id Library: Books that celebrate the photographic eye in design

This month's book selection celebrates the beauty behind photography

This month, identity explores the photographic eye in capturing beautiful moments, settings and interiors that are the perfect addition to any coffee table.



French brand Jacquemus’ second book entitled ‘Images’ gathers photos taken by its founder and creative director, Simon Porte Jacquemus since 2010. Those who follow Jacquemus on Instagram will likely be familiar with the designer’s images of nostalgic moments, while appreciating his distinctive eye for spatial design and interiors. Whether capturing a blushing sky and palm trees in LA during sunset, referencing David Hockney’s pool divers, or touring Pierre Cardin’s Bubble Palace near Cannes, this book of 321 iPhone photos is a visual treat. 

Luxury of Space: Photographs by Oberto Gili

Oberto Gili

Oberto Gili’s camera captures human moments and spaces in a way that are both intimate and stylish. His camera, like his personality, is whimsical, questioning, non-judgemental and tenderly objective. Gili’s images of interiors capture fundamental flashes of human existence, quiet moments and basic needs. The images in this stunning volume are a diary of the interiors and situations that have, over the last thirty years, strung together Gili’s curiosity and fantasy. Simple, still and understated, Gili’s images of interiors capture settings that are timeless and personal.