The Best Coffee Table Books

This holiday season, there are many books to suit the travel and design enthusiasts on your gift list. From Versailles to art-filled homes, there’s a tome to entertain everyone.

Frank Gehry: Catalogue Raisonné of the Drawings Volume One (Cahiers d’Art)

Pritzker Prize-winning architect Frank Gehry invites us into his process by publishing sketches, blueprints and images of his trademark projects like the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao and the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles.

Versailles: From Louis XIV To Jeff Koons (Assouline)

This lavishly illustrated tome features archival images and photography for the historic French monument Versailles, which was built under King Louis XIV and reimagined by King Louis-Philippe in 1837 as a museum dedicated to all the glories of France. This special edition even includes a private tour of the Palace.

 James Huniford: At Home (Monacelli)

James Huniford’s book explores how the New York City-based interior designer approaches a room, considers scale and proportion, selects materials and art and plays with color in his timeless and thoughtful design projects.

Miami Beach (Assouline)

This travel title takes you on a tour of Miami, which continues to thrive with its colorful art and nightlife scene. From museums like the Bass, restaurants like Joe’s Stone Crab and hotels like the Faena and Raleigh, a look at the vibrant city through the years.

Life Meets Art: Inside the Homes of the World’s Most Creative People (Phaidon)

Life Meets Art, a new book by Phaidon, takes readers inside the homes of 250 prominent creatives throughout history (Frank Sinatra, Norman Foster and Jane Austen to name a few) to provide visual inspiration for interior design, décor and stylish living.

Bulgari Roma: Travel Tales For Beauty Lovers (Rizzoli)

This handy, pocket-sized guide to Rome offers a tour of the city’s key historical sites and monuments revisited through the eyes of Bulgari’s fine jewelry creations. The history and beauty of this Italian city has been a source of inspiration to the jewelry brand since 1884.

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