Barnett Newman’s creative heart

The artist died this day in 1970 but did you know the condition that killed him also led to his best work?

First Station (1958) (from the series Stations of the Cross, 1958-66) by Barnett Newman. As featured in our book Abstract Expressionism

Politics, patriotism, sex and balloon dogs

On Independence Day this is how four free-spirited, contemporary American artists see their country

WS (2013) by Paul McCarthy - as feature in our Contemporary Artist Series book

A Movement in a Moment: Luminism

As fireworks light up the sky this Fourth of July, we look at another light that is uniquely American

Lake George (1869) by John Frederick Kensett

Why the American Lawn Chair matters

On July 4 celebrate an American icon by sitting in the sun, sinking a cold beer and breathing in that smokin' BBQ!

American Lawn Chair 1940s, Designer unknown - as featured in Chair: 500 Designs that Matter

Viktor&Rolf launch their new book in Paris

The designers met fashion lovers in the French capital last night to celebrate the publication of Cover Cover

Viktor&Rolf in Paris last night

When the West Coast Case Study houses were an exhibition

In July 4 week we're looking at some of the best American architecture exhibitions from our new book Exhibit A

Craig Ellwood's Case Study House #16, Bel Air, 1953, photographed by Marvin Rand and featured in California Captured

When Kerry James Marshall painted the 4th of July

In Independence Day week we look at how the painter’s work Bang subtly subverts an all American holiday

Bang (1994) by Kerry James Marshall. Courtesy the Artist and the Progressive Corporation. As featured in Kerry James Marshall: Mastry, organised by The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

Did you spot Mark Bradford on the basketball court?

Here’s how this US artist combined basketball with a hoop skirt to create a gender-bending sporting performance

A still from Practice (2003) by Mark Bradford

If you're cooking on Wednesday you'll want this!

Give your Fourth of July celebrations some extra zing this week courtesy of America the Cookbook

Memphis Style Barbecued Pork Ribs - from America the Cookbook

Massimo and Lara on Gucci, Dylan and Dubai

The world’s greatest chef and his wife talk through their ambitious post-50 Best Restaurants plans with Forbes

Massimo and his wife and business partner Lara Gilmore share a joke following their 50 Best Restaurants win in Spain. Image courtesy of Massimo's Instagram

Annie Leibovitz just shot Kendrick Lamar for Vanity Fair

Leibovitz’s portrait of Lamar graces the cover of the magazine’s August 2018 issue

Annie Leibovitz's portrait of Kendrick Lamar on the cover of Vanity Fair. All images courtesy of Vanity Fair

When the Venice Biennale went PoMo

New book Exhibit A looks at ground breaking architecture shows - including one that introduced post modernism

Aldo Rossi’s Teatro del Mondo (Theater of the World)
anchored at the Punta della Dogana during the 1980 Venice Architecture Biennale from Exhibit A Exhibitions That Transformed Architecture 1948-2000

Martin Parr goes back up North

The veteran British photographer returns to Hebden Bridge - site of one of his best-known photographic series

Martin Parr: Steep Lane Baptist Chapel, Yorkshire, 1978. From The Nonconformists. Buy this limited print in our store

It's caption competition time!

Damien Hirst will give you a free print if he likes what you have to say about this pic he just posted

Damien Hirst with his veil paintings. Image courtesy of Hirst's Instagram

Alicia Keys plays for JR and Massimo in New York

The Grammy star performed a special set for JR's opening and Massimo Bottura caught it on his phone

Alicia Keys playing at JR's New York opening. Image courtesy of Massimo Bottura's Instagram

From Book to Bid – Dieter Rams's RZ 57 cabinet

One of the designer's modular furniture units is up for auction - find out why it's exciting exacting collectors

Prototype RZ 57 cabinet, 1957 by Dieter Rams. Image courtesy of Wright auction house

How Bret Easton Ellis helped Lauren Greenfield shoot the rich

On the photographer's birthday, we examine how a chance encounter with an old novel changed her career

Mijanou, 18, who was voted Best Physique at Beverly Hills High School, skips class to go to the beach with friends on the annual Senior Beach Day, Santa Monica, California, 1993. From Generation Wealth by Lauren Greenfield

Diesel's latest look is inspired by a Phaidon book!

