• Anglais Houses

    Phaidon Editors

    Throughout history, houses have presented architects the world over with infinite opportunities to experiment with new methods and materials for domestic living. Houses:
    Extraordinary Living celebrates the incredible diversity and beauty of the house as never before, from Modernist icons to feats of technological, material, and spatial innovation in the 21st century. Explore the creative imaginations of hundreds of internationally renowned architects past and present, as well as dozens of awe-inspiring houses by lesser- known and emerging talents.
    - Key Selling Points - The 400 houses in this collection are organized in curated pairings, with each entry featuring an evocative image and an engaging description Includes countries and locations worldwide that are famed for their houses, such as Australia and Japan, the Case Study Houses in Los Angeles, New Canaan in Connecticut, and Fire Island in New York - Includes houses by the iconic architects of the twentieth century, including Le Corbusier, Mies van der Rohe, and Marcel Breuer, as well as the very best of contemporary architects working around the world today, such as Tadao Ando, Grafton, and Steven Holl - Something for everyone: Modernism, Postmodernism, Brutalism, Regionalism, Deconstructvism, and International Style - The perfect gift for designers and architects, and anyone interested in where - and how - people live

  • For many chefs, their gardens are a direct extension of their kitchens. Whether a small rooftop in the city for growing herbs and spices, or a larger plot with fruit trees and vegetables, these fertile spots provide the ingredients and inspiration for countless seasonal dishes.
    Here, for the first time, The Garden Chef presents fascinating stories and more than 100 signature recipes from the kitchen gardens of 40 of the world's best chefs, both established and emerging talents, with a wealth of beautiful images to provide visual inspiration.

  • Advice, strong opinions, and personal revelations by the world's greatest artists - exclusively researched for this new book Featuring the most inspirational and insightful collection of quotes by artists through the ages and across the globe, this exquisite keepsake is the ideal book for artists, collectors, and armchair enthusiasts. As painters, sculptors, photographers, and other visual artists see and experience the world through a unique lens, Art Is the Highest Form of Hope & Other Quotes by Artists shows that their life lessons, private revelations, and frank, often irreverent, opinions can guide us all.

    This unique and carefully curated book, packed with totally original research, is a go-to resource for revealing thoughts and personal advice on subjects as diverse as beauty, colour, light, sex, chance, discipline, money troubles, originality, fear of failure, danger of success, the creative process, and more - all messages transmitted from the artistic trenches.

  • In a new compact and portable format - the accessible, award-winning A-Z guide to the world's great painters and sculptors The Art Book is a landmark in the world of publishing. Available in a range of different formats and in over 20 different languages, it has received rave reviews since its first publication and can be frequently found on bestseller lists around the world.

    Now available for the first time in a highly covetable and portable midi format, this second edition is an updated and substantially expanded version of the hugely successful original book.

    An A-Z guide to 600 great artists from medieval to modern times, it debunks art-historical classifications and pairs brilliant examples of all periods, schools, visions, and techniques. By breaking with traditional classifications, The Art Book represents a fresh and original approach to art: an unparalleled visual sourcebook and a celebration of our rich and multifaceted culture.

  • More than 400 of the world's best living spaces created by over 300 of the most influential people in interior design in one luxurious book Oversized and available in four collectable velvet covers to decorate any space in style, Interiors: The Greatest Rooms of the Century is the ultimate global celebration of residential interior design and decorating.
    With over 400 rooms organized by designer from A-Z, the book goes beyond decorators, designers, and architects to highlight exquisite interiors designed by fashion designers, artists, style icons, and film stars who have made a unique contribution to the world of interior design.
    Covering work from the beginning of the twentieth century to the present day, the book features everything from extraordinary chateaux, stunning town houses, and luxury penthouses - to desert ranches, beach houses, and tiny jewel-like apartments in more than 25 countries.
    This gorgeous volume includes the «greats» of interior design, such as Elsie de Wolfe, Billy Baldwin, and Colefax & Fowler, alongside contemporary stars including Anouska Hempel, Kelly Hoppen, and Karim Rashid.
    Noteworthy homes include those of fashion designers Bill Blass, Pierre Cardin, Gianni Versace, and Coco Chanel, as well as artists Pablo Picasso, Georgia O'Keeffe, Cy Twombly, and Peggy Guggenheim.
    Interiors: The Greatest Rooms of the Century has been created and commissioned by Phaidon editors and the most influential people in interior design today. It also includes an introduction by William Norwich, interior design and fashion editor formerly of Vogue and the New York Times and three original essays by Graeme Brooker (Head of Interior Design at the Royal College of Art), David Netto (interior designer), and Carolina Irving (Carolina Irving Textiles).
    This is the essential inspirational source book for design aficionados, anyone who is interested in beautiful rooms, and for everyone who cares about the spaces in which they live. Choose from four stunning covers, Midnight Blue, Saffron Yellow, Platinum Gray or Merlot Red.

