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Assouline Publishing Books

Assouline Publishing has made the coffee-table book cool again. The revolutionary company is best known for sumptuously illustrated books on fashion, art, travel and photography. Its exquisite hardcover volumes are beautiful to look at and are of impeccable editorial quality.

Assouline Publishing was established in 1994 by Prosper and Martine Assouline. The family company quickly outgrew its modest initial office, which was located in the basement of what was then the couple’s apartment, and the pair eventually opened a proper office on rue Danielle Casanova in the French capital city. Assouline’s initial offerings focused on designers, artists and fashion houses, with books about Azzedine Alaïa, Dior and Chanel captivating readers in the publisher’s early days. These books have sold millions of copies all over the world.

Owing to the decline of print media, luxury companies found in Assouline a venue to help showcase their products and adequately position their branding in front of consumers. From its earliest days, Assouline has published opulent hardcovers that broke the mold, from illustrated tomes celebrating fashion legends and high-society doyens to hand-bound limited-edition art monographs with Italian linen covers.

Highly anticipated Assouline titles, such as Yves Saint Laurent: The Impossible Collection, Chinese Art: The Impossible Collection and Art Deco Style, are published with consistency every year.

While books remain at the forefront of Assouline, the publishing house has also expanded into producing alluring decorative objects and furnishings for the home.

Today, Alex Assouline, the son of Prosper and Martine, heads Assouline Publishing. Under his guidance, the brand developed a lucrative new branch that is focused on curating private libraries for homes, offices, hotels and other commercial properties.

On 1stDibs, find collectible Assouline books and other items today.

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Bali Mystique
By Assouline Publishing
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Surf mecca, tropical paradise, bamboo architecture hub, “Island of the Gods”—Bali contains multitudes. The magnetism of this Indonesian island is unmatched, drawing millions of visit...
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2010s American Assouline Publishing Books

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Linen

Jaipur Splendor
By Assouline Publishing
Located in NEW YORK, NY
A delicate blend of old and new, Jaipur is a vibrant city full of energy, color and grandeur. With a history of maharajas, emperors and queens, the capital of the Rajasthan state has...
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2010s American Assouline Publishing Books

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Linen

Ibiza Bohemia
By Assouline Publishing
Located in NEW YORK, NY
From roaring nightlife to peaceful yoga retreats, Ibiza’s hippie-chic atmosphere is its hallmark. This quintessential Mediterranean hot spot has served as an escape for artists, crea...
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2010s American Assouline Publishing Books

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Linen

In Stock in Los Angeles, Portraits of the New Architecture 2, by Assouline
By Assouline Publishing
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Following the success of the first volume, Portraits of the New Architecture II introduces thirty-four new and exciting architects and architectural firms whose projects are shaping ...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Assouline Publishing Books

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Paper

In Stock in Los Angeles, Valentino: At the Emperor's Table by André Leon Talley
By Assouline Publishing
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Valentino: At the Emperor's Table by André Leon Talley In stock in Los Angeles As fashion editor and friend André Leon Talley writes in the introduction, “Valentino Garavani desi...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Assouline Publishing Books

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Paper

In Stock in Los Angeles, Coca-Cola Kiss the past Hello by Stephen Bayley
By Assouline Publishing
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Coca-Cola: Kiss the Past Hello by Stephen Bayley In stock in Los Angeles One of the most famous and unmistakable shapes in the world since its introduction in 1915, the Coca-Cola...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Assouline Publishing Books

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Paper

Hamptons Private
By Assouline Publishing
Located in NEW YORK, NY
“The Hamptons” is synonymous with luxury. Simply mentioning the name conjures images of poolside soirées, grandiose waterfront estates and endless days on the beach socializing with ...
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2010s American Assouline Publishing Books

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Linen

In Stock in Los Angeles, Beaumarly Paris by Gilbert Costes, Assouline
By Assouline Publishing
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Beaumarly Paris (Hardcover) In stock in Los Angeles Icons of the Parisian lifestyle, Beaumarly establishments encompass more than twenty ultra-stylish cafés, hotels, nightclubs, ...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Assouline Publishing Books

