Duccio Malagamba on how he photographs Álvaro Siza buildings

The acclaimed architectural photographer tells us about new book Before / After

Duccio Malagamba. Portrait by Álvaro Siza. courtesy Duccio Malagamba

Thinking of buying art? Buy this book first!

How To Collect Art by Magnus Resch redefines how to buy art in the 21st century - for beginner and battle-scarred collector alike

Magnus Resch photo courtesy the author

Meet the artists making text-based art a thing

Our new book Vitamin Txt: Words in Contemporary Art features over a hundred artists working across the globe in a medium that’s way older than you think

Michele Pred, We Won’t Go Back, 2022. Vintage purse with electroluminescent wire. 12 × 11 × 4 in. (30.5 × 27.9 × 10.2 cm). Artwork © and courtesy the artist / courtesy Nancy Hoffman Gallery.

Tattoo You introduces the artists turning the body into an art gallery

Almost a third of Americans and a quarter of Brits have a tattoo - our new book celebrates the artists who turned a subculture into popular culture

Moko Smith, Auckland, Aotearoa, New Zealand. Image courtesy the artist  / Vanessa Green

Want to start buying art? Then you really need this book

Magnus Resch has sought the advice of collectors, gallery owners, critics, and curators for his new book How to Collect Art

Magnus Resch - photograph courtesy Magnus Resch

How Turner Duckworth created the Amazon 'smile' logo

Our new book I Love It What Is It lays bare the fascinating stories behind the brilliant branding done by the design company

A Smile from A to Z, essay by Joanne Chan, Chief Executive Officer, Turner Duckworth, with Designer Anthony Biles. Picture credit: © 1999 Amazon.com, Inc.

Rapper's Deluxe tells the story of hip hop in a way that’s never been done before

Our new book traces the cultural movement from its humble underground origins through to its influence on the worlds of art, fashion, film, media, and more

Rolling Partners, Downtown Brooklyn, NY, 1982, photographer Jamel Shabazz

Cerith Wyn Evans releases new Phaidon, Artspace, & White Cube edition

The acclaimed artist says his new print edition is “a threshold of sorts, where ambiguity is encouraged.”

Cerith Wyn Evans - Untitled, 2023

Nick Waplington tells us how he got this photograph which is now a Phaidon limited edition

Untitled (Superman and Rabbit), 1989 (2023) was part of the esteemed photographer's highly acclaimed Living Room project

Nick Waplington - Untitled (Superman and Rabbit), 1989 (2023)

Elliott Erwitt 1928 - 2023

The legendary Magnum photographer has died in New York, aged 95

Provence, 1955 - Limited edition print accompanying the Elliott Erwitt book Snaps - © Elliott Erwitt / Magnum Photos

Dana Schutz launches new Phaidon & Artspace edition, Line Painter, 2023

'The subject for this etching came from a feeling that I had on the walk to the studio - a kind of awareness of the outside and inside.'

Dana Schutz - Line Painter, 2023 - photography Garrett Carroll

How Massimo Bottura’s mother made her presence known at Casa Maria Luigia

Massimo and Lara Gilmore talk about Slow Food, Fast Cars, how Massimo's mother inspired his latest venture, that time he proposed to Lara over the phone, and why you should never lose faith

Massimo Bottura photographed by Ian Macaulay

Phaidon's My Art Books are selected as one of Oprah’s Favorite Things 2023

The well-loved children's books are a must-have holiday gift on OprahDaily.com

My Art Books

Our Game Changers co-author on how gaming changed his life (and maybe yours too)

Simon Parkin on the designers changing video games, the most addictive game ever, and why we need to preserve them before they disappear

Manifold Garden, 2019, USA, developed and published by William Chyr Studio. Picture credit: William Chyr Studio LLC

Latin American Artists and Money

Trace artists’ depiction of capitalism’s course through Latin America via our new book

Jac Leirner, Matemática Estranha (Strange Math), 2017. Picture credit: Courtesy the artist and Fortes D’Aloia & Gabriel. Photo: Eduardo Ortega metal, plastic, and wood, 78 3/4 × 98 3/8 in. (200 × 250 cm), private collection.Born 1961, São Paulo, Brazil. Lives São Paulo

