Art Stories

The bird that played its part in an ancient ball game

This Mayan artefact has both sporting and religious significance, explains our new book, Bird: Exploring the Winged World The bird that played its part in an ancient ball game

African Artists and masks

Our new book demonstrates how the continent’s brightest contemporary artists draw on one of its earliest forms African Artists and masks

The bird that changed the way we communicate

How the cute and clever Twitter logo helped turn the social media platform into a place to pontificate The bird that changed the way we communicate

The bird that put the magic into myth

In Bird: Exploring the Winged World we take a look at the mythological creature that spans ancient civilisations and modern presidents The bird that put the magic into myth

African Artists and the photo studio

The enduring influence of posed, studio portraits can be seen in our groundbreaking new book on African art African Artists and the photo studio

The bird that's judged on its building skills

This reconstruction of a bowerbird’s nest ended up in a gallery. Maybe the distance between art world and avian world isn’t as big as we think The bird that's judged on its  building skills

African Artists and sexuality

Pioneering Queer artists are among those offering insights into contemporary life in the African continent in our groundbreaking new book African Artists and sexuality

The bird that flew to The Moon

Our new book, Bird: Exploring the Winged World, includes the Apollo 11 mission badge, with an uncharacteristically peaceful bald eagle The bird that flew to The Moon

The perfect setting for perfect books

These images, taken in an award-winning contemporary Californian house, show how well our publications complete a room The perfect setting for perfect books

African Artists and Empire

The colonial and postcolonial experience looms large in our groundbreaking new book African Artists From 1882 to Now African Artists and Empire

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Phaidon is the premier global publisher of the creative arts with over 1,500 titles in print. We work with the world's most influential artists, chefs, writers and thinkers to produce innovative books on art, photography, design, architecture, fashion, food and travel, and illustrated books for children. Phaidon is headquartered in London and New York City.
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