What to Read: 4 New Coffee Table Books – The New York Times

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Nov. 3, 2021
From a compendium of contemporary Black artists to American family portraits to photographs of nature at its most serene, the images herein reveal decades’ worth of research and reflection.
Here are four new coffee table books to browse this week →
GILLIAN LAUB: Family Matters, by Gillian Laub. (Aperture, $50.) The photographer and filmmaker explores America’s political divide through the lens of her own family, in intimate snapshots taken over the past two decades.
A BLACK GAZE: Artists Changing How We See, by Tina M. Campt. (The MIT Press, $29.95.) Contemporary artists from all disciplines (Khalil Joseph, Deana Lawson, Dawoud Bey) reveal the shifting role of the viewer, from onlooker to participant — engaged, even implicated in the pain and wonder of Black life.
SEEING SILENCE: The Beauty of the World’s Most Quiet Places, by Pete McBride. (Rizzoli, $30.) With a foreword by Bill McKibben, two decades’ worth of travel photographs from all seven continents capture the earth at its calmest.
SACRED NILE, by Chester Higgins with Betsy Kissam. (BCH Fulfillment & Distribution, $40.) The photojournalist spent 50 years traveling along the river searching for the ancient African roots of modern faith.
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