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An Unconventional Coffee Table Book Selection
 
 
  • Oversized
  • Hardcover (usually)
  • Entertains guests
  • Inspires conversations 
  • Helps to pass the time
  • Non-fiction
  • Pictorial
  • About celebrities, nature, other cultures, etc.

You must’ve heard of this phrase a thousand times - at least we have. But what exactly is a coffee table book? Is it Infrathin or are there universal standards that make a book a coffee table book? Can a book not meeting the standards still qualify as a coffee table book?

Inspired by the definitions of a coffee table book on Wikipedia (as listed above), this selection aims to provide some insights on using books to inspire in-depth conversations with the minimum usage of words. Prepare for publications in non-book formats as well.

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Universal Tongue
Universal Tongue
$54.00

Not oversized nor hardcover, this small but mighty book consists of all the dance moves you may or may not intend to have in your living room.

Universal Tongue’ celebrates the great diversity of the global dance kaleidoscope in the era of the Internet. It was born from visual artist Anouk Kruithof’s fascination with dance videos distributed online as a representation of self-expression, cultural identity, empowerment and fun.




人工剧团 / Artificial Theatre Postcards
人工剧团 / Artificial Theatre Postcards
$15.00 - $38.00

Portraits of famous people - but who are they?

All works in this series were not taken directly by a camera. Artist Zhang Wei mixed the parts of ordinary faces in his old portrait series to collage new faces of famous people.


Five Photographers
Five Photographers
$68.00
Master pieces reproduced, but all anew. On the cover, you can see five names of the photographer, Q, M, K, T, S, which are randomly inserting in the word “The Photographer”. It looks uncomfortable. Actually, their stories are also a little bit awkward. They are trapped in their own idols and aesthetics. Thus their minds and creations are confined in the same way. 
SHADOW PLAYER · THE CRITIC · Q
"LEGO" THE TYPEWRITER · M
PRETTY BOY · THE CLOCK · K
HOLE PUNCHER ·THE 菲林 KILLER (AKA FILM WASTER) · T
BIRDY · THE · TRACER· S
Full of Emptiness
Full of Emptiness
$45.00

A glimpse into someone else’s (in this case, Machteld Rullens’s) life - her friends, family, herself, art-doing, and daily life through this person’s own lens. Art and everyday life are documented with the same analogue camera, smudging the line therebetween—if there ever was one. Just like her wall-works with cardboard boxes, her photos are amiable, unassuming, and quirky in nature, just like someone you've known.






Shit
Shit
$60.00

Nothing more appropriate and welcomed on a coffee table. It’s funny; it’s painful. It’s the safe topic that can never go wrong - us humans all deal with digestive tract. Shit is a pictorial history of German soldiers doing their business in battle during WWII. 

Alien Invader Super Baby - Synchromaterialism (VI)
Alien Invader Super Baby - Synchromaterialism (VI)
$50.00

“One thing will always lead to another.” This is the essence of this book, and the “thing” in this case refers to the image. Each image in this book is able to spark a conversation, and with all of them bound together by casual connections (or causality in disguise,) what could be leading the conversation now?


Enjoy your coffee, your conversations (or silence,) and your "coffee table book" ... 
 
Editor: Sixuan Tong


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