A pioneer in making lesser-seen art available to mainstream bookstores and has brought potentially controversial art into a public view, publishing it alongside comics, reprints, art, photography, painting, design, fashion, advertising history, film, and architecture.
TASCHEN publications are available in a variety of sizes, from oversized tomes to small pocket-sized books. The company has also produced calendars, address books, and postcards sets. In 1985, Taschen introduced the Basic Art series with an inaugural title on Salvador Dalí. The series today comprises over 100 titles available in up to thirty languages, each about a separate artist, from classical to contemporary. Further series followed, alongside an expansion into new themes like architecture, design, film, and lifestyle. As an example, the firm also publishes a “Basic Architecture” series in the same style as “Basic Art” that covers some of the most prominent architects in history.