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ARNOLD. Collector’s Edition

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This photographic homage to Arnold Schwarzenegger, a decade of collaboration in the making, traces his journey from poverty to Mr. Olympia, to movie star, and to the Governor’s Mansion. The two-volume edition includes portraits by leading photographers – such as Richard Avedon, Annie Leibovitz, Robert Mapplethorpe, Herb Ritts, Francesco Scavullo, and Andy Warhol –, vintage bodybuilding images, film stills, dozens of personal photos from Arnold’s private archive, and exclusive interviews. A big, brawny salute to the world’s favorite muscleman!

Collector’s Edition (No. 501–1,947), each copy numbered and signed by Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Also available as an Art Edition (No. 1–100) with a framed ChromaLuxe print, numbered and signed by Annie Leibovitz and as a Capitello Edition (No. 101–500) with a Capitello book stand designed by Studio65.

Arnold Comes to California. By Arnold Schwarzenegger as told to Dian Hanson

Edition of 1,447Hardcover with ChromaLuxe aluminum print cover, 34.3 x 46.2 cm, 7.69 kg, 334 pages, in slipcase, plus companion volume, 556 pages

“Brings together sensational documents from Schwarzenegger's life. Not only enlightening for fans, it is a journey into the history of the film industry and the press.”

GQ

“Retraces [Arnold’s] life through hundreds of photographs and interviews… An incredible journey!”

Il Venerdi di Repubblica

“A tribute to his success story and consecration of his illustrious egotism.”

numero

“Arnold, as you’ve never seen him before.”

CNN

“…documents the man, muscle and musings of one of pop culture’s most recognisable figures.”

The Face

“A giant, limited-edition, pictorial retrospective.”

The Financial Times

“A surprising, voyeuristic glimpse at the man beneath the muscles.”

Empire

“From vintage bodybuilding images, to photos from his archive this book highlights the colourful life Arnold has lived.”

GQ

“ARNOLD celebrates the moving image superstar through the work of the many still photographers who have turned their lens on him, including some of the foremost practitioners of the art.“

Artnet

“Why I was different from all the other boys in my town I cannot tell you. I was simply born with the gift of vision.”

Arnold Schwarzenegger
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ARNOLD. Collector’s Edition

ARNOLD. Collector’s Edition

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I’ll Be Back

It’s Arnold Schwarzenegger: bodybuilder, actor, politician, and fabulous photo subject

He’s a four-time Mr. Universe, seven-time Mr. Olympia. His films have grossed four billion dollars worldwide. He won the California governor’s race by a landslide. He has one of the most recognizable faces in the world, an oft-imitated accent, and a physique still heralded as the most perfect ever built. He’s Arnold, the one and only, with first name recognition worldwide, and now with a two-volume Collector’s Edition equal to his impressive size and unabashed ego.

A decade of collaboration in the making, this photo tribute covers 75 years of Schwarzenegger, from the future Terminator’s impoverished childhood in Thal, Austria, to his rise as a young athlete, his journey to America to become the most celebrated bodybuilder of all time, to his career as the world’s leading action film star, then into the California governor’s mansion and beyond.

Along the journey, Arnold’s muscular body, chiseled features, and charismatic personality made him a favorite subject of photographers, including Richard Avedon, Annie Leibovitz, Robert Mapplethorpe, Herb Ritts, Francesco Scavullo, and Andy Warhol. The big book includes them all, while the smaller companion volume gives you more intimate bodybuilding images, behind-the-scenes film stills, dozens of photos from Arnold’s personal archive, and exclusive interviews with Arnold and those who know him best, including directors Ivan Reitman and Bob Rafelson, and bodybuilding legends Franco Columbu, Dave Draper, and Frank Zane.

Collector’s Edition (No. 501–1,947), each copy numbered and signed by Arnold Schwarzenegger.
The editor

Dian Hanson is a senior editor and writer for TASCHEN, with over 50 books to her credit. In addition to ARNOLD, her recent works include The Art of Pin-up, Masterpieces of Fantasy Art, and The Fantastic Worlds of Frank Frazetta.
Read here how it all began.

ARNOLD. Collector’s Edition
Edition of 1,447Hardcover with ChromaLuxe aluminum print cover, 34.3 x 46.2 cm, 7.69 kg, 334 pages, in slipcase, plus companion volume, 556 pages

ISBN 978-3-8365-4269-2

Edition: English

ARNOLD  is limited to 1,947 copies, each numbered and signed by Arnold Schwarzenegger:
Art Edition (No. 1–100), with a ChromaLuxe print, numbered and signed by Annie Leibovitz, and a capitello book stand designed by Studio65.
Capitello Edition (No. 101–500), with a Capitello book stand designed by Studio65.
Collector’s Edition (No. 501–1,947), with the book in a slipcase and the accompanying companion volume.

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Absolutely wonderful book

Doug S.,September 10, 2023
I have been waiting 10 years for this book to be published, and the wait was worth it. The photos are fantastic as are the binding and printing. My favorite TASCHEN book ever so far!!

Fantastic book.

Vojtech D.,July 4, 2023
It is a great book, with fantastics photographies of my idol. I am very happy, that i could me the owner of this book Thank you Arnold and your friends for great life, what you show us. If you like Arnold, I am recommending you this book.

Top !!!

Doreen R.,December 22, 2023
Das Buch ist jeden Cent wert !!!!!!

Grandiose Edition

Customer,August 13, 2023
Eine wirklich grandiose Edition: Inhalt, Aufmachung, Verarbeitung, Materialien. Eine Investition zum echten Gegenwert. Beratung und Verkauf im Taschen Store Berlin möchte ich auch gerne lobend erwähnen.

Wow.....

Thomas S.,August 7, 2023
Das Buch ist echt ein Wahnsinn. Dachte mir zuerst das Buch ist sehr teuer, aber als ich es bekommen habe, da hat sich meine Meinung sofort geändert. Das Buch ist so schön verarbeitet und so gewaltig, es ist wirklich das Geld wert. Sogar das kleine Buch ist Top. Also.... Taschen Team nur weiter so👍

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