“Guaranteed to trigger wanderlust.”
—The New York Times Book Review
“Show me your luggage and I’ll tell you who you are,” proclaimed a 1920s Louis Vuitton slogan.
World Tour: Vintage Hotel Labels from the Collection of Gaston-Louis Vuitton takes readers back to a time when travel was a true adventure, when elegant passengers embarked on grand tours aboard ocean liners, took flight in the first airplanes, rode the Orient Express, journeyed to exotic locales, and stayed in one luxurious hotel after another.
Throughout his life, the famous trunk maker and inveterate traveler Gaston-Louis Vuitton amassed a collection of over 3,000 hotel publicity stickers and labels, which globetrotters proudly affixed to their luggage.
Spanning the 1920s to the 1950s, World Tour features more than 900 labels, a wealth of period photographs, and vintage postcards, all from around the globe, including the favorite destinations and pursuits of cosmopolitan travelers: seaside stays on the French Riviera, skiing in Chamonix and Zermatt, cultural tours of Athens and Mexico, beach vacations in Honolulu and Capri, and more.
The book is gorgeous, with an embossed cover and striking golden page ends, not to mention the high quality paper it is printed on and the book full of richly colored photographs and images. A wonderful gift that will bring delight for years!
Such a beautiful book to curl up with to travel around the world and back in time to a romantic age of travel. One of those books
Format: New, Hardcover
Published: March 5, 2013
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams Inc.
Dimensions: 9.75" inches H x 2" inches D x 7" inches W
Weight: 3.2 pounds, before shipping
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Francisca Matteoli is an internationally published and award-winning travel writer, contributing to Condé Nast Traveler and National Geographic, among others.
Chilean, with a Scottish mother, she resides in Paris. Her books have been published in more than ten countries and translated in several languages worldwide.