An amalgamation of superheroes and what built the House of Ideas Taschen is well established as the coffee-table and art book collector go-to, but they will really be turning heads, as well as pages, with this mega-Marvel-ous collection that captures the now 75-year history of Marvel comics and its characters.  At 720 pages, the book covers [...]


Taschen has now tow taken on Ai Weiwei for your book collection — the activist, artist of multiple disciplines, and overall hero of arts and culture in China as well as the world at large. A spokesperson for freedom in China, his works have spanned both media and causes, ranging from documentaries to music — [...]


Post-WWII was a thriving era for American architecture, and unless you were doing a walking tour of the works of Frank Lloyd Wright, Rudolph Schindler and Richard Neutra, the long-running architecture publication Arts & Architecture may have been the best place to learn of it. The most formidable collection to document this period for architecture, and [...]


Compiled by the worldwide Dust & Grooves project that has collected the best input from the Earth’s top record collectors, comes 416 pages of pure, unadulturated vinylphilia. Covering over 130 collectors, Dust & Grooves: Adventures in Record Collecting features 250 pages of full-color photos, 12 full-length interviews, personal histories & essays, valor and a forward by the RZA, aka [...]


Steve McQueen, real life hot rod and Hollywood icon, left a trail of nostalgia that went beyond the silver screen to include his legendary automotive obsession. A veteran of such real world races as the 12 Hours of Sebring, the Baja 1000 and the Mint 400 (as well as innumerable motorcycle races), McQueen was no Hollywood [...]


The crew at Coolhaus have made quite a name for themselves in Los Angeles with their ever-creative ice cream truck, with many flavors influenced by the greats of architecture and design (hence the name, quipped from famed architect Rem Koolhaas). Launched by Natasha Case and Freya Estreller, the duo have now collected their recipes into [...]


When the wall came down in 1989, an era of both lawlessness and creativity surged in East Germany. Due to a sudden influx of cheap, cheap real estate — and the artists that rushed in to take advantage of the low rents — the city of Berlin became a cauldron of artistic expression. It truly [...]


Dieter Rams, the product-design mastermind behind four decades of Braun products (and this iconic watch), first published Less, but Better in 1995. Though the book has since gone out of print, the titular phrase has withstood as emblematic of his approach to design. Or better yet, how Rams would say it “Weniger, aber besser”. The classic has now been [...]

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