Finding Dad the perfect Father’s Day gift shows you know him well. Finding the right gift for Dad at the right place will be a breeze, so let me suggest you top 5 gift ideas for father’s day to get through one of my favorite book stores, Assouline.
1.THE IMPOSSIBLE COLLECTION OF CARS
BY DAN NEIL
The Impossible Collection of Cars makes the dream of many come true showcasing the 100 most exceptional cars of the twentieth century. Each luxury automobile, from the 1909 Blitzen Benz to a 1997 Porsche 993 Turbo S, was chosen for its revolutionary design, magnificent lines, and head-turning capabilities. The book also features cars owned by celebrities like Marlene Dietrich, Greta Garbo, Pablo Picasso and Elvis Presley. This Impossible Collection volume is presented on cotton paper in a beautiful black rubber clamshell box with a cutout metal plate.
At Last it is possible to offer the world’s most beautifully designed automobiles to our fathers!
2. FINE WINES
BY MICHEL DOVAZ, INTRODUCTION BY MICHAEL BROADBENT
An Assouline bestseller, international wine expert Michel Dovaz identifies the finest wines of our times and recounts how they came about. From the legendary 1900 Chateau Margaux to the blockbuster 2008 Pol Roger Champagne, Dovaz provides an informative overview of exceptional vintages from France, Germany, the U.S., Australia, Italy, and South America. Includes practical pricing information.
3.PLANETS, SPECIAL EDITION
BY THIERRY DESPONT
Combining geometrical purity and gestural grandeur, Thierry W. Despont combines architectural skills and painter’s virtuosity in this spectacular collection of majestic, daunting and singularly attracting orbs, turning his struggle with corrosive materials and richly textured pigments into a spiritual achievement. A compound of restless collage and swirling pigments, each orb is animated by a life of its own: colorful magma breaking through the scorched surface of the canvas, white streaks flickering against the encroaching and abysmal darkness of a stark black background that seems about to engulf it. Mysterious and luminous, intimate and remote, they conjure up the awe of man in front of a cosmic world he both reveres and dreads. Beyond the eruptive, cataclysmic forces animating them, the orbs are inwardly radiant, animated by a life that seems to emerge from their depths.
4.THE SCULPTURES OF PICASSO
BY DANIEL-HENRY KAHNWEILER, PHOTOGRAPHY BY BRASSAI
This luxurious publication presents the sculptures of Picasso photographed by Brassai, one of the most important photographers of the 20th century. Includes an insightful text written for this work in 1948 by Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler, a major Picasso art dealer. Brassai met Picasso in 1932 when he was commissioned to take a series of pictures of the artist’s studio; between 1932 and 1946, Brassai photographed all of Picasso’s sculpted works. This long-term working relationship led to a fruitful exchange between the two artists on the respective nature of photography and sculpture, which is reflected in this volume.
5.CONDÉ NAST TRAVELER PHOTOGRAPHS:
25TH ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION
BY FOREWORD BY KLARA GLOWCZEWSKA INTRODUCTION BY LUC SANTE
The latest in Assouline’s Condé Nast Traveler series, this retrospective of the world’s premier travel magazine showcases a selection of its most stunning photographs from the past quarter century by renowned photographers such as Helmut Newton, David LaChapelle, and Brigitte Lacombe.From striking works of architecture to lions and elephants, big skies, and compelling portraiture, this anniversary volume is a celebration of the most outstanding travel photography. Featuring 25 exceptional fold-out images and accompanied by essays by notable authors such as Paul Theroux, Luc Sante, and Simon Winchester, plus maps and annotations by the magazine’s editors and the photographers themselves, Condé Nast Traveler Photographs: 25th Anniversary Collection is a photographic celebration sure to spark readers’ wanderlust.Since its launch in 1987, Condé Nast Traveler has been committed to the philosophy of “Truth in Travel” in its travel journalism. The magazine has been nominated for twenty-five National Magazine awards, and has won six awards in various categories, including Special Interest, Design, Photography, and General Excellence.