narrative-driven interiors for some of the most beautiful hotels, restaurants, clubs, and homes in the world. Today, Ed and Terence oversee their design ateliers across multiple locations and manage an eclectic boutique-sized team of talented designers to translate their unique vision into truly extraordinary spaces. Paola Singer is a freelance journalist who writes about travel, food, architecture, and interior design. Her stories have appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Travel + Leisure, Condé Nast Traveler, and Surface magazine, among other publications. She was born in Uruguay and has lived in Guatemala, Puerto Rico, Boston, and New York City, her home for the past ten years. Additional contributions: Cathy Lee is a passionate philanthropist focusing on children’s causes and a devoted supporter of design and the arts. In 2016, she became the first Asian patron of Save. Buy from Assouline
Granado

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Granado

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Since it first opened its doors in Rio de Janeiro in 1870, Granado has remained true to its founding mission: to concoct local, natural remedies and cosmetics, crafted from flora of Brazil. Such a formula is responsible for Granado’s endurance through time and its current standing as Brazil’s oldest pharmacy and apothecary. This stunning and fascinating addition to Assouline’s Legends Collection chronicles Granado’s triumphant transformation from a small Rio shop into an international brand lauded for creating sustainable and stunningly-packaged products made from plants, herbs and flowers native to the region. Today, Granado has three boutiques in Paris and a significant online presence in Europe; but the story of Granado’s rise begins with the tale of one man’s singular vision. At a time when medicines used toxic substances such as mercury and arsenic, José Antonio Coxito Granado began to develop natural alternatives that would quickly revolutionize the world of pharmaceuticals in Brazil. In a text enlivened by more than 200 images that capture the bright colors, botanical terrain, and vibrant aesthetics of Rio, writer Hermés Galvao traces the brand’s history, from its modest roots to its time as the Official Pharmacy of the Brazilian Imperial Family and its eventual growth into a global brand under a new family’s ownership. Featuring an illustrious cast of characters and overlapping with some of the most influential eras in Brazilian history, the story of Granado is a tale as rich as the land that yields its products. Hermés Galvão was born in 1975 in Rio de Janeiro. He is the author of Como Viajar Sozinho em Tempos de Crise Financeira e Existencial, published in the Brazilian market in 2016. He was a columnist for Vogue Brasil for five years and contributes to GQ and Casa Vogue, writing about travel and urban behavior around the world. Galvão conducted the image research for Assouline’s 2016 title In the Spirit of Rio; Granado is his his f. Buy from Assouline
Agnès B.: The Snap Cardigan

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Agnès B.: The Snap Cardigan

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In the gardens of the Palace of Versailles there stands a statue of Jean-Baptiste de La Quintinie, the creator and director of the royal fruit and vegetable gardens; in 1979, inspired by the waistcoat of this great man, with its orderly line of buttons down the front, Versailles-born fashion designer agnès b. re-imagined the garment in cotton fleece, and the iconic snap cardigan was born. A soft and easy-going garment, the snap cardigan immediately took off, becoming a soaring success and conquering the world. Everyone—women, men, and children—can wear this garment and make it their own, as the images in this book illustrate. Featuring a witty, whimsical text by award-winning French journalist Sophie Fontanel, this Mémoire volume celebrates 40 years of the snap cardigan, which has become the emblematic piece of the agnès b. fashion house. Since its creation, the snap cardigan has never stopped evolving—long and short, in cotton fleece or in leather, as a long dress, with a high collar or a simple round neckline, in a wide range of colors, polka dots, or stripes. With its minimalist look and straight cut, it complements every style and personality. Now established in the very select club of universal wardrobe essentials, the snap cardigan has never faded into invisibility—wherever it is seen, it is always noticed. And it says something about those who wear it: that in the end, we all have a soft side, that we all need a little tenderness. French journalist and writer Sophie Fontanel was awarded the Prix du Premier Roman in 1995 for her first novel, Sacré Paul, and she has since written more than a dozen books, including L’Envie, which was featured in The New York Times Best Sellers of the Year list in 2013. She began her career as a journalist for various daily newspapers and was a host for the TV show Nulle part ailleurs before creating the iconic character of Fonelle at Elle magazine. In 2017 she graced the cover of Grazia, becoming the first woman wi. Buy from Assouline
Bar Mitzvah: A guide to Spiritual Growth

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Bar Mitzvah: A guide to Spiritual Growth

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Do you have to be Jewish to have a Bar Mitzvah? What is a synagogue? What is read in the Torah? Why is reading and study at the heart of Judaism and this symbolic ceremony? What are the foundations of Judaism? Signifying the end of childhood and the passage into adult life, the Bar Mitzvah is one of the most famous ceremonies in Judaism. Celebrated at the synagogue, it is a big event for family and friends, and also a time of ritual. Clear and educational, this book is an introduction to the fascinating and mysterious world of one of Judaism's oldest rituals. Perfect for children who are about to have this important experience. Thanks to its informative content the parents too will be able to share their knowledge of this age-old ceremony with their family and friends. *SEP**SEP* Rabbi and doctor of philosophy Marc-Alain Ouaknin is the director of the ALEPH Center for Jewish Studies (Paris) and associate professor at the University of Bar-ilan (Israel), where he teaches philosophy and comparative literature. Among his many works, Ouakin has published The Burnt Book, I'll Tell You a Story, Mysteries of the Alphabet, Mysteries of the Kabbalah, and with Assouline, Symbols of Judaism (1995), and Haggadah: The Passover Story (in collaboration with Gerard Garouste, 2001).. Buy from Assouline
Olympia Le-Tan x Assouline Book Clutch - French Riviera

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Olympia Le-Tan x Assouline Book Clutch - French Riviera

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Globally renowned luxury publisher, Assouline, and the bespoke French artisan brand, Olympia Le-Tan, present a wanderlust collaboration of a new book-clutch featuring the cover of Assouline's The French Riviera in the 1920s. These tomes brilliantly transform into wearable art. The pieces in this timeless and one-of-a-kind series are crafted with meticulous detail. Details:Iconic shape & design Hand embroidered silk thread and felt appliqué Brass frame Unique liberty print lining (could be different from the picture) Composition: 50% Cotton 25% Wool – 20% Brass 5% Silk Thread Dimensions : W 5.5 x L 7.8 x D 1.2 in *SEP**SEP* Known for its creation of original handbags and minaudières, the brand Olympia Le-Tan infuses the art of embroidery and literature into whimsical, beautiful pieces. Born in the 1930s, the minaudière served as a small, ornamental case that cleverly contained a woman’s daily accessories. The brand reinvented this beloved item’s use by adding an intricately hand-embroidered felt book-like cover to an already fashionable accessory. Similar to a book, this unique clutch is the result of a creative process involving an elaborate fabrication method and handmade embroideries fashioned in the company’s Parisian atelier. The brand’s emphasis on thoughtfully designed pieces is also perfectly paired with Assouline’s longtime vision.. Buy from Assouline
Franca: Chaos & Creation

