BEYOND WORDS

BEYOND WORDS

Some of the most important style books seen in years will grace your shelves and coffee tables this spring and summer. Make them the most thought-provoking possible, according to our ardent bibliophile Lance Avery Morgan, who recommends his favorites.

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COLLECTING FASHION
By Alexandra Carl

Here’s an indispensable survey of the most important archival collections assembled by fashion’s key players. For the fashion-obsessed, one’s archive is surely a testament to the act of preservation and, of course, a sophisticated symbol of taste. Archives take time to build, with wardrobes or storage units packed to the brim, and the results end up being remarkable representations of fashion history.

$75. At RizzoliUSA.com.

JUERGEN TELLER: FASHION PHOTOGRAPHY 1999-2016
By Juergen Teller

German photographer Juergen Teller has long collaborated with Dennis Freedman, creative director for W magazine, and the former luxury department store, Barneys New York. Between 1999 and 2016, the pair created a sweep of iconic series, all captured in Teller’s trademark realistic style. It’s a fittingly lo-fi tribute to the photographer’s pared-down vision for fashion imagery, as championed by Freedman.

$55. At RizzoliUSA.com.

DESIGNING INTERIORS
THE BEAUTY BRIEF

CITY OF DREAMS: LOS ANGELES INTERIORS
By Annie Kelly and Tim Street-Porter

This stunning collection of inspiring homes begins with a look back, which includes examples of iconic houses inspired by Hollywood film fantasies. The heart of the book features today’s forward-looking homes, divided into two sections: Living with Art and Design and Los Angeles Modern.

$65. At RizzoliUSA.com.

COLLABORATION: A HISTORY OF POTENTIAL PHOTOGRAPHY
By Ariella Aisha Azoulay, Wendy Ewald, Susan Meiselas, Leigh Raiford and Laura Wexler

A radical new history of photography from a team of esteemed writers and thinkers that focuses on the complex collaborations between photographer and subject. Working with an accumulation of more than 600 photographs, each entry breaks apart photography and brings tangible traces of collaboration to light.

$85. At Thames&HudsonUSA.com.

INVITING INTERIORS
FASHION IN THE 90S

KENTUCKY DERBY FASHION
By Lili Kobielski

Few styles are more iconic than the finery donned by the crowds at Churchill Downs. Enjoy this close-up look at America’s most inimitable sports fashion event. It’s chock full of twenty horses, 120 seconds, 150 years…and timeless fashion. From the hats in the grandstands, to the silks on the track, fashion is as much a part of the Kentucky Derby as the thoroughbreds, the jockeys, and of course, the mint juleps.

$50. At RizzoliUSA.com.

BEACHSIDE MODERN
By Lauren Li

Modern beachside style is more than shells and surfboards as seen in this new tome. Whether the inspiration comes from nautical themes, natural elements, winter blues, or the charm of the Mediterranean, the priority is always comfort and tranquility. It doesn’t matter if you don’t live near the beach—the spirit can be captured anywhere…like here.

$35. At Thames&HudsonUSA.com.

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GALERIE HALF: SELECTED WORKS
By Cameron Smith

Considered to be one of the world’s best antique and vintage furniture stores, Galerie Half offers a stylish blend of twentieth-century design, European antiques, and eclectic rarities. A favorite purveyor to the Los Angeles design community, the pieces they offer are imbued with a sense of timeless imperfection, as seen in this book.

$95. At RizzoliUSA.com.

GEORGE HOYNINGEN-HUENE
By George Hoyningen-Huene Estate Archives

This in-depth and richly illustrated book combines elegant design and production values. It’s the first publication in almost forty years on the work of the photographer. His images defined an era as a captivating photographic odyssey spanning fashion, Hollywood, and travel.

$100. At Thames&HudsonUSA.com.

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THE NEW FRENCH LOOK
By Lauren Li

We all know that trends come and go, yet French interiors, old or new, never go out of style. As seen in this book, the new French look is spirited and fresh, layered but never fussy, effortless yet always chic. Referencing history, it offers a respectful nod to the past without ever looking stale and stuffy.