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Paper

Tulum Gypset
By Assouline Publishing
Located in NEW YORK, NY
A hub for barefoot bohemians and glamorous goddesses, Tulum is a Mayan hideaway that perfectly distills the gypset lifestyle. An off-grid escape for nomadic creatives, it is a playgr...
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21st Century and Contemporary Assouline Publishing Books

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Other

Marrakech Flair
By Assouline Publishing
Located in NEW YORK, NY
It has been said that Marrakech awakens all of the senses. Whether it is seeing the intricate zellige tilework; smelling the various spices sold at the souks; hearing the call to pra...
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2010s American Assouline Publishing Books

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Linen

In Stock in Los Angeles, Alaïa Livre de Collection by Prosper Assouline
By Assouline Publishing
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Alaïa: Livre de Collection by Prosper Assouline (Hardcover) In stock in Los Angeles For over 35 years, Prosper Assouline and Azzedine Alaïa were close friends. As a tribute to th...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Assouline Publishing Books

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Paper

Chanel: The Impossible Collection
By Assouline Publishing
Located in NEW YORK, NY
More than any other designer of her era, Gabrielle Chanel had the ability to predict the evolution of contemporary fashion. Self-inventor extraordinaire, Chanel revolutionized the li...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Assouline Publishing Books

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Rubber

Pop Art Style
By Assouline Publishing
Located in NEW YORK, NY
In the 1950s, a young man from Pittsburgh named Andy Warhol was earning a comfortable living as a commercial illustrator in New York City. But his ambitions went well beyond that; so...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Assouline Publishing Books

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Linen

Zanzibar
By Assouline Publishing
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Off the coast of East Africa in the Indian Ocean sits an archipelago known as Zanzibar. It all started ten million years ago when the island of Pemba separated from mainland Africa a...
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21st Century and Contemporary Assouline Publishing Books

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Other

Athens Riviera
By Assouline Publishing
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Overlooking the Aegean Sea, a charming string of coastal neighborhoods form the Athens Riviera, a serene escape from the constant activity in the city’s center. A selection of high-e...
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21st Century and Contemporary Assouline Publishing Books

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Other

Gstaad Glam
By Assouline Publishing
Located in NEW YORK, NY
In the southwest corner of Switzerland, nestled among the snowy mountains of the Swiss Alps is the picturesque, upscale resort town of Gstaad. Teeming with exclusive ski clubs and a ...
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2010s American Assouline Publishing Books

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Linen

Tiffany & Co. Vision and Virtuosity, 'Icon Edition'
By Assouline Publishing
Located in NEW YORK, NY
When Charles Lewis Tiffany opened his first store in 1837 in New York City, selling “fancy goods” imported from Paris, he could not have imagined the visions of glamour that his name...
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21st Century and Contemporary Unknown Assouline Publishing Books

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Linen

Maharaja's Jewels Table Book by Katherine Prior, Assouline
By Assouline Publishing
Located in North Hollywood, CA
The stories of Indian princes and their jewelry and precious stones are brought together in this illustrated narrative tracing the rise and fall of India's leading royal houses throu...
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Late 20th Century English Anglo-Indian Assouline Publishing Books

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Paper

Cipullo Making Jewelry Modern
By Assouline Publishing
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Born in Naples in 1935 to a family of jewelers, Aldo Cipullo became the most glamorous jewelry designer of the 1970s and early 1980s. Aldo left Italy for the exciting possibilities o...
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21st Century and Contemporary Assouline Publishing Books

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Other

Ken Fulk: The Movie in My Mind
By Assouline Publishing
Located in NEW YORK, NY
**Pre-order starting June 1 - Books will commence shipping on June 15th** For over 30 years interior designer and worldbuilder extraordinaire Ken Fulk has crafted some of the mos...
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2010s American Assouline Publishing Books

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Paper

Tiffany & Co. Vision and Virtuosity 'Ultimate Edition'
By Assouline Publishing
Located in NEW YORK, NY
When Charles Lewis Tiffany opened his first store in 1837 in New York City, selling “fancy goods” imported from Paris, he could not have imagined the visions of glamour that his name...
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21st Century and Contemporary Assouline Publishing Books

