Are you looking for the best travel coffee table books? I’ve got you covered! I just decorated our brand new house and if there’s something that I absolutely love it’s a beautiful travel coffee table book.
It’s a stunning eye catcher in your house and the perfect gift for someone who loves traveling! From the most spectacular exotic destinations to breathtaking photos of the Nordic islands. There’s literally a travel coffee table book out there for everyone.
I myself have been a collector of them as well and I am already the proud owner of 5 amazing books! And of course I’ve included these in my list!
In this article you’ll find general travel coffee table books but also those dedicated to specific destinations and even activities. Oh and you don’t actually need to give them to someone, it’s perfectly fine to keep these gorgeous items all to yourself and add them to your own home interior.
- The Best Travel Coffee Table Books – The Ultimate Gift Guide For Travel Lovers
- The Best Travel Coffee Table Books – General Travel
- 1. Destinations of a Lifetime: 225 of the World’s Most Amazing Places
- 2. Secret Journeys of a Lifetime: 500 of the World’s Best Hidden Travel Gems
- 3. The Bucket List: 1000 Adventures Big & Small
- 4. Escape
- 5. Vogue on Location: People, Places, Portraits
- 6. #wanderlust: The World’s 500 Most Unforgettable Travel Destinations
- 7. Accidentally Wes Anderson
- 8. Forever Wandering
- 9. Mother: A Tribute to Mother Earth
- 10. Chic Stays: Condé Nast Traveller’s Favourite People on their Favourite Places
- Travel Coffee Table Books for Europe Lovers
- Travel Coffee Table Books for the Outdoor Lover
- 21. Wanderlust: A Hiker’s Companion
- 22. Mountains: Epic Cycling Climbs
- 23. Roaming America
- 24. Van Life: Your Home on the Road
- 25. Nordic Islands: Iceland, Greenland, Norway, Faroe Islands
- 26. Elements: In Pursuit of the Wild
- 27. Seeing Silence: The Beauty of the World’s Most Quiet Places
- 28. Into Africa
- 29. Iceland: Nature of the North
- 30. Treasured Lands: A Photographic Odyssey Through America’s National Parks
- Travel Coffee Table Books for the Luxury Lover
- 31. Safari Style Africa
- 32. Oasis: Modern Desert Homes Around the World
- 33. St. Tropez Soleil
- 34. Poolside With Slim Aarons
- 35. Palm Beach Chic
- 36. Best Unique Hotels & Retreats
- 37. Mountain Escapes: The Finest Hotels and Retreats from the Alps to the Andes
- 38. Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc: A Timeless Legend on the French Riviera
- 39. The World’s Sexiest Bedrooms
- 40. Floating Luxury: The Most Luxurious Cruise Ships
- Beautiful Travel Coffee Table Books for Decoration
- 41. Patterns of India: A Journey Through Colors, Textiles, and the Vibrancy of Rajasthan
- 42. India: In Word and Image
- 43. Man-Made Wonders of the World
- 44. Capri Dolce Vita
- 45. Slim Aarons: La Dolce Vita
- 46. Marrakech Flair
- 47. Architectural Digest at 100: A Century of Style
- 48. The World – Limited Edition
- 49. The Atlas of Beauty: Women of the World in 500 Portraits
- 50. New York by New York
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- The Best Travel Coffee Table Books – General Travel
The Best Travel Coffee Table Books – The Ultimate Gift Guide For Travel Lovers
Besides for decoration, travel coffee table books are also a great way to entertain your guests! You can look through them together and hell maybe you even end up planning a trip yourself!
This list features travel coffee table books in all sizes and in all price ranges. There are some extra large coffee table books with a luxurious allure but also some more simple and smaller ones to maybe stack.
Now, are you ready to start traveling from your sofa?
Oh, and maybe let me know in the comments which one is your favorite?
The Best Travel Coffee Table Books – General Travel
Author – National Geographic
Dimensions – 9.48 x 1.1 x 12.27 inches
NatGeo takes you on a photographic tour of the world’s most spectacular destinations, inspiring tangible ideas for your next trip. Travel to hundreds of the most breathtaking locales-both natural and man-made-illustrated with vivid images taken by the organization’s world-class photographers. These images, coupled with evocative 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 hard 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 the most enriching and authentic experience.
