Ferran Adrià's drawings go on show in NYC

The Drawing Center will host the elBulli chef's gastronomic illustrations in Ferran Adrià: Notes on Creativity


How was 2013 for Danny Lyon?

The legendary American photographer on rediscovering the joys of film and finalising his career retrospective

Danny Lyon (right) with Chuck Kelton his silver printer in Galveston, Texas, 2011

The Insider's Guide to Brussels

Editor Aurélie Bunneghem lets us in on the city's secrets as featured in our downloadable Wallpaper* Guide


How was 2013 for Chris Johanson?

The artist on spending time with his art, his wife and his dog (and rustling up some good food)

Chris Johanson with his wife and fellow artist Johanna Jackson

When Justus Dahinden went to Uganda

How the Swiss architect's coconut shapes were influenced by Japanese group the Metabolists and organic growth

Mityana Pilgrims' Centre Shrine - Justus Dahinden

The Insider's Guide to Prague

Designer Zbynek Krulich lets us in on the city's secrets as featured in our downloadable Wallpaper* Guide


How was 2013 for Per-Anders Jörgensen?

The photographer on Edward Snowden and Japanese food - and his desire to grow some rare strawberries

Per-Anders Jörgensen/ Mugaritz Panda

The Insider's Guide to Oslo

Product designer Øyvind Wyller lets us in on the city's secrets as featured in our downloadable Wallpaper* Guide


The art of Umayyad period Spain

How al-Hakam II installed in the Great Mosque, a room-sized mirhab, among the most beautiful in the Islamic world

Audience Room Mosaic c.AD 740 - from The Art Museum

How was 2013 for Tomi Ungerer?

The 82-year-old writer and illustrator explains why 2013 was a vintage year for him

Tomi Ungerer

The Insider's Guide to Delhi

Designers Shivan & Narresh let us in on the city's secrets as featured in our downloadable Wallpaper* Guide

Designers Shivan & Narresh

Carlo Scarpa's cemetery for Brionvega boss

How the Italian architect honoured a design genius and "man of the people who had started from the bottom”

Brion Cemetery Meditation Pavilion - Carlo Scarpa

How was 2013 for David Gilbertson?

Our Wine Bar Theory author looks beyond his glittering business career for his highlights of the year

David Gilbertson

2013 the year in architecture

The past twelve months saw mind-bending Chinese innovation and reverent European conservation

Sheraton Huzhou Hot Spring Resort by MAD

How was 2013 for Roger Ballen?

The photographer looks back on the year just gone and reveals what's in store next

Roger Ballen

The Insider's Guide to Florence

Designer Gabriele Corto Moltedo lets us in on the city's secrets as featured in our downloadable Wallpaper* Guide


2013 the year in design

After standing to attention for the 2012 Olympics, the last 12 months saw designers learn how to relax (and party)

The UN North Deligates Lounge by Rem Koolhaas and Hella Jongerius

How was 2013 for Bernhard Edmaier?

The incredible landscape photographer was inspired by a Russian wunderkind this year

Bernhard Edmaier

How was 2013 for Ferran Adrià?

Not content with running a Harvard course, Ferran began decoding gastronomy's genetic code

Ferran Adrià - do not seat him near a 'closetalker'

The Insider's Guide to New Orleans

Writer L Kasimu Harris lets us in on the city's secrets as featured in our downloadable Wallpaper* Guide


The Insider's Guide to Geneva

Architect Bénédicte Montant lets us in on the city's secrets as featured in our downloadable Wallpaper* Guide


Alex Atala's secret history of tapioca

Explorations of the 15th and 17th centuries brought it to prominence but why is it thought of as an Asian food?

Oyster pane with tapioca marinée - Alex Atala - photograph by Sergio Coimbra

2013 The year in photography

We look back at a year in which the still life made a comeback and the selfie made it into the dictionary

From Still Life by Thomas Albdorf

How was 2013 for David Carrier?

The American academic found himself outside the white cubes of the art world this year, and loved it

David Carrier by Jonathan Weinberg

The Insider's Guide to Boston

Fashion blogger Sophia Chou reveals her favourite places as featured in our downloadable Wallpaper* City Guide


2013 the year in art

From high prices and startling crimes through to superstar retrospectives and international politics

Rendering of installation for the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, 2012. Artificial and natural light. Rendering created by Andreas Tjeldflaat

The inspiration behind Kuramata's clock

How a childhood memory of banknotes, balloons and confetti went into its creation

Spiral Clock B, 1981 - Shiro Kuramata

How was 2013 for Kevin Davies?