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Linen

Art Deco Style
By Assouline Publishing
Located in NEW YORK, NY
At the dawn of the twentieth century, the world yearned for a new design style that would embody contemporary culture. Efforts to create a design language suited to the needs and tas...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Assouline Publishing Books

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Other

Amalfi Coast
By Assouline Publishing
Located in NEW YORK, NY
The Amalfi Coast is the pinnacle of the Italian dream. Tucked amongst the lemon blossoms and the bougainvillea is a line of thirteen towns that comprise the Amalfi Coast. Known for i...
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21st Century and Contemporary Assouline Publishing Books

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Other

Buccellati: A Century of Timeless Beauty
By Assouline Publishing
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Since its establishment in Milan in 1919 by Mario Buccellati, a jeweler’s apprentice, the famed Italian jewelry house has developed and perfected its unique goldsmithing techniques o...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Assouline Publishing Books

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Paper

Aspen Style
By Assouline Publishing
Located in NEW YORK, NY
What began as a small mining camp during the Colorado, silver boom of the late 19th century has since become the preferred getaway of the world’s elite. Treasured for what’s above gr...
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21st Century and Contemporary Assouline Publishing Books

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Other

Italian Chic Book
By Assouline Publishing
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Taly is a country synonymous with style and beauty in all aspects of life: the rich history of Rome, Renaissance art of Florence, graceful canals of Venice, high fashion of Milan, si...
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21st Century and Contemporary Assouline Publishing Books

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Other

Turquoise Coast
By Assouline Publishing
Located in NEW YORK, NY
The Turkish Riviera, known as the Turquoise Coast, is home to stunning mountain scenery, rich myths, and folklore, and more than six hundred miles of impeccable shoreline along the w...
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21st Century and Contemporary Assouline Publishing Books

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Other

St. Moritz Chic
By Assouline Publishing
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Nestled in Switzerland’s alpine Engadin Valley, St. Moritz stands on its own amidst a sea of celebrated ski resorts in that it has long maintained an elusive allure. The winter home ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Assouline Publishing Books

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Other

Frida Kahlo, Fashion as the Art of Being
By Assouline Publishing
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Frida Kahlo was not only an iconic artist, she was also a bold beauty and an avant-garde fashionista whose timeless sense of style continues to inspire and influence the worlds of fa...
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21st Century and Contemporary Assouline Publishing Books

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Paper

St. Tropez Soleil
By Assouline Publishing
Located in NEW YORK, NY
The legend of St. Tropez starts with a dog, a rooster, and a martyr; and it leads to movie stars, world-renowned artists and distinguished writers. Located on the sparkling French Ri...
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21st Century and Contemporary Assouline Publishing Books

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Other

The Impossible Collection of Wine
By Assouline Publishing
Located in NEW YORK, NY
In this stunning addition to the Assouline Ultimate Collection, Enrico Bernardo, the world’s best sommelier, imagines the perfect cellar filled with the most exceptional wines of the...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Assouline Publishing Books

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Wood

In Stock in Los Angeles, Lisa Perry Fashion Homes Design, Assouline
By Assouline Publishing
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Lisa Perry, known for her 60s-inspired collection of clothing and accessories reminiscent of Courrèges and Cardin, is now showcasing her longtime passion: the home. Her love for desi...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Assouline Publishing Books

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Paper

Yachts: The Impossible Collection
By Assouline Publishing
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Since time immemorial, monarchs, nobility and the aristocracy have yearned to spend their leisure time on the water. From Cleopatra’s fabled luxury barge to Her Majesty’s Royal Yacht...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Assouline Publishing Books

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Rubber

Inspired Styles Hardcover Coffee Table Book
By Assouline Publishing
Located in Oakland Park, FL
Inspired Styles hardcover coffee table book. In the rich and eclectic world of interiors, it is the designers who remind us that the spaces we inhabit can be timeless works of art. ...
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Early 2000s Chinese Mid-Century Modern Assouline Publishing Books

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Paper

Rolex: The Impossible Collection
By Assouline Publishing
Located in NEW YORK, NY
For more than a century, Rolex stands apart as the most coveted and most legendary brand of watches in the world. A Rolex connotes many things: the quintessence of the luxury timepie...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Assouline Publishing Books

