. Born in the Brazilian countryside and nearly six feet tall by the age of 14 Gisele Bündchen grew from humble roots into the most successful supermodel in the world. The Taschen Gisele Bundchen - Hardcover Book celebrates her 20-year milestone in the industry with a unique and spectacular collection of jaw-dropping glamour and intimate personal insights. Gisele was just 18 when she made her breakthrough in the S/S 1998 ready-to-wear “Rain” show of Alexander McQueen who chose “The Body” thanks to her ability to walk in towering heels on a slippery runway. The same year Gisele secured her first British Vogue cover and swiftly became the most in-demand cover girl of her generation. The following year she was chosen for the cover of American Vogue shot by Steven Meisel and lauded as “the return of the sexy model” with her bronzed athletic beauty defying late-’90s grunge. Since then Gisele has appeared on more than 1 000 covers around the globe in approximately 450 fashion shows and in multinational campaigns for the biggest fashion and beauty brands. With more than 300 photographs this book is curated and art directed by Giovanni Bianco. From Gisele’s legendary nude portrait by Irving Penn chosen as the book’s cover to iconic shots from such industry luminaries as Steven Meisel Mario Testino Peter Lindbergh David LaChapelle Juergen Teller Inez & Vinoodh Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott and Corinne Day it is a unique artistic presentation of the most famous Brazilian export together with Pelé and Senna and the highest-earning model in the world. The breathtaking image collection is accompanied by an introduction by Steven Meisel and tributes from Gisele’s closest friends family and fashion leaders who shed light on how and why she has become one of the greatest models of all time.
. In 1972 David Bowie released his groundbreaking album The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars. Bowie's Stardust alter-ego: A glitter-clad mascara-eyed sexually-ambiguous persona who kicked down the boundaries between male and female straight and gay fact and fiction into one shifting and sparkling phenomenon of '70s self-expression. Together Ziggy the album and Ziggy the stage spectacular propelled the softly spoken Londoner into one of the world's biggest stars. A key passenger on this glam trip into the stratosphere was fellow Londoner and photographer Mick Rock. Rock bonded with Bowie artistically and personally immersed himself in the singer's inner circle and between 1972-1973 worked as Bowie's official photographer. This book brings together the best of Rock's Bowie portfolio with spectacular stage shots as well as intimate backstage portraits. With a lenticular cover of different head-shots the book stands to celebrate Bowie's fearless experimentation and reinvention. Inside pictures for press album jackets and stills from promo movies sit alongside around 50 percent previously unpublished images offering privileged access to the many facets of the Bowie's personality and fame. Through the aloof and approachable the playful and serious the candid and the contrived this is a passionate tribute to an outstanding artist unique creative vision and eternal inspiration. About the Author: Mick Rock was born in London in 1948 and is known as 'The Man who shot the seventies.' As well as David Bowie he has photographed Lou Reed Queen Iggy Pop Roxy Music and Blondie. He also produced and directed music videos for the classic Bowie songs: 'John I'm Only Dancing' 'The Jean Genie' 'Space Oddity' and 'Life On Mars?'. Rock has had major exhibitions in London New York Los Angeles Tokyo San Francisco and Las Vegas.
. The Amphoto Book Understanding Exposure 4th Edition: How to Shoot with Any Camera - Paperback Book is the most popular book demystifies the complex concepts of exposure in photography allowing readers to capture the images they want. With his trademark accessible style Peterson instructs readers on how to achieve successful images in almost any situation explaining the fundamentals of exposure and its component parts of light aperture and shutter speed. This fourth edition covers aperture choosing which one is best for your situation how to use shutter speed to your advantage and when and where to take a meter reading. This edition is updated with an expanded section on flash includes tips for working with gels and how to shoot star trails. With all new images and updated captions throughout this revised edition is sure to be as popular as ever. About the Author: Bryan Peterson is the author of the best-selling Learning to See Creatively and writes a photography column 'Picture Points ' for Popular Photography Magazine. His many photographic awards include the Communication Arts Photography Annual (eight times) Print Magazine's Design Annual (four times) and the New York Art Directors Gold Award. He lives in Seattle and Lyon France.
