WorldCat Identities

Taschen, Benedikt

Works: 208 works in 511 publications in 8 languages and 5,164 library holdings
Genres: Pictorial works  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Catalogues raisonnés  Biography  Exhibition catalogs  Illustrated works  Maps  Catalogs  Juvenile works 
Roles: Editor, Director, Publishing director, Author, Publisher, Book producer, Producer, Contributor, pmn, Performer, Creator, Compiler
Classifications: ND623.C26, 759.5
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Benedikt Taschen
Caravaggio : the complete works by Sebastian Schütze( Book )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This title offers a comprehensive examination of the whole of Caravaggio's œuvre with a catalogue raisonée of his works. Five introductory chapters analyse his artistic career from his training in Lombard Milan and his triumphal rise in papal Rome up to his dramatic final years in Naples, Malta and Sicily
Atlas maior of 1665 by Joan Blaeu( )

20 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains facsims. of selected maps and text from the Latin edition of the Atlas Maior (Amsterdam, 1665) from the copy held in the National Library of Austria ONB/Kar: 389.038-F.K
China : portrait of a country = porträt eines Landes = portrait d'un pays by Heung Shing Liu( Book )

20 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In post-Mao China, Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping (1904-97) urged his one billion countrymen to "seek truth from facts" and accept the merit (and apparent contradictions) of his "reform policy." As the world entered the 21st century, taking its cue from Deng's overture, China had become the leading economic story of the day. The process by which China navigated its course towards a central position in world affairs is as astonishing as it is momentous. With China, Portrait of a Country, Pulitzer-winning photojournalist Liu Heung Shing presents a visual history of the People's Republic of China. Drawn directly from the archives of 88 of the nation's photographers, he unveils the events and experiences that have unfolded through the sixty tumultuous years of the People's Republic of China, from its founding in 1949 to the economic powerhouse of today. Also included in this book are a chronology listing all the major political events, a map of China, and biographies of all contributing photographers
Pancha tantra by Walton Ford( Book )

14 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and German and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book features a natural selection: Ford's beautifully savage beasts and birds. Walton Ford's watercolors of animals could be mistaken for 19th century natural science illustrations or British colonial paintings. Except they're not. Something strange and usually sinister is happening in each of Ford's works, whether it's a wild turkey crushing a small parrot with its claw, a collection of monkeys wreaking havoc on a formally set dinner table, or an American buffalo surrounded by a pack of bloodied white wolves ... in the middle of a proper French garden. Painted with the deft technique of a technical artist, Ford's works vibrate with an intensity of uncanny familiarity; they are both reassuring in style and disturbing in content. With titles like Au Revoir Zaire, Necropolis, and Dirty Dick Burton's Aide de Camp, and Space Monkey, his paintings open the doors to a world of real-life fantasy, dreams, and nightmares - all with a stunning candor that almost belies the artist's intentions. Collected together for the first time as a limited-edition book, and now available as a popular edition, Ford's bestiary takes its name from one of the texts he frequently refers back to in his work: The Pancha Tantra, the ancient Indian book of animal fables collected from 3rd-5th Centuries B.C. and considered to be the precursor to Aesop's Fables. This book provides an in-depth exploration of Walton Ford's oeuvre. It also includes a complete professional biography as well as substantial excerpts from the textual sources for the paintings, from Vietnamese folktales and the letters of Benjamin Franklin to the Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini and John James Audubon's Ornithological Biography." [Publisher's statement]
Modernism rediscovered by Julius Shulman( Book )

17 editions published in 2007 in English and German and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modernism Rediscovered brought to light for the first time some 300 forgotten architectural masterpieces, drawn from photographer Julius Shulman's personal archives. Paying tribute to houses and buildings that had slipped from public view, Shulman's stunning photographs uncovered a rarely seen side of California Modernism. This extensive, three-volume follow-up to that remarkable volume brings hundreds more architectural gems into the spotlight. The photographs, most of which are published here for the first time in a book, depict buildings by Albert Frey, Louis Kahn, John Lautner, Le Corbusier, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Richard Neutra, and more, as well as the work of many lesser known architects. Not just restricted to the West Coast this time, the images were taken all across the United States as well as in Mexico, Israel, and Hong Kong. Widely considered the greatest architectural photographer of our time, Julius Shulman has once again opened his archives so that we may rediscover the world's hidden Modernist
Old European cities : Thirty-two 16th-century city maps and texts from the Civitates orbis terrarum of Georg Braun & Franz Hogenberg by Georg Braun( Book )

