Swans

Legends of the Jet Society
Author: Nicholas Foulkes,Nick Foulkes
Publisher: Editions Assouline
ISBN: 9781614281283
Category: Art
Page: 296
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Conjuring images of exotic global destinations and golden beaches, clandestine rendezvous on opulent yachts, and star-studded parties in palatial mansions, the words ?jet set” were once the epitome of soigné worldly glamour. Swans: Legends of the Jet Society captures the spirit of this world, the last vestiges of a leisured and cultivated age, a world of taste and culture, elegance and beauty. From bygone aristocracy to modern mega-wealthy moguls, this stunning volume regales with escapades of travel, money, romance, and adventure. By Nicholas foulkes

High Society

The History of America's Upper Class
Author: Nick Foulkes
Publisher: Editions Assouline
ISBN: 9782759402885
Category: History
Page: 163
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High Society explores the intrigue of New York's upper class society and culture.

The Trench Book


Author: Nick Foulkes
Publisher: Editions Assouline
ISBN: 9782759401635
Category: Design
Page: 319
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History of the iconic garment done with Acquascutum.

The Impossible Collection of Watches


Author: Nick Foulkes
Publisher: Editions Assouline
ISBN: 9781614282105
Category: Art
Page: 144
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In this stunning new addition to the Assouline series, British historian Nicholas Foulkes has selected the 100 breakthrough timepieces of the twentieth century. Featuring illustrious names such as Audemars Piguet, Blancpain, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Patek Philippe, Rolex, and Tag Heuer, this collection includes the 1915 Omega Lawrence of Arabia aviator chronograph, the 1962 Breitling Navitimer Cosmonaut, and the 1985 Ulysse Nardin Astrolabium. Beautiful timepieces invite us to join a story, and these examples unfold the narrative of one of the most dynamic periods in human history.

Bernard Buffet

The Invention of the Modern Mega-Artist
Author: Nicholas Foulkes
Publisher: Arrow
ISBN: 9780099594222
Category: Art
Page: 483
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This book tells the remarkable story of a French figurative painter who tasted unprecedented critical and commercial success at an age when his contemporaries were still at art school. Then, with almost equal suddenness the fruits of fame turned sour and he found himself an outcast. -- Publisher website.

Dancing Into Battle

A Social History of the Battle of Waterloo
Author: Nick Foulkes
Publisher: Orion Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780297850786
Category: History
Page: 267
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'Dancing Into Battle' concerns the social backdrop, vividly described, to one of the greatest battles in European history, Waterloo 1815.

Kiss of the Night


Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
ISBN: 9781429906135
Category: Fiction
Page: 384
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Wulf is an ancient Viking warrior with a useful but extremely aggravating power-amnesia. No one who meets him in person can remember him 5 minutes later. It makes it easy to have one-night stands, but hard to have a meaningful relationship, and without true love he can never regain his soul. When he finally meets Cassandra, the one woman who can remember him, she turns out to be the princess of the cursed race he's sworn to hunt-and forbidden to him. The two of them must face ancient curses, prophecies, and the direct meddling of the Greek gods to find true happiness at last.

The French Riviera in the 1920's


Author: Xavier Girard
Publisher: Editions Assouline
ISBN: 9781614282563
Category: Art
Page: 256
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The French Riviera of the 1920s and early '30s was a haven for artists and writers from the far reaches of the world. This book revitalizes the now-legendary tale of personalities such as Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald, Picasso, Picabia, Cocteau, and Gerald and Sara Murphy as they are caught between a desire for creation, the quest for happiness, and the looming darkness of World War II. Extraordinary images taken from personal archives reanimate the lifestyles and artwork of some of the most influential artists of the twentiety century.