Author – National Geographic
Dimensions – 9.25 x 1.25 x 12.13 inches
The latest in the highly successful Journeys of a Lifetime series and the sequel to the original bestseller, Secret Journeys of a Lifetime offers in-depth site descriptions; dozens of fun, themed top ten lists; locator maps; illuminating sidebars; and oversized, lavish full-color images that bring to life 500 novel destinations that have managed to fly under the radar. Divided into themed chapters, the book features the “World at Your Feet”, “Last Wildernesses”, “Island Getaways”, “The Road Less Traveled”, “Secret History”, “Spiritual Havens”, “Hidden Treasures”, “Undiscovered Villages”, and “City Secrets”.
Author – Kath Stathers
Dimensions – 7 x 1.46 x 9.22 inches
Build your dream vacation with this eclectic and tantalizing collection of 1,000 life-affirming adventures spanning the 7 continents
A travel book like no other, this unique guide will inspire both seasoned trekkers and arm-chair globetrotters alike to build experiences you will treasure forever. You’ll find memorable, once-in-a-lifetime activities organized by longitude and latitude (country-by-country index also included) so you can max out your itinerary with the best things to do and the best places to visit around the world.
Discover recommendations that fit every traveler’s must-do list, whether you go for museums and cultural experiences, sports & adventure travel, natural wonders and monuments, or culinary delights.
Packed with over 300 remarkable photos and info on the best beaches, museums, monuments, islands, inns, restaurants, and mountains at every longitude, each chapter includes not only geographically unique ideas, but also activities you can fit in to any itinerary, for travelers of all ages.
Author – Gray Malin
Dimensions – 13 x 1.13 x 10 inches
Gray Malin’s collection of incredible beach photography was a runaway hit. Now the it-photographer takes his astonishing photography beyond the beach.
Whether trained on the snowy mountains of Aspen, the dry plains of Namibia, or the warm sun of Bora Bora, Malin’s sharp eye highlights the exuberant colors and striking forms that make each location so unique. Featuring more than 22 destinations across 11 countries, the book also includes highlights from Malin’s conceptual photography, offering a comprehensive look at the photographer’s desire to showcase the beauty he sees in the world. From remote islands to major cities, Escape captures the spirit of dozens of unbelievable vacation spots—and will inspire every lover of travel and exploration to plan an escape of their own.
Author – Vogue Editors
Dimensions – 9 x 1.35 x 12 inches
Have fashion, will travel. That’s the vision behind Vogue on Location, a journey in itself through the many spectacular voyages that the magazine took over the years. Spanning a century, this remarkable book includes dispatches and travel writing by journalistic icons like Jan Morris, Truman Capote, Lee Miller, Lesley Blanch, and Frances FitzGerald, as well as stunning editorials from legendary photographers like Irving Penn, Henry Clarke, Helmut Newton, Arthur Elgort, Mario Testino, Peter Lindbergh, and Annie Leibovitz.
Author – Sabina Trojanova
Dimensions – 6.8 x 1.1 x 8.3 inches
From the most Insta-worthy global backdrops to the best places to relax and feel inspired with fellow travelers, #wanderlust is a carefully curated selection of the world’s hottest travel spots. Writer and traveler Sabina Trojanova shares her biggest travel tips and tricks, trendy destinations, and more. With #wanderlust you’ll know where to go, why you need to travel there, what to see, and what to do at a glance before you book.
Each destination is accompanied by an iconic, eye-catching, in-the-moment image (500 color photos in all) and an inspiring quote or captivating caption, as well as concise, practical pointers, and key tips—from what to pack to the best time of year to visit.
Author – Wally Koval
Dimensions – 7.65 x 1.4 x 9.35 inches
Accidentally Wes Anderson began as a personal travel bucket list, a catalog of visually striking and historically unique destinations that capture the imagined worlds of Wes Anderson.
Now, inspired by a community of more than one million Adventurers, Accidentally Wes Anderson tells the stories behind more than 200 of the most beautiful, idiosyncratic, and interesting places on Earth. This book, authorized by Wes Anderson himself, travels to every continent and into your own backyard to identify quirky landmarks and undiscovered gems: places you may have passed by, some you always wanted to explore, and many you never knew existed.
