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David Bowie The Man Who Fell to Earth by TASCHEN

TASCHEN’s recent title on British sci-fi masterpiece The Man Who Fell To Earth, directed by Nicolas Roeg and featuring David Bowie, presents fantastic behind-the-scene visuals by on-set photographer David James, including David Bowie preparing, rehearsing and playing the iconic role of Thomas Jerome Newton; or was he just being himself?  113 more words

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Andy Warhol, Seven Illustrated Books 1952–1959 by Taschen

Andy Warhol was an illustrator and designer looking for his great chance before he became Andy Warhol, Pop Star, guru, trend hunter and the artist that we all know and admire today. 301 more words

Graphic Design

the art and science of ernst haeckel

the monolithic the art and science of ernst haeckel (taschen) comprises the masterful illustrative work of the german scientist, doctor, philosopher, and artist (1834–1919) who made it his life’s quest to enlighten mankind of both the complexity and beauty of the world’s endlessly rich flora and fauna. 42 more words

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Taschen in Amsterdam

Naomi Campbell’s mega-book with the 3-D cover designed by Allen Jones; the David Hockney bible which can only be opened while wearing white gloves; Kishin Shinoyama’s original photos of John Lennon and Yoko Ono hanging on the wall – and all that under one roof. 53 more words

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Faces of Afghanistan

They are everywhere, these individuals of undaunted humankind,
irrepressibly optimistic and proud.
The Carpet Wars, Christopher Kremmer

Yet even at their most turbulent, the Afghans have tended to impress… 441 more words