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. 


Steven Klein, edited and with an essay by Mark Holborn


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.

Annie Leibovitz, Portraits 2005-2016, by Annie Leibovitz, with an essay by Alexandra Fuller


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.

Bras, The Tastes of Aubrac, by Sébastien Bras, with texts by Pierre Carrey


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.

Ugo Rondinone, by Laura Hoptman, Erik Verhagen, Nicholas Baume, and Jason Schmidt


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.

Wangechi Mutu, by Adrienne Edwards, Courtney J. Martin, Kellie Jones, and Chika Okeke-Agulu


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.

Great Women Painters by the Phaidon Editors, with an introduction by Alison M. Gingeras


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.

Lynda Benglis, by Andrew Bonacina, Nora Lawrence and Bibiana Obler


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.

Full of Life, Exploring Earth's Biodiversity, by Isabel Thomas, illustrated by Sara Gillingham



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.

Living in the Forest, by the Phaidon Editors



A spectacular collection of 50 magnificent contemporary houses across the globe, each built to exist harmoniously amid the trees.

Take a walk through luscious jungles, get lost among snowy evergreens, and look out from mossy banks across vast Nordic fjords in Living in the Forest, a dynamic survey of contemporary forest homes. Each architect-designed house, whether demonstrating innovative ecological design or shoring against the elements, explores a different facet of woodland living across a huge range of countries worldwide.

The properties are shown throughout the book via stunning exterior and interior photography, and each home is accompanied by an illuminating text to bring the property to life. Connecting us to nature through their affinity with trees, each home in this expertly curated collection powerfully demonstrates the importance of green living.



Includes outstanding homes by Helen & Hard, HW Studio, Olson Kundig, Studio MK27, and Studio Saxe alongside emerging studios specializing in environmental design. Showcases beautiful houses located in forests around the world, from Australia, Botswana, Brazil, Canada, Iceland, Japan, Mexico, Norway, and Thailand as well as the UK and USA.



Explores unique residences, including a playful treehouse built at a spectacular height, an ingenious sustainable hideaway that leaves no footprint and an urban dwelling boasting an biodiverse jungle ecosystem of its own making.

Releasing October 26th. Pre-order here.

LAYER, by Benjamin Hubert and Max Fraser


The first monograph from LAYER, one of the world's most sought-after design studios, and its founder Benjamin Hubert, providing a candid and insightful account of how to make it in the highly competitive design industry.

Since launching in 2015, London-based design studio LAYER has grown to become a global presence in the industry, with high-profile clients such as Vitra, Braun, Nike, Bang & Olufsen, and Airbus.



Across six chronological chapters, the book traces founder Benjamin Hubert's journey from being a graduate of design to establishing and subsequently expanding his own firm, and offers a candid and insightful account of how to succeed in the highly competitive design industry.

Releasing October 19th. Pre-order here.

The Only Woman, by Immy Humes




A compelling gallery of women who made their way into a man's world, shown through group portraits each featuring a lone woman.

An original approach to gender equality, this striking pictorial statement brings to light the compelling and undeniable phenomenon of 'the only woman': across time and cultures, groups of artists, activists, scientists, servants, movie stars, or metal workers have often included exactly and only one woman.

Covering examples from nearly 20 countries, from the advent of photography until the present day, author Immy Humes reveals and reframes how women and men have related socially in surprising and poignant ways. This is a fresh contribution to visual and cultural history full of unheard stories, courage, achievement, outrage, mystery, fun, and extraordinary women.


A unique focus on women and men in public life from 1860 to the present day charting the phenomenon of 'the only woman' from countries including the USA and the UK, France, Peru, Mexico, India, China, Japan, and Australia. The book features both unknown and well-known women from a diverse range of backgrounds including writers, conductors, civil-rights leaders, domestic workers, sportswomen, and lawyers as well as princesses, railway workers, boxing promoters, and astronauts.

Releasing August 3rd. Pre-order here.

