All you need to know about JR's new book How Old Am I?

The artist’s new book for children lets young readers understand age, with profiles of people around the world, aged one to 100.

How Old Am I?

All you need to know about monk

Read about this evocative chef monograph and evocative meditation on wood-fired cooking from an exciting Japanese chef

monk: Light and Shadow on the Philosopher's Path

Nathaniel Mary Quinn - Why I Draw

This Vitamin D3-featured artist channels tough early memories into his visceral and fragmented drawings

Nathaniel Mary Quinn

5 Books for Black History Month

From fire hoses to free jazz, these art books will make for compelling and thought-provoking additions to your bookshelf

Kerry James Marshall, Untitled (policeman), 2015, from Grief and Grievance: Art and Mourning in America

Jean Jullien shares a simple lover's cartoon, in time for Valentine's Day

The author and illustrator proves he can charm adults as well as children with this witty cartoon

The bed with you, by Jean Jullien. Image courtesy of Jullien's Instagram

Make this simple, delicious Vegan pasta sauce

Think vegan means spaghetti is off the menu? Think again! There are plenty of uses for the pesto in Vegan at Home

Green Hazelnut Pesto. Photography by Hildur Ársælsdóttir

All you need to know about Living in Nature

Our new book features a breathtaking collection of contemporary homes designed to foster a connection with the essential elements of landscape

Living in Nature

Ogata Kōrin's Flowers make a loving Valentine’s Day gift

Searching for a timely yet timeless lover’s gift? Here’s why, this February 14, you should pluck a copy of Flower for them

Irises at Yatsuhashi (Eight Bridges), c.1709 by Ogata Kōrin

All you need to know about This Is Still Not A Book

Jean Jullien is back with another fantastical take on the printed page for children

This Is Still Not A Book

Jade Montserrat - Why I Draw

'Drawing is meditation and observation. Drawing connects me to my roots, allows me to follow, to honour and to own them,' says this Vitamin D3 artist

Jade Montserrat

Emma Talbot - Why I Draw

The Vitamin D3-featured artist tells us about the immediacy and freedom that she finds in works on paper, and what she listens to on her drawing marathons

Emma Talbot. Photograph by Thierry Bal

Putnam & Putnam have some great Valentine's Day advice for you!

The floral designers favoured by Beyoncé and Gwyneth Paltrow tell us how to send something more adventurous than 12 red roses this February 14

Accent Color: Beige, plum, and black with apricot accent. Cymbidium orchid, Cantaloupe, Ranunculus, Sweet pea, Rose, Calla lily, Privet berry. Color blocking allows for multiple points of emphasis. The inclusion of large fruit, such as the cantaloupe here, is an easy way to create a brilliant concentration of color. From Flower Color Theory

This emotive Victorian card makes a loving Valentine’s Day gift

Among its beautiful floral imagery our book Flower peels back the touching origins of this international day for lovers

Valentine’s Day Card, c. 1800s; cut paper and chromolithograph. Private collection. As reproduced in Flower

INTERVIEW: Reem Kassis tells us about The Arabesque Table

Following the global success of The Palestinian Table the multiple award winning food writer returns with a new title

Reem Kassis - photography by Courtney Apple

Abelardo Morell's Flowers make a loving Valentine’s Day gift

Searching for a timely yet timeless lover’s gift? Here’s why, this February 14, you should pluck a copy of Flower for them

Flowers for Lisa #1, 2014 by Abelardo Morell, from Flower: Exploring the World in Bloom

John Wood and Paul Harrison - Why We Draw

The Vitamin D3-featured artists tell us how being clueless can be a good thing, why uncertainty is the only certainty, and that all politicians should go to art school

John Wood and Paul Harrison

All you need to know about The Family Meal, 10th Anniversary Edition

One decade on, Ferran Adrià revisits his seminal book of everyday recipes

The Family Meal, 10th Anniversary Edition

All you need to know about Patented: 1,000 Design Patents

Thomas Rinaldi uncovers more than a century of fascinating product and industrial design history via 1,000 patents

