Martin Parr opens his own photography foundation

The photographer funded his new British photography foundation - by selling his library to the Tate

Teddy Gray's, confectionary manufacturer, Dudley, The Black Country, England, UK, 2010. From the series ‘Black Country Stories’. © Martin Parr / Magnum Photos

Stephen Harris - 'Adding a lemon is like turning up the treble!'

The chef behind The Sportsman made some fun punk analogies at the book's launch in London last night

Stephen Harris with Andrew Pern of the Star Inn at Harome and James Mackenzie of The Pipe And Glass, Beverley at the launch of The Sportsman at Noble Rot

How we relocated Easter Island to The Art Museum

The statues cannot be moved anymore but you can see them all in our impossibly good museum-in-a-book

Sahej Rahal - Why I Create

Exploring the inspirations and attitudes of artists working with clay and ceramic, featured in Vitamin C

Sahej Rohal photographed by Reece Straw

5 shows that transformed fashion: Betak and Dior 2015

How the fashion show pioneer Alexandre de Betak sprinkled fake snow over Raf Simons' Blade Runner collection

Dior's Fall ‘15 show in Tokyo. As reproduced in Betak: Fashion Revolution

From Book to Bid – Steve McCurry’s India

A set of 20 McCurry India prints goes up for auction next month. But if you can't bid here's something to consider. . .

Steve McCurry, Steam train passes in front of the Taj Mahal, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, 1983. All images taken from India by Steve McCurry

How Galileo saw the night sky

Here's how the astronomer's sketches changed our view of the moon and undermined the Catholic Church

Detail from the moon, 1609, by Galileo Galilei. As reproduced in Universe

The Sportsman’s winning ingredients: Sea Salt

How saline waters around the Sportsman enabled Stephen Harris to turn a grotty pub into a team GB champion

Chef Stephen Harris collects ingredients along the coastline beside The Sportsman. Photo: Toby Glanville

Take a look at these beautiful black buildings

Met Museum and LACMA's Stella Paul deconstructs architecture’s dark side in our new book Black

Black Desert, Yucca Valley, California, USA, 2014, Oller & Pejic. From Black: Architecture in Monochrome

The Artist Project: George Condo on Claude Monet

The artist explains why the 'ugliest combinations of colours' he's ever seen makes for an exquisite experience

George Condo

Happy birthday Tadao Ando!

As he turns 76 take a look at one of his most beautiful, best-loved buildings, Church of the Light

Tadao Ando, Church of the Light, Ibaraki, Osaka, Japan, 1989, Photograph © Copyright Richard Pare

Discover the Andes with Boragó’s Rodolfo Guzmán

Can’t get to Chile? Then enjoy our series of mini trips to this beautiful country, courtesy of a great chef

Mushrooms ageing at 11,500 feet (3500m) in the Andes as featured in Boragó

Sterling Ruby - Why I Create

Exploring the inspirations and attitudes of artists working with clay and ceramic, featured in Vitamin C

Sterling Ruby

When Yayoi Kusama met Damien Hirst

She propositioned Nixon, held a gay wedding (and created cool art) so what happened when she met the YBA?

Yayoi Kusama with Dots Obsession Night, Tokyo, 2008. © Yayoi Kusama

Massimo Bottura and Alex Atala create kitchen alchemy

Trash-bound ingredients take on a whole new life in The Skinny Italian chef's Bread is Gold book

Chicken on sticks with soy sauce and popcorn, as reproduced in Bread is Gold

How Barber Osgerby made their Tip Ton chair

Though they made it for a secondary school, this chair is so impressive the Royal College of Art bought a set

Tip Ton, Vitra, 2010 by Barber and Osgerby

When David Rockefeller met Ward Bennett

The designer feared he was a 'stuffy Ivy Leaguer' - but the Chase Manhhatten boss put his work in MoMA

David Rockefeller and Ward Bennett

Paul Smith loves our new Barber Osgerby book!

