En rupture aussi bien avec la tradition figurative qu'avec les recherches contemporaines qui donnaient priorité au jeu des signes sur le questionnement de la condition humaine, Alberto Giacometti a élaboré un art qui atteste, avec gravité et une intensité sans égale, de la présence des autres êtres, là devant lui pour leur moment d'existence. Yves Bonnefoy, qui a connu Giacometti et lui a consacré naguère une étude extrêmement détaillée, dégage ici, à grands traits, ce que furent et cet esprit et son oeuvre.
Capri, a resort island dating back to the height of the Roman Empire, has long been an extraordinary destination full of ancient charm. Cherished by everyone from physician Axel Munthe, who recommended its clean air to his patients as a cure for bronchitis; to film director Jean-Luc Godard as the setting for his 1963 film Contempt; to literary icons, celebrities, poets, and the jet set, Capri boasts a rich Mediterranean spirit and style that encompasses a wealth of beauty, from gardens to villas to caves to the people walking in the lively Piazzetta, where cars are prohibited and the island's playful attitude runs rampant. Capri Dolce Vita is a look at this fabled corner of the world through the ages and a celebration of paradise on earth.
From cities to quaint towns and everything in between, Provence has something for everyone. Swim in the crystal clear waters of the Calanque de Sormiou in Marseille. Drive with the top down through fields of lavender in Valensole. Experience a bite of just-out-of-the-oven fougasse, a Provençal classic. Stand in awe of the beautiful, white Camargue horses native to the area. Located in the South of France, Provence is uniquely positioned to be a cultural blend of the Mediterranean. Roman landmarks still prevail from the 1st century AD alongside châteaus from medieval times-a varied legacy brightened by the indigenous mimosas and cypresses.Perhaps since the region is well-known for its ability to inspire, it's home to a plethora of festivals such as Rencontre d'Arles, Festival d'Avignon, Festival d'Aix-en-Provence and more, all celebrating the arts. Artists who have praised the unique Provençal light include Cézanne, Van Gogh, Matisse and Picasso. Alexandre Dumas and Jean Giono are among the writers who were drawn to write in the shade of the plane trees.
La côte amalfitaine est le summum du rêve italien. Niché parmi les fleurs de citron et les bougainvilliers se trouve une ligne de treize villes qui composent la côte amalfitaine. Connus pour leur paysage vertical, les villages ne sont accessibles que par la Strada Statale 163 - une route étroite et sinueuse à flanc de falaise qui, bien que troublante à traverser, offre des vues incomparables. Cette bande magique rejoint les montagnes et la mer Méditerranée en contrebas et des esthètes du monde entier y affluent année après année pour profiter de ses plages de galets pittoresques, de ses randonnées pittoresques, de son climat parfait et de ses établissements légendaires, qui ne se limitent pas aux hôtels et restaurants à étages. Les monuments de la cathédrale d'Amalfi à la Villa Rufolo à Ravello, tous évoquent la culture et l'esprit des siècles passés, et les monuments appréciés par des goûts de Jacqueline Kennedy, John Steinbeck et Gore Vidal abondent. Avec son limoncello signature, à la fois cultivé et apprécié localement, les plus belles villas et des vues à couper le souffle, la côte amalfitaine est dans une classe à part.
The Italian region of Tuscany is a feast for all senses. A creative incubator that has cultivated art and architecture for eras including Etruscan, Roman, Renaissance and modern times. Timeworn churches, once stops on nineteenth-century Grand Tours, stand tall in the towns' piazzas. Rolling hills of wheat and colorful olive groves, that inspire authentic Tuscan cuisine, are dotted with villas built by the prestigious Medici family. The Tyrrhenian Sea extends off its coast, lapping the shore of Elba, the island where the emperor Napoleon was exiled. Quaint villages, historic towns and bustling cities are scattered across its landscape, which is almost as varied as the communities themselves. From annual horse races at Piazza del Campo, and the centuries-old winemaking traditions of the Chianti region to the city of Pisa, an ancient Maritime Republic known for the youthful spirit of its Scuola Normale Superiore and Leaning Tower alike, Tuscany is the place of dreams, where thousands come to relive its history and take in the beauty of a region.
