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Man meets Woman

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It’s time for a reality check with the opposite sex. As part of her best-selling pictogram series, leading designer Yang Liu distills the experiences, challenges, and many perspectives facing men and women, from age-old clichés to current debates, from boardroom politics to bedroom antics.
Clothbound5.1 x 5.1 in.0.46 lb128 pages
“…this book is sure to have you laughing at, celebrating and pondering the differences between men and women.”
“…the perfect stimulus to use for discussion with undergraduates interested in issues of sociology, sociolinguistics, and particularly gender roles and relationships…”
Sociological imagination
Man meets Woman

Man meets Woman


Let's Talk about Sex

Bright, bold pictograms distill male and female experience

Imagine a setting in which a man wearing a dress might be as habitual as a woman in trousers. Where a woman exposing herself in public wasn’t sexy, but as creepy as a male flasher. Where professional status and success presented the same prospects for both sexes.

In this volume in her series for TASCHEN, leading graphic designer Yang Liu tackles one of the hottest, and one of the oldest, topics of all: he and she. Drawing on the experiences, challenges, and many perspectives on men and women she has encountered in her own life, Yang Liu distills the vast, swirling question of gender into bold, binary pictograms.

Dealing with a whole host of situations from the bedroom to the boardroom, Yang Liu’s designs are as simple and accessible in their presentation as they are infinite in the associations, evocations, and responses they elicit. Combining age-old stereotypes with topical discrepancies, this fresh approach to the roles and relationships of men and women is, above all, an effort to synthesize a notoriously thorny issue into a fun and refreshing graphic form, and thus to lighten and enlighten our mutual understanding and tolerance.
The artist

Yang Liu was born in 1976 in Beijing. After studying at the University of Arts Berlin (UdK), she worked as a designer in Singapore, London, Berlin, and New York. In 2004 she founded her own design studio, which she continues to run today. In addition to holding workshops and lectures at international conferences, she has taught at numerous universities in Germany and abroad. In 2010 she was appointed a professor at the BTK University of Applied Sciences in Berlin. Her works have won numerous prizes in international competitions and can be found in museums and collections all over the world.

Man meets Woman
Clothbound13 x 13 cm0.21 kg128 pages

ISBN 978-3-8365-5401-5

Edition: Spanish

ISBN 978-3-8365-9213-0

Edition: Multilingual (English, French, German, Spanish)
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2 Ratings

Très drôle !

Stephane,November 2, 2021
Cet ouvrage est très drôle. Le graphisme est réussi. Il est dommage que le nombre de pages soit assez limité.

Estereotipos visto desde el minimalismo

Sergio,October 29, 2021
Sencilla, divertida, a veces ácida y a veces errónea, pero disfrutable. Estereotipos visto desde el minimalismo y el buen gusto estético.