Preview Spring’s Most Enticing Design Books

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The stunning double-height living room of Richard Shapiro's Malibu home.Photo: Jason Schmidt/Courtesy of Rizzoli Books

I can’t stop paging through these three design books on my desk right now — one on the underrated artist Robert Winthrop Chanler, another on landscape designer Margie Ruddick, and, lastly, a third from L.A. designer slash art collector Richard Shapiro.