75 Years Of DC Comics
The Art Of Modern Mythmaking Hardcover (November, 2010)
In 1935, DC Comics founder Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson published New Fun No. 1, the first comic book with all-new, original material—at a time when comic books were mere repositories for the castoffs of the newspaper strips. What was initially considered to be disposable media for children was well on its way to becoming the mythology of our time—the 20th century’s answer to Atlas or Zorro. More than 40,000 comic books later, in honor of the publisher’s 75th anniversary, TASCHEN has produced the single most comprehensive book on DC Comics, in an XL edition even Superman might have trouble lifting. More than 2,000 images—covers and interiors, original illustrations, photographs, films..
Hardcover: 720 pages
Publisher: Taschen (November, 2010)
Price: 150 euro
Africa - Leni Riefenstahl's remarkable Africa oeuvre
When she was in her early sixties, Leni Riefenstahl began traveling frequently to the African continent, where she has worked on various film and photography projects over the last half century. Her favorite destination was in Sudan, where she lived with and photographed the Nuba tribespeople, learning their language and becoming their friend. The Nuba were a loving and peaceful people who welcomed Riefenstahl as one of their own. Her images of the Nuba, as well as of the Dinka, Shilluk, Masai, and other tribes, are gathered in this monumental book. Riefenstahl remembers her experiences in Africa as the happiest moments in her life. Her beautiful, skilled photographs represent a landmark in the extraordinary career of the 20th century’s most unforgettable artistic pioneer.
Format: 23,6 x 34,2 cm,
Multilingual Edition: English, French, German
Price: 49,99 euro
Muhammad Ali Greatest of All Time
Muhammad Ali is één van de meest opvallende persoonlijkheden van deze tijd en wellicht de grootste sportman aller tijden. Om deze levende legende te eren heeft Taschen een werk gecreëerd, episch in omvang en net zo uniek en levendig als de man zelf. “Dit is geen boek maar een monument op papier: het grootste, zwaarste, meest schitterende werk dat ooit is gedrukt. De laatste overwinning van Ali”, schreef Der Spiegel bij het uitkomen vanGOAT, het gigantische boek met meer dan 3000 afbeeldingen van 150 fotografen en kunstenaars.
Dit Golden Book is een compilatie van de beste foto´s en teksten uit de gelimiteerde editie.
Pages: 660 pagina's
Format: 330 x 330 mm
Prijs: 99 euro
Photographs 1961-1967 Dennis Hopper
During the 1960s, Dennis Hopper carried a camera everywhere—on film sets and locations, at parties, in diners, bars and galleries, driving on freeways and walking on political marches. He photographed movie idols, pop stars, writers, artists, girlfriends, and complete strangers. Along the way he captured some of the most intriguing moments of his generation with a keen and intuitive eye. A reluctant icon at the epicenter of that decade’s cultural upheaval, Hopper documented the likes of Tina Turner in the studio, Andy Warhol at his first West Coast show, Paul Newman on set, and Martin Luther King during the Civil Rights March from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama.
Hardcover: 544 pages
Publisher: Taschen (April 1, 2011)
Price: 49,99 euro
Menu Design in America: 1850-1985 by Steven Heller
Until restaurants became commonplace in the late 1800s, printed menus for meals were rare commodities reserved for special occasions. As restaurants proliferated, the menu became more than just a culinary listing. The design of the menu became an integral part of eating out and as such menus became a marketing tool and a favored keepsake.
Menu Design is an omnibus showcasing the best examples of this graphic art. With nearly a thousand examples, illustrated in vibrant color, this deluxe volume not only showcases this extraordinary collection of paper ephemera but serves as a history of restaurants and eating out in America. In addition to the menu covers many menu interiors are featured providing a epicurean tour and insight to more than a hundred years of dining out. Various photographs of restaurants round out this compendium that will appeal to anyone who enjoys the joy of eating out and its graphic and gastronomic history.
Hardcover: 360 pages
Publisher: Taschen (August, 2011)
Price: 39,99 euro
Frank Lloyd Wright, Complete Works 1917-1942
Frank Lloyd Wright(1867-1959)is widely considered the greatest American architect of all time; his work ushered in the modern era and remains highly influential today—half a century after his death. TASCHEN's three-volume monograph covers all his designs (numbering approximately 1100), realized and unrealized. Made in collaboration with the Frank Lloyd Wright Archives in Taliesin, Arizona, this collection leaves no stone unturned in examining and paying tribute to Wright's astonishing life and work.