$35. At Thames&HudsonUSA.com.

THOMAS BASTIDE: DESIGN
By Thomas Bastide

This offers a look inside the design dynamo’s studio to discover the techniques, concepts, and inspirations that lie behind his glass creations. Having collaborated with prestigious French and international companies, including Baccarat, Hennessy, and Christofle, this volume pays tribute to the unique techniques that he has contributed.

$85. At RizzoliUSA.com.

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DID SOMEONE SAY SHINDIG? “CLASSICAL SHINDIG: AMATEUR ARTISTRY FROM THE SIMPLE TO THE SUBLIME” BY MICHAEL HAROLD AND QUINN PEEPER IS NOW AVAILABLE

DID SOMEONE SAY SHINDIG? “CLASSICAL SHINDIG: AMATEUR ARTISTRY FROM THE SIMPLE TO THE SUBLIME” BY MICHAEL HAROLD AND QUINN PEEPER IS NOW AVAILABLE

In a special combined podcast of Success with Style and Fun In Fundraising, Lance Avery Morgan and Rob Giardinelli join in a conversation with Michael Harold and Quinn Peeper, the authors of the chic new book, Classical Shindig: Amateur Artistry from the Simple to the Sublime. This elevated, insider’s look at special occasion entertaining is chock full of ideas for your own hosting. You’ll come away with entertaining tips and tricks that even an amateur can execute.

We love the brand new, and very, very glamorous book, Classical Shindig: Amateur Artistry from the Simple to the Sublime. It should be on every coffee table or bookshelf once it debuts on August 29th, (available at ClassicalShindig.com, from Susan Schadt Press). It offers readers a captivating and unique exploration into the world of stylish entertaining that also includes music. Deftly authored by Michael Harold and Quinn Peeper, this book showcases the simple yet profound beauty of home entertaining, while shedding light on how to personalize your own hosting.

The book commences with a warm and engaging introduction by the authors, establishing their passion and desire to celebrate their extraordinary accomplishments of successful hosting. Their writing style strikes the perfect balance between informative and personable, making the book accessible to readers from all walks of life, whether they are seasoned hosts or novices to entertaining.

One of the standout aspects of Classical Shindig is the exceptional array of anecdotes and personal experiences shared by the authors. They show just how approachable entertaining can be. Of course, if you grew up wanting to entertain like they did, the sky’s the limit. “It’s not that difficult,” shares Michael Harold. “For instance, if we have somebody we’re entertaining, maybe somebody from out of town who has a special interest, let’s say a musician, then we’ll throw a party. We’ll say, ‘okay, it’s to celebrate Beethoven’ and we’ll all play Beethoven’s music on the piano, and we’ll have Austrian food.”

Their captivating stories provide an intimate glimpse into the lives of various moments of triumph of how they successfully entertain. Each anecdote reinforces the book’s central theme–that entertaining, at its core, is an art form meant to be embraced and practiced by anyone with a passion for it, regardless of their experience. However, unique themes help, and basing entertaining tips on worldly experiences can often help even more, too. “When I went to Oxford University, there was a wonderful professor there who used to give these fun house parties for the whole weekend,” enthuses Quinn Peeper. “There was studying involved, of course, but then he would always assign a play. It was usually by Noel Coward and guests were assigned roles. It was hilarious. It’s a great way to get to know other people that you haven’t met before. As time went on during the weekend, you end up being good friends, finding a lot of things in common you didn’t know you had.”

Harold and Peeper’s meticulous research is evident throughout the book, as they introduce readers to a diverse range of their plethora of party successes. Every narrative is woven together with care and appreciation for the events, both small and grand, that they have created. Their advice is as pristine as their parties. “I wouldn’t be intimidated. Look around and see what’s happening for ideas,” they both advise. “Is the theme a book? Is the theme a piece of music? Who are the friends? What do the friends have in common? What brought all these people together? Usually, we find a thread. Or, if you can’t find it that way, look outside. What is the season? If it’s autumn, you can include a beautiful red, brown, yellow, and orange palette. Or, if it’s spring, bring the outdoors in with blooming azaleas and other flowers. Before you know it, you’ve got your party covered with a theme.”

