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We asked Ian Taras at Oblong Books of Millerton and Rhinebeck to recommend new, gift-worthy coffee table books. Here are five on his radar.
Auto America, Car Culture: 1950s–1970s (Rizzoli)
By Linda, Greg, and Daryl Zimmerman, photos by John G. Zimmerman
Release: October 25
This collection of over 200 photographs and vintage memorabilia will transport classic car fans to the heyday of auto culture. In addition to showcasing retro silhouettes, colors, and builds, Zimmerman’s photos offer a behind-the-scenes look at the people who designed, collected, and raced these cars.
Bird Planet (Abrams)
By Tim Laman
Release: October 4
One of the world’s most celebrated bird photographers and ornithologists, Laman has compiled a retrospective of his 30-plus year catalogue of work. Each chapter presents exotic birds from different continents, offering the birder in your life to view feathered creatures through an artist’s eye.
Inside, at Home with Great Designers (Phaidon)
By Phaidon editors
Release: September 28
Find inspiration to revamp your space with pages upon pages of beautiful apartments, beach houses, and rural retreats. Sixty renowned designers, including Brigette Romanek, Roman and Williams, Sheila Bridges, and Darryl Carter, share their work in the U.S., UK, Italy, and France.
Music in the ’80s (Rizzoli)
By Lynn Goldsmith
Release: September 27
From new wave to heavy metal, Iggy Pop to Elvis Costello, music in the ’80s was enormously influential. Drawing from Lynn Goldsmith’s 50-year tenure as an award-winning photographer of concerts, studio portrait sessions, and musicians, this book will appeal to anyone who lived through (or simply loves) the decade.
Ocean: Exploring the Marine World (Phaidon)
By Phaidon editors, introduction by Anne-Marie Melster
Release: October 12
A collection of underwater photography, maps and scientific illustrations, film stills, and art, this title explores the intersection of more than 3,000 years of art and oceanography. Created by a panel of marine biologists and museum curators, the book explores our dependence on and our enduring fascination with the incredible life beneath the deep sea.