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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.
'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
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
Limited Edition. Numbered 0082/1000. Signed hardcover book, published by Taschen, titled Rose c'est Paris by Bettina Rheims and Serge Bramly featuring the erotica, fashion shoots, art monographs and metaphysical mysteries of the French capital. Includes a vintage-style suitcase box, a rose, a mask, an Eiffel Tower statuette, a booklet, a DVD and a hardcover book.
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.
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.
Limited Edition. 1262/1600. Hardcover leatherbound book titled Walton Ford: Pancha Tantra published by Taschen in 2007 written by Bill Buford detailing the allegorical struggles of the "beasts and birds" populating Walton Ford's life-size paintings. Signed by artist. Includes clamshell box.
Hardcover, 75 years of DC Comics: The Art Of Modern Mythmaking, published by Taschen America in 2010, written by Paul Levitz, special edition is compacted with DC comic stories of all time using the latest technology to re-create over 2,000 images of story-lines, images, film stills, collectibles and illustrations with Levitz essays highlighting the history of the company through a timeline and biographies of DC legends.
This TASCHEN Collector’s Edition, initiated and conceived by Midori Kitamura, offers an expert history of Issey Miyake design. Presented in an original MIYAKE-designed book bag, the book traces Miyake’s texture-driven originality from the earliest days of his career, when he first expressed his commitment to clothing as a field for enduring design rather than changing fashions. More Details Through clothes based on A Piece of Cloth concept, Body Series of the 1980s, Miyake Pleats series, and such practical, everyday designs as Pleats Please pieces, Kitamura draws on more than 40 years of collaborative work with Miyake to create an encyclopedic reference of his material and technical innovations. It bears witness not only to Miyake’s ongoing exploration of the relationship between a piece of cloth and the body, but also to his singular blend of tradition, futurism, and function. The book is stamped with Miyake’s own “inkan”—a traditional Japanese seal equivalent to a signature and used in daily Japanese life for all official paperwork. Photographs by Miyake’s contemporary Yuriko Takagi capture his clothes in their particular quotidien originality, including a breathtaking shoot in Iceland. In her far-reaching essay, meanwhile, leading cultural figure Kazuko Koike offers both a complete career chronology and a personal profile of Miyake to explore the ambition and inspirations that have driven his visionary work. Technical Specifications: Hardcover in a book bag, designed by Issey Miyake, 36 x 36 cm (14.2 x 14.2 in.), 514 pages Product Dimensions: H 8.0 Inches x W 20.0 Inches x L 20.0 Inches Product Code: V176000352520
A Bigger Book, TASCHEN's SUMO-sized David Hockney monograph, is as spectacular in format as it is in scope. In it, the artist takes stock of more than 60 years of work, from his teenage days at the Bradford School of Art, through his breakthrough in 1960s Swinging London, life by Los Angeles pools in the 1970s, up to his recent extensive series of portraits, iPad drawings, and Yorkshire landscapes. More Details Never before has Hockney's oeuvre been published on such an astonishing and immersive scale. As each page unfurls in a blaze of blues, pinks, greens, and oranges, we are spellbound both by the artist's vibrancy as a colorist and his extraordinary sense of the conditions of the world that surrounds us. Through Hockney's restless interrogation of perception and representation, we witness the mellow sheen of light on a muddy Yorkshire puddle, the ochre enormities of A Bigger Grand Canyon, the rustic majesty of Bigger Trees near Warter, and, of course, A Bigger Splash, with the exquisite sparkle of a turquoise pool beneath an iridescent California sky. These major paintings are joined by the artist's drawings, photo-composites, multi-perspective collages, stage designs, multi-camera video works, and iPad drawings, each a panoply of looking and showing in different styles and media. Hockney himself is present in every aspect of the publication. He collaborated closely through all production stages and conceived of this book as a purely visual survey of more than 450 works prefaced by a handwritten programmatic statement. As an artist who rarely looks back, the vast volume is as much his own personal review as it is a definitive record for art lovers all over the world. "I don't tend to live in the past," he comments, "Working on this book, I see quite how much I have done." Product Dimensions: H 10.0 Inches x W 26.0 Inches x L 43.0 Inches Product Code: V176000344368
Exotic plants, corals and crocodiles, birds and butterflies. Albertus Seba’s extraordinary catalogue of natural specimens is not only one of the 18th century’s greatest natural history achievements, but also one of the most prized natural history books of all time. It is a beautiful tribute to the breadth and the detail of creatures great and small, as well as to some now-extinct animals. More Details Though it was common for men of his profession to collect natural specimens for research purposes, Amsterdam-based pharmacist Seba (1665–1736) had a passion that led him far beyond the call of duty. His amazing, unprecedented collection of animals, plants, and insects from all around the world gained international fame. In 1731, after decades of collecting, Seba commissioned illustrations of each and every specimen and arranged the publication of a four-volume catalogue detailing his entire collection—from strange and exotic plants to snakes, frogs, crocodiles, shellfish, corals, insects, butterflies, and more, as well as fantastic beasts, such as a hydra and a dragon. This superb, complete reproduction is taken from a rare hand-colored original. The introduction offers background information about the fascinating tradition of the cabinet of curiosities to which Seba belonged and an additional annex, written by contemporary biologists, provides descriptions of the marvelous and myriad specimens. Technical Specifications: Hardcover, 11.4 x 17.3 in., 588 pages Product Dimensions: H 4.0 Inches x W 11.4 Inches x L 17.3 Inches Product Code: V176000370485
An overview of Modern Art that traces the style with a year-by-year succession of the groundbreaking artworks that shook standards and broke down barriers. Introductory essays outline the most significant and influential movements alongside explanatory texts for each major work and its artist. • Taschen • Hardcover • 693 pages • Full color
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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.
