coffee-table book


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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 coffee-table book, 20 Years of Science, Technology and Innovation in South Africa, chronicles South Africa's journey in achieving government's ideal of "A better life for all" though science, technology and innovation.
The artists featured in most coffee-table books are familiar; they have had their works showcased at museums world-wide, projected onto 30 foot screens in front of 100-person art history classes, and featured in countless numbers of books and other publications.
Most of these coffee-table books have been produced by outsiders for outsiders.
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In his response, Parisi noted, "Noticeably absent from the complaint is any mention of complainant's own exploits into adult entertainment, including her publication of Sex, a sexually explicit coffee-table book.
So what seems at first to be a coffee-table book becomes a moving and memorable celebration of a previously scarcely studied dimension of the most beautiful city in the world.
11 /PRNewswire/ -- Corel Corporation announced today that the Corel ArtShow(TM) 6 full color coffee-table book with companion CD-ROM is now shipping.
Turner's offering is almost as antithetical to Armstrong's as their respective topics; it's wry, breezy, and much shorter--almost a coffee-table book, with sumptuous color plates of various "artist's conceptions" of hell.
Whether Carl Van Vechten, a major patron of the Harlem Renaissance, was also patronizing is not at issue in this coffee-table book of his photographic portraits of the African-American cultural elite.
received Bronze for its "SAME" submission, a hardcover coffee-table book.
In the photograph for the new arty coffee-table book 'Asleep at the Chateau,' the former wife of French basketball player Tony Parker is seen lying down with a white bed sheet casually covering her legs, while her bare back and rear end face the camera, the Daily Mail reported.
Superbly produced and enthusiastically recommended for academicians and the non-specialist general reader with an interest in art, the full-color reproductions perfectly augment and illustrate an informed and informative text in a coffee-table book that will prove to be a popular and core addition to personal, academic, and community library Art History reference collections and reading lists.
In this coffee-table book about New York City during the mid-'70s and early '80s, roving cameraman Shabazz takes readers back to a time when Adidas ruled, hip-hop was new on the block and neighborhoods were alive with hope.
John Norman, president and CEO of Arts and Exhibitions International, says while the coffee-table book and T-shirts are the top overall sellers in the museum store, he was surprised by the popularity of the jewelry line.
Eyewitness D-Day: Firsthand Accounts from the Landing at Normandy to the Liberation of Paris is a coffee-table book filled cover to cover with testimonies of those who participated in the most ambitious amphibious military operation in history, and the subsequent crusade to break the Nazi hold on Europe.