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Taschen, Benedikt

Works: 198 works in 395 publications in 7 languages and 4,533 library holdings
Genres: Pictorial works  Catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Biography  Maps  Exhibition catalogs  Illustrated works  Art  Photographs 
Roles: Editor, Publishing director, Director, Publisher, Author, Book producer, Compiler, pmn, Contributor, Performer, Creator
Classifications: ND259.R5, 709.2
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Most widely held works by Benedikt Taschen
Diego Rivera, the complete murals by Luis-Martn Lozano( Book )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The most comprehensive study of Rivera's work ever made on the mural patrimony of painter Diego Rivera that reproduces for the first time in one edition all the 47 murals Rivera made in Mexico and in the United States along with his mosaic works and relives. This extensive research in Mexico and the United States documents the evolution of the creative process and the cultural and political context of each of Rivera's murals created between 1921 and 1957. Contents were the responsibility of expert historian Luis-Martín Lozano and artist Juan Coronel Rivera and included the participation of noted academics Renato González Mello, Marina Vázquez, María Estela Duarte, Laura González Matute, Catha Paquette, James Wechsler, Ana Isabel Pérez Gavilán and Nadia Ugalde. Illustrated with more than 200 images of the artist's canvas from all his periods and hundreds of photographs of his drawings and sketches for the murals done in Mexico and in San Francisco, Detroit and New York
Caravaggio : the complete works by Sebastian Schtze( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 320 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( )

25 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 302 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
Pancha tantra by Walton Ford( Book )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and German and held by 208 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 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]
China : portrait of a country = porträt eines Landes = portrait d'un pays( Book )

7 editions published in 2008 in English and German and held by 200 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
Michelangelo, 1475-1564 : complete works by Frank Zllner( Book )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Berlin : Porträt einer Stadt = Portrait of a city = Portrait d'une ville by Hans-Christian Adam( Book )

15 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fotoboek over Berlijn in de periode 1860-2007
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 150 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
Modernism rediscovered by Julius Shulman( Book )

9 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 147 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
The finest atlas of the heavens = Der prächtigste Himmelsatlas = L'atlas céleste le plus admirable by Andreas Cellarius( Book )

7 editions published in 2006 in 4 languages and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gustav Klimt : Sämtliche Gemälde by Tobias G Natter( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in German and English and held by 139 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
Civitates orbis terrarum = Cities of the world : 363 engravings revolutionize the view of the world : complete edition of the colour plates of 1572-1617 by Georg Braun( Book )

12 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and French and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A magnificent reprint of maps that create a vivid sense of the life and character of cities in Renaissance Europe, Asia, Africa and Central America - Gives unusual details and selected extracts from the original text and an in-depth commentary - First published approx. 1572-1617
Los Angeles : portrait of a city = Porträt einer Stadt = portrait d'une ville by Jim Heimann( Book )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 124 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 Henri Matisse( Book )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 100 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
Beyond the Wall : art and artifacts from the GDR = Jenseits der Mauer : Kunst und Alltagsgegenstände aus der DDR by The Wende Museum( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 99 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.
Valentino : a grand Italian epic by Matt Tyrnauer( Book )

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

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 87 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
Michelangelo, 1475-1564 : life and work by Frank Zllner( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Before reaching the tender age of thirty, Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564) had already sculpted David and Pieta, two of the most famous sculptures in the entire history of art. His achievements as a sculptor, painter, draughtsman, and architect are unique. This title explores Michelangelo's life and work
Emilio : Pucci fashion story by Vanessa Friedman( Book )

6 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 64 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
Wirtschaftswunder : Deutschland nach dem Krieg 1952-1967 = Germany after the war = L'Allemagne après la guerre by J. H Darchinger( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in German and English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Foto's van de wederopbouw in Duitsland na de Tweede Wereldoorlog
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Diego Rivera, the complete murals
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Benedikt Taschen

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

Benedikt Taschen German publisher

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Caravaggio : the complete worksAtlas maior of 1665Pancha tantraChina : portrait of a country = porträt eines Landes = portrait d'un paysMichelangelo, 1475-1564 : complete worksBerlin : Porträt einer Stadt = Portrait of a city = Portrait d'une villeNew York : portrait of a city = Porträt einer stadt = portrait d'une villeModernism rediscovered