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Holiday Gift Idea: The Best New Design Books

November 19, 2019

Read your heart out with a wealth of intriguing new tomes that are sure to be keepers for years to come.

Tom Scheerer: More Decorating by Tom Scheerer

The incomparable decorator Tom Scheerer has done it again. The guru of chic, effortless ease has produced a stunning and insightful look at 20 of his latest projects, from city aeries to far-flung tropical retreats. $60, vendomepress.com

Houses: Extraordinary Living by the Editors of Phaidon

This knockout compendium of 400 architect-designed houses spotlights the kaleidoscopic range of residential structures over the past century. Whether you’re thinking of building or just want to live vicariously, it’s the perfect fodder for your dreams. $60, phaidon.com

Holiday: The Best Travel Magazine that Ever Was by Pamela Fiori

The magazine Holiday redefined what a commercial periodical could be, continually commissioning work from such leading lights as Jack Kerouac, Slim Aarons and Henri Cartier-Bresson. This loving tribute is thoroughly transporting. $85, rizzoliusa.com

Lagerfeld: The Chanel Shows by Simon Procter

The visionary Karl Lagerfeld transformed many facets of the fashion industry, among them the runway show. This lushly illustrated, oversize paean captures the elaborate and energetic Paris shows of Lagerfeld’s Chanel, which were as sophisticated as the clothes themselves. $75, rizzoliusa.com

Pierre Yovanovitch: Interior Architecture by Pierre Yovanovitch

The signature restrained-luxe style of French interiors and furniture designer Pierre Yovanovitch is at the heart of this monograph, with projects that span the globe from Tel Aviv to the Swiss Alps. $65, rizzoliusa.com

One Hundred Rooms to Know and Love by Schumacher

The creative team at Schumacher has compiled 100 to-die-for rooms by some of today’s most brilliant designers into a slender and attractive cloth-bound volume. $22, shop.livetheedit.com

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