TASCHEN is the publishing house that offers oh-so-stylish books on a range of lifestyle topics, from fashion and art to photography and architecture.
Nolan Browne is the Gallery Director of TASCHEN Claridge’s (yes you’ve guessed, the German publishers also have a space within the famous 5-star London hotel) and he’s selected his favorites fashion books to adorn your coffee table.
DIOR by Lindbergh: This magnificent double volume features one of the greatest fashion shoots ever photographed – vintage Dior dresses flown over from Paris, photographed in Lindbergh’s cinematic and iconic style against the backdrop of Times Square – an absolute photographic masterpiece and this legendary photographers last ever book.
The Adidas Archives – The footwear Collection: The smudges, the stains, the tears, the history and all 350 models feature in extremely high detail in this extraordinary tribute to this remarkable brand.
With sneakers achieving eye popping results at auction, this book captures the DNA of adidas perfectly and needs to be on each sneaker collector’s coffee table.
Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott: An absolute masterclass in styling, composition and post-production this remarkable photographic duo show why they are the best in the business – a whirlwind of high glamour, seductively sexy poses and featuring the worlds super A-list – this 300 page book is an entry into their high octane mega watt world.
Naomi Campbell – updated edition: Get up close and intimate with this cultural icon in this beautifully produced double volume.
With exclusive text from Naomi herself, this fashion tome is jam-packed with her most unforgettable shoots and magazine covers all shot by the world’s greatest photographers in the ultimate tribute to one fashions original supermodels.
Mario Testino. Ciao. Omaggio all’Italia: Omaggio all’Italia says it all – Testino dives deep into his archive and hand picks his favourite, most intimate photographs in this highly personal journey through a country that has featured heavily in his life and career. Going beyond the world of fashion, Testino captures the cultural heartbeat of Italy in his own fabulous style.
Helmut Newton. Baby SUMO: On the occasion of Helmut’s 100th birthday and TASCHEN’s 40th anniversary this 400 page masterpiece, re-formatted with the latest technology and sitting proudly on a Philippe Starck stand is an absolute must for any photography collection. In a Baby SUMO format, this extraordinary exhibition of photographs is no less glamorous then the original.
The Ultimate Sneaker Book: Featuring Michael Jordan’s first pair of Nikes on the cover, this book is an epic celebration of the sneaker with content exclusively produced for TASCHEN.
From Yeezy to Reebok Pumps, Run DMC to Air Max, this monster anthology is a journey through past and present that will get you running for the latest pair.
Fashion History from the 18th to the 20th Century: Three centuries of trend from the Kyoto Cultural Institute are featured in this glossy book, featuring exquisite garments shot in remarkable detail.
From outer to underwear, shoes and accessories, experts from the industry walk you through KCI’s stunning collection giving the reader, fashionista or student, a detailed fashion history.
Peter Lindbergh. On Fashion Photography – 40th Anniversary Edition: TASCHEN’s first and best selling collaboration with Lindbergh and re-released in a 40th anniversary edition, this seminal compendium features 300 photographs of fashions most venerated names.
They’re shot in Lindbergh’s humanist style and featuring an adapted interview, On Fashion Photography is smaller in format but still bursting with style and glamour.
Issey Miyake – Collector Edition: This innovative Collector’s Edition offers a definitive history of Issey Miyake design.
The monograph traces Miyake’s material and technical innovations since the earliest days of his career, including the Body Series of the 1980s and such practical, everyday designs as Pleats Please pieces. The book is presented in an original book bag, designed by the Miyake Reality Lab, with folded shapes and pressed foil techniques from the 132 5. ISSEY MIYAKE project.
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