Polaroids, Banksy, and Warhol...oh my! My favorite coffee table books.

A Listmania! list by Kyla Elise "red siren"
The list author says: "I put this list together of coffee table books that I adore. Some are a given...some are a little more out of the box. I am a visual gal and get thrilled over the littlest of things some times. A great polaroid. Mail art. Pop art. Fashion photography and classic photography. I hope you find something you can adore just as I did!"
The Polaroid Book
1.  The Polaroid Book by Steve Crist
The list author says:
  "One of my favorite books ever but I do confess, I do love a good polaroid.  Polaroids by and from some famous faces like Warhol but some others that I didn't know at all.  I bought this book from Amazon for just 10 bucks. The best 10 bucks I've ever spent."
$12.22   Used & New from: $4.50
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Andy Warhol 365 Takes: The Andy Warhol Museum Collection
2.  Andy Warhol 365 Takes: The Andy Warhol Museum Collection by Andy Warhol
The list author says:
  "I love this book! You cannot go wrong with a good Warhol book. Plus, I love the cover."
$24.22   Used & New from: $13.83
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

The Journey is the Destination: The Journals of Dan Eldon
3.  The Journey is the Destination: The Journals of Dan Eldon by Dan Eldon
The list author says:
  "A very special book by a man who literally took my breath away- Dan Eldon. His death was a tragedy but what remains is his life recorded in journals (17 in all) The pages are filled with collages and photographs he took of his family and friends. He lived most of his life in beloved Kenya, a short time in New York. I cried while reading it and was inspired!"
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The Griffin & Sabine Trilogy Boxed Set: Griffin & Sabine/Sabine's Notebook/The Golden Mean
4.  The Griffin & Sabine Trilogy Boxed Set: Griffin & Sabine/Sabine's Notebook/The Golden Mean by Nick Bantock
The list author says:
  "This series of books are my favorites of all time. I read these when I was younger. It is a love story mixed in with a bit of mystery. Two people, Griffin and Sabine, who write each other these letters and postcards. It's a visual treat; the art of Nick Bantock is nothing short of brilliant! THere is also something heavenly about opening letters and reading them."
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The Secret Lives of Men and Women: A PostSecret Book
5.  The Secret Lives of Men and Women: A PostSecret Book by Frank Warren
The list author says:
  "I love mail art and was a huge fan of the website before Frank Warren came out with the books. It is a perfect book for a voyeur. To know someone's little dirty secret but also there is some great visual art with these postcards. Some postcards will break your heart,some will make you cry and some will do both oddly enough."
$18.54   Used & New from: $0.02
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (119 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

Wall and Piece
6.  Wall and Piece by Banksy
The list author says:
  "One of my favorite contemporary graffiti artists, Banksy. His graffiti art around London can be called interesting, whimsical, many times controversial, but whatever you call it- it's brilliant. This book in particular shows his sense of humor as well. 

People say graffiti is ugly, irresponsible and childish... but that's only if it's done properly.

—Banksy"
$13.31   Used & New from: $3.93
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (222 customer reviews)

Joe Sorren: In Celebration of Balance & Opposable Thumbs
7.  Joe Sorren: In Celebration of Balance & Opposable Thumbs by Joe Sorren
The list author says:
  "One of my favorite contemporary artists. He is a little like Ryden, if that is your cup of tea. This is one of my favorite artists, favorite books. Joe Sorren is AMAZING!"
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The Art of Mark Ryden: Anima Mundi
8.  The Art of Mark Ryden: Anima Mundi by Mark Ryden
The list author says:
  "I want this book. I dream about this book."
Used & New from: $89.00
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Everything That Creeps
9.  Everything That Creeps by Elizabeth McGrath
The list author says:
  "A little out of the ordinary but it's fascinating.  SOme of the best art you can find in this book."
$26.87   Used & New from: $15.00
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)

Pop Surrealism: The Rise of Underground Art
10.  Pop Surrealism: The Rise of Underground Art by Kirsten Anderson
The list author says:
  "L.o.v.e."
$29.33   Used & New from: $14.96
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

