- Tapa dura: 512 páginas
- Editor: Abrams & Chronicle Books; Edición: 01 (1 de marzo de 2013)
- Idioma: Inglés
- ISBN-10: 1419706829
- ISBN-13: 978-1419706820
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World Tour: Vintage Hotel Labels from the Collection of Gaston-Louis Vuitton (Inglés) Tapa dura – 1 mar 2013
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"Show me your luggage and I'll tell you who you are," proclaimed a 1920s Louis Vuitton slogan. World Tour takes readers back to when travel was a true adventure, visually embedding them in an age (from the early 20th century to the 1950s) when elegant passengers embarked on world tours aboard great ocean liners, boarded the first airplanes, rode the Orient Express, journeyed to exotic locales and from one luxurious hotel to another. Throughout his life, the famous trunk maker and inveterate traveler Gaston Louis Vuitton (Louis Vuitton's grandson) amassed a collection of over 3,000 hotel publicity stickers and labels. Globetrotters would proudly affix these to their luggage, and indeed the labels' graphic representations of the hotels, their typography, and their colors evoke an era when travel was synonymous with an art of living. Featuring over 800 of these labels, a wealth of period photographs, and 10 vintage postcards, World Tour visits 21 stopovers around the globe, stopovers that reflect the favorite destinations and pursuits of cosmopolitan travelers: seaside stays on the French Riviera, skiing in Chamonix or Zermatt, cultural tours of Athens or Mexico, beach vacations in Honolulu or Capri...the list goes on.
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Francisca Matteoli was born in Chile to a Scottish mother, spent her childhood in Latin America, later lived in Brazil, and now resides in Paris. This well traveled writer has devoted her career to travel accounts, contributing to Conde Nast Traveller and National Geographic, among other publications. Her many books about travel include Adventuriers, destinations insolites.
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considered to be a sign of a well-traveled personage. The thought of slapping luggage stickers on the side of beyond-luxurious Vuitton trunks seems fool-hearty....and yet the Vuitton family themselves were enthusiastic collectors of the labels and their exalted collection is featured in this fascinating and beautiful book. Published by Abrams, this book has lots of "extra effort" touches that I think would have pleased The Collector himself. An embossed handsome cover, printed fore edges (nice touch!), astute page design, beautiful reproductions of labels, and tip-ins of vintage postcards. The text is well-written, insightful, and provides more-than-a-glimpse into the world of rarefied travel -- and lots of atmospheric quotes and travel photos are included. Too handsome to put up on the shelf -- Keep this book out, and never doubt the power of paper.
I can't imagine anyone better suited to have put this collection together that Mr. Vuitton. Being at the height of his career during the heyday of this "Golden Era" and in an industry catering to the wealthiest of travelers it was a natural fit. It appears he solicited help from many of his friends, and I would guess hotel staff, in the expansion of his hobby. Thankfully, Francisca Matteoli has selected a number of these gems and made them available to us in this recently published book.
My first reaction when seeing this volume on Amazon's recommended list was that, given its dimensions, it seemed a bit pricey. Now that I've had a chance to examine it, "up-close and personal", I can see that the price is certainly justified. This book is very well produced. The binding is quite handsome and the paper selected is perfect for the subject matter. I am rather glad they didn't choose to publish this book in a coffee-table format. The smaller size still easily fits several labels per page and it rests much more comfortably in one's lap. (note: sandwiched in between several of the pages are beautifully reproduced vintage postcards further enhancing this books appeal)
There are hundreds of these miniature works of art on display in this 500+ page study - enough to satisfy even the most advanced enthusiast. If you have in interest in graphic arts, travel or just a fondness for early 1900s nostalgia this work is guaranteed to please. A noteworthy contribution to a field long in need of such attention