Maison Goyard – The Art Book

“….this object is nothing less than a bible of luxury – not so much a book as a work of art and heart”

These are the words used by Suzy Menkes, the notable New York Times fashion critic to describe The Art Book published by the House of Goyard in 2010 which traces the history of Goyard and the art of traveling luxuriously in the 20th Century.

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The book, a collector’s item, took 10 years to prepare and is offered as a limited edition of 233 to commemorate Goyard’s address at 233 Rue St Honore.  The pages are hand cut and made by employing a 500 year old technique of lightening hemp with the petals of a desert flower.  More about the venerable brand that warrants this tome in my next post.

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