Apr 30, 2012

by English Muse

Hello, dear English Muse readers! It’s me again, Gulfem from All Happy Things Around. Today, I would like to share with you one of my favourite publisher, Taschen, and how their books helped me to learn, discover and be more well-rounded person.

Before college, I was uneasy with self-learning, especially from books. I was uncomfortable with the feeling of starting something from scratch all by myself and hundreds page long books were not a good help to that. For me to learn something, I did need a personal contact. Luckily, I was good at asking questions.

With college, my personal interests has been diversified and self-learning turned into a must.Important movements in history, 60s, photography, interior design…

My 2 New Taschen Books

I always love novels, but pure didactic books? Hold on a second. Then one day, pure luck decided to meet me and I discovered Taschen book series. They have great books on architecture, art, design, fashion,  lifestyle/travel and many more…

The thing about Taschen books is that they discuss the subject in a way that you immediately get inspired and want to know even more. Taschen books work just fine form e when it comes to self-learning…

I started with their 60s book, then “Pop Art”, “Interiors Now” followed… Currently, I am reading their series on famous painters and major movements in painting history one by one… Done with Dali and Cezanne, I am reading Impressionism now. They are both rich in explanation and visuals…

I soon want to buy their Portrait of a city, Paris book, the cover of it being “Bergstorm over Paris”, a cult photo by Helmut Newton!

I know you love reading books and you all have many different personal interests. Those interests need constant breeding and I wanted to share my cure for that matter 😉 Also, they do have fair pricing, I think!

PS: Directly taken from their website…  “In the year 1980, an entrepreneurial-minded eighteen-year-old opened a comic book shop in his native Cologne to sell and trade from his massive collection”  Interesting start, don’t you think?

Enjoy your week!

(Photo credits: 1, 2, 3)

Gulfem,@All Happy Things Around




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6 Responses to “An Idea for Self-Learning!”

  1. Mariana says:

    This is funny, because just last week I was thinking about how much I love Taschen books! (As well as Phaidon books)
    They’re the best 🙂

  2. Misss_Marta says:

    Taschen books are superb! I own all of their Interiors books.

  3. Karen says:

    I love Taschen. One of my favourites is the Marilyn one they did with all of André de Dienes’ pictures and his diary entries that relate to Marilyn. Very interesting.

  4. Hannah says:

    I love Taschen too. When I was in Copenhagen in Nov I visited a big Taschen store and there were so many books I wanted, including the Paris one!



  5. Hazel says:

    I agree. And they’re so much fun to receive as presents.

  6. just ordered 60’s fashion, i’m excited!

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