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Hot off the presses: A roundup of the latest design books
Feb 13, 2017

Tomes from architects William Hefner and Keith Summerour take their place on the shelf alongside books chronicling the work of designer Marshall Watson, renowned firm Harrison Design, and the team of collector Chara Schreyer and interior designer Gary Hutton in this season’s roundup of design books. 
 


Creating Home: Design for Living by Keith Summerour with Marc Kristal
Keith Summerour embraces his approach to classical design in his first book, set to be released next month. The Atlanta-based architect takes readers on a tour through some of his projects, from renovations to newly built abodes, that showcase his interpretation of classical style. To round out the volume, Summerour shares photos of his private country residence that he designed in rural Georgia with a 70-foot-high stone tower. (Rizzoli)
 


Chateau des Fleurs by William Hefner
William Hefner’s latest design tome takes an in-depth look at the Chateau des Fleurs, a Los Angeles home inspired by the Loire Valley and Burgundy. Hefner, founder of Studio William Hefner, chronicles the decade-long project that resulted in the largest private residence in L.A. (Pointed Leaf Press)
 


Harrison Design 25 by Henrika Dyck Taylor
In celebration of its 25th anniversary, Harrison Design released a monograph recounting the history of the architecture firm, with over 400 color photographs of projects and personal narratives from the people behind the company. Under the helm of William H. Harrison, the firm has expanded from its Southern roots in Atlanta to international clients and offices in New York, L.A., Santa Barbara, St. Simons Island and Washington, D.C. 
 


The Art of Elegance: Classic Interiors by Marshall Watson
In his first book, Marshall Watson shares with readers his European-inspired style, in projects ranging from Los Cabos and Sweden to Palm Beach and the Hamptons. The tome focuses on how Watson creates coherent homes for his clients that are livable, and draws on the families’ lifestyles and aspirations. (Rizzoli)
 


Art House: The Collaboration of Chara Schreyer & Gary Hutton by Alisa Carroll
Art House profiles the 40-year collaboration between art collector Chara Schreyer and interior designer Gary Hutton. Original photography provides an intimate look at Schreyer’s expansive collection of 600 pieces and the five residences Hutton designed to house them. Featured artists include Andy Warhol, Man Ray and Glenn Ligon

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