The third volume in The Luxury Collection series, 'Certified Indigenous', taps into the extensive worldly knowledge of each hotel's concierge. Each concierge from the over ninety Luxury Collection hotels has compiled experiences indigenous to each destination, organised into morning, afternoon, and ..
Take a culinary journey of the world"s most beloved food destinations, curated by internationally celebrated chefs. With over eighty hotels featured, from New York to Vietnam, India to Peru, no region of the world is left untasted. Showcasing unique local takes on curry, risotto, and dulce de leche,..
The fifth volume in The Luxury Collection series, Global Epicurean details exceptional gastronomic activities offered at these remarkable hotels, from private classes on Venetian cuisine with executive chef Daniele Turco at The Gritti Palace"s epicurean school, to a Cretan feast at the Blue Palace, ..
Moulin Rouge is the first title in the new series Memoires of the Music Hall. As much of a Parisian symbol as the Eiffel Tower itself, the Moulin Rouge was the site of much of the intrigue, madness, and decadence of the Belle Epoque. Cradle of vice, birthplace of the cancan, this institution of unpa..
Whenever the rich and famous are in Paris, they head for the city's most beautiful square, the Place Vendome. This evocatively written volume traces the square's history from its beginnings in the time of Louis XIV to its life in the twentieth century as Paris's centre of fashion, jewellery, high fi..
Poker: The Ultimate Book is a comprehensive guide to the most practiced table sport in the world and the perfect gift for the burgeoning player or the poker enthusiast looking to brush up on the game. The rules may be simple, but the practice itself entails a wide array of skills, all with millions ..
A veritable symbol of the art of living, polo has generated its own clans, codes, and destinations. Polo was first played in Persia, and then spread across the steppes of Central Asia to India. The British colonialists were quickly seduced by this "sport of kings and king of sports." They exported t..
Following the success of the first volume, Portraits of the New Architecture 2 introduces thirty-two exciting architects and architectural firms whose projects are shaping the architectural landscape of tomorrow, including David Adjaye, Asymptote, Tatiana Bilbao, Annabelle Selldorf, and Dominique Pe..
Between the end of World War II and the election of John F. Kennedy there was a tremendous shift in Hollywood film: a fresh wave of actors (with Marlon Brando, Montgomery Clift, Paul Newman, and James Dean) whose talent and lives seemed to be inseparable in their work, came to the forefront of film-..
Lorenzo Mongiardino, architect, theatrical designer, and interior designer, rejected minimalism and modernism in favour of opulent spaces with architectural features borrowed from ancient Greece and Rome to the Renaissance. Mongiardino brought his operatic vision to the residences of prestigious c..
Shaker: Function, Purity, Perfection is an homage to the traditional Shaker values of grace and simplicity. Featured are twenty-eight essential pieces that highlight the defining elements of Shaker design and demonstrate a dedication to perfection. Designer and furniture expert Sir Terence Conran sp..
Influenced by ancient Chinese culture and modern Western techniques, Shiatzy Chen is considered the foremost luxury Chinese designer, and the brand continues to expand throughout the world. This handsomely illustrated volume captures the essence of the exclusive label - from its intricate and unique..