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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.
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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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Irrespective of faith, caste or belief, 'Vedas - A New Perception' is a coffee table book which provides a distilled essence of inspiring research by three generations of my family, spread over 125 years.
This was the sum total description at the launching ceremony of a coffee table book 'Colours of Pakistan Through the Eyes of Diplomats' at the Austrian ambassador Brigitta Blaha's residence here on Thursday.
Though the contribution by various missions and agencies (to send their pictures of Pakistan for a coffee table book) is simply amazing, yet the motivation behind the book can be traced back to the days of devastation caused by 2005 earthquake in Pakistan.
On the occasion of completing a decade of mobiquityMoney, the company also unveiled a coffee table book chronicling the role the product has played in empowering customers and societies globally.
Cruz instead gave the actor a coffee table book but Lim also refused to accept it saying, "Huwag po, ayaw ko po."
The event was hosted and organized by Hundred Communications, who unveiled India Realty Yearbook; a coffee table book on luxury residential and Real Leaders.
IT'S always a disappointment that compilers of coffee-table books have never taken the cue from Kramer, the Seinfeld character who produced a coffee table book, with little fold-out legs, that actually became a coffee table.
Southern African Wild Flowers: Jewels Of The Veld is a coffee table book that presents the reader with a stunningly visual survey of the diverse landscapes of windflowers that South Africa has to offer.
HarperCollins is set to publish Pimpnosis, by photographer Tracy Funches and writer Rob Marriott, which is a coffee table book on pimps and their culture.
This would qualify, I think, as a coffee table book. But most of that genre are oversized; this one isn't.
Simon, a photojournalist and stringer for Time, has written an odd primer--a cross between a coffee table book of vivid pictures and a recitation of body counts.
A coffee table book titled 'Rahi - the cubist legend of Asia' on the noted cubist artist of our times Mansoor Rahi coupled with an exhibition of paintings was launched here at the Pakistan National Council of the Arts.
Summary: New Delhi [India] October 27 (ANI): Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday released a coffee table book on the Department of Defence Production (DDP) titled 'A journey towards self-reliance' here.
Mumbai, Dec 1 (ANI): Celebrating its landmark 35th year, Cine Blitz magazine launched a coffee table book,' Cine Blitz Gold' here.