Coffee Table Books

I own a Kindle now, so my book purchasing has really slowed down. The one exception? Coffee Table Books! I only wish I had a bigger coffee table.
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Pasta by Design, a followup to "The Geometry of Pasta". The bok does an ambitious design analysis of 90 types of pasta. How fun!

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When Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin stepped onto the lunar surface in July of 1969, they wore spacesuits made by Playtex: twenty-one layers of fabric, each with a distinct yet interrelated function, custom-sewn for them by seamstresses whose usual work was fashioning bras and girdles. This book is the story of those spacesuits. It is a story of the triumph over the military-industrial complex by the International Latex Corporation, best known by its consumer brand of "Playtex"—a victory of e...

Spacesuit: Fashioning Apollo: Nicholas de Monchaux: 9780262015202: Amazon.com: Books

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Gandhi. Penguin Books. A Manga Biography

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The Ramayana told in beautiful illustration. Definitely getting these.

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Norton Sociology is a new textbook featuring 20 full page information graphics designed by "kiss me i'm polish"

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Pollen: The Hidden Sexuality of Flowers. $41

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--Seeds: Time Capsules of Life by Rob Kessler. Amazing! Also a book on fruits & pollen.

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The Art of Pixar: 25th Anniv.: The Complete Color Scripts and Select Art from 25 Years of Animation

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La Tartine Gourmande; Recipes for an Inspired Life. This is a cookbook based on one of my absolute favorite food blogs. $35

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Bee. $27. Honeybees were the first creatures examined by seventeenth-century scientists whose primitive microscopes suggested a complex system of construction. Now, magnified hundreds to thousands of times with a latest generation high-resolution scanning electron microscope, honeybees appear as architectural masterpieces—an elegant fusion of form and function.

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Islamic Design: A Genius for Geometry $10

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Hungover Owls. Dangerous things happen when internet memes become coffee table books :) $10

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Artist and veteran Pixar animator Sanjay Patel lends a lush, whimsical illustration style and lighthearted voice to one of Hindu mythology's best-loved and most enduring tales. $20

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Odd Bits: a very gruesome cookbook $22

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The Impossible Collection of Cars: An art book that has some of the most amazing car photography of all time. $650

Luxury Books on Fashion, Travel, Design, Art, Architecture and Cuisine

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Star Wars: The Blueprints is a collection fo detailed technical schematic diagrams of everything from R2 to Jaba's throne.

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New York Wedding photographer published a photo book about Italy. Every shot was taken with the iPhone 4, using the Camera+ app. As an aspiring cell phone photographer, I found it very inspiring!

The coolest thing anyone’s done with Camera+

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Social Memories is a Facebook app for fans of personal infographics. It creates Nicholas Feltron style reports about your life automatically based by scraping your facebook status / photos and friend data. 19 Euros.

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A taxonomy of office chairs. Having just bought a few second hand this sounds fascinating. Via designmilk.com

A Taxonomy of Office Chairs | Design | Phaidon Store

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Pheremone. This book presents the compositions of Christopher Marley. The colors are entirely natural. Amazing! $44

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Pheremone by Chirstopher Marley is a coffee table book that with insects, magnificently mounted and photographed. As a guy who used to collect insects, I'm amazed by Marley's presentation. $44

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Classic Herman Miller by Leslie A. Pina

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Good Meat: The Complete Guide to Sourcing and Cooking Sustainable Meat. $27

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Usefulness in Small Things: Items from the Under a Fiver Collection $20

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Pattern Magic 2 is the cult pattern-cutting book that gives detailed instructions on sewing stunning, sculptural clothes. After serving many years as a professor at Bunka Fashion College, Tomoko Nakamichi currently delivers lectures and holds courses on pattern making in her native Japan and internationally. This book brings together the results of the research on garment patterns she has carried out to help instruct her students.

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