For the book lovers on your list

Book lovers love nothing more than a new book.

This holiday season, Thames & Hudson – whose titles have long been a mainstay of WAG coverage – offers a diverse selection of titles to consider, including:

  • “I See a City: Todd Webb’s New York,” with essays by Sean Corcoran and Daniel Okrent (176 pages, $45) offers a tour through the everyday life and architecture of New York in the years following World War II, as seen through the eyes of the master documentary photographer.
  • “Expedition: Fashion from the Extreme,” by Patricia Mears, Lacey Flint, Sarah Pickman, Jonathan Faiers, Elizabeth Way and Ariele Elia (208 pages, $50), is a companion to the exhibition of the same name that continues through Jan. 6 at The Museum at FIT in Manhattan. Both take a look at “the relationship between clothing made for survival in the most inhospitable environments on earth (and beyond) and the high fashion it has inspired.”
  • “Fauna: The Art of Jewelry,” by Patrick Mauriès and Évelyne Possémé (128 pages, $24.95) – the second in the series that began with “Flora: The Art of Jewelry,” featured in our May issue – offers a glittering collection of jewelry inspired by animals, from the 19th century through contemporary designs.
  • “Rings” by Rachel Church (160 pages, $24.95) is another jewelry-lover’s delight, the latest entry in the stylish Victoria and Albert Museum’s “Accessories” series of books.
  • “Textiles of the Middle East and Central Asia: The Fabric of Life,” by Fahmida Suleman (232 pages, $40) explores the textile traditions of this culturally diverse region, from the late 18th century through today, featuring works from the British Museum.

For more, visit thamesandhudsonusa.com.

– Mary Shustack

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