Up Your Coffee Table Game with Donald Robertson, Maria Cornejo, and More

These four highly anticipated artbooks are entertaining, colorful, and insightful.

Barber Osgerby (Phaidon, to be published in Sept.) documents Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby’s design history since they teamed up in 1996 to form their studio. The projects featured on these pages span early works and major commissions—including B&B Italia, Hermès, and BMW.

Donald: The Book (Assouline, to be published in Sept.) isn’t about the man we’d expect. This Donald is instead loud in his use of duct tape and color. The 300-page tome presents Donald Robertson’s artwork, interspersed with anecdotes and interviews from other creatives—and his scribbly (often humorous) annotations.

The Anatomy of Color (Thames & Hudson) offers a historical examination of pigments used to decorate interiors, from the 1700s until 1960. With more than 1,500 images, it is also a comprehensive guide that dives deep into color theory and paint terminology.

To echo the ethereal and feminine aesthetic of the designer’s clothing, Maria Cornejo: Zero (Rizzoli, to be published in Oct.) presents an intimate portrayal of Cornejo’s process and inspiration. The first book on her work is filled with vellum-printed sketches, runway shots, and Polaroid pictures.

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