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Doug, United States, August 14, 2014
I see that Taschen is working on a book of Michael Muller's Shark photographs. Can't wait for this one! Is it going to be one of your limited collector edition books? Thank you-Doug
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Bill, United States, August 11, 2014
Hi. A previous poster inquired if there were any plans to publish a photo book on Chinatown. The answer was no. I am wondering if there are plans to publish a photo book on another film? The Godfather and Taxi Driver books were truly wonderful, and I am hoping that Taschen is going to continue that series. If you are planning to publish another limited edition film monograph book, could you give us a hint on what it will be? Thank you.
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1.  Paul Duncan, Editor, United Kingdom, August 13, 2014
Hi Bill,
Sorry, nothing definite at the moment, but as soon as something is confirmed we'll let you know. Meanwhile, plenty more film books coming your way...
best
-paul
Robino J, United States, August 11, 2014
I received my 2001 book last Friday and it is absolutely amazing- Great work Taschen! Here's a small video I made when unboxing my set.
https://vimeo.com/103074074
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1.  TASCHEN´s #1 Fan, Germany, August 11, 2014
Great video! The book looks amazing, especially the Monolith case.

http://taschensnumber1fan.tumblr.com/
2.  Stephen, Canada, August 12, 2014
Great unboxing video.
My copy arrived today. Excellently packed. Heavy, since contents are both the solid books and the metal monolith container. Contents gorgeous. Top quality. Thank you Amy Quinn at Taschen, USA, for all of your help in helping my order get delivered. For those who did not get the 1000 series, the art edition will be an excellent choice and surprisingly still seems to be available.
3.  Amy Quinn, United States, August 13, 2014
My pleasure, Stephen! I hope you enjoy this wonderful title.
Filippo, United Kingdom, August 10, 2014
Dear Marie,
thank you for your kind - albeit not strictly true - reply: I bought a limited edition copy of your Stanley Kubrick's Napoleon book on Amazon.uk, as a pre-order, exactly as I did a few months ago with the 2001 limited edition book. I am not in a position to explain why what worked fine a few years ago didn't today. Maybe you are.
Regards.
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Matthew Hunt, Thailand, August 08, 2014
By the way, Taschen's pages about The Making of Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey still say that it consists of 4 hardcover books. In fact, there are 2 hardbacks (looking very impressive in their metal slipcase) and 2 paperbacks.
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1.  Philster, United States, August 11, 2014
Indeed the two Hardbound books in the set are actually soft...The Covers are embossed w/Logos..and covered with a nice book sleeve. I was put off at first with the paperback design to be sure.. However.... found it to be to my liking... It's easier to move through the pages since the outer cover yields to the hand....
Best-
Philster
Australe, Belgium, August 08, 2014
Au hasard d'un surf, j'arrive sur votre site. J'en suis très heureuse car, alors que grande amatrice de votre collection sur les différents arts architecturaux (roman, gothique, ...), j'avais été informée de l'arrêt des éditions Taschen. Je vais donc non seulement pouvoir implémenter ma collection mais en prime offrir des cadeaux "intelligents" (rien de tel qu'un beau livre plutôt qu'une tablette ... mais c'est un autre débat!). Merci !
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Martin G, United States, August 06, 2014
I ordered the Kubrick 2001 book at Taschen Beverly Hills store - Do you know when the book will ship?
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Mark Foster, United Kingdom, August 06, 2014
While I am currently enjoying the truly magnificent 2001 book, I would like to ask one question on behalf of those who missed out on this masterpiece: do you plan to publish another edition of the title before the year is out, like you have done so in the past with the Napoleon book and the Stanley Kubrick Archives?
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1.  Florian, TASCHEN Editor, Cologne, Germany, August 06, 2014
Dear Mark,
There will be a trade edition of 2001, but at this point it is unlikely it will still be released in 2014. You will be informed here should that change!
Best wishes,
Florian
David Olstein, United States, August 04, 2014
For those of you who had their pre-orders cancelled by Barnes & Noble, copies of The Making of Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey are still available from Taschen's New York store, albeit for $250 more than the price Barnes & Noble was charging. I went ahead and purchased a copy, and have sent an e-mail to Barnes & Noble customer service asking for reimbursement of the additional $250. If they don't agree to reimburse me, or at least provide me with a store credit in this amount, I plan on filing a claim against Barnes & Noble in small claims court. What happened with the Kubrick book is not an isolated occurred. Barnes & Noble's practice of pre-selling books in amounts exceeding their allotment from the publisher has to stop.
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1.  David Olstein, United States, August 04, 2014
Barnes & Noble.com has a phyiscal adddress in New York City, so if you live in New York and had your pre-order cancelled, you could sue Barnes & Noble.com in small claims court. Unfortunately, recovery of punitive damages isn't allowed, so the most you could recover is around $250 (assuming to purchased the book from a Taschen store for $1000). Factor in court costs and the cost of enforcing the judgment and you'll be lucky to pocket $150. But I'm planning on filing a claim, and I hope others do as well. Otherwise, Barnes and Noble will have no incentive to change its practices regarding pre-sales of limited edition books.
2.  Matthew Hunt, Thailand, August 05, 2014
This is Taschen's website, not B&N's. Also, I don't see how you could claim any money from B&N, because they cancelled the order without charging anything. Presumably they didn't know how many (if any) copies they would receive, so they didn't know how many pre-orders they could accept. And if you knew that B&N did this in the past, why are you surprised that it happened again?

Ordering with Taschen has its own frustrations, because the release date has been delayed by several times over a period of months, without any automatic notifications. But at least there's more certainty than pre-ordering via a 3rd party, especially because the 2001 book was sure to be very popular.
3.  David Olstein, United States, August 05, 2014
Yes, this is Taschen's web site, but other people who have been burned by Barnes & Noble have posted on the guestbook and would benefit from the information I have posted.

I don't know how contract law operates in Thailand, but in the United States, if someone enters into a contract to sell an item at a specified price, and then fails to perform under the contract, the buyer is entitled to compensatory damages equal to the difference between what the buyer ultimately paid for the item and what he would have paid had the original seller not defaulted. The fact that Barnes & Noble didn't charge me for the book doesn't matter. I still incurred losses as a result of having to purchase the book elsewhere at a higher price.

As for my knowledge of Barnes & Nobles shady practices with respect to pre-sales of limited edition books, that was gathered through research conducted *after* Barnes & Noble failed to perform under its sale contract.

As the saying goes, fool me once, shame on you. Fool my twice, shame on me. Needless to say, I will not pre-order any limited edition Taschen books from Barnes & Noble in the future, and I would strongly discourage anyone else from doing so either.

By the way, I assume that if you have any affiliation with Barnes and Noble, you would have disclosed it in your post.
David Olstein, United States, August 03, 2014
Another customer here who got screwed by Barnes & Noble. Assuming I can locate a copy of The Making of Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey, I plan on suing Barnes & Noble in small claims court for the difference between what I paid (which, at this point, will almost certainly be at least $1000) and the price at which B&N contracted to sell me the book. ($750).

I think we can all agree that B&N's actions here are unacceptable. They should have stopped accepting pre-orders once their allotment had been filled. At best, B&N was negligent. At worst, their actions constitute fraud.

I strongly urge Taschen to discontinue sales of its limited editions through online retailers If they continue, this problem is almost certain to happen again, and if it does, Taschen will deserve its fair share of the blame.
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