Italian fashion brand asked Hans Eijkelboom to shoot new lookbook after seeing People of the Twenty-First Century

Did you spot Mark Bradford at the comedy club?

This is how the stand-up routines of Eddie Murphy and other comedians fed into the LA artist’s work

Installation view of Spiderman (2015) by Mark Bradford

New record set for a Lucian Freud painting

Sotheby’s achieved a new British high for the great painter in London last night with this spectacular 2002-3 work

Portrait on a White Cover (2002-3) by Lucian Freud

Here’s why you can’t kayak to Noma

The acclaimed Copenhagen restaurant’s vegetarian season is open, and René Redzepi is being extra kind to birds

Noma's no-kayaking sign. Image courtesy of @reneredzepinoma's Instagram

“Barbie, Grace Jones or me?” Trevor Paglen on tech and sex

The artist digs into the power structures behind modern technology in his Smithsonian American Art Museum lecture

Trevor Paglen. Photo by Wendy Ewald. Image courtesy of the John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Noah Charney tells CBS viewers how one lost work was saved

The Museum of Lost Art author shared the miraculous story of Tullio Lombardo's Adam with This Morning's audience

The Metropolitan Museum's Carolyn Riccardelli,  Lawrence Becker, and Michael Morris re-attach the head of Tullio Lombardo's Adam, observed by director Thomas Campbell. Photograph by Chris Heins of the Met’s Photo Studio. Image courtesy of @metobjectsconservation Instagram

Massimo cools off after his 50 Best win!

The skinny Italian chef takes a 5:30am dip in the waters of the Adriatic with his Osteria Francescana staff

Massimo and co in Rimini at the weekend. Image courtesy of Massimo's Instagram

Why the Adirondack chair matters

Here's how a holiday in Upstate New York gave rise of one of the most popular seats in the great outdoors

The Adirondack chair, 1905, as featured in Chair: 500 Designs that Matter

Did you spot Mark Bradford at the beach?

Here’s how the Californian coastline - and ancient mariners’ myths - feed into the work of the LA artist

Let's Walk to the Middle of the Ocean (2015) by Mark Bradford

Why Trevor Paglen thinks the military will come to his show

The artist believes DC's government employees are likely to take an interest in his new anti-surveillance exhibition

Trevor Paglen

How to get a table at Massimo’s Refettorio Paris this Saturday

The Italian chef’s haute-cuisine soup kitchen opens its doors to regular diners, as part of the Refugee Food Festival

Refettorio Paris. Image courtesy of the Refettorio's Instagram

Did you spot Mark Bradford at the beauty shop?

Here's how the artist took the friendships and the materials from his mother’s workplace and fed them into his art

The artist working in his mother's beauty shop Foxyé Fair, Leimert Park, Los Angeles, c. 1980. Image courtesy of the artist, as reproduced in our new Mark Bradford book

How food waste propelled Massimo Bottura back to No. 1

With his second World’s 50 Best Restaurants win, the chef, philanthropist and Phaidon author proved Bread is Gold

Massimo Bottura

"It's about everyone!” Massimo shares 50 Best with the world

The chef will create “a revolution in the food world and beyond” following his second World's 50 Best Restaurants win

Massimo Bottura - back on top of the world!

Our Skinny Italian chef regained his 50 Best Restaurants crown in Bilbao tonight

Massimo and his wife Lara Gilmore

Watch Trevor Paglen’s AI concert

Can you handle a spooky string quartet recital where the machines are silently judging you?

Performance still from Sight Machine (2017) by Trevor Paglen

Did you know Betak did the bad fashion show in Ocean’s 8?

Discover how Alex Betak's airline-themed catwalk show turned Helena Bonham Carter's character to crime

Behind the scenes at Bureau Betak's fashion show for Ocean's 8. Image courtesy of Bureau Betak's Instagram.

