..Benedikt Taschen

In my mind, the first book I ever bought was one of Taschen's. I am sure it wasn't, but I can live with that. By now I own tens of them. Not always because of the content, but also the balls the publisher has to promote certain topics. For instance, he has made soft porn look mainstream and brought architecture books to the masses. That is an accomplishment beyond belief. And for that reason I would like to dedicate this Lecture to the man himself.

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A Day in the Life

David Bailey (born January 2, 1938)

From the moment I saw Antonioni's Blow-Up, I was drawn to the 60's style of photography and photographers. Only later I found out that David Hemmings' character was losely based on David Bailey. Without a doubt THE swinging-sixties master of visual storytelling. A drop-out at school, he later said: You could become a boxer, a car thief, or maybe a musician..

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Hail Valentinus

I guess..

While the European folk traditions connected with Saint Valentine and St. Valentine's Day have become marginalized by the modern Anglo-American customs connecting the day with romantic love, there are some remaining associations connecting the saint with the advent of spring. The day of love was traditionally March 12, the Saint Gergory's day, or February 22, Saint Vincent's Day. The patron of love was Saint Anthony, whose day has been celebrated on June 13. 

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A day in the life

Henry Geldzahler

A legend in his own mind but also in the hearts of the artists whose works he championed, cherubic art historian and curator Henry Geldzahler was instrumental in raising consciousness about the vibrancy of contemporary American art. Born in Antwerp, Belgium his family emigrated to the U.S. in 1940 just before the WWII, and his reign began.

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An amazing Tip

We all receive gifts on our birthdays, Christmas or even Halloween we don’t really need or even worse, ever use. So why don’t you take control of what to receive on these special days for you and your family and use our wish list. We all have wishes, and we all want them to come true.


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