here's another beautifully crafted tome to add to the growing LV library:
"An exploration of the dynamic and innovative architecture and interiors commissioned by Louis Vuitton. A prescient advocate of contemporary interiors and architecture, Louis Vuitton continues to encourage innovation and playfulness in the designs of their retail spaces without losing sight of the essence of luxury central to its identity. This process of designing places to display high-style objects has created a new venue for cutting-edge architecture and transformed city streetscapes.
This exploration of Louis Vuitton’s international stores, as well as industrial sites and unrealized projects, includes interviews with some of today’s most talented architects and designers who discuss the beautiful and complex structures they have produced in collaboration with Louis Vuitton. This book examines the physical aspects of these buildings as well as the ideas that went into their composition.
Acting as both a backdrop for luxurious retail goods and the physical manifestation of the brand, these spaces are a genre unto themselves that invite exploration. With luxurious finishes and unexpected textures, these fantastic buildings represent the intersection of fashion and interior design. The book includes interviews with Jun Aoki, Peter Marino, Christian de Portzamparc, David McNulty, and Christian Reyne." (Rizzoli)
the special edition print run will come with a choice of three different embossed slip cases: Champs Elysées (gold), LV Architecture (silver) and Damier (bronze)
sold exclusively in Louis Vuitton boutiques and online at www.louisvuitton.com while a hard cover edition - sans fancy slip case - will also be available for general release:
Louis Vuitton: Architecture and Interiors text by Frederic Edelmann, Ian Luna, Rafael Magrou and Mohsen Mostafavi, contribution by Jun Aoki published by Rizzoli
a commission by the Library Council of MoMA, 'Your House' is a limited-edition artist's book with a laser-cut negative impression of his house in Copenhagen. each of the 454 pages is individually cut and corresponds to 2.2 cm of the actual house. as readers leaf through the pages, they slowly make their way through the rooms of the house from front to back, thus constructing a mental and physical narrative.
of the edition of 225 copies, 140 were reserved for members of the Library Council of The Museum of Modern Art and 85 were originally available for purchase at a price of $3,500 back in 2006. the edition is now out of print.
it is Frank Lloyd Wright´s masterpiece"Fallingwater" by LEGO® Architecture. i don't know what came over me, but i balked at paying almost $300 for it. maybe if it was twice the size, i would've felt i get more bang per buck.
as per usual, i can't stop thinking about it now. but im still not 100% compelled to acquire it. will this eventually be another should've, could've, would've for me?