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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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