Book Nook: 9 New Design Books To Add To Your Reading List

Breuer’s Bohemia: The Architect, His Circle, and Midcentury Houses in New England By James Crump | THE MONACELLI PRESS
The iconic twentieth-century architect Marcel Breuer was a prolific designer of residential architecture, which is often overshadowed by his early renown as a Bauhaus furniture maker and his large-scale projects. Breuer’s Bohemia surveys the houses he designed in Connecticut and Massachusetts from the 1950s through the ’70s, many of which were commissioned by a few culturally progressive clients — chiefly Rufus and Leslie Stillman and Andrew and Jamie Gagarin — who coalesced around him into a dynamic social circle.

Minimalista: Your Step-by-Step Guide to a Better Home, Wardrobe, and Life By Shira Gill | TEN SPEED PRESS
Elevate your personal style, trim your belongings, and transform your life, one room at a time, with this visionary lifestyle and home organization book from professional organizing expert, Shira Gill.

Collected Interiors: Rooms That Tell a Story By Philip Mitchell and Judith Nasatir | RIZZOLI NEW YORK
Modern maximalist designer Philip Mitchell reveals his talent for blending collections, family heirlooms, contemporary art, and accessories in visually creative environments that are brimming with personality, color, authenticity, and warmth.

Atlas of Interior Design By Dominic Bradbury | PHAIDON
Explore interior-design masterpieces around the globe from the 1940s to today with this unique geographically arranged survey – discover iconic rooms in 9 continental regions in this ground-breaking survey spanning more than 50 countries.

Master of the Midcentury: The Architecture of William F. Cody By Catherine Cody, Jo Lauria and Don Choi | THE MONACELLI PRESS
Of the architects who made Palm Springs a crucible of midcentury American modernism, William F. Cody (1916-1978) was one of the most prolific, diverse, and iconic. Replete with photographs of extant and now-lost structures, as well as masterful color renderings and drawings for architectural commissions and plans for vanguard building systems, Master of the Midcentury is the authoritative resource on Cody.

Two Hundred and Fifty Things an Architect Should Know By Michael Sorkin | PRINCETON ARCHITECTURAL PRESS
Equal parts poetic, practical, playful, and wise, Two Hundred and Fifty Things an Architect Should Know presents a compelling and perceptive list of essential knowledge that Michael Sorkin composed during his renowned career as an architect, urbanist, critic, and force for justice and equity in design. In this first posthumous collection of Sorkin’s work, entries are paired with 100 poignant and elegant color and black-and-white photographs, illustrations, and archival images.

Woman Made: Great Women Designers By Jane Hall | PHAIDON
This glorious visual celebration of the most incredible and impactful design ever produced by women designers flips the script on what is historically considered a man’s world. Featuring more than 200 designers from more than 50 countries, including icons and trailblazers past and present such as Ray Eames, Eileen Gray, Florence Knoll, Ilse Crawford, Faye Toogood, Nathalie du Pasquier, it records and illuminates the fascinating and overlooked history of women preeminent in the field.

Santa Fe Modern: Contemporary Design in the High Desert By Helen Thompson | THE MONACELLI PRESS
Santa Fe Modern reveals the high desert landscape as an ideal setting for bold, abstracted forms of modernist houses. Wide swaths of glass, deep-set portals, long porches, and courtyards allow vistas, color, and light to become integral parts of the very being of a house, emboldening a way to experience a personal connection to the desert landscape.

At Home in the Wine Country: Architecture and Design in the California Vineyards By Heather Sandy Hebert & Chase Reynolds Ewald | GIBBS SMITH
“At Home in the Wine Country” showcases the work of many of California’s top architects and designers, with styles ranging from modern farmhouse to refined rustic to updated agrarian to unapologetically modern. This virtual tour documents a native, terroir-derived style that embraces the indoor-outdoor experience, with sublime views of the scenery from indoors and outside.

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