ASSOULINE FALL 2003 CATALOGUE

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USA- Assouline Publishing, the illustrated book publishing house behind such cutting-edge titles as Rena Sindi's Be My Guest; Theme Party Savior Faire, Chef Daniel Boulud: Cooking in New York City; Brooke De Ocampo's Bright Young Things, Lee Radziwill's Happy Times, Oscar De La Renta, The T-Shirt book, Hotel Stories, In The Spirit of the Hamptons, The Allure of Women and The Little Black Dress will release more than a dozen fantastic new titles this Fall, 2003. Inspired by art magazines and luxury publications, Assouline's graphic conception for lavishly illustrated books is replete with full-page pictures always aiming to maintain a proper balance between images and text. Their titles range from New York fashion to contemporary art; religious symbols to the jewels of the Maharadjah; French antiques to the history of wedding gowns reflects their passion for richly illustrated volumes. A collection of small gems encapsulating the works of designers and artists in an accessible and stylish format. Each is available at the Assouline Boutique at Bergdorf Goodman, Barnes & Nobel or fine bookstores everywhere independently or as part of a collection. For more information please contact Ryan Urcia via email urcia@workhousepr.com

LIFESTYLE: HOME DESIGN

The Well-Lived Life: One Hundred Years of House and Garden
Author: Dominique Browning Publisher: Assouline Publishing
Publication Month: November/ December, 2003
Price: US$50.00; ISBN 2-84323- 445 X
Hardcover; 9 1/2" X 11 1/4"; 250 pages, 200 color illustrations

Few magazines can lay claim to a century of history or to having published work by so many extraordinary and distinguished photographers and writers as House & Garden. Now, straight from the pages of this well-loved periodical, The Well-Lived Life presents a lavish chronicle of a country and a culture coming into its own, documenting America¼s continuing education in matters of house, home and garden over the course of the twentieth century. Dominique Browning is the editor in chief of House & Garden magazine. Serial Rights please contact nelson@workhousepr.com. Press requests please contact Ryan Urcia at
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FASHION
Hollywood: Dolce & Gabbana
Publisher: Assouline Publishing
Publication Month: October/ November, 2003
Price: US$75.00; ISBN 2-84323- 526X
Hardcover; 13¾ X 11¾; 256 pages, over 200 color illustrations

Like pages from the personal photo album of Domenico Dolce & Stefano Gabbana, Hollywood: Dolce & Gabbana brings to life the work of these two brilliant fashion designers. A scrapbook of the designers¼ creative lives, these pages offer an intimate glimpse into the private and public lives of the celebrities they dress. The Italian design team of Domenico Dolce & Stefano Gabbana is considered an important contemporary symbol by fashion press the world over and is believed to represent the new generation of Italian fashion. They have won numerous international awards for both their mens¼ and womens¼ collections as well as their fragrance lines. Serial Rights please contact nelson@workhousepr.com. Press requests please contact Ryan Urcia at urcia@workhousepr.com or visit
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Ultimate Style: The Best of the Best Dressed List
Author: Bettina Zilkha; Foreword: Eleanor Lambert
Publisher: Assouline Publishing
Publication Month: Spring, 2004
Price: US$50.00; ISBN 2-84323- 5138
Hardcover; 9 1/2" X 13 1/4"; 160 pages, 150 color illustrations

Here, in this lavishly illustrated history of the Best Dressed List, is the story of how the list originated and grew into the world-famous event it is today. And, for the first time ever, fashion doyenne and Best Dressed List founder Ms. Lambert contributes her personal story on the subject. Founded in 1940, the Best Dressed List was her brilliant publicity ploy to boost the drooping American fashion industry at the outset of World War II. It quickly became a highly visible and respected barometer of style, a „who¼s who¾of the most glamorous women in the world. Eleanor Lambert founded the International Best Dressed List in 1940. In 1943 she founded the Coty Awards, in the 1960s she helped organize the Council of Fashion Designers of America. She is credited with introducing many of the 20th century¼s most popular fashion designers to the press, including Pierre Cardin and Yves Saint Laurent. Bettina Zilkha, who has a background in writing, marketing and advertising, is the international contributing editor for TheTrendReport.com. A trendsetter in her own right, Bettina has lived in both New York and Paris, where she planned special events for the American Center. She is constantly on the lookout for new trends all over the world. Serial Rights please contact nelson@workhousepr.com. Press requests please contact Ryan Urcia at
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Chanel, Chanel Jewellery, Chanel Perfume (3 book set)
Publisher: Assouline Publishing
Publication Month: December, 2003
Price: US$49.95; ISBN 2-84323ã5189
Hardcover/ Slipcase; 6 1/2" X 8 7/8"
Chanel by Francois Baudot; Hardcover; 6 1/4" X 8 1/4" 80 pages, 60 color illustrations
Chanel Jewellery by Francois Baudot; Hardcover; 6 1/4" X 8 1/4" 80 pages, 60 color illustrations
Chanel Perfume by Francoise Aveline; Hardcover; 6 1/4" X 8 1/4" 80 pages, 60 color illustrations

