Holiday Gift Guide 2014: 11 books for design lovers

11 books worth giving to the design lover in your life.
11 books worth giving to the design lover in your life.
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Whether you’re shopping for an interior design fan, garden lover or the person who has everything, hands-on coffee-table books can provide an escape that no electronic device can replicate.

Here, we offer a roundup of 11 books that are worth giving to your favorite design enthusiast:

1. “Hand-in-Hand: Evelyn and Jerome Ackerman” by Dan Chavkin and Lisa Thackaberry, $55, Pointed Leaf Press


2. “Novel Interiors” by Lisa Borgnes Giramonti, $35, Random House

3. “Commune: Designed in California” by Roman Alonso, Steven Johanknecht, Pamela Shamshiri and Ramin Shamshiri, $60, Abrams

4. “Inspired by ...” by Kathryn M. Ireland, $45, Gibbs Smith

5. “Frank Lloyd Wright on the West Coast” by Mark Anthony Wilson, $50, Gibbs Smith

6. “The Gardener’s Garden,” $79.95, Phaidon

7. “California Moderne and the Mid-Century Dream: The Architecture of Edward H. Fickett” by Richard Rapaport, $65, Rizzoli


8. “The Artisanal Home: Interiors and Furniture of Casamidy,” by Anne-Marie Midy and Jorge Almada, $55, Rizzoli

9. “Robert Couturier: Designing Paradises” by Robert Couturier and Tim McKeough, $60, Rizzoli

10. “Vintage Industrial: Living with Machine Age Design” by Misha de Potestad, $45, Rizzoli

11. “A Frame for Life: The Designs of StudioIlse” by Ilse Crawford and Edwin Heathcote, $55, Rizzoli

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