The most recent addition to my book collection is The Art of Embroidery by Françoise Tellier-Loumagne.
This 304-page book has over 500 colour photographs. It's not a technique book, but rather a visual feast. Flowers, rocks, leaves, railway tracks, cauliflower and farm fences are just some of the items beautifully photographed to show all the glorious texture that exists out there. Françoise then interprets those photos into textile pieces using various techniques (embroidery, quilting, adding found objects, etc.). The way she uses embroidery is quite stunning.
Below is a selection of some of my favourite page layouts.