By People Staff
December 20, 1993 12:00 PM

by Candace Bahouth

A gifted American textile artist transplanted to Somerset, England, Bahouth has drawn upon the art of the Middle Ages, with its rustic tapestries, decorated tiles and illuminated manuscripts, to create more than 20 elegant needlepoint designs for cushions, clothing, bags and rugs. Bahouth’s color keys and charts help map your way, and her illustrated instructions for stitching, blocking, backing and cording make this a complete kit for the start-from-scratch needle nut. (Abrams, $29.95)


The grand cities of the world on $5 a day it’s not, but for the sophisticated traveler who is curious about the history, the culture and the back-streets of London, this is the suitable guide. Like an overstuffed duffle, it fairly bursts with architectural illustrations, silvery photos, busy drawings, literary quotes, gallery tours, street maps and more. Even stubborn stay-at-homes may-get the impulse to pack their bags. Other destinations in the ’93 series include Istanbul, Florence, Venice and Amsterdam. (Knopf, $25)