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
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
Cabinet of Natural Curiosities: * Albertus Seba's curious creatures, a most unusual collection of natural specimens. Albertus Seba's Cabinet of Natural Curiosities is one of the 18th century's greatest natural history achievements and remains one of the most prized natural history books of all time. Though scientists of his era often collected natural specimens for research purposes, Amsterdam-based pharmacist Albertus Seba (1665-1736) was unrivaled in his passion. Published April 1, 2011. Hardcover. 416 pages *Measurements:* 9.5" x 13.25"
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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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.
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"
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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.
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"
Kubrick Archives: * This is the first book to explore Stanley Kubrick's archives and the most comprehensive study of the filmmaker to date. The philosophy behind Part 1 of The Stanley Kubrick Archives borrows from this line of thinking: from the opening sequence of Killer's Kiss to the final frames of Eyes Wide Shut, Kubrick's complete films are presented chronologically and wordlessly via frame enlargements. Published November 1, 2008. Hardcover. 544 pages *Measurements:* 13" x 9.5"
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"
Arts & Architecture 1945-49: * From the end of World War II until the mid-1960s, exciting things were happening in American architecture. Emerging talents were focusing on innovative projects that integrated at once modern design and low-cost materials. The trend was most notably embodied in the famous Case Study House Program, a blueprint for modern habitation championed by the era's leading American journal, Arts & Architecture. Published July 1, 2014. Hardcover. 632 pages *Measurements:* 9.75" x 12.5"
Mario Testion: Sir: * In SIR, his largest book to-date, the influential photographer presents over 300 photographs in his search to define the allure of men. Featuring an essay by Pierre Borhan, an interview with Patrick Kinmonth, and many previously unpublished works from Testino's archive of thousands, this book traces the evolution of male identity over the past three decades. Costume, tradition, gender play, portraiture, photojournalism, and fashion collide as Testino observes masculinity in all its modern manifestations: through the dandy and the gentleman, the macho and the fey, the world-famous face to the unknown passerby. Every photograph represents a unique point of view, and a new visual connection between photographer and sitter. Softcover. 504 pages *Measurements:* 13.75" L x 10.5" W