Upgrade your interior with these eye-catching coffee table books

While often overlooked, the humble coffee-table book should, in fact, be hailed as a master of print — one that still holds its own in a media-apocalyptic era — for poring over the pages of a lavishly-illustrated tome is an experience that can never be replicated via laptop or smartphone. Herein, we count the essential coffee table companions of the moment.

 

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The Complete Zaha Hadid

The Complete Zaha Hadid

The Complete Zaha Hadid

The Complete Zaha Hadid

A fascinating insight into one of the most important and influential architects in the world, The Complete Zaha Hadid showcases a complete monograph of her work, from her early, unbuilt projects to the jaw-dropping architecture she is known for today — including the aquatics centre for the London 2012 Olympic games and the Guangzhou opera house in China.

Available from Taschen

Wine of Plenty by Salvador Dalí

Wine of Plenty by Salvador Dalí

Wine of Plenty by Salvador Dalí

Wine of Plenty by Salvador Dalí

A must-have guide to all things vino, Wine Of Plenty offers an unmistakeably Dalínian take on one of life’s great pleasures.

Available from Taschen

Mario Testino, Undressed

Mario Testino, Undressed

Mario Testino, Undressed

Mario Testino, Undressed

Exploring the notion of nudity for photography, Mario Testino’s Undressed blurs the lines between art, anatomy, fashion and eroticism, all based on his 2017 exhibition of the same name which was created for the Helmut Newton Foundation in Berlin.

Available from Taschen

You Had Better Make Some Noise

You Had Better Make Some Noise

You Had Better Make Some Noise

You Had Better Make Some Noise

A timeless collection that brings together rousing quotations from social activists, revolutionaries, artists, writers, musicians, philosophers, politicians, and more through the ages and across the globe.

Available from Phaidon

In the Spirit of Beverly Hills

In the Spirit of Beverly Hills

In the Spirit of Beverly Hills

In the Spirit of Beverly Hills

The epitome of luxury, wealth and beauty, Beverly Hills has arrested our interests since the early twentieth century, when it first established itself as a private residential community. In The Spirit Of explores the rich and glamorous heritage of the city that lies within Los Angeles.

Available from Superette

Sharks

Sharks

Sharks

Sharks

Michael Muller dives to the ocean’s depths — using a patented seven-bulb 1200-watt strobe lighting rig  — to photograph sharks in their natural surroundings. These stunning photographs show the worlds endangered predator as you’ve never seen it before, including the first known photograph of a great white breaching at night.

Available from Mr Porter

Ibiza Bohemia

Ibiza Bohemia

Ibiza Bohemia

Ibiza Bohemia

From the roaring nightlife to the peaceful yoga retreats, Ibiza’s dynamic atmosphere is its most distinctive feature. Ibiza Bohemia captures the spirit of the Mediterranean island that’s served as an escape for renowned artists, creatives and musicians since the ’30s.

Available from Novel

SWANS, Legends of the Jet Society

SWANS, Legends of the Jet Society

SWANS, Legends of the Jet Society

SWANS, Legends of the Jet Society

This beautifully illustrated book captures the spirit of the worlds ‘Jet Set’ and their highly-coveted lives brimming with exotic travel, clandestine rendezvous, star-studded parties and unspeakable wealth.

Available from Assouline

Andy Warhol Polaroids 1958-1987

Andy Warhol Polaroids 1958-1987

Andy Warhol Polaroids 1958-1987

Andy Warhol Polaroids 1958-1987

Before there was Instagram, there was Warhol. This book reveals hundreds of raw polaroids taken by the artist himself, many never seen before, snapping impromptu photographs of everyone from Jack Nicholson to Audrey Hepburn, Dolly Parton to Muhammad Ali — this visual diary offers a unique glimpse into the Pop Art prodigy’s world.

Available from Taschen

Twisted Brilliance, The Complete Paintings

Twisted Brilliance, The Complete Paintings

Twisted Brilliance, The Complete Paintings

Twisted Brilliance, The Complete Paintings

A tome featuring the complete catalogue — nearly 600 illustrations — of Egon Schiele’s paintings, Twisted Brilliance showcases the maestro’s unmistakable artistry featuring his renowned contorted lines, distorted bodies, and eroticism.

Available from Taschen.

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