Hardcover: 480 pages
Publisher: Taschen(March, 2010)
Price: 150 euro
Helmut Newton's SUMO Taschen
Limited edition of 10,000 copies worldwide, each signed and numbered by Helmut Newton. Includes a bookholder designed by Philippe Starck.
SUMO is a titanic book in every respect: it is a tribute to the twentieth century’s most influential, intriguing and controversial photographer. Measuring 50 x 70 cm (20 x 27.5 inches) and weighing approx. 30 kg (66 lb.), the book contains 464 pages, breaking any previous record. SUMO is a truly unique publication.
SUMO, edited by June Newton, features a wide selection of over 400 pictures, most of which are published for the first time, covering every aspect of Newton’s outstanding career in photography: from his stunning fashion photographs, which pointed the way for generations of photographers, to his nudes and celebrity portaits.
In defiance of the much-loved Japanese discipline that inspired the title of this colossal work, there is no need for it’s proud owner to wrestle with SUMO. Philippe Starck has designed a unique device for displaying the book at home.
SUMO is available to all Newton fans and photo devotees in a limited edition of 10,000 copies, all numbered and signed by the artist.
Hardcover: 464 pages
Price: 10.000 euro
The Godfather- Steve Schapiro Taschen
Selections from Steve Schapiro’s photographs provide an insider’s view of the making of the legendary trilogy. This edition is limited to 1,000 copies, each numbered and signed by Steve Schapiro.
Imagine the experience of witnessing renowned actors as they made their most memorable performances. Steve Schapiro has had such a privilege as special photographer on some of American cinema’s most beloved movies. For Francis Ford Coppola’s Godfather trilogy, Schapiro immortalized actors such as Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, James Caan, Robert Duvall, and Diane Keaton. His photographs of the Godfather holding the cat and the whisper in the Godfather’s ear have become iconic images known throughout the world. Brought together in a book for the first time is a vast selection of images from all three Godfather films, reproduced from Schapiro’s original negatives.
This lavish, limited edition book, which also includes background articles and interviews about the films, contains over 400 color and black & white images, most of which have never been published before. It allows fans a privileged peek behind the scenes at the making of film history and it truly is a once-in-a-lifetime offer you can’t refuse.
Also available: The Art Edition, limited to 200 numbered copies, each signed by Steve Schapiro and accompanied by one of two original prints.
Hardcover: 444 pages
Price: 2.000 euro
Ai Weiwei. Art Edition Taschen
Today Ai Weiwei enjoys a reputation far beyond the art world. While his vast social or performance-based interventions and appropriated object-based artworks have secured his place as one of the world’s leading conceptual artists, Ai is equally known as a social media phenomenon, a political activist, and an outspoken champion of free expression in his native China, where he earnt an 81-day police detention in 2011.
This book, signed by the artist, is the first comprehensive monograph on Ai Weiwei’s life and work. Compiled in close collaboration with Ai and with direct access to his own archives, it explores the artist's particular brand of expression and activism over more than 700 pages of images and text.
Marble sculpture (Chinese marble from the Fangshan District), 18.2 x 76.3 x 52.2 cm (7.1 x 30 x 20.5 in.), hardcover volume, 33 x 44 cm (12.9 x 17.3 in.), wrapped in a silk scarf (Habotai silk, handrolled edges, 110 cm x 100 cm, 43.3 x 40 in.)
Price: 12.500 euro
Modernist Cuisine: The Art and Science of Cooking
Modernist Cuisine is an interdisciplinary team in Bellevue, Washington, founded and led by Nathan Myhrvold. The group includes scientists, research and development chefs, and a full editorial team—all dedicated to advancing the state of culinary art through the creative application of scientific knowledge and experimental techniques.
Modernist Cuisine: The Art and Science of Cooking is an encyclopedic treatment of cooking. Its six volumes of 2,438 pages explore the history of cuisine and explain the science of cooking in a way that’s accessible to both professional chefs and home cooks. Created by a team of scientists, chefs, editors, and writers, these volumes explore research spanning the field of culinary science, with careful attention to practicality and applicability in the kitchen. Through gorgeous illustrations and otherworldly techniques, this set will inspire you to innovate in your own kitchen.