And you will too! We celebrated its launch last night at Sir Paul's No.9 Albemarle Street store in Mayfair

Sir Paul Smith (left) with Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby (right) photo Bonnie Beadle

Steve McCurry 'It's been an incredible run'

In this short video, the Magnum photographer reflects on a career spent ‘on the frontline of history’

Steve McCurry

How we relocated the Lascaux caves to The Art Museum

They've been closed since the Sixties but now you can visit them in our impossibly good museum-in-a-book

The Lascaux Caves, as featured in The Art Museum

Meals that made America great - Korean Pancakes

How food from around the world found a welcome home in the US - as featured in America The Cookbook

Korean Pancakes from America The Cookbook

Who knew Anselm Kiefer did erotica?

The great German painter mixed ancient sex myths with sensual female nudity in this watercolour

Lilith am Roten Meer (2012) by Anselm Kiefer. As reproduced in The Art of the Erotic

How Barber Osgerby made their Loop Table

Brutalist architecture, a boat and an expert plywood bender all fed into the pair's breakthrough design

The Loop Table, 1996 by Barber and Osgerby for Isokon Plus

No one did De Stijl like Yves Saint Laurent

How the designer took one of the most minimal arts styles, added accessories - and made it more chic!

Black diamanté and white pearl earrings (made by Scemama), clip-on topaz and red and green diamanté star ornament (made by Scemama), worn with Piet Mondrian-inspired cocktail dresses, Autumn/Winter 1965 haute couture collection, Vogue (US), September 1965 (photographs by Irving Penn from our book YSL Accessories)

Massimo Bottura and Daniel Humm create kitchen alchemy

Trash-bound ingredients take on a whole new life in The Skinny Italian chef's Bread is Gold book

Daniel Humm and Massimo Bottura, as featured in Bread is Gold

The Sportsman’s winning ingredients: A punk rock attitude

How punk musician turned award winning chef Stephen Harris turned a grotty pub into a true team GB champion

Stephen Harris. Photo by Toby Glanville

How Georgia O'Keeffe saw the night sky

Here's why Georgia O’Keeffe imposed a little human order on the heavens in her painting Starlight Night

Starlight Night (1963) by Georgia O'Keeffe. As reproduced in Universe

For sale: an audacious rendition of a Frank Lloyd Wright

There may be cheaper ways of owning a Frank Lloyd Wright but few that will satisfy your inner Bond like this

Massaro House, Petra Island

Looking back at NY’s leading African-American art museum

A new show at The Carnegie Museum of Art showcases works from the Studio Museum in Harlem

Noah Davis, “Black Wall Street,” 2008, Oil and acrylic on canvas, The Studio Museum in Harlem, gift of David Hoberman, 2014.17.2, Photo: Adam Reich

Massimo goes head-to-head with the world’s greatest sushi chef

The skinny Italian chef and Phaidon author will cook alongside 91-year-old sushi master Jiro Ono in November

Massimo posted (Japanese) details of the event on his Instagram

It’s the Gutenberg Bible’s birthday

Born from wine presses 561 years ago, Gutenberg's first major publication changed the world forever - here's how

the Gutenberg Bible, as reproduced in Graphic

Steve McCurry ‘You need to be in the conversation’

'I try to show people what life is like,' says Magnum and Phaidon photographer in our insightful video clip

Steve McCurry. Portrait by Bruno Barbey

Selldorf and Diller’s rival plans for UK's national treasure

Diller, Scofidio + Renfro and Selldorf Architects have unveiled two very different visions for a UK stately home

One of Selldorf Architects' renderings for Clandon Park. All images courtesy of Malcolm Reading Consultants

Musée Yves Saint Laurent Marrakech takes shape

The city that the designer took as his second home will house a sleek, red-brick museum dedicated to his work

Musée Yves Saint Laurent Marrakech. Image courtesy of Studio KO

Why Mark Bradford thinks the Robert E Lee statue should stay

The artist says if the conversation is about the history of the US then you have to talk about that history

Mark Bradford. Portrait courtesy of The MacArthur Foundation

Have you seen Jean Jullien’s iPhone stickers for Vogue?

