Long-held as a fashion icon the world over, Louis Vuitton continually pushes the boundaries for creativity, inspired by natural beauty. From the beginning in 1854, Louis Vuitton designers have sought to pull inspiration from the world around them, creating timeless, identifiable, and iconic pieces of art, including handbags, clothing, fragrances, and jewelry. For inspiration, most Louis Vuitton workshops are positioned strategically, so designers and artisans have an unobstructed view of the natural world around them.
Now, author and historian Nicholas Foulkes has created a compilation-style book that showcases Louis Vuitton’s craftsmen as the inspiration and driving force behind the brand’s vastness and global dominance. Furthermore, the book highlights the extraordinary locations and buildings of Louis Vuitton’s ateliers around the world, as well as the stunning sights and vistas worldwide that have enlightened the iconic brand. Louis Vuitton Manufactures, published by Assouline, features a collection of photographs documenting these stunning landscapes promoting creativity and imagination. From Normandy to Texas, Nicholas Foulkes manages to capture breathtaking vistas in exclusive photographs taken specifically for this book. In total, Foulkes’ Louis Vuitton Manufactures is 400-pages and features more than 350 illustrations with a range of captivating locations and sites around the world. In typical Assouline style, the book is a silk hardcover design and measures 24.3 x 33 x 3.5cm, making it the perfect coffee table book.
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