Phaidon Desktop Books
Collecting Art for Love, Money and More: * Arranged into ten topics that are approached through a key question and answer format, art advisers Thea Westreich Wagner and Ethan Wagner offer an accessible yet unrivalled insider's view into the often opaque world of collecting art, drawing from their extensive experience in working with collectors and institutions of contemporary art. Collecting Art for Love, Money and More looks at why collecting art is a completely unique experience that offers emotional, intellectual and social rewards. The authors argue that the motivations for acquiring a work of art and building a collection, unlike buying anything else, may be any combination of investment potential, aesthetics, love of art, challenge, intellectual exploration, social status, adrenaline rush, ego-building or public attention. Hardback. 192 pages *Measurements:* 9.75" x 6.75"
Where Bartenders Drink: * In the footsteps of bestsellers Where Chefs Eat and Where to Eat Pizza where the best bartenders go for the best drinks. Where Bartenders Drink is the insider's guide. The best 300 expert drink makers share their secrets 750 spots spread across 60 countries revealing where they go for a drink throughout the world when they're off duty. Hardback. 420 pages. *Measurements:* 8" x 5.5"
The Japanese Garden: * An in-depth exploration spanning 800 years of the art, essence, and enduring impact of the Japanese garden. The most comprehensive exploration of the art of the Japanese garden published to date, this book covers more than eight centuries of the history of this important genre. Author and garden designer Sophie Walker brings fresh insight to this subject, exploring the Japanese garden in detail through a series of essays and with 100 featured gardens, ranging from ancient Shinto shrines to imperial gardens and contemporary Zen designs. Hardback. 304 pages *Measurements:* 10.75" x 8.25"
Naples and the Amalfi Coast: * The newest addition to the popular Silver Spoon cookbook series provides a culinary guide to one of Italy's best-loved regions Naples and the Amalfi Coast takes readers on a rich gastronomic journey through a perennially appealing, visually stunning region of Italy. The delightfully authentic dishes featured include fennel biscuits and other locally beloved antipasti, such classics as pizza Margherita, and an array of mouthwatering desserts. Chapters spotlight key produce and ingredients, from buffalo mozzarella from Benevento and tomatoes from San Marzano to lemons from Sorrento. Hardback. 272 pages. *Measurements:* 10.5" x 7.25"
The Art Museum: * Visit the world's most comprehensive and compelling museum in a book from prehistoric times to the present, over 1,600 artworks created with the expertise of 28 art world curators and historians. Housing 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. 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. Hardback. 548 pages. *Measurements:* 12" x 9.5"
Raymond Pettibon: A Pen of All Work: * The most comprehensive monograph in print on this provocative artist, who has helped to redefine contemporary art. This thorough, multifaceted assessment of Raymond Pettibon's entire career to date includes nearly 700 images, contributions from important figures in the art-historical and cultural fields, and a recent interview with the artist. Beginning with childhood drawings, the book moves through to his mature work, which embraces both high and low culture. Hardback. 408 pages *Measurements:* 12.5" x 9.75"
Where to Eat Pizza: * Over 1,000 food experts and aficionados from around the world reveal their insider tips on finding a perfect slice of pizza. From the publishers of the bestselling Where Chefs Eat comes the next food guide sensation on the most popular dish pizza! The world over, people want the inside scoop on where to get that ultimate slice of pizza. Hardback. 576 pages. *Measurements:* 8" x 5.5"
Grace: 30 Years of Fashion at Vogue: * A celebration of the work of legendary fashion stylist Grace Coddington in her first 30 years at Vogue UK and US. The edition includes a special, illustrated and autographed letter by Grace. The 408-page collection of Grace Coddington's greatest work as a fashion stylist and sittings editor is not just a monograph of her first 30 years at Vogue, it is also a visual reminiscence of 30 years of British and American Vogue's best work. Hardcover. 408 pages *Measurements:* 10.75" x 14"
Tacopedia: * Everything you need to know about the taco. Includes 100 authentic recipes adapted from the Mexican best seller from fillings and tortillas to salsas and sauces. Includes a foreword by Rene Redzepi. Flexibound. 320 pages. *Measurements:* 9.75" x 7.5"
The Great Dixter Cookbook: * Seasonal recipes and expert planting guides from Great Dixter, Christopher Lloyd's quintessential English country garden. The Great Dixter Cookbook features seventy simple and delicious seasonal recipes from the kitchen garden at Great Dixter, the historic house and garden located on the borders of Kent and Sussex. Dishes included range from English classics such as chicken and leek pie, apple crumble, and beetroot chutney, to contemporary recipes like crispy kale with sea salt and shakshuka. Hardback. 240 pages. *Measurements:* 10.5" x 8"
