3 Design Books To Add To Your Shelf

ARCHITECTURE + DESIGN | BY | April 24, 2018

Grab a warm beverage, settle into a comfy chair and peruse these must-reads.

COUNTRY HOUSES: THE ARCHITECTURE OF MARK P. FINLAY

By Gina Tsarouhas

Journey into the wondrous world of architect Mark P. Finlay, whose Connecticut firm has dotted the country with some of its prettiest residences. This monograph, arriving in May, showcases a dozen works in pastoral locations displayed alongside descriptions and original sketches. imagespublishing.com

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POSTMODERN DESIGN COMPLETE: DESIGN, FURNITURE, GRAPHICS, ARCHITECTURE, INTERIORS

By Judith Gura

A must-have reference for lovers of postmodern design, this authoritative 480-page volume by New York design historian Judith Gura comprises insightful essays, profiles of key creators from Michael Graves to Ettore Sottsass and more than a thousand dazzling images of postmodern examples, including homes, furnishings and objets d’art. thamesandhudsonusa.com

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RAY BOOTH: EVOCATIVE INTERIORS

By Ray Booth and Judith Nasatir

Having trained as an architect, New York designer Ray Booth demonstrates in his April release some of his innovative choices for evocative modern spaces, like using furnishings to define areas and creating walls with draperies. Featured homes include his Nashville residence, influenced by Frank Lloyd Wright and the Prairie School, as well as never-before-seen projects from Louisiana to New York. rizzoliusa.com

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