Patek Philippe


Author: Nicholas Foulkes
Publisher: Preface Publishing
ISBN: 9781848094628
Category:
Page: 640
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Patek Philippe & Co. the Swiss luxury watch manufacturer was founded in 1839 and remains to this day a family owned company (it was acquired in the 1930s by the Stern family). It designs and manufactures some of the world's most complicated and expensive mechanical watches and is widely considered the most prestigious watch brand in the world. Amongst many firsts, Patek was the first company to make a wrist watch and in 1933 Patek Philippe produced the first ultra-complicated (24 function) pocket-watch for Henry Graves, Jr., known as 'The Supercomplication'. The watch was auctioned at Sotheby's in November 2014 for $24,000,000, the most expensive timepiece ever sold. In 2014 it was revealed that Brad Pitt had paid $3m for a rare Patek Philippe 'J.B. Champion Observatory watch' as a gift for Angelina Jolie. Patek have commissioned Preface and Penguin Random House to create the definitive history of the company to celebrate their 175 anniversary. Overseen personally by owner Philippe Stern, Patek have opened their unique archive of timepieces and given the author complete access to their museum in Geneva. Patek have created a new archive of photographs especially for the book. Two years in preparation, this book is eagerly awaited by the millions of watch collectors around the world and will garner as much fanfair as the launch of one of their prestigious new designs.

Wild Swans

Three Daughters of China
Author: Jung Chang
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439106495
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 544
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The story of three generations in twentieth-century China that blends the intimacy of memoir and the panoramic sweep of eyewitness history—a bestselling classic in thirty languages with more than ten million copies sold around the world, now with a new introduction from the author. An engrossing record of Mao’s impact on China, an unusual window on the female experience in the modern world, and an inspiring tale of courage and love, Jung Chang describes the extraordinary lives and experiences of her family members: her grandmother, a warlord’s concubine; her mother’s struggles as a young idealistic Communist; and her parents’ experience as members of the Communist elite and their ordeal during the Cultural Revolution. Chang was a Red Guard briefly at the age of fourteen, then worked as a peasant, a “barefoot doctor,” a steelworker, and an electrician. As the story of each generation unfolds, Chang captures in gripping, moving—and ultimately uplifting—detail the cycles of violent drama visited on her own family and millions of others caught in the whirlwind of history.

Seize the Night


Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1250075521
Category: Fiction
Page: 352
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A special hardcover release of the seventh book in the blockbuster Dark-Hunter series.

BALS


Author: Nicholas Foulkes
Publisher: Editions Assouline
ISBN: 9781614280002
Category: History
Page: 307
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Explores the upper-crust world of the masked and fancy-dress ball, including the Romanov ball, Truman Capote's Black and White Ball, and the balls of Count Etienne de Beaumont.

The Shoe Book


Author: Nancy MacDonell
Publisher: Editions Assouline
ISBN: 9781614281535
Category: Art
Page: 359
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For centuries shoes have served as a form of expression that communicates to the world who we are or who we want to be. Following on the heels of the success of The T-Shirt Book, The Leather Book, The Bikini Book, and The Trench Book from Assouline’s Anthology Collection, The Shoe Book explores the history and technologies that have shaped the designs and styles that continue to evolve. With contributions by Manolo Blahnik, Bruno Frisoni, Christian Louboutin, and Sarah Jessica Parker, The Shoe Book is the most definitive and visually compelling volume published on footwear to date.

Dream Chaser


Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
ISBN: 9781429937191
Category: Fiction
Page: 384
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From #1 New York Times Bestselling Author Sherrilyn Kenyon The spellbinding Dream-Hunter series continues! Hades doesn't often give second chances... Xypher has one month on Earth to redeem himself through one good deed or be condemned to eternal torture in Tarturus. But redemption means little to a demigod who only wants vengeance on the one who caused his downfall. Until one day in a cemetery... Simone Dubois is a medical examiner with a real knack for the job. Those who are wrongfully killed appear to her and help her find the evidence the police need to convict their killers. But when a man appears and tells her that she's more than just a psychic, she's convinced he's insane. Now the fate of the world hangs in her hands... It was bad enough when just the dead relied on her. Now's there's the seductive Dream-Hunter Xypher who needs Simone's help in opening a portal to the Atlantean hell realm to fight insatiable demons. The future of mankind is at stake—and so is her life. The only question now is: Who is the bigger threat: the demons out to kill her, or the man who has left her forever changed? "Brisk, ironic, sexy, and relentlessly imaginative."—Boston Globe

Studio 54

The Legend
Author: Anthony Haden-Guest,Niels Kummer,Domitilla Sartogo
Publisher: Te Neues Publishing Group
ISBN: N.A
Category: Photography
Page: 72
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In this stunning & evocative volume, renowned Italian photographer Felice Quinto captures the energy, the giddiness, the chaos & the craziness of the place Vanity Fair named the greatest club of all time. The Legend offers a personal glimpse of what it was really like to be within those mirrored walls & how it all eventually came to an end. Because, like all legends, Studio 54 was just too good to be true.

