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Classics

Classics

The visual history of the world

Books

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Hokusai (Basic Art Series)

Hokusai Hokusai Hokusai

US$ 15
Edward Lear. The Parrots

Edward Lear. The Parrots Edward Lear. The Parrots Edward Lear. The Parrots

New edition, only US$ 40
Original edition US$ 99.99
The Book of Miracles

The Book of Miracles The Book of Miracles The Book of Miracles

New edition, only US$ 50
Original edition US$ 150
von Martius. The Book of Palms

von Martius. The Book of Palms von Martius. The Book of Palms von Martius. The Book of Palms

New edition, only US$ 70
Original edition US$ 150
XL
The World of Ornament

The World of Ornament The World of Ornament The World of Ornament

New edition, only US$ 70
Original edition US$ 200
XL

T-Time

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Events

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Exhibition
February 14 - May 12, 2019

Die grossen Meister der Renaissance

Tabakfabrik, Linz
Exhibition
March 23 - September 15, 2019

Toutânkhamon: Le trésor du Pharaon

Grande Halle de la Villette, Paris
Exhibition
May 25 - October 12, 2019

Maximilian I. Aufbruch in die Neuzeit

Hofburg, Innsbruck
Exhibition
June 15 - September 15, 2019

Maximilian I.: Kaiser – Ritter – Bürger zu Augsburg

Maximilianmuseum, Augsburg
Exhibition
July 27 - November 03, 2019

Maximilianus: Die Kunst des Kaisers/L'arte dell'imperatore Kaiser Maximilian

Schloss Tirol, Südtiroler Landesmuseum
Exhibition
October 03, 2019 - January 05, 2020

The Last Knight

Metropolitan Museum, New York

Classics

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Reading the classics is an essential part of any well-rounded education. Whereas this was once understood as the study of ancient Greek and Latin literature, today a classic book is also one that presents outstanding examples of visual culture. Pictorial masterpieces from the sciences and humanities can communicate the richness and complexities of the past - from Antiquity to Medieval, Renaissance, and more modern times. Drawings, etchings, sketches, engravings, diagrams and other optical devices tell us about the history of the world. For artists and art lovers, subjects as diverse as typography, biology, theology, and cartography, can come alive through antiquarian images that were delicately handcrafted, sometimes centuries ago.

TASCHEN’s collection of classic books offers full facsimiles of rare book titles and curated selections of exquisite pièces de résistance. High quality photographic reproductions of original color plates provide new access to fascinating and intriguing historical images including botanical studies, city maps, biblical illustrations, costume catalogues, human anatomy, and mathematical principles. TASCHEN classics come in stunning XL and XXL editions as well as in the portable and collectible Bibliotheca Universalis series. Introductions, commentary, and excerpts of original text give contextual information to these captivating exemplars of imagination and genius.

Some texts, like Albertus Seba’s Cabinet of Natural Curiosities, are complete reprints of esteemed yet difficult to obtain books and others, such as, Codices illustres - The world’s most famous illuminated manuscripts, are anthologies of a subject area - sure to become classics in their own right. Whatever your interests, - architecture, religion, or geography - these art books form a paragon of knowledge that everyone should read. So start designing your own collection of classics and make a scholar of yourself and a salon of your bookcase.