To round out my week of books, I wanted to share "Francois Halard" (Rizzoli, $75), a title that showcases the photography of it's namesake. Halard has made a career of photographing the homes of distinguished designers and artists -- Yves Saint Laurent, Coco Chanel and Roger Vivier to name a few. His images capturing the homes -- and the lives, really -- of those people are thought-provoking and true pieces of art. The book also includes pictures of his own homes in New York, Paris and Arles. Take a look at my gallery and let me know which ones grabbed your attention, too.
1 James Brown’s Studio, Oaxaca, Mexico; photographed in 2001
2 Paul Cezanne’s Studio, Aix-en-Provence, France; photographed in 2003
3 Francois Halard’s own home, Arles, France; photographed in 2011
4 Villa Kyralos, Beaulieu-sur-Mer, France; photographed in 2000
5 Roger Vivier’s Apartment, Toulouse, France; photographed in 1989
6 Yves Saint Laurent & Pierre Bergé’s Apartment, Paris, France; photographed in 1984
Photos courtesy of Rizzoli.