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Indian Art
Vidya Dehejia

Phaidon Press, 1997

The Indian subcontinent offers an extraordinary visual feast. Considering Indian art within a chronological framework, Vidya Dehejia analyses the great cities of the Indus civilization, the serene Buddha image, the intriguing art of cave sites, the sophisticated temple-building traditions, the luxurious art of the Mughal court, the palaces and pavilions of Rajasthan, the churches of Portuguese Goa, the various forms of art in the British Raj and ...
  
  











  



  
Modern Architecture Since 1900
William J.R. Curtis

Phaidon Press, 1996

Since its first publication in 1982, Modern Architecture Since 1900 has become established as a contemporary classic. Worldwide in scope, it combines a clear historical outline with masterly analysis and interpretation. Technical, economic, social and intellectual developments are brought together in a comprehensive narrative which provides a setting for the detailed examination of buildings. Throughout the book the author's focus is on the ...
  
  











  



  
Art and Electronic Media

Phaidon Press, 2014

A timely survey that addresses the relationship between art and electronic technology, including mechanics, light, graphics, robots, virtual reality and the web.
  
  











  



  
Damn Good Advice (For People with Talent!): How To Unleash Your Creative Potential by America's Master ...
George Lois

Phaidon Press, 2012

Damn Good Advice (For People With Talent!) is a look into the mind of one of America's most legendary creative thinkers, George Lois. Offering indispensle lessons, practical advice, facts, anecdotes and inspiration, this book is a timeless creative bible for all those looking to succeed in life, business and creativity. These are key lessons derived from the incomparle life of 'Master Communicator' George Lois, the original Mad Man of Madison ...
  
  











  



  
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 ...
  
  











  



  
The Andy Warhol Catalogue Raisonné: Paintings and Sculpture late 1974-1976: Volume Four (Andy Warhol ...
The Andy Warhol Foundation, Sally King-Nero, ...

Phaidon Press, 2014

The fourth volume of the definitive resource to Andy Warhol’s oeuvre features his portraits of celebrities such as Halston and Mick Jagger; his American Indian paintings; and the iconic Ladies and Gentlemen series. Developed in conjunction with the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Phaidon’s highly regarded catalogues are deluxe inside and out. Volume Four is no exception, featuring standout packaging and nearly 800 illustrations. ...
  
  











  



  
It's Not How Good You Are, Its How Good You Want to Be: The World's Best Selling Book
Paul Arden

Phaidon Press, 2003

It's Not How Good You Are, It's How Good You Want to Be is a handbook of how to succeed in the world - a pocket 'bible' for the talented and timid to make the unthinkable thinkable and the impossible possible. The world's top advertising guru, Paul Arden, offers up his wisdom on issues as diverse as problem solving, responding to a brief, communicating, playing your cards right, making mistakes and creativity, all notions that can be applied to ...
  
  











  



  
The Silver Spoon New Edition

Phaidon Press, 2011

"The quintessential cookbook." – USA Today The Silver Spoon , the most influential and bestselling Italian cookbook of the last 50 years, is now available in a new updated and revised edition. This bible of authentic Italian home cooking features over 2,000 revised recipes and is illustrated with 400 brand new, full‐color photographs. A comprehensive and lively book, its uniquely stylish and user‐friendly format makes it ...
  
  











  



  
Art as Therapy
Alain de Botton, John Armstrong

Phaidon Press, 2013

What is art’s purpose? In this engaging, lively, and controversial new book, bestselling philosopher Alain de Botton and art historian John Armstrong propose a new way of looking at familiar masterpieces, suggesting that they can be useful, relevant, and – above all else – therapeutic for their viewers. De Botton argues that certain great works offer clues on managing the tensions and confusions of everyday life. Chapters on Love, Nature, ...
  
  











  



  
René Redzepi: A Work in Progress
René Redzepi

Phaidon Press, 2013

In 2010, Chef René Redzepi published Noma: Time and Place in Nordic Cuisine , hailed by The Wall Street Journal as "the most important cookbook of the year." Since then, Redzepi has become one of the world's most influential chefs, with his famed restaurant Noma claiming the number one spot at the World's 50 Best Restaurants awards three years in a row. Now Rezepi has created a fascinating and innovative new three-book collection: A Work ...
  
  











  



  
The Family Meal: Home Cooking with Ferran Adria
Ferran Adrià

Phaidon Press, 2011

The Family Meal is the first home cooking cookbook by the world's greatest chef, Ferran Adria. It features nearly 100 delicious recipes by Ferran Adria that anyone can prepare, inspired by the dishes eaten every day by the staff at his legendary restaurant El Bulli, awarded World's Best Restaurant five times. The recipes in The Family Meal are easy-to-prepare and meant for family dining at home. From Roast Chicken with Potato Straws , Sea ...
  
