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The 5 Most Expensive Books in the World

There are books for all tastes and pockets. Pocket and luxury books. We suggest 5 og the most expensive books in the world. For all the reasons these books are ideal for collector. These collectors are willing to pay whatever it takes to be the proud owners of these books. At every international auction there are many of passionate collectors, with books is no difference. “For centuries, books were a luxury reserved only for royalty, the clergy or the very affluent. The painstaking work behind each page, carefully written and illustrated by hand, made a masterpiece of each book, singular and unique items that took many years to complete. And while the advent of printing allowed mass production; many of these early copies are now the object of desire for passionate bibliophiles.” By Azure. Below the list of 5 most expensive books in the world: 1. Birds of America, by John James Audubon Recently, the auction house Christie’s in New York auctioned a copy of John James Audubon’s Birds of America. Already considered the most expensive printed book in history, this piece was sold in 2010 for $11.5 million. In fact, according to experts, a list of the 10 most…

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In the spirit of Las Vegas

Take a trip through the bright lights and blazing colours of Sin City with this coffee-table homage to the glitz and glamour of Las Vegas. Writer Jennifer Worthington explores its humble beginnings in the Mojave Desert, through to its rise to fame as the premier playground of the Rat Pack. Capturing the seductive allure of the legendary gambling paradise, it’s filled with sumptuous shots of the starlets, showgirls and scandal-makers that have helped propel it to international infamy. Initially a one-horse outpost in the middle of the desert, Las Vegas has become the symbol of entertainment of our twenty-first-century world. The history of this strange city is a fabulous mix between reality and dreams. Its heroes are Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, Howard Hughes. Its scenes are casinos, extravagant hotels, gigantic boxing rings, or spectacular sets for cult films, like Casino, Ocean’s Eleven, and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. Sin City attracts millions of people each year, thousands of couples, and makes both fortunes and ruins. Frank Sinatra with Elvis Presley Ocean’s eleven This book chronicles the rise of this special desert oasis and the way it became the ultimate dream destination. A selected guide completes the volume with information…

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Lifestyle

Cadillac Limited Edition Book

The Cadillac has become a symbol of Americana, the ultimate achievement of the American Dream. The iconic American luxury brand, renowned for its high-performance and high style automobiles, celebrates its 110th anniversary with this beautifully illustrated volume. Cadillac takes readers on a visual journey through all the decades of its history. Here are presidents and Hollywood stars, closed-body cars and concept cars, the classic and the cutting-edge. Cadillac enthusiasts and car collectors alike will delight in an edition that brings to life the powerful and seductive energy of an American legend. Featuring over 200 full-colour photographs, the book chronicles the evolution of the Cadillac brand, from its first closed-body automobile in 1905 to the first electric car and the ubiquitous Escalade in 2009, to the brand-new 2013 ATS. Cadillac has also made a major impact on popular culture in music, film, art, and fashion, as illustrated in this collector’s item: from Elvis Presley, an avid Cadillac collector, to Bruce Springsteen’s hit song “Pink Cadillac,” to Prada, with its Cadillac design–inspired shoe, to Andy Warhol’s famed Twelve Cadillacs. In this both stylish and well-documented book, readers will discover why Cadillac truly is the Standard of the World.

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Gino Sarfatti Complete Works 1938-1973

Gino Sarfatti Complete Works 1938-1973  would have been Sarfatti’s 100th birthday, and to mark the occasion Silvana Editoriale published this wonderful book with the complete work of Gino Sarfatti. By Marco Romanelli and Sandra Severi See also: Book Review: LEE, a Signed Copy By Lee Radziwill Book review: Carrier and Company – Positively Chic Gino Sarfatti is possibly the most important lighting designer in the history of Italian design.After abandoning his studies in aeronautical engineering for financial reasons, Sarfatti founded the internationally renowned interior design firm Arteluce. Between founding the beloved Arteluce in 1939 and selling it to Flos in 1973, Sarfatti designed and produced more than 600 lighting fixtures continuously exploring innovative new ways of manufacturing and shaping the bulbs, cords and stands that light our interior worlds, even making pioneering use of halogen bulbs in fixtures as early as 1971. His preference for the status of “technician” over “artist” may have contributed to his lack of recognition in the art world, but this publication amply makes up for the oversight and illuminates his many achievements in more than 1,000 images. See also: Book Review: 1000 Chairs Book Review: New New York Interiors For the lovers of stilnovo lamps the Gino Sarfatti Edition N°1 collection will be on sale…

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IN THE SPIRIT OF THE HAMPTONS BOOK

IN THE SPIRIT OF THE HAMPTONS BOOK – From May to September every year, society’s elite migrates to a small strip of land on the South Fork of Long Island, the Hamptons, one of the most exclusive and chic spots in the country. From the glamorous parties and unparalleled beaches to the mega-estates and its storied history, the Hamptons are magnetic. IN THE SPIRIT OF THE HAMPTONS BY KELLY KILLOREN BENSIMON FOREWORD BY PAMELA FIORI This beautifully illustrated updated edition of “In the Spirit of the Hamptons” by Kelly Killoren Bensimon, including a new foreword by Pamela Fiori, Combines photo archives and beautiful shots from famous vacationers, catpuring the past and present, the mix of culture, stunning beaches, exclusive homes, day-to-day small-town life and the people who have made the Hamptons such a unique place. See also: Book Review: La Collection Privée Christian Dior “You can see many celebrities enjoying themselves, like Paul McCartney going sailing or Stella McCartney on the bike. Ralph Lauren drives his extensive vintage car collection around the area while Donna Karan raised her family here and brought a shop and a restaurant to Sag Harbour. Marilyn Monroe and Arthur Miller even spent their honeymoon in the…

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