High-End Books that Exude Quiet Luxury

By Kat La Mantia | July 26 2023 | AdultsGeneralBlogGiftAll

The impeccable style of the Roy family on Succession is the driving force behind TikTok’s obsession with “quiet luxury.” Rather than flashy designer labels or diamonds the size of golf balls, quiet luxury is about the more subtle trappings of wealth. Elevated materials, timeless and impeccably made pieces, and an emphasis on quality above all else characterize the quiet luxury ethos.

While we can’t all live our lives in $2000 sweaters and professionally designed French interiors, we can find a piece of luxury for ourselves in beautiful, high-end books. From the must-have Tom Ford books to the gorgeous, rich colors of Audubon’s watercolors, a deluxe book can instantly class up any shelf or coffee table. Larger formats, designed endpapers, and lush illustrations on quality coated stock elevate these titles to an experience onto themselves. Add the perfect finishing touch to thoughtful home design with a piece of art that will last for decades. Browse our list below to see some our favorite high-end selections!

Tom Ford 002
9780847864379
A fashion icon, provocative American designer Tom Ford brings us his highly anticipated second book, which takes readers through the illustrious trajectory of his billion-dollar luxury empire established in 2005. 
$135.00 US
Nov 16, 2021
10-3/4 x 14
Hardcover
416 Pages
Rizzoli

Persona
9780847862733
In this limited edition, French makeup legend, beauty mogul, and esteemed photographer François Nars unveils his long-awaited collection of more than 300 new photographs—dramatic and provocative portraits of creative figures of all ages that capture the beauty and essence of each persona. 
$195.00 US
Sep 07, 2021
14-1/4 x 18
Hardcover
480 Pages
Rizzoli

From Soul to Sole
The Adidas Sneakers of Jacques Chassaing
9780847872657
The definitive book on the creations, career, and legacy of one of the world’s greatest sneaker designers.
$60.00 US
Nov 01, 2022
8-6/7 x 10-2/5
Hardcover
304 Pages
Rizzoli

Ralph Lauren A Way of Living
Home, Design, Inspiration
9780847872145
A stunning celebration of Ralph Lauren’s signature home collections—including the designer’s own homes—which have inspired the world of interior design for nearly half a century.
$75.00 US
Sep 26, 2023
9 x 11-3/4
Hardcover
544 Pages
Rizzoli

de Gournay
Hand-Painted Interiors
9780847867905
Renowned for its elegant hand-painted wallpapers and textiles, de Gournay creates some of the most beautiful interiors in the world.
$75.00 US
Oct 06, 2020
10 x 12
Hardcover
272 Pages
Rizzoli

The House of a Lifetime
A Collector’s Journey in Tangier
9780847899135
A photographic tour of an exceptional villa in Tangier with a special focus of its museum-worthy collections of Morrocan artworks and objects.
$65.00 US
Jan 31, 2023
8-1/2 x 11
Hardcover
240 Pages
Rizzoli

Veranda At Home in the South
Interior Design Reimagined
9781950785803
A luxurious collection of 27 contemporary Southern homes that explores the range of style of the region—from classic and genteel to contemporary and edgy.
$60.00 US
Oct 04, 2022
10 x 12
Hardcover
224 Pages
Hearst Home

More is More is More
Today's Maximalist Interiors
9780847872374
A vibrant new collection of the best maximalist interiors from today’s top designers.
$55.00 US
Oct 11, 2022
9 x 11
Hardcover
240 Pages
Rizzoli

Champagne Magnum Opus
9788891836748
This is a grand and luxurious compendium on the most elegant beverage by world-renowned champagne expert Richard Juhlin.
$85.00 US
Apr 11, 2023
9-5/8 x 12-4/5
Hardcover
446 Pages
Rizzoli

Cartier Design
A Living Legacy
9788891838995
This is a journey through Cartier’s history and its iconic jewelry.
$65.00 US
Sep 26, 2023
8-1/16 x 10-4/5
Hardcover
288 Pages
Rizzoli

The Cartier Tank Watch
9782080281883
A timeless piece of modern watchmaking, Cartier’s Tank watch is an icon that never ceases to renew itself.
$85.00 US
Feb 28, 2023
9-3/4 x 11-1/4
Hardcover
232 Pages
Flammarion

Dior and Roses
9780847870554
An exquisite look into the legacy of the rose at the House of Dior, from Christian Dior’s early passion for gardening to contemporary floral-inspired designs. 
$45.00 US
Sep 07, 2021
8 x 10-1/2
Hardcover
160 Pages
Rizzoli

Bourbon [Boxed Book & Ephemera Set]
The Story of Kentucky Whiskey
9781984858276
A deluxe illustrated history of and guide to Kentucky bourbon, featuring framing-quality reproductions of archival photographs, rare bottle labels, and more, all in an elegant boxed set with a pull-out drawer.
$100.00 US
Dec 14, 2021
8 x 10
Hardcover
288 Pages
Ten Speed Press

