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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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All websites in the series are designed to create an experience of artistry the user gets by reading through a coffee table book.
Mumbai, Dec 1 (ANI): Celebrating its landmark 35th year, Cine Blitz magazine launched a coffee table book,' Cine Blitz Gold' here.
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.
Selections of their work will be published in a coffee table book and will debut at the photo association's Photo Expo on Oct.
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.
1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Kenneth Cole has collaborated with Rizzoli on the publication of a coffee table book celebrating his 30 year career in fashion and social engagement.
This year, you can preserve the spirit of your Thanksgiving feast and other festivities for years to come with a new tradition -- creating and printing a coffee table book of your holiday photos in your home while the family is still gathered together with Epson's StoryTeller(TM) Photo Book Creator.