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Reads tagged with “Taschen”

Man Meets Woman: Minimalist Pictogram Commentary on Gender Norms
Man Meets Woman: Minimalist Pictogram Commentary on Gender Norms

From breakups to bonuses to bathroom breaks, infographic distillation of the truths and fictions behind stereotypes.

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Mondrian Meets Euclid: An Eccentric Victorian Mathematician’s Masterwork of Art and Science
Mondrian Meets Euclid: An Eccentric Victorian Mathematician’s Masterwork of Art and Science

Math in primary colors and graphic design before there was graphic design.

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How Hans Christian Andersen Revolutionized Storytelling, Plus the Best Illustrations from 150 Years of His Beloved Fairy Tales
How Hans Christian Andersen Revolutionized Storytelling, Plus the Best Illustrations from 150 Years of His Beloved Fairy Tales

“Andersen had the ability to articulate desires petty and profound and make them into transcendent tales.”

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A Visual History of Magic
A Visual History of Magic

What the art of levitation has to do with creative debt and the legacy of vintage graphic design.

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Harry Benson’s Luminous Black-and-White Photographs of The Beatles, 1964-1966
Harry Benson’s Luminous Black-and-White Photographs of The Beatles, 1964-1966

From pillow fights to world domination, or what Beatlemania has to do with Jesus Christ.

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The Book of Miracles: Rare Medieval Illustrations of Magical Thinking
The Book of Miracles: Rare Medieval Illustrations of Magical Thinking

A visual record of humanity’s most eternal fears and our immutable longing for grace, mercy, and the miraculous.

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Fritz Kahn: The Little-Known Godfather of Infographics
Fritz Kahn: The Little-Known Godfather of Infographics

How a German gynecologist transformed science into visual poetry and laid the foundations of modern information graphics.

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It’s Only Music: Alfred Wertheimer’s Never-Before-Seen Photos of Elvis and the Birth of Rock and Roll
It’s Only Music: Alfred Wertheimer’s Never-Before-Seen Photos of Elvis and the Birth of Rock and Roll

The visual history of a shy boy in Memphis who came to rule the world and break a billion hearts.

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Taschen’s Jazz: An Illustrated Portrait of New York in the Roaring Twenties
Taschen’s Jazz: An Illustrated Portrait of New York in the Roaring Twenties

Band battles, brass classics, Cotton Club etiquette, and how to do the “double roll” like a pro.

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Lessons in Conveying Complex Ideas with Simple Graphics from the World’s Best Information Designers
Lessons in Conveying Complex Ideas with Simple Graphics from the World’s Best Information Designers

What Frank Zappa’s life has to do with e-waste, whale songs, and the black market for body parts.

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