Louis Vuitton has updated 2005's Louis Vuitton: The Birth of Modern Luxury with 10 expanded chapters and imagery for 2012. The volume traces the history of the house from its creation in 1854 to modern day.

The exhaustive account offers unique insight into the developments and inventions of the brand which turned travel into an “art de vivre”. From the masterpieces by Louis, Georges, Gaston-Louis Vuitton and their successors, to the current designs inspired by artistic director Marc Jacobs, Louis Vuitton has never ceased to surprise and enchant, and to redefine luxury.

Inside Louis Vuitton readers will find more than 800 illustrations that help tell the 150 year story of the brand. A special limited edition box set version of the volume is available exclusively through Louis Vuitton stores.

The bookshop edition is available from Amazon.

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