About the Author
In 1969, the first American issue of Penthouse sold out in a matter of days. England’s controversial magazine of beautiful girls, intelligent journalism, and intimate revelations had arrived. Now, on the fortieth anniversary of that first sold-out issue, Assouline presents a limited collector’s edition of the most iconic photographs in the magazine’s past four decades—an exalting compilation of Penthouse imagery in a work of provocative design.
With a preface by the famed pop writer Glenn O’Brien, this volume merges photography from the archive of a cutting-edge institution with the allure of Assouline aesthetic. From its earliest days,
Penthouse has reflected and pursued America’s deepest desires, serving as both the instigator and mirror for women’s evolving views of their own sexuality.
This ultimate volume, presented on cotton paper, is an enticing celebration of the notorious magazine, elevating the iconic medium of American sexuality to a work of art.
- English language
- Released in September 2008
- W 12.99 x L 17 x D 2.4 in
- Hardcover in a Linen Clamshell Case
- ISBN: 9782759402946
- 9.072 kg
Assouline’s Ultimate Collection is an homage to the art of luxury bookmaking. Hand-bound using traditional techniques, with color plates hand-tipped on art-quality paper, each page of this limited-edition series bears the unique imprint of the artisan. Treating a range of topics from jewelry and fashion, fine art and the ‘Impossible Collections,’ the Ultimate Collection curates culture from around the world and across the ages. Nestled in linen clamshell presentation cases, these books attract collectors, lovers of the printed page, and those who devour the culture of our time. Signaling a new level of sophistication for true connoisseurs, these unique books are works of art in their own right.