Well-known for its nightlife, pleasure is a focal point of Miami life at all times. Yachts and recreational boats line its marinas, lively beaches offer front row seats to a parade of bronzed revelers, and bladers and bikers coast along its beach front promenades. Miami has become the hub for everything chic, fiery and colorful. Miami Beach takes the readers on a tour of this bold and wonderous metropolis.
St. Tropez Soleil guide le lecteur à travers son passé et son présent en constante évolution. Avec des piliers annuels tels que Les Bravades et Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez ainsi que des événements exclusifs comme un défilé de mode Chanel au café Tropézian Sénéquier par excellence et la White Party à Nikki Beach commencée par Naomi Campbell. Mais malgré tous ces changements, l'esprit de Saint-Tropez reste le même et ce volume est une ode à la joie de vivre unique qui fait revenir tout le monde.
Hamptons Private invites readers to peek behind the manicured hedges in Amagansett, charter a yacht off the shore of the Springs, experience the surfer's haven that is Ditch Plains and attend a polo match in Bridgehampton. Each page envisions the quintessential leisure of The Hamptons and showcases the unique quality of light that artist Willem de Kooning dubbed a miracle. One can almost hear the thwock of tennis balls at The Meadow Club, the whisperings of exclusive parties, the rhythms of seaside music at The Surf Lodge-even the first bite of a lobster roll at Lunch. The Hamptons, at once a retreat to nature and a hot spot for A-listers, exudes a boho-chic spirit reflected in its beautiful people and sublime surroundings.
Dubai Wonder tours readers through this storied city and its cultural diversity and distinct neighborhoods,including Deira, home to the Khor Dubai, a creek that Dubai's economy relied on for several decades forpearl diving and fishing; Al Quoz, the cultural heart of the city; the Dubai International Financial Centre andJumeirah, a largely residential district featuring the emirate's notable resorts along its coast.Other stops on the tour include Dubai's burgeoning art scene, the Art Dubai fair and Alserkal Avenue, a clusterof warehouses containing art galleries.Dubai Wonder also takes readers inside the highly anticipated Expo2020 Dubai, opening in October 2021 and already heralded as the grandest world fair in history. A hub ofinnovation and firsts, Dubai represents a vision for the future, where anything is possible, as each page of thisawe-inspiring addition to Assouline's Travel Series demonstrates.
From the ancient Greek, Roman, Persian, and Byzantine eras to the Ottoman Empire to the present day, the Bosphorus strait is a storied and scenic region of Turkey. As the crossroads of the country's European and Asian subsections, it is home to rich culture, incredible people, delicious food, unique architecture, and unmistakable style. Countless creatives have been awed and inspired here, including Tommy Hilfiger, Christian Louboutin, Nicky Haslam, and Cher. Turkish denizens and visitors alike are thrilled by the skyline, a breathtaking view of calming waters and magnificent bridges. But some of the best places to discover the style of the Bosphorus are within the private homes of its welcoming residents, who are always gracious and ready to entertain, and who know just the right balance of old and new to both pay homage to their country's glorious past and herald its future. These vibrant personalities each have a story to tell, something that tethers them to this enchanted slice of the world. Bosphorus Private, showcasing twenty homes, is the melding of two continents, countless creative influences, and millennia of history.