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Franca: Chaos & Creation

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During her three-decade tenure as editor in chief of Vogue Italia, Franca Sozzani brought an inimitable energy and voice to Fashion journalism. Never afraid to address the subjects other publications avoided, such as domestic violence, as well as drug abuse, and recovery, she was a pioneer lauded for her efforts to be incisive yet inclusive: July 2008’s Black Issue, featuring only models of color, sells for $2,500 in the market today. Featuring photos by industry luminaries like Steven Meisel, Peter Lindbergh, and Bruce Weber from both Ms. Sozzani’s personal collection and the Vogue Italia archives; texts on her expansive work with couture, models, and provocation to family and joie de vivre; and notes from dear friends on what she represented to them. This book is an unprecedented collection of fashion’s greatest works and talents participating all together for the first time. Franca: Chaos and Creation is a fabulous tribute to a visionnaire and her work during the most intensely creative period of the fashion magazine. Proceeds from this book will benefit the campaign to fund the Franca Sozzani Chair in Preventive Genomics at Harvard Medical School in order to support research that is accelerating the transformation of medicine from reactive sick care to proactive health preservation.. Buy from Assouline
Fuel Up

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Fuel Up

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Best known for riding the world’s biggest waves, in his first-ever cookbook surf icon Laird Hamilton opens his kitchen to share his healthy and exotic recipes garnered from a lifetime of far-out travels. Tenacious, innovative and daring describe Laird’s approach to big wave surfing, and now also his culinary creations. Each of the over fifty recipes conform to Hamilton’s venerated way of eating, balancing the right carbohydrates with protein power, all while using fresh and local ingredients rich in nutrients and flavor. Much more than just a simple act of “fueling up,” Laird cherishes meals as a way to coexist harmoniously with friends, family, and his environment; treating the repast not only as a nurturing gesture, but as one of the most fundamental exchanges we use to show our humanity. Fuel Up navigates some of these far-off destinations and the waves that live at their heart. Join Laird as he prepares for a day of big-wave surfing—powering up with morning smoothies in the Maldives, or breakfast burritos in Oaxaca, Mexico. After catching the morning session, buckle down for a big lunch, Laird style, with butterflied lobsters in Tahiti or turmeric-marinated snapper in Bali. Wind down the day with a Peruvian stir-fry from the infamous town of Chicama—home to the world’s longest wave—or a cassoulet from La Chappelle, a rocky reef break that comes alive in the foggy depths of winter. From the Wild Coast of South Africa to the Gold Coast of Australia, Laird’s novel take on food and life is synthesized in a cookbook unlike any other that invites readers to master themselves and the world through the art of fueling up! *SEP**SEP* Laird Hamilton is labeled by Surfer magazine as, “The sport’s most complete surfer, displaying almost unnerving expertise in a multitude of disciplines, and at out surfing’s biggest, boldest, bravest, and the best big wave surfer in the world today, bar none.” Recognized as a primary influence behind many surfing i. Buy from Assouline
The Italian Dream

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For more than three years, Aline Coquelle, the well-known globe-trotting photographer, and Count Gelasio Gaetani d’Aragona Lovatelli, a member of one of the oldest aristocratic Italian families, have followed the map of Italy’s best wines. Guided by Gelasio, readers are introduced to a tribe of artistic and wine-loving amici who share their passion for their country’s heritage and bounty. The Italian Dream: Wine, Heritage, Soul is an escape into the effortlessly elegant Italian lifestyle, savoring wine behind the private gates of family castles and vineyards, from the foothills of the Alps to the hill towns of Tuscany to the relaxed southern seasides. Photography by Aline CoquelleText by Gelasio Gaetani d’Aragona LovatelliForeword by Lapo Elkann *SEP**SEP* Winemaker, industry consultant, cellar advisor, speaker and visiting lecturer, Count Gelasio Gaetani d’Aragona Lovatelli is an eclectic and versatile authority on Italian and international wines, having traveled and worked in the U.S., South America, England, and the Far East. Inheriting from his maternal grandfather, Baron Raimondo Franchetti, a passion for wine, agriculture, and terroir, Gaetani studied agricultural sciences in Italy, attended the Wine & Spirit Education Trust in London, and gained industry experience working for Julius Wile & Sons in New York, L & P Antinori in Florence, Souverain Wines in California, and Calona Vineyards in British Columbia. Upon returning to Europe, he founded, together with his brothers, the renowned Argiano winery in Tuscany. A writer and raconteur, he has published several books, including Wine Notes (Luca Dotti, 2002), Walking on the Wine Side (Gribaudo, 2013), and Vini, Amori (with Camilla Baresani, Bompiani, 2014). He is also an Italian style and brand ambassador, bringing together tradition, passion, and experience in international strategy consultancy.. Buy from Assouline
Pablo Picasso: The Impossible Collection

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Pablo Picasso: The Impossible Collection

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Pablo Picasso redefined artwork throughout his extraordinary career, becoming indisputably one of the most influential artists of the twentieth century. In this evocative volume, the artist’s granddaughter, Diana Widmaier Picasso, curates the 100 quintessential, unique works that define the evolution of this illustrious artist, creating a stunning compendium of pieces that simply could never all be acquired by a single collector. Casual art lovers know his Cubist work and the Guernica, but Picasso: The Impossible Collection manages to go deeper, revealing and revisiting some less ubiquitous yet equally powerful paintings, prints, sculptures and photographs from Picasso’s astonishing oeuvre. Complimentary white gloves and signature canvas tote bag are included with each purchase from Assouline's Ultimate Collection Diana Widmaier Picasso is an art historian and exhibition curator. After gaining her Master’s in private law at Paris-Assas University and a history of art degree at Paris-Sorbonne, she began work as an expert in Old Master drawings at Sotheby’s. She is currently preparing a catalogue raisonné of the sculptures of Pablo Picasso. Diana has written numerous essays on her grandfather and has been the curator of major exhibitions including Picasso and Marie-Thérèse: L’amour fou (Gagosian Gallery, New York, 2011), Picasso.mania (Grand Palais, Paris, 2015–16), Picasso and Maya: Father and Daughter (Galerie Gagosian, Paris, 2017) and Picasso. La scultura (Galleria Borghese, Rome, 2018–19). Additionally, she is the co-founder and chief artistic officer of the jewelry company Men?, which crafts 24-karat gold and platinum investment jewelry, transparently sold by gram weight.. Buy from Assouline
L'esprit Serge Lutens

