Enhance your coffee table and library with brand new statement and collectible books from Assouline’s newest selections covering topics from art and design to fashion and exotic travel and more.
‘Roy Lichtenstein: The Impossible Collection’ ($895 USD)
In this new Assouline Ultimate Collection volume, one hundred of Lichtenstein’s most memorable comic strip-inspired works, as chosen by art historian Avis Berman, are lavishly reproduced, from the iconic Whaam! and Drowning Girl and later reinterpretations of paintings by Picasso, Matisse and van Gogh to public commissions like Times Square Mural, which is installed in New York City’s Times Square subway station. Including stunning gatefolds that reveal the breadth of Lichtenstein’s art in all its color and beauty, this book is a dream collection for Pop Art lovers all over the world.
‘Turquoise Coast’ ($85 USD)
This book captures the spirit of the Turkish Riviera, known as the Turquoise Coast, which is home to stunning mountain scenery, rich myths and folklore, and more than six hundred miles of impeccable shoreline along the warm Aegean and Mediterranean seas. Featuring two of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, the ruins of the Mausoleum of Maussollos and the Temple of Artemis, this stretch of coast is a destination apart, so much so that Mark Antony was said to have chosen it as the most spectacular wedding gift for Cleopatra. Through the lens of photographer Oliver Pilcher, ‘Turquoise Coast’ beckons readers with wanderlust to set sail and enjoy the dazzling sapphire shades of the coast’s dreamy yacht life. Anecdotes from lovers of the region include Mica Ertegun, Tommy Hilfiger, Chiara Ferragni, and Mert Alas, who spent summers boating on these storied waters.
‘Capri Dolce Vita’ ($85 USD)
Capri Dolce Vita is a look at this fabled corner of the world through the ages and a celebration of paradise on earth. A resort island dating back to the height of the Roman Empire, this book captures the spirit of this extraordinary destination full of ancient charm, cherished by everyone from physician Axel Munthe, who recommended its clean air to his patients as a cure for bronchitis; to film director Jean-Luc Godard as the setting for his 1963 film Contempt; to literary icons, celebrities, poets, and the jet set. Capri Dolce Vita recounts these treasured stories in combination with a beautiful curation of vibrant photos and illustrations that are sure to spark wanderlust, in addition to celebrated quotes and anecdotes from a noteworthy cast that includes everyone from Valentino Garavani and artist and interior designer Luke Edward Hall, to Leonardo Ferragamo, photographer Jonathan Becker and fashion influencers Chiara Ferragni and Camille Charriere, and many more.
‘The Impossible Collection of Cigars’ ($995 USD)
In the highly anticipated new volume of Assouline’s bestselling Ultimate Collection, this book envisions the ultimate humidor brimming with the most remarkable cigars of the 20th and 21st centuries from the most prestigious makers. ‘The Impossible Collection of Cigars’ is a bid for readers to journey to the fabled Cuban tobacco farms, get up close and personal with the torcedores (master cigar rollers) as they discover the world’s most commendable and coveted cigars. This hand-bound, oversized luxury edition, featuring hand-tipped and authentic cigar bands and presented in a traditional dress trade cigar box is a must-have for the collection of any sincere cigar aficionado.
‘Lisa Perry: Fashion • Homes • Design’ ($85 USD)
New York City-based designer Lisa Perry, known for her 60s-inspired collection of clothing and accessories reminiscent of Courreges and Cardin, is now showcasing her longtime passion in this brand new Assouline book: the home. Her love for design is infectious and this tour through her personally curated spaces instantly sparks joy for readers – never forgoing a chance to place pops of color and bringing to life her spaces with the whimsical art of Jeff Koons, Roy Lichtenstein, Ellsworth Kelly, and furniture by designer, Pierre Paulin. Lisa Perry: Fashion • Homes • Design explores the personal residences, creative spaces, and grand escapes including Lisa’s Manhattan penthouse, SoHo design studio, and homes in the Hamptons, Palm Beach, and Villefranche-sur-Mer.
‘Mosques’ ($895 USD)
‘Mosques: The 100 Most Iconic Islamic Houses of Worship’ is the latest addition to Assouline’s “Ultimate Collection,” and is a journey through centuries and continents that brings readers to the threshold of 100 of the world’s most historically significant buildings that are home to worshippers of the fastest growing, and second largest, religion in the world. This book highlights the extraordinarily rich historical legacy of these edifices, as well as the exciting new developments that are taking place in mosque architecture in the modern era, pointing the way toward the future. The geographical spread ranges over four continents, from the plains of Indiana to tropical Java and features the versatility of Islamic structures, from modest neighborhood mosques to monumental congregational mosques and sprawling shrines. The book also features thoughtful quotes and anecdotes, in addition to stunning historical and vibrant photographs, paintings and sketches.
‘Jean-Michel Frank’ ($250 USD)
With the newest book of Assouline’s Legends Collection, Assouline presents a portrait of an iconic yet somewhat mysterious artist whose work illuminated the decorative arts in the twentieth century. Collaborating with the best artists of the time, including Alberto Giacometti and Christian Berard, Frank designed and art directed streamlined yet sumptuous interiors for notable patrons from Marie-Laure and Charles de Noailles, Nelson Rockefeller, and Elsa Schiaparelli to French institutions like the Comedie Francaise and the Hotel Crillon, and this definitive volume tells the story and shows the creations of this influential designer of the 1920s and 30s.