Patented: 1,000 Design Patents

Rachel Goodyear - Why I Draw

The Vitamin D3 featured artist tells us about the immediacy of drawing, the hardest thing to get right, and the difference between drawing as a child and as an artist

Rachel Goodyear in her studio - photograph courtesy Michael Pollard Photography

Michael and Darroch Putnam set the floral colors spinning in these new pictures

The Flower Color Theory authors push the boundaries of floral photography with some striking new images

Michael and Darroch Putnam's new floral pictures

All you need to know about Home Farm Cooking

Take a look at the long-awaited cookbook from celebrated architect John Pawson and his interiors specialist wife Catherine Pawson

Home Farm Cooking

nendo reinvents the football

A flatpack design that can be clicked together and doesn’t need a pump to stay bouncy, is the latest cool innovation from the agency

My Football Kit by nendo. Photographs by Akihiro Yoshida.

Rihanna and Lorna Simpson collaborate for the new Essence cover

The visual artist and the recording artist have produced a series of images exploring contemporary beauty

Rihnna by Lorna Simpsn by Lorna Simpson “Of Earth & Sky, 2020” Photographic Collage, Dimensions Variable © Lorna Simpson. Courtesy of the Artist and Hauser & Wirth. Creative Direction and Fashion Styling, Jahleel Weaver. Hair Yusef/the Y by Yusef/factory Downtown. Makeup: Raisa Flowers Using Fenty Beauty and Fenty Skin. Manicure: Maria Salandra/dior Vernis/art department. Tailor, Grace Ryung Kim. On Rihanna, a diamond necklace from Michelle Ong from Siegelson and drop earrings from Thelma West.

The enduring power of Martin Luther King

On Martin Luther King Day, we look at how Dr King’s work is remembered and celebrated in art, architecture and text

Memorial to the Victims of Violence in Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico, Gaeta-Springall Arquitectos (2012). Image courtesy of the architects. As featured in In Memory Of

All you need to know about Architizer: The World's Best Architecture 2020

See the greatest new buildings from 2020 and learn where the architecture world is taking us

Architizer: The World's Best Architecture 2020

All you need to know about Grief and Grievance: Art and Mourning in America

The book is a timely exploration of the ways artists have grappled with race and grief in modern America, from the great curator Okwui Enwezor

Grief and Grievance: Art and Mourning in America

All you need to know about Own It: The Secret To Life

Read why you really need Diane von Furstenberg’s manifesto for personal growth

Own It: The Secret to Life

All you need to know about The Arabesque Table

Bring the tastes of the Arabian diaspora to your kitchen, with this beautiful, authoritative new cookbook

The Arabesque Table

All you need to know about Vitamin D3

This indispensable survey of contemporary drawing captures the beautiful range of new works created in this oldest of media

Vitamin D3

All you need to know about The Origins of Cooking

Want to know how early man made the jump from simple nourishment to cultured cookery? Ferran Adrià's elBullifoundation has the answers

The Origins of Cooking

All you need to know about Today’s Special

Get to know 100 of the most exciting rising-star chefs from around the world — as selected by 20 culinary masters

Today's Special

All you need to know about Radical Architecture of the Future

Beatrice Galilee’s revolutionary survey looks towards tomorrow’s built environment via today’s most exciting architectural projects

Radical Architecture of the Future by Beatrice Galilee

Tasty dishes to help you through Veganuary

Signed up to a meat-free start to 2021? Then it's time to tuck into Vegan: The Cookbook - here's a taster to get you started

Caribbean jerk chili, salty caramel cake, and daikon rolls with avocado and micro greens, all from Vegan: The Cookbook

Have you seen Jim Hodges' and Elmgreen & Dragset’s new pieces in NYC stations?

