Costa Smeralda, an artful new book released by Assouline this July, celebrates this singular vision with richly coloured archival photographs. The introduction recounts how the project transformed the coast into a playground for the international jet-set and includes quotes from visitors like Giorgio Armani and George Clooney.
A part of Assouline’s Spring 2022 Classics Collection, Greek Islands is a photographic exploration of the extraordinary beauty and culture of the islands that dot the Aegean Sea.
New from the world of Assouline is Louis Vuitton Manufactures, a visually rich book that is an ode to the maison’s ateliers and the artisans who craft the house’s exceptional catalogue. The book highlights the artisanal excellence that distinguishes Louis Vuitton as not only a leader but also an innovator in savoir faire.
The tome is as much a piece of art as it is a slice of history.
Coffee table books, if chosen well, can be more than a decorative statement, a conversation piece, or a half-hearted attempt at making yourself look cultured.
Publisher Assouline wants to give you a cozy, stimulating experience with its “book corners.”
The purpose of a hotel, at its primal core, is to provide a place to rest one’s head. Yet, under the cover of night, a time of relaxation for most is not a time of relaxation for others. At Claridge’s hotel in central London’s Mayfair neighbourhood, this holds especially true.
Gazing out over the soaring Manhattan skyline with the warm afternoon sunlight streaming into the office, Prosper and Martine Assouline are like a tale of two cities. Prosper is a bundle of restless energy, chatting avidly, while Martine has a poised Parisienne elegance. Together, the co-founders of Assouline Publishing exude warmth and wit, with a joie de vivre that is all-encompassing.
At the end of the Roaring Twenties, René Lacoste was the best tennis player in the world. The sports legend later became a fashion icon when he put his favourite white polo shirt into production, launching his eponymous brand.