ARNOLD. Collector’s Edition. XXL (No. 951–1.947)
Edition of 997copies numbered,
personally 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
The first 550 copies are already gone.
Next availability: end of August/beginning of September 2023
- should be pre-ordered now, otherwise they will be gone
“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. Collector’s Edition. XXL (No. 951–1.947) is a photographic homage to Arnold Schwarzenegger, a decade of collaboration in the making, traces his journey from poverty to Mr. Olympia, to movie star, and to the Governor’s Mansion. The two-volume edition includes portraits by leading photographers – such as Richard Avedon, Annie Leibovitz, Robert Mapplethorpe, Herb Ritts, Francesco Scavullo, and Andy Warhol –, vintage bodybuilding images, film stills, dozens of personal photos from Arnold’s private archive, and exclusive interviews. A big, brawny salute to the world’s favorite muscleman!
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.
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.