Phaidon Presents: A Sensational Collection
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PHAIDON: A NEW COLLECTION
I've been a collector of Phaidon books for more than a decade. A visit to my apartment and you'll find art, culture, design, and travel books placed decoratively throughout my living space, many of them published by Phaidon, and many purchased from various art galleries and independent bookstores around the world.
Each one holds sentimental value, and drawing open the pages of one will transport me right back to that special time. What I love most about the collection I share with my partner is that they are more than just books, each one is a work of art and the beginning of a conversation.
Today's post is dedicated to Phaidon and their latest collection. The offering includes books in the categories of fashion, art, design, and food.
The first and only monograph on Klein, whose hyperreal and sexually charged images have captivated viewers for 30 years.
One of the fashion industry's most cunning provocateurs, photographer Steven Klein has created many of the most iconic images of our time. Klein's photographs blur the line between fiction and reality, resulting in stunning tableaux that only exist within his fantastical worlds. Although his images include some of the most photographed people in the world, they disappear into the narrative of Klein's imagination.
The book includes images originally published in magazines such as Interview, W, Vogue, Vogue Italia, Vogue Paris, Vogue Hommes, i-D, among many others, and iconic faces such as those of Madonna, Brad Pitt, Kim Kardashian, and Angelina Jolie
Klein has worked with notable clients including Balenciaga, Dolce & Gabbana, Tom Ford, Alexander McQueen, and Louis Vuitton. His work has also been exhibited at galleries and museums globally such as Deitch Projects, Gagosian Gallery, and the International Center of Photography, among others.
Edited by author Mark Holborn, this first survey of Klein's work showcases his extravagant, hyperreal creations and illuminates his singular vision.
Signed edition, releasing November 9th. Pre-order here.
Influential photographer Annie Leibovitz presents her remarkable portraits in this re-issue of her acclaimed and bestselling collection. With an essay by Alexandra Fuller and an afterword by Annie Leibovitz.
Annie Leibovitz: Portraits 2005–2016 is the photographer's follow-up to her two landmark compilations, Annie Leibovitz: Photographs, 1970-1990 and A Photographer's Life, 1990-2005. For this collection, Leibovitz has selected the best and most representative portraits from her work between 2005 and 2016. The pictures document contemporary culture with an artist's eye, wit, and an uncanny ability to personalize even the most recognizable and distinguished figures.
There are over 150 subjects in Portraits 2005-2016, including Venus and Serena Williams, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, LeBron James, Sheryl Sandberg, Anna Wintour, Leonard Cohen, Jasper Johns, Caitlyn Jenner, Gloria Steinem, Joan Didion, Barack Obama, and Queen Elizabeth II.
Signed edition, releasing October 19th. Pre-order here.
Ballymaloe Desserts, Iconic Recipes and Stories from Ireland, by JR Ryall, with a foreword by David Tanis.
Attainable, reliable, and inspirational recipes for the home baker from the acclaimed pastry chef at the iconic Ballymaloe House in Ireland.
Ballymaloe House, in County Cork, Ireland, is heralded as the birthplace of modern Irish cuisine. There, visitors are treated to acclaimed pastry chef JR Ryall's daily array of seasonally inspired treats, wheeled through the dining room on a vintage dessert trolley. In Ballymaloe Desserts, Ryall presents 130 recipes for his award-winning confections, tested and perfected for the home baker.
Eye-catching, elegant, and a bit magical, these inspiring yet accessible recipes range from the delightfully retro Ice Cream Bomb to the showstopping Irish Coffee Meringue Gâteau to a Classic Strawberry Shortcake made modern with an edgy geometric presentation.
Ryall is an excellent teacher, providing clear, detailed instructions for each dish. Recipes are built to be adaptable, highlighting Ballymaloe's commitment to seasonality and fresh local ingredients. His thoughtful advice appears throughout the book, revealing the best method for whisking egg whites, serving tips for adding major & 'wow' factor, and more.
Signed edition, releasing October 12th. Pre-order here.
The story behind one of the most influential restaurants in the world, situated in the picturesque Aubrac region of France.
With this long-awaited book, Sébastien Bras, son of legendary French chef Michel Bras, invites us through the doors of Le Suquet, his three Michelin star restaurant with dramatic views over the breathtaking countryside. Through never-before-published recipes and specially commissioned photography, Bras tells the story of his family, where cooking is not only passed from generation to generation but is constantly reinvented and imagined. Grounded and shaped by the terroir of his home in Aubrac, Bras’ cuisine is internationally recognized as one of the most influential in the world, particularly for having raised vegetables and herbs to an art form.
Featuring 40 iconic recipes, including Gargouillou of Young Herbs and Vegetables; Curry Cream Coulant; Onion Squash Aligot; and Potato Waffle filled with Beurre-noisette Cream; along with sumptuous and evocative images of the restaurant and surrounding landscape, Bras: The Tastes of Aubrac opens the Bras family album, showcasing the amazing story of a culinary tradition passing through generations of world-class chefs.