Cerith Wyn Evans on Art, Life, & Everything In Between

A tour of the Tate archive at the age of 12 proved revelatory for the Welsh contemporary artist who went on to forge a life of conceptual art brilliance

Cerith Wyn Evans. Photo: Ali Janka

Latin American Artists and Sexuality

The triumphs and troubles of Latin LGBTQIA+ artists are among the many insights in our latest groundbreaking art survey

 Bárbara Wagner and Benjamin de Burca, Swinguerra, 2019. Picture credit: Courtesy the artists and Fortes D’Aloia & Gabriel  2-channel video, color, sound, 21 mins 16 secs, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Born 1980, Brasília, Brazil. Born 1975, Munich, Germany. Live Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil.

Phaidon celebrates its 100th anniversary at Christie's, London

Tracey Emin, Harland Miller, Martin Parr, Gavin Turk, John Pawson, and David Dawson were among the guests

Melanie Grant, Deb Aaronson, Harland Miller, David Dawson, James Booth-Clibborn, Martin Parr, Keith Fox, Leonie Gombrich, and John Pawson

Latin American Artists and Power

Our new art survey includes many works and artists grappling with the region’s varied politics

Sandra Eleta, Edita (la del plumero) Panamá (Edita (The One with the Feather Duster) Panama), 1978–80, from the series La servidumbre (Servitude), 1975–89. Picture credit: Courtesy the artist black and white photograph, 19 × 19 in. (48.3 × 48.3 cm). Born 1942, Panama City, Panama. Lives Portobelo, Colón, Panama

Shoes! Shows! Suits! Thom Browne on designing for the future - after 20 years in business

Thom Browne hosted a VIP dinner in London last week, attended by Janet Jackson and Nick Knight – but before that there was a very special book talk at the V&A

Thom Browne and Charlie Porter in conversation at The V&A - photograph Matthew Foley (Thom Browne Inc)

Michael Raedecker releases very limited embroidered edition

The 10 unique prints feature glitter, thread, and acrylic on canvas

Michael Raedecker - day at night, 2023

Latin American Artists and Religion

Understand how different faiths have been interpreted in the vibrant arts of this region

Djanira, Festa do Divino em Parati (Feast of the Divine in Paraty), 1962. Picture credit: AGB Photo Library / Alamy Stock Photo oil on canvas, dimensions unknown, Palácio dos Bandeirantes, São Paulo, Brazil.

Latin American Artists and Race

Our new book traces the racial mix and more through artists’ eyes in this vibrant, culturally diverse continent

Dalton Paula, Chica da Silva, 2020. Picture credit: Courtesy Alexander and Bonin, New York. Photo: Joerg Lohse. Oil and gold leaf on canvas in 2 parts, 24 × 17 3/4 × 1 1/2 in. (61 × 45 × 4 cm).

Anna Nyburg on the early days of Phaidon, 100 years ago

The author of our Émigrés book talks about Phaidon's formation in Vienna, the challenges it faced, and how it became the biggest arts publisher in the world

Émigrés

Junghyun Park on K-Food, success, and the best recipe for a hangover

We talk to America's best chef and The Korean Cookbook co-author and food historian Jungyoon Choi

Junghyun Park. Photo: Peter Ash Lee

Amanda Schuster tells you everything you need to know about Signature Cocktails

The cocktail trends taking place in a bar near you, the one cocktail anybody can make and how Mick Jagger reinvented the Tequila Sunrise are all revealed in this fascinating interview

Signature Cocktails author Amanda Schuster photographed by Gabi Porter

Jason Hammel on the early inspirational days of Lula Cafe

Our interview with the chef and founder of America's favourite cafe sees him reflect on 20-hour days, marriage proposals, celebrity guests, and more

Jason Hammel, Lula Cafe. Photography: Carolina Rodriguez

Linda Evangelista on her new Steven Meisel edition, playing Pink Floyd songs on the accordion, and why youth is not sustainable - but beauty is

Her whirlwind visit to London culminated in an open-hearted and often funny talk with Tim Blanks at FANE. Here are some of the highlights.

