Rizzoli’s colorful, well-photographed books are design pieces in their own right. This preeminent Italian book publisher earned its reputation by consistently combining remarkable visuals with solid writing—and one of its specialties is design. Stock up on bios and retrospectives, something Rizzoli does best—like the history of modern-design company Knoll, or a colorful bio on the interior designer David Hicks. Or try “L.A. Modern,” for a firsthand look at how Los Angeles came to define American modernism.
Founded in 1929, this venerable Italian publisher is an authority in the world of haute couture, art, architecture, interior design and gastronomy. These lavishly illustrated books, which focus on fashion, food and home, are the ne plus ultra of coffee-table trophies. Enrich the your life — and your library — with these treasured tomes.