The Palestinian Table wins coveted First Book Award

The Guild of Food Writers singled out Reem Kassis’s excellent debut at their awards ceremony in London last night

The Palestinian Table's author Reem Kassis

The Jackson portrait Warhol worried TIME would junk

As London's National Portrait Gallery opens its Michael Jackson show, we look at Andy’s 80s TIME cover

Michael Jackson by Andy Warhol 1984. National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C. / Gift of Time magazine © 2018 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Licensed by DACS, London

Did you spot Mark Bradford at the airport?

If you’ve flown out of LA you’re probably more familiar with this American artist’s work than you may realise. . .

Bell Tower (2014) by Mark Bradford. Installation view at Los Angeles International Airport. As reproduced in our new Contemporary Artist Series book

When Ellsworth Kelly upsized in the Hamptons

A new summer show looks back at how the artist found space for his bigger works at the East End of Long Island

Ellsworth Kelly in Springs, East Hampton, NY 1960

Lauren Greenfield wins Photographer of the Year

Greenfield took the top prize in this worldwide photography competition for her work, Generation Wealth

Kailia Deliz, 5, receiving her cash award for winning the Ventura County “Summer Fun” Beauty Pageant, Oxnard, California, 2011. The following year Kailia won $10,000 at the Universal Royalty National Pageant, a competition that is featured on the TV show Toddlers and Tiaras. From Generation Wealth by Lauren Greenfield

How does photography shape architecture?

A new show examines why the appeal of architecture is changed by how it's photographed

Iwan Baan Torre David #2, 2011. Chromogenic print, 49 x 73 in. Courtesy the artist and Moskowitz Bayse, Los Angeles. © 2018 Iwan Baan

Scholten & Baijings turn antique patches into a new collection

The pair's Maharam range takes old Dutch needlepoint swatches and reworks them into contemporary patterns

'Get your Indiana Jones on' - with Noah Charney

The Phaidon author talks us through some of the most highly prized lost artworks that are out there . . . somewhere

Theaster Gates cuts a live jazz record at his Swiss show

Gates' Black Monks of Mississippi record their performances directly onto disc and release them on his new label

Theaster Gates and The Black Monks of Mississippi performing at the Kunstmuseum Basel. Image courtesy of the Kunstmuseum Basel's Instagram

The painting that pushed Luc Tuymans to 'authentic forgery'

On his 60th birthday, we look at an early self-portrait and a crisis that led him to draw on a wide range of sources

Self-Portrait (1977) by Luc Tuymans

Phaidon triumphs in American printing awards

The Printing Industries of America has singled out three of our new titles in its 2018 Premier Print Awards!

A spread from Grace: The American Vogue Years, an Award of Recognition winner at the 2018 Premier Print Awards

John Lanchester on Andoni Luis Aduriz

On the Mugaritz founder's birthday, one of Britain's greatest writers sums up one of Spain's greatest chefs

Andoni Luis Aduriz  photographed by Per-Anders Jorgensen

Trevor Paglen’s Last Pictures

The artist’s selection of black-and-white photos aims to show future civilisations what life on earth was like

The Last Pictures (2012) by Trevor Paglen

Christo on Stalinism, Van Gogh and his new work in London

The artist explains how he went from the Eastern Bloc to building an oil barrel pyramid on a lake in London

Christo with his Mastaba plans. Photograph by Wolfgang Volz. Image courtesy of the Serpentine

Raf Simons reworks a Chair that Matters for Design Miami

The Calvin Klein designer is showing his version of the I Feltri Chair at the design fair's Basel event

Calvin Klein's debut installation at the Design Miami/ International Design Fair in Basel, Switzerland, as envisioned by Chief Creative Officer Raf Simons, featuring the I Feltri armchair, originally created by Gaetano Pesce. Image courtesy of Calvin Klein's Instagram

We have a right to good buildings say Grafton Architects

Architecture should be less about objects and more about subjects, according to the Venice Biennale curators

Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara of Grafton Architects

David Hammons’ ghost pier gets the go ahead

The NY Senate changed laws to OK the artist's tribute to Gordon Matta-Clark and a former gay meeting place

Rendering of the proposed project as seen from the Whitney Museum. Courtesy Guy Nordenson and Associates.

