BEAUTIFUL COFFEE TABLE BOOKS : TABLE BOOKS
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Beautiful Coffee Table Books
- A low table, typically placed in front of a sofa
- low table where magazines can be placed and coffee or cocktails are served
- A coffee table, also called a cocktail table, is a style of long, low table which is designed to be placed in front of a sofa, to support beverages (hence the name), magazines, feet, books (especially coffee table books), and other small items to be used while sitting, such as coasters.
- (Coffee Tables) While any small and low table can be, and is, called a coffee table, the term is applied particularly to the sets of three or four tables made from about 1790; of which the latter were called 'quartetto tables'.
- Pleasing the senses or mind aesthetically
- Of a very high standard; excellent
- delighting the senses or exciting intellectual or emotional admiration; "a beautiful child"; "beautiful country"; "a beautiful painting"; "a beautiful theory"; "a beautiful party"
- (of weather) highly enjoyable; "what a beautiful day"
- beautiful. is the third album from Fantastic Plastic Machine. It is the follow-up to Luxury, as well as the first album after moving from Readymade Records to avex trax. beautiful.
- (book) a written work or composition that has been published (printed on pages bound together); "I am reading a good book on economics"
- Engage (a performer or guest) for an occasion or event
- (book) engage for a performance; "Her agent had booked her for several concerts in Tokyo"
- (book) physical objects consisting of a number of pages bound together; "he used a large book as a doorstop"
- Reserve accommodations for (someone)
- Reserve (accommodations, a place, etc.); buy (a ticket) in advance
Actual is not normal (a tribute to Edward Tufte)
A macro of a graph in Edward Tufte's "The Visual Display of Quantitative Information", a classic on graphic design of data displays. This particular graph shows the weather of NYC over a year, and this particular data is the actual and average amount of precipitation in a month (not sure which one).
One of Tufte's principles is to maximize the information to ink ratio--only use ink to portray what the data needs. In this case, a two-category bar graph alone has rather poor information to ink ratio--all that ink to portray two numbers! However, this image is only about 1/50th or less of the total image, so its tininess makes it tolerable.
If you're looking for a last minute book gift, this is one of the most stunning coffee table books I have, AND it's got wonderful insight for anyone who works with data and visualization.
ISBN 978-4-89444-619-9 tenugui book
this book is one of the beautiful tomes from pie books, who publish a wide variety of very thick paperback books about japanese cultural with each book having one simple theme.
each spread has an image from a traditional tenugui pattern on one page, and a japanese poem on the other.
the book has english only at the beginning, which includes a great concise history of the development and cultural customes of tenugui towels. this book a wonderful coffee-table book and resource for tenugui enthusiasts.
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