The 20th Century Art Book
The 20th Century Art Book

Phaidon Press has been one of the pioneers of the art book format since publishing a number of gorgeous books on artists in the mid 1930s. Originally founded in Vienna in 1923, this company relocated to London to avoid the Nazis and then carved out a niche for itself by producing beautiful but affordable publications adored by art fans.

Phaidon’s huge range of titles over the decades has covered both popular and scholarly art. Every aspect of visual art has been showcased - photography, classical art, pop art, the history of art, the art collections of the rich and famous, fashion, architecture, decorative arts, all the major artistic movements and even cookbooks that, of course, are easy on the eye.

One of its most influential books has been The Story of Art by Ernst Gombrich. First published in 1950, this book encompasses the art world in a single volume. It has sold millions of copies and been widely translated.

Many Phaidon books are large but look out for the listings of gently used and remaindered copies being offered at $1 or similar low prices plus shipping.

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Phaidon Press Art Books

Vietnam Inc. by Philip Jones Griffiths
Vietnam Inc.
by Philip Jones Griffiths
Beautiful London by Helmut Gernsheim
Beautiful London
by Helmut Gernsheim
The English Apple by Rosanne Sanders
The English Apple
by Rosanne Sanders
Franz West by Robert Fleck
Franz West
by Robert Fleck
Alexey Brodovitch by Kerry William Purcell
Alexey Brodovitch
by Kerry William Purcell
Think of England by Martin Parr
Think of England
by Martin Parr
1080 Recipes by Simone & Ines Ortega
1080 Recipes
by Simone & Ines Ortega
London Transport Posters by Michael F Levey
London Transport Posters
by Michael F Levey
Noa Noa: Gauguin's Tahiti edited by Jonathan Griffin
Noa Noa: Gauguin's Tahiti
edited by Jonathan Griffin
Portraits by Steve McCurry
Portraits
by Steve McCurry
Max Beckmann by Friedhelm W. Fischer
Max Beckmann
by Friedhelm W. Fischer
Gothic and Lolita by Masayuki Yoshinaga & Katsuhiko Ishikawa
Gothic and Lolita
by Masayuki Yoshinaga & Katsuhiko Ishikawa
British Art since 1900 by Sir John Rothenstein
British Art since 1900
by Sir John Rothenstein

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