The artists have installed two very different works across Manhattan’s public transport network

I dreamed a world and called it Love (2020) © Jim Hodges, NYC Transit Grand Central-42 St Station. Commissioned by MTA Arts & Design. Photo by David Regen. Courtesy the artist and Gladstone Gallery, New York and Brussels.

The Wall Street Journal identifies Anni and Josef Albers as the preeminent modernist power couple

For longevity and aesthetic give-and-take, no one beats Anni and Josef, argues the newspaper’s Ann Landi

Josef and Anni Albers, c. 1935. Courtesy and copyright © 2020 The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/DACS, London

Sober up with these Spirited but alcohol-free drinks

Going dry for the first month of 2021, or just ‘sober curious’? Either way, there’s great drinks for you in our new cocktail book

Highball, as featured in Spirited. All photographs by Andy Sewell

2020 in 20 stories

Here are the things we learned, that surprised us, that made us laugh, (or stifle a tear) and generally got us through this year - all from Phaidon.com

From top right, reading left to right: Kate Moss in Supreme; soda bread in The Irish Cookbook; Rinko Kawauchi, Untitled, from the eyes, the ears, 2005, in Flower; Anni and Josef Albers from Anni & Josef Albers; a container garden from Grow Fruit & Vegetables in Pots; Rihanna: Queen Size; John McKendry, 1975 by Robert Mapplethorpe, from Robert Mapplethorpe; Paul Smith from Paul Smith; Nike: Better is Temporary

Now Available - Rihanna: Queen Size

The statement volume for Rihanna fans, this new luxury edition is limited to just 500 copies worldwide

A spread from Rihanna: Queen Size

INTERVIEW: Adrienne Stillman on classic cocktails, today’s great mixologists, and which drinks are due a renaissance

The Spirited author talks us through today’s great drinks, the importance of good ice, and picks the long lost bar where she would love to have placed an order

Spirited author and mixed drinks expert Adrienne Stillman

Pentagram reveal the hidden messaging in their Fäviken cover design

How the acclaimed design agency captured Magnus Nilsson’s restaurant and career trajectory in one fell swoop

Fäviken: 4015 Days, Beginning to End

The Haas Brothers line up an exhibition, a bar and an adult cartoon for 2021

The artists and Rihanna collaborators have an action packed year coming up!

The Haas Brothers

Pantone Colour of the Year 2021? Anni & Josef Albers got there half-a-century earlier!

Pantone’s pigments for the New Year capture something of the months ahead, but they also reflect the work of these 20th century pioneers

Study for Homage to the Square: Impact, 1965. Oil on Masonite, by Josef Albers

Jp McMahon guides us through that other great European Christmas tradition, fish on Christmas Eve

Are you going to dine seafood on the night before Christmas? Here’s how to do it properly, courtesy of the Irish Cookbook author

The Irish Cookbook author JpMcMahon

Holiday decor tips, 2020 style, from the Putnams

The A-list floral designers know just how to get your place looking extra Christmassy to round out a tough year

Michael Putnam at his Southern Californian home, December 2020. Image courtesy of Michael and Darroch Putnam's Instagram

Give the gift of beautiful books filled with fantastic food

Exquisite books are a great way to celebrate the holidays. Give these gifts to someone you love, and taste the difference

The Irish Cookbook by Jp McMahon and Fäviken: 4015 Days, Beginning to End by Magnus Nilsson

Give the gift of beautiful books on great lives

Exquisite books are a great way to bring us together during the holidays. Give these gifts to someone you love, you’ll both revel in the lives of the greats, past and present

The Lives of Artists

Watch the Haas Brothers in their studio

The Californian artists shared their working space and practices with Sharon Coplan Hurowitz and Amanda Benchley, authors of our new book Open Studio

The Haas Brothers

Give the gift of beautiful books for their home

Exquisite books are a great way to celebrate the holidays. Give these gifts to someone you love and spark a great interiors monologue

Life Meets Art and The Garden: Elements and Style

Give the gift of books filled with beauty

Beautiful books are a great way to bring joy to loved ones this holiday. Give these gifts to someone you love and share in that joy

Art= and Flower

Give the gift of beautiful books for celebrations

Exquisite books are a great way to celebrate the holidays. Give these gifts to someone you love, and let the merrymaking begin!

