Louis Vuitton The Birth Of Modern Luxury Updated Edition

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The first in depth portrait of one of the world's best known luxury brands, this elegant volume traces the remarkable history of the House of Vuitton, which has been making practical but stylish luggage, handbags and accessories for more than 150 years. Written with full access to the company's archives, the book itself demonstrates Louis Vuitton's passion for fine design with a stunning array of archival art, historical images, product designs and sketches, and cutting edge advertising. The book explores the company's tradition of quality and innovation in the context of sweeping changes in society, art, culture, fashion and, above all, travel. Examining the life and times of the company's first three leaders; founder Louis (who invented the modern trunk), his son Georges and his grandson Gaston, the text focuses on the firm's development under their guidance. It also discusses Vuitton's explosive growth toward the end of the 20th century, including the 1987 merger with Moet Hennessy that made it part of LVMH, the world's largest luxury goods company and spurred the expansion of its boutiques to more than 300 locations in 50 countries around the globe.

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Genre : Design
Author : Paul-Gerard Pasols
Publisher : Harry N. Abrams
Release : 2012-12-01
File : 0 Pages
ISBN-13 : 1419705563


Louis Vuitton

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This monograph documents Louis Vuitton's highly visible collaborations with an elite group of artists, architects and photographers, including Takashi Murakami, Julie Verhoven and Anne Leibovitz.

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Genre : Design
Author : Simon Castets
Publisher : National Geographic Books
Release : 2009-09-22
File : 406 Pages
ISBN-13 : UCSD:31822037455284


Louis Vuitton

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A beautifully illustrated journey through the history of travel--and traveling in style--from one of the world's preeminent fashion brands The mid-19th and early 20th centuries heralded new means of transport and equipment and, with them, new and original ways of exploring the world. Transatlantic liners, automobiles, long-haul airplanes, zeppelins, and express trains unfurled new horizons and changed travel itself into an adventure. Distant lands were no longer solely accessible to aristocrats, explorers, and adventurers. Instead, the world opened up to new groups of people eager to circumvent the globe. And for many of these new globetrotters, traveling was synonymous with Louis Vuitton, the French label whose iconic and functional luggage trunks could be found on nearly every boat, plane, car, and train around the world. In this beautiful book, author Francisca Mattéoli recounts 50 tales of thrilling travel undertaken in every possible mode of transit, from the hot air balloon to the space shuttle, each lavishly illustrated with more than 300 historical photographs and ephemera from Louis Vuitton's official archives. Louis Vuitton: Extraordinary Voyages is a journey all its own--an evocative and transporting account of the most surprising and transformative trips taken since the 19th century.

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Genre : Luggage
Author : Francisca Mattéoli
Publisher : Abrams
Release : 2021-09
File : 448 Pages
ISBN-13 : 1419757865


Louis Vuitton City Bags A Natural History

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This volume is an unprecedented history of Louis Vuitton’s women’s bags, the most coveted line of accessories in women’s fashion. At the heart of Louis Vuitton are its City Bags, a range of women’s bags that dates back to the turn of the twentieth century. Featuring the trademark monograms of the house, the City Bag story began with the Steamer, a resort bag designed in 1901 to be packed inside a much larger steamer trunk. These bags have in a hundred years formally diversified into a dizzying array of handbags for every conceivable function demanded by the modern woman. Profoundly influential, City Bags are now known to millions by their descriptive names (Keepall, Bucket, Papillon, Alma, Locket, Noe, Speedy) and are still evolving into more fantastical forms. Lavishly illustrated with new and archival photography, historical graphics, landmark editorials, and ad campaigns, the volume traces the history of these specific bag families, and examines the earliest specimens and today’s most sought-after collectibles, including Vuitton’s collaborations with Takashi Murakami, Stephen Sprouse, Richard Prince, Yayoi Kusama, and Rei Kawakubo and one-off projects by Zaha Hadid, Shigeru Ban, Vivienne Westwood, Helmut Lang, Andrée Putman, and of course, Marc Jacobs. Louis Vuitton: City Bags is an ambitious volume on the creation and cultivation of a cultural phenomenon.

