Chesapeake Gardening and Landscaping: The Essential Green Guide
Waterside Modern
Seaside Living: 50 Remarkable Houses
Seaside Living: 50 Remarkable Houses

Shore Style: Reading Room

Three new books shed light on living by the water

NATURAL BEAUTY  In Waterside Modern, design writer Dominic Bradbury works alongside photographer Richard Powers to explore lavish coastal homes that incorporate elements of their environment into their design. With the help of stunning visuals, Bradbury takes readers on a tour of 25 architect-designed, single-family abodes all over the world—set against breathtaking views of lakes, rivers, and oceans. Thames & Hudson, New York, New York; October 2015. $35.

WATER’S EDGE  Seaside Living: 50 Remarkable Houses highlights spectacular beachside residences worldwide, ranging from restful retreats to stylish modern structures. Hand-picked by editor Sarah Noal of Images Publishing, these innovative projects underscore the drama of their coastal surroundings. Eye-catching color photography brings it all to life. Images Publishing Group, Australia;
August 2015. $60.

GROWING GREEN  Author Barbara W. Ellis has written a book on eco-friendly landscape design in the Chesapeake Bay watershed area entitled Chesapeake Gardening and Landscaping: The Essential Green Guide. With the help of 300 color photographs, Ellis outlines tools and steps necessary to plan, design and landscape earth-friendly outdoor spaces in the Mid-Atlantic region. The University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill, North Carolina; March 2015. $40.