photography The Best Coffee Table Books for Photographers  

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Whether you're a photographer yourself or are just looking to liven up your coffee table, you've come to the right place! Here, you can check out some of the best photography coffee table books on the market. These stunning books are packed full of gorgeous pictures that make it abundantly clear how some of the most famous photographers of the past few decades became household names. 

From history of photography books to compilations of famous magazine photography, there's something for everyone here. These books can be excellent inspiration to develop your own skills behind the camera, as they go into the deeper details of photography as an art form.  Fear not if you don't fancy yourself the next Annie Leibovitz, however, for you'll also find books about lighter topics like dogsbeaches, and nature.

Be sure to cast a vote for your favorites as you feast your eyes on  these gorgeous books! 

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Humans of New York is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Coffee Table Books for Photographers
Humans of New York Brandon Stanton

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Annie Leibovitz: Portraits 200... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Coffee Table Books for Photographers
Annie Leibovitz: Portraits 2005-2016 Annie Leibovitz, ‎ Alexandra Fuller

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Ansel Adams: 400 Photographs is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Coffee Table Books for Photographers
Ansel Adams: 400 Photographs Ansel Adams and Andrea G. Stillman

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The National Parks: America... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Coffee Table Books for Photographers
The National Parks: America's Best Idea Dayton Duncan, Ken Burns

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National Geographic Rarely See... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Coffee Table Books for Photographers

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The Japanese Photobook, 1912–1... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Coffee Table Books for Photographers
The Japanese Photobook, 1912–1990 Manfred Heiting (Editor), ‎ Ryuichi Kaneko (Contributor), ‎ Duncan Forbes (Contributor)

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Photography: The Definitive Vi... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Coffee Table Books for Photographers

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National Geographic Stunning P... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Coffee Table Books for Photographers

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Dogs is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Coffee Table Books for Photographers
Dogs Lewis Blackwell (Author), ‎ Tim Flach (Photographer)

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Destinations of a Lifetime: 22... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Coffee Table Books for Photographers

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Vogue: The Covers (updated edi... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Coffee Table Books for Photographers

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Vanity Fair 100 Years: From th... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Coffee Table Books for Photographers

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The Atlas of Beauty: Women of ... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Coffee Table Books for Photographers

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Beaches is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Coffee Table Books for Photographers
Beaches Gray Malin

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Extraordinary Everyday Photogr... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Coffee Table Books for Photographers

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Magnum Manifesto is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Coffee Table Books for Photographers
Magnum Manifesto Magnum Photos and Clément Chéroux

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Irving Penn: Centennial is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Coffee Table Books for Photographers
Irving Penn: Centennial Maria Morris Hambourg (Author), ‎ Jeff L. Rosenheim (Author), ‎ Alexandra Dennett (Contributor)

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The Finer Things: Timeless Fur... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Coffee Table Books for Photographers

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Living with Pattern: Color, Te... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Coffee Table Books for Photographers

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Overview: A New Perspective of... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Coffee Table Books for Photographers

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The Art of God is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Coffee Table Books for Photographers
The Art of God by Ric Ergenbright

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Ansel Adams in the National Pa... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Coffee Table Books for Photographers

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Street: New York City 70s, 80s... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Coffee Table Books for Photographers
Street: New York City 70s, 80s, 90s Carrie Boretz (Author), ‎ Vivian Gornick (Foreword)