17 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in English and German and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This quality reprint includes the most enchanting color plates from the Civitates orbis terrarum, a magnificent collection of town map engravings, produced between 1572 and 1617. Featuring plans, bird's-eye views, and maps for all major cities in Europe, plus important urban centers in Asia, Africa, and Latin American, this masterwork in urban mapping gives us a comprehensive view of city life at the turn of the 17th century. It was edited and annotated by theologian and publisher Georg Braun and largely engraved by Franz Hogenberg, but also involved over a hundred different artists and cartographers who contributed not only town views, but additional elements, such as figures in local dress, courtroom scenes, and topographical details to help convey the situation, commercial power, and political influence of each city. Taschen's reprint contextualizes the plates with selected extracts from Braun's original texts on the history and significance of each urban center as well as detailed commentaries to place each city map in its cartographical and cultural context."--Publisher's website
The finest atlas of the heavens = Der prächtigste Himmelsatlas = L'atlas céleste le plus admirable by Robert H. van Gent( Book )

14 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beyond the Wall : art and artifacts from the GDR = Jenseits der Mauer : Kunst und Alltagsgegenstände aus der DDR by Calif.) Wende Museum (Culver City( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This encyclopedic volume features over 2500 items from its extraordinary collections. Never before has a book included this full a spectrum of art, archives, and artifacts from socialist East Germany: official symbols and dissident expressions, the spectacular and the routine, the mass-produced and the handmade, the funny and the tragic. Packaged in a slick, portable box, the book also comes with a facsimile of a GDR family scrapbook, documenting real and imagined travels both within East Germany, and across the border.
New York : portrait of a city = Porträt einer stadt = portrait d'une ville by Reuel Golden( Book )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A photographic journey through the history of the world's greatest city New York's remarkable rise, reinvention and growth is not just the tale of a city, but the story of a nation
Gustav Klimt : Sämtliche Gemälde by Tobias G Natter( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in German and English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"During his lifetime, Klimt was a controversial star whose works made passions run high; he stood for Modernism but he also embodied tradition. His pictures polarized and divided the art-loving world. Journalists and general public alike were split over the question: For or against Klimt? The present publication therefore places particular emphasis upon the voices of Klimt's contemporaries via a series of essays examining reactions to his work throughout his career. Subjects range from Klimt's portrayal of women to his adoption of landscape painting in the second half of his life. The cliche that Gustav Klimt was a man of few words who rarely put pen to paper is vehemently dispelled: no less than 231 letters, cards, writings and other documents--all known Klimt correspondence--are included in this monograph. This wealth of archival material, assembled here for the first time on such a scale, represents a major contribution to Klimt scholarship"--Publisher's description
Berlin : portrait of a city by Hans-Christian Adam( Book )

14 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fotoboek over Berlijn in de periode 1860-2007
Los Angeles : portrait of a city = Porträt einer Stadt = portrait d'une ville by Jim Heimann( Book )

