Staff picks from Taschen’s Bibliotheca Universalis series

Bourgery: Atlas of Human Anatomy and Surgery

Bourgery: Atlas of Human Anatomy and Surgery

Jean-Marie Le Minor, Henri Sick

The four parts of Jean Baptiste Marc Bourgery's treatise cover descriptive anatomy, surgical anatomy and techniques, general anatomy and embryology, and microscopic anatomy. Nicolas Jacob's lithographs are remarkable for their...

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100 Contemporary Fashion Designers

100 Contemporary Fashion Designers

Terry Jones

This compilation brings together highlights from TASCHEN's Fashion Now! series to create a comprehensive overview of fashion design around the world at the start of the 21st century. This book is an indispensible work of reference...

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 Special priceFashion: A History from the 18th to the 20th Century

Fashion: A History from the 18th to the 20th Century

Kyoto Costume Institute

Clothes define people. A person's attire, whether it's a sari, kimono, or business suit, is an essential code to his or her culture, class, personality, even their faith. Founded in 1978, the Kyoto Costume Institute recognizes the...

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 Special priceScandinavian Design

Scandinavian Design

Charlotte Fiell, Peter Fiell

A guide that includes a detailed look at Scandinavian furniture, glass, ceramics, textiles, jewelry, metalware and industrial design from 1900 onwards, with in-depth entries on over 200 designers and design-led companies, and...

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 Special priceMichelangelo: Drawings

Michelangelo: Drawings

Thomas Popper

Very few artists can claim such lasting and worldwide fame and importance as Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564). The nickname il divino ("the divine one") has been applied to him since the 1530s right through to today:...

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 Special priceArchitectural Theory

Architectural Theory

Taschen

This book brings together all of the most important and influential essays about architecture written since the Renaissance, copiously illustrated and neatly organized chronologically by country.

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 Special priceDesign of the 20th Century

Design of the 20th Century

Taschen

Poised at the start of the 21st century, we can see clearly that the previous century was marked by momentous changes in the field of design. From the organic to the geometric, from Art Deco, through to Pop and High-Tech, this...

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The Book of Bibles

The Book of Bibles

Stephan Fussel, Christian Gastgeber, Andreas Fingernagel

In the beginning was the word, and in the Middle Ages were kings, princes, and high-ranking religious members whose wealth and influence produced illustrated bibles of extraordinary craftsmanship.

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 Special priceA Garden Eden: Masterpieces of Botanical Illustration

A Garden Eden: Masterpieces of Botanical Illustration

Dr H Walter Lack (Botanical Garden and Museum, Berlin)

In pursuit of both knowledge and delight, the craft of botanical illustration has always required not only meticulous draftsmanship but also a rigorous scientific understanding. This new edition of a TASCHEN classic celebrates the...

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100 Manga Artists

100 Manga Artists

Taschen

Since the original TASCHEN edition of Manga Design, Japan's comic phenomenon has produced yet more captivating characters and a whole host of hot new talents. This revised and updated edition delivers the lowdown on the latest and...

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The New Erotic Photography

The New Erotic Photography

Dian Hanson

Imagine walking into a room filled with the world's finest contemporary erotic photographers, each with a portfolio of his or her best work. In this title, as you browse the photographs they discuss inspiration, censorship, how to...

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 Special priceWhat Paintings Say: 100 Masterpieces in Detail

What Paintings Say: 100 Masterpieces in Detail

Rose-Marie Hagen, Rainer Hagen

This important addition to our understanding of art history's masterworks puts some of the world's most famous paintings under a magnifying glass to uncover their most small and subtle elements and all they reveal about a bygone...

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Hieronymus Bosch: Complete Works

Hieronymus Bosch: Complete Works

Stefan Fischer

Only 20 paintings and eight drawings are confidently assigned to Netherlandish painter Hieronymus Bosch (c. 1450-1516) but in their fantastical visions they have secured his place as one of the most cult artists in history. 500...

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 Special price100 Interiors Around the World

100 Interiors Around the World

Making stops in North and South America, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia, this edition rounds up some of today's most exceptional and inspiring interiors across six continents. From rustic minimalism to urbane eclecticism, the...

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Moonfire: The Epic Journey of Apollo 11

Moonfire: The Epic Journey of Apollo 11

Norman Mailer, Colum McCann

On July 20, 1969, after a decade of tests and training, supported by a staff of 400,000 engineers and scientists, and with a budget of billions, the most powerful rocket ever launched brought Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and...

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Industrial Design A-Z

Industrial Design A-Z

Charlotte & Peter Fiell

Includes the likes of Enzo Ferrari, Philippe Starck, Zanussi and Apple Computer, among others. Individual designers and design firms can be referenced directly via the A-Z of Industrial Design section

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100 Illustrators

100 Illustrators

Steven Heller, Julius Wiedemann

A selection of the most successful and important illustrators from around the globe. Including artists such as Istvan Banyai, Gary Baseman, Seymour Chwast, Paul Davis, Brad Holland, Mirko Ilic, Anita Kunz, and Christoph Niemann,...

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 Special priceD'Hancarville: The Complete Collection of Antiquities from the Cabinet of Sir William Hamilton

D'Hancarville: The Complete Collection of Antiquities from the Cabinet of Sir William Hamilton

Madeleine Gisler-Huwiler, Sebastian Schutze

Sir William Hamilton built up an invaluable collection of ancient Greek vases, subsequently sold to the British Museum in 1772. He commissioned Pierre-Francois d'Hancarville, a connoisseur and art dealer, to document the vases in...

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 Special priceNew Deal Photography: USA 1935-1943

New Deal Photography: USA 1935-1943

Peter Walther

How the Farm Security Administration introduced America to Americans

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 Special priceBecker: Medieval Art and Treasures of the Renaissance

Becker: Medieval Art and Treasures of the Renaissance

Carsten-Peter Warncke

When Kunstwerke und Geräthschaften des Mittelalters und der Renaissance (1852-1863) was published, what purchasers in fact bought was a printed museum. With 216 hand-colored copperplate engravings, the publication...

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 Special priceDomus 1930s

Domus 1930s

Charlotte & Peter Fiell

Modernist quintessence: The birth of the International Style

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Domus 1970s

Domus 1970s

Charlotte & Peter Fiell

The rise of individuality and ecological awareness domus' coverage of design and architecture in the 1970s

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Interiors Now!

Interiors Now!

Taschen

Come on in! Tour of contemporary home decors around the world

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Small Architecture

Small Architecture

Philip Jodidio

Over the years, talented architects have occasionally indulged themselves with the challenge of designing small but perfectly formed buildings. Today, with reduced budgets, many architects have turned in a more focused way to...

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