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Taschen Books

From his humble beginning selling comic books in his native Cologne to his rapidly expanding book publishing empire, Benedikt Taschen has been all about living large — literally. Sumo, a 464-page, 66-pound compendium of Helmut Newton’s photography is one of the largest and heaviest books ever produced — it comes with its own display stand — and among the most expensive, too. The first copy in a limited edition published in 1999 and signed by many of the celebrities whose images appear in its pages sold at auction for $364,000.

     TASCHEN’s success derives from his personality: he publishes books that reflect his own diverse personal enthusiasms. TASCHEN’s lavishly produced art books run the gamut from the ridiculous (The Big Book of Breasts) to the sublime (17th-century naturalist Albertus Seba’s Cabinet of Natural Curiosities).

     The TASCHEN catalog includes scholarly examinations of cultural icons such as Muhammad Ali, gorgeous monographs on painters like Hieronymous Bosch, exquisite books of photography like Sebastião Selgado’s Genesis and portfolios of muscle cars. In addition to his 11 bookstores located in the United States and Europe, TASCHEN recently opened an art gallery in Los Angeles devoted to photography.

     As you can see from the titles available on these pages, you are more than likely to have an interest in common with Benedikt Taschen — and his marvelous books give you a way to explore it fully.

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Creator: TASCHEN
Annie Leibovitz Sumo, XXL Edition Book
By TASCHEN, Annie Leibovitz
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Annie’s Big Book. 40 years of era-defining photography, now in an accessible edition. When Benedikt Taschen asked the most important portrait photographer working today, Annie Leib...
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21st Century and Contemporary Taschen Books

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Paper

Thomas Laird's Murals of Tibet Signed by the Dalai Lama with Bookstand
By Shigeru Ban, TASCHEN, Thomas Laird
Located in Vancouver, BC
A World Heritage landmark, this SUMO-sized publication presents the most precious surviving murals of Tibetan Buddhist culture. For the first time, these astonishing and intricate ma...
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2010s German Tibetan Taschen Books

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Paper

Ice Cold, a Hip-Hop Jewelry History
By TASCHEN
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The definitive photographic history of how hip-hop blinged out and redefined the world of jewelry, luxury, and style. Whether it's diamond-encrusted grills, oversized “truck” style ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Taschen Books

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Paper

Ice Cold, ‘A$AP Rocky’, Limited Ed Book with Black & Signed Fine Art Print
By TASCHEN
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The definitive photographic history of how hip-hop blinged out and redefined the world of jewelry, luxury, and style. Signed black-and-white pigment print on Canson Platine paper...
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21st Century and Contemporary Taschen Books

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Faux Leather, Paper

Nobuyoshi Araki, Limited Edition, Signed Book
By Nobuyoshi Araki, TASCHEN
Located in Los Angeles, CA
“This book reveals everything about me. It’s been a 60-year contract. Photography is love and death—that’ll be my epitaph.” —Araki The first title in our new TASCHEN limited seri...
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20th Century Taschen Books

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Paper

New York Style Coffee Table Hardcover Book
By TASCHEN
Located in Oakland Park, FL
This volume contains a collection of the many fascinating ways in which people have made themselves feel at home in New York. It covers 42 different apartments and houses in Manhat...
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20th Century German Modern Taschen Books

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Paper

“The Big Nude” SUMO Book by Helmut Newton 'Unopened', 1990s
By Helmut Newton, TASCHEN
Located in Renens, CH
“The Big Nude” SUMO book, original edition, signed by Helmut Newton from an edition of 10,000 prints for Taschen. Please note that our edition is in its original packaging. The bo...
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1990s German Modern Taschen Books

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Metal

Sebastião Salgado, Amazônia, Photography Book
By Sebastião Salgado, TASCHEN
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Hardcover Photography book, 14.1 x 10.2 in., 9.21 lb, 528 pages. For six years Sebastião Salgado traveled the Brazilian Amazon and photographed the unparalleled beauty of this ext...
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2010s European Taschen Books

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Paper

London, Portrait of a City, XL Book
By TASCHEN
Located in Los Angeles, CA
London Calling A photographic journey through the history of this epic city Samuel Johnson famously said that: “When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life.” London’s remark...
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21st Century and Contemporary Taschen Books

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Paper

Andy Warhol,Seven Illustrated Books, 1952–1959
By Andy Warhol, TASCHEN
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A unique reissue of Warhol’s classic 1950s illustrated books. In 1950s New York, before he became one of the most famous names of the 20th century, Andy Warhol was already a skilled...
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Late 20th Century Taschen Books

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Paper

Marvel Comics Library, Avengers, Vol. 1. 1963–1965, Limited Collector's Ed Book
By TASCHEN
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Earth’s Mightiest Heroes Assembling the definitive Marvel Age Avengers anthology By early 1963 the foundations of the Marvel Universe had been laid. Following the introduction of t...
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21st Century and Contemporary Taschen Books

