The science and serenity of CERN

The industrial photographer Alastair Philip Wiper shoots the colourful and beautifully ordered in Geneva

From Alastair Philip Wiper's latest CERN series

Come and meet NADA, Artsy and us at Miami Beach

Phaidon is partnering with the New Art Dealers Alliance to celebrate and showcase Art Cities of the Future

Chemi Rosado-Seijo, El Cerro Project, 2002-present, Naranjito, Puerto Rico, as featured in Phaidon's Art Cities of the Future: 21st-Century Avant-Gardes

How a corporate commission transfixed New Yorkers

AXA Equitable Building works by Sol LeWitt, Roy Lichtenstein and Scott Burton became a defining gift to the city

Sol LeWitt - Bands of Lines In Four Colors and Four Directions, Separated by Gray Bands 1985

Art As Therapy proves (very) popular

Alain de Botton's guide to the therapeutic quality of art has had a great press reaction. We'd like to share some of it

Alain de Botton, co-author of Art as Therapy

Green, extreme-sports park drafted for Las Vegas

The Vegas Extreme resort aims to grow its own food and generate 85% of its energy from renewable sources

Vegas Extreme by M-Rad

Kanye thinks everything needs to be ‘architected’

The rap star tells Harvard Graduate School of Design students that Peter Saville "wants me to do a YSL”

Kanye West at Harvard

70-year-old shack is turned into a mirrored artwork

The Lucid Stead in Joshua Tree is about "light and shadow, reflected light, projected light and change"

The Lucid Stead by Phillip K Smith III. Photograph by Steve King

Michel Campeau captures demise of the dark room

Canadian photographer immortalises darkrooms as monuments to the lost art of silver-based photography

A dark room in Niamey, Niger, from Michel Campeau's The Demise of the Dark Room series

Adam Szymczyk named director of Documenta 14

The Polish-born Phaidon author and Chief Curator of the Kunsthalle Basel will oversee the event in 2017

Adam Szymczyk

Inside the African avant-garde

Our new book Art Cities of the Future examines the scene in West Africa's largest conurbation

Agbo Rago (2009) by Jelili Atiku

Joel Meyerowitz goes big on Cézanne

The photographer's massive 2m x 2.40m print of Cézanne's objects proves a hit at Paris Photo

Joel's Big Cézanne at Howard Greenberg Gallery's stand, Paris Photo. Image courtesy of Joel and Maggie's blog.

Thea and Ethan on collecting art for money

Art advisors Ethan Wagner and Thea Westreich Wagner on putting together a collection that's really rewarding

Thea and Ethan addressing young collectors at Sotheby's earlier this year

New York's High Line enters third and final phase

City’s defunct freight train yards will play home to The Spur, a forested amphitheatre

The Spur, The High Line at the Railyards

René Redzepi on creativity, fear and reaching the top

The Noma chef is surprised to have become a star but says he isn't wasting time thinking about his legacy

 René Redzepi

Seymour Powell gives economy class a wider berth

Airline seating that gets wider at the touch of a button (and your credit card pin)

Morph - Seymour Powell

New York street photography laid bare in new doc

Elliot Erwitt, Mary Ellen Mark and Joel Meyerowitz describe their craft and the city it came from in Everybody Street

New York City, 1946 by Elliott Erwitt

Fine art photography meets spot the difference

Philadelphia-based Keith Sharp re-interprets Monet's Series paintings with a set of photographic variations

Mounds (2010) from Keith Sharp's Variations

Cycle design celebrated in Israel

The Free Wheel exhibition at Design Museum Holon revels in two-wheeled transport

Pocket Bici by T&C

Eliasson and Obrist: now available as cheese

Microorganisms recovered from these two artworld luminaries have been cultured into a cheese


Get up close to The Colours of the Earth

Bernhard Edmaier may be best known for his aerial photography but take a look at these amazing close ups

Arzo Breccia, Ticino, Switzerland - Bernhard Edmaier

Coi's Daniel Patterson talks art and food

"Once chefs start to think of themselves as artists, it sets them in a wrong direction," he tells The Vancouver Sun

Daniel Patterson says consistency is the key to his success at Coi

Zhang Xiaogang's uncertain future

Another pertinent pairing from The Chinese Art Book sees Mao era uncertainty pitched against the serene buddha

Zhang Xiaogang Bloodline: Big Family 1993

David Anfam talks site-specific art in USA Today

Our venerable editor-at-large selects his favourite site-specific artworks, each worthy of a road trip

Dr David Anfam addressing guests at Sotheby's in London, 2012

Claim and counter claims in Kunsthal theft

Court hears accusations of fakery, an insurance fraud, and an inside accomplice from Romanian gang leader

The Kunsthal crime scene, October 2012

Do Suh Ho creates life-sized models of his homes

Artist's 1:1 polyester models inaugurate Seoul's new National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art

Home Within Home Within Home Within Home Within Home by Do Ho Suh

Any of your pictures in this artist's works?