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L'esprit Serge Lutens

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Enoc Perez

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Enoc Perez is the first comprehensive monograph on the Puerto-Rican born artist, and this book presents a selection of his work including paintings, drawings, printmaking, and sculptures from the 1990s to the present. Richly illustrated with over one hundred color plates, Enoc Perez chronicles the artist’s development over the past twenty years. Though his style and technique have evolved, Perez has continued to explore the themes of modernism, nostalgia, and Caribbean culture through his work. In addition to images and installation shots from past exhibitions, Enoc Perez features essays and interviews with the artist including one by Bob Colacello, former editor of Interview magazine, and a frequent contributor to Vanity Fair. *SEP**SEP* Enoc Perez was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico in 1967 and currently lives and works in New York City. Perez received his B.F.A at Pratt Institute before earning his M.F.A at Hunter College. From November to February 2013, he had a solo exhibition on view at the Corcoran Gallery of Art and College of Art + Design in Washington, D.C. and has exhibited at institutions around the world including the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; MoCA, North Miami; Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt; and Collezione Maramotti, Reggio Emilia, Italy. His work is included in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; and the British Museum, London, among other important collections.. Buy from Assouline
St. Tropez Soleil

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St. Tropez Soleil

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The legend of St. Tropez starts with a dog, a rooster, and a martyr; and it leads to movie stars, world-renowned artists and distinguished writers. Located on the sparkling French Riviera, St. Tropez has enjoyed the spotlight for more than half a century, for better or worse, with celebrities flocking to this idyllic locale for its beaches and a dose of Mediterranean sun. A picturesque oasis, St. Tropez has served as inspiration for a who’s who of notable writers from Françoise Sagan to Colette; as well as renowned artists Paul Signac and Henri Matisse; and even filmmakers. However, St. Tropez would not be the same without then belle du jour Brigitte Bardot, her films and lovers and many other famous couples including Annabel and Bernard Buffet and Bianca and Mick Jagger. St. Tropez Soleil guides the reader through its storied past and ever-evolving present. Featuring annual mainstays such as Les Bravades and the Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez as well as exclusive events like a Chanel fashion show at the quintessentially Tropezian Sénéquier café and the White Party at Nikki Beach begun by Naomi Campbell. But despite all that changes, the spirit of St. Tropez remains the same and this volume is an ode to the unique joie de vivre that keeps everyone coming back. *SEP**SEP* Simon Liberati is an award-winning French writer and journalist. He has worked for publications such as Purple, Numéro, and 20 Ans and he frequently collaborates with Vogue. He has written ten books including Jayne Mansfield 1967 (2011), which won the prix Femina, and the best-selling Eva (2015).. Buy from Assouline
AlUla XXL

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AlUla XXL

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Assouline in collaboration with the destination of AlUla announces the release of an immersive book of photography and illustrations titled, AlUla. With stunning images taken by internationally renowned photographer Robert Polidori, and interpretive illustrations by multidisciplinary artist Ignasi Monreal, AlUla virtually transports readers to the destination, giving them a glimpse into the city’s rich history and a unique look into AlUla’s local culture. Available in Assouline’s exclusive Ultimate and XXL formats, this oversize luxury volume is a celebration of human milestones and natural wonders, sharing the majesty of AlUla. The Ultimate format is available in blue and beige covers, and the XXL format is available in blue and black boxes. Nestled deep within the vast desert of northwest Arabia, AlUla is known as a cultural oasis and living museum with more than 200,000 years of human history: from Paleolithic hunter-gatherers; civilizations such as the Nabataeans, Dadanites, and Romans; Muslim pilgrims on their way to Mecca and Medina, and trade caravans traveling the Incense Route; to present-day communities who mingle and exchange cultural ideas with global travelers. AlUla is home to relics both old and new including Saudi Arabia’s first UNESCO World Heritage Site, Hegra, with remains dating back to the Nabataean kingdom, as well as modern landmarks including Maraya, an award-winning, multi-purpose concert and entertainment venue that is also the Guinness Book of Records largest mirrored venue in the world. Each page of this luxurious and limited edition exclusive book delves into the destination’s ancient mystique, where innovative and artistic people lived and journeyed in its exceptional landscapes and contoured mountains, leaving traces of their language, culture and way of life. Images and illustrations captured in the book include monumental tombs carved into the outcrops of Hegra, nature-carved rock sculptures including Jabal AlFil (also know. Buy from Assouline
Beyond Extravagance - 2nd Edition

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Beyond Extravagance - 2nd Edition

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Awakening a new understanding of the diverse tradition of Indian jewelry spanning four hundred years, the first edition of Beyond Extravagance in 2013 revealed for the first time the exceptional Al Thani Collection of the most important royal Indian jewels from the Mughal Empire to the British Raj to the twenty-first century. Exploring the centuries-long tradition of fine jewelry and art objects in India, to contemporary interpretations that continue to evolve today, this spectacular volume has been expanded and updated to highlight over 400 items in this magnificent collection. Key pieces include the carved jade wine cup of Emperor Jahangir, the Shah Jahan Dagger; inscribed imperial spinels belonging to emperors Akbar, Jahangir, and Shah Jahan; the Arcot II diamond and the Taj Mahal Emerald; and a ruby and pearl choker made by Cartier for the Maharaja of Patiala. Presenting a journey through the history of Indian jeweled objects, this splendid new edition features updated chapters by renowned jewelry experts including Vivienne Becker (The Impossible Collection of Jewelry); Katherine Prior (Maharajahs’ Jewels); Michael Spink, a specialist in Islamic and Indian art who lectures at the University of London; and Robert Skelton, one of the foremost authorities on Indian painting and fine objects. Edited by Amin Jaffer, senior curator of The Al Thani Collection, each section includes a detailed catalogue raisonné of featured pieces. *SEP**SEP* Dr. Amin Jaffer is Chief Curator of The Al Thani Collection, an encyclopedic holding of some 6,000 works of art. Formerly International Director of Asian Art at Christie’s, and former Director of Asian Art at the Victoria and Albert Museum, Dr. Jaffer has authored a number of books, including Luxury Goods from India and Made for Maharajas: A Design Diary of Princely India. He recently curated the exhibition From the Great Mughals to the Maharajas: Treasures from the Al Thani Collection at the Grand Palais in Paris, and he has . Buy from Assouline
The Ivy League

