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National Geographic. Around the World in 125 Years

Hardcover, three vols. in slipcase, 11 x 15.4 in., 38.27 lb, 1404 pages
US$ 499
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National Geographic Magazine continues to shape and challenge our image and understanding of the world. This three-volume treasure sourced directly from the publication’s archives presents rare and renowned pictures and photo essays traversing travel, wildlife, science, history, culture, and conservation. Split into the sections Americas and Antarctica, Europe and Africa, and Asia and Oceania, this limited-edition gem is a complete compendium to planet Earth.

Limited and numbered edition of 125,000 copies

Exploring the Globe Since 1888

A journey through time with the world’s favorite magazine
For five generations, National Geographic magazine has dazzled and educated people with its incredible photographs, illustrations, and gripping stories from the four corners of the earth. Combining travel, wildlife, science, history, culture, and conservation, the National Geographic Society’s trailblazing magazine has inspired millions of readers to explore and take an interest in the planet we inhabit. Now, in celebration of its 125th anniversary, National Geographic has given TASCHEN complete access to its archives to distill the journey of a lifetime into three prodigious volumes featuring photographs—many unpublished—almost as rich, deep, and colorful as the world itself.

Our transcontinental trip starts in the Americas and Antarctica (Volume 1); we then cross the Atlantic to Europe and Africa (Volume 2); and finally sail the Indian Ocean to Asia and Oceania (Volume 3). From evocative early black-and-white pictures to autochromes, from the golden age of Kodachromes to digital, National Geographic invented the aesthetic of the photo essay, while pushing the technical boundaries of the medium. Readers will discover how the magazine evolved from presenting a romantic view of the world—subjects posed and smiling—to edgier stories reflecting political turmoil, social issues, and environmental threats. Of course, the journey would not be complete without prime examples of the magazine’s revered groundbreaking underwater and wildlife photography, so we’ve included plenty of such treasures as well. This world class set is a cultural investment to be cherished, shared, and passed down to future generations.

Limited and numbered edition of 125,000 copies

Features:
The editor

Reuel Golden is the former editor of the British Journal of Photography and the Photography editor at TASCHEN. His TASCHEN titles include: Mick Rock: The Rise of David Bowie, both London and New York Portrait of a City books, Andy Warhol. Polaroids, The Rolling Stones, Her Majesty, Football in the 1970s, the National Geographic editions, and The David Bailey SUMO.

National Geographic. Around the World in 125 Years
Hardcover, three vols. in slipcase, 11 x 15.4 in., 38.27 lb, 1404 pages