How JR went global

In our newly expanded edition of JR: Can Art Change the World? we explain why he focused on the flashpoints

Kikito and the border patrol, Tecate, Mexico–USA border, 2017. Laurent Segretier, courtesy Galerie Perrotin / artwork © JR

All you need to know about Signature Dishes That Matter

You really need this global celebration of the iconic restaurant dishes that defined the course of culinary history

Signature Dishes That Matter

How women architects shape the way we think about building

New book Breaking Ground argues that the theoretical side of the profession can enable women to thrive

The Broad, Los Angeles, California, USA, 2015 - Liz Diller, Diller Scofidio + Renfro

Set the perfect Italian dinner table the Silver Spoon way

The Silver Spoon Classic goes beyond recipes - it also tells you how to make your table fit for the most stylish guest

Milanese risotto. All images from The Silver Spoon Classic

What the Notre Dame fire taught our author about stone

As William Hall watched the Parisian cathedral burn he realised the durability of this ancient building material

The Notre Dame fire. Photograph by William Hall. Copyright William Hall

So how do you judge what makes a Great Woman Artist?

In our new book, Great Women Artists, editor Rebecca Morrill recalls one key feminist text and its repercussions

Marie Joséphine Charlotte du Val d'Ognes (1801) by Marie-Denise Villers. All images from Great Women Artists

All you need to know about JR: Can Art Change the World? (Revised and Expanded Edition)

The most comprehensive monograph on the French artist - newly updated to include his latest works

Our newly updated, revised and expanded edition of JR: Can Art Change the World?

A kids' guide to Yves Klein’s blue

Think art history is hard? Think again. The Italian painter and illustrator Fausto Gilberti has made it child’s play!

Yves Klein by Fausto Gilberti

The rise, fall and rise again of Finn Juhl

The designer fell out of fashion towards the end of his life but today his designs are rightly regarded as classics

Juhl with the family dog, Bonnie, in the garden of his house at Kratvænget 15 in Ordrup, which he built himself in 1942.

Art school in North Korea is a little bit different...

Ideology moulds creativity and students study art’s purpose and the social obligation that comes with being a pro

Artistic Propaganda Group by Kim Kwang Nam, 1999. All images from Printed in North Korea

All you need to know about Breaking Ground

Get this pioneering visual manifesto of 200 plus incredible buildings designed by women all over the world

Breaking Ground: Architecture By Women

'I’m not frightened in the slightest of death' - Lucian Freud on his final years

Lucian Freud: A Life is an unprecedented look at the private life of Lucian Freud - beginning with childhood snapshots and ending with rarely seen photos taken in his studio in the last weeks of his life

Lucian Freud in the studio

All you need to know about The Lives of Artists

The definitive collection of artist profiles by New Yorker writer Calvin Tomkins - from the 1960s right up to today

The Lives of Artists

All you need to know about Stone

Take a tour of some of the world's best buildings - all made from the oldest and most enduring building material


A Jew-ish guide to Jewish food: Potato Latkes

Discover how this New World ingredient changed an Old World recipe and became a firm, seasonal favourite

Potato latkes, from the Jewish Coookbook

All you need to know about The Silver Spoon Classic

New photography, table setting suggestions and a tightly curated collection of recipes - our new luxury edition is the best ever version of an unbeatable cookbook

The Silver Spoon Classic

All you need to know about Great Women Artists

Get 500 years of art history, as told through the brilliant work of 400 great female artists

Great Women Artists

All you need to know about Yves Klein Painted Everything Blue and Wasn’t Sorry

Now kids can delight in the life story of this major artist, thanks to Fausto Gilberti's quirky, picture-book biography

Yves Klein Painted Everything Blue and Wasn’t Sorry by Fausto Gilberti

All you need to know about Finn Juhl: Life, Work, World

Get the first-ever comprehensive monograph on the designer who introduced Danish Modernism to America

Finn Juhl: Life, Work, World

All you need to know about Lucian Freud A Life

From early family photos to his final portraits our new book takes an intimate look at the private life of the painter

Lucian Freud A Life

All you need to know about Printed in North Korea

It's a unique glimpse into the art behind the politics and the individual creativity at work beneath the propaganda

Printed in North Korea: The Art of Everyday Life in the DPRK. All images drawn from our new book.

