Tag Archives: coffee table books

  • ‘100 Great Danes’: In No Way About Dogs

    ‘100 Great Danes’: In No Way About Dogs

    I’m sure there’s a word in publishing for giving a book a title that makes people browsing on a shelf think it’s about something completely different from what it is, and if that word exists it would describe the new book 100 Great Danes perfectly. Because instead of being about 100 Great Danes, it’s about […]

  • ‘Arctica: The Vanishing North’ by Sebastian Copeland

    ‘Arctica: The Vanishing North’ by Sebastian Copeland

    The holiday season is a great time to remind yourself that thanks to human pollution of the atmosphere, Santa Claus’ home in the North Pole is rapidly melting away. One way to do this is to check out a new coffee table book about that exact subject from author/photographer Sebastian Copeland, entitled Arctica: The Vanishing […]

  • ‘Anatomy in Black’ Anatomical Coffee Table Book by Emily Evans

    ‘Anatomy in Black’ Anatomical Coffee Table Book by Emily Evans

    No coffee table is complete without at least one book about human anatomy, and for the stylishly-oriented the best bet is probably Anatomy in Black by Emily Evans (especially now that Playboy isn’t doing nude photo spreads anymore). For one, Anatomy in Black sounds like it could very well be the title of a horror […]

  • ‘Louis Vuitton Windows’ Showcases Brand’s Famous Window Displays

    ‘Louis Vuitton Windows’ Showcases Brand’s Famous Window Displays

    As a brand, one of the defining characteristics of Louis Vuitton is the elaborate series of window displays found in the front of its stores. Now, the company is celebrating this tradition with a book all about the famous displays – but in typical Vuitton fashion it’s not a book that’s likely to be picked […]

  • ‘The LEGO Architect’ Highlights Realistic LEGO Structures

    ‘The LEGO Architect’ Highlights Realistic LEGO Structures

    Just a few days ago I wrote up the Arckit, and I characterized it as essentially being “like LEGO for grownups.” But this was actually an even more unfair generalization than I realized, since as it turns out, there’s a thriving sub-subculture of serious LEGO architecture already in place – and it’s that culture that […]

  • ‘Opera’: See More Than 40 Opera Houses in One Volume

    ‘Opera’: See More Than 40 Opera Houses in One Volume

    In 2015, opera can probably be classified as a dying art, at least until Kanye records a record sampling lots of it. But even if you’re not a scholar or casual fan of the art form, you can still appreciate those mega-palaces in which it is practiced.  That’s the subject of Opera, a new photography […]

  • ‘The Oakley Book’ Has 200 Pages of Oakley History and Design

    ‘The Oakley Book’ Has 200 Pages of Oakley History and Design

    Eyewear and design brand Oakley has been around since 1975, and in the intervening almost 40 years the company has achieved an impressive body of work. It would cost a lot of time and money for a person to try to collect even a fraction of all the products under the Oakley brand, but The […]

  • ‘Every Day is Play’: A Video Game Coffee Table Book

    ‘Every Day is Play’: A Video Game Coffee Table Book

    With GamerGate and its attendant controversy raging for what feels like its 8th or 9th year, it’s not the best time to be a video game fan. But if your love of video games has endured, you might be interested in Every Day is Play, a coffee table book that celebrates the unique characters that […]

  • ‘Rock Covers’ Collects 600 Album Covers In One Place

    ‘Rock Covers’ Collects 600 Album Covers In One Place

    One of the things that always gets me whenever I browse a record collection is how good album art used to look back when you needed a lot more space to hold a record. CDs and cassettes sort of killed that vibe, and now in the mp3/streaming era album art is usually little more than […]