Linda Evangelista after being interviewed by Tim Blanks for FANE at Cadogan Hall - photo courtesy FANE

Steven Meisel honours his long-lasting collaboration with Linda Evangelista with the release of a limited edition photographic print

Phaidon is proud to present a new limited-edition photographic print by Steven Meisel to celebrate the release of the book Linda Evangelista Photographed by Steven Meisel

 Steven Meisel: Linda Evangelista, Paris, 1990 (2023)

Phaidon celebrates its 100th anniversary at Christie's, New York

Linda Evangelista, Rashid Johnson, Grace Coddington, Thom Browne and Madison Cox were among the guests

Rashid Johnson and Linda Evangelista at the 100 Years of Creativity: A Century of Bookmaking at Phaidon launch party - photo by Rommel Demano/BFA.com

Ezra Petronio’s constellation of cultural icons caught on Polaroid

25 years of breath taking imagery are celebrated in Visual Thinking & Image Making, the new book by the creative visionary

Some of Ezra Petronio's Polaroid portraits, featured in Visual Thinking & Image Making

How Ronan Bouroullec inspires himself Day After Day

The Paris designer has been drawing and photographing anything and everything every day for the last ten years. Now you can see the results

Ronan Bouroullec photographed by Inga Sempé

10 Reasons why Now Is Better

Stefan Sagmeister's new book gives us reasons to be cheerful

Now Is Better author Stefan Sagmeister photographed by James Braund

A micro guide to Maximalism

Loud, and louche, chaotic and colorful, but imbued with personality and passion, our new book is as much about attitude as it is about style  

Jonathan Adler and Simon Doonan's Apartment, Bedroom, New York City, New York, USA, 2018. Picture credit: Manolo Yllera/Photofoyer

Phaidon's Interiors 100

Phaidon's ever expanding interiors list is the latest success in our 100 year history

Some of Phaidon's Interiors 100 books

Phaidon's Better Living 100

Smart advice on partying, gifting, and eating well, self-help for home and office life, alongside pithy words of artistic wisdom, (and you thought we just did ‘coffee table’ books!)

Some of Phaidon's Better Living 100 books

Mandy El-Sayegh - Why I Make Collage

'The cuts have already been made by life. I, as an agent of reassembly, am just selecting those cut things,' says the London-based artist featured in Vitamin C+

Mandy El-Sayegh in her studio - photograph by Abtin Eshraghi, courtesy the artist

Michael Raedecker on Art, Life, & Everything In Between

The absence of human presence in this Dutch artist’s woven paintings invite us to contemplate architecture as a mental or emotional space

Michael Raedecker January 2022 - photograph by Damian Griffiths - Courtesy GRIMM

Phaidon's Architecture 100

Minimalists, maximalists, brutalists and postmodernists - Phaidon’s architecture list was rebuilt in recent years to become the best looking on the block

Some of Phaidon's Architecture 100 books

Phaidon's Photography 100

Fashion, fine art, underwater worlds and the human experience - our photography list captures the decisive moment in a flash

Some books from Phaidon's Photography 100

Phaidon's Fashion & Pop Culture 100

How couture, culture and creativity got a well-considered makeover on our publishing list

Some of the Phaidon 100 Fashion & Pop Culture books

Look inside Craig's closet at the NYC AIDS Memorial Park

A new Jim Hodges installation recognises the resilience and courage of those who've lost loved ones

Jim Hodges, Craig's closet, 2023, Granite and bronze, 90 x 57 x 28 ½ inches (228.6 x 144.8 x 72.4 cm)
Installation view: New York City AIDS Memorial Park; Presented by the New York City AIDS Memorial, June 9, 2023-May 31, 2024 © Jim Hodges, Courtesy of the artist and Gladstone Gallery
. Photography by Daniel Greer.

