Table Reading

The 5 Rizzoli titles your coffee table needs

By The Editors
August 7, 2015 9:00 am

Beloved hucksters of beautiful photo tomes Rizzoli just opened a new spot in NYC. To help set the table, we picked out five of our favorites. Have a look and pick one (or all) up. They’re a stamp on your character.

The Forgotten Fifties

Culled from the pages of Look, the definitive glossy of the era, this striking yet endearing photo compilation features subjects from JFK and UFOs to the Bunny Hop and, of course, bikinis. 

Skira Rizzoli | $45 | Buy it

Dream Cars

In short, the best in show. Every drool-inducing heavy-metal silhouette envisioned with comprehensive descriptions and illustrations from the expert men who built the machines. A guide for the coffee table and for fueling the imagination. 

Skira Rizzoli | $40 | Buy it

Gloss: The Work of Chris Von Wangenheim

This premiere assemblage of work from an infamous photographer of the searing ’70s captures a sexual revolution with violent style. Gloss is glamor … with glamor on top. 

Skira Rizzoli | $85 | Buy it

The Last Great Wild Places

Captured over 40 years and on seven continents, these breathtaking photos reveal the distinguished grace of Ma Earth’s most untouched and remote places. This book will transport you to where you want to be. 

Rizzoli | $95 | Buy it

Bettie Page: The Queen of Curves

A classic for a reason. More than 200 photographs, including some previously unreleased, of a temptress who swept the nation and dominated more than a culture. Keep this one bedside. 

Rizzoli | $50 | Buy it

Our hats off and congratulations to Rizzoli. What can we say — we like big books and we cannot lie. 

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