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The 35 Best Coffee Table Books

“What are the best coffee table books?” We looked at 16 articles and 245 different books in an attempt to answer that very question. Below you will find our results of the 35 top coffee table books of all-time. Click here to learn more or purchase any of the titles listed below and  here to see the methodology used to create the rankings.

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Design. Fashion. Style Lover. Elegance. Display. Living Room. Unique. Splendor. Eye Catching. Beautiful. Flowers. Photography. Novelle Vague. Glass. Hardwood, Vase. Art.

 

The top 35 Best Coffee Table Books (in ascending order):

Lists Consulted: 16
Unique Books Found:245



35.) 400 Photographs by Ansel Adams

Appears on: 2 lists
Learn More / Buy

Ansel Adams- 400 Photographs by Ansel Adams, Andrea G. Stillman (Editor)

 


34.) A Perfectly Kept House Is a Sign of a Misspent Life by Mary Randolph Carter

Appears on: 2 lists
Buy

A Perfectly Kept House is the Sign of A Misspent Life by Mary Randolph Carter

 


33.) Allure by Diana Vreeland

Appears on: 2 lists
Buy

Allure by Diana Vreeland, Christopher Hemphill

 


32.) Dignity by Dana Gluckstein

Appears on: 2 lists
Buy

DIGNITY- In Honor of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples by Dana Gluckstein, Amnesty International (Epilogue), Faithkeeper Oren R. Lyons (Introduction), Desmond Tutu (Foreword)

 


31.) Edith Head: The Fifty-Year Career of Hollywood’s Greatest Costume Designer by Jay Jorgenson

Appears on: 2 lists
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Edith Head- The Fifty-Year Career of Hollywood's Greatest Costume Designer by Jay Jorgensen

 


30.) Flower by Andrew Zuckerman

Appears on: 2 lists
Buy

Flower by Andrew Zuckerman

 


29.) Harper’s Bazaar: Greatest Hits by Glenda Bailey

Appears on: 2 lists
Buy

Harper's Bazaar- Greatest Hits by Glenda Bailey, Stephen Gan, Elizabeth Hummer

 


28.) Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Modern Century by Peter Galassi

Appears on: 2 lists
Buy

Henri Cartier-Bresson- The Modern Century by Henri Cartier-Bresson, Peter Galassi

 


27.) Hollywood Costume by Deborah Nadoolman Landis

Appears on: 2 lists
Buy

Hollywood Costume by Deborah Nadoolman Landis

 


26.) I Judge You When You Use Poor Grammar: A Collection of Egregious Errors, Disconcerting Bloopers, and Other Linguistic Slip-Ups by Sharon Eliza Nichols

Appears on: 2 lists
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I Judge You When You Use Poor Grammar- A Collection of Egregious Errors, Disconcerting Bloopers, and Other Linguistic Slip-Ups by Sharon Eliza Nichols

 


25.) James Bond: The Archives by Paul Duncan

Appears on: 2 lists
Buy

The James Bond Archives by Paul Duncan

 


24.) Kate Spade New York: Things We Love by Kate Spade

Appears on: 2 lists
Buy

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23.) Life: 70 Years of Extraordinary Photography

Appears on: 2 lists
Buy

Life- The Platinum Anniversary Collection- 70 Years of Extraordinary Photography by LIFE Magazine

 


22.) Los Angeles: Portrait of a City by Jim Heimann

Appears on: 2 lists
Buy

Los Angeles. Portrait of a City by Jim Heimann

 


21.) On This Earth: Photographs from East Africa by Nick Brandt

Appears on: 2 lists
Buy

On This Earth- Photographs from East Africa (Nick Brandt Trilogy #1) by Nick Brandt

 


20.) Pictorial Webster’s: A Visual Dictionary of Curiosities by John M. Carrera

Appears on: 2 lists
Buy

Pictorial Webster's- A Visual Dictionary of Curiosities by John M Carrera

 


19.) Slim Aarons: Once Upon a Time by Slim Aarons

Appears on: 2 lists
Buy

Slim Aarons- Once Upon A Time by Slim Aarons

 


18.) Sumo by Helmut Newton

Appears on: 2 lists
Buy

Helmut Newton- SUMO by June Newton (Editor), Helmut Newton (Photographs)

 


