Founded in Cologne in 1980 by Benedikt Taschen, the eponymous publisher’s ambition is to publish illustrative and innovative books about art and fashion. Going where few publishers have dared go before, Taschen soon became an essential publisher for subjects said to be “on the fringes of society”. From fetishism to queer art with erotic photography in between, this German publisher quickly earned its reputation by collaborating with magazines like Playboy.
But where the publisher truly sets itself apart is the publication of out-of-the-ordinary books. “The greatest, heaviest, and most brilliant thing ever published in the history of civilization,” according to Der Spiegel is the book GOAT, 700 pages dedicated to boxer Mohamed Ali. Taschen continues to surprise us with the extraordinary quality of their information and unexpected design. This book, worth $12,500, is the second most valuable in history. There is no publisher quite like Taschen, who has made a habit of collecting iconic books. Take for example Sumo, a glossy retrospective on the work of one of the greatest photographers ever to have lived, Helmut Newton.
Taschen organizes its private sale twice a year, which is always a smashing success. At 2 rue de Buci, in Paris’ 6th arrondissement, or online, Taschen is dedicating this exclusive sale to all lovers of art and beautiful books. From June 22 to the 25th, this publisher that is also specialized in fashion is giving us the key to their universe, where they recently published books on Peter Lindbergh, Alice Spring, Gisele Bundchen, and a magnificent book that plunges you into the universe of David Hockney. This summer sale offers mind-blowing deals from 30-75% off in all formats and subjects. That’s not all, since Taschen is also organizing a contest called “TASCHENshelfie”. This operation was imagined to uncover the secret to an ideal library. Bloggers, readers, and lovers of interior design are invited to chime in by posting a photo of their own library, whether it’s organized by color, subject, size, or just randomly. This event is not to be missed and is taking place in the Taschen Store from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
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