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
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
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.
Styled with a faux-chimpanzee-fur cover and packaged in a luxe clamshell box, this stunning collection of Albert Watson's work is a must-have for photography enthusiasts. Spanning the career of one of the world's most revered photographers, this volume features 408 pages of Watson's most famous works, as well as dozens of previously unpublished Polaroids pulled from his personal archives. Limited to a total of 1,200 numbered copies signed by Albert Watson. By Albert Watson. Essay by Philippe Garner. Published by Tashen. (October 2017.) Hardcover with faux-chimpanzee-fur fitting. Clamshell box. 408 pages. 19.5" length x 14.5" width x 12.0" height (approximately). ISBN: 9783836524926.
Peter Lindbergh redefined the standards of beauty through his timeless and elegant photography. Coinciding with his exhibition at Kunsthal in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, this massive text is filled with over 400 striking black-and-white images of famous faces as well as commentaries from revered collaborators. By Thierry-Maxime Loriot. Photographs by Peter Lindbergh. Published by Taschen. (September 21, 2016.) Hardcover with jacket. 524 pages. 10.0" length x 2.5" width x 13.5" height (approximately). ISBN: 9783836552820.
Based on Carl Friedrich Philipp von Martius' expedition to Brazil and Peru with zoologist Johann Baptist von Spix, this epic work outlines all known genera of the palm family. Famous for its unrivaled botanic illustration and taxonomy, this massive text is a genuine treasure for nature enthusiasts. By H. Walter Lack. Published by TASCHEN; Mul edition. (September 1, 2017.) Hardcover with jacket. 442 pages. 10.1" length x 1.9" width x 13.7" height (approximately). ISBN: 9783836566148.
This massive and colorful text is Taschen's most comprehensive book of the legendary DC Comics. With over 2,000 images of covers, interiors, original art, photographs, film stills, and collectibles, the world's most beloved superheroes and their mythical stories come to life. By Paul Levitz. Published by Taschen. (June 8, 2017.) Hardcover with jacket. 720 pages. 10" length x 2" width x 13" height (approximately). ISBN: 9783836554565.
Taschen commemorates the centennial of President John F. Kennedy's birth with this fascinating text. Writer Norman Mailer brings readers a stunning historical record of the youngest man elected to the office through interesting narratives and over 300 color and black-and-white photographs. By Norman Mailer. Edited by Nina Wiener. Contributions by J. Michael Lennon. Published by Taschen. (May 5, 2017.) Hardcover with jacket. 370 pages. 9.3" length x 1.2" width x 12.5" height (approximately). ISBN: 9783836562539.
Between 1854 and 1896, brothers Fausto & Felice Niccoline published "Le case ei monumenti di Pompei: disegnati e descritti," a work that aimed to illustrate all aspects of life in the ancient city of Pompeii, preserved in ash for over 1,600 years after the devastating eruption of Mount Vesuvius. In this work, they documented the buildings, frescos, and statues as well as ordinary objects using the newly introduced technique of color lithography. Complete with essays and commentary, this reprint assembles the nearly 500 lithograph plates of the brothers' original work and not only offers an extraordinary record of the ancient city, but also its effect and influence on Western art. By Valentin Kockel and Sebastian Schütze. Published by Taschen. (November 16, 2016.) Hardcover. 648 pages. 16.0"/41cm length x 3.5"/9cm width x 19.0"/48cm height (approximately). ISBN: 9783836556873.
Part of the Explorer Series, this book features a collection of 25 dream destinations based on The New York Times' distinguished travel journalism. Edited by Barbara Ireland, this volume includes narratives and photographs depicting the meadows in the Dolomites, Chile's Elqui Valley, and everywhere in between. From the Explorer Series. Edited by Barbara Ireland. Published by TASCHEN. (October 1, 2017.) Hardcover. 304 pages. 8.8" length x 1.2" width x 12.5" height (approximately). ISBN: 9783836568395.
