BARBIE - in the series of THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION.
Assembled using the traditional anglaise technique and color-tipped by hand on art-quality paper, each page of this limited edition series bears the unique imprint of the artisan. The Assouline Ultimate Collection heralds a return to luxury, care, and mystique of a fine, hand-bound book.
Barbie Limited Edition
by Yona Zeldis McDonough
Big-eyed, blonde, and beautiful, Barbie took over the world in 1959 with little more than a white-and-black striped bathing suit and a pair of high heels. Today, Mattel sells three Barbies a second, and children in more than one hundred and fifty countries know her name. Now, on her fiftieth anniversary as cultural icon, Assouline presents the ultimate collector’s volume on the world’s most popular doll. Encapsulating her history, chronicling her fashion, and imagining her life as a woman of mystery, glamour, and fun, Barbie presents this totemic figure as never seen before—in vivid dioramas of Barbie at work and play and in portraits of vintage dolls and accessories. A muse for children and adults, designers and artists, writers and cultural critics, Barbie remains a powerfully evocative and enigmatic reflection of our dreams, our hopes, and ourselves.
Land Rover's most complete luxury all-terrain vehicle just got better: the new 2010 Range Rover
All-new efficient and powerful LR-V8 engines
5.0-liter V8 supercharged
510 bhp and 461 lb/ft torque
5.0-liter V8 naturally aspirated
375 bhp and 375 lb/ft torque
Subtle exterior design changes enhance the classic Range Rover design with contemporary details
Upgraded interior, featuring physical instrument cluster replaced by 12" Thin Film Transistor (TFT) screen with 'virtual' dials and information displays
State-of-the-art Adaptive Dynamics technology to further improve the Range Rover's peerless ride quality
New brakes for all engine derivatives
Updated Terrain Response™ and Dynamic Stability Control System for all-terrain performance
Active safety aids including Adaptive Cruise Control, Emergency Brake Assist, available Blind Spot Monitoring and Surround Camera system
Maurizio Galante Valentina C Armchair with steel rod structure painted in glossy white (W), red (R) or black (N), padded polyurethane seat, cover in technical fabric and hand-made flower decoration designed by Maurizio Galante in the same colour of the structure.