The book’s structure is well-organized, with each chapter focusing on a different aspect of their passion for hosting. Classical Shindig covers a broad spectrum of party ideas that the reader can replicate on their own. Additionally, the inclusion of beautiful illustrations and five-star photography further enhances the reading experience, providing readers with a multi-dimensional appreciation of the featured events with topics such as Seasonal Celebrations, Book Club Parties, Paying And Playing It Forward, and of course, the theme, Family And Friends.

The duo’s family functions take precedence in the book’s narrative. “What we have in common is that we came from families where we sat down at breakfast and dinner together. At the end of the day, it’s an exchange of ideas. It was a celebration of the every day,” the authors concur. Regarding themes, they agree by saying, “The selection of the event’s month it occurs is usually full of settings and possible things that could provide interesting menus. That always makes for a great dinner party. I think we have five or six selections that we used in the book for that. For non-profit organizations, if you entertain and volunteer to use your house, usually those organizations will have a theme that they’re working with.”

As the authors point out, entertaining isn’t only about hosting, as Michael Harold confides. “The Duchess of Windsor had some interesting quotes about this, and I agree,” he says. “I think the pressure and the stress is really on the guests because as she says, nobody has the right to come to a party and sit there like a piece of furniture. You know, if you accept a dinner invitation, you have a moral obligation to be amusing. So, with practice and over time, I think anybody can entertain and the pressure really is on the guests.”

With that in mind, we can all strive to be good hosts and good guests. Classical Shindig: Amateur Artistry from the Simple to the Sublime is a delightful and inspiring read for anyone passionate about upping their game as they hone their entertaining skills. Through engaging storytelling and a celebration of the human spirit, Michael Harold and Quinn Peeper succeed in illuminating the profound impact of the joy entertaining can bring to us all.

To listen to the Success With Style and Fun In Fundraising combo podcast featuring an insider’s look at Classical Shindig: Amateur Artistry from the Simple to the Sublime, visit Success with Style and Fun In Fundraising.

 

TO TOME, WITH LOVE

TO TOME, WITH LOVE

These new tomes in the new year are ripe with the anticipation of more style, more art, and more wisdom, according to our ardent bibliophile, Lance Avery Morgan.

CHARLOTTE MOSS FLOWERS

W MAGAZINE: Fifty Years Fifty Stories
By Sara Moonves

Here’s the definitive collection of the Ws most iconic and boundary-pushing photographic stories, published over the magazine’s 50-year history. Since its founding, the W has worked with the world’s best photographers and writers, celebrating their most ambitious and creative work.

$75. At RizzoliUSA.com.

THE AMERICAN THEATRE 1962-2002
As Seen By Al Hirschfeld

With something for every type of theatergoer, this is the book theater lovers have been waiting for. Now, for the first time, nearly 300 Hirschfeld drawings are collected in one volume that shows and tells the story of nearly a half-century of the American Theatre.

$60. At AlHirschfeldFoundationShop.org.

DESIGNING INTERIORS
THE BEAUTY BRIEF

THE HOUSE OF A LIFETIME: A COLLECTOR’S JOURNEY IN TANGIER
By Umberto Pasti, Ngoc Minh Ngo

Set in a lush garden, the house offers glimpses of the serene landscapes and fountains through windows, archways, and loggias. Pasti’s scholarly collection of tiles and rare textiles from Africa, the Middle East, and Southern Europe are also pictured.

$65. At RizzoliUSA.com.

RED CARPET OSCARS
By Dijanna Mulhearn

The OscarsÒ red carpet is so much more than fabulous gowns on famous people. It reflects the styles and values of each era and has become a highly-visible platform for making social statements. Here is the perfect book to capture all the glitz and glam.

$70. At ThamesAndHudsonUSA.com.

INVITING INTERIORS
FASHION IN THE 90S

WILLIAM KLEIN: YES
By William Klein, David Campany

Photographer. Filmmaker. Artist. Designer. With over 250 images, this career retrospective explores the late William Klein’s unprecedented artistic and creative arc. A must for anyone who loves tremendous talent.