  











  



  
Noma: Time and Place in Nordic Cuisine
René Redzepi

Phaidon Press, 2010

" Noma is the most important cookbook of the year." – The Wall Street Journal René Redzepi has been widely credited with re‐inventing Nordic cuisine. His Copenhagen restaurant, Noma, was recognized as the #1 best in the world by the San Pellegrino World’s 50 Best Restaurant awards in April 2010 after receiving the "Chef’s Choice" award in 2009. Redzepi operates at the cutting edge of gourmet cuisine, combining an unrelenting ...
  
  











  



  
Eating with the Chefs
Per-Anders Jorgensen

Phaidon Press, 2014

The award–winning food photographer and founder of the cult favorite Fool magazine invites you to pull up a chair and join the intimate family meals at some of the world’s finest restaurants, including Blue Hill at Stone Barns, Chez Panisse, Roberta’s, wd–50, Attica, Mugaritz, Maison Pic, Noma, Osteria Francescana, St. John, and The French Laundry. Eating with the Chefs features 200 photographs by Pers–Anders Jorgensen and more ...
  
  











  



  
The 21st-Century Art Book
The Editors of Phaidon Press

Phaidon Press, 2014

The 21st‐Century Art Book is an A‐to‐Z guide of contemporary artists featuring established art‐world figures – Maurizio Cattelan, Cindy Sherman, Jeff Wall – alongside rising stars of the next generations. Global in scope, the book features work from 50 countries across a variety of mediums, from painting, drawing, and sculpture to digital art, video installation, and performance. Each of the 280 artists included ...
  
  











  



  
The Art Book for Children
Editors of Phaidon Press

Phaidon Press, 2005

A perfect introduction to art for children everywhere, The Art Book for Children brings the clarity and innovation of Phaidon’s bestselling The Art Book to our youngest readers ever. A guide to 30 great artists and their most famous works, designed for both parent and child to enjoy together. The book encourages children to look closely and use their imagination to understand why artists choose to create the work they do and in the way ...
  
  











  



  
Islamic Arts (Art & Ideas)
Jonathan Bloom, Sheila S. Blair

Phaidon Press, 1997

Islamic Arts, a comprehensive survey covering a thousand years, highlights those characteristics that connect the various arts of the Islamic lands without minimizing the differences. The book is divided into three time periods - 600-900, 900-1500 and 1500-1800 - and each section analyses architecture, the arts of the book, decorative and applied arts. Islamic Arts brilliantly captures the essence of Islamic culture.
  
  











  



  
Understanding Architecture
Robert McCarter, Juhani Pallasmaa

Phaidon Press, 2012

Intended both as an introductory text for students and professionals in the field as well as an accessible read for the general public, Primer on Architecture (working title) addresses the basic principles of architecture and uncovers its ongoing influence in contemporary culture. The volume is organized in a series of chapters based on key architectural themes--space, time, matter, gravity, light, silence, dwelling, ritual, memory, landscape, ...
  
  











  



  
Massimo Bottura: Never Trust A Skinny Italian Chef
Massimo Bottura

Phaidon Press, 2014

"Massimo Bottura is the Jimi Hendrix of Italian chefs. . .he takes familiar dishes and classical flavors and techniques and turns them on their heads in a way that is innovative, boundary‐breaking, sky kissing, and entirely whimsical, but ultimately timeless, and most importantly, deliciously satisfying." – Mario Batali Never Trust a Skinny Italian Chef is a tribute to Bottura’s twenty‐five year career and the evolution of ...
  
  











  



  
Impressionism A&I (Art and Ideas)
James Henry Rubin

Phaidon Press, 1999

Celebrations of city streets, tranquil vistas of the countryside and seashore, enchanting images of the leisured classes in domestic interiors or at fashionable Parisian cafes - the work of the Impressionists gives pleasure to art lovers everywhere. But while Impressionism today may appear natural and effortless, contemporaries were shocked by the loose handling of paint and the practice of painting out-of-doors. In defiance of the conservative ...
  
  











  



  
Mies
Detlef Mertins

Phaidon Press, 2014

Unprecedented in scope and illustrated with more than 700 original drawings, plans, diagrams, and contemporary and archival photographs, Mies by Detlef Mertins is the most definitive monograph ever published on the modern master of architecture Mies van der Rohe. Mertins’ rich and highly readable text traces the aesthetic and intellectual context for all Mies’ work, with in–depth discussions of his most important projects. Featuring some ...
  
  











  








   



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