The Pirelli calendar is iconic for a reason and the photos are stunning. It's really quite something to be able to go back to the first editions and see the imagery and BTS content.
With that said, something is up with this book's binding and idk if it's Taschen's fault or perhaps Shopbop's storing. I ordered this book and when I opened it after taking it out of the plastic the entire binding separated and the paper tore from the front cover. I contacted Shopbop and returned/reordered.
The 2nd copy did the exact same thing! Within seconds of removing from the plastic wrap, barely opening the cover, the whole binding separated! Idk if it's bc the book has been stored for 2yrs in a changing climate which caused the glue to do this or if perhaps Taschen improperly chose the wrong binding.
Alas, I'm keeping the book and going to repair it since the 2nd copy didn't tear the paper. But be warned.
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