Coffee-table Book

Several days ago I read that “Wayang Wong” will be published on a coffee-table book in several countries.

What is ‘coffee-table book’?

thefreedictionary.com tell us some intersting definitions:

  • (Journalism & Publishing) a book designed to be looked at rather than read
  • An oversize book of elaborate design that may be used for display, as on a coffee table
  • an oversize, expensive, and usu. illustrated book suitable for displaying, as on a coffee table.

I will try to define the terms by combining them with my own idea. Coffee-table book is a book larger than average, usually illustrated with large photos, designed to be looked at (rather than read) when you are enjoying your coffee.

coffee art roma

 

I wish I could someday read them (taken from flavorwire.com):

Claire Nouvian, The Deep: The Extraordinary Creatures of the Abyss

Peter Barber, The Map Book

Charley Harper: An Illustrated Life

-Daddy-

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