Editors’ Holiday Book Picks

Purist’s guide to the must-have holiday coffee-table books.
Lifelong local Aerin Lauder delivers a lovely read about Palm Beach from her point of view as the style and image director of the cosmetics empire founded by her grandmother, Estée Lauder. Palm Beach, by Aerin Lauder, published by Assouline; assouline.com
Cool covers are a specialty of the publisher responsible for this visual feast conjuring the Ibiza of Portugal. Comporta Bliss, by Carlos Souza and Charlene Shorto, published by Assouline; assouline.com
If you can’t spend a summer in Italia, this bellissima book truly is the next best thing to being there. Villeggiatura: Italian Summer Vacation, by Cesare Cunaccia, published by Assouline; assouline.com
From the Hamptons to Costa Rica, a talented team of tour guides (including Michael Mundy, Barbara de Vries and Alastair Gordon) offer an insider’s look at the interiors and modernist aesthetic of master builders Barnes Coy Architects. Assembled in Light, The Houses of Barnes Coy Architects, by Alastair Gordon, published by Rizzoli USA; barnescoy.com
A marvelous maze, in three volumes, captures the creative soul of The Doors frontman Jim Morrison. A Guide to the Labyrinth, by Jim Morrison, published by Genesis Publications; genesis-publications.com
An owner’s-eye view of sublime residences created by the architectural dynamic duo of Brian Messana and Toby O’Rorke, whose minimal-yet-inviting spaces define unpretentious glamour. Messana O’Rorke: Building Blocks, by Mayer Rus, published by Rizzoli New York; rizzoliusa.com