. The Jews of Wyoming: Fringe of the Diaspora - Hardcover Book contains Wonderful large format (4x5 view camera) fine art portraiture of Jews living in Wyoming the photographer's home state. The book reveals the entire history of Jews living in the state with the artistic images taken by the photographer over the period of time. In this book the author describes the details of old store and businesses owned by Jews. About The Author: Penny Wolin has been honored to photograph such great American icons as Annie Leibovitz George Burns Ansel Adams and The Band. Wolin's seminal book and exhibition 'The Jews of Wyoming: Fringe of the Diaspora' was hailed by Library Journal as 'a unique and important contribution to our understanding of Jewish life in the United States.' Her new work 'Descendants of Light: American Photographers of Jewish Ancestry' has been praised to have 'drawn out connections that shed light upon the full spectrum of Jewish civilization ' by esteemed Posen Foundation scholar David Biale. Wolin is the recipient of two grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities and one from the National Endowment for the Arts. She has exhibited solo at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History. Her work is held in such institutions as the Smithsonian Institution the New York Public Library the Santa Barbara Art Museum and the Wyoming State Museum. Wolin received an undergraduate degree from Art Center College of Design Pasadena studied visual anthropology in the graduate program at the University of California Los Angeles and was awarded a directing fellowship to the American Film Institute Los Angeles. Wolin's commercial clients include Y&R Advertising Hasselblad CondÃ©-Nast magazines and Peter Michael Winery. She divides her time among the north and south of California New York and Wyoming. She shares a small farm in Sebastopol with multiple chickens one not-very-feral rescue cat and an extremely witty and loyal poodle named Gotham.
. From a delivery boy to one of the most important industrialists in American history George Eastman's career developed in a particularly American way. The founder of Kodak died in 1932 and left his house to the University of Rochester. Since 1949 the site has operated as an international museum of photography and film and today holds the largest collection of its kind in the world. The continually expanding photography collection contains over 400 000 images and negatives - among them the work of Alfred Stieglitz Edward Steichen Ansel Adams and others - as well as 23 000 cinema films five million film stills one of the most important silent film collections technical equipment and a library with 40 000 books on photography and film. The George Eastman House is a pilgrimage site and a place of worship for researchers photographers and collectors from all over the world. The Taschen's A History of Photography From 1839 - Hardcover Book shows in chronological order the most impressive images and the most important developments in the art of light that is photography. It provides in its huge collection and themes a unique survey of the medium from its origins until now. About The Author: George Eastman career developed in a particularly American way. The founder of Kodak progressed from a delivery boy to one of the most important industrialists in American history and a crucial innovator in photographic history.
. Now brought together for the first time this extraordinary body of work Taschen On Yoga: The Architecture of Peace By Michael O'Neill - Hardcover tells the story of yoga as it's never been told before with nearly 200 photographs most of which have never been seen. Two of O'Neill's most important subjects meditation master His Holiness Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji and Ashtanga guru Eddie Stern join the conversation with their essays on the role of yoga in contemporary culture the history of the practice from the time of Patanjali and the healing power of what Michael O'Neill calls 'the architecture of peace . . . a series of postures that bring the practitioner closer to touching the infinite. About The Author: In his near 50-year career Michael O'Neill has photographed the cultural icons of his time from Andy Warhol to the Dalai Lama for publications including the New York Times Magazine Rolling Stone and Vanity Fair. He has had solo shows of his work at Visa pour l'image (Perpignan France); at II Mes Internacional da Fotografia (SÃ£o Paulo Brazil); and Houk Friedman (New York). His photographs reside in the collections of the Walker Art Center among other museums. For the last decade he has immersed himself in the culture of yoga turning his lens on the origins and essence of this ancient and timeless spiritual practice.
. A landmark publication on Africat the Taschen End of the Game 50th Anniversary Edition - Hardcover Book combines Peter Beard's salient text and remarkable photographs to document the overpopulation and starvation of tens of thousands of elephants rhinos and hippos in Kenya's Tsavo lowlands and Uganda parklands in the 1960s and '70s. Researched and compiled over two decades Beard's work is a powerful and poignant testimony to the damage done by human intervention in Africa. His own images and texts are supplemented by historical photographs of and writings from the enterprisers explorers missionaries and big-game hunters whose quest for adventure and 'progress' were to change the face of a continent Theodore Roosevelt Frederick Courteney Selous Karen Blixen (Isak Dinesen) Philip Percival J.A. Hunter Ernest Hemingway and J.H. Patterson. Marking the 50th anniversary of its first publication TASCHEN now republishes The End of the Game in a limited edition of 5 000 copies with an updated foreword by internationally renowned travel and fiction writer Paul Theroux. Touching on such themes as distance from nature density and stress and loss of common sense this seminal portrait is as resonant today amid growing environmental crises as it was a half century ago. About The Author: Born in New York City in 1938 Peter Beard began taking photographs and keeping diaries from early childhood. By the time he graduated from Yale University he had developed a keen interest in Africa. Throughout the 1960s and '70s he worked in Tsavo Park the Aberdares and Lake Rudolf in Kenya's northern frontier. A constant creator Beard the chronicler photographs writes draws collages and assembles a history of his life experiences and our own. He lives in New York City Long Island and Kenya with his wife Nejma and daughter Zara.
