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Taschen GmbH
15 March 2014
History of Art & Design Styles; Other graphic art forms; Photographs: portraits
Whether you're thinking of getting a tattoo or just want to see to what lengths others have gone in decorating their bodies, this is the book to check out.1000 Tattoos explores the history of the art worldwide via designs and photos-from 19th-century engravings to tribal body art, from circus ladies of the '20s to classic biker designs.

About the series Bibliotheca Universalis - Compact cultural companions celebrating the eclectic TASCHEN universe!
Edited by:   Burkhard Riemschneider, Henk Schiffmacher
Imprint:   Taschen GmbH
Country of Publication:   Germany
Dimensions:   Height: 195mm,  Width: 140mm,  Spine: 46mm
Weight:   1.088kg
ISBN:   9783836549929
ISBN 10:   3836549921
Series:   Bibliotheca Universalis
Pages:   544
Publication Date:   15 March 2014
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Art historian Burkhard Riemschneider runs an art gallery in Berlin and has published several monographs on contemporary artists. For years, Henk Schiffmacher has been recognised as one of the stars of the tattoo scene. His Amsterdam studio attracts countless tattoo pilgrims, and he also runs the Amsterdam Tattoo Museum, which exhibits material from Schiffmacher's own vast historical and contemporary collection.

Reviews for 1000 Tattoos

This visually exceptional compendium treats tattooing with the artistic respect it deserves. Both a trip down memory lane and a study in the evolution of cover art, this is a sweeping look at an under-appreciated art form. A fascinating book for hardcore ink collectors and art appreciators alike. TASCHEN's 1000 Tattoos explores the history of body art around the world, from Maori facial engravings to skinhead markings to '20s circus ladies to awful drunken mistakes (hello, ankle dolphin tattoo). A fascinating and disconcerting book in which, on every page, the human body is displayed to fire the imagination of each of us ...


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