Author – Emilie Ristevski
Dimensions – 7 x 1 x 9 inches
Forever Wandering documents the endless beauty of our natural world. Australian photographer and the creative mind behind @helloemilie, Emilie Ristevski, invites you on a journey through her lens with a collection of otherworldly landscapes and photographic studies of the delicate ecosystems that make our planet unique.
The photography that fills these pages shows our world’s immense diversity, from the vast desert landscapes in Namibia to the frozen glacial icecaps in Greenland and the red haze of the Australian outback. Forever Wandering will transport you to the hidden wonders of our world and will encourage you to be at one with the wild.
Author – Marsel Van Oosten
Dimensions – 10.83 x 1.3 x 14.44 inches
Masterful images from the only photographer to date to have been named ‘Wildlife Photographer of the Year,’ ‘International Nature Photographer of the Year,’ and ‘Travel Photographer of the Year’.
For award-winning nature photographer Marsel van Oosten, simplicity is the ultimate form of expression. Through singular subjects and pared-down motifs, he captures the beauty, diversity, and vulnerability of the natural world. This visually stunning volume begins with photographs from Africa before moving through all the continents. The alternations between landscapes and close-ups, color and black-and white photographs, create a stunning, emotive journey across the planet we call home.
Author – Melinda Stevens
Dimensions – 9.9 x 1.5 x 13 inches
From Sofia Coppola’s luxurious family retreat in beautiful Bernalda, Italy, to the beaches of Kate Winslet’s secret Scottish hideaway of Eilean Shona, to Kate Moss’s favorite beach in the Maldives, each of these thirty-six personal tales of the loveliest spots around the globe are packed with anecdotes and lyrical descriptions to transport readers. The photography bursting across each page―from the crystal waters and azure skies of UXUA Casa Hotel & Spa, to the lush hillsides of Sri Lanka, to the hipster hangouts of Portland, Oregon―adds to the allure, inspiring a new desire to discover these beloved corners of the world.
Travel Coffee Table Books for Europe Lovers
Author – Angelika Taschen
Dimensions – 9.8 x 1.38 x 12.28 inches
This revised and updated edition brings you a curated selection of the most unique hotels and atmospheric guesthouses across the European continent. Selected for their breathtaking locations and interiors, each haven offers the surroundings of style and the serenity in which everyday life can melt away.
Author – Renu Kashyap
Dimensions – 11 x 2 x 14 inches
From roaring nightlife to peaceful yoga retreats, Ibiza’s hippie-chic atmosphere is its hallmark. This quintessential Mediterranean hot spot has served as an escape for artists, creatives, and musicians alike for decades. It is a place to reinvent oneself, to walk the fine line between civilization and wilderness, and to discover bliss. Ibiza Bohemia explores the island’s scenic Balearic cliffs, its legendary cast of characters, and the archetypal interiors that define its signature style.
Author – Gray Malin
Dimensions – 10.25 x 1 x 13.35 inches
From the sparkling blue waters of the Amalfi Coast to the dramatic coastal scenery of Cinque Terre, Gray Malin: Italy captures and celebrates many of the country’s most famous and beloved destinations. Inspired by Malin’s bestselling photographic series “La Dolce Vita,”
Author – Serge Ramelli
Dimensions – 9.9 x 0.8 x 12.8 inches
In this exquisite Paris photo book, Serge Ramelli pays tribute to this unique legacy of art and culture, capturing the city’s poetic flair. As in vintage postcards, with glowing street lights or only certain details in colour in a black and white panorama, Ramelli accentuates particular picture elements to create a modern, 3D effect, while retaining a close connection to Parisian history.
Author – Nichole Robertson
Dimensions – 8.5 x 0.75 x 8.25 inches
Take a journey through the world’s most romantic city, traveling from color to magnificent color with this beguiling book. An orange café chair, bright blue bicycles against a fence, a weathered white door—Nichole Robertson’s sumptuous photographs of the distinctive details of Paris, all arranged by color, evoke a sense of serendipitous discovery and celebrate the city as never before. At once a work of art and a window into the heart of the city, Paris in Color will surprise and delight those who love art, design, color, and, of course, Paris!
