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Basic Art Series 2.0

Basic Art Series 2.0

The classic TASCHEN book

It all began in 1985 when the very first original TASCHEN publication and inaugural Basic Art title, Picasso, was released. A game-changing series was born! Since then, these succinct and slimline books have developed into a true treasure trove. Nearly 200 titles, translated into some 20 languages, and offering an introductory who’s who of art history, architecture, and design, this series became the world’s best-selling art book collection ever published.

Each title from the Basic Art Series provides a comprehensive introduction to a significant artist, architect, or designer. The publications offer a detailed chronological summary of the artist’s life and work and analyze their historical importance and cultural legacy. Readers are taken through the subjects’ biographies and become familiar with key works illustrated in high quality reproductions. From Bauhaus to Basquiat, the series includes books on Bacon, Eames, Gaudí, Haring, de Lempicka, Dalí, Klimt, Koons, Leonardo da Vinci, Monet, O’Keeffe, Kahlo, Mies van der Rohe, Pop Art, Rothko, Surrealism and much more.

For its 30th anniversary, we beamed this much loved series up to its new 21st century orbit: revised, newly designed, and hardcover bound — but still at a rock-bottom price! The series originated as A4 size folios but the new Basic Art 2.0 comes in a much more manageable size; easily portable so that you can go mobile with your extensive knowledge of cultural history. The art book series details the individuals whose practices have shaped the development of art and design but it also records larger art movements in titles where you can explore the context of a generation and appreciate the galvanizing spirt of the collective. An essential element to any library, the Basic Art Series are the quintessential TASCHEN art books.

“These seductive books have slick production values, excellent illustrations, and smart texts. Each one is a fast-food, high-energy fix on the topic at hand.” – The New York Times Book Review

Books

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Rousseau (Basic Art Series)

Rousseau Rousseau Rousseau

US$ 15
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Titian (Basic Art Series)

Titian Titian Titian

US$ 15
New
Aalto (Basic Art Series)

Aalto Aalto Aalto

US$ 15
Ando (Basic Art Series)

Ando Ando Ando

US$ 15
Bacon (Basic Art Series)

Bacon Bacon Bacon

US$ 15
Baroque (Basic Art Series)

Baroque Baroque Baroque

US$ 15
Basquiat (Basic Art Series)

Basquiat Basquiat Basquiat

US$ 15
Bauhaus (Basic Art Series)

Bauhaus Bauhaus Bauhaus

US$ 15
Bosch (Basic Art Series)

Bosch Bosch Bosch

US$ 15
Botero (Basic Art Series)

Botero Botero Botero

US$ 15
Breuer (Basic Art Series)

Breuer Breuer Breuer

US$ 15
Brücke (Basic Art Series)

Brücke Brücke Brücke

US$ 15
Bruegel (Basic Art Series)

Bruegel Bruegel Bruegel

US$ 15
Cézanne (Basic Art Series)

Cézanne Cézanne Cézanne

US$ 15
Chagall (Basic Art Series)

Chagall Chagall Chagall

US$ 15
Cubism (Basic Art Series)

Cubism Cubism Cubism

US$ 15
Dadaism (Basic Art Series)

Dadaism Dadaism Dadaism

US$ 15
Dalí (Basic Art Series)

Dalí Dalí Dalí

US$ 15
Degas (Basic Art Series)

Degas Degas Degas

US$ 15
Duchamp (Basic Art Series)

Duchamp Duchamp Duchamp

US$ 15
Dürer (Basic Art Series)

Dürer Dürer Dürer

US$ 15
Eames (Basic Art Series)

Eames Eames Eames

US$ 15
El Greco (Basic Art Series)

El Greco El Greco El Greco

US$ 15
Ensor (Basic Art Series)

Ensor Ensor Ensor

US$ 15
Fontana (Basic Art Series)

Fontana Fontana Fontana

US$ 15
Freud (Basic Art Series)

Freud Freud Freud

US$ 15
Futurism (Basic Art Series)

Futurism Futurism Futurism

US$ 15
Gaudí (Basic Art Series)

Gaudí Gaudí Gaudí

US$ 15
Gauguin (Basic Art Series)

