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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. Brand: Taschen Fiber Content: Hardcover
Marking the 50th anniversary of its original publication, this powerful book documents Peter Beard's two-decade-long research on the overpopulation and starvation of elephants, rhinos, and hippos in Africa. Accompanied by gripping photographs, the reader gains insight about the damage done to these animal populations due to human intervention. By Peter Beard. Foreword by Paul Theroux. Published by Taschen. (December 2, 2015.) Hardcover with slipcase. 292 pages. 12.00" length x 10.75" width x 1.50" height (approximately). ISBN: 9783836555470.
Art for All: * At the turn of the 20th century, amid the domed grandeur of Vienna, a group of Secession artists reclaimed the humble woodblock. The gesture, though short-lived, and long overlooked by established art histories, may be seen as a decisive social, as well as aesthetic, moment. Published September 7, 2016. Hardcover. 416 pages *Measurements:* 9.75" x 14.5"
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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.
Salgado Kuwait.: * In January and February 1991, as the United Statesled coalition drove Iraqi forces out of Kuwait, Saddam Hussein's troops retaliated with an inferno. At some 700 oil wells and an unspecified number of oil-filled low-lying areas they ignited vast, raging fires, creating one of the worst environmental disasters in living memory. Kuwait: A Desert on Fire is the first monograph of this astonishing series. Like Genesis, Exodus, and The Children, it is as much a major document of modern history as an extraordinary body of photographic work. Hardcover. 208 pages *Measurements:* 12.5" L x 11.5" W
Portrait of a City Los Angeles: * From the first known photograph taken in Los Angeles to its most recent sweeping vistas, this photographic tribute to the City of Angels provides a fascinating journey through the city's cultural, political, industrial, and sociological history. It traces the city's development from the 1880s' real estate boom, through the early days of Hollywood and the urban sprawl of the late 20th century, right up to the present day. Hardcover. 572 pages *Measurements:* 10" x 13.25"
Elements of Euclid: * Nearly a century before Mondrian made geometrical red, yellow, and blue lines famous, 19th-century mathematicianOliver Byrneemployed the color scheme for his 1847 edition of Euclid'smathematical and geometric treatiseElements. Byrne's idea was to use color to make learning easier and "diffuse permanent knowledge." The result has been described asone of the oddest and most beautiful books of the 19th century. A masterwork of art and science, it is as beautiful in the boldness of its red, yellow, and blue figures and diagrams as it is in the mathematical precision of its theories. In the simplicity of forms and colors, the pages anticipate the vigor of De Stijl and Bauhaus design. Hardcover. 504 pages *Measurements:* 7.75" L x 5.5" W
Yes is More: * Yes is More is the easily accessible but unremittingly radical manifesto of Copenhagen-based architectural practiceBjarke IngelsGroup, or BIG. Unlike a typical architectural monograph, this book uses the comic book format to express its radical agenda for contemporary architecture. It is also the first comprehensive documentation of BIG's trailblazing practice-where method, process, instruments and concepts are constantly questioned and redefined. Flexicover. 400 pages *Measurements:* 9.75" L x 6.5" W
Anne Geddes: * With her distinct style and sensitive compositions, Anne Geddes has become one of the world's most widely known and loved photographers, celebrated for herunique take on infancy and parenthoodin soft, characterful, vibrant portraits. This Geddes retrospective draws from access to the photographer's complete archive, reaching back to the late 1980s. With many previously unseen images as well as a sticker motif, it honors not only a whimsical and endearing aesthetic but its underlying philosophy of care for the young and vulnerable and for the future of mankind. Hardcover with sticker. 238 pages *Measurements:* 14.75" L x 11.5" W
Small Architecture: * Over the years, talented architects have occasionally indulged themselves with thechallenge of designing small but perfectly formed buildings. Today, with reduced budgets, many architects have turned in a more focused way to creating works that may be diminutive in their dimensions, but are definitely big when it comes to trendsetting ideas. From world-famous names to the freshest new talent, come discover architectural invention on a whole new, small scale. Hardcover. 584 pages *Measurements:* 7.75" L x 5.5" W
Greatest Of All Time, Trade: * Universally acclaimed as the greatest sportsman of the modern era, someone who transformed not just his sport but the cultural status of athletes everywhere, Muhammad Ali still towers over the "sweet science" of boxing, more than three decades after announcing his retirement. Acknowledged as one of the most remarkable personalities of our time and undoubtedly the most popular sporting personality ever, his status as the finest heavyweight champion to grace a ring is beyond all doubt. Published October 1, 2010. Hardcover. 652 pages *Measurements:* 13" x 13"
National Geographic: USA: * Travel through time and across the country with this state-by-state tour of the United States over the past 100 years. Following on from the critically acclaimed National Geographic: Around the World in 125 Years, the volume brings together more than 700 captivating images from the magazine's illustrious archives to chart a century of change and growth from Alabama to Wyoming. Published December 29, 2016. Hardcover, 2 vols. in slipcase. 964 pages *Measurements:* 11" x 15.5"
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Hardcover book, published by Taschen, titled Raf Simons, features the designer's menswear label, his work with other designers such as Christian Dior and Jil Sander and his signature combination of street and chic, in a large-scale format including interviews from 'i-D magazine'.