Author – Peter Harbison & Leslie Conron Carola
Dimensions – 9.36 x 0.86 x 11.4 inches
Ireland: A Luminous Beauty is a collection of stunning full-color photographs by some of Ireland’s finest landscape photographers with concise text blending history, myth, and a sense of place. Many of the photographs were taken in the early morning light or as the sun set. That hour after sunrise and before sunset, with the sun low in the sky, is known to photographers as the golden hour and favored for its soft, diffused light.
Author – reuel Golden
Dimensions – 10.39 x 1.77 x 13.7 inches
Samuel Johnson famously said that: “When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life.” London’s remarkable history, architecture, landmarks, streets, style, cool, swagger, and stalwart residents are pictured in hundreds of compelling photographs sourced from a wide array of archives around the world.
Author – François Simon
Dimensions – 9.76 x 1.5 x 12.99 inches
Provence has something for everyone. Swim in the crystal clear waters of the Calanque de Sormiou in Marseille. Drive with the top down through fields of lavender in Valensole. Experience a bite of just-out-of-the-oven fougasse, a Provençal classic. Stand in awe of the beautiful, white Camargue horses native to the area. Located in the South of France, Provence is uniquely positioned to be a cultural blend of the Mediterranean.
Author – Carolyn Mullet
Dimensions – 8.9 x 1.2 x 11.1 inches
Whether you love exploring faraway places or creating your own landscape haven at home, Adventures in Eden is the ideal armchair getaway—glimpses into personal garden artistry that are sure to spark inspiration.
Author – Francis Hammond
Dimensions – 9.9 x 1.6 x 12.4 inches
For this book, Versailles granted the photographer carte blanche access to the palace and its grounds. This new edition includes previously unseen material on the recently restored Cabinet de la Meridienne (Marie-Antoinette’s boudoir), the Salon d’Aurore, and new, up-close and in-situ details of objects that are not part of the general public circuit. Also included are historical memoirs and letters that provide fascinating insight into life at the palace.
Travel Coffee Table Books for the Outdoor Lover
Author – Cam Honan
Dimensions – 9.75 x 1.1 x 12.13 inches
Wanderlust presents legendary walking routes with inviting maps, practical tips, and inspiring landscape photographs. The exciting Canyon Trail in Zion-National Park, the spectacular El Caminito del Rey in Spain, the pilgrim trail on the holy Kumano Kodo in Japan or a mythical hiking path in the land of the giants in Norway.
Author – Michael Blann
Dimensions – 12.4 x 1.1 x 10.4 inches
The mountains of Europe represent different things for different people. For the locals they are a way of life; for visitors they represent breathtaking beauty, active holidays, and moments of contemplation. For cyclists, however, these dramatic landscapes represent suffering, agony―and glory. For over a century, from the Ardennes to the Alps, mountains have provided a setting for the world’s great cycling contests, where determination and willpower triumph over terrain and altitude.
Author – Renee & Matthew Hahnel
Dimensions – 8.48 x 1.41 x 11.07 inches
Renee & Matthew Hahnel, two professional travel photographers, embarked on the adventure of a lifetime… a seven-month journey to every national park in the USA. Over the course of this epic road trip, they traveled through 39 states, two US territories, drove over 25,000 miles, took 26 flights, and hiked hundreds of miles across some of the most dramatic landscapes on the planet. Roaming America tells their story through breathtaking imagery and musings from the road that will set your wanderlust into overdrive. The Hahnels also share their personal experiences, and give away their insider tips to help you plan your own national parks adventure!
Author – Foster Huntington
Dimensions – 7.5 x 1 x 9.5 inches
Van Life showcases the best crowd-sources photographs from Foster’s social media accounts — many of which have never been posted or seen before. Organized into sections like Volkswagen vans, American vans, converted vans, school buses, and more, the selection of photos includes shots of the unique vehicles and the beautiful locations they’ve been parked. From stunning beaches to dramatic mountains and picturesque forests, and with fully designed interiors with kitchens and sleeping quarters, this stunning array of life-on-the-road-possibilities might just be enough to get you to pack up your things and hit the highway.