The French-born illustrator and author has created these cute iMessage images for Vogue’s app users

Some of Jean Jullien's iMessage stickers for Vogue

Steve McCurry 'You have to follow your passion'

"We need to get involved in situations that give purpose to our life," the photographer says in this Phaidon video

Photographer Steve McCurry

We're looking forward to the eclipse!

In the US on Monday there will be a total solar eclipse. This is how one photographer captured the 2008 one

Detailed View of a Solar Eclipse Corona, 2008, Miloslav Druckmüller. Picture credit: Miloslav Druckmüller, Martin Dietzel, Peter Aniol, Vojtech Rušin, image processing by Miroslav Druckmüller from Universe

Your chance to be a ceramic artist courtesy of The Tate

Clare Twomey opens a fascinating installation at Tate Modern next month - and you can take part

Steve McCurry 'It's the journey not the destination'

And how right he is! Watch Steve capturing one of his most iconic shots in this previously unseen Phaidon video

Steve McCurry

Ten Questions for Wolfgang Tillmans

On his 49th birthday here's another chance to read an interview we did to coincide with his latest Phaidon book

Self Portrait (2013) by Wolfgang Tillmans

A Movement in a Moment: The International Style

Discover how a 1932 MoMA exhibition helped introduce the entire world to the joys of modern architecture

The Farnsworth House, 1945-51 by Mies van der Rohe, from our Mies book

The amazing story behind this stolen Willem de Kooning

Woman-Ochre found on the wall of a New Mexico couple's bedroom where it had hung for the last 32 years

The recovered Willem de Kooning painting Woman-Ochre, held by University of Arizona Museum of Art staff (Photo: Courtesy of the University of Arizona)

Yayoi Kusama gets her own museum

Tokyo structure that began taking shape in 2014 is at last revealed to be a shrine to the octogenarian's work

The Yayoi Kusama Museum - photo by Masahiro Tsuchido ©YAYOI KUSAMA

Annie Leibovitz shoots Jennifer Lawrence for Vogue

The photographer shot the highest paid actress in the world for the cover of the 125th anniversary September issue

Jennifer Lawrence shot by Annie Leibovitz for Vogue's September 2017 issue

Random International release a drone swarm

The makers of the worldwide hit Rain Room return with another interactive artwork in London

Zoological by Random International. Image courtesy of Random International

Massimo Bottura on meeting Michael Schumacher

He may love Maserati now but he still has a soft spot for the rubber burning Ferrari drivers of his youth

Massimo Bottura in a Maserati at the Geneva motor show. Image courtesy of Maserati

Why is Mary Beard planning a fake Bronze show for Frieze?

Hauser & Wirth has teamed-up with the classicist for a faux show placing Paul McCarthy beside real artefacts

Bronze Age Dipper Cup, c. 800 BC, National Museum, Copenhagen. From 30,000 Years of Art

Pentagram does Shake Shack's new locavore logo

Danny Meyer calls on his friend designer Paula Scher to rework her Shake Shack magic

Paula Scher's new lower-case 'g' logo for Tender Greens. All images courtesy of Pentagram and Tender Greens

When Pablo Picasso made textiles

As art prices spiral could textiles forge a way into collecting? A forthcoming exhibition takes a look

Congres Des Peuples Pour La Paix, Vienna (1952) by Pablo Picasso. All images from Styled by Design: Post War Textile Visionaries of Modern Art

Peter Chadwick’s beautiful Brutalist car parks

Though some are threatened by the wrecking ball - in the designer's posters these concrete beauties live on

Peter Chadwick's Tricorn Centre, Trinity Square car park and Wellbeck Street car park posters

Edmund de Waal is working on a Wayne McGregor ballet

The ceramicist and Phaidon author is designing a new production based on Leonard Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms

Edmund de Waal at the Frieze art fair, London, 2016

Why ceramics are so this season!