Phaidon's Food 100

The food and drinks books we’ve chosen to celebrate 100 years of creativity are the epitome of good taste

Some of Phaidon's Food 100 books

Gaetano Pesce on Art, Life, & Everything In Between

For this Italian artist, designer, and architect, right angles are wrong angles; his charming works challenge the monotony of modernity

Gaetano Pesce in his studio. Image courtesy of the artist and Salon 94 Design. © Gaetano Pesce, Photo Josh Itiola

Phaidon's Design 100

The best designs in the world deserve the best-designed books in the world. Here are just a few of them

Some of Phaidon's Design 100 books

Phaidon's Kids 100

Encouraging creativity for your generation and the next

Some of the Phaidon Kids 100 books

Phaidon's Art 100

Tracing the golden line of Phaidon art books from 1923 to 2023

Some of the Phaidon 100 Art books

Georgie Hopton - Why I Make Collage

The Vitamin C+ featured artist tells us how with collage, accidents rarely seem like failures

Georgie Hopton in her studio

Phaidon's Garden 100

Planted in fertile soil, Phaidon's garden books quickly came into bloom

Some of Phaidon's Garden 100 books

The Reunion: Jeremy Chan and David Thulstrup

Both have Phaidon books right now, and earlier this week they told us the story behind their latest project together - the new Ikoyi restaurant

Jeremy Chan and David Thulstrup at Ikoyi, London May 24, 2023

Arturo Herrera - Why I Make Collage

The Caracas-born, Berlin-based artist tells us about his 'ready-made, contaminated modernist' artworks

Arturo Herrera in his studio

Eva Stenram - Why I Make Collage

The Vitamin C+ featured artist works with computers and scanners to create folds in space and time

Eva Stenram

Lucas Blalock - Why I Make Collage

The Vitamin C+ featured artist's collaged compositions exist in an ever-shifting middle ground between abstract and figurative

Lucas Blalock in his studio © Lucas Blalock

Thomas Hirschhorn - Why I Make Collage

The Vitamin C+ featured artist explains how he wants to create a new world within our existing one

Thomas Hirschhorn at the Robert Walser-Sculpture, Biel/Bienne, 2019. Photo by Enrique Muñoz García.

John Stezaker - Why I Make Collage

The Vitamin C+ featured legend on why collage is like a card game, early inspirations, and discovering his first collage among his mother's personal effects

John Stezaker photographed by Becky Beasley

Some things we learned from Chefwise

From dishwashers to hangovers, parental influence to social media overload, our new book of famous chefs’ advice tells you all the stuff they don’t teach you in culinary school

Chefwise

Why you shouldn’t call Ikoyi an African restaurant

Jeremy Chan may draw on the culinary traditions of West Africa, but his culinary influences are as mixed and spicy as a bowl of jollof rice

In the kitchen at Ikoyi Photo: Maureen Evans

Rashaad Newsome - Why I Make Collage

The Vitamin C+ featured artist talks immediacy, accessibility and the Black American experience

Rashaad Newsome photographed by Alex John Beck

How a deep sense of humanity gave Manoella ‘Manu’ Buffara her culinary edge 

A love of both food and people has enabled this chef to create a world-beating restaurant in her Brazilian hometown

Manoella Buffara in the Ribeira Valley. Photography by Jimena Agois

Nancy Singleton Hachisu’s intercontinental journey to culinary enlightenment

Discover how this Californian author found quiet in Japanese vegetarian cookery

Landscape photography by Aya Brackett from Japan: The Vegetarian Cookbook

A book in the metaverse

On the eve of the publication of INTERNET_ART, the book’s author, Dr. Omar Kholeif aka the avatar of Dr. O, reflects on how books are the recurring constant in and of the metaverse

Dr. Omar Kholeif - photo courtesy artPost21

Simon Moretti - Why I Make Collage

'Collage allows us to quickly place things together and communicate a hidden message from the unconscious,' says the London-based artist featured in Vitamin C+

Simon Moretti photographed by Paul Heber-Percy © Simon Moretti

This author’s new cookbook also tells the story of her life

Writer and chef Petty Pandean-Elliott’s own culinary and cultural experience run through the pages of The Indonesian Table

Petty Pandean-Elliott photo courtesy the author

Because the Internet, I Stream Music

Dr. Omar Kholeif, aka the avatar of Dr. O, debates the impact of the internet on music, and the artists who’ve pushed boundaries online

Dr. Omar Kholeif photographed by Reem Sawan for BLAKE GALLACHER

Zen and the art of Japanese vegetarianism

In Japan: The Vegetarian Cookbook, author Nancy Singleton Hachisu traces the lineage of plant-based cookery from monasteries to the mainstream

