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The Best 2016 Coffee Table Books – the Perfect Guide for your Last Minute Gift Shopping

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2016

We curated the top art and design books published in 2016 that will make the most perfect holiday gifts for design buffs and any sophisticated lady in your life. Plus, you will enjoy this taste of home design darlings in your living room all year round..!

 

A Different Vision on Fashion Photography / Peter Lindbergh
Fashion, Hardcover, 524 pages, Taschen 2016

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$69.99 Buy Now


This book gathers more than 400 images from four decades of Lindbergh’s photography to celebrate his unique and game-changing storytelling and the new romantic and narrative vision it brought to art and fashion.

When German photographer Peter Lindbergh shot five young models in downtown New York City in 1989, he produced not only the iconic British Vogue January 1990 cover but also the birth certificate of the supermodels. The image didn’t just bring revered faces together for the first time; it marked the beginning of a new fashion era and a new understanding of female beauty.

 

 

 

Factory: Andy Warhol / Stephen Shore
Photography, Hardcover, 176 pages, Phaidon Press 2016

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$45.50 Buy Now

Warhol’s Factory as seen through the lens of a young Shore, providing an insider view of this extraordinary moment and place

Stephen Shore was 17 years old when he began hanging out at The Factory – Andy Warhol’s legendary studio in Manhattan. Between 1965 and 1967, Shore spent nearly every day there, taking pictures of its diverse cast of characters, from musicians to actors, artists to writers, and including Edie Sedgwick, Lou Reed, and Nico – not to mention Warhol himself. This book presents a personal selection of photographs from Shore’s collection, providing an insider’s view of this extraordinary moment and place, as seen through the eyes of one of photography’s most beloved practitioners.

 

Helmut Newton: Pages from the Glossies / Helmut Newton
Photography, Hardcover, 176 pages, Phaidon Press 2016

$37.65 Buy Now

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This fresh edition of Pages from the Glossies gathers the most eminent and interesting examples of Helmut Newton’s work for magazines across Europe and the United States. Facsimiles of more than 500 original spreads from the likes of Elle, Amica, and above all, Vogue follow Newton’s ongoing ability to break the boundaries of his genre and the interaction of his unique, daring, pictures with typography and layout.

In lively personal anecdotes alongside the spreads, Newton talks through the inspirations and informal moments behind some of his most memorable images. We follow him scouting models, setting up a shot with the captain of a nuclear submarine, collaborating with Anna Wintour, and negotiating between different cultural attitudes towards the nude.

 

 

 

Gisele Bündchen / Steve Meisei
Fashion, Hardcover, 536 pages, Taschen 2016

$47.33 Buy Now

ct4With more than 300 photographs, this book is curated and art directed by Giovanni Bianco. From Gisele’s legendary nude portrait by Irving Penn, chosen as the book’s cover, to iconic shots from such industry luminaries as Steven Meisel, Mario Testino, Peter Lindbergh, David LaChapelle, Juergen Teller, Inez & Vinoodh, Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott and Corinne Day, it is a unique artistic presentation of the most famous Brazilian export together with Pelé and Senna and the highest-earning model in the world. The breathtaking image collection is accompanied by an introduction by Steven Meisel and tributes from Gisele’s closest friends, family, and fashion leaders, who shed light on how and why she has become one of the greatest models of all time
Gisele is donating all her proceeds from the book to charity.

 
 
The Art of Movement / Ken Brower
Photography, Hardcover, 304 pages, Black Dog & Leventhal 2016
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A stunning celebration of movement and dance in hundreds of breathtaking photographs of more than 70 dancers from American Ballet Theater, New York City Ballet, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Martha Graham Dance Company, Boston Ballet, Royal Danish Ballet, the Royal Ballet, and many more.

The Art of Movement is an exquisitely designed, beautifully produced book that captures the movement, flow, energy, and grace of many of the most accomplished dancers in the world. These are the artists, from all walks of life, who are defining dance today. Here they are frozen in time in the most exquisite poses, and yet there’s a feeling of movement in every photograph that makes the appear to be dancing across the pages. Dance is experiencing an unprecedented moment in popular culture. The Art of Movement is the perfect book for newly avid fans, as well as long-time lovers of dance.

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