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From Azzedine Alaïa to Yves Saint Laurent, 'Fashion Designers A–Z' celebrates a century of icons and the clothes that represent their philosophies and aesthetics. This hardcover book is filled with pages of stunning photographs of over 500 garments showcased in The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology's permanent collection. Display it on your coffee table as its own piece of art. -- 648-page hardcover book - Published: 2016 - Publisher: Assouline Books - ISBN: 978-3-8365-2670-8
'A Different Vision on Fashion Photography' celebrates four decades of photography by Peter Lindbergh. Written by Thierry-Maxime Loriot, this hardcover book is filled with breathtaking illustrations and thoughtful anecdotes by icons including Jean-Paul Gaultier, Nicole Kidman and Grace Coddington. It's an inspirational insight into the extraordinary world of fashion and female beauty. -- 472-page hardcover book - Published: 2016 - Publisher: Taschen America - ISBN: 978-3-8365-5282-0
"Girls, Gags & Giggles" - this was publisher Robert Harrison's recipe for dishing up the American pin-up to the U.S. male. In the 1950s his girlie magazines sold by the millions, before becoming icons of pulp and trash culture. These skilfully illustrated girls with their curvaceous forms and inviting lingerie soon overtook America's national dessert, in terms of popularity. "Never show everything," was always the motto. Smiling prettily at the camera, the models exuded just the right amount of sex appeal without seeming too sophisticated or artful. They were the "girls next door" whose wholesome attraction soon made one forget the magazines' deliberately trashy presentation. Their rosy complexions and innocent allures still titillate even in an age when a far more graphic material is the norm. 540 Pin-up pages.
Alberto Vargas took over Esquire magazine’s monthly pin-up post in late 1940. Today these wartime pin-ups are the most collectible of Vargas’s work. Find them all in this pocket-sized delight. Measures: 5" x 7"
Step into a world of star-crossed lovers, magical winds, mischievous giants, and trolls, through some of the most exquisite illustrations in publishing history. In this gorgeous reprint, TASCHEN revives the most ambitious publication project of beloved Danish artist Kay Nielsen, one of the most famous children’s book illustrators of all time.
Despite its chilly weather and barren landscapes, wintertime has inspired some of the most magical and heartwarming stories in history. This season of celebration, frost and snow, religion, tradition, and adventure has produced such holiday classics as Clement Moore’s 'Twas the Night Before Christmas, and such colorful tales as the account of a pre-Christmas Posada parade in Mexico City.
This lovingly designed book contains a sparkling and unexpected selection of beautiful artwork from the 1840s to the 1980s by such artist greats as Kay Nielsen, the beloved Arthur Rackham, the eccentric Tom Seidmann-Freud (niece of Sigmund Freud), and the groundbreaking film animator Lotte Reiniger, as well as exciting, newly discovered talents.
In honor of their 200th anniversary, The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm brings to life twenty-seven of the most beloved Grimm stories, including classics such as Cinderella, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, and Hansel and Gretel, in a vibrant and meticulous new translation commissioned for this publication.
His name is less familiar than Vargas’s and Elvgren’s, but his brilliantly colored and voluptuous pin-ups are well known. Peter Driben’s career began in 1934, with covers for La Paree Stories, Pep Stories, Snappy, New York Nights, and Bedtime Stories. Now his many fans can have over 200 of his original paintings and published covers, from the beginning to the end of his prolific career, in a light, portable and affordable edition.Approx. Measures: 5" x 7".
Gillette Elvgren (1914–1980,) known as Gil, created some 700 pin-up oils during his long career, more than any other calendar artist. His works have been the subject of top selling TASCHEN books and calendars, and now 200 of his best are available in a compact package perfect for gifting—to oneself and others. From his first mid-'30s paintings through the 1970s, it's all here, more portable, affordable, and adorable than ever!"Measures: 5" x 7"
There’ll never be a weary morning with these delightful dolls on your desktop. For those of you whose datebooks have been replaced by smartphones, let these pin-up lovelies help you rediscover that warm feeling of marking the date with the touch, and turn, of a page. Each day presents a new model alongside saucy soundbites, as well as the birthdays of pin-ups’ finest. These sweethearts are more steadfast than they might suggest too—at the end of the year, simply turn back to the beginning and find them waiting for you as peachy as before.
