When in doubt, you can always give a coffee table book. No matter who you’re sending one too, chances are you know enough about them to give a truly thoughtful gift. It’s also a great last minute gift, because if you order now, it’ll definitely arrive in time to go under the Christmas tree. So without further ado, our Coffee Table Book Gift Guide.
It almost feels unfair to call Slim Aarons a style photographer. His subjects were people who lived stylishly, from interiors to clothing to locations. It’s not a surprise then, that his latest book is called Style. Expect fabulous people living fabulous lives. Speaking of fabulous, two high fashion houses have new books out – Gucci: The Making Of and Chanel: Collections and Creations. If you love Gucci, then chances are you have a taste for Tom Ford too and if you can’t make it to the Christian Dior exhibit in Brooklyn, then the Designer of Dreams book is a close second.
Couldn’t get enough of Peter Jackson’s Beatles documentary? Find a spot on the shelf for their extended, special-edition Get Back coffee table book. Maybe you’re looking for something a little more rock n’roll: this Unzipped book about Rolling Stones will do it. Annie Liebovitz’s Portraits have something for everyone, and Diego Uchitel’s Polaroid collection will please even your coolest friend.
It’s been a long two years, with a lot less travel than any of us would like. Why not satisfy a friend’s wanderlust with a gorgeous photography book? National Geographic’s Atlas of the World is as educational as it is beautiful. Art Wolfe’s Trees: Between Earth and Heaven would be perfect for anyone who loved The Overstory. Tuscany Marvel is the latest in a series of Assouline’s travel book, and the next best thing if you’re not planning a trip to Italy any time soon.
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