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René Goscinny

Phaidon Press, 2011


Andy Warhol "Giant" Size, Regular Format
Editors of Phaidon Press

Phaidon Press, 2009

There is perhaps no artist of the 20th century that is as famous and infamous as Andy Warhol.; Warhol Giant Size takes its inspiration from the over-the-top quality of Andy Warhol's life, career, and legacy and in a mammoth format and huge extent depicts, in roughly chronological order, the major events, people, works, and moments in the life of an artist who continues to be endlessly fascinating to those inside and outside of the art world.


Water Light Time
David Doubilet

Phaidon Press, 1999

Beneath the surface of the world's waters lie landscapes, species, vegetations and populations as diverse and splendid as those on land, yet these kingdoms have been explored by few. Water Light Time is an extraordinary collection of photographs by David Doubilet, a pioneering artist and diver who is widely acclaimed as the world's leading underwater photographer. From the Galapagos to the Red Sea, from the Pacific shores to the fresh waters of ...


The Story of Art
E. H. Gombrich

Phaidon Press Limited, 1978

Gombrich's book has a very specific purpose: he wants to tell the history of art as a continuous story, focusing on Western art and its gradual approach to the visual world. In strong contrast to most other art history texts, Gombrich's book has a thesis, and therefore an argument. In choosing among the various alternates (Janson, Gardner, Stokstad, etc.) it is important to bear this in mind. The size and compression of his book is not its ...


Aftermath: World Trade Center Archive
Joel Meyerowitz

Phaidon Press, 2006

After the destruction of the World Trade Center in New York on September 11th 2001, the world-renowned photographer Joel Meyerowitz felt compelled to visit the site. In his own words, he was 'overcome by a deep impulse to help, to save, to soothe, but, being far away, there was nothing I could do. On his return, Meyerowitz soon made his way to the scene where, upon raising his camera, he was reminded by a police officer that this was a crime ...



Phaidon Press, 1986


Steve McCurry: The Iconic Photographs

Phaidon Press, 2011

American photographer Steve McCurry (b. 1950) is universally recognized as one of today's finest image-makers and has won many of photography's top awards. This special limited-edition monograph brings together the most memorable and beautiful of his images, taken around the world over the last 30 years. McCurry's ability to cross boundaries of language and culture to capture fleeting moments of human experience is unique. With his discerning ...


René Goscinny, Jean-Jacques Sempé

Phaidon Press, 2005

Book Description Nicholas is the first of five books that bring to life the day to day adventures of a young school boy - amusing, endearing and always in trouble. An only child, Nicholas, appears older at school than he does as home and his touchingly naive reaction to situations, cut through the preconceptions of adults and result in a formidable sequence of escapades. This first book in the series contains a collection of nineteen individual ...


The Story of Art
E.H. Gombrich

Phaidon Press, 1995

The Story of Art, one of the most famous and popular books on art ever written, has been a world bestseller for over four decades. Attracted by the simplicity and clarity of his writing, readers of all ages and backgrounds have found in Professor Gombrich a true master, and one who combines knowledge and wisdom with a unique gift for communicating his deep love of the subject. For the first time in many years the book has been completely ...


J.W. Waterhouse
Peter Trippi

Phaidon Press, 2005

John William Waterhouse (1849-1917) is one of the most enduringly popular of the Victorian artists, and paintings such as The Lady of Shalott, Hylas and The Nymphs and Ophelia have become icons recognized the world over. With their compelling composition and glowing colour, these works are admired for their beauty and for their power to transport the viewer into a romantic world of myth and legend. At the same time, Waterhouse's wistful heroines ...


Steve McCurry: Looking East: Portraits by Steve McCurry
Steve McCurry

Phaidon Press, 2006

This striking new publication, a sequel to Phaidon's 2000 publication "South Southeast", is a selection of Steve McCurry's most astounding and powerful portraits from South and Southeast Asia. McCurry takes photographs all over the world, for "National Geographic" magazine and his own projects, but it is the people, places, colours and forms of Afghanistan, India, Sri Lanka, Cambodia and Myanmar (Burma) that have inspired his most sublime images ...


Editors of Phaidon Press

Phaidon Press, 2005

Following in the footsteps of cream and Fresh Cream, 10X10, BLINK. and Spoon, area is an up-to-the-minute, global overview of graphic design. This image-filled book presents the work of 100 of the world's most innovative emerging graphic designers, showcasing work from such wide-ranging projects as corporate identity, poster design, book design, packaging, typography and CD cover design. The 100 designers were selected by a distinguished group ...


Untold: The Stories Behind the Photographs

Phaidon Press, 0010


John Fitzgerald Kennedy: A Life In Pictures
Editors of Phaidon Press

Phaidon Press, 2003

This book was published to commemorate the 40th anniversary of John F Kennedy's assassination in Dallas on 22 November 1963. The book comprises a meticulous collection of the best photographs of his life - in both colour and black and white - many of which are previously unpublished, together with campaign memorabilia and personal notes that expose the behind-the-scenes story of the youngest man to be elected president. In 304 pages, the volume ...


Fish Face
David Doubilet

Phaidon Press, 2007

The world's oceans are one of the last great largely unexplored places on earth. They teem with life some of it familiar and some of it strange to us and "Fish Face" takes us closer to the fish that live here. Showing full-page pictures of close up portraits of their faces, the book takes us from the beautiful to the ugly, from spiky to rotund. The huge variety of species is appealing and astounding. The book takes a look at the work of David ...


Frank O. Gehry: The Complete Works
Francesco Dal Co, Kurt W. Forster

Phaidon Press, 2003

This monograph is one of the most complete and visually attractive publications on world-renowned architect Frank Gehry, presenting 243 of his buildings and projects. Gehry's provocative works of architecture are constructed through a unique process of improvisation and display extreme creative freedom, which allows him to work without preconceptions and with an extraordinarily open mind. This volume traces Gehry's career and creative ...


Books of Hours (Phaidon Miniature Editions)
Editors of Phaidon Press

Phaidon Press, 1996

Produced in a pocket-sized, jacketed-paperback format, Phaidon's Miniature Editions make ideal gifts and desirable possessions. Each book features a wealth of finely reproduced colour images. This book brings together some of the most exquisite medieval manuscripts, in a carefully assimilated compilation that is absorbing and accessible.


Steve McCurry: The Unguarded Moment
Steve McCurry

Phaidon Press, 2008


Cave Art
Jean Clottes

Phaidon Press, 2010

The discovery of pre-historic decorated caves in western Europe transformed the way we think about the development of art. The earliest known evidence of human artistic endeavor, the awe-inspiring paintings, dramatic engravings and small, delicate sculptures of animals and humans found in these caves still hold a unique power and fascination, more than a century after they were first discovered. In this book, internationally renowned expert on ...



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