A luxurious trinity of books celebrating one of the greatest names in fashion of our time.
A regular contributor to Elle and Elle DÈcor magazines, FranÁois Baudot is the author of several books, including monographs on such designers as Elsa Schiaparelli, Thierry Mugler and Yohji Yamamoto. Foreword by Grace Mirabella. Laurence BenaÔm is a journalist for Le Monde. She has written several books on fashion including  Debut: Yves Saint Laurent (Abrams) and GrËs and Issey Miyake for Assouline. Serial Rights please contact nelson@workhousepr.com. Press requests please contact Ryan Urcia at urcia@workhousepr.com or visit http://www.workhousepr.com/assouline/chanel

Diane von Fustenberg: The Wrap
Author: Andre Leon Talley Publisher: Assouline Publishing Price: US$18.95
ISBN 2-84323- 5243 Publication Month: Spring 2004 Flexibound; 6 1/4¾ X 8 1/4¾; 80 pages, 40 color illustrations

Diane von Furstenberg arrived in the fashion world in 1972 with her simple knit jersey wrap dresses. By 1976, Diane had sold more than 5 million of her signature wrap dresses, which had come to symbolize female power and liberation to an entire generation. Almost 20 years later, with the nostalgia for å70s fashion at its peak, Diane re-emerged on the New York fashion scene with her signature wrap modified for a new generation of chic young women. Amy Spindler is a fashion writer known for her sharp eye and sharper wit. She served as the New York Times style editor for several years and now heads the revamped Fashions of the Times supplement. She has contributed to several books, including Height of Fashion, 2000. Serial Rights please contact nelson@workhousepr.com. Press requests please contact Ryan Urcia at urcia@workhousepr.com or visit
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Chloe
Author: Helene Schoumann Publisher: Assouline Publishing Price: US$18.95
ISBN 2-84323- 4379 Publication Month: October, 2003 Flexibound; 6 1/4¾ X 8 1/4¾; 80 pages, 40 color illustrations

A leading brand in women¼s ready-to-wear, Chloe remains a symbol of new fashion: modern, feminine, with a Left Bank spirit.  Chloe presented its debut collection at Cafe Flore in 1956 with a few simple and elegant models.  For the first time, fashion came down to the street and touched the hearts of women.  In the nearly fifty years since its creation, the Chloe fashion house has not aged, but continually rises to the challenge of the times. Helene Schoumann is editor in chief of the fashion magazine Joyce and hosts cultural radio programs.  With family connections to the Chloe fashion house, this is her second book on the subject. Serial Rights please contact nelson@workhousepr.com. Press requests please contact Ryan Urcia at urcia@workhousepr.com or visit
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Ties
Author: Marc Solal Publisher: Assouline Publishing Price: US$18.95
ISBN 2-84323- 5235 Publication Month: October, 2003 Flexibound; 6 1/4¾ X 8 1/4¾; 80 pages, 40 color illustrations

In this whimsical look at the most important accessory of men¼s fashion, Marc Solal has created 30 portraits of ties and imagined who their owners would be. The styles of these different ties represent the trends of the day and humorously correspond to the key characters of our modern world. Marc Solal, a visual artist, has researched the theme of identity since 1987. It¼s a concept that has given rise to several series of images, texts and objects, including dimanche-lundi, doubles vies, and 17 portraits d'identitÈ. He is represented by Galerie Anton Weller in Paris, and has taken part in numerous exhibitions, including Fiac, Paris Photo and Chez l'un l'autre.  A program about his work (Die Nacht) was screened by Franco-German television channel Arte in November 2002. Serial Rights please contact nelson@workhousepr.com. Press requests please contact Ryan Urcia at urcia@workhousepr.com or visit http://www.workhousepr.com/assouline/ties

Tennis Fashion
Author: Diane Elisabeth Poirier Publisher: Assouline Publishing Price: US$18.95
ISBN 2-84323- 4387 Publication Month: October, 2003 Flexibound; 6 1/4¾ X 8 1/4¾; 80 pages, 40 color illustrations

