November 29, 2017

Ten for the Season

Taschen Library picks for everyone on your list

What to get someone who has it all? The Taschen Library at The Joule has shelves full of suggestions—and they’ll even do the gift-wrapping for you! Here, the staff’s list of the ten most giftable titles.

For the Pop-Culturist
Andy Warhol, Seven Illustrated Books, $200

Previously, only the original versions of these hand-drawn books from the ’50s were available, but TASCHEN has meticulously reproduced the series (as closely as possible to the originals) and presented them in an accordion collector’s case.

For the Socially Conscious
Richard Avedon and James Baldwin, Nothing Personal, $69.99
Words by Baldwin pair with Avedon’s black-and-white photography  in this gorgeous reproduction of their 1964 work documenting the complexities and contradictions of the American experience.

For the Shutterbug
Darren Almond, Fullmoon, $69.99
Scenes of nocturnal beauty—from National Parks to Japanese seashores—are shot overnight using long-exposure under a full moon. Each image has a dreamlike quality to disappear into.

For the Foodie—or Someone Who Loves Snooping!
Adrian Moore and Carrie Solomon, Inside Chefs’ Fridges, $49.99
The finest chefs from all over Europe share what’s in their fridges along with some of their favorite recipes to whip up at home.

For the Music Aficionado
75 Years of Capitol Records, $150
In commemoration of the legendary label’s 75th anniversary, this title chronicles the its history through essays and photographs of the artists who recorded there. Forward written by Beck.

For the Tree-Hugger
Tree Houses: Fairy Tale Castles in the Air, $19.99/$69.99
This collection showcases 50 of the world’s most amazing and inspiring tree houses. After reading, they’ll want to build one of their own! Available in two sizes: regular and extra-large.

For the Art Appreciator
Egon Schiele: The Complete Paintings 1909–1918, $200
Though Schiele died in 1918 at only 28 years old, he managed to be one of the most prolific and interesting artists of the 20th century. A student of Klimt, his work is darker in tone and more provocative. This XXL edition is a gem.

For the Sci-Fi Junkie
David Bowie: The Man Who Fell to Earth, $19.99
An exceptional (and affordable) book filled with gorgeous photos taken on-set and behind the scenes of this science fiction cult favorite.

For the Old Soul
The Polaroid Book, $14.99

A celebration of Polaroid as art, this book would pair nicely with the new Impossible Polaroid cameras arriving any day now to TenOverSix.

For the Ultimate Collector
David Hockney, A Bigger Book, $2,500.

This limited edition is Taschen’s first ever SUMO-sized publication dedicated to a painter. It surveys more than six decades of the artist’s work beginning during his art school years, all the way up to his iPad drawings. Numbered and signed by David Hockney; arrives with a Marc Newson bookstand.

The Details: Shop all (and more) at Taschen Library at The Joule, 1530 Main Street. Complimentary valet. Find more staff favorites on Instagram  @taschenlibrarydallas.