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About Phaidon

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.

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Sale Ended June 14, 2012

Phaidon Books

Renowned for their lavish photography and top-notch text, Phaidon’s books elevate cultural writing to an art form. Shop the sale to get inside an influential lensman’s mind (Guy Bourdin), get inspired by beautiful interiors (The American House) — or just get ideas for dinner (Fish: Recipes from the Sea).

Sale Ended October 15, 2011

Phaidon Cookbooks

Whip up a fantastic dish from the lushly illustrated cookbooks by London-based art and architecture publisher Phaidon. Throwing a party? Pick up The Book of Tapas. Craving Italian? Flip through Tuscany. There are even classic titles for little chefs, including The Silver Spoon for Children.

Sale Ended February 09, 2014

Chic Reads: Fashion Books

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.

Sale Ended May 14, 2010

Wallpaper* City Guide

Need a stylish getaway? Then consult the fantastic Wallpaper* City Guides, which provide a tightly edited list of each destination’s most design-forward hotels, tastiest places to eat, chicest stores and coolest sights. Pick up the Asia bundle (Beijing, Delhi, Hanoi, Kuala Lumpur, Kyoto, Mumbai, Seoul, Shanghai) if you’re heading to the Far East, or try the South America bundle (Buenos Aires, Caracas, Havana, Mexico City, Sao Paulo) if you’re seeking some Latin flair. Each will help you make the most of your trip, be it for 48 hours or 48 days.

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