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Remodelista Holiday Gift Guide 2021: Best Design Books of the Year

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Remodelista Holiday Gift Guide 2021: Best Design Books of the Year

December 22, 2021

Our annual, highly unscientific roundup of the best design books of 2021:

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Above: Our top pick of the year: Northern California photographer Leslie Williamson, who is known for her soulful portraits of artful interiors, has a new book out, Still Lives: In the Homes of Artists, Great and Unsung, featuring the living spaces and studios of Giorgio Morandi, Vanessa Bell, Georgia O’Keeffe, Isamu Noguchi, and more; $69 from Bookshop.
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Above: A Modern Way to Live, by Matt Gibberd, cofounder of UK estate agency The Modern House, is £25 from The Modern House.
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Above: Beata Heuma, a Swedish-born, London-based interior designer on the rise, has a new book out, Every Room Should Sing; $50.60 from Bookshop. For more, see Required Reading: ‘Every Room Should Sing, by Designer-of-the-Moment Beata Heuman.
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Above: From NY-based design firm Workstead, Workstead: Interiors of Beauty and Necessity is $59.80 from Bookshop. For a look inside, see Required Reading: A Look Inside ‘Workstead: Interiors of Beauty and Necessity.’
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Above: Women in Architecture: Past, Preesent and Future, by Ursula Schwitalla, is $50.60 from Bookshop.
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Above: Eight Homes: Clements Design, from the mother-and-son founders of LA interior design firm Clements Design, is $61.72 from Amazon.
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Above: A Room of Her Own: Inside the Homes and Lives of Creative Women by Robyn Lea, is $41.40 from Bookshop.
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Above: Simplicity at Home: Japanese Rituals, Recipes, and Arrangements for Thoughtful Living by Fog Linen founder Yumiko Sekine is $25.30 from Bookshop. For more, see Required Reading: “Simplicity at Home,” by Fog Linen Founder Yumiko Sekine. Photo via Father Rabbit.
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About: Women Made: Great Woman Designers, by Jane Hall, is a celebration of more than 200 women product designers from the early twentieth century to the present day; $70.31 from Amazon.

For our previous design book gift guides, see:

Remodelista Holiday Gift Guide 2020: The 11 Best Design/Architecture Books of the Year

Holiday Gift Guide 2019: The 11 Best Design/Architecture Books of the Year

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What are some of the best design books for fall 2021

Remodelista recommends the following design books for fall 2021: The Alchemy of Color in Design by Alberto Alessi, Elemental Living by Jacobo Krauel, and Hella Jongerius: Unmistakable

What is The Alchemy of Color in Design about?

The Alchemy of Color in Design explores the use of color in design through the lens of industrial design and the work of Alberto Alessi.

What is Elemental Living about?

Elemental Living looks at residential architecture around the world and how it responds to the natural environment and the needs of its inhabitants.

Who is Hella Jongerius?

Hella Jongerius is a Dutch designer known for her innovative approach to textile design and her use of color.

What is Hella Jongerius: Unmistakable about?

Hella Jongerius: Unmistakable is a retrospective of Jongerius' work over the past 25 years and showcases her unique approach to color and material.

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