Books are food for the brain and soul and choosing them as a holiday gift is just perfect. Today books are even more. They can beautifully decorate your coffee table or bureau and some special edition are pure works of art. Today on our gift list two books from Rizolli : Diana Vreeland Memos, $55 ,a look behind the scenes at Diana Vreeland’s reign as editor in chief of Vogue, in her own words. 288 pages with 50 color and black-and-white illustrations and Giambattista Valli ,$100 , a unique insight into the creative and romantic mind of the designer. 500 color and black-and-white illustrations and one from Chronicle Books , the Bold, Beautiful and Damned , $50 , a monograph dedicated to the work and life of Tony Viramontes.