Inspiring, transporting and just plain beautiful coffee table books

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Art books inspire we propose these coffee table books as stunning gifts.

Depeche Mode: Monument

Dennis Burmeister and Sascha Lange

Depeche Mode fans know that “Monument” is a song on its seminal 1982 album “A Broken Frame.” It is a fitting title for this encyclopedic but intimate photo book that covers the band’s profession, with a particular section devoted to fan culture. (Akashic Books)

Bridges: A History of the World’s Most Spectacular Spans

Judith Dupre

A photographic appear at the world’s most impressive bridges, this clever book is study spine-up in a panoramic, landscape format in order to showcase every bridge’s complete horizontal span. (Black Dog &amp Leventhal)

Mariposa Nocturnas

Emmet Gowin

A dazzling array of additional than 1,000 species of nocturnal moths in Bolivia, Brazil, Ecuador, French Guiana and Panama, captured close-up and in complete colour. (Princeton Architectural Press)

Daido Moriyama: Record

Mark Holborn

Striking street photography compiled from 30 challenges of the celebrated Japanese photographer’s private publication and visual diary, “Record.” (Thames &amp Hudson)

The Jacksons: Legacy

The Jacksons and Fred Bronson

Loved ones pictures and exclusive interviews from the legendary siblings who changed the face of pop music. (Black Dog &amp Leventhal)

Into Africa

Frans Lanting

Travel the Serengeti Plain and the deserts of Namibia — encountering bonobos and cheetahs along the way — in Lanting’s nature photographs of Africa. (Earth Conscious Editions)

Duane Michals: Portraits

Duane Michals

Michals shoots expressive portraits of expressive men and women: obtain Philip Roth, René Magritte, Meryl Streep and additional in this compilation of a half-century of function. (Thames &amp Hudson)

Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams

Florence Muller, editor

Dior, the consummate Parisian style residence, marks its 70th anniversary with photographs and sketches of its 70 most influential appears, from Marlene Dietrich to Natalie Portman. (Thames &amp Hudson)

Trousdale Estates: Midcentury to Contemporary in Beverly Hills

Steven M. Cost

Peek inside the 410-acre enclave with present and archival pictures of properties constructed mostly in the 1950s and ’60s by seminal midcentury architects such as Lloyd Wright, Wallace Neff, Paul R. Williams and A. Quincy Jones. (Regan Arts)

Coastal California: The Pacific Coast Highway and Beyond

Jake Rajs

Photographs capturing the gorgeous views and landscapes of the 840 miles of the California coast, from sandy summer season beaches to rocky windswept cliffs. (Rizzoli)

The Enigma of the Owl: An Illustrated Organic History

Mike Unwin and David Tipling

Mysterious, portentous, mesmerizing: Understand about these enigmatic nocturnal birds via additional than 200 colour photographs of owls in the wild. (Yale)

Vegas Gold

David Willis

A photographic appear at the halcyon days of old Las Vegas from the 1950s to the 1980s, in all its glitz, glamour and glory. (Dey St.)

Earth Is My Witness

Art Wolfe

From the Antarctic peninsula to the Ganges River to the jungles of Brazil, Wolfe turns his lens on the planet’s peoples, its creatures and its grandest landscapes. In this globe-spanning book, Wolfe requires us to locations that most of us will under no circumstances see for ourselves. (Earth Conscious Editions)

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