What is, and what was luxury? This publication celebrates a world history of the lavish and the luxurious, through 350 extraordinary objects—fashion, jewellery, art, furniture, design and more. Discover how different cultures have defined luxury and the impact of such excess on the evolution of society, as a way to undermine or underline the status quo. Consider the the prominent role of women in defining luxury and wih it, the ebb and flow between excess and moderation.
Edited by Olivier Gabet.
Texts by Denis Bruna, Marie-Sophie Carron de la Carrière, Sophie Descamps-Lequime, Anne Forray-Carlier, Mathilde Fournier, Olivier Gabet, Amélie Gastaut, Audrey Gay-Mazuel, Cécile Giroire, Catherine Gouédo-Thomas, Pauline Juppin, Carine Juvin, Abdullah Al Kaabi, Sophie Labbeé-Toutée, Karine Lacquemant, Sophie Motsch, Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak, Jean-Luc Olivié, Marielle Pic, Cloé Pitiot, Évelyne Possémé, Éric Pujalet-Plaà, Sébastien Quéquet, Béatrice Quette, Vincent Rondot, Caroline Thomas.
Published with Louvre Abu Dhabi and Musée des Arts Décoratifs.
published in January 2020
24 x 28,5 cm (hardcover)
240 pages (ill.)
ISBN : 978-614-8035-35-7
EAN : 9786148035357