17.) Super Graphic: A Visual Guide to the Comic Book Universe by Tim Leong

Appears on: 2 lists
Buy

Super Graphic- A Visual Guide to the Comic Book Universe by Tim Leong

 


16.) The Anatomy of Fashion: Why We Dress The Way We Do by Colin McDowell

Appears on: 2 lists
Buy

The Anatomy of Fashion- Why We Dress the Way We Do by Colin McDowell

 


15.) The Art Book by Phaidon

Appears on: 2 lists
Buy

The Art Book by Phaidon Press

 


14.) The War: An Intimate History, 1941-1945 by Geoffrey C. Ward

Appears on: 2 lists
Buy

The War- An Intimate History, 1941-1945 by Geoffrey C. Ward, Ken Burns

 


13.) The World Made Flesh Literary Tattoos by Talmadge and Justin Taylor

Appears on: 2 lists
Buy

The Word Made Flesh- Literary Tattoos from Bookworms Worldwide by Eva Talmadge

 


12.) TULSA by Larry Clark

Appears on: 2 lists
Buy

Tulsa by Larry Clark

 


11.) Vintage Cocktails by Laziz Hamani

Appears on: 2 lists
Buy

Vintage Cocktails by Laziz Hamani

 


10.) Christian Louboutin by Christian Louboutin

Appears on: 3 lists
Buy

Christian Louboutin by Christian Louboutin, Philippe Garcia, David Lynch

 


9.) Grace, A Memoir by Grace Coddington

Appears on: 3 lists
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Grace- A Memoir by Grace Coddington

 


8.) Portraits by Steve McCurry

Appears on: 3 lists
Buy

Portraits by Steve McCurry

 


7.)  Revelations by Diane Arbus

Appears on: 3 lists
Buy

Diane Arbus Revelations by Diane Arbus, Doon Arbus (Afterword)

 


6.) The Americans by Robert Frank

Appears on: 3 lists
Buy

The Americans by Robert Frank

 


5.) The Handwritten Letter Project by Craig Oldham and 100 Others

Appears on: 3 lists
Buy

The Hand Written Letter Project by Craig Oldham

 


4.) The Last Day of Summer by Jack Sturges

Appears on: 3 lists
Buy

The Last Day Of Summer by Jock Sturges

 


3.) The Wes Anderson Collection Book by Matt Zoller Seitz

Appears on: 3 lists
Buy

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2.) Vogue Living: Houses Gardens People by Hamish Bowles

Appears on: 3 lists
Buy

Vogue Living- Houses, Gardens, People by Hamish Bowles (Introduction), Calvin Klein (Foreword by)

 


1.) American Beauty by Claiborne Swanson Frank & Genevieve Bahrenburg

Appears on: 4 lists
Buy

American Beauty by Claiborne Swanson Frank, Claiborne Swanson Frank (Photographs)



 

All 245 Books appearing in the lists:

