“The Collected Library”: Valentino: At The Emperor’s Table

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One of my treasured Christmas gifts was a stunning new book from Assouline, that is truly a work of art! The box presentation is so very elegant and a treasure for any “collected library”. For those of us interested in fashion, food, and tabletop, this book is a real delight.

The Collected Library presented by kathryn c greeley north carolina interior designer and author

The Collected Library presented by kathryn c greeley north carolina interior designer and author

This past weekend, I curled up by the fire and became lost in this incredible book. I was proud that this book contained both tabletop designs as well as recipes…as I did in The Collected Tabletop. The box presentation is so typical of the exquisite craftsmanship of Assouline books.

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The Collected Library presented by kathryn c greeley north carolina interior designer and author

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The Collected Library presented by kathryn c greeley north carolina interior designer and author

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The world famous fashion designer is not only the “emperor” of fashion, but also “emperor” of the art of the table. The author states that beauty and entertaining have long been passions of Valentino and he is quoted in the book as saying…”I am in love with beauty and I have always loved beautiful objects.”

This book contains some very  interesting recipes , as well as lovely food presentation.

Valentino indicates in the book that “this book is not just about my passion for table decoration. It is a book about recipes and food that I love; it’s about the beautiful things in my life.”

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There was several blue and white table designs, which of course made my heart sing!

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There are certainly tablescape designs for every taste.

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I highly recommend that you visit www.assouline.com/Valentino . I found the entire site to be very interesting and enjoyed the video on Assouline’s 20 year anniversary! “Assouline-The Most Sophisticated Books in the World” is certainly true and it is definitely a luxury brand of the book world.

The price of the book, $150.00, likely less on Amazon, certainly indicates that it is an investment in your “collected library”.

The Collected Library presented by kathryn c greeley north carolina interior designer and author

The Collected Library presented by kathryn c greeley north carolina interior designer and author

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2 Responses to “The Collected Library”: Valentino: At The Emperor’s Table

  1. franki says:

    “Culture is the Finest Accessory!!” Whew…that was “quite the video!” franki

  2. Kathryn says:

    I agree!

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