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14:19 Aug 7, 2006
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English to Spanish translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - Poetry & Literature
English term or phrase: glossy coffee-table books
a series of glossy coffee-table books were published
rpozzo
Argentina
Local time: 18:56
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Summary of answers provided
5 +4vistosos libros ilustrados para hojear
Marina Herrera
5ediciones de lujo
Carmen Hernaiz
4libros con ilustraciones en papel satinadoJulio Torres
3libros de adorno con grandes ilustraciones
Laura Rodriguez
3ver explicación
María Teresa Taylor Oliver
3libros de regalo
Y. Peraza
3libros decorativos de papel ilustración
Caro Friszman


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libros con ilustraciones en papel satinado


Explanation:
Coffee-table book libro m ilustrado de gran formato

Glossy: brilloso, lustroso. Glossy paper: papel satinado.

Creo que a eso se refiere.

Julio Torres
Mexico
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libros de regalo


Explanation:
No me convence mucho, pero es lo que hay... También encuentro "libros de adorno", pero me gusta menos, y además no creo que la idea sea esa. SOn libros para mirar distraídamente, no?

... imágenes que aparecen en muchos libros de arte cuya componente básica es la ilustración (los llamados “libros de regalo” o coffee table books) ...

... incrementado la cantidad de títulos para responder a las nuevas modalidades, libros de adorno (coffee table books), libros...

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www.contraindicaciones.net/2006/02/la_critica_y_la_historia...

http://cvc.cervantes.es/obref/congresos/valladolid/ponencias...

Y. Peraza
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libros decorativos de papel ilustración


Explanation:
Propongo otra, a ver si sirve.

Caro Friszman
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ver explicación


Explanation:
Los "coffee-table" books se denominan así porque son libros que mas bien se estiman más por su apariencia (su portada y la calidad de las páginas - en papel lustroso - y las ilustraciones y fotografías) que por su contenido.

O sea, son libros bonitos "para ver, pero no tocar", para exhibirlos sobre "la mesa del café", entiéndase la mesa de la sala de estar.



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No sé si "libros de exhibición" quede bien. Es que no son libros para leer, precisamente.

El ejemplo de rigor y más conocido es el de los libros de viajes, llenos de fotografías, hermosas páginas lustrosas... y no necesariamente mucho contenido.

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Main Entry: coffee-table
Function: adjective
: of, relating to, or being an item (as a book or magazine) intended for display (as on a coffee table) ; specifically : of, relating to, or being an expensive lavishly illustrated oversize book

"coffee-table." Webster's Third New International Dictionary, Unabridged. Merriam-Webster, 2002. http://unabridged.merriam-webster.com (7 Aug. 2006).




http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coffee_table_book

Coffee table book
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A coffee table book is a style of hardcover book designed to rest on a coffee table or similar surface in an area where guests sit and are entertained, thus inspiring conversation or alleviating boredom. They tend to be oversized and of heavy construction, since there is no pressing need for portability. It is common for them to also be abnormally long, though this does not always hold true. Subject matter is generally confined to non-fiction, and is usually visually-oriented. Pages consist mainly of photographs and illustrations, accompanied by captions and small blocks of text that describe them, as opposed to long prose. History, art, entertainment, and biography are popular genres.

María Teresa Taylor Oliver
Panama
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PRO pts in category: 90
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10 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5 peer agreement (net): +4
vistosos libros ilustrados para hojear


Explanation:
Se refiere a libros que se ponen en mesas en hogares, foyers, salas de espera para que la gente se entretenga hojeándolos y disfrutando de las vistosas fotos o gráficas.

Marina Herrera
Local time: 17:56
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Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in category: 33

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Refugio: Perfecto, porque lo esencial es que no son para leer
3 hrs
  -> Gracias, Ruth

agree  Roxanna Delgado: Sería la mejor opción ya que no hay una palabra exacta para traducirlo .
7 hrs
  -> Gracias, Roxanna

agree  Francisco Rodriguez: coincido con Roxanna... y por supuesto con Marina
8 hrs
  -> Gracias, Francisco

agree  María Teresa Taylor Oliver: Contribuyo con un agrí a ver si el robot se anima a cerrar la pregunta luego de dos años. Yo le agregaría lo de "papel satinado" de Julio. Saludos :)
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ediciones de lujo


Explanation:
Se refiere a libros en edición de lujo.



Carmen Hernaiz
Spain
Local time: 23:56
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Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in category: 60

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Jo-Hanna Goettsche: Y de precio de lujo también :(
1 hr

neutral  María Teresa Taylor Oliver: Yo tengo entendido que una edición de lujo es en contraposición con la edición en rústica. "Coffee-table book" tiene otro significado, el de libros que son más para alardear, decorativos...
1 hr

disagree  Roxanna Delgado: de acuerdo con María Teresa. No tiene nada que ver con que sea una edición de lujo.
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709 days   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5
libros de adorno con grandes ilustraciones


Explanation:
En este caso hay que dar una explicación del término, ya que no existe equivalente.

Laura Rodriguez
Spain
Local time: 23:56
Native speaker of: Native in GalicianGalician, Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in category: 16
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