The shop has a contemporary interior, sleek and very clean.
Downstairs I immeditally spotted this immense Helmut Newton.
My husband could not believe the price !!!
"The biggest and most expensive book in the 20th century."
Upstairs... What else can I say ? Books are my best friends.
I loved the books dispositions on islands, shelves, along the walls.
The light in the shop is also perfect. All kinds of lighting.
Natural light, diffused lights, spots.
While my kids were waiting for mama to take a decision, they sat on this couch and the gentle salesman offered them this book to kill some time.
I asked the salesman what book(s) are the most popular lately.
He pointed to The Big Book of Breasts (and the rest of the Collection).
He also showed me the small versions "The Little Book of...".
Not my thing, invest money and time in all that anatomy...
such a superficial thing.
I am not going to buy any other from this collection ( "Living in...", "Romantic Houses in...") cause I have my faves already (Argentina & Bahia ones). Enough of home interiors around the globe. Now I will save for others on my list. Many others.
Sebastião Salgado's works were also displayed in the Taschen shop in Amsterdam, of course.
Especially Genesis. Here is how Taschen describes the work:
And on Sebastião Salgado's own words: Genesis is his "love letter to the planet".
Ik you have no idea who Sebastião Salgado is, please check this lovely video.
He is a very driven, ambitious and passionate man (about his wife, his career, his farm, his fellow human, his planet). Powerful photos, powerful speech.
Oh, and when I went to the cashier at the shop I got this magazine for free as well.
It is published twice a year. Very nice!
The salesman at Taschen Amsterdam is a sweet guy who allowed me to make all the pics, took my address so that I can receive the future editions of Taschen magazine at home - and also offered notebooks to my kids and a bag for free!
Sometimes a girl can be very happy about customer service in the Netherlands, yeah !
Pieter Cornelisz Hooftstraat 44
1071 BZ Amsterdam