Over the course of his fifty-year career, Manolo Blahnik designed over 30,000 different shoe designs — this book is a collection of exciting conversations between Manolo Blahnik and artistic personalities: a teacher at Cambridge, a curator at the Prado Museum, Pedro Almodóvar, Sofia Coppola, etc.
Authors: Manolo Blahnik
Publishing House: Rizzoli USA
Publication Date: October 2016
Featuring more than forty years of shoe design, this is the definitive monograph of the work of Manolo Blahnik, one of the titans of contemporary fashion. Drawing inspiration from the worlds of architecture, art, film, and literature, Blahnik is a master of the art of the shoe. His exciting use of color, unprecedented designs, and exquisitely sculpted heels make his shoes some of the most coveted in the world. Featuring more than 250 iconic designs from his archive, the book reveals for the very first time the inspirations behind his singular artistic vision.
This book is conceived as a comprehensive survey of Blahnik’s work and provides access to never- before-seen photography of his designs. With insightful chapters devoted to Blahnik’s most powerful relationships and inspirations—including Marie Antoinette, Diana Vreeland, Cecil Beaton, Spanish and Italian film, the works of Goya and Velázquez and the Prado Museum—this book is a personal look into the man behind the shoes. Beautiful photography and thoughtful essays and conversations by fashion writers, curators, and colleagues give readers a unique opportunity to access Blahnik’s vivid and creative world
Saskia de Rothschild is to be thanked for bringing together in a beautiful book the history of this Château, which produces the most sought-after Sauternes wines in the world. This book, Almanach Château Lafite 1868, retraces the fascinating adventure of a vineyard which in 2018 celebrated 150 years of vines, wines, encounters, hazards and battles!
Author: Saskia Rothschild (de)
Publishing House: Flammarion
Publication Date: December 2020
Description : Winemakers Éric and Saskia de Rothschild lead readers through 150 vintages of Château Lafite, revealing key moments since the family arrived in 1868, along with scientific and climatic data and visual memories from the château’s archives. Over the past 150 years, six generations of the Rothschild family have attended to the winemaking tradition, developing Château Lafite’s reputation and transforming this classified Premier Grand Cru into a benchmark for fine wine in Bordeaux. Discover how this occurred and what actually lies behind Lafite’s label through stories from the tightly-knit team of men and women who tend to Lafite wines-from vineyard workers to barrel makers, and harvesters to winemakers. A chronology introducing each of the 150 vintages includes informative tasting notes, meteorological aspects, and the grape blends that mark each vintage. An archival gem has been unearthed for each year: from the harvesters’ menu in 1922 to portraits by master photographers like Robert Doisneau, Richard Avedon, and Paolo Roversi. Space to record personal tasting notes allows readers to make this book their own, building their wine knowledge over time.
The composition of great wines is inherent to that of their cellars – and this beautiful book explains for the first time the relationship between the great architects and the creation of cellars specifically dedicated to giving a precise architecture to these wines of pleasure! A story that begins with Ricardo Bofill and Lafite Rothschild… An ideal book for wine lovers and professionals!
Author: Philippe Chaix
Publishing House: Flammarion
Publication Date: March 2016
Description :Lafite Rothschild, Margaux, Mouton Rothschild, Pichon Baron, Montrose, Cos d’Estournel, Pédesclaux, Petrus, Cheval Blanc, Angélus, La Dominique, Faugères… This book offers the pleasure of discovering these great areas where wine and architecture magnify each other with always at the heart the passion of excellence.