Book Look

Like the chill of an early Fall morning, this season’s fabulous design releases are a breath of fresh air

The Style of Movement

The intersection of style and fashion meets the intricacy of dance in this photographic feast for the eyes. From Dior and Valentino gowns to vintage Halston and Bill Blass, The Style of Movement: Fashion and Dance (Rizzoli, $75) captures today’s greatest dancers mid-dance, bringing movement to style with Ken Browar and Deborah Ory’s compelling photography. 


A Great Party 

Acclaimed event designer Bryan Rafanelli shares the foundation for creating unforgettable soirées and gatherings in A Great Party: Designing the Perfect Celebration (Rizzoli, $55). From beautiful backyards to sandy beaches and from Aspen to Istanbul, his clever details convey a narrative. 


Bruce Moffett Cooks

Go on a culinary journey along the coast with this Charlotte-based chef’s book, Bruce Moffett Cooks: A New England Chef in a New South Kitchen (Univ. of North Carolina, $35). With innovation at the forefront, Moffett blends classic southern dishes with New England flair through 100 recipes.  


Audubon’s Animals

From the archives of London’s Natural History Museum, Audubon’s Animals: The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America (Rizzoli Electa, $50), reproduces John James Audubon’s original 1854 portraits of North American mammals using state-of-the-art technology, with special attention to mimicking his trademark intricate color and detail. 


Axel Vervoordt

Seventeen recently designed residences—each defined by Axel Vervoordt’s shared dialogue between architecture, nature and art—reveal the perfect alchemy of Vervoordt expression in Axel Vervoordt: Portraits of Interiors (Flammarion, $75). Featuring two of the designer’s own homes, the spaces encourage self-reflection and happiness.