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

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

December 14, 2020

Our highly opinionated annual guide to the year’s best design books, in no particular order.

nickey kehoe golden light
Above: Golden Light: The Interior Design of Nickey Kehoe features dozens of projects by the LA-based design firm; $50.60 from Bookshop.
i never met a straight line i didnt like mary gaudoin
Above: I Never Met a Straight Line I Didn’t Like, by Matthew Arnold and photographer Mary Gaudin, tells the story of Christchurch’s mid-century modern movement by showcasing 12 homes built in the New Zealand city between 1962 and 1973; ZD $80 (USD $56.65); free shipping from NZ.
commune design book
Above: Commune: A Love Letter to California, by Roman Alonso and Steven Johanknecht of the much-celebrated LA-based design firm.
jb blunk book
Above: JB Blunk is the first survey of the ceramics and sculptures of the iconic Californian artist, with a handsome foil-stamped hardcover; $55 from Amazon.
still the slow home natalie waltong
Above: Still: The Slow Home, by Natalie Walton, features a collection of 20 interiors designed according to the Slow Living principles; $38.64 from Bookshop.
anni and josef albers book 1
Above: Anni and Josef Albers: Equal and Unequal, by Nicholas Fox Weber, is $138 from Bookshop and explores the work of the groundbreaking design couple.
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Above: Accidentally Wes Anderson, by Wally Koval takes the reader to every continent to tell the unexpected stories behind more than two hundred stunning locations; $81.21 from Amazon.
upstate book 1
Above: Upstate: Living Spaces with Space to Live, by Lisa Przystup with photos by Sarah Elliott, features twelve  personal, creative interiors on both sides of the Hudson River.  Book photo via SF Girl.
live beautiful athena calderone
Above: Live Beautiful, by design blogger Athena Calderone of EyeSwoon, with photos by Nicole Franzen, takes us on an international tour of the homes of interior decorators, creatives, and tastemakers—including Jenna Lyons, Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent, and Robin Standefer and Stephen Alesch of Commune; $36.80 from Bookshop.
resident dog nicole england
Above: Resident Dog: Incredible Homes and the Dogs Who Live There, by photographer Nicole England, is a stunningly photographed book of architecturally distinguished houses; $27.55.
decor barbares nathalie farman farma
Above: Decors Barbares: The Enchanting Interiors of Nathalie Farman-Farma, features the author’s own homes, where her folkloric textiles and romantic decoration are on full display; $55.20 from Bookshop.

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