Andy Warhol: "Giant" Size, Large Format
11.  Andy Warhol: "Giant" Size, Large Format by Andy Warhol
The list author says:
  "A must have."
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Walker Evans: Signs (Getty Trust Publications: J. Paul Getty Museum)
12.  Walker Evans: Signs (Getty Trust Publications: J. Paul Getty Museum) by Andrei Codrescu
The list author says:
  "I also have a love affair with signs. Not to mention Walker Evans is amazing. I love the period of time that he photographed."
$15.36   Used & New from: $2.70
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Revenge
13.  Revenge by Ellen Von Unwerth
The list author says:
  "Ellen Von Unwerth is one of my favorite fashion photographers. THis book is a bit naughty...reminds me of those old S&M black and white photos of the beautiful Bettie Bage. If you love gorgeous women from that time period, a bit classic and a bit mysterious, and if you like corsets and black masks, then this book is for you! I am a voyeur so this is divine."
$39.05   Used & New from: $32.41
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

Women Before 10 A.M.
14.  Women Before 10 A.M. by Veronique Vial
The list author says:
  "There is something kind of human and a little sexy about seeing a woman in bed, waking up. Of course these are mostly amazingly gorgeous women of our time, many famous faces with traces of sleeping lines on their faces, smudged makeup or no makeup at all. Some photograhps have a interesting element like Demi Moore and her mother.  Sean Penn had a great idea when he made this book."
$22.76   Used & New from: $0.01
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

Brassai: The Eye of Paris
15.  Brassai: The Eye of Paris by Richard Howard
The list author says:
  "I love Brassai. I love this era."
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Henri Cartier-Bresson: Mexican Notebooks 1934-1964
16.  Henri Cartier-Bresson: Mexican Notebooks 1934-1964 by Henri Cartier-Bresson
The list author says:
  "Another classic photographer. Enough said."
$22.80   Used & New from: $14.23
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

Shakespeare Never Did This
17.  Shakespeare Never Did This by Charles Bukowski
The list author says:
  "If you love Charles Bukowski like I do you will like this book that has photographs from his trip to Germany some time ago."
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Graffiti World: Street Art from Five Continents
18.  Graffiti World: Street Art from Five Continents by Tristan Manco
The list author says:
  "Another great book if you like graffiti art."
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Life in Our Century in Pictures
19.  Life in Our Century in Pictures by R.B. Stolley
The list author says:
  "A wonderful book with a lot of variety. Life always comes out with some great photography books."
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Instamatic Karma: Photographs of John Lennon
20.  Instamatic Karma: Photographs of John Lennon by May Pang
The list author says:
  "A glimpse into the life of John Lennon through photographs.  May Pang and John Lennon were together from 73-75 and here are some of their photographs, many never seen until now."
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Journals
21.  Journals by Kurt Cobain
The list author says:
  "Kurt Cobain is a legend in his own right so when I discovered this book I was completely fascinated. Get into the mind of Kurt Cobain through his own words and his drawings-mostly before and during his rise to fame. After reading the book I understood what a creative genius he was but also a very fragile soul."
$17.25   Used & New from: $9.16
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (312 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

FOUND Polaroids
22.  FOUND Polaroids by Jason Bitner
The list author says:
  "I want it."
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For Ever Godard
23.  For Ever Godard by Michael Temple
The list author says:
  "Many great essays but there is a visual essay that is fantastic! Again, if you love Godard then this is a must have."
$39.95   Used & New from: $22.00
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

A Photographer's Life: 1990-2005
24.  A Photographer's Life: 1990-2005 by Annie Leibovitz
The list author says:
  "An amazing photographer, Annie Leibovitz."
$66.70   Used & New from: $19.28
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (129 customer reviews) | 5 customer discussions

Polaroids
25.  Polaroids by Sylvia Wolf
The list author says:
  "Another great polaroid book."
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The Americans
26.  The Americans by Robert Frank
The list author says:
  "A great book by Robert Frank."
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The Photographer's Eye
27.  The Photographer's Eye by John Szarkowski
$17.42   Used & New from: $9.20
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Women Photographers at National Geographic
28.  Women Photographers at National Geographic by Alexandra Avakian
The list author says:
  "National Geographic is the elite with photographs of women in different times, different cultures around the world."
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PostSecret: Extraordinary Confessions from Ordinary Lives
29.  PostSecret: Extraordinary Confessions from Ordinary Lives by Frank Warren
The list author says:
  "Most people know of this but if you haven't it is worth checking out."
$19.86   Used & New from: $0.71
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (391 customer reviews) | 14 customer discussions

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