Nino, hijo de guardia civil, tiene nueve años, vive en la casa cuartel de un pueblo de la Sierra Sur de Jaén, y nunca podrá olvidar el verano de 1947. Pepe el Portugués, el forastero misterioso, fascinante, que acaba de instalarse en un molino apartado, se convierte en su amigo y su modelo, el hombre en el que le gustaría convertirse alguna vez. Mientras pasan juntos las tardes a la orilla del río, Nino se jurará a sí mismo que […]
Axel Vervoordt began his career as an art and antiques dealer in the late 1960s, when he meticulously renovated a narrow street with sixteen of the oldest houses in Antwerp. In 1986, his company moved to a castle near Antwerp, where he became a major collector and decorator. The foundation of Vervoordt’s style is his commitment to making the past a relevant part of today’s design. This gorgeous book will be an inspiration to anyone interested in a home that […]
Diverse, vivacious, artistic, audacious, and always inspirational—there are many definitions of New York. A photographic tour of New York City with pictures that are at once modern, elegant, and bold. From its intimate details to its iconic architecture, here are over 800 images that prove the truth behind the saying “Only in New York.” With an introduction by author Tama Janowitz and an appendix of Assouline‘s favorite hotels, restaurants, museums, and special services, New York is the quintessential illustrated volume […]
Bordeaux is not only the name of a worldwide, high-quality wine terroir; it has long been the central city of the French countryside. Founded in the third century B.C., Bordeaux boasts several golden periods, including its meteoric rise in the eighteenth century as the country’s center for the arts. More recently, mayor Alain Juppe has driven its resurgence as a cultural and business hub. Anne Garde, a well-known artist and photographer, reveals the personality of this great city, while writer […]
A quintessential expression of American modernism, Miller House and Garden—created in 1952 by design geniuses Eero Saarinen, Alexander Girard, Dan Kiley, and Kevin Roche—integrates home and landscape in a compelling composition of forms and spaces, honoring historical precedents without forgoing innovation. Part of Assouline’s renowned memoir series, Miller House and Garden shares not only the aspirations of the Miller family but also the spirit of an era.
Following two magnificent Assouline volumes on Paris and New York, photographer Jean-Michel Berts turns his lens to Japan in The Light of Tokyo. This stunning collection is a tribute to the grandeur of urban architecture – the blend of the modern and the traditional – at the peak of daybreak. The evocation is romantic, ethereal and empty of any trace of human movement. In an almost unworldly reflection through photographs, Berts captures the very essence of the area, from the […]
The Allure of Women highlights our era’s most well-known icons, women recognized all over the world for their style and elegance. Chic, natural and elegant, these women are captured in lavish photographs and compelling text, making The Allure of Women impossible to put down. Author François Baudot, one of France’s leading fashion and style specialists, also invites you to discover lesser-known women of allure, envied and emulated in their own societies in the same way super models are in ours.
The allure of men. A collection of the most desired, envied, and debonair men in history. From the frock coats of Gainsborough’s portraits to city workers’ two-piece suits, men and their fashion have made a vital contribution to our collective notion of style. One of France’s leading fashion and style specialists, author François Baudot juxtaposes paintings and photographs of famous and lesser-known figures dating back almost 200 years, embodying centuries of elegance and style.
El Diálogo de la pintura, publicado en 1557, es un texto de elaborada teoría pictórica concebido en programática defensa de Tiziano Vecellio, cuya presencia en las Vidas de Giorgio Vasari (1550) resultaba anecdótica especialmente frente a la atención concedida a Miguel Ángel Buonarroti, quien era encumbrado como el artista más grande de todos los tiempos. Por ello el literato veneciano Lodovico Dolce (ca. 1510-1568) debe desvirtuar al maestro toscano para validar su alternativa a Vasari, y lo hace pretendiendo demostrar […]