Coffee table books might be one of the rare segments were print publishing makes sense and still makes money.
Some of them are cookbooks, others cover architecture, photography and of course art.
They make for great holiday gifts.
A tome that caught my attention recently in the art category is Tokyo 1955-1970, A New Avant-Garde published in November 2012 by Museum of Modern Art to coincide with current Tokyo 1955-1970 exhibition at MoMA.
"Tokyo 1955–1970: A New Avant-Garde explores the extraordinary convergence of artists and other creators in Japan’s capital city during the radically transformative postwar period. Examining works from a range of media--painting, sculpture, photography, drawing, printmaking, video and film, as well as graphic design, architecture, musical composition and dance--this is the first publication in English to focus in depth on the full scope of postwar art in Japan. During this period, Tokyo was a vibrant hub..."
MoMA exhibition 'Tokyo 1955–1970: A New Avant-Garde' opened on November 18, 2012 and runs until February 25, 2013.
Tokyo 1955-1970, A Vibrant Art Hub for Tokyo Thursdays # 245