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.
If you’re a stylish fella — or looking for the perfect gift for the sophisticated man in your life — these beautifully illustrated, well-written books are a coffee table must. Architecture, design, fashion, luxury brands — many of the makings of the good life are represented in this selection.
These beautifully illustrated, oversize books from two venerable publishers — Random House and Rizzoli — will inspire you to get out there (or stay in) and live the good life. They cover topics that never get old, like food, drink, design, travel, and fashion.
These exquisite page-turners by venerable Italian publisher Rizzoli make the perfect gift or final decorating touch. Explore the good life — from design and architecture to fashion and beyond.
We're celebrating Fashion Week's kickoff in NYC with these chic reads. They're page-turners that celebrate the best of fashion, style, art, and more.