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Plagued by Fire: The Dreams and Furies of Frank Lloyd Wright Paul Hendrickson. Release Date: October 2019.  A premier American architect, interior designer, writer and educator, Frank Lloyd Wright designed more than 1,000 structures, of which only 532 were completed. Wright believed in designing structures that were in harmony with humanity and its environment, a philosophy he coined “organic architecture.” He was also known as a rank egotist. Hendrickson helps readers form a deeper, more human understanding of the often misunderstood and mysterious man.

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The Art of Outdoor Living: Gardens for Entertaining Family and Friends  Scott Shrader. Released March 2019.  For anyone who wants to live well in their garden, this guide is a spectacular resource to creating stylish and livable outdoor spaces. From pools made private by lush plantings, bedrooms opened up to the backyard or integrated bar seating by an outdoor oven, California native and exterior architect Scott Shrader creates covetable outdoor rooms for clients including Ellen DeGeneres and Patrick Dempsey. In his first book, he shares the grounds of 12 properties, all specifically designed as modern, chic gardens and livable outdoor spaces for cooking, entertaining, playing and relaxing.

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Living with Charlotte Perriand: The Art of Living  Cynthia Fleury and François Laffanour. Release date: July 2019.  A catalog of the great French architect and designer’s work, object-by-object. Charlotte Perriand is known for her playful mix of materials, shapes and styles. Her chairs, tables and bookshelves are shown explicitly in this portfolio, in all their different iterations, both up close and “at home,” as installed in the living spaces of collectors. Photographs of both historical and contemporary settings show how her furniture stands the test of time and taste.

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The Home Edit: A Guide to Organizing and Realizing Your House Goals   Clea Shearer and Joanna Teplin. Released March 2019.  From the Instagram-sensation home-organizing experts (with a fan club that includes Reese Witherspoon, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Mindy Kaling), here is an accessible, room-by-room guide to establishing order in the home. Tackle the mishmash of summer and winter clothes in the closet, declutter the dreaded junk drawer and structure the kitchen pantry, as the authors walk through paring down belongings in every room, arranging them in an easy-to-find way and maintaining the system so you don’t need another do-over in six months. 

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Kinfolk: Issue 31  Released March 2019.  The quarterly magazine Kinfolk focused on architecture this past spring, paying homage to the architects “with dreams too big for city planners to swallow.” The writers delve into an investigation of the history of utopian design and include a photo essay about the most visionary projects that have been demolished, or simply never built, over the last century. They also interview those who have bridged the divide and made some of the strangest and whimsical building designs a reality. 

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Abode: Thoughtful Living with Less  Serena Mitnik-Miller and Mason St. Peter. Released April 2019.  A beautifully curated collection from the husband-and-wife owners of General Store, this book shows off their effortlessly cool, quintessentially California spaces and offers a look at how to recreate that style anywhere. Take a glimpse into the couple’s process and guide to manifesting modern, simplified interiors. The tastemakers make a convincing case for living simply, and their time-tested methods maximize openness, use elemental materials and amplify natural light. 

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Hortitecture: The Power of Architecture and Plants  Almut Grüntuch-Ernst. Released May 2019.  Two seemingly opposite elements, this textbook explores how plants and architecture can combine to plan future cities that feel closer to nature. Through architectural, biological and technological research, the Institute for Design and Architectural Strategies explores this ideal with the aim to influence urban design. Hortitecture documents and shares 33 international experts’ vital projects, critical reflections and expertise on ecosystem applications, plant materials and experiences on the creative construction of nature-based architecture.

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Houses: Extraordinary Living   Phaidon Editors. Released May 2019. This coffee table must-have showcases the diversity of and experiments in domestic living. Explore 400 of the world’s most innovative and influential architect-designed houses created since the early 20th century. Houses celebrates Modernist icons and awe-inspiring feats of technological, material and spatial innovation in the 21st century. Styles presented include Modernism, Postmodernism, Brutalism, Regionalism, Deconstructivism and International Style.