The sacred buildings of America churches, synagogues, temples, mosques, meetinghouses are as diverse as the people they serve. In this book, we hear from architects, designers, clergy, and congregations as we explore and reflect on the intersection of faith, design, and community. We visit a variety..
With the credo "history and savoir faire working in unison," internationally acclaimed interior designer Juan Pablo Molyneux creates luxurious interiors the way others write epics. Molyneux"s interiors are space-time extravaganzas, and the designer surrounds himself with master artisans adept at cen..
One of the most unmistakable shapes in the world since its introduction in 1915, the Coca-Cola Contour Bottle is an influential symbol of design, art, and culture. Identified by its iconic contour fluted lines and described by noted industrial designer, Raymond Loewy as the "perfect liquid wrapper,"..
What secret magic can make a fashion accessory timeless? Longchamp's Le Pliage bags are the perfect embodiment of this mystery, with their connection to the Zeitgeist, pure style, accomplished craftsmanship, and ground-breaking shape. Designed twenty years ago by Philippe Cassegrain (the son of the ..
"Jerusalem is a port city on the shore of eternity." Yehuda Amichai Moving, dreamlike excerpts from Nobel Prize winning writer and humanitarian Elie Wiesel's acclaimed 1968 novel 'A Beggar in Jerusalem' introduce this latest volume in Assouline's 'The Light of' collection. Showcasing Jean-Michel Be..
"By seeing London, I have seen as much of life as the world can show." Samuel Johnson Expanding on Assouline's popular series, The Light of Londonshowcases a new collection of evocative black-and-white images by photographer Jean-Michel Berts. In the twilight of dawn, when the stately avenues and g..
Lauded by Homer and Pindar, Pliny and Plutarch, the ancient Greek site of Delphi was revered for centuries as the "navel of the earth." Seekers came from all over Greece to consult the mysterious Oracle and Sibyl, and great athletes and musicians participated in its Pythian Games. Dedicated to Apoll..
The third volume in The Luxury Collection series, 'Certified Indigenous', taps into the extensive worldly knowledge of each hotel's concierge. Each concierge from the over ninety Luxury Collection hotels has compiled experiences indigenous to each destination, organised into morning, afternoon, and ..
Take a culinary journey of the world"s most beloved food destinations, curated by internationally celebrated chefs. With over eighty hotels featured, from New York to Vietnam, India to Peru, no region of the world is left untasted. Showcasing unique local takes on curry, risotto, and dulce de leche,..
The fifth volume in The Luxury Collection series, Global Epicurean details exceptional gastronomic activities offered at these remarkable hotels, from private classes on Venetian cuisine with executive chef Daniele Turco at The Gritti Palace"s epicurean school, to a Cretan feast at the Blue Palace, ..