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  • The UN Climate Report, Rem Koolhaas, Irma Boom, and Jean-Michel Basquiat

    The UN Climate Report, Rem Koolhaas, Irma Boom, and Jean-Michel Basquiat

    26/10/2018 Duración: 38min

    For many years, TASCHEN has published the work of artists and thinkers who raise awareness around environmental issues and champion sustainable interaction with our planet. This month, in response to the latest UN climate report, we’re joined by TASCHEN author Tim Radford who discusses what this report means, what we need to do to stabilize the Earth’s temperature, and where we might find sources of hope amid bleak prospects. Next up, Rem Koolhaas and designer Irma Boom discuss the future of our built environment and their new book, Elements of Architecture. From shape-shifting façades to the history of the toilet, they describe the essential elements that make up every building and the six-year process behind their architectural encyclopedia. Finally, we wrap up with some of the finest art of the 20th century as TASCHEN editor Hans Werner Holzwarth explores Jean-Michel Basquiat’s narratives of finding and searching, his heritage and heroes. The TASCHEN podcast is produced by Eliza Apperly and present

  • The Amy Winehouse Special

    The Amy Winehouse Special

    27/09/2018 Duración: 26min

    In this special episode of the #TASCHENpodcast, we’re joined by photographer and filmmaker Blake Wood to remember his close friend Amy Winehouse. With her deep, expressive vocals and raw lyrics, the London-born singer and songwriter rocketed to fame in the early 2000s. Her 2006 album, Back to Black, won five Grammys and spawned a number of hit singles, among them Rehab, Tears Dry on Their Own, and the album’s title track. But international acclaim also brought difficulties; Winehouse became one of the most hounded figures in tabloid culture, with near-constant scrutiny of her romantic life, as well as her battles with bulimia and alcohol and drug addiction—a battle that would ultimately cost her her life. Now, seven years after the singer’s death, Wood, one of her closest friends and oftentimes flatmate, has published a collection of his personal photos of Amy to pay tribute to the “loving and caring and loyal” woman he knew behind the celebrity headlines. Blake joins us from New York to talk about their

  • Growing up with Stanley Kubrick, Vienna’s laboratory of modernity, and the Ingmar Bergman centenary

    Growing up with Stanley Kubrick, Vienna’s laboratory of modernity, and the Ingmar Bergman centenary

    31/08/2018 Duración: 41min

    Film composer Gerald Fried is one of few individuals who knew Stanley Kubrick back in the day. In 1940s New York, he was starting his career as a musician, when Kubrick, just 16 at the time, came to work as a photographer at Look magazine. The two became close friends and collaborators; Kubrick was even go-to babysitter for Fried’s young son. Later, Fried would compose music for five of Kubrick’s films: Day of the Fight, Fear and Desire, Killer’s Kiss, The Killing, and Paths of Glory. In our exclusive interview, Fried reveals their working process and recalls Kubrick the brilliant “super nerd” who “wanted badly to feel like a regular person … but was just too smart and too talented.”   Next up, we explore modernist Vienna, 100 years on from the deaths of four of its major protagonists: Egon Schiele, Gustav Klimt, Otto Wagner, and Koloman Moser. Art critic and historian Kimberly Bradley, based in the Austrian capital, takes us back to the city’s bustling turn-of-the-century art scene and considers its legacy a

  • The making of Disneyland and the story of Ferrari

    The making of Disneyland and the story of Ferrari

    01/08/2018 Duración: 34min

    Grand scale imagination and a passion for speed rev things up this episode as we explore the extraordinary stories behind Disneyland, California and Ferrari. First up, urbanist and writer Chris Nichols joins us from Los Angeles to talk about Walt Disney’s unique theme park, its concept and creation, and its special connection to Californian — and American — culture and identity. Next, we take to the road, as seasoned motor sports journalist Pino Allievi explores the extraordinary vision of Enzo Ferrari and how his car manufacturing enterprise in a small town in Northern Italy became a global force on the race track and a dominate symbol of wealth and status. The TASCHEN Podcast is presented by Kevin Caners and produced by Eliza Apperly.