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An examination of the substantial role

that Chicago played in the development

of the modern single-family home in

the twentieth century.


Susan Benjamin and Michelangelo Sabatino

Modern in the Middle: Chicago Houses 1929-1975—hardcover, 296 pages, Monacelli Press (moncellipress.com)












Notable for his elegant, sophisticated rooms that combine sumptuous fabrics, well-selected antiques, and contemporary comfort, interior designer Matthew Patrick Smyth shares his design process through some of his most recent work.


Matthew Patrick Smyth, Wendy Goodman

(foreword), Judith Nasatir (text)—Through a Designer’s Eye: A Focus On Interiors—hardcover, 256 pages, The Monacelli Press











Rookwood Pottery was arguably the most famous company making art pottery

in the United States in the late nineteenth century into the twentieth century.

Published to coincide with the company’s 140th anniversary, author and

historian Bob Batchelor tells the compelling story of this artisanal ceramics

company, still operating in the heart of the Ohio River Valley from its founding

to present day. The book is filled with behind-the-scenes artist and creator

interviews, stories of Rookwood's avid collectors, as well as never-before-seen

images and documents from the company's historic archives.

Bob Batchelor— ROOKWOOD: The Rediscovery and Revival of an American Icon—hardcover, 240 pages, Rockport Publishers (quarto.com)


A celebration of the

scenic route, this book

presents 200 once-in-alifetime

adventures both

near and far. Whether

your passions lie on foot,

in the saddle, behind the

wheel, or at the helm,

there’s an itinerary for

everyone.


Unforgettable Journeys: Slow Down And

See The World—hardcover,

320 pages, DK Eyewitness

Travel (dk.com)


As of press time, the college football

season was a maybe. If it happens,

this book, offering tailgating tips and

tricks from James Beard Award winner

John Currence will take your tailgate

to the next level If it doesn’t, you’ll

have plenty of practice for 2021.


John Currence—Tailgreat: How to Crush It At Tailgating—hardcover, 256 pages, Ten

Speed Press (penguinrandomhouse.com)


Organized by season and

encompassing more than twenty

celebrations, iconic tastemaker

Aerin Lauder reveals how to

bring beauty, style, and joy into

everything from milestone events

to everyday meals. Available

in October.


Aerin Lauder—

Entertaining Beautifully—

hardcover, 240 pages, Rizzoli (rizzoliusa.com)




This entertaining book reveals the identities and lives of some of the most famous characters populating art history. Based on art scholarship but written

for the casual observer, these intriguing tales shed new light on familiar masterpieces.


Michele Robecchi and Francesca Bonazzoli—

Portraits Unmasked: The

Stories Behind the Faces—

hardcover, 208 pages, Prestel (penguinrandomhouse.com)




Photographer Lorenz Andreas Fischer

has traveled to the Alps for years, and

this photo book brings together his

impressions, showing us the startling

beauty of the Alpine mountains.


Lorenz Andreas Fischer—THE ALPS: High

Mountains in Motion—hardcover, 288

pages, teNeues (teneues.com)






This is the first book dedicated to photographer Ernst Haas’s color

photographs of New York City in the 1950s and 60s. Born in Vienna,

Haas moved to NYC in 1951 and used his trained eye and Kodachrome

film to capture the city’s palpable energy.


Phillip Prodger and Alex Haas

(foreword)—Ernst Haas: New York in Color, 1952-1962—hardcover, 208

pages, Prestel (penguinrandomhouse.com)







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