Inside, At Home with Great Designers, by the Phaidon Editors


A stunning collection of the homes of sixty celebrated contemporary global designers and decorators.

The homes of interior designers are the places where all the knowledge and decorating expertise they have perfected can be seen in their fullest expression. Inside: At Home with Great Designers is a private tour of the homes of sixty of the most talented and accomplished creatives working in the design world today.

This revelatory book allows us unique insight into how and where designers live and showcases an inspiring and aspirational kaleidoscope of homes around the world.



Features top contemporary interior designers and decorators in the US, the UK, France, Italy, and many other countries across the world and the homes of such leading international design talents as Brigette Romanek, Roman and Williams, Sheila Bridges, Darryl Carter, Sig Bergamin, and Joseph Dirand.

Homes included range from apartments, townhouses, and lofts, to country and coastal retreats, bungalows, and palazzi - this is the perfect gift and inspiration for a house-and-design-obsessed global readership.

Releasing October 5th. Pre-order here.

Ocean, Exploring the Marine World, by the Phaidon Editors, with an introduction by Anne-Marie Melster



Experience the force, mystery, and beauty of the ocean and seas through more than 300 images - featuring underwater photography, oceanographic maps and scientific illustrations, as well as paintings, sculptures and popular films.

Oceanography and art collide in this visual celebration of humans' relationship with the marine world. From early nautical cartography, scientific illustrations and astounding maps of the ocean floor to ancient Roman mosaics, Japanese woodblock prints and pop-culture ephemera Ocean takes readers across continents and cultures, spanning more than 3,000 years of history.

Vivid, full-page images reveal prehistoric marine creatures and fossils, mysterious flora and fauna, mythical creatures of the deep and surfing icons of today. Explore the diverse groups of fish and coral on the Great Barrier Reef, jellyfish from the deepest location on Earth and life in the polar waters of the Arctic and Antarctic. Learn about the dangers facing our planet's oceans due to climate change activity and the dedicated efforts of conservationists to benefit our underwater ecosystems.



Developed with a panel of marine biologists, research scientists, conservationists, photographers, museum curators and experts from organizations including the Wildlife Conservation Society and Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Ocean illustrates Sylvia Earle's observation: 'Everyone, everywhere is inextricably connected to and utterly dependent upon the existence of the sea.

Releasing October 26th. Pre-order here.

Revolution, The History of Turntable Design, by Gideon Schwartz


The design, history, and cultural impact of turntables and vinyl technology: the twin powerhouses of the 'vinyl revival' phenomenon.

Interest in turntables and records is enjoying a renaissance as analog natives and new converts find their enduring style and extraordinary sound inimitable. Revolution, a follow-up to Phaidon's beloved Hi-Fi: The History of High-End Audio Design, explores the design and cultural impact of the turntable, the component at the center of the 'vinyl revival'. An essential book for audiophiles, collectors, and design fans, Revolution showcases the fascinating history of turntables and vinyl technology from the 1950s to today's cutting-edge designs.



Written by Schwartz, author of Hi-Fi: The History of High-End Audio Design, who is an audio design expert and passionate about analog music, this book includes 300 illustrations from the world of turntables, from affordable to high-end, and everything in between. An essential addition to the bookshelf for analog natives and those new to the vinyl revival as well as music and design lovers.

Releasing November 9th. Pre-order here.

The Mexican Vegetarian Cookbook, by Margarita Carrillo Arronte



An essential guide to vibrant, vegetarian Mexican home cooking, including naturally vegan, gluten-free, and dairy-free dishes.

Vegetarian food is deeply woven into Mexico's diverse culinary history. In this blockbuster recipe collection from the bestselling author of Mexico: The Cookbook, home cooks will discover delicious traditional and modern dishes made with corn, beans, spices, and the incredible bounty of fruit, vegetables, legumes, seeds, and edible flowers grown across Mexico.

These healthy, wholesome recipes are meat-free by design, spotlighting Mexico's outstanding foods, instead of relying on hard-to-source ingredients or substitutions. Each is presented with clear, straightforward instructions accessible to home cooks of all skill levels.