Part of the Explorer Series, this book features a collection of 25 dream trips based on The New York Times' distinguished travel journalism. Edited by Barbara Ireland, this volume includes narratives and photographs depicting the bays of the Maldives, a chocolate tour of the Caribbean, and everywhere in between. From the Explorer Series. Edited by Barbara Ireland. Published by TASCHEN. (October 1, 2017.) Hardcover. 288 pages. 8.8" length x 1.2" width x 12.5" height (approximately). ISBN: 9783836570732.
A must-have for any comic fan, this impressive text is a behind-the-scenes look into the birth of the famed Marvel Universe. Featuring hundreds of colorful images alongside insider anecdotes, The Marvel Age Of Comics 1961-1978 explores the making of these still-popular superheroes as well as the legendary artists and writers who brought them to life. By Roy Thomas. Published by Taschen. (October 6, 2017.) Hardcover with jacket. 400 pages. 9.5" length x 1.5" width x 13.0" height (approximately). ISBN: 9783836567763.
This fascinating hardcover captures the European continent in a series of autochrome and black and white photos by National Geographic 's master photographers. With over 200 evocative images pulled from the magazine's archives, this book is a visual journey through the wildlife, culture, and history of Europe, from Iceland to Italy. From the Around the World in 125 Years series. Edited by Reuel Golden. Published by Taschen. (November 20, 2017.) Hardcover with jacket. 336 pages. 10.75" length x 1.25" width x 14.50" height (approximately). ISBN: 9783836568807.
This inspiring work is the second volume of artist David LaChapelle's long-awaited final project. Ten years in the making and part of a five-book anthology, this installment features vivid, surreal imagery contemplating the idea of mortality as imagined by the visionary artist. Photographs by David LaChapelle. Published by Taschen America; Box Har/Pa edition. (December 1, 2017.) Hardcover. 276 pages. 11.8" length x 1.5" width x 14.8" height (approximately). ISBN: 9783836570466.
This fascinating work is the first volume of artist David LaChapelle's long-awaited final project. Ten years in the making and part of a five-book anthology, this installment features beautiful, provocative imagery capturing the times we live in as viewed by the visionary artist. Photographs by David LaChapelle. Published by Taschen America; Box Pck Ha edition. (December 1, 2017.) Hardcover. 278 pages. 12.0" length x 1.5" width x 15.0" height (approximately). ISBN: 9783836570459.
Following their best-selling Les Dîners De Gala, Taschen presents this new phenomenal work that marries worldly wines with artistic surrealism. This beautiful text organizes wines and important wine-growing regions while displaying more than 140 of Salvadore Dalí's provocative artworks and illustrations. By Salvador Domenech Felipe Jacinto Dalí. Published by Taschen. (November 28, 2017.) Hardcover. 296 pages. Over 140 illustrations. 9.0" length x 1.5" width x 12.0" height (approximately). ISBN: 9783836567725.
Originally published in 1967, photographer Daniel Kramer's stunning portfolio was re-released in honor of Bob Dylan's 75th birthday. Featuring over 200 curated photographs including rare outtakes from the Bringing It All Back Home cover shoot, the comprehensive volume traces more than a year of the famed musician's life. Limited Collector's Edition of 1,765 numbered copies. Signed by the author, Daniel Kramer. Published by Taschen (May 2016). Hardcover with clamshell box. 288 pages. Letterpress-printed chapter openers with tipped-in photographs. 3 foldouts. Box: 13.50" length x 2.50" width x 18.50" height. Book: 12.50" length x 1.75" width x 17.50" height. (Approximately.) ISBN: 9783836547604.
A collaboration with the Andy Warhol Foundation, this colorful volume features hundreds of instant photos and never-before-seen images to create a visual diary of pioneering artist Andy Warhol's life. Carrying his Polaroid camera wherever he ventured, Warhol captured scenery at every angle: from candid moments of his entourage, to unrehearsed self-portraits, obscure backdrops, and more. By Richard B. Woodward. Edited by Reuel Golden. Published by Taschen. (September 10, 2015.) Hardcover. 560 pages. 11.00" length x 2.50" width x 13.75" height (approximately). ISBN: 9783836551564.