Located in the Cyclades and surrounded by the blue-green water of the Aegean sits whitewashed, windmill-strewn Mykonos, the island of the winds. This ancient island and those surrounding it, mythologized as the bodies of gods felled by Hercules in the time of antiquity, are older than legend and have played host to countless cultures for more than millennia. At forty-square-miles and boasting a population of only ten-thousand, the 'Ibiza of Greece' has become prized for gorgeous architecture, welcoming and open-minded locals, and fantastic beaches. With such names as 'Paradise' and 'Super Paradise,' the sands of these shores have captured the imaginations and hearts of industry titans, artists, and party-goers alike from all around the globe, marking it as a stable cosmopolitan destination and as a paramount it haven on the jet-set circuit.This book chronicles the culture and society that has defined Mykonos over the past century-from its days as a hideout for such luminaries and elites as Le Corbusier and Antonis Benakis, to its moment as a sanctuary for the gay community,to its predominant party scene-all the while indulging the reader with the ruins and myths hidden there.
A delicate blend of old and new, Jaipur is a vibrant city full of energy, color and grandeur. With a history of maharajas, emperors and queens, the capital of the Rajasthan state has a prestigious heritage and an esteem that continues to this day. The City Palace, a sprawling complex of buildings and courtyards, is a testament to Jaipur's magnificence and still acts as the home of the former royal family. The impressive and intricate Hawa Mahal, composed of pink and orange sandstone, helps lend Jaipur its nickname, the Pink City.But Jaipur is more than just splendid palaces and enchanting jewels. The bustling bazaars, traditional handmade crafts and delicious street food truly embody the city's dynamic spirit. Jaipur is at its most lively during the annual celebration of Holi, an ebullient festival of colors that heralds eternal love and the arrival of spring. Jaipur Splendor is a dazzling tour of this one-of-a-kind city.
Bordering the coastlines of eight countries, the Red Sea is a melting pot of civilizations, faiths and hopes. With unique coral reefs and diverse underwater life, the untouched nature and unmatched biodiversity thrive in the aquatic environment and have led to the creation of several preservation initiatives. As the setting of many epic journeys in literature, the Red Sea is imbued with a spirit of adventure. Photography by Aline Coquelle, Ameen Qaisaran and Afnan Alkhayat, Mohammed Al Sharif, and Yarob Bashrahil.From serene desert expanses to coastal regions teeming with flora and fauna, the many wonders of Saudi Arabia are explored in our latest collection. This six-book series features original works by premier photographers and artists. Each volume uncovers a unique treasure of the Kingdom, whether an ancient city or historic tribe.
Surplombant la mer Egée, une charmante chaîne de quartiers côtiers forme la Riviera d'Athènes, une évasion sereine de l'activité constante dans le centre-ville. Une sélection d'hôtels haut de gamme borde le tronçon immaculé de plages jusqu'au point le plus au sud de la péninsule de l'Attique. Le Four Seasons Astir Palace rénové, avec une histoire de logement de dignitaires étrangers et de stars de cinéma des années 1960, est l'hôtel le plus luxueux d'Athènes, peut-être même dans toute la Grèce.
La boîte de nuit, Island, ramène le glamour et l'excitation des clubs de bouzouki du XXe siècle qui rappellent des noms tels que Melina Mercouri et Stavros Niarchos. Athènes connaît un renouveau - dans l'art, la vie nocturne et le design. Pour une métropole constamment associée au passé, les avancées modernes dans le développement et la culture sont parfois négligées au profit des ruines et des artefacts de l'Antiquité.
Quand en fait, la juxtaposition ne fait qu'améliorer la beauté des deux. La Riviera d'Athènes place l'ancien monde à côté du nouveau monde et une compréhension plus profonde de cette ancienne capitale émerge. Avec un pied dans le passé et un pied dans le futur ; accès à l'électricité de la vie urbaine et à la tranquillité d'une station balnéaire, Athènes ne peut pas être définie en termes simples.
Il suffit d'en faire l'expérience par soi-même.
