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Hong Kong: Heritage, Art and Dreams

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Hong Kong: Heritage, Art and Dreams

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Hong Kong is a city with a buzz, hard-working, and efficient, but with moments of grace that offer glimpses of its complex culture as one of the world’s great financial centres. This is a volume on Hong Kong, by Hong Kongers, featuring original photography of its quintessential landmarks, streets and inhabitants, and anecdotes from longstanding residents. It reflects how the city is many things to many people; a city of contrasts and diversity that in recent years, is fast transforming into a pre-eminent cultural destination. Hong Kong: Heritage, Art & Dreams celebrates everything from traditional knife sharpeners and tailors in the side streets to the traditional foods that make the city a culinary point of reference, from the latest local designers, architects and artists to those recognised throughout the world. Presented in partnership with the Rosewood Hotel group on the occasion of the launch of its new waterfront property, The Rosewood Hong Kong, Hong Kong: Heritage, Art & Dreams invites readers to share a private, personal Hong Kong, and to lose themselves in its winding alleyways and colourful history. For two decades, Australian-born photographer, author, and director Robyn Lea has worked internationally. Her photographs have been published in Vogue, The New York Times, Marie Claire Italia, Architectural Digest, T Magazine, and Vogue Living, and displayed in photographic exhibitions and solo shows all over the world. Following the success of her best–selling book Dinner with Jackson Pollock: Recipes, Art & Nature (Assouline, 2015), Lea wrote and photographed Dinner with Georgia O’Keeffe: Recipes, Art & Landscape (Assouline, 2017). She also photographed Venetian Chic (Assouline, 2017) and has been commissioned to do the forthcoming coffee table book on the Hôtel Ritz in Paris. Lea’s last assignments were Jane Webster’s books French Ties: Love, Life and Recipes and French House Chic. She continues to write and take photographs and . Buy from Assouline
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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Sofia Betak: Travels with Chufy

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Sofia Betak: Travels with Chufy

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In Travels with Chufy: Confidential Destinations, travel and style influencer Sofía Sanchez de Betak invites readers on a journey to off-the-radar hideaways and secluded retreats where those in the know seek unforgettable experiences. The truly adventurous are beckoned to unearth hidden gems tucked away in some of the globe’s most sought-after destinations. Partake in the eclectic literary legacy of Naples’s Albergo del Purgatorio, where guests are asked to leave behind a book of their choosing. Enjoy being surrounded by art at the Marco Polo Mansion, owned by a painter whose works in progress adorn the hotel. From the savannahs of Kenya to the glacial bays of Iceland to the soaring mountains of Patagonia, de Betak shares her favorites: settings where wildlife and adventure abound, the lines between a hotel and its surroundings are blurred, and visitors are welcomed like old friends. All the senses are awakened, imagining the sound of a rushing river, the smell of baking bread, or the sight of an impossibly clear sky painted with stars. Including must-try dishes and essential souvenirs, Travels with Chufy: Confidential Destinations details the elements of each haven that should not be missed. With these vibrant, animated stories, travelers will be keen to explore beyond the known and experience the euphoria of cultural immersion and discovery. *SEP**SEP* Sofía Sanchez de Betak is a Buenos Aires–born, New York–based creative director, travel and fashion consultant. She began her career as a graphic designer in Argentina focusing on travel publications before moving to New York City and landing a job at prestigious agency Lloyd & Co. as an art director for fashion and beauty brands. After being spotted working at fashion shoots and shows, Sofía quickly became a style influencer, shooting campaigns and advertorials for top brands including Barneys, Chloé, and Chanel and featured in magazines such as Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, W, Glamour, Vanity Fair, and. 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 Italian Dream

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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
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
Alain Elkann: Interviews

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Alain Elkann: Interviews

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Alain-Elkann has mastered the art of the interview. With a background in novels and journalism, and having published over twenty books translated across ten languages, he infuses his interviews with innovation, allowing them to flow freely and organically. Alain Elkann Interviews will provide an unprecedented window into the minds of some of the most well-known and -respected figures of the last twenty-five years.. Buy from Assouline
American Fashion Travel

