Book Clubinterview

Benedikt Taschen: from selling comics in Cologne to hanging out with Hockney

As the Taschen publishing house turns 40, its founder talks about starting out in his parents’ kitchen and the importance of “planting seeds”


David Bailey in focus, plus Picasso biographer John Richardson remembered

We meet the photographer David Bailey at his London studio to discuss his new book and we talk with Gijs van Hensbergen about John Richardson, who died aged 95 last week. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793.

Hosted by Ben Luke. Produced by Julia Michalska, David Clack and Aimee Dawson

Books: Leonardo as larger-than-life, but also human

Two studies of the Renaissance artist’s works reveal divergent assumptions about interpretation

Art marketarchive

Novel approaches: Changes in the German art book market

As the recession begins to abate in Germany, the market for art books blossoms

Art marketarchive

Exploiting the exhibition catalogue: An assessment of art publishing today

How publishers are coping with changes in academic approaches to art and the buying habits of the public