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A sweeping historical past of luxurious—from the pharaohs to the plutocrats—celebrating the quintessential position of opulence in human evolution
From diamonds to Daimlers, a backyard planted with porcelain roses, a mantle sewn with 45,000 feathers, a staircase normal of crystal, and tea served in a $36 million cup, right here is luxurious as pleasure, luxurious as splendor, and luxurious as past. Throughout fourteen chapters longtime Vogueeditor Jill Spalding chronicles what luxurious entailed for such of historical past’s icons as Cleopatra, Charlemagne, Kublai Khan, Montezuma, Elizabeth I, Marie de’ Medici, Louis XIV, Shah Jahan, and the Emperor Qianlong. Uncover how luxurious flourished the desk, the humanities, journey, and structure; how luxurious drove vogue, marked politics, and superior faith.
Holding that luxurious stays a worldwide pursuit, Spalding hyperlinks its evolution and impression to modern-day aspiration. How did luxurious outline the Rothschilds, the Vanderbilts, the Rockefellers, J.P. Morgan, and William Hearst? What has luxurious meant to Coco Chanel, Elizabeth Taylor, Valentino, Daphne Guinness, and Leonardo DiCaprio? Discover all of them on this panoramic new survey. Informative, entertaining, and illustrated with greater than 300 iconic archival photos, Luxurious: A Historical past is a surprising, important learn for historical past lovers, vogue lovers, artwork aficionados, and extra.
Writer : Parameter Press (6 Jan. 2022)
Language : English
Hardcover : 432 pages
ISBN-10 : 1620975637
ISBN-13 : 978-1620975633
Dimensions : 24.77 x 3.18 x 33.02 cm