Penelope Umbrico gathers together thousands of similar images from photo-sharing sites and elsewhere

Suns (from Sunsets) from Flickr, by Penelope Umbrico

US history, set into stone

Arizona's petroglyphs at Canyon de Chelly depict life before Europeans arrived, and after

Petroglyphs at Canyon de Chelly, Arizona, from Art & Place

Charlotte Colbert's surreal housewife shots

A Day At Home captures the cloistered, psychically fraught world of the modern kept woman

From A Day At Home by Charlotte Colbert

The ties that bound Carlo Scarpa and Paul Klee

Robert McCarter's new book on the mid-century modernist architect points out some fascinating similarities

Geoffnet (Opened) 1933 - Paul Klee

Mike Winkelmann's Transparent Machines

Does this short video signal a new area of artistic political protest?

A still from Transparent Machines by Mike Winkelmann

Ahn Jun pushes self portraiture to the edge

Korean photographer says vertiginous shots speak to the future of our cities - if you're acrophobic look away now

Self portrait (2011) by Ahn Jun

Explaining Smithson's Spiral Jetty

Art & Place, our new book on site-specific art, examines this seminal 1970 land-art work


Stephen Shore signing in London this Friday

The pioneering photographer launches his debut iBook and presents his two-volume Book of Books collection

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

Introducing Coi Stories and Recipes

How one very literate San Francisco chef called Daniel Patterson has created an entirely new type of cookery book

Coi: Stories and Recpies by Daniel Patterson

David Chipperfield stirs up London’s Canada Water

"Lifeless, out-of-town, retail-park look" to be reinvigorated with The Shard developers

David Chipperfield Architects

Take a look at Sir Paul Smith's photographs

A glimpse into the shadowy world of the legendary British fashion designer

Me by Paul Smith

Some site-specific praise for Art & Place

Our guide to site-specific art in the Americas wins plaudits across the globe

Our new book, Art & Place Site-Specific Art of the Americas

Bogotá's botanical avant-garde

Our new book uncovers the natural side of one of Latin America's liveliest art scenes

In A Comatose State: Harvest (2007) Maria Elvira Escallón

Malmo's melted shopping mall

Emporia by Sweden's Wingårdh Arkitektkontor lures in shoppers with its magma-like entrance

Emporia by Wingårdh Arkitektkontor

Colette Fu's photo sculpture pop-ups

The Chinese-American photographer brings the bustle of the Yunnan province to life on the page

A pop-up spread from Colette Fu's We are Tiger Dragon People

René Redzepi lights up London and New York

The Noma chef talks through his childhood in London, meets Alice Waters and signs books at Club Monaco

René Redzepi at Club Monaco, New York

A defence of censorship by Alain de Botton

In Art as Therapy, Alain de Botton and John Armstrong set out some moments when censorship is justified

Perfume Advertisement, Musée d’Orsay, Paris, 2011

BIG magics a ski slope from a working power plant

Architect Bjarke Ingels calls new plant an example of BIG's desire for 'Hedonistic Sustainability'

Amager Bakke Waste To Energy Plant - BIG Architects

Rio's Olympic Games pictograms are a winner

These designs were inspired by the official Rio 2016 logo developed by UK/Brazil firm Dalton Maag

Rio 2016's pictograms

Lucky Peach's Peter Meehan on Coi

The great US writer and Lucky Peach editor says he "couldn't be more excited to have this book to spend time with"

Coi by Daniel Patterson

Thea and Ethan on collecting art for love

Art advisors Ethan Wagner and Thea Westreich Wagner tell you how to collect art for the best possible reason

Ethan Wagner and Thea Westreich Wagner

A flat-pack solution to disaster relief

Pieter Stoutjesdijk's ECOnnect venture hopes to plug housing crisis with interlocking chipboard

Econnect relief housing

Some Wine Bar Theory from David Gilbertson

The business guru explains (among other things) why the boss needs to know what the doorman thinks

One of Bill Butcher's illustrations for Wine Bar Theory

Thomas Albdorf on keeping still life alive

The Austrian photographer and critic defends the photographic one-liner and says it's here to stay

From Still Life by Thomas Albdorf

The fashion of authority

Colin McDowell's book, The Anatomy of Fashion, looks at how figures of authority assert their power sartorially

The Authority inclusion from The Anatomy of Fashion

Next Architects' Mobius-like Chinese bridge

The Dutch practice says its pedestrian bridge design draws upon decorative Chinese folk art

NEXT Architects' Chinese bridge

Art & Place in the Empire State

Join us in Manhattan's Empire State Building tomorrow night, to talk art, place and preservation


Bernhard Edmaier's search for white

The German landscape photographer has found the sum of all spectral colours surprisingly ellusive

Gates Glacier, Alaska, USA by Bernhard Edmaier from EarthArt

Parr, Meyerowitz and Phaidon at Paris Photo

Hear Martin talk protests and photobooks, meet Joel, get your book signed, and more at this year's Paris Photo

Toshiaki Kanayama Dotou/ Years of Violent Change (Scream of Outrage/ Years of Violent Change) Self Published, Tokyo, 1970 © Martin Parr collection

Could you live in a moving city?

