A new book from Assouline and Condé Nast Traveler collects a quarter-century of stunning photos from the glossy pages of the storied travel magazine.
Simply titled "Condé Nast Traveler Photographs: 25th Anniversary Collection," the hefty $95 tome features images from such luminaries as David LaChapelle, Brigitte Lacombe and Helmut Newton, paired with essays from some of the magazine's most noteworthy correspondents, like Luc Sante, Paul Theroux and Simon Winchester.
A foreword from the magazine's editor in chief Klara Glowczewska introduces the book:
In the course of creating what would become Condé Nast Traveler, the conventions of travel journalism, both written and visual, came under review. ... The magazine would look at the world through a fresh lens, publishing not pictures of whitewashed Never-Never-Lands but highly articulated, distinctive images with points of view, depth and quality. It doesn’t seem radical now, but it certainly was back in 1987, when Condé Nast Traveler was launched.
Here's a small sample of the 117 photos that made the book, which is available at Assouline boutiques worldwide and online.
Grand Canal, Venice, Italy
By Robert Polidori From "The Prince of Venice," December 2003
Tettuccio spa, Montecatini Terme, Tuscany, Italy
by Helmut Newton From "The Burning Secret," April 1989
Tsurunoyu Onsen, Akita Prefecture, Japan
By Gentl & Hyers From "Say Ahhh!" June 2011
Sumo wrestling students, Nippon Sport Science University, Tokyo, Japan
By David LaChapelle From "Tokyo A-Go-Go," December 1994
Milford Sound, New Zealand
By Obie Oberholzer From "Stealing the Scenes," September 2002
Admiralty Inlet, Nunavut, Canada
By Rob Howard From "Force of Nature," January 1998
Marie-Antoinette's bathroom, Versailles, France
By Robert Polidori From "Power House," August 2008
Cable Beach, Western Australia
By Håkan Ludwigson From "My Life as a Beach," November 2002