book review | Feb 26, 2018 |
Hot off the press: The latest design books

These five design tomes should be adding to every designer's spring reading list.

Carpenters Workshop Gallery: Contemporary Design Icons by Julien Lombrail and Loïc Le Gaillard
The founders of Carpenters Workshop Gallery, Julien Lombrail and Loïc Le Gaillard, explore the work of some of today’s most successful sculptural designers. Since the duo founded the gallery in 2006 in London, they have showcased work by emerging and established artists and designers such as Wendell Castle, Johanna Grawunder, Giacomo Ravagli and Studio Drift—individuals who are pushing boundaries with design. (Rizzoli Electa, February 2018)

Hot off the press: The latest design books

French House Chic by Jane Webster
Jane Webster leads tours and classes from her self-renovated Normandy chateaux six months a year. In her latest book she delves into her personal style and design sensibility, and how that has been translated to her own house. She also explores some of France’s most exclusive residences. (Thames & Hudson, May 2018)

India Hicks: A Slice of England by India Hicks
The British heiress delves into her heritage and storied design family in her new book. She discusses her family’s homes, including her grandparents’ Broadlands estate, her parents’ home, and her father’s famous garden. She throws open the doors to her recently-completed home, American Farm, which is inspired by her English tradition. (Rizzoli, April 2018)

Hot off the press: The latest design books

Jim Olson: Building, Nature, Art by Jim Olson
Seattle-based architect Jim Olson’s career spans more than 50 years of designing buildings, from the United States to Mexico and Canada. His upcoming book examines 25 of his most recent projects, exploring how nature and the Pacific Northwest have influenced his design. Photography of the projects is accompanied by original sketches and watercolor plans. (Thames & Hudson, May 2018)

Henri Samuel: Master of the French Interior by Emily Evans Eerdmans
Emily Evans Eerdmans’s latest tome is the first to chronicle the work of renowned French designer Henri Samuel. Known for his skill in historic design with a contemporary presentation, he was consulted by Versailles and the Metropolitan Museum of Art for the installation of period rooms. The book starts with his first job for Stéphane Boudin and works its way through his career, including projects for Doris Duke, Valentino Garavani and Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan. (Rizzoli, April 2018)

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