Bibliostyle: How We Live at Home with Books
By Nina Freudenberger
What to give the book-lover in your life? A beautifully photographed coffee table book of curated personal libraries that will make you swoon, and encourage both a little home re-decor and make you long to settle in with a good book. With glimpses into the private homes of such writers as Brooklyn’s Emma Straub and Gay and Nan Talese, it is a perfect blend of the inspirational and the aspirational for the passionate reader.
Bill Cunningham: On the Street
By New York Times
The first-ever published collection of Bill Cunningham’s style and fashion photography is a treat for fans of his column in the New York Times. This book is absolutely stunning in every way! Incredible looks fill each page. This book shows why New York is a special place to live and perfect for any lover of style in the city.2 .
The Golden Thread: How Fabric Changed History
By Kassia St. Clair
Wow. You’ll have a whole new appreciation for your bedspread. A thorough and captivating account of textile history written in graceful prose, and filled with new inquiry and insight into early production practices and the ingenuity of craftsmen. For material culture enthusiasts and history buffs alike. They’ll be ever-grateful to Kassia St. Clair for granting them the opportunity to geek out over the creation of space suits for the Apollo mission!
By Candida Höfer
Libraries is a photo book of Candida Höfer’s images of the world’s libraries. Spanning decades and continents, Höfer’s photos show the different forms and faces of what a library is, and evoke a profound nostalgia when we remember their magic. It also features an essay by Umberto Eco, one of Italy’s late great authors and thinkers. Perfect for any book lover’s coffee table!4 .
Morning Glory on the Vine: Early Songs and Drawings
By Joni Mitchell
If you know any Joni Mitchell fans with space for this book in their home, this is the perfect holiday gift. An intimate journey through a small part of her long career, Joni kept a notebook of lyrics and drawings throughout the early 1970s, beautifully reproduced here. Any fan of her music should jump at the opportunity to know the artist in this way.
By Mark Morris
Dive into the mind of one of the most prolific visionaries of our time. Out Loud offers unique insight into the experiences and processes that have informed Mark Morris’ world renowned choreography as well as the history of modern dance itself. One of the best things about this book is that we see how much of a musician Mark is, and how important live music is to his productions and choreography. Great for fans of theater and dance!6 .
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