Just before the holiday season Cadillac will be releasing some pretty cool books. I am looking forward to getting my hands on one.
DETROIT – Cadillac, which celebrates its 110th birthday this month, will be the subject of a new limited edition Assouline luxury book. When it debuts later this fall, Cadillac will be the renowned publisher’s first project dedicated to a single automotive brand.
Cadillac tells the history of America’s first luxury auto maker with 150 pages of images depicting the brand’s many landmark cars and the people who drove them, making Cadillac among the world’s most-revered luxury brands.
“Cadillac is indelibly woven into culture, in America and around the world,” said Don Butler, Cadillac vice president of marketing. “Today, with Cadillac once again moving forward as a design and technology leader, we’re proud that our brand has inspired the artists at Assouline.”
Only 500 hand-numbered Cadillac luxury books will be produced, each housed in a black slipcase with metallic Cadillac plaque and retailing for $395. A more conventional hardcover version with dust jacket will also be available and retail for $75. The book will be released in time for the holiday shopping season.
Known for their editions on architecture, fashion, design and travel, Assouline has published more than 1,000 luxury books since its founding in 1994. They have branded boutiques around the world including Paris, New York, Las Vegas, Seoul, and Lima.
Cadillac’s history dates to 1902, when it was founded by engineer and entrepreneur Henry Leland. As Henry Ford’s first attempt to establish an automobile company faltered, Ford’s investors asked for Leland’s appraisal of the assets of the failed Henry Ford Company. Leland instead convinced the investors to let him make a new company with cars powered by the single-cylinder engine he invented.
Historians debate the actual “birthdate” of Cadillac. Leland’s original meeting with the Henry Ford Company’s investors occurred on Aug. 22, 1902, often cited as the “start” of Cadillac. The actual date of the founding of the Cadillac Automobile Company, in records filed in Detroit, is August 27, exactly 110 years ago today.
Using tools and equipment from his other firm, Leland and Faulconer, Leland’s first Cadillac was built on Oct. 22, 1902. The new company began production and sales in earnest in March of 1903.
Dave's Cadillac Art says
That would be a nice book for thew collector of Cadillac’s and LaSalles. I have so many Cadillac hard cover books and hundreds of pictures of Cadillac’s, as I use them to hand draw and hand paint Cadillac’s and laSalle’s on T-shirts. I have a first edition of “80 Years of Cadillac “. The author Walt McCall published by Crestline. I don’t think Crestline is still in business, but this book is a great source of imfo to the collector of Cadillacs and LaSalle’s. I gave Walt a lot of pictures that I took when I was lot younger and interested in Cadillac’s and laSalle’s,
for this publication too at the time when he was doing this publication.He even put my name in under acknowledgement too.I think he even signed it for me.
I think this would be a greta read for anyone that is interested in the newer years oof cadillac, now that Cadillac has developed the newer STS’s and CTS’s and ATS , along with the XLR’s and other new Cadilacs in the world today.
Anyone that is interested in having their Cadillac or LaSalle hand drawn and hand painted on a T-shirt, please contact me, Dave beveridge at : email@example.com or my cell: 289-938-5155. I would love to hand draw and hand paint your Cadillac or LaSalle on a T-shirt.
” BE AS UNIQUE AS YOUR CADILLAC OR LaSALLE “
Dave's Cadillac Art says
Ih Vinny , I forgot my passward to get me into the Cadillac Country Club. If I can remeber it then I have many more pics of Cadillac’s that I have hand drawn and hand painted on T-shirts that I would like to put in the Automotive artwork forum.
I did a real sharp looking late 80’s Cadillac Hearse, and I did a few shirts of Paul Oxley’s ’59 Cadillac De Ville he restored with his son. I have to still ship them to him, next time I am out at the Post Office.
Take care and have a nice day,