Book Nook: 9 Must-Reads For The New Year

From the ASPIRE DESIGN AND HOME winter issue comes nine book recommendations to keep you company in the new year. 

MODERN KOSHER: GLOBAL FLAVORS, NEW TRADITIONS by Michael Gardiner | Rizzoli • $40
100 original recipes showcase the breadth of flavors, textures and techniques available while keeping kosher.

ANDREW MARTIN INTERIOR DESIGN REVIEW VOLUME 24 by Andrew Martin | teNeues • $75
24th annual anthology of interior design. The definitive guide to the world’s top 100 designers. 1,000 photos of the latest decor trends.

SCANDI RUSTIC by Rebecca Lawson & Reena Simon | Ryland Peters & Small • $26
Creating a cozy & happy home. A journey across the UK and Europe showcasing the very best in Scandi Rustic homes.

NAEEM KHAN: MODERNITY THROUGH COLOR AND EMBROIDERY by Naeem Khan | Rizzoli • $85
Celebrated fashion designer Naeem Khan unveils a world of opulence and modern glamour featuring his embroidered statement pieces.

CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS SERIES: ADAM PENDLETON by Alec Mapes-Frances, Adrienne Edwards, Andréa Picard | PHAIDON • $50
Pendleton’s practice includes painting, collage, film and publishing and focuses on re-contextualizing historical and theoretical positions on abstraction, blackness and the avant-garde.

CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS SERIES: YAYOI KUSAMA by Akira Tatehata, Laura Hoptman, Udo Kultermann, Catherine Taft | PHAIDON • $70
An updated edition of the acclaimed monograph, celebrating one of the most iconic and revolutionary artists of our time.

CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS SERIES: AI WEIWEI Survey by Karen Smith, Interview by Hans Ulrich Obrist, Focus by Bernard Fibicher, Artist’s Choice by Ai Qing, Writings by Ai Weiwei | PHAIDON • $45
The first monograph on the key figure in China’s fast-growing art scene.

MORE THAN JUST A HOUSE: AT HOME WITH COLLECTORS AND CREATORS by Alex Eagle | Rizzoli • $50
An exceptional group of creatives open the doors to their lush and layered homes – original, charming and above all authentic.

CHAIRPEDIA: 101 STORIES OF CHAIRS directed by Ramón Úbeda, illustrated by Antonio Solaz | La Fábrica • $35
A unique encyclopedic work directed by Ramón Úbeda, illustrated by Antonio Solaz and published by La Fábrica. Each chair tells its own story and they all fit in the Chairpedia.

Be sure to check out more of ASPIRE’s book recommendations, here!

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