Signed edition, releasing September 28th. Pre-order here.
The definitive monograph on the work of one of the most prolific, versatile, and exciting artists of the last three decades.
Over the past 30 years, Swiss-born, New York-based artist Ugo Rondinone has developed a distinct body of work: vibrant paintings, immersive installations, sculptures, and text-based works, all united by a poetic quality and an enduring preoccupation with such universal themes as time and cosmic cycles.
Profoundly interested in the contemplation of everyday life, Rondinone reconciles the visual language of psychedelia and advertising with meditative, intimate reflections on personal and collective experiences. This book brings fresh perspective to his remarkable life and career and is a must-have for his huge global following.
Signed edition, releasing September 14th. Pre-order here.
The first monograph on the work of celebrated and influential Kenyan-American artist Wangechi Mutu.
Wangechi Mutu's remarkable body of work touches on such issues as sexuality, ecology, politics, and the rhythms and chaos that govern the world. Her paintings, sculptures, and collages, often enriched with culturally-charged materials including tea, synthetic hair, Kenyan soil, feathers, and sand, interweave fact with fiction, generating a unique form of myth-making that sets her apart from classical history or popular culture. This is the first book to document her evolution and explore her impact.
Signed edition, releasing December 28th. Pre-order here.
A sumptuous survey of over 300 women painters and their work spanning almost five centuries.
Great Women Painters is a groundbreaking book that reveals a richer and more varied telling of the story of painting. Featuring more than 300 artists from around the world, it includes both well-known women painters from history and today's most exciting rising stars.
Covering nearly 500 years of skill and innovation, this survey continues Phaidon's celebrated The Art Book series and reveals and champions a more diverse history of art, showcasing recently discovered and newly appreciated work and artists throughout its more than 300 pages and images.
Releasing October 26th. Pre-order here.
The definitive monograph on American sculptor and visual artist Lynda Benglis, one of the most important living artists today.
Since her arrival in New York from her native Louisiana in the late 1960s, Lynda Benglis gained recognition for creating a groundbreaking body of work that challenged at once sculpture and painting conventions in an until then largely male-dominated art world.
A tireless explorer of new shape and materials, Benglis's gestural and formal approach to art-making has, over the years, elevated her to iconic status, her work being evidence of how process can wield pliant matter and let it 'take its own form'.
Signed edition, releasing October 26th. Pre-order here.
The British Cookbook: authentic home cooking recipes from England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland, by Ben Mervis, with an introduction by Jeremy Lee
Discover over 550 much-loved recipes celebrating the rich traditions of regional and seasonal British cooking.
In The British Cookbook, author and food historian Ben Mervis takes readers on a mouth-watering culinary tour across England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland, revealing a cuisine as diverse as the landscape from which it originates.
Part cookbook, part cultural history, this deeply researched collection of 550 authentic recipes encompasses home-cooked classics, such as Shepherd's Pie, Welsh Rarebit, Scottish Crumpets, and Victoria Sponge; lesser-known and regional recipes, such as Bonfire Night Black Peas and Dublin Bay Prawns; dishes deeply steeped in British history, such as Haggis and Devils on Horseback; and iconic dishes with roots outside of the United Kingdom, such as Chicken Tikka Masala, Curry Goat, and Sesame Prawn Toast.
The recipes are fascinating to read and easy to follow, with lively descriptions of each dish's origins; clear, user-friendly instructions; and helpful notes on unique ingredients and techniques. Stunning photographs of food and local scenery complete this exciting ode to British cuisine.
Releasing October 12th. Pre-order here.
Science meets design in this graphically stunning introductory tour of Earth’s amazing biodiversity.
This artful and accessible guide to Earth’s Tree of Life – the reference tool used by scientists to organize the incredible variety of living things on our planet – helps young readers understand how every living creature, from the tiniest germ to the biggest blue whale, is part of one big family tree. Stunning layouts feature fascinating facts and stories behind some of the most extraordinary species on Earth, from familiar plants and animals to newly discovered microorganisms and viruses. With a comprehensive introduction, conclusion, and glossary, this is the perfect introduction to the 2 million+ life forms on our planet.
Releasing October 26th. Pre-order here.
Ocean, Exploring the Marine World, by the Phaidon Editors, with an introduction by Anne-Marie Melster
It’s Christmas Everywhere, Celebrations from Around the World, by Hannah Barnaby, illustrated by João Fazenda
Interiors, The Greatest Rooms of the Century (Black Edition), by the Phaidon Editors, with an introduction by William Norwich
Vitamin D3, Today's Best in Contemporary Drawing, by the Phaidon Editors, with an introduction by Anna Lovatt
[Images and descriptions courtesy of Phaidon.]