$95. At ThamesAndHudsonUSA.com.

KEN SCOTT
By Ken Scott

Known for his bright floral patterns, the American fashion designer Ken Scott followed a maximalist design philosophy when it came to his vibrant collections (as recently re-discovered in Gucci’s Epilogue capsule). Scott’s propensity for blossoms earned him the moniker “the gardener of fashion.”

$125. At RizzoliUSA.com.

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RECLAIMED
By Penny Craswell

Every home in this eye-opening volume showcases design ingenuity and award-winning architecture. Spotlighting 24 unique houses and apartments and showing what can be achieved with creativity and flair, clever design becomes more closely aligned with ethics and sustainability.

$45. At  ThamesAndHudsonUSA.com.

PORTUGAL
By The Editors Of Monocle

A handbook in feel and tone, readers will discover favorite places to stay, eat, and shop; explore the country’s rich culture, architecture, and beaches; and take in the history of Portugal’s vibrant visual identity and the folks at the heart of it all.

$45. At ThamesAndHudsonUSA.com.

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COVER TO COVER

COVER TO COVER

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.

CHARLOTTE MOSS FLOWERS

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.

DESIGNING INTERIORS
THE BEAUTY BRIEF

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.

INVITING INTERIORS
FASHION IN THE 90S

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.

FASHION IN THE 90S

MARK ROTHKO

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.

STORYTELLING

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.

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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.

BOOK SMARTS

BOOK SMARTS

This fall is loaded with some of the chicest, elegant, and thought-provoking books we’ve seen in a while. Go ahead, pick your favorites and dive in, according to our bibliophile Lance Avery Morgan.

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PARISIAN BY DESIGN: INTERIORS BY DAVID JIMENEZ

By Diane Dorran Saeks

Learn how to decorate like a Parisian with tips for decorating in the French style, including chic paint colors and setting an elegant table. Iinspiring entries on where to soak up the best designs in Paris are included. Oui Oui.

$55. At RizzoliUSA.com.

SHOCKING: THE SURREAL WORLD OF ELSA SCHIAPARELLI

By Marie-Sophie Carron de la Carrière

Here’s an eye-popping volume that revisits the legendary designer’s extraordinary work, sophisticated designs, and thrill she brought to the fashion world between the world wars.

$75. At ThamesAndHudsonUSA.com.  

DESIGNING INTERIORS
THE BEAUTY BRIEF

UNDER THE SUN: AROUND THE WORLD IN 21 HOUSES

By Roland Beaufre

A look at dreamy tropical estates by renowned interior designers and tastemakers alike. It’s a glimpse into the private retreats of style icons, designers, and creatives, who found solace in special, sun-washed places.

$65. At RizzoliUSA.com.

YVES SAINT LAURENT & ART

By Stephan Janson, Mouna Mekour, Madison Cox

From the ancient world to pop art, Yves Saint Laurent regularly took inspiration from art history as he combined colors, and carved out new forms. It inspired him to rethink the structure of garments in order to create his own masterpieces…as this volume shows.

$50. At ThamesAndHudsonUSA.com.

INVITING INTERIORS
FASHION IN THE 90S

ISLAND FOLLIES: ROMANTIC HOMES OF THE BAHAMAS

By Alastair Gordon

Architect Henry Melich showcases the best of his Bahamian island projects, in sunny retreats such Lyford Cay, Harbour Island, and the Windermere Islands. These homes he created for his clients offered a romantic sense of escape and a discreet air of tranquility.

At RizzoliUSA.com.

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MAN TO MAN: AN OBSESSION

By Florent Barbarossa

This celebrates a powerful, revolutionary, and sometimes controversial selection of artworks from Pierre Passebon’s outstanding personal collection of paintings, sculpture, photography, ceramics, and drawings…all with a focus on men.

$40. At RizzoliUSA.com.

VIVIAN MAIER
By Christa Bluëmlinger, Ann Marks, and Anne Morin

Maier’s work is a treasured discovery in the photography world. Drawing on unpublished archives and recent scientific analyses, this retrospective sheds new light on her talents as a street photographer in mid-century Chicago. She served as a nanny and photographed the world through her immigrant eyes.

