What more can we expect from Rizzoli
Publishers than two more terrific and collectible tomes - -
"Architecture of the Sun" and "The Houses and Gardens of M.H. Baillie Scott."
"Architecture of the Sun" by Thomas
S. Hines is focused on Los Angeles Modernism 1900-1970 ($95.00, 755
pages) and there are incredible illustrations, imagery, interesting,
insightful commentary by one of the top tier architectural in the
This is a book to hoist onto a place
of honor on your coffee table. A feast for the eye and the brain,
"Architecture of the Sun" gives lot and the reader gets a lot.
The built landscape of L.A. is truly given the up close and personal
treatment. MOST NOTABLE
"The Houses and Gardens of M.H.
Baillie Scott" by Ian Macdonald- Smith ($55.00, 238 pages) showcases
splendid photography and concise and insightful prose. The end
result is a dazzling look at the profound influences of Baillie
Scott, the "Arts and Craft Master." Some of the gems that appear in
splendid photos and carefully crafted prose include: Five Gables in
Cambridgeshire, Danestream in Milford on Sea, Lymington, New
Hampshire, The Close, Short Hills, New Jersey. MOST NOTABLE
"Nomad" by Ayaan Hirsi Ali (Free
Press, $27.00, 275 pages) is a very important book and one as timely
as today's headlines. Controversial, humorous, on target - -"Nomad"
has as its focus the author's family and the twists and turns to
throw off one way of life and move into another world.
"Yehuda Halevi" by Hillel Halkin (Schocken
Books, $25.00, 353 pages) is a biography focused on Spain's middle
ages and the top rank poet of that time. Yehuda Halevi was
also a philosopher, a man of passion. This definitive work should be
the final word on the subject.