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AS AN AVID BOOK READER, IT SEEMED REASONABLE TO SHARE SOME PERSONAL FAVORITES WITH YOU. THIS LIST FALLS INTO FOUR CATEGORIES SO NOT EVERY TOPIC UNDER THE SUN IS REPRESENTED. THEY DO, HOWEVER, SPAN THE GLOBE IN ORIGIN, THOUGHT AND THEME. SOME ARE OUT OF PRINT BUT MAY BE AVAILABLE AT A PUBLIC LIBRARY OR ONLINE; MOST ARE IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE WHILE SOME HAVE BEEN TRANSLATED INTO OTHER LANGUAGES. IN OUR HUMBLE OPINION MANY OF THESE ARE CLASSICS IN THEIR FIELD.

DESIGN/FINE ARTS

 

Wedding Stories by Robert Koene (Stamoulis Publications 2008)

Biedermeier by Angus Wilkie (Abbeville Press 2006)

Decorating with Flowers by J. Barry Ferguson (Rizzoli 2000)

Tiffany Taste by John Loring (Doubleday 1986)

Material Wealth: Living with Luxurious Fabrics by Jack Lenor Larsen (Abbeville Press 1989)

Windows at Tiffany’s: The Art of Gene Moore (Harry Abrams Publishing 1980)

Lalique par Lalique (Société Lalique 1977)

The World of Carl Larsson (Green Tiger Press 1982)

San Francisco: A Certain Style by Diane Saeks (Chronicle Books 1989)

Diamonds: Myth, Magic & Reality (Crown Publications 1980)

The Art of Color by Johannes Itten (Van Nostrand Reinhold 1973)

Series by Hilary Mandleberg:

Essence of Blue (Ryland, Peters & Small 2000)

Essence of Stone (Ryland, Peters & Small 2000)

Essence of Wood (Ryland, Peters & Small 2000)

Essence of Linen (Ryland, Peters & Small 2001)

Meditations on Design by John Wheatman

(Conari Press 2000)

Kira Kira: Metallic Fabrics (Nuno Books 1999)

Living with Zen by Ou Baholyodhin (Tuttle Publications 2000)

East Meets West by Kelly Hoppen (Dumont Publications 1997)

Feng Shui at Home by Carol Soucek King (PPC International 1999)

Japan Color by Ikko Tanaka (Chronicle Books 1982)

How to Wrap Five Eggs by Hideyuki Oka (Weatherhill 2008)

The Book of Tea by Kakuzo Okakura (Dover Publications 1964)

 

Wabi-Sabi, for Artists, Designers, Poets & Philosophers by Leonard Koren (Imperfect Publishing, 2008)

 

 

LIFESTYLE/GARDEN

 

The Blue Zones: Second Edition: 9 Lessons for Living Longer From the People Who've Lived the Longest by Dan Buettner (National Geographic 2012)

Garden Design by American Society of Landscape Architecture (Simon & Schuster 1984)

Quest for the Best by Stanley Marcus (Viking Press 1979)

Der Gentleman: Handbuch der Klassichen Herrenmode by Bernhard Roetzel (Könemann 1999)

Fountain Pens by Jonathan Steinberg (Chartwell Books 1998)

The Garden Book by John Brookes (Crown Publications 1984)

The Hidden Messages in Water by Masaru Emoto

(Beyond Words Publications 2004)

Wabi Sabi by Andrew Juniper (Tuttle Publications 2003)

Tropical Flowers by Sakul Intakul (Periplus Editions 2002)

Simply Zen: Interior Gardens by David Scott & Sian Evans (BayBooks/SOMA 1999)

 

Intimate Spaces: Art and Wisdom of the Japanese Garden (Tuttle Publications 2000)

Water in the Garden by James Allison (Bullfinch Press 1991)

Being with Flowers by Ou Baholyodhin (Thorsons 2001)

Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind by Shunryu Suzuki & David Chadwick (Shambhala 2011)

LEISURE-TIME

 

by Kazuo Ishiguro:

An Artist of the Floating World (Faber & Faber 1986)

Remains of the Day (Faber & Faber 1989)

The Unconsoled (Faber & Faber 1995)

Series by Nick Bantock:

Griffin & Sabine (Chronicle Books 1991)

Alexandria (Chronicle Books 2002)

Sabine’s Notebook (Chronicle Books 1992)

The Golden Mean (Chronicle Books 1993)

Capolan (Chronicle Books 1997)

COOKING

 

California the Beautiful Cookbook: Authentic California Recipes (Harper Collins 1991-1998)

Mediterranean: 300 Sun-Drenched Recipes (Lorenz Books 1999)

Ingredients by Loukie Werle/Jill Cox (Könemann 2000)

Pasta Sauces by Chuck Williams/Williams Sonoma (Time-Life Publishing 1995)

Lemons by Elizabeth Woodson, Kate Chynoweth (Chronicle Books 2003)

Food of Greece by Vilma Liacouras Chantiles (Athenaeum Press 1975

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