Looking at the fashion of tennis is like opening a window into culture and society. Tennis is the second most popular sport in the West, and over the last century it has become, more than any other, an important part of our society and culture. The remarkable impact of tennis is apparent in the record number of fans and spectators the sport has attracted in the thirty years since major tournaments have been broadcast live on radio and TV. As tennis comes of age with yet another museum devoted to it in Paris (inaugurated at Roland-Garros during the May 2003 championships), this journey through the history of tennis fashions sheds new light on the top sporting events of the 20th century, on the lifestyles that tennis brought into being and turns the spotlight on the most charismatic champions and the way they have influenced the fashions of their time. Diane Elisabeth Poirier is a fashion designer and art historian. As the president of a contemporary arts society, she has organized numerous exhibitions of young artists¼ work. As assistant curator at the Galliera Museum, she contributed to exhibitions and fashion catalogues. She¼s published Le Ski et ses modes, cent ans de sports d¼hiver (Skiing and Fashion: A Century of Winter Sports) and is currently the fashion editor for Franceinlondon.com. Serial Rights please contact nelson@workhousepr.com. Press requests please contact Ryan Urcia at urcia@workhousepr.com or visit
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The Leather Book
Author: Anne-Laure Quilleriet Publisher: Assouline Publishing Price: US$29.95
ISBN 2-84323- 512X Publication Month: Spring 2004 Flexibound; 6¾ X 8 1/2¾; 400 pages, over 300 color illustrations

Images associated with leather range from the foul-smelling pelts that protected prehistoric cave dwellers from the elements to leather garments chiseled as finely as precious gems by such designers as Jean-Paul Gaultier and John Galliano. As a living material that¼s sculpted into unique relief by the body¼s own habits, leather has metamorphosed into countless styles throughout the 20th century, from the tough virility of the biker fraternity to fetishistic corselets that symbolize unabashed luxury or a return to the rustic. Anne-Laure Quilleriet is a graduate from the Bordeaux Institute of Political Studies and holds a postgraduate diploma (DESS) in the management of arts and luxury industries. She is a journalist for the daily edition of Le Monde, where she is in charges of fashion and cosmetics reporting and daily coverage of fashion shows for the „Aujourd'hui¾ column. She has contributed to several magazines, including DÈpÍche Mode, Taste and Mille ModËles de l'Officiel. Serial Rights please contact nelson@workhousepr.com. Press requests please contact Ryan Urcia at urcia@workhousepr.com or visit http://www.workhousepr.com/assouline/leatherbook

ART
British Artists at Work
Text by Gemma de Cruz Photographs by Amanda Eliasch Foreword by Franca Sozzani
Publisher: Assouline Publishing

Price: US$75.00 Publication Month: November, 2003 ISBN 2-84323- 5057 Hardcover/ Plastic Binding; 8 1/4" X 11 3/4"; 296 pages, 200 color illustrations
Offering unique insight into the world of contemporary art, British Artists at Work looks at four generations of artists, from the established to the newly emerging. Photographs of each of the artists, taken by Amanda Eliasch during 2002 in the artists¼ studios, are set alongside examples of their work. Amanda Eliasch is a highly respected photographer who exhibits her work in London galleries such as Proud Galleries, where her latest collection, „Peep,„ received rave reviews. Gemma de Cruz is a regular contributor to British and international art magazines and editor of the Habitat Artclub magazine. She has written catalogue essays for The ICA and The Saatchi Gallery in London. She also has curated a number of exhibitions of new art. Franca Sozzani is the editor in chief of Italian Vogue, as well as the editorial director of publications for Conde Nast Italy.  She is the author of several books on fashion and art. Serial Rights please contact nelson@workhousepr.com. ress requests please contact Ryan Urcia at urcia@workhousepr.com or visit
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Robert Indiana
Author: Nathan Kernan Publisher: Assouline Publishing Price: US$18.95
ISBN 2-84323- 5251 Publication Month: December, 2003 Flexibound; 6 1/4¾ X 8 1/4¾; 80 pages, 40 color illustrations

Robert Indiana, famous as a pioneering Pop artist in the 1960s, and renowned for making his „LOVE¾ sculptures, paintings and posters so famous that the United States Postal Service put it on a stamp, is this year experiencing a monumental comeback in New York City with a new installation of colorful numbers along Park Avenue titled „One Through Zero¾ and simultaneous shows at C & M Arts and Paul Kasmin Gallery. This volume looks at Indiana¼s hugely influential early Pop Art work, but focuses on his more recent and extensive work with numbers. Nathan Kernan writes regularly about art for such publications as the Burlington Magazine and Art on Paper. He has written or contributed to several books on art, including Apocalypse and, most recently, Chihuly Drawing. Serial Rights please contact nelson@workhousepr.com. ress requests please contact Ryan Urcia at urcia@workhousepr.com or visit http://www.workhousepr.com/assouline/robertindiana

The Art Game Book
Author: David Rosenberg Publisher: Assouline Publishing Price: US$29.95
ISBN 2-84323- 520X Publication Month: November/ December, 2003 Flexibound; 6¾ X 8 1/2¾; 400 pages, over 250 color illustrations

