Taschen App Gives iPad Users An iPhull
Thirty years of publishing offers readers a variety of images from architecture (Yes is More), art, comics, photography(Araki,Newton), painting, erotica, pin-up art, and porn to collections of the complete works of famous masters like DaVinci. Fans with tastes as varied as Urban Girls, Michelangelo, Norman Rockwell, New York City or Frank Lloyd Wright have found favor with Taschen. Few areas of culture are excluded from the Taschen library.
We recently reviewed their publication of jazz photography, Jazz Life, and a scholarly tome on symbols. Lush images, amazing photography and engaging informative text (usually in three languages) make these books sought after and envied by collectors and casual readers. Many a coffee table has enjoyed the labor of displaying Taschen’s products.
Thanks to the recent (January 19, 2011) announcement by the publisher, you won’t need a coffee table to enjoy the benefits of Taschen. A free app, downloadable from iTunes will put thirty years of work right in the palm of your hand – if you’re at least seventeen years old. Taschen’s home page deals with the censorship issue right up front without the recent confusion experienced by Playboy with their app release.
Initial items available with Taschen’s new app feature the Winter 2010 lineup. Seventy-five years of DC Comics, a tribute to Muhammad Ali, and work by Helmut Newton are all included and no doubt will open the floodgates for the remainder of Taschen's complete archive.