Fancy Books For Your Coffee Table

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Your coffee table is looking a little bland. It's okay. Happens to the best of us. Luckily, the library has a solution! Check out these fancy and fabulous coffee table books that will wow your guests, impress your friends, and make your abode look a little bit more wonderful. 


Ansel Adams, Andrea Gray Stillman
Description: "This book is the largest compilation of Adams' photographic oeuvre ever published. Organized chronologically, it presents the full range of his finest work, from early efforts in the 1920s, to his projects in the national parks in the 1940s, up through his last important photographs of the 1960s. Included are Adams' most popular images - many of them icons of twentieth-century art - as well as a number of masterly but little-known photographs."
Call Number: 779.36 Ada
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 29, 2017
Mike Doyle
Description: A compendium of LEGO artwork that showcases an array of pieces ranging from lifelike replicas of everyday objects and famous monuments to imaginative renderings of spaceships, mansions, and mythical creatures.
Call Number: 688.725 Doy
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 29, 2017
Zachary Klein, Steven Leckart, Noah Kalina, compiler Beaver Brook
Description: Rural escapes for those yearning for a simpler existence. Created by a group of friends who preserve 55 acres of hidden forest in Upstate New York. Cabin Porn began as a scrapbook to collect inspiration for their building projects. As the collection grew, the site attracted a following, which is now a large web audience. The site features photos of handmade homes in the backcountry of America and all over the world. Now Zach Klein, the creator of the site, goes further into the most alluring images from the site and new getaways, including more interior photography and how-to advice for setting up a quiet place somewhere. With their idyllic settings, unique architecture and cozy interiors, the Cabin Porn photographs, are an invitation to slow down, take a deep breath, and feel the beauty and serenity that nature and simple construction can create--From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 728.73 Cab
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 29, 2017
Abbi Jacobson
Description: How many self-tanning lotions are in Donald Trump's weekender? What's inside Martha Stewart's hand-knit fanny pack? What kind of protein bars does Michelle Obama hide in her tiny clutch at the White House Correspondents Dinner? Carry This Book provides a humorous and insightful look into how the things we carry around every day can make up who we are.
Call Number: 817 Jac
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 29, 2017
Lauren Conrad, Leslie Bruce
Description: Presents a guide to entertaining that offers inspirational lifestyle tips and suggestions for everything from invitations and food to decorations and gifts.
Call Number: 793.2 Con
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 29, 2017
Victoria Broackes, Geoff (Geoffrey D.) Marsh, Victoria and Albert Museum
Call Number: B Bow
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 29, 2017
National Geographic Society (U.S.)
Description: National Geographic takes you on a photographic tour of the world's spectacular destinations, inspiring ideas for your next trip. Hundreds of breathtaking locales--both natural and man-made--are illustrated with vivid images taken by world-class photographers. These images, with text, feature a plethora of visual wonders: ancient monoliths, scenic islands, stunning artwork, electric cityscapes, white-sand seashores, rain forests, ancient cobbled streets, and both classic and innovative architecture. Loaded with service information for each location, Destinations of a Lifetime has it all: when to go, where to eat, where to stay, and what to do to ensure an enriching and authentic experience.--From Amazon.com.
Call Number: 910.4 Des
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 29, 2017
Jim Colucci
Description: "The complete, first-ever Golden Girls retrospective, packed with hundreds of exclusive interviews, behind-the-scenes and never-before-revealed stories, more than two hundred color and black-and-white photos, commentary, and more."--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: 791.4572 Col
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 29, 2017
Sharon Eliza Nichols
Description: A collection of photographs features misspelled and ungrammatical signs from across the United States and the world, along with captions that further clarify or amplify their humorous aspects, including "We are doing toilets cleaning, so sorry for the incontinence."
Call Number: 428.2 Nic
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 29, 2017
Grace Bonney, Sasha Israel
Description: "Across the globe, women are embracing the entrepreneurial spirit and starting creative businesses. In the Company of Women profiles over 100 of these influential and creative women from all ages, races, backgrounds, and industries."--Amazon.com.
Call Number: 338.092 Bon
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 29, 2017
Frédéric Brun
Description: Chronicles the James Bond films' vehicles and their stunts, those driven by James Bond's enemies, by his girlfriends, and by James Bond himself.