To be serious while not taking oneself seriously: that¼s the objective of this book, which allows the reader to explore the complete history of art of the 20th century with enthusiasm and curiosity. Developed to be both comprehensive and accessible, The Art Game Book is a new way of approaching art history. All the movements, schools and artists that make up this history are found in these pages. This action-packed book explores every aspect of 20th-century and contemporary art: painting, sculpture, installation, architecture, photography, video, design and typography. David Rosenberg has written several exhibition catalogues and books on modern and contemporary art, and works as an exhibition commissioner, especially in Paris and Budapest. He also holds a lecturer¼s post at the University of Paris VI. Serial Rights please contact nelson@workhousepr.com. Press requests please contact Ryan Urcia at
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Dreams Through the Glass
Author: Linda Fargo Publisher: Assouline Publishing Price: US$50.00
ISBN 2-84323- 5227 Publication Month: December, 2003 Hardcover; 10 1/2¾ X 13 1/4¾; 160 pages, over 100 color illustrations

Window design is a vanishing mÈtier, but it remains an enduring art form providing rare views through the glass into fantastic realms of dreams and fantasy. In these pages, Linda Fargo, the renowned window artist for Bergdorf Goodman, opens up her portfolio of magical tableaus created especially for this crown jewel of the retail world. Her palette is wonderfully rich and eclectic, juxtaposing relics of the past and the present, symbols of art and literature, Western culture and exotic lands, moving easily between the marvelous and the everyday. Linda Fargo is a creative director for visual presentation at Bergdorf Goodman and has been designing the store¼s acclaimed windows for the last seven years. She is known in her field as an innovator as well as for continuing the old-fashioned tradition of creating works of fantasy and romance in her store-window designs. Serial Rights please contact nelson@workhousepr.com. Press requests please contact Ryan Urcia at urcia@workhousepr.com or visit http://www.workhousepr.com/assouline/dreamsthroughtheglass

PHOTOGRAPHY
Luxury of Space
Photographs: Oberto Gili Publisher: Assouline Publishing Price: US$70.00
ISBN 2-84323- 5219 Publication Month: November, 2003 Hardcover; 10 1/2¾ X  13 1/4¾; 208 pages, 200 color illustrations

Fleeting human moments memorialized by Oberto Gili¼s camera translate formally into beautifully balanced classical images. His camera, like his personality, is whimsical, questioning, nonjudgmental and tenderly objective. Simple, still and understated, Gili¼s images of interiors all have possibility as their subtext. Oberto Gili is a renowned photographer who specializes in shooting interiors and fashion. He works regularly for such publications as House & Garden, Town & Country, Travel & Leisure and British, Spanish and American Vogue. Gili divides his time between Rome and New York. Serial Rights please contact nelson@workhousepr.com. Press requests please contact Ryan Urcia at urcia@workhousepr.com or visit http://www.workhousepr.com/assouline/luxuryofspace

TRAVEL
Rajastan
Author: Pauline van Lynden Publisher: Assouline Publishing Price: US$65.00
ISBN 2-84323- 4468 Publication Month: November/ December, 2003 Hardcover; 13 1/4¾ X 13 1/4¾; 300 pages, over 350 color illustrations
This stunningly lavish volume is based on Pauline van Lynden¼s notebooks, photographs and other material gathered over fourteen years of wanderings in Rajasthan, India. The book begins with Pauline¼s first overwhelming impressions of color, people and places. Pauline van Lynden has a master¼s degree in political science from the University of Louvain, Belgium, and studied bookbinding at the Ecole de la Cambre in Brussels, which she practiced and taught for many years. Two subsequent years at art school in Holland, with a focus on drawing and painting, and repeated trips to India since 1988 led to a collection of notes, pictures and photographs out of which came this, her first book, on Rajasthan. Serial Rights please contact nelson@workhousepr.com. Press requests please contact Ryan Urcia at urcia@workhousepr.com or visit http://www.workhousepr.com/assouline/rajasthan

Island Hotel Stories
Author: Francisca Matteoli Publisher: Assouline Publishing Price: US$40.00
ISBN 2-84323- 4484 Publication Month: December, 2003 Hardcover; 7 3/4¾ X 11¾; 208 pages, over 150 color illustrations

Everyone dreams of living on an island, perhaps for just a few days, or a month, a year or even forever œ Islands fascinate us and fill us with wonder. Even just thinking about an island can give people pleasure. This is a book for dreamers, for travelers, and for anyone who wants to learn about the history of these islands and open their minds to adventure, tropical sun, jungles, lagoons, forgotten creeks and fabulous hotels. Born in Chile, Francisca Matteoli spent her childhood in Latin America. Today, from her Paris home, she writes travel books and contributes to National Geographic France, Conde Nast Traveller, Air France Hommes and the Tribune de San Luis Obispo. She is the author of the successful Hotel Stories: Legendary Hideaways of the World published by Assouline. Serial Rights please contact nelson@workhousepr.com. Press requests please contact Ryan Urcia at urcia@workhousepr.com or visit
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