- Hardcover: 288 pages
- Publisher: Black Dog Publishing (September 1, 2003)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 190103304X
- ISBN-13: 978-1901033045
- Product Dimensions: 9.5 x 1 x 12.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 3.6 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 7 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #920,424 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Coffee Table Coffee Table Book Hardcover – September 1, 2003
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But this? It's a book, and it's about coffee tables. Get it? Yeah, yeah. So did "Seinfeld's" Kramer. And without the kooky sidekick to give it an entertaining twist, the "Coffee Table Book" really comes across as rather boring, except to aficionados of interior design.
The photography is quite pretty, and most of the coffee tables are interesting -- they range from futuristic to icky (a topless, leather-clad woman on all fours makes up the base of one -- shades of "Spinal Tap") to 100% ordinary. Some are flowing structures of metal, wood and glass, while others are garish blobs of plastic.
The problem is, you can only look at pictures of coffee tables for so long. And it doesn't help that the little text blurbs accompanying each picture really don't illuminate much. A tiny shred of history, and maybe a quote are included. As a result, it feels like a hardcover furniture catalog, with only one item of furniture included.
It's a cute idea, but the "Coffee Table Book" is too long and bland to be of any actual interest. It would be best on -- you guessed it -- the coffee table, so guests can chuckle at the title.