The Artful Table

Our collection of notable coffee table books featuring the best in art, architecture and design

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    Darren Elms


Raymond Pettibon: The Books 1978-1998

By Raymond Pettibon, Roberto Ohrt and Uwe Koch
First edition, signed by Pettibon in blue marker on the half-title page, paperback, $1,500

Hermosa native Raymond Pettibon’s massive catalogue raisonné, a beautifully produced affair, careful to preserve the original dimensions of Pettibon’s ink-and-paper creations, whose relevance and permanence seem to grow with every passing year.


Louis Vuitton: 100 Legendary Trunks

By Pierre Leonforte and Éric Pujalet-Plaà
Hardcover, $125

The authors curate 100 of the finest trunks the Louis Vuitton company has produced on commission, including boxes made for movie stars from Douglas Fairbanks to Sharon Stone and couturiers from Jeanne Lanvin to Karl Lagerfeld, as well as cases designed for Ernest Hemingway, Leopold Stokowski and Damien Hirst.
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Piano: Complete Works 1966–2014

By Philip Jodidio
Hardcover, $49.99

The famed architect behind Paris’ Centre Georges Pompidou, The New York Times Building in New York and the 72-story London Bridge Tower, Piano’s works are revisited in this updated monograph, illustrated with photographs, sketches and plans that span his prolific career to date.


The Art Book for Children

By Phaidon Press
Hardcover, $19.95

From Leonardo’s iconic Mona Lisa to Andy Warhol’s equally iconic Marilyn, and from Jeff Koons’ exuberant, flower-encrusted Puppy to Grant Wood’s severe American Gothic, 30 artists have been selected from the original The Art Book for their significance in art history as well as their appeal to children.
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Humans of New York

By Brandon Stanton
Hardcover, $29.99

Based on the blog with more than 4 million loyal fans, a beautiful, heartfelt, funny and inspiring collection of photographs and stories capturing the spirit of a city.


Eames: Beautiful Details

By Eames Demetrios, Charles Eames, Ray Eames, Steve Crist (editor), Gloria Fowler (editor)
Hardcover, $59.95

Celebrating the seamlessness and fluidity in which LA-based Charles and Ray Eames operated as both a husband-and-wife team and as designers unrestricted by traditionally professional boundaries. {pages} a bookstore in Manhattan Beach,