Jeremy Tarcher, the founder of the publishing company Tarcher Books (now part of the Tarcher Perigee imprint of Penguin Random House), died September 20. He was 83.

Founded in the early 1970s in Los Angeles, Tarcher influenced the mind/body/spirit publishing realm with titles such as Bikram's Beginning Yoga in 1978, and Marilyn Ferguson’s Aquarian Conspiracy. His more recent bestsellers include Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain by Betty Edwards and The Artist's Way by Julia Cameron.

Putnam purchased the publisher in 1991, and the offices were relocated to New York.

“Jeremy was one of the most creative and brilliant people I’ve ever met," said Tarcher Perigee publisher Joel Fotinos. "His boundless curiosity inspired him to go beyond traditional publishing and thought, and led him to discover the most innovative and exciting voices in the field of human potential. This curiosity about the world, our minds, and our capacity to expand our abilities drove him every day, and was reflected in the eponymous, pioneering publishing company he built from the ground up."