Beautifully designed, with an eye-popping cover and vivid photography throughout, The Mexican Vegetarian Cookbook is an inspiring addition to any home cook's kitchen shelf.

Releasing October 12th. Pre-order here.

1000 Design Classics, by the Phaidon Editors



The most innovative, iconic, and influential products ever designed - from 1663 to the present day.

Originating from the highly acclaimed and groundbreaking three-volume Phaidon Design Classics, this new book presents 1,000 of the world's greatest objects in one large-format volume - from everyday items by anonymous creators to lauded pieces by the likes of Charles and Ray Eames, Charlotte Perriand, Dieter Rams, Richard Sapper, Hans J. Wegner, and Florence Knoll.

Carefully revised to bring every detail up to date, and with the addition of 100 new items that highlight designers from a diverse variety of backgrounds (including a greater number of female designers) and products from the last 15 years, this collection of the world's greatest product design is more comprehensive, compelling - and relevant - than ever before.



The book showcases celebrated names alongside the new stars of modern design, including Le Corbusier, Alvar and Aino Aalto, Isamu Noguchi, Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, Lani Adeoye, Faye Toogood, and Lindsey Adelman. Each entry is accompanied by beautiful imagery and a detailed description that offers a rich insight into the product, its history, and its maker, from the renowned Tulip Chair by Eero Saarinen to the much-loved Bird Zero e-scooter.

This handsome book is the perfect reference guide for design enthusiasts, industry professionals, and all those interested in the creative process.

Releasing October 5th. Pre-order here.

The Bread Book: 60 artisanal recipes for the home baker, by Éric Kayser



A bread-making masterclass for home bakers, featuring simple, satisfying breads, loaves, and rolls made from a range of flours, including gluten-free varieties.

In The Bread Book, Éric Kayser - founder of the legendary French bakery Maison Kayser and bestselling author of The Larousse Book of Bread makes baking bread from scratch both accessible and exciting.

Kayser begins with the fundamentals of bread-making, offering primers on traditional leavening techniques, types of flour, and essential ingredients, as well as a helpful glossary. Each recipe is explained with concise, easy-to-follow instructions, and includes prep, proofing, and baking times to aid with time management. Step-by-step photography demystifies the more complex breadmaking processes, and a handy troubleshooting section addresses common breadmaking dilemmas.



The collection of 60 recipes includes foolproof versions of boulangerie and international staples; healthy recipes featuring heritage grains - from high-protein lentil and chickpea flours to low-gluten and gluten-free varieties made with einkorn, buckwheat, spelt and rye, as well as a mouthwatering range of sweet loaves and brioches.

Clear, comprehensive, and beautifully produced, The Bread Book is a kitchen shelf essential for the modern home baker.

Releasing November 23rd. Pre-order here.

HAY, Rolf and Mette Hay, edited by Kelsey Keith, with a foreword by John Hoke III


Welcome to HAY's universe of irresistible, affordable, everyday design.

Published to coincide with the brand's 20th anniversary, this inspiring visual monograph explores HAY's origins and astronomical trajectory, including its close partnership with Herman Miller; its collaborations with an ever-growing stable of brilliant designers, along with design companies such as COS, IKEA, and SONOS; and the aesthetic alchemy that makes HAY's products and retail environments so distinct.

The book features exclusive interviews with five pairs of designers: Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec; Nipa Doshi and Jonathan Levien; Shane Schneck and Clara von Zweigbergk (who also designed the book); Fien Muller and Hannes Van Severen; and Stine Gam and Enrico Fratesi.



Beautifully illustrated with 600 colour images, HAY also includes an introduction by Kelsey Keith, the editorial director at Herman Miller, and contributions from Lucy Bourton, Duncan Riches, Emily Nathan and Tom Morris.

Releasing October 26th. Pre-order here.