  • More than 400 of the world's best living spaces created by over 300 of the most influential people in interior design in one luxurious book Oversized and available in four collectable velvet covers to decorate any space in style, Interiors: The Greatest Rooms of the Century is the ultimate global celebration of residential interior design and decorating.
    With over 400 rooms organized by designer from A-Z, the book goes beyond decorators, designers, and architects to highlight exquisite interiors designed by fashion designers, artists, style icons, and film stars who have made a unique contribution to the world of interior design.
    Covering work from the beginning of the twentieth century to the present day, the book features everything from extraordinary chateaux, stunning town houses, and luxury penthouses - to desert ranches, beach houses, and tiny jewel-like apartments in more than 25 countries.
    This gorgeous volume includes the «greats» of interior design, such as Elsie de Wolfe, Billy Baldwin, and Colefax & Fowler, alongside contemporary stars including Anouska Hempel, Kelly Hoppen, and Karim Rashid.
    Noteworthy homes include those of fashion designers Bill Blass, Pierre Cardin, Gianni Versace, and Coco Chanel, as well as artists Pablo Picasso, Georgia O'Keeffe, Cy Twombly, and Peggy Guggenheim.
    Interiors: The Greatest Rooms of the Century has been created and commissioned by Phaidon editors and the most influential people in interior design today. It also includes an introduction by William Norwich, interior design and fashion editor formerly of Vogue and the New York Times and three original essays by Graeme Brooker (Head of Interior Design at the Royal College of Art), David Netto (interior designer), and Carolina Irving (Carolina Irving Textiles).
    This is the essential inspirational source book for design aficionados, anyone who is interested in beautiful rooms, and for everyone who cares about the spaces in which they live. Choose from four stunning covers, Midnight Blue, Saffron Yellow, Platinum Gray or Merlot Red.

  • Artists have created erotic imagery from ancient times to the present. This carefully curated and beautifully packaged book spotlights nearly 200 works from the world's most important artists, including Titian, Paul Cézanne, Edgar Degas, Edvard Munch, Georgia O'Keeffe, Jackson Pollock, Lucian Freud, Louise Bourgeois, Francis Bacon, David Hockney, Gerhard Richter, Cecily Brown, Anselm Kiefer, George Condo, and Anish Kapoor. With its chronological organization, The Art of the Erotic provides insights into human sexuality throughout the ages.
    - Rowan Pelling is a journalist, broadcaster and commentator on the arts. She has just launched a new middle-shelf magazine, The Amorist, intended for devotees of love and passion. She first rose to prominence as the editor of the monthly literary/ erotic magazine, Erotic Review, and has written for a range of magazines and newspapers, including the Independent on Sunday, Daily Mail, GQ and The Spectator. Pelling lives in Cambridge, England.
    Key Selling Points - A defining chronological celebration of erotic art, featuring its finest practitioners from throughout history - 170 drawings, paintings, photographs, videos, installations, performances, and sculptures - In addition to iconic examples of eroticism in art from around the world, the selection also includes works that are little known, seldom published, or from private collections - The elegantly designed cover - inspired by Lucio Fontana's famous Concetto Spaziale, one of the most subtle yet highly suggestive artworks in the selection - lends an erotic touch to the unveiling of the book's contents

  • Blooms celebrates the explosive impact that floral designers from the last decade have had on a previously underappreciated art form. This stunning book is the most ambitious survey of contemporary floral design ever published and demonstrates just how far these innovative designers have pushed the boundaries of contemporary floral design. Blooms showcases the work of more than 70 designers across the globe - featuring established florists alongside rising new talent - each nominated by industry experts, from perfumer Lyn Harris of Miller Harris to floral-design icon Eric Buterbaugh.
    It's an expertly curated, gorgeously produced collection of talent that offers insight into the profound effect that floristry has on today's visual culture and on the world of design itself.

  • Housing, like its predecessor, the finest art collection ever assembled, this revised, reformatted edition offers the museum experience without the boundaries of space and time, taking the reader on a tour around the world and through the ages, presenting the finest examples of visual creativity. Its rooms and galleries display some 1,600 artworks, selected from the original collection, including paintings, sculpture, photographs, textiles, installations, performances, videos, prints, ceramics, manuscripts, metalwork, and jewel-work.
    - Twenty-eight curators, critics, art historians, and artists contributed their expertise to create this art-lover's ideal museum. They come from such institutions as:
    The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the British Museum, London; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston;
    The J. Paul Getty Museum, Malibu; the University of California, Berkeley; La Trobe University, Melbourne;
    The School of African and Oriental Studies, University of London; and The Courtauld Institute of Art, London.
    Key Selling Points - A revolutionary 'virtual' museum with easy-to- navigate, colour-coded galleries and rooms - Perfect for casual browsers and as a research tool - Informative, accessible texts written by international experts, including art historians, archaeologists, curators, and academics - More than 1,000 artworks from the Palaeolithic era to the present, from every country and region of the world - Features both high-profile works and lesser-known surprises, providing an all-encompassing insight into art history - A smaller format and fewer pages than the original make this edition more accessible and affordable

  • Universe is a groundbreaking survey that celebrates the popular subject of astronomy through 300 images created by those who have tried to understand - or who have been inspired by - the beauty and mystery of stars, planets, and beyond. Carefully chosen by an international panel of experts and arranged to highlight thought-provoking contrasts and similarities, the selection includes paintings, photographs, sculpture, animation, prints, sketches, and digital renderings with iconic works by renowned photographers, artists, and astronomers alongside previously unpublished finds.
    - Paul Murdin has worked as an astronomer in the USA, Australia, England, Scotland, and Spain.
    Previously a research scientist and a science administrator for the UK Government and the Royal Astronomical Society, he now works at the Institute of Astronomy at the University of Cambridge, England, and is visiting professor at John Moores University, Liverpool.
    Key Selling Points.
    - Following in the footsteps of bestselling Map:
    Exploring the World and Plant: Exploring the Botanical World, Universe will appeal to both armchair and serious enthusiasts of space, astronomy, and the galaxies.
    - Includes an international selection of 300 images, arranged in a uniquely structured sequence to create stimulating juxtapositions.
    - Images span millennia, from ancient cave paintings and medieval manuscripts to contemporary art and photography, animation, and interactive websites.
    - Includes iconic images by a diverse range of globally renowned artists and astronomers, such as, Nicolaus Copernicus, David Malin, Olafur Eliasson, Gallileo, Yayoi Kusama, Isaac Newton, Pablo Picasso, Gerhard Richter, and Wolfgang Tillmans.

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