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American Fashion Travel

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The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) members are always on the go. These globetrotting design stars share their favorite destinations, hotels, restaurants, stores, and sources of inspiration in this new title from Assouline’s bestselling CFDA American Fashion series. Discover what Donna Karan always remembers to pack in her carryon, where Tory Burch loves to shop, and what Yigal Azrouel calls his favorite hotel. Get a glimpse into the designers’ private and ultra-chic world of travel with personal anecdotes, images, and memorabilia that are sure to spark wanderlust. With a revealing original travel questionnaire and a foreword by CFDA President Diane von Furstenberg, American Fashion Travel invites you to explore the world through the eyes of some of its most celebrated tastemakers—a vibrant declaration that fashion is a way of life. *SEP**SEP* The Council of Fashion Designers of America, Inc, (CFDA) is a not-for-profit trade association founded in 1962 that leads industry-wide initiatives and whose membership consists of more than 370 of America’s foremost womenswear, menswear, jewelry, and accessory designers. In addition to hosting the annual CFDA Fashion Awards, which recognize the top creative talent in the industry, the organization offers programs which support professional development and scholarships, including the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund, the Geoffrey Beene Design Scholar Award, the Liz Claiborne Scholarship Award, and the CFDA/Teen Vogue Scholarship. Member support is provided through the Business Services Network, a high-profile group of companies offering designers strategic opportunities. The CFDA Foundation, Inc. is a separate, not-for-profit organized to mobilize the membership to raise funds for charitable causes. Through the Foundation, the CFDA created and manages Fashion Targets Breast Cancer; raises funds for HIV/AIDS organizations with 7th on Sale; addresses the issue of model health with The CFDA Health Initiative; and is. 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
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
In the Spirit of St. Barths

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In the Spirit of St. Barths

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St. Barths is synonymous with Caribbean glamour and chic. Pamela Fiori, a regular visitor for both work and pleasure, shares the history of the island and unearths its best secrets. Through interviews with locals and regulars, many of them bold-face names, she recommends the best beaches, shows off villas with extraordinary views (and how to find the best ones to rent), and chronicles how St. Barths has become a prime spot for destination weddings. Interviews with prominent couples who have tied the knot there reveal the logistics of planning a wedding in a locale that boasts an airport runway not for the faint-hearted. A final chapter, “Essential St. Barths,” features an extensive section on hotels, restaurants, bar, nightclubs, shops, the best and worst times to go, and popular events on location. *SEP**SEP* Pamela Fiori became editor-at-large of Town & Country in April 2010 after leading the magazine as editor-in-chief since 1993. Under her seventeen-year editorship, Town & Country became the premier luxury lifestyle magazine in the U.S., edited for the country’s most sophisticated, affluent, and accomplished women; she also served as editorial director of the biannual Town & Country Weddings. In her distinguished career (which has also included positions at Holiday and Travel + Leisure), she has written countless articles and received several awards for her accomplishments, including France’s highest civic honor, the Chevalier de l’Ordre du Mérite. She is the author of another book of the same series, In the Spirit of Capri, published by Assouline.. Buy from Assouline
Food & Life