Harland Miller, In Shadows I Boogie, Essays by Michael Bracewell, Martin Herbert and Catherine Ince



The most comprehensive monograph to date on the British artist and writer loved for his witty book-cover-inspired canvases, now updated with forty of his latest works.

Harland Miller's creativity as both artist and writer culminates in his iconic paintings of battered book covers with cleverly invented titles. Initially appropriating the classic Penguin paperback before devising his own unique designs, Miller combines aspects of pop art, abstraction, and figurative painting to create highly coveted artworks that have won him a cult following.

This monograph covers nearly twenty years of his paintings, and features specially commissioned essays by eminent art writers exploring different aspects of his practice and has been updated with forty of his latest works.

Releasing November 16th. Pre-order here.

Who's That Dinosaur? An Animal Guessing Game, by Gabrielle Balkan, illustrated by Sam Brewster



A playful, informative introduction to dinosaurs for the youngest readers, by the team behind the bestselling Book of Bones.

Set up as a guessing game with visual and narrative clues, Who's That Dinosaur? invites readers to examine seven skeletons and guess to whom they belong. The answer is provided in a vibrant, foldout reveal, accompanied by an explanation as to why each dinosaur's body was so special.

It's a humorous, informative introduction to fossils and dinosaur anatomy, where, in a surprise twist, young children learn how birds are modern-day dinosaurs. A fun and informative introduction to the ever-popular topic of dinosaurs.

Releasing September 21st. Pre-order here.

Japanese Interiors, by Mihoko Iida, with contributions by Danielle Demetriou


An insider's look at the myriad styles of private homes of Japan, showing how Japanese interior design continues to evolve in a new era.

Exploring the art and craft of Japanese residential interiors, author Mihoko Iida provides an insider's look into the wide-ranging interior design of her country's private homes. Featuring twenty-eight exemplary residences around Japan – from urban apartments to mountain and seaside escapes – the book showcases aspirational minimalist homes alongside functional live/work spaces and traditional historic dwellings.



Throughout, Iida demonstrates the enduring philosophy of integrating the natural landscape into the home, and details the influences and continuing evolution of Japanese interior design. The book also showcases homes designed by some of Japan's top architects, such as Kengo Kuma, nendo, Koji Fujii, Arata Endo, and Takamitsu Azuma.

Releasing October 26th. Pre-order here.

Olafur Eliasson, Experience, by Olafur Eliasson, with a text by Michelle Kuo


An updated and expanded edition of the acclaimed in-depth monograph on one of the most influential artists of our time.

Conceived in close collaboration with the artist, this updated survey tracks Eliasson's artistic practice from the 1990s to the present day, including recent exhibitions at Tate Modern, London (In real life, 2019) and the Beyeler Foundation, Basel (Life, 2021).



Through hundreds of illustrations bracketed by writings on and by Eliasson, this book provides an unparalleled overview of his remarkably accessible output, from such large-scale interactive experiences as The Weather Project at Tate Modern, London (2003) to smaller, more delicate works on paper or made of glass, and includes photography, painting, and film.

Releasing August 25th. Pre-order here.

Walter Gropius, An Illustrated Biography, by Magnus Englund and Leyla Daybelge



A stunning visual biography of the life of Walter Gropius, founder of the Bauhaus, and one of the world's most influential architects.

This illustrated biography tells the story of Gropius's life, beginning with his shattering experiences in World War One, his turbulent marriage to the notorious Alma Mahler, the establishment of the Bauhaus, and the tragic death of their daughter Manon.



After Gropius's agonized decision to leave Nazi Germany in 1933, the book explores his life in exile in London and then his move to America in 1937, where he lived and worked until his death in 1969.

Features more than 375 illustrations including letters, telegrams, sketches, drawings, photographs, posters, brochures, and other ephemera. The authors present the life of Walter Gropius as not just a key figure of 20th-century architecture, but as an extraordinarily generous person - a connector, protector, and benefactor who improved the lives and careers of all those with whom he came into contact.



This is the first comprehensive illustrated biography of one of Modern architecture's most important figures.