From the windows of Fifth Avenue to the side projects of Hollywood’s elite, clay is making a comeback

Bergdorf Goodman's ceramics window display. Image courtesy of the store's Instagram

The killer in your cat's eyes

The one part of the human body that gave Darwin a 'cold shudder' still supports his theory of evolution

A domestic cat's eyes, photographed by Robert Clark. As reproduced in Evolution: A Visual Record

Charles and Di, Prince William and North Korea

How did the Duke of Cambridge end up on a series of North Korean stamps? Our new book explains

North Korean commemorative stamp sets featuring the British Royal Family. As featured in Made in North Korea

Could this bendy skyscraper take shape in New York?

Can Manhattanites bear another super-scraper? Architects Oiio think so if the idea is original enough

The Big Bend, Manhattan proposal - Oiio

Massimo Bottura and his brigade just broke for the summer

Here’s how the world-famous chef and his Osteria Francescana staff wished each other buone vacanze!

Massimo and his Osteria Francescana crew break for the summer. Image courtesy of Massimo's Instagram

What to expect from the Musée Yves Saint Laurent

Fashion designer’s incredible archive to be put on display in the building where he created his best-known pieces

Sheet of designs for the Spring/Summer 1970 haute couture collection, incorporating a series of buttoned day suits. Picture credit: © Fondation Pierre Bergé – Yves Saint Laurent, Paris/All Rights Reserved

Snarkitecture are going to build COS a giant marble run

New work inspired by the clothing brand’s autumn collection opens in South Korea this coming November

A rendering for Snarkitecture's COS installation. Images courtesy of COS and Snarkitecture

Have you actually seen Cindy Sherman’s Instagram?

The US fine-art photographer just switched off her privacy settings, and boy, is there a lot to see!

An image from Cindy Sherman's Instagram account, _cindysherman_

Jean Jullien brands the Connaught’s new restaurant

The Phaidon author drew some beautiful goofy new pictures for the smart but informal new dining destination

Henri Cartier-Bresson’s decisive legacy

Here’s how the surrealist turned photojournalist created the most important photobook of the 20th century

A spread from Henri Cartier-Bresson's The Decisive Moment, as reproduced in Magnum Photobook: The Catalogue Raisonné

Was Arthur Dove America’s first great abstract artist?

Why this artist and part-time chicken farmer is the missing link between Cézanne, Rauschenberg and Frank Stella

That Red One (1944) by Arthur Dove. As reproduced in Modern Art in America 1908 - 1968

JR takes to the high seas!

The French artist's image will grace the sails of this yacht when it races from France to Brazil this autumn

The Vivo a beira yacht with JR's image on its sails. Photograph by Benoit Stichelbaut

5 key points for the Tate’s new Bruce Nauman show

Tate Modern’s Nauman exhibition has just opened. Here’s a handful of things to think about when you visit

Self-portrait as a Fountain (1966) by Bruce Nauman

Sterling Ruby reworks the Calvin Klein flagship store

Ruby’s new Madison Avenue installation serves to herald the arrival of his friend Raf Simons’ Fall 2017 collection

Sterling Ruby's new installation at Calvin Klein's Madison Avenue store. All images courtesy of Calvin Klein's Instagram

Liz Diller on the successes, flaws and laws of the High Line

The US architect says everyone in her profession should consider the unwanted effects of outrageous success

The High Line, New York

What your fridge has in common with this Jean Dubuffet show

On the anniversary of the French artist's birth, we look forward to a new exhibition of his Théâtres de Mémoire works

Site avec auto, November 12, 1979, by Jean Dubuffet.
All images © ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 2017, courtesy of Pace Gallery, London, in relation to Jean Dubuffet: Theatres of memory, September 13 – October 21 2017

What Millais thought of Beatrix Potter

On the 151st anniversary of her birth, we look back at Potter's art and the admiration it drew from one Pre-Raphaelite

JR gives Cara Delevingne a late-night French rooftop tour

The artist and activist joined the movie star high above the streets following her movie’s French premier

Cara Delevingne by JR. Image courtesy of Cara Delevingne's Instagram

Does Raf Simons’ new campaign echo this Stephen Shore shot?