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Food & Life

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More than a cookbook, Food & Life is an ode to food and to the art of delicious and healthful cuisine. Whereas today’s fashionable diets create deficiencies and imbalances, and deprive us of part of the joy of living, Food & Life is a celebration of food as an integral part of happiness. Filled with imagery both beautiful and instructive, this volume features explanations of the nutritional virtues of fruits, vegetables, beans, grains, meats and fish—and their effects on our physical and mental well-being—plus delicious gourmet recipes balanced for all seasons and all stages of life. World-renowned French chef Joël Robuchon has devoted his culinary art to bringing people health and happiness. Originally from Poitiers, Robuchon was awarded Meilleur Ouvrier de France in 1976, Chef of the Year in 1987, and Chef of the Century in 1990. Today Robuchon holds the most Michelin stars of any chef in the world . In 2014 he opened Atelier de Joël Robuchon in Bangkok, New York, and Mumbai, along with a gastronomic restaurant in Bordeaux. Dr. Nadia Volf, MD, PhD, is a professor, a neuropharmacologist, and an acupuncturist with thirty-five years of experience. She is founder and co-director of the Scientific Acupuncture Department at the Medical University of Paris, France. Currently she continues her research and practice in Paris, both in the university hospital and in her clinic. A member of the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture (AAMA), Dr. Volf has given lectures at Harvard Medical School, George Washington University, and the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in Chicago. Dr. Volf is the author of several books, translated into twelve languages, as well as a great number of articles published in scientific journals. The aim of her whole life and practice is to combine modern science with traditional wisdom to bring people knowledge of health and longevity. After finishing school, Harald Gottschalk became assistant to the renowned Robert Doisneau and b. Buy from Assouline
Penthouse

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Penthouse

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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
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
Farfetch Curates Design

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Farfetch Curates Design

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Farfetch is an innovative online boutique curator that gives shoppers access to over 300 high-end luxury boutiques worldwide. There is no need to go to New York City to shop in Kirna Zabête or to Paris to visit L’Eclaireur; they are accessible anytime online through Farfetch, changing the way the world perceives boutique shopping. Farfetch is not only a trailblazer in fashion, it also curates a lifestyle. Farfetch Curates Design is the second installment of the three-part series showcasing Farfetch boutique owners’ and expert curators’ recommendations for the hottest trends. Farfetch Curates Design invites readers on a journey from sumptuous Taj Lake Palace hotel in Udaipur, India, to the workshop-studio-boutique of furniture maker Piet Hein Eek in Eindhoven, Netherlands, to the cutting-edge Taipei Performing Arts Center (still under construction), to boutique owner Linda Dresner’s home in Birmingham, Michigan. Filled with design objects, studios, shops, hotels, and homes, Farfetch Curates Design is a must-have volume for lovers of fashion, travel, and design. London-based, Swedish-born Johanna Agerman Ross is the founder and editor in chief of the biannual design magazine and website Disegno. In her career Johanna has edited Icon magazine, contributed to Wallpaper and Wired and consulted for the Design Museum in London. She studied Design History at London’s Royal College of Art and has lectured both there and at Central Saint Martins.. Buy from Assouline
Smoke & Fire

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Smoke & Fire

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Summer is the perfect time for entertaining outdoors, where flavors are enhanced by grill smoke, sea spray, and the camaraderie of a shared meal. In Smoke & Fire, journalist and author Holly Peterson shares themed menus for delightful outdoor gatherings. She has worked with chefs across the country to feature fresh ingredients for a seashore lobster bake, a Cuban vineyard night, a New England tailgate, and much more to ensure hosts can focus on guests rather than on preparations. Capturing the essence of summer and celebrating the bounty and beauty of the season, Smoke & Fire is filled with more than 60 recipes, 100 illustrations, and valuable tips, the ideal guide to creating lasting memories with family and friends. *SEP**SEP* New York Times best-selling author Holly Peterson is also a former contributing editor for Newsweek and an Emmy Award–winning producer for ABC News, where she spent a dozen years producing feature stories. Her writing has appeared in numerous publications, including The New York Times, Newsweek, Vogue, Departures, Elle Décor, and Harper’s Bazaar.. Buy from Assouline
Enoc Perez

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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
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
Lycee Francais de New York

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Lycee Francais de New York

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The year 2010-2011 marks the seventy-fifth anniversary of the Lycée Français de New York. This private school in Manhattan, founded in 1935, has more than 1,300 students, from preschool through twelfth grade. The school’s curriculum is anchored in the French language and culture, drawing on the academically rigorous French educational tradition, while at the same time embracing the American educational values that foster creativity and pragmatism. Culminating in the French baccalauréat with its international options, LFNY’s strong bicultural and bilingual program enables its graduates to attend the most prestigious universities in the United States, Canada, France, and beyond. On the occasion of Lycée Français de New York’s seventy-fifth anniversary, this commemorative book takes us on a journey back in time, exploring the school’s history and traditions while revealing what LFNY has become today. This book is a celebration of the school and its unique approach to bilingual education.. Buy from Assouline
Tequila Cocktails