Manuel Dominguez at Madrid’s Superior Technical School of Architecture has a plan for job-starved areas

The Very Large Structure - Manuel Dominguez

The World We Made is released as an iBook

Enter our competition to win a free download of Jonathon Porritt's new iBook


Meet the Sochi Singers

Two Dutch image makers document the entertainment on offer at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Russia

Sochi Singers, from The Sochi Project - Copyright Rob Hornstra, courtesy Flatland Gallery NL/Paris

PriestmanGoode designs a space capsule

Having worked on train, plane and boat interiors, the design studio turns its gaze to the heavens

Priestmangoode's space capsule

René Redzepi and Alex Atala on the cover of Time

David Chang joins 'the dudes of food' on the cover of the influential news weekly


Thomas Heatherwick’s London Garden Bridge

The design star's bridge proposal is part of wider attempts to make London both greener and easier to navigate

Thomas Heatherwick's Garden Bridge renderings

Take a look at Stephen Shore's moving image iBook

Be the first to pre-order the great American photographer's debut digital video iBook, A New York Minute

A screen grab from Stephen Shore's A New York Minute

Praise for Art Cities of the Future Goes Global

The press for our new survey of global avant-gardes has been as brilliant and varied as the cities we've covered

Art Cities of the Future

What's going on in Bai Yiluo's calligraphy?

A witty fusion of media and materials creates a strong effect - but what is it made up of?

Bai Yiluo Calligraphy Flies (2005)

Paul Cocksedge’s Living Staircase

The British designer plants around a staircase in Soho to fashion a creative spiral

Paul Cockedge's living staircase

The life and death of Agnes Thor

See how this young Swedish photographer tries to capture the transience of life in her images


Steve McCurry on the Afghan Girl, beauty and 9/11

The Magnum photographer describes his working practices and his view of the world in an Italian TV interview

Steve McCurry on Rai 3's Che Tempo Che Fa last Saturday

Lady Gaga mimics Marina Abramović

The singer draws on Warhol, Koons, Botticelli et al to promote her new album

From left: Marina Abramović, Portrait with Scorpion (Closed Eyes) (2005) and Lady Gaga’s Venus artwork (2013)

From shorts to shaving - a secret history of leg fashion

Colin McDowell's Anatomy of Fashion offers thousands of insights into how we dress - here's a few of them


Will this vertical garden take root in Berlin?

Agnieszka Preibisz and Peter Sandhaus believe their Green8 scheme could transform the city's Alexanderplatz

Agnieszka Preibisz and Peter Sandhaus' Green8 proposal

Carlo Scarpa praised by New York's Artists

Leading figures in the New York art world praise the architect's work, to mark the opening of Scarpa's Met show

The Gipsoteca Canoviana (1955-57) by Carlo Scarpa

Ben Marcin photographs the last house standing

German-born US-based photographer looks at single houses that hang on when the neighbours have gone

Baltimore, MD. from Ben Marcin's series Last House Standing

High praise for The Chinese Art Book

The world's press seems to agree: The Chinese Art Book offers an unrivalled overview of one nation's art

Sitting on the Wall: Haikou V (2001) by Weng Fen, from The Chinese Art Book

Art as Therapy extends to photography

Alain de Botton thinks painful photographs like Eve Arnold's below can be therapeutic

Divorce in Moscow, 1966 by Eve Arnold

Tomi Ungerer's Fog Island is one of The New York Times' Best Illustrated Children's Books of 2013

Tomi Ungerer's brilliant children's book just won a place in the newspaper's prestigious annual list

from Tomi Ungerer's Fog Island

Tony Kaye on how he changed advertising

The greatest British ad director of recent times comes back to London to explain how he did it

Acclaimed director Tony Kaye

Sara Naim goes tree spotting in Dubai

The British-born photographer finds hardy specimens hanging on among the office blocks and sand dunes

From Portraits of Natives by Sara Naim

Modernist masterworks recovered in Munich

1,500 works found in the Munich apartment of the son of Nazi-era Degenerate Art Exhibition co-curator