Author – Stefan Forster
Dimensions – 10 x 1.1 x 12.5 inches
One of the most renowned nature photographers in Europe, Stefan Forster, documents the extraordinary Nordic islands. Over the course of more than 80 intrepid trips through Greenland, Iceland, Norway, and the Faroe Islands, Forster captures the epic landscapes, wildlife, and beauty of these far-flung isles. Forster’s journey saw him walking hundreds of kilometers through the Highlands of Iceland, paddling a kayak along the west coast of Greenland, sailing on an old wooden ship through the mighty Scoresby Sound of East Greenland, and scaling one of the steepest cliffs on the Faroe Islands.
Author – Rucksack Magazine
Dimensions – 8.62 x 1.15 x 11.23 inches
Elements In Pursuit of the Wild, is a powerful and moving visual journey of discovery created by the editors of Rucksack Magazine. In this compilation are stories, interviews, and stunning photographs that highlight locations where we are overwhelmed by the beauty of nature. These wild places embody peace and tranquility, and exploring them requires courage, a sense of adventure, and an intrepid curiosity about the world. Locations featured in this book include the Faroe Islands, the northwest Pacific, Scandinavia, and Scotland, among other places.
Author – Pete Mcbride
Dimensions – 8.32 x 1.05 x 8.26 inches
In a world ever more congested and polluted with both toxins and noise, award-winning photographer Pete McBride takes readers on a once-in-a-lifetime escape to find places of peace and quiet—a pole-to-pole, continent-by-continent quest for the soul.
Author – Frans Lanting
Dimensions – 11.38 x 1 x 10.5 inches
Experience the wonders of wild Africa as seen through the eyes of master photographer Frans Lanting, whose images have created an enduring vision of the continent’s primeval natural heritage—and what is at stake in the twenty-first century.
Lanting’s images feature some of the most celebrated landscapes on Earth, from the sweeping vistas of the Serengeti Plains and the water wilderness of the Okavango Delta to the enchanting deserts of Namibia, the bewildering jungles of the Congo, and the otherworldly island of Madagascar.
Author – Jurgen Wettke
Dimensions – 13.79 x 1.14 x 10.54 inches
Wettke’s photographic journey across the volcanic island is guided by nature’s elemental forces: he shows us the diverse forms of fire, water, air, light, and earth. Whether the structures of lava flows, sculptural ice formations, or nature’s artworks, aurora borealis, lighting up the sky — Jürgen Wettke’s photography brings us closer to these wonders of nature. We discover Iceland in an entirely new and breathtaking way.
Author – QT Luong
Dimensions – 12.5 x 2 x 10 inches
QT Luong has updated and expanded his national parks book by adding 28 more pages, 32 new locations, and revising all the maps. Treasured Lands: A Photographic Odyssey Through America’s National Parks pays tribute to the millions of acres of protected wilderness and historical heritage in our country’s 62 national parks, including the three designated since the award-winning first edition was published in 2016 and became an instant classic – Gateway Arch, Indiana Dunes, White Sands.
Travel Coffee Table Books for the Luxury Lover
Author – Annemarie Meintjes
Dimensions – 9.88 x 1.25 x 11.5 inches
Safari Style Africa explores the most spectacular of these lodges, each one encapsulating the spirit of place, of Africa itself and its many faces, and providing a gateway into the wild beauty of its setting.
Author – iO Tillett Wright
Dimensions – 8.72 x 1.25 x 10.19 inches
In Oasis, artist iO Tillett Wright captures the best of this specific culture that emphasizes living simply, beautifully, and in connection with the earth. He highlights the homes that define this desert mindset, featuring the classics like Georgia O’Keefe’s in Abiquiu, New Mexico, alongside more modern homes such as Michael Barnard’s Solar House in Marfa, Texas. With Casey Dunn’s stunning photography, Oasis will transport you to these relaxing refuges, where you’ll learn what elements create the balance of intentionality, ease, style, and function that these homes exude.
Author – Simon Liberati
Dimensions – 10 x 1.4 x 13 inches
St. Tropez guides the reader through its storied past and ever-evolving present. Featuring annual mainstays such as Les Bravades and the Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez as well as exclusive events like a Chanel fashion show at the quintessentially Tropezian Sénéquier café and the White Party at Nikki Beach begun by Naomi Campbell. But despite all that changes, the spirit of St. Tropez remains the same and this volume is an ode to the unique joie de vivre that keeps everyone coming back.
