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The list author says: "Books that get rave reviews from recipients... worth reading AND look great on your coffee table."
The Hero's Journey: Joseph Campbell on His Life and Work (The Collected Works of Joseph Campbell)
1.  The Hero's Journey: Joseph Campbell on His Life and Work (The Collected Works of Joseph Campbell) by Phil Cousineau
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  "For those interested in stories, myth, wisdom, philosophy, history, psychology, art, religion, and who resonate with Campbell's "follow your bliss"."
Used & New from: $7.37
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)

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Illuminations: Expressions of the Personal Spiritual Experience
2.  Illuminations: Expressions of the Personal Spiritual Experience by Mark L. Tompkins
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  "Beautiful book, gorgeous design and layout, striking art and photographs, and writing that is soul-searching, thought-provoking, humorous, ironic, insightful, uplifting, and multi-faceted. For someone interested in art, photography, poetry, spiritual exploration, the life journey, cross-cultural or religious comparison, beauty, different paths, and interconnectedness."
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Offerings: Buddhist Wisdom for Every Day (Offerings for Humanity)
3.  Offerings: Buddhist Wisdom for Every Day (Offerings for Humanity) by Olivier Föllmi
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  "I just received this book, and love it, and plan to give it to several people I know. 365 gorgeous photographs and Buddhist quotations to treasure and share."
$21.34   Used & New from: $8.08
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (55 customer reviews)

Time's River: The Voyage of Life in Art and Poetry
4.  Time's River: The Voyage of Life in Art and Poetry by Kate Farrell
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  "Art, poetry, and the life journey in a sumptuous little book."
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

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The Art Book
5.  The Art Book by Adam Butler
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  "Brilliant little introduction to art and a must-have reference book. It's a tiny portable museum!"
$20.30   Used & New from: $1.15
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (68 customer reviews)

Museum ABC
6.  Museum ABC by The (NY) Metropolitan Museum of Art
The list author says:
  "Fabulous book for children that combines the ABCs with accessible and fun images from art. Would be great in a classroom too. Not just for kids!"
$18.00   Used & New from: $0.01
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Best Children's Books in the World: A Treasury of Illustrated Stories
7.  Best Children's Books in the World: A Treasury of Illustrated Stories by Byron Preiss
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  "Great for kids, parents, grandparents, artists, and those who love good stories from around the world. Beautifully produced with generous illustrations and print."
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The Illuminated Page: Ten Centuries of Manuscript Painting in The British Library
8.  The Illuminated Page: Ten Centuries of Manuscript Painting in The British Library by Janet Backhouse
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  "Gorgeous, informative book depicting rare masterpieces for students or lovers of art, literature, history, the Middle Ages, and anyone who appreciates beauty and handcraftsmanship. An amazing overview of 10 centuries of religious, social and cultural history."
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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

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A Medieval Miscellany
9.  A Medieval Miscellany by Judith Herrin
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  "Another stunning book for art and history lovers, lavishly illustrated."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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The World of Ornament
10.  The World of Ornament by Auguste Racinet
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  "A wonderful indulgence that is inspirational and fun to peruse. For anyone interested in art, design & its history, graphics, creativity, ornamentation, and patterns."
Used & New from: $89.00
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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The Pleasures of Gardening
11.  The Pleasures of Gardening by Angela Stanford
The list author says:
  "Sweet book for gardeners or anyone who loves flowers, plants, color, design, decorating, even cooking. A wonderfully designed and illustrated book with handprinted text. Also inspirational for artists, muralists, journal-keepers, and children learning to draw or paint."
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5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

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The Little Big Book Of Animals
12.  The Little Big Book Of Animals by Lena Tabori
The list author says:
  "Great little book for children with charming old-fashioned illustrations, chock-full of stories and poems, activities, recipes, and fun."
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5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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The Little Big Book For Grandmothers
13.  The Little Big Book For Grandmothers by Lena Tabori
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  "A big hit with grandmothers, and great book to dip into for ideas or to read from, with the same charming illustrations of the entire series."
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (73 customer reviews)

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The Little Big Book of Christmas
14.  The Little Big Book of Christmas by Lena Tabori
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  "Perfect Christmas present and a nice small but hefty package. Recipes, carols, stories, poems, all delightfully illustrated -- a treasure."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)

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