The best spring books are now here for your enjoyment. From entertaining, fashion, design…and beyond, join our bookish bibliophile Lance Avery Morgan as he recommends a few favorites.
ENTERTAINING IN STYLE
By Jane Churchill and Emily Astor
This tome reflects on American-born cousins Nancy Astor and Nancy Lancaster, who were renowned as two of Britain’s greatest party-givers, excelling at gracious entertaining and witty repartee. The book offers seventy-five dishes, gorgeous table settings, and previously unseen family photographs of the duo’s provenance in the U.S. and Great Britain.
$40. At RizzoliUSA.com.
PAUL R. WILLIAMS: CLASSIC HOLLYWOOD STYLE
By Karen E. Hudson
Authored by his granddaughter, Classic Hollywood Style takes a refreshed look at Paul R. Williams, the most prominent architect in Hollywood of his generation who was also a person of color. It includes his take on Spanish Mediterranean, English Tudor, French Normandy, Art Deco, and of course, the California Ranch style.
$65. At RizzoliUSA.com.
DIOR: NEW LOOKS
By Jerome Gautier
The legendary design House of Dior has a 75th anniversary of the New Look happening. Here, it is captured in this must-have tome that reflects the magnificence of the era
$60. At ThamesAndHudson.com.
A HOUSE PARTY IN TUSCANY
By Amber Guinness
With inviting and lush photography, alongside mouthwatering images of simple and flavorful dishes, this book collects recipes from 30 years of cooking and hosting at Arniano. This is Italian estate exemplifies the fundamental principles of Italian hospitality.
$50. At ThamesAndHudson.com.
AT HOME WITH DESIGNERS AND TASTEMAKERS
By Susanna Salk and Stacey Bewkes
Open the doors to inspiring homes and learn lessons of navigating various design challenges to bring a room to life. The big and small moments in these homes reveal the creative process for the personal and idiosyncratic interiors these designers and tastemakers create for themselves.
$50. At RizzoliUSA.com.
HOW TO FRENCH COUNTRY
By Sara Silm
From deep in Béarn, the countryside of southwest France, this offers a complete guide to surrounding yourself with French country style no matter where you are…and distills the unique colors, textures, and flavors of this distinctive corner of the world.
$45. At ThamesAndHudson.com.
TALKING TO MYSELF
By Chris Jagger
Mick Jagger’s brother, Chris Jagger, has written a beguiling story of a close-knit family and deep brotherly ties. Littered with British pop cultural moments, Jagger covers the highs and lows of acting and film work and the pursuit of his own unique, global musical adventures.
$32.99. At ChrisJaggerOnline.com.
By Summer Thornton
This book reflects highly polished and sophisticated interiors that indulge in a lighthearted, almost irreverent sense of whimsy. Be captivated by the interplay of seemingly disparate elements emboldened to follow your wildest design dreams.
$45. At RizzoliUSA.com.
CARTIER AND ISLAMIC ART
By Heather Ecker, Judith Henon-Raynaud, Evelene Posseme and Sarah Schleuning
Published to accompany the new Dallas Museum of Art exhibit, Cartier and Islamic Art is a sumptuous exploration of the ways in which the Islamic arts have inspired the famous jewelry house, Cartier.
$65. At ThamesAndHudsonUSA.com.
By Mayer Rus
Interior designer Cotton presents rooms that mix historical and modern influences, resulting in luxuriously sleek interiors for casual yet sophisticated living. Many of the glamorous spaces were designed for art-world clients and are anchored in tradition but reflect the relaxed sensibilities of our time.
$85. You can apply his methods to any part of your own home. At RizzoliUSA.com.