The New French Interior
By Penny Drue Baird
In her latest book The New French Interior, Penny Drue Baird, an internationally renowned interior designer and authority on all things French, moves beyond the traditional historic styles to explore the design elements that make up the fresh, clean look of French interior design.
To illustrate the style, Baird draws on ten of her own recent projects, apartment and house installations in New York and in the Hamptons, and presents French precedents and influences through specially commissioned photography of Parisian interiors. Images of cafes, markets, shops, and street scenes add to the magical Parisian ambiance she creates.
Dealer’s Choice: At Home with Purveyors of Antique and Vintage Furnishings gathers the best homes of the industry’s foremost antique and vintage furniture dealers into a gorgeous volume illustrating the creativity, diversity, and passion that these dealers bring to their personal lives and businesses. Through lush color photographs, the book showcases 32 houses, apartments, lofts, and even a castle of dealers specializing in midcentury modernist furniture and objects, antique European decorative works, and antiquities. The home design is as varied as the dealers and their inventories, and each of these homes is a personal statement on style.
The Eye Has To Travel
By Diana Vreeland
Called the “High Priestess of Fashion,” Diana Vreeland (1903– 1998) was an American original whose impact on fashion and style was legendary. Beginning in 1936, when she became a fashion editor at Harper’s Bazaar, Vreeland established herself as a controversial visionary with an astonishing ability to invent and discover fashion ideas, designers, personalities, and photographers. She was a memorable writer with a vivid personality and a talent for coining aphorisms.
Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel (Abrams), written by Lisa Immordino Vreeland, chronicles 50 years of international fashion and Vreeland’s rich life. With more than 350 illustrations, including original magazine spreads and many famous photographs, this intensely visual book shows fashion as it was being invented, and how Vreeland shaped American taste through her superb vision.