15 Design Books Hitting Shelves This Fall

Get a jump on your fall reading list with these soon-to-be-released must-reads.

Jiun Ho: Experience by Jiun Ho with Nancy Greystone | Pointed Leaf Press
Release: September 2021
Multidisciplinary designer and passionate world traveler Jiun Ho looks back on a life of global exploration, inspiration, determination, and boundless creativity in Jiun Ho: Experience, the first monograph from a creative force who has gained international attention for his harmonious, well-balanced interiors and innovative furniture, lighting, and textile designs.

Shawn Henderson: Interiors in Context by Shawn Henderson with Mayer Rus | Monacelli Press
Release: October 26, 2021
Collecting fourteen stunning projects by acclaimed interior designer Shawn Henderson, this monograph illustrates how the designer crafts spaces that reflect the lifestyles of his clients, while embodying the serenity and sophistication that have become Henderson’s signature.

Dragons & Pagodas: A Celebration of Chinoiserie by Aldous Bertram | Vendome Press
Release: September, 2021
Art historian and artist Aldous Bertram has long been captivated by chinoiserie. He organizes Dragons & Pagodas by theme, including porcelain, color and pattern, flora, fauna, people, architecture and tropical exoticism. Each chapter is bursting with images of everything from grand European summer palaces and whimsical pagoda follies to charming details of screens, porcelain figurines and ornate plasterwork.

Rose Uniacke at Home by Rose Uniacke, Alice Rawsthorn, Vincent Van Duysen and Tom Stuart-Smith | Rizzoli
Release: October 5, 2021
Airy and light, delicate and robust, grand and intimate, raw and luxurious: these are just some of the qualities and contradictions that resonate within the work and home of Rose Uniacke. This sumptuous volume, the first on the designer, has been conceived with Uniacke to her bespoke specifications.

As I See It: A Life in Detours by Thomas A. Kligerman | Triglyph Books
Release: 23 September 2021
Tom Kligerman, whose day job is as an architect of highly crafted homes in and around New York, would normally be described as an inveterate traveler but the Coronavirus restrictions confined him to base. Unable to go anywhere in person, he has been traveling in the mind by looking through his phone’s extensive camera roll and posting the most exceptional images on IG. This book plays on the IG format, pairing images from around the world to make inventive and startling connections. Nine short essays evoke some of the themes that are important to Tom, from boats and bicycles to the Billion Oyster Project in New York Harbor – both illuminating the images and providing a glimpse into Tom’s life.

Living in Color with texts by color historian Stella Paul and interior designer India Mahdavi | Phaidon
Release: October 13, 2021
Tap into the growing trend for injecting color into home décor with this elegant, thoughtful selection of interiors in every shade and hue. Organized by color – from the purest white to the deepest black, from the hottest pinks, oranges, and reds, to the coolest greens and tranquil blues in between – Living in Color explores and celebrates vivid accents and vibrant transformations.

Alan Chan: Collecting Inspiration for Design by Catherine Shaw, Contributions by Aric Chen | Rizzoli
Release: November 9, 2021
This rare personal insight into the influences and inspirations behind acclaimed Hong Kong designer and collector Alan Chan gives an intimate view of the collection of objets he has fastidiously assembled throughout his life, and the creative process they have informed.

Interiors for Collectors by John Phifer Marrs | Gibbs Smith
Release: September 7, 2021
An expert interior designer presents a luxurious look at unique and beautiful ways to display collected objects—from arranging in a cabinet to using an entire wing of a house.

Sketchbooks: Collected Measured Drawings and Architectural Sketches by George Saumarez Smith | Triglyph Books
Release: October 7, 2021
George Saumarez Smith, a director of ADAM Architecture, is celebrated for the elegance of his work as one of Britain’s foremost classical architects. Sketchbooks presents a selection of the drawings that he has made in the last twenty-five years in a series of sketchbooks each of which is named after one of the Roman emperors.

Architecture Unbound: A Century of the Disruptive Avant-Garde by Joseph Giovannini | Rizzoli
Release: November 02, 2021
In Architecture Unbound, noted architecture critic Joseph Giovannini examines the influence of twentieth-century avant-garde movements on the contemporary architectural landscape through the work of “disruptors” such as Frank Gehry, Rem Koolhaas, and Zaha Hadid. With an irregular format designed by celebrated graphic designer Abbott Miller of Pentagram.

© 2021 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris. Used with permission of Isabelle Rey.

© 2021 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris. Used with permission of Isabelle Rey.

Bunny Mellon Style by Linda Jane Holden, Thomas Lloyd, Bryan Huffman | Gibbs Smith
Release: October 4, 2021
Bunny Mellon Style is the intimate story of one of the most unintentionally influential women of twentieth-century design. Learn how her style developed, take a look inside the family homes she designed, get the flavor of her collaborations with French designers of fashion and jewelry, and begin to understand her vast and lasting influence on the world of design.

Building Beautiful: Classical Houses by John Simpson by Clive Aslet | Rizzoli
Release: September 21, 2021
New homes, featuring interiors, gardens, and furniture from London-based architect John Simpson, famed designer of the Queen’s Gallery at Buckingham Palace and one of the world’s leading practitioners of New Classicism.

The Well-Loved House: Creating Homes with Color, Comfort, and Drama by Ashley Whittaker | Rizzoli
Release: September 21, 2021
In her first book, Ashley Whittaker shares a selection of dwellings, from gracious Connecticut estates to chic Manhattan pieds-à-terre to waterfront beach houses on the Florida coast, each fearlessly marrying adventurous colors and patterns while still managing to retain a sense of elegance and restraint.

Breuer’s Bohemia: The Architect, His Circle, and Midcentury Houses in New England by James Crump | Monacelli Press
Release: September 14, 2021
Breuer’s Bohemia explores a vibrant period of Midcentury modern design and culture as seen through the influential New England houses designed by Marcel Breuer for his circle of clients and friends.

Collaborations: Architecture, Interiors, Landscapes: Ferguson & Shamamian Architects by David Masello | Rizzoli
Release: October 26, 2021
A tour of country estates and urban dwellings designed by Ferguson & Shamamian Architects, renowned for their classic style and attention to detail and craftsmanship, and featuring the work of such interior designers as Bunny Williams, Michael S. Smith, and Victoria Hagan.

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