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The Ivy League

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Much more than a grouping of eight colleges and universities, the Ivy League—with its hallowed halls, private clubs, and grassy quadrangles—is the consummate reward of the American Dream. Captured in countless novels, films, and television shows, and mentioned in everyday conversations around the globe, these centuries-old institutions stand proudly as universal symbols of one of America’s greatest strengths—its world-renowned education system. Representing the apex of academic achievement, the Ivy League is also a gateway to the socially powerful and elite, making it the wish of all parents for their children. But that’s only the beginning. Taking a close-up look at each of these campuses, Harvard alumnus Daniel Cappello illustrates the unique spirit of each school and determines what sets them apart—from the presidents they’ve trained to the silver-screen characters they’ve inspired; from the size of their endowments to the number of celebrities they enroll; from dominant political stances to athletic rivalries, architectural styles, and popular fashion. Daniel Cappello is a writer and editor who has worked on the editorial staffs of George, The New Yorker, and Quest magazines. He is also the founder of 47 Ventures, a creative consulting firm that handles clients in media, politics, design, philanthropy, fashion, and the arts. He received his BA degree in government from Harvard University.. Buy from Assouline
South Pole: The British Antarctic Expedition 1910

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South Pole: The British Antarctic Expedition 1910

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Although it’s a piece of history learned by every British student, the Terra Nova Expedition of 1910-1913 remains an epic story unknown to many. In this ultimate display of life and boundless bravery, Robert F. Scott and his five-man team battled the elements— traveling through subzero temperatures with motor sledges and ponies—in the hope of being the first to reach this uninhabited territory. Assouline is pleased to announce South Pole, providing a rare opportunity to feel an intimate connection to a heroic age of exploration. Arriving at the South Pole on January 17, 1912, the adventurers were greeted by their worst nightmare: a Norwegian flag. Disheartened and badly frostbitten, they trudged back toward their boat only to die just eleven miles from the next depot. Featuring a collection of stunning black and white photography alongside entries from Scott’s harrowing diary, this tome starkly presents this well documented tragically untold journey in three unique formats: a trade edition in hardcover; an oversized special edition hardcover with jacket; and, most exclusively, an artist's limited luxury hand bound edition in extra-large format, complete with waterproof pages - the first luxury art book of its kind. The book's proceeds are graciously donated to the Antarctic Heritage Trust who preserve expeditions and the thousands of associated artifacts survive for the benefit of future generations; and inspire people through the values associated with adventure, discovery and leadership. Beyond the incredible feats of endurance, hardship, and the extraordinary scientific achievements from Scott’s last attempt, the world was captivated by Captain Scott’s prowess as a diarist and the outstanding photographic skill of team member Herbert Ponting. The written and photographic legacy enabled people to connect with this journey frozen in time as they have never before. *SEP**SEP* Christine Dell’Amore, environment writer-editor for National Geographic News,. Buy from Assouline
The Impossible Collection of Cars

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The Impossible Collection of Cars

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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 one hundred most exceptional cars of the twentieth century in ASSOULINE's third volume in the Impossible Collection series. Each luxury automobile—from the 1909 Blitzen Benz to a 1996 McLaren F1—was chosen for its revolutionary engineering, magnificent lines, and head-turning capabilities. Assouline is pleased to announce this exquisite tome, which features cars owned by celebrities like Marlene Dietrich, Ralph Lauren, Greta Garbo, Pablo Picasso, and Elvis Presley. This Impossible Collection volume is presented on cotton paper in a beautiful black rubber clamshell box with a cutout metal plate. Complimentary white gloves and signature canvas tote bag are included with each purchase from Assouline's Ultimate Collection *SEP**SEP* Dan Neil is a Pulitzer Prize–winning automotive columnist for The Wall Street Journal. Neil hosts a new monthly, online-exclusive show for FOXSports.com on MSN: “Wheels Up,” is a sophisticated, richly built look at the world’s automobiles, from high-end luxury and sports varieties to those available at the showroom down the street. Also, most recently, Neil has teamed up with Adam Corolla to host the Speed Channel's latest television show for ultimate automobile lovers everywhere "The Car Show". He has also worked for the Los Angeles Times, AutoWeek, and Car and Driver.. Buy from Assouline
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In 1969, the first American issue of Penthouse sold out in a matter of days. England’s controversial magazine of beautiful girls, intelligent journalism, and intimate revelations had arrived. Now, on the fortieth anniversary of that first sold-out issue, Assouline presents a limited collector’s edition of the most iconic photographs in the magazine’s past four decades—an exalting compilation of Penthouse imagery in a work of provocative design. With a preface by the famed pop writer Glenn O’Brien, this volume merges photography from the archive of a cutting-edge institution with the allure of Assouline aesthetic. From its earliest days, Penthouse has reflected and pursued America’s deepest desires, serving as both the instigator and mirror for women’s evolving views of their own sexuality. This ultimate volume, presented on cotton paper, is an enticing celebration of the notorious magazine, elevating the iconic medium of American sexuality to a work of art. Complimentary white gloves and signature canvas tote bag are included with each purchase from Assouline's Ultimate Collection *SEP**SEP* Philippe Trétiack is an architect, writer, and reporter for Elle and Beaux-Arts magazines. He is the author of Warhol’s America (Assouline, 1997), Raymond Loewy (Assouline, 1999), Faut-il pendre les architectes (Le Seuil, 2001), and Limite vulgaire (Stock, 2007).. Buy from Assouline
Skin

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Damien Dufresne comes from the fashion world, from the advertising industry, from art direction and, more precisely, from the make-up world, and, of course, his work as a photographer has been influenced by all these experiences. Speaking about his work, Damien Dufresne says that "photography came to [him] without really deciding, as the rest of [his] life actually: things have happened nearly naturally. When I was a make-up artist, I was saying the same thing: make-up came to me and, paradoxically, I knew, deep inside, that it was what I always wanted to do. People are telling me that I use make-up as a painter and I take it as a compliment. But this isn’t true: the painter starts from a white canvas. I start my work with a person, with someone who lives, who breathes, who inspires. The choice of the model is paramount: he wears the make-up and he brings life to it. To transform, with make-up, a model into a character without betraying his personality, or to use his personality to create a character, even to change the way he looks at himself in the mirror. Then, comes the time when he appears on the set. I look in the camera and this is the birth of what I had assumed. Then, begins an intimate moment with the model, a seduction phase between him and the camera, a moment during which he and I have no other choice than to trust each other, a moment during which he surprises me and I capture the moment; and magic can start.” Damien Dufresne has been a make-up artist for the past thirty years.. Buy from Assouline
The Light of Jerusalem

