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The World of Departures by Richard David Story

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Richard David Story is editor in chief of Departures , magazine exclusively for American Express Platinum Card® and Centurion® members, produced in 18 international editions. He is also editorial director of Black Ink , a bi-annual publication created exclusively for Centurion® members. Under his leadership, Departures has garnered awards and accolades including the American Society of Magazine Editors’ Award in the Best Single-Topic Issue category with its Latin Issue, and a nomination for the James Beard Foundation M.F.K. Fisher Distinguished Writing Award for the Colman Andrews article “Everything Comes from the Sea.” The Society of Publication Designers has cited Departures five times for its annual awards, and in 2011 the magazine claimed first place in the Travel category of Adweek ’s Hot List. Story previously worked in editorial roles with Travel + Leisure , Vogue , InStyle , and New York.

Elegant, Entertaining, Enlightening, En Point: Departures magazine believes that the best is defined not by its price tag but by its quality, rarity, and truly one-of-a-kind discoveries. Explore the world through the eyes of this luxury lifestyle magazine—seen until now only by American Express Platinum and Centurion card members who receive the publication. It’s the definitive source for travel, art, culture, and design presented through serious journalism and mindblowing photography. The World of Departures celebrates the magazine’s twenty-five years with the best of its awardwinning articles, photography, and illustrations. Travel from Richard David Story’s first issue following 9/11 from the Elephant Festival in Jaipur to to Big Horn, Montana, for the annual Crow Fair, a weeklong celebration and powwow, and as described by photographer Lisa Eisner, “…the Native American version of the Paris couture shows, only better because the regalia are delicately hand-stitched by mothers and grandmothers and passed down for generations.”

300 pages
150 illustrations
English language
Released in October 2014
W 24.99 x L 33.09 x D 4.19 cm
Hardcover with Jacket
ISBN: 9781614282655
2.268 kg

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