Yesterday I posted a round of books that would make any kitchen look (and smell) amazing. Today? How about a few books to make your coffee table look a little brighter (and smarter).
Here are three design/architecture books that I really, really want. Like right now.
Modern Forms: A Subjective Atlas of 20th-Century Architecture by Nicholas Grospierre (2016)
This book looks like a Tumblr account with a hard cover. So if you love Modernist architecture as much as I do, log into Amazon and buy it right now. Funny enough, the author, Grospierre, has a political science background rather than an architectural one, so we might just get a fresh perspective on those high and low examples of Modernism from around the world. Plus look at that cover.
The World of Charles and Ray Eames edited by Catherine Ince (2016)
Every design junkie dedicates at least some shelf space to this duo's prolific legacy. And it looks like both the Eames novice and expert will find the rich visuals of this book appealing. While the price tag on this volume is a little steep, the book's ambitious text just might make it worth it.
Hugh Howard's Architecture's Odd Couple: Frank Lloyd Wright and Philip Johnson
I read this book over the summer and found Howard's popular history of twentieth-century American architecture witty and thoughtful. Although some of the detail might be a bit tedious for someone with less interest in architectural history, the cult of personality saga that Howard crafts makes it an enjoyable read.
This architectural historian cannot stop thinking about buildings, food, and that vintage rug she found online.