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The Light of Jerusalem

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Moving, dreamlike excerpts from Nobel Prize–winning writer and humanitarian Elie Wiesel’s acclaimed 1968 novel A Beggar in Jerusalem introduce this latest addition to Assouline’s The Light of collection. Showcasing Jean-Michel Berts’s textural black-and- white photographs taken on the cusp of daybreak, The Light Of Jerusalem captures the poignancy and the poetry of this ancient crossroads of civilizations and empires, bustling commerce, and devout spirituality. Jerusalem today is a multicultural metropolis, a complex layering of ancient and modern, religious and secular, political and spiritual, historic and timeless; this marvelous volume expresses the power and mystery of Jerusalem’s monuments, streets, gardens, and panoramas. Originally from Transylvania, Elie Wiesel was fteen when his family was sent to Auschwitz. Later, Wiesel studied in Paris and became a journalist, authoring more than sixty books, ction and non ction. For his literary and human rights activities, he has received numerous awards including the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Grand-Croix in the French Legion of Honor. In 1986 Wiesel won the Nobel Prize for Peace, and soon after he and his wife, Marion, established The Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity, an organization created to ght indi erence, intolerance, and injustice. Jean-Michel Berts has been a photographer since age sixteen. With his rst Rollei ex camera he became sensitive to the e ects of light. Today Berts enjoys an international reputation and exhibits his work at galleries in Berlin, Paris, London, New York, and Tokyo. He has also worked on advertising campaigns for luxury brands such as Cacharel, Dior, Jaquet Droz, and Lancôme. His photographs can be seen on his web site http://www.jeanmichelberts.com. Buy from Assouline
Dior by Marc Bohan

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Dior by Marc Bohan

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Of all the great Parisian couture houses, Dior is perhaps the most famous and prestigious in the world, embodying Christian Dior’s sublime vision of femininity. Following the abrupt departure of Yves Saint Laurent, the understated elegance of Marc Bohan’s design outlook regrounded the house of Dior on its original foundation of soft, ladylike, feminine silhouettes, which appealed to women around the world, from American socialites and international celebrities to royalty. Dior by Marc Bohan is the third volume in an unprecedented series of books devoted to each designer of a couture house, the ultimate compendium of the most memorable haute couture creations conceived and handcrafted by the renowned house of Dior since its inception. Carefully conserved in the world’s great museums and institutions, these fashion treasures have been photographed and exclusively compiled for this indispensable collection. Featuring beautiful original photography by Laziz Hamani, this marvelous volume encompasses Marc Bohan’s most iconic haute couture designs for the house of Dior, from the Slim Line collection of Spring 1961 to the Year of India collection for Spring 1989. Fashion journalist Jérôme Hanover recounts details and anecdotes behind many selected pieces, providing insight into Bohan’s inspirations and influences throughout nearly thirty years designing for the house of Dior. Available in English and French *SEP**SEP* Jérôme Hanover is a journalist specializing in luxury lifestyle topics. He was editor in chief of Double, and jewelry and watch editor for L’Officiel, and he has written for Mixte, Air France magazine, and Le Figaro, among other publications. Previously he wrote Dior Fine Jewellery and Dior Perfume for Assouline (2012). Laziz Hamani is constantly evolving and challenging himself. Passionate about creating beautiful images, his life is defined by a constant search for aesthetics and meaning. He has worked with many prestigious luxury brands, and. Buy from Assouline
Sportmax

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Sportmax

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Founded in 1969, Sportmax has built its heritage on a strong base of beautiful Italian craftmanship and bold innovation. Over the last fifty years, this iconic brand has presented a steadfast dedication to smart lines and clean form that Vogue once characterized as “a far cry from conventional.” Making its runway debut in 1976, the house garnered industry acclaim for its free spirit and approachable styling, which offered women a selection of versatile separates that could transition to every occasion. Over the decades, the Sportmax woman has garnered a devout following with an often mysterious approach to timeless elegance. Glance back at the iconic pieces that defined decades of style and the collections that inspired an industry with original photography and never before archival images. Olivier Saillard is a graduate in art history. In 1995, he was appointed as director of the Fashion Museum of Marseille. In 2000, he became responsible for the programming of “Mode” exhibitions at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris and, in 2010, director of the Palais Galliera, at the Paris Fashion Museum. He currently serves as the artistic director of image and culture at J.M. Weston, and has done so since 2018. The author of several books, including Ideal History of Contemporary Fashion (Textuel, 2009), Saillard has also curated major exhibitions such as Yohji Yamamoto: Just Clothes, Christian Lacroix: Clothing History, Azzedine Alaia, Madam Gres: Sewing at Work, and The Ephemeral Museum of Fashion. Luke Leitch is a fashion writer based in both London and Milan. His current roles include contributing editor to Vogue Runway (US), editor at large of L’Uomo Vogue (Italy), style editor for The Economist’s 1843 magazine (UK) and contributing fashion editor to GQ (UK). Mr. Leitch has also held deputy fashion editor roles at two leading British newspapers, The Daily Telegraph and The Times. He has covered fashion during just one decade of Sportmax’s fifty-year h. Buy from Assouline
Renzo Mongiardino: Renaissance Master of Style

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Renzo Mongiardino: Renaissance Master of Style

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Chosen by Architectural Digest in 2011 as one of the 100 Best Interior Designers of All Time, Renzo Mongiardino (1916–1998) was an architect, theatrical designer, and interior designer who sought to resurrect the grandeur of antiquity in his residential and production designs. Raised in a Baroque palazzo, Mongiardino rejected minimalism and modernism in favor of opulent, atmospheric spaces with monumental architectural features borrowed from Ancient Greece and Rome, Byzantium, and Renaissance Europe. He collaborated with some of the most renowned theatrical and cinematic directors, including Gian Carlo Menotti, Peter Hall, and Franco Zeffirelli. Mongiardino was also one of the most sought-after interior designers of the jet society, creating luxurious classical interiors with grand operatic vision for clients including Marie-Hélène and Guy de Rothschild, Gianni Agnelli, Aristotle Onassis, Gianni Versace, Lee Radziwill, Jil Sander, Giancarlo Giammetti, and Valentino Garavani. Featuring personal forewords by Mongiardino’s granddaughter Francesca Simone, Roberto Peregalli and Laura Sartori Rimini, this lavishly illustrated volume showcases the sumptuous harmony of classicism expressed through meticulous study and exacting craftsmanship that defined the Mongiardino aesthetic. *SEP**SEP* Laure Verchère holds a degree in art history. A former journalist for Elle Décoration, she is currently a luxury lifestyle brand artistic consultant. Verchère previously wrote La Mamounia (2011) and Antiquaires: Paris Flea Markets (2010) for Assouline.. Buy from Assouline
Chanel 3-Book Slipcase