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Metal

In Stock in Los Angeles, Place Vendome by Alexis Gregory, Assouline
By Assouline Publishing
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Whenever the rich and famous are in Paris, they head for the city’s most beautiful square, the Place Vendome, originally conceived by Jules Hardouin-Mansart, First Architect to the S...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Assouline Publishing Books

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Paper

Gold: The Impossible Collection
By Assouline Publishing
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Gold—pure, indestructible, dazzling: Since the dawn of time, this precious metal has generated countless fantasies and beliefs. Whether it leads powerful rulers to the afterlife, cas...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Assouline Publishing Books

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Metal

Moon Paradise
By Assouline Publishing
Located in NEW YORK, NY
For centuries the moon had been synonymous with mystery, an unknown. But over the years, mankind has studied this brilliant satellite and even managed to venture there. Mystery becam...
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2010s American Assouline Publishing Books

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Linen

Cadillac 110 Years by Assouline Hardcover Book
By Assouline Publishing
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Cadillac Limited Edition: 110 Years by Assouline. Kremer, Esther, Ed. New York: Assouline Publishing, 2012. First Edition; Second Printing. Hardcover. In celebration of 110...
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2010s American Classical Assouline Publishing Books

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Paper

Chinese Art The Impossible Collection
By Assouline Publishing
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Over the last century, China has experienced a period of growth more rapid and utterly transforming than any other nation has experienced in modern history. How can we begin to under...
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21st Century and Contemporary Assouline Publishing Books

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Other

Greek Islands
By Assouline Publishing
Located in NEW YORK, NY
An endless expanse of shimmering waters paired with unmatched Greek hospitality awaits visitors to the islands of the Aegean Sea. Each island is home to a unique spirit and mythology...
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2010s American Assouline Publishing Books

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Linen

The Well-lived Life: One Hundred Years of House & Garden
By Assouline Publishing
Located in North Hollywood, CA
The Well-lived Life: One Hundred Years of House & Garden by Dominique Browning. Assouline Publishing, Inc. 2008. Large hardcover coffee table book. Size: 12 1/8" x 9 1/2" x 1" 1/4...
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21st Century and Contemporary American American Classical Assouline Publishing Books

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Paper

Mysteries of the Ear
By Assouline Publishing
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Since ancient times, the human outer ear, or auricle, has been considered a tool for healing, corroborated by recent scientific research. Various points on the auricle serve a double...
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21st Century and Contemporary Assouline Publishing Books

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Other

Barclay Butera "Living in Style" Coffee Table Book
By Barclay Butera, Assouline Publishing
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Barclay Butera "Living in Style" large coffee table book. Publisher: Assouline (2008), (New York). Edition: First Edition. Hardcover Interior designer Barclay Butera makes his p...
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20th Century American Expressionist Assouline Publishing Books

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Paper

New York by New York
By Assouline Publishing
Located in NEW YORK, NY
New York is a city whose DNA comes from all-over the world, a fantastic and unique place belonging to America yet not completely American. Such a strong cultural personality deserves...
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21st Century and Contemporary Assouline Publishing Books

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Other

Signals of the Twenties, 1988
By Assouline Publishing
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Signals of the Twenties. Modena, Happy Books, 1988 Measures: 12" x 8"5. Small book hard cover about signals.  
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Late 20th Century American Anglo-Indian Assouline Publishing Books

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Paper

Assouline Publishing books for sale on 1stDibs

Books published by Assouline Publishing are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of Other and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options in our collection of books from Assouline Publishing, although black editions of this piece are particularly popular. We have 2 vintage editions of these items in-stock, while there are also 74 modern editions to choose from. Many of the original books by Assouline Publishing were created in the Modern style in United States during the 21st Century and Contemporary. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider books by TASCHEN, Neil Leifer and David Hockney. Prices for books by Assouline Publishing can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. The price for these items starts at $40 and tops out at $995, while pieces like these can sell for $130 on average..
Questions About Assouline Publishing Books
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Prosper and Martine Assouline own Assouline Publishing, the manufacturer of Assouline books. The publisher specializes in art and fashion books and operates out of their headquarters in New York, New York. You can find a range of Assouline books on 1stDibs.

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