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Aluminum

Living in Morocco Vivre au Maroc Hardcover Book – June 5, 2003
By TASCHEN
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Living in Morocco Vivre au Maroc Hardcover Book – June 5, 2003. By Stoeltie, Barbara and Rene Stoeltie. Even if it is enough to cross the Mediterranean to get there, even if it is lo...
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Early 2000s Moroccan Moorish Taschen Books

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Paper

Frida Kahlo, The Complete Paintings, XL Book
By Frida Kahlo, TASCHEN
Located in Los Angeles, CA
We access the intimacy of Frida’s affections and passions through a selection of drawings, pages from her personal diary, letters, and an extensive illustrated biography featuring ph...
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2010s European Taschen Books

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Fabric, Paper

"The Big Nude" Sumo Book with Stand Helmut Newton
By Helmut Newton, TASCHEN
Located in Atlanta, GA
Helmut Newton's Sumo book. One of the most exciting books ever published by Taschen. Signed and numbered to interior 'Helmut Newton'. This book is number 00902 of 10,000 from the fir...
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1990s German Modern Taschen Books

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Chrome

The Marvel Comics Library, Spider-Man, Vol. 1, 1962–1964, First Edition Book
By TASCHEN
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This XXL-sized collector’s dream, close in size to the original artworks, features the first 21 stories of the world’s favorite web slinger from 1962–1964. Rather than recolor the or...
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2010s Taschen Books

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Faux Leather, Paper

Marvel Comics Library, Avengers, Vol. 1. 1963–1965, Famous First Edition Book
By TASCHEN
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Earth’s Mightiest Heroes Assembling the definitive Marvel Age Avengers anthology By early 1963 the foundations of the Marvel Universe had been laid. Following the introduction of t...
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21st Century and Contemporary Taschen Books

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Fabric, Paper

Gio Ponti, First Edition Book
By TASCHEN, Gio Ponti
Located in Los Angeles, CA
To study Gio Ponti’s prolific body of work is to appreciate the clear, unifying vision behind a complex creative universe. His creations expand intuitively with the Italian grandeur ...
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2010s Italian Taschen Books

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Paper

Helmut Newton, Baby Sumo, Limited Edition
By Helmut Newton, Philippe Starck, TASCHEN
Located in Los Angeles, CA
BABY SUMO, welcome to the world! The legendary Helmut Newton SUMO in a spectacular new edition The Helmut Newton SUMO was overwhelming in every respect: a 464-page homage to the mo...
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Late 20th Century Taschen Books

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Stainless Steel

XXL Japanese Woodblock Prints Book
By TASCHEN
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Woodblock Wonders A visual history of 200 Japanese masterpieces From Edouard Manet’s portrait of naturalist writer Émile Zola sitting among his Japanese art finds to Van Gogh’s met...
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21st Century and Contemporary Taschen Books

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Paper

Helmut Newton Sumo Book by Taschen, Germany, 2009
By TASCHEN
Located in Nice, Cote d' Azur
Helmut Newton Sumo book by Taschen, Second Edition with its original stand, Germany, 2009. Measures: 30 x 38.5 x 6 cm.
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Early 2000s German Taschen Books

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Paper

Keiichi Tahara, Architecture Fin-de-Siècle, Limited Edition, Set of 3 Books
By TASCHEN
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Floral Buildings. Art Nouveau marvels across Europe. At the turn of the 20th century, architecture took an imaginative leap. As new construction materials and technologies met such...
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21st Century and Contemporary Taschen Books

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Paper

Ice Cold. "Megan Thee Stallion", Limited Edition Book with Signed Fine Art Print
By TASCHEN
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The definitive photographic history of how hip-hop blinged out and redefined the world of jewelry, luxury, and style. Signed color inkjet print on archival paper, 16 x 20 in.; har...
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21st Century and Contemporary Taschen Books

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Faux Leather, Paper

Tom of Finland XXL Book
By Tom of Finland, TASCHEN
Located in Los Angeles, CA
In 1998, TASCHEN introduced the world to the masterful art of Touko Laaksonen with The Art of Pleasure. Prior to that, Laaksonen, better known as Tom of Finland, enjoyed an intense c...
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21st Century and Contemporary Taschen Books

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Paper

David Hockney. 220 for 2020. Limited Edition, Estate Stamped Artist Book & Box
By TASCHEN, David Hockney
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A Year in Normandy with David Hockney The course of the seasons in an artist’s book of iPad paintings From a small, picturesque farmhouse in the rich fields and meadows of Normandy, ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Taschen Books

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Paper

David Hockney, 220 for 2020, Limited Edition, Estate Stamped Artist Book
By TASCHEN, David Hockney
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A Year in Normandy with David Hockney. The course of the seasons in an artist’s book of iPad paintings. From a small, picturesque farmhouse in the rich fields and meadows of Norman...
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21st Century and Contemporary Taschen Books

