5 Vintage Coffee Table Books to Add to Your Home

Looking to add some vintage coffee table book style to your homes? We completely agree with this plan. To get you started, we decided to find a few of our favorite vintage books featuring our favorite photographers. A�Here is our list of 5 Vintage Coffee Table Books to Add to Your Home.A�


1)Queens: Portraits of Black Women and their Fabulous Hair:A�Crowns photographer Michael Cunningham and author and journalist George Alexander have captured the marvelous trinity of black women, hair, and beauty salons in the glorious Queens: Portraits of Black Women and Their Fabulous Hair.

2)Soul Sanctuary: Images of the African American Worship Experience:A�A photographic celebration of the most influential institution in the African-American community–“the church–“and its unique worship experience.

3) Black: A Celebration of a Culture presents a vibrant panorama of twentieth-century black culture in America and around the world. Broken up into segments that examine in detail such subjects as children, work, art, beauty, Saturday night, and Sunday morning, the photos detail the history and the evolution of a culture. Each photograph, handpicked by Deborah Willis, Americaa��s leading historian of African American photography, celebrates the world of music, art, fashion, sports, family, worship, or play.


4)The Photographs of Jack Delano: The Library of Congress (Fields of Vision):A�Providing a unique view of American life during the Great Depression and Second World War, each Fields of Vision volume includes an introduction to the life of a Farm Security Administration (FSA)/Office of War Information (OWI) photographer with 50 evocative images selected from their work held by the Library of Congress. Transporting the viewer to American homes, farms, and streets of the 1930s and 1940s, they offer a glimpse of a new narrative and intimate style that defined America.

5)Reflections in Black, the first comprehensive history of black photographers, is a groundbreaking pictorial collection of African American life. Featuring the work of undisputed masters such as James VanDerZee, Gordon Parks, and Carrie Mae Weems among dozens of others, this book is a refutation of the gross caricature of black life that many mainstream photographers have manifested by continually emphasizing poverty over family, despair over hope.

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Michiel Perry

Michiel is a Black Southern Belle living a lowcountry life. I love all things fashion, home decor and southern! When I am not running around doing fun stuff for Black Southern Belle, I live in antique stores and have a minor obsession with historic homes 🙂

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  1. July 9, 2017 / 1:28 pm

    Excellent choices

    • Michiel Perry
      July 9, 2017 / 3:20 pm

      So glad you like them!

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