Arts + Culture

Stylish Reads

Two picture-perfect titles for your coffee table.

For Design Buffs If you’re reading this column, we’re going to take a wild guess and say you probably like books. Maybe you even like showing them off. If so, you’ll appreciate Bibliostyle: How We Live at Home with Books, which offers a virtual tour through some of the world’s most prestigious private libraries. Interior designer Nina Freudenberger, New Yorker writer Sadie Stein and Architectural Digest photographer Shade Degges scoured the globe in search of stunning bibliophile collections from people like author Larry McMurtry, fashion designer Phillip Lim and Paris’ Shakespeare and Company’s Sylvia Whitman. Beyond showcasing images with plenty of ideas for arranging your own stacks, the book features indie bookstores and interviews with subjects talking about their affinity for the written word, how they organize their shelves and why they collect. For Fashion Photography Lovers   Bill Cunningham: On the Street: Five Decades of Iconic Photography traces the career of a man who revolutionized fashion photography with his street style images that ran in his On the Street and Evening Hours columns for The New York Times. Cunningham claimed that he was “too shy, not aggressive enough.” But it was his stealthy demeanor that facilitated the magic in his work. The photographer  preferred to remain invisible, riding around on a bicycle and popping up at parties, snapping pictures of (often-unsuspecting) people in the city.  T
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