I am looking for books that contains photos of paintings and/or statues, historical buildings. These books are typically used as a sort of art gallery on high-quality paper, but I don't know the specific name in the English language.
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In the industry they're called "art books", but everyone actually calls them "coffee-table books".
(Because people leave them on their coffee tables -- the long, low table in front of the couch -- to make guests think they're cultured.)
In book publishing, a book of this size is called a folio.