Inspired Coffee Table Books To Gift Mom this Mother’s Day
From fashion and jewels, to activism and photography
For those lucky to have felt, feel and experience a mother’s love, you know that it cannot simply be reduced to one day of celebration. One can nonetheless take it as an opportunity to express gratitude to the life-giving women past and present. As Mother’s Day fast approaches in the United States, V Magazine has taken care to round up our top picks of coffee table books to gift.
V Magazine, The Chanel Book
Created in collaboration with CHANEL, V Magazine and inimitable image makers Inez and Vinoodh come together to create a timeless book. At each turn of the page, you’ll encounter a remarkable powerhouse talent be it cover star Lily-Rose Depp, eco-warrior Quannah Chasinghorse or model Precious Lee.
Buy for $110 here.
Antwaun Sargent, The New Black Vanguard: Photography Between Art and Fashion
Curator and critic Antwaun Sargent highlights 15 Black artists whose breathtaking portraits and conceptual images break down the long-established barriers and boundaries in the creative industry and beyond. Presenting work by Campbell Addy, Arielle Bobb-Willis, Micaiah Carter, Awol Erizku, Nadine Ijewere, Quil Lemons, Namsa Leuba, Renell Medrano, Tyler Mitchell, Jamal Nxedlana, Daniel Obasi, Ruth Ossai, Adrienne Raquel, Dana Scruggs, and Stephen Tayo.
Available here for $50.
Assouline, Vital Voices: 100 Women Using Their Power to Empower
With a foreword by National Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman, the book celebrates 100 global women leaders who are reshaping power. The book featurees a selection of exclusive portraits, each accompanied by inspiring and insightful excerpts of first-person narratives, including words from the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Malala Yousafzai, Bozoma Saint John, Jacinda Ardern, Donna Langley, Menaka Guruswamy and Arundhati Katju, Joy Buolamwini, Megan Rapinoe and so many more.
V Magazine, The Gigi Journal
Spearheaded by supermodel Gigi Hadid, Gigi Journal spotlights 32 exclusive art pieces and writing from all corner of the world, handpicked from more than 20, 000 submissions by Gigi herself. The limited edition hardbound book is a visual and written medium for conversations around worldwide public health crises and racial injustices in America.
Buy for $35 here.
Claiborne Swanson Frank, Mother and Child
In this body of work, author and photographer Clairborne Swanson Frank set out to explore the meaning of motherhood in the 21st century. Focusing her lens on 70 families, capturing intimate moments between mothers and children from famed names such as Delfina Figueras, Carolina Herrera, Lauren Santo Domingo, Anne Vyalitsyna, Aerin Lauder, and Patti Hansen.
Priced at $95.99 on Amazon.
Guerrilla Girls: The Art of Behaving Badly
This is the first book to archive the entire of career the collective of political feminist artist. From provocative street campaigns, iconic media appearances, and wide-spread exhibition, the book explores all the worldwide work they did to expose discrimination and corruption in film, art, politics and pop culture.
You can find it here for $21.99.
Women: The National Geographic Image Collection
The National Geographic delves into it’s extensive archive to present a collection of female-focused photographs, coupled with interviews exploring the lives of women across the globe.
Amazon sells it for $27.82
Assouline’s Windows At Tiffany & Co.
This glamorous book unveils a curated tour of the windows at Tiffany’s Fifth Avenue flagship in New York, displays that remain iconic to American culture and beyond. Never-before-seen concept sketches, behind the scenes imagery, insights by cultural influencers and historical manuscripts promise a breathtaking flip through the pages.
The book is available for a whopping $750 on Amazon.