The Philip Treacy photographer on Frank Auerbach, his mum and a forthcoming U2 project

Kevin Davies (in a Philip Treacy hat)

How the electric circuit inspired London's tube map

The Phaidon Archive of Graphic Design uncovers the story behind one of Britain's modern design masterpieces


How was 2013 for Thea and Ethan?

Art advisors Ethan Wagner and Thea Westreich Wagner let us in on the highlights of their year

Art advisers and authors Thea Westreich Wagner and Ethan Wagner

Ai Weiwei's secret prison scenes on show in Brooklyn

The Museum of Brooklyn will display the artist's six fibreglass prison dioramas, last seen at the Biennale

S.A.C.R.E.D. (2013) by Ai Weiwei

Tomi Ungerer's adults-only 032c cover

Our children's author contributes an erotic cover image to Europe's leading fashion and art magazine

Detail from 032c's Tomi Ungerer cover

How was 2013 for Martin Parr?

The Magnum photographer on a 'turkey and tinsel' holiday trip and the 'beauty and craziness' of the Amalfi coast

Martin Parr

Cork-clad hotel in Portugal is a first

With screw tops decimating their livelihoods cork farmers could have a reason to rejoice

Ecork Hotel - José Carlos Cruz

Hadid, Collishaw and Paltrow's Christmas baubles

Artists, designers and celebrities make one-off Christmas tree decorations to benefit a British children's charity

From left: Zaha Hadid's Christmas bauble; Matthew Collishaw's Christmas bauble; Gwyneth Paltrow's Christmas bauble

Sterling Ruby and Raf Simons create new label

"There is not one shirt, one shoe, one sock that is not from our mutual thinking process," says the designer

Left: artist Sterling Ruby; right: designer, Raf Simons

Marc Newson makes himself at home in Philadelphia

At Home show recreates domestic environment - complete with many of his designs in The Design Book

Wood Chair 1988 - Marc Newson as featured in The Design Book

How was 2013 for Edmund de Waal?

As we prepare to publish his first comprehensive monograph, the author and ceramicist looks back at his year

Edmund de Waal

Danny Lyon onstage in Washington DC

Legendary 'Bikers' photojournalist and pioneer of The New Journalism breaks ground ahead of new Phaidon book

Danny Lyon and Muhammad Ali before Ali's second fight with Jerry Quarry 1972

When the east was centuries ahead of the west

How books as we know them came to be - as told in The Phaidon Archive of Graphic Design

Buljo Jikji Simche Yojeol 1377 - from The Phaidon Archive of Graphic Design

How was 2013 for Joel Meyerowitz?

Phaidon creatives look back on the year just gone and tell us about what they're going to be up to in 2014

Joel Meyerowitz

Gehry's Fondation Louis Vuitton to open next year

The 'floating ship' arts institution will promote established artists and "young artists from emerging scenes"

Frank Gehry's Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris

A rare chance to see Capa in Colour

The 20th century photojournalist's little-seen colour work goes on display in New York next month

From Capa in Color, at the ICP, New York

Architecture before and after the third Reich

As 20th Century World Architecture shows, world affairs often lurk in the background of any architectural project

Neckermann Mail Order Company Building 1961 - Egon Eiermann

Frank Gehry designs new Alexander Calder show

Pritzker-prize laureate creates the layout for Alexander Calder: From Avant-Garde to Iconic at LACMA

Installation view from LACMA's Alexander Calder: From Avant-Garde to Iconic

Can you name these film-star buildings?

Federico Babina has redrawn famous movie posters, placing the films' houses centre stage

Detail from Federico Babina's Mon Oncle poster

How Carlo Scarpa bridged past and present

The renovation of the Fondazione Querini Stampalia is a great example of how he integrated the new with the old

Carlo Scarpa, Fondazione Querini Stampalia Renovations; New bridge with Istrian Stone treads on the Campiello leading to the Fondazione entrance

John Pawson designs Alain de Botton holiday home

Life House in Wales is the latest addition in the Art as Therapy philosopher's Living Architecture initiative

Life House by John Pawson for Alain de Botton's Living Architecture

The Japanese art group that inspired Shiro Kuramata

How the Gutai artists inspired one of Japan's greatest furniture designers to break the rules

Gutai Art Association, The International Sky Festival, 1960.

