'We wanted to do it differently from all the boring books.' So
says Martine Assouline, one half of the husband and wife team which
founded, runs and owns the publishing house Maison Assouline.
Assouline produces beautifully made, sumptuously illustrated books
- 'graphically dynamic', in its own words - on subjects as diverse
as travel, jewellery, art, architecture, food, cars, photography
and fashion. They aspire to produce 'unique books that are a work
of art in their own right'. If coffee table books they are, they
are very grand ones.