Phaidon’s empire of world-renowned books on food, architecture, fashion, design and travel complement the publisher’s beginnings. Named after Socrates’s pupil Phaedo, who was known for his discourses on immortality, this London-based publishing house got its start in 1923 as a producer of high quality, reasonably priced literature, philosophy, and history books. In 1936 it added art to its repertoire, publishing some of the first monographs of Van Gogh and Botticelli. All volumes pair erudite text with breathtaking photography; a perennial favorite is Phaidon’s stunning, large-scale Atlas of 21st Century World Architecture.
From elegant glassware to stylish serving pieces, these luxe designs are perfectly cut out for a wine-and-cheese party, whether you host a small gathering with friends or a big soiree with a cast of dozens. Now all you have to do is decide who's worthy of an invite.
These engaging books and personality-filled art pieces are a must for pet parents. They’re proudly emblazoned with animal-related images and themes, from sweet to funny.
Renowned for their lavish photography and top-notch text, Phaidon’s books elevate cultural writing to an art form. Find inspiring tomes here on fashion, food, design, and lots more.
Since its founding in 1949, Abrams has specialized in books that present art, pop culture, food, travel, and style in ways that are both accessible and exciting. Find an appropriately eclectic selection here, with topics ranging from chic sailing to Chanel.