6 editions published in 2009 in English and French and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exploring the cultural, political, industrial, and sociological history of Los Angeles, this title examines the city's critical developments ranging from the real estate booms of the 1880s to the uncontrolled urban sprawl of the late 20th century
Henri Matisse : cut-outs : drawing with scissors by Sarah Wilson( Book )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The reputation of Henri Matisse (1869-1954) as the most important artist of the modern era is rivaled only by Picasso -- who himself said, "All things considered, there is only Matisse." Towards the end of his monumental career as a painter, sculptor, and lithographer, an elderly, sickly Matisse was unable to stand and use a paintbrush for a longer period of time. In this late phase of his life -- he was almost 80 years of age -- he developed the technique of creating brightly colored paper cut-outs. These gouaches decoupees (gouache cut-outs) represented a revolution in modern art, yet their simplicity was dismissed by many critics as the folly of a senile old man. Later critics realized that Matisse had found a brilliant solution to the age-old conflict between line and color -- one that would profoundly influence generations of artists to come
Valentino : a grand Italian epic by Matt Tyrnauer( Book )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and Italian and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This luxurious limited-edition publication renders homage to Valentino's illustrious career via a copious selection of images from his archives, including drawings, magazine shoots, advertisements, portraits of Valentino, and documentary photographs; presented chronologically, the visual material is accompanied by a vast array of newspaper and magazine articles about Valentino throughout the years. Text also includes Vanity Fair writer Matt Tyrnauer's interviews with twenty of Valentino's closest collaborators and friends as well as an appreciation of Valentino by International Herald Tribune's fashion writer Suzy Menkes."--Publisher's description
The Bible in pictures : illustrations from the workshop of Lucas Cranach (1534) by Lucas Cranach( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Martin Luther's Bible, published in 1534, was the first complete German Bible and a pivotal event in the history of Christianity. Luther's revolutionary translation, modern in vernacular and interpretation, made the Bible accessible to laypeople, fueled anger and revulsion toward Rome and the Papacy, and begat a new religion: Protestantism. The most desirable copies came with shockingly graphic and politically-charged illustrations, such as those depicting the Whore of Babylon riding a seven-headed beast while wearing the Papal crown, or the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse led by a Turkish soldier"--Publisher website
Velázquez : Las Meninas and the late royal portraits by José López-Rey( Book )

5 editions published in 2014 in 3 languages and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Velázquez is one of the most admired European painters who ever lived, and an authority and influence for generations of artists to come. This catalog raisonne brings together Velázquez's complete works, reproduced in extra-large format, with a selection of enlarged details and brand new photography of recently restored paintings. The book's images are accompanied by insightful commentary from José López-Rey on Velázquez's interest in human liveliness and equal attention to all subjects, from an old woman frying eggs, to a pope or a king, as well as his commitment to colour and light, which would influence the Impressionists over two centuries later
William Blake : the drawings for Dante's Divine comedy by William Blake( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Divine Comedy, completed in 1321 and written by Dante Alighieri (1265-1321) is widely considered the greatest work ever composed in the Italian language. The epic poem describes Dante's journey through Hell, Purgatory, and Heaven, representing, on a deeper level, the soul's path towards salvation. In the last few years of his life, Romantic poet and artist William Blake produced 102 illustrations for Dante's masterwork, from pencil sketches to finished watercolours. Like Dante's sweeping poem, Blake's drawings range from scenes of infernal suffering to celestial light, from horrifying human disfigurement to the perfection of physical form. While faithful to the text, Blake also brought his own perspective to some of Dante's central themes"--Publisher's description
Emilio : Pucci fashion story by Vanessa Friedman( Book )

6 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emilio Pucci (1914-1992) had an amazing passion fo women, a visionary sense of style, and an aesthete's eye for colour and design. These talents led him to create a fashion house unlike any other
Michelangelo by Jim Whiting( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in French and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La vie et l'oeuvre de Michel-Ange avec des reproductions grand format et l'agrandissement de certains détails
Taschen collection = Colección Taschen = Sammlung Taschen by Petra Franz( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in Spanish and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Féru d'art contemporain, l'éditeur allemand Benedikt Taschen commence sa collection en 1985. Il accorde une place importante à des artistes souvent ignorés des musées et de certaines institutions. Sa collection comprend des oeuvres, parfois jamais exposées, d'Albert Oehlen, de Martin Klippenberg, de Jeff Koons, de Mike Kelley, de Thomas Strurh, de Cindy Sherman, d'Helmut Newton, etc
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.63 (from 0.47 for Michelange ... to 0.96 for Taschen co ...)

Caravaggio : the complete works
Alternative Names
Benedikt Taschen

Benedikt Taschen deutscher Kunstbuchverleger, Gründer und Inhaber des Taschen-Verlags

Benedikt Taschen Duits uitgever

Benedikt Taschen German publisher

Taschen, Benedikt, 1961-

タッシェン, ベネディクト


Atlas maior of 1665China : portrait of a country = porträt eines Landes = portrait d'un paysPancha tantraModernism rediscoveredOld European cities : Thirty-two 16th-century city maps and texts from the Civitates orbis terrarum of Georg Braun & Franz HogenbergThe finest atlas of the heavens = Der prächtigste Himmelsatlas = L'atlas céleste le plus admirableNew York : portrait of a city = Porträt einer stadt = portrait d'une villeBerlin : portrait of a city