$65. At ThamesAndHudsonUSA.com.

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FLORA PHOTOGRAPHICA

By William A. Ewing and Danaé Panchaud

With two hundred vivid and colorful images, this lavish volume links the very best of flower photography from the past 20 years with its predecessors­––canonical floral works from the realms of photography, illustration, and painting.

$65. At ThamesAndHudsonUSA.com.

SOUL: THE INTERIOR DESIGN OF ORLANDO DIAZ-AZCUY

By Jorge S. Arango

Each residence featured in these pages is simple, functional, and beautiful, achieved with exactitude, attention to detail and craftsmanship by the minimalist Cuban-born designer.

$65. At RizzoliUSA.com.

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ALAÏA AFORE ALAÏA

By Carla Sozzani

From apprenticeships to encounters with Paris’s creative and society crowds, this book pays homage to iconic designer Azzedine Alaïa’s evolution as one of the most sought-after talents in the world.

$95. At RizzoliUSA.com.

COLORFUL WORLD

By Mira Mikati

Fashion designer Mira Mikati has always found joy in traveling and the unfamiliar places buzzing with vibrant colors. Here she transports readers to fifty of the most colorful places on earth—from Greece to Japan, Indonesia to Italy—delivering a jolt of optimism and enthusiasm.

$29.95. At  RizzoliUSA.com.

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A WORLD HISTORY OF WOMEN PHOTOGRAPHERS

By Luce Lebart and Marie Robert

This is a bold and beautifully illustrated manifesto as well as an invaluable work of reference. Spanning from 1850 to the present day, this remarkable volume showcases images by 300 women photographers, and portrays their views of the world then and now.

$85. At ThamesAndHudsonUSA.com.

CURRENTLY CLASSIC: JONATHAN RACHMAN DESIGN

By Jonathan Rachman and Dean Rhys-Morgan

Interior decorator Rachman opens the doors to his glamorous universe in this volume illustrating his eclectic, vividly colorful, and markedly refined style, through various projects undertaken for his prestigious clients.

$65. At RizzoliUSA.com.

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ROMANCING THE HOME

By Stewart Manger

No matter the location, every Manger project combines traditional inspiration with contemporary elegance…from a Park Avenue apartment, a historically restored house perched on the cliffs of Scotland, to a contemporary home overlooking Mallorca’s Bay of Palma, and beyond. Dreamy.

$50. At RizzoliUSA.com.

ANOTHER COUNTRY

By Gerry Badger

As Britain takes an increasingly significant place in the history of documentary photography, this expansive, illustrated new book brings vital context and breadth to the conversation. In fact, it offers a lively rethinking of British documentary photography over the last seven decades.

$65. At ThamesAndHudsonUSA.com.

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MORE IS MORE IS MORE

By Carl Dellatore

Go big or go home, right? Here’s a tome that is a master class in maximalist design. Each theme of color, pattern, elements, layering, and surfaces is accompanied by essays from today’s top design professionals and accompanied by bold photography.

$55. At RizzoliUSA.com.

THE LITTLE THEATER OF VINCENT DARRÉ

By Vincent Darré

This handsome oversized volume is a lavishly whimsical scrapbook bursting with creativity that presents twenty recent projects, inspiring encounters, and ephemeral decor created by the French theatrical designer.

$75. At RizzoliUSA.com.

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OCCASIONS TO CELEBRATE

By Alex Hitz

A collection of more than a hundred recipes inspired by traditional Southern fare and French culinary flair, with an emphasis on seasonal fresh-from-the-market ingredients that are perfect for social gatherings. Entertaining expert Hitz imparts cooking, serving, and entertaining secrets to ensure success.

$45. At RizzoliUSA.com.

MY ART OF ENTERTAINING

By Héloïse Brion

With an innate flair for entertaining, Brion combines her Franco-American roots to create charming recipes and table settings that foster a warm and convivial atmosphere. In her second book, she expands her repertoire of delicious, yet unpretentious comfort food inspired by her travels and joy of entertaining.

$27.95. At RizzoliUSA.com.

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