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Codognato Masterpiece

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In the enchanting city of Venice, Casa Codognato, established by Simeone Codognato in 1866, near Piazza San Marco, became renowned for its memento mori designs, while Attilio Codognato introduced ancient...

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William Middleton is a journalist and editor based in Paris. He has been the fashion features director for Harper鈥檚 Bazaar and the Paris bureau chief for Fairchild Publications, overseeing W magazine and Women鈥檚 Wear Daily. He has written for The New York Times, Vogue, House & Garden, Esquire, Travel & Leisure, Departures and the International Herald Tribune. Middleton is the author of Double Vision, a biography of art patrons and collectors Dominique and John de Menil, and Paradise Now: The Extraordinary Life of Karl Lagerfeld.

Journalist and writer Laurence Bena茂m is the author of highly regarded biographies on Yves Saint Laurent, Marie-Laure de Noailles and Jean-Michel Frank (Grasset, 2001, 2017, 2018), in addition to La Sid茅ration (Stock, 2021) and Paris, capitale de Guerlain (Flammarion, 2021). She has written several books on fashion and style history for Assouline, including Yves Saint Laurent: The Impossible Collection (2020), Orientalism Style (2022), Carita (2022) and Guerlain: An Imperial Icon (2023).

The Legends Collection

Codognato Masterpiece

$250 USD

I only like excess. Without excess, beauty cannot exist.

鈥 Attilio Codognato

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Page count

304 pages

Number of illustrations

over 250



Released on

November 2023


W 12 x L 15.24 x D 2.44 in

Cover materials

Silk hardcover in silk slipcase




13.0 lb

William Middleton, Laurence Bena茂m

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Since its beginnings in 1994, Assouline has been dedicated to creating books that are as informational as they are beautiful works of art. The respect for the product and the process of creation is evident in every facet 鈥 the traditional technique of hand-binding covers, the imagery that transports the reader to another place and time, the luxurious thickness of each page.

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Coupling an effortless assembly with the ability to showcase every collection from Icons to Ultimates, the Assouline A Bookstand is as elegant as the titles it holds. Designed by Alex Assouline, the luxe stand, with an engraved Assouline A logo centered on both panels, comes in black, red, or clear acrylic.

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