Daniel Patterson remembers Anthony Bourdain

Patterson, Ferran Adrià and René Redzepi pay tribute to the US writer and TV presenter who died a few days ago

Anthony Bourdain, 2012. Image courtesy of Brooklyn Academy of Music/Fort Green Focus. CC licensing

How Marvin Rand's photos inspired Theory's new collection

Creative Director Martin Andersson tells us how he drew upon the horizontal lines of the mid-century LA buildings photographed by Rand to create Theory's elegant new collection

Theory's Martin Andersson photographed at the Los Angeles store

A different view of the RFK funeral train

A new show of vernacular photography marks 50 years since Bobby Kennedy's body was laid to rest

Annie Ingram, [Elkton, Maryland], June 8, 1968. From Rein Jelle Terpstra’s The People’s View
(2014–18). Courtesy Melinda Watson

Martin Parr takes a British summer holiday - in March

The photographer went to the English seaside four months too early to shoot his 2018 Farah campaign

Martin Parr's shoot for Farah X Martin Parr. All photographs by Martin Parr, courtesy of Farah

Why a 1965 Sottsass living room is being recreated in Basel

New show suggests that the Beat generation helped Ettore Sottsass break away from modernism

Barbarella for Poltronova, 1965. Picture credit © Erik & Petra Hesmerg

Massimo and Alex Atala star in JR's Paris Refettorio film

Watch this day in the life of a haute-cuisine soup kitchen - from rough sleepers to 3-Michelin-star-chefs

Pascal Barbot, Massimo Bottura and Alex Atala in JR's new film

How Industrial Facility do more with less

In an age of plenty Sam Hecht and Kim Colin always look for ways to simplify and improve the landscape of objects

Sam Hecht and Kim Colin of Industrial Facility. Photo by Gerhardt Kellerman

Elmgreen & Dragset set a vulture loose in Regent’s Park

The bronze bird will join pieces by John Baldessari and Tracey Emin in this year's Frieze Sculpture installation

Shore and Mapplethorpe's Warhol photos feature in new show

Museum exhibition includes wallpaper, posters and candid snaps to capture Andy’s production line approach

Stephen Shore: Andy Warhol, 1965-7. © Stephen Shore. As reproduced in Factory: Andy Warhol by Stephen Shore

Why Snarkitecture look to Georgia O’Keeffe and Eero Saarinen

The New York studio draws on the work of two 20th century greats when developing its contemporary designs

O’Keeffe in New Mexico , overlooking Chama River, 1961. © Todd Webb, Courtesy of Evans Gallery and
Estate of Todd & Lucille Webb, Portland, Maine USA. As reproduced in our Georgia O'Keeffe book

The buried pleasure palace loved by Michelangelo and Raphael

Emperor Nero's Golden House was buried after his reign but it didn't stop these Renaissance masters getting in

Ceiling fresco with grotesques in the form of imaginary sea creatures and bulls, from the emperor Nero’s Domus Aurea, ‘Golden House’, c. ad68, rediscovered in the Sixteenth Century

Trevor Paglen’s surveillance-free safe space

The artist’s Autonomy Cube lets gallery goers go online anonymously

Autonomy Cube (2015) by Trevor Paglen

Olafur Eliasson creates a brick tower for the Lego family

The Fjordenhus is the first building designed entirely by Eliasson and his team and it opens on Saturday

The Fjordenhus by Olafur Eliasson. All images courtesy of Studio Olafur Eliasson

What would Fredrik Berselius bid for at the Phillips design sale?

The Aska chef and design enthusiast picks out his highlights from the auction house's New York lots

Fredrik Berselius of Aska

'This is probably the first instance in the art world where a black person took part in a capital competition and won'

Kerry James Marshall on why Sean Combs paid $21m for his painting Past Times at Sotheby's the other week

Kerry James Marshall

Your presence is required at the Swedish Residence. . .

