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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 ...
  
  











  



  
Nicholas
René Goscinny, Jean-Jacques Sempé

Phaidon Press, 2005

In France and Germany practically every child of seven and upwards knows the adventures of Nicholas. Written by the author of Asterix, Rene Goscinny, and with illustrations by New Yorker illustrator, Jean-Jacques Sempe, the five Nicholas books tell of the endearing exploits of the young French school boy and his chums. Available in twenty six languages and established as a literary cult figure, the sublimely innocent Nicholas has seduced ...
  
  











  



  
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.
  
  











  



  
The Story of Art 16th (sixteenth) edition

Phaidon Press, 1995
  
  











  



  
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 ...
  
  











  



  
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, to document and record the aftermath of the largest ever attack on US soil. Although initially turned away by police (on the grounds that the site was a crime scene and could not be photographed), Meyerowitz was determined to gain access to the area. Within days he had established ...
  
  











  



  
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 ...
  
  











  



  
Story of Art
Ernst H. Gombrich

Phaidon Press Ltd, 1972

The Story of Art, one of the best-known and best-loved books on art ever written, has been a world bestseller for over half a century. Professor Gombrich's clear and engaging text combines with hundreds of full-colour illustrations to trace the history of art in an unfolding narrative, from primitive cave paintings to controversial art works of the present day. This pocket edition presents The Story of Art in a compact format with an entirely ...
  
  











  



  
Salgado, Sebastio, Workers,
Sebastiao Salgado

Phaidon Press, 1997

This book is a global epic that transcends mere image-making to become an affirmation of the enduring spirit of working women and men. Sebastiao Salgado unearths layers of visual information to reveal the ceaseless human activity at the core of modern civilization. With extended captions by the photographer providing a historical and factual framework for the images, the book is divided into six essential chapters: Agriculture, Food, Mining, ...
  
  











  



  
Nicholas
René Goscinny

Phaidon Press, 2011
  
  











  



  
Untold: The Stories Behind the Photographs
Steve McCurry

Phaidon Press, 2013

Steve McCurry's iconic images have made him one of the world's most popular photographers working today. Now, for the first time, he shares the stories behind stunning images taken from around the world throughout his extensive career. In the finest documentary tradition, Untold: The Stories Behind the Photographs delves into McCurry's personal archive to reveal never-before-seen ephemera, including journals, portraits, maps, and beautifully ...
  
  











  



  
Steve McCurry: The Unguarded Moment
Steve McCurry

Phaidon Press, 2009

This striking new publication, a companion to Phaidon's 2000 bestseller South Southeast, is a new selection of the very best of Steve McCurry's beautiful and powerful photographs from around the world, taken over the last thirty years.
  
  











  



  
Aduriz, Andoni Luis's Mugaritz: A Natural Science of Cooking Hardcover

Phaidon Press, 2012
  
  











  



  
South Southeast
Steve McCurry

Phaidon Press, 2000

This is a portfolio of the best of Steve McCurry's photography: classical, beautiful and often powerful images from the countries of South and South East Asia.
  
  











  



  
A History of Illuminated Manuscripts
Christopher De Hamel

Phaidon Press, 1997

Medieval manuscripts are among Western civilization's greatest glories. Laboriously written by hand and often sumptuously decorated, they have always been highly valued and remain as brilliant, fascinating and popular as ever. Christopher de Hamel vividly describes the circumstances in which such books were created - from the earliest monastic Gospel Books to the most lavish Books of Hours. For the second edition of this book, the text has been ...
  
  











  



  
Cave Art
Jean Clottes

Phaidon Press Inc., 2008

This new title presents an unparalleled selection of over 300 works made between 35,000 and 11,000 years ago, featuring the earliest known evidence of human creativity. The artworks range from spectacular cave paintings to small, delicate sculptures. CAVE ART explores the origins of human artistic endeavour from key sites such as Lascaux in France and Altamira in Spain, as well as less-known locations. The works featured in the book have been ...
  
  











  



  
Queen Mary
James Steele

Phaidon Press, 2001

This evocative and nostalgic book, now available for the first time in paperback, celebrates the golden age of sea travel. Once the world's largest and fastest ocean liner by far, today the Queen Mary represents a peak of perfection in the art of shipbuilding. With her sleek, sophisticated lines, Art Deco interiors and exquisite detailing, she encapsulates the spirit of an era characterized by elegance and style. On her maiden voyage from ...
  
  











  



  
Area
Editors of Phaidon Press

Phaidon Press, 2005

Taken for granted for a long time, graphic design has over the past decades crept more and more into the consciousness of the general public. And rightly so: in our increasingly visual culture, it is an omnipresent form of creativity, something we are all influenced by whether we like it or not. Every logo, every poster, every CD cover confronts us with graphic design in some shape or form. It is the basis of all visual communication and ...
  
  











  



  
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 ...
  
  











  








   



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