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Tequila Cocktails

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Tequila Cocktails is the fourth in Brian Van Flandern’s series of award-winning cocktail books and shines a spotlight on the history and production of quality tequilas. It explores the smoothest, best-tasting tequilas from Jalisco, Mexico, with flavors so re ned that no salt or lime is needed. The book features Casamigos, crafted by George Clooney, Rande Gerber, and Mike Meldman. The Blanco, Reposado, and Añejo varieties are truly the embodiment of Mexico’s favorite beverage. This volume includes sixty classic and innovative recipes, from six variations on the margarita to an Añejo New Fashioned and the Tequila Mockingbird, with fresh watermelon juice and mint. World renowned mixologist and spirits historian Brian Van Flandern has earned a reputation for creating innovative libations using fresh and exotic ingredients. Formerly ranked the number two mixologist in the world, Brian has been called America’s Top Mixologist by the Food Network. He has created cocktail programs for The Carlyle and The Plaza hotels in New York City. Additionally, he has developed recipes for famed chefs Thomas Keller, Mario Batali, and Geoffrey Zakarian. Brian is the president of Creative Cocktail Consultants, a global beverage consulting rm, and is currently the consulting mixologist for Seabourn Ultra Luxury cruise lines. Rande Gerber has been a leading impresario of the bar and nightlife industry for over twenty years, with a portfolio consisting of bars and lounges world wide, from New York to Los Angeles to Santiago. In 2013, Gerber launched Casamigos Tequila in partnership with George Clooney and Mike Meldman, a collaboration that has quickly be- come the fastest-growing ultrapremium tequila in the world. After nishing school, Harald Gottschalk became assistant to the renowned Robert Doisneau and began ful lling his childhood dream to become a photographer. Gottschalk has had more than sixty solo and collective exhibitions in France and abroad. Parallel to 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
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
The Night Before BAFTA

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The Night Before BAFTA

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Even before the Oscars, the buzz of the British Academy Film Awards in London injects the season with a unique energy, making one night in early February a highlight for everyone in the film business. In 1999, after twenty years abroad making films, Charles Finch returned to his British roots and celebrated his homecoming on the eve of the BAFTA Awards with the friends and fellow actors who had supported him throughout his career. Thus his now-famous pre-BAFTA party was born, and in the years since, Finch’s charismatic charm and creative skills have turned a private gathering into a highly anticipated star-studded bash. *SEP**SEP* With a foreword by John Malkovich, The Night Before BAFTA is a behind-the-scenes invitation to this glamorous night, featuring iconic images of British actors and films, anecdotes from the party’s guests and notable figures, and the story of the famed British Academy of Film and Television Arts. Readers are welcomed into the exclusive club venue, Annabel’s, to peruse an impressive photo collection of the who’s who of British film, complemented by former Harper’s Bazaar UK editor Lucy Yeomans’s insights on Red Carpet fashion moments in film. John Malkovich is an American actor and director who has appeared in over seventy films, including Dangerous Liaisons, Empire of the Sun, and Being John Malkovich. He has received Academy Award nominations for his roles in Places in the Heart and In the Line of Fire. Charles Finch, son of British-born actor Peter Finch, is a creative entrepreneur and founder of Finch & Partners, a London- and Paris-based media company that represents global luxury brands. Lucy Yeomans is the editor in chief of luxury online fashion website Net-a-Porter. She was previously the editor of Harper’s Bazaar UK. Taylor Viens is currently a Master’s student in the joint History of Design program between the Royal College of Art and the Victoria & Albert Museum in London.. Buy from Assouline
Travel Set Notebooks

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Travel Set Notebooks

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The Assouline Travel Series Notebook Set is inspiration in the palm of your hand. Let your mind wander and fill these four 32 page notebooks featuring the iconic and colorful covers of our most-beloved Travel titles: Mykonos Muse, Ibiza Bohemia, Capri Dolce Vita and Amalfi Coast. A compact 4 x 6 inch size and crafted with high-quality paper, these notebooks are a perfect gift or a vibrant office accent.. 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
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
Carlos's Places