All you need to know about The Jewish Cookbook

Leah Koenig's celebration of an inspiring and diverse cuisine features 400 contemporary and traditional recipes

The Jewish Cookbook by Leah Koenig

Morten Bo Jensen on how to build an extraordinary house

The architects in Houses: Extraordinary Living explain how they put drama into domestic living

Vipp Shelter as featured in Houses Extraordinary Living

Talking Textiles with Josh Blackwell

How the New Orleans born artist elevates the cultural status of materials that might otherwise be considered garbage

Josh Blackwell - photo courtesy the artist

Virgilio Martinez swaps altitude for some great attitude

Peruvian chef's new restaurant will give back to Amazonian community and highlight indigenous produce

Virgilio Martinez photographed by Daniel Silva

Unpicking the Bauhaus’s woven legacy

The Art Institute of Chicago’s new show looks at how the German school changed the course of American textile art

Claire Zeisler. Free Standing Yellow, 1968. Gift of David Lawrence Fagen, Richard Rees Fagen, and Edward A. Fagen in memory of Mildred and Abel Fagen.

Fredrik Berselius is cooking dinner for Ferran Adrià (and you)

Come and sample the Aska chef recreating the food of el-Bulli legend Ferran Adrià and meet the man himself

Fredrik Berselius of Aska

Tom Kundig on how to build an extraordinary house

The architects in Houses: Extraordinary Living explain how they put drama into domestic living

Pole Pass Retreat, 2013 San Juan Islands, Washington, USA - Olson Kundig

The Interiors Monologues - Roger de Cabrol

The greatest designers of the century talk about Interiors: The Greatest Rooms of the Century

East Village Loft, New York - Roger de Cabrol 2014

Steve McCurry recalls the shells falling in Kashmir

The Magnum photographer remembers his time in the region where tensions are fast rising again

Gulmarg, Kashmir (1999) by Steve McCurry. From Steve McCurry: India

Worried about the planet? Our cookbooks can help!

A new UN report suggests upping plant-based dishes could improve both our own health and the land around us

Strawberry picking at Restaurant de Kas, from The Garden Chef

JR features one thousand New Yorkers in his epic new work

For his Brooklyn Museum show the French artist has created a huge new mural, inspired in part by Diego Rivera

The Chronicles of New York City, 2018–19 (detail) by JR. Image courtesy of the Brooklyn Museum and the artist

Denise Scott Brown wins Lifetime Achievement Award

She missed out on the Pritzker Prize back in 1991; can a Lisbon Triennale award redress the balance a little?

Denise Scott Brown, Venturi, Scott Brown & Associates, Franklin Court, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, 1976. Courtesy of Venturi Scott Brown and Associates, Inc.

Here’s where Phaidon authors are going on holiday

From southern France to the Faroe Islands, our creatives are carving out time to kick back this summer

Putnam & Putnam in the French Riviera. Image courtesy of their Instagram

Eight sides of Andy

The Pope of Pop was born 91 years ago today. Here’s how he went from magazine illustrator to art world superstar

Andy Warhol passport photographs, one of which Warhol altered with a pencil, to make his hair appear fuller and his nose slimmer, 1956. All images appear in Andy Warhol Giant Size

The Interiors Monologues - Marc Sadler

The greatest designers of the century talk about Interiors: The Greatest Rooms of the Century

Marc Sadler's home in Milan, Italy. Photograph by Henri del Olmo, courtesy of As reproduced in Interiors: The Greatest Rooms of the Century

The Baltimore Museum of Art devotes a year to women artists

The museum’s 12-month long 2020 Vision initiative will attempt to redress gender imbalance in the art world

