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Taschen, Benedikt

Works: 298 works in 673 publications in 6 languages and 6,646 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Pictorial works  History  Catalogues raisonnés  Catalogs  Biography  Illustrated works  Atlases  World atlases  Maps 
Roles: Editor, Director, Publishing director, Publisher, Author, Producer, Book producer, Contributor, pmn, Compiler, Other, Redactor, Creator, Performer
Classifications: ND259.R5, 759.5
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Most widely held works by Benedikt Taschen
Caravaggio : the complete works by Sebastian Schütze( Book )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in English and held by 467 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
Diego Rivera, the complete murals by Luis-Martín Lozano( Book )

13 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 452 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
Atlas maior of 1665 by Joan Blaeu( )

14 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 222 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 )

11 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and German and held by 221 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]
China : portrait of a country = porträt eines Landes = portrait d'un pays( Book )

12 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 197 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
Modernism rediscovered by Julius Shulman( Book )

20 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in English and German and held by 192 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
Michelangelo, 1475-1564 : complete works by Frank Zöllner( Book )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vermeer : the complete works by Karl Schütz( Book )

5 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In his lifetime, the fame of Johannes Vermeer (1632 1675) barely extended beyond his native Delft and a small circle of patrons. After his death, his name was largely forgotten, with works outside of Holland often misattributed to other artists. It was not until the mid-19th century that Vermeer came to the attention of the international art world, which suddenly looked upon his narrative minutiae, meticulous textural detail, and majestic planes of light, and spotted a forgotten master. Today, Vermeer's works have inspired a New York Times best seller and a film starring Scarlett Johansson and Colin Firth not to mention record visitor numbers at art institutions from Amsterdam to Washington, DC. Special crowd-control measures are required at the Mauritshuis, The Hague, where thousands flock to catch a glimpse of the enigmatic and enchanting Girl with a Pearl Earring, also known as the Dutch Mona Lisa. This book brings together the complete catalogue of Vermeer s work, presenting the calm yet compelling scenes so treasured in galleries across Europe and the United States into one monograph of utmost reproduction quality. With new photography of many works, Vermeer's restrained but richly evocative repertoire of domestic actions ranging from letter writing to music making to preparations in the kitchen unfolds in generous format. Numerous details emphasise the artist's remarkable ability not only to bear witness to the trends and trimmings of the Dutch Golden Age but also to encapsulate an entire story in just one transient gesture, expression, or look." -- Provided by publisher
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 178 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.
Gustav Klimt : the complete paintings by Gustav Klimt( Book )

5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 173 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
The finest atlas of the heavens = Der prächtigste Himmelsatlas = L'atlas céleste le plus admirable by Andreas Cellarius( Book )

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

History's most beautiful celestial atlasThis collection of celestial maps by Dutch-German mathematician and cosmographer Andreas Cellarius (c. 1596 - 1665) brings back to life a masterpiece from the Golden Age of celestial cartography. First published in 1660 in the Harmonia Macrocosmica, the complete 29 double-folio maps and dozens of unusual details reproduced here depict the world systems of Claudius Ptolemy, Nicolaus Copernicus, and Tycho Brahe, the motions of the sun, the moon, and the planets, and the delineation of the constellations in various views. Cellarius's atlas, superbly embellished with richly decorated borders depicting cherubs, astronomers, and astronomical instruments, features some of the most spectacular illustration in the history of astronomy. This reprint includes a copiously illustrated introduction by Robert van Gent, one of the leading Cellarius experts, summarizing the history of celestial cartography from antiquity to late 17th/early 18th century and illuminating the life and work of Andreas Cellarius. Van Gent also discusses the historical and cultural context and significance of the atlas and provides detailed descriptions of the astronomical and iconographical content of the plates, allowing modern readers to fully appreciate the masterwork of Andreas Cellarius and his publisher, Johannes Janssonius. The book's detailed appendix includes a list of constellation figures with short descriptions of their origin and mythology, a list of star names found on the plates, a glossary of technical words, and a bibliography. Cellarius's exquisite renditions of the constellations will excite the astronomer in anyone
Berlin : Porträt einer Stadt = Portrait of a city = Portrait d'une ville by Hans-Christian Adam( Book )

15 editions published between 2007 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 153 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 )

2 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 145 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
Los Angeles : portrait of a city = Porträt einer Stadt = portrait d'une ville by Jim Heimann( Book )

5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 142 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
Paleoart : visions of the prehistoric past by Zoë Lescaze( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It was 1830 when English scientist Henry De la Beche painted the first piece of paleoart, a dazzling, deliciously macabre vision of prehistoric reptiles battling underwater dinosaurs, woolly mammoths, cavemen, and other creatures, shaping our understanding of the primeval past through their exhilarating images. In this unprecedented new book, writer Zoë Lescaze and artist Walton Ford present the astonishing history of peleoart from 1830-1990. These are not cave paintings produced thousands of years ago, but modern visions of prehistory: stunning paintings, prints, drawings, sculptures, mosaics, and murals that mingle scientific fact with unbridled fantasy. The collection provides an in-depth look at this neglected niche of art history and shows how the artists charged with imagining extinct creatures often projected their own aesthetic whims onto prehistory, rendering the primordial past with dashes of Romanticism, Impressionism, Fauvism, and Art Nouveau, among other influences." --
Henri Matisse : cut-outs : drawing with scissors by Henri Matisse( Book )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in English and held by 127 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
Michelangelo, 1475-1564 : complete works by Michelangelo Buonarroti( Book )

7 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This comprehensive book explores Michelangelo's life and work with a richly illustrated biographical essay, and a complete four-part inventory of his paintings, sculptures, buildings, and drawings. Full-page reproductions and enlarged details allow readers to appreciate fine details in the artist's vast repertoire, while the book's biographical insights consider a previously unseen extent to Michelangelo's more personal traits and circumstances, such as his solitary nature, his thirst for money and commissions, his immense wealth, and his skill as a property investor. In addition, the book tackles the controversial issue of the attribution of Michelangelo drawings, an area in which decisions continue to be steered by the interests of the art market and the major collections" --
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 93 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
William Blake : the drawings for Dante's Divine comedy by William Blake( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 93 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
Velázquez : the complete works by José López-Rey( Book )

7 editions published in 2014 in English and German and held by 93 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
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Diego Rivera, the complete murals
Diego Rivera, the complete muralsAtlas maior of 1665Pancha tantraChina : portrait of a country = porträt eines Landes = portrait d'un paysModernism rediscoveredMichelangelo, 1475-1564 : complete worksThe finest atlas of the heavens = Der prächtigste Himmelsatlas = L'atlas céleste le plus admirableBerlin : Porträt einer Stadt = Portrait of a city = Portrait d'une ville
Alternative Names
Benedikt Taschen

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

Benedikt Taschen Duits uitgever

Benedikt Taschen éditeur allemand

Benedikt Taschen editor alemán

Benedikt Taschen editor alemany

Benedikt Taschen German publisher

Taschen, Benedikt 1961-

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