Gauguin Gauguin Gauguin

US$ 15
Goya (Basic Art Series)

Goya Goya Goya

US$ 15
Gropius (Basic Art Series)

Gropius Gropius Gropius

US$ 15
Haring (Basic Art Series)

Haring Haring Haring

US$ 15
Hoffmann (Basic Art Series)

Hoffmann Hoffmann Hoffmann

US$ 15
Holbein (Basic Art Series)

Holbein Holbein Holbein

US$ 15
Hopper (Basic Art Series)

Hopper Hopper Hopper

US$ 15
Kahlo (Basic Art Series)

Kahlo Kahlo Kahlo

US$ 15
Kirchner (Basic Art Series)

Kirchner Kirchner Kirchner

US$ 15
Klee (Basic Art Series)

Klee Klee Klee

US$ 15
Klimt (Basic Art Series)

Klimt Klimt Klimt

US$ 15
Koenig (Basic Art Series)

Koenig Koenig Koenig

US$ 15
Koons (Basic Art Series)

Koons Koons Koons

US$ 15
Lautner (Basic Art Series)

Lautner Lautner Lautner

US$ 15
Leonardo (Basic Art Series)

Leonardo Leonardo Leonardo

US$ 15
Macke (Basic Art Series)

Macke Macke Macke

US$ 15
Magritte (Basic Art Series)

Magritte Magritte Magritte

US$ 15
Malevich (Basic Art Series)

Malevich Malevich Malevich

US$ 15
Manet (Basic Art Series)

Manet Manet Manet

US$ 15
Marc (Basic Art Series)

Marc Marc Marc

US$ 15
Matisse (Basic Art Series)

Matisse Matisse Matisse

US$ 15
Meier (Basic Art Series)

Meier Meier Meier

US$ 15
Miró (Basic Art Series)

Miró Miró Miró

US$ 15
Mondrian (Basic Art Series)

Mondrian Mondrian Mondrian

US$ 15
Monet (Basic Art Series)

Monet Monet Monet

US$ 15
Morris (Basic Art Series)

Morris Morris Morris

US$ 15
Mucha (Basic Art Series)

Mucha Mucha Mucha

US$ 15
Munch (Basic Art Series)

Munch Munch Munch

US$ 15
Neutra (Basic Art Series)

Neutra Neutra Neutra

US$ 15
Niemeyer (Basic Art Series)

Niemeyer Niemeyer Niemeyer

US$ 15
O'Keeffe (Basic Art Series)

O'Keeffe O'Keeffe O'Keeffe

US$ 15
Palladio (Basic Art Series)

Palladio Palladio Palladio

US$ 15
Piano (Basic Art Series)

Piano Piano Piano

US$ 15
Pollock (Basic Art Series)

Pollock Pollock Pollock

US$ 15
Pop Art (Basic Art Series)

Pop Art Pop Art Pop Art

US$ 15
Prouvé (Basic Art Series)

Prouvé Prouvé Prouvé

US$ 15
Raphael (Basic Art Series)

Raphael Raphael Raphael

US$ 15
Redon (Basic Art Series)

Redon Redon Redon

US$ 15
Renoir (Basic Art Series)

Renoir Renoir Renoir

US$ 15
Rivera (Basic Art Series)

Rivera Rivera Rivera

US$ 15
Rockwell (Basic Art Series)

Rockwell Rockwell Rockwell

US$ 15
Rodin (Basic Art Series)

Rodin Rodin Rodin

US$ 15
Rothko (Basic Art Series)

Rothko Rothko Rothko

US$ 15
Rubens (Basic Art Series)

Rubens Rubens Rubens

US$ 15
Saarinen (Basic Art Series)

Saarinen Saarinen Saarinen

US$ 15
Schiele (Basic Art Series)

Schiele Schiele Schiele

US$ 15
Schinkel (Basic Art Series)

Schinkel Schinkel Schinkel

US$ 15
Seurat (Basic Art Series)

Seurat Seurat Seurat

US$ 15
Turner (Basic Art Series)

Turner Turner Turner

US$ 15
Van Gogh (Basic Art Series)

Van Gogh Van Gogh Van Gogh

US$ 15
Vermeer (Basic Art Series)