Spirited and The Silver Spoon Classic

Putnam & Putnam share a Christmassy, Candy Cane-like display from their new book

The floral designers and Phaidon authors pull out a wonderful red-and-white composition from their 2021 book, Flower Color Theory

A red and white accented spread from Flower Color Theory

Simon Doonan recalls Joan Rivers' rude Christmas joke

The author of How to Be Yourself pays tribute to another great, idiosyncratic talent

Simon Doonan's latest How to Be Yourself retail display arrangement. Image courtesy of Simon Doonan's Instagram

Read Magnus Nilsson’s simple tips for roasting the bird right

The chef and Phaidon author shares some very effective culinary advice with Monocle Radio

Bird’s head grilled over birch charcoal, from Fäviken: 4015 Days, Beginning. Photo by Erik Olsson

Grow Fruit & Vegetables in Pots is The Times’ gardening book of the year!

The paper’s Ann Treneman praises Aaron Bertelsen’s practical and inspirational new book

Grow Fruit & Vegatables in Pots

Mark Bradford shares his pandemic memories with the Smithsonian

The artist is one of 85 artists, teachers, curators and administrators looking back on 2020

Mark Bradford. Portrait courtesy of The MacArthur Foundation

Announcing a landmark publication - Nike: Better is Temporary

This immersive visual survey offers an unprecedented, behind-the-scenes exploration into Nike's ethos-driven design formula, placing industry-defining innovations and globally recognized products alongside previously unpublished designs, prototypes, insider stories, and more

​Nike: Better is Temporary

Magnus Nilsson's Momentous Moments: The point he understood that fame helped with cookery, just a little

The chef, Nordic food authority and Phaidon author doesn’t mind posing for selfies, just maybe steer clear of him when he’s queuing for the log flume

Faviken's front-of-house manager Hatim and Nilsson in the combined office space and staff dining room, one storey above the guest dining room. All photographs by Erik Olsson

Who was the jeweler who created feathers made of gold?

Our new book Coveted profiles the emigrée family at the forefront of the contemporary Latin American jewelry scene

H. Stern, Feathers Bracelet, 2004. Gold. Image courtesy of H. Stern

The NYC AIDS Memorial replays voices of a past epidemic

The memorial’s new sound installation, Hear Me, featuring work from Larry Kramer and David Wojnarowicz, can be heard throughout December

New York City AIDS Memorial, New York City, New York, USA. Studio AI Architects (2016). Edward Caruso Photography

Exploring the Elements is the gift to reengage their love of learning

Our young person’s guide to the Periodic Table is one of our better books for a better year ahead. Give someone you love a copy!

Exploring the Elements

Art= is the gift to reawaken their love of great works and museum visits

This innovative guide to the Met Museum’s masterpieces is one of our better books for a better year ahead. Give someone you love a copy!

Art=

All you need to know about The Fife Arms

Pique your nascent love of travel, art and design with this book about the remarkable interiors of one of the world’s most exquisite hotels

The Fife Arms

How to Be Yourself is the gift that will reset their year ahead

Simon Doonan’s life-changing guide is one of our better books for a better year ahead. Give someone you love a copy!

How to Be Yourself

Coveted is the gift to renew their love of the high life

Our jewelry as art overview is guaranteed to make their next year sparkle and is one of our better books for a better year ahead. Give someone you love a copy!

Coveted

Open Studio is the gift to reinvigorate their artistry

This collection of DIY projects by contemporary artists is one of our better books for a better year ahead. Give someone you love a copy!

Open Studio


The Garden: Elements and Styles is the gift to regrow their love of green spaces

This compendium comprising hundreds of horticultural masterpieces is one of our better books for a better year ahead. Give someone you love a copy!