Figures of Earth: A Comedy of Appearances


Author: James Branch Cabell
Publisher: Wildside Press LLC
ISBN: 147942806X
Category: Fiction
Page: 296
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Figures of Earth: A Comedy of Appearances (1921) is a fantasy novel or ironic romance by James Branch Cabell, set in the imaginary French province of Poictesme during the first half of the 13th century. The book follows the earthly career of Dom Manuel the Redeemer from his origins as a swineherd, through his elevation to the rank of Count of Poictesme, to his death. It forms the second volume of Cabell's gigantic Biography of the Life of Manuel.

Are You a Jackie or a Marilyn?

Timeless Lessons on Love, Power, and Style
Author: Pamela Keogh
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 110146240X
Category: Reference
Page: 272
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Read Pamela Keogh's blogs and other content on the Penguin Community. An irresistible guide to modern-retro style, celebrating the legacies of two iconic women. The hit TV show Mad Men recently featured an ad campaign with two images of a model in her underwear. As a brunette, she sips from a china teacup. As a blonde, she swirls a cocktail. Debutante or bombshell? Sometimes women want to be both. On the surface, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Marilyn Monroe could not be more different, but they had more in common than just JFK. Are You a Jackie or a Marilyn? is a fun way to explore the classic madonna/ whore conundrum while becoming fabulous in all aspects of life. Readers start by taking the definitive quiz to determine where they fall on the Jackie/ Marilyn spectrum, and then it's on to customized advice on beauty and style, sex and marriage, power and career, decorating and entertaining, and more. Any woman who has aspired to Marilyn's sultry allure or Jackie's unstoppable elegance (or who wants to balance sexy and serious) will love these entertaining lessons on channeling your inner Jackie or Marilyn in any situation, from throwing a dinner party to penning a love note. Sidebars compare Jackie's and Marilyn's dating tips, lists of favorite books and music, diet plans, and even makeup know-how. Packed with charming two-color illustrations, this is the book that gives every woman her own star power. Watch a Video

ULYSSES (Modern Classics Series)


Author: James Joyce
Publisher: e-artnow
ISBN: 8026849841
Category: Fiction
Page: 900
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This carefully crafted ebook: “ULYSSES (Modern Classics Series)” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Ulysses is a modernist novel by Irish writer James Joyce. It is considered to be one of the most important works of modernist literature, and has been called "a demonstration and summation of the entire movement". Ulysses chronicles the peripatetic appointments and encounters of Leopold Bloom in Dublin in the course of an ordinary day, 16 June 1904. Ulysses is the Latinised name of Odysseus, the hero of Homer's epic poem Odyssey, and the novel establishes a series of parallels between its characters and events and those of the poem (the correspondence of Leopold Bloom to Odysseus, Molly Bloom to Penelope, and Stephen Dedalus to Telemachus). Joyce divided Ulysses into 18 chapters or "episodes". At first glance much of the book may appear unstructured and chaotic; Joyce once said that he had "put in so many enigmas and puzzles that it will keep the professors busy for centuries arguing over what I meant", which would earn the novel "immortality". James Joyce (1882-1941) was an Irish novelist and poet, considered to be one of the most influential writers in the modernist avant-garde of the early 20th century. Joyce is best known for Ulysses, the short-story collection Dubliners, and the novels A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man and Finnegans Wake.

The Luxury Alchemist


Author: Ketty Pucci-Sisti Maisonrouge
Publisher: Editions Assouline
ISBN: 9781614281504
Category: Art
Page: 250
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Offering an insider's view of the inner workings of the luxury world, The Luxury Alchemist is the ultimate guide for anyone aspiring to create or grow their own luxury brand. With an in-depth analysis of the ever-evolving luxury market to the Magic Ingredients needed to launch a luxury brand, this title features intriguing stories and anecdotes from leading companies and revered names. From Hermès, Daniel Boulud, Vera Wang, and Loro Piana to Burberry, John Hardy, J. Mendel, and Reem Acra, Maisonrouge meticulously leads readers through the strategies that these successful brands employed in order to make it to the top. A second section takes readers through two up-and-coming startups, Savelli and Virgin Galactic.