“Louis Vuitton: Art, Fashion and Architecture offers, for the first time in the luxury brand’s history, a critical selection of the creative exchanges forged between Louis Vuitton and a growing number of designers from the worlds of art, architecture, design, photography and fashion. This richly illustrated anthology is supplemented by critical essays that analyse and shed new light on Louis Vuitton’s commitment during one of the most fertile periods of contemporary creation. Written by international critics from the world of art, fashion and architecture, this work, stretching over 400 pages and illustrated with 400 colour documents, will be released in three languages – French, English and Italian – and will be available in bookshops, published respectively by de La Martinière, Rizzoli NY and Rizzoli Italia.
A deluxe edition exclusively designed for Louis Vuitton by Takashi Murakami will be for sale in Louis Vuitton stores and on www.louisvuitton.com from September 1st 2009.”
Some images from projects featured in the book, along with detailed information on the book follow after the jump.
LIMITED LOUIS VUITTON EDITION
Deluxe edition designed by Takashi Murakami:
Hardcover with a “LV with Hands” jacket and
a plexiglass slipcase engraved with Damier pattern.
On sale exclusively in Louis Vuitton’s stores
and on louisvuitton.com
Publication date: September 1st 2009
Price: US$130, 125€, £90, ¥17,000
Format: 24 x 31cm
3 leaflets 91/2″ x 121/4″
404 pages, 400 illustrations
Rizzoli USA, English version
Editions de La Martinière, French version
Rizzoli Italia, Italian version
Available in bookstores
Via I Love LV.