April 2021 (73)

Capitol Records : From 1942 to Today

ISBN: 9783836586498

Author: Reuel Golden    Publisher: Taschen

From the Beatles to Beck, Sinatra to Sam Smith, a parade of era-defining artists have passed through the doors of the Capitol Records Tower, one of Hollywood's ...


From the Beatles to Beck, Sinatra to Sam Smith, a parade of era-defining artists have passed through the doors of the Capitol Records Tower, one of Hollywood's most distinctive landmarks and home to one of the world's most defining labels for the past 75+ years. To commemorate this extraordinary history of recorded music, TASCHEN presents this official account of Capitol Records, from its founding year of 1942 to today. With a foreword by Beck, essays by cultural historians and music and architecture critics, as well as hundreds of images from Capitol's extensive archives, we follow the label's evolution and the making of some of the greatest music of the 20th and 21st centuries. Through pop, rock, country, classical, soul, and jazz, the photographic and musical history includes the label's most successful, cool, hip, and creative stars, as well as the one-hit wonders who had their all-too-brief moments in the spotlight. Along the way, we encounter the likes of Miles Davis, Nat King Cole, the Kingston Trio, and Frank Sinatra in Capitol's first 20 years; the Beach Boys, the Band, and the Beatles in the 1960s; global rock magnets Pink Floyd, Wings, Steve Miller Band, Bob Seger, and Linda Ronstadt in the 1970s; Beastie Boys, Duran Duran, Radiohead, and Bonnie Raitt in the 1980s and 1990s; and such contemporary stars as Coldplay, Katy Perry, and Sam Smith. An unmissable milestone for music lovers, Capitol Records is a live and kicking celebration of the mighty giant of the industry that created the soundtrack to generations past, present, and future.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 488


Dimensions: 300 x 300 mm


Publication Date: 31-03-2021


Tags: April 2021   History   Music
$180.00
Depeche Mode by Anton Corbijn

ISBN: 9783836586702

Author: Anton Corbijn    Publisher: Taschen

In November 2020, Depeche Mode were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, and Dave Gahan, accepting the honour, said: "I'd like to thank Anton Corbijn who...


In November 2020, Depeche Mode were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, and Dave Gahan, accepting the honour, said: "I'd like to thank Anton Corbijn who thank God came in at the right time and actually made us look cool." Also in the fall of 2020, TASCHEN released the limited edition Depeche Mode by Anton Corbijn (81-18) signed by Depeche Mode and Anton Corbijn, and it became one of the fastest selling collector's editions in the publishing company's history. This equally epic, but more wallet friendly XL edition, is a testament to Corbijn's unique vision, and indeed "cool" as Gahan acknowledged so movingly in his speech; a detailed illustrated history of how Corbijn, who became in 1986 the band's de facto creative director, and helped cement Depeche Mode's reputation as the biggest cult band in the world.Featuring over 500 photographs from Corbijn's extensive archives, some never seen before, including formal and informal portraits from places such as Madrid, Hamburg, the California desert, Prague and Marrakech (some taken during the making of iconic videos such as "Enjoy the Silence" and "Personal Jesus"); a multitude of off-the-cuff, candid images; and stunning live shots from all their tours since 1988. In addition to the photographs, there are sketches and designs for stage sets and album covers, Corbijn's handwritten captions throughout the book, placing the reader right in the middle of the shoots, and an extended interview with the Dutch master.Created with the full collaboration of the band, who share some insights on working with Corbijn, Depeche Mode by Anton Corbijn (81-18) trumpets how one man's original aesthetic, that has encompassed all of their photography, most of their music videos, album graphics and set designs, helped shape the band's enduring popularity. Reflecting on his role in Depeche, Corbijn recalls in the book's introduction: "A lot of it came down to me, and I wanted it to be right for them. I wanted to think for them. To be great for them." This book is a tribute to the depth and breadth of that greatness, a celebration of one of the most creative and enduring collaborations in rock history.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 512


Dimensions: 243 x 340 mm


Publication Date: 25-05-2021


$340.00
Pucci - Updated Edition

ISBN: 9783836582766

Author: Vanessa Friedman    Publisher: Taschen

Emilio Pucci had a passion for women, a visionary sense of style, and an eye for color and design. With these talents, he created a fashion house unlike any oth...