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"
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
In 1950s New York, before he became one of the most famous names of the 20th century, Andy Warhol was already a skilled and successful commercial artist. During this time, as part of his strategy to woo clients and forge friendships, he created seven handmade artist’s books, reserved to his most valued contacts. These featured personal, unique drawings and quirky texts revealing his fondness for—among other subjects—cats, food, myths, shoes, beautiful boys, and gorgeous girls. More Details Decades later, with originals now changing hands for thousands of dollars at auction, TASCHEN presents an immaculate portfolio of these seven books, five of which have never before been republished, beautifully packaged together for the very first time and replicating Warhol’s originals as closely as possible down to the format, dimensions, and paper stock. With titles such as Love Is a Pink Cake, 25 Cats Named Sam, and À la Recherche du Shoe Perdu, the series reveals the artist’s off-the-wall character as well as his accomplished draftsmanship, boundless creativity, and innuendo-laced humor. The seven books make delightful play with styles and genres as much as with design, materials, and formats. The lithograph portfolio A Is for Alphabet devotes a page to each letter of the alphabet, with illustrations complemented by stumbling three-line verses that tell of strange encounters between man and animal. In the Bottom of My Garden is at once a Warhol twist on a children’s book and a covert celebration of gay love. Wild Raspberries, meanwhile, is a spoof cookbook with a cornucopia of adventurous recipes on 19 portrait-format pages of instructions and illustrations. This colorful portfolio is supplemented by an XL-sized, 56-page guidebook introducing each of Warhol’s illustrations. Complete with rarely seen photographs of the artist, inspirational ephemera, and commercial assignments, it contextualizes Warhol’s 1950s art, offering a glimpse into his early creative process as well as his endearing, playful character. Technical Specifications: Portfolio with 7 smaller volumes inserted, 284 pages, 34.6 x 47.5 cm (13.6 x 18.7 in.), plus 56-page supplementary booklet Product Dimensions: H 5.0 Inches x W 13.6 Inches x L 18.7 Inches Product Code: V176000365329
Through treasure-house museums and cutting-edge galleries, classic pubs and top-notch theater, discover the best of this buzzing world capital with a selection of lively itineraries, including thematic and neighborhood specials such as Literary London, London with Children, East London, and Hampstead. If it’s time to venture further afield, you’ll also find a selection of glorious weekend trips outside of the city, from the Highlands of Scotland to sleepy Welsh villages, the dreaming spires of Oxford to beachside bliss in Brighton. • Taschen • Flexibound • 80 pages • Full color
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
Essential introduction to Duchamp distills all the daring and the scandal of his practice into one essential overview not only of a pioneering creative but also of a critical moment in Western culture. From his groundbreaking blend of abstraction, Cubism, and Futurism in Nude Descending a Staircase (1912) to his forays into the now-iconic “readymades” such as Bicycle Wheel (1913) and Bottle Rack (1914) the author explores how Duchamp consistently challenged the notion of what art is and, in so doing, opened up a world of conceptual possibilities beyond the “retinal” experience. Written by Jani Mink. Part of TASCHEN’s Basic Art series 2.0. • Taschen • Hardcover • 96 pages • Full color