Elemental Living: Elemental Living presents 60 works of architecture from across the 20th and 21st centuries that have a special relationship with the natural world. The book includes a visually breathtaking selection of architect-created houses that have been designed to create unparalleled views of a wide variety of natural landscapes; designed to be almost indistinguishable from the natural landscape; or designed using materials and forms found in the natural landscape. Each house demonstrates a deep concern with the creation of unique living spaces that connect their inhabitants with the forests, mountains, lakes, deserts, and oceans that have attracted humanity for millennial. Hardback. 280 pages *Measurements:* 11.5" x 10"
Agnes Martin: * Agnes Martin's career spanned over seven decades. Though a major influence on Minimalist painters, Martin saw her own work, more closely related to Abstract Expressionism, her paintings being meditations on innocence, beauty, happiness and love.' This important and beautiful book brings together 130 of Martin's paintings and drawings, with her previously unpublished writings and lecture notes, which vividly illuminate her art. Hardback. 240 pages *Measurements:* 11.5" x 10"
Betak: Fashion Show Revolution: * Enter the world of high fashion with the creative legend who designed and directed the greatest spectacles in fashion with hundreds of unpublished behind-the-scenes images. For 25 years, Betak has produced many of the fashion world's most memorable shows and events for brands as diverse as Dior and Victoria's Secret. This stunning, lavishly produced volume celebrates his career via set and show photography, as well as hundreds of unpublished behind-the-scenes images. Structured thematically to bring readers inside Betak's creative process, the book provides unrivalled insight into how fashion becomes art as well as commerce. Hardback. 292 pages *Measurements:* 12.75" x 10"
The World is Your Burger: * An encyclopaedic, eye catching tribute to one of the world's most popular foods the humble hamburger. Celebrate the classic hamburger with this unprecedented collection of essays, photographs, and ephemera a colourful look at the burger's origins and impact, assembled by a true burgerphile whose passion has taken him around the globe. Perfect for home cooks and pop culture addicts alike, the book is chock full of original research, exclusive interviews with culinary icons, never before seen archival photographs from brands such as McDonald's and White Castle, and twelve delicious recipes. Hardback. 432 pages. *Measurements:* 8.5" x 8.5"
Plant: Exploring the Botanical World: * The ultimate gift for gardeners and art lovers, featuring 300 of the most beautiful and pioneering botanical images ever. Following in the footsteps of the international bestseller Map: Exploring the World, this fresh and visually stunning survey celebrates the extraordinary beauty and diversity of plants. It combines photographs and cutting-edge micrograph scans with watercolours, drawings, and prints to bring this universally popular and captivating subject vividly to life. Hardback. 352 pages. *Measurements:* 11.5" x 9.75"
Cest la Vie!: The Wonderful World of Jean-Jacques Sempe: * A unique collection of more that 200 cartoons by Jean-Jacques Sempe, Cest la vie! represents the world famous cartoonist's work at its best. Cartoon connoisseurs, francophiles and the general public will be delighted to see the world through the ever observant and witty eye of Jean-Jacques Sempe who captures the essence of modern life though familiar characters, happily-married couples, some more and some less so, tyrannical bosses, unpredictable children, bored rich people, annoying neighbours, dedicated musicians, faithful churchgoers and aspiring artists. Hardback. 304 pages. *Measurements:* 10.5" x 8.5"
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Hardcover book titled Breuer written by Robert McCarter with foreword by the former director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art Thomas P. Campbell and published by Phaidon detailing the work and life of architect and designer Marcel Breuer.
Spectrum: * Globally acclaimed architectural designer John Pawson takes you on a multi-colored journey across the world through a carefully curated sequence of 320 images. It's a celebration of color from one of the most unexpected sources. His architecture might be known for its limited color palette, primarily white, but his photographs tell another story. Pawson is always taking photographs of patterns, details, textures, and spatial arrangements that often inform his work, which includes the new Design Museum in London and Calvin Klein retail stores. Hardback. 352 pages *Measurements:* 9.75" x 8.25"
Eataly: * The best modern Italian recipes from the largest and most prestigious Italian marketplace in the world. This beautiful cookbook, created in collaboration with Eataly, one of the greatest Italian food brands, features 300 landmark recipes highlighting the best of contemporary Italian home cooking. Excellent, fail-safe recipes and new ideas are presented in a sophisticated package, making this a must-have book for everyone wanting to learn about how Italians cook today. Hardcover. 512 pages *Measurements:* 7.25" x 10.75"
Elizabeth Street Cafe: * French inspired Vietnamese cooking from the cultural hub of Austin, Texas recommended by everyone from locals to Bon Appetit to The New York Times to goop. Elizabeth Street Cafe a celebrated eatery with a devoted following features French inspired Vietnamese cooking. Chefs Tom Moorman and Larry McGuire share 100 recipes of beautiful and delicious Vietnamese fare and French baked goods from Spicy Breakfast Fried Rice and Eggs to Green Jungle Curry Noodles, and Palm Sugar Ice Cream to Toasted Coconut Cream Puffs. Hardback. 240 pages. *Measurements:* 10.5" x 8.25"