Discover the stunning architecture of Louis Vuitton's stores worldwide in Louis Vuitton Skin: Architecture of Luxury. Pulitzer Prize-winning author Paul Goldberger takes readers on an exhilarating journey, exploring the Maison's distinct locations from São Paulo to Seoul. Rather than adhering to a single design, Louis Vuitton's unique approach involves commissioning bespoke buildings with individual skins that evoke emotions and relate to their specific location. Each store's exterior is designed to offer the same appeal as the high-quality products within it, with a focus on creating a powerful visual experience. The book features stores with dramatically different expressions, highlighting the brand's radical rethinking of brand identity. Six different covers are available, each featuring one of Louis Vuitton's most architecturally distinctive stores worldwide: Beijing, Paris, Seoul, New York City, Tokyo, and Singapore.
Paul Goldberger, whom the Huffington Post has called “the leading figure in architecture criticism,” is currently a contributing editor at Vanity Fair. From 1997 through 2011, he served as the architecture critic for The New Yorker. He also holds the Joseph Urban Chair in Design and Architecture at the New School in New York City, where he was formerly dean of the Parsons School of Design. He began his career at The New York Times, where in 1984 his architecture criticism was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Distinguished Criticism, the highest award in American journalism. Goldberger is also the author of several books, including Building Art: The Life and Work of Frank Gehry, Christo and Jeanne-Claude and Why Architecture Matters. In addition, he has served as a special consultant and adviser on architecture and planning matters to several major cultural and educational institutions, such as the Morgan Library Museum in New York, the New York Public Library and Harvard University.