Comedy (1921) by Paul Klee. Though this work is currently on show at Tate Modern, other works by the artist have been recovered from a stash hidden in a Bavarian flat

The science and beauty of Edmaier's Grand Canyon

EarthArt offers both a fine collection of aerial views and a wealth of geological insight into our planet's beauty

The Grand Canyon from Bernhard Edmaier's EarthArt

What America’s banks did next

Michael Vahrenwald’s project, The People’s Trust, looks at how US bank buildings have been repurposed

Untitled, Detroit, Il, 2012, by Michael Vahrenwald

Colman Andrews reads from The Taste of America This week: Mayhaw jelly

The celebrated food writer and Phaidon author Colman Andrews introduces us to "the cranberry of the South"

Colman Andrews

The perfect imperfections life-sized doll furniture

When Slovakian design student Silva Lovasová scaled up toy lamps and chairs, she kept all the flaws in

Silva Lovasová's 1:1 project. Photo by Peter Sit

Sou Fujimoto’s secret Saudi tower

The Japanese architect’s master plan in Jeddah is both ‘confidential’ and practically transparent

Sou Fujimotot's Outlook Tower

Banksy’s NYC residency is over

The British graffiti artist signs off his month-long residency in New York with a plea to save outdoor art

Banksy's balloon lettering, his final New York piece

Herzog and de Meuron strips back Park Ave. Armory

Why the Pritzker Prize laureate has taken away all the more recent additions from this New York Institution

Herzog and de Meuron's reinvention of the Park Avenue Armory

Why Delhi is an Art City of The Future

Solid institutions? Global connections? What does a city need for its artists to make art as good as this?

Someone Left a Horse on the  Shore (2007) by Gigi Scaria

What is real and what is fake in this model town?

Photographer and model maker Michael Paul Smith has been photographing his own town for the last 25 years

Double Coupon Day at the A and P by Michael Paul Smith

Colin McDowell on how punk was defeated

Our author charts ripped clothing and safety pins from early modern mercenaries to Elizabeth Hurley

From left: early modern Landsknechte; Richard Hell on the cover of Blank Generation, 1977; Elizabeth Hurley's 1994 safety pin dress, by Gianni Versace

Le Corbusier and Oscar Niemeyer, now in Lego

Lego's architecture range now includes the pair's great collaboration, New York's United Nations Building

Lego's new UN Headquarters kit

Geeta Kapur's art of Indian citizenship

The world-renowned Indian curator and Phaidon author tackles statehood in the second of her five exhibitions

Geeta, Bikaner from Notes from the Desert 1999 - 2010, by Gauri Gill

Alain de Botton on Banksy and buying art

The public intellectual and Phaidon author believes galleries should help their clients to lead better lives

I can't believe you morons actually buy this shit (2013) by Banksy

Does this wrecked liner remind you of Fellini too?

Gigi Cifali's surreal photographs of the Costa Concordia revel in the wreck's dark absurdity

The Costa Concordia, from End of a Dream by Gigi Cifali

René Redzepi talks trash, brains and ants in London

Next month, hear the world-famous chef describe the year he tried to make Noma "a happier place to be in"

René Redzepi, founder and head chef at Noma

Wallis, Gilbert's concrete makes a comeback

One of the British practice's earliest creations is reborn as a modern, concrete-loving, mixed use hub

Promotional material for EMI's Hayes plant, now reborn as the Old Vinyl Factory

Stephen Shore shares his Lou Reed pictures

Following the singer's passing, Shore posted one of his Factory shots, featuring a young, vulnerable Reed

Stephen Shore's Facebook shares, earlier today

Hear Brice Marden at NY Public Library next week

The celebrated American artist talks with Phaidon's Dr David Anfam and Phaidon Focus author Eileen Costello

Grove Group III (1973) by Brice Marden

Marc Wilson's accidental war memorials

The British photographer captures Europe's WWII battlements as they disappear into the coastline

Newburgh, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, 2012, from The Last Stand by Marc Wilson

When Diego Rivera turned propaganda into art

Upon the publication of Art and Place, we take a look at Rivera's murals at the Universidad Autonoma de Chapingo

Murals in the former chapel at the Escuela Nacional de Agricultura, 1925 - 27, by Diego Rivera

A great body of praise for The Anatomy of Fashion

Colin McDowell's magisterial overview of clothes, anatomy and culture meets with universal praise worldwide

1947 tennis outfit, photographed by Toni Frissell

Arthur C Danto 1924 - 2013

The critic and Warhol advocate, who popularised the term 'the artworld' has died

Arthur C Danto

Whose hometown is this?

John Maclean photographs the hometowns of his artistic heroes, adding a little of their style into his shots

Oklahoma City, Ed Ruscha's hometown, by John MacLean