In the 19th century, two of Japan's most prolific woodblock artists were commissioned to create a collection of artworks based on the Kisokaido route - an arduous journey from Edo (modern day Tokyo) to Kyoto. Taschen 's latest issue presents a stunning collation of these rich prints and comes in a cloth-bound storage box, making it an excellent gift for history buffs or art lovers. - - 234-page hardcover book - Published: 2017 - Publisher: Taschen - ISBN: 9783836539388 - Made in the UK
Published by Taschen , The New York Times ' 'Explorer' series is your ticket to the world's top travel destinations. This 'Mountains, Deserts & Plains' volume features 25 first-person narratives that take you from China's Wulingyuan UNESCO World Heritage Site and Chile's Elqui Valley to the Dolomites in Italy and the Sawtooth Valley in Idaho. It's packed with stunning photography and has practical information that will come in handy when planning a trip. - - 304-page hardcover book - Published: 2017 - Publisher: Taschen - ISBN: 9783836568395
Taschen 's 'GOAT' is an impressive tribute to the greatest boxer of all time, Mr Muhammad Ali. It's filled with over 3000 images, many previously unpublished, and five decades of original essays, articles and interviews focused on the inimitable pugilist. Housed in a silk-covered box and enclosed with a photolitho of Mr Jeff Koons' Radial Champs , this XXL-format book tips the scales at around 34kg. What's more, it's signed by both Messrs Koons and Ali, so it's sure to be the topic of conversation at your next dinner party. - - 792-page hardcover book - Published: 2004 - Publisher: Taschen - ISBN: 9783822816271 - Signed by Muhammad Ali and Jeff Koons - Made in the UK
Ever wondered what celebrity chefs keep in their own pantries? Inside Chefs' Fridges lets you peer into the most intimate corner of the fine dining world, home. Touring across Europe, this book profiles 40 top chefs with nearly 60 Michelin stars shared between them, alongside their fridge essentials. With recipes by the likes of Christian Puglisi, Joan Roca or Massimo Bottura, this guide divulges exclusive insider secrets with an intimate twist.
A milestone in the history of American architecture, The Case Study House program was an exercise in L.A. that sought to design easily replicated homes for the average American during the 1940's building boom. With over 150 photos, plans and stories, this anthology features all 36 model homes commissioned from major icons such as Richard Neutra, Raphael Soriano, and Pierre Koenig, each expressing unique interpretations of modern life which continue to hold sway to this day.
A photographic tribute to the City of Angels in all its glory and grit, this book traces the city's fascinating journey from a desert wasteland to the palm-studded hub of art and culture it is today. With over 500 images capturing pop culture movements, fads, notorious crimes, iconic protests, and everything in between, this anthology is given further context through essays by Californian historian Kevin Starr and literature expert David L. Ulin.
Flourishing throughout the late 19th century, the popular Art Nouveau architectural style used decorative motifs to pay homage to the natural world. This three-volume, limited-edition set explores the impressive portfolio of late photographer Keiichi Tahara, who captured the design movement throughout Europe. The 500 images include buildings and their adornments, from stained-glass mosaics to curved forms that resemble flowers and plants. Limited edition. By Riichi Miyake. Photography by Keiichi Tahara. Published by Taschen. (September 1, 2017.) Hardcover. 966 pages. 12.5" length x 5.5" width x 17.5" height (approximately). ISBN: 9783836530576.
A work about the personal lives of photographers Helmut Newton and Alice Springs, this book is a story told completely through intimate color and black and white images photographed by the authors. The "Us" section features the couple's portraits of themselves and each other through moments of happiness, sadness, vulnerability, and laughter. In the "Them" section, Newton and Springs turn the camera on famous subjects including Catherine Deneuve, Charlotte Rampling, David Hockney, Dennis Hopper, Karl Lagerfeld, and Timothy Leary, with each photograph revealing a different perspective and interpretation. By Helmut Newton and Alice Springs. Published by Taschen. (July 5, 2016.) Hardcover with jacket. 200 pages. 9.25" length x 1.00" width x 10.75" height (approximately). ISBN: 9783836524674.
Jim Heimann's Surfing: 1778-2015 features over 900 colorful images, taken both on and off the water. The beautiful, boxed edition celebrates the beloved pastime and sport through accompanying essays by surf journalists. Boxed edition. By Jim Heimann. Published by Taschen. (February 17, 2016.) Hardcover. 592 pages. 11.75" length x 2.75" width x 16.00" height (approximately). ISBN: 9783836547505.