The Architecture + Color Palette of North Korea

Pyongyang, North Korea “stretches out beneath you as a pastel-colored panorama,” Guardian architecture critic Oliver Wainwright observed from the 70th floor of the 500-foot-high Tower of the Juche Idea. This, and many other surprising discoveries are revealed in Wainwright’s new book, “Inside North Korea,” published by Taschen. In addition to his analytical text, the book includes photography taken by Wainwright. It all helps to build …

“Ren Hang” Celebrates the Chinese Photographer’s Work

We speak with Taschen's Sexy Books editor, Dian Hanson, about what makes Hang's work so powerful

Update 24 February 2017: tragically, it’s been reported that Ren Hang has passed away aged just 29 years old. Shooting on film, photographer Ren Hang captures his friends in trees and rivers in the woods, in his apartment and on the roofs of buildings in Beijing, all providing an escape from the imposing world around him and breaking from a pervasive Chinese sentiment of sexual …

National Geographic’s New Book Celebrates 128 Years of Infographics

National Geographic was founded way back in 1888, and now it’s celebrating 128 years of infographics with a new book published by Taschen. Despite being around long before the technological advancements we’re now used to, NatGeo has always been a respected publication, and the journey through retro illustrations and graphics adds a certain charm. The book is divided into the following categories: History, The Planet, …