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T+L Reports: Tomes for Travelers

Go exploring in the verdant Italian countryside or the concrete canyons of New York City with these new titles. Palaces and Gardens of Persia (Flammarion, $65) takes you to modern-day Iran, where lush, intricately designed desert oases dating back 3,000 years still bloom. • Artist Wolf Kahn documents his recent travels across the United States in Wolf Kahn's America (Abrams, $45). Oil paintings serve as postcards of his trips to Florida, Louisiana, Michigan, Hawaii, and even his Vermont backyard. • The images and prose of Tuscany: Inside the Light (Sterling, $30) are glowing love letters to Italy from celebrated photographer Joel Meyerowitz and his wife, author-playwright Maggie Barrett. • Back in print after more than 30 years, Charles Lockwood's monograph Bricks and Brownstones (Rizzoli, $75) has been updated to include more than 60 color plates showcasing the diverse architectural styles—Greek Revival, Federal, Second Empire, Romanesque—of New York row houses. • From Greenwich Village stoops, head uptown to Rockefeller Center, the Jazz Age triumph masterminded by John D. Rockefeller Jr., philanthropist and titan of industry. Great Fortune (Viking, $30), by New York Times ombudsman Daniel Okrent, uncovers juicy tales of political intrigue (Rockefeller and Mussolini: pen pals?) and artistic feuds (Diego Rivera's scandalous mural, demolished in the dead of night) in between the nuts and bolts of construction.
—H. Scott Jolley

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