Mickalene Thomas. Le déjeuner sur l'herbe: Les Trois Femmes Noires. 2010. The Baltimore Museum of Art: Collectors Circle Fund for Art by African Americans, and Roger M. Dalsheimer Photograph Acquisitions Endowment, BMA 2010.36. © Mickalene Thomas, courtesy the artist and Lehmann Maupin Gallery, New York

Marc Jacobs to receive MTV’s first Fashion Trailblazer award

The designer will be the inaugural recipient of this new accolade at the Video Music Awards on August 26

Marc picks out the perfect top for the occasion. Image courtesy of Marc Jacobs' Instagram

Jake Gyllenhaal helps install JR’s latest NYC project

The star pasted up part of the new installation onto the Broadway Theater where he’s currently performing

Gyllenhaal with a poster featuring his co-star Tom Sturridge, outside the Hudson Theatre in New York

Lie back and soak up six very different visions of summer

From 19th century New Jersey, to noughties Playboy grotto, these pictures should put you in holiday mode

Sorrento, Italy, 2014 by Martin Parr

3 Pools to dive into (and one you might want to avoid)

They look welcoming, though you wouldn’t want to break the surface of every swimming pool in our books. . .

Domus Aurea, Alberto Campo Baeza and GLR Arquitectos, 2016, Monterrey, Mexico. Photo by Javier Callejas, From Living on Water

Pipilotti Rist and The New Museum create AR works for Apple

New Museum and tech titan commission augmented reality works from seven contemporary artists

Pipilotti Rist’s “International Liquid Finger Prayer” invites participants to chase a shimmering form through global cities. Image courtesy of the artist and Apple

Home with the kids? Here's a day's worth of fun recipes

Our book United Tastes of America is packed with child-friendly summer holiday recipes from across the States

Potato, egg, and bacon breakfast tacos, from United Tastes of America

Fergus Henderson on lunch, Martin Parr and our new chef

The chef and friend of Phaidon celebrates his 56th birthday today. Here are his views on photos, food and friends

Fergus (centre left) with Black Axe Mangal's Lee Tiernan (far right) and Kate Tiernan (far left), and St John's co-founder Trevor Gulliver. From Black Axe Mangal. Photography by Jason Lowe

Did you spot this LA landmark in the new Tarantino film?

Once Upon a Time in ... Hollywood features one of LA's best-loved buildings, immortalised by Marvin Rand

Marvin Rand's 1963 photograph of the Cinerama Dome, Hollywood, by Welton Becket & Associates, as featured in our book California Captured

Henry Moore's ancient Mayan tribute

On the artist's birthday, we look at why Moore rejected ancient Greek art in favour of Pre-Columbian influences

Recumbent Figure (1938) by Henry Moore, from 30,000 Years of Art

When Francis Alÿs tried to build a bridge to Europe

A line of kids marching into the sea is all that remains of his attempt to bridge the gap between Europe and Africa

Don’t Cross the Bridge Before You Get to the River, 2008, photo documentation of an action, Strait of Gibraltar, Spanish side

6 Beautiful beach houses to admire this summer

Wherever you end up during your time off we hope it’s as striking as these wonderful waterside retreats

The House on the Cliff, near Granada, Spain. As featured in Living on Water

Marc Jacobs recalls his student days in three Eighties IDs

These identity cards capture some of the designer's earliest dramatic personal looks

Marc Jacobs Carte Orange. All card images courtesy of Marc Jacobs' Instagram

JR documentary is nominated for an Emmy

His TIME magazine video project on guns in America is on the shortlist for the world’s best-known TV awards

Detail from JR's Guns in America project for TIME. Image courtesy of TIME and the artist

Reclaim long lost New York with Elliott Erwitt

On the photographer’s 91st birthday, we look at his classic NYC street scenes, available as limited edition prints

Fifth Avenue, 1947, by Elliott Erwitt

Want to garden like Andoni Luis Aduriz?