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Chanel 3-Book Slipcase

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One of the most visible personalities of her era, Gabrielle Chanel invented a style synonymous with modernity and chic. She had the ability not only to predict the evolution of contemporary fashion, but also to see its future better than any other designer of her time. Through her adventurous spirit and flair for the daring, Chanel created a brand that reflects her personal style and individuality. Through vivid images and quotations, the Chanel Set of Three carefully dictates the unique style that continues to impact fashion today. Chanel was a true adventurer, always on the go, and her unshakable vision has made its mark on 20th-century fashion. This slipcase presents the history of Chanel from its beginning through the creative trilogy which made the brand famous: Chanel Fashion, Chanel Jewelry and Chanel Perfume.. Buy from Assouline
The Impossible Collection of Cigars

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The Impossible Collection of Cigars

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In the highly anticipated new volume in Assouline’s bestselling Ultimate Collection, The Impossible Collection of Cigars envisions the ultimate humidor brimming with the most remarkable cigars of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries from the most prestigious makers. Like the pop of the Champagne cork, the flick of the lighter or the strike of the match and the first draw of the smoke are synonymous with celebration, relaxation, and comradery. A luxurious pause from the world around, an exceptional, hand-rolled cigar has cemented itself as a civilized passion and genteel hobby over the course of centuries. The Impossible Collection of Cigars is a bid for readers to journey to the fabled Cuban tobacco farms, get up close and personal with the torcedores (master cigar rollers) as they discover the world’s most commendable and coveted cigars. Considering the differences and attributes of cigars like Nicaragua’s Padrón to Dominican Republic’s Arturo Fuente and Davidoff of Geneva, Honduras’ Rocky Patel to the Bahamas’ Graycliff, and, of course, Cuba’s arsenal of legendary smokes, Sigmond’s is a list any connoisseur could only dream of. This hand-bound, oversized luxury edition, featuring hand-tipped and authentic cigar bands and presented in a traditional dress trade cigar box is a must-have for the collection of any sincere cigar aficionado. The non-uniform effect in the middle of the book can be attributed to the handcrafted nature of our Impossible Collection series Complimentary white gloves and signature canvas tote bag are included with each purchase from Assouline's Ultimate Collection Aaron Sigmond is an award-winning publisher, editor and author who has traversed the world of cigars both personally and professionally for over thirty years. In that time he was the founding editor of Smoke magazine and The Cigar Report, as well as contributing cigar editor for Playboy and the author of Playboy: The Book of Cigars. Sigmond also served as the con. Buy from Assouline
Four Seasons (SE)

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Four Seasons (SE)

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Each Four Seasons destination is a distinctive experience, yet all properties are united under the philosophy that exceptional personal service and savoir faire can make a single stay life-changing. It is the spa manager, the executive chef, the astronomer, the concierge, the sommelier, the florist, and the myriad other star team members working behind the scenes who make up the true identity of Four Seasons, taking the time to connect with guests and turn dreams into reality every day. Artist Ignasi Monreal’s sensational paintings capture these people, and the essential details they make it their mission to perfect, that place Four Seasons hotels and resorts in a class all their own. These limited edition copies are printed on special textured paper and come in a luxury cloth hardcover. Sold exclusively on assouline.com, each copy is hand-numbered out of 100 and signed by artist Ignasi Monreal. Pilar Guzmán was named editor in chief of Condé Nast Traveler in August 2013, overseeing the iconic brand’s print publication and digital properties. Just one year into her editorship, she was named Editor of the Year by Advertising Age. Previously, Guzmán served as vice president and editor in chief of Martha Stewart Living. Under her direction, the publication earned a National Magazine Award for General Excellence. From 2005 to 2009, Guzmán worked for Condé Nast as the founding editor in chief of Cookie. She launched her career in journalism writing travel guides to Italy and Vietnam. Ignasi Monreal is a multidisciplinary artist born in Barcelona and currently based in London. He works in various media including painting, design, creative direction, and film. Most recently, he created Gucci’s Spring/Summer 2018 campaign, the first of its kind to be fully digitally painted, for which he was short-listed for a Beazley Designs of the Year award. Within the music scene, Monreal has directed a music video for Spanish flamenco artist Rosalía and collaborated with FK. Buy from Assouline
Beaumarly Paris

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Beaumarly Paris

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Icons of the Parisian lifestyle, Beaumarly establishments encompass more than twenty ultra-stylish cafés, hotels, nightclubs, and restaurants dotted around the mythical City of Light, from the heart of the Louvre to the rooftop of the Centre Pompidou, from Saint-Germain-des-Prés to the Golden Triangle, from Pigalle to the Bastille. Created by Thierry and Gilbert Costes, who over thirty years have been transforming the way Parisians experience their city, Beaumarly properties include Café Marly, Café Beaubourg, Hôtel Amour, Brasserie Thoumieux, and Club Matignon. Each distinctive Beaumarly venue offers a journey for the senses born of close collaborations with the biggest names in architecture, art, and design, such as Christian de Portzamparc, India Mahdavi, and Jacques Garcia, among many others, not to mention acclaimed chefs including Thierry Burlot and Sylvestre Wahid. Celebrated for their unique ambiance and atmosphere, each star in the Beaumarly galaxy exemplifies a true Parisian art de vivre.. Buy from Assouline
American Fashion Menswear

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American Fashion Menswear

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From the outset, America was settled by individualists and adventurers who severed ties with the old world to find their destiny in an unknown land, a separation that opened the way for change in a less stratified society. To survive the challenges of a new environment, the American man required garments that were functional and well-designed, qualities that continue to endure at the very heart of American menswear. Robert E. Bryan cleverly divides the volume into seven different sections, based upon the diverse identities of the American man, offering the reader a comprehensive view of American menswear. From Levi Strauss to the Ivy League, lounge suits to Zoot suits, cowboys to counterculture, American Fashion Menswear celebrates the quintessentially American themes that are emulated throughout the world of fashion, as well as the designers and style icons who have made lasting contributions to the way men dress. *SEP**SEP* Robert E. Bryan is a fashion journalist and historian living and working in New York City. Previously he was the men’s fashion director of The New York Times Magazine, the men’s editor at W, the fashion editor of Men’s Wear magazine, and an editor at DNR. He has appeared twice on the International Best Dressed List.. Buy from Assouline
De Grisogono: Daring Creativity

