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A Passion for Taschen

Updated: Nov 4, 2020

Scott Selects Our Collection of Taschen Art Books

“Taschen books are beautiful, original, unpredictable and - pay attention, because this is important - affordable.” (The Guardian, 03.11.01) In 1985 Taschen published its inaugural Basic Art title, Picasso. Each title from the Basic Art Series provides a comprehensive introduction to a significant artist, architect, or designer. The publications offer a detailed chronological summary of the artist’s life and work and analyze their historical importance and cultural legacy. The Basic Art Series is the best-selling art book collection ever published.

Here are a few examples of titles we offer:

Shigeru Ban From emergency relief shelters to a cardboard cathedral and exhibition spaces in shipping containers, Pritzker Prize-winning architect Shigeru Ban has made his name with his restlessly inventive response to material and situation, as much as with his humanitarian work at the sites of natural and man-made disasters.

Renzo Piano While some architects have a signature style, Renzo Piano seeks to apply coherent ideas to extraordinarily different projects. His buildings impress as much for their individual impact as for their diversity of scale, material, and form.

Jackson Pollock The rebel hero of Abstract Expressionism, Jackson Pollock (1912-1956) careened through his life like a firework across the American art landscape. Channeling ideas from sources as diverse as Picasso and Mexican surrealism, he rejected convention to develop his own way of seeing, interpreting, and expressing. Lovers of beautiful books adore Taschen. Click here to browse all our the wonderful books in our gallery section.

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