LITERALLY GORGEOUS

LITERALLY GORGEOUS

With spring in the air, there is a spring in our step, too. We can’t wait to explore the season’s new faces, places, and spaces, as recommended by our bibliophile Lance Avery Morgan.

the book of dreams

by federico fellini

This is a highly colorful journey into the boundless territory of a film director genius’s imagination. It is a work that added a fundamental element to the study of Federico Fellini and his creative experience from the late 1960s until 1990, based on his prolific diaries. $115. At Rizzoli USA.

YOU’RE INVITED: CLASSIC, ELEGANT ENTERTAINING
By Stephanie Booth Shafran

From a chic dinner in the city to a Pucci pool party, this will give you inspiration for entertaining throughout the year―from flowers and table settings to color-coordinated menus and themes. $50. At Rizzoli USA.

DECORATE HAPPY: BOLD, COLORFUL INTERIORS
By Anthony Baratta

Baratta’s work allows his clients (and himself) to smile every time they open the front door and come home. Now you, too, can experience that joy through immersing yourself in twelve of his homes of varying scale, location, and purpose. $45. At Rizzoli USA.

DIANA VREELAND BON MOTS: WORDS OF WISDOM FROM THE EMPRESS OF FASHION
By Alexander Vreeland

This volume is devoted to the musings of Diana Vreeland, the one-of-a-kind star in the fashion firmament who left her prescient, edict-filled mark on magazines, the Metropolitan Museum Costume Institute, and a generation (or two) of dedicated followers of fashion. $35. At Rizzoli USA.

LIVING IN PARADISE
By Annie Kelly & Tim Street-Porter

Want to get away from it all to find a serene oasis? This book brims with the best tropical residential designs in Bali, Java, and Thailand for both travelers and interior design lovers alike. $60. At Rizzoli USA.

THE ICONIC INTERIOR
By Dominic Bradbury & Richard Powers

Featuring one hundred of the most spectacular interiors across the world, this richly illustrated overview spans the entire twentieth century to the present day and includes interiors assembled by leading artists, fashion designers, architects, and interior and set designers. $35. At Thames & Hudson USA.

GARDEN DESIGN MASTER CLASS
By Carl Dellatore

This is sure to be the expert gardener’s go-to guide. With 100 essays and topics by 100 leaders in the garden design industry, it’s full of sumptuous photography and is destined to become a library must-have for the design community. $60. At Rizzoli USA.

SIGNED: BESPOKE INTERIORS
By Sybille de Margerie

The scion of Paris’ Hotel de Crillion is an interior architect who embodies a quintessential French touch. Her flawless elegance, subtle sophistication, and opulent innovation coupled with a reverence for French artisans provides an unparalleled eye for detail. $50. At Rizzoli USA.

POPO DANES: BALI INSPIRED
By Popo Danes

The work of one of Indonesia’s most celebrated architects, both in his native Bali and around the globe, is explored in this lush volume of tropical paradise creations. $50. At Rizzoli USA.

CLASSICISM AT HOME
By Alireza Sagharchi

Loaded with design inspiration, this is the first book to feature the precisely detailed, sumptuous architecture of Stanhope Gate, one of the finest firms working in the classical style anywhere. $80. At Rizzoli USA.

MAD ABOUT THE HOUSE
By Kate Watson-Smyth

Like chatting with a design friend, this easy-to-use interior design dictionary answers all those questions you wanted to solve but were too afraid to ask. In addition to sharing her top 10 design hacks even shows you how to get the lighting right in every room. $29.95. At RizzoliUSA.

DESIGN FIX
By Cortney and Robert Novogratz

The designing T.V. personalities offer up in-depth advice for a multitude of decorating situations using more than a dozen of their projects as shining examples. This book is the perfect resource for any spring/summer home renovation project. So, what are you waiting for? $45. At RizzoliUSA.

LET’S HAVE LUNCHEON: JOIN THE 178TH ANNIVERSARY OF ANGELINA EBERLY’S FAMOUS CANNON SHOT HEARD ALL AROUND TEXAS

LET’S HAVE LUNCHEON: JOIN THE 178TH ANNIVERSARY OF ANGELINA EBERLY’S FAMOUS CANNON SHOT HEARD ALL AROUND TEXAS

By Lori Duran    Photography of 2019 luncheon courtesy of Austin History Center Assn.

Charles Peveto, Luci Johnson, Nancy Toombs and Steve Manning

The philanthropic luncheon season begins soon. In fact, on Friday February 7th, 2020, the Austin Club will host the Angelina Eberly Luncheon that is the annual signature event of the Austin History Center Association (AHCA). The event brings together over 300 guests: business associates, coworkers and city leaders; as well as newcomers and longtime residents ‐ who share their love of Austin history. The theme of this year’s upcoming luncheon will be the narrative, Our Austin Story, telling the beginning period of Austin’s rich and diverse history, narrated by Ted Lee Eubanks, certified interpretive planner, with certain historical figures, developed by renowned playwright Paulette MacDougal and directed by well-known theatre director, Don Toner.

