Paws and Reflect (Nov., $24.95) by Neil Plakey and Sharon Sakson presents true stories that celebrate the unconditional love and devotion of man’s best friend.
ANTIQUE COLLECTORS’ CLUB
Big Biba: Inside the Most Beautiful Store in the World (Sept., $35) by Steven Thomas and Alwyn W. Turner surveys the British retailer’s fashions, products and iconic graphics.
Jean Muir: Beyond Fashion (Oct., $35) by Sinty Stempe details the career of the British designer.
High Rise Low Down (Nov., $30) by Denise LeFrak Calicchio and Eunice David with Kathryn Livingston reveals the secrets behind New York’s top co-ops and condos: who gets in, who’s rejected and why.
Borzoi by Desiree Scott; Puli by Ann Arch; Tibetan Terrier by Juliette Cunliffe; Affenpinscher by Jerome Cushman (Oct., $19.95 each) explain all aspects of selecting, raising and training each breed.
Sew U: The Built by Wendy Guide to Making Your Own Wardrobe (Sept., $25.99) by Wendy Mullin with Eviana Hartman includes three full Simplicity sewing patterns.
A Dress for Diana (Sept., $29.95) by David Emanuel and Elizabeth Emanuel reveals the story behind their creation of Princess Diana’s wedding gown.
Plan Your Bathroom: Hundreds of Design Combinations at a Glance (Oct., $24.95) by David A. Willis shows how to renovate a bathroom from layout to fixtures.
COOL SPRINGS PRESS
Style Your Dream Wedding (Jan., $69.99) by Susie Coelho guides the bride through the labyrinth of choices with such features as gatefolds, metallic finishes, vellum sheets and more.
The Northampton Wools Knitting Book: The Shop Patterns (Sept., $21.95) by Linda A. Daniels contains 34 patterns from a Massachusetts knitting community.
Ultimate Guide to Home Repair and Improvement (Sept., $34.95) by the editors of Creative Homeowner uses photos and illustrations to cover every room.
Decorative Arts (Oct., $50) by Judith Miller provides a complete visual guide to the history of the decorative arts.
Do-It-Yourself Home Improvement (Nov., $35) by Julian Cassell et al. outlines hundreds of techniques to repair, maintain and transform a home.
Pierre Cardin Evolution (Oct., $75) by Benjamin Loyaute offers a resource for designers and home fashion devotees.
Chinese Style (Sept., $39.95) by Sunamita Lim uses interviews with Chinese style experts to show how to incorporate their style into today’s homes.
Dog Parties: Entertaining Your Party Animals (Sept., $19.95) by Kimberly Schlegel Whitman imparts the scoop about posh pet parties.
The Way We Wore: Black Style Then (Oct., $40) by Michael McCollom explores the stylish beginnings of a group of black tastemakers; catalogue for an exhibition at the Museum of the City of New York.
HATJE CANTZ PUBLISHERS
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Biedermeier: The Invention of Simplicity (Sept., $65) by Werner Busch et al. examines Biedermeier furniture and decorative arts as a style and a cultural attitude.
Knit Fix: Problem Solving for Knitters (Sept., $19.95) by Lisa Kartus. This repair manual ranges from the basics to techniques for fixing the toughest mistakes.
Muscle Car (Sept., $40) by John Gunnell traces the evolution of 10 of the best cars and studies the elements that make each great.
HUGH LAUTER LEVIN
Corvette: America’s Sports Car—Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow (Sept., $75) by Gerald P. Burton examines the development of this iconic vehicle.
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Fashion Show: Paris Style (Nov., $65) by Pamela Parmal and Didier Grumbach presents the City of Light as capital of chic, from the 17th century to the latest collections.
The Complete Book of Corvette: Every Model Since 1953 (Oct., $50) by Mike Mueller covers six generations of the famed sports car. 50,000 first printing.
Dream Garages (Nov., $34.95) by Kris Palmer introduces more than 20 special garages and their owners. 25,000 first printing.
Martha Stewart’s Homekeeping Handbook (Nov., $45) by Martha Stewart tells all about maintaining your house and keeping it clean. 500,000 first printing.
Colin Cowie’s Extraordinary Weddings: From a Glimmer of an Idea to a Legendary Event (Dec., $75) by Colin Cowie showcases 16 weddings he designed, with the bride’s theme woven through every detail. Author publicity.
Twinkle’s Big City Knits: 30 Chunky-Chic Designs (Jan., $32.50) by Wenlan Chia offers 30 of the author’s most sought-after designs.