Then you have to travel! The Mugaritz chef is proudly Basque but he isn't afraid to import and plant herbs from Asia

The Garden at Mugaritz, as featured in The Garden Chef

The American realist who made it into Art & Queer Culture

Thomas Eakins was born on this day in 1844. Was he a dispassionate admirer of the male form or a queer pioneer?

Swimming (1883-85) by Thomas Eakins. As featured in Art & Queer Culture

Stefan Sagmeister quits the commercial to focus on Beauty

The designer is turning commercial assignments over to partner Jessica Walsh to focus on self-generated projects

Stefan in

Feeling the heat? Try this Simple & Classic ice cream recipe!

Beat the European heatwave with Jane Hornby’s berry ice cream. It tastes great and is really easy to make

Berry ice cream with a crumble topping, by Jane Hornby, from Simple & Classic

How Olafur Eliasson's 'hedonistic' dad helped his art

The artist says sailing as a kid with his father helped him find a crucial link between art and nature

Olafur Eliasson on the BBC's HARDTalk

Lauren Greenfield on bling, shopping and the American Dream

In a new video clip, the award-winning photographer says feelings of inadequacy turn us into avid consumers

Limo Bob in his office, Chicago, 2008. Bob owns a 100-foot limo that made the Guinness Book of World Records for being the world’s longest limousine. Photograph and text © Lauren Greenfield/INSTITUTE

Remembering Marisa Merz

Merz, who died last week, was the only woman in Arte Povera; she may have been the best in that movement too

Untitled (1966) by Marisa Merz. Photograph by Libby Rosof. Creative Commons licence

Want to garden like Carlo Mirarchi? Then change the soil

The ground at Roberta's in Brooklyn was tainted by big-city life. So they decided to bring in some fresh earth

Roberta's / Blanca, Brooklyn, New York, USA. As featured in The Garden Chef

The paintings that almost killed Harland Miller

They may look dreamy, but Miller had to be rushed to an Austrian clinic after making his Poets series

Love Saves the Day (2012) by Harland Miller, from the artist's Poets series. As reproduced in Harland Miller: In Shadows I Boogie

Marc Jacobs is learning to drive!

Having snagged a beautiful suburban house, the New York fashion designer is ready to pick up a new life skill

Marc Jacobs takes his first driving lesson. Images courtesy of Jacobs' Instagram

Massimo and Alice Waters talk sustainability in San Francisco

The Italian chef attends the Basque Culinary Center’s SF symposium and meets a few Bay Area big names

Massimo Bottura and Alice Waters. Image courtesy of Massimo's Instagram

Ben van Berkel on how to build an extraordinary house

The architects in Houses: Extraordinary Living explain how they put drama into domestic living

W.I.N.D. HOUSE, 2014, The Netherlands, by UNStudio. Photograph by Fedde de Weert,

The Moon landings and the American aesthetic

It was one giant leap for mankind but not such a big step for the photographic depiction of the American landscape

Astronaut Edwin E. Aldrin Jr., lunar module pilot of the first lunar landing mission, poses for a photograph beside the deployed United States flag during Apollo 11 extravehicular activity (EVA) on the lunar surface. Image courtesy of NASA

Snarkitecture put a brick in Hudson Yards’ window

The NY practice provides a surprising, see-through intervention in Forty Five Ten’s new Manhattan store

Snarkitecture's new work at Forty Five Ten. Images courtesy of Snarkitecture's Instagram

Want to garden like Skye Gyngell? Then look to the heavens

The acclaimed chef has made sure Heckfield Place’s kitchen garden is attuned to both earthly and cosmic forces

Heckfield Place, Hampshire, UK, as featured in The Garden Chef

The refugees who remade British art

Sotheby’s exhibition, Brave New Visions, looks at the wartime arrivals who revolutionized London’s gallery system

A Sotheby's employee handles Figure in Sea (1957) by Francis Bacon in the Brave New Visions exhibition

