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Hot off the press: October design books hit the shelves
Oct 21, 2015

This month’s latest release of inspiration-packed books includes debuts from Stark and Janson Goldstein, in addition to works from firms running the gamut of high-end design both in the U.S. and abroad.

Dozens of designers who have worked for Parish-Hadley reveal how the firm influenced their work and style throughout the years in Parish-Hadley Tree of Life: An Intimate History of the Legendary Design Firm (Stewart, Tabori & Chang). Co-authors Brian McCarthy, a former Parish-Hadley partner, and designer Bunny Williams masterfully guide readers through the 30 years of the firm’s history.

Stark’s first foray into design books will soon make its way to coffee tables: Decorating with Carpets: The Stark Tradition (The Vendome Press) delves into how carpeting forms the groundwork for design, with photographic and written insights gleaned from the brand's work with Billy Baldwin, Dorothy Draper, Sister Parish, Albert Hadley, Jeffrey Bilhuber, Victoria Hagan, Katie Ridder, Bunny Williams and Steven Gambrel, among others.

Design and architecture firm Janson Goldstein’s premiere book, Work (Images Publishing) is a celebration of the New York-based company's two-decade history of home, retail, hospitality and condo projects and artisan-made custom furnishings. The book reflects the firm's mission—to merge architecture and interior design—via photos of 400-plus projects.

Fifteen homes, among them penthouses, town houses, lofts, seaside respites and even a shingle-style home inspired by the Indo-Saracenic Royal Pavilion in Brighton, England, are profiled in 2014 AD 100 John Barman's latest monograph, John Barman Interior Design (The Monacelli Press).

Alvar Aalto Library in Vyborg: Saving a Modern Masterpiece, Part 2 (Rakennustieto Publishing) is a photographic and journalistic sequel that continues the profile of the Alvar Aalto Library via text, drawings and photos of the library and its reimagination. The library was built in 1935, gained renown but fell into disrepair before being restored in 2013 with elegantly detailed doors, windows and staircases, as well as white surfaces and a gray soapstone facade.

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