  • 100 Dresses by The Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • 100 YEARS OF FASHION ILLUSTRATION Amanda Brooks,
  • 125 Photographs Edward Weston
  • 400 Photographs Ansel Adams,
  • A Beautiful Mess Elsie Larson and Emma Chapman
  • A Dash of Daring: Carmel Snow and Her Life In Fashion, Art, and Letters Kindle Edition Penelope Rowlands
  • A Living Space Kit Kemp
  • A Map of the World Prestel
  • A Painter’s Progress: A Portrait of Lucien Freud David Dawson
  • A Perfectly Kept House Is a Sign of a Misspent Life Mary Randolph Carter
  • Absinthe Cocktails Kate Simon
  • Advanced Style Ari Seth Cohen
  • Alexander McQueen Working Progress Nick Waplington
  • All About Eve Eve Arnold
  • Allegra Hicks: An Eye for Design Allegra Hicks
  • Allure Diana Vreeland
  • Always Pack a Party Dress: And Other Lessons Learned From a (Half) Life in Fashion
  • American Beauty Claiborne Swanson Frank & Genevieve Bahrenburg,
  • American Fashion Designers At Home
  • An Ocean Garden Josie Iselin
  • Andreas Gursky Andreas Gursky
  • Andy Warhol: 365 Takes
  • Annie Leibovitz: A Photographer’s Life, 1990—2005 Annie Leibovitz
  • Ansel Adams in the National Parks: Photographs from America’s Wild Places Ansel Adams and Andrea G. Stillman
  • ANY WARHOL “GIANT” SIZE
  • Around the World in 125 Years Reuel Golden
  • Artists in Love Veronica Kavass,
  • At Home with Town & Country Sarah Medford
  • Atlas of Contemporary World Architecture Phaidon
  • Avedon Fashion Richard Avedon
  • Banksy.: You Are an Acceptable Level of Threat Gary Shove
  • Beer: A Genuine Collection of Can Dan Becker and Lance Wilson
  • Bill Brandt: Shadow and Light Bill Brandt
  • Bottega Veneta Tomas Maier and Matt Tyrnauer
  • Brassai, Paris Brassai
  • Brigitte Bardot: The Life, The Legend, The Movies Ginette Vincendeau
  • Building Stories Chris Ware,
  • Capa in Color Robert Capa
  • Carine Roitfeld: Irreverent Olivier Zahm,
  • Champagne Supernovas: Kate Moss, Marc Jacobs, Alexander McQueen, and the ’90s Renegades Who Remade Fashion  Maureen Callahan
  • Charley Harper: An Illustrated Life Charley Harper
  • Charlotte Moss: A Visual Life: Scrapbooks, Collages, and Inspirations Charlotte Moss
  • CHINA: Portrait of a People Tom Carter
  • Christian Louboutin Christian Louboutin,
  • Chromes William Eggleston
  • Comics: A Global History, 1968 to the Present Dan Mazur (Author), Alexander Danner
  • Concrete Leonard Koren,
  • Culture to Catwalk: How World Cultures Influence Fashion Kristin Knox
  • Cupcakes and Cashmere Emily Schuman
  • Curves Victoria Janashvili
  • Cutting a Figure: Fashioning Black Portraiture Richard J. Powell,
  • Dabbous: The Cookbook Ollie Dabbous
  • Darcey Bussell: A Life in Pictures Darcey Bussell
  • Decade Phaidon
  • Decorate: 1,000 Design Ideas for Every Room in Your Home
  • Decorating With Style Abigail Ahern
  • Diane Arbus: An Aperture Monograph Diane Arbus
  • Diane Keaton: House Rizzoli
  • Dignity Dana Gluckstein
  • Dogs Tim Flach
  • Domino: The Book of Decorating
  • Don’t Take These Drawings Seriously Nathalie Du Pasquier
  • Drawn Together Aline and Robert Crumb,
  • Drive Andrew Bush
  • EarthART: Colours of the Earth Bernhard Edmaier
  • Edison and the Rise of Innovation Leonard DeGraaf
  • Edith Head: The Fifty-Year Career of Hollywood’s Greatest Costume Designer Jay Jorgenson,
  • Elements of Style: Designing a Home & a Life  Erin Gates
  • Elie Saab Janie Samet
  • Emerald: Twenty-one Centuries of Jewelled Opulence and Power 1st Edition Joanna Hardy
  • Epic Tomatoes Craig LeHoullier
  • Everest: Mountain Without Mercy Broughton Coburn
  • Evolution Patrick Gries and Jean-Baptiste de Panafieu,
  • Farrow & Ball: Decorating with Colour Ros Byam Shaw
  • Fashion Icons: Fashion Trends Throughout the Centuries Leen Demeester
  • Fashionable Selby, Todd Selby
  • Final Thoughts: Eternal Beauty Through Stone John Thomas Grant,
  • Flower Andrew Zuckerman,
  • French Essence Vicki Archer
