There is no self-respecting decoration report in which they do not occupy a prominent place: on a coffee table, next to the sofa, on an auxiliary piece of furniture, on a shelf… The «
coffee table books« are books created to enjoy immersing yourself in their pages, but they can also become a decorative piece that will raise the aesthetic level of any room.
Published in large format, with a hard cover and careful printing, they address different topics (from design or art, to travel and fashion), but they all have something in common:
the image is its true protagonist. Photographs, but also paintings or illustrations, which allow you to approach your content from a visual perspective, perfect to taste little by little.
In addition, these large volumes say a lot about their owner, their tastes, their concerns, their inspiration… For this reason, we have made
a selection of the latest published in Spain. Choose yours and enjoy it.
Thanks to ”
Louis Vuitton, Virgil Abloh», with texts by Anders Christian Madsen and edited by the house itself, we will be able to learn more about a symbiosis that, despite its brevity, changed the history of fashion: the one established between the American designer and Louis Vuitton, which began in 2015 and ended with the death of the creative director, in 2021.
Art or design?
François-Xavier and Claude Lalanne are famous for their surreal, poetic, and whimsical sculptures that have become design icons, such as the pair of aluminum turtle doves that form a bench behind their backs (pictured). In ”
Lalanne: A World of Poetry» (Assouline), the gallery owner and friend of the couple Jean-Gabriel Mitterrand explores his legacy, reviewing his most recognized creations.
After an era of unfair scorn, the world loves Brutalist architecture again, a style that includes some of the world’s most impressive buildings, including George Chakhava’s Georgian Ministry of Road Construction. This spring, Phaidon publishes «
brutalists», by Owen Hopkins, an illustrated love song to this and other concrete poets, with 350 images of masterpieces.
Illustrated by Ruben Toledo, the almost 200 pages of «
Be Spoke» (Rizzoli) contain the best phrases that the greats of fashion, from Gabrielle Chanel to Azzedine Alaïa, snapped at the journalist and fashion critic Marylou Luther.
fate of gods
cyclades» (TeNeues), Rudi Sebastian has achieved the first and only complete illustrated book on the Cyclades archipelago, not only its best-known islands: Santorini, Naxos, Paros and Mykonos. A portrait of that Mediterranean paradise in all seasons, which brings us closer to its culture and its people.
Mexico on the wall
Diego Rivera» (Taschen) encompasses the entire mural work of one of Mexico’s most important artists, a Latin American folk hero and husband of Frida Kahlo. In his most monumental works, which still decorate many public buildings, Rivera addressed political and social issues.