SOME LIKE IT HAUTE

SOME LIKE IT HAUTE

With summer upon us and a lull in the social season ahead, we turning to reading more, aren’t you? Our resident bibliophile Lance Avery Morgan has a few recommendations up his sleeve that are perfect for both surf and poolside.

DISCTINCTLY MODERN INTERIORS

BY EMILY SUMMERS

This chic treat of a book delves into the Dallas-based designer Emily Summers’ world with a revealing glimpse into her style, inspiration, design projects, and even her own home. $50. At Rizzoli USA.

THIERRY MUGLER: COUTURISSIME

BY THE MONTREAL MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS

Thierry Mugler has, since the creation of his label in 1974, continuously revolutionized contemporary fashion with his singular, imaginative vision. This bool reflects a range of his iconic ready-to-wear and haute couture garments. $150. At Phaidon Press.

FARROW & BALL: RECIPES FOR DECORATING

BY JOA STUDHOLME

Farrow & Ball are world-renowned for their high-end paint and luxury wallpaper. Here is the wisdom for creating harmonious interiors and beautiful rooms. This is a practical guide filled with endless inspiration. $50. At Rizzoli USA.

LIVES OF THE RENAISSANCE

BY ROBERT C. DAVIS AND BETH LINDSMITH

This is an engaging, witty, and wonderfully illustrated compendium of one hundred notable men and women throughout Italy, Germany, France, Iberia, Scandinavia, Russia, and eastern Europe, who shaped and experienced one of the most creative and inventive periods in human civilization. $16.95. At Thames & Hudson USA.

DRAG

BY FRANK DECARO

Through informative and witty essays chronicling over 100 years of drag, readers will embark on a Priscilla-like journey through pop culture, from television shows to Broadway and film. $35. At Rizzoli USA.

THE NEW GLAMOUR: INTERIORS WITH STAR QUALITY

BY JEFF ANDREWS

These bold spaces reflect Andrews’ philosophy on design and explores topics such as creating a vision, keeping unexpected choices elegant and cohesive and how to cultivate cinematic style with sweeping staircases and a feeling of extravagance. $45. At Rizzoli USA.

MARC JACOBS ILLUSTRATED

ILLUSTRATED BY GRACE CODDINGTON

This unique monograph of over 50 collections created by the fashion designer Marc Jacobs in the past 25 years and illustrated by Grace Coddington will sit firmly on top of your tabletop. $59.95. At Phaidon Press.

INSPIRED BY NATURE

BY CHANTAK COLLEU-DUMOND

The Domaine of Château-sur-Loire, a fifteenth-century UNESCO World Heritage site, has for centuries been prided for its exquisite gardens. This in-depth presentation of the art of the garden, from historical styles to contemporary materials, is an essential reference for garden aficionados around the world. $115. At Rizzoli USA.

YVES SAINT LAURENT: A BIOGRAPHY

BY LAURENCE BENAÏM

This definitive portrait of the creative genius who transformed fashion features exclusive interviews of those who knew him best, by one of the most respected names in French fashion. $40. At Rizzoli USA.

THE ART OF OUTDOOR LIVING

BY SCOTT SHRADER

This covers the grounds, literally, of twelve beautiful properties, all designed to be lived in and enjoyed as extensions of the homes they surround, rich with creature comforts that are likely perfect for your home, too. $50. At Rizzoli USA.

GLAMOUR H.Q.

GLAMOUR H.Q.

This spring’s glamorous array of books has us edified with new ways of living an extremely stylish life. Here, our bibliophile Lance Avery Morgan recommends the best of the best for the warm months ahead.

SYMPHONY OF JEWELS: OPUS 2

By Davis Sarah

Designer Anna Hu’s has had an impressive career trajectory and her talents remain one of the brightest diamonds in the world of contemporary fine jewelry design. $75. At Vendome Press.

LIVING FORAL

By Margot Shaw

Today’s top stylemakers’ and designers’ innovative floral design ideas enliven this book that’s perfect for those who appreciate the beauty and everyday luxury of flowers. $45. At RizzoliUSA.com

VASES

By Agata Toromonoff

Simple and chic, this is an essential sourcebook for collectors, designers, and anyone with an interest in interior decoration. It book includes important mid-century to late twentieth-century vases to inspire. $29.95. At Thames & Hudson USA.

THEATER OF SHOPPING

By Alastair Gordon

This lavishly illustrated book celebrates one of the most influential and successful retail centers in the world, from its opening in 1965—when it changed the retail landscape by inviting European designers to open stores within a shopping mall—until the present day. $65. Rizzoli USA.

JULIA REED’S NEW ORLEANS

By Julia Reed

Held in a variety of venues, from courtyards to gracious interior spaces, Julia Reed’s gatherings are presented in luscious photographs and include tips on setting tables, arranging flowers, and crafting playlists to create a festive mood.
$50. At Rizzoli USA.

TRAVELLERS’ TALES: BAGS UNPACKED

By Bertil Scali and Louis Vuitton

From heiresses to aristocrats to pop stars and designers, this features the personalities who have traveled through the modern era, by plane, train, or car, accompanied by the iconic luggage that defines good taste: Louis Vuitton. $95. Thames & Hudson USA.

SPLASH: THE ART OF THE SWIMMING POOL

By Annie Kelly, Photographed by Tim Street-Porter

This celebration of the style, design, and joy that pools bring to us brims with over 200 glamorous photographs. It’s organized by swimming pool design—from glimmering infinity pools with a view of the ocean to dramatic cascading waterfall pools and those in lush garden settings. $55. At Rizzoli USA.

THE ART OF PLACE: ARCHITECTURE AND INTERIORS

By Lee Ledbetter and Mayer Rus

The first book from this celebrated American designer and architect known for creating spaces that balance historic detail and modern elegance. The work of architect and interior designer Lee Ledbetter represents a one-of-a-kind combination of traditional details and chic Modernism. $55. At Rizzoli USA

INTERIORS: THE GREATEST ROOMS OF THE CENTURY

By Phaidon Editors, William Norwich

This is the ultimate global celebration of residential interior design and decorating from the beginning of the twentieth century to the present day. It’s truly a design bible. $79.95. At Phaidon Press

ISSUES: A HISTORY OF PHOTOGRAPHY IN FASHION MAGAZINES

By Vince Aletti

By showcasing and exploring the groundbreaking photography published in fashion magazines over the last century, you’ll surely be inspired at your closet every morning with what you see here. $150. At Phaidon Press.