Coffee Table Art For the Intellectually Promiscuous

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Coffee Table Art, considered the staple for the difficult on our Christmas list, has changed over the years and with the internet bookstore finding that perfect tome, a keepsake, a DIY guide, the best images of seven continents has never been easier.

The Coffee Table Art that instantly comes to mind, bulky, over-sized, large block letter printed covers shouting the names of Art History masters "Monet," "Van Gogh," "Picasso," and the more modern "Hopper," "de Kooning" and "Pollack" all neatly stacks at all intersections throughout the mega bookstores.

While these are must have and staples of any home schooled art historian and art collector, The Coffee Table Art Book has evolved over the years.

Schiffer Publishing, a leader in the Coffee Table Book and Publishing market, offer every type of keepsake and collectors memorabilia coffee table book one can imagine, from the traditional to the unusual, each crafted with precision, offering a balance of high glossy images and information on the subject.

For the Do-it-Yourself culture, Arts & Crafts, Woodworking, Gardening, Culinary Masters, and Simple Cooking to in-depth study on Vino, Old World and New World Wines complete with immersion step-by-step instruction all neatly bound in hardcover, lasting a lifetime, tomes can found.

Complementing the holiday season and home decoration, Schiffer Publishing is offering "Christmas At Historical Houses," and "The Visit: The Origin of "The Night Before Christmas"' "Christmas At America's Landmark Houses."

Each carefully crafted hardbound over-sized book brings to each page a special combination of tradition and quality. The specifically chosen inclusions add a touch of hope during the magical Christmas season, a traditional time of sharing, caring, and gratitude.

Christmas At Historical Houses, 2nd Edition

"Christmas At Historical Houses," from the author team of Patricia Hart McMillan & Katharine Kaye McMillan, a 224 page hardbound cover, containing 449 glossy pictures, gathers in this second edition, a collection of "thirty specially decorated houses that are featured from across America. Both magnificent estates and simple residences offer a variety of styles, tastes, and ideas to inspire your own celebrations."

History is brought to life in many historic houses, especially at Christmas time, when special decorations help to welcome the social season and visiting guests.

More than Decoration, "Christmas at Historical Homes" provides a holiday cross cultural and cross country trip through cities and town in America where tradition and history meet at this special time of the year. Seen through the lens bringing the highest quality images sharing preserved buildings with illuminated gardens, inviting dining halls, and stunning interiors historical reference and background on each pictorial is included.

"Christmas At Historical Houses," can be ordered through the below link, $45.00.

The Visit: The Origin of "The Night Before Christmas"

Author Mark Kimball Moulton brings to the page the story behind the writing of the holiday classic. Accompanied by more than 50 richly detailed illustrations by Susan Winget, "The Visit: The Origin of The Night Before Christmas," is quickly becoming a holiday favorite and staple in any home holiday library.

Moulton through interviews with Dinghy Sharp, the great-great-granddaughter of Clement Moore, who in 1822 created the classic Christmas poem, "The Night Before Christmas," for his daughter, the origins of which were passed down through the generations of the Moore Family are now on the pages in a beautifully luxuriously bound hard cover.

From the publisher's description: Not only does the story of the beautiful and enduring poem's creation unfold in this tale, but many of the terms and actions of the characters in "The Night Before Christmas" are explained, including why stockings were hung, why windows were shuttered, what coursers were, and what exactly sugarplums that danced through children's heads really were.

Perhaps most moving, is Moore's motivation and inspiration for the creation of the poem. This lovely edition is a natural companion to "The Night Before Christmas."

Sized in landscape printing, the natural accompaniment to the holiday favorite told the world over is available through Schiffer Publishing for $16.99.

For more information or to order: www.schifferbooks.com

All images provided by Schiffer Publishing and used with permission.

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