Author – Slim Aarons
Dimensions – 11.25 x 1 x 14.25 inches
Slim Aarons offers images of jet-setters and the wealthy, and beautiful, glittering people living the glamorous life. However, the main character is the pool and everything that goes with them – magnificent suntanned bodies, well-oiled skin, bikini-clad women, yachts, summer cocktails, sumptuous buffets, and, above all, fun.
Author – Jennifer Ash Rudick
Dimensions – 9.5 x 1.25 x 12.25 inches
Palm Beach interiors have long reflected the travels, penchants, and whimsies of the town’s worldly inhabitants. Today, residents of this tiny barrier island call upon world-class designers to create homes that are testaments to what can be achieved when inspired by the natural beauty of a unique locale and when imagination is one’s only limitation.
In Palm Beach Chic, Jennifer Ash Rudick leads the tour of newly restored Mediterranean Revival houses by Mizner, Fatio, and Volk, charming cottages, Moorish casbahs, and vintage condos. Lush photographs capture extraordinary gardens, verandas, lakeside pavilions, a rustic ranch, and simple pastel houses sheltered by dense thickets of Norfolk pines and age-old banyans. It is this eclectic mix of old and new, of Spanish and Caribbean, of contemporary design and sun-faded WASP thrift, that makes Palm Beach chic.
Author – Sebastian Schoellgen
Dimensions – 10.1 x 1.3 x 12.8 inches
Just by looking at the luxurious hotels and retreats in this book, holiday mood and relaxation sets in. The lushly-illustrated volume from the Review Books series presents outstanding and unique getaways all over the globe, from the best ocean-view hotels to extraordinary mountain chalets. Over more than 300 pages, Best Unique Hotels & Retreats presents absolute highlights of the hospitality industry. Whatever you’re looking for — safari lodges, boutique hotels, ocean retreats, or ski hotels and chalets — this lush compendium of hotels and retreats has something to capture your heart and imagination.
Author – Martin N. Kunz
Dimensions – 9.92 x 1.05 x 12.61 inches
From the secluded mountain hut to the luxury ski chalet, to the resort reaching up to the sky, this unique and aspirational travel book presents the best mountain hotels around the world. Author Martin N. Kunz, an expert in the special hotel industry, shares detailed insider information, as well as thrilling photographs of these stunning mountain locations, from Aspen to the Atlas foothills, from the Himalayas to Machu Picchu. Bonus digital access take readers directly to each featured accommodation, where more pictures, videos, and sometimes even soundtracks, await.
Author – Alexandra Campbell
Dimensions – 9.7 x 1.38 x 12.5 inches
Built on one of the most alluring sites on the Rivera, the Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc is the epitome of beauty, timeless elegance, and discretion; it has been a home away from home for generations of artists, photographers, authors, politicians, and Hollywood stars.
Author – Mr. & Ms. Smith
Dimensions – 8.9 x 1.2 x 10.9 inches
A selection of the most memorable hotel rooms around the world, from elegant country retreats to quirky hideaways and stylish city escapes, ideal for special occasions and unforgettable experiences.
This curated collection has been selected by Mr & Mrs Smith, the world’s most discerning travel club, making it the perfect resource for those planning honeymoons, unforgettable vacations, and once-in-a-lifetime “bucket list” experiences.
Author – Iwein Maassen
Dimensions – 9.29 x 0.84 x 11.33 inches
Floating Luxury showcases twenty of the world’s most exclusive cruise ships giving a breakdown of basic data (facts and figures), the history of the ship and its design, all accompanied by some stunning photography. Additionally there is travel information, key ports and a list of nautical terminology; making this a fantastic resource for those who are passionate about cruise ships, either on deck or from the comfort of an armchair… allow yourself to be transported into another world.
Beautiful Travel Coffee Table Books for Decoration
Author – Christine Chitnis
Dimensions – 7.2 x 1 x 9.9 inches
Patterns of India is a visual experience that offers intimate insights into the diverse and richly hued Western Indian culture. Color is the thread that binds the vast country together, defining every aspect of life from religion and politics to food and dress. Organized by the five dominant colors royal blue, sandstone, marigold, ivory, and rose, this book explores how deeply color and pattern exist in a symbiotic relationship and are woven into every part of the culture.
