From the Archives
Gianni Basso is specialized in travel photography, architecture, and interiors. In 1989, he founded the photography agency Vega MG. His work has been widely published in books and magazines. He lives in Milan.
Eva Gesine Baur
Eva Gesine Baur studied German language and literature, art history, musicology, and psychology in Munich. She has worked as a journalist and editor for various publications. Currently a freelance journalist based in Munich, she works for television and writes books on psychological subjects of art.
Since 1994, Creative Director Giovanni Bianco has dedicated his artistic vision to the worlds of fashion, luxury, and entertainment. In 2001, he formed Studio 65, which serves a high-profile, multinational clientele, including Versace, Miu Miu, Zegna, Ferragamo, Dsquared2, and Madonna.
Cartoonist and fetish artist Gene Bilbrew (1923–1974) began his career at the Los Angeles Sentinel, where he co-created the first African-American super hero The Bronze Bomber in the late 1940s. Later, under the name Eneg, he became a fetish artist, working for Irving Klaw’s Movie Star News/ Nutrix companies, for Lenny Burtman’s Exotique and Fantastique magazines, and as a pulp novel cover artist.
Gian Casper Bott
Gian Casper Bott studied art history at the universities of Zurich, Venice, and Florence. After periods of research in Rome, London, and Paris he was academic assistant at the Herzog Anton Ulrich-Museum in Braunschweig and at the Kunstmuseum Basel. Currently he works at the Kunsthaus Zürich. Bott is a member of the Swiss Institute in Rome, the German Forum for Art History in Paris and the Pro Grigioni Italiano research comission. His numerous publications include works on the still life, in particular the music still lifes of Evaristo Baschenis.
During his 21 years at the Los Angeles Times, Geoff Boucher established himself as the paper’s top Hollywood features writer. He is also the founder and creator of the Los Angeles Times's Hero Complex website, and of Entertainment Weekly’s CapeTown Film Festival, covering genre entertainment and Comic-Con culture. Boucher lives in Long Beach, California.
In the 1960s, Genoa Caldwell was the New York-based photo researcher for the London Sunday Times, as well as photo editor for both Black Star and Magnum. While operating her own photo agency in Los Angeles in the 1970s, Caldwell was introduced to the work of Burton Holmes and became private archivist for the extensive and unique photographic collection. Caldwell has maintained the collection for over 30 years and has lectured and published on the life and work of Burton Holmes.
Giulia ML Carciotto graduated in art history from the Sapienza University in Rome. She was a Research Fellow at the Warburg Institute in London, where she also worked for Christie’s. She was editor-in-chief of the art publisher Franco Maria Ricci Editore in Milan, and now teaches at the Academy of Fine Arts in Palermo and at the Abadir Academy in Catania.
Graydon Carter has been the editor of Vanity Fair since 1992.
Germano Celant, renowned art historian and theoretician, author and curator, is internationally acknowledged for his theories on Arte Povera. He is the Artistic and Scientific Superintendent of Fondazione Prada, as well as the Curator of Fondazione Aldo Rossi, Milan, and Fondazione Emilio e Annabianca Vedova, Venice. In 2016, he was the Project Director of Christo and Jeanne-Claude's The Floating Piers, at Lago d’Iseo, Italy.
Georges Didi-Huberman is professor at the College of Social Sciences in Paris. His contribution underscores the tension inherent in this collection: between religious votive wax figures, mannerist art and wonder chambers and the Enlightenment.
Before her retirement from the magazine in August 1992, Gretchen Edgren was a Senior Editor of Playboy. In that capacity, she assigned, edited and supervised copy for several sections of the magazine, and as a Playboy writer, she also interviewed a number of noted figures, including Erica Jong and Clint Eastwood. Since her retirement, Edgren has been a Playboy Contributing Editor.
Gabriele Fahr-Becker studied art history, archaeology, and philosophy, and gained her doctorate from Munich University in 1970 with a thesis on Art Nouveau. She has published numerous books on turn-of-the-century art.
Giovanni Fanelli, professor of Architecture History at the University of Florence, is the author of several works of architectural history, urban history, graphic arts and photography, translated into several languages; he has been the Scientific Director of the Fondazione Ragghianti (Lucca) and is series editor for a number of titles of Laterza publishers (Rome).
