Tuesday, December 8, 2015

More Great Books for the Holidays!!

The second segment of my Books for the Holidays gives you even more gift choices for the art, fashion and design lover, including yourself. Many of these are book I never tire of pulling off the shelf and paging through! Enjoy!

Cy Twombly: Late Paintings  2003-2011 
by Czech Art Historian Nela Pavlouskova
Published by Thames and Hudson c 2015
In this tome we discover some of the largest and most exuberant art of Twombly's long career.

Parish-Hadley Tree of Life: An Intimate History of the Legendary Design Firm 

by Brian J McCarthy and Bunny Williams
 Stewart, Tabori & Chang Publisher

A fascinating account of this legendary design firm and featuring 30 of the great designers who started their careers walking through this company's door! 

Painting Central Park by Roger Pasquier
Publisher: The Vendome Press

A delightful book filled with fine paintings by artists through the decades as well as the history of this iconic landmark in New York City!

My Stylish French Girlfriends by Sharon Santoni

Published by Gibbs Smith

Sharon introduces us to a group her friends who are extremely talented and fascinating. The talent and expertise of these women will thrill you!

Veranda: The Romance of Flowers

by Clinton Smith, the Editor in Chief of Veranda
Published by Hearst Corporation

Filled with stunning photography of florals of every kind and how they can artfully transform any room!

Modern Mix by Eddie Ross with Jaithan Kochar and forward by Bunny Williams
Published by Gibbs Smith

Palm Beach Chic by Jennifer Ash Rudick

Published by The Vendome Press

Visit some of the wondrous homes and gardens of Palm Beach that will truly take you to another world (especially if you are currently living in the colder climes!)

The Field Guide to Decorating by Lauren Liess
Published by Abrams Books
With a fresh take and discerning eye, Lauren uses many natural elements and textures in her design work!

These books may all be purchased through their publishers, your local bookseller or Amazon.com

Thank you to all of the publishers who so generously offer me press copies of these beautiful books.

Thank you as always to my Family, Friends, and Followers who Support The Arts!

Please do leave a comment as they make my day!

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donna baker said...

Karena, they all look wonderful. Lucky you.

Paisley Curtain said...

What a great collection of books, perfect for holidays and winter time.

Best wishes

Pura Vida said...

They all look so interesting. Amazing how powerful a cover can be! I would love a week to sit and look at all the books I have and add some new ones to the stack. But I do love to just walk by and look a the covers and think there will be a day to just sit and look through them...again.

LBDDiaries said...

Two are already on my to-buy list and now I can add stylish girlfriends and those BEAUTIFUL flowers! I love holding a real book in my hands, especially while sipping a cuppa in front of the fireplace. One of my favorite ways to slow down. Thank you for sharing and inspiring!!

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

There are a couple here I would really like to have...thanks for the recommendations, Karena! I will check them out!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Beautiful selection Karena...the Parrish Hadley book has been on my wish list....

Kristen @ Pursuing Vintage said...

Great choices! They are all fabulous!
Happy holidays!

Decor To Adore said...

So many of these fabulous books are on my wish list.
May all the joys of the season be yours.

Vicki said...

Great selection. My Stylish French Girlfriends has been on my wish list. Looks like fun inspiration, as do many of the others. Thanks for the ideas and have a wonderful weekend!

La Contessa said...

I own the SHARON BOOK!!!AS I went on one of her antique Buying TOURS!The rest look lovely TOO.
WE can ALWAYS find something to READ!!

Karen said...

I have at least 2-3 of these books on my Christmas wish list. This time of year one of my favorite ways to relax is with a cup of tea and a great design book.
Thanks for always introducing me to new artists.
Happy Holidays.

designchic said...

So many wonderful books, Karena! I have several of them and love them...needing to add a few more to my ever growing collection! Happy Sunday ~

Unknown said...

Lovely selection here, Karena...I must get Sharon's book...it looks fabulous.
Hope all good with you, thank you for popping by this week to enjoy a little sparkle ;)
Wishing you a very Happy Christmas and Peaceful New Year
With my love xx

therelishedroost said...

Quite a few books I want here!! xo K

Unknown said...

Hi dear Karena,
What a fabulous line up of books. I just got Eddie Ross to sign my copy of Modern Mix and am really enjoying the read. There is so much to learn from these pros, I love it. Happy Holidays and I hope you are surrounded with love and good health. xo Nancy

Rié Moratto said...

Such a great list! I am looking forward to purchasing or receiving from Santa the Parish and Hadley! I will be using your list as I shop tomorrow for friends! xx Rié \ Portobello Design Blog

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