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Classics

Classics

The visual history of the world

Books & Limited Editions

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Egyptian Art (Basic Art Series)

Egyptian Art Egyptian Art Egyptian Art

US$ 15
Hiroshige (Basic Art Series)

Hiroshige Hiroshige Hiroshige

US$ 15
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
Blaeu. Atlas Maior

Blaeu. Atlas Maior Blaeu. Atlas Maior Blaeu. Atlas Maior

US$ 70
XL
Braun/Hogenberg. Cities of the World

Braun/Hogenberg. Cities of the World Braun/Hogenberg. Cities of the World Braun/Hogenberg. Cities of the World

New edition, only US$ 70
Original edition US$ 200
XL
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
Racinet. The Complete Costume History

Racinet. The Complete Costume History Racinet. The Complete Costume History Racinet. The Complete Costume History

New edition, only US$ 70
Original edition US$ 200
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
Esther Scroll (Limited Edition)

Esther Scroll Esther Scroll Esther Scroll

US$ 700

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Events

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Exhibition
February 13, 2019 - January 05, 2020

Dans la chambre de merveilles

Musée de Pointe-à-Callière, Montréal
Exhibition
March 15 - November 03, 2019

Kaiser Maximilian I. Ein großer Habsburger

Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, Wien
Exhibition
July 20, 2019 - January 20, 2020

Kay Nielsen’s Enchanted Vision. The Kendra and Allan Daniel Collection

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Exhibition
July 27 - November 03, 2019

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

Schloss Tirol, Südtiroler Landesmuseum
Exhibition
August 22, 2019 - January 31, 2020

Tutanchamon RealExperience

National Museum, Prague
Exhibition
September 07, 2019 - February 02, 2020

Momies Egyptiennes

Musée des Beaux-Arts, Montréal
Exhibition
October 03, 2019 - January 05, 2020

The Last Knight

Metropolitan Museum, New York
Exhibition
November 02, 2019 - May 03, 2020

Tutankhamun: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh

Saatchi Gallery, London
Exhibition
November 23, 2019 - February 2020

Tutankhamón

IFEMA, Espacio 5.1, Madrid
Exhibition
December 14, 2019 - May 31, 2020

Toutankhamon. À la découverte du pharaon oublié

Liège-Guillemin Gare TGV
Exhibition
May 06 - August 17, 2020

Body and Soul. Sculpture in Italy from Donatello to Michelangelo

Louvre, Paris

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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.