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De Grisogono: Daring Creativity

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Fawaz Gruosi, the inspired visionary behind Swiss jeweler de Grisogono, instinctively understands his craft. His dynamic creativity and nonconformist approach have been rejuvenating the conventions of jewelry since the brand was established in 1993 with a boutique on Geneva’s rue du Rhône, where he eschewed the minimalism characteristic of the decade in favor of rich, sensual, ornate pieces. De Grisogono’s first creation was a bespoke pair of pearl and diamond earrings for the Begum Salima Aga Khan, who epitomized the luxury and exclusivity that would come to define the jeweler. Since then, influential women such as Sophia Loren, Duchess Camilla of Cornwall, and Sharon Stone have donned Gruosi’s glittering designs, which explore black and white diamonds, uniquely colored stones, and innovative yet classic form. But de Grisogono is about so much more: its opulent mix of Florentine and Byzantine influences, its striking gem combinations, and Gruosi’s unsurpassed handcraftsmanship make it singular in the jewelry world, as the arresting images in this luxury volume attest. *SEP**SEP* Jewelry historian Vivienne Becker is an award-winning journalist and author of many books on the history of jewelry design. Based in London, Becker is a contributing editor to Financial Times’s How to Spend It magazine, writes for newspapers and magazines around the world, and lectures and broadcasts on her subject. She organized and wrote the catalog for the first major exhibition of the jewelry of René Lalique, and curated Jewels of Fantasy, a traveling exhibition of twentieth-century costume jewelry. Becker’s previous books with Assouline include The Impossible Collection of Jewelry (2012), Sevan Biçakçi (2014), Cartier Panthère (2015), Messika (2015), and Chaumet: The Art of the Tiara (2016).. Buy from Assouline
Mall of the Emirates

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Mall of the Emirates

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Dubai’s Mall of the Emirates celebrates a successful first decade with this beautifully illustrated volume. It may be the world’s first shopping resort, over 769,000 square feet and counting, but “Shopping is just the beginning.” This colossal space, designed by F+A Architects and owned by Majid Al Futtaim Properties, boasts over 700 stores and 560 international brands, including a Fashion Dome to house the numerous luxury boutiques that bring the style of the famous Avenue Montaigne to the heart of Dubai. The Mall is home to 90 restaurants and eateries serving cuisine from all over the world, ranging among Burj Al Hamam’s Lebanese fare, the fine French Angelina Paris, Indian fine dining at Asha’s, and the American Chinese flavors of P. F. Chang’s. Guests looking for entertainment have ample choices, including a 14-screen multiplex cinema; a 500-seat theater and arts center; Magic Planet family entertainment area, with its bowling alley, carousel, bumper cars, arcade, and the RoboCoaster; and the scenic Ski Dubai, the first indoor ski resort in the Middle East. The spacious atrium at Mall of the Emirates is a frequent host of exclusive fashion events, such as the annual World of Fashion runway show. The lavish, five-star Kempinski and Sheraton Hotels are also part of the Mall: convenient choices for guests who wish to spread their shopping experience over multiple days. After ten years, the Mall looks to the future with its Evolution 2015 expansion project, which includes additions to the second floor and parking areas, plus new restaurants, prayer rooms, and a larger cinema. Mall of the Emirates continues to be a thriving hub for a wide range of activities, as well as a landmark of Dubai’s rich culture. *SEP**SEP* Luxury lifestyle and fashion writer Ayesha Khan began her witting career ten years ago in Dubai, contributing to magazines such as Identity, Esquire, Harper’s Bazaar, and the First Class magazine of Emirates and Qatar Airways. She then m. Buy from Assouline
Conde Nast Traveler Where Are You?

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Conde Nast Traveler Where Are You?

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Nothing reveals the splendor of travel as succinctly as the first encounter with an exotic, jaw-dropping vista. Taking off from that sublime experience of the unknown, Condé Nast Traveler created its signature feature, the monthly magazine’s “Where Are You?” contest. Divining locales from the Karakoram Mountains of Pakistan to the Seychelles’ coral islands, thousands of readers of America’s leading travel magazine have been enthusiastically playing the game since 1993—deciphering clues each month to reveal a secret international location, shot by a world-class photographer. For the first time ever, Condé Nast Traveler has collected 100 of these stunning, mysterious photographs and clues in one volume so that you, too, can test your travel knowledge to find out: Where Are You? *SEP**SEP* Since its launch in 1987, Condé Nast Traveler has been committed to its philosophy of “Truth in Travel” in travel journalism. The magazine has been nominated for twenty-four National Magazine awards and has won six, in such categories as General Excellence, Special Interest, Design, and Photography.. Buy from Assouline
Young Hollywood

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Young Hollywood

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Young Hollywood is a beautiful body of work by portrait photographer Claiborne Swanson Frank, which comes on the heels of her first book with Assouline, American Beauty, published in 2012. Swanson Frank photographed over 60 of the hottest, up-and-coming women to watch in Hollywood today, drawing inspiration from old Hollywood. Among these women are actresses, directors, producers, screenwriters, stylists, and more—from Isabel Lucas and Elisabeth Moss, to Dakota Johnson and Imogen Poots, to Mickey Sumner and Amber Heard. Brimming with gorgeous portraits, alongside short texts, transcribed by Genevieve Bahrenberg, in the voices of the women themselves, a foreword by Michael Kors, an introduction by Amy Seimetz, and a Q&A between Lesley M. M. Blume and Swanson Frank, discussing the making of the book, Young Hollywood captures the essence and the allure of what it means to be a starlet in modern day Hollywood. *SEP**SEP* Portrait photographer and stylist, Claiborne Swanson Frank was born in Naples, Florida and raised in San Francisco, California. Claiborne 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. Claiborne’s 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 , Claiborne 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 h. Buy from Assouline
The Queen's People (SE)

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The Queen's People (SE)

