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Baccarat: Two Hundred and Fifty Years

Text by Murray Moss and Laurence Benaim

  • October 22, 2013
  • Hardcover
  • Antiques & Collectibles - Glass & Glassware
  • Rizzoli
  • 9-1/2 x 12-1/4
  • $85.00
  • $85.00
  • 978-0-8478-4086-1

About This Book

The first book on the house of Baccarat, one of the oldest and most preeminent luxury brands in the world, renowned for its fine crystal creations. Baccarat celebrates more than 250 years as one of the most important and prestigious luxury houses. Acclaimed for its high-quality traditional craftsmanship of fine crystal stemware, barware, candelabra, perfume bottles, and jewelry, Baccarat is known the world over as a symbol of quality and refinement. Highlighting the extraordinary range of Baccarat’s crystal creations—from its trademark iconic glassware commissioned by royalty and heads of state from around the world and throughout the centuries to their contemporary creative collaborations with star designers such as Philippe Starck, Andrée Putman, Arik Levy, and Marcel Wanders—this volume showcases the enduring glamour and style of the most important crystalworks house of all time. With beautiful historic photographs and drawings from Baccarat’s extensive archive, which display the incredible craftsmanship and technical innovations of the highly skilled glassblowers, glasscutters, engravers, and gilders, and captivating images from its advertising campaigns and celebrity clientele, Baccarat is a sumptuous celebration. Offering a lavish and in-depth look at some of the most stunning crystal creations in history, this volume is for anyone interested in design and craftsmanship.

About the Author

Murray Moss is the design entrepreneur behind the legendary design art company Moss. Li Edelkoort is one of the world’s most renowned trend forecasters. Laurence Benaïm is a writer and historian known for her biographies of Yves Saint Laurent and Marie-Laure de Noailles, among others.

Reviews

  • “Throughout the 400 pages, photos reveal the crystal-works’ extraordinary history. Perfect for the aesthete’s library or a gift for the lover of all that sparkles, this volume is destined to become a collector’s item.” ~Identity Magazine

    “..Francophiles will exult in Baccarat, a compendium of luxury from the fabled crystal house.” ~New York Cottages & Gardens

    “...sumptuous tome...of one of the world’s most prestigious crystal manufacturers.” ~France Magazine

    “This prestigious brand traces its roots back to King Louis XV and has been enjoyed by history’s noteworthy figures…maharajas and emperors have all commissioned works from this iconic crystal company…You too can hold a piece of history in your hands…I, for one cannot wait to see the many commissioned one-of-a-kind showpieces likely to be seen in this very special book.” ~Life in a Venti Cup

    “The archival photographs of kings, tsars, celebrities and artists associated with the famed crystal are an allure, along with the 300 pieces of crystal pictured.” ~San Diego Home & Garden Magazine
     
    “A dazzling legacy celebrated. When it comes to luxury brands, a few names simply stand out no matter where in the world they are mentioned. Baccarat is such a brand. The book is a celebration of advances in technology, artistic partnerships, a love of fine living and at its heart, French craftsmanship." ~WAG Magazine

    “This sumptuous publication, showcasing over 300 pieces…is a volume sure to be coveted by anyone interested in design and fine craftsmanship.” ~Houston Lifestyle & Homes
     
    “Baccarat celebrates its 250th anniversary with a lavish cocktail table book chronicling the craft, campaigns, and clientele of the storied French house.” ~7x7

    “Another fantastic book for anyone interested in interior design, the history of design and décor, the history of France or anyone who just loves a little luxury will be completely undone by Baccarat. An overwhelming amount of beautiful imagery of the treasures grace the pages of this exceptional book.” ~Katiedid.blogspot

    “A must-read for the design-obsessed.” ~Manhattan
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