As the name implies, this book is a heartfelt love letter to a jewelry house without equal. Epitomizing luxury for over a century, Cartier devotees have included the global elite, as well as sirens of stage and screen. Originally a jeweler of kings, Cartier is often dubbed the king of jewelers. Renowned for its craftsmanship and exquisite materials, the marque is a byword for opulent innovation. Art directed and edited by Bruce Weber, this dazzling homage combines photographs created by Weber just for the book, original texts by Weber and Ingrid Sischy, along with a fascinating cornucopia of archival images and passages. The distinctively gold-bordered, red cover is designed to look like a Cartier jewelry box right down to the authentic Cartier ribbon sewn into each binding.
This hardcover book measures 14 inches in height by 11 inches in width. Published September, 2009.
German publisher teNeues creates eye candy for design lovers, producing sexy coffee-table books that capture the worlds of art, travel, fashion, photography, and architecture. Founded more than 50 years ago as an offset print shop, the company initially gained recognition for its high-end photo calendars; it eventually moved into greeting cards and art posters before starting its own imprint in 1995. Today, the family-owned publishing firm issues more than 60 products a year, with titles ranging from Backstage Dior to Luxury Living New York.