Simons’ new Calvin Klein campaign is shot on a road not dissimilar to the one Shore photographed 44 years ago

Stephen Shore, U.S. 97 (21 July, 1973), South of Klamath Falls, Oregon, USA. From Stephen Shore: A Road Trip Journal

Have you seen Elizabeth Peyton’s portrait of Angela Merkel?

The US artist has painted a tender picture of the German Chancellor for a profile in the August edition of Vogue

Elizabeth Peyton, Angela, 2017. Oil on board 16.93 x 13.78 inches (43 x 35 cm). Copyright: Elizabeth Peyton Courtesy the artist and Gladstone Gallery, New York and Brussels. Photo Credit: Kristian Emdal

The English paintings that inspired Stanley Kubrick

On the 89th anniversary of the director’s birth, we look at how eighteenth-century art found its way into his work

Mr and Mrs Andrews (c. 1750) by Thomas Gainsborough

Pentagram creates a new brutalist logo for London

The world-famous design agency draws inspiration from the Barbican for London’s new Culture Mile identity

Pentagram's new Culture Mile identity. All images courtesy of

What we learned from Massimo Bottura’s new Netflix film

The chef’s new feature-length documentary, Theater of Life, shows how he took waste food and fed the homeless

Massimo Bottura in Theater of Life. Image courtesy of Netflix

Is Google going vegan?

It’s certainly trying to get its cafeteria diners to eat less meat, via tasty new tacos and other "power dishes"

Chickpea Curry Burritos with Mint and Chilli Sauce -
 from Vegan: The Cookbook

Who wants a pop-up, mobile beach house?

A British firm has developed a mobile, self-assembling holiday home, which pops up in around 10 minutes

One of Ten Fold's beach huts. Image courtesy of

Did Alice Cooper’s ghoulish live show help him snag a Warhol?

The US shock rocker’s electric chair routine may have prompted his girlfriend to buy a print from Andy for just $2.5k

Little Electric Chair (1963) by Andy Warhol. As reproduced in our Andy Warhol Catalogue Raisonné

How a lost suitcase helped launch A.P.C.

Jean Touitou’s new capsule collection recalls the label’s beginnings, with a return to its seminal HIVER 87 line

Items from A.P.C.'s new HIVER 87 capsule collection. Images courtesy of

Barber Osgerby talk travel, relationships and design

In this new video the acclaimed design duo also describe how form doesn’t always follow function

Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby, Vitra workshops, Basel, Switzerland, 2010. Picture credit: courtesy and copyright © Barber and Osgerby studio

5 art inspired chess sets on International Chess Day

From Memphis to the Bauhaus, here’s how the modern and contemporary art world has reworked the game

Man Ray and Marcel Duchamp playing chess with Man  Ray's chess set

MAD’s sci-fi base for a truly futuristic car company

Faraday Future’s space-age facility might help usher in an age of superfast, zero-emission self-driving vehicles

MAD's Faraday Future campus. All images courtesy of  MAD

Virgilio Martinez is building a restaurant beside this Inca ruin

The chef’s 60-seat establishment and food lab references the region’s pre-Columbian place within the Inca Empire

Virgilio's photograph of Moray, July 2017. Image courtesy of the chef's Instagram

These Magnum winners echo the best of the best

Magnum LensCulture Photography Awards show the influence of Greenfield, Parr, McCurry and Eggleston

Motel, Virginia, 2015. © Lissa Rivera. Portrait Series Winner, Magnum and LensCulture Photography Awards 2017

Have you seen the art of Evelyn Waugh?

