book review | Nov 30, 2017 |
Hot off the press: A roundup of the latest design books

Just in time for holiday shopping, EAL has a roundup of some of our favorite design books that have made their debut this past season. Readers are invited to take a journey through the careers of Studio KO, Harrie Lindeberg and Tom Britt, or get a jump on organization heading into the New Year.

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

Studio KO by Karl Fournier, Olivier Marty and Tom Delavan
In their first monograph, French architect duo Karl Fournier and Olivier Marty detail their storied career, from private residences to restaurant, boutique and hotel commissions. The tome includes personal photos, previously unpublished plans and images of finished projects displaying their modern aesthetic. It also includes one of the firm’s most recently completed projects, the Musée Yves Saint Laurent, which opened in Marrakesh in October. (Rizzoli, October 2017)

Fabulous! The Dazzling Interiors of Tom Britt by Mitchell Owens
Architectural Digest editor Mitchell Owens explores the career of Tom Britt in the first book written about the interior designer. Britt founded his firm in 1964 and has since gone on to design homes throughout the United States and abroad, establishing a reputation for seamlessly integrating bold color palettes with graphic style elements, which Owens expertly captures. (Rizzoli, October 2017)

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

Harrie T. Lindeberg and the American Country House by Peter Pennoyer and Anne Walker
Architect Peter Pennoyer and architectural historian Anne Walker bring architect Harrie T. Lindeberg’s legacy as they take readers on a tour through his life’s work. Chronicling his portfolio through more than 200 color photographs, the tome starts with a brief introduction to his life, and then examines his Swedish-inspired country homes, starting with his debut in Pocantico Hills, New York, the Mondanne project. The 20 projects discussed throughout the book are located in New York, New Jersey, Deleware, Illinois, Texas, Michigan, Missouri and Finland. (The Monacelli Press, November 2017)

Great American Homes by William T. Baker
As part of Images Publishing “Classicist” series, William T. Baker showcases 14 of his projects that exude classic architectural elements. Baker provides insight on how he incorporated each client’s personal style into his designs, while maintaining classic design elements. The projects range from wooded retreats to sprawling manors and estates. This is the third book in the series. (Images Publishing, November 2017)

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

Remodelista: The Organized Home by Julie Carlson and Margot Guralnick
In conjunction with the launch of Remodelista’s sister site, The Organized Home, editor in chief Julie Carlson and editor Margot Guralnick authored a book by the same name earlier this month. It offers readers over 100 tips and strategies for curating a home that is organized, with special attention paid to the typical “problem zones” where clutter seems to arise first. (Artisan, November 2017)

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