READ: REFRESHING READS

Invigorate your eyes and intellect with this season’s new chic book releases. Our bold bibliophiles Lance Avery Morgan and Jonathan Spindel share their favorite selections for your bookshelf or coffee table.

FASHION AND VERSAILLES

BY LAURENCE BENAIM

The Chateau de Versailles is the indisputable birthplace of fashion and still continues to inspire glamour and style today. This new book chronicles the very best of fashion influenced by the grand palace, from the days of Louis XIV to the present.  $65. A Flammarion book at RizzoliUSA.com

PALM SPRINGS: A MODERNIST PARADISE

BY TIM STREET-PORTER

Feast your eyes on incredible photography of jet-set homes designed by legendary talents such as Richard Neutra, Albert Frey, and Paul Williams, as well as private residences by today’s leading tastemaker. $75. At RizzoliUSA.com

OLIVIER THEYSKENS: SHE WALKS IN BEAUTY

BY KAAT DEBO

Olivier Theyskens’s refined designs earned him fame as the “dark prince” of couture during the 1990s. This tome chronicles his 20 years in the fashion world, detailing his leadership of five different fashion houses and his highly anticipated return to his own label. $60. At RizzoliUSA.com

HENRI SAMUEL: MASTER OF FRENCH INTERIORS

BY EMILY EVANS EERDMANS

Design legend Henri Samuel, who is considered one of the best French interior designers of the twentieth century, believed that a successful interior was one in which an observer never suspected that a decorator had been involved. $75. At RizzoliUSA.com

CHARLES JAMES: PORTRAIT OF AN UNREASONABLE MAN

BY MICHELE GERBER KLEIN

Christian Dior described him as the inspiration for the “New Look.” Inspired by the discovery of long-overlooked interviews conducted just before his death, this is the first biography of the visionary fashion designer Charles James. $37.50. At RizzoliUSA.com

GET IT TOGETHER!

BY ORLANDO SORIA

There’s a new lifestyle guru in town! After getting his start on HGTV, Orlando Soria has used his distinctive voice to inspire countless homemaking revolutions. $39.95. At Prestel Publishing.

BECOMING BARBRA

BY BILL EPPRIDGE

From Barbra Streisand’s humble beginnings in 1963 to full-fledged stardom in 1966, renowned Life magazine photographer Bill Eppridge had full access to the young singer. $39.95. At RizzoliUSA.com

YOUR HOME, YOUR STYLE

BY DONNA GARLOUGH

The first book from the style director for the popular home decor site Joss & Main is a lively, chic road map to finding and implementing your style at home. $45. At RizzoliUSA.com

INDIA HICKS: A SLICE OF INDIA

BY INDIA HICKS

Following her bestselling book on “Island Style,” British designer Hicks now invites readers to discover her home in the English countryside, as well as the houses of her childhood. $50. At RizzoliUSA.com