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.

BEST BOOKS TO GIVE: HOLIDAY 2019

BEST BOOKS TO GIVE: HOLIDAY 2019

By Lance Avery Morgan

We find that giving a book is one of the warmest hostess gift or holiday presents ever. We’ve taken the guesswork out of sharing with these recommendations for anyone on your list. So, what are you waiting for? Get one for yourself, too.

Fiona Barratt-Campbell: Elemental

(Rizzoli USA, $65)

Great design can be difficult. To ease the process, in the first book to showcase the award-winning work of interior designer and entrepreneur Fiona Barratt-Campbell, her interiors marry a sense of opulence with bold, material simplicity.

In her first book, Barratt-Campbell offers a wealth of experience and advice to readers to achieve signature style via in-depth looks at the homes profiled here, making this a definitive master class in interior design. Curated in close collaboration with Barratt-Campbell, this beautiful volume is a must-have for any decorator wanting to give his or her home a touch of Barratt-Campbell’s distinctive style: the perfect blend of luxury and functionality.

Fiona Barratt-Campbell established Fiona Barratt Interiors in 2006 and is increasingly recognized as one of Britain’s leading figures in interior design. Barratt-Campbell draws on the history of the rugged landscape of Northumberland, where she grew up. Her signature style combines sophisticated neutrals interlaced with bursts of accent color, and although more modern themes remain core to her interiors, she also integrates antiques, particularly twentieth-century pieces, into her designs.

Chocolate

By Ferrandi Paris

(Flammarion, $35)

Want the ultimate reference on cooking with chocolate from Ferrandi, the Parisian school of culinary arts that Le Monde dubbed the “Harvard of gastronomy”? Look no further. This book, a complete chocolate course for the home chef from the world-renowned professional culinary school Ferrandi Paris, presents comprehensive techniques for working with chocolate, from tempering and decorative flourishes to recipes such as the Opéra pastry or molten chocolate cake.

From rich chocolate ganache to melt-in-your mouth truffles, this book leads aspiring bakers through every step–from basic to special-occasion skills. Starting with advice on how to equip your kitchen, plus essential techniques, fillings, and decorations, the book covers everything from quick desserts to holiday specialties and from frozen ice creams and sorbets to candies. Ferrandi’s experienced teaching team of master chefs adapted their recipes for the home cook. This fully illustrated intensive course in the art of baking with chocolate provides all of the fundamental techniques and recipes that are the building blocks of the illustrious French chocolate tradition, explained step-by-step in text and images. Practical information is presented in tables, diagrams, and sidebars for handy reference. Easy-to-follow recipes are graded for level of difficulty, allowing readers to develop their skills over time. This extensive reference provides everything an amateur home chef or experienced professional needs to master chocolate recipes for all occasions.

The Parisians: Tastemakers at Home: Parisian Interiors

Photographed by Guillaume de Laubier, Text by Catherine Synave

(Rizzoli USA, $75)

Chic is as chic does in this new book, as 25 world-class designers invite us inside their private French residences, providing intimate access to their creative universe and rich inspiration for home style.

Stepping inside the private residences of France’s leading tastemakers provides unrivaled inspiration for interiors with a personal flair. In fact, there’s something for everyone. From a modernist retreat to an urban-pop apartment, and from an eclectic cabinet of curiosities to an 18th-century hôtel particulier, each ambiance demonstrates a perfect mastery of associations between color, pattern, volume, material, and decorative genius.

These private residences, each created by a world-class aesthete with a discerning eye, offer up a rich palette of inspired ideas for the home.

All are at RizzoliUSA.com

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.

STYLE GAZING

STYLE GAZING

Early fall’s best books to have? They’re right here, according to our resident bibliophile Lance Avery Morgan, who selects his favorites for saturating yourself in style as the weather gets cooler.

HUNKS & HEROES

By Jim Moore

This is the must-have style bible for all readers interested in men’s fashion, style, culture, and celebrity from the former editor-in-chief at GQ magazine. $75. At Rizzoli USA

SUPREME GLAMOUR

By Mary Wilson

It showcases the magnificent Mary Wilson Gown Collection that includes iconic outfits created for and worn by The Supremes, photographed especially for this book on the stage of the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles. $40. At Thames And Hudson USA.

A GREAT PARTY: DESIGNING THE PERFECT CELEBRATION

By Bryan Rafanelli

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.

FIONA BARRATT-CAMPBELL: ELEMENTAL

By Fiona Barratt-Campbell

From  a chic, historic townhouse in Somerset, to a beach villa in Mallorca…then to a riverside development in London and beyond, this presents the definitive master class in home design. $65. At Rizzoli USA.

CINDY SHERMAN

By Paul Moorhouse

The famous chameleon photographer has over 230 key works celebrated here and addresses her talents through the lens of portraiture and style in the era of today’s social media and selfies. $45. At Rizzoli USA.

CREATIVE PARIS: URBAN INTERIORS, INSPIRING INNOVATORS

By My Little Paris

Here is a guidebook for the city’s best-kept secrets in fashion, interiors, and lifestyle inside thirty-four homes and creative spaces that reflects Paris’s freshest interior inspiration. $35. At Rizzoli USA.

ENTERTAINING AT HOME

By Ronda Carman

This offers an insider’s view of gatherings in the homes of leading tastemakers from the worlds of interior design, architecture, culinary arts, and high societ­y–­­including Lynn Wyatt, of course. $45. At Rizzoli USA.

1950s In VOGUE

By Rebecca C. Tulte

You’ll love how this reveals a fascinating and up to now little-explored era in the history of American Vogue magazine under the 1952-1962 editorship of Jessica Daves. It features photographs, illustrations, spreads from the Vogue archives, and letters from Daves’s personal archives. $95. At Thames & Hudson.

HOLIDAY: THE BEST TRAVEL MAGAZINE THAT EVER WAS

By Pamela Fiori

It was the most glamorous travel magazine in mid-century America. Highlighted is the publication’s golden era with a blend of sparkling writing, stunning photographs, and an eclectic assortment of ephemera. $85. At Rizzoli USA.

ON STYLE

By Carl Dellatore

This sleek tome features a freshman class of 50 that hail from all over the country and are leading the charge in what’s new and next in the future of decorating. $45. At Rizzoli USA.

THE STYLE OF MOVEMENT: FASHION AND DANCE

By Ken Browar and Deborah Ory

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.

JOHN GALLIANO FOR DIOR

By Robert Fairer

This elegantly captures the designer’s extraordinary fashions created for the House of Dior with never-before-seen images of show-stopping designs. It’s a must-own for any fashion connoisseur. $150. 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.