The new book from Assouline showcases travel photographs by more than 150 of America’s top architects and designers.
By Rachel Gallaher
The West Side of Manhattan seen from Central Park. Image by Sarah Wittenbraker.
Travel By Design, the latest coffee table book from Assouline, is the escape we all need right now.
Out today, the 280-page volume features travel photographs by more than 150 of America’s top architects and designers including Rafael de Cárdenas, Jamie Drake, and Jiun Ho. Edited by design journalist and host of The Chairish podcast, Michael Boodro, Travel By Design brings together more than 350 images from more than 100 locations in 60 countries, from exotic destinations and global cities to adventure travels and all-American escapes.
“Anyone who knows designers, architects, and those in similar creative professions understands that most of them have a very broad perspective on the nature of design, and of their own creativity,” notes Peter Sallick, founder of the Design Leadership Network and CEO of Waterworks, who penned the forward. “They see things differently than the rest of us, and are always in search of knowledge, inspiration, and resources.”
The book includes 40 pages of insider resources—from favorite hotels and restaurants to secret shopping sources and must-see monuments—so you can travel in the footsteps of your favorite designer. From architect Celeste Robbins’s musings about Le Corbusier’s chapel and monastery in Roncham, France (she notes that her, “trip to Ronchamp reminded me of how architecture as an art form is meant to be experienced”), to interior designer Tom Stringer’s shots of the African plains, the stunning images capture art, architecture, landscape, and nature through the eyes of industry creatives.
Travel By Design is available now, through Assouline.
The Colosseum in Rome. Image by Tom Kligerman.