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Best Coffee Table & Cookbooks of 2017

#1/11:

Best coffee table books of 2017

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#1/11:

Best coffee table books of 2017

I horde cookbooks like nobody’s business, but they often end up collecting dust on a shelf. I was poring over my most recent acquisitions and left them sitting on my coffee table. It was a happy accident because they look wonderful on display, and I peruse them even more frequently than my art books. Below is an outstanding collection of the best of 2017, many of which I own, all of which will make great gifts this holiday season.

Originally published on theWhat.

#3/11:

'Dinner with Georgia O'Keeffe'

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'Dinner with Georgia O'Keeffe'

Dinner with Georgia O'Keeffe features 50 recipes collected from Georgia O’Keeffe’s favorite cookbooks along with her handwritten notes.

#4/11:

'Generation Wealth'

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'Generation Wealth'

Generation Wealth is a fascinating and mesmerizing collection of work by Lauren Greenfield, who uses photography, oral history and film to examine the pervasive influence of money, status and celebrity in America and abroad.

#5/11:

'Ai Weiwei'

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'Ai Weiwei'

Ai Weiwei is a limited-edition art book that is a piece of art in itself with only 1,000 copies made. Each one is numbered, signed, and wrapped in a silk scarf and costs $1,500. Or you can buy the unsigned version for under $50.

#6/11:

'Skin Deep'

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'Skin Deep'

Skin Deep is a beautiful new book by Bee Shapiro, beauty editor at The New York Times, who gets the most photographed people to share their beauty tips and tricks.

#7/11:

'Automata'

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'Automata'

Automata explores automation from epic times to present day with etchings, manuscripts and old documents. It makes a great gift for the technology-obsessed person in your life.

#8/11:

'Botanical Shakespeare'

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'Botanical Shakespeare'

Botanical Shakespeare is a beautifully illustrated compendium of the flowers, fruits, herbs, trees, seeds and grasses found in the works of William Shakespeare with a foreword by Dame Helen Mirren. Perfect for the Shakespeare-loving gardener. Aren’t we all?

#9/11:

'Ken Fulk's Magical World'

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'Ken Fulk's Magical World'

Ken Fulk's Magical World is an escape to an enchanted, dazzling world of the style, taste and luxury for which designer Ken Fulk is beloved.

#10/11:

'Meehan's Bartender Manual'

#10/11:

'Meehan's Bartender Manual'

Meehan's Bartender Manual is a compendium, with 500 pages of cocktail recipes, stories and breathtaking photos from master mixologist Jim Meehan.

#11/11:

'The Forest Feast'

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'The Forest Feast'

The Forest Feast by Erin Gleeson is equal parts eye candy and delicious, nutritious recipes. I received the whole collection from Amy Parker, my partner at The What, and keep them on my coffee table because they’re easy on the eyes and a constant reminder to open them up and cook something.

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