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August 04, 2014
TASCHEN celebrates Tiki Pop with Sven Kirsten
On the evening of August 3, TASCHEN Hollywood hosted Sven Kirsten as he signed copies of his latest release, Tiki Pop. Eager fans arrived early in anticipation of meeting the author and Tiki Sage. Once inside the Polynesian pavilion, guests enjoyed a cocktail served in its very own shrunken-head cup provided by Deadhead Rum. Sven signed copies of his book as The Glasgow Tiki Shakers entertained guests with their surf heavy sound.
Special thanks to Sven Kirsten, Deadhead Rum and the Glasgow Tiki Shakers for their generous contributions to the evening.
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Annie Leibovitz, Art Edition
Archival pigment print, book stand, hardcover book (50 x 69 cm) with fold-outs, supplement book, 476 pages, $ 5,000
Limited edition of 1,000 copies (No. 1–1,000) with archival pigment print Keith Haring (contact sheet), New York City, 1986, signed by Annie Leibovitz and produced by fine art printer David Adamson in Washington. This leather-bound Art Edition is also presented with the full set of all four dust jackets and a custom-made tripod stand designed by Marc Newson.
Tiki Pop. America imagines its own Polynesian Paradise
Hardcover, 9.8 x 12.8 in., 384 pages, $ 59.99
Published in connection with an exhibition at the prestigious Musée du quai Branly in Paris, this history of Tiki from urban archaeologist Sven Kirsten explores one of the most colorful pop culture phenomena of mid-century America. Through hundreds of previously unpublished images and ephemera, trace the Tiki trend from the first Pacific island exploration to Hollywood jungle fantasies and elaborate temples built to celebrate Tiki as the god of recreation.
Keel's Simple Diary Volume Two (black)
Flexicover, 4.6 x 6.5 in., 136 pages, $ 15
Philipp Keel's Simple Diary™. The all-new installment of TASCHEN’s bestseller
New! My Buddy. World War II Laid Bare
Hardcover, relief debossed cover, gilded edges, 10.9 x 9.5 in., 320 pages, $ 69.99
Images from the Michael Stokes collection reveal a side of World War II never before made public—young Allied soldiers discharging tension in boisterous, naked play.
Case Study Houses
Softcover with flaps, 7.3 x 9.1 in., 96 pages, $ 9.99
The pioneering project that sought to bring modernism to the masses