THE GENTLER X ASSOULINE
Paris is the city of chic—and as such, its innate style shines throughout the city, even in the simplest spaces. Quaint bistros, picturesque alleyways, artists’ studios and unique characters are elevated to a modern-day genre painting when set in Paris. From skateboarders to antiquarians, this volume is a glimpse into Parisian life, as if peering over the edge of the balcony at your own pied-a-terre.
Collaboratively, author Alexandra Senes and photographer Oliver Pilcher open the doors to some of the most sophisticated homes in Paris, sharing an intimate portrait of various families. The quiet, daily moments of Parisian life are eternalized through through Pilcher’s lens. Monuments don’t make a city; the people do.
"I Love Paris because I'm convinced that culture, museums and libraries are the only thing that can save the world. It's one of the few big capitals that hasn't been defaced by skyscrapers - you see huge skies. You can breathe. Paris still belongs massively to Parisians, and that's not about to change"
- Julien Lombrail
Founded by Prosper and Martine Assouline in Paris in 1994, Assouline is the first luxury brand on culture. The brand’s story began with the desire to create a new, contemporary style of book, using the couple's experienced eye for visually rich stories and compelling narratives.
Guided by their passion for knowledge, culture and travel, the Assoulines have since expanded their vision to fifteen hundred titles in five main collections and have curated some of the world’s most aspirational private libraries. Throughout the last quarter of a century, the brand has established a family of international boutiques in prominent places across the globe, with each location contributing to their vast collection of titles, as well as their personal curations of rare books and objects—creating the perfect cabinets de curiosités.
With a distinguished team of creative talents and exceptional producers—which include the founders' son Alexandre—the brand continues to reinvent the notion of true luxury. Assouline’s roster of collaborators include some of the world’s most respected artists, photographers, writers, designers and more, who together, help tell a story.
280 pages - 200 illustrations
Released in September 2020