coffee-table book

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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.
See also: book

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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Smt Nirmala Sitharaman, in her message printed in the book says, The coffee table book is a noteworthy initiative of DDP to compile success stories of projects of OFB/ DPSUs, transcending from the stage of inception to execution.
During the event at the Manila Hotel, Marietta Baccay, a third generation Carpio, described the coffee table book The Carpios of Paoay as very inexperienced but intimate and personal, referring to its being untouched by neither a professional writer nor editor.
She said it took three years to actually sit down and work on the coffee table book because of delays caused by the inclusion of family milestones-births, weddings and deaths-as well as differences in writing style and approach.
But the preparations for the coffee table book started as early as 1999 and decided on a cover in 2011, a year after the soft launch at the Valle Verde Sports Club, Baccay said.
Katrina Kaif, who got the opportunity to step in the shoes of veteran actress Waheeda Rehman for the cover page of the book seemed thrilled over the whole idea of the coffee table book.
The clear winner for most common gift is the coffee table book.
Smt Anupriya Patel also released the Coffee Table Book at the function and gave away the awards and medals to the meritorious students and faculty members.
It is my proud privilege to release the Coffee table book on completion of 100 years of this institution.
The Postage Stamp and the Coffee Table book have to be released as a part of these celebrations and to recognize the all round contribution of the Customs Department to nation building.
Although they serve as high-end presentations, the coffee table books are surprisingly affordable, said Marketing & Design Services owner Debbie Zaroba.
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.
The coffee table books were developed to introduce the Lilly Pulitzer lifestyle to new audiences as well as expand the Lilly Pulitzer experience among longtime devotees.