. Michael Muller has carved a career in shots of extraordinary encounters. Famous for his portraits of the world elite of actors musicians and stars from the world of sport in the past decade has put together one of the most spectacular portfolio of underwater photographs whose subject sharks. Muller's goal is to document the life shark with a precision and physical proximity never attempted before photographing the marine predators as they once did with the Hollywood star. In the oceans all over the world he approaches to sharks without the protection cage only by making use of a lighting strobe and patented by 1200 watt equipped with 7 lamps and encased in a Plexiglas developed using the latest technologies of NASA. The Taschen Sharks By Michael Muller - Hardcover Book is unprecedented collection of images which includes the first night views known to a jump in the surface of the great white shark is a catalog of adrenaline and wonder.Divided by geographical area the volume follows the adventures of aquatic Muller from South Africa where he captured the shark fin black child and the bull shark the Bahamas where he went in search of hammerhead sharks all seasoned with exciting texts that every journey documenting challenges and dangerous encounters. To pay tribute to the work of Muller to organizations for the defense of the environment and animals as WildAid and EarthEcho the images are accompanied by essays written by Philippe Cousteau Jr. and marine biologist Alison Kock dealing with the exploration and conservation of the oceans. Arty Nelson cultural journalist adds an overview of work by Muller while a more technical section shows the equipment that made ​​it possible to achieve both shots spectacular. Together the in-depth texts wonderful images offer an outstanding account of these great challenges cameras a tribute to the beauty and power of sharks and an appeal to preserve the fragile future. About The Author: Los Angeles-based photographer Michael Muller has circled the globe shooting celebrities rock stars outlaw bikers super heroes and elite athletes for such publications as Vanity Fair Rolling Stone The New York Times Magazine and Harper's Bazaar. In 2007 he turned his lens underwater and began photographing sharks as they've never been seen before.
. In this Taschen Gay Talese's New Journalism triumph Frank Sinatra Has a Cold - Hardcover Frank Has a Cold is published in traditional letterpress with an introduction by Gay Talese and facsimile reproductions of manuscript pages correspondence and original storyboard revealing the making of this New Journalism marvel. To complete the Sinatra picture the text and archival material is interwoven with photographs of Sinatra from the legendary lens of Phil Stern the only photographer granted access to Sinatra over four decades as well as from top photojournalists of the '60s including John Bryson John Dominis and Terry O'Neill. Reproduced in rich duotone the photographs compliment Talese's character study by documenting the many complex facets of Sinatra the voice the showman the doting father the Hollywood magnet and the man with in his own words an 'over-acute capacity for sadness as well as elation.' About The Author: Gay Talese joined the staff of The New York Times in 1955 and remained there for a decade. During the 1960s and 1970s he contributed many articles to magazines principally Esquire. Talese is the best-selling author of eleven books including Thy Neighbor's Wife Honor Thy Father and A Writer's Life. He lives in New York City. Phil Stern (1919-2014) was one of the preeminent photographers of Hollywood's golden age shooting for Look Life and Colliers and working as a 'special photographer' on the set of over 100 feature films including Some Like It Hot West Side Story and What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?
. This platinum tome is the most comprehensive visual history of surfing to date marking a major cultural event as much as a publication. Following three and a half years of meticulous research it brings together more than 900 images to chart the evolution of surfing as a sport a lifestyle and a philosophy. The Taschen Surfing: 1778-2015 (English German and French Edition) - Hardcover Book is arranged into five chronological chapters tracing surfing culture from the first recorded European contact in 1778 by Captain James Cook to the global and multi-platform phenomenon of today. Utilizing institutions collections and photographic archives from around the world and with accompanying essays by the world's top surf journalists it celebrates the sport on and off the water as a community of 20 million practitioners and countless more devotees and as a leading influence on fashion film art and music. An unrivaled tribute to the breadth complexity and richness of surfing this book is a must-have for any serious player on the surfing scene and anybody who aspires to the surfing lifestyle. As one surfing scribe has declared 'There has never been a book like this and there will never be another one again. About The Author: Cultural anthropologist and graphic design historian Jim Heimann is Executive Editor for TASCHEN America and author of numerous books on architecture pop culture and the history of the West Coast Los Angeles and Hollywood. His unrivaled private collection of ephemera has been featured in museum exhibitions around the world and in dozens of books.