The Garden

Paul Smith is the gift to relight their love of fashion

This brilliant object-by-object career history is one of our better books for a better year ahead. Give someone you love a copy!

Our winning Paul Smith book designed by Julia Hasting

Life Meets Art is the gift to rekindle their creativity

Our collection of creative people's private homes is one of our better books for a better year ahead. Give someone you love a copy!

Life Meets Art

Spirited is a great gift to restart the party

Our global cocktail compendium is one of our better books for a better year ahead. Give someone you love a copy!

Spirited: Cocktails from Around the World

Flower is the gift to reseed their love of visual arts

Our fabulous floral survey is one of our better books for a better year ahead. Give someone you love a copy!

Flower: Exploring the World in Bloom

Flower is the gift to fill their life with colour again

Our fabulous floral survey is one of our better books for a better year ahead. Give someone you love a copy!

Flower: Exploring the World in Bloom

INTERVIEW: Toby Musgrave on garden artistry, the power of the plastic pot and how to add a lot with just a little

The Garden: Elements and Styles author tells us which parts of the book he's put into practice, and who he thinks is the most influential gardener of all time

Xeriscape Garden. Garden at Tiburon, in the San Francisco Bay area of California, USA, a planting scheme by Arterra Landscape Architects

Sterling Ruby, Fai Khadra and Sotheby’s celebrate our Contemporary Artist Series

The auction house convened a special panel featuring the artist and the collector to discuss the book series' quarter century legacy

From left: Fai Khadra and Sterling Ruby appeared in Sotheby's recent discussion about Phaidon's Contemporary Artist Series

How to host Thanksgiving 2020 socially and safely

From table displays to turkey, tasty cocktails to avoiding family fallouts - our authors have the lowdown on what to do (and what not to do)

Roast turkey from The Silver Spoon Classic

Watch Nigel Cooke describe his new show

The painter guides us through Oceans at Pace Geneva and recalls making his Phaidon Contemporary Artist series book

Nigel Cooke

Something beautiful happens when artists make jewelry

Our new book Coveted looks at a gilded world in which fine art (and the occasional fine artist) meets high end jewelry

Elisabetta Cipriani—Wearable Art, Frank Stella, Ring, 2008. Gold.

The 16th century medina house beloved by a British minimalist

Our new book, The Best of Nest, features an early John Pawson gem, nestling in the heart of the Tunisian capital

Nest 11, Winter 2000-01. Pawson in Tunis. (Living room, private residence, Tunis, Tunisia). Text: John Pawson, Photographs: Christopher Kircherer

Five Spirited Thanksgiving drinks to think about now

Our perfectly presented global guide to cocktails has the upcoming holiday covered (and plenty of others too)

Eggnog, as featured in Spirited

Watch Melanie Grant tell you about Coveted: Art and Innovation in High Jewelry

The author and contemporary jewelry expert visited Christie's in London to talk us through her beautiful new book

Melanie Grant

All you need to know about Exploring the Elements

Our new children’s book bonds hard science with fun facts in its brilliant exploration of the periodic table

Exploring the Elements

INTERVIEW: Spirited photographer Andy Sewell talks cocktails, cables and fine art photography

The master of mixed-drinks photography explains how he created such perfect cocktail imagery for our new book

Negroni - Spirited: Cocktails from Around the World


The NY Times calls Spirited a ‘lavish, gift-worthy stunner’

Cheers! We’re pleased with our beautifully produced, comprehensive guide to cocktails from around the world too

Spirited

The cabin made from Coca-Cola crates

Our new book, The Best of Nest, proves that when it comes to off-the-wall interiors, you can’t beat the Real Thing

Nest 19, Winter 2002-03. The Workhouse. (Peter’s Coca-Cola house, assembled from plastic Coke crates, Harlem, New York, NY). Photograph: Ejlat Feuer.

