'At the top of my wish list for birthdays and holidays were art books, which were more expensive than the regular boy's toys. And young me—fully aware of the fact that I was a lucky and privileged child raised by liberal and unconventional parents—sensed early on that books could open doors to different worlds, and that a world full of artists and free-minded spirits was the world I wanted to be part of. I thought that others might feel the same if books became more affordable and accessible. Luckily this has been confirmed by millions of readers who have bought our art monographs, starting with the first ones published in 1985.' Benedikt Taschen. Shop latest Taschen books online here at Thanks.