Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Joe Ruggiero Selects Design Books for Christmas Giving.

Here are my selections for Design Books for the Christmas Season. I enjoyed the historical references of design in Pauline C. Metcalf's book on Syrie Maugham. Delighted with the focus on movie design in Cathy Whitlock's book of Designs on Film. Nothing is more timeless than the work of David Easton and I believe this book, Timeless Elegance will go on to be a collector's item. Carolyne Roehm has inspired us with her marvelous sense of style in the books she has already created, this latest book Passion for Interiors, brings us "up to date" with her latest designs. Be prepared to be Wowed by her design for a friend's Aspen Home. And certainly not last in any design crowd, Mary McDonald shares her unique sense of color and design sense in her beautifully produced book. And may I add Doug Turshen the art director behind many of the design books today is by far one of the most talented book designers we have. Hands down, Doug has a superb eye for design. I also recommend Suzanne Rhienstein's book At Home; beautifully executed.

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