The Penguin Classics Book
9781524705879
A historic guide to the world of Penguin Classics from its UK origin, covering a span from the ancient world to World War I, in a luxurious orange clothbound package with colored endpapers, full-color pages, and illustrationsA Penguin Classic Hardcover
$40.00 US
Oct 08, 2019
7-1/2 x 9-11/16
Hardcover
480 Pages
Penguin Classics

The New French Wine [Two-Book Boxed Set]
Redefining the World's Greatest Wine Culture
9781607749233
The first definitive guide to contemporary French wines and producers in a deluxe two-book package, from a two-time James Beard Award winner
$135.00 US
Mar 28, 2023
8 x 10
Boxed Set
864 Pages
Ten Speed Press

Drive Time Deluxe Edition
Watches Inspired by Automobiles, Motorcycles, and Racing
9780847869466
A thoroughly updated and deluxe edition of the first monograph of its kind to explore 120 years of automotive-inspired timepieces.
$150.00 US
Mar 29, 2022
10 x 12-1/2
Hardcover
304 Pages
Rizzoli

Dust & Grooves
Adventures in Record Collecting
9781607748694
An incredibly cool glimpse into the vinyl collections of known and unknown DJs, producers, record dealers, and everyday enthusiasts, with compelling photographic essays paired with in-depth interviews that delve into collectors' personal histories and vinyl troves.
$50.00 US
Sep 15, 2015
9-1/2 x 12
Hardcover
428 Pages
Ten Speed Press

Mark Rothko
9780847872121
A landmark monograph on an unprecedented scale that allows all aspects of Mark Rothko’s career to be heard in full voice, published in close collaboration with the artist’s family and featuring beloved works from major collections as well as never-before-seen canvases and paintings on paper.
$150.00 US
Nov 01, 2022
9-7/8 x 11-3/4
Hardcover
386 Pages
Rizzoli Electa

S Is for Style
The Schumacher Book of Decoration
9780847865284
Are you "High Style" or "Boho," or maybe "Happy Modern" or "Trad with a Twist"? The legendary fabrics and wallpapers house of Schumacher shows how you can use their iconic prints and patterns to create a variety of beautiful, chic interiors in the style that most suits you.
$85.00 US
Sep 08, 2020
10 x 13
Hardcover
336 Pages
Rizzoli

Aria d'Italia
Contemporary Italian Lifestyle
9788891835147
Aria d’Italia is a Tod’s brand project that represents the Italy of the present and future through the faces and voices of young talents.
$95.00 US
Feb 07, 2023
10-1/4 x 13
Hardcover
204 Pages
Rizzoli

Andy Warhol
The Complete Commissioned Magazine Work
9783791349923
This gorgeously illustrated deluxe volume shows the full range of Warhol’s work for magazines—which will surprise even his most ardent fans—and includes cover art, editorial illustration, and ad work. Beginning with the cover of a 1948 issue of Carnegie Tech’s student magazine, Cano, and ending with a 1987 issue of Jet Society International, this stunning book explores, for the very first time, the full story of Warhol’s collaborations with some of the most influential publications of the 20th century, including Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue, Time, TV Guide, Vanity Fair, and Playboy. Generously illustrated with images of the magazine layouts, this landmark publication collects more than 400 issues, revealing the artist’s full range of styles while also charting his artistic development over the decades. From charming drawings of shoes, hats, flowers, and cats to iconic illustrations of cars and cosmetics, from glitzy celebrity portraits to sexy pinups made with collaged Polaroids, this catalogue raisonné sheds new light on the influence of the media and consumerism on contemporary art (and vice versa) even as it offers a unique perspective on Warhol’s deep and lifelong connection to popular culture.
$150.00 US
Sep 22, 2014
10-1/4 x 14-3/4
Hardcover
408 Pages
Prestel

Masterpieces in Detail
Early Netherlandish Art from van Eyck to Bosch
9783791381091
Forty works by early Netherlandish masters from van Eyck to Bosch—reproduced in exquisite detail—are the subject of this breathtaking book that leads readers deep into the paintings to reveal each artist’s astonishing technique and brilliant application of color. The longer we gaze at the paintings of the old masters, the more we appreciate the subtlety and artistry of the painters who created them. This beautiful book offers readers an opportunity to learn and study the art of Jan van Eyck, Rogier van der Weyden, Hieronymus Bosch, Pieter Bruegel the Elder, and many other masters of this period and region. It also explores their influence on later artists from the Baroque period. Each of the works is briefly presented along with its historical and contextual background and importance. Then in a series of full-page illustrations, specific details are enlarged to guide the reader carefully and thoughtfully through the piece’s nuances and often overlooked features. The result is the next best thing to a private viewing at a museum—a truly sensuous and emotional experience that will engage both the novice and the expert. Till-Holger Borchert’s texts are informative and engaging as he shares his singular passion for these great works in a magnificent book that will inspire viewers to form their own opinions and exercise their own powers of observation within the context of this important period in art history.
$120.00 US
Nov 12, 2014
11-3/4 x 15-1/2
Hardcover
496 Pages
Prestel

