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This is an erotic history of humanity. From the dawn of time, ever since Adam and Eve, all artists of every age - whether the Egyptian, Greek and Roman artists of Antiquity, or more recent famous names as Rembrandt, Courbet, Degas or Picasso - have succumbed to their fantasies, obsessions and libido, and produced erotic works that the censors have taken good care to keep from the public. For Erotica, we surface from the subterranean realms of the museums to enter those of our national and private libraries. Here we discover that not only most of our famous writers, such as Ovid, Aretino, Volta...
Setting up a still life may take no more than gathering a few objects on a table, but infusing its depiction with depth, texture, feeling, and even beauty takes great skill. The origins of the still life can be traced back at least to classical antiquity (such wall paintings have been found in the r...
English food is much more varied than fish 'n' chips (though we can tell you where to get the best London has to offer). Indeed, England's capital city is home to a dizzying array of culinary options and of course Angelika Taschen has selected the finest London eateries where you'll delight in a mea...
Shopping ist gut for you! Go traipsing through Berlin and be sure to catch all the most trendy, original, and traditional shops with this guide to the best the city's shops have to offer. Whether you?re a fan of avant-garde fashion or old-fashioned handmade items?or both?we?ve got all your base...
The unparalleled career of the Little Tramp
Charles Chaplin’s Little Tramp is the supreme icon of motion pictures—still recognized and loved throughout the world, more than 90 years since he first burst on the screen. The shabby little figure—with derby hat, too-tight jacket, oversized b...
The work of French Symbolist painter Odilon Redon has long been seen as a direct li
With roots in early Cubism and Futurism and reaching maturity in Op art and Minimalism, "Abstract Art" encompasses all forms of non-figurative expression. This book explores the diverse ways artists from the early 20th century, beginning with Kandinsky, through the 1960s used abstraction to express ...
A complex and obsessive outsider, he was also one of the great forerunners of the modern age: van Gogh. Painting was not only a means of ex
Fiesta Cuba: living in the Pearl of the Antilles Described by Christopher Columbus as "the loveliest land ever beheld by human eyes," Cuba’s sumptuous landscapes are marked by sun-drenched tobacco and sugar cane fields and its cities ripe with music, dancing, and jubilation. Celebrating the relic...
Cool comforts in the Catalonian capital
Angelika Taschen has selected a delectable range of hotels and hotspots for your stay in Barcelona, from the Hotel Neri in the Gothic district to the modern and minimal Hotel Omm with breathtaking views of Gaudí's Casa Milà; to the Casa Camper, a q...
This title presents the evolution of the ad. The history of western advertising is a long one, starting as early as the 1630s, when frenchman Theophraste Renaudot placed the first advertising notes in La Gazette de France, or in 1786, when William Tayler began to offer his services as "Agent to the ...
A key movement in modern art "To clothe the idea in perceptible form," proposed the poet Jean Moréas in his 1886 Manifesto of Symbolism. It was in France and Belgium, the cradles of literary Symbolism, that Symbolist painting was born. It plunged headlong into the cultural space opened up by the p...
Berlin's best culinary and nightlife secrets You can feel like a true Berliner thanks to the insider's tips in this handy guide. From the best Currywurst stand to the coolest place to grab a cocktail and all the best places to sample fine Berlin cuisine, these are truly priceless pointers. High...
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864-1901), scion of an ancient aristocratic family, was a crippled dwarf. His familys wealth gave him financial security, and he chose to become an artist. In Paris he was drawn to the world of the In the cafes, cabarets, dance halls and brothels he observed the...
Perhaps best known for his exceptional apples and pears, Paul Cezanne (1839-1906) was one of the founding fathers of modern art. Though he was underappreciated and highly criticized during his life, as time passed Cezanne work came to be considered of inestimable importance. His method of ...
Fellow painter Erban spent countless hours conversing with his colleague, Joan Mir (1893-1983), at his house in Mallorca for this book--a retrospective which explores through texts and images the work of one of the 20th century's most influential painters.
Arranged progressively by color, the rich, detailed, full-page photos of London--the capital of cool, filled with famous artists, photographers, and architects--take readers on a whirlwind tour of the town, exploring a wide range of architecture and interior design. Full color....
Throughout the 1920s, 30s, and 40s, Weston was a major force in pushing forward the art of photography. This collection presents 180 of Weston's finest images, including many--such as the pines of Point Lobos, the sand dunes of Oceano, and his stark, unadorned nudes--that have become icons...
The total Paris experience
Where to stay and what to visit in the City of Love? Among the sumptuously-photographed accommodations included here are the Christian Lacroix-designed Le Petit Moulin, the Dokhan’s (designed by Frédéric Méchiche), the ultra-chic Hotel Costes by Jacques Garcia, ...
The landscape has been, for many centuries, one of the most important genres in painting. This book examines the landscape from the late Middle Ages to modern times, comprising a synopsis of the genre and covering a selection of the most important landscapes in the history of art. From Titian to War...
Beyond voyeurism: exploring the female body, attitudes, instincts, and dreams
In the 20th century, when pornography made its debut in the film world with its aura of improvisation and amateurishness, it had a caustic challenging quality, a freshness and a natural authenticity. By becoming in...
1965-1969: A Break from the Past, a Nod to the Future. The late 1960s, when a radical change took place in the fields of architecture and design, are the focus of this volume. Old values such as functionality, elegance, and faithfulness to materials, which had been relevant for nearly half a ce...
Marlene Dietrich once said, "I am not a myth." But by referencing the term, Dietrich only reinforces the fact more emphatically. For, using almost any common dictionary definition of that word, Dietrich is a myth. Her image was fashioned by director Josef von Sternberg in films like The Blue An...
From "The 400 Blows" to "Jules and Jim" to "The Last Metro", Francois Truffaut (1932-1984) practically defined the French cinema of his era and was one of the founders of the New Wave which took the industry by storm in the late 1950s. His endlessly touching and romantic films - always tinged by a t...
World Architecture - Greece (World Architecture: Taschen 25th Anniversary)
מאת Prof Dr Henri Stierlin
From the superb mausoleum of Mausolus in Halicarnassus, stop by the shrine to Apollo at Delphi with its famous oracle, or pass through the imposing Lion Gate in Mycenae. This "picture book journey" takes us through all the important architectural sites in ancient Greece. "Noble simplicity,...