The first book on one of the world's most exciting, innovative, and accessible product design brands today.
Established in 2002, HAY quickly ascended from being a small Danish company to a globally adored brand at the forefront of product design. In creating a universe of bright everyday objects and furniture that are functional and affordable, HAY changed the world's view of Scandinavian design forever. This book tells the story of HAY through an exploration of its foundations, bold approach to color, and collaborations with the most talented creatives around the world who share the brand's core values of making joyful, high-quality design available a wide audience.
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 new collection, Leibovitz has selected the best and most representative portraits from her recent work. The pictures document contemporary culture with an artist's eye, wit, and an uncanny ability to personalize even the most recognizable and distinguished figures.
Annie Leibovitz is one of the most influential photographers of our time. Her career spans nearly five decades, starting in 1970, when she began creating what became her legendary work for Rolling Stone. Since the 1980s, she has expanded her repertoire at Vanity Fair and Vogue and in independent projects. She is the recipient of many honours, including being named a Living Legend by the Library of Congress.
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.
- Key Selling Points - Leibovitz contributes an essay explaining how her work has evolved since 2005, which includes anecdotes about specific shoots - The photographs are reproduced at large scale and document significant cultural figures - A Photographer's Life, 1990-2005 was a New York Times bestseller
A spectacular visual biography of the life and work of Le Corbusier - one of the twentieth century's most influential architects A decade after its first publication, the bestselling monograph Le Corbusier Le Grand is finally available in a new paperback edition. Documenting the life and work of one of the giants of twentieth-century architecture and design, the book presents an array of sketches, photographs, and correspondences, charting the vast and varied output of Le Corbusier, an artist who continues to fascinate those inside and outside the architectural world.
Legendary photographer Annie Leibovitz's surprising - and surprised - account of her encounters with fashion.
'Looking back at my work, I see that fashion has always been there,' Annie Leibovitz observes in the preface to her new book, Wonderland.
'Fashion plays a part in the scheme of everything, but photography always comes first for me.
The photograph is the most important part.
And photography is so big that it can encompass journalism, portraiture, reportage, family photographs, fashion. . . . My work for Vogue fueled the fire for a kind of photography that I might not otherwise have explored.'
The re-release of 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. 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.
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.
The iconic bestseller, showcasing more than 500 of fashion's greatest names from A-Z, with a stunning new case and cover.
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. This bestselling classic remains a comprehensive and definitive view of the fashion industry today.
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.
Influential photographer Annie Leibovitz presents her remarkable portraits in this acclaimed and bestselling collection.
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.
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.
Anyone for tennis? Martin Parr's unique and evocative pictures capture the spectacle of a year at the Grand Slam tournaments.
Since 2014, Martin Parr, one of Britain's best-loved photographers, has been granted exclusive access to the most prestigious Grand Slam tennis tournaments, from the Australian and French Opens to Wimbledon and the US Open. Parr's vivid shots - sometimes poignant, often hilarious - provide a unique overview of life on and off the court, from players to picnickers, sun-hats, and visors to rain-stopped-play. Match Point features more than 80 photographs from a brand new body of work - many published here for the first time.
A timely celebration of British design legend Sir Paul Smith and his one-of-a-kind creativity.
This new monograph captures the unique spirit of British fashion icon Sir Paul Smith through 50 objects chosen by Sir Paul himself for the inspiration they have provided him over the years - from a wax plate of spaghetti and a Dieter Rams radio to a Mario Bellini Cab chair and a bicycle seat. Each object has impacted his worldview, his creative process, and his adherence to a design approach that's always imbued with distinctly British wit and eccentricity.
Back in print - an insider's guide to the world's largest archive of patterns and textiles, inspiration for the globe's top designers.
Every season, designers from fashion, home furnishings, textiles, graphic arts, and paperproduct 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.
A riotous, 720-page celebration of sneakers, as told through the medium of vintage print advertising.
Soled Out is an epic compilation of nearly 900 vintage print advertisements sourced from the golden age of sneakers. Featuring sporting and cultural icons such as Andre Agassi, Paula Abdul, Bo Jackson, Michael Jordan, MC Hammer, and Shaquille O'Neal, every page is packed with unforgettable imagery, bold graphics, and outrageous trash talk devised by the footwear industry's biggest players. Sit back and enjoy the spectacular scenery ahead as Soled Out powers through a 720-page marathon celebration of the rubber, leather, and mesh we wear on our feet!
The official printed archive of Palace Skateboards' online product descriptions.
