Status: 10.12.2023, 12:10 p.m.
By: Sven Trautwein
From stunning landscapes to stylish photos, these coffee table books are the perfect Christmas gift.
Coffee table books or exquisite coffee table books are not spontaneous purchases – they are often considered expensive and a luxury item for the festively decorated bookshelf. That's why they are the perfect Christmas gift for anyone who is inspired by breathtaking landscapes, elegant photographs and fascinating motifs, for example in the illustrated book "Naked in the Wind" by the band "Die Ärzte". They are ideal for browsing and relaxing during the peaceful and relaxing holidays. However, the selection of impressive illustrated books is extensive. Which coffee table books will find their way under the Christmas tree this year? We present four titles to you.
A journey in pictures. This works particularly well with these coffee table books. The four most beautiful illustrated books of 2023 not only as a Christmas present. © viewpoint/Imago/Lonely Planet (montage)
The most beautiful illustrated books for Christmas: "World Tour"
A trip to a foreign country, to foreign cultures is enriching. But sometimes there is a lack of time or financial resources. Then it's especially nice to play through a journey in your head. With the right coffee table book as a companion, this escape from everyday life succeeds. Now in its fourth edition, "Lonely Planet World Tour" offers a journey to the nations of the world. On more than 400 pages, the beautiful photo shoots and the additional information texts are impressive.
Lonely Planet's world tour brings the world in all its beauty and diversity to your home. What is it like to live on the other side of the globe? What is the best time to visit? What is a must-see and must-do? Lonely Planet has the answer. With spectacular photographs of people, nature and metropolises, as well as detailed maps, this book brings the world to life for a new generation.
Lonely Planet "World Tour"
2023 Lonely Planet Germany, ISBN-13 978-3-575-01060-5
Price: hardcover 49,90 €, 408 pages
Illustrated book: Siobhan Ferguson "Paris – As no one knows it"
Paris, the city of love. Siobhan Ferguson creates a completely new, unbiased view of the metropolis with "Paris – As No One Knows It". If you are looking for new photo spots and want to experience the city in a different way, this volume is the right choice. Paris, the city of lights, with its 20 districts, offers countless opportunities for breathtaking photographs. Away from the well-known sights, there are countless corners just waiting to be captured through the lens of a camera. In her aesthetically pleasing Coffee Table Book, Siobhan Ferguson presents a variety of suggestions for your next trip to the French capital. The many pictures awaken the longing for a café au lait – perhaps accompanied by a seductive pain au chocolat? Strengthened, you can then begin your individual exploration of the most beautiful places in Paris!
Or would you rather go to London? Here we have presented "London – As no one knows it".
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Fancy a voyage of discovery?
A city full of world-famous sights: Paris has countless attractions to offer its visitors. But it is precisely off the beaten track that photographer Siobhan Ferguson finds the best motifs for beautiful pictures.
Siobhan Ferguson "Paris – As No One Knows It"
2024 Midas, ISBN-13 978-3-03876-260-7
from February – available for pre-order, price: hardcover 25 €, 256 pages
Armin Walcher "Timeless in Encounter – In the Forest"
Almost 50 percent of Austria's landscape is characterized by dense forests. For years, photographer Armin Walcher has spent his time roaming the vast local forests, capturing their uniqueness through his lens. His photographs impressively illustrate the many facets of the forest: it is a place of longing and retreat, a source of strength, a space for reflection and imagination.
After Walcher portrayed the Ausseerland in an unusual way in his first large-format illustrated book "Timeless in Motion", his second illustrated book is now in the starting blocks. The award-winning photographer continues his artistic journey.
The forest is a place of encounter: where nature is untouched, it is best to get closer to it. The many sides of the local forests, their meanings and faces are portrayed in this high-quality illustrated book.
Armin Walcher "Timeless in Encounter – In the Forest"
2023 Benevento, ISBN-13 978-3-7109-0172-0
Price: hardcover 90 €, 264 pages
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For Potterheads: "The Unofficial Harry Potter Travel Guide"
Harry Potter fans take note: For the 25th anniversary, there is a book that resurrects the magical locations of Harry Potter. The book is rounded off with an exclusive interview with audiobook narrator Rufus Beck. The book with its pictures and travel information is more in the category "travel guide", but belongs on the bookshelf and on the coffee table for every Potter fan. Test your knowledge of Harry Potter in our quiz.
Experience the magical world of Harry Potter like never before with our ultimate Harry Potter travel guide that will take you to the magical locations of the films. Immerse yourself in the world of Hogwarts, Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley and discover the places you only knew from the movies and books.
Antje and Annina Gerstenecker "The Unofficial Harry Potter Travel Guide"
2023 Bruckmann, ISBN-13 978-3-734-32749-0
Price: Paperback 19,90 €, 208 pages
Would you like to take a look at the places in the world? Then "Silent Places" – the cultural history of the toilet is just the right illustrated book. If money is no object, the new coffee table book about Bruce Springsteen could also be something for you. The issue is limited to 1,778 copies.
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