Although I was an early ereader adopter, I still enjoy keeping hardcovers in my home in the areas of design, art and photography. Assouline Publications offers some of the most beautiful books in all these areas as well as architecture and food. Assouline believes a well crafted book can open our eyes and minds. I’m inclined to agree.
I was excited to find on Gilt one day Assouline’s Survival Kit:Fashion collection, a visual retrospective of Yves Saint Laurent, Emilio Pucci, Lanvin and Balenciaga. Each mini book in this set has a 60 photo retrospective and a timeline. The photos are artistic and the history of each brand is fascinating. This set is beautifully packaged and would make a lovely gift for someone who appreciates the evolution of fashion design.
Also sold directly from Assouline Publications or Net-A-Porter. Image via Assouline.