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Carlos's Places

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Worldwide Brand Ambassador for Valentino and CEO and Creative Director of his jewelry design company, Most Wanted Design, Carlos Souza is known the world over for his glamorous and fun-loving style. This book is a guide to some of his favorite places around the globe—from New York and Paris to São Paulo, London, Rome, or Shanghai. In each location, Souza notes the best the city has to offer by listing his preferred spots to dine, dance, shop, see art, or just get a drink. Along with noting the unique fashion, food, art, and design places of interest, Mr. Souza has written little notes on each place, like a familiar travel diary you share with friends. Updated for today’s traveler who wants to know where to go from a trusted friend, this book is a guide to the destination spots in some of the most chic cities in the world. *SEP**SEP* Carlos Souza is the Worldwide Brand Ambassador of the fashion house of Valentino. Mr. Souza has over twenty-five years of experience in fashion, beginning as a model for Valentino and working his way up. Known as an art world and fashion fixture, Souza is also an editor at large for Architectural Digest, a contributing editor for Interview. Over the past few years, his refined taste and passion for fashion inspired him to start his own line of jewelry, Most Wanted Design. Michael Roberts is a British fashion journalist, illustrator, and filmmaker. He is a former fashion and style director of Vanity Fair, fashion editor of The Sunday Times, and design director of British Vogue, to mention only a few of his positions. As a photographer and illustrator, Roberts has contributed images to Vanity Fair, Vogue, The Sunday Times, and GQ, among others. He has also published several books, including a book of illustrations, Fashion Victims.. Buy from Assouline
Alexey Brodovitch (Mini)

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Alexey Brodovitch (Mini)

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Often considered the father of 20th century art direction, Alexey Brodovitch and his contributions to Harper's Bazaar for more than 20 years remain the reference point for generations of photographers and art directors. With an infallible eye, he promoted photographers such as Blumenfeld, Cartier-Bresson, Avedon, and Man Ray. This book is a unique homage to an exceptional talent. *SEP**SEP* Gabriel Bauret regularly organizes photography exhibitions in Europe&151such as one on Alexey Brodovitch in Paris in 1998. He published Approaches of Photography (Nathan, 1992) and Color Photography (Assouline, 2001), and has written for Zoom magazine.. Buy from Assouline
Skin

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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
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
Alaïa: Livre de Collection

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Alaïa: Livre de Collection

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For over 35 years, Prosper Assouline and Azzedine Alaïa were close friends. As a tribute to their friendship, Prosper Assouline decided to republish Assouline’s 1992 “Collector’s Book” on Alaïa’s Summer 1992 show that lays bare the work of a creative artist. Never before had a haute couture designer given such an in-depth view of the secret alchemy that goes into a fashion show. Azzedine Alaïa was not one to do things the way everyone else had done, so it was fitting that he would be the first to produce such a work. What this book offers is the complete story of a fashion show from start to finish, including: everyone participating, all of the objects required, and every item of décor or inspiration which helped form Alaïa’s work. It is like a seismographic recording of all the emotions, colors, fabrics, and shapes that go into creating a fashion show. The French call such a show a “collection,” hence the title Livre de Collection, which offers an inside view of an intensely creative universe. This book also redresses what could be described as an injustice of the fashion world by giving a durable form to the eminently ephemeral event that is a couture show. It is a permanent record of the creative chaos that is a feature of every fashion collection, an ordered reflection of the fragile and wonderful craziness in which a creative artist lives and works. A faithful mirror, this “Collector’s Book” reflects the intense and magnificent work of artist Azzedine Alaïa. A master of style, Prosper Assouline is known for merging the modern and the classical in publishing and creative design. With a vision of bringing luxury into the world of print, he founded Assouline Publishing with his wife Martine, in Paris in 1994, creating a world of exclusivity in books and brand identity. Under Prosper’s direction, Assouline has invented a visual language that is internationally recognized for its excellence.. Buy from Assouline
Poker

