Assouline publishes the illustrated art and fashion books you buy as gifts but end up keeping for yourself. Founded by French husband-and-wife team Prosper and Martine Assouline in 1994, this New York-based publishing house offers a collection of more than 1,000 image-heavy titles on design, fashion, food, art, travel, architecture, and photography. Notable works include "The American Fashion Cookbook," containing recipes from more than 100 designers plus a foreword by Martha Stewart; Claiborne Swanson Frank's "American Beauty," featuring high-art photographs of American women; and Francois Baudot and Francoise Aveline's three-book set on iconic designer Coco Chanel. Aside from its printing press, Assouline operates several charming book boutiques in Paris, New York, Istanbul, and other major world cities.
If you’re a stylish fella — or looking for the perfect gift for the sophisticated man in your life — these beautifully illustrated, well-written books are a coffee table must. Architecture, design, fashion, luxury brands — many of the makings of the good life are represented in this selection.
This preeminent Italian publisher’s well-written, beautifully photographed books are showpieces in their own right. Shop the sale for an up-close look at such culture and style topics as French home design (<i>Parisian Interiors</i>), cookery (<i>Entrees: Remembered Favorites</i>), and iconic photographers (<i>Alfred Stieglitz New York</i>).
These beautifully illustrated, oversize books from two venerable publishers — Random House and Rizzoli — will inspire you to get out there (or stay in) and live the good life. They cover topics that never get old, like food, drink, design, travel, and fashion.
Some books are too intriguing to resist, such as <i>High Society: The History of America’s Upper Class</i> and <i>Megalomania: Too Much is Never Enough</i>. Find both, along with fashion, travel and graphic-design titles, at this haute publishing house’s sale.