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Hot off the press: A roundup of the latest design books
Oct 26, 2017
Taylor Barker

In this month’s roundup, EAL has the scoop on the latest must-read design tomes ready to be added to your bookshelf. Look back on the storied careers of companies and designers, brush up on the must-knows of postmodern design, and be inspired by the stunning photography and illustrations.

Hot off the press: A roundup of the latest design books

Houses That We Dreamt Of: The Interiors of Delphine & Reed Krakoff
By Delphine Krakoff
The worlds of interiors and fashion collide in Delphine Krakoff’s first monograph. The book showcases—in some cases for the first time—the many homes of the Paris-trained interior designer and her husband Reed Krakoff, fashion designer and former creative director of Coach. Along with pages of both color and black-and-white photography, the book features some of the couple’s close friends, including Martha Stewart, Hamish Bowles and Jacques Grange, weighing in on the designs. (Rizzoli, October 2017)

Hot off the press: A roundup of the latest design books

Timeless: Classic American Architecture for Contemporary Living
By Patrick Ahearn
Architect Patrick Ahearn’s career has been characterized by his approach to historical design—whether it is a restoration project or designing a new build with classical elements—with homes that fit their location and have site-specific design elements. In Timeless, Ahearn discusses 18 of his projects and his belief that design has the ability to improve lives and make people happier. (ORO Editions, December 2017)

Hot off the press: A roundup of the latest design books

Postmodern Design Complete
Judith Gura
In her eighth tome, design historian Judith Gura tackles postmodernism and the designers that made it a defining style of the 1980s. Reflecting on the work of Michael Graves, Robert Venturi, Ettore Sottsass and Alessandro Mendini, among others, she has created a comprehensive reference of postmodern furniture, graphic design, products, architecture and interior design. The work is showcased through more than 1,000 illustrations, which includes 15 homes regarded as influential in the post modern design style. (Thames and Hudson, November 2017)

Hot off the press: A roundup of the latest design books

Laura Bohn: Ways of Seeing
By Laura Bohn

In her first monograph, Laura Bohn chronicles her career, including her time working with John Saladino and Joseph Lembo and founding her firm in 1996. Her work ranges from beach retreats and country cottages to industrial lofts in Manhattan. The tome illustrates Bohn’s ability to effortlessly combine modern and classic design elements into her projects. (Pointed Leaf Press, October 2017)

Hot off the press: A roundup of the latest design books

Cassina: This Will Be the Place
Felix Burrichter and Cassina
In celebration of Italian furniture brand Cassina’s 90th anniversary, this monograph examines five unique interiors. The rooms, “Artful Living,” “Together Forever,” “Back to the Roots,” “Bedtime” and “Playground,” all incorporate Cassina furniture. The book is broken up into two parts: The first half analyzes changing design styles and tastes across the globe, while the second half examines the interiors from visual angle through photography in locations that include Spain, Sicily and Lake Como. (Rizzoli, September 2017)

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