Today I received the new Taschen book catalogue, from front to back one big T.E.M.P.T.A.T.I.O.N.

One of them is Masterpieces in Detail, ISBN: 978-3-8365-1549-8, in which questions like: Is the bride pregnant? What are clogs doing on a marriage picture? Why is just one candle burning in the chandelier? And what does the mirror in the background reveal? will be answered.

Another book I like is Architecture Now! Museums, ISBN: 978-3-8365-1224-4, I don’t have to walk through all of them but I would love to go to one designed by Zaha Hadid, Frank O. Gehry or Tadao Ando.

I have a wide interest as you can see, like Product Design in the Sustainable Era, ISBN: 978-3-8365-2093-5. Green is now everyone’s favorite color, especially when you love design products with future generations in mind.

Next to that there are several other XL versions I like but… I find them way too expensive € 150/$ 200 even when they have other versions which are out of my league [€ 750/$ 1.000 or even € 3.000/$ 4.500].

But… I’ll try not to buy them, I never know [when asked] what to get for my birthday which is still 5 months away.

Author: Peter

I'm a man from Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

4 thoughts on “Temptation…

  1. Ooh I like color photo books😀

  2. Yield not!:) (and ask for them as gifts – or ask for gift cards to offset the cost)

  3. It would be fascinating to discover the whys of certain paintings.

  4. Funny how you managed to work in that little birthday reminder…


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