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All Taschen Books are available at special prices from L’e Marquis and can be delivered to your home, or to your villa in St Tropez.


Living in Provence by Barbara & Rene Stoelte
Hardcover, 21,6 x 25 cm, 200 pages

Nestled in the south of France, bordering the Mediterranean sea, is a magical region of the world renowned for its lavender fields, fine, cuisine, golden sun, and dreamy landscapes. This land, known as Provence, has inspired such writers and artists as Alphonse Daudet, Frédéric Mistral, and Vincent Van Gogh. Paul Cezanne loved the region’s Mount Sainte Victoire so much that he immortalized it in his famous paintings; his Provence studio, which still looks the same as it did over one hundred years ago, is featured herein, as is the house where Mistral, 1904 Nobel prize-winner, lived and wrote. Also included are photographs of the famous Hotel Nord-Pinus in Arles where Jean Cocteau sojourned and Picasso stayed when he came to see the bullfights. Bringing together the region’s most remarkable interiors, classical and contemporary, this book paints a gorgeous picture of Provençal living.

“Living in Provence features everything ….painting a gorgeous picture of Provencal life through it’s dreamy images. Magnifique.”                                      Easy Living, London

Gardens in France                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Hardcover, 24 x 31,5 cm, 340 pages

From stylized Zen gardens in Provence to cactus displays on the Cote d’Azur, from classical palace gardens to quaint domestic beds, travel round the most beautiful gardens in France, home to some of the most elegant, charming, and inspiring horticulture in the world.
The typical plants of each climatic region are represented—delphiniums, roses and irises in the North, and Californian poppies, santolinas, and lavender in the Midi. With pictures through every season, celebrate the particular beauty of spring, summer, fall, and winter, and discover plenty of inspiring ideas for your own garden. The collection celebrates both such famous displays as Villandry, Versailles, and the gardens of Claude Monet, as well as lesser known gems of equal, if smaller-scale, charm.

 “…A spectacular source book for all garden and nature lovers.”                                                                                                                                                            Social & Personal Magazine, Dublin



Great Escapes: Mediterranean                                                                                                                                                                                                   Hardcover, 23,8 x 30,2 cm, 300 pages                                                                                                                                                                                                      Multilingual Edition: English, French, German

Flanked by three continents and offering coastline to 21 countries, the Mediterranean is a mythical place, blessed with its fine climate, abundant fauna and flora, and the intense blues of its sea. In this revised edition, Angelika Taschen catalogs the best hotels of this legendary region, scouring the most beautiful gardens, the most enchanting beaches, the little-known islands, the finest architecture, and the most gorgeous rooms with the most breathtaking, soul-soothing views.
From the glamorous Eden-Roc on the Côte d’Azur to a tiny hotel on the small Croatian island of Lopud, from the exclusive Perivolas in Santorini to the hotel Stella Maris north of Portofino, accessible only by boat or trekking, this is the ultimate reference for any discerning traveller of the Med.                 The mythical Med: Where to get lost, in style and comfort.

Inside Chefs’ Fridges, Europe. Top chefs open their home refrigerators                                                                                                         Hardcover, 21 x 30 cm, 328 pages

Ours is the era of the celebrity chef. Like never before, we’re fascinated by fine food and the personalities who create it. Newspapers follow the antics of our favorite cooks both in and out of the kitchen, bake-offs of all kinds become hit TV shows, and chef-owned restaurants have lines trailing around the block. Amid this media frenzy, the world of fine dining can feel removed from our lives.
Inside Chefs’ Fridges brings the heavenly cuisine back down to earth. Touring the European continent, it profiles 40 of Europe’s top chefs alongside their personal home fridges. The result is a revelation, through images and words, of the inner sanctum of culinary creativity, with each chef revealing their dependable fridge contents, their favorite local ingredients, as well as two of their most treasured home recipes.
Stars of this European edition include Joan Roca, Massimo Bottura, Fergus Henderson, Yotam Ottolenghi, Marco Pierre White, Hélène Darroze, Inaki Aizpitarte, Mauro Colagreco, Thierry Marx, and Christian F. Puglisi. Eschewing the media dazzle, this book is instead an inspiring and accessible collection of exclusive insider secrets in which culinary genius meets domestic reality.

“Forget snooping in medicine cabinets or on open laptops: if you want to get to know someone, look inside their fridge – a chilly window on where and how we live and who we are.”                                                                                                                                                                Tatler, Hong Kong

20th Century Travel                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Hardcover, 15,1 x 19,5 cm, 464 pages                                                                                                                                                                                                  Multilingual Edition: English, French, German 

Over the course of the twentieth century, travel experienced an unprecedented boom. As ocean liners broke speed records, aerodynamic trains roared down tracks, and stylish boat-plane clippers evolved into jumbo jets, travel transformed from a cushioned journey of the elite into a convenient pastime for the general public.
With the mass production of automobiles, invention of airplanes, freeways and motels, America led the wanderlust phenomenon. With nearly 400 vintage print advertisements from the Jim Heimann Collection, this book documents the exponential expansion of American tourism, through the domestic and global, exclusive and popular, exotic and standardized adventure.
With an introduction, decade-by-decade analysis, and an illustrated timeline, rediscover the thrilling energy of this new age of mobility in which Americans climbed aboard locomotives or ships, jets or Greyhound buses to explore distant lands, or to see whole new sides to their own country.

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