Releasing October 26th. Pre-order here.

It’s Christmas Everywhere, Celebrations from Around the World, by Hannah Barnaby, illustrated by João Fazenda



A global celebration of Christmas, this unique tree-shaped carousel-format novelty board book can be opened and folded back to create a free-standing Christmas tree using its integrated magnetic closure. A sturdy and gorgeous gift, featuring frame-worthy art.

A pine tree's Christmas wish comes true when a parade of children visit to decorate its branches with unique festive ornaments from around the world - from German nutcrackers to Mexican piñatas, Chinese apples to Ukrainian spiderwebs.

Young readers are invited to experience new and old Christmas traditions through rhyming verse and lush illustrations. Secondary text offers informative context and insight as to how the holiday is celebrated in different cultures around the world.

Releasing October 19th. Pre-order here.

DRIFT, Choreographing the Future, by Bjarke Ingels, Beatrice Leanza, William Myers, et al



The first and only monograph on the extraordinary work of multidisciplinary and experiential Dutch artist duo DRIFT.

DRIFT was established in Amsterdam in 2007 by Lonneke Gordijn and Ralph Nauta. In their installations and interactive sculptures, environmental issues, human nature, and technology intersect in an intriguing way.



Over the course of more than a decade, DRIFT's immersive, encompassing, and often site-specific projects have been exhibited all over the world, offering a meditative and poetic experience and addressing themes such as the relationship between the individual and the collective and the impact of technology in our society. This is the first book to explore their extraordinary world in depth.

Releasing November 9th. Pre-order here.

Lucian Freud, by Martin Gayford, edited by David Dawson and Mark Holborn



A sumptuous single-volume edition of Phaidon's acclaimed overview of one of the greatest painters of our time.

Larger-than-life British artist Lucian Freud enjoyed a career lasting over seven decades. He worked almost until the day he died, when he left a portrait of friend and studio assistant David Dawson unfinished.

Now available for the first time in one elegantly combined edition, this acclaimed celebration of Freud's work from the 1930s to his death in 2011 includes hundreds of paintings, drawings, sketches, and etchings — even personal photographs and illustrated private letters.


A comprehensive overview of his life and work in one luxurious volume, this book is a gorgeous addition to the shelves of art lovers everywhere. Created in collaboration with the Lucian Freud Archive and David Dawson, Director of the Archive, and edited by Mark Holborn.

Releasing October 19th. Pre-order here.

Life Meets Art, Inside the Homes of the World's Most Creative People, by Sam Lubell


An inspiring collection of the extraordinary private spaces of 250 of the world's most creative people, past and present.

Life Meets Art presents an unparalleled, global, behind-the-scenes tour through 250 beautiful interiors from the homes of the most creative people in art, architecture, design, fashion, literature, music, film and theatre.

These inspiring, unique spaces show us the spaces where the greatest creatives in history lived their lives, honed their crafts and, in many cases, produced some of the world's most celebrated masterpieces - providing an intimate and insightful perspective on the masters that define artistic history. Organized alphabetically by artist, each interior features a color photograph and a short descriptive text, including details on whether the house is open to the public or private.

This book will inspire everyone fascinated by stylish living, creative interior design, and the myriad possibilities for home décor, as well as those fascinated by the personal and professional lives of their cultural heroes.

Releasing September 21st. Pre-order here.

Interiors, The Greatest Rooms of the Century (Black Edition), by the Phaidon Editors, with an introduction by William Norwich


The acclaimed and stunning collection of the best living spaces created and commissioned by the most influential people in interior design.

Phaidon's much-lauded Interiors: The Greatest Rooms of the Century is the ultimate global celebration of residential interior design and decorating. With 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, each of whom has made a unique contribution to the world of interior design.



Ranging from the beginning of the twentieth century to the present day, the book features everything from chateaux, town houses, and penthouses to desert ranches, beach houses, and tiny apartments in more than 25 countries. 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.