  • Frida Kahlo: Face to Face Judy Chicago and Frances Borzello,
  • Genesis Sebastião Salgado,
  • George Washington’s America Barnet Schecter
  • Georgia O’Keeffe A Portrait Alfred Stieglitz
  • Grace, A Memoir Grace Coddington
  • Halsman: A Retrospective Philippe Halsman
  • HHarper’s Bazaar: Greatest Hits Glenda Bailey
  • Heaven to Hell David LaChappelle
  • Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Modern Century Peter Galassi,
  • Henri, le Chat Noir: The Existential Musings of an Angst-Filled Cat William Braden
  • History Year by Year DK
  • Hollywood Costume Deborah Nadoolman Landis
  • How to Dress for Success Edith Head (Author), Joe Hyams
  • Humans of New York Brandon Stanton
  • I Judge You When You Use Poor Grammar: A Collection of Egregious Errors, Disconcerting Bloopers, and Other Linguistic Slip-
    Ups Sharon Eliza Nichols
  • I’ll Drink to That: A Life in Style, with a Twist  Betty Halbreich (Author), Rebecca Paley
  • Images of the Seventh Day Michael Kenna
  • In Detail Hans BLonquist
  • In the American West Richard Avedon,
  • Infra Richard Mosse
  • Inside: The Chelsea Hotel Julia Caifee,
  • Invisible City Ken Schles
  • James Bond: The Archives Paul Duncan
  • John Lennon: The Collected Scott Gutterman
  • Kate Moss by Mario Testino  Mario Testino
  • Kate Spade New York: Things We Love Kate Spade
  • Larry Burrows: Vietnam Larry Burrows
  • Left Behind: Life and Death Along the U.S. Border Jonathan Hollingsworth,
  • Let Us Now Praise Famous Men Walker Evans
  • Life: 70 Years of Extraordinary Photography
  • London for Lovers Sam Hodges
  • London: Portrait of a City Reuel Golden
  • Los Angeles: Portrait of a City David L. Ulin
  • Louis Vuitton 100 Legendary Trunks Pierre-Leon Forte and Eric Pujalet-Plaa
  • Louis Vuitton: The Birth of Modern Luxury Updated Edition Updated Edition Paul-Gerard Pasols
  • Love Looks Not With The Eyes Alexander McQueen
  • Mad Men: The Illustrated World Dyna Moe
  • Madonna NYC83
  • Magnum Cinema Alain Bergala,
  • Magnum Contact Sheets Kristen Lubben (Editor)
  • Man Ray Man Ray
  • Mapplethorpe Robert Mapplethorpe,
  • Marc Jacobs (Memoirs)  Bridget Foley
  • Marvel Comics: 75 Years of Cover Art DK
  • Max’s Kansas City: Art, Glamour, Rock and Roll Steven Kasher,
  • Mid-Century Ads Jim Heimann and Steven Heller
  • Milton Glaser: Graphic Design Milton Glaser
  • Modern Craft Bible Perri Lewis
  • Modernism Rediscovered Julius Schulman
  • My Mom, Style Icon Piper Weiss
  • Naked Nude in America Bram Dijkstra
  • National Geographic: The Photographs
  • Nick Brandt: On This Earth, A Shadow Falls Nick Brandt
  • Norman Rockwell 332 Magazine Covers
  • Okavango Frans Lanting
  • On This Earth: Photographs from East Africa Nick Brandt
  • One Hundred Demons Lynda Barry,
  • Paddle Your Own Canoe Nick Offerman
  • Pantone: The 20th Century in Color Leatrice Eiseman and Keith Recker
  • Paris : Portrait Of A City
  • Paris in Color Nichole Robertson
  • Paul Strand in Mexico Paul Strand
  • Pen & Ink Isaac Fitzgerald
  • Penguin 75 Paul Buckley
  • Pictorial Webster’s: A Visual Dictionary of Curiosities John M. Carrera,
  • Pop Art Bradford Collins
  • Popville Annouck Boisrobert
  • Portraits Steve McCurry,
  • Posing Beauty: African American Images from the 1890s to the Present Deborah Willis,
  • PostSecret: Extraordinary Confessions from Ordinary LivesFrank Warren
  • Punk Press: Rebel Rock in the Underground Press, 1968-1980 Vincent Bernière and Mariel Primois,
  • Remodelista Julie Carlson
  • Revelations Diane Arbus
  • Rock ‘n’ Roll Billboards of the Sunset Strip Robert Landau
  • Rock and Roll Stories Lynn Goldsmith
  • Sacred Landscapes: The Threshold Between Worlds A.T. Mann & Lynn Davis
  • Satchmo: The Wonderful Life and Art of Louis Armstrong Steven Brower,
  • Shocking Life  Elsa Schiaparelli
  • Simple Times: Crafts for Poor People Amy Sedaris
  • Slim Aarons: Once Upon a Time Slim Aarons
  • Small Trades Irving Penn
  • Small World Martin Parr