Emilio Pucci had a passion for women, a visionary sense of style, and an eye for color and design. With these talents, he created a fashion house unlike any other. By the early '50s, his boutique on the isle of Capri was catering to wealthy sophisticates, heiresses, and movie stars buying his "Capri pants," silk scarves, and lightweight separates. By the end of the decade, Jacqueline Kennedy and Marilyn Monroe were wearing his dresses, and by the mid-'60s, the label was synonymous with the gilded lifestyle of an international jetset. The Pucci story is a modern epic with its roots in renaissance Italy: the brand's founder, the Marchese Emilio Pucci di Barsento, was a charismatic aristocrat whose lineage extends back to the 15th century. It is a story of evolution: a family company that grew from one tiny store to an international brand. And finally, it is a tale of innovation: Pucci was one of the first brands to bear a logo, and a pioneer of diversification into interiors, athletic wear, and accessories. It introduced free-moving, lightweight fabrics, pop-art prints, and a new color palette into womenswear, and constantly pushed fabric and printing technologies. Featuring hundreds of photographs, drawings, and candid shots from the archive of the Emilio Pucci Foundation, this XL tome captures the breathtaking elegance and drama of a unique brand. Vanessa Friedman's text places Emilio's achievements in the context of fashion history and provides insight into the remarkable Pucci dynasty. Each book is uniquely bound with one of a selection of original print fabrics from Emilio Pucci's collection and will be delivered with one of the stunning fabrics available.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 448


Dimensions: 360 x 360 mm


Publication Date: 12-03-2021


$475.00
Gio Ponti XL Edition

ISBN: 9783836501347

Author: Salvatore Licitra    Publisher: Taschen

Famous First Edition: First printing of 4,000 numbered copies"Gio Ponti, architect without borders, and Italian." To study Gio Ponti's prolific body of work is ...


Famous First Edition: First printing of 4,000 numbered copies"Gio Ponti, architect without borders, and Italian." To study Gio Ponti's prolific body of work is to appreciate the clear, unifying vision behind a complex creative universe. A synthesis of the arts, it expands like a crystal into intuitive facets with the Italian grandeur and studied lightness that defined his iconic style. Ponti's rare capacity to move from micro to macro in a single flow of beauty allowed him to approach the design of a teaspoon with the same conviction as he did an entire city. The architect and the designer, the publisher and the poet, the artist and the man. The particular and the universal. A gem in its own regard, his contribution is a landmark of Italy's mid-century Renaissance and the modernist values it sought to accomplish. This new book is the most comprehensive account of his work to date, unprecedented in scale and scope. It tracks the development of Ponti's oeuvre over 6 decades, 136 projects indexed and reproduced in high resolution in a compelling 36 x 36 cm format. It is an immersive experience of the atmosphere of space, each object framed by the context in which Ponti had created them. Like windows onto his illusive life, unpublished materials and candid imagery create new dialogues between his famous masterpieces and his lesser-known feats. A rich layer of texts, featuring a biographical essay, was produced in close collaboration with the Gio Ponti Archives offering an intimate insight on his life's work. Materializing Ponti's core philosophy of modernity, it presents architecture as a performing object, a "self-illuminating" stage for his humanistic art de vivre and boundless creativity.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 572


Dimensions: 360 x 360 mm


Publication Date: 31-03-2021


$475.00
Stone Age

ISBN: 9783836585019

Author: Frederic Chaubin    Publisher: Taschen

Follow photographer Frederic Chaubin as he embarks on a unique, century-spanning journey through Europe. Featuring images of more than 200 buildings in 21 count...


Follow photographer Frederic Chaubin as he embarks on a unique, century-spanning journey through Europe. Featuring images of more than 200 buildings in 21 countries, Stone Age presents the history and architecture of the most magical medieval castles of the continent in an unprecedented collection. Building on the success of his foray into Soviet design with CCCP, Chaubin once again documents the afterlife of highly rational structures that seem out of place in a modern-day world. Precursors of Brutalism, these castles value function over form and epitomize the raw materials and shapes that would go on to define so much of architectural history. Shot on film with a Linhof view camera, the collection is the outcome of five years of travel and investigation. Complete with a practical map and explanatory essay, its castles tell the story of 400 years, unfolding through the feudal Middle Ages into the 15th century. A photographic study of decay as much as endurance, Stone Age traces the history of some of these singular structures that continue to enchant their audiences today and that occupy a distinct, mystical place in our collective imagination.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 416


Dimensions: 260 x 340 mm


Publication Date: 29-04-2021


$160.00
Peter Lindbergh - Azzedine Alaia

ISBN: 9783836586559

Author: Peter Lindbergh    Publisher: Taschen

Peter Lindbergh and Azzedine Alaïa, the photographer and the couturier, were united by their love of black, a love that they would cultivate alike in silver pr...


