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Friday, January 17, 2014

Big Deal: Big Savings On Big Books At Taschen Stores

Taschen publishes smart, swanky, beautifully designed, large format books on art, photography, fashion, and pop culture. These are volumes to covet and treasure. They don't come cheap, yet which of you, beloved readers, does not want to own at least a few of them?

The Luxurist has his eye on several that are just out, especially Genesis, the sensational collection of Sebastiao Salgado photos which comes in a leviathan 18.4 x 27.6 in. two volume set for a mere $4,000 and a smaller, yet still highly desirable version that seems like a bargain at just $69.99.

The Complete Works of Hieronymus Bosch, with large fold-outs of The Last Judgement and  The Garden of Earthly Delights  ($150), and National Geographic Around the World in 125 Years (three volumes, $499) are two others that Santa did not have in his bag for The Luxurist.

(There's always next year, but I digress.)

On January 24-26 Taschen stores in Beverly Hills, Hollywood, New York, Miami and London are cleaning house by offering discounts of up to 75% on retired display copies, slightly dented specimens, and discontinued items.

The selection is different at each location and may or may not include The Luxurist's, or your, favorite titles. Taschen says that they will offer some of their reduced stock online, as well.

Look for bargains on the three-volume Julius Shulman Modernism Rediscovered ($300, Zaha Hadid Complete Works ($49.99), The James Bond Archives ($200), Caravaggio The Complete Works ($150), Modern Art 1870 to 2000 (2 vols., $59.59), Diego Rivera The Complete Murals ($200), any of the six books in the limited edition Fashion Design A-Z series on Akris, Etro, Stella McCartney, Missoni, Prada, and Diane von Furstenberg ($350 each).

You'll be lucky to snag any of these, but Taschen also publishes several hundred other titles, many of which sell for a more modest $9.99, $14.99, and $19.99. Even if you don't find a distressed treasure, you'll enjoy browsing through your nearest Taschen store. Each one is architecturally unique.

Again, the sale takes place on January 24-26. Start your countdown clock now.

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