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Published: 26 May 2016

368 Pages | 64 black & white halftones


ISBN: 9780199663248

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A Rich History

Peter McNeil and Giorgio Riello

  • The first ever global history of luxury, from Roman villas to Russian oligarchs
  • A sparkling story of extravagance, excess, novelty, and indulgence through the centuries
  • Looks at everything from penthouses to palaces, couture fashion to fast cars, lavish jewellery to vintage wines
  • Shows how today's obsession with luxury brands and services is just one of the many manifestations that luxury has assumed
  • Looks at how luxury continues to morph in the twenty-first century, in the age of the global super-rich and increasing wealth polarization