Tofu Cake. Photography: Aya Brackett

At Manu you’ll never eat the same meal twice

In her new book, patron chef Manoella ‘Manu’ Buffara reveals how moments of change (and years of preparation) feed into her singular Brazilian restaurant

A table at Manu. Photography by Helena Peixoto

In The Indonesian Table, a nation is united in its diversity

Author and chef Petty Pandean-Elliott describes how a land of 17,000 islands and 700 languages offers near-limitless culinary variety

Jakartan Chicken Noodles. Photography Yuki Sugiura

Take a foodie trip through Southern Brazil, with Manoella ‘Manu’ Buffara  

Latin America’s Best Female Chef's new book serves as a gastronomic travel guide to this remarkable corner of the world

Manoella ‘Manu’ Buffara and team members preparing for dinner service. Photography by Helena Peixoto

Piet Oudolf on new perennials, tricky commissions, and the gardens that have given him the most pleasure over the years

In the final part of our interview with the Dutch garden designer he talks about his first commission in the UK and the gardens he's planting in Chicago and Philadelphia at this moment

Museo Chillida Leku, Hernani, Spain, 2019. Picture credit: Photo © David Jiménez

Piet Oudolf on climate change, working with starchitects, and his increasingly complex planting schemes

In the second part of our interview with the Dutch garden artist he talks about working with Peter Zumthor, how climate change does and doesn’t affect his planting, and the most important part of his job (it’s not what you think it is)

Maximilian Park, Hamm, Germany, 2011 (original plantings) - 2018 (long border added). Picture credit: courtesy and © Piet Oudolf

'I want INTERNET_ART to sit alongside Phaidon's The Story of Art in 50 years’ time and still have resonance as a historical document'

In the final part of our interview with curator and writer Dr. Omar Kholeif they take us through the world of NFTs and Blockchain technology, and give us an insight into what the future will be for contemporary culture in the internet age

Dr. Omar Kholeif photographed by Reem Sawan for BLAKE GALLACHER

Garden star Piet Oudolf tells us about 'seasonal emotionalism', how to coax 36,000 plants into life, and why you shouldn’t call him an artist (although he definitely is)

In the first part of our interview with the Dutch garden design legend he describes his incredible journey from selling Christmas trees to receiving international gallery commissions, all of which bloom brightly in his new Phaidon book

Piet Oudolf at Work

Who shapes digital culture, and how?

'I programmed myself to collaborate with code, templates and machines’ says Dr. Omar Kholeif, author of INTERNET_ART, as they outline the key drivers of our digital multiverse

Photo by Reem Sawan, courtesy BLAKE GALLACHER

Dr. Omar Kholeif’s Crystal Ball Drop

Omar Kholeif speaks to Phaidon.com through their avatar, Dr. O, giving the low-down on everything from content creation to NFTs

Dr. Omar Kholeif photographed by Reem Sawan for BLAKE GALLACHER

Who are the pioneers of internet art? Here's Dr. Omar Kholeif to tell you

The author of our new book INTERNET_ART takes readers on a journey through networked culture

Dr. Omar Kholeif photographed by Reem Sawan for BLAKE GALLACHER

Dr. Omar Kholeif: ‘I wrote pretty much every chapter of INTERNET_ART by hand - using a fountain pen!’

How a standing desk, a Rachmaninoff concerto, and the motivation of a film producer friend helped Omar Kholeif create the defining book on visual networked culture

Dr. Omar Kholeif photographed by Reem Sawan for BLAKE GALLACHER

Meet Dr. Omar Kholeif – the person spearheading the conversation on art and digital culture

In the first part of our interview with the author of INTERNET_ART we learn how the curator has defined networked culture over the last 30 years in their own, highly personal, way

Dr. Omar Kholeif

Harland Miller: 'I've always loved high and low culture. This painting perfectly encapsulates both, more than any painting I've made.'