Wolfgang Georg Fischer
Wolfgang Georg Fischer is an art historian, writer and art dealer. Ever since first exhibiting Egon Schiele in 1964, he has devoted his attention to classical Viennese Modernism, chiefly Schiele, Kokoschka, and Klimt, regularly showing their works at his London gallery, Fischer Fine Art, and contributing with numerous publications to the art-historical literature. He also contributed to the catalogue raisonné of Schiele’s work and has written a monograph on Klimt`s partner, fashion designer Emilie Flöge.
After studying art history in Vienna and Marburg, Gottfried Fliedl accepted a lectureship at the Academy of Applied Art in Vienna, where he taught for 10 years before becoming a lecturer in museology at the Universities of Klagenfurt and Vienna.
Los Angeles-based editor and writer J.C. Gabel started his career in publishing at the age of 19 with STOP SMILING, “The Magazine for High-Minded Lowlifes,” which began as a “zine,” and developed into a full-color bimonthly magazine, published regularly for 15 years. In 2010, Gabel began editing books, and has since completed publications for Phaidon, Chronicle, Melville House, and TASCHEN. Gabel is a regular contributor to the Los Angeles Times, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, The Paris Review, Playboy, and Wallpaper*.
Stuart Galbraith IV
Stuart Galbraith IV is the author of seven books. He also makes DVD audio commentaries and liner note essays, writes a DVD column for the English edition of The Daily Yomiuri, and reviews DVDs at DVDTalk.com. He lives in Kyoto.
Anne Ganteführer-Trier studied art history, German literature, and modern history in Bonn. She was curator of various exhibitions, for example, on August Sander, Candida Höfer, and Jeff Wall, as well as at the Photographische Sammlung/SK Stiftung Kultur, Cologne (August Sander Estate). She works as a freelance author and is representative for photography and contemporary art at Villa Grisebach Auctions.
Mexican writer/director Rodrigo García’s credits include Things you can tell just by looking at her (Fondation Gan Award, Cannes 2000) and Nine Lives (Winner Locarno Film Festival, 2005).
Philippe Garner is an expert in 20th-century photography, design, and decorative art. He has written numerous essays and books, from studies of the lives of designer Émile Gallé and photographers Cecil Beaton and John Cowan, to his Sixties Design for TASCHEN. A former director of Christie’s, he has also curated shows for museums in London, Paris, and Tokyo.
Christian Gastgeber studied classics and Byzantine studies at the University of Vienna. He received a doctorate and habilitation in Byzantine studies and since 2001 is staff member of the Byzantine Research Institute and Division, respectively, of the Austrian Academy of Sciences in Vienna, specializing in Greek paleography and diplomatics as well as text traditions and reception research with an emphasis in humanism. Since his habilitation in the year 2010 he is internationally active in academic teaching and research and heads several editorial projects.
Jay Gates is Director of The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC. Previously he was Director of the Dallas Museum of Art (1993-98) and of the Seattle Art Museum (1987-93).
Madonna Gauding is a mandala artist, author, illustrator and designer. She has written widely on meditation, Buddhism and healing; her previous work includes the best-selling World Mandalas.
Jean Claude Gautrand
Jean Claude Gautrand (1932–2019) was one of France’s most distinguished experts on photography. An active photographer since 1960, he also made a name for himself as a historian, journalist, and critic, with numerous publications including his TASCHEN books on Brassaï (2004), Paris. Portrait of a City (2011), Robert Doisneau (2014), and Eugène Atget. Paris (2016).
Anne Geddes (born 1956) is one of the world’s most unique photographers, whose beloved imagery of infants and parenthood has been published in over 84 countries and 24 languages. A global ambassador for children, Geddes has her own Philanthropic Trust and is an Ambassador Volunteer for the March of Dimes and an Ambassador for the GSK global awareness campaign for meningococcal disease. This is her first book for TASCHEN.
Grant Geissman is one of the world’s leading experts on EC Comics and Mad magazine, and the author and designer of four books on the subject, three of them nominated for an Eisner Award. He is also an Emmy-nominated guitarist and composer who co-wrote the music for the hit television series Two and a Half Men and Mike & Molly. He has fourteen albums released under his own name, including the jazz trilogy Say That!, Cool Man Cool, and BOP! BANG! BOOM!