Snøhetta's brainy mountain trail

The architecture practice’s new Path of Perspectives encourages hikers to slow down, think, and take in the view

The Path of Perspectives Panorama Trail by Snøhetta. Photograph by Christian Flatscher

Olafur Eliasson on Rauschenberg, glasses and black mirrors

In a new interview, the Scandinavian artist reflects on his past, his successes, his strengths and his weaknesses

Olafur Eliasson

Harland Miller’s visions of hell

The artist’s experience taking coach journeys back in the 1980s inspired this colourful series on damnation

Hell… It’s Only Forever 3 (2016) by Harland Miller. As reproduced in Harland Miller: In Shadows I Boogie

The Holiday home that Herman Miller built

The furniture company rules the workplace but its director of design, George Nelson, loved downtime too

The Holiday House article from Holiday magazine, featuring George Nelson's architecture, Herman Miller furniture, and photography by Ezra Stoller, May, 1951.

Want to garden like John Mooney? Then head to the roof

The chef at NYC’s acclaimed Bell, Book & Candle grows 60 percent of his ingredients right above his restaurant

John Mooney in his rooftop garden at Bell, Book & Candle, Manhattan. As featured in The Garden Chef

Our Interiors editor discusses good taste and his favourite room

William Norwich runs through the places that didn’t make it in, and explains how reality TV might harm your home

Phaidon's commissioning editor William Norwich

The famous (and infamous) deaths in Harland Miller’s art

A comedian, a cartoonist, a car designer and a politician all feature in the artist's unending, obituary series

Painting for Charles Addams (2012) by Harland Miller. From the artist's Obituary series

Seriously, are the Contra guys opening their own wine shop?

Yes. It will be called Peoples, it's going to be close to their restaurants and you should look out for it later this summer

Jeremiah Stone and Fabián von Hauske, wine lovers and authors of A Very Serious Cookbook

Making Saturn V, the rocket that carried man to the moon

One small step for man was made possible thanks to one enormous rocket, as our book Sun and Moon explains

Assembly of Saturn V S-IC first stage, Michoud Assembly Facility, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1960s. Image courtesy of NASA. From Sun and Moon

The bedroom where Zaha Hadid displayed her Murano glass

Nearly every object in the architect's bedroom was her own work – except for her prized collection of glassware

Zaha Hadid's bedroom in London. Completed 2006. From Interiors: The Greatest Rooms of the Century.

Want to garden like Alice Waters? Then put in a night shift

In The Garden Chef, the Chez Panisse founder shares growing tips and what just might be her favourite recipe ever!

Alice Waters in her garden in California.Courtesy of Chez Panisse / Photo courtesy Yanka Industries

Fran Silvestre on how to build an extraordinary house

The architects in Houses: Extraordinary Living explain how they put drama into domestic living

Fran Silvestre Arquitectos. Photo: Diego Opazo courtesy Fran Silvestre Arquitectos as featured in Houses: Extraordinary Living

Raymond Pettibon paints the Dior logo

Unseen works by the American artist feature in Dior’s latest collection and campaign

A Still from Dior's new menswear campaign, featuring Raymond Pettibon's work

Got a question for Olafur Eliasson?

Tweet a question tagged #askSOE during the run of his Tate show and you could find it answered by the man himself

Olafur Eliasson. Photograph by Heike Gottert

The jail scene that made it into Art & Queer Culture

On the day of his birth, we look back at the work of Martin Wong, the painter and chronicler of the Lower East Side

The Annunciation According to Mikey Pinero (Cupcake and Paco) (1984) by Martin Wong

Fabien Baron, Giorgio Armani and a world-beating scent

On Giorgio Armani's birthday, we look back at the world-beating men's fragrance he created with Fabien Baron

Giorgio Armani's Acqua di Giò, 1996, designed by Fabien Baron

The Interiors Monologues - Alexander Gorlin

The greatest designers of the century talk about Interiors: The Greatest Rooms of the Century

Southampton Beach House, Long Island, NY - Alexander Gorlin - Photo © Michael Moran/OTTO

3 dishes to look out for in Olafur Eliasson's kitchen at the Tate

The artist's studio cooks are in London serving eco-friendly dishes to accompany his show. Here are the highlights

A meal at Olafur Eliasson's Berlin studio, 2008. Image reproduced in Studio Olafur Eliasson: The Kitchen.