The Swedish Consul threw a party for Aska chef and author Fredrik Berselius last week - here's what it looked like

Fredrik Berselius and Anders Isaksson at the Swedish Residence - photo by Lauren Silberman/Consulate General of Sweden in New York

Wolfgang Tillmans and Rem Koolhaas rebrand the EU

The photographer and architect are in Amsterdam this weekend dreaming up ways to give Europe a bit of TLC

Wolfgang Tillmans and Rem Koolhaas at Tate Modern, 2017

Fredrik Berselius wows diners in London and Amsterdam

Brooklyn's hottest chef wins over Europe's diners, VIPs, the press and key influencers

Fredrik Berselius with the Rijks executive chef Joris Bijdendijk. Photo by Rinze Vegelien

The monk who made Botticelli burn his paintings

Meet the Italian friar who's one of the worst villains in art history and popularised the phrase, Bonfire of the Vanities

Primavera (c.1482) by Botticelli

Jean Jullien gives a face to a brainy plant

How do you explain plant neurobiology? With a little help from a great artist and illustrator, that's how

Jean Jullien's illustration for the new edition of Télérama

Trevor Paglen’s robot revolutionary

The artist says his portrait of a dead revolutionary shows how tech may come to be used to kill off dissent

Fanon (Even the Dead Are Not Safe) Eigenface (2017) by Trevor Paglen

Viktor&Rolf get dolled up for new show

The Dutch design duo mark 25 years in fashion with a show of life-sized and miniature haute couture

Viktor&Rolf Action Dolls, haute couture collection, AW 2017 Photo © Marijke Aerden

Where Ellsworth Kelly’s colours came from

On the 95th anniversary of his birth, we examine how he was inspired by European painters and American birds

Ellsworth Kelly, Spencertown, NY, 2012. Photo credit: © Jack Shear

Here's Jean Touitou 'trying so hard not to be negative'

The outspoken APC founder was in London last week and he just couldn’t let it go – from instagram influencers to booking agencies, fashion parties ('an abyss of sadness!') to Jane Birkin referencing CVs...

Jean Touitou founder and Creative Director of A.P.C.

Grace Coddington puts her cats on the catwalk

The Vogue creative director puts her pets Pumpkin and Blanket at the centre of her new Louis Vuitton collaboration

Grace Coddington's cat design for her 2019 Cruise collection for Louis Vuitton. All Louis Vuitton images courtesy of Louis Vuitton's Instagram

The man who turned Robert Ryman onto jazz

On the artist's 88th birthday we look back at the influence jazz teacher Lennie Tristan had on his art

Lennie Tristano, ca. August 1947. Photography by William P. Gottlieb.

Picasso joins Ferran Adrià in the kitchen

The elBulli chef’s paintings and drawings form part of a new show examining Picasso’s enduring interest in food

Menu for the Quatre Gats, Dish of the Day Pablo Picasso  c 1900, Wax and ink on paper, 45.5 × 29 cm
The Hunt Museum, Limerick, MG145, © Succession Pablo Picasso, VEGAP, Madrid 2018

5 Chairs that matter to the Homepolish team

Awesome and aesthetic seating chosen from our new book Chair by five interior designers with attitude

Steltman Chair 1963 by Gerrit Rietveld featured in Chair 500 Designs That Matter

JR buddies up with Pace to change our cities

The artist joins FuturePace, a new place-making partnership which uses art to invigorate the urban environment

JR surveying the cityscape in our book JR: Can Art Change the World?

Martin Parr’s very British Brexit show

The photographer sizes up Brexit Britain in a sharp show timed to coincide with the UK’s exit from the EU

St George's Day, Stone Cross Parade, West Bromwich, 2017. © Martin Parr

California Captured in LA (and New York!)

