Taschen Summer Reading
Throughout his artistic career, Wassily Kandinsky transformed not only his own practice, but the course of art history itself. This essential guide traces Kandinsky’s rich repertoire to present the painter, engraver, teacher, and theorist credited with the first modern abstract painting and with one of the keenest theoretical minds of 20th-century art. Hajo Düchting. Hardcover, 8.3 x 10.2 in., 1.23 lb, 96 pages
Warhol on Basquiat
Produced in collaboration with The Andy Warhol Foundation and Jean-Michel Basquiat’s estate, this book explores the artists’ complex personal and professional relationship through hundreds of never-before-published photographs of Basquiat by Warhol, excerpts from the legendary Andy Warhol Diaries, rarely seen archival material and examples of their collaborative artworks. Michael Dayton Hermann, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Hardcover, 8.5 x 11.4 in., 4.54 lb, 312 pages
Norman Mailer/Bert Stern. Marilyn Monroe
Bert Stern’s “Last Sitting” photographs of Marilyn Monroe enter a dialogue with Norman Mailer’s rigorous biography of the actress in this virtuoso publication. The fusion of image and text makes for an intimate portrait of an infamously enigmatic woman; a celebrity who shone even in tragedy. In this bold synthesis of literary classic and legendary portrait-sitting, Mailer and Stern lift the veil on an iconic figure. Norman Mailer, Bert Stern. Hardcover, 10.6 x 12.8 in., 5.16 lb, 276 pages
Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse: The Ultimate History
Celebrate 90 years of Mickey Mouse with one of the most expansive illustrated publications on the Disney universe: behind-the-scenes shots, rare animation art, and vintage comics trace Mickey’s 122 cartoons, his comic adventures, and the world of Mickey merchandise and memorabilia, as well as the legendary Mickey Mouse Club and unfinished projects. David Gerstein, J. B. Kaufman, Daniel Kothenschulte. Hardcover with ribbon bookmark, 11.4 x 15.6 in., 496 pages, in cardboard box with handle