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coffee table book

A large hardbound book primarily containing pictures that is often displayed on a coffee table in a common area as a conversation piece. Jenna published a coffee table book that featured beautiful photographs from her European vacations.
See also: book, coffee, table

coffee-table book

A large, typically hardcover book full of glossy photos that is meant to be displayed on a coffee-table for casual viewing, as opposed to thorough reading. At least there were some interesting coffee-table books to flip through while we waited.
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coffee-table book

a book that is more suitable for display than for reading, typically, an oversize, illustrated book left on the coffee table for visitors to examine. This book is more of a coffee-table book than an art book. I prefer something more scholarly. We purchased a coffee-table book for Jan's birthday.
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The black metal furniture and accents give it a modern, chic edge and, as always, coffee table books add a touch of class.
Os coffee table books ou as obras correspondentes, portanto, podem ser consideradas de credibilidade editorial, desde que concebidas com tal proposito.
Coffee table books are by definition intended to be leafed through a bit at a time rather than pored over from cover to cover.
Atul Pandey, Director-Hundred Communications Pvt Ltd said "As a boutique publishing house, we are very pleased with the response by the real estate industry to our coffee table books and the awards.
has expanded its services to include production of hard-bound coffee table books.
There are numerous coffee table books about the beauties and genuine splendor of our best-known National Park, but not very many on how that singular land looked to the first whites to traverse it with packhorse and tent.
Valencich loves to bring in creative elements like red coral, or simple things like picture frames, coffee table books, bowls and vases.
Her book on Sinan is a complete contrast to the countless coffee table books with stunning photographs of domed mosques and pointed minarets.
Any ordinary low table becomes a coffee table when it's used in a living room, placed in front of a sofa and used as a place to pop coffee (or tea) cups, plus of course a mound of hefty, glossy volumes known as coffee table books.
Any ordinary low table becomes a coffee table when it's used in a living room, placed in front of a sofa and used as a place to pop cups and a mound of hefty, glossy volumes known as coffee table books.
If we start lobbying for equal time, Dance Magazine will have to be the size of a dictionary and the price of one of those expensive coffee table books.
When one contemplates the coffee table books and objets d'art that adorn many a modern living room, one wonders, too, how far modern families have actually departed from Victorian practices of conveying a cultivated social facade.
Coffee table books, so named because of the strain they put on that particular piece of furniture, come in weights of no less than 15 pounds and sizes no smaller than whatever briefcase or piece of luggage you may have with you at the time.
Home giants IKEA have taken cameras into UK homes for the first time - resulting in one of the most in-depth coffee table books around.