Expo 2020 Dubai: The Definitive Edition
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Part of Assouline’s special series, The Ultimate Collection, which is an homage to the art of luxury bookmaking. Books in the collection are 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. Complimentary white gloves and signature canvas tote bag are included with each purchase from Assouline’s Ultimate Collection.
The Definitive Edition focuses on the enduring influence of Expo 2020 Dubai, not only as a magnificent fair, but also within the context of the legendary history of Expo. This was the first Expo to be held in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia region and every effort was taken to achieve greatness. Star photography, artworks and special features abound in this title. The grand scale of this book matches the immensity and importance of Expo 2020 Dubai.
From 1 October to 31 March 2022, Expo 2020 Dubai brought together more than 200 participants and many millions of people from around the world with a shared purpose towards building a cleaner, safer, healthier future. The first World Expo in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia region, and the largest event ever held in the Arab world, for 182 days, Expo 2020 Dubai was a hive of activity, from performances and parades, immersive experiences, insightful talks, food, art, music, sport and architecture. With 192 country pavilions, three thematic pavilions—Opportunity, Mobility and Sustainability—and numerous awe-inspiring feats of architecture and craftsmanship at every turn, Expo 2020 Dubai offered limitless opportunities to learn, reflect, connect and collaborate for a better world.
To mark this, Assouline collaborated with Expo 2020 Dubai on seven unique volumes dedicated to the event. Each book features original images, texts, exclusive interviews and insights into the architecture, inspiration and historical significance on display at Expo 2020 Dubai. Published and edited exclusively by Assouline and Expo 2020 Dubai, each of these seven editions will be valued by collectors around the globe for decades to come.
About the Brand
Assouline Publishing was founded as a family company in 1994 by Proper and Martine Assouline. It has published approximately 1500 titles on subjects ranging from architecture, art, design, fashion, lifestyle, and travel and has brought the illustrated book market to life with products that are modern, luxurious, and creative.
Created with the goal of becoming the first luxury brand on culture, Assouline aims to supply everything needed for a contemporary library. An active contributor to the growth of the illustrated market and its integration into the worlds of luxury, fashion, and design, Assouline provides the highest quality book-objects, sharing a distinctive graphic identity and editorial savoir-faire that have captured imaginations while addressing new themes in a contemporary manner. With its style and vision, the brand is a true pioneer.
Released in September 2022
Publisher: Assouline Publishing Corporation
Book Details: 240 pages, over 100 illustrations
Material: Handcrafted limited edition in a metallic silk clamshell case with a 3D plaque
Dimensions: (L 48 x W 40.6 x D 8.6) cm
Weight: 11 kg
Packaging: White gloves and a signature canvas tote bag are included