Holiday Gift Guide
Smart coffee table books with a Texas connection
Dec 24, 2012 | 4:00 pm
Just as the selections on your tablet clue people in to what kind of reader you are, the books displayed on your coffee table shout personal style. Here are five smart and beautiful books with a Texas connection.
Just as the selections on your tablet clue people in to what kind of reader you are, the books displayed on your coffee table shout personal style. Currently, there is a plethora of new oversized books that demand attention: The Big Book of Chic, Vogue: The Editor’s Eye [http: /dallas.culturemap.com/newsdetail/society-forty-five-ten-december-soiree-vogue-hamish-bowles/], Love Looks Not With the Eyes and Abbey Road. But going local has become a priority, so we put together a list of five newly released smart and beautiful books with a Texas connection. These are must-haves for your home (or someone else’s). Dan Winters’s America: Icons and Ingenuity [http://www.amazon.com/Dan-Winterss-America-Icons-Ingenuity/dp/0933075197] By Dan Winters Think of an American celebrity. Odds are Dan Winters has photographed him or her. Winters, who lives outside Austin and whose work has appeared in Esquire, Wired, GQ, Vanity Fair and the New York Times Magazine, uses flawless lighting and thoughtful postures to create unforgettable portraits. In this book, images of personalities such as Jay Z, Colin Firth, Will Ferrell and Christina Ricci are followed by remarkable photographs from NASA space shuttle launches. Winters, a science fanatic (he has documented honeybees), closes on a personal note with images of life around him, including shots of his wife and son.