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100 Years of Globetrotting ads from Taschen

The ever so great Taschen has done it again. This time with tickets to ride, fly, sail and drive, they cover 100-years of traveling from an American perspective. At 392 pages filled with spectacular illustrations, ads and other goodies for only $39.99 it’s a bargain and available to purchase in May. Which is your preferred way of traveling? By land, air or sea? In less...

The World’s Greatest Magicians – A history lesson by Taschen

The great Taschen gives us another treat just in time for Christmas, Magic 1400s – 1950s. Illusion, enchantment and wonder are all words that have become synonymous with magicians and entertainment. For decades we have been fascinated by the unknown, in fear, amusement and even laughter. Author Noel Daniel takes us on a fun 650-page journey from darkness of the middle ages up until the...

Retro Future from Motorola
Written by Christopher in Advertising

Retro Future from Motorola

I always found the Motorola ads from Taschen’s book All-American Ads of the 60s very pleasing to look at. They have an obvious feeling of nostalgia and times gone by but also portray a futuristic look at things to come at the same time. Something that was only possible in mid-century America. The illustrations were drawn by Mr Charles Schridde and the advertisements were often seen in Life...

20th Century Fashion from Taschen

Taschen is one of my favorite publishers of 20th century design and architecture themed books. I have a couple in my collection, but there’s room for many more – like this one. 20th Century Fashion: 100 Years of Apparel Ads takes us through a stylish 100 years of fashion during the 20th Century via 400 fashion advertisements from the Jim Heimann Collection. This is a...

All American Taschen Books
Written by Christopher in Readable

All American Taschen Books

I’m a big fan of Taschen’s books. So far I have purchased their two advertising books from the 1950s and 1960s. The 50s book is the newer edition with only some 350 pages, the first edition had over 900 pages, but it seams that it is out of print now. I was lucky to find the 60s book at the swank department store Harrods in...

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