Hardcover: 2438 pages
Publisher: Taschen (March, 2011)
Price: 399,00 euro
Project Japan: Metabolism Talks
Between 2005 and 2011, architect Rem Koolhaas and curator Hans Ulrich Obrist interviewed the surviving members of Metabolism—the first non-western avant-garde, launched in Tokyo in 1960, in the midst of Japan’s postwar miracle. Project Japan features hundreds of never-before-seen images—master plans from Manchuria to Tokyo, intimate snapshots of the Metabolists at work and play, architectural models, magazine excerpts, and astonishing sci-fi urban visions—telling the 20th century history of Japan through its architecture, from the tabula rasa of a colonized Manchuria in the 1930s to a devastated Japan after the war, the establishment of Metabolism at the 1960 World Design Conference in Tokoy, to the rise of Kisho Kurokawa as the first celebrity architect, to the apotheosis of Metabolism at Expo ’70 in Osaka and its expansion into the Middle East and Africa in the 1970s.
Paperback: 720 pages
Publisher: Taschen(October, 2011)
Price: 39,99 euro
David LaChapelle - Artist & prositutes
Is een XXL boek met werk van fotograaf David LaChapelle, die tot de 10 beste fotografen ter wereld wordt gerekend. Op z'n negentiende vertrekt hij uit het saaie North Carolina naar New York om fotograaf te worden. Hij ontmoet Andy Warhol die hem zijn eerste opdrachten geeft. Zijn voorkeur voor glamour heeft hij van zijn moeder die haar kinderen, uitgedost in speciale outfits fotografeerde. Gelimiteerde oplage van 2500 stuks.
Hardcover in clamshell box
Format: 345x500 mm
Price: 3000,00 euro
Mario Testino - Let me in! Mario Testino
As one of the 21st century’s most travelled, acclaimed, and influential fashion photographers, Mario Testino has unsurpassed access to the most magnetic stars of popular culture. For some time now he has been collecting a personal archive of off-screen moments, often snatched spontaneously before, during, and after more official sittings for Vanity Fair, Vogue, and Testino’s many clients in the world of fashion. The result is a portrait not just of a generation of the most wanted and talked-about, but an invitation to be part of the backstage parties and unstaged moments of Testino’s life. Sometimes offbeat, but always on the pulse, Let me in!, with Testino’s eye for a modern kind of elegance liberated from conventional polish, is a new chapter from the photographer who has already made his mark with the books Any Objections, Front Row Backstage, Alive, Portraits, Kids, Diana Princess of Wales, and numerous exhibitions and publications worldwide
Hardcover in acrylic slipcase,
30,9 x 42,5 cm,
Limited: 1000 copies
Price: 1500,00 euro
Gisele Bündchen Taschen Limited Edition
With more than 300 photographs, this large-scale Collector’s Edition is personally curated and designed by Gisele in collaboration with Giovanni Bianco. From her legendary nude portrait by Irving Penn, chosen as the book’s cover, to iconic shots from such industry luminaries as David LaChapelle, Juergen Teller, Inez & Vinoodh, Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott and Corinne Day, it is a unique artistic presentation of the most famous Brazilian export together with Pelé and Senna and the highest-earning model in the world. The breathtaking image collection is accompanied bytributes from Gisele’s closest friends, family, and fashion leaders, who shed light on how and why she has become one of the greatest models of all time.
30,9 x 42,5 cm,
Limited: 1000 copies
Price: 750,00 euro
The Complete Little Nemo Winsor McCay Alexander Braun
TASCHEN’s sumptuous Winsor McCay: The Complete Little Nemo 1905–1927collects, for the very first time, and in full, glorious color, all 549 episodes of Little Nemo. In the illustrated accompanying volume, art historian and comics expert Alexander Braun places Winsor McCay’s life and work within the cultural history of the U.S. media and entertainment industry, and explores the immense art historical value of McCay's dream narrative. At once an adventure story, visual delight, and piece of cultural history, this publication is a tremendous monument to one of the most innovative pioneers—and one of the most intrepid explorers—of comic history.
Hardcover: 708 pages
Publisher: Taschen (September, 2014)
Price: 150 euro
Mick Rock - The Rise of David Bowie, 1972–1973
Deze indrukwekkende gelimiteerde foto-editie bevat duizenden foto’s van Rock, waarvan vele hier voor het eerst gepubliceerd. Van spectaculaire stageshots tot intieme backstageportretten, het laat de vele kanten van Bowie zien: gereserveerd en tegelijk benaderbaar, speels en serieus, open en oprecht maar ook geforceerd en gekunsteld. Limited Collector’s Edition van 1572 exemplaren, alle gesigneerd door David Bowie en fotograaf Mick Rock.
Taal: Engels, Duits en Frans
Hardcover in cassette, 272 pagina's
Orginele handtekening David Bowie en Mick Rock
Oplage: 1572 exemplaren wereldwijd
312 x 440 mm
Price: 500-3500 euro