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Nardi by Nicholas Foulkes

Synonymous with Italian elegance and luxury, this Venetian jewellery maker has been creating timeless and unique pieces for over a century. With breath taking images and an informative text by Nicholas Foulkes, this oversize slipcase volume captures the history, essence, and vibrancy of Nardi. In a world of standardized big-name luxury, Nardi is an anomaly. A single-location, family-run shop that’s reserved, sepulchral, and occupying just five arches in a corner of a square, it is a globally renowned synonym for a geographically specific type of glamour. Today, as the shops of international luxury brands descend on the narrow streets of Venice’s San Marco district with their handbags and headscarves, Nardi remains an undiluted expression of an aesthetic that is uniquely and proudly Venetian. About the Author Nicholas Foulkes is a British historian, author, and journalist who have written books on subjects as diverse as James Bond, porcelain, and the trench coat. He is best known for his critically acclaimed trilogy of 19th-century histories: Scandalous Society, a biography of Count d’Orsay; Dancing Into Battle; and Gentlemen and Blackguards. His other books include High Society and Bals. Foulkes is luxury editor of British GQ, cofounder and editor in chief of Finch’s Quarterly…

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BALS: LEGENDARY COSTUME BALLS OF THE 20TH CENTURY

BALS: LEGENDARY COSTUME BALLS OF THE 20TH CENTURY – There’s nothing more that I love than a coffee table book full of captivating pictures and, of course, one that covers fashion. Renowned publisher, Assouline produces some of the most eye-catching books and they’ve recently released their latest work, BALS: Legendary Costume Balls of the Twentieth Century by Nicholas Foulkes. BY NICHOLAS FOULKES This book explores nine of the most exceptional private costume parties of the twentieth century, in the most beautiful book ever produced on the subject. From the twilight of the Romanov dynasty through les années folles of Art Deco Paris to the jet-set seventies,In addition to social commentary from (or about) colorful characters—including Paul Poiret, Truman Capote, and Cecil Beaton, who immortalized these extraordinary balls. Jacqueline de Ribes, Hélène David-Weill, and Marisa Berenson share their vivid souvenirs in first-person narratives.This is the ultimate book on such a unique and captivating theme. THE AUTHOR Nicholas Foulkes is a British historian, author, and journalist who has written books on subjects as diverse as James Bond, porcelain, and the trench coat. He is best known for his critically acclaimed trilogy of nineteenth-century histories: Scandalous Society, a biography of Count d’Orsay; Dancing Into Battle; and Gentlemen and Blackguards. In…

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