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20 Classic Coffee Table Books You Should Own

Coffee table books are more than just books. They also make for unique, versatile, and beautiful home accessories, and a great way to show off your personal interests—be it a favorite photographer, musician, artist or architect, and a myriad of other subjects. While their primary purpose may be to educate, entertain, or inspire, some of these incredible publications are nothing short of pieces of art and deserve a rightful place in your home. Stack them on top of one another, showcase them on their own in all their glory, dedicate a whole bookshelf to them, or wrap them up for a perfect gift. Here are 20 coffee table books you can’t go wrong with.

PERFORMANCE: RICHARD AVEDON

by Richard Avedon, Mitsuko Lahr, John Gregory, Andre Nichols, Mike Tharp, Twyla Uchida
Abrams Books

THE IMPOSSIBLE COLLECTION OF MOTORCYCLES

by Nicolas Stecher
Assouline

HELMUT NEWTON

by Helmut Newton
Taschen

FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT

by Bruce Brooks Pfeiffer
Taschen

DAVID HOCKNEY: A BIGGER BOOK SIGNED COLLECTOR’S EDITION

by Hans Werner Holzwarth
Taschen

BOB DYLAN: A YEAR AND A DAY

by Daniel Kramer
Taschen

JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT

by Hans Werner Holzwarth, Eleanor Nairne
Taschen

FORMULA 1: THE IMPOSSIBLE COLLECTION

by Brad Spurgeon
Assouline

EAMES: BEAUTIFUL DETAILS

by Eames Demetrios, Charles Eames, Ray Eames
Ammo Books

WATCHES: A GUIDE BY HODINKEE

by Hodinkee
Assouline

ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST AT 100: A CENTURY OF STYLE

by Architectural Digest
Abrams Books

CASE STUDY HOUSES: THE COMPLETE CSH PROGRAM 1945-1966

by Elizabeth A. T. Smith
Taschen

NEW YORK BY NEW YORK

by Jay McInerney
Assouline

THE STANLEY KUBRICK ARCHIVES

by Alison Castle
Taschen

EGON SCHIELE: THE COMPLETE PAINTINGS

by Tobias G. Natter
Taschen

BALLPARKS: PAST AND PRESENT

by Graphic Image

ROLEX: THE IMPOSSIBLE COLLECTION

by Fabienne Reybaud
Taschen

MASSIMO LISTRI: THE WORLD’S MOST BEAUTIFUL LIBRARIES

by Georg Ruppelt, Elizabeth Sladek
Taschen

PORSCHE 911: 50 YEARS

by Randy Leffingwell
Motorbooks

TOM FORD

by Tom Ford, Bridget Foley
Rizzoli

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