With text in English, French, and German, this massive documentary-style book paints a portrait of Rome through hundreds of sepia, black and white, and full color photographs. Including famous faces like Sophia Loren and Valentino as well as images that date back as far as the 1840s, this fascinating work explores the history, art, and undeniable beauty of this beloved city. By Giovanni Fanelli. Published by Taschen America; Multilingual edition. (January 26, 2018.) Hardcover with jacket. 486 pages. 10.2" length x 1.8" width x 13.8" height (approximately). ISBN: 9783836562713.
Establishing a distinctive style characterized by chromatic mosaics and striking hues with symbolic connotations, Gustav Klimt is celebrated as one of the most significant artists of the 20th century. Fans of the Viennese painter will delight in this comprehensive monograph, which explores Klimt's progression through his career, from pioneering the Secessionist movement to criticism for his erotic undertones. Curated with a timeline of his work, descriptive excerpts, and re-prints of archived documents, photographs, and more, this volume provides a thorough profile on the Austrian figure. By Tobias Natter. Published by Taschen. (November 30, 2012.) Hardcover with jacket. 676 pages. 12.5" length x 3.0" width x 18.0" height (approximately). ISBN: 9783836527958.
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.
A passionate tribute to a legendary artist, this book is a must-have for fans of the late, great David Bowie. Compiled in 2015 by Bowie's official photographer and creative partner, Mick Rock, these pages are filled with previously unpublished and unseen images of the musician's early years. By Mick Rock. Published by Taschen. (April 25, 2016.) Hardcover. 300 pages. 10.75" length x 1.25" width x 15.00" height (approximately). ISBN: 9783836560948.
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.
This two-volume book set from National Geographic takes readers on a state-by-state tour of the U.S. through more than 700 stunning images from the magazine's archives. Featuring prefaces to each state and storytelling captions, this set captures and celebrates the growth and evolution of the country over the past 100 years. By Jeff Z. Klein, Joe Yogerst, David Walker. Edited by Reuel Golden. Published by Taschen. (December 8, 2016.) Hardcover with slipcase. 964 pages. 11.50"/29cm length x 3.75"/10cm width x 16.00"/41cm height (approximately). ISBN: 9783836561556.
In celebration of Capitol Records' 75th anniversary, this volume presents the iconic record giant's official story from its founding year up until today. Filled with hundreds of images from Capitol's archives, essays by cultural historians and music critics, and a look at some of the most successful artists to sign with Capitol through the years, from Miles Davis and Nat King Cole to Coldplay and Katy Perry, music enthusiasts are sure to treasure this release. By Barney Hoskyns. Edited by Reuel Golden. Foreword by Beck. Published by Taschen. (December 8, 2016.) Hardcover with jacket. 492 pages. 14"/36cm length x 3"/8cm width x 16"/41cm height (approximately). ISBN: 9783836550284.
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.
During the 19th century, famed woodblock artists Keisai Eisen and Utagawa Hiroshige were commissioned to record life along The Kisokaido trail, a route that travels through the heart of Japan. The full series of 94 prints is exhibited in this stunning volume that showcases the contrasting styles of each artist. Completed with historical excerpts, The Sixty-Nine Stations Along The Kisokaido features uncut paper threaded in a traditional Japanese bookbinding. By Andreas Marks. Published by Taschen. (October 23, 2017.) Hardcover. 234 pages. 14.00" length x 2.25" width x 21.00" height (approximately). ISBN: 9783836539388.
This fascinating hardcover captures the world's largest continent in a series of autochrome and black and white photos by National Geographic 's master photographers. With over 250 evocative images pulled from the magazine's archives, this book is a visual journey through the wildlife, culture, and history of Asia and Oceania. From the Around the World in 125 Years series. Edited by Reuel Golden. Published by Taschen. (November 20, 2017.) Hardcover with jacket. 392 pages. 10.75" length x 1.50" width x 15.00" height (approximately). ISBN: 9783836568845.