The artist tells us all about his new Phaidon & Artspace limited edition, Hz So Good, 2022

Harland Miller - Hz So Good, 2022

Harland Miller teams up with London's ICA for 'Letter Painting' limited edition print

This is how to get exclusive early access to the new launch

Harland Miller in front of the original painting from which the XXX, 2023 edition is sourced. Courtesy White Cube; photo Ollie Hammick

Ferran Adrià is about to start selling tickets for the long-awaited elBullifoundation

The acclaimed chef's food lab has been promised since 2017 - it looks like it's finally about to happen

Ferran Adrià

Nan Goldin film All the Beauty and the Bloodshed gets an Oscar nomination

Director Laura Poitras’s film on the life of the artist already won the Golden Lion at Venice - now it's up for the ultimate documentary film accolade

In the elevator at the Bauer, Venice, Italy, October 2013, image courtesy Nan Goldin

How Piet Oudolf created the most eclectic and intimate garden in the world, in the most populous city in America

Hanging vines, sumac grove and flowering displays dominate the breathtaking High Line above Manhattan

The High Line

John Pawson’s school days

How brass bands, ‘ridiculous Beatle worship’, beatings at Eton, a preoccupation with sex and 'deplorable modernist influences' all shaped the early life of one of the UK’s greatest architects

John Pawson Making Life Simple

Sarah Sze: Painter, Sculptor or Something Else Again?

It’s a question that’s engaged critics and curators consumed by the acclaimed artist’s work. Mark Godfrey, contributor to a new book on Sze, has a really interesting take

Sarah Sze: Paintings

Wangechi Mutu launches Phaidon & Artspace limited edition WaterSpirit washed Pelican, 2022

'Working with prints is a kind of archaeography. It's my way to conjure something from the past that can tell me something', she says of the new edition

Wangechi Mutu - WaterSpirit washed Pelican, 2022

Dana Schutz's Really Great Year

How her market looked in 2022, the exhibitions and group shows, the institutional firsts, what the critics said and a very limited Artspace edition

Dana Schutz, Adversaries (2019)

Sanya Kantarovsky's Really Great Year

The Russian-born artist has criss-crossed the world with exhibitions, and sparkled at auction in 2022

Sanya Kantarovsky, Little Vera, 2022 (detail)

Mickalene Thomas's Really Great Year

From Broadway to Paris, this important American artist has had a rousing 2022

Mickalene Thomas

Cecily Brown's Really Great Year

In 2022, the brilliant, British-born painter wowed us with monumental canvases and much smaller studies too

Cecily Brown

Ugo Rondinone's Really Great Year

How his market looked in 2022, the exhibitions and group shows, the institutional firsts, what the critics said and a very limited edition

Ugo Rondinone

Great gifts for lovers of fashion and pop culture

A magisterial monograph, a perennial classic, a survey of pioneering women, and the sharpest texts on style all feature among our 2022 fashion and pop culture books

Some of our new 2022 titles

Ugo Rondinone, the AIDS crisis, and his mystic creativity

On World AIDS Day, discover how an early tragedy led this important artist to adopt a life-long, creative outlook

Ugo Rondinone, I Don’t Live Here Anymore (1995/2022)

Great gifts for gardening and interiors enthusiasts

This December, let your loved one delight in exotic homes, learn the secret of seasonal gardening, and answer the call of the wild

Selections from our current interiors and gardens lists

The creative brilliance of George Lois

We look back at the creative visionary's life and work, following his death last week aged 91

George Lois, 1931-2022

Great gifts for design lovers

Beautiful contemporary creations, deep examinations of creative innovators, the climate emergency, Belle Epoque and some of the world’s greatest turntables all feature in our 2022 design list

Titles from our 2022 design list

Great gifts for food and culinary lovers

Give the gift of new tastes, dietary choices and gastronomic creativity, as well as lots of beloved, traditional recipes, with our 2022 culinary books

A selection of our 2022 culinery titles

Great gifts for architecture lovers

Lovers of modernism, followers of fashion and those craving the great outdoors will all find something they love this season among our architecture books

New archiecture titles from Phaidon

Great gifts for art lovers

From magisterial portraits, to wry cartoons, fluffy polar bears to the hottest young prospects within the gallery system, our 2022 art books make for great seasonal gifts

A selection of our 2022 art books

The staying power in the turntable revolution

Audio innovations come and go; our new new history of vinyl players singles out turntables with remarkable staying power

Planar 3 Turntable, Rega, 1977 (this model, 2016)

Great gifts to cook, learn and create with

Pick out something special (and beautiful) for the younger book lovers in your life

It’s Christmas Everywhere is just one of our great gifts for younger readers