Since their arrival online, the Palace product descriptions have built a cult following. Full of wit, pathos, social commentary, and unabashed opinion, the descriptions eschew practical details;
Instead, a hoodie is explained with 'Eat some vegetables mate, your skin looks bare grey marl';
A T-shirt is '100% Boris you twat.' At once jokey toilet book and earnest coffee-table opus, this funny and honest volume collects more than 3,000 of these reflections, together serving as an essential record of an online phenomenon.
250 extraordinary private spaces from the world's most creative people, past and present - now with a striking blue cover.
Life Meets Art is a fascinating collection of 250 extraordinary interiors that are the private homes and studios of the world's most creative people - past and present. The book takes you inside the homes of some of the world's most talented creatives in the spheres of art, design, fashion, literature, music, film, and theater. This unparalleled collection provides a fascinating opportunity to see inside the spaces in which the greatest creatives in history - painters, sculptors, novelists, poets, actors, fashion designers, composers, musicians, architects, and more - lived and worked, and in which some of the world's most celebrated masterpieces were created.
An investigation of women who make 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 intriguing examples from nearly 20 countries, from the advent of photography until the present day, and including such famous faces as Shirley Chisholm, Emmeline Pankhurst, Marlene Dietrich, and Jane Campion, author Immy Humes reveals and reframes how women and men have related socially in surprising and poignant ways. This is a fresh contribution to the visual and cultural history of the past 150 years, full of unheard stories, outrage, mystery, and fun.
The most in-depth exploration of one of the most important, innovative, and creative architecture practices working today.
For the last twenty years Studio Gang, led by Jeanne Gang, has created buildings that, while spectacular, also deal with the most urgent problems of our time - inequality, climate change, and the challenges of urbanism. The studio's award-winning body of work spans multiple scales and typologies worldwide. This book showcases 25 exceptional projects - including the Aqua Tower and O'Hare International Airport in Chicago and Solar Carve Tower in New York City - that collectively demonstrate Studio Gang's bold, collaborative, research-based design approach.
A stunning, stylish, and authoritative A-Z celebration of the 500 greatest names in men's fashion - an unprecedented guide.
The Men's Fashion Book is an unparalleled A-Z deep-dive into the designers, photographers, icons, and other creatives who have produced and inspired the most memorable looks in menswear - and are advancing today's renaissance in men's clothing and style.
Created in collaboration with Jacob Gallagher, men's fashion editor at Off Duty for the Wall Street Journal, this stunning book documents more than two centuries of men's fashion, bringing its history to life through iconic, inspirational images, from traditional suits to streetwear, and beyond. Following Phaidon's globally acclaimed and bestselling The Fashion Book, this is the most comprehensive guide to the men's fashion world - and will be the must-have gift of the season.
Now in paperback - the global survey of today's most contemporary drawing, chosen by 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 the publication of Vitamin D (2005) and D2 (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, nominated by more than 70 international art experts
L'oeuvre de Francis Bacon (1909-1992) incarne l'angoisse existentielle de la condition humaine moderne.
Ses images saisissantes de visages hurlants et de corps torturés semblent symboliser les tourments et le désespoir de l'humanité au sortir de la Seconde Guerre mondiale ; mais elles témoignent également d'une technique évoquant celle de grands maîtres de la peinture comme Titien, Velázquez et Rembrandt.
Exprimant des émotions violentes et réprimées, son oeuvre met aussi en scène les échos de sa vie de bohème dans le quartier interlope de Soho, aux côtés de Lucian Freud et de John Deakin, qu'il a souvent utilisés comme modèles dans ses tableaux.
The perfect miscellany for every art lover - an essential and engaging collection of facts, figures, and findings about art, artists, and the art world, past and present.
This extraordinary compendium of compelling facts, figures, and findings gathers and distils obscure and fascinating information about art, artists, and the art world. Fun, surprising, and compelling, in this covetable book you will learn:
- which artist's work is stolen most often (Picasso).
- names of artists' pets: Fat Fat & Cous-Cous (Louise Nevelson's cats), Giotto and Goya (John Baldessari's dogs).
- artist couples (Nancy Rubins and Chris Burden; Niki de Saint Phalle and Jean Tinguely; Dorothea Tanning and Max Ernst).
- things artists collect: prosthetic arms and legs (Sophie Calle), glass eyes (Hiroshi Sugimoto).
- odd jobs and side hustles: telephone marketer (Tomma Abts), crop duster (James Turrell).
- artists who were rejected from art school (Francisco Goya, Auguste Rodin).
... and hundreds of other miscellaneous details. Thoughtfully and thoroughly researched, this intriguing book offers refreshing and surprising perspectives on the world of art.
The five page-turning chapters cover:
- Art School.
- Art Studio.
- Art Museum.
- Art World.