African Artists and masks

Our new book demonstrates how the continent’s brightest contemporary artists draw on one of its earliest forms

African Artists and masks

The bird that changed the way we communicate

How the cute and clever Twitter logo helped turn the social media platform into a place to pontificate

The bird that changed the way we communicate

The bird that put the magic into myth

In Bird: Exploring the Winged World we take a look at the mythological creature that spans ancient civilisations and modern presidents

The bird that put the magic into myth

African Artists and the photo studio

The enduring influence of posed, studio portraits can be seen in our groundbreaking new book on African art

African Artists and the photo studio

The bird that's judged on its building skills

This reconstruction of a bowerbird’s nest ended up in a gallery. Maybe the distance between art world and avian world isn’t as big as we think

The bird that's judged on its  building skills

African Artists and sexuality

Pioneering Queer artists are among those offering insights into contemporary life in the African continent in our groundbreaking new book

African Artists and sexuality

The bird that flew to The Moon

Our new book, Bird: Exploring the Winged World, includes the Apollo 11 mission badge, with an uncharacteristically peaceful bald eagle

The bird that flew to The Moon

The perfect setting for perfect books

These images, taken in an award-winning contemporary Californian house, show how well our publications complete a room

The perfect setting for perfect books

African Artists and Empire

The colonial and postcolonial experience looms large in our groundbreaking new book African Artists From 1882 to Now

African Artists and Empire


The little bird that charmed royalty (but really annoyed revolutionaries)

Our new book, Bird: Exploring the Winged World, includes the very first Fabergé egg, loved by the Romanovs, and hated by the Bolsheviks

The little bird that charmed royalty (but really annoyed revolutionaries)

All you need to know about Lorna Simpson

Get the one, authoritative monograph on this brilliant, trailblazing, celebrated American artist

All you need to know about Lorna Simpson

All you need to know about Mickalene Thomas

Our new book is the first comprehensive monograph dedicated to an artist already leaving her mark on art history

All you need to know about Mickalene Thomas

All you need to know about The Ultimate Art Museum

Reignite your children’s love of museums with this beautiful, accessible, interactive museum-in-a-book

All you need to know about The Ultimate Art Museum

All you need to know about Bird: Exploring the Winged World

Our new book dedicated to avian imagery will delight anyone who's ever gazed in awe at our feathered friends

All you need to know about Bird: Exploring the Winged World

All you need to know about African Artists From 1882 to Now

Get an entire continent of carefully curated art, between the beautifully designed covers of one book

All you need to know about African Artists From 1882 to Now

Get to know our new art & photography books for fall 2021

Incredible fashion photography, winning sports shots, the latest contemporary art and a deep dive into our oceans. Find out more about our new list, and how you can buy limited edition signed copies

Get to know our new art & photography books for fall 2021

JR opens the ground beneath the Eiffel Tower

The French artist and Phaidon author has created yet another incredible trompe l’oeil in his home city

JR opens the ground beneath the Eiffel Tower

Introducing our new books for fall 2021!

Phaidon’s fall titles cover everything from men's fashion to African art, interior design to beautiful birds. Find out more about our new list, and how you can buy very limited edition signed copies

Introducing our new books for fall 2021!

Adam Pendleton and David Adjaye talk about the freedom and abstraction in their work

The artist and architect discuss politics and mark-making in a new video interview

Adam Pendleton and David Adjaye talk about the freedom and abstraction in their work


KAWS is now offering balloon rides!

Sign up for a trip in the KAWS:HOLIDAY hot air balloon and you’ll get a certificate, a uniform and a collectable from this brilliantly unconventional contemporary artist

KAWS is now offering balloon rides!

Jonas Wood breaks auction record at Christie's

The Contemporary Series Artist's Two Tables with Floral Pattern broke its $2 million estimate when it sold for $6.5million at this week's 21st Century Evening Sale

Jonas Wood breaks auction record at Christie's


Catherine Opie is set to light up LA’s billboards

The artist joins The Propeller Group and Pipilotti Rist in a new fine-art initiative for Los Angeles

Catherine Opie is set to light up LA’s billboards

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