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The British monarchy’s rich and storied heritage has been preserved for centuries, and The Queen’s People, made with Royal Household approval, presents a magnificent collection of photography that brings Queen Elizabeth II and important members of Her Majesty’s court to life as rarely seen before. Featuring forty-two unique portraits by prominent British photographer Hugo Rittson Thomas, this hand-bound limited-edition volume captures the pageantry of the Royal Court’s intricate ceremonial dress and regalia, and highlights the pride each individual takes in serving his or her nation and sovereign. A historical essay by the Garter Principal King of Arms completes this grand tome. Offered as a numbered limited edition and presented in a hand-embroidered royal red velvet clamshell case with a jeweled crown. Complimentary white gloves and signature canvas tote bag are included with each purchase from Assouline's Ultimate Collection *SEP**SEP* Edward William Fitzalan-Howard, 18th Duke of Norfolk and Earl Marshal, is the son of Miles Francis Stapleton Fitzalan-Howard, 17th Duke of Norfolk. He worked with various companies, and from 2000 to 2002 was Deputy Earl Marshal. Upon the death of his father in 2002, he inherited the late Duke of Norfolk’s peerages and the position of Earl Marshal. He was until 2010 the President of 1st Arundel (Earl of Arundel’s Own) Scout Group, and is the president of the Arundel & Littlehampton District Scouts. He is also patron of West Sussex County Scouts. In June 2003, he was awarded the Medal of Merit for Services to the Scout Movement. Thomas Woodcock, Garter Principal King of Arms, was appointed to his position in April 2010. Woodcock began his career in 1975 as a research assistant to Sir Anthony Wagner, Garter King of Arms. In 1978, he was appointed Rouge Croix Pursuivant, and promoted in 1982 to Somerset Herald, an office he held until 1997. He was appointed Lieutenant of the Royal Victorian Order (LVO) in the 1996 Birth. Buy from Assouline
Cartier Panthère

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Cartier Panthère

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Silently stalking its way through Cartier iconography for a century, the panther is the proud leader of the pack of precious animals that make up the famous Cartier menagerie. No other creature or jewel is quite so indissolubly and emotively connected to outstanding 20th-century women of style, to ideals of modern femininity, and has become Cartier’s most iconic motif for a century. A symbol of power, seduction, and triumph since ancient times, the image of the panther never fails to arouse fantasies and dreams. Featuring texts by art historian Bérénice Geoffroy-Schneiter, jewelry historian Vivienne Becker, jewelry expert Joanna Hardy, and fashion editor André Leon Talley, Cartier Panthère chronicles the panther in art history, the evolution of Cartier panther jewels, the techniques involved in creating a Cartier panther jewel, the influence of the panther in fashion, design, and popular culture, and includes a chronology of 100 years of Cartier panther jewels. THE PANTHER IN ART. Bérénice Geoffroy-Schneiter, regularly contributes to art magazines including Beaux-Arts, L’Œil, L’Objet d’art, Le Journal des Arts. She has published numerous books and she curated the exhibition Voyage dans ma tête, la collection de coiffes ethniques d’Antoine de Galbert, at the Maison Rouge in Paris in 2010. With Assouline she has published many books, including Ethnic Style (2001), the two-volume Primal Arts (2005–06), and most recently Van Cleef & Arpels (2014). EVOLUTION OF THE CARTIER PANTHER. Vivienne Becker is a contributing editor to Financial Times’s How to Spend It magazine, writes for newspapers and magazines around the world, and lectures and broadcasts on her subject. She organized and wrote the catalog for the first major exhibition of the jewelry of René Lalique, and curated Jewels of Fantasy, a traveling exhibition of 20th century costume jewelry. Becker’s previous books for Assouline include The Impossible Collection of Jewelry (2012), and Se. Buy from Assouline
Four Seasons

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Four Seasons

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Each Four Seasons destination is a distinctive experience, yet all properties are united under the philosophy that exceptional personal service and savoir faire can make a single stay life-changing. It is the spa manager, the executive chef, the astronomer, the concierge, the sommelier, the florist, and the myriad other star team members working behind the scenes who make up the true identity of Four Seasons, taking the time to connect with guests and turn dreams into reality every day. Artist Ignasi Monreal’s sensational paintings capture these people, and the essential details they make it their mission to perfect, that place Four Seasons hotels and resorts in a class all their own. *SEP**SEP* Pilar Guzmán was named editor in chief of Condé Nast Traveler in August 2013, overseeing the iconic brand’s print publication and digital properties. Just one year into her editorship, she was named Editor of the Year by Advertising Age. Previously, Guzmán served as vice president and editor in chief of Martha Stewart Living. Under her direction, the publication earned a National Magazine Award for General Excellence. From 2005 to 2009, Guzmán worked for Condé Nast as the founding editor in chief of Cookie. She launched her career in journalism writing travel guides to Italy and Vietnam. Ignasi Monreal is a multidisciplinary artist born in Barcelona and currently based in London. He works in various media including painting, design, creative direction, and film. Most recently, he created Gucci’s Spring/Summer 2018 campaign, the first of its kind to be fully digitally painted, for which he was short-listed for a Beazley Designs of the Year award. Within the music scene, Monreal has directed a music video for Spanish flamenco artist Rosalía and collaborated with FKA twigs and Christine & the Queens.. Buy from Assouline
Ibiza Bohemia

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Ibiza Bohemia

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From roaring nightlife to peaceful yoga retreats, Ibiza’s hippie-chic atmosphere is its hallmark. This quintessential Mediterranean hot spot has served as an escape for artists, creatives, and musicians alike for decades. It is a place to reinvent oneself, to walk the fine line between civilization and wilderness, and to discover bliss. Ibiza Bohemia explores the island’s scenic Balearic cliffs, its legendary cast of characters, and the archetypal interiors that define its signature style. *SEP**SEP* Renu Kashyap is a fashion stylist and editor whose chic and feminine aesthetic has made her a favorite with such magazines as Glamour Netherlands. Following years of shooting in far-flung locations, she relocated to Ibiza from Amsterdam with her husband, Bas, and daughter, Skye Avelon, in 2012. Passionate about timeless, iconic fashion photography, Renu is now a partner at Caramba Productions, an Ibiza-based company that produces high-fashion editorials for international editions of Vogue and advertising campaigns for the world’s biggest names.Maya Boyd is a travel writer whose work appears in titles including Condé Nast Traveller, Elle, and The Guardian. She is also the founder of the cultural and historical forum Ibiza Insights. Maya’s father lived in Ibiza during the late 1960s, and she spent endless summer holidays on the island before moving there in 2009. Maya lives with her husband, James, and two small sons, Cassius and Balthazar. Her heart lives in Formentera.. Buy from Assouline