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Benedikt Taschen is waving genially, having seemingly appeared from nowhere at the side of his house, a French bulldog by his side. He walks down a flight of steps built into the hillside beneath his home, has a word with a British contractor who is overseeing a team doing construction work on a guest house on the premises, then takes a glass-enclosed funicular back up.

In his salmon-pink shirt, "Benedikt taschen wife sexual dysfunction" denim jeans and dress shoes, and with a studied expression on his face and a gravelly, accented voice, Taschen looks and sounds like the European new media tycoon that he is.

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It's another busy morning at the Taschen residence in the Hollywood Hills, a labyrinthine series of streets above Mulholland Drive that is or has been home to a host of celebrities, including Matthew Perry, Paris Hilton, Cuba Gooding Jnr and Ryan Seacrest. There are mansions, colonial-style estates and Spanish haciendas, but none of the A-lister homes is quite like this one. Despite its imposing and iconic stature Los Angeles residents in-the-know often drive by the property with out-of-town guests, as if it were a stop on a tour busthe house can be seen only on the approach and from a certain "Benedikt taschen wife sexual dysfunction" point, and can be entered only through a vertically sliding gate controlled inside the main house.

Taschen, founder and owner of the eponymous publishing empire, and his wife Lauren Weiner are the present occupants of Chemosphere, a home that looks like a cross between a spaceship and a radio control tower. The glass-walled octagonal pod is perched atop a tall, 1. The home was built by the late modernist architect John Lautner in for Leonard Malin, a then year-old aerospace engineer who conceived of the house as his dream property and quit his job to help Lautner build it.

Malin lived there until with his wife and four children. In the ensuing years, three other owners occupied it. He spent the next two years restoring it, keeping the original structure intact. In the past few years he has received several expressions of interest from potential buyers but Benedikt taschen wife sexual dysfunction house is not for sale.

It's easy to see its appeal.

Even on a smoggy day the degree view is a treat, the streets down below a silent maze of traffic. Just outside is a sleek deck, jutting out like a promontory over the hillside, stylish outdoor furniture strategically placed on its surface. Inside, the 2, sq ft abode retains Benedikt taschen wife sexual dysfunction of its retro s and 70s touches, down to the low furniture.

Pop music from the radio plays softly in the background, papers are stacked neatly on the dining table and Taschen's mobile phone rings frequently as he stands behind a kitchen counter, poised to prepare a late breakfast. Weiner - whom Taschen married a couple of years ago at the Villa d'Este on the shore of Italy's Lake Como - is out of town, so the publisher is minding Souci, the French bulldog.

Even at first glance, it seems to be a suitable habitat for Taschen, who has turned the publishing world on its head by producing books that are provocative, gutsy and gorgeous. Others are breathtaking in their ambition: Taschen cites as a special love the Helmut Newton hand-bound, signed, limited-edition SUMO, which weighs 30kg, is on record as the largest book in publishing history, comes Benedikt taschen wife sexual dysfunction its own stand and is listed on www.

When he went into business in the late 80s, Taschen wasn't certain what direction his company would take, although he did have a broad objective.

Taschen was born, the youngest of five children, in Cologne, Germany. His parents were both doctors, which afforded him a comfortable childhood. He was fascinated by Americana and comic books, operating a mail-order comics business before he hit his teens. He recalls browsing in bookshops when he was young and being intimidated by what he found there. People felt intimidated by them, that they weren't a part of that world and were afraid of going to an art Benedikt taschen wife sexual dysfunction store.

That was something that I tried to change. His mail-order business thrived, allowing him to become financially independent by the time he.

Three years later he opened Taschen Comics, a shop in his hometown, branching out into the comics-publishing business. His first offering, an illustrated publication called Sally Forth, featured a curvy blonde who happened to be naked.

A bigger shop followed and, inhe bought 40, unsold copies of a book on surreal Belgian artist Rene Magritte, selling them quickly at double the price. Now hooked on entrepreneurship, Taschen realised he would be wise to generate his own books, so began establishing contacts with artists, writers and agents in Cologne. The circle of connections began to spread, encompassing other cosmopolitan European cities such as Paris and London and leading to art books on Picasso and Dali and one by Annie Leibowitz.

His mandate was the same from the beginning: He moved to the US, initially to New York, before relocating himself and his staff to Los Angeles, where he runs his business out of offices in Hollywood. The seasonal catalogues of Taschen's offerings are veritable collectables themselves, featuring titles as disparate as Life - A Journey Through Time from Dutch wildlife photographer Frans Lanting to current favourite The Big Book of Breasts, edited by California-based Dian Hanson, who has worked on other Taschen publications.

That is less than 4 cents a tit - do the math! Hanson is familiar with the subject: If not, it's the wrong book for you. He says he and his editors are deluged with submissions from artists, photographers and writers who see Taschen as a perfect fit for their ideas. In the increasingly corporate-run world of publishing, where conglomerates are the norm, Taschen's imprimatur is one of individuality and all that is esoteric.

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