Art and design coffee table books are such a wonderful indulgences, not to mention providing creative inspiration. If you’re looking for the perfect gift for an art or design lover, here are a few of our favorite new releases:

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Mr. Ken Fulk’s Magical World – $75

San Francisco designer Ken Fulks is probably the most talked about interior designer in a decade. He never fails to be stylish or surprising, and his penchant for using unusual objects has us on a Where’s Waldo-esque hunt through the fantastic photos in this book.

 

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The Perfectly Imperfect Home – $30

New from the editor of Domino Magazine, this pretty coffee table book echoes our sentiments exactly: Decorate your home with what makes you happy.

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A House by the Sea – $60

Bunny Williams, a name synonymous with good design, made us wait forever while she and her husband designed and decorated their very own Caribbean paradise. We couldn’t wait to get our hands on this one.

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Pantone: The 20th Century in Color – $40

Part history book, part design inspiration, this tome takes us on a visual tour of 100 years of color and design. “From the Pale Gold (15-0927 TPX) and Almost Mauve (12-2103 TPX) of the 1900 Universal Exposition in Paris to the Rust (18-1248 TPX) and Midnight Navy (19-4110 TPX) of the countdown to the Millennium, the 20th century brimmed with color.” Artists and designers are sure to find inspiration in these pages!

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The New Formal – $60

We were intrigued by this new coffee table book by New York interior designer James Aman because it focuses on his work for clients who are serious art collectors. It’s interesting to see how Aman’s designs complement each client’s unique tastes and collections.

What new design book is your current favorite?