We asked midcentury modern Palm Springs real estate specialist Paul Kaplan and his team to share their must-have coffee table books, all of which are available at the new Paul Kaplan Studio in the Palm Springs Uptown Design District (1117 N. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs) and at paulkaplanstudio.com!

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PALM SPRINGS PARADISE, by Peter Moruzzi. Gibbs Smith, $30.

HAND-IN-HAND: CERAMICS, MOSIACS, TAPESTRIES, AND WOODCARVINGS BY THE CALIFORNIA MID-CENTURY DESIGNERS EVELYN & JEROME ACKERMAN,
 by Dan Chavkin and Lisa Thackaberry, foreword by Jonathan Adler. Pointed Leaf Press, $55.

A. QUINCY JONES: BUILDING FOR BETTER LIVING, by Brooke Hodge. Prestel USA, $60.

THE GOOD LIFE > PALM SPRINGS, by Nancy Baron. Kehrer Verlag, $60.

PALM SPRINGS MODERN LIVING, by James Schnepf, foreword by William Krisel. Gibbs Smith, $40.

PALM SPRINGS HOLIDAY, by Peter Moruzzi. Gibbs Smith, $30.

BACKYARD OASIS: THE SWIMMING POOL IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA PHOTOGRAPHY, 1945 – 1982, by Robert Atkins (Author), Dick Hebdige (Author), Tyler Stallings (Author), Robert Stearns (Author), Jennifer A. Watts (Author), Daniell Cornell (Editor). Prestel USA, $60.

Photography by Monocle Project

 

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