Take a look inside our launch events with Theory ahead of our interview with Creative Director Martin Andersson

Theory's Martin Andersson photographed at the Los Angeles store

Why Theaster Gates believes black magazines matter

He's staging a show examining the Johnson Publishing Company, once the largest African-American publisher

Theaster Gates with part of the Johnson Archive

Ferran Adrià will reopen the elBulli site next summer

The chef and Phaidon author plans to open his research lab elBulli 1846 in June 2019

Ferran Adria in the elBulli kitchen back in the day, as reproduced in A Day at elBulli

Massimo brings in new faces to combat London's food waste

The chef cooked up some surprising treats, and dreamed of a time when drones might serve food to the needy

Giorgio Locatelli, Massimo Bottura, Francesco Mazzei, and Robert Chambers at Refettorio Felix, London. Image courtesy of Massimo's Instagram

Olafur Eliasson is opening a pop-up restaurant in Iceland

The artist plans to open in Reykjavik with his sister, serving the kind of food his studio workers enjoy every day

Olafur Eliasson and his sister Victoria Eliasdottir. Image courtesy of Studio Olafur Eliasson's Instagram

Why Andy Warhol started Interview

As the magazine Andy launched finally goes down the tube we look into why he set it up in the first place

Andy Warhol on the cover of Interview

High-speed photo pioneers inspire Sarah Sze's new show

The artist looks back to Eadweard Muybridge and Harold Edgerton in her new work, Images in Debris

Images in Debris (detail), 2018, mixed media: mirrors, wood, stainless steel, archival prints, projectors, lamps, desks, stools, ladders, stone, acrylic paint, dimensions variable. Image courtesy of the artist and Victoria Miro

A birthday cake fit for Martin Parr

As the great British photographer celebrates his 66th birthday, we take a look at his best baked goods shots

A cake in Kolkata, India, 2005, by Martin Parr. As reproduced in Real Food

See red (and blue, green, yellow) with John Pawson in London

Photos from the architect's exquisitely colour-banded book Spectrum stand out in a hit new exhibition

Installation view of John Pawson's Spectrum exhibition. Exhibition photo by Jack Hems

Fire Island and Pet Shop Boys made Tillmans groove again

The photographer describes getting back into making music - now he plans to include some in his next exhibition

Wolfgang Tillmans (centre) with his band Fragile

Trevor Paglen subverts classified military insignia

Why does the artist collect secret military patches? And what do they tell us about warfare today?

Trevor Paglen, Symbology, Volume III (detail), 2009, fabric, framed, 305 x 30 cm. © Trevor Paglen

The hidden message in Robert Indiana’s Love

Following his death, we look at how this work evolved from a Christmas card into an appeal to Ellsworth Kelly

Love (1966) by Robert Indiana

Our exciting California Captured collaboration with Theory

We've teamed up with the fashion label to showcase the vision of mid-century master photographer Marvin Rand

The install at Theory, New York

Nancy teaches America to cook authentic Japanese cuisine

Japan: The Cookbook's author shares her knowledge with everyone from Google to the New York Times

Nancy Singleton Hachisu, author of Japan the Cookbook

The exhibition that pushed NYC to the art world's centre

The Ninth Street Show opened 67 years ago today. Here's how it focussed and clarified the city's art scene

Pope Francis agrees with Massimo - Bread is Gold!

We cannot fault the Papal choice of inflight reading - Massimo Bottura's latest cookbook is a great read

Pope Francis with Il Pane è Oro, the Italian language version of Bread is Gold. Image courtesy of Massimo Bottura's Instagram

Fredrik Berselius takes Aska on the road

If you're in Europe here's your chance to sample Brooklyn's hottest chef without taking a transatlantic

Fredrik Berselius with fellow chef Niklas Ekstedt in Stockholm

'And now ladies and gentlemen... Heeere's Grace!'

Did you know that the Phaidon author and Vogue creative director at large is planning her own talk show series?

Grace Coddington and tricky first guest - photographed by Fabien Baron

How Yardbird gave a home to Hong Kong's 'transient regulars'

Chef, Phaidon author and restaurateur Matt Abergel tells us one of the secrets of his success

Chef Matt Abergel, from Chicken and Charcoal: Yakitori, Yardbird, Hong Kong