Anyone feeling frayed as the holidays again roll around will be happy to receive a good new design book.
"These craftsmen didn't have as much access to established forms or sophisticated design books."
It has since expanded to include historical texts and design books.
OF the thousands of design books published each year, what makes one worth giving?
Also popular this year are design books as events in themselves (at right).
Kelly is the author of seven design books to date.
It was the first time that an interior design book of such magnitude was made available in China.
The design book is one of those "something for everyone" surveys.
IN the past 10 years, design books have been narrowing their focus, from countries to regions to cities.
I bought a couple of nice old design books here.