Paul McCarthy on playing Trump in his new movie

'There’s this transition from Reagan to Trump to a sort of mafioso to Hitler,' he tells film maker Harmony Korine

A still from DADDA – Poodle House Saloon, party of CSSC / DADDA Coach Stage Stage Coach / Donald And Daisy Duck Adventure by Paul McCarthy and Damon McCarthy

The Interiors Monologues - Deborah Berke

The greatest designers of the century talk about Interiors: The Greatest Rooms of the Century

North Penn House, Indianapolis, IN,USA - Deborah Berke

Want to garden like Stephen Harris? Then grab some seaweed

The patron chef of the acclaimed Sportsman restaurant in England has some unusual ways of improving the soil

Chef Stephen Harris in his vegetable plot beside The Sportsman, in Seasalter, UK

Agnes Martin, Jo Baer and Mary Corse are on the edge at Pace

Shown together for the first time, seminal works illuminate their contribution to the history of abstraction

Mary Corse Untitled (White Multiband, Beveled)
2019 © Mary Corse, Courtesy Pace Gallery

Inside the warehouse where Michael Graves made his designs

The designer and architect was born today, 9 July, in 1934. Here’s why he chose to live in a New Jersey warehouse

The living room in Michael Graves' warehouse home, completed in 1996. As reproduced in Interiors

Look what Jeremy Charles just caught!

The Newfoundland chef says there's something quite zen about sitting on a riverbank waiting for the fish to come in

Jeremy Charles with his catch at Pratt Falls, Labrador.  Image courtesy of Jeremy Charles's Instagram

Philip Johnson’s Glass House - inside and out

On the anniversary of the architect’s birth, we take a look at the legacy of his most famous domestic creation

The Glass House by Philip Johnson. Photograph by Staib, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

The Interiors Monologues - Dan Fink

The greatest designers of the century talk about Interiors: The Greatest Rooms of the Century

Los Angeles Residence, private client - Dan Fink

7 street foods to try in the US, Mexico, Greece and Turkey

From salads to sorbet, our cookbooks offer a great guide to street treats in popular holiday destinations this summer

Fish Torta from Tu Casa Mi Casa

A Fourth of July party pictured by Lauren Greenfield

The photographer’s 1993 image captured a new kind of wealth adoration that’s since caught on across the world

Lindsey, 18, at a Fourth of July party three days after her nose job,  Calabasas, California, 1993. Five of her  friends at high school have already had plastic surgery. From Generation Wealth by Lauren Greenfield

The Invention of America

On American Independence Day, we look at how old-world artists came to terms with the New World

Charles de La Fosse, America, c.1672. Detail from the ceiling of the Salon of Apollo, Versailles. From Exotic

Bruce Springsteen, Annie Leibovitz and Independence Day

These US icons go way back, as our books Annie Leibovitz at Work Portraits 2005-2016 reveal

Bruce Springsteen on tour, Paris, 2016 by Annie Leibovitz. © Annie Leibovitz/Trunk Archive

Jean Jullien illustrates the French heat wave

Having moved back to France, the artist and Phaidon author captures summer on the continent with accuracy and wit

Jean Jullien's take on the French heat wave. All images courtesy of his Instagram, @jean_jullien

A Taste of American Independence Day

Hot dogs and ice cream are great ways to mark the Fourth of July, says our book, United Tastes of America

The Kansas pages from United Tastes of America

MAD’s theatre brings bling to China's jewellery city

The innovative Chinese practice has chosen an ancient motif for its winning design: junk sails

Rendering for Yiwu Grand Theatre, by MAD. All images courtesy of MAD