At the dawn of the twentieth century, the world yearned for a new design style that would embody contemporaryculture. Efforts to create a design language suited to the needs and tastes of the modern world took shapeduring the first decades of the new century, crystallizing in Paris with the 1925 Exposition International des ArtsDécoratifs et Industriels Modernes. The Art Deco period encompassed a multitude of decorative influences,including the updating of historical styles, the introduction of exotic elements and the adaptation of avant-garde art currents such as the geometric abstraction of Cubism.Not a single style or a unified movement, Art Deco is a design idiom that reflects a decorative approach todesigning appealing consumer goods during the interwar period. Encompassing every discipline within theapplied arts, Art Deco manifested itself to some extent everywhere around the world, perhaps the first designidiom ever to do so. Art Deco's fundamental appeal lay in its decorative qualities, which consumers foundattractive and glamorous. From skyscrapers, locomotives, automobiles and ocean liners to fashion, advertisingand everyday home furnishings and appliances, Art Deco style captured the imagination of designers andconsumers alike
Louis Vuitton fosters the idea that an atelier can be a place of fulfillment and individuality. A place where savoir-faire can be learned, respected and transmitted - and innovation nurtured - by artisans who routinely challenge the image of a traditional workshop. In pursuit of regional expertise and artisanal excellence, Louis Vuitton's ateliers span the length and breadth of France and beyond, from Geneva (Switzerland), to Fiesso d'Artico (Italy) and even Texas (USA). Sites of historic interest or outstanding natural beauty will often have a Louis Vuitton workshop nearby: in Normandy, the sea-girt fastness of Mont-Saint-Michel can be seen from the workshop at Ducey, and in Beaulieu-sur-Layon, the light-flooded facility promises low environmental impact.
Featuring photographs commissioned exclusively for this book, the volume showcases the extraordinary locations and buildings of Louis Vuitton's ateliers, and the equally extraordinary artisans who express their talent through Louis Vuitton's creations (trunks, bags, fragrances, watches, shoes, high jewellery and readyto- wear), while carrying the founder's techniques and savoir-faire into the twenty-first century. It is to these ateliers and the inspiring people who work there that this book is dedicated.
Surf mecca, tropical paradise, bamboo architecture hub, «Island of the Gods»-Bali contains multitudes. The magnetism of this Indonesian island is unmatched, drawing millions of visitors each year. A balance of spiritual meditation and indulgent amusement, there is an energy in Bali that defies the stereotype of a serene oasis. The local culture permeates daily life, encounter offerings, temples and ceremonies at every corner. On the other hand, Bali also provides luxury beachside resorts and wild nightlife.
With black sand beaches, dramatic volcanos and countless waterfalls, the natural abundance found in Bali is inspiring. The plethora of bamboo on the island encouraged the development of bamboo architecture which is now widespread. Cliffside villas, endless rice terraces and the lively surfing community come together to create a vibrant portrait of Bali, complete with the kindness and warmth of its people.
Italy is a country synonymous with style and beauty in all aspects of life: the rich history of Rome, Renaissance art of Florence, graceful canals of Venice, high fashion of Milan, signature pasta alla bolognese of Bologna, colorful architecture of Portofino and winking blue waters of Capri and the Amalfi Coast, among many others. Italians themselves live effortlessly amid all this splendor, knowing instinctively just the type of outfit to throw on, design element to balance, or delectable ingredient to add.Daria Reina and Andrea Ferolla, sensitive and often nostalgic lovers of their home country, take readers on a tour of an Italian's Italy, off the main roads traversed by tourists and onto hidden side streets or off the grid altogether, to corners lesser known but filled to bursting with the quintessential details that define timeless Italian style. See the Sassi cave dwellings etched into the mountainside of Matera; admire the red-orange walls characteristic of the Emilia-Romagna region; and examine the carved birds at Sorrento's Grand Hotel Ambasciatori, so lifelike they might fly off the page. Reina and Ferolla invite readers to discover the special moments and places that reveal an intimate portrait of one of the world's most treasured destinations, and Ferolla's classical illustrations add another level of personality to the journey.