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Genre : Design
Author : Jean-Claude Kaufmann
Publisher : Rizzoli Publications
Release : 2013-10-15
File : 397 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780847840878


Louis Vuitton

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Trains and steamships transformed transportation in the mid-19th century and opened the world to a new breed of traveler. Louis Vuitton understood the need for more practical luggage, and strove to create products that were adaptable to all situations--and the travel trunk was born. Authors Pierre Leonforte and Eric Pujalet-Plaa curate 100 of the finest trunks the Louis Vuitton company has produced on commission, including boxes made for movie stars from Douglas Fairbanks to Sharon Stone and couturiers from Jeanne Lanvin to Karl Lagerfeld, as well as cases designed for Ernest Hemingway, Leopold Stokowski, and Damien Hirst. Illustrated with 600 images taken from the Louis Vuitton archives and new photographs made especially for this book, this is the definitive history of personalized objects of both practicality and luxury.

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Genre : Design
Author : Pierre Léonforte
Publisher : Harry N. Abrams
Release : 2010-12-01
File : 0 Pages
ISBN-13 : 0810982471


Cabinet Of Wonders

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The extraordinary personal collection of Gaston-Louis Vuitton, grandson of the founder of one of the world’s most famous luxury brands A collector since his childhood, Gaston-Louis Vuitton (1883–1970), the third generation of the legendary design family and grandson of the founder of the luxury brand, accumulated hundreds of objects over his lifetime. In addition to building a collection of trunks his roving eye lit upon rare antique travel articles, locks and escutcheons, hand tools, perfume bottles, African masks, walking canes, vintage children’s toys, books, hotel labels (usually affixed to customers’ trunks), printed monograms, and other typographical rarities. Together they form a rich personal evocation of curiosités industrielles, or quirks of the trade, as Gaston-Louis liked to call them. This publication, illustrated with hundreds of specially commissioned photographs, is a privileged tour of a sophisticate’s cabinet of curiosities. It will capture the imagination of anyone inspired by bizarre and eclectic curiosities, or those with an interest in the Art Deco period. The book itself will exhibit the highest design and production values for discerning international voyagers with an eye for quality in their books as well as their brands.

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Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
Author : Patrick Mauriès
Publisher : National Geographic Books
Release : 2017-09-19
File : 0 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780500518991


Little Book Of Louis Vuitton

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A pocket-sized and fully illustrated story of one of the world's most luxurious fashion houses.

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Author : Karen Homer
Publisher : Welbeck Publishing
Release : 2021-08-05
File : 160 Pages
ISBN-13 : 1787397416


Travellers Tales

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This deluxe illustrated volume brings together tales of the world's most celebrated owners of Louis Vuitton luggage.

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Genre : Luggage industry
Author : Bertil Scali
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Release : 2018-10-04
File : 0 Pages
ISBN-13 : 050002250X


Vuitton A Biography Of Louis Vuitton

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In 1835, at the age of 13, a young boy walked nearly 300 miles to Paris; he worked odd jobs and did whatever it took to survive. He eventually learned a craft: box making. Before long, the young boy had earned enough to open his own box-making store. The tale may seem a bit unremarkable until you consider the boy’s name: Louis Vuitton. You know the brand, but not the man; take a look at the genius that created one of the most recognizable brands in the world with this biography.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Fergus Mason
Publisher : BookCaps Study Guides
Release : 2015-01-07
File : 75 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781629174297


Collecting Louis Vuitton

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An easy to read guide for all lovers of Louis Vuitton. I am very passionate about collecting Louis Vuitton and this book is the result of years of collecting. I have been a Louis Vuitton fan since I was 15 years old.This book covers the following topics:-LOUIS VUITTON – BOOKS, CATALOGUES AND LITERATURE.HOLY GRAIL PIECES. TELLING FAKES FROM GENUINE ITEMS. BUYING GENUINE LOUIS VUITTON FROM EBAY. BUYING NEW FROM THE LOUIS VUITTON STORE. LOUIS VUITTON IN THE WORKPLACE. LOUIS VUITTON AND SAVING THE ENVIRONMENT. CARING/CLEANING LOUIS VUITTON ITEMS

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Author : Paul Pluta
Publisher : Lulu.com
Release : 2010-10-11
File : 56 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781446169490