New show draws together wide array of the novelist’s little-known, surprisingly expressive and funny visual works

Napoleon (1929) by 'Bruno Hat'. All images courtesy of Maggs Bros

What will art look like in the age of AI?

A new show wonders what life and art might be like when mankind takes its anticipated big leap forward

Aleksandra Domanovic, Things to Come, 2014 © Aleksandra Domanovic, Courtesy of the artist and Tanya Leighton, Berlin

When Georg Baselitz painted his Heroes

A new exhibition looks at how the artist reinvented German painting to suit a post-war perspective

Georg Baselitz The modern painter (Der moderne Maler) , 1965 Oil on canvas 162 x 130 cm
Private collection © Georg Baselitz, 2017 Photo: Frank Oleski, Cologne

A sax-shaped tower for Rotterdam's skyline

MVRDV says its twin-tower and connecting bridge “represents musicality, character and elegance”

The Sax by MVRDV. All images courtesy of MVRDV and WAX Architectural Visualisations.

A Movement in a Moment: Precisionism

How photography, the Ford Motor Company and Cubism shaped America’s first truly modern art movement

Charles Sheeler, American Landscape, 1930, as reproduced in Art in Time

A brief history of French Fries

On National French Fries Day here’s a fast-food style overview, courtesy of our book The World is Your Burger

A waitress at Carl's Jr. as reproduced in The World is Your Burger

Frank Lloyd Wright's smart plan to fix the great depression

The architect planned to create prefab farming units - complete with crèches and beauty parlours

A 1932 illustration of Davidson Little Farms Unit by Frank Lloyd Wright. Image courtesy of MoMA

Can you make out Basquiat’s name in this abstract art show?

McArthur Binion includes pages from his address book in works that contradict perceived truths about abstract art

DNA:Splops:III (2017) by McArthur Binion. All images courtesy of  Massimo De Carlo, London

Did you know the Woolmark was made by an Italian Futurist?

A new exhibition traces the progression of Franco Grignani from the avant-garde to slick commercial design

Franco Grignani, Woolmark logo, 1963. Image courtesy of the Estorick Collection and Archivo Manuela Grignani Sitroli

How Emory Douglas branded the Black Panthers

Douglas's engaging designs have earned a place at Tate Modern and the Design Museum this summer

Emory Douglas, ‘H. Rap Brown (Man with Match)’, 1967. As reproduced in California: Designing Freedom

How Italian family life inspired this artist

Emma Hart created her new show during a six-month trip, taking in ancient Rome, family therapy - and pottery

I Want What You've Got, Even In My Sleep (2017) by Emma Hart. All images courtesy of Whitechapel Gallery

A 21st century winter garden for Denmark’s chilly new city

COBE plans to carve out a leafy public park inside this windswept block on the edge of an old port

Cobe's PFA Ejendomme building in Nordhavnen, Copenhagen, Denmark. All images courtesy of

When Joseph Beuys boxed for democracy

A new London show looks back on the German artist’s pugilistic performance at Documenta VI

Hans Albrecht Lusznat, Beuys boxt 08.10.1972 Nr.26 0170-29 1972, photograph, 9 1/2 x 12 in / 24 x 30.5 cm © Hans Albrecht Lusznat, 2017. Image courtesy of Waddington Custot

A Movement in a Moment: Pointillism

Discover how an upset at a tapestry factory gave rise to one of the most striking artistic techniques

Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte (1884–86) by Georges Seurat. As reproduced in Art in Time

Monica Bonvicini thinks Toni Schmale is one of the best new artists in the world right now

Machines that serve no function, ferociously hot metal, psychoanalytic theory - the italian artist says Schmale is the one to watch at new BALTIC Artists' Award show

Toni Schmale left and Monica Bonvicini in front of Toni Schmalz's 170 grad 2017 BALTIC Artists’ Award 2017, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead
All photos Mat Smith