Vermeer Vermeer Vermeer

US$ 15
Warhol (Basic Art Series)

Warhol Warhol Warhol

US$ 15
Hokusai (Basic Art Series)

Hokusai Hokusai Hokusai

US$ 15
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Events

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Permanent exhibition

Dokumentation Verhüllter Reichstag, Berlin, 1971-95

Reichstag Berlin
Anniversary

2018 - Centenary of the deaths

Exhibition
July 21, 2017 - June 30, 2018

Von Monet bis Kandinsky. Visions Alive

Alte Münze, Berlin
Exhibition
February 15 - September 02, 2018

The Freud Project

Irish Museum Modern Art, Dublin
Exhibition
February 23 - November 04, 2018

Egon Schiele. The anniversary show

Leopold Museum, Vienna
Exhibition
March 15 - October 07, 2018

Otto Wagner

Wien Museum
Exhibition
March 16 - June 24, 2018

Keith Haring

Albertina, Vienna
Exhibition
March 21 - October 07, 2018

Wagner, Hoffmann, Loos and Furniture design in Viennese Modernism

Imperial Furniture Collection, Vienna
Exhibition
March 24 - June 24, 2018

The Nude: Art from the Tate Collection

Yokohama Museum of Art, Yokohama
Exhibition
March 28 - July 16, 2018

L’avant-garde russe

Centre Pompidou, Paris
Exhibition
March 30 - August 14, 2018

Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Making the Glasgow Style

Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, Glasgow
Exhibition
April 10 - August 05, 2018

Rubens. Painter of Sketches

Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid
Exhibition
April 13 - November 11, 2018

Gustav Klimt

Atelier des Lumières, Paris
Exhibition
April 14 - July 08, 2018

Masterpieces of French Landscape Paintings from The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow

Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum
Exhibition
April 24 - July 01, 2018

Turner and the Poetics of Landscape

Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Museum of Art, Tokyo
Exhibition
April 24 - July 16, 2018

Bruegel: 150 Years of an Artistic Dynasty

Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, Tokyo
Exhibition
April 25 - July 01, 2018

Group exhibition of Monet’s legacy

Nagoya City Art Museum
Exhibition
May 10 - September 16, 2018

Wanderlust. Von Caspar David Friedrich bis Auguste Renoir

Alte Nationalgalerie, Berlin
Exhibition
May 24 - September 23, 2018

Life in motion: Egon Schiele

Tate Liverpool
Exhibition
May 30 - September 30, 2018

Post Otto Wagner: From the Austrian Post Savings Bank to the Post-Modern

MAK, Vienna
Exhibition
May 31 - September 16, 2018

Warhol. Mechanical Art

Museo Picasso Málaga
Exhibition
June 01 - September 02, 2018

Chagall. The Breakthrough Years 1911-1919

Guggenheim Bilbao
Exhibition
June 06 - June 29, 2018

The Miracle of M.C. Escher: Prints from The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

The Ueno Royal Museum, Tokyo
Exhibition
June 13 - October 14, 2018

Velázquez and the Celebration of Painting: The Golden Age in the Museo del Prado

Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art, Kobe
Exhibition
June 16 - November 04, 2018

Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up

V&A, London
Installation
June 18 - September 23, 2018

Christo and Jeanne-Claude: The Mastaba, London, Hyde Park, Serpentine Lake

Serpentine Lake, London
Exhibition
June 19 - September 09, 2018

Christo and Jeanne-Claude: Barrels and The Mastaba 1958–2018

Serpentine Gallery, Kensington Gardens, London
Exhibition
June 22 - November 04, 2018

Gustav Klimt

Leopold Museum, Vienna
Exhibition
June 26 - September 30, 2018

Monet/Boudin

Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid
Exhibition
June 30 - September 30, 2018

Truth and Beauty: The Pre-Raphaelites and the Old Masters

Legion of Honor, FAMSF, San Francisco
Exhibition
July 03 - October 07, 2018

Obsession – Nudes by Klimt, Schiele, and Picasso

The Met Breuer, New York
Exhibition
July 07 - October 14, 2018

Rembrandt. Britain’s Discovery of the Master

National Gallery Scotland, Edinburgh
Exhibition
July 14 - October 21, 2018

Emil Nolde. Colour is our Life

National Gallery Scotland, Edinburgh
Exhibition
July 21 - October 14, 2018

Masterpieces of French Landscape Paintings from The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow

The National Museum of Art, Osaka
Exhibition
September 01, 2018 - January 20, 2019

Van Gogh

Arken Museum for Moderne Kunst, Ishøj
Exhibition
September 21, 2018 - January 06, 2019

Claude Monet

Albertina, Vienna
Exhibition
September 21, 2018 - March 24, 2019

Van Gogh to Picasso. The Thannhauser Legacy

Guggenheim Bilbao
Exhibition
October 01, 2018 - October 01, 2020

In Praise of Painting: Dutch Masterpieces at The Met

The Met Fifth Avenue, New York
Exhibition
October 02, 2018 - January 13, 2019

Pieter Bruegel der Ältere

Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna
Exhibition
October 03 - January 14, 2018

Egon Schiele

Fondation Louis Vuitton
Exhibition
October 03 - January 14, 2018

Jean-Michel Basquiat

Fondation Louis Vuitton
Exhibition
October 05, 2018 - January 06, 2019

Leonardo da Vinci. The Last Supper

Teyler’s Museum, Haarlem
Exhibition
October 13, 2018 - January 20, 2019

Marc Chagall - Der wache Träumer

Kunstmuseum Münster
Exhibition
October 14, 2018 - January 06, 2019

Egon Schiele: Freiheit des Ichs

Museum Georg Schäfer, Schweinfurt
Exhibition
October 14, 2018 - January 06, 2019

Gustav Klimt: Der Zauberer aus Wien

Kunstmuseum Moritzburg, Halle/Saale
Exhibition
October 18, 2018 - January 27, 2019

Florenz und seine Maler: Von Giotto bis Leonardo da Vinci

Alte Pinakothek, München
Exhibition
October 19, 2018 - February 17, 2019

Egon Schiele - Ways of a collection

Orangery (Lower Belvedere), Vienna
Exhibition
October 29, 2018 - January 20, 2019

Il Codice Leicester di Leonardo da Vinci. L'Acqua Microscopio della Natura

Uffizi Gallery, Florence
Anniversary
October 31, 2018

100th anniversary of Egon Schiele’s Death

Exhibition
November 04, 2018 - February 03, 2019

Klimt/Schiele: Drawings from the Albertina Museum, Vienna

Royal Academy, London
Exhibition
November 06, 2018 - January 27, 2019

Renoir Father and Son. Painting and Cinema

Musée d'Orsay, Paris
Exhibition
November 12, 2018 - March 31, 2019

Andy Warhol. From A to B and back again

Whitney Museum, New York
Exhibition
November 16, 2018 - February 17, 2019

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner: Erträumte Reisen

Bundeskunsthalle Bonn
Exhibition
November 17, 2018 - April 17, 2019

Gauguin: A Spiritual Journey

de Young Museum, FAMSF, San Francisco
Anniversary
2019

100 Years of Bauhaus

Anniversary
2019

350th anniversary of Rembrandt’s Death

Anniversary
January 23, 2019

75th anniversary of Edvard Munch’s Death

Exhibition
February 16 - May 27, 2019

Monet: The Late Years

de Young Museum, FAMSF, San Francisco
Exhibition
March 25 - July 14, 2019

Black models: from Géricault to Matisse

Musée d'Orsay, Paris
Exhibition
March 27 - August 11, 2019

Van Gogh and Britain

Tate, London
Anniversary
May 02, 2019

500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci’s Death

Exhibition
June 01 - September 02, 2019

The tapestry of “The Last Supper”, lent by the Vatican Museums

Château Amboise
Anniversary
September 09, 2019

450th anniversary of Pieter Bruegel’s death

Exhibition
September 20, 2019 - January 06, 2020

Albrecht Dürer

Albertina, Vienna
Exhibition
September 24, 2019 - January 19, 2020

Degas at the Opera

Musée d'Orsay, Paris
Anniversary
December 03, 2019

100th anniversary of Auguste Renoir’s Death

Anniversary
2020

500th anniversary of Raphael’s Death