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The Resource Cabinet of wonders : the Gaston-Louis Vuitton Collection, edited by Patrick Mauriès ; with texts by Delphine Saurat, John Banville, Pierre Senges, Stephen Bayley and Alberto Manguel

Cabinet of wonders : the Gaston-Louis Vuitton Collection, edited by Patrick Mauriès ; with texts by Delphine Saurat, John Banville, Pierre Senges, Stephen Bayley and Alberto Manguel

Label
Cabinet of wonders : the Gaston-Louis Vuitton Collection
Title
Cabinet of wonders
Title remainder
the Gaston-Louis Vuitton Collection
Statement of responsibility
edited by Patrick Mauriès ; with texts by Delphine Saurat, John Banville, Pierre Senges, Stephen Bayley and Alberto Manguel
Title variation
Mirabilla
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Representing the third generation of Vuittons, Gaston-Louis's wide interests and voracious curiosity were intimately bound with the future of the family business. A collector since his childhood, Gaston-Louis Vuitton (1883-1970) accumulated hundreds of objects over his lifetime. In addition to forming a collection of trunks - his first motivation and the one he announced publicly - his roving eye lit upon rare antique travel articles, locks and escutcheons, hand tools, perfume bottles, African masks, walking canes, vintage children's toys, books, hotel labels (usually fixed on customers' trunks), printed monograms and other typographical rarities. Together they form a rich personal evocation of curiosites industrielles, or quirks of the trade, as Gaston-Louis liked to call them
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
Dewey number
  • 069.5'0944
  • 069.50944
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
Specialized
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1952-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Mauriès, Patrick
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Vuitton, Gaston-Louis
  • Collectors and collecting
  • Cabinets of curiosities
  • Libraries and Museums
Target audience
specialized
Label
Cabinet of wonders : the Gaston-Louis Vuitton Collection, edited by Patrick Mauriès ; with texts by Delphine Saurat, John Banville, Pierre Senges, Stephen Bayley and Alberto Manguel
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9780500518991
Dimensions
34 cm
Extent
307 pages
Isbn
9780500518991
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white, and colour)
Label
Cabinet of wonders : the Gaston-Louis Vuitton Collection, edited by Patrick Mauriès ; with texts by Delphine Saurat, John Banville, Pierre Senges, Stephen Bayley and Alberto Manguel
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9780500518991
Dimensions
34 cm
Extent
307 pages
Isbn
9780500518991
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white, and colour)

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