Why Magnus Nilsson writes in English but adds just a touch of Swedish

The chef and Phaidon author explains why he loves to keep a few Nordic idiosyncrasies in his books

Faviken's front-of-house manager Hatim and Nilsson in the combined office space and staff dining room, one storey above the guest dining room. All photographs by Erik Olsson

The Brazilian jeweler turning rainforest wood into precious works

Our new book Coveted looks at one contemporary jewelry designer reworking one of the world’s oldest, most humble materials

Silvia Furmanovich, Mushroom Earrings, 2018. 
Diamonds and wood marquetry in gold. Courtesy of Silvia Furmanovich

The postmodern palace fit for a Queen

Our new book, The Best of Nest, showcases the wild side of interior design, including one very well known royal residence

Nest, Summer 2002. Buckingham House After Nash. Text: Pat Kirkham, Photographs: Derry Moore, courtesy The Royal Collection and Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, © 2002. Buckingham Palace, London, UK

Jason Rosenfeld praises Cecily Brown’s new show

The art historian and Phaidon author admires the artist’s restless energy as well as her classic influences

Cecily Brown, The Splendid Table, 2019-2020, oil on linen , 3 panels, overall: 105 1/2 x 316 1/2 in. (268 x 803.9 cm); each: 105 1/2 x 105 1/2 in. (268 x 268 cm). Image courtesy of the artist and Paula Cooper Gallery

Snacky Tunes talk us through their new t-shirt line

The guys behind the hit podcast and accompanying book tell us about their new capsule line of clothing

EVERYBODY.WORLD & Snacky Tunes

Adam Pendleton on the pandemic, painting and beautiful mistakes

The artist says he's learned how to adapt under lockdown but still keep on raising important questions

Adam Pendleton

Why prehistoric rock and bone might be the latest thing in contemporary jewelry design

Our new book Coveted looks at one New York jeweler reaching far back in time to move the medium forward

Monique Péan, Necklace, 2019. Diamond and pyritized dinosaur bone in recycled platinum. Image courtesy Monique Péan

INTERVIEW: Snacky Tunes on DJing, the rise of the cult chef and why the best food record ever is only 17 seconds long

Darin and Greg Bresnitz, the brothers behind the hit podcast and new Phaidon book, talk us through their climb to the top of the food chain and which culinary masters and recording artist they’ve grown to admire

Greg and Darin Bresnitz, Snacky Tunes hosts and authors

You really must watch our Flower panel talk at the V&A

The expert panel pulled in a wide and varied international audience to hear the chat about our beautiful new book

The holding image for the V&A's Flower panel discussion

The bedroom made from beauty queen memorabilia

Our new book, The Best of Nest, showcases the wild side of interior design, including this Farrah Fawcett superfan’s pad

Nest 1, Fall 1997. Raymond’s Angels (Raymond Donahue, family home, New Jersey, USA). Photograph: Jason Schmidt

Rare colour works by Francesca Woodman revealed in new show

The late, great woman artist, best-known for her black-and-white imagery, also produced some full-colour photos


The LA jeweler pairing wildlife with precious gems

Daniela Villegas brings coyotes, crabs and snakes to life in her jewelry, as our new book Coveted explains

Daniela Villegas, Grannus Ring, 2017. Mexican opal (24.5cts), orange tourmalines, and sapphires in pink gold.

Simon Doonan marks his birthday in style

The writer, TV personality and fashion authority goes for natural presents (rather than unnatural co-worker celebrations)

Simon Doonan's poodle floral display. Image courtesy of Doonan's Instagram

Here's why W Magazine loves our new book, Open Studio

The Condé Nast title appreciates the way our new publication brings big name artists right into your home

Rashid Johnson: Love in Outer Space (Step by Step). Artwork (c) the artist / Photography (c) Casey Kelbaugh

A Robert Mapplethorpe birthday party guestlist

On the 74th anniversary of his birth we take another look at the exquisite portraits of his friends and acquaintances