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City of An­gels: House and Gar­dens of Los An­ge­les By Jen­nifer Ash Ru­dick and Firooz Za­hedi. The Ven­dom Press. Drool wor­thy, eclec­tic, renowned. These are in­te­ri­ors and out­door spa­ces of film producers, di­rec­tors, artists, pho­tog­ra­phers and mu­si­cians with over 25 houses, bun­ga­lows, stu­dios and com­pounds. The spa­ces in­clude homes de­signed by Frank Lloyd Wright and Ru­dolph Schindler, from Mal­ibu and the Santa Mon­ica Moun­tains to a Pa­cific Pal­isades villa dec­o­rated by Oliver Furth. ($68) From the Earth: World’s Great, Rare and Al­most For­got­ten Veg­eta­bles By Peter Gil­more. Hardie Grant Books. With hun­dreds of va­ri­eties to choose from, Aus­tralian chef Gil­more has se­lected 50 heir­loom veg­eta­bles and plants. In the process, he delves into the his­tory of both com­mon va­ri­eties and rare or nearly ex­tinct ones. In­cludes in­ter­views with farm­ers and recipes on how to cook up his discoveries. ($54) Tony Du­quette’s Dawn­dridge By Hut­ton Wilkin­son. Abrams. Wilkin­son bought de­signer Du­quette’s Bev­erly Hills home af­ter Du­quette’s death in 1999, chron­i­cling its ex­pan­sion from a tiny box house into an ex­pan­sive es­tate still filled with items picked by and cre­ated by Du­quette and his wife, El­iz­a­beth. It’s quirky and chic and comfy all at the same time. Have a look at the Mon­key Room, a glassedin porch over­look­ing the gar­den. Du­quette used it as stor­age and Wilkin­son brought it to life. There’s the sig­na­ture Du­quette leop­ard­print car­pet on the stair­case lead­ing down to the sum­mer and guest bed­rooms. ($72)

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