A Little More Book News
Some books we've discussed before have just hit store shelves, or are scheduled to be released in the next few weeks. Another title from design journalist Caroline Clifton-Mogg, the sumptuous Textile Style, is now out in economical paperback. If you are a minimalist, the edition might not be your cup of tea but it's a personal favorite of mine. Each page is lavishly illustrated with detailed views of fabric, and the text is informative. Fans of Lynn von Kersting will recognize vignettes from her L.A. home.
If you are a modernist, check out Brooklyn Modern: Architecture, Interiors & Design. Grace Bonney, aka design*sponge, has a great essay about the Brooklyn aesthetic included in the book, and Lena Corwin's home is featured along with many other urban residences. Resourcefulness and problem solving are reoccurring themes.
Shifting to opulence and whimsy, Chinoiseries is among the best of the spring 2008 releases. Here's the link to my past review.
And looking ahead to Mother's Day, be on the lookout for the reprint of Edith Wharton's 1904 book, Italian Villas and Their Gardens. This is said to be Wharton's first travel book and a faithful facsimile of the first edition with twenty-six illustrations by Maxfield Parrish.
A portion of the proceeds from book sales will benefit ongoing restoration of Wharton's beloved Massachusetts estate, The Mount*
*Currently, The Mount is facing foreclosure. A blog has been established as part of the Save The Mount Campaign.