New York Times: 36 Hours 125 Weekends in Europe 2nd Edition: * Through ancient wonders, world capitals, and tiny places with infectious personalities, Europe packs some serious travel punches. With more than 50 countries across its length and breadth, the world's second-smallest continent makes up for size with its intricate cultures and abundant charms, boasting artistic masterpieces and architectural marvels as much as natural splendor. Published October 14, 2016. Flexicover, clothbound with ribbon bookmarks and thumb index. 672 pages *Measurements:* 6.5" x 9.5"
Peter Lindbergh: * When German photographer Peter Lindbergh shot five young models in downtown New York City in 1989, he produced not only the iconic British Vogue January 1990 cover but also the birth certificate of the supermodels. The image didn't just bring revered faces together for the first time, it marked the beginning of a new fashion era and a new understanding of female beauty. Published September 21, 2016. Hardcover. 472 pages *Measurements:* 9.5" x 13.5"
Leonardo 2 Volumes: * Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) possessed one of the greatest minds of all time; his importance and influence are inestimable. This two-volume, midsize-format comprehensive survey is the most complete book ever made on the subject of this Italian painter, sculptor, architect, engineer, scientist and all-around genius. With huge full-bleed details of Leonardo's masterworks, this highly original publication allows the reader to inspect the subtlest facets of his brushstrokes. Published September 29, 2011. Softcover, 2 vols. in slipcase. 700 pages *Measurements:* 8.75" x 11.5"
'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
Movies of the 2000s: * Our Movies series enters the 21st century with thisdefinitive lineup of the most important films made during the 2000s, an age of evergreen franchises, historical epics, and comic-book superheroes, as well as fast-evolving CGI aesthetics, low-key global indies gaining unprecedented audiences, and hard-hitting documentaries (and mockumentaries) becoming mainstream feature hits. Through the gripping stories, insightful dramas, and thrilling, mindless escapism Movies of the 2000s gathers the best of the best around the globe. Each movie masterpiece is profiled with stills and production photos, a synopsis, analysis, and movie-buff trivia, as well as cast, crew, and technical listings. Hardcover. 832 pages *Measurements:* 7.75" L x 5.5" W
The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm: * 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. Containing a selection of charming vintage illustrations from the 1820s to the 1950s by true masters of pictorial invention-the legendary Kay Nielsen, bestselling children's books author Gustaf Tenggren, British artists Walter Crane and Arthur Rackham, and giants of nineteenth century German illustration Gustav Sus, Heinrich Leutemann, and Viktor Paul Mohn, as well as many new discoveries-this compilation also features historic and contemporary silhouettes that dance across the pages like delicate black paper lace. Published October 4, 2011. Hardcover. 320 pages *Measurements:* 8" x 10"
Dale: Diners De Gala: * Les diners de Gala is uniquely devoted to the pleasures of taste. If you are a disciple of one of those calorie-counters who turn the joys of eating into a form of punishment, close this book at once; it is too lively, too aggressive and far too impertinent for you. Published November 20, 2016. Hardcover. 320 pages *Measurements:* 8.25" x 12"