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SELF ON THE SHELF

Looking for ideas to invigorate your intellect? Take inspiration into your own hands with our selection of this season’s most beautiful books as our bona fide bibliophile Jonathan Spindel shares

MOTOWN: THE SOUND OF YOUNG AMERICA
BY ADAM WHITE, BARNEY ALES, ANDREW LOOG OLDHAM

Dive into a visual history of the Motown record label, which defined an era with the sound of The Jackson 5, Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder, and more. $60. At ThamesAndHudsonUSA.com

20th CENTURY JEWELRY & THE ICONS OF STYLE
BY STEFANO PAPI, ALEXANDRA RHODES

See the most spectacular gems and jewelry of the 20th century, and the influential women from international society who wore them. Featuring the collection of eleven glamorous women including the Duchess of Windsor and Maria Callas. $65. At ThamesAndHudsonUSA.com

FASHION QUOTES: STYLISH WIT AND CATWALK WISDOM
BY PATRICK MAURI ÈS, JEAN-CHRISTOPHE NAPIAS, CHRISTIAN LACROIX

The fashion world is known for the quickest wit and sharpest tongues. From Oscar Wilde to Miuccia Prada, this collection includes hundreds of the snappiest quotations selected over three centuries. $19.95. At ThamesAndHudsonUSA.com

MOMENT BY MOMENT
BY JOHN LOENGARD

A good photograph captures an instant of time that can hold our interest forever. This book collects Loengard’s iconic shots of movie stars, politicians, artists and the influential personalities of our modern times. $50. At ThamesAndHudsonUSA.com

IN THE SPIRIT OF RIO
BY BRUNO ASTUTO

The spirit of Rio lives in the hearts of its citizens: generous, creative, open-minded, and in constant motion, they are a people of all colors and creeds. $50. At Assouline.com

JUAN PABLO MOLYNEUZ AT HOME
BY LAURE VERCHÈRE

The nternationally acclaimed interior designer
 creates luxurious interiors the way others write epics. Molyneux’s interiors are space-time extravaganzas, to say the least. $95. At Assouline.com

THE PEARL NECKLACE
BY VIVIENNE BECKER

The pearl necklace is an iconic classic, which has offered an irresistible invitation to subversive reinterpretation through the centuries. Renaissance queens, maharajas, First Ladies, and starlets from the Golden Age of Hollywood. $85. At Assouline.com

YVES SAINT LAURENT: THE PERFECTION OF STYLE
BY FLORENCE MÜLLER

An intimate look at the famed designer and his work, revealing his artistic process and influences. Understand the motivations behind the designs that modernized haute couture. $45. At RizzoliUSA.com

CAROLINA HERRERA
BY CAROLINA HERRERA, JJ MARTIN, SUZY MENKES

The first name in American elegance, Carolina Herrera’s style exudes luxury, femininity, and impeccable taste, seen here as the house celebrates its 35th anniversary, $75. At RizzoliUSA.com

INTERIOR DESIGN MASTER CLASS
BY CARL DELLATORE

Poised to become the next essential book on design, this collection includes expertise from the best interior designers in the world today. $50. At RizzoliUSA.com

BEAUTIFUL: ALL-AMERICAN DECORATING AND TIMELESS STYLE
BY MARK D. SIKES

A showcase of chic ideas for every home, Sikes’s interiors are inspired by classic California living. $45. At RizzoliUSA.com

BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE OF CAFÉ SOCIETY
By BARON DE CABROL

The glamorous European aristocrats from the 1920s to the 1960s are chronicled like never before. The watercolors, collages and archival documents help the reader discover the journey back in time. $120. At RizzoliUSA.com

WANDERLUST: INTERIORS THAT BRING THE WORLD HOME
BY MICHELLE NUSSBAUMER, HUTTON WILKINSON

Get inspired by Nussbaumer’s lush, dramatic interiors inspired by travels around the world. $50. At RizzoliUSA.com

WOMEN IN DIOR: PORTRAITS OF ELEGANCE
BY LAURENCE BENAÏM

An exquisite celebration of Dior’s most glamorous dresses and the women who wore them. $45. At RizzoliUSA.com

CECIL BEATON AT HOME: AN INTERIOR LIFE
BY ANDREW GINGER

A private tour of Cecil Beaton’s passion for interior design, gardening, and fashion. Peek into the British renaissance man’s own beloved residences. $65. At RizzoliUSA.com

GREAT HOUSES, MODERN ARISTOCRATS
BY JAMES REGINATO

This stunning book presents the intriguing stories and celebrated histories of some of the UK’s leading families…and their occasional scandal. $60. At RizzoliUSA.com

DERUNJINSKY
CAPTURING FASHION
BY ANDREA DERUJINSKY

The golden age of European haute couture was captured stunningly with his revolutionary ideas and the mystique and glamour that is now pervasive in fashion. $80. At Rizzoliusa.com

KELLY HOPPEN: THE ART OF INTERIOR DESIGN
BY KELLY HOPPEN

Master designer Kelly Hoppen offers a wealth of experience and advice on achieving your signature style. $60. At RizzoliUSA.com

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