Want to swap a good book for a great one?

Bring your old art books to MoMA tomorrow and you could get some fabulous Phaidon ones - and meet an artist!
Want to swap a good book for a great one?

Stories from the Secession - Klimt's The Kiss

Extravagant and ecstatic this masterpiece is as much a celebration of colour and texture as the act of love
Stories from the Secession - Klimt's The Kiss

Anish Kapoor 'I want to write a grand opera...'

'... and deal with the big human issues.' But, he tells us, 'One would kid oneself to believe one could do all that'
Anish Kapoor 'I want to write a grand opera...'

Doug Fishbone’s Biennale Golf Course

The American artist brings his mini-golf course to Venice in time for the 2015 Biennale this May
 Doug Fishbone’s Biennale Golf Course

Anish Kapoor ‘An artist’s job is to say I’m lost’

We catch up with the sculptor and painter at the launch of a show of new work at the Lisson Gallery
Anish Kapoor ‘An artist’s job is to say I’m lost’

Stories from the Secession - how Vienna led the world

Our book Art in Vienna looks back at the radical developments that took place in the Austrian capital a century ago
Stories from the Secession - how Vienna led the world

'Bruce Nauman cares about the human condition'

Grazia Quaroni, curator at the Fondation Cartier in Paris, explains a puzzling new Bruce Nauman show
'Bruce Nauman cares about the human condition'

The amazing life story of Tancred Borenius

The author of our Rembrandt classic spied for Britain, hung with the Bloomsbury Group, was an art advisor to earls, spoke nine languages fluently and, most importantly, may even have helped the allies win World War II
The amazing life story of Tancred Borenius

Who will save Michael Heizer's City?

Why does this storied work of land art need to be protected, before it is even finished?
Who will save Michael Heizer's City?

Is this New Orleans’ answer to the London Eye?

A local firm hopes to build this double-helix gondola-lift tower in time to celebrate the city's 300th anniversary
Is this New Orleans’ answer to the London Eye?

The amazing life story of Wilhelm Uhde

The author of our Van Gogh classic was an early champion of Braque and naïve art, sat for Picasso, was sheltered by the French Resistance and became the subject of an award winning film - he was a pretty fine writer too!
The amazing life story of Wilhelm Uhde

JR is coming to the Tribeca Film Festival!

The brilliant French artist premiers his short film at the New York City festival next month
JR is coming to the Tribeca Film Festival!

Jerry Saltz on medieval art, censorship and Facebook

The New York magazine critic discusses his love for Dark Ages art, and how it got him kicked off social media
Jerry Saltz on medieval art, censorship and Facebook

Arne Glimcher loves our Zhang Xiaogang book!

The influential Pace Gallery founder, speaking at Art Basel HK, says it's 'unique in the lexicon of monographs'
Arne Glimcher loves our Zhang Xiaogang book!

Roger Ballen goes back to Outland

In the first of a new series, the photographer revisits the characters in his seminal photographic book Outland
Roger Ballen goes back to Outland

Okwui Enwezor invites Karl Marx to Venice!

The curator themes this year's Biennale around All The World's Futures with a marathon reading of Das Kapital
Okwui Enwezor invites Karl Marx to Venice!

Paul McCarthy joins the skateboard economy

Baldessari, Ballen, Warhol and Wool all have trucks on their designs - now the Phaidon artist does too
Paul McCarthy joins the skateboard economy

Yin Xiuzhen on China, smoking and freedom

The contemporary Chinese artist tells us about her early life, some key influences and new work
Yin Xiuzhen on China, smoking and freedom

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