Assouline’s Upcoming June Book Launches

Aeworld   |   01-06-2024

These are the best new coffee table books arriving this month.

Biarritz Basque (June 6)

Nestled on the French Riviera, Biarritz charms visitors with its rich history and stunning beaches. Once a favourite retreat of Napoléon III and Coco Chanel, it now beckons surfers with its waves. Beyond its scenic landscapes and traditional Basque cuisine, Biarritz is a hub for craftsmanship, from pelota courts to wooden fishing boats. Visitors are drawn by its waves but stay for its soulful ambiance.

18th Century Style (June 11)

The eighteenth century, epitomized by Versailles and Marie-Antoinette’s court, reached unparalleled aesthetic heights. Embracing reason over superstition, it championed freedom and a luxurious lifestyle. From rococo to neoclassicism, its art and design continue to inspire contemporary creators, infusing modern creations with timeless glamour. Assouline’s Style series, featuring text by curator Sophie Motsch and art historian Emmanuel Sarméo, celebrates the enduring allure of 18th Century Style through captivating images and insightful commentary.

The Peninsula London (June 13)

London’s iconic Peninsula Hotel, the capital’s first development to exceed £1 billion, stands proudly in Belgravia, overlooking Hyde Park and Wellington Arch. Thirty-five years in the making, it’s the result of Sir Michael Kadoorie’s meticulous search for the perfect location. With 190 beautifully designed guest rooms by renowned architect Peter Marino, the hotel offers unrivalled views and a unique East-meets-West atmosphere. From its signature green Rolls-Royces to futuristic amenities and historic Japanese maples, every detail exudes luxury and sophistication. Readers will embark on a journey through the hotel’s rooftop bar, Michelin-starred restaurant, and elite shopping arcade, experiencing London’s largest suite and the globe’s largest cigar locker. The Peninsula London redefines traditional hospitality, offering a fresh perspective on luxury in the heart of the city.

Forte dei Marmi (June 18)

Introducing Forte dei Marmi, the crown jewel of Tuscany’s Mediterranean coast. Its sun-drenched shores, seaside splendour, and rich history make it a sought-after destination. With candy-coloured umbrellas dotting the pristine sands and the majestic Apuan Alps in the background, it’s a picturesque retreat. From its roots as a quaint fishing village to its allure as a playground for the jet set, Forte dei Marmi captivates with its glamorous lifestyle, making it the ideal destination for an unforgettable Italian vacation.

Bombardier (June 20)

Explore the world of Bombardier, the leader in private jet manufacturing, through stunning photography and compelling storytelling. From its founder’s humble beginnings to groundbreaking innovations like the Global 7500 aircraft, discover the brand’s legacy of excellence in aviation. Written by Michael Stephen Johnson, this book offers a captivating glimpse into Bombardier’s 80-year journey and its visionary projects for the future of sustainable air travel.

AlUla Flora (June 22)

Discover the natural splendour of AlUla, a hidden gem in Saudi Arabia, through the captivating pages of AlUla Flora. With original photography, illustrations, and artwork, this visual journey unveils over eighty diverse plant species thriving in AlUla’s landscape. Delve into the richness of AlUla’s flora, where each species plays an essential role in the ecosystem and adds to the cultural tapestry of Saudi Arabia. From Bedouin crafts to culinary delights, every page tells a story of the extraordinary natural abundance waiting to be explored. Supported by the Royal Commission for AlUla, this book champions the revitalization of the region’s natural landscapes and biodiversity, ensuring a bright future for this unique destination.