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  • by Magdalena Droste
    £9.99 - 33.99

  • by H. Walter Lack
    £15.99 - 43.49

    After an epic Amazonian journey through Brazil and Peru, German botanist von Martius compiled an unsurpassed catalogue of all known genera of palm. This exquisite encyclopedic treasury is a jewel of 19th-century botany, as remarkable for its meticulous classification, as it is for its maps, color landscapes, and cross-sectioned diagrams showing...

  • by D&AD
    £12.49

    In 1995, the D&AD published a book on the intricate art of writing for advertising. Now, D&AD and TASCHEN join forces to bring you this updated and redesigned edition with essays by 53 leading professionals from across the world. This book isn't just indispensable for marketing writers, but for anyone who needs to win people over online, on...

  • by Elizabeth A. T. Smith
    £9.99 - 56.49

    An unprecedented event in architecture history, the Case Study Houses program gave America new models for residential living. This comprehensive account of the project presents each of the 36 prototype homes through floor plans, sketches, and photographs, and explores how architects like Richard Neutra, Charles and Ray Eames, and Eero Saarinen...

  • by Edward S. Curtis
    £13.99

    Over the course of 30 years Edward S. Curtis exhaustively documented America's first inhabitants. Follow along on his visits to 80 American Indian tribes from the Mexican border to the Bering Strait-working up to 16 hours a day to gain their trust and document their traditional way of life as it was already beginning to die out. This unabridged,...

  • by Charlotte, Peter Fiell & Taschen
    £12.49

    Sit back, relax, and survey some of the most iconic chairs in history. A must for design addicts and collectors alike, this dependable compendium presents each chair alongside essential information about the designer and their work, from Alvar Aalto to Eva Zeisel, from Art Nouveau to International Style. This recently refurbished edition...

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    £15.99

    Japan's sex industry in full flower. In more than 800 photos, Nobuyoshi Araki captures the sex shows, orgies, and bizarre crazes of Tokyo's Shinjuku red light district. From no-panties massage parlors to the notorious commuter-train fetishists, this is the last word on an age of bacchanalia, infused with moments of humor, poetry, and...

  • by Philip Jodidio
    £11.99

    The essential book for admirers of arboreal ateliers everywhere, this whimsical collection showcases 50 of the finest tree houses around the world. Whether serving as a lofty eyrie for childhood adventures or a unique luxury hotel amid the branches, these are some of the most fantastic human roosts in the sky.

  • by Hans-Michael Koetzle & Uwe Scheid
    £11.43

    A century of stimulation, this collection of 1,000 erotic photographs from 1839 to 1939 includes every risque pose artists of each epoch could imagine. Drawn from the late Uwe Scheid's collection, a renowned repository of suggestive imagery, these pictures in monochrome and hand-colored tints reveal as much about the development of nude...

  • by Philip Jodidio
    £12.49 - 37.99

    Travel the world to investigate one of the greatest renaissances in architecture: wood. How has this elemental material come to steal the show at luxury hot spring structures and cutting-edge urban renewal schemes?

  • by Unknown
    £12.49

    From delivery boy to one of the most important industrialists in history: founder of Kodak George Eastman had a decidedly American career. Upon his death, his house became an international museum of photography and film: to this day, it holds the largest collection of its kind in the world. This volume curates the most impressive images from...

  • by Joaquim Paulo
    £37.99

    This striking and innovative collection of jazz covers presents the designs that defined a sound. Containing record covers from the 1940s through to the early 1990s, each reproduction is accompanied with essential background information. Spanning photographic and illustrative works, these album artworks are a marriage of music and design and a...

  • by David Batterham
    £13.99 - 44.99

    Teeming with tapestries, manuscript illuminations, carpets, and tiles, this far-reaching compendium brings together the two greatest 19th-century catalogues of ornament into one indispensable reference book. Encompassing designs from medieval times through to the 19th century, in styles as diverse as Egyptian, Etruscan, or Middle Eastern, this...

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    £12.49

    Welcome to the comprehensive catalogue of logos. Across industry, media, music, and more, this far-reaching collection explores the irrepressible power of a brand's graphic representation. Thematic chapters explore how text, image, and ideas distill into a symbol. In handy reference-book size, this is a definitive introduction to the...

  • by Sebastian Schütze
    £37.99

    Notorious bad boy of Italian painting, now considered one of the greatest influences in all of art history. This comprehensive catalogue raisonne reproduces all of Caravaggio's paintings as well as a number of dramatic details of his boundary-breaking realism. Five chapters assess Caravaggio's artistic daring, while a detailed chronology traces...

