Taschen's Bibliotheca Universalis

Taschen’s Bibliotheca Universalis


“TASCHEN books are not simply words and pictures, they are experiences that unfold, mesmerize, stimulate and provoke with brilliant covers, bindings, photography, illustrations, colors and typography–brain candy for the TASCHEN customer. “ – Forbes Magazine


TASCHEN is best known for thier oversized coffee table books that are more like works of art.  Since they started their work as cultural archaeologists in 1980, TASCHEN has become synonymous with accessible, open-minded publishing. Bibliotheca Universalis is a series of compact versions of these cultural companions celebrating the eclectic TASCHEN universe at an affordable price so you can curate your own affordable library of art, anthropology, design & history.

Since we started our work as cultural archaeologists in 1980, Bibliotheca Universalis brings together more than 100 of our all-time favorite titles in a neat new format so you can curate your own affordable library of art, anthropology, and aphrodisia.


Some of our favourite titles include:

100 Illustrators provides an international overview of 100 important illustrators around the globe

1000 Tatoos will take you on a journey through the history of the art of body decoration.

1000 Record Covers shows the selection of most iconic rock record sleeves in the period of time from 60th to 90th.

100 Manga Artists discovers the latest Japan´s manga scene.


Our collection: We have over 25 titles in the Bibliotheca Universalis series which includes 100 Illustrators, 100 Manga Artists, 1000 Record Covers and 1000 Tatoos.

Origin: Germany