Bob Ward and Lynn Cooksey

The Austin Club will hold the luncheon at the historic Millett Opera House located at 110 E 9th street in downtown Austin where it opened in 1878. In its day, the opera house provided Austin with a world-class stage for performances for touring acts and various amusements including political conventions, inaugural balls and UT commencements. The luncheon is named after 1840s Austin innkeeper, Angelina Eberly, who fired the cannon that saved the Texas archives from being removed from the city in the capital of the Republic of Texas at the time. Charles Peveto, the Eberly luncheon chair, is most excited about the event’s patrons dining on a menu, based on early foods of Austin that would have been available in the 1840s. Current AHCA president and past Austin mayor, Lee Cooke, will lead in celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Austin History Center Association.

Marcus McQuirter, Charlotte Canning and Andrew Carlson

The luncheon will kick off the festivities starting with a coffee reception and piano music. Once inside, guests can mingle in the lobby before ascending the staircase in the main foyer of the Austin Club where a well-crafted lunch will be served. The fun will continue as lunch guests gather in the main ballroom for an exciting program based on the history of Austin itself. The space is beautiful and adorned with massive chandeliers that illuminate the room and the guests in a warm glow.

Margaret Wright and Lee Cooke

The event raises essential funds to help support the organization, with a portion of the proceeds funding the Austin History Center of the Austin Public Library. Many of those who love Austin history consider this to the most important luncheon inthe city. The focus this year’s Angelina Eberly Luncheon is on the origins of Austin and how Mirabeau Lamar envisioned it would become a seat of empire. Event tickets can be acquired at the Austin History Center http://austinhistory.net/eberlyluncheon/ and sponsorships for this event can be acquired at http://austinhistory.net/eberlyluncheon/eberly-luncheon-sponsorships/

LITERARY PURSUITS

LITERARY PURSUITS

The best holiday books are ready to be given and received. We think our inveterate bibliophile Jake Gaines recommends the perfect ones for you or anyone on your holiday gift list.

ADRIAN: A LIFETIME OF MOVIE GLAMOUR, ART AND HIGH FASHION

By Leonard Stanley, Robin Adrian and Mark A. Vieira

Legendary MGM studio fashion designer Adrian is profiled in this visual celebration of the life and work of the man behind some of the most memorable fashions of Hollywood’s golden age. $65. At Rizzoli USA

GREAT ESCAPES: ITALY. THE HOTEL BOOK

By Angelika Taschen

In Italy, art and life are entwined. This visual journey offers glimpses of rural landscapes, high culture, and divine food; all spied through the doorways and windows of the country’s most stunning hotels. $60. At Taschen.

AXELVERVOORDT:PORTRAITS OF INTERIORS

By Michael Gardner

Axel Vervoordt incorporates nature, art, and timeless interiors to create living spaces that encourage self-reflection, inspiration, and happiness in 17 homes that will inspire your own spaces. $75. At Rizzoli USA.

DIOR: MOMENTS OF JOY

By Muriel Teodori

This elegant volume explores Dior’s long history of creativity, beauty and success through a celebration of one of our most profound emotions, joy. $85. At Rizzoli USA.

HENRY POOLE & CO. THE FIRST TAILOR OF SAVILE ROW

By James Sherwood

Known as the founding tailor of Savile Row, Henry Poole & Co. has dressed the world’s most important men and women for over two centuries. This book offers a unique window into an establishment at the very heart of nineteenth and twentieth-century public life. $50. At Thames & Hudson USA.

VILLAS AND GARDENS OF THE RENAISSANCE

By Lucia Impelluso

This stunning collection of photographs celebrates the excellence of the Italian Renaissance period through palaces and gardens built between the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries…in nine extraordinary locations. $49.95. At Rizzoli USA.

THE DIOR SESSIONS

Portraits by Nikolai von Bismarck. Tailored by Kim Jones

Known for slim silhouettes and precise tailoring, Dior Homme has long been a leading menswear label. In this new volume of exquisite portraits of celebrities and style influencers, the thoroughly contemporary style of the revered French fashion house has never looked cooler. $125. At Rizzoli USA

SKREBNESKI DOCUMENTED: 1948-2018

By Victor Skrebneski

This exquisite volume showcases a collection of raw, provocative portraits, nudes, and snapshots of quotidian life shot over the past seventy-years by one of photography’s greatest image-makers of all time. $150. At Rizzoli USA.com

MEXICAN STYLE

By Susana M. Vidal

With the most vibrant and original curation of images ever to be assembled and clever descriptions of the concepts that define its soul, this is a 360-degree exploration of this mythical and colorful country. $85. At Assouline.

MISSONI

By Missoni Archives

Lavishly designed, this comprehensive volume features reproductions of Missoni patterns printed on special material and stitched into the binding between signatures along with other unique features. $175. At Rizzoli USA.

AUTOFOCUS. THE CAR IN PHOTOGRAPHY

By Marta Weiss

This gorgeous volume spotlights today’s greatest dancers–from ballet to modern—dressed in clothing by today’s and yesterday’s most celebrated designers. Included are Dior, Valentino, Oscar de la Renta, and Bill Blass, to name a few $75. At Rizzoli USA.

MAGNUM STREETWISE

By Magnum Photos and Stephen McLauren

This is the definitive collection of street photography from Magnum Photos and an unparalleled opportunity to follow in the footsteps of the true greats of the genre. An essential addition to the street photography canon, this volume showcases hidden gems alongside many of street photography’s most famous images. $39.95. At Thames & Hudson USA.

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.