The Taschen GmbH is an independent, family-owned publishing house for publications on the topics of art, architecture, design, film, photography and lifestyle. It was founded on February 9, 1980 by Benedikt Taschen in his hometown Cologne. The publisher’s publications range from extensive editions of Leonardo da Vinci’s complete works to medium-sized books to the so-called Icons series, in which small volumes in flexible bindings cover a variety of topics. In addition, the publisher also distributes calendars, address books and postcards with familiar motifs.
The publisher’s bookstores called “Taschen-Stores” are based in Beverly Hills, Brussels, Hamburg, Hollywood, Cologne, London, Milan, Miami, New York, Paris and Amsterdam. Most of the branches were designed by Philippe Starck. For the Milan stores Marc Newson was responsible for the design of the store. And for the New York store, the Brazilian artist Beatriz Milhazes has made a mural. In December 2014, Taschen opened the first gallery for photographs and prints in Los Angeles. In addition to headquartered in Cologne, Taschen maintains several publishing offices in Berlin, London, Los Angeles, New York and Paris. Since December 2016, Taschen has also been represented in Berlin with a store in Charlottenburg.
Quelle: https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taschen_(Verlag), at 21.11.2017, translated into German