  • Star Wars: The Blueprints J.W. Rinzler
  • Star Wars: The New Essential Guide to Weapons & Technology
  • Stealing Magnolias Debra Shriver
  • Streisand: In The Camera Eye James Spada
  • STUDY OF POSE COCO ROCHA AND STEVEN SEBRING
  • SuicideGirls: Beauty Redefined
  • Summertime Joanne Dugan
  • Sumo Helmut Newton,
  • Super Graphic: A Visual Guide to the Comic Book Universe Tim Leong
  • THE ALLURE OF BEAUTY
  • The Allure of Chanel Paul Moran
  • The Amazing Story Generator
  • The Americans Robert Frank
  • The Anatomy of Fashion: Why We Dress The Way We Do Colin McDowell
  • The Art Book Phaidon
  • The Art of Looking Sideways Alan Fletcher,
  • The Art of Pixar Amid Amidi
  • The Beautiful Fall: Fashion, Genius, and Glorious Excess in 1970s ParisAlicia Drake
  • The Best of Leifer Neil Leifer
  • The Big Book of Chic
  • The Bikeriders Danny Lyon
  • The Collins Big Book of Art David G. Wilkins
  • The Creativity of Ditko Craig Yoe, Paul Levitz, Mykal Banta and Mike Gold,
  • The Decisive Moment Henri Cartier-Bresson
  • The Deep: The Extraordinary Creatures of the Abyss Claire Nouvian,
  • The Early Years Andre Kertesz
  • The Endless City Phaidon
  • The Essential Dykes to Watch Out For Alison Bechdel
  • The Exquisite Book Julia Rothman, Jenny Volvovski, and Matt Lamothe
  • The Fashion Book Phaidon Editors
  • The Forest Feast Erin Gleeson
  • The French Dog Rachael Hale McKenna
  • The Glass of Fashion: A Personal History of Fifty Years of Changing Tastes and the People Who Have Inspired Them  Cecil Beaton  Hugo Vickers
  • The Handwritten Letter Project Craig Oldham and 100 or so Others
  • The Inspired Home: Nests of CreativesKim Ficaro
  • The Inventor of the Modern Album Cover Steven Heller and Kevn Reagan,
  • The Last Day of Summer JACK STURGES
  • The Little Black Jacket: Chanel’s Classic Revisited Karl Lagerfeld and Carine Roitfeld
  • The Little Dictionary of Fashion: A Guide to Dress Sense for Every Woman Christian Dior
  • The Louvre Erich Lessing
  • The Map Book Peter Barber,
  • The Most Scenic Drives in America, Newly Revised and Updated: 120 Spectacular Road Trip
  • The Sartorialist Scott Schuman
  • The Selby is in Your Space Todd Selby
  • The Shoe Book various writers
  • The Trench Book
  • The War: An Intimate History, 1941-1945 Geoffrey C. Ward
  • The Wes Anderson Collection Book Matt Zoller Seitz (Author), Michael Chabon
  • The Where, the Why and the How Featuring the Work of 75 Artists
  • The Woman I Wanted to Be Diane von Furstenberg
  • The World Made Flesh Literary Tattoos  Talmadge and Justin Taylor
  • The World of Gloria Vanderbilt Wendy Goodman
  • The World of Ice & Fire: The Untold History of Westeros and the Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire)George R. R. Martin (Author), Elio Garcia
  • The World of the Witcher
  • Thinking with Type Ellen Lupton
  • Tom Dixon: Dixonary om Dixon
  • Tree Houses: Fairy Tale Castles in the Air Philip Jodidio
  • TULSA Larry Clark
  • Untold: The Stories Behind the Photographs Steve McCurry
  • V&A Pearls Beatrix Chadour-Sampson and Hubert Bari
  • Valentino Objects of Couture Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Picioli
  • Vanity Fair: The Portraits – A Century of Iconic Images Vanity Fair
  • Vera: The Art and Life of an Icon Susan Seid with Jen Renzi
  • Vintage Black Glamour Nichelle Gainer,
  • Vintage Cocktails Laziz Hamani
  • Vogue Living: Houses Gardens People Hamish Bowles
  • Vogue Weddings: Brides, Dresses, Designers Hamish Bowles
  • What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions Randall Munroe
  • When Do They Serve the Wine? Liza Donnelly
  • Where The Chefs Eat Joe Warwick
  • Who Shot Rock and Roll: A Photographic History Gail Buckland,
  • Women in Clothes Sheila Heti (Author), Heidi Julavits (Author), Leanne Shapton
  • Women Then by Jerry Schatzberg 1954-1969 Jerry Schatzberg
  • World’s Best Travel Experiences: 400 Extraordinary Places

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