Home Knits: Luxurious Handknits for Every Room of the House (Nov., $32.50) by Suss Cousins illustrates 30 projects that create a relaxed home environment. Author tour.
Wedding Album (Sept., $50) by Alice Harris explores fabulous and sometimes outlandish ceremonies, demonstrating how far some will go to say “I do.” $125,000 ad/promo.
Graceland: An Interactive Pop-Up Tour (Nov., $40) by Chuck Murphy, foreword by Priscilla Presley, goes behind the velvet ropes of the Elvis Presley manse.
The Little Black Book of Style (Feb., $22.95) by Nina Garcia. The fashion director of Elle offers guidelines for discovering a signature look.
Classic English Design and Antiques (Nov., $60) by Emily Eerdmans supplies design inspiration via classic interiors and antiques from England’s golden age.
In Vogue (Sept., $75) by Alberto Oliva and Norberto Angeletti traces the magazine’s history through its editors, art directors and contributors.
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Walking Dreams: Salvatore Ferragamo, 1898—1960 (Sept., $50), edited by Stefania Ricci, explores the life and work of the legendary Italian shoe designer.
RONNIE SELLERS PRODUCTIONS
The Bride’s Year Ahead, Deluxe Edition (Dec., $29.95) by Marguerite Smolen, photos by Carol Ross, prepares brides-to-be with a countdown, month-by-month format.
SILVERLEAF PRESS (dist. by IPG)
Flower Style: Using Flowers in Home Design (Jan., $16.95) by Nanette York and Lora Bingham explains how to create decorative arrangements that lift the mood of a home.
SIXTH & SPRING (dist. by Sterling)
Knitting Beyond the Edge: Cuffs and Collars, Necklines, Hems, Closures—The Essential Collection of Decorative Finishes (Oct., $29.95) by Nicky Epstein covers more than 150 one-of-a-kind adornments.
Men Who Knit & the Dogs Who Love Them: 30 Great-Looking Designs for Man and His Best Friend (Jan., $24.95) by Annie Modesitt and Drew Emborsky features guy designs plus companion items for their four-legged friends.
STEWART, TABORI & CHANG
Knit 2 Together: Patterns and Stories for Serious Knitting Fun (Oct., $27.50) by Tracey Ullman and Mel Clark. A master of wit and a master of knitting join forces to create an up-to-date knitting book for novices and veterans alike. Author tour.
Knitting for Peace: Make the World a Better Place One Stitch at a Time (Oct., $19.95) by Betty Christianson celebrates the time-honored tradition of knitting for others.
SYRACUSE UNIV. PRESS
Real Photo Postcard Guide: The People’s Photography (Sept., $39.95) by Robert Bogdan and Todd Weseloh covers topics from postcard history to preservation techniques.
The Barefoot Home: Dressed Down Design for Casual Living (Sept., $30) by Marc Vassallo explains how to transform the everyday house into a harmonious oasis. Author tour.
ManSpace: A Primal Guide to Marking Your Territory (Oct., $24.95) by Sam Martin studies spaces that men have carved out for themselves beyond the basement and the garage.
THAMES & HUDSON
Balenciaga (Sept., $85) by Pamela Golbin and Nicolas Ghesquière traces the designer’s collections from 1937 to 2006 in photos, sketches and archival material.
Mediterranean Modern (Nov., $35) by Dominic Bradbury views 25 houses for which one architect has conceived both the building and its interior design.
Making Decoys: The Century-Old Way (Sept., $35) by Grayson Chesser and Curtis J. Badger teaches how to make gunning decoys by hand.
Simply Baby (Sept., $19.95) by Debbie Bliss presents 20 new designs using soft, snuggly yarns.
Living with Pugs (Sept., $39.95) by Katharina von der Leyen, photos by Enver Hirsch, offers a lavish celebration of all things pug.
Gucci by Gucci (Nov., $150, slipcased) by Sarah Mower, photos by Henry Clark et al., considers Italy’s design house with selections from the Gucci archives.
Jewels of the Tsars: The Romanoffs and Imperial Russia (Oct., $50) by Prince Michael of Greece takes a definitive look at the legendary Russian imperial jewels.
WILLOW CREEK PRESS
How to Work Like a Cat: Walking with Confidence Through a Dog-Eat-Dog World (Oct., $14.95) by Karen Wormald addresses the advantages of felinelike work habits (serene, self-assured, etc.) over those of canines (boundless enthusiasm for pointless tasks, etc.).