Design has been essential to Louis Vuitton for its entire history. It underlies all the products created by the House and is an equally vital part of the environments in which they are displayed and sold. All the places featured in Louis Vuitton Skin: Architecture of Luxury share a commitment to the notion that design should be emotionally engaging in concept, visually exciting in experience and elegant in execution. Every Louis Vuitton store is a celebration of the sensual, emerging out of a recognition that there are many ways to create visual pleasure. It is an acknowledgement that quality, beauty and craftsmanship can come together to make places that at once honour tradition and move it forward. Paul Goldberger is a contributing editor at Vanity Fair. He began his career at The New York Times, where in 1984 his architecture criticism was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Distinguished Criticism, the highest award in American journalism. From 1997 to 2011, he served as the architecture critic for The New Yorker. He is also the author of several books, including Building Art: The Life and Work of Frank Gehry and Why Architecture Matters. He has served as a special consultant on architecture and planning matters to major cultural and educational institutions, such as the Morgan Library Museum in New York, the New York Public Library and Harvard University.
- L 30.7 x H 38.8 x W 1.9 cm/L 12 x H 15 x W 0.8 inches
- Text by Paul Goldberger
- 372 pages
- Over 200 images
- Hardcover (Paris Charles de Gaulle)
- 6 different covers available