Gucci Celebrates Art and Culture in a Limited Edition Book

Continuing with its commitment to promote artistic and cultural heritage across the world, Gucci introduces a limited-edition book in collaboration with director Harmony Korine.

The book, Gucci by Harmony Korine, shot by the American film director, artist and screenwriter, showcases imagery of the Pre-Fall 2019 collection by Creative Director Alessandro Michele. The images were taken in the historic, ancient towns of Ercolano (Herculaneum) and Pompei (Pompeii), in the Campania region of southern Italy.

The limited-edition book features a front cover and back cover illustrated by Korine. The spines of the books are designed so that, when displayed next to one another, five of the publications form an image. Each book comes in a special slipcase, also decorated with imagery drawn by Korine.

Ercolano (Herculaneum) and Pompei (Pompeii), the two ancient Roman towns, both UNESCO World Heritage Sites, which feature in the images of the special book, were selected as locations for Korine’s work by Gucci’s Creative Director Alessandro Michele, who strongly believes that the past is essential for our understanding and envisioning of the future, and thus should not be forgotten or neglected.

The latest chapter in the House’s restoration and conservation initiatives includes partnerships with the Dia-Art Foundation in New York City, the Cloisters at Westminster Abbey in London, the Palatine Gallery in Florence’s Palazzo Pitti, the archaeological park of Selinunte in Sicily and the Tarpeian Rock (Rupe Tarpea) on the southern side of the Campidoglio in Rome.

Gucci by Harmony Korine will be distributed by IDEA Books, the London-based independent publisher, from the beginning of June. It will also be available at Gucci Garden in Florence and the Gucci Wooster Bookstore in New York.

Gucci would like to thank the following for their help: Francesco Sirano, Director of the Archaeological Park of Herculaneum; Alfonsina Russo and Professor Massimo Osanna, Directors of the Archaeological Park of Pompei; and the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities (Italy).

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