Taschen aims to be read by as many people as possible and wants the culture of art to be known by everyone. Taschen therefore prints its books in several languages on the same book. This allows the company to lower its costs and to be able to sell at low prices. In addition, the illustrations take up a lot of space in the books.
Alongside its so-called economic publications, Taschen is looking at more limited or even unique editions. The publishing house has published some of the most expensive books in history, such as the one on Muhammad Ali or the heaviest volumes, the famous culinary bible.
Founded in Cologne in 1980, Taschen is a publishing house that has made a name for itself by specializing in the publication of highly illustrated books available in several languages. Benedikt Taschen, its founder had the intention to put forward all types of art and that culture be accessible to as many people as possible.