Call Number: 791.4375 Bru
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 29, 2017
Shaun Usher
Description: "This collection of 125 letters offers a never-before-seen glimpse of the events and people of history--the brightest and the best, the most notorious, and the endearingly everyday. Letters are not ordered chronologically or thematically, but are artfully arranged for a discovery-rich reading experience. Each entry includes a transcript of the letter; a short contextual introduction; and, in 100 cases, a facsimile of the letter itself"--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: 808.86 Let
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 29, 2017
Nick Brandt
Call Number: 779.32 Bra
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 29, 2017
Joel Sartore
Call Number: 578.68 Sar
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 29, 2017
George Lucas, J. W Rinzler
Call Number: 791.43 Sta
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 29, 2017
Tim Leong
Description: The comic book universe is adventurous, mystifying, and filled with heroes, villains, and cosplaying Comic-Con attendees. This book by one of Wired magazine's art directors traverses the graphic world through a collection of pie charts, bar graphs, timelines, scatter plots, and more. Super Graphic offers readers a unique look at the intricate and sometimes contradictory storylines that weave their way through comic books, and shares advice for navigating the pages of some of the most popular, longest-running, and best-loved comics and graphic novels out there.
Call Number: 741.53 Leo
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 29, 2017
Ken Browar, Deborah Ory, Daniil Simkin
Description: A collection of photographs by Ken Browar and Deborah Ory that capture the movement, flow, energy, and grace of many of the most accomplished dancers in the world. Featured are more than 70 dancers from companies including American Ballet Theatre, New York City Ballet, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Martha Graham Dance Company, Boston Ballet, Royal Danish Ballet, and The Royal Ballet. Accompanying the photographs are intimate and inspiring words from the dancers, as well as from choreographers and artistic directors, on what dance means to them.--From publisher description.
Call Number: 792.8 Bro
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 29, 2017
Nigel Holmes, Lonely Planet Publications (Firm)
Call Number: 910.2 Hol
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 29, 2017
Reader's Digest Association
Description: Uses maps, pictures, and information to detail the most scenic roadways in every part of the United States.
Call Number: 917.3 Mos 2012
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 29, 2017
Danny Leigh, Louis Baxter, John Farndon, Kieran Grant, Damon Wise
Description: More than a century after the first movie was made, the magic of the silver screen refuses to fade. Even silent era classics, such as Metropolis, still retain the power to astonish. The talkies introduced new genres--among them the special-effects blockbuster, first seen in King Kong and reinvented in the 1980s with Steven Spielberg's Jaws--that continue to inspire and enthrall. In more recent years, technological progress has led to such groundbreaking achievements as Toy Story and Gravity. Including more than 100 of the best movies made, from The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari to Boyhood, the book contains highlights taken from every genre and every part of the world-- from neorealism to the New Wave, and from crime thriller to romantic comedy, fantasy, and sci-fi.--Adapted from book jacket.
Call Number: 791.4309 Mov
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 29, 2017
Scott Schuman
Description: Images originally appeared on Schuman's blog, thesartorialist.com.
Call Number: 779.9746 Sch
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 29, 2017
Geoffrey C Ward, Ken Burns
Description: "Focusing on the citizens of four towns--Luverne, Minnesota; Sacramento, California; Waterbury, Connecticut; Mobile, Alabama--The war follows more than forty people from 1941 to 1945."--Bk. jacket.
Call Number: 940.5373 War
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 29, 2017
Matt Zoller Seitz, Wes Anderson, Eric Klopfer
Description: Wes Anderson is an influential voice from the past two decades of American cinema. A true auteur, Anderson is known for the visual artistry, inimitable tone, and idiosyncratic characterizations that make each of his films instantly recognizable as "Andersonian." This is the first in-depth overview of Anderson's filmography, his life and career. Photos, artwork, and ephemera complement the conversation between Anderson and critic Matt Zoller Seitz.
Call Number: 791.4302 Sei
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 29, 2017
George R. R Martin, Elio Garcia, Linda Antonsson
Description: This is the comprehensive guide to all things Game of Thrones and beyond. From the prehistory to the coming of the First Men, through the reign of the Targaryen kings and Robert's Rebellion, this guide--co-written by George R.R. Martin and the founders and keepers of the www.westeros.org site--will tell series readers old and new all they might want to know about the history and culture of Westeros and the lands beyond the Narrow Sea--a tapestry of all new history that George has invented solely for this volume--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: 813.09 Mar
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 29, 2017
Seth Casteel
Call Number: 779.32 Cas
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 29, 2017
Graydon Carter, Amy Fine Collins, David Friend, Sam Kashner, Nancy Schoenberger
Description: Offers the history of "Vanity Fair" by presenting how the magazine displayed American culture in the many decades of its operation, including the Jazz Age, the Depression, the Reagan Years, and the Information Age.