Porsche designs drive-in apartments in Miami

Automotive marque's first real estate venture targets design conscious car lovers

My other garage is a Libeskind. Porsche Design Tower, Florida

Phaidon books feature in best-of-the-year lists

Papers, mags and websites praised our books in their 2013 round-ups - so if you're still looking for gift ideas...

from Tomi Ungerer's Fog Island

Trollbäck + Company
 turn up the temperature

The Weather Channel's graphic revamp is the first in over thirty years

The Weather Channel dials - Trollbäck + Company


Mustafah Abdulaziz photographs the Ganges

Ex-Wall Street Journal photographer took a trip along India's sacred river with astonishing results

The Purifying Ganges - Mustafah Abdulaziz

Henry Moore's spectral images from the underground

Drawings of figures sheltering from the blitz weren't propaganda but a poignant response to a common plight

Pink and Green Sleepers 1941 - Henry Moore

Daniel Libeskind's air-purifying apartment block

The architect's new Berlin building will help boost local air quality thanks to its innovative cladding

Chausseestrasse 43 by Daniel Libeskind

The Met's ink-themed Chinese art show

America's largest art museum themes its first major Chinese contemporary art exhibition around ink

Stamping Water (1996) by Song Dong. This work appears at The Met's Ink Art exhibition and in our Chinese Art Book.

Alex Atala's fresh-water inspiration

How the Brazilian's quest for a national cuisine took him into the Amazon river

Alex Atala fishing in the Amazon

Foster reworks a Florida Art Deco institution

Architect restores symmetrical scheme to Sims Wyeth's Norton Museum and creates 'museum in a garden'

The Norton Museum of Art by Foster + Partners

Edouard Manet's modern gaze

The best-known paintings by the father of impressionism have not one, but two, things in common

Le Déjeuner Sur L'Herbe (1863) by Edouard Manet

Why is Damien Hirst trying to build a village?

The artist has plans to turn his South Devon farmland into a 750-home residential development

Plans for South Ilfracombe New Community, Devon

When Frank Lloyd Wright met Carlo Scarpa

Official titles meant nothing to the great American architect when he wanted a guide to Venice

Left: Carlo Scarpa; right: Frank Lloyd Wright

Photographs that are an accident waiting to happen

Csilla Klenyánszki builds precarious sculptures that balance just long enough for her to shoot them

The Glass, from Csilla Klenyánszki's Good Luck series

Saving the Michelangelo of the Capitol

Work is underway to restore Dome of the US Capitol building, and protect its delicate Italianate frescos

The interior of the Dome of the Capitol, shrouded in 1999, while lead paint was removed from its walls

The secret history of Chinese Modernism

A new Shanghai exhibition examines the crooked path of modern European-style art in 20th century China

Farmhouse, by Lin Fengmian

How Italy is digitising its masterworks

The Impossible Exhibition takes hard-to-view work, scans it and reproduces it in startling detail


Warhol collaborator Louis Waldon dies

Actor appeared alongside Joe Dallesandro in the Flesh, Lonesome Cowboys and Nude Restaurant

Joe Dallesandro (right) and Louis Waldon (left) in Flesh (1968) by Andy Warhol

Why the Watts Towers were nearly knocked down

Now they're a National historic landmark and a positive celebration of community spirit and civic pride but the Watts Towers weren't always viewed this way as Art & Place Site-Specific Art of the Americas reveals

The Watts Towers, Los Angeles - Simon Rodia

Ai Weiwei goes back to jail

The artist will stage a site-specific work on Alcatraz next September

Ai Weiwei in the lift while being taken into custody by the police, Sichuan, China, 2009; photo courtesy the artist

Inside Jee Young's head (and very small studio)

Korean artist creates fantasy worlds based on fables, childhood memories and an incredible imagination

Last Supper - Jee Young

Althea Thauberger at NADA Miami

Concluding our series on Art Cities of the Future artists showing in the NADA booth in Miami

Ecce Homo 2011 - Althea Thauberger Metallic Digital C-Print available at Artsy.com

Pascal Hachem talks art and cities at NADA Miami

The artist thinks Beirut - one of our Art Cities of the Future - is caught between danger and hope

You Always Want What The Other Has - Pascal Hachem 2013

When a picture really is worth a thousand words

In celebration of a great life 1918-2013 - Nelson Mandela photographed by VII's Ron Haviv


Nan Goldin film premiers at Art Basel Miami Beach

I Remember Your Face documents life in Paris and Berlin and gets first US showing tonight - watch the trailer

Ava twirling, NYC, 2007, by Nan Goldin. From Eden and After.

D.O.M. photographs get their own gallery show

Sérgio Coimbra's serene images from Alex Atala's new book come to the Coningsby in London

Coimbra's Ants and pineapple, from D.O.M. Rediscovering Brazilian Ingredients

Mana Morimoto's hand-stitched photographs

The Japanese wild artist and weaver simply loves “making thread beams come out of people’s eyes!”

