“Why I was different from all the other boys in my town I cannot tell you. I was simply born with the gift of vision.”
ARNOLD. TASCHEN’s tribute to Arnold Schwarzenegger
After 10 years of collaboration, TASCHEN Verlag presents the limited and autographed editions ARNOLD, a photographic homage to Arnold Schwarzenegger. The two-volume deluxe edition documents his impressive career spanning 75 years, from humble beginnings of a penniless childhood in the Austrian village of Thal to four times Mr. Universum and seven times Mr. Olympia to his career as the world’s leading action film star and governor of California. His films have grossed four billion dollars worldwide.
Well-known photographers such as Richard Avedon, Annie Leibovitz, Robert Mapplethorpe, Herb Ritts, Francesco Scavullo and Andy Warhol have contributed portraits. The set also includes early bodybuilding footage, film stills, dozens of personal photos from Schwarzenegger’s private archive, and exclusive interviews. It’s a powerful tribute to the popular self-made millionaire!
The large volume contains portraits and photos of Arnold, while the slightly smaller companion volume presents more intimate bodybuilding photos, film stills, and making-of shots. There are also exclusive interviews with Schwarzenegger and some of his closest associates, including film directors Ivan Reitmann and Bob Rafelson, as well as bodybuilding legends Franco Columbu, Dave Draper and Frank Zane.
As long as stock lasts
At DESSAIVE Selected Interior Design you can pre-order the handmade editions from TASCHEN Verlag while stocks last. TASCHEN Verlag has launched an extensive marketing campaign. We assume that the illustrated books will be sold out quickly and will become coveted collector’s items.
There are three editions:
- ARNOLD. Collector’s Edition – available from July 7, 2023
Edition of 997 copies, personally signed by Arnold Schwarzenegger, hardcover with framed ChromaLuxe aluminum print in slipcase, 34.3 x 46.2 cm, 7.69 kg, 334 pages, plus companion volume, 556 pages
Edition: English, presale price 1,250 Euros
- ARNOLD. Capitello Edition – available from August 4, 2023
Edition of 850 copies, personally signed by Arnold Schwarzenegger, hardcover with framed ChromaLuxe aluminum print in slipcase, 34.3 x 46.2 cm, 7.69 kg, 334 pages, plus companion volume, 556 pages; on a Studio65 designed Capitello book stand made of handcrafted, soft polyurethane coated with Guflac®️ Ultra and produced by the Gufram company
Edition: English, presale price 2,500 Euros
- ARNOLD. Annie Leibovitz Art Edition – available August 4, 2023
Edition of 100 copies, personally hand-signed by Arnold Schwarzenegger, dye-sublimation printed on a ChromaLuxe aluminum panel in floating frame, ready to hang, 122 x 172 cm; Hardcover with framed ChromaLuxe aluminum print in slipcase, 34.3 x 46.2 cm, 7.69 kg, 334 pages, plus companion volume, 556 pages; featuring a Studio65 designed Capitello book stand made from handcrafted, soft polyurethane coated with Guflac®️ Ultra and produced by the Gufram company
Edition: English, presale price 12,500 Euros
We look forward to receiving your inquiries.
Yours, Susanne Dessaive
Phone: 06174 – 998 72 59