Peter Lindbergh and Azzedine Alaïa, the photographer and the couturier, were united by their love of black, a love that they would cultivate alike in silver print and solid color garments. Accompanying the exhibition Azzedine Alaïa, Peter Lindbergh at the Fondation Azzedine Alaïa in Paris, this book celebrates their artistic partnership.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 240 x 327 mm


Publication Date: 28-03-2021


$180.00
The Circus 1870s - 1950s

ISBN: 9783836586641

Author: Linda Granfield    Publisher: Taschen

In its heyday, the American circus was the largest showbiz industry the world had ever seen. From the mid-1800s to mid-1900s, traveling circuses performed for a...


In its heyday, the American circus was the largest showbiz industry the world had ever seen. From the mid-1800s to mid-1900s, traveling circuses performed for audiences of up to 14,000 per show, employed as many as 1,600 men and women, and crisscrossed the country on 20,000 miles of railroad in one season alone. The spectacle of death-defying daredevils, strapping superheroes and scantily clad starlets, fearless animal trainers, and startling "freaks" gripped the American imagination, outshining theater, vaudeville, comedy, and minstrel shows. This book sheds fresh light on the circus phenomenon. With photographic gems of early circus performers, as well as original posters, lithographs, sideshow banners and engravings from the 16th to 19th centuries illustrating the worldwide roots of the circus, readers are transported to a world of thrill and skill, grit and glamor. Highlights include iconic circus photographs by Mathew Brady, Cornell Capa, Walker Evans, Weegee, and Lisette Model, and little-known circus images by Stanley Kubrick and Charles and Ray Eames.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 544


Dimensions: 247 x 375 mm


Publication Date: 08-04-2021


$180.00
DUE > 30th Jun 2021
Street Photography : A History in 100 Iconic Photographs

ISBN: 9783791387673

Author: David Gibson    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Now available in paperback, this extensive collection of the world's best street photography captures daily life in every corner of the globe. From pre-war gela...


Now available in paperback, this extensive collection of the world's best street photography captures daily life in every corner of the globe. From pre-war gelatin silver prints to 21st-century digital images, from documentary to abstract, from New York's Central Park to a mountain city in Mongolia, these photographs reveal the many ways street photography moves, informs, and excites us. The book includes work by the likes of Margaret Bourke-White, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Joel Meyerowitz, Gordon Parks, Andre Kertesz, Garry Winogrand, Roger Mayne, and other masters of street photography who pushed the genre's boundaries and continue to innovate today. Each exquisitely reproduced photograph is accompanied by an informative text which reveals the story behind the image. David Gibson's insightful introduction traces the history of street photography, reflects on its broad appeal, and looks toward the future of the genre.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 208


Dimensions: 230 x 250 mm


Publication Date: 08-04-2021


$59.99
Magic Touch

ISBN: 9781584237587

Authors: Bert Krak, Alexis Ross    Publisher: Gingko Press

Artist Alexis Ross along with Tattooist Bert Krak created a special installation as part of the massive Beyond The Streets exhibition. Alexis Ross designed and ...


Artist Alexis Ross along with Tattooist Bert Krak created a special installation as part of the massive Beyond The Streets exhibition. Alexis Ross designed and art directed the installation, described on-site as follows: “Magic Touch is the name of this artistic expression celebrating the creative follies of Canarsie homeowners from the late 20th century – a sort of shade-tree tattoo parlor that might exist on your cousin Carmine’s back porch from a time when Cadillac was king and you picked your tattoo design off the wall.” Bert Krak draws enthusiasts of the style from near and far, and Magic Touch provides a cross section of the scene. This book documents hundreds of tattoos inscribed on site, with 50 pages of tattoo “flash” art and atmospheric shots from the installation itself. Includes 24 page mini booklet.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 128


Dimensions: 290 x 350 mm


Publication Date: 27-04-2021


$89.99
DUE > 30th Jun 2021
Iconism : Designing Modern Icons and Pictograms

ISBN: 9783943330526

Publisher: Gingko Press

Iconism is an inspirational reference for contemporary icon, pictogram and symbol design. Divided into three sections--Visual Identity, Wayfinding and Interacti...


Iconism is an inspirational reference for contemporary icon, pictogram and symbol design. Divided into three sections--Visual Identity, Wayfinding and Interactive Design--these ingenious and impactful styles from designers around the world highlight the importance of effective communication in our day to day lives.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 210 x 285 mm


Publication Date: 21-04-2021


$110.00
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