Taschen Books Presents Toys: 100 Years of All-American Toy Ads

Up until the 20th century, children’s play was not a subject that demanded much attention. While objects that entertained children have been present from ancient history, it was only with industrial mass production—and a developing urban middle class—that toys appeared more frequently. As playthings began to display a robust economic performance, an industry rose toContinue reading “Taschen Books Presents Toys: 100 Years of All-American Toy Ads”

Taschen Books Announces Stanley Kubrick Book & DVD Sets

One of the most esteemed filmmakers of all time, Stanley Kubrick (1928-1999) was also one of the most enigmatic. He broke into the film scene at the age of 26 with the ambitious, independently produced Killer’s Kiss and within a few years was working with the likes of Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, and Peter SellersContinue reading “Taschen Books Announces Stanley Kubrick Book & DVD Sets”

Taschen Books Releases Rocky: The Complete Films

Rocky Balboa is the Philadelphian icon who took on the world and won. The original “Italian Stallion,” the gutsy fighter who rose above the odds to boxing glory, and a rags-to-riches legend in the business of making movies. Ever since Sylvester Stallone unleashed his impassioned title character in 1976, the resilient fighter has earned hisContinue reading “Taschen Books Releases Rocky: The Complete Films”

Art Record Covers From Taschen Books

Since the dawn of modernism, visual and music production have had a particularly intimate relationship. From Luigi Russolo’s 1913 Futurist manifesto L’Arte dei Rumori (The Art of Noise) to Marcel Duchamp’s 1925 double-sided discs Rotoreliefs, the 20th century saw ever more fertile exchange between sounds and shapes, marks and melodies, and different fields of compositionContinue reading “Art Record Covers From Taschen Books”

Stan Lee To Sign 75 Years of Marvel Book At Taschen Books In Beverly Hills On December 5, 2014

Stan Lee and Roy Thomas will sign copies of 75 Years of Marvel at Taschen Books in Beverly Hills on December 5, 2014. Pre-order is encouraged to guarantee your signed copy. First-come, first served, with limited availability. A Hulk-sized tome spanning eight decades of the heroic rise of Marvel as it magically mutated from 1939’s four-colorContinue reading “Stan Lee To Sign 75 Years of Marvel Book At Taschen Books In Beverly Hills On December 5, 2014”

The Silver Age of DC Comics Is Now Available

With super heroes nearly extinct at the start of the 1950s, DC Comics reignited the fire that would make them central to modern popular culture by infusing them with science fiction elements. To circumvent the limitations of the self-censoring Comics Code Authority, DC’s writers and editors spun ever-more fantastic tales, bringing super heroes and BobContinue reading “The Silver Age of DC Comics Is Now Available”

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