Luxury Coffee Table Books
We have a brilliant selection of wonderful coffee table books.
Assouline is a French publisher specializing in luxury coffee table books that are absolutely amazing from cover to cover. We also carry a selection wonderful title from other French and American publishers.
Books on Art, Travel, Fashion, Cooking and more. Assouline does not distribute to the chain bookstores so you will not find these titles in Barnes and Nobel or on Amazon.
Any of these books will make a wonderful addition to your home or office. You will find that you will not be able to resist spending time reading them again and again.
We are getting new titles in regularly so come by the store the next time you are on 30A and see what’s new!
Some of our favorite titles include:
The French Riviera in the 1920’s
“The French Riviera was the center of creativity during the 1920s and early ’30s. Artists and writers from the far reaches of the world gathered to fashion a new way of life—among them Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald, Gerald and Sara Murphy, Picasso, Picabia, Stravinsky, Cocteau, Diaghilev, and Anna de Noailles. A photobiography of this carefree era, The French Riviera of the 1920s revitalizes the now-legendary tale of these mythic personalities caught between a desire for creation, the quest for happiness, and the looming darkness of World War II. With extraordinary images taken from personal archives, these pages depict firsthand the lifestyles and artwork of some of the most influential artists of the 20th century.”
Chanel 3-Book Slipcase
Chanel Fashion, Jewelry and Perfume
Self-inventor extraordinaire, Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel revolutionized the lifestyle of her time by inventing a modern concept of luxury. She set her stamp on the 20th century, promoting a new feminine silhouette both sophisticated and discreet. This modern attitude of understated luxe thrives today thanks to the creative talents of Karl Lagerfeld, artistic director since 1983, who has reinvigorated the house by reinventing its famous signatures season after season. Assouline’s completely updated trilogy unfolds the spirit and heritage of the house of Chanel, from Coco’s revolutionary designs to Karl Lagerfeld’s present innovations. This elegant slipcase set includes three Mémoire volumes celebrating Mademoiselle’s revolutionary style: Chanel Fashion, Chanel Jewelry, Chanel Perfume
Is there any other?
From Abbé Pierre to Zidane, French history abounds with artists and intellectuals, music and screen legends, literature, inventions, and, above all, chic. French Style exports the country’s best—innovations from universal human rights to the bikini, archetypal ctional characters from The Little Prince to Amélie, scienti c and literary luminaries from the Enlightenment to Existentialism, gastronomic delights and nouvelle vague cinema.
With rich and dynamic photographs juxtaposing concepts from haute couture and scienti c advancements to pop stars and popular culture, French Style is as sophisticated and chic as the nation it celebrates. This lavishly illustrated, fun and informal yet surprisingly informative compendium brings to life the savoir faire and joie de vivre that is French Style.
The Light of Paris
Photographer: Jean-Michel Berts
As King Francois I once said, “Paris is not a city, it’s a world.” Long after the swarming crowd has deserted it, after the hum and buzz of traffic has subsided, Paris still resonates with a discreet life of its own. Working before sunrise and after sundown, photographer Jean-Michel Berts has created these dream-like black-and-white images, including Montmartre and the banks of the Seine. Following the Grands Boulevards and the footprints of Baudelaire, Brassa•, and Huysmans, the deserted streets of Paris take on a poetic, ethereal quality. Featuring beautiful text by the French novelist Pierre Assouline, this book is a moving homage to the city of lights.