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ARNOLD. Capitello Edition (No. 101–950)

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Edition of 850 numbered, signed by Arnold Schwarzenegger

Hardcover with ChromaLuxe aluminum print cover, 34.3 x 46.2 cm, 7.69 kg, 334 pages, in slipcase, plus companion volume, 556 pages, on a Capitello book stand designed by Studio65 in hand-finished soft polyurethane coated with Guflac®️ Ultra, produced by Gufram, Edition: English
Availability: August 4, 2023 - can already be pre-ordered

“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 Schwarzenegger

ARNOLD. Capitello Edition (No. 101–950) is a photographic homage to Arnold Schwarzenegger. The product of ten years of collaboration, this photographic tribute to Arnold Schwarzenegger documents his journey from humble beginnings to becoming Mr. Olympia, movie star and governor. The Capitello Edition comes with a unique book stand - a 1:2 reproduction of the iconic Capitello chair designed by Studio65 in 1971.

The two-volume book contains portraits of well-known photographers - such as Richard Avedon, Annie Leibovitz, Robert Mapplethorpe, Herb Ritts, Francesco Scavullo and Andy Warhol. Also included are early bodybuilding footage, film stills, dozens of personal photos from Schwarzenegger's private archive, and exclusive interviews. A powerful tribute to the most popular muscle man in the world!

He’s a four-time Mr. Universe, seven-time Mr. Olympia. His films have grossed four billion dollars worldwide. He won the California governor’s race by a landslide. He has one of the most recognizable faces in the world, an oft-imitated accent, and a physique still heralded as the most perfect ever built. He’s Arnold, the one and only, with first name recognition worldwide, and now with a two-volume Collector’s Edition equal to his impressive size and unabashed ego.

A decade of collaboration in the making, this photo tribute covers 75 years of Schwarzenegger, from the future Terminator’s impoverished childhood in Thal, Austria, to his rise as a young athlete, his journey to America to become the most celebrated bodybuilder of all time, to his career as the world’s leading action film star, then into the California governor’s mansion and beyond.

Along the journey, Arnold’s muscular body, chiseled features, and charismatic personality made him a favorite subject of photographers.

The big book includes them all, while the smaller companion volume gives you more intimate bodybuilding images, behind-the-scenes film stills, dozens of photos from Arnold’s personal archive, and exclusive interviews with Arnold and those who know him best, including directors Ivan Reitman and Bob Rafelson, and bodybuilding legends Franco Columbu, Dave Draper, and Frank Zane.

The editor

Dian Hanson is a senior editor and writer for TASCHEN, with over 50 books to her credit. In addition to ARNOLD, her recent works include The Art of Pin-up, Masterpieces of Fantasy Art, and The Fantastic Worlds of Frank Frazetta.