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Poker

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With more than ten million players competing daily online, poker has become much more than a simple hobby that gathers four friends around a table. The game requires an array of skills including technical mastery, the ability to anticipate and synthesize data, a dash of psychology, and of course, a lot of luck. Here is everything you ever wanted to know about the most popular table sport in the world, including its history, legends, and psychology; the cheating, money, casinos, rules, and tournaments; movies and championships; the Internet; a dictionary of terms; and more. This reference book also provides a glimpse of poker's history and legendary players, a detailed analysis of the basic rules, as well as the kind of astute tips that only an expert such as the author, a teacher and consultant to professional players, can provide. *SEP**SEP* Francois Montmirel started playing poker in 1976 at the age of 13. He published his first manual to the game in 1984 and won his first international tournament in 1998. He won another in 2000 and is a three-time semi-finalist of the European Poker Championship.. 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
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
The School of Fashion 30 Parsons Designers

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The School of Fashion 30 Parsons Designers

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For over a century, Parsons The New School for Design has been synonymous with the best in American fashion, fostering creative talent and pushing the boundaries of style around the world. The staggering influence of the school’s many successful alumni has created a legacy that has only grown in scale and scope over the decades. This richly illustrated volume explores that legacy through the testimony of its brightest stars, with interviews and exclusive archival sketches from Donna Karan, Alexander Wang, Jack McCullough and Lazaro Hernandez of Proenza Schouler, and many others. *SEP**SEP* Simon Collins has served as the Dean of Fashion at Parsons The New School for Design since 2008. As a designer, Collins has worked with some of the world’s leading brands, including Zegna, Marks and Spencer, Polo Ralph Lauren, and Nike, where he led a $900 million apparel business that included collections he created with Junya Watanabe of Comme des Garçons, and Naoki Takizawa of Issey Miyake. Parsons The New School for Design is one of the leading institutions for art and design education in the world. Based in New York but active around the world, the school offers undergraduate and graduate programs in the full spectrum of art and design disciplines. Critical thinking and collaboration are at the heart of a Parsons education. Parsons graduates are leaders in their respective fields, with a shared commitment to creatively and critically addressing the complexities of life in the 21st century.. Buy from Assouline
Missoni Family Cookbook

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Missoni Family Cookbook

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The Missoni family lives life in color. They didn’t just revolutionize knitwear; they forged a lifestyle that, like their fashion, blends elegance with enthusiasm and spontaneity with sophistication. Missoni style is recognized and admired all over the world and is collected by fashionistas and museums alike. This same streak of easy glamour also inspires Missoni family’s entertaining, and their dinner parties have become one of the most coveted invitations of fashion week. Lush and informal at the same time, a Missoni feast is not just a kaleidoscope of style with four generations of family wearing Missoni — it’s a kaleidoscope of tastes, scents, and colors. And whether the meal is for twenty or two hundred, it always features family recipes curated for the season and for the occasion, recipes which have now become legendary. And just as Missoni fans around the world collect the brand’s iconic zigzags, Francesco Maccapani Missoni, the son of Missoni’s creative director, Angela Missoni, collects family recipes — and as it turns out, their cuisine is just as singular as their style. Francesco has a healthy respect for tradition, and with The Missoni Family Cookbook, he chronicles the Missoni culinary tradition, making these delicious, well-guarded family recipes available to the home cook for the first time. This book invites you right into the home of the family known so well through fashion so that you can join the Missonis a tavola. *SEP**SEP* Francesco Maccapani Missoni is the son of Angela Missoni and Marco Maccapani and the grandson of Tai and Rosita Missoni, founders of the eponymous fashion brand. He was born in 1985 and grew up in the countryside outside Milan, surrounded by his boisterous extended family. He studied architecture in college and is passionate about design, film, and contemporary art. He now heads a startup based in Milan and is, as they affectionately say, una buona forchetta (a gourmand). Food and cooking are his passions, with. Buy from Assouline