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TOWN AND COUNTRY

Compiled by Victoria Chase

For author Nathanael Johnson, what started as a father-and-daughter nature hunt during daily walks in their San Francisco neighborhood turned into an in-depth quest to discover the secrets of the flora and fauna in the larger urban jungle. His resulting narrative provides an interesting perspective for rediscovering the natural world all around us.


Nathanael Johnson—Unseen City: The Majesty of Pigeons, the Discreet Charm of Snails & Other Wonders of the Urban Wilderness—hardcover, 256 pages, Random House








Canadian photographer Ian Brown spent twelve years traveling eighty thousand miles across the United States in an old truck to document what the idea of the "American dream" looks like to a diverse crosssection of the population. Each of the 175 portraits in the book are accompanied by handwritten notes from each subject that tell, in their own words, what the American dream means to them.


Available in April, 2020.


Ian Brown—American Dreams: Portraits and Stories of a Country—hardcover, 368 pages, Ten Speed Press




A valuable resource for architects, engineers, and designers, this stunning compendium details hundreds of building façades in contemporary architecture, using photography and engaging text to examine the aesthetic and functional properties of each.


Oscar Riera Ojeda—FAÇADES: A Visual Compendium of Modern Architectural Styles—hardcover, 448 pages, Prestel Publishing








The son of Swedish immigrants who settled in New Jersey, Harrie T. Lindeberg (1880–1959), went on to become the standard-bearer of the American Country House Era. More than 200 photographs richly illustrate Lindeberg's penchant for melding Scandinavian, European, and American architectural traditions into residences that have stood the test of time.


Peter Pennoyer and Anne Walker— Harrie T. Lindeberg and the American Country House—hardcover, 256 pages, The Monacelli Press



Credited with paving the way for a neighborhood-transforming brownstone revival when it was first published in 1972, this reissue provides updated and expanded text and new color photography, ensuring that it will remain the go-to guide for brownstone architecture and interiors.


Charles Lockwood, Patrick W. Ciccone, Jonathan D. Taylor—Bricks & Brownstone: The New York Row House—hardcover, 352 pages, Rizzoli












Inspired by the flavors, ingredients, and flair of Mexico City, chef, restaurateur, and culinary pacesetter Gabriela Cámara shares 150 fresh-first and vegetable-forward recipes for simple, authentic and sophisticated contemporary Mexican cuisine.


Gabriela Cámara and Malena Watrous—My Mexico City Kitchen: Recipes and Convictions—hardcover, 368 pages, Lorena Jones Books








Welcoming readers into their homes in Hudson Valley and New England, authors and tastemakers Joan Osofsky and Abby Adams partner with culinary stars to provide a guidebook for inspired seasonal soirees.


Joan Osofsky and Abby Adams—Entertaining in the Country: Love Where You Eat: Festive Table Settings, Favorite Recipes and Design Inspiration— hardcover, 192 pages, Rizzoli







Classically trained chef, journalist, and founder of the popular cooking school at Maine's Salt Water Farm, Annemarie Ahearn shares recipes, ageold cooking techniques, and tips on tools to help the reader find fulfillment and confidence in the kitchen.


Available in April, 2020.


Annemarie Ahearn—Modern Country Cooking: Kitchen Skills and Seasonal Recipes from Salt Water Farm—hardcover, 264 pages, Roost Books








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