  • by Gilles Néret
    £12.49

    Unjustly concealed in museum vaults or censored archives, the sensual works in Erotica Universalis finally emerge from subterranean realms in a banquet for the imagination and a feast for the eye! This compendium of erotic arts voyages through history from Ancient Egypt to Ovid, Aretino to Dali, to bring you the fantasies, obsessions, and sheer...

  • by Unknown
    £12.49

    The ultimate in interiors inspiration, this catalogue spans six continents to deliver you the most immaculate abodes from Biarritz to Brazil. Pore over pictures by illustrious interior design photographers that profile every style of home you can imagine: from clean line, concrete minimalism to bustling eclecticism, where textures, time periods,...

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    Welcome to the most comprehensive catalogue of logos. Turning its searchlight on internationals' corporate identity, this encyclopedia gathers approximately 4,500 trademarks, with information about the designers, year of creation, country, and brand. In handy reference-book size, this is a sweeping survey of today's visual culture.

  • by Jonathan Penner
    £12.49

    Get ready to quake in fear with this revised and expanded edition of our history of horror cinema. From serial killers to satanists, The Shining to Scream, some 600 pages explore the genre's favorite themes, mythologies, and motifs, and get up close and trembling to 50 top horror masterworks from the 1920s to the 2000s.

  • by Philip Jodidio
    £12.49

    With cost and space often at a premium, small but perfectly formed buildings are a popular architectural challenge. From world-famous names such as Toyo Ito and Zaha Hadid to the best in new international talent, architects around the world showcase the creative possibilities of compact dimensions.

  • by Klaus Walter Littger & Werner Dressendoerfer
    £12.49

    In 367 exquisite plates, this treasure of botanical literature records the flowers of the palatial grounds at Eichstatt, Bavaria, once some of the most beautiful gardens in history. The illustrations are organized by season and, following the classification system used today, show plants belonging to a total of 90 families and covering 340 genera.

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    £12.49

    The ultimate anthology of cinematic showpieces, in extra-handy format. This careful selection of movie masterworks sets noir alongside new wave, slapstick alongside tragedy in a far-reaching, infinitely inspiring guide to the jewels of 20th-century filmmaking.

  • by Sven Kirsten
    £11.99

    Dive into one of the most colorful pop culture phenomena of mid-century America. In this handy edition gathering hundreds of images and ephemera, urban archaeologist Sven Kirsten takes us on a journey through Tiki history, from the first Pacific island exploration to Hollywood jungle fantasies and elaborate temples built to celebrate Tiki as...

  • by Joaquim Paulo
    £33.99

    Psychedelia meets Black Power, sexual liberation meets social conscience, and street portraiture meets fantastical cartoon in this epic volume of groove. Complete with cultural context, design analysis, and interviews with key industry figures, the collection gathers more than 500 legendary record covers that visualized a golden era of African...

  • by Rainer & Rose-Marie Hagen
    £44.99

    If you thought these paintings were familiar, look again, and look closer. Part art history, part detective work, this fascinating collection explores 100 world-famous works of art through enlarged details, revealing the fashions and lifestyles, the loves and intrigues, politics and people that truly make a masterpiece.

  • by Salima Ikram
    £12.49

    One of the first European explorers to fall obsessively in love with the realm of pyramids and pharaohs, Emile Prisse d'Avennes made an outstanding contribution to Egyptology with his illustrations of Ancient Egyptian architecture, sculpture, paintings, and industrial arts. This world premiere brings together the complete collection of Prisse...

  • by Albertus Seba, Irmgard Musch, Jes Rust & et al.
    £44.99

    Discover the weird and wonderful world of 18th-century natural historian Albertus Seba. This big and beautiful reprint of his Cabinet of Natural Curiosities depicts countless rare and exotic animals, plants, and insects from around the world. Drawings of snakes, shells, and mythical beasts appear in stunning shades and intricate detail, each...

  • by Barbara Hitchcock
    £15.99

    The unique tonality and spontaneous look of Polaroids have made them a popular photographic format for decades. Compiling hundreds of images by renowned artists from the Polaroid Corporation's own collection and with all the warmth and nostalgia of a family album, this ode to the instant camera chronicles the experimental and innovative ways...

  • by Philip Jodidio
    £11.99

    Once synonymous with eyesore highway bridges and crumbling, unloved walls, concrete has been reborn as adventurous and sexy. This Bibliotheca Universalis edition considers the elaborate feats and prodigious engineering of contemporary concrete architecture, from stars such as Tadao Ando and Herzog & de Meuron, to fresh new studios like the...

  • by Barbara, Taschen & René Stoeltie
    £13.99

    Enter a land of tranquil cobbled squares, rustic earthenware, and lavender fields. In this survey of Provencal homes and interiors, discover all of the rural charm that enraptured such artists as Vincent van Gogh and Picasso. From lavish chateaus to quiet, antique retreats, this updated edition is complete with insightful captions, enthralling...

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