book review | Apr 26, 2018 |
Hot off the press: A roundup of the latest design books

In this month’s book roundup, we have some of the top new releases to prime you for some spring relaxation. From contemporary California design by Grant Kirkpatrick to hosting and entertaining tips from Charlotte Moss, there is something for everyone.

Home: The Foundations of Enduring Spaces by Ellen Fisher and Jen Renzi
The foundations for the curriculum at the New York School of Interior Design are outlined for readers. Written by Ellen Fisher, the vice president of academic affairs, the book gives interior design enthusiasts, both professional and hobbyists, an education on everything from color theory principles to space-specific considerations. (Clarkson Potter, March 2018)

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

California Contemporary: The Houses of Grant C. Kirkpatrick and KAA Design by Grant Kirkpatrick
Kirkpatrick has established himself as an architect for the stars, designing homes for Tom Hanks, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Matt Damon, Maria Sharapova and more. His new monograph, featuring Sharapova’s house on the cover, highlights his design philosophy and the mark he has left on California architecture through 24 projects. (Princeton Architecture Press, May 2018)

Victor Horta: The Architect of Art Nouveau by David Dernie
Architect and educator David Dernie takes a deep dive into the work of Victor Horta, the creator of the art nouveau style of architecture. The tome chronicles 19 projects completed by Horta, including Hotel Autrique, Brugmann Hospital and Edicule Lambeaux, which are illustrated through Horta’s original drawings and new original photography by Alastair Carew-Cox. (Thames & Hudson, May 2018)

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

Charlotte Moss Entertains: Celebrations and Everyday Occasions by Charlotte Moss
In Moss’s latest tome, she shares her insights on entertaining beautifully at every scale, from a small breakfast in bed to a large Christmas dinner party. Taking inspiration from Pauline de Rothschild, Marjorie Merriweather Post, Elsie de Wolfe and more, she displays ways to make every day an occasion, not just when there is a holiday or event. (Rizzoli, April 2018)

The Spirit of the Bauhaus by Olivier Gabet and Anne Monier
Ten editors and contributors share insight on Bauhaus, the iconic German art and design school, in this guide to the school. The book discusses why the school had such profound influence through its history, courses and workshops on topics ranging from ceramics and metalwork to sculpture and cabinet-making. (Thames & Hudson, May 2018)

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