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Vitamin D3, Today's Best in Contemporary Drawing, by the Phaidon Editors, with an introduction by Anna Lovatt


Phaidon's 'Vitamin' series has long proved an extraordinarily accurate predictor of tomorrow's stars. This paperback edition of the latest volume is a cutting-edge and indispensable survey of the very best of contemporary drawing, as chosen by a panel of the world's leading art experts.

Over the past 50 years, drawing has been elevated from a supporting role to a primary medium, ranking alongside painting as a central art form. Since Phaidon's publication of the first such surveys (Vitamin D in 2005 and D2 in 2013), contemporary artists have continued to explore drawing's possibilities - from intimate to large-scale works, in a diversity of mark-making processes and materials. Vitamin D3 showcases more than 100 such artists, as nominated by a global panel of more than 70 international art experts.

Releasing August 17th. Pre-order here.

Ettore Sottsass, by Philippe Thomé



Phaidon's much-loved monograph on the legendary Italian designer and architect, Ettore Sottsass.

The re-release of this highly acclaimed title demonstrates the continual fascination, from both fans and collectors, with the life and work of Italian architect and designer Ettore Sottsass. The designer's work is popular and influential in equal measure, from his designs for Olivetti (such as the striking, bright red, manual typewriter, the Valentine, with its ingenious carry-case) to the post-modern brilliance of the work of the Memphis Group, founded by Sottsass in Milan in 1980.



Packed with beautiful images taken from the extensive Sottsass archives and including drawings and sketches from the designer's countless sketchbooks, the book explores his entire career from the 1940s to the 2000s, covering everything from his architectural projects and product design to his ceramics, sculpture, and graphics.

Releasing November 2nd. Pre-order here.

Patterns, Inside the Design Library, by Peter Koepke



An insider's guide to the world's largest archive of patterns and textiles, the source of inspiration for the globe's top designers.

Every season, designers from fashion, home furnishings, textiles, graphic arts, and paper-product industries seek inspiration from patterns to bring their collections to life.

Many of these designers - including Beacon Hill, Boden, Calvin Klein, Clinique, Colefax & Fowler, Lululemon, Nike, Oscar de la Renta, Pottery Barn, and Target - look to the Design Library, the world's largest archive of surface design. This one-of-a-kind book, drawn from the Design Library's archive, is an exclusive and ultimate sourcebook of pattern and ornament.



The book features case studies from major fashion and lifestyle brands - Beacon Hill, Boden, Calvin Klein, Clinique, Colefax & Fowler, Lululemon, Nike, Oscar de la Renta, Pottery Barn, Target, and Uniqlo — each presenting a unique design inspired by a pattern from the Design Library collection.

Releasing August 31st. Pre-order here.

The Fashion Book, by the Phaidon Editors



The iconic bestseller, showcasing more than 500 of fashion's greatest names from A-Z.

Phaidon's iconic global bestseller The Fashion Book takes a fresh look at the fashion world and the people who created and inspired it. Spanning almost 200 years, the entire fashion industry is represented: from designers to photographers, stylists, and retailers, as well as editors and creative directors.



Marking significant changes on the fashion landscape, this edition features important new names who have fundamentally shaped the way we see fashion in recent years, including Virgil Abloh, Gosha Rubchinskiy, and Alessandro Michele, influential photographer Petra Collins, designer and contemporary icon Rihanna, and Leandra Medine, alongside fashion pioneers of the previous edition such as Coco Chanel, Issey Miyake, Kate Moss, Erdem, and Richard Avedon.



Showcasing more than 500 of fashion's greatest icons in A-Z order, the book places early stars such as Karl Lagerfeld and Helmut Newton alongside today's most innovative designers and creatives, including Edward Enninful, Iris van Herpen, Stella McCartney, and cutting-edge brands such as Supreme. This bestselling classic remains a comprehensive and definitive view of the fashion industry today.

Releasing September 21st. Pre-order here.

[Images and descriptions courtesy of Phaidon.]

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