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21 NOV 2020

little to our imagination. Books on the other hand have the power to transport us far and wide with much more economical means by demanding our active participation. When words are combined with captivating photographs, then the mental journey we embark upon becomes much more zestful which is why coffee-table books are our escapism of choice.

 

But don’t take our word for it, check out these six gorgeous publications that we can’t have enough of. From the immaculate interiors of acclaimed Belgian interior designer Axel Vervoordt, to the lush, plant-filled abodes of Plant Tribe, step into some of the world's most interesting homes. Miss the outdoors? Embark on a round-the-world voyage with your family in Family Adventures, immerse yourself in local traditions and rituals in The New Traditional as practiced around the world by a new generation of idealists, or Travel by Design to some of the most iconic architectural monuments in more than 60 countries through the travel photography of America’s top architects and designers. Finally, there’s always the word of high fashion to find refuge in with more than 500 garments from the likes of Azzedine Alaпa, Coco Chanel and Alexander McQueen in "Fashion Masterclass".

 

And if the latter wets your appetite for some impeccably crafted garments or accessories, we’ve got you covered, just check out our new Zeus+Dione releases.

PLANT TRIBE (Living happily ever after with plants) by Igor Josifovic & Judith de Graaff. © ABRAMS Books.
PLANT TRIBE (Living happily ever after with plants) by Igor Josifovic & Judith de Graaff. © ABRAMS Books.
The home of Maurício Arruda in São Paulo, Brazil, from PLANT TRIBE (Living happily ever after with plants) by Igor Josifovic & Judith de Graaff. Photography by Jules Villbrandt for Urban Jungle Bloggers. © ABRAMS Books
The home of Maurício Arruda in São Paulo, Brazil, from PLANT TRIBE (Living happily ever after with plants) by Igor Josifovic & Judith de Graaff. Photography by Jules Villbrandt for Urban Jungle Bloggers. © ABRAMS Books
Axel Vervoordt / Portraits of Interiors. Photographed by Laziz Hamani. Published by Flammarion.
Axel Vervoordt / Portraits of Interiors. Photographed by Laziz Hamani. Published by Flammarion.
'The New Traditional' © Gestalten.
'The New Traditional' © Gestalten.
Alvaro Catalán de Ocón, Madrid, photo by Erea Azurmendi & Adrian Cano Franco, from 'The New Traditional' © Gestalten.
Alvaro Catalán de Ocón, Madrid, photo by Erea Azurmendi & Adrian Cano Franco, from 'The New Traditional' © Gestalten.
Fashion Designers A–Z © TASCHEN.
Fashion Designers A–Z © TASCHEN.
Travel by Design, edited by Michael Boodro and published by Assouline
Travel by Design, edited by Michael Boodro and published by Assouline

The Napali coast of Kauai, an image featured in Travel by Design published by Assouline. Photo by Jonathan Hogg, from Travel by Design © Assouline.

"Family Adventures" © Gestalten.