A stunning collection, Shadows On The Wall includes powerful, intimate portraits of some of the world's most interesting and talented actresses today, including Nicole Kidman, Julianne Moore, Dame Helen Mirren, Jessica Chastain, Kate Winslet, and many more. Featuring handpicked, unreleased, and un-retouched photos from his groundbreaking 2017 Pirelli calendar shoot, renowned photographer Peter Lindbergh aims to redefine today's beauty standards by capturing the spirit of his subjects. Multilingual edition: English, French, German. By Peter Lindbergh. Published by Taschen. (December 19, 2017.) Hardcover with jacket. 292 pages. 14.0" length x 1.5" width x 10.0" height (approximately). ISBN: 9783836569378.
This incredible boxed series presents seven small volumes that recreate Andy Warhol's handmade promotional books from the 1950s. Originally created to woo clients, these humorous and creative classics feature Warhol's delightfully quirky drawings and illustrations laced with his signature innuendos. Includes 56-page supplementary booklet and portfolio with 7 smaller volumes inserted. Edited by Reuel Golden and Benedikt Taschen. Published by Taschen; Multilingual edition. (November 1, 2017.) Hardcover. 284 pages. 16.0" length x 4.2" width x 25.5" height (approximately). ISBN: 9783836562096.
Complete with an adjustable book stand by famed industrial designer Marc Newson, Taschen's sumo-sized portfolio showcases the work of renowned English painter David Hockney, considered to be one of the most influential British artists of the 20th century. Spanning over 60 years of work, from his teenage art-school days to his recent series of portraits and Yorkshire landscapes, this volume includes a 680-page chronology book that contextualizes some of Hockney's most famous works with drawings, portrait photos, and text based on the artist's own writings as well as contemporary reviews. Limited collector's edition of 9,000 signed copies. Includes adjustable book stand designed by Marc Newson and illustrated 680-page chronology book. By David Hockney. Published by Taschen. (November 23, 2016.) Hardcover with jacket. 498 pages. 13 foldouts. 19.5" length x 8.0" width x 27.5" height (approximately). ISBN: 9783836507875.
Originally published in French, this reprint of Salvador Dalí's 1973 cookbook marries food with surrealism. The visually engaging work features 136 recipes by exceptional Parisian chefs accompanied by Dalí's beautifully bizarre illustrations. By Salvador Dalí. Translation by Captain J. Peter Moore. Published by Taschen. (November 24, 2016.) Hardcover with jacket. 320 pages. 8.6" length x 1.3" width x 12.1" height (approximately). ISBN: 9783836508766.
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Limited Edition. Numbered 2843/3000. Signed hardcover books, published by Taschen, titled Genesis (two-volume set) features large-scale monographs of mountains, deserts, oceans, animals and peoples from Sebastiao Salgado's 8-year expeditions to Southwest America, Central Africa, South America and Antarctica. Includes signed book display stand.
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Hardcover book, First Edition published by Taschen, entitled ,Stanley Kubrick Archives, highlights the comprehensive study of director Stanley Kubrick's film and creative process. Includes a CD interview with Stanley Kubrick and a twelve-frame film strip from a 70mm print from 2001: A Space Odyssey.
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This limited XXL edition of Taschen's Peter Beard features 200 pages of diaries, 294 pages of collages and 5 fold-outs. With an original essay by photo critic Owen Edwards. Numbered 1827 of 2500.
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First Edition. Three-volume hardcover book set titled Modernism Rediscovered, published by Taschen in 2007, with introduction by critic Owen Edwards, focusing on photographs by Julius Shulman that culminate into one of the most compelling visual chronologies of modern architecture. Includes slipcase.
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Limited Edition. 0980/1968Hardcover book, titled The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, published by Taschen, written by Tom Woolf with Lawrence Schiller and Ted Streshinsky, detailing the acid-laced journeys of famed author Ken Kerey and his group of 'merry pranksters' throughout the 1960s. Includes slipcase.
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Hardcover book, titled Fashion Designer A-Z Etro Edition, published by Taschen in 2012, detailing the works of more than 100 prominent fashion designers with images of more than 500 garments from the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology's permanent collection.