Mana Morimoto embroidered photographs series

The view inside Art Basel Miami Beach

A look at some Phaidon focussed imagery, courtesy of Gallerist NY, as one of the world's biggest art fairs opens

An attendee on the VIP day reacts to a Tom Friedman at Luhring Augustine

Zaha Hadid jewellery at Art Basel Miami Beach

Zaha Hadid goes for gold (and other precious metals) with Swiss jeweller Caspita

- Zaha Hadid for Caspita

Okwui Enwezor to head up Venice Biennale 2015

The curator, writer and Phaidon author takes the directorship of the 56th International Art Exhibition

Okwui Enwezor, director of the 2015 Venice Biennale

Aline Cautis talks art and cities at NADA Miami

LA-based artist on how the art scene in Cluj - nominated as one of our Art Cities of the Future - affected her work

Aline Cautis - Untitled (2013)

Ai Weiwei on Miami, politics and Anish Kapoor

On the eve of his Miami opening, the artist and Chinese dissident says his work will always be "somehow political"

Ai Weiwei and his son, 2013. Courtesy of the artist's Instagram

Grimshaw and Samoo create eco experience in Korea

Visitors will be able to wander from tropical rainforest, through cloud forest and into the Antarctic

Ecorium, The National Ecology Centre, Seocheon - Grimshaw in collaboration with Samoo

Erika Verzutti talks art and cities at NADA Miami

The São Paulo Art Cities of The Future artist finds domestic tranquility in Brazil's "infernal activity"

Erika Verzutti with her work Balls (2010)

Renzo Piano on building beside Louis Kahn

The Italian architect says his extension to Kahn's Kimbell Art Museum is "close enough for a conversation"

The Piano Pavilion at the Kimbell Art Museum, Texas

Alain de Botton explains how we should use art

The writer says art should serve the psyche in the same way as it once served the church

Allow Alain to guide you towards a therapeutic use for art

Robert Smithson in Texas

The "James Dean of art" has his posthumous plans put on show in Dallas, including drafts for four unmade works

Robert Smithson at the Northwood Institute, 1970. Photograph by Robert Wade

Kai-Uwe Gundlach's downtime downtown photos

After a shoot the advertising photographer drops his crew and opens up the aperture for long-exposure cityscapes

Hong Kong by Kai-Uwe Gundlach

How Shiro Kuramata was inspired by Kubrick's 2001

The visionary designer loved the 1968 film A Space Odyssey, but thought he could improve on the furniture

Shiro Kuramata's Glass Chair (1976)

The other side of Athens

Petros Koublis captures the silent countryside that surrounds the capital's "desperate cry"

Somnolent - beyond the brittle town asleep, December 2012, by Petros Koublis, from In Landscapes

Martin Sharp 1942 - 2013

The Australian artist and graphic designer, best known for his psychedelic Oz magazine covers, has died

Oz covers and spread, from our Graphic Design Archive

Herzog & de Meuron's artistic Indian debut

Do these designs for the Kolkata Museum of Modern Art remind you a little of Denys Lasdun's Southbank Centre?

The Kolkata Museum of Modern Art (KMoMA)

Andy Warhol's Christmas sale

Christie's has assembled a Christmas-themed auction as part of its ongoing Warhol sales series

Christmas tree (c. 1956) by Andy Warhol

What to expect from Art Basel Miami Beach

A varied, international crowd, and a new limited-edition section come to the US's biggest contemporary art fair

Places of Power, Waterfall (2013) by Marina Abramović, courtesy of Luciana Brito Galeria

Colman Andrews reads from The Taste of America This week: Salt Water Taffy

Our critically acclaimed and mellifluously-voiced author returns with another captivating story from his new book

Colman Andrews


Nike goes high-tech for Brazil's 2014 kit

The sportswear firm combines engineered fabrics with laser-cut holes for an easy breezy strip

Luiz Gustav models Nike's new Brazil kit

Art City of the Future Johannesburg's avant-garde

Expect surreal disco and post-apartheid moodiness from a city that “does not tolerate indifference well”

Grass green/sky blue (because you stood in the highest court in the land and insisted on your humanity) (2008) by Dineo Seshee Bopape

Browsing the Munich art haul

219 works from Cornelius Gurlitt's collection are posted online including pieces by Picasso, Matisse and Dürer

Detail from Knight with Devil (1513) by Albrecht Dürer. Image courtesy of lostart.de

How clothing can promote group harmony

From the Amish to New Romantics - Anatomy of Fashion author Colin McDowell on the inclusive effect of fashion

Amish women, Pennsylvania, USA, 1985

Crowd-funding brings the skyscraper back to Bogotá

66-storey BD Bagata tower by Alonso-Balaguer y Arquitectos Asociados will be tallest building in Colombia

The 66-storey tall BD Bagata in Bogota by Alonso-Balaguer y Arquitectos Asociados

Laura Plageman's hand-folded photography

The Californian photographer bends, creases and screws up her images, even if she likes them

Response to print of trumpet vine, Hawaii (2011) by Laura Plageman