Author – Eric Meola
Dimensions – 10.22 x 1.29 x 13.25 inches
This revised and expanded version of Eric Meola’s 2008 India takes the reader on a journey through Mumbai, Rajasthan, Agra, Dungarpur, along desert roads, to the Ganges water’s edge, including spectacular ruins, the Taj Mahal, and the Festival of Elephants, capturing the spectacle and vibrant colors of these ancient regions.
Author – DK
Dimensions – 10.25 x 1.38 x 12.13 inches
Discover the most incredible man-made wonders, from Stonehenge to Burj Khalifa, with this unparalleled catalog of the most famous and intriguing buildings and monuments created by humans.
Author – Cesare Cunaccia
Dimensions – 9.8 x 1.4 x 13 inches
Capri, a resort island dating back to the height of the Roman Empire, has long been an extraordinary destination full of ancient charm. Cherished by everyone from physician Axel Munthe, who recommended its clean air to his patients as a cure for bronchitis; to film director Jean-Luc Godard as the setting for his 1963 film Contempt; to literary icons, celebrities, poets, and the jet set, Capri boasts a rich Mediterranean spirit and style that encompasses a wealth of beauty, from gardens to villas to caves to the people walking in the lively Piazzetta, where cars are prohibited and the island’s playful attitude runs rampant. Capri Dolce Vita is a look at this fabled corner of the world through the ages and a celebration of paradise on earth.
Author – Slim Aarons
Dimensions – 10 x 1.15 x 12 inches
This lavish fourth volume in Abrams’ Slim Aarons collection revels in this photographer’s decades-long love affair with Italy. From breathtaking aerials of the Sicilian countryside to intimate portraits of celebrities and high society taken in magnificent villas, Slim Aarons: La Dolce Vita captures the essence of “the good life.” Slim Aarons first visited Italy as a combat photographer during World War II and later moved to Rome to shoot for Life magazine, yet even after relocating to New York, he would return to Italy almost every year for the rest of his life.
Author – Marisa Berenson
Dimensions – 9.84 x 1.97 x 12.99 inches
It has been said that Marrakech awakens all of the senses. Whether it is seeing the intricate zellige tilework; smelling the various spices sold at the souks; hearing the call to prayer emanate from the nearby mosques; touching the supple leather used to make a pair of babouches (leather sandals); tasting a flavorful tagine, Marrakech never fails to excite.
Author – Architectural Digest
Dimensions – 10.55 x 1.6 x 13.45 inches
Architectural Digest at 100 celebrates the best from the pages of the international design authority. The editors have delved into the archives and culled years of rich material covering a range of subjects. Ranging freely between present and past, the book features the personal spaces of dozens of private celebrities.
Author – Michael Poliza
Dimensions – 22.5 x 4.5 x 26 inches
Michael Poliza is more than a seasoned globetrotter who has traveled through almost 170 countries. He is also a collector of the world, always on the lookout for breathtaking landscapes, remote regions, and intact nature reserves. With his camera ever on hand, Poliza does not only want to experience the beauty of the planet, but also to make it accessible to all.
Author – Mihaela Noroc
Dimensions – 7.64 x 1.24 x 9.78 inches
Based on the author’s online photography project, this stunning collection features portraits of 500 women from more than 50 countries, accompanied by revelatory captions that capture their personal stories.
Author – Jay McInerney
Dimensions – 14 x 2.5 x 11 inches
New York is a city whose DNA comes from all over the world, a fantastic and unique place belonging to America yet not completely American. Such a strong cultural personality deserves a book, and Martine Assouline introduces this grand new title as “a little tribute to the New York I love.” Travel through the most important periods of this great city and into all its boroughs, from Manhattan and Brooklyn to the Bronx and Queens to Staten Island with glimpses into its history and the development of its world- renown skyline. Discover stories from immigration in the early twentieth century to Prohibition in the 1920s to the youth revolution in the sixties. Remember the best moments in Broadway and the discos at Studio 54; dream with F. Scott Fitzgerald, Truman Capote, and Audrey Hepburn or Madonna and Jean- Michel Basquiat.
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