Dior: The Art of Color
9780847849345
This first book dedicated to Dior cosmetics has no immediate competitors. Covering fifty years of invention and showing how the history of color theory has influenced the fashion house, it is a fascinating study that will appeal to students of fashion, beauty, and art.
$115.00 US
Oct 11, 2016
10-3/8 x 13-3/4
Hardcover
272 Pages
Rizzoli

Christian Louboutin
9780847836512
The iconic fashion book of the season, celebrating nearly 20 years of work by Christian Louboutin, one of the most important, upscale, and creative shoe designers working today. A must for anyone interested in shoes, fashion design and contemporary fashion culture.
$150.00 US
Oct 25, 2011
9-3/4 x 13
Hardcover
304 Pages
Rizzoli

GUCCI: The Making Of
9780847836796
Published in concert with the grand opening of the spectacular new Gucci Museum in Florence, Italy, the brilliant history of the world-renowned fashion house is told as never before, including exclusive new essays and interviews with influential fashion icons, designers, and artists, showcasing never-before-published contemporary and archival photographs.
$100.00 US
Nov 01, 2011
10 x 12-3/4
Hardcover
384 Pages
Rizzoli

New York School of Interior Design: Home
The Foundations of Enduring Spaces
9780804137195
From the nation's top institution for interior design comes a definitive design-school-in-a-book and a fabulous reference for decorating the home.
$65.00 US
Mar 27, 2018
8-1/2 x 10-1/2
Hardcover
464 Pages
Clarkson Potter

National Geographic Atlas of the National Parks
9781426220579
The first book of its kind, this stunning atlas showcases America's spectacular park system from coast to coast, richly illustrated with an inspiring and informative collection of maps, graphics, and photographs.
$65.00 US
Nov 19, 2019
10-1/4 x 13-1/2
Hardcover
432 Pages
National Geographic

Sicily
Wines and Wine Routes
9788891825377
Dedicated to the most exclusive wine estates, this volume is a wonderful journey along the wine routes of Sicily with special attention to the rising stars of the Etna Valley, all brimming with charm and atmosphere.
$65.00 US
Oct 12, 2021
9-1/2 x 13-1/2
Hardcover
320 Pages
Rizzoli

The Art of the Pulps: An Illustrated History
9781684050918
Experts in the ten major Pulp genres, from action Pulps to spicy Pulps and more, chart for the first time the complete history of Pulp magazines--the stories and their writers, the graphics and their artists, and, of course, the publishers, their market, and readers.
$49.99 US
Oct 24, 2017
9-3/4 x 11
Hardcover
240 Pages
IDW Publishing

Pagani Hypercars
More
9788891817952
The first book on the body of work of Horacio Pagani, a true visionary, with spectacular photographs that transform Pagani's extreme sports cars into unique and fascinating entities. A must-have book for all car and sports lovers.
$100.00 US
Apr 02, 2019
9-1/2 x 12-3/8
Hardcover
206 Pages
Rizzoli

Audubon's Aviary
The Original Watercolors for The Birds of America
9780847834839
There is only one edition of The Birds of America currently in print--at $185 and last revised in 2003. This means our book will be not only the most affordable Audubon gift book out there but also the most up-to-date and beautifully produced.
$95.00 US
Oct 16, 2012
10-1/2 x 13
Hardcover
448 Pages
Skira Rizzoli

Mosques
Splendors of Islam
9780847860357
The most comprehensive and authoritative book on mosque architecture and design published in the last decade. While there are a number of important earlier works on mosques such as The Mosque (1994), there is now a need for a beautifully produced volume given people's interest in this important subject. With more than 300 photographs, this is a visually stunning volume profiling historically important examples as well as impressive new mosque designs that are not as widely known.
$80.00 US
Oct 31, 2017
10 x 12
Hardcover
304 Pages
Rizzoli

In Vogue
An Illustrated History of the World's Most Famous Fashion Magazine
9780847839452
This is the story of a publisher named Conde Nast, of New York aristocracy, and of the birth and development of a magazine that remains today as important and glamorous a part of the fashionable western world as it was a century ago.
$75.00 US
Oct 30, 2012
9 x 12
Hardcover
444 Pages
Rizzoli

Kusama
9780847839087
This is the first comprehensive monograph on the Yayoi Kusama's work in 10 years. Produced in close collaboration with the artist, the book is timed to coincide with an internationally touring retrospective [landing at the Whitney in June 2012], and the launch of Louis Vuitton's products produced in collaboration with the artist. The LV initiative is the largest campaign in association with an artist the company has ever produced--Kusama products will be featured in every store and every window worldwide will be dressed in Kusama merchandise.
$75.00 US
Jul 10, 2012
9-1/2 x 12-1/2
Hardcover
304 Pages
Rizzoli