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book review
Hot off the press: a roundup of the latest design books
Sep 28, 2017
Taylor Barker

Dive a little deeper into the design worlds of a 20th-century icon, a bohemian master, style visionaries, classical architects and more in EAL’s monthly roundup of the hottest design tomes.

The Authentics: A Lush Dive Into the Substance of Style by Melanie Acevedo and Dara Caponigro
Featuring interior designer Miles Redd, actress Peggy Lipton, and fashion designer Johnson Hartig, among others, photographer Melanie Acevedo and Domino founding editor Dara Caponigro explore the lives of style visionaries. Both black-and-white and color photography of interiors, portraits, gardens and more are showcased, as the tome tackles originality, confidence and finding one’s voice. (Clarkson Potter, October 2017)

The New Bohemians Handbook: Come Home to Good Vibes by Justina Blakeney
Justina Blakeney’s bohemian-inspired style is evident page after page. Bursts of color and jungle influences are splashed across the pages, as she encourages readers to think about rooms in a different way and bring positive energy to their homes. Blakeney shares her tips on rearranging, painting and planting with the goal of finding a “spirit environment.” (Abrams, October 2017)

The Interiors and Architecture of Renzo Mongiardino: A Painterly Vision by Martina Mondadori Sartogo and the editors of Cabana
Exploring the work of the late Renzo Mongiardino, this tome illustrates why he is one of the most iconic designers of the 20th century. Photography includes never-before-published work, and features some of his signature choices, trompe l’oeil finishes, museum-quality antiques and sumptuous fabrics. (Rizzoli, October 2017)

Pied-à-Terre​: Magdalena Keck by Tiziana Proietti
In Magdalena Keck’s debut tome, the designer tackles minimalist design without sacrificing bespoke pieces and celebrates natural materials and the natural environment. With photography and schematic floor plans, Keck walks readers through her approach to design in her own projects, including a Manhattan penthouse, Brooklyn terrace and Tribeca loft. (Glitterati, December 2017)

The Classical American House with introduction by Phillip James Dodd
Part of Images Publishing’s Classical Architecture Collection, this tome analyzes the projects of seven influential firms: Ken Tate Architect, John Milner Architects, Charles Hilton Architects, Franck & Lohsen Architects, Hamady Architects, Smith Architectural Group and Timothy Bryant Architect. These projects stay true to classic architectural principals, while also demonstrating versatility and adaptability. (Images Publishing, October 2017)

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