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Hot off the press: 10 design books that debuted in October
Oct 31, 2012

This season was jam-packed with fabulous new design books, some of which we introduced you to back in August. But this month, many more hit the bookstores and others will make their debut just in time for the upcoming holiday season.
Here’s a look at the latest design books released this month:

Timeless Interiors (Gibbs Smith) by Kathryn Ireland takes a look at a collection of Ireland’s interior work, which moves up and down the sliding scale of formality. From European tradition to California informality, from townhomes in New York to beach houses in Malibu, this book showcases all of Ireland ‘s diverse designs.

Juan Montoya’s
inspiration for La Formentera: The Woodland Refuge (The Monacelli Press) came from his 1970’s voyage to La Formentera, an island off the Mediterranean coast of Spain. Later, in Garrison, New York, he built his own version of the place. The book takes a look at the beauty and creativity of both spaces.

Interior designer and decorative arts and antiques expert Thomas Jayne follows up his essential 2010 compendium, The Finest Rooms in America, with this new collection of his own work, American Decoration: A Sense of Place (The Monacelli Press).

Stripes: Between the Lines (The Monacelli Press) by Linda O’Keeffe explores the lineage of lines as they shape culture, art, and style.  The illustrations create a rollicking visual ride while the accompanying text shows how these potent, sometimes-charged symbols have even changed the course of world history.

Rhapsody (Rizzoli) by Kelly Wearstler looks at the author’s glamorous world, profiling in detail her latest residential designs (previously unpublished) and her sumptuous new hotels, as well as her creative process. The book also follows the designer behind the scenes to watch her at work.

The Collected Home (Crown Publishing Group) by Darryl Carter explores the essence of what brings a home to life. With magnificent photography, the book is an accessible resource for anyone desirous of a home that feels richly layered, full of character, comfortable, and unquestionably calm.

Charlotte Moss: A Visual Life (Rizzoli) provides a look into the style and joie de vivre of great women tastemakers through an unlikely approach: the scrapbook. Moss explains how this simple ritual has shaped and focused her interior designs, entertaining, and personal style, as well as discussing how the scrapbooks of others have inspired her.

Soiree: Entertaining with Style (Rizzoli)  by preeminent hostess and tastemaker Danielle Rollins invites readers to the most chic at-home parties, with detailed descriptions for invitations, flowers, table settings, linens, and more than eighty original recipes.

Frank Lloyd Wright: Natural Design, Organic Architecture: Lessons for Building Green from an American Original (Rizzoli) by Alan Hess explores Wright’s “lessons” and how his ideas continue to spur discussions of green architecture and design today. An architect and designer of far-reaching vision, it is not surprising that Frank Lloyd Wright anticipated many of the hallmarks of today’s green movement.

John Robshaw Prints (Chronicle Books) by John Robshaw with Elizabeth Garnsey reveals the inspiration behind the textile designer’s signature style while highlighting step-by-step block printing techniques from local artisans and masters. Robshaw circles the globe in search of batiks in Java to ikats in Thailand and indigo prints in India. In this book, he shares his creative process as well as tips for incorporating textiles into any space.
Stay tuned for November's design book roundup.

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