Tag Archives: coffee table books

  • ‘Surf Shacks’: New Book Shows the Home Lives of Surfers

    ‘Surf Shacks’: New Book Shows the Home Lives of Surfers

    It’s been said you can tell a lot about a person by the inside of their home. For instance, say somebody shows you a photo of an apartment, and you see a surfboard leaning up against the wall. “Eureka,” you shout, “a surfer lives here!” And if you’re not tired from this demonstration of Holmesian […]

  • ‘Ducati 90 Years: Stile Ducati: A Visual History of Ducati Design’

    ‘Ducati 90 Years: Stile Ducati: A Visual History of Ducati Design’

    2016 marks the 90th anniversary of the legendary Ducati motorcycle brand, but for some reason you have to wait until next year to be able to observe this milestone with an official book commemorating its history of design and performance. That book is called Ducati 90 Years: Stile Ducati: A Visual History of Ducati Design, […]

  • ‘National Geographic Infographics’ From Taschen

    ‘National Geographic Infographics’ From Taschen

    Infographics are all the rage these days, but National Geographic have been doing them for 125 years and counting. Now, the magazine is teaming up with Taschen for a handsome hardcover collection of its infographics over the years/decades/century and change, entitled National Geographic Infographics. Featuring detailed infographics on subjects like “A History of Skis,” “Ocean […]

  • ‘Depart’: A Coffee Table Book About Travel and Photography

    ‘Depart’: A Coffee Table Book About Travel and Photography

    There’s no easier way to travel through the world than through photography, and a new coffee table book from MENDO is all about the intersection of those two worlds. It’s called, simply, Depart. Depart features work from three different photographers, handpicked by MENDO, to document some of their favorite travel destinations in the world. Visuals […]

  • ‘Look Inside: Cutaway Illustrations and Visual Storytelling’

    ‘Look Inside: Cutaway Illustrations and Visual Storytelling’

    The newest unexpectedly entertaining coffee table book from Gestalten is all about the inside of objects we don’t normally get to see (or even think about) the insides of. It’s called Look Inside: Cutaway Illustrations and Visual Storytelling, edited and curated by Samuel and Juan Volasco. Think of it as the adult version of that […]

  • ‘The Drive: Custom Cars and Their Builders’

    ‘The Drive: Custom Cars and Their Builders’

    If you or someone you know is interested in custom cars and the people who create them, there’s a new photo book being published later this summer that might just qualify as a must-purchase. It’s called The Drive: Custom Cars and Their Builders from editors Maximilian Funk and Robert Klanten. The Drive covers custom automobiles […]

  • ‘Surf Odyssey: The Culture of Wave Riding’

    ‘Surf Odyssey: The Culture of Wave Riding’

    If the average person is asked to describe a typical surfer, the resulting description would probably be a depressing array of Southern California clichés, possibly with a few Beach Boys references thrown in. But the actual culture of surfing is worldwide and diverse, which is what the new book Surf Odyssey: The Culture of Wave […]

  • ‘Bellissima!: The Italian Automotive Renaissance, 1945 to 1975’

    ‘Bellissima!: The Italian Automotive Renaissance, 1945 to 1975’

    Ask any automotive enthusiast when the golden age of Italian cars was, and you’ll probably get a wide array of responses, but few of them will fall outside of the the window between 1945 and 1975. That’s the period covered by Bellissima!: The Italian Automotive Renaissance, 1945 to 1975, a new book celebrating these beautiful […]

  • ‘Out of the Box: The Rise of Sneaker Culture’

    ‘Out of the Box: The Rise of Sneaker Culture’

    Our grandfathers didn’t generally think of sneakers as fashion objects or collectibles, but now there’s a whole subculture devoted to sneakers exclusively as those two things. And there’s also a new book all about that transition, called Out of the Box: The Rise of Sneaker Culture. Out of the Box: The Rise of Sneaker Culture […]

  • ‘Knuckles’: The Book-Length Tribute to the Knucle Tattoo

    ‘Knuckles’: The Book-Length Tribute to the Knucle Tattoo

    Reverend Harry Powell gave knuckle tattoos a pretty bad reputation back in the 1950s, but actually it’s a pretty thriving body art form with plenty of practitioners who would never dream of murdering Shelley Winters. It’s these individuals that are the subject of Knuckles, an entire book of photography devoted to the knuckle tattoo concept. […]