As you can see from my office, I love books! I will be sharing with you some of my favorite bookstores all over the world, but today I am going to start right here in NYC with Taschen books in SoHo. Taschen is an art-book publisher started in 1980 by a then 18-year-old Benedikt Taschen. His first publications were comics. Taschen now publishes art, photography, painting, design, fashion, advertising, history, film, and architecture books, to name a few. They have stores all over the world and a website that lets you buy from anywhere -- but there is nothing like being at the store, flipping through all of the books, and finding inspiration in the unexpected.
I have included in this post some of my favorite titles, but I am currently obsessed with the Walton Ford's Pancha Tantra book and its “meticulous depictions of the wild and mysterious animals.” It is the ultimate coffee-table book, and as soon as I'm done with my apartment renovations it will be my first big splurge!
Do you have a book that has inspired you?
TASCHEN Store New York
107 Greene Street, NY 10012
Tel: +1-212-226 2212
Fax: +1-212-226 2218
Monday to Saturday 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Sundays 12:00 to 7:00 pm