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Speaking Volumes From David Adjaye to Alberto Pinto, round out your design library with these new titles. BY NICHOLAS BOX Luis Barragán: His House Considered one of the 10 most important homes of the 20th century, Pritzker Prize winner Luis Barragán's home in Mexico City is considered to be the architect's master- piece. "Luis Barragán: His House" offers a complete visual tour of the house and studio, as well as the stunning garden that surrounds it. (RM) California Design, 1930–1965: "Living in a Modern Way" Exploring California style from mod- ernism in the 1930s up to World War II via more than 300 objects, including furniture, ceramics, metalwork, fashion and textiles as well as industrial and graphic design, "Living in a Modern Way" examines California's role in shaping the material culture of the United States. (The MIT Press) Brilliant: White in Design Design writer Linda O'Keeffe presents more than 250 photos examining how white is used and viewed in design, art, architecture and nature. "White always makes a statement. It is distinct, versatile and unparalleled; it is brilliant." (Monacelli Press) Adjaye-Africa-Architecture Architect David Adjaye—recipient of this year's Designer of the Year award—showcases over a 10-year span the best architecture throughout the major cities of Africa. This 7-volume edi- tion presents cities according to the terrain in which they are situated, which include sites that few will ever be able to visit. (Thames & Hudson) World Interiors Pinto's unique style combines both classic and modern elements in perfect harmony down to the last detail. This book features a dozen of his latest and most spectacular inter- national interiors. (Flammarion) Alberto Pinto 104 CULTURED

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