And just like that, here are some of the best reads of the holiday season to give…and to give yourself, according to our ardent bibliophile, Lance Avery Morgan.
THE SIR MARK FEHRS HAUKOHL COLLECTION OF EUROPEAN WOMEN PHOTOGRAPHERS, 2000-2022
By Manfred Heiting. Text and drawings by Rebecca Mark
Houston-based philanthropist Sir Mark Fehrs Haukohl’s collection of work by European women photographers is stunning. One of the largest of its kind, the collection comprises 220 works by nearly 90 emerging and established women photographers from 17 countries in Western and Eastern Europe.
$65. At Artbook.com.
MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE
By Dominic Bradley
From armchairs, sofas, and tables to cabinets, bookcases, and nightstands, this comprehensive and richly illustrated book offers a complete overview of mid-century modern furniture design. It showcases hundreds of pieces by both well and lesser-known designers from around the world.
$75. At ThamesAndHudsonUSA.com.
ART X FASHION: FASHION INSPIRED BY ART
By Nancy Duncan Hall
Creative in scope, here are 75 pairings of designer pieces and the artworks that inspired them, from designers like Coco Chanel and Elsa Schiaparelli (who famously worked with artists like Picasso and Dalí in the early twentieth century) to such iconic fashion moments as Yves Saint Laurent’s 1965 homage to Piet Mondrian….and beyond.
$45. At RizzoliUSA.com.
DEEDA BLAIR: FOOD, FLOWERS & FANTASY
By Deeda Blair
Here, the inimitable socialite shares her inspirations for entertaining with understated elegance and distinction. The tome is chock-full of menus, recipes, table settings, and charming stories about her extraordinarily colorful life. This is one to give to your very favorites.
$60. At RizzoliUSA.com.
THE DELMONICO WAY
By Max Tucci
Bring glamour and style into your home, featuring stories, ideas for entertaining, and seventy-five delectable recipes from the Tuccis, the family that ran the famous Delmonico’s into the late 80s. Perfect for any host who would appreciate this.
$45. At RizzoliUSA.com.
By Christopher Rothko and Kate Rothko Prizel and Alexander Nemerov and Hiroshi Sugimoto
Revel in this landmark book of unprecedented scale that allows all aspects of Rothko’s artistic career to be heard in full voice, published in close collaboration with the artist’s family and featuring beloved works from major collections as well as never-before-seen canvases and paintings on paper.
$150. At RizzoliUSA.com.
By David Yarrow
For more than two decades, legendary British photographer David Yarrow has created evocative photography of some of the world’s most iconic personalities, sporting moments, and endangered wildlife. With his images raising huge sums for charity, he is one of the most relevant and best-selling photographers in the world today.
$115. At RizzoliUSA.com.
BVLGARI EDEN: THE GARDEN OF WONDERS
By Simone Marchetti and Lucia Silvestri
As we know, every year, Bvlgari launches a high jewelry collection. The most recent theme is the Garden of Eden, a subject that celebrates nature as a limitless source of inspiration, vitality, and energy—reflected in the wonderful craftsmanship of a Roman brand famous for its colorful gems and refined design.
$100. At RizzoliUSA.com.