This book weighs in at 2.6 kg and is incredible value for such a quality product.
This large-format volume is the definitive work on Louis Vuitton's art, architecture, fashion, and photography.
Luxury and art have never been more closely linked than they are in these early years of the twenty-first century. Virtually all the world's major luxury houses have associated themselves with contemporary art through sponsorships, commissions, or foundations, and these points of exchange nourish the increasingly symbiotic relationship between fashion, art, and other design disciplines.
Of all modern luxury brands, Louis Vuitton can claim to maintain the richest and most varied associations with the world of art. Included in this volume are Louis Vuitton's important collaborations with an elite group of artists, architects, designers, and photographers, such as Jun Aoki, Shigeru Ban, Vanessa Beecroft, Olafur Eliasson, Zaha Hadid, David LaChapelle, Jean Lariviere, Annie Leibovitz, Takashi Murakami, Richard Prince, Stephen Sprouse, James Turrell, Inez Van Lamsweerde, and Vinoodh Matadin.
The book is structured as a seductive anthology of the house's most visible collaborations. Critical essays examine and position Louis Vuitton's patronage--under the guidance of Artistic Director Marc Jacobs--during one of the most fertile periods of contemporary art and design.
Marc Jacobs is the Creative Director of Louis Vuitton Malletier and the chief designer of Vuitton’s ready-to-wear collections.
About Louis Vuitton
Louis Vuitton first started in Paris, in the year of 1854. When Vuitton first started he produced mostly luggage, and large trunks - he also made handbags mostly out of leather.
Louis Vuitton luggage was a huge hit in the start of his career, and gave him enough business for the need to relocate, and he did so to the town of Asnieres in 1860.
In the year of 1885, Vuitton expanded once again and opened up his first store in London. Vuitton continued advancing his line and in 1888 he came out with the now signature Damier Pattern, which is a checkerboard of light and dark brown boxes, making a very classic and luxurious look. Soon afterwards, in the year of 1896, Vuitton crafted what is now known as the classic line, the Monogram Canvas, that is also a icon for the Louis Vuitton brand today. The Monogram Canvas is the most popular selling canvas to this day.
The line was originally created in the 12 classic styles, and over time Louis Vuitton decided to add to the classic monogram canvas. In 1924 he added the Keepall and in three different sizes, and then again in 1932 he added the Noe handbag.
"At a whopping 400 pages, including three book-in-books, "Louis Vuitton: Art, Fashion and Architecture" is a rich brew of all the house's creative associations..." "Hint Magazine"
"Many style books are compendiums of ad campaigns. Louis Vuitton's revels in the collaborations of Marc Jacobs with Takashi Murakami, Richard Prince and Stephen Sprouse." "InStyle""Magazine
""Couture, art, and design collide in this lavish book celebrating the luxury-goods firm's creative collaborations with artists, photographers, and architects." " Elle Decor.com
""The It accessory this fall may not be a bag, but rather a book. "Louis Vuitton: Art, Fashion and Architecture "(Rizzoli) is a 400-page tome that chronicles the relationships between the storied brand and assorted luminaries in the art, architecture, and design realms." " Nylon Magazine
""This tract tracks the French house's cross-pollinated conceptual approach to aesthetics, from the evolution of its iconic monogram canvas to the starchitecture of its international retail shops (Zaha Haddi, Shigeru Ban). Heady critical essays are interspersed amid the provocative ad campagine poses." "Angeleno
""This book is a document of an astute company's ability to use architecture to spread its brand, while at the same time advancing architecture in its effects and aspirations." "Archidose"
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: September 2009
Dimensions (cm): 31.8 x 25.1 x 4.0
Weight (kg): 2.594