Bookshelf Aug. 19, 2007

Five new books targeted to the style aficionado look at luxury „past and present

Bally Since 1851 (Skira) Editor Moreno Gentili tells the story of Swiss shoemaker Bally, one of the first global luxury brands. More than 100 photographs show the evolution of shoe models from the mid--19th century to the early 1960s.

Cartier 1899-1949: The Journey of a Style (Skira) Photographs of 230 dazzling jewels—including delicate floral motifs and earthy acanthus scrolls—capture 50 years of Cartier's history. Additional essays by museum curators offer a surprising new view of the French jeweler.

Axel Vervoordt: Timeless Interiors (Flammarion) Journalist and art historian Armelle Baron showcases the work of famed Belgian antique dealer Axel Vervoordt through stunning...

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