Call Number: 051 Van
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 29, 2017
Randall Munroe
Description: Millions of people visit xkcd.com each week to read Randall Munroe's iconic webcomic. His stick-figure drawings about science, technology, language, and love have a large and passionate following. Fans of xkcd ask Munroe a lot of strange questions. In pursuit of answers, Munroe runs computer simulations, pores over stacks of declassified military research memos, solves differential equations, and consults with nuclear reactor operators. His responses are masterpieces of clarity and hilarity, complemented by signature xkcd comics. The book features new and never-before-answered questions, along with updated and expanded versions of the most popular answers from the xkcd website.--Excerpted from publisher statement.
Call Number: 500 Mun
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 29, 2017
Rachel Ignotofsky
Description: A collection of artworks inspired by the lives and achievements of fifty famous women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, from the ancient world to the present, profiles each notable individual.
Call Number: J 509.252 Ign
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 29, 2017
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Ansel Adams : 400 Photographs
Ansel Adams, Andrea Gray Stillman
779.36 Ada
Star Wars Art : Visions
George Lucas, J. W Rinzler
791.43 Sta
Beautiful Lego
Mike Doyle
688.725 Doy
Super Graphic : A Visual Guide To The Comic Book Universe
Tim Leong
741.53 Leo
Cabin Porn
Zachary Klein, Steven Leckart, Noah Kalina, compiler Beaver Brook
728.73 Cab
The Art Of Movement
Ken Browar, Deborah Ory, Daniil Simkin
792.8 Bro
Carry This Book
Abbi Jacobson
817 Jac
The Lonely Planet Book Of Everything : A Visual Guide To Travel And The World
Nigel Holmes, Lonely Planet Publications (Firm)
910.2 Hol
Celebrate
Lauren Conrad, Leslie Bruce
793.2 Con
The Most Scenic Drives In America : 120 Spectacular Road Trips.
Reader's Digest Association
917.3 Mos 2012
David Bowie Is The Subject
Victoria Broackes, Geoff (Geoffrey D.) Marsh, Victoria and Albert Museum
B Bow
The Movie Book
Danny Leigh, Louis Baxter, John Farndon, Kieran Grant, Damon Wise
791.4309 Mov
Destinations Of A Lifetime : 225 Of The World's Most Amazing Places
National Geographic Society (U.S.)
910.4 Des
The Sartorialist
Scott Schuman
779.9746 Sch
Golden Girls Forever
Jim Colucci
791.4572 Col
The War : An Intimate History, 1941-1945
Geoffrey C Ward, Ken Burns
940.5373 War
I Judge You When You Use Poor Grammar : A Collection Of Egregious Errors, Disconcerting Bloopers, And Other Linguistic Slip-Ups
Sharon Eliza Nichols
428.2 Nic
The Wes Anderson Collection
Matt Zoller Seitz, Wes Anderson, Eric Klopfer
791.4302 Sei
In The Company Of Women : Inspiration And Advice From Over 100 Makers, Artists, And Entrepreneurs
Grace Bonney, Sasha Israel
338.092 Bon
The World Of Ice & Fire : The Untold History Of Westeros And The Game Of Thrones
George R. R Martin, Elio Garcia, Linda Antonsson
813.09 Mar
James Bond Cars
Frédéric Brun
791.4375 Bru
Underwater Dogs
Seth Casteel
779.32 Cas
Letters Of Note : An Eclectic Collection Of Correspondence Deserving Of A Wider Audience
Shaun Usher
808.86 Let
Vanity Fair 100 Years : From The Jazz Age To Our Age
Graydon Carter, Amy Fine Collins, David Friend, Sam Kashner, Nancy Schoenberger
051 Van
On This Earth : Photographs From East Africa
Nick Brandt
779.32 Bra
What If? : Serious Scientific Answers To Absurd Hypothetical Questions
Randall Munroe
500 Mun
Rare : Portraits Of America's Endangered Species
Joel Sartore
578.68 Sar
Women In Science : 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed The World
Rachel Ignotofsky
J 509.252 Ign