Taschen love has now infected us here at Bookshelf Cinema. The bookshelf of Alan Sparks, Director of ISEA, has brought our attention to two extraordinary works.

Hartmann Schedel’s Weltchronik, referred to as “the Nuremberg Chronicle,” was an encyclopedic work published at the end of the 15th century and up until that time the most lavishly illustrated book in Europe, with over 1,800 woodcut illustrations. The version here published by Taschen as Chronicle of the World 1493 is “true to the original in every respect.”

Sparks also has a copy of Taschen’s reproduction of the first six books of The Elements of Euclid as illustrated by Oliver Byrne in 1847. “Nearly a century before Mondrian made geometrical red, yellow, and blue lines famous, 19th century mathematician Oliver Byrne employed the color scheme for the figures and diagrams,” resulting in a beautiful work unlike anything before or since.

From Extant, “Nightmares.”

Halle Berry gives us another look at her character’s bookshelf in the first episode of Extant. 
A Thousand Dogs, by Raymond Merritt and Miles Barth. Taschen; 2008.
The Book Of Symbols: Reflections On Archetypal Images, by The Archive for Research in Archetypal Symbolism. Taschen; 2010.
Someone must have been reading that Ali Rap book since the last scene. It was put back with the binding facing the other way. 

Halle Berry gives us another look at her character’s bookshelf in the first episode of Extant

A Thousand Dogs, by Raymond Merritt and Miles Barth. Taschen; 2008.

The Book Of Symbols: Reflections On Archetypal Images, by The Archive for Research in Archetypal Symbolism. Taschen; 2010.

Someone must have been reading that Ali Rap book since the last scene. It was put back with the binding facing the other way. 

Astronaut scientist Molly Woods, played by Halle Berry, walks past a bookshelf in her home in the first the episode the new CBS sci-fi drama Extant. Evidently she and her husband are fans of Taschen publishing.
Ali Rap: Muhammad Ali the First Heavyweight Champion of Rap, by George Lois. Taschen; 2006.
Art of the 20th Century, by Karl Ruhrberg, Manfred Schneckenburger, Christiane Fricke, and K Honnef. Taschen; 2012.
Modern Architecture A-Z, by Peter Gossel. Taschen; 2010.
Los Angeles: Portrait of a City, by Jim Heimann. Taschen; 2013.
Genesis: Sebastião Salgado, by Lélia Wanick Salgado. Taschen: 2013.

Astronaut scientist Molly Woods, played by Halle Berry, walks past a bookshelf in her home in the first the episode the new CBS sci-fi drama Extant. Evidently she and her husband are fans of Taschen publishing.

Ali Rap: Muhammad Ali the First Heavyweight Champion of Rap, by George Lois. Taschen; 2006.

Art of the 20th Century, by Karl Ruhrberg, Manfred Schneckenburger, Christiane Fricke, and K Honnef. Taschen; 2012.

Modern Architecture A-Z, by Peter Gossel. Taschen; 2010.

Los Angeles: Portrait of a City, by Jim Heimann. Taschen; 2013.

Genesis: Sebastião Salgado, by Lélia Wanick Salgado. Taschen: 2013.

Linear Systems, by Thomas Kailath. Prentice-Hall; 1980.

Linear Systems, by Panos J. Antsaklis and Anthony N. Michel. Birkhäuser; 2005.

System Dynamics, by Katsuhiko Ogata. Pearson; 2003.

The Stories of John Cheever, by John Cheever. Vintage; 2010.

The Whisper of the River, by Ferrol Sams. Penguin Books; 1986.

The Last Promise, by Richard Paul Evans. Signet; 2003.

The Affair: A Jack Reacher Novel, by Lee Child. Delacorte Press; 2011.

The Kingdom, by Clive Cussler. Penguin; 2012.

Trojan Odyssey, by Clive Cussler. Penguin; 2004.

Lost Empire, by Clive Cussler. Penguin; 2010.

Here Let Us Feast, by M. F. K. Fisher. North Point; 1986.

Hirohito and the Making of Modern Japan, by Herbert P. Blix. HarperCollins; 2009.

From Ender’s Game.

The Moral Sense, by James Q Wilson. Free Press; 1993.
Against All Enemies: Inside America’s War on Terror, by Richard A. Clarke. Free Press, 2004.
Random House Word Menu. Random House; 1992.
Presumed Innocent, by Scott Turow. Grand Central; 1987.
Black Widow, by E. Duke Vincent. Bloomsbury USA, 2010.
Lies: And the Lying Liars Who Tell Them, by Al Franken. Plume, 2004.
Stupid White Men, by Michael Moore. Regan Books, 2004.
A Man in Full, by Tom Wolfe. Farrar, Straus and Giroux; 2010.
The Fifth Element, by Terry Bisson. HarperCollins, 1997.
A Prisoner of Birth, by Jeffrey Archer. St. Martin’s Press; 2008.
The Hour I First Believed, by Wally Lamb. HarperCollins; 2009.
Say Goodbye, by Lisa Gardner. Bantam; 2008.
The Brass Verdict, by Michael Connelly. Little, Brown and Company; 2008.
Flyboys, by James Bradley. Little, Brown and Company; 2003.
Arthur: King of Britain, by R. Brengle. Prentice Hall College, 1964.
A Piece of My Heart, by Richard Ford. Vintage, 2011.
A book titled Boost Your Brain Power by an unknown author.
And a novel by Tess Gerritsen. 

From Ender’s Game.

The Moral Sense, by James Q Wilson. Free Press; 1993.

Against All Enemies: Inside America’s War on Terror, by Richard A. Clarke. Free Press, 2004.

Random House Word Menu. Random House; 1992.

Presumed Innocent, by Scott Turow. Grand Central; 1987.

Black Widow, by E. Duke Vincent. Bloomsbury USA, 2010.

Lies: And the Lying Liars Who Tell Them, by Al Franken. Plume, 2004.

Stupid White Men, by Michael Moore. Regan Books, 2004.

A Man in Full, by Tom Wolfe. Farrar, Straus and Giroux; 2010.

The Fifth Element, by Terry Bisson. HarperCollins, 1997.

A Prisoner of Birth, by Jeffrey Archer. St. Martin’s Press; 2008.

The Hour I First Believed, by Wally Lamb. HarperCollins; 2009.

Say Goodbye, by Lisa Gardner. Bantam; 2008.

The Brass Verdict, by Michael Connelly. Little, Brown and Company; 2008.

Flyboys, by James Bradley. Little, Brown and Company; 2003.

Arthur: King of Britain, by R. Brengle. Prentice Hall College, 1964.

A Piece of My Heart, by Richard Ford. Vintage, 2011.

A book titled Boost Your Brain Power by an unknown author.

And a novel by Tess Gerritsen

From Ender’s Game.