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Paper

Ultimate Collector Cars, Double Volume, Special Edition Book
By C & P Fiell, TASCHEN
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Dreamwheeling. The stories behind 100 of the world’s most coveted automobiles. From the adrenaline-filled 24 Hours of Le Mans to the legendary Goodwood Festival of Speed, Lake Como...
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21st Century and Contemporary Taschen Books

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Paper

Steve Schapiro, Andy Warhol & Friends, Signed, Limited Edition Book
By Andy Warhol, TASCHEN, Steve Schapiro
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pop Life. Pictures of Andy Warhol by Steve Schapiro. In 1965, Steve Schapiro started documenting Andy Warhol for Life magazine: Warhol was cementing a reputation as an important Po...
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21st Century and Contemporary Taschen Books

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Acrylic, Paper

Christo & Jeanne-Claude. L'Arc de Triomphe, Wrapped, Paris. Limited Edition Book
By Christo and Jeanne-Claude, TASCHEN, Wolfgang Volz
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A Dream Comes True. Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s silver-shimmering Arc de Triomphe, Wrapped, Paris. In 1961, L’Arc de Triomphe, Wrapped was one the first public art projects that Chri...
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21st Century and Contemporary Taschen Books

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Fabric, Paper

Marvel Comics Library, Fantastic 4, Vol. 1. 1961–1963, Famous First Edition Book
By TASCHEN
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The First Family of the Marvel Age. The ultimate collection of the world’s greatest comic magazine. Hoping to break out of a sales slump at Marvel in the early 1960s, veteran comic...
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2010s Taschen Books

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Paper

Marvel Comics Library, Fantastic Four. Vol. 1. 1961–1963, Limited Collector's Ed
By TASCHEN
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The First Family of the Marvel Age. The ultimate collection of the world’s greatest comic magazine. Hoping to break out of a sales slump at Marvel in the early 1960s, veteran comic...
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21st Century and Contemporary Taschen Books

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Aluminum

David Hockney, My Window Artist's Book
By David Hockney, TASCHEN
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Window to the World. David Hockney’s artist’s book in an unlimited XL-edition. When David Hockney discovered the iPhone as an artistic medium, it opened up entirely new possibi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Taschen Books

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Paper

Sebastião Salgado, Amazônia, Signed Sumo Book, Black & White Photographic Print
By Sebastião Salgado, Renzo Piano, TASCHEN
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This SUMO-sized Art Edition (No. 1–100), designed by Lélia Wanick Salgado and signed by Sebastião Salgado, is presented with a clothbound companion volume, the signed print Adão Yawa...
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2010s Taschen Books

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Steel

Indian Interiors Hardcover Book Taschen 1999 by Sunil Sethi
By TASCHEN
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Indian Interiors Hardcover Book June 1, 1999. Taschen Interiors. Indian Interiors by Sunil Sethi. Photographs by Deidi von Schaewen. Vintage hardcover book. A sumptuous photographic ...
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Late 20th Century Indian Anglo-Indian Taschen Books

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Paper

Equator Hardcover Taschen Book with Photos by Gian Paolo Barbieri
By TASCHEN
Located in Oakland Park, FL
Equator Hardcover – October 1, 1999 by Gian Paolo Barbieri Publisher ? : ? TASCHEN; First edition, first printing (presumed) (October 1, 1999) Language ? : ? English Hardcover ? ...
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1990s Italian Bohemian Taschen Books

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Paper

Ellen von Unwerth, Heimat, Limited Edition Signed Book
By Ellen von Unwerth, TASCHEN
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Welcome to Heimat An enchanted trip through Bavaria with Ellen von Unwerth Ellen von Unwerth’s puckish humor pervades the pages of Heimat, an enchanted tour around Bavaria. The ren...
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21st Century and Contemporary Taschen Books

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Paper

Amazônia, SUMO, Limited Edition Signed Book & Exclusive Renzo Piano Bookstand
By Sebastião Salgado, Renzo Piano, TASCHEN
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Collector’s Edition Book (No. 401–2,400), numbered and signed by Sebastião Salgado, with corresponding bookstand designed by Renzo Piano exclusively for the Amazônia project. (Hardc...
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2010s European Taschen Books

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Steel

Andy Warhol, Love, Sex, and Desire, Drawings 1950–1962
By Andy Warhol, TASCHEN
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A rare and intimate addition to the Warhol canon Well before Andy Warhol’s rise to the pinnacle of Pop Art, he created and exhibited seductive drawings celebrating male beauty. Andy...
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Late 20th Century Taschen Books

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Paper

Salgado, Amazônia Art D, Signed Sumo Book with Black & White Photographic Print
By Sebastião Salgado, Renzo Piano, TASCHEN
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This Sumo-sized art edition (No. 301–400), designed by Lélia Wanick Salgado and signed by Sebastião Salgado, is presented with a clothbound companion volume, the signed print The Par...
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2010s Taschen Books

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Steel

Georg Baselitz, Limited Edition Signed Book, XXL Monograph
By Georg Baselitz, TASCHEN
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The world seen upside down. The paintings and sculptures of Georg Baselitz. Proverbially known for the audaciously simple but game-changing strategy of painting the motif on its he...
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21st Century and Contemporary Taschen Books

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Paper

Beatriz Milhazes (signed collectors' edition)
By Hans Werner Holzwarth, Beatriz Milhazes, TASCHEN
Located in Los Angeles, CA
As vibrant as her unique visual language, this monograph presents the work of Beatriz Milhazes, the Brazilian painter who fuses modernist abstraction with the colors and light of her...
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21st Century and Contemporary European Taschen Books

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Paper

Christo and Jeanne-Claude. Wrapped Trees. Basel 1997–1998. Signed Book & Print
By TASCHEN, Wolfgang Volz, Christo and Jeanne-Claude
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Fondation Beyeler and Berower Park, Riehen, Basel, Switzerland, 1997-1998 In Autumn 1998, after the trees around Fondation Beyeler and in the Berower Park had shed their leaves, Chri...
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Late 20th Century Taschen Books

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Fabric, Paper

Rolling Stones, Art Edition D
By Guy Webster, TASCHEN
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Art Edition No. 226–300 by Guy Webster Big Hits (1966) Book and signed pigment print. Measure: 20 x 20 inches. $ 10,000. A historic Sumo-size edition of 1600 copies. Signed ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Taschen Books

Elvis and the Birth of Rock and Roll. Limited Edition, Signed Book
By Alfred Wertheimer, TASCHEN
Located in Los Angeles, CA
“Elvis who?” was photographer Alfred Wertheimer’s response when, in early 1956, an RCA Victor publicist asked him to photograph an up-and-coming crooner from Memphis. Little did Wert...
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21st Century and Contemporary Taschen Books

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Paper

Beatriz Milhazes, Limited Edition, Signed Monograph
By TASCHEN
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Tropical abstraction The colors and concepts of Beatriz Milhazes In her vibrant works, Brazilian painter Beatriz Milhazes fuses two very different ways of looking at the world. Her...
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21st Century and Contemporary Taschen Books

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Paper

Warhol on Basquiat, the Iconic Relationship Told in Andy Warhol’s Words. Book
By Jean-Michel Basquiat, TASCHEN, Andy Warhol
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat’s complex relationship captivated the art world then and now. At a time when Warhol was already world famous and the elder statesman of New York ...
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Late 20th Century Taschen Books

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Paper

Christo & Jeanne-Claude, The Gates, Limited Signed Book & Original Fabric Square
By Christo and Jeanne-Claude, TASCHEN, Wolfgang Volz
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Saffron in the City A colossal installation in New York’s Central Park February 2005 marked the ephemeral installation of a monumental work of art by Christo and Jeanne-Claude in N...
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21st Century and Contemporary Taschen Books

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Fabric, Paper

Salgado, Amazônia Art C, Signed Sumo Book with Black & White Photographic Print
By Renzo Piano, Sebastião Salgado, TASCHEN
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This Sumo-sized Art Edition (No. 201–300), designed by Lélia Wanick Salgado and signed by Sebastião Salgado, is presented with a clothbound companion volume, the signed print Marauiá...
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2010s Taschen Books

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Steel

Salgado, Amazônia Art B, Signed Sumo Book with Black & White Photographic Print
By Renzo Piano, Sebastião Salgado, TASCHEN
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This Sumo-sized Art Edition (No. 101–200), designed by Lélia Wanick Salgado and signed by Sebastião Salgado, is presented with a clothbound companion volume, the signed print Young H...
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2010s Taschen Books

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Steel

Rolling Stones, Art Edition B
By Bent Rej, TASCHEN
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Art Edition No. 76-150 by Bent Rej Keith playing the piano (1965) Book and signed pigment print. 20 x 20 in. $ 10,000 A historic Sumo-size edition of 1600 copies. Signed by ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Taschen Books

TASCHEN books for sale on 1stDibs

TASCHEN books are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive objects are frequently made of paper and designed with extraordinary care. In our collection of TASCHEN books, there are many options to choose from, although gray editions of this piece are particularly popular. In-stock we have 3 vintage editions of these items, while there are also 10 modern editions to choose from. Many of TASCHEN's original books were created in Modern Style in Europe during the 21st Century and Contemporary. